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Efficient MKV H.264 player with GPU decoding for Mac OS X

How can I play MKV files from QuickTime in Mavericks? I used to use Perian but it hangs and the other third party players are very inefficient as QuickTime is the most optimized software among the ...
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Does any OS X hardware contain on chip h.264 encoding/decoding?

I know that iOS devices have the h.264 instruction set on chip, which helps to dramatically reduce processing (and thus, power, battery drain, etc.) when watching native video. Has this been added to ...
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Import H.264 videos into Final Cut Pro X

I tried to import an H.264 video into Final Cut Pro X without success. The software tells me that the file is not importable. VideoSpec shows me the following video track parameters: Format: ...
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Handbrake x264 encodes .m4v/.mp4 not accepted in iTunes

It seems like every once in awhile, when using Handbrake to encode a DVD rip to x264 with either the mp4 or m4v extension, I can't add the resulting file to my iTunes Library. When dragging and ...
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How to diagnose video error on iOS?

I have a website that hosts my videos that are converted using Expression Encoder. Now I am aware of the fact that iPad wont play video if HTTP Range is not supported, however after turning on Safari ...
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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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Is a Mac Mini G4 capable of 1080p MP4/H.264 playback?

Looking for a HTPC, and I noticed the G4 Mac Minis are relatively cheap to get. I just wonder, do they support 1080p playback for MP4/H.264 files?
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find video codec from terminal

I'm writing some shell scripts that automatically convert some video files. Except I don't want to run the conversion on files that are already h264 encoded. Is there a way I can tell via a terminal ...
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If iPhones/iPads don't support Flash, how do they play YouTube?

Which technology do iPhones and iPads use to play YouTube without supporting Flash?
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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 ...