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Please help me resolve a .avi codec conversion problem on mac

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 - 11 answers

Showing divx length in Windows Explorer

(How) Can I get the length (running time) of .divx videos to show in Windows Explorer? I am using Windows 7 (64-bit). [more inside]
posted by dhens on May 2, 2013 - 4 answers

g2m4 codec

Where can I find a free download for a G2M4 codec that doesn't include nasty viruses that will torture my computer? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jun 14, 2012 - 5 answers

No VO. Why?

What reasons are there for a video not play the Voice over part on some Macs and some PCs? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Jan 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Simple VHS digitization that still satisfies a video nerd's lust for quality

This year for Christmas, I'd like to get my parents the gift of converting all their VHS tapes to digital format. I'm a sometime video editor and effects artist, so I need a solution that's a) cheap, b) not too involved, workflow-wise, and c) meets my video nerd half's demand for quality. What's the best solution that fits all three? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Dec 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Codecs Grandior

What's the best way to encode & wrap video for web delivery, where best = viewable by the greatest number of users, cross-platform, with the least amount of fuss and need to install codecs or players? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Mar 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Help playing audio on Japanese BDs?

Where do I find a codec for the audio on Japanese BDs? [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Feb 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Best video codec for DVD ripping?

What are the best video compression settings (codec, bitrate etc.) for ripping DVDs (that I own)? These files will sit on a NAS and be streamed over a wireless G network for viewing on a standard definition TV with XBMC. [more inside]
posted by Otis on Feb 19, 2009 - 10 answers

What's the best way to dump *all* information about a video file?

What's the best way to dump *all* information about a video file? [more inside]
posted by crawl on Nov 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Powerpoint and video - how hard can it be? Suggestions for codecs or video formats that will work, please...

I have a presentation which includes a number of videos. They don't play. I am assuming this is a codec problem - but as the videos are mpeg-2 maybe this isn't the case (I thought that by going for an old codec they were more likely to work). PowerPoint 2007, XP. I have admin rights so can install extra codecs, and I have linux with ffmpeg/mplayer so I can convert the videos. What should I do?
posted by handee on Sep 15, 2008 - 6 answers

I want my CCTV

Video file needs codec to play, which I have; how do I convert it to something that doesn't need this codec? [more inside]
posted by striker on Jun 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Wanted: codec for g64 files

A friend gave me some video files, about 30Mb in size, that have ".g64" as a file extension, and I've been unable to play them - vlan has shown the top of a partial frame, and that's it. They're supposedly from a fairly recent CCTV system, but I've been unable to find out the manufacturer. Anybody got a clue for me?
posted by DreamerFi on Mar 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Which codecs can I remove?

Does anyone know of a way to determine which codecs might be obsolete or no longer necessary? [more inside]
posted by bwg on Mar 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for the video conversion gods to smile favorably upon me

If I take a random video file, say Xvid with AC3 audio and I want to convert it to play on my mobile device (say Symbian S60 v3), is this a simple procedure nowadays? In other words, should I invest in converter software and a good video player for my phone, or am I entering a quagmire of codec errors? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Why does my cell phone break up when I have hold music?

Why does my cell phone break up when I have hold music? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Feb 11, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I encode DVDs to play on Tivo?

Can I encode my dvd's for Tivo using Handbrake, MPEG streamclip or similar tool? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Feb 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me hear the difference

Software to ABX audio files (on a Mac)? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Jan 22, 2008 - 2 answers

.avi agony

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 - 13 answers

open source, real-time, video streaming?

What options are there for a real-time, open source, video streaming (ogg Theora?) codec/platform/service? I have heard of Flumotion but was wondering if there are others like it in the US or Asia.
posted by gen on Aug 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Movie transcoding advice: Does anyone have a good recipe?

Movie transcoding advice: Does anyone have a good recipe? [more inside]
posted by colecovizion on Aug 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Save me from proprietary codecs...

How should I convert about 7000 wma to a more compatible format? [more inside]
posted by coolin86 on Jul 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Encoding DV for computer playback?

