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Updating Dell Vostro 3700 (Nvidia GeForce GT330M) display driver? [closed]

I've bought this laptop "Dell Vostro 3700", having inside an Intel integrated graphic card and an Nvidia GeForce GT330M. Depending on energy saving mode it switches between the two video cards. When ...
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How can I combine 30,000 images into a timelapse movie?

I have taken 30,000 still images that I want to combine into a timelapse movie. I have tried QuickTime Pro, TimeLapse 3, and Windows Movie Maker, but with such a huge amount of images, each of the ...
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Only 360p on Youtube with HTML5

I recently read that Firefox improved it's HTML5 video support, so I thought I gave it a go again, because I am not a fan of Flash. It works fairly well, but unfortunately the videos are limited to ...
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What is the difference between 1080p, 1080P and 1080i?

Many times, I have seen resolution of 1080p and I know that it means 1080 pixels but I also have seen specifications on some HDTVs to be 1080i. So, I want to know the exact difference between them and ...
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How to open and repair an m4v or mp4 video file?

Yesterday I was filming a scene with my phone but suddenly the application crashed and when I try to open the m4v generated it says that is corrupted. I have downloaded the video files (around 36MB) ...
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Joining H264 *without* re-encoding

I have two halves of a single show in two .MP4 files, encoded in H264. I would like to join them without re-encoding. Is this possible? I managed to create a joined video as a Quicktime file (.mov) ...
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Cropping videos in Windows Live Movie Maker

I want to crop (as in, take a subset of each frame, like when you crop a photo) a video in Windows Live Movie maker. Is there a way to do this, and failing that is there another free tool i can use to ...
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Synchronized video playback over the network

I would like to play the same video on two different computers, and synchronize them approximately over the internet. I'd like to watch videos together with my friend while talking on Skype. It'd be ...
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Synced audio ouput on multiple machines? VLC? hardware solutions?

I'm wondering if there is any software or hardware solutions to synced audio or audio and video across multiple computers or devices on a network. I've seen Sonos, and it might be a good solution, ...
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How can I obtain the bitrate of a video from a command line in Linux?

What is a good command line tool to get the video bitrate of a divx or xvid avi file for linux?
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Linux DLNA Server

I have just recently set up a DLNA server on my GNU/Linux desktop at home. I am using PS3 Media Server to do the job. I like it a lot so far, but I was curious about whether or not it is the best ...
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How to Force Aero Peek to Stay Up

Let's say I have a video running in an application. If I hover my mouse over the taskbar, it shows a little popup windows that diplays the video (aero peek). Sometimes I'm running a maximized ...
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Tool to fix video that's out of sync with audio?

I'm looking for (preferably free) software for Windows 7 that will allow me to fix an AVI file that has audio out of sync with the video. I tried with Windows Live Movie Maker and VirtualDub and ...
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Repairing corrupt MP4

I took a video from my Android phone (Sony Xperia P, if you need to know), and before I could stop recording it, the phone memory got full and the phone got hanged too. I rebooted the phone, the video ...
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Intranet video-streaming

What's a good option for home-video-streaming? For example, somebody may use a laptop webcam to stream their baby's crib allowing them to monitor it from the main home PC. In this case, I wouldn't ...
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What is the easiest way to convert MPEG video to FLV format?

I have MPEG video (.mpg) that I would like to convert to FLV format for use in Flash players. What is the easiest (idiot-proof) way to do this on a Windows machine?
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How can I convert MP4 video files to DVD? [closed]

I've got some MP4 video files that I'd like to put onto DVD. What is the best software (preferably free) for accomplishing such a task?
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How to STOP people from DOWNLOADING an online video for OFFLINE PLAYBACK [duplicate]

I have a problem, something I'm sure a lot of video sharing companies might have. I want to start a small business by offering online video-based training courses on Microsoft Office and other office ...
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Windows cannot enter very low-res video mode with modern graphics cards/drivers

NEW! I was trying to post here yesterday, but it kept giving me an error. I have discovered that it actually is not using DirectX at all, but GDI or whatever is the non-DX graphics in Windows (not ...
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Is it possible to use ffmpeg to trim off X seconds from the beginning of a video with an unspecified length?

I need to trim the just the first 1 or 2 seconds off of a series of FLV recordings of varying, unspecified lengths. I've found plenty of resources for extracting a specified duration from a video ...
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How do I embed video in PowerPoint with relative paths?

I'm using PowerPoint 2003. Does anyone know how to embed a video in a PowerPoint presentation in such a way that it can be moved to another computer? Possible solutions I'm considering: Actually ...
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Tool like Media File Segmenter for Linux

I'm looking for a tool for Linux which can segment a video file into multiple small .ts files. I know one for Mac OS X called Media File Segmenter which is a simple command line tool - I'm looking ...
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FFMPEG filter to boxblur and greyscale a video using alpha mask

Can someone show me how to enhance the example found here: FFmpeg - Apply blur over face To do the following: Use an input alpha mask PNG instead of a declared rectangular region both blur and ...
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Extracting “one of every 10 frames” in a video using VLC or FFmpeg

I am trying to extract "exactly 1 frame of every 10" frames of a video (i.e. extract 1 , leave 9 then repeat) for scientific purposes. The video is 105 frames, 3.5 seconds, 29.97fps (h.264, .mov, ...
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How can I merge downloaded YouTube videos into one?

