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How to change which frame is grabbed for the finder icon of a movie file for Mac OS X Finder?

Movie files show in Mac OS X Finder with an example frame from the movie. Unfortunately, it's captured from fairly early in the movie, so that different episodes of a series, or perhaps different ...
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Why is my Sony Vegas Pro created *.avi file not 'prepared for sequential reading'?

The issue at hand: Although I can play the resulting encoded .avi file by any media player, I'd like to know WHAT am I doing wrong? Here's what my options look like before encoding starts: ...
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Corrupt MP4 file: ffmpeg codec, global header, and dvvideo errors. Can it be repaired?

So, I have a number of corrupt MP4 files (some corrupt AVI files, too, but I believe that's a different problem). They seem to have gone corrupt when I had an external hard drive that they were on ...
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4K videos on YouTube are a little choppy on high-end specs

I've watched various videos, and it's the latest version of Flash and all appropriate settings. I turn the videos up to 4K (2160P) and they chop a little bit ... like every frame isn't smoothly seen. ...
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Audio-only ffserver feed / adding dummy video to audio-stream

I'm trying to stream audio to ffserver, but when I start the ffmpeg client it says: Missing video stream which is required by this ffm Is there a way to either: Configure ffserver to allow ...
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Collect Streaming Statistics

I'm using ffmpeg to stream a video and would like to retrieve the video's statistics using ffplay. For example, when I type: "ffplay test.sdp", I can see this line: 8.07 A-V: 0.000 s:0.0 aq= 0KB ...
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Why does 1366x768 resolution exist?

I know that there's a previous question about this (here: What's with the 1366x768 resolution for laptops/notebooks?) But it doesn't have any real answers despite having been viewed 12,400 times, ...
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Graphics card not showing in Device Manager but it works

Hey guys got a strange one. I have a Windows 7 PC that was running fine up until last month when the OS took a nose dive. I reloaded the OS back on there but now I cant get it to install the ...
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How to consider bitrate, -maxrate and -bufsize of a video for web

I am using ffmpeg to encode my videos to upload them on the web. I saw this post about using ffmpeg, but didn't quite get as to how to consider the values. Suppose I have a video of size 70 MB with a ...
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Loading Windows 8 Phone onto Mac showing as Unix Executable Files

I'm trying to get videos off my Nokia Windows 8 phone onto OSX using the Windows Phone app. When I import the videos it shows as Unix Executable Files and won't open in Preview/Itunes/Photos/etc. How ...
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How to redirect YouTube's videos URL (googlevideo.com) from http to https automatically?

I want to redirect http urls in youtube videos to https. youtube's videos are from googlevideo.com so I want to use https instead of http http://r8---sn-qxau5-btqs.googlevideo.com... to ...
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Drop every multiple of four frames with ffmpeg?

I'm making a timelapse with ffmpeg, and had two problems : frames are not properly ordered, because there was half a second between shots and when sorted, milliseconds didn't count in, this gives a ...
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FFMPEG “Past duration 0.xxxxxx too large”

I'm recording an HLS streaming and I would like to save in a FLV Container. My ffmpeg's cmd is: /.../recorder/class/ffmpeg-2.6.1-32bit-static/./ffmpeg -i http://server/url/playlist.m3u8 -b:a 128K ...
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Adding corporate banner/logo to video playlist or Windows screen output

We have a repository of video animations of varying codecs/resolutions/frame-rates/etc that are currently playing on rotation in VLC player as a corporate display. I've been asked to add a corporate ...
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ffmpeg: How to create cropped thumbnails?

For creating a video thumbnail with ffmpeg I'm using this command: ffmpeg -itsoffset -4 -i video.mp4 -vframes 1 thumb.jpg This gives me a thumbnail with the same size of the video (which has an ...
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Asus Zenbook UX305 video driver repeatedly crashes

Multiple times a day I get this error: "Display driver has stopped responding and has recovered". The screen goes black for a few seconds and all programs that rely on the GPU shut down (Google Maps ...
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What is the difference between these two Youtube URLs for the same video? [on hold]

I've noticed these URLs are used interchangeably as links for a given video. http://youtu.be/KsGkMSY_Fag which gets resolved to ...
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How to repair video files?

