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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

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

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

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

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

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

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