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What's the simplest free (or cheap) software to remove unwanted motion in video footage?

I used a program 7 or 8 years ago, that stabilized a video by letting you select a part of the footage that was not supposed to move (like, a sign on a building, or a picture frame on the wall, etc). ...
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Windows freeware/opensource video editor

I've googled and googled and googled, but I can't find a decent FREE windows video editor. Does anybody know one?
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Why can video streaming sites not leverage my 100 MBit LAN-speed?

I am a bit confused about what is slowing down my network and I hope it is correct to ask here and not at "webapps.sx.com", because my issue is not only one with YouTube, but basically many video ...
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How can I normalize the volume of a single video file?

I have a video file that was recorded from TV. During recording, we changed the volume levels in between multiple times. Is it possible to (approximately) normalize the volume of the video track? ...
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Making sense of video cards

My PC could really use a video card that's better than the on-motherboard Intel graphics adapter it shipped with, but whenever I go on Newegg to start shopping around, I get overwhelmed with options. ...
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Where can Firefox store cached flash (.flv) video files?

I am willing to save an online flash video (.flv) file for further offline watching. I couldn't download this particular video file through a direct link (grabbed with Video Download Helper extension) ...
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Roommate lagging internet connection by watching videos from Chinese website. Can QoS fix issue?

My roommate is an international student from China and likes to watch Chinese TV shows online using a website based in that region (we're on the U.S. East Coast). But it causes our network's latency ...
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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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Yellow noise (small lines) when Chrome is playing video

When I try to play video on Google Chrome Version 24.0.1312.52. I see small yellow lines over a video. How can it be fixed? Thanks. UPD Ubuntu 12.04 LTS That problem appears only when I play videos ...
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How to play two or more videos side by side in a syncronized fashion in Linux?

I have two (or more) video files that I want to play side by side. I could do that simply by opening them in two seperate windows, but that would also seperate all the controls ...
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Why does Netflix perform better (more efficiently) in full-screen mode?

I noticed the other day that when watching a movie on Netflix in Chrome on my Retina MacBook Pro, the fans would spin up more quickly when I was just watching the video in a single tab in a regular ...
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Handbrake: How to retain sharpness when down-sampling video during an encode?

I have a bunch of 1280x720 resolution videos, but I really don't need to have that high resolution, so I thought of re-encoding and resizing them to 852x480 to save some space, but I noticed Handbrake ...
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Can you reccomend a screen capture application with audio? [closed]

I will soon be attending a web course. Is there any application that can record the video and audio being outputted to my screen? My goal is to record the class so I can watch it later. Windows ...
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convert jpg images into a video

I have a bunch of jpg images i want to turn into a video, i have tried JPGVideo but it did not work. any recommendations?
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high pitched whine from newly built PC

I've just built a new PC: Asus P6T Deluxe v2 motherboard i7 920 Sapphire HD 4670 Passive heatsink Corsair 620hx portal supply Antec P183 case Sometimes when I turn it on, there is a high pitched ...
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Cut last 30 seconds off ends of videos using ffmpeg in a batch file in Windows

This is what I have so far: for i in *.mp4; do ffprobe -show_format -i "%i" // get duration, then need to somehow subtract 30 seconds, and marry these two commands ffmpeg -ss 0 -i "$i" -t ...
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A scripting language for videos

I'm searching for a way to to create a video sequence with something like a scripting language. The goal is to automate the process of generating a script which describes something like: place video ...
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How to determine segments of footage held in common between different video files?

Context: Say I have two video files--rips from a DVD or DV tape. They are both MKV or AVI format, some standard container or other, but were ripped separately, with different encoders, different ...
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Are there disadvantages for using different port types for a dual monitor display

I am thinking of purchasing the XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770. The card features a variety of ports: 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort 2 x DVI Currently, I own two Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP 24-inch ...
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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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How can I set up keystone correction in VLC?

How can I setup keystone correction in VLC? Ideally, I'll be able to set it up for both horizontal and vertical keystone correction.
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One codec to rule them all

I am streaming videos in my house via Windows Media Player Streaming, which is basically DLNA. So theoretically any DLNA compliant device can pick up the stream. However, I've quickly found that ...
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How to play video at the same time on separate computers

Is there any easy way for two or more people to watch a video together on different computers, so that play/pause is synchronized?
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How can I organize my video collection and update meta data?

I have a large collection of downloaded video files containing different movies, tv shows and music videos. I have a FreeNAS box set up that uses Fuppes as a UPnP media server. My media player on ...
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How to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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Setup for a live (low-latency) audio video broadcast over Wi-Fi?

