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I want to see what kinds of content a DVD has without having to play it.

I'd like a Win7x64-compatible tool that can dump the structure of a DVD: like, a list of the disc's titles/chapters with their durations, each title's native resolution/display aspect radio, details on the audio tracks each title has, etc. If it can report on details like the menu/program hierarchy—what titles/other menus are accessible through each menu, which titles are set for mandatory playback—and where playback goes next when a specific title ends, so much the better, but that's not required. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo Nibble on Jun 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Building a subtitle screening box!

I'm looking into the concept of building a machine specifically for screening subtitles in a movie theater. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Mar 3, 2014 - 6 answers

DVD --> MP4

How do I pull clips out of a DVD and export them as mp4s? [more inside]
posted by duvatney on Nov 6, 2012 - 12 answers

for the love of god, make VLC 2.0.2 work on my finicky mac minis

Help me make the finicky mac minis play well with VLC [more inside]
posted by bhance on Jul 16, 2012 - 5 answers

What happened to my VLC media player?

What happened to my VLC media player? Suddenly all screwed up. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jun 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Split and broadcast video with VLC

VLC scripting help! I'd like to take the incoming video from a camera and split it into two feeds, where the first leg is broadcast over the LAN and the second leg is chroma keyed, then broadcast over the internet. I can't seem to figure out how to capture leg2, though. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Mar 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Downloading the Radio

I want to automate a VLC stream/encode of an internet radio station. Help? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Feb 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Control VLC remotely over the net?

Can I keep two instances of VLC (on separate computers) playing the same video (stored locally on both) in sync, by controlling just one of them? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Nov 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Advice for playing Blu-Ray discs

I need advice for playing Blu-Ray discs on a Mac (or on Win XP). [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Sep 10, 2011 - 8 answers

How to convert Sony .mpg files

What's the best method to convert a Sony Handycam .mpg to something that will play on an old Mac OS 10.4? [more inside]
posted by jabo on Aug 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Everything Depends On Execution...

I'm stage managing a show using video projections, and we're using VLC Media Player to screen the video clips. I'm looking for a particular kind of display mode people say SHOULD exist, but I can't find how to do it. Help. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 12, 2011 - 31 answers

What's a cheap, reliable A/V laptop?

Help me find an inexpensive laptop for my DJ/VJ gigs. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Feb 8, 2011 - 3 answers

What's up with VLC?

What has happened to VLC on my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Jan 16, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I make my video thumbnails start showing up again?

Why aren't my video thumbnails showing? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

The roof is only mildly warm

How can I universally raise the volume of my Macbook Pro? My maximum volume frequently isn't loud enough. [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Sep 23, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I get VLC to spit out sections of a movie?

I'd like to be able to easily extract clips from movies using VLC, or equivalent. Is there anyway to do this easily? It seems like it should be possible for me to cue up a text fils with time stamps I want extracted and VLC will spit it out for me. Any ideas on how to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous unit 4000 on Jul 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Flash? More like Strobe.

Help me play YouTube and Hulu videos on my PowerBook. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Why does my VLC player only play one DVD?

My iBook is locked into playing Region 1 DVDs, but will consent to play Arnaud Desplechin's "Un Conte de Noël" (Region 2) with VLC -- but no other Region 2 DVDs! Qu'est-ce qui se passe? [more inside]
posted by delayed-reaction android on Mar 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Help configuring VLC Media Player

I am setting up a computer for an art gallery show, and I want to configure VLC to automatically launch and play a DVD in full screen mode when the computer boots. Can anyone recommend the best way to do this on a Windows XP system? Being able to disable the on screen transport controls would also be a plus.
posted by theButterFly on Jan 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Get VLC to save multiple streamed audio files from a single .asx playlist?

I'm trying to use VLC media player 1.0.3 (XP) to capture, and save to file, 34 streaming audio tracks that are linked via a single .asx playlist. (The "play all tracks" link on this page.) I've been able to capture and save individual tracks from their individually-listed links, but I'd prefer not to go through that 34 times. [more inside]
posted by Dave 9 on Jan 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Firefox 3.5.5 + VLC 1.0.3 + Embedded .MOV + Windows 7= $#@%!!!

Firefox 3.5.5 + VLC 1.0.3 + Embedded .MOV + Windows 7= $#@%!!! [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

AniPod?

I have a substantial amount of anime that I'd like to watch, but a less-than-perfect system for doing it. Pretty much all of it is in .mkv files (h.264 video and AAC audio) with subtitles, and I'd like to transcode them to a format that's playable on either my iPhone or my PS3 with subtitles intact. I've tried both handbrake and VLC, and I either get 1) no subtitles in handbrake or 2) encoder errors in VLC. So, hive mind, what am I doing wrong here?
posted by Oktober on Oct 23, 2009 - 8 answers

PC Remote?

What is the cheapest remote control option for our pcs? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jul 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Is there a VLC Plugin to play RV40?

Where can I find a plugin for VLC to play RV40? [more inside]
posted by leafxor on Apr 21, 2009 - 2 answers

A better way to pause

I'm looking for a way to pause/unpause VLC using the middle mouse button even if VLC doesn't have focus. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Minimum PC specs for playing HD video files?