What's the best way to encode DV for playback on Mac and Windows? I'm editing in Final Cut and would like output that doesn't mess with the aspect ration (no fat/squished heads), no interlacing jaggies, and can play on a G4 ibook or Pentium4 without stuttering. (Bonus points if the file size is smaller than DV!) [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Which audio format is for me?

Which format/bit rate should I store my music to get the most out of my er6 headphones? I want to get the best audio quality but with the lowest file size. [more inside]
posted by Coolcan2 on Jan 8, 2007 - 22 answers

Help me find an app which converts qcp files.

software to convert .qcp files to mp3 or wav? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Nov 28, 2006 - 2 answers

What can I do to restore audio in Flash after using Rythmbox?

Linux audio: I don't get any audio in flash videos (i.e. Youtube) after listening to FLAC's and MP3's in Rythmbox (even after I close the program) until I reboot. Am I supposed to "free" the audio codecs after using them in one software? Linux Ubuntu 6.06, Mozilla Firefox, codecs installed by Automatix. Yes, am a newbie.
posted by jchgf on Oct 3, 2006 - 7 answers

WinMac Media Player

Daily Show on a Mac [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff on Jul 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Questionable video codecs; how do I get rid of them and what ones do I need?

I have installed a questionable codec pack. Now video doesn't work correctly and I can't burn DVDs. How do I remove the codecs that I installed and what codecs should I be using? [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Jun 17, 2006 - 6 answers

Best Codec for Youtube Videos?

What is the optimal Quicktime Codec to use when compressing Quicktime movies for You Tube? [more inside]
posted by sswiller on Jun 13, 2006 - 4 answers

DivX to .SWF conversion always converting without a sync.

DivX to .SWF conversion always converting without a sync. I have a video that is an .AVI (DVcodec), I converted it to DivX via VirtualDub and later on converted it from DivX to .SWF via (Flash Video Studio 1). For some unknown reason, whenever it gets converted to .SWF, the audio/video are not in sync. [more inside]
posted by cheero on May 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Alternate video format other than DV

What is the best alternate video format to archive DV video. [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Mar 21, 2006 - 11 answers

What does everyone know about XVID settings that I don't?

double-pronged question about working with XVID [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Feb 24, 2006 - 17 answers

Curse you, iTunes

Windows stuttering sound problems - codec issues? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Feb 21, 2006 - 10 answers

DVM & AC-3

Is the DVM audio format actually the same thing as Dolby Digital/AC-3, or does it just use the same WAVE Format ID?
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome on Feb 1, 2006 - 3 answers

Convert QuickTime to avi

How to convert QuickTime movies into a Windows-readable format? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on Jan 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Converting WMV on a Mac

A Google search reveals several possible ways to convert a WMV file to an mpg, or an avi, or a mov, on a Mac. My question is, for someone who does not have QT Pro and is hoping to do this for free, and has no easy access to any machine other than his G5, what is the best way to convert a wmv into something, anything else (mpg, avi, mov)? This is something of a repeat question (24337) but I'm not facing any DRM and do have access to Final Cut Pro 4.
posted by boombot on Nov 28, 2005 - 4 answers

B&W G3 OS9 as television server

I’ve got a B&W G3 running OS9 (actually, mostly gathering dust) - can I slap a big hard drive in it and use it to feed downloaded television to my TV? [more inside]
posted by juliewhite on Nov 18, 2005 - 5 answers

How to find (or make) a DV reference movie?

I'm looking for a reference movie for testing video codecs, or tips on how to create my own. [more inside]
posted by danblaker on Sep 13, 2005 - 7 answers

Keynote 2 Video Export Settings

I'd like to export a Keynote 2 presentation to a video, but all of my attempts result in bad quality and skipping. What settings and codecs should I be using? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 24, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I find codec/media player for an .avi file?

How do I find correct codec/media player for an .avi file? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Mar 9, 2005 - 11 answers

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