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Explain this maddening QuickTime glitch

I have 14 mp4 files, all downloaded from the same FTP site at the same time. 6 of them don't work in QuickTime, 8 of them do. It is not the files themselves, it's something to do with those files PLUS my system. Help me figure out what, please, because I am not that tech-savvy, and because I'm on a deadline. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Mar 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Oh, so you're flipping videos now? That's cool.

We're using iPads for users to post videos directly to our Wordpress site through the official Wordpress app. The videos are being recorded on the iPads, and posted through the app's media upload feature. When we do this through the HTML4 options (which uses embed) there are no controls to start the video playing. When we do this through HTML5 the videos are rotated 90 degrees. Any ideas what's causing this video weirdness and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 11, 2012 - 1 answer

How to record a Google video chat session?

I want to "capture"/"record" a Google video chat between me and my folks - how do I do this? I'm on a Mac, OS 10.6.8. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Feb 13, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I print a Quicktime movie?

Here's one for the hive mind: I need to print out all of the frames of a Quicktime movie file (on a Mac), each one on a separate piece of paper. I'm not remembering an obvious way to do this, and my Google-fu is coming up empty. Any ideas?
posted by dbiedny on Jan 18, 2012 - 6 answers

FCP, Non-Standard Pixel Dimensions and Crashes Oh My!

Precisely editing videos of non-standard pixel dimensions on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Freshly reinstalled Sony Vegas won't open the video edits I produced with it before

I recently had to reinstall Windows (XP) on my PC to kill some malware. Subsequently, I reinstalled Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9, which I've been using for the last couple of years on this machine. Today I went to open one of my video edits for the first time... but Vegas chokes on it. Can you help me figure out why? Error log after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Aug 29, 2011 - 11 answers

What's the best Android tablet for showing color photos and video to a group standing outside?

Help me find the best Android tablet option for illustrating an urban walking tour. [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Please help me create a pre-recorded conference presentation and reliable delivery and display method. Thanks!

I'm in the UK, and will be giving a pre-recorded video conference presentation remotely next month in the US. What is the deliverable I should be aiming for (YouTube link, QuickTime video, PDF with MP3, something else?) and what is the easiest, most hassle-free way of creating and delivering it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Combining Quicktimes

I'd like to combine two quicktime movies into one file using iMovie (or any other program). But having trouble figuring it out. Any tips?
posted by gbentz on Jan 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Help Embedding .asx in Quicktime

I have a .asx online radio stream that I'd like to embed on a Wordpress page for people to listen to. I've been able to get it streaming with an embedded Windows Media Player, but I'm hoping to have a Mac alternative. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane on Nov 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Automate conversion of quicktime movies to sets of images

I want to automate the conversion of quicktime movies into sets of images, using a linux cluster. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 answers

What's the best way to edit video from my Kodak zi8?

I have a Kodak Zi8 mini camcorder, which shoots HD footage in Quicktime format. I'm having difficulty editing the video afterwards. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Aug 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Audio OK, Video Wonky

Why won't my cellphone videos play on my computer? [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Aug 11, 2010 - 5 answers

The death of QuickTime for Java?

I have a new Mac with OSX 10.6.3 and QuickTime Player (Version 10.0) already installed and want to know whether I can still get QuickTime for Java. [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch on Jul 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Recovering a movie file with a corrupted header?

Using Quicktime X to make a recording, but the .mov file it created won't open in anything. I suspect a corrupted header. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by mattkh on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Canon 7D/Final Cut video editing workflow: How to do it?

Canon 7D/Final Cut video editing workflow: How to do it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

An error message would be nice. Throw me a bone, Apple!

Does Quartz Composer have a maximum allowable file size for working with videos? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Screenshots in powerpoint don't render

When I take screenshots on my mac and paste them into a power point presentation I can see them, but anyone I send the ppt to gets no pictures, just a quicktime decompressor message. Images do render to a pdf. This never used to happen to me on my last powerbook. Are there settings that I can change? Thanks
posted by cg1 on Mar 31, 2010 - 15 answers

Voice to Text Conversion

I am considering buying "Dragon" voice to text software. Many of the audio files I want it to convert, however, are in Quicktime. Neither the packaging or the website (that I could find) say whether it will convert non-Microsoft compatible audio files. Does anybody know?
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Automated corrupt-pr0n detection tool?

Does a tool exist for Mac OS X--either GUI or command-line--that can churn through a folders (or entire drive) worth of video files and detect which files are corrupted and non-playable? [more inside]
posted by melorama on Jan 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Firefox 3.5.5 + VLC 1.0.3 + Embedded .MOV + Windows 7= $#@%!!!

Firefox 3.5.5 + VLC 1.0.3 + Embedded .MOV + Windows 7= $#@%!!! [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

I need an automated way to convert MKV to MP4 on Mac OS X

I am trying to build an automated solution to convert MKV files to MP4 without re-encoding on Mac OS X, using AppleScript, Automator, etc. and I need help! [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Flash CS4 Quicktime Export leaves artifacts and looks like crud. Help!

Flash animators: When I export my flash cartoon to quicktime, moving objects leave behind horrible artifacts. Apparently I am not the only one with this problem. If Flash's quicktime export is so crummy, how do the professionals publish their cartoons to video? [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Sep 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Preloading Streaming Quicktime Chapters

Help me figure out how to preload "chapters" in a streaming Quicktime file - so that the chapter headings load and are selectable immediately! [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Aug 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Has Apple backed me into a corner of infinite regress?

