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Archive.org - first time contributor looking for guidance

I recently found a collection of MP4 video interviews on a specific subject sitting on a university website that appears to be unique (only lives there, so far as I can tell). The content is noteworthy and important enough that I would like to create a brand new collection on the Internet Archive. Ownership/rights info is unclear at this stage but I'm drafting an email to the video/web page creator. This would be my first time actually adding content to IA and I'm looking for a little MeFi guidance. [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Aug 27, 2016 - 2 answers

What is the best mp3 player for audiobooks?

Basically I want a MP3 player that is of good quality and will last a few years. I love the functionality of my old Sansa Clips and would love something similar but better quality. I am willing to spend up to $300. I want multi-book bookmarking, podcast bookmarking, and minimum 10GB of memory, prefer a smallish size (but it's not a dealbreaker), also want a sleep function, I will also be using for music. Thank you all! [more inside]
posted by risaroni on Jun 27, 2016 - 7 answers

Quickest, cheapest way to make a single MP4 from a playlist of videos

I'm looking for a tool that will quickly, cheaply and easily re-render a playlist of videos of arbitrary formats and aspect ratios into a single 1080p mp4 file of reasonable quality. No editing, no graphics, just one MP4 file out of many different ones. I know this is ultimately what Final Cut and Premiere do, but I'm hoping for something lighter, cheaper, and faster than putting everything together in a timeline. Is something out there? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Mar 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Handbrake stopping halfway through TV episode.

I've tried to rip an mp4 of an episode of Wire in the Blood (Season 1 Disc 3 : Justice Painted Blind) from an immaculate disc on my iMac using the lastest Handbrake. It only rips the first part (48:35) then stops. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Dec 5, 2015 - 8 answers

Convert a zillion .rm files to .mp4

The organization for which I work has one zillion (well, OK, maybe 40,000) videos in the Real media format. I did not create this scenario, I am only dealing with it. The videos reside on a single server, and are in multiple nested directories. I want/need to convert them to a more neutral format (I'm thinking mp4), using as little manual intervention as possible . [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on May 27, 2015 - 12 answers

Using Adobe Premiere/Media Encoder to chop end off MP4s automatically?

I have 400 promotional MP4s that are each exactly 51 seconds long. I need 400 promotional MP4s that are each exactly 25 seconds long. Can I use a Complete up-to-date Adobe Creative Suite to accomplish this automatically? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on May 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Android phone being picky with video files

I'm trying to e-mail a couple of .mp4 videos to my girlfriend's LG G3 Android phone. The first one worked fine, but both of my attempts of the second video are apparently an "unsupported file type." I encoded the videos myself from QuickTime .mov source videos using Avidemux, and I'm at a loss as to why one works but the others don't. (technical info inside) [more inside]
posted by clorox on Dec 19, 2014 - 5 answers

How to batch convert FLV files to MP4?

I've got numerous video files on a network drive in FLV format that I would like to change to MP4, hopefully with free software. [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Nov 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Seeking simple WMV to MP4 file transcoder

Please help me find a simple high quality WMV to MP4 file transcoder that will run on my Mac. [more inside]
posted by alms on Oct 20, 2014 - 10 answers

B-Roll: File formats and file size

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 - 12 answers

Streaming video around the house

I ripped a bunch of my DVDs to my Mac so that I could put the cases in storage. Currently, the files sit on my hard drive on my Mac Pro, and when I want to watch something, I copy the relevant file to a USB stick and walk it upstairs to the TV, where the Blu Ray player has a USB input. Is there an easier way to get these files onto my TV (and ideally, iPads/iPhones) than walking the file around the house? We're an all-Mac household. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 22, 2014 - 19 answers

Ripped DVDs are giving me a headache

Ripped DVDs look juddery. I converted them to mp4 and smooth pans of the camera seem to "stick" multiple times a second. Is this a mismatch between the mp4 fps and the tv's? If so, how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by It's Never Lurgi on Jul 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Convert .mp4 or .mkv to burn and then play in a standard DVD player?

