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Has Anyone Got Loop Findr Working?

So yesterday I read about this cool new OS X application, Loop Findr, that apparently automagically analyzes an MP4 and finds segments that are ripe for looping as an animated GIF. Unfortunately, I can't make it work. Who can? [more inside]
posted by Mothlight on Jul 19, 2014 - 4 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

How to download videos in Safari 7.0 like could be done on Snow Leopard?

I'm all ready to upgrade to Mavericks (OSX 10.9) except for one thing. On Snow Leopard (10.6.8), I am able to open Safari's "Activity window" and see most video files as they're loading there (however, not certain sites like Hulu). From that window, it's an easy Option-Click to download said video file. Safari 7.0 doesn't have this ability. Is there a Safari 7.0 add-on or something that will bring this ability back to Safari? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Still Frame + Music = Video

I regularly want to make videos for YouTube consisting of a single still album art image + audio track. I use OS X. I'm still looking for the best solution for this seemingly trivial task. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Oct 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Is there a mac application that will cut a movie into clips of X length?

I want to give it a video and say "cut this into clips of 30 seconds/10 minutes/whatever" and have it spit out the clips as movie files. Is there an OS X app that can do this? Or some way to do it with automator? [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Jul 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Chroma/Luma Key for OS X Browsers

Is it possible to make a browser window and the background of web pages transparent but to leave the text and images opaque? This would be applied to all web pages viewed in the browser, not just for specific pages I am creating. I've looked at several plug-ins and applications that offer transparent browser windows, but nothing so far gives options for selecting colors to leave opaque. I essentially want something to act as a luma or chroma key for browser windows. I'm using OS X. [more inside]
posted by davidriley on Apr 27, 2012 - 3 answers

7 may have been the final cut.

I buy macs, despite the premium, but my macbook pro just died and fcpx may signal the end of needing a mac to edit video. Should I not buy a mac? [more inside]
posted by historyisaweapon on Jul 25, 2011 - 31 answers

Adjusting colour saturation in OS X

Adjusting display colour saturation in OS X [more inside]
posted by Crane Shot on May 25, 2011 - 9 answers

"I got five hard drives with eighty-nine gigabytes, I eat databases, networks, and web sites."

[OSX Organizational Filter] I do video and need to become better organized on my external drives. [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Sep 4, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I get computers to recognize Sony MiniDV Camera?

Why can't I capture video from a Sony MiniDV camera's firewire (i.link) port? [more inside]
posted by sswiller on Mar 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Bring M2TS into iMovie '09?

How can I get a M2TS video file into iMovie? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Feb 28, 2010 - 6 answers

You didn't really want to post that to MeFi, did you? Oops!

The latest versions of Firefox and Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 22, 2010 - 11 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

What's the deal with Flash video on OSX? I can't click the play button!

Why do Youtube (and other flash videos) become unresponsive on my Mac when they are embedded in other sites? [more inside]
posted by Glum on Nov 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Best video codec for embedding into PowerPoint?

I'd like to embed video clips in a PowerPoint presentation. It would need to play correctly on both Windows and OS X. What codec is ideal? My first attempt won't play on Macs.
posted by limon on Nov 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Adding ADDITIONAL audio to an avi file

How do I add an additional audio track to a .avi movie file in OSX? I downloaded a full length movie, it had stereo channel audio, but one of the audio tracks was still missing, possibly the center channel that was lost from a surround sound mix when it was bounced to standard 2 channel audio. I now have the missing audio file and need to add it to the other two. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Oct 25, 2009 - 5 answers

One Image, One Audio Clip: One Movie?

How to make a video from an audio track for Youtube? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Wanted: video editing software for OSX?

I'm looking for OSX video editing software to use for preparing live music videos for uploading to YouTube. I want to overlay audio tracks from an audio recorder over video footage from a digital camera, cropping either as needed, and exporting the finished video as MPEG4 or H.264. Final Cut seems like overkill (and costs a fair bit), and iMovie doesn't offer the precision to easily align the separate tracks. Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably inexpensive package that will do the job?
posted by acb on Jul 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How I can I make my videos created in Keynote look as good as videos as they do as slides?

When I make presentations in Keynote 08 and then export them to video, they look terrible. My pictures are all blurry, and my fonts are all jagged. How I can I make my videos created in Keynote look as good as videos as they do as slides?
posted by 4ster on May 14, 2009 - 9 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

HD animated maps for video?

What's the easiest way to create HD-quality (1080x) animated maps for use with video? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Mac screen artifacts causing a headache

I'm getting some weird artifacts/corruptions appearing on my macbookpro screen. Any explanations? [more inside]
posted by tanc on Feb 1, 2009 - 7 answers

What video editing software is best for me?

What video editing software is best for me? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Oct 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Not Getting Famous on YouTube

I have a song I composed / recorded / etc. I'd like to make simple video by cutting together fragments of public-domain films with this song. I have a MacBook. How to get to point B? iMovie is crashing on every import. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Oct 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Command-line video quandry

I have two synchronized 720x480 miniDV files. I have OS X 10.5.5. I want to render them side-by-side into a single webcast-resolution widescreen video (eventual target: Vimeo), preferably in a way that can be scripted/automated (so a command-line tool would be great). [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Diavlogs for the masses!

