DVDHellFilter: I live in Region 1, I want to watch a Region 2 PAL disc (or a copy of it) on my NTSC TV, how can I do this? I'm willing to either go with a new player or try to copy the disc and convert the region, or whatever will work. (further questions await your expertise inside) [more inside]
posted by biscotti
on Jan 6, 2005 -
Just say for instance - I had an MP3 (or some MP3's) and I wanted to create my own video, maybe with bits of video footage from a variety of sources, and some 'slides' or 'captions' - and then burn that whole thing to a DVD that I could play in a nightclub. What would be good software (Win XP) that could facilitate this for me?
posted by mattr
on Jan 2, 2005 -
Video Editing. What is the best solution on a Windows platform for video editing and burning to DVD? I am considering purchasing a Mac for this function, but if I could do it on Windows, it would be good as well.
posted by benjh
on Dec 31, 2004 -
I'm putting together a video/still shot slideshow for our company's annual "We Did Really Well Last Year" video. I'd like to make it as visually appealing as possible... [MI] [more inside]
posted by bryanzera
on Dec 27, 2004 -
I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this
) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla
on Dec 27, 2004 -
You want to rip a 60-second (or so) clip from a DVD, substitute the audio with an MP3 of your choosing, and save the result in a format suitable for Internet distribution. What (downloadable, easy-to-learn) software do you use?
posted by Aaorn
on Dec 24, 2004 -
Inspired by the question about publicly available news footage
: Is it possible to download somewhere all 7 (?) parts of Frank Capra's WWII series "Why We Fight"? I know it's in the public domain, having been produced with taxpayer dollars, but all I can find is people selling it on DVD and VHS, with the exception of the final title, which Prelinger has. Are there MPEG-2 or avi versions of the other titles somewhere?
Also, if I could sneak in a twofer -- Where do Jon Stewart, SNL, etc. get the video and stills they use in their news parodies? I know parody is protected, so they probably don't have to clear rights, but do they just copy it down from regular programming? Or is there some kind of archive they're tapping? Does CBS, for instance, just give you this stuff if you ask for it?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Dec 16, 2004 -
I'm in Britain and don't have satellite or cable... is there a legal way I can watch or listen to the world championship boxing on the net tonight? Or, is there a non-legal way that maybe you want to email me about?
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Dec 11, 2004 -
My memory fails me - there's a funny video that made the rounds online (including mefi) that was a fake industrial film for a device with a name like "interociter". It was loaded with all kinds of nonsensical technical terms. I'd appreciate it if someone could point me to it.
posted by O9scar
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Torontonians: Where can you rent art films on VHS these days? Generally Bay St. Video covers all my rental needs, but they only rent DVDs now, which is great for movies that are available on DVD, but less great for those that aren't. (+) [more inside]
posted by SoftRain
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I'm looking for high quality video from the senate floor. Is there some government run (public domain) archive containing this? When I called CSPAN looking for an hour of video, they told me it would cost about $150 to get a copy on VHS. An extensive search of google and discussion with my school librarian revealed no other sources for senate video other than CSPAN. Any ideas?
posted by zelphi
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Is there something like Andromeda
for video-oriented assets such as quicktime movies? Alternatively, does Andromeda support video formats, and I just can't find the info in the docs?
posted by mwhybark
on Nov 28, 2004 -
I want to take a DVD and compress it so that it fits onto a single CDR (for backup purposes - don't have a DVD burner). What's the best app for this one task?
posted by humuhumu
on Nov 26, 2004 -
The mother of a friend of the family was on NBC's Nightly News tonight in a short segment regarding soldiers away from tloved ones during the holidays. We missed the news broadcast today, and I can't find a clip of the video.
Looking around for torrents I TV shows, I found plenty of the usual suspects (sitcoms, cartoons, etc) but nothing on this newcast tonight. Heck no places that offer downloads of new programs period.
This would really mean a lot to my fiancee and brother in law. Can anyone help me out, please?