Please note: I am using Mac OS X. While I have managed to burn two playable DVDs from one of my .mp4 files (once with Burn and once with Toast), the video, which is widescreen, ends up in 4:3 on the DVD, and I don’t know why. (When I tried to convert an .mp4 file to “DVD” using FfmpegX, I let the conversion run overnight, and it was only 33% finished by morning.) Details re: the video files and the software I have at my disposal inside. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jan 11, 2014 - 12 answers

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

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD?

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD format? I'm trying to load videos on a USB stick to play on my blu-ray player. It is a Panasonic DMP-BD65. I seem to be running into the problem discussed in this thread, but the conversion software listed does not appear to have a Mac version and I can't seem to Google up a mac converter to do the same thing. Is there any way for me to make this happen?
posted by Drinky Die on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

How to replace mp4 video track with images?

I need to replace the video track of an MP4 with a single image in one case and with a series of transitioning images in another case. In both cases I wish to leave the audio track intact. I have tried Virtual-Dub and Windows Movie Maker (the downloadable version does not allow editing of the video/audio separately). Any suggestions for which software to use. I thought it would be straightforward, it hasn't been.
posted by therubettes on Dec 4, 2012 - 9 answers

DVD --> MP4

How do I pull clips out of a DVD and export them as mp4s? [more inside]
posted by duvatney on Nov 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Safe (Legal?) Way to Have Service/Person Rip DVDs Into Movie Files?

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 - 8 answers

Please Help me Convert Video

How do I make a DVD from a MP4 file? [more inside]
posted by krisak on Jul 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me get DVD video to my iPad, please.

How do I transfer/play dvd video to iPad3? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jul 3, 2012 - 7 answers

My MKV stops conversion halfway through

I'm trying to convert an MKV file to mp4 using Handbrake, but for some reason it tells me it's finished converting 40 minutes through. The completed 40 minutes are excellent quality, but I'm at a complete loss as to why it's stopping so early. The file isn't DRMed to the best of my knowledge. What might be going wrong? How can I get Handbrake to finish converting my video? And if Handbrake can't, what other app for Mac handles MKV conversion without horrible quality loss (like VisualHub or QuickTime do)?
posted by Rory Marinich on May 25, 2012 - 12 answers

mp4 battery

Replacement flat battery pack for a dead mp4 player. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on May 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Converting MKV to MP4, and hardcoding SRT files into MP4

2 related questions about creating/editing MP4 files to play on my Sony Bravia TV: 1) converting MKV files to MP4, and 2) hardcoding subtitiles - specifically SRT files - into my MP4 files. [more inside]
posted by 254blocks on Mar 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Most forgiving blu-ray/media player?

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 - 8 answers

Plz help me burn fun .flv and .mp4 vids to DVD for people without puters.

I'd like to burn .flv and .mp4 files to DVD for people without puters, to watch on US DVD players. What format do they need converted to (I can use VLC media player to convert them, if they need converted) and what is a good open source and/or free software to burn said converted files to DVD? [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Dec 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Tivo and Video Streaming

Tivo and streaming local video files? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Oct 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Sprechen sie subtitles?

How can I convert MKV files with subtitles into MP4/M4V files with subtitles (OS=Windows)? [more inside]
posted by dust of the stars on Jul 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Recommended ffmpeg options

What are ideal command-line ffmpeg options, used to back up DVDs and AVIs to x264 mp4 files? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me convert some videos

How to convert .avi files to be useable in iTunes/iPhone. [more inside]
posted by norm on Jan 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Digital frame with video, sound and motion sensor - What's the best?

I'm looking for a digital frame that plays mp4 video (with sound) and has a motion sensor - what's the best one out there? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Jan 5, 2011 - 1 answer

Video editor for Windows Vista or Windows 7

My sister needs to make YouTube videos for her business. The camera outputs MP4 files. Needs the ability to edit and add beginning and ending slides. Output should be uploadable to YouTube. Currently using VideoPad (on Vista) which keeps outputting video with out-of-sync audio. Suggested software should work on Vista or Windows 7. Any ideas? (besides Movie Maker)
posted by ao4047 on Nov 29, 2010 - 5 answers

How to get footage from camera and audio equipment to youtube quicker.

