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Getting video from the TV to my computer

I like to make gifs. What kind of device and setup do I need to pull live video off of television and onto my computer?
posted by cashman on Mar 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Seeing inspirational and mind-blowing videos for kids

What can I show children to inspire and wow them? I teach children aged between 9 and 11. I'm looking for video clips (or other) to show the children that will blow their minds - or at least, prompt discussion, broaden their horizons and take them outside of the confines of the four walls of the classroom. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Mar 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Modify/hack a Google Hangout "feature": Press to Talk

I want to use a Google Hangout "On Air" for a project, but a tiny limitation is getting in the way. I would like to bypass the 'Press to Talk' functionality with a tiny browser script/hack/modification. My programming knowledge is tiny, but I am sure this could be done super super simply with a script loaded in the browser. Perhaps there's better solution. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Concise, fun science treatments like XKCD's "What If" and ASAPScience?

I'm slightly obsessed with well-put-together science-y treatments like those done by XKCD's "What If" and ASAPScience. Given this obsession, where are other places I might be able to get my fix? :) (Note: Video is fun, but I'm not opposed to reading, either!) [more inside]
posted by rinogo on Sep 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Streaming Video A No Go

When I stream video from almost any source, it gobbles up 100 percent of my CPU usage and becomes choppy and unwatchable. I've tried every trick in the book. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Send video files over slow, rural connections?

I'm coordinating a project that involves sending participants to remote communities in the Canadian North. The communities have varying speeds of internet connection, but in general, I've been told it's pretty slow, and sometimes bandwidth is restricted. The participants need to record video of themselves and send it to their evaluators back here in the city. What is the best (free) solution? [more inside]
posted by MissSquare on Jan 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Rural Internet Access: Help my Dad get a connection that can actually let him stream..., well, anything!

Rural Internet Access: Help my Dad get a connection that can actually let him stream..., well, anything! [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Dec 13, 2012 - 7 answers

How can two people watch the same video together at the same time.

Friend and I want to watch movies or video together at the same time. We are separated by several states, but connected by the Internet. How can we make this work? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Jun 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Framerates!

Why are old, black&white films (seemingly) always presented sped up to a modern framerate, making them jerky and fast? The explanation I have of that is that they were recorded with a slower frame rate, so if you want to play it on a modern TV, you have to speed it up. But can't we do better than that now? [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Feb 14, 2012 - 19 answers

Video Blogs for Teens

My 14 year old daughter loves to watch YouTube video blogs by Ryan Higa (Nigahiga) and Charlie McDonnell. She likes their humor, the fact that they're reasonably young & talented, and probably because they're both kind of cute. I'm looking for recommendations for similar video blogs for my daughter. They don't have to feature cute boys, but they should be appropriate for a young teen and shouldn't be vulgar, violent, or idiotic (as in "Fred"). Female video bloggers are welcomed, as long as they're not teaching beauty tips.
posted by kbar1 on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

How can we turn our video cameras into wireless video cameras?

How can we turn our video cameras into wireless video cameras? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jan 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for an online video file from the 1990s

A long time ago, in an internet far, far away, there was a fileā€¦.. Seriously, this has bugged me for a long time. Circa 1996, there was a video resume posted online that was ahead of its time. I want to find it. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Nov 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Video chat US/China?

What is the best US/China video chat option? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Oct 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Quick program for saving internet video?

What is the *best* way to download video from Itunes and the internet onto a blank disc? About a year ago, someone showed me a program or application that easily and elegantly took selected parts of an internet video (and I think an Itunes TV show as well) and transformed it into something I could play on a DVD. This wasn't just a kind of dragging and clicking operation but a specific application or program that made it very neat and easy. I need to do this with a few clips for a small presentation.
posted by Tylwyth Teg on Oct 5, 2011 - 1 answer

Best way to record a live video stream?

What is the best way to record a live streaming video broadcast from the Web? Details to follow. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Sep 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Keeping our elders safe on the Net

Looking for training videos & resources designed for older generations to familiarize them with basic Internet skills including checking email, using web searches, and how to avoid various scams and be web safe. [more inside]
posted by MeatyBean on Jul 2, 2011 - 7 answers

What are these comedy videos?

There was a series of viral videos of a somewhat rotund boy playing spin the bottle and possibly doing other activities with his toys and possibly some other objects. The kid was actually an adult comedian. I can't for the life of me remember what these were called and can't find them anywhere. I think they were before Youtube. What was the name of the series and where could I find them again?
posted by Authorized User on Jun 11, 2011 - 2 answers

New uses for new media

Okay, so I'm slow with the internet meme things, but only a few weeks ago did I come across the Piano Improv Guy from Chat Roulette. Despite my inability to play piano or sing or rock the hoodie, my immediate thought was, "Wow, I wish I thought of that!" What other clever, creative ways of exploiting various media (that it probably wasn't intended for) provoked the same reaction for you? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Mar 4, 2011 - 6 answers

I want this to be a triumph.

Internet quest: I'm looking for video of a full playthrough of the game Portal, available to download. I want to be able to watch it like a movie. Google fails me. [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on Feb 2, 2011 - 6 answers

How to record youtube videos

Is there any way to record or download youtube videos for free using some software? Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Feb 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Making good quality Internet videos on a budget

How can I make decent quality cookery videos for uploading on YouTube-like sites without spending a lot of money? [more inside]
posted by madman on Jan 19, 2011 - 5 answers

streaming and saving live video

I need to record one of these broadcast feeds tomorrow morning (PDF link). What's the best way to go about this? I'm on a Mac, and I won't be home when it begins. How much hard drive space should I have available?
posted by avocet on Jan 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me not know what I just saw.