Thank you in advance. [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Nov 22, 2004 -
Is there a way to save my Imagination at work
sketch? Not that I don't trust GE to save my artwork for all time, but I don't. [mi]
posted by codger
on Nov 18, 2004 -
I am looking at buying a professional one-stop digital video editing workstation sometime early next year. My ceiling is $10K, and so far the best I've been able to come up with is a nice G5 setup. I can do web searches just fine, thank you, so what I'm really looking for is for you experienced pros out there to tell me what mistakes not to make and if there is really an economic (or not) alternative to the apple suite for one stop production. MI [more inside]
posted by headless
on Nov 10, 2004 -
How do I watch incoming S-video on my Windows PC? I have a GeForce 4 Ti4200 with Video-In/Video-Out and the nVidia WDM video capture driver. Is there a better app to view the video than dScaler
? [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Nov 6, 2004 -
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 -
Librarianfilter: My girlfriend is "wondering if anyone could recommend good websites containing lists/reviews for educational books/videos/software for children (ages 5 up through high school)? I recently acquired the responsibility of selecting materials (I'm a librarian) for our University's Educational Resource Center and don't have an education background so I'm new to this. I know about the Parent's Choice Foundation
. I was wondering if there is something similar for librarians/educators? I get tons of catalogs but want lists/reviews, preferably online. Thanks!"
posted by adamkempa
on Oct 13, 2004 -
My wife & I saw the video for "Safety Dance" by Men without Hats at the weekend and had a bet about where it was filmed. I say SW England, she says Wales. My basic googling skillls have turned nothing up - can anyone help?
posted by jontyjago
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Combining .rm files on OS X? I have a bunch of Real Video files and I want to join them together. I wouldn't mind if they ended up in Quicktime, either.
posted by nicwolff
on Oct 7, 2004 -
I need a wireless security camera system. My requirements are that it be able to support at least 8 cameras, be reasonably high-res, and be able to capture and record streams digitally (not just take still snapshots). Motion sensitive activation is a plus, but not required. Ability to view the streams using a standard web browser is a big plus, but not necessarily required.
Budget is flexible, but I'd like to spend less than $5K total if possible. If that's not realistic (high or low), say so.
posted by Caviar
on Oct 7, 2004 -
You have an .ogm file of a non-subtitled movie and a .srt subtitle file -- what's the best OS X tool to watch the movie with subtitles? For educational purposes only, etc, (more inside) [more inside]
posted by matteo
on Oct 7, 2004 -
Final Cut Pro 4
For the next few weeks I have access to an eMac with FCP4 installed. Can anyone recommend any online tutorials to get me on my way. Ones concerned with general video editing techniques as well as those directly related to FCP would be helpful too. [Slightly more inside...] [more inside]
posted by i_cola
on Sep 29, 2004 -
I'm looking for a video stream automation application, preferably open-source but I'm interesting in any suggestions. More than a playlist, less than a rack full of industry-standard hardware. For example, there is the popular SAM2
for audio which does scheduling, scripting, weighting, etc. Is there anything like this out there for the prosumer-level video broadcaster? [more inside]
posted by travis vocino
on Sep 24, 2004 -
What's the best "works-out-of-the-box" player for watching DivX/XviD/MPEG-4/etc. videos on my living room TV?
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Sep 21, 2004 -
Digital Camcorder / Digital Video Camera: Looking for a quality review/comparison site. Also, any recommendations? Below $1000, primarily automatic over manual, recording family indoor (some children's sports). Thoughts on simple video editing software to DVD, method of transfer, anything else I should keep in mind?
posted by Feisty
on Sep 19, 2004 -
Need recommendations on (preferably cheap/free) windows software to allow me to make DVDs from MiniDV that are playable in most set top DVD players. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Sep 14, 2004 -
Who's the actress in the Alanis Morrissette "Out Is Through" video - ginger with the high pony-tail trying to get to the gig? Both my girlfriend and I are sure we recognise her (almost as strongly as if we actually *know* her) but neither of can put a name to the face, and my google-fu is failing. Anyone put us out of our misery?
posted by benzo8
on Sep 12, 2004 -
I'm looking for a DVD (any region or format) or vhs video (ntsc only) of Kansas City Bomber
. I don't think it's ever been legally released in the USA--though it has in the UK
-- though apparently it was a TV staple in the late 70s. Wondering if anyone knows if it's currently available anywhere in the world or if anyone has a copy they recorded from television. Thanks!
