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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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Black screen issue playing videos in youtube on Google Chrome

when i play a video in youtube there is a black screen, see - http://prntscr.com/2wzrmn, altough i can use the interactions and hear the audio, i can't see the video. There is enough space in my C ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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crossfade between 2 videos using ffmpeg

I've been trying to achieve a crossfade transition between 2 video clips using ffmpeg but have failed so far. I'm new to ffmpeg and am mostly relying on tweaking what I can find in the documentation ...
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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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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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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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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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Need Program To Verify Video Files Integrity [duplicate]

I have a ton of video files that were downloaded from the internet. Most are ok, but some were not completely downloaded. Is there a program that will tell me if a video file is complete? Either a ...
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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 ...
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How to save each video watched on a streaming site? [closed]

We all watch many streaming videos such as YouTube, Videobb, or others. Is there any software or application that automatically capture the video while I am watching it?
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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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Video editing software for Mac OS X

What are the best recommendations in video editing software for Mac OS X?
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What kind of video connector is this, if not VGA?

Can anyone identify this connector type? It is nothing I have seen before, and we have one that is converting from this connector to VGA. It needs to be replaced but with no idea what it is exactly. ...
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Playback random section from multiple videos changing every 5 minutes

I'm setting up the A/V for a holiday party this weekend and have an idea that I'm not sure how to implement. I have a bunch of Christmas movies (Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, It's a ...
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Which tool can upload videos to multiple sites (with scheduling, queueing)? [closed]

Are there software that lets you upload videos to video hosting sites? Video sites it should support: YouTube Google Video Megavideo ... Features it should support: Scheduling upload Queuing of ...
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How to check if your ISP does video throttling?

I’ve recently changed my ISP and noticed that I no longer can watch video sites like YouTube in real time; I need to wait for buffering first. On both ISPs, my speed was same 5 megabits per second. ...
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Which is the best video player for HD, BrRip,BdRip,H.264? [closed]

I am looking a video player hopefully one that works with Windows XP and only for HD, BrRip, BdRip, H.264 quality movies. I am using CyberLink but not really happy with that. Tried VLC but the picture ...
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Calibrate two monitors to the same video settings

Background: Just started a new job as a software developer for an amazing company. I have at my workstation two beautiful 22” LCD monitors. It just happens, however, that the laptop port replicators ...
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FFMPEG create zoompan shaky or jittery

I want to create 5 second mp4 video from 1 image. When I use below code the video is smooth. Default direction is zoom in to top left. ffmpeg -loop 1 -i prop1.jpeg -vf ...
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ffmpeg - Create a video from image frame with a start and a cout

I create a video from image frame, and it work great. The problem is that I don't want to use all the image in my folder. I have 200 frames in my folder, but I want a video from 1 to 100 How I can ...
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Can an integrated HDMI port work both ways?

Say I had a laptop [Correction: notebook, don't want my thighs medium rare], any OS, and it has an HDMI port built into the side. Would it be remotely possible to hack it into an input, provided it ...
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Limit video output to a section of a display and leave the rest blank

The video projector I have to use this week projects an image too large for its screen and spills over on every side. Fixing the physical setup is not possible or at least unlikely for the moment: ...
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No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf”.

I'm playing a video in VLC which has dual audio tracks. It runs fine with one track (Language), but when I change to the second audio track, doesn't play the audio and gives the error below: "No ...
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How to remove title and other metadata from video files? [duplicate]

I have problem sorting videos in VLC because it is using the metadata title to sort them, but they all have the same title. Which is why I want to remove all metadata, especially titles. How can I ...
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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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Black screen when attempting to watch videos on cbs.com

As of about three weeks ago, I haven't been able to watch streaming videos from cbs.com. I don't remember making any changes to my system configuration around that time. When I try to load any ...
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Update file paths to movies in PowerPoint

I have recently had my work laptop upgraded to Windows 7 (from XP). This, of course, led to changes in the paths to "My Documents" (now C:\Users\..., formerly C:\Documents and Settings\...). One ...