The Upgrade We are capturing audio (from mixer) and video (from a camera) from a main auditorium and passing it to separate rooms within the building. We used to have done this via manual ...
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Low-cost video streaming distribution system

I work at an animal shelter. We want to mount one or more network "kitty cams" or "puppy cams", so that visitors to our website can view live video streaming of our animals. Our upstream bandwidth ...
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Download videos from youtube as I see it

This may seem a somewhat strange requirement : I want to download youtube videos as I see it. I know that I would have to capture the packets using a program like wireshark , and I do know that this ...
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Using ffmpeg to encode a raw video to H.264 format

On a Ubuntu 10.04, I am trying to encode a raw video (YUV format) to a H.264 encoded video using below ffmpeg commands: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 output.h264 but I get an error saying Unsupported ...
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Super 8 film conversion to digital media

I have a lot of film of the parents in the 50's and 60's that I would like to convert to a media file for editing. My first thoughts are to just record the film playback with a digital video camera ...
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How can I download videos from a website like MITWorld? [closed]

How can I download MITWorld videos? Are there any programs for this?
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What PCI video card should I get for my third display? [closed]

I got a new display, but my PC vid card only has two heads. Looking for recommendation that satisfies this: PCI (not express, my motherboard only has one express slot) Fanless Powerful enough to ...
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How do I set the parental rating on a video?

I can view the properties (right click, properties, details) of a video file and it has a field for parental rating. How can I add a rating to the file (the field is blank)? There is the ...
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How do I save the buffered flash video (on Linux)?

There used to be a method for extracting buffered flash video in any browsers (like firefox, chrome, etc.), which makes use of the command ps and spies the fd that is pointing to an in-memory ...
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What format is “undf”?

By accident, I recently removed some videos from my phone. I tried to restoring them with Recuva and TuneUp Utilities and the results were "undf" files. I tried to open with VLC, Media Player Classic ...
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Does PAL has any resolution? [closed]

I'm trying to learn about analog video signals like PAL,VGA and S-video. I recently read about PAL signal It says Each PAL frame consist of 625 lines, 25 frames per second However It says ...
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Convert any video to HD Video

I bought a PC that has Intel HD graphics card built it, which supports Full HD Video at its best (1080p). But many videos online are not in HD Format (less than 720p). Hence if I need to convert to ...
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How can I convert MP4 video files to DVD?

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 convert videos to 3D format so that I can watch them with 3D glasses

Are there any softwares to convert 2D videos to 3D (preferably XviD) so that I can watch them with 3D glasses? No matter if it's freeware or shareware.
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GIF to FLV software on GNU/Linux (or cross-platform)

Do you know how to convert an animated GIF (only two pics in loop) to FLV or AVI? I didn't search for a Microsoft alternative that maybe could run with WINE, because I really prefer a native one; ...
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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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Legal way to get movies/shows onto a non-networked computer

I have some relatively young children and when I got a faster computer, I gave them my old one. For the moment, I am keeping that computer entirely off network, but I would like to be able to put 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 to soft code an MKV with subtitles?

I have an avi and corresponding .srt file for subtitles. I hate having two files for this movie, so what I want to do is convert this file to mkv as I heard it can hold subtitles. I have handbrake ...
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How to split a mp4 video into jpg pictures? [duplicate]

I have a video(with 4 min) in mp4 format(probably MPEG-4) that I need to convert into a lot of pictures(jpg's). I would need to take a lot of Print Screen and paste on MS Paint to manually do that, ...
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Convert old videos to have smaller sizes

I have some videos from a few years ago,with various formats, such as avi, mpg, wmv, rm, rmvb, .... Their sizes are huge(more than 500 MB, and sometimes > 1GB). Given there may likely be some ...
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how to get a printscreen of a video-still in windows?

Winxp running wmp in IE Neither Printscreen nor Gadwin are capable of capturing the image I can only assume that is is something to do with how the memory is captured/stored for video vs normal apps ...
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Is there a server-side video manipulation software?

I'm looking for a hosted or self-hosted solution that will allow me to manipulate video files that are uploaded to a server by an end-user. Does anyone know of any solutions - open source or ...
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Is there a way to watch videos (for example on YouTube) faster?

Is there a way to watch videos (for example on YouTube) faster? I mean faster rate. I don't have problems with buffering etc., but I need to speed up videos :)
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Synchronizing audio and video using MP4Box / ffmpeg to concatenate files

I have two H.264 encoded MPEG-4 files that I need to concatenate. I have been using MP4Box for this task by first ensuring the files are encoded identically (even went so far as to compare output from ...