Help me make my audio/video fcp life easier. I'm spending far too much time encoding and converting, and there are issues once I've done that; how do I speed the process up? I'm going to be doing this on the road for 12 months, so I really need a better method. (detailed description of tech specs/issues inside) [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Oct 5, 2010 - 8 answers

MP4 problems - please help!

My mp4 videos suddenly stopped showing video, only playing audio. What can I do to fix this? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 1, 2010 - 8 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

AVI-to-MP4 while preserving creation dates?

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 - 2 answers

Best way to edit MP4 HD video in FCP?

Preventing slowdowns when editing HD video in FCP? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Video editing n00b

Please recommend a free, reliable program that will allow me to crop and edit .mp4 videos. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Jun 5, 2009 - 6 answers

How to merge mp4 files without re-encoding?

How can I merge mp4's with out re-encoding, or losslessly? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jan 5, 2009 - 13 answers

DVD/Handbrake Divx Burning Woes

I using Mac the Ripper than Handbrake to turn DVDs into mp4 files. (I use DVD dual layer)...When I use Roxio Popcorn, I can fit several movies on a disc (4) but it takes honestly a day and a half to burn on DVD !!!! But the DVD plays perfectly in my cheap player. Trying a different route, I tried dragging the mp4s to a blank DVD disc and then clicking "Burn" -- it burns and takes only 30-40 minutes but this version will not play on my DVD player. Anybody out there have an idea what I can do to make the process more efficient? Different software or different method? I appreciate your insight. By the way, I am running Mac OX X 10.5.5.
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Boosting the volume of iPod movies...

iPodfilter: How do I increase the volume of movies I want to put onto my iPod? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Sep 13, 2008 - 4 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


I want a mp4/3 IPOD like gadget and I'd like to use it for... 60% to play videos (converted from my DVD collection), 35% to play music (MP3 etc) and 5% to listen to FM radio - the radio is negotiable, not vital. I've never owned or used an MP3/4 player and I'm clueless. [more inside]
posted by selton on Aug 9, 2008 - 25 answers

Split my mp4 videos!

How can I split an mp4 video file in two (or three or four) on my Mac, preferably without a lengthy re-encode? [more inside]
posted by raygan on May 23, 2008 - 8 answers

How to get iTunes to recognise an MP4 movie?

iTunes thinks my MP4 movies are audio tracks, but I beg to differ. How to fix it? [more inside]
posted by different on May 21, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I convert and edit Sanyo digital camera video?

I just bought a Sanyo Xcati Digital Video Camera. It produces .MP4 files, which don't seem to be convertable for use in ULEAD 7 or Windows Movie Maker video editing software. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 16, 2008 - 4 answers

iCan't get *some* video into iTunes

Having switched to a Mac (love it!) and bought an Apple TV, I have used the Elgato Turbo.264 to covert a few years of TV/video to the H.264 mp4 format. When I try to import it to iTunes to use with Apple TV, only about half the files will add to library. All of the files open with Quicktime, and there is no error message from iTunes, they just don't add! [more inside]
posted by csg77 on Oct 1, 2007 - 9 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

Help Me Stop Watching My iPod With My Glasses Off, Please

Audio and video are out of sync on mp4s downloaded from Google Video about 80% of the time. Is there anything simple that I can do about this? OSX, by the way, and it's mostly for watching on my iPod.
posted by interrobang on Jul 16, 2007 - 2 answers

Easy video onto the PSP?

I have a PSP and would like to download YouTube videos so I can watch them on my commute. This brings up a number of questions... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 9, 2007 - 8 answers

DVR to Computer

I've a Scientific American Explorer 8300 DVR with Cox cable. I don't have a stand alone dvd writer but would like to be able to keep certain shows. I know many people attach their DVR's to computers and download the videos off, and I'm fairly tech sufficient... but I can't seem to find any recent info about this device and how I can (if I can) download the recorded content. Thanks!
posted by Gideon on Jul 5, 2007 - 6 answers

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