What are the minimum specs for a PC to play HD video files smoothly? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Mar 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Why can't I get DVDs to play properly?

How can I get DVDs to play smoothly on my computer? Whether from a disc or an ISO file on the hard drive I cannot get a DVD to play without it skipping on my computer. [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Dec 2, 2008 - 19 answers

legal video conversion

I'd like to legally automate the conversion of quicktime .mov files videos to .flv, providing a drop box service, preferably under linux, but I'm getting tripped up on the first and last parts [more inside]
posted by roue on Nov 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Need Video Card for...Video!?

What's the best video card to get for xvid/divx and h.264 decoding? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Oct 26, 2008 - 7 answers

how do I tell a browser in osx which plugin should handle a certain file type?

how do I tell a browser in osx which plugin should handle a certain file type? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Stream Video to Wii without Orb

Is there a way to stream video to my Wii from my Mac using VLC? I am currently running Orb from the virtual windows machine on the mac I access via vmware fusion, but I am not too impressed with the video quality.
posted by jules1651 on Aug 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Streaming AAC players for OS X besides VLC?

Is there a streaming audio player (i.e., internet radio) that will play AAC streams under OS X, and isn't VLC? [more inside]
posted by korpios on Jul 2, 2008 - 9 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

Can Vista be configured so that playback of all common media types Just Works?

In Windows Vista, is there a combination of software and settings that will let my Dad play all the media files he wants without further difficulty? I want to set up my Dad's new computer, which runs Vista Home Premium, so that it runs media embedded in web pages, runs standalone files too, and doesn't break Vista's Aero interface. He's not a computer expert, so I want media of all common types to Just WorkTM. [more inside]
posted by hAndrew on Jun 2, 2008 - 6 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

Automatic Screenshots from a DVD

Automatic screenshots from a DVD? I know how to take individual screengrabs from a a movie with VLC or Media Player Classic -- but I'd like to get a whole bunch at once. Is there windows software that will let me set an interval and extract a series of screenshots automatically?
posted by muckster on May 6, 2008 - 6 answers

All together now

How can I stitch some video files together? [more inside]
posted by rtha on Mar 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Youtube mobile via firefox and VLC on XP?

I want to watch youtube MOBILE on my computer (m.youtube.com) but can't quite get it. Firefox and VLC gets me close, but not easily and sadly without sound. Would I better off with some smartphone emulator? [more inside]
posted by wogbat on Nov 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Why won't my mp3s and videos play?

Why won't my mp3s and videos play on my computer...at all? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Oct 31, 2007 - 12 answers

Best media players for wmv, keyboard shortcuts, and transparency?

What media players have decent keyboard shortcuts, don't mess up wmv files when fast-forwarding, and can be set as transparent? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Oct 17, 2007 - 4 answers

VLC command line to autoplay a dvd?

VLC Player Filter - I would like to know if there is a command line that I can put in my VLC player shortcut to autoplay dvds without menus. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Aug 25, 2007 - 3 answers

A reverse Slingbox?

Is there a set-top box that performs the opposite of a Slingbox? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Jul 22, 2007 - 2 answers

How can repair my video codecs?

How can repair my video codecs? Out of nowhere, I cannot see any video in my AVI files but I can hear the audio just fine. Windows Media Player 11 simply does not load when I click to open an AVI. It is fully installed and everything but when I try to click on an AVI to open it -- nothing happens. [more inside]
posted by cheero on Jul 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Mac DVD player that can increase playback speed while preserving audio quality?

Is there a Mac DVD player that will allow me to increase the playback speed while not causing the actors to sound like Karen Walker from "Will and Grace" or the resident munchkins from Oz? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Apr 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Playing incomplete .avi woes.

I'm looking for a plugin for VLC (or, an alternate media player) that is capable of handling incomplete video files downloaded from a Bittorrent network. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Apr 13, 2007 - 7 answers

VLC crashes!

ran os x (10.3.9) software update last night, now vlc opens movies, then crashes immediately. what's up with that?
posted by valkane on Mar 22, 2007 - 5 answers

VLC and skipping DVDs.

Hi, Netflix DVDs in my wife's Toshiba Satellite skips considerably more than my macbook. She has a "tssp" dvd drive and I've got a Matsushita. Is it possible to configure VLC with some sort of monster video buffer so it will skip less? I'm familiar with other disk buffing/cleaning solutions, and am primarily curious about a software solution--VLC, mplayer, or anything else--to use in addition to cleaning the dvd. We've got to get through the rest of Monk, season four without going insane.
posted by craniac on Mar 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me drag an 88-year-old radio commentator into the 21st century ...

Help me drag radio commentator Paul Harvey into the 21st century. A request for podcast help and Mac compatibility follows inside. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 21, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I convert this video file to something more friendly?

Need to convert from a wierd video format to something more friendly. [more inside]
posted by andrewdunn on Sep 21, 2006 - 8 answers

It's not that I'm lazy...

I've got a few questions regarding playing audio & video on a Macbook Pro using its remote. [more inside]
posted by avocet on Jul 29, 2006 - 2 answers

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