I have an older Gateway PC acting as my media center/file server. I have it hooked up to a 42" 720p Samsung Plasma TV via VGA from the on-board connection on the PC. As such, the resolution is not very good: 1024x768 and the picture doesn't really fit on the screen. Can you recommend a cheap video card (under $50) that will let me connect via HDMI and show things at a decent resolution without stretching or cropping the picture? No gaming, just playing video files.
You are probably familiar with TED, a fantastic collection of talks on a wide range of topics available online. What other, similar collections are there? [more inside]
I need to embed a video in a swf banner ad. I have no idea how to do this. Can someone walk me through it? [more inside]
I missed the 2012 Olympics. I've heard there was a great scooter portion. I'd like to see this, but can only find video from within the club that rode. Does anyone know a link to video of the scooter ride from the audience/media viewpoint?
Waa!? Pummelvision shut down! Now how am I supposed to convert my hundreds of wedding photos into a 2 minute video, with music? Please, please, please tell me there's an alternative way to do this - weather an automatic service, or a stand alone program, or some multi-step conversion nightmare. Thanks!
Does anyone know how those ultra-high pixel dense Google commercials are made? [more inside]
Online videos play with no sound. [more inside]
I'm looking for a Brazilian piece of (folk?) music to use with a short video I'm making on football/soccer. [more inside]
Help me remember this old video series that used early computer/video animation to illustrate geometry/calculus concepts. [more inside]
Chicago filter: I want to create a time-lapse/stop-motion ode to Chicago like this one of Paris. Please recommend some good sites/spots to shoot! [more inside]
I am shooting a music video next month. It's a personal portfolio project and while my social group has stepped in beautifully, I still need people with certain traits/looks. Is there a place online I can post a listing to while also being upfront that it is an unpaid/volunteer gig? [more inside]
(Asking for a friend.) I need to find some sort of software that lets you both record yourself through a webcam (showing the image live in a window on the screen) and (not simultaneously) play a pre-recorded video in the same screen. Ideally it would have very minimalist buttons, or configurable buttons/toolbar. [more inside]
Trying to remember the name of this hilariously bad song so that I can watch the equally terrible video again. [more inside]
Someone keeps stealing my license plate while my car is parked in my apartment complex overnight. I've already reported the thefts, and I'd like to set up a camera and catch the perp in the act if he or she strikes again. Suggestions, given the details inside? [more inside]
How can I hack my Flip Ultra HD? [more inside]
Howdy Mefi peeps, I'm looking for a tough video + camera that is mp4 native. I have a Canon IS1200, a good point and shoot. It outputs in .avi, a high volume format that takes quite awhile to download via USB. I need something more robust for my purposes. [more inside]
Ultrabook for video: dive in or am I making a mistake? [more inside]
My husband is making fetish videos of himself, and I'm not sure what to do about it (if anything) [more inside]
The band uses Ableton Live for backing tracks (drummer uses a click track - metronome). From the arrangement view (Live's VSTs are used also) is there a way to place video in a track and have it stream from a Macbook while the audio streams to a soundcard? If not, what is the easiest way to play videos in sync with the backing tracks? [more inside]
Looking for a name of a novel, but can only remember one scene, where a guy is recruited for some sort of mission in a video arcade. [more inside]
Name this music video with a freight train in it [more inside]
What is the best gaming-appropriate desktop video card available right now for under $200? [more inside]
I was just handed a script template in two-column video format, with a large space for a "Screen Shot/Flavor Shot" over a few lines with fields for other info like: Segment:, Timing:, Description of Action/Visual:, Script:. [more inside]
I need to save a video from the Senate Finance Committee's hearings video library so that I can edit out a small snippet of testimony. [more inside]
How do I make a DVD from a MP4 file? [more inside]
i'm looking for the funny video where a guy has a hard time making new male friends. it's set after a basketball game and he's trying to hang out with the guy he played with - asking to watch a sports game with him, either at his place, or at a bar. the point is that it's difficult for a guy to make guy friends after college. please help! thanks! [more inside]
My friend would like to stream video from a small club he volunteers in. [more inside]
How do I transfer/play dvd video to iPad3? [more inside]
For motion itself, will a new canon point and shoot (digic5) have the same movement quality as the 5d mark 3 (their nice digic 5 slr)? I understand that the lens quality will differ (chromatic aberration, etc), but what about seeing how the video handles movement, skew, and motion? [more inside]
Game felt a bit like Mass Effect, but it predated ME. Searching has been fruitless thus far. [more inside]
Let's say you're on Youtube, and you're watching a video, and on the progress bar there are little dots where, if you click on them, you get extra text or links or pictures pertinent to the video, ads, etc. What are those things called? [more inside]
I have an idea for an amateur film project I'd like to try out, only I've never so much as held a video camera. Where should I start learning? Ready to jump in with both feet. [more inside]
Is there a Readability-like app for video that will send YouTube videos to my Tivo or Apple TV with one or two mouse clicks? [more inside]
Are there any universities/colleges/institutes that have an all-in-one program for video, photography, print and web design? My online searches have come up fruitless as most programs seem to be separated out. Location doesn't matter, nor does degree/diploma/certificate received. At the end of it I want to be able to shoot, light, edit, etc video and photos and understand and apply colour theory, typography, page layout, etc for print and web designs.
How do I edit and load educational videos into my kindle fire? [more inside]
What are the best video viewer wrap glasses for sleeping? [more inside]
What software should I use to turn pictures into movie clips? I have a GoPro camera set to take pictures at a set interval and would like recommendations on free/cheap software to use to make them into a time lapse video using a Windows netbook. [more inside]
For you tech nerds - do you see it more worthwhile to invest in the new MacBooks or rely on Airs, with extra drives/support for doing occasional video and gfx work? Where is the future headed.
I've seen (practically) every video of Richard Feynman and Steve Jobs in existence. I am fascinated and learn something new every time I watch one. What else should I watch? Who else would I enjoy?
I'm looking for an app to play video/audio that is stored on my Mac desktop to my ipad, while on my apartment's wireless network. I do not need to access these files from the outside world, but I do need to be able to run the files without being in front of my desktop. I'm looking for something besides using the iTunes sync function to load the video onto the iPad. Recommendations?
I would like to use a motion sensor/occupant detector to trigger scripts in a Linux box. I'm open to using a web cam, building something with an Arduino, modifying a commercial motion sensor, etc. [more inside]
I'm working on setting up an outdoor webcam that can pan, tilt, and zoom with web (and possibly iPad/smartphone) access, and I'm having a heck of a time finding a good solution to do all of the above. Help? [more inside]
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]
What happened to my VLC media player? Suddenly all screwed up. [more inside]
I'm a part-time web designer. I've got some experience with video, but not a lot. I have a writer client who has a video trailer for one of his books. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get this thing to play nicely with browsers other than IE? Or should I just say the hell with it and put it on YouTube with links? [more inside]
Can somebody tell me what's going on in this video? As much as I feel terrible for the people there, I'm not talking about the scene(s) being shown, but rather the dancing black frame around the edges! [more inside]
Looking for some cooperative video games my husband and I can play together. [more inside]
Where should I go in the Twin Cities to buy an audio-video setup to fit a somewhat specific situation? [more inside]
What is a good online storage solution for huge amounts of data, high privacy settings, and streaming online videos for multiple users? [more inside]
Why are my Camtasia MP4 exports cropping 1/4 of the video? [more inside]