Questions about with compression of files, often audio or video.

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Droplet with a progress bar?

First of all, apologies for my ignorance on the subject. All of this ffmpeg and automation is new for me and sometimes I cannot see even evident things. I am learning command lines to encode videos ...
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Can iTunes be made to play Apple ProRes files?

My videos encoded as Apple ProRes are playable in Quicktime but not in iTunes. Is there anything I can do to make iTunes play them? Apple's support page suggests to me that iTunes can play any .MOV ...
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How to paste Chinese/Unicode characters to Terminal?

I'm trying to paste some Chinese: 你好世界 to my Terminal, but instead I've got ^L or some other weird characters. The same happens for other unicode characters (such as £āēīōūśṣṭēīōū) when pasting or ...
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I am getting an error 'pack with invalid duration' using ffmpeg with concat on Yosemite

I am executing: ffmpeg -i concat:"intro.mp4|movie.mp4" -codec copy output.mp4 and am getting error: [mp4 @ 0x7fc5f984ae00] Packet with invalid duration -1975 in stream 1 I can't seem to figure ...
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how to add video title without re-encoding the video

How can I add a video title, in the start of a video, without re-encoding the actual video and losing the quality? is it possible in iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro ? or even any Windows software? is it ...
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How to watch a .ts video file on an iPad

I've got a .ts video file on my harddrive, and I would like to transfer it to my iPad to watch it there. Here's some data about the file in question: Size: 3.5 GB 1 Video Stream: h264, 1920x1080 2 ...
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Why won't video from ffmpeg show in QuickTime, iMovie or quick preview?

I've been using ffmpeg for the occasional video conversion for quite some time, and recently discovered that H.264 (libx264) videos generated by ffmpeg aren't working in iMovie or QuickTime (nor will ...
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iTunes 12 Won't Play MP4 Files That Work in Quicktime Player

Mostly as the title says; I have a bunch of movie files that I encoded especially using Handbrake (veryslow preset, de-noise filter, nothing else changed) and which worked fine in iTunes 11. However, ...
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Rotate a video taken on an iPhone, and save it as an MP4

I was recording a video on an iPhone and I had it "upside down" by mistake, meaning the camera was in the bottom-right corner rather than the top-left. When I watch the video on my Mac in Quicktime, ...
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Which encoding should I choose for Persian .srt subtitle?

I want to watch a video with MPLAYERX and add a Persian subtitle to it. Which encoding should I choose?
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Folder Action to convert with ffmpeg a whole subfolder of videos

In another question I have found a usefull script (below) that works on single and multiple files but only when they are added directly to a folder with action enabled. Problem is my program produces ...
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Help with batch encode using HandBrakeCLI?

I am trying to set up a system to batch encode a bunch of videos and the main problem with using the GUI is that I need to add subtitle tracks and occasionally two audio tracks so it is very tedious ...
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ffmpeg transcoding audio to MPEG-4 HE AAC instead of AAC

I have an Automator script that uses ffmpeg to re-encapsulate a video file into an mp4 container with its audio transcoded to aac while leaving the video as is. for f in "$@" do ...
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iTunes suddenly rejecting mp4 downloads from torrent networks

For a while I have been able to add most videos coming from torrent network without problems unless they were avi encoded. But for a few weeks now, I have had to re-encode all of the mp4 videos that I ...
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How to Embed Subtitle to MP4 Without Re-Encoding or ( Is it possible to show Softcoded Subtitle in Web Flash Player )

I have mp4 videos. I need mp4 videos for my website so i dont want to re-encode my mp4 videos to mp4 to add subtitle. I can add subtitle to my videos with MP4Box (with CMD) but it is softcoded. ...
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How to keep Mail from encoding messages with the old charset=windows-1252?

A few of my colleagues using Mail, and myself, are unwillingly and without any knowledge of this misbehaviour, sending messages encoded with a charset of windows-1252: Content-Type: text/plain; ...
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Automator Workflow - Convert FLAC to MP3

I would like to have an Automator Workflow that converts FLAC to Mp3. Right now I am using this shell script which works fine and preserves ID3 Tags: #!/bin/bash for f in "$@"; do [[ "$f" != ...
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Converting AVCHD files to mp4

I have recently recorded some college lectures using my Canon handycam. The files I seem to have are in AVCHD format. I'd like to know if there is a relatively fast method to convert them into .mp4 ...
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Convert a bunch of MKV files to MP4 to read them in iTunes

I have a bunch of mkv files that are encoded as MPEG-4 video and AC-3 audio. I usually use Subler to convert the mov into mp4 to read them in iTunes, but the AC-3 audio is unreadable by Subler or ...
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How to fully automate video conversion to mp4, iTunes friendly format?

I am looking to implement a fully automated solution that will pick video files from an incoming directory, process them and put the result to iTunes special "Automatically Add to iTunes" directory. ...
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Auto add subtitles into the MP4 videos?

I am using Handbrake to convert various movies to MP4 format, so they can be played by iPhone/Ipad... but by default Handbrake does not include the subtitles inside the output files. I am looking for ...
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iPod 2G not allowing sync of supported video

I have some videos that I would like to copy onto an old iPod Touch 2Gen for my daughter, so that she doesn't have to see the horror of YouTube. The specs for the device (as taken from here) show ...
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Increase Audio Volume of MOV-Video in OS X

I have a MOV-Video file and I want to increase the volume of the audio layer without reencoding the entire video. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Converting Video using Handbrake for iPad Mini first Gen

I have recently received a first gen iPad Mini. My experience with Handbrake is limited. Can anyone recommendation what settings to use on Handbrake to convert HD source ( mostly 1280 x 720 ) to watch ...
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Utility to re-encode mp3s

I'm looking to batch re-encode 96-kbit mp3s to a higher rate (yes, sounds bizarre, but I'm sure it is possible). Would anyone know of such a utility? I believe Goldwave in Windows can do this.
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How to change encoding in Mail in OS X Mavericks?

