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Extracting all the still images from a movie

I have a large number of paper sheets to scan. Instead of an autofeed or flatbed scanner, I'd like to use my photo camera. After a while, it occurred to me that instead of making a photo for each ...
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General guidelines / workflow to convert or transfer video “professionally”?

I'm an IT "professional" who sometimes has to deal with small video conversion / video cutting projects, and I'd like to learn "the right way" to do this. Every time I search Google, there's always a ...
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Compare two video files to find out which has best quality

Suppose I have same video material encoded in two (or more) files. I'd like to run some utility on them which groundly pointed out which file is "best" in quality. "Groundly" means that I'd like to ...
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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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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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How to reset video/display drivers in Vista without restarting OS?

Currently I have to reboot my system if an external monitor is hooked up for it to be correctly detected and used. I think it would be faster to restart/reset the video or display drivers instead. ...
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Capture live streaming

I want to capture a rtmp stream. The videos are live, different every day and usually i cant tune in because i am busy at work doing something :(. I would like to capture the stream however they use ...
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What is the best way to watch internet movies (Hulu, etc.) on my TV?

I have a TV in a room that can only get wireless access to my home network. Without having to drag one of my PCs into the room, what is the best (cheapest) way to watch online movies?
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How to convert 1080@50i -> 720@50p using ffmpeg?

I really like 50fps video, but I cannot make ffmpeg convert it to 50fps for me. 720p resolution is absolutely fine with me, just need more FPS. 50i just looks much smoother in proper players (for ...
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How can I capture a video with Windows 7

I am trying to capture a live video from my digital camera using Windows 7. Live Movie maker and Windows Movie maker 2.6 do not have "capture" menu item. Apparently, Windows Movie maker 2.1 has a ...
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How to play HD videos in low resolution, faster

I have a 1080p video and I want to play it in a medium configured PC running Windows XP. Since the system don't have much resources, the videos sometimes used to stall, or play in a slow motion. Is ...
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Possible to rotate video (.MOV/H.264/AVC) losslessly?

The iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, etc) often records video upside-down but then includes metadata about the rotation inside the MOV container. However, many applications (XBMC, VLC, Windows Media Player) do ...
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Monitor is blank (no signal)

Custom built desktop computer. It was working fine (used as a server), but I needed to change the IP address, so for the heck of it, I went into the BIOS and: Loaded factory defaults Changed video ...
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What's the difference between DisplayPort, DVI and HDMI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: HDMI vs Component vs VGA vs DVI vs DisplayPort Is Displayport preferable to DVI for monitor connections? As an end consumer, are there any significant differences ...
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Cannot concatenate videos ffmpeg

I have a bitmap that I would like to concatenate to the front of many videos as a sort of title screen or disclaimer screen. I try to turn it into a video with the same attributes as the rest of the ...
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FFMPEG - Non-monotonous DTS

When I use FFMPEG to convert a video from MP4 to M3U8, using the following command, ffmpeg -i op.mp4 -b:v 128k -flags -global_header -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -f segment -segment_time 4 -segment_list_size 0 ...
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Converting a video from VOB to AVI while making the file smaller

How do I convert a video from one format, in this case a .vob into another, say .avi? I have a DVD of 4.2 GB and would like to convert that to a smaller filesize and different format of an .avi file ...
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What is the simplest way to send a large batch of pictures to a distant friend or colleague? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you sync photos with your family? What is the simplest way to send a large batch of pictures to a friend, colleague or to a group? I know about social sites ...
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Rotate a MP4 file, while preserving codec and quality attributes

I need to rotate a MP4 video by 90 degrees. There is software like Free Video Flip and Rotate available that does this but produces an AVI file. Do you have any suggestions for a software to produce ...
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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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Video encoding for archival

I would like to archive some home videos (DV). I don't need to save them losslessly, but I would like to encode them in something high-quality. What format is both pretty indistinguishable from the ...
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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 detect similar videos

I have a directory full of media. I would like to search similar videos and hand-remove certain copies (those that are too short, too long, have watermarks, don't have watermarks, &c.). How can I ...
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When buying a video card, what specs should I compare/which are most important?

I'm currently deciding on if I should upgrade my current video card or not. I know I will find myself in this situation more times in the future, so I figured I would educate myself. What should I ...
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What is “Interlacing” when referring to a computer monitor or display?

When referring to a computer monitor or other display, what do you mean by interlace or interlacing?
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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 to adjust Aspect Ratio in Windows Media Center

Is there any way of adjusting the aspect ratio of movies I view in Windows Media Center on Windows 7 RTM x64? Any hidden features? Any brilliant light weight plugins? Using Shark007 Codecs, and ...
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How to make videos like this

How can I create videos like this: http://vimeo.com/24302498 What software do they use? I see lots of these types of videos and curious as to what they use to make them.
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Can VLC stream a YouTube video?

