I've got a lot of B-Roll and the file sizes are too much for us to maintain them in a usable way. 300 gb for a 30 min .avi? What are decent formats/compressions that are acceptable but that also give manageable file sizes? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Jul 29, 2014 -
I have downloaded a few .avi files from my security camera DVR. They are of window codec.avi files that my mac can not view. Is there a way, using my mac to convert them to a mac viewable codec?
posted by citybuddha
on Jul 14, 2014 -
Is there a person or company that one could safely hire (i.e., safeguards against theft) to rip DVDs they own into digital video files? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Oct 3, 2012 -
Tell me about making and editing subtitles for home use: What software do I want? What's the workflow? Er, that is, how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks
on Feb 11, 2012 -
How can I get a downloaded .avi that is 16:9 to display properly on a 4:3 tv (with setting options)? The tv *does* play 16:9 DVDs just fine. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Jan 13, 2012 -
My Blu-Ray player will play AVI, MKV & other video files but it is a little too finicky about which ones it will accept. Is there a more liberal, tolerant, and accepting player on the market? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos
on Dec 23, 2011 -
I have an AVI file and a Canadian laptop. I need to play the content of this file on a standard British DVD player. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty
on Jun 28, 2011 -
I need to get a few small .avi files burned onto a DVD that will play in a standard DVD player. Complication: I don't have a DVD burner. Are there any shops in Manhattan that will do it for me while I wait? [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Please recommend a Mac program that I can use to convert .mov files to .avi. I've found a lot of possibilities online but they all look kind of sketchy and I can't find any reviews that seem trustworthy. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Sep 12, 2010 -
I have a video file (.avi) and a subtitle file (.srt). What is the simplest way to merge these two files into one single video file with built-in subtitles? [more inside]
posted by afx237vi
on Aug 4, 2010 -
I have a collection of avi and mpg video files, and I'd like to add a "table of contents" or "table of scenes" to individual and collections of these files, a bit like a DVD menu. What software could I use (Windows only)? [more inside]
posted by flutable
on May 3, 2010 -
Final Cut Pro 6 no longer asking me to change my sequence settings to match my clip settings. Why has it stopped doing this? [more inside]
posted by omnigut
on Apr 19, 2010 -
What is the most simple, robust program that will convert AVI files into WMV files? [more inside]
posted by ian1977
on Jan 28, 2010 -
I'd like to make a script to mass convert .avi files from my digital camera into iPod-sized .mp4 files, while preserving the creation dates from my camera. I'm on a (non-snowy) Leopard mac. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Sep 8, 2009 -
I am pre-loading some flash drives with promotional material to give away to students. I want to put three videos on the drives, and I want them to be immediately viewable by anyone, regardless of their level of technical ability. What's the best format? [more inside]
posted by latentflip
on Aug 11, 2009 -
How do I encode AVI files in Xvid or Divx according to the fashion often seen on bittorrent, where two hours of US TV, minus commercials, fits on one CD?
posted by Yakuman
on Jul 19, 2009 -
I'm looking for a library, package, product or some sample code in either JAVA or Visual Basic that would allow me to create a video from my program. I have some software tools I've developed and I'd like some functionality to my program that could take existing video clips and pictures and then assemble them into a video. I would like the final video format to be FLV however any popular format would do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a great one.
posted by JohnGL
on Jul 9, 2009 -
When I import an AVI video file I recorded on a Canon digital camera to Adobe Premiere Pro, it only shows up as a still picture with audio. Why does it do this and how can it be solved? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark
on May 31, 2009 -
Why do movies (.avi files) look better when viewed using a DVD player than on a computer screen? [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on May 30, 2009 -
Ipodfilter: converting avi to mp4 files. Can anyone recommend any free utilities for converting .avi to .mp4 files suitable for playback on a 4th gen ipod? the software needs to run on a non-intel imac running 10.5.6. Thanks in advance.