I have a corrupted micro SD card. With huge trying I could to recover it's data using recuva tool, but now my files are corrupted also. They are video file with some famous extensions such as 3gp, ...
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Noisy ffmpeg video slideshow from images with looseless sound

I would play wav audio and show lyric text on TV screen from dvd/bd player. I create png file from lyric.txt and make video ffmpeg -loop 1 -i lyric.png -i audio.wav -vcodec libxvid -acodec copy -y ...
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Best way to make a media center for kids [on hold]

I'm trying to renovate my kids room to conserve space. What I would like to give them is a way to stream online content, preferably with Netflix, but it's not required. I'm also wanting to try to use ...
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totem used as audio player: How to minimize gaps between tracks

It has sometimes happened here that if I use a live cd, the application least cumbersome to configure to get some audio out of my speakers is totem - even though it was mainly made for videos. ...
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Embedding videos in Evernote notes?

Using the Evernote web clipper, I have the option to clip Youtube video pages. This results in a note with an embedded video thumbnail, which when clicked opens the Youtube page: How can I ...
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Display and video card don't interact

I'm faced with a problem that the display and the video card don't interact with each other. Namely, when display is connected to the VGA port I see energy-saving message after that a black screen. ...
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Stop Firefox YouTube from auto-loading videos (HTML5)

I am using Firefox version 36.0.4 which has HTML 5 video. How can I stop it from autoloading videos in YouTube. For example, when I got a YouTube page, videos will immediately start playing. Also, ...
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Why are h264/ac3/mkv videos showing up as “motion jpeg” with ffmpeg?

I use xmedia recode, which uses ffmpeg, to convert these videos using "copy" video and "convert" ac3 -> aac, with an mp4 container. For most videos this works fine, and is really fast. However some ...
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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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120fps video playback issues

Unable to playback the 120FPS video downloaded from http://www.blurbusters.com/hfr-120fps-video-game-recording/ For VLC it moves at 20fps and is all pixelated (with lots of artefacts) and broken In ...
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FFmpeg's trim command not honoring start value? Video playing from beginning through to trims' end value

I've got a rather weird problem. I can't seem to get ffmpeg's trim command to actually honor the start time and drop the frames before it. For instance, given the command: ffmpeg.exe -i myvid.mp4 ...
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Inability to burn DVD video (any video file) file

I upgraded from vista to windows 8.1 on DELL studio 1737 laptop, but since then I cannot burn video file, DVD disc is ejected before burning starts it then ask to insert disc. I use NERO video pls ...
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How to remove hardcoded subtitles from a movie file?

I downloaded a movie in MP4 format, which has japanesse subtitles hardcoded in the video. How can I remove these subtitles in order to use czech subtitles downloaded in SRT format without being ...
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Record screencast for a long time - automatic split file and high memory efficiency [on hold]

I would like to record my screen for a long time (about 2 hours). With QuickTime, that I use currently, I've got FPS problems when the video reaches 30 minutes of recording. Do you know a software ...
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Capturing TS video stream gives Invalid timestamps and Invalid DTS error messages

I'm capturing a video stream using ffmpeg -i "http://streaming_url.com/playlist.m3u8" -acodec copy -vcodec copy -absf aac_adtstoasc "out_put_file.mp4". The m3u8-file links a list of .ts-files. ffmpeg ...
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How to get SubEdit under Windows 7 working?