Is it possible to stream a particular YouTube video's content with VLC? The scenario is that you could paste a YouTube URL into a VLC dialog, and then have VLC stream the video as if it were a local ...
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Automatically split large .mov video files into smaller files at black frames (scene changes)?

I have 65 .mov video files named tape_01.mov, tape_02.mov, ..., tape_65.mov. Each is about 2.5 hours long and takes up many gigabytes. They are digital copies of what were VHS tapes (my family's ...
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How to tell video frame number in VLC?

I am running VLC 2.0.5 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. At this moment, I have a *.mpg video paused, and I would like to know the frame number for this moment in the video. Is there a way to reveal that in VLC? ...
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Change from html5 media players to VLC

Since HTML5 doesn't have an official video file format yet and fullscreen support isn't in all browsers, I've been wondering if Chrome, Safari, or Firefox can be instructed to have their HTML5 video ...
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h264 inside FLV container vs. MP4 container?

I am developing a tube site, and currently having issues with h264 format . By looking at youtube, I noticed they are putting their hi-def videos into mp4 container, so logically I did the same. ...
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Secure video chat program as an alternative to Skype [closed]

I'm looking for something similar to skype but basically just for me to video chat with my girlfriend. Skype has been kind of buggy lately with its recent iterations and doesn't seem to be progressing ...
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How to generate thumbnails for less common video containers (mkv, ogm, mp4, flv, rmvb and mov) in windows 7 explorer? [duplicate]

So how to generate thumbnails for these containers? I know that the install of "DivX Plus Tech Preview: MKV on Windows 7" does it for MKV. But I think that only some registry changes are really ...
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FFmpeg extract clip - stream frame rate differs from container frame rate (x264, aac)

Summary H.264 video seems to have a really high frame rate that requires a scaling factor to the applied to the duration of video that I'm trying to extract (900x lower). Body I'm trying to extract a ...
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What in the world is a .el8 file?

I am taking an online Latin class, and they gave me a video to watch. A .el8. What? el8? I have never heard of that in my life. It's supposed to be a video, so I tried renaming it to a .mov (Latin ...
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How to stream multiple files on demand in VLC?

Is there any way at all that I can set up VLC on a server PC in such a way that I can access a list of all my videos from another PC, and pick one to be streamed on demand? I've been pointed at this ...
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VLC volume only to 200%?

According to this comment it seems that VLC could boost the audio volume up to 800% in the past versions. Today I installed VLC multimedia player version 2.0.5 and it is capable only to boost up to ...
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Open Source Screen Capture Software

Is there any open source software for video screen capturing?
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Speedup a Video on linux

I dont want to use player like vlc to speedup the playback. I want to actually speedup playback in the original file. Its like I want video to be played 2 times faster.
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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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Free AVI to MPG converter [closed]

Does anyone know of a good and free AVI->MPG converter with no restrictions? I downloaded a trial version of ImToo AVI MPEG converter, but it only allows you to convert 5 minutes of video.
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What parameters should I be looking at to reduce the size of a .MOV file?

My Canon 60D creates .MOV files when recording video and I've found out that the .MOV container has an H264 video stream and a PCM audio stream. I've used ffmpeg and GSpot to look at some of my ...
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Join Audio and Image -> Output as Video using FFmpeg

I have 1 image (jpg) and 1 audio file (MP3) and I would like to output this as a video file (say AVI for example). Does anyone know how to use FFMPEG to join the two? I'd like to show the image for ...
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Download subtitles from TED talks for offline viewing

I'm wondering if it's possible to download subtitles for the TED talks for offline viewing. Related on Stack Overflow Parsing and Converting TED Talks JSON Subtitles.
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How to see what command-line options handbrake sends to mencoder

I want to see what command-line options handbrake is sending to mencoder. I looked at the Activity Window and it shows a lot of stuff but not what I'm looking for. How can I find it?
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Can I output my computer's video signal into the cable lines in my house?

Would it be possible to hook my computer's video signal into a cable plug in my house, and be able to tune to a channel on any tv in my house (also hooked to the cable system) to see it?
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What is the preferrable way to archive a private DVD collection?

The problem: a big collection (about 100 DVDs) of old home videos which have been burned to DVDs. Some of them are already damaged and are barely playable (often depending on the used DVD player). ...
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Is disabling graphics driver and falling back to CPU for graphics processing a good solution?

I bought a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ50B notebook in Japan about 5 years ago. About a year ago I updated my operating system to windows 7, but I couldn't find a version of drivers for my graphics card for my ...