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Video is pixelated on my old HP G60 laptop

I've taken my usual computer in for repair, which was a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 64-bit. I'm now using an HP G60 notebook with Windows 7 32-bit. I'm noticing a problem that any video files I watch ...
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Codec information missing after clicking on link to wmv file

I am running Windows 7 64 bit. When using Internet Explorer 9 or Chrome, I get the error: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or might not ...
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What is the lowest FPS at which the human eye can notice a flickering image? (testing this with ffmpeg)

I wanted to check what the lowest FPS is that the human eye cannot notice as flicker. I created a white jpg and a black JPG. I started with 25 fps which means that I have 24 jpg of white and 1 of ...
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Optimum parameters for FFMPEG to keep file size

so the idea is: I want to convert every.single.video I have in a 1 terabyte drive to a format that my Chromecast can play (https://developers.google.com/cast/docs/media) and I'll happily leaving my ...
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ffmpeg: Could not find codec parameters for stream 0 (Video: h264) unspecified size

I try to convert a video from .raw to .mp4. For this reason I did download, build and install both x264 and ffmpeg. However, command: ffmpeg -f h264 -i output.raw -vcodec copy output.mp4 fails with ...
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Microsoft Internet Explorer: “Your browser does not support this video codec (wmv, flv)”

I'm trying to watch the video in Internet Explorer 11 x64 (Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate). I have the following error message: "Your browser does not support this video codec (wmv, flv)". How can I solve ...
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47 views

Does flash video in browser required video codecs?

Imagine situation when I don't have any video codecs and flash installed on my PC. I've downloaded and installed flash player from here. Can I start watching video in the web, or additional codecs ...
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What codecs does the Windows 7 & Powerpoint 2010 combination support out of the box?

Apologies if this question has been asked many times before... but I can't find a duplicate. I'm helping a colleague prepare a Powerpoint presentation. We have no control over the computer that it ...
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Knowing which codecs to install to play a video properly

I donwloaded a video in mp4 format from YouTube using downloadhelper firefox plugin. When I play the video with Wondershare, it plays but there is no audio. How do I know which audio codec I need to ...
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153 views

I cannot play a DVD in Fedora 18 despite a ton of research and terminal time.

Help! I have tried everything I can think of. I've done a ton of research and installed a lot of stuff via terminal and I cannot figure out how to get a DVD to play in Fedora 18. I've installed ...
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The G2M4 codec of Go to meeting?

I have some wmv files which use the G2M4 codec. They were created by go to meeting. Only windows media player can play these files. I want to remove this codec (is that even possible?) or convert it ...
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Codec choice for non CPU-intensive video transcoding

I am trying to achieve real-time transcoding of mkv / H264 videos on a low-end (slow CPU) platform. Using the following command line as a testing harness: avconv -i test.mkv -c:v mjpeg -q:v 3 -c:a ...
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588 views

Specify MPEG-4 as encoding parameter in FFmpeg

I want to ask about mpeg4 codec parameters. I use it to encode video in Evalvid environment as follows: ./ffmpeg -s cif -r 30 -b 64000 -bt 3200 -g 30 -i raw.yuv -vcodec mpeg4 vid.m4v The video will ...
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OS X 10.8 any way to remove stretched light frames from a stabilized video?

I stabilized my video with Motion 5. The problem is it was taken with slow shutter so when the camera moved, the light in the frame are stretched and defaced. Stabilized it just looks like the ...
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Video playback difficulties - Black screen

I recently returned from a several month trip and found a strange problem on my home computer upon return. The computer was not used while I was away, so I'm fairly confused how this happened. I've ...
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215 views

How to encode a video with timestamps in order to have audio/video sync

DISCLAIMER: I am unfortunately very new to codecs and using FFMPEG, so I apologize for any incorrect terminology or if this is in actuality a very easily resolved question. I have a sequence of jpeg ...
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Media Center MKV files & Non-Admin Users

Our Media PC has 2 accounts. Admin Viewer I've got kids, and if I let the kids watch shows, they are bad about deleting shows from our media library by accident. So, the Viewer account is given ...
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accurate cutting of video (+ audio) with ffmpeg

I want my website to allow users to accurately create their own clips from a source video I provide. I have a source video file that I first want to convert to something suitable for a website: ...
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How does bitrate differ for the same resolution and framerate?

Reading about video quality I found that it depends of resolution, frames per second and bitrate, which decides the size of the video. My question is how the bitrate is calculated and how it can ...
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ffmpeg: Pipe input error

I'm facing an issue while working with ffmpeg when input and output are pipes. Though Output pipe is working fine, piping the input is causing some error. I tried to convert mp4 video to flv using ...
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How do I compress my video without compromising it too much

Alright, i'm down to crunch time. I have a video that I have rendered out for something I have to turn in. The submission requires that it be At Most: 200 MB and be one of the following formats: ...
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385 views

Video format/codec for PowerPoint 2007?

I would like to add video files to PowerPoint 2007 slides (on PC). 1) Which codec should I use for maximum quality? 1b) Does this depend on computer-specific installed plugins/codecs? 2) Is there ...
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1answer
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Codecs, Premiere Pro & Quicktime: Import or Play Error

Original Question I've been using a FS-H200 (not the Pro variant) recorder with a JVC ProHD camera. I have been shooting with the DTE FORMAT to Quicktime (.mov). I copied the files to an external ...
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780 views

Why are my WebM files larger than OGG and MP4 versions?

I have some OGG and MP4 files and I am converting them WebM for use on my website. I have used VLC to convert to WebM. What I have noticed is the WebM file is 8MB while the MP4 and OGG are around ...
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1answer
649 views

DVDs stuttering on Pentium 4 system with 4gb RAM?

