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

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Encode video file using service, change creation time of new video to match original, delete original

When storing photos or videos from different cameras in the same folder the only option to keep some time-sequence is to sort by date. I am using the service ‘encode selected video files’ to convert ...
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How can I rip a DVD so that it has multiple audio tracks and subtitles available when synced with my iPad?

I'm in the process of ripping my DVD collection to disk for backup, syncing with my iPad, and protecting from my toddlers. I'd like to have the commentary (if available) and subtitles with the video ...
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Converting MP4 to PAL DVD

I have a dozen or so mp4 files I downloaded from youtube. I would like to put these onto a DVD for a relative (He only has a DVD player, no PC or USB slot on tv) I think DVD's have two folders ...
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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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Problem with AppleScript and ffmpeg

First, say I'm new to programming. I'm trying to make a script to encode a selected video. The problem is that this script allows me to select videos on the desktop but if I select a different path ...
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Can you change an MOV to an MP4 without transcoding?

How can change video container from .mov to .mp4 without touching the video itself? Preferably a GUI app. I have a bunch of videos in .mov and since .mp4 is more widespread I want to use that, but I ...
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Problem with Non English(Farsi, …) subtitle

When I want see movie or video in mac os x (with VLC, DivX Player, Quick Time) and want to load subtitle these video player application can't load my subtitle correctly and show in strange text. my ...
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Best way to import analog video (VHS) to Mac

I have some old VHS tapes that I would like to digitize. I have seen some expensive converter boxes, that come with proprietary software, that you can buy that will auto-encode and create a DVD for ...
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Is there an easy way to reduce quality of .mov files taken from an iPhone?

I've noticed the small movies I take on my iPhone 4 result in large .mov files. For example, a 1 minute movie results in almost a 100MB .mov file. This is running through my cloud storage (Dropbox) ...
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Best way to import analog video tape to Mac?

I want to transfer my family's analog video tape collection to digital form on my Mac (mid-2014 MacBook Pro). Unlike the asker in Best way to import analog video (VHS) to Mac, my goal is not to ...
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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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Afconvert & 5.1 audio: “transcoding multichannel audio may not handle channel layouts correctly”

Whenever I buy a Bluray, I convert it to an mp4 using a combination of makemkv and ffmpeg. This allows me to store my films on a single large hard drive without using up shelf space I don't have. I ...
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Intel QuickSync on OSX

Are there any Encoder on OSX that takes advantage of Intel QuickSync? Its Hardware Accelerated H.264 Encoder built into Intel CPU. Obviously Apple has been using it themselves for AirPlay. But from ...
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How do I simply import mini-DV content onto a Mac?

I have a number of old mini-DV tapes that I would like to import into my Macbook. All I want to do is for an app to read the contents of the tape and produce a single MP4 combining all of the clips ...
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Photos.app doesn't play audio from videos recorded by Olympus camera

Apple's Photo.app has no problem playing the audio from some videos (for example, videos recorded by an iPhone). But it does not play the audio from videos created by an Olympus SZ-31MR digital ...
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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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How to play Apple ProRes 422 outside of QuickTime?

I've received a number of videos encoded in Apple ProRes 422, and it plays fine in QuickTime 7 or X. However, I can't open them in any other player (VLC, mplayer, etc. etc.). What can I do to let ...
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Convert MTS video to OGV (OGG) format via Terminal

Is there a way to convert MTS video format to OGV? And how could you set desired size of output file or file resolution?
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Is there any way to bring back H.264 support in Chromium

I'm using Chrome on a daily basis or to be exact, latest-builds of Chromium. I recently uninstalled Flash, in order to increase battery life on my MBP and in general rid my laptop of the evil Flash ...
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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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Wine in OS X: Issues with paths that include spanish special characters

I have installed Wine via MacPorts on OS X El Capitan so I have a standard wine setup. I am having the following issue: My default language in OS X in English but I am Spanish therefore some of my ...
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Does AirPlay transcode/re-encode all content when streaming?

Can anybody explain how AirPlay streaming works? I've read some documentation but I'm still confused. If I'm on my iPhone and I'm inside an application that supports AirPlay such as YouTube, what ...
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How do I encode mp4 files with H.264 (or x264) codec in AVIDemux?

I am trying to get AVIDemux set up with the X264 codec using this tutorial. The following is what goes down when I get to the ./configure --enable-mp4-output command Thomas-Phillipss-MacBook:x264 ...
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Software to capture screen video and export to cross-platform format?

I work as a developer, and it's invaluable to sometimes be able to take short video clips to send to clients/end users when supporting or explaining how a feature works. I've seen Windows applications ...
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Handbrake CLI Transcoded Video not Playable in Quicktime and Itunes

i am transcoding a bunch of videos with handbrake CLI. Therfore i use this presets: for i in `seq 0 10`; do f=$(($i-1)); HandBrakeCLI -i /Videofolder/ -t $i -O -f av_mp4 -e x264 -q 19 ...
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Using wrong character set

I have an old text file from an old Mac, and I'm pretty sure I'm using the wrong character set. Opening quotes show up as Ò, closing quote as Ó, and apostrophes show up as Õ. I'm not sure where to ...
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What is the best way to convert MPEG-2 videos to MP4 H.264?

I've been playing around, trying to find the best settings for converting DVD files (MPEG-2) to H.264 so that I can store everything in iTunes and watch it on the TV. Most of the stuff I have has been ...
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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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On iMovie 10.0.9, how can I export smaller video files?

On my Macbook Air, I recorded a video using iMovie 10.0.9. Then I clicked Share > File. The resolution is 1280x720. At "High" quality, the file size of the resulting mp4 video was 1 GB for just 11 ...
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Audio Formats That Function With Multiple Streaming Devices/Software?

I'd like to know which audio encoding format(s), as part of a video container file, will stream with all of the following devices/apps: Apple TV 3 Roku 3 LG 2012 Smart TV MediaLink (Plex front end) ...
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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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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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Excel Mac - Some txt files can't be opened/imported (“Grayed out”)

A bit of an odd one. I'm using Excel for crunching some data I have in several .txt files. When I'm trying to import them via Data > Get External Data > Import Text File: Like as I've done many ...
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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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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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iPhone Exchange email encoding incorrect

We have Exchange emails configured in one user's iPhone 6 but when the user replies from her iPhone in Russian, her email is encoded incorrectly. To solve the problem, we have already configured the ...
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DV, QuickTime or iMovie

I have some video in .dv format. It comes from old VHS digitalized. The quality is not good, they are spots of 30 seconds and each one has around 300MB. I have a new iMac with the last operating ...
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How to paste Chinese/Unicode characters to Terminal?

I'm trying to paste these Chinese letters: 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 ...
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Character encoding in Safari Mobile

I've developped a website using JSF, which is accessed by Safari mobile running on Iphone 5C. Most of the Iphones behave correctly, send the text encoded as it should, but on one of them, text is ...
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How can I change the encoding of a subtitle file?

I have a subtitle .srt file. Is there an app which can change the encoding of this file. (I guess it's encoding is Arabic(windows-1256) but vlc and MXPlayer didn't open it.) The link of subtitle is ...
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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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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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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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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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Mail.app showing odd characters instead of actual text

I have this problem happening on a new 2011 Macbook Air with the latest version of Lion. When viewing emails, the text is coming through as odd characters that look like a capital A in a box (see ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...