What's up with my itunes/quick-time/OS?? I can't play my music! [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Aug 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Oscilloscoporama?

Can I make a Quicktime movie of the iTunes or WMP oscilloscope? [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45 on Jul 29, 2009 - 2 answers

trimming podcasts in quicktime

I have a podcast (M4A format) that I'd like to trim and save without re-encoding. Is this possible? In Quicktime Pro I can select a time range, trim it, and choose save, but it saves the resulting file as a .MOV file. [more inside]
posted by krunk on Jun 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Please Help Me eMail my Videos via OSX Mail

I want to send YouTube and other videos via email after I've download them. I am using OSX 10.5.6 and v3.5 Mail. [more inside]
posted by konig on May 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Tutorial or template for embedding Quicktime VR pano file in a website?

Tutorial or template for embedding Quicktime VR pano file in a website? [more inside]
posted by tnygard on May 9, 2009 - 2 answers

Quicktime movies won't delete!

(Mac OS 10.5) Is Quicktime hiding files from me? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Apr 2, 2009 - 4 answers

How to reduce the filesize of iMovie exports.

What bit rate should I store (for general viewing) my iMovie videos at? [more inside]
posted by Glum on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

OSX QuickTime VR editing tools?

What's the current state of QuickTime VR editing software on OSX? [more inside]
posted by dbiedny on Mar 25, 2009 - 1 answer

How to embed Quicktime VR but forbid a download and enable fullscreen mode

How to embed quicktime VR on web site without letting user download the VR and with letting a user go into full screen mode to see the embedded movie [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog on Mar 4, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I play an old Mac Quicktime VR file on a PC and/or the WWW?

How can I play an old Mac Quicktime VR file on a PC? On the web? Complications inside... [more inside]
posted by bodega on Jan 25, 2009 - 6 answers

High quality video with small file sizes.

Compressing quicktime movies for the internets. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jan 20, 2009 - 11 answers

legal video conversion

I'd like to legally automate the conversion of quicktime .mov files videos to .flv, providing a drop box service, preferably under linux, but I'm getting tripped up on the first and last parts [more inside]
posted by roue on Nov 18, 2008 - 5 answers

I can't hear anything!

Quicktime/Web Audio Problems. Some quicktime video I produced is having volume issues--but only on certain computers with small speakers. What gives? [more inside]
posted by pinto on Nov 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Video to Images

I need to convert a Quicktime movie to one single JPEG image that contains every frame of the movie. So you'd see each frame as a tiny image and there'd be thousands of little images in this one JPEG. I've done this before, and I have the image, but I just cannot find it again! This would be for the mac. Thanks
posted by rocco on Nov 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Tracktion 2 on a netbook?

Can I reliably run Tracktion 2 on a netbook? I'm especially interested in the MSI Wind, but open to other options (Asus, Dell, etc.). Inside, more details on what I envision doing. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Nov 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Good Flash player for playing Quicktime (.mov) files?

Good off-the-shelf Flash player to play Quicktime (.mov) files? Or get one custom-built? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Oct 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Any camcorders with mic input and easy digital recording format?

What currently available video cameras will record to a commonly viewable digital format (ie. something Quicktime supports with no additional add-ons) AND has a microphone input jack? [more inside]
posted by wuntu on Oct 5, 2008 - 1 answer

QuickTime? Flash? Who's talking about it?

Videos in pdfs: Stick with QuickTime, or switch to Flash? [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Sep 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Give me my old Final Cut Express!

How do I get Final Cut Express to export straightforward 1280x720 HD videos from my Sanyo Xacti HD700... like it used to? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Sep 25, 2008 - 3 answers

How to fix Windows iTunes HD video?

How do I make iTunes on Windows XP stop stuttering? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Editing DIVX directly in iMovie/FCP

I've got a VIO POV1 helmetcam which records video as .avi files in DIVX format. What do I need to edit this directly in iMovie and Final Cut Pro? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 1, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I convert home movies on DVD to .mov files?

How do I convert home movies on DVD to .mov files? [more inside]
posted by Lillitatiana on Jul 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Quicktime is Jerkytime

My boyfriend recently upgraded to QuickTime 7.5 on his G5 running Tiger 10.4.11. Now old Quicktime videos play back extremely choppy as if they're playing at the incorrect frame rate. What should he do??
posted by adrober on Jun 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Converting Flash to QT?

Can I convert this flash-format into quicktime or some other burnable format? [more inside]
posted by moedym on Jun 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Recommended export settings from Avid to .mov? Keep losing saturation.

Recommended export settings from Avid to .mov (or anything better)? I seem to lose some color when using the "same as source" setting, but it's the only setting that gives me usable quality. [more inside]
posted by eric1200 on Jun 2, 2008 - 1 answer

Can Vista be configured so that playback of all common media types Just Works?

In Windows Vista, is there a combination of software and settings that will let my Dad play all the media files he wants without further difficulty? I want to set up my Dad's new computer, which runs Vista Home Premium, so that it runs media embedded in web pages, runs standalone files too, and doesn't break Vista's Aero interface. He's not a computer expert, so I want media of all common types to Just WorkTM. [more inside]
posted by hAndrew on Jun 2, 2008 - 6 answers

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