My system used to play DVDs flawlessly. Now all of a sudden, it stutters. I have tested multiple commercial DVDs (standard definition, not HD), which are clean and not scratched. All of them stutter ...
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326 views

Which file formats can be played slower (or faster) than normal in Windows Media Player?

Some file formats (or some files that are coded used some codecs) can be played in Windows Media Player "slow" or "fast". I can enable this by right clicking on the movie while watching, clicking ...
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1answer
649 views

Adobe Premiere Pro and Elements only play the first seconds of sound for my videos

I have some movie clips from my camera. The problem is that when I import such a video into Adobe Premiere Pro or Elements, the video is working all fine, but from the sound, I just hear a few ...
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470 views

Codec supported by most exernal DVD/Video players

My video camera records video using H.264 codec, although it does not look like old DVD players support this format. I would like to convert these videos into some most commonly found, generic ...
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What is a Codec (e.g. DivX?), and how does it differ from a File Format (e.g. MPG)?

I'm so confused... what is the difference between an audio/video codec (which apparently is a shorthand for "encoder/decoder", kind of like how "modem" is really "modulator/demodulator") and an ...
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1answer
856 views

Best video and audio format for small file size with very unnoticeable quality depreciation

I need to bring down disk space of my file-sharing website suggest me an audio codec and video codec which works with FFMPEG and can reduce file size with little or no loss in quality . Thanks.
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How do i identify/play this file? (It's a WMV inside a MOV?)

I have a file that VLC does not open. It mentioned 'wmv3' so i tried media player with no luck. I use avicodec to check which failed. I also seen some results saying it's a Quicktime file but somehow ...
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Video encoding: How much does the video file size increase with fps?

Given that the next blockbusters of e.g. Peter Jackson (The Hobbit) and James Cameron (Avatar 2) are going to be shot with a frame rate of 48 fps (or even more) - i.e. more than the usual 24 fps - I ...
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Best video format for Windows and Mac Compatibility?

I'm about to encode several videos that will physically distributed to clients running either Windows XP (and upwards) or OS X. Is there a compressed format that would be playable on both platforms ...
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How can I check the video/audio format for a MKV file?

I have a MKV video file. Can you please tell me how I can find out the video/audio codec of that file, and how I can find out if it is 1080p or 1080i? I have a Windows 7 desktop PC. Thank you.
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How can I get thumbnails in Windows Explorer for .3gp and .webm files?

Basic set up On my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system I have installed K-Lite Codec Pack 7.10 and K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit 4.6 with only the following options (the idea being to only add what's ...
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Not playing .mov files in WMP, not loading .mov files in Windows Live Movie Maker. What am I missing?

My friend needs to create a video and she has some source files that are .MOV format. I assume they are h.264. She can view the files with QuickTime. She has a laptop running Vista, and a ...
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1answer
143 views

Playing video dumps .wav files into root directory until hard drive is full

After playing a (Xvid) video on my laptop my hard drive space is zero. Turns out loads of files like AC3_xxxxxx.wav are dumped to my C:\ root directory (where xxxxx are some seemingly random ...
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1answer
1k views

What tool can I use to transcode my videos to Webm?

What tools can I use to transcode my videos to Webm?
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66 views

What video codecs have most amount of content and thus popular at present/in future? [closed]

I want to find out if I can get some data on the percentage wise distribution of video content, for different video codecs currently used for video encoding. I know there are different ...
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1answer
2k views

Why does lossless video compression cause the file size to go way up?

I have a 200MB AVI that I'm trying to add hardsubs to. I'm using VirtualDub to do it. I selected the H264 lossless codec for compression. The resulting file is 800MB. Why does this happen? Is there a ...
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1answer
736 views

How to install x264 for use with ffdshow

x264 isn't showing in ffdshow. I downloaded x264.exe. What am I supposed to do with it so that x264 will show in ffdshow?
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59 views

Changing codec of audio but not video?

I want to convert audio tracks of some video I have. These are mkv files, and I want to convert only the audio. The video codec is fine. I attempted to use VLC, but VLC added occasional blocking ...
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1answer
297 views

Are f4v-files the same as flv-files?

Are these two the same just with another extension?
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1answer
327 views

Out of sync divx movie when playing on car player

What causes out-of sync when playing DivX movies on portable / car player ? I think it has something to do with how the movies are encoded, so here's the MediaInfo comparison of both movie file. ...
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1answer
182 views

How to learn about media encoding, decoding, formats, etc

While engaging in some media processing (ripping DVD to .avi to watch on my laptop), I became interested in all the technicalities I encountered regarding the video and audio encoding etc. What are ...
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514 views

Should I leave my Flip Video files as-is? Or should I convert them to something else?

I was surprised to find that I needed to install software in order to watch my Flip Video files (first generation device). My initial thought was "what happens if this company goes out of business? ...
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3answers
5k views

Ways to play 1080p video on laptop that is not capable to run it

How to run 1080 video on laptop that can only play smoothly 720p video because of its poor hardware? Can I download some special codecs or lower details in some way, or do I need to change its format ...
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1answer
3k views

Optimal iPad video settings?

I'm converting some video to put on an iPad, and recently MPEGStreamclip has been producing unsatisfactory results when I try and load it onto the device. What are the optimal video settings for an ...
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716 views

Best video codec to store my own collection

I think this question has already been asked but with different flavours. My problem resised in the fact that my camera (Canon G9) creates video with almost raw codec (I think it's plain old MPEG) so ...
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3answers
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Not able to see Videos in Windows Vista

I can run all different formats of videos in all different players but i dont get to see video in any, i can just hear the audio. Is it because of some codec or some missing driver? Also, i can see ...