I have downloaded 18 videos of a movie from YouTube in .flv format. Which software can I use to merge all 18 videos into one?
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How can I play an online video in full screen AND type in a text editor at the same time?

I watch instructional videos that play in Silverlight such as the ones at http://windowsclient.net/learn. I watch them in full screen on my left monitor. While the video is playing, I want to be ...
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How can I change a video container without re-encoding or compressing the file?

When I ripped my Kill Bill DVD I used handbrake and put it into a single avi. I realize that I didn't get the subtitles, so what I want to do is convert the AVI to MKV and put the subtitles in the ...
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which codec inside mkv file?

I built an HTPC built on a Zotac ion mobo, and i put a 1core conroe chip in it. the 9300 video chip onboard is supposed to accelerate video decoding, but it doesnt seem to be working all the time. ...
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How to convert/transmux ismv to mp4 or wmv?

How can I convert/transmux Smooth Streaming ismv files to mp4 or wmv? I've often read about mp4split but it doesn't seem to be freely available any more.
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Which free video editing tool can I use in windows to slice an mp4 file? [closed]

I would like to cut a portion of a podcast which is a mp4 file and upload to youtube. Which is the easiest way to do it?
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What is the best way to reencode a video with Xvid?

What is the best way to reencode a video with Xvid? I used FFmpeg in the past (I havent tried using FFmpeg with Xvid however - does FFmpeg keep up with Xvid releases?). With FFmpeg I either need to ...
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Strange display issue with VLC

I just installed a server and I ran some sample video testing, but for some reason I can't understand the video is showing characters and numbers instead of pixels. Here is an image of how I see it: ...
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Convert MP4 to OGG (Video)

Does anyone know a way to convert .mp4 video to .ogg video (in Windows)? None of the converters I've seen online seem to do the job.
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When playing DVDs with VLC media player, both video and audio pause several times per second

When using the VLC media player to play DVDs both video and audio pause several times per second. This makes VLC unusable for playing DVDs. Windows Media Player works without any problems. Is ...
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FFmpeg - Apply blur over face

I'm trying to blur a portion of a video using FFmpeg (specifically to blur a face). I have been trying to use a combination of timeline editing and the various bluring filters, but I cannot find a ...
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App to identify codecs in video files

I am looking for an app that will identify audio and video codecs in a given AVI or MP4 or what have you. Does something like that exists?
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How can I create a video clip from segments of an existing AVI file?

I have a .avi file but I only want to play part of it (the first 20 seconds, and the segment between the 120th second and the 150th second). How can I generate a new file with just those parts of the ...
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YouTube video Stops

Whenever I'm watching a YouTube video the downstream just stops at a random point (normally at the middle of the video), and whatever I try to do (reload the page, clean cache) I just can't watch the ...
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Why are all flash videos lagging a lot?

Windows XP - SP3 I'm using both Firefox 3.5.2 and Opera 10 and I have this problem with both. Flash videos stutter visually a LOT. During the short millisecond stutters the UI of the browser freezes ...
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Mac OS - Video Capturing

What's the good software to capture anything that is going on at my screen to a video file that I can later on upload to let's say YouTube? I'm using Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
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Remove Audio stream from XVID files

I have a bunch of Xvid files that each have an audio stream that I do not want. How can I strip the audio track I don't want using the Linux command line? I don't need the whole script (loop), ...
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Use later frame for video thumbnail in Windows 7

I've got a collection of videos and most of the thumbnails generated are useless as they are of a frame very early on, in most cases the title sequence. Is there any registry setting or something to ...
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Using mencoder to convert videos for your mobile phone

I Have a LG Viewty (actually a KP501), and I use mencoder (part of mplayer) to convert videos, using the following script : mencoder "input.avi" -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=mp3:abitrate=128 ...
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Convert video to apng/png? [closed]

I tried to do this with ffmpeg but failed (I also failed making animated GIFs). Is there a simple to use free program (command line is okay) to convert videos to animated PNGs? As long as it doesn't ...
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How can I play a FLV file in Windows Media Player?

I'd like to play Flash video or "FLV" files in Windows Media Player. I've done this before using codec packs like K-Lite and CCCP, but I've found they cause too many problems and I'd really like to ...
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Upscaling video with different filter on each side

I need scale up video from one DOS game using FFmpeg. But with Nearest-neighbor interpolation on left side and xBR filter on the other one. Input (320x200) Output (1280x800) Here is a command, ...
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What video codec puts the CPU/GPU under the least possible load while decoding?

I'm interested in transcoding a video I own for use as a screensaver; size isn't an issue, but I want to stress the processor and video card as little as possible as far as video decoding goes. What ...
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Script for cutting videos based on edit list

I have a bunch of game footage from my soccer team's season and I've assigned each of my teammates one game to watch and write down the time intervals where highlights occur. Now instead of having ...
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Is there any software that tags movie metadata automatically?

I'm familiar with using MusicBrainz for MP3s. Is there an equivalent program that exists for video files?
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Capture specially encoded videos?

I've some videos (avi formatted) that can only be opened by its own software (a game which has special codecs, as far as I understand). I want them to open in any video player. Is there a way to ...