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Best way for .tivo -> .avi ??

I'm looking for the best way to get movies off my Series 2 TiVo and into high quality un-DRM-ed television shows of really any format, but preferably some kind of DivX. [more inside]
posted by judge.mentok.the.mindtaker on Jan 20, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I deal with Indeo Video 5 on OS X?

I have a set of 45 short videos that I need to batch convert to anything that plays nicely with Quicktime on OS X, which is almost anything but the .avi with Indeo Video 5 they're in now. I tried QT Pro, ffmpeg and VisualHub before reading that Indeo and OS X just don't work together. I have a MacBook with WinXP under Parallels to work with, but I don't know video conversion on Windows at all. It seems like VirtualDub would help, but I can't figure out the batch conversions. My attempts yield me responses like "the function SetMode was called on a stream [?] that hasn't been previously initalized with SetSource". Say what?
posted by Steve3 on Jan 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Cycling miles to running miles. What's the conversion ratio?

I'm training for an ultramarathon in the summer and I'm trying to get my weekly mileage totals up. However, there might be several times a week when I'll be mountain biking circa 80 km/50 miles in a day. My question is: if I was to try and convert these cycling miles into running miles, how many running miles would 50 cycling miles be worth? What would the conversion ratio be like? [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Jan 3, 2007 - 20 answers

DYC into something useful?

Mission Impossible? Converting ICUII video to AVI or MPG or MOV? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Dec 30, 2006 - 2 answers

ASF --> MOV?

Can I convert ASF to a mac-friendly format for editing? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Dec 27, 2006 - 4 answers

VOB to MOV... How?

I need to convert a short VOB file into a reletively high quality, uncompressed MOV file... it's for my reel and I am having a heck of a time finding a way to convert it while keeping the sound and image quality reletively intact. I have managed to create an AVI and a MPG/MPEG... but they don't want to be good little children and convert to MOV's through the freeware I have. Help!
posted by Elle Vator on Dec 5, 2006 - 9 answers

London renting

Recommendations on London conversions/new builds to rent come the new year [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Dec 3, 2006 - 2 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

Converting CMYK JPEGs to RGB

Recommended methods for converting CMYK JPEGs to RGB JPEGs, ideally batch conversion? [more inside]
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics on Nov 15, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I turn swf files into a reasonable quality DVD for playback on TV?

How can I turn swf files into a reasonable quality DVD for playback on TV? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Nov 14, 2006 - 8 answers

Video Conversion Problem

How can I get mini-dvd video footage on to my Mac when I don't have a mini-dvd player & the format isn't compatable on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by DudeAsInCool on Nov 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Convert to Real Media files on OS X?

I have a current project I'm working on that I have to output a Quicktime file as a RealMedia (.rm) for a Real Helix Server. Apperently the format is locked and I have no input on using a different file but I'm having trouble getting the video converted to .rm on OS X. I've done quite a bit of searching but I don't seem to have any options, RealMedia seems to have locked down their format so that their files can only be written with RealProducer, which only runs on Windows/Linux. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by chrisWhite on Nov 7, 2006 - 5 answers

First Mac in an all-Windows environment!

I have purchased a Mac for use in an all-Windows environment. I have never used a Mac. Converts: what are some of the things you've learned that helps ease the transition? [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Nov 6, 2006 - 11 answers

How can we convert our wine cooler to reach refrigerator temperatures of 35 degrees farenheit or below?

How can we convert our wine cooler to reach refrigerator temperatures of 35 degrees farenheit or below?
posted by Jujee on Oct 30, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I convert CorelDraw files?

How do I convert a CorelDraw (.cdr) file into a more open format (pdf, jpeg, bmp, ANYTHING).
posted by Maia on Oct 17, 2006 - 8 answers

how do I best get static off old tapes that I can't let out of my sight?

How do I best convert borrowed valuable audiotapes into a hiss and static reduced output? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Sep 26, 2006 - 7 answers

What do Jews think of converts?

What do Jews think of converts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2006 - 45 answers

How to not F up my first Rosh Hashanah?

First Rosh Hashanah. Tips? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Sep 18, 2006 - 25 answers

How to go from Palm Desktop 2.6.3 mac to 4.1.1. PC?

PalmConversionHellFilter: Moving Palm calendar from Palm Desktop 2.6.3 on the Mac to 4.1.4 on the PC. There's more, natch, inside ... [more inside]
posted by bhance on Aug 29, 2006 - 6 answers

How to convert WinAmp playlists for iTunes?

iTunesFilter: Easy way to convert WinAmp playlists for use in iTunes? Without a plug-in? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Aug 7, 2006 - 4 answers

I need video on my ipod!!

How can I download my existing videos into my ipod? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Jul 30, 2006 - 7 answers

Conversion: ppt to mpg.

ppt -> mpg ?? [more inside]
posted by ハッカー on Jul 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Converting Postrges-specific query to Mysql

I need help converting a Postgres-specific SQL query to MySQL [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Jul 14, 2006 - 14 answers

How do I convert a ZGL file to XGL?

How do I convert a .ZGL (compressed binary) file to a .XGL (uncompressed ASCII) file?
posted by Java_Man on Jul 12, 2006 - 14 answers

Illustrator to shapefile conversion?