What's the best way to record split-screen video dialogues to post on my blog? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Aug 8, 2008 - 1 answer

can front row be bookmarked?

Can Front Row be run in a window, or can videos being played in front row be bookmarked? I hate to have to try to skip back to where i was in a movie or tv show after doing something else...
posted by luriete on Jul 26, 2008 - 6 answers

Name That Tune/Video (Center)

Naming Filter: Hive mind, please help us name our open source OS X media center application! [more inside]
posted by ill3 on Jun 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Seeking OS X media player with specific features

What video/media player do you use in OS X? Can you recommend one that has some specific features (listed inside)? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on May 20, 2008 - 6 answers

MacPro Dual DVi->VGA problem with the Quadra 4500

MacPro Leopard 10.5.2, Problems with the Quadro FX 4500 card. It has dual DVI ports. It'll run 2 DVI devices when it's DVI to DVI, but it won't run the same two screens if they go via VGA (both DVI ports having a DVI to VGA adapter). The second port (port 2) has the screen detected in the Displays System Preferences but the screen never lights up. Yes, I know all about DVI extenders, etc; I need the VGA to work.
posted by Towelie on Apr 10, 2008 - 1 answer

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video?

Xbox 360 + Connect 360 (OS X) + 720p + 802.11n = jerky video? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Feb 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Streaming video from a Mac to an Xbox 360

I was reading the December 2007 Video Playback FAQ about the new video options that are going to be incorporated in tomorrow's Xbox 360 dashboard update. And I was surprised to see question #28: "How can I stream content from my Mac?". They imply that it's possible, but they don't mention any 3rd party solutions. What Mac software can I use for this?
posted by ssmith on Dec 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Can anyone recommend a software oscilloscope solution for OSX?

Is there a reasonable software-based oscilloscope for the Mac? I need to record a video of approximately 20 seconds. [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Oct 22, 2007 - 5 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

Can I get s-video or component video out of a Mac G5 using a cable or other device?

Trying to capture video off a Mac G5 and looking for a hardware solution. Can I get s-video or component video out of a Mac G5 using a cable or other device? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Apr 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Good alternative to iSight?

What's a good webcam for video chatting on OS X? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Does there exist on the Mac a picture/video viewer that is as easy to use as ACDSee on the PC?

Does there exist on the Mac a picture/video viewer that is as easy to use as ACDSee on the PC? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Dec 23, 2006 - 13 answers

Full Screen Video on Secondary Display

In OS X, is it possible to set up a video to play at full screen on a secondary display? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Nov 18, 2006 - 7 answers

WinMac Media Player

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

How can I bookmark my videos in OSX?

Is there a media player available for OSX that would allow me to bookmark my place in a video before closing it? [more inside]
posted by unsupervised on Mar 9, 2006 - 3 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

Cross platform video-chat software.

I have a Mac (10.4.5), my Dad has a PC (XP Home). We both have cable modems. We want to video chat. What apps can we use together? Bonus points if I can continue to use iChatAV. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Feb 24, 2006 - 11 answers

"PlaycCount is..." Smart Folder

Is there any way in OS X Tiger to create a Smart Folder of movies (mostly .avi) with the condition "Play Count Is...", as in iTunes? I'd like to make an "unseen movies" folder. This is very easy to do in iTunes, but I don't seem to see such an option in the Finder. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jan 3, 2006 - 5 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

Tiger's QuickTime Misperforming on an iBook G3?

Ever since upgrading to QuickTime 7 and Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger), I've noticed that apparently what I think is the H.264 and H.267 codecs play very choppily on my machine. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Nov 2, 2005 - 11 answers

Make VLC the default player (OS X)

How do I set up VLC to become the default player in OS X Tiger? I've tried right clicking a file and selecting "VLC" then clicking "always use this program", but it seems to only make that association for the particular file, not for all of that type (.avi and .wmv, in this case). I know how to do this in Windows, but it seems to be trickier on a Mac. Or maybe I'm just stupid.
posted by rossination on Oct 25, 2005 - 4 answers

How do I burn a 1-Disc VCD from a DivX with Subtitles on MacOSX?

Help with burning a VCD from a DivX/AVI file -- with added fun of both Subtitles and Mac OSX! [more inside]
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Sep 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Acer LCD, mac mini aspect ratio

I bought a mac mini and an Acer 17" LCD for my mom recently, and it finally looks great since I switched from the VGA to the digital cable. However, the aspect ratio seems a little off - everything is a bit squished together. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Jun 18, 2005 - 5 answers

Windows Media Player Problems

Windows Media Player will no longer load in Firefox or Safari. I have reinstalled twice, I remember seeing similar problems with WMP and OS X on AskMe or MeFi (I can no longer find where I saw it) without an answer, help!
posted by scazza on Feb 16, 2005 - 0 answers

How can I edit out commercials from my DVR recordings using a Mac?

I have a DVD video recorder connected to my TV. What software can I use, on my Mac running OS X, to take the contents of these DVDs and do simple editing on them (for example, to cut out adverts), and then burn back to a new DVD? (The burning bit I can probably already do with Toast.)
Cheap is good. Free is better.
posted by Mwongozi on Nov 5, 2004 - 9 answers

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