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What is a Codec (e.g. DivX?), and how does it differ from a File Format (e.g. MPG)?

I'm so confused... what is the difference between an audio/video codec (which apparently is a shorthand for "encoder/decoder", kind of like how "modem" is really "modulator/demodulator") and an ...
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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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How can I merge two mp4 files without losing quality?

I have two high-quality mp4 files, which are of two parts of the same show. I want to merge them together into 1 file, and I usually use VirtualDub to merge my files... But it doesn't seem to support ...
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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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Free video converter software for Mac? [closed]

I'm using Mac OS X 10.5 and am looking for a free video converter software which supports mp4, avi, and wmv files (and perhaps rmvb, too). I want to convert avi, wmv, and rmvb files to mp4 to be able ...
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Tool to view video/audio file information [closed]

What is the best tool to obtain the media/codec details of any video/audio file? I use Windows, but feel free to suggest for your favorite OS too.
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How do I rotate video (MOV) file on Windows?

I recorded a video (on iPhone) in portrait mode. Now I need to rotate it. Right now I have a MOV file. I'm using Windows. What program can I use to rotate and save this video without losing quality?
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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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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 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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What do I need to be able to convert analog video (VHS, or an old camcorder) on a Mac?

I have a number of old VHS tapes, as well as some analog 8mm tapes. I still have a working VCR, as well as the camcorder that recorded the tapes. I'd like to convert these on a Mac (MacBook Pro) - ...
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Ffmpeg add new audio in video (mixing 2 audio)

I want to add an audio to video at specific duration. Now before/after that intended duration, original audio of the video should be playing; and at the intended duration only inserted audio should ...
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Is there a license / royalty free DRM available for protecting and distributing content?

Is there a license / royalty free DRM available for protecting and distributing video content?
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Using ffmpeg to cut up video

I am using ffmpeg to cut out a section of a large file like this: ffmpeg -i input.wmv -ss 60 -t 60 -acodec copy -vcodec copy output.wmv The -ss part works fine but the -t is ignored. It correctly ...
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How to convert video to images?

How can I convert a video file to a sequence of images, for example one frame every N seconds. Can mplayer or ffmpeg do this? I have used MPlayer to grab screenshots manually but I would like to ...
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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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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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How do you convert FLV file format to a format that Picasa recognizes (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV)?

I use one of the Firefox plugins for embedded video to download content from Youtube and other sites. The program downloads these videos in FLV format, and I have VLC Media Player to play them, which ...
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Is it possible to RDP into Windows Server 2008 on a machine without any video card or integrated graphics?

Basically, I plan to install Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 on a machine by plugging in the video card initially and then I plan to remove it completely because I need the slot for something else. The ...
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Converting home video tape to digital? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I need to be able to convert analog video (VHS, or an old camcorder) on a Mac? My mother has some old home movies recorded on video tape that she'd like to ...
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How to convert SWF to uncompressed AVI?

Can someone explain how to convert .SWF files to uncompressed .AVI files. Which software I'd need or a tutorial I could use?
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Windows 7 Webcam recording software [closed]

I want to record a video on my webcam on Lenovo T61 powered by Windows 7 Professional. I've noticed it's working differently from Windows XP. Can anyone care to recommend a decent webcam software that ...
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How do I convert an animated GIF to a YouTube friendly video format?

My son has made some animations with Pivot Stickfigure Animator which we'd like to upload to YouTube. The problem is Pivot saves as animated GIFs which I can't upload to YouTube. The Wikipedia ...
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Disable thumbnails in Windows XP?

Background I regularly use Windows Explorer to browse my drives and data, and I notice little freezes and hiccups at times. It's especially noticeable when browsing local or network folders with lots ...
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How to amplify the audio in a video file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to increase the volume for an avi file What is the simplest way I can amplify the audio in a video file (.avi, .mpg, .flv, etc)? I transfer these videos and watch ...
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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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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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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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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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Open source chat protocol that handles voice & video?

I'm looking for a chat protocol which: Has easy to use clients which will run on both Windows and Linux. Has a server which I can run myself on Linux (preferably easy to set up). Supports duplexed ...
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iPhone recorded videos getting rotated on Windows systems

I am recording videos on iPhone and uploading them to my Linux server. Users can see these videos on website. If users are seeing videos on mac or iDevices the video is looking fine but when users are ...
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Encode HD video to a good format for editing

I have a video that I would like to edit, but it's currently a mov (H.264) file, which makes frame by frame editing impossible. So, I'd like to re-encode it to a better format. I read that DV is a ...
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Live Video on website, conferencing

A friend of mine, an author, wants to do on-line book readings. We have a very simple setup and would like to stream live Video through her web site. Her client PC runs on Windows XP, has a standard ...
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Capturing video of an arbitrary Windows application [closed]

I am looking for a solution that can record video out of an arbitrary Windows application. The main requirement is that the solution should be really easy to use: my foremost planned usage is that ...
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Updating Dell Vostro 3700 (Nvidia GeForce GT330M) display driver? [closed]

I've bought this laptop "Dell Vostro 3700", having inside an Intel integrated graphic card and an Nvidia GeForce GT330M. Depending on energy saving mode it switches between the two video cards. When ...
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How to find the stream behind a Flash player

I am watching a Flash stream. I can watch the same stream in two different players (set up by someone else), but I don't like any of them. Is there a way I can find/get/extract the direct link to the ...
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Joining H264 *without* re-encoding

I have two halves of a single show in two .MP4 files, encoded in H264. I would like to join them without re-encoding. Is this possible? I managed to create a joined video as a Quicktime file (.mov) ...
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What is the difference between 1080p, 1080P and 1080i?

Many times, I have seen resolution of 1080p and I know that it means 1080 pixels but I also have seen specifications on some HDTVs to be 1080i. So, I want to know the exact difference between them and ...
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How can I monitor video memory usage?

How can I monitor video memory usage?
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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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Synchronized video playback over the network

I would like to play the same video on two different computers, and synchronize them approximately over the internet. I'd like to watch videos together with my friend while talking on Skype. It'd be ...
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Access hulu/youtube outside the USA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my IP address appear to be from another country People outside of the USA have a rought time seeing hulu or some youtube videos. What proxies to do you use to see ...
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Force native resolution to Non-PnP monitor in Windows

I've got a 22-inch, 1680 x 1050 monitor. Brand X2gen, model MW22U. Connected by DVI cable to my NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics card. Several days ago my monitor stopped working. It displayed ...
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How can I obtain the bitrate of a video from a command line in Linux?

What is a good command line tool to get the video bitrate of a divx or xvid avi file for linux?
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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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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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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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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 ...