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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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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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Keep Fullscreen Flash/Silverlight Video opened on Monitor 2

Like many of you, I'm working with two monitors. I'm trying to watch an episode on Channel9's vid-cast, but every time I click back onto my other monitor, the video exits fullscreen-mode, and goes ...
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Can dual monitors make my PC slower?

I've noticed my PC (win-xp) seems to be running slower. (e.g., I'm getting jitter when watching video) Recently, I upgraded a monitor (larger) and expanded the size of the desktop to take advantage ...
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How can I repair a broken AVI file?

I have an .avi file that is about 110mb. When I try to play it with VLC Media Player it says something like "This file is broken. Attempt to repair?" and after it does its thing it is still unable to ...
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What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?

I downloaded .srt files for watching a French movie. But unfortunately, it is out of sync. Is there any tool in Windows using which I could manually sync it specifying the start time?
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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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Mouse Cursor Occasionally Looks Wonky

My computer has three video cards, six monitors, and (believe it or not) a mouse. Generally, all six outputs display the correct mouse cursor. Occasionally, the outputs on a random video card will ...
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Dual monitors and flash movie to stay maximized on one of them

I have recently assembled a dual monitor setup. I often watch live.twit.tv in my browser and I would like to run it maximized while I do other stuff on second screen, but when I click on a desktop ...
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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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Accurately cut video files from command line

I'm having trouble finding a cli application that can take a video file (avi, mkv, and mp4 preferably) and cut out very short clips (2-6 seconds) with precision time accuracy. I've tried ffmpeg, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use Media Player Classic to resynchronize subtitles?

I see that in Media Player Classic, under View - Subresync, there is a tool that should serve to resynchronize subtitles. What is the procedure exactly?
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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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How can I search for videos with specific length or resolution?

I have lost a set of videos on my computer and can't figure out how to search for them. I know they are in 1920x1080 and another is over 3 hours. I would like to use these parameters in a search ...
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Drop every even or odd frames using FFmpeg?

Is there an accurate way to take raw video and extract from it a new video that contains only odd frames or even frames (by choice)? For example: I have "blah.yuv" with 400 frames (0-399). I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix choppy video with VLC player?

When playing most movies in VLC player, the video feed is choppy while the sound is near perfect. Another catch is that this video issue wasn't always a problem. I used to play movies without problem ...
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YouTube videos black, only audio in Firefox

When I play a YouTube video on my computer, it seems to play fine, but the whole video is black. This happens only when I play the video in Firefox. I'm using Windows 8.1 What I did so far: ...
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Convert video with vp9 codec using ffmpeg

I am trying to convert input.mp4 video to output.mkv using vp9 codec. I have install development version of ffmpeg via: brew install ffmpeg --devel. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec vp9 output.mkv But I ...
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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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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, ...