posted by tim_in_oz
on Apr 22, 2009 -
I'm moving around a lot. Tired of dragging movie DVD's around. Not looking to make an iso copy (i.e. DVDShrink). Too much disk space. ~750MB avi's would be more ideal, but even as a software developer the options I've Googled are confusing. Is there a simple (i.e.1-button) DVD to AVI converter?
posted by hungrysquirrels
on Apr 19, 2009 -
I can rip movies to Xvid using Handbrake and it is all good....it rips the movie but no special features which is fine....But lately, when I tried John Adams (miniseries) or the TV show the 4400, it only took one chunk out of the whole disc and ignored the other episodes. Is there a way around this so I can get all the episodes even if they are lumped into one .avi file? (I really don't mind all the fast-forwarding). Thanks...and to all of those reading/responding...have a great weekend.
posted by snap_dragon
on Mar 13, 2009 -
Two-part question about subtitles and DVD-to-AVI conversions:
1) How do I, using open-source software, "hard-burn" a subtitle file onto an AVI from a DVD source?
2) Even better, is there a video player that can load and display subtitle files to an avi format? What software & subtitle formatting should I be using?
Extra points all around if your solutions handle Mandarin without encoding hitches. [more inside]
posted by saysthis
on Feb 23, 2009 -
All of a sudden Premiere Elements doesn't know what to do with my AVI files. GAAHH! [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Jan 15, 2009 -
How do I burn .avi/.mpg/.flv/.divx etc. to a DVD-R for use on a Divx enabled stand alone DVD player? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Dec 9, 2008 -
I am looking for a mac based application that will allow me to merge avi files.
I have a flip camera and would like combine a number of sessions I shot with it.
I am looking for share or freeware
posted by citybuddha
on Nov 30, 2008 -
How can I convert VOB files to AVI or some other format, but with embedded subtitles? [more inside]
posted by pravit
on Oct 23, 2008 -
WinAVI crapped out on Vista Premium 64-bit. What other friendly converter such as WinAVI can I use instead to convert xvid/divx/etc to .vob files so I can burn them as a DVD with Nero and such?
Thanks in advance [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Aug 21, 2008 -
How do I add subtitles (hardsubs) to an xvid avi when converting from VOBs under FreeBSD? [more inside]
posted by kindachris
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Windows Vista seems to have much worse video playback compared to Windows XP. Any way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by Iax
on May 14, 2008 -
I've been sent a very short clip I'd like to use in a presentation, but, familiar problem here, it's an .avi sent from a Windows machine. All I can seem to coax out it for my MacBook Pro, using VLC, etc., is sound. Can anyone suggest the best way to go about generating a quicktime mov or some such, with video, from this clip for my Mac? Is there a way to get a Windows emulator, and covert it there for something to play back in the Mac environment? Or something easier? Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
posted by dearleader
on May 4, 2008 -
Cannot preview .XviD avi files inside Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, am I missing a codec? [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Feb 29, 2008 -
Is there a good alternative to the new Apple TV 2?
We just got a new HDTV as a gift for the holidays, and I've been connecting my laptop (Windows) to it in order to watch downloaded TV shows & movies. It works ok, but the gfx card on the laptop's a bit old, & doesn't really support HD resolution. Now that the Apple TV's (re)released today, I was wondering if there's a good alternative ....something small that'll playback hd video files in divx, xvid, etc, super easy to connect to the wireless network, plays back in full hd res., etc. Storage space isn't really an issue, just a few gigs is ok considering we usually delete a video file or backup to dvd-r after watching it. I'm also concerned the AppleTV won't playback all the random video formats that VLC & a codec pack handle with ease.
...oh, and definitely cheaper than the AppleTV - think grad student income. Thanks!
posted by itchi23
on Jan 15, 2008 -
I have a couple of different .avi files I want to play… and for the life of me I cannot get them to work. [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on Nov 19, 2007 -
I recently shot an 8min .avi video with my Canon point 'n' shoot (SD800 IS). Now, I'm unable to upload the file onto ANY of my computers (pc, macbook, ibook). Is the 1gig .avi file just too big? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow
on Oct 22, 2007 -