Normally I would open Mail.app, click Message → Encoding → [One of the Cyrillic encodings]. But since the upgrade I don't see text encoding option in Message menu. How to change to use one ...
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How can I import GoPro mp4 video to iMovie 11?

I have video in an MP4 file from a GoPro camera. It imports fine into iMovie on my iPad Mini and I can edit it there, but I'd rather edit in iMovie 11 on my Mac (OSX 10.9). However, iMovie 11 won't ...
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how can I write on my screen using terminal?

How can I write on my computer screen or open an application like notes and write on it from Terminal?? I can open up notes or any other app/document.
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Apple Mail fails to interpret

I use Apple Mail Version 4.6 (1085) under OS 10.6.8. From time to time I find this kind of thing in my Inbox: --_004_366988BF4C7E3E47BD2D208797A90F7E01662044FD892008SERVERL_ Content-Type: ...
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Unable to add self-ripped HD+SD encodes to iTunes 11

For a while now, iTunes has supported the concept of "HD+SD" files. Instead of having two separate files, one for the SD version and another for the HD version of a movie or TV show, iTunes can ...
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In iPhoto, convert MJPEG videos to H.264?

In iPhoto, I've got some old MJPEG videos that don't transfer to my iPod Touch. I've got new videos that I took with my iPod Touch that are in the H.264 format, so they transfer fine, of course. How ...
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Free video converter where I can choose video/audio codec?

I'm looking for free (or < 10$) video converter on mac with following features: Another features which are welcome: option to choose file format (.mpg, .avi etc) option to choose video/audio ...
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Split audio and video into two separate files

Is there a way (I'm thinking using QuickTime perhaps) of taking a video+audio file and splitting it into two separate files, one of just the video, and one of just the audio? I know that in Finder, ...
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How can I record a video of my screen, without any noticeable compression?

So I have a client who wanted us to design them a screensaver... In PowerPoint... "The client's always right!" I have created it and need to record the animated output into a .mov file, for import ...
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What in the world is happening on Handbrake on my Mac?

I have used handbrake once successfully, to rip my first season of Boardwalk Empire to my Mac. But now any time after that first successful try, it gives me images like this: where it is all ...
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Record long webcam video / avoid re-encoding / save video-capture instantly

I want to record a very long video, approximately three hours, over an external webcam. Short videos work very fine with QuickTime and its built-in "New Movie Recording" function. As long as they are ...
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Alternative to “luit” which is available via homebrew

I have a few legacy commands which I need to run in the terminal. Unfortunately they only work with ISO-8859-1 encoding being used. For now I manually switch the terminal encoding, but that bugs me. ...
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iMac won't recognise .MTS videos on my hard drive, how can I play them?

We just purchased an iMac yesterday to view our travel videos. The thing is, all the videos we have stored on our external Hard Drive are in the .MTS file format (AVCHD). The thing is, the Mac or ...
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HandBrake stops at .02% every time

I am having a problem where HandBrake stops at .02% every time. Here is my error log, does anybody know why this would be happening? [10:54:49] hb_init: starting libhb thread [10:54:49] macgui: ...
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Multithreaded Video Converter on Mac?

Is there an app for Mac that can distribute a single video encoding job to several thread to utilize the full potential of the system? I used an application called iFlicks to do video encoding, and ...
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Why does Google Chrome replace “fl” with blocks on all PDFs it shows, but Adobe Reader works fine?

When I open PDFs in Chrome that contain words like "files", the "fi" is replaced by a square block. Opening the same PDF in Adobe Reader or Preview works fine. Anyway to fix this?
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How to fix screwed font display in password entry dialog?

I don't have a single clue how my Mac OS comes to be like this.. Whenever I'm prompted to enter my password for admin rights to make changes to the system, my Mac OS seems to have a hard time ...
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How do I fix a bad file name encoding on an Intel Mac?

On occasion I get files that have names mangled (mis-encoded, often from an archive file) by the senders. How do I fix the encoding on an Intel Mac? I am aware of Apple's File Name Encoding Repair ...
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How can I force iPod Nano (7th) to play 4:3 video without zooming?

Currently, I'm attempting to watch a video that I have in 4:3 aspect ratio. I've tried messing with the aspect ratio in Handbrake's picture settings but it always seems to zoom to what I'm guessing ...
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Batch Video Transcoding for the web OS X (GUI, not command line)

Is there a way to batch transcode video files to mp4 and webm for HTML5 videos in OS X? Our video department needs to hand over a lot of videos in multiple formats consistently. Workflow current ...
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How to play .wmv file with a MSS1 stream encoded?

Just wondering if anyone know how to play .wmv file with a MSS1 stream encoded?
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What format and encoding does iPhone save video clips in?

Using the default Photo/Video application. Tried to find any info regarding this on Apple's web site with no success. Does anyone have the specs on this?
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Are there known DTS or Dolby Digital encoded videos readily available on Apple TV for testing?

I am trying to troubleshoot playback of discretely encoded 5.1 audio on Apple TV. It is apparent that Apple TV can "pass through" Dolby Digital (aka AC-3). Are there readily available video clips ...
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Is it possible to convert Blurays to my iPad?

Following on from my previous question, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I have a new iPad, so technically capable of displaying HD movies. And I own plenty of Bluray discs. So I was ...
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Mencoder on Lion

Is there a way to install mencoder on Lion, preferrably using homebrew?