I need SubEdit Player to run under Windows 7. But every time I try to start I get "Class not registered" error. Yes, I tried to install the Vista Patch, but doesn't work under Win 7. Anybody got any ...
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WebCam live stream

I am trying to stream live webcam feed from Ubuntu machine, to a Unity application on pc (they are on the same wifi). For that to work, I need to define in Unity direct URL to video, and it has to be ...
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How to keep/force aspect ratio using ffmpeg

I would like to remove pt-br audio and convert english DTS to AC3 and I'm using this command: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -c:v copy -c:s copy -c:a ac3 -ac 2 -map 0:0 -map 0:2 -map 0:3 -aspect 16:9 test.mkv ...
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Video playback on HDMI connected TV freezes when full screen pressed

I've connected a 40' Philips 40PFL7605H as an external (second) monitor to GTX 275 card via HDMI. OS is Windows 7, CPU Core i7, 4 GB RAM, etc. It works okay, but when I press full screen in media ...
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ffmpeg concat doesn't work with absolute path

I need to use concat with absolute path, but it doesn't seem to work. In the doc it says it should work. Anyone have an idea how to make it work? ffmpeg Doc It doesn't work because it seem to ...
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Proper DVD rip for serving via UPnP

I am a happy user of minidlna (version 1.0.24) on an old Mac Mini G4. It does work quite well in my environment. Since minidlna does not allow transcoding, I would like to rip a set of DVDs (mostly ...
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How to set output of FFmpeg to output of a video card instead of a file? Is this possible?

I have an UltraStudio-SDI video card and I can capture with this command: ffmpeg -f dshow -video_size 720x576 -framerate 60 -i video="Decklink Video Capture":audio="Decklink Audio Capture" -r 30 ...
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How should I encode a fully working H.264 video for Flash player?

I did some homework: It seems that I should use a command like ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -g 1 -r 25 output.mp4 but this did not work: the output.mp4 can not jump to other seekpoints ...
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How to Resize WEBM Videos

I find that a lot of the webm videos (or gifv) on imgur and the like are too small to see (yes, my eyesight is horrible). These types of videos allow for viewing in full screen, but since the source ...
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What all factors affect the ability of a video player to play a particular file?

I am trying to determine what all factors decide whether a file can be played by a particular video player, such as software or dvd player or TV with usb function or any media player. Are there other ...
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ffmpeg for Mac “no such file or directory” (when file exists)

I'm using OSX 10.10.1 and I'm trying to concatenate .mp4 files with the ffmpeg demuxer. Below is what I enter and the error I get. Please help! I'm not a programmer but I had the demuxer working on my ...
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When I plug my iPhone into my Windows PC, I don't see the slo-mo videos

I recorded some slo-mo videos on my iPhone 5S. When I plug it into a USB port on my Windows machine, I can see "iPhone" appear under My Computer in Windows Explorer. When I click on "iPhone", I can ...
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HTML5 video player stutters even after video is loaded

I am using jwplayer to display videos on my websites but cannot manage to make them running smoothly. They stutter, especially in full screen, although I wait for the video to fully load. I tried ...
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How to get the duration of multiple video files in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosmite)

A folder of 10 video files, how to get the total duration of them? BTW, I have tried (Command+Control+I) and it doesn’t show the total duration.
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ffmpeg fastest way to convert videos avi to mp4

I have server which has: 8x3,4 (sandy bridge cpu) 10gb ram i tried different combinations to convert vvideos i mean avi to mp4 but it takes so long: - ~20mins=~200mb maybe there is some ffmpeg ...
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Handbrake: How to batch convert videos including resize?

I am using the latest Handbrake v0.9.9. I would like to batch convert 200 video files from format 800x600 to 640x480. The problem is, if I add the videos to the Queue (clicking on >Source >Folder), ...
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.flv videos only play audio without image

I downloaded a pack of about 50 .flv videos, most work just fine on any software that plays .flv, but some only play audio without video. I use Ubuntu 10.04 as main OS but also tried on Windows and ...
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How to put a video in a corner of another video?

I've recorded a tutorial video and a video from a camera, where I explain stuff going on in the tutorial. I would like to put the commentary video as a small box in the right lower corner of the first ...