I'm trying to figure out a way to convert a vector map image, in Adobe Illustrator, to a .shp shapefile usable in GIS software like ArcSoft. I know very little about ArcSoft and shapefiles. Is there a plugin? Is there some intermediary format I could export from one and import to the other? Is this simply impossible? My research thus far has been fruitless, so any help would be much appreciated.
posted by ab3 on May 26, 2006 - 6 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

Coverting video files for iDVD

How do I make a DVD from my iTunes video downloads? [more inside]
posted by mudhouse on May 18, 2006 - 4 answers

OpenOffice to Word Conversion Needed

How can I convert OpenOffice formatted files to MS Word? [more inside]
posted by mikewas on May 10, 2006 - 4 answers

free mp3 to wav batch converter?

Is there a good, free, non-shareware limited batch converter for taking a bunch of mp3s and making them into wavs? [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on May 5, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me win over the mother through piracy!

Need to burn a DVD from Avi files to impress my boyfriend's mother! Help! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Apr 26, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I open a wks file?

I need help opening a file with a .wks extension. I believe it's a Lotus spreadsheet, but I don't have that program. [more inside]
posted by kensanway on Mar 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Vector to vector --- SVG to DXF or SHP

SVG to DXF or SHP format for free? I've been banging my head against google for the last couple of hours and [more inside]
posted by the giant pill on Mar 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Setting up a mobile internet facility in Africa

Where can I find a resource with information about buying and converting a truck or bus? [more inside]
posted by davehat on Mar 24, 2006 - 4 answers

simple images-to-video converter for mac/unix?

can anyone recommend a simple piece of Mac (or unix) software that will take a bunch of image files named abc001, abc002, etc and string them together into a video file that i can view with a lowest-common-denominator video player? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Mar 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Converting A Plain Text List Of URLs Into An HTML List of Clickable Links

What's the easiest way to convert a plain text list of URLs with descriptions into an HTML page of clickable links? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo on Feb 21, 2006 - 9 answers

My dad doesn't like my religion.

How do I get my father to understand me? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Feb 13, 2006 - 33 answers

Converting asf to mp3

I need a free program to convert asf audio files to mp3. Google provides plenty of programs, but they all require payment to convert the entire file.
posted by punishinglemur on Feb 9, 2006 - 8 answers

Excel-fu needed.

Excel problem. How do I convert the following number format. 106026 where from left - first digit is CENTURY. Next two are YEAR and last three are JULIAN DAY. So last example is CENTURY 1, YEAR 06, and 26th Julian day of the year. I would like to convert to to mm/dd/yy. Anyone have good Excel-fu for this?
posted by thimk on Jan 26, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I translate data?

What is a good tool for translating data? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jan 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Converting old CPT files to something useful

Converting from an obsolete graphics format. [more inside]
posted by Noah on Jan 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Autodiscovery of RSS feeds

I want to take my bookmarks.html file generated by firefox and run it through a script that checks for rss feeds for the pages and returns the list of rss feeds in a file. Is anyone familiar with a script that can do this? I've been googling for it for a day or two and can't find what I'm looking for.
posted by TuxHeDoh on Jan 7, 2006 - 11 answers

What is the best way to convert a web page into a PDF file? ...w/o using Acrobat.

What is the best way to convert a web page into a PDF file? ...w/o using Acrobat. [more inside]
posted by JudgeBork on Nov 17, 2005 - 10 answers

converting movies into flash

I want to turn movies into flash files. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Oct 18, 2005 - 13 answers

Is free pdf to word conversion possible?

Where/how can I convert pdf files to Word.doc/rtf format - for FREE? [more inside]
posted by porktrap on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

PDF conversions with css.

PDF from html with extensive css. How do I resolve my formatting issues? [more inside]
posted by mystyk on Sep 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Pdf to Jpeg conversion on a PC

Pdf to Jpeg Conversion? Is it possible for free on a windows box? I have been trying for weeks! Please help so I can read a book I bought on my PSP [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Sep 19, 2005 - 20 answers

Why can't they make iMovie for Windows?

I need to edit some video files I've shot on my camera. The problem is that the camera's video files export as .MOV and I can't find a good entry-level Windows program that supports the file type. Could someone recommend either a program that will let me edit this file type, or a good freeware converter? And if I do change them over to .AVI, what are some recommendations for a good yet simple Windows video editor?
posted by thecjm on Sep 15, 2005 - 9 answers

How can I learn to use metric in my everyday life?

I want to Think Metric! I'm an American who wants to get on par with the rest of the world. What are ways I can start to mentally convert from inches, pounds, and Fahrenheit to centimeters, kilograms, and Celsius. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Aug 17, 2005 - 22 answers

Convert pdf > doc

I need a way to convert a pdf file to a Microsoft Word (.doc) file. It has to be free, preferably online if possible, and if there is no suitable online version it should be compatible with OS X. Any suggestions?
posted by teem on Aug 14, 2005 - 13 answers

VHS to DVD?

I am looking for a reliable and cost-effective manner to convert a single VHS tape to DVD. I don't have a camcorder or any other equipment to do the job and local shops have quoted me prices in the $100 range. I found several online set-ups that advertise in the $20 range, but I am looking for recommendations before I send the VHS tape off.
posted by ajr on Jun 15, 2005 - 7 answers

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