What are the most inexplicable internet videos you know of? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Dec 28, 2010 - 87 answers

Firmware change?

Is there a mod for my Samsung BluRay player that will let me steam everything, not just the Pandora/Blockbuster/Netflix/YouTube that it streams? It's connected wirelessly to the web, can it be changed to point to another URL?
posted by fixedgear on Dec 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Internet gift-giving at it's most creative?

How can I creatively and virtually give my travelling sister and brother-in-law their christmas gift of their travel-blog-turned-into-a-book? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Nov 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Questions on the best way to create a weather station with video for a second home.

We want to see what is going on at our second home when we aren't around through streaming video, and also be able to check the weather (rainfall, wind, current temperature) over the internet. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by alextprice on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

How to send 5GB files??

How can I send HUGE files over the internet? (5GB, 20GB, etc)? [more inside]
posted by sharingideas on Aug 19, 2010 - 24 answers

YouTube Internet Editor

I saw a website once that took YouTube clips and only played certain parts from them, specified by the user... what was that website? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Jun 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Creating a small site where users upload videos

Just got asked to do web project. It will be a video submission contest: people submit a 20 sec or less video of why they should get to go to gala-event as the guest of this quasi-celebrity (it's for charity). Have a question on how best to design microsite. [more inside]
posted by kelechv on May 12, 2010 - 2 answers

bbc iplayer in usa

how can I watch BBC's iPlayer in the US? A one-step solution is ideal, without having to install and configure a system-wide proxy (which is the current way I can think of doing it). Some software or plugin custom-setup for iPlayer?
posted by lrodman on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Golf! On the internet! Now!

Help My Parents With Their Inexplicable Obsession Filter: Is there a way to watch the Golf Channel online for free or cheap? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 21, 2009 - 5 answers

home page introductory videos

Do you know of any sites with home page videos introducing new concepts such as the P2 for Wordpress theme? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Dec 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Live sports on PC

What's the best way to watch live tv (sports mainly) on a PC? My gf's parents have a vacation cabin with only internet access and they want to be able to watch live sports while they are there. What's the best option. Her mother asked me about "Digital TV for PC" but I think it's a scam. They do have full cable at their main home so I was thinking of advising Slingbox. Anything else out there that won't require me installing hardware at their main home? Thanks!
posted by paulyballs on Nov 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Why are browser-based videos so slow on my computer?

Why are browser-based videos so slow on my computer? [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Oct 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Sending dirty videos securely

How can I send a dirty video securely? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 14 answers

My brain hurts. So what's new?

The title sequences and credits are looking blurry on the videos I'm posting to WordPress. I need to find out the tricks to posting the best quality video possible to my blog, but I'm new to this. Help! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jul 4, 2009 - 27 answers

Help me find the Internet Poets

Help me find the Internet Poets! [more inside]
posted by low_horrible_immoral on Mar 2, 2009 - 14 answers

High quality video with small file sizes.

Compressing quicktime movies for the internets. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jan 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Flipping Out in Italy

Internet Access & Video Upload Abroad (Rome, Capri, Taormina, Palermo) [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on Aug 11, 2008 - 5 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

Where are the music videos?

Where on the internet can I watch/download high quality music videos?
posted by god particle on May 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Need program to track progress in multiple TV series

Is there a good program to monitor progress in various TV shows? I.e. what episode I'm on in shows if watching multiple shows in different seasons irregularly. [more inside]
posted by lrodman on May 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Best/Worst Viral Ad Campaigns

I'm researching viral marketing campaigns, and I'm looking for some of the best and worst examples out there. [more inside]
posted by Prevailing Southwest on Apr 3, 2008 - 23 answers

looking for internet video

i AM Looking for an internet video of a guy reading a letter he found, he says something in it like "you always wanna hold hands" my friend said it was hilarious but i havent been able to find it
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 21, 2007 - 2 answers

Sync Our Flix!

Is there a syncing media player? [more inside]
posted by evariste on Dec 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Downloading Videos Off Google: High Quality Off Limits?

I can't download high quality .avi files from Google Video with Keepvid. Any other way to grab them? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jun 16, 2007 - 6 answers

A great online video course for $10,000?

We have: 10 Hours of raw video footage (mini-DV). 1 Website. $10,000 Budget. We want: A sub-site on our website that features a video course, with room to add more courses, as well as shorter videos and podcasts in the future. We need: to know how. [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher on May 22, 2007 - 11 answers

All online training videos are not created equally. Right?

What makes a good online training video? Besides decent software and production value. [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Apr 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Why does streaming video always fail for me?

I constantly have this problem: I try to play a streaming video (youtube, g.video, dailymotion, doesn't matter) and the clip will start playing fine. Then it will stop playing somewhere into the clip, but continue to load, but won't let me keep playing! What's going wrong? [more inside]
posted by linus587 on Mar 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Memory leaks, like the corners of my Flash

I'm struggling with Flash video. It's eating memory and crashing client browsers.... [more inside]
posted by dw on Feb 21, 2007 - 7 answers

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