posted by dobbs
on Sep 9, 2004 -
What are some good books or web sites for getting started with digital video? What's a good low- to mid-range camera? (I've just started taking classes, and I've got a G5 with Apple's Production Suite
posted by kirkaracha
on Sep 7, 2004 -
I want to watch TV on my laptop via wifi. Does anyone know how I can do this? For example, Toshiba's new Qosmio laptops come with a 'Wifi TV Router'. Does anyone else make a WiFi TV router? Or, alternatively, I have another computer with a TV card in it. What software could I install to stream the live TV signal from my server? I know there are streaming video products, but I don't know if any of them can also handle changing channels on a live TV stream. Any helpful suggestions appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by PigAlien
on Sep 1, 2004 -
Do any MeFites have ideas/experience/recommendations for a way to archive VHS tapes to DVD? So far my Google-fu has turned up software that requires having to add video cards to computers, plus a DVD burner, etc. My work would prefer a product that is a stand-alone thing that you can pop in a tape, then convert it to DVD and pop out a DVD. Is there such a thing?
posted by Lynsey
on Aug 26, 2004 -
VideoGameRecommendationFilter: I thought Goldeneye
was a great multiplayer game. What first-person-shooter for the Gamecube would y'all recommend as being the most like it and/or the most fun in terms of multiplayer?
posted by evinrude
on Aug 25, 2004 -
Are there any digital still cameras that have decent video capabilities yet? MiniDV level for at least 30 seconds would be ideal but perhaps unrealistic.
posted by smackfu
on Aug 23, 2004 -
OK, so my fiance just started med school 2000+ miles away from where I live. To stay in touch and keep our phone bills reasonable, we both got iChat AV cameras for our powerbooks. However, the neccesary ports (16384 to 16403) are not open on her school network. We contacted her IT department and a week later, the guy told her that he couldn't open those ports for security/bandwidth issues, leaving us high and dry. So, what would folks suggest we do in this situation? Is it really a security issue or just bandwidth? Are there any workarounds?
posted by garethspor
on Aug 6, 2004 -
I want to use my regular camcorder for videoconferencing, and for magnifying small print on my computer screen. Do any of the videographers out there know of a camcorder arm that clamps on to a desk and swivels around?
posted by josh
on Aug 5, 2004 -
I am in the process of creating a DVD of my sketch comedy group's work. This means I have to go through about fifty DV tapes in order to find the ones which have completed sketches rather than footage on them. In addition, many of the tapes are unlabelled. Is there some method or program which can scan a tape quickly and give me an overall impression of what's on it? (I'm thinking via thumbnails, but I presume there are other ways of doing it.)
posted by tweebiscuit
on Jul 26, 2004 -
DVD authoring tools. What are you guys using? Whats the best "bang for the buck" software out there for casual (non-professional) work? [more inside]
posted by skallas
on Jul 20, 2004 -
VCD headaches. I used to be able to burn VCDs (or super VCDs) that would play on multiple DVD players until recently. Its not the drive as I've tried two different ones. I'm suspecting the media. Anyone know who makes good blank CDRs nowadays? Or if there's a brand that is DVD player friendly? [more inside]
posted by skallas
on Jul 19, 2004 -
Joining video on a Mac: I have a friend
who has several sets of WMVs and AVIs and would like to combine them into single, contiguous movies.
He's not going to have to buy something expensive, is he? [more inside]
posted by majick
on Jul 4, 2004 -
In OS X, how can I capture sound from a QuickTime video in my browser window? I can't save the video to disk.
posted by kirkaracha
on Jul 1, 2004 -
Video geeks: I am looking for either a MiniDV deck, or camera to act as a deck. All the reviews I find on cameras seem to focus on video quality, but I'm in the market for playback
features and compatibility. Help? [more inside]
posted by plexiwatt
on Jul 1, 2004 -
What are some ways to turn a RealPlayer streaming video file into a ripped, usable file on your hard drive? I've seen stuff for the audio part, but not so much video.
posted by inksyndicate
on Jun 28, 2004 -