Video is series of still images played back at high speed to give the appearance of something moving.

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“locked” iPhone video playback mode for children?

After we upgraded to iPhone 4, one of our old iPhones was pressed into service as a children's video playback device for our 1.5 year old. That's one of the best things about an iPhone upgrade -- ...
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How can I rotate a video?

I just recorded a video on my phone, but when I play it on my Mac it's in the wrong orientation. How can I rotate the video by 90 degrees so that I can upload it to youtube? Free solutions are ...
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How can I mirror my iPad display wirelessly?

I am looking to display my iPad screen wirelessly to an external display to demo applications. I found this video showing exactly what I want to do with an iPhone but no explanation as to what the ...
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How do I convert video for an iPad?

I need to convert some of my movies and other videos for the iPad and I am wondering what solutions are available for this. Ideally, I would like to have something that adds the new video afterwards ...
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Is Apple TV intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS?

I'm considering purchasing an Apple TV. I understand that I need to include movies in iTunes in order to play them on the device. On my iMac, my movies are linked in iTunes over a shared drive to my ...
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Screen video capture application

I am Looking for a program that let's me capture screen videos on Mac OS X. I am requesting it for these two use cases: Capture of a webcam. It should allow capturing only the webcam App window. ...
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How can I crop a video?

How does one remove a black border around a video. The input video has the size 720x576 and has the output video should be 720x480. I need to crop away 96 pixels from top and bottom. I have gazed ...
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Disable zoom animation in Chrome when going to full screen video

When switching back and forth between full-screen mode for YouTube videos in MacOX Mavericks, I find the zoom effect very annoying and jerky. Is there a way to turn this off, so such videos can just ...
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Can I stream any video played with VLC player to Apple TV?

Can I stream any video played with VLC player to Apple TV ? Any additional plug-in for it...?
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Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes?

Can I stream video to an Apple TV without using iTunes? iTunes is good, but if I can have another way to stream video, it would be great.
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How can I easily transfer videos from iPhone to iPad

iPhone records nicer videos than iPad, but working with iMovie on iPad is more pleasant than on iPhone. How can I easily transfer recorded videos from iPhone to iPad, preferably without using a ...
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Can I watch 3D movies on my Mac?

Can I watch 3D movies on my Mac? If not, can I just watch them normally in 2D (not having 2 pictures side by side).
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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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Cannot import video into iMovie

I have an avi file that takes 350mb; I go into iMovie and i create a new project, then i create a new event and then i click on import video, i go to the right directory, to the avi file and click on ...
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How to access “Faster (fine)” and “Slower (fine)” playback controls on VLC for OS X? Else, what alternative?

I'm a little impatient. When I watch recorded technology conference sessions, I like to speed a video up during parts I can grok quickly, and slow it down to normal when knowledge isn't sinking in ...
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Apple TV (2nd generation) - video quality seems poor

I thought I'd switch from a Mac Mini to the new Apple TV (2nd generation) as my primary video device. Unfortunately I find the video quality disappointing: Text (menus, etc.) is shimmery, and video ...
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How do I delete just the videos from my iPhone?

So I'm running out of space on my iPhone (iOS 4.3) and the quickest thing to do is delete the videos that are already backed up in iPhoto. How can I do this quickly? That is, without scanning through ...
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How can I watch an AVI file on my iPhone?

I understand that iPhone does not support AVI files. However, I have lots of these files which I want to watch on my iPhone. Can you suggest a streamlined, automatic way of doing this? I have never ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer video from iPhone to Mac?

I took some video on my iPhone and would like to transfer it to my Mac. However, it happens that I don't have my iPhone-to-USB cable with me today, so how I can I do it? If it was a photo I would just ...
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How many HD video minutes do I get per 1GB of free storage?

I have 7GB free. If I give that to someone to record, what sort of ballpark figure would I get for a HD video recording? There may be about 10 individual videos being recorded over a couple of hours, ...
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Aperture to automatically import videos

Is it possible to have Aperture import videos alongside pictures when importing from a phone. It can handle videos, but when it shows me the list of things to import, only pictures are displayed.
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Stream iOS camera live video to other device over Wifi

Is there an app that can capture live video on one iOS device and broadcast it over wifi so all my other iOS devices can play it? Streaming it over the internet would be even better...
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Quick Look support for non-native video files (.avi, .mkv) on Mavericks

In the past, we've been able to get codecs for DivX/XviD/MPEG4 and support for containers like AVI, MKV in Mac OS X's Quick Look feature using Perian (as per this question). As noted on the Perian ...
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Free tool to create a screencast to upload on hosting video platforms

I would like to make a small video tutorial of a web application I deployed recently. Could you recommend some free programm to record screencast easily, ready to upload to video hosting platforms ...
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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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What's the best way to deal with wmv files on iPad

I have bunch of training videos, mostly in .wmv format on my computer. Well, I tried to find a player in appstore to watch those videos right away, without converting them - I couldn't find any good ...
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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 can I convert a .mov into a .gif (or a .apng)?

I want to put a .mov file I have as the background for a website. I am guessing the best way to do this would be to convert it to a .gif file but I can't find any programs that do it. I have tried ...
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How can I get a video *into* the photo/video gallery on an iPad or iPhone?

Let's start by assuming that I have a perfectly compatible file. (In my use case, I was literally trying to get a video I took on my iPhone, that lives in my iPhone photos/video gallery, onto my iPad, ...
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How can I prevent the SD version of a TV show from downloading in iTunes when I purchase an HD show?

When I buy a TV show in iTunes in high-definition, at the time iTunes starts to download the show, it actually begins downloading two versions of the show: one in standard definition, and one in high ...
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How do I change containers from Matroska to MP4 without modifying the stream data?

I want to take some Matroska (.mkv) movies I have (h.264/AAC with subtitle & chapter tracks) and change the container to the more iOS friendly MP4 container, but without re-encoding all of the ...
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Fix bad image quality in dark images in iMovie

I have an iMovie project (stop motion animation). Everything is fine, except for a dark scene. The photos get pixelated and blocked, and really ruined. The original image is very sharp and clear, yet ...
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How do I stop iTunes 11 from randomly match SD and HD episodes of a TV-series?

I'm trying to add my entire TV-series collection to iTunes so I easily can view it on my AppleTV. Everything was great until I tried to add DVD-rips and BD-rips of the same show. Now it just randomly ...
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Which iSCSI initiator should I use on Lion?

I am setting up a video editing / encoding workstation based on a mac mini and a freenas box for mass storage. We plan to use iSCSI to share the disk with the mac and had planned on using GlobalSAN's ...
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How do I prevent the mirror-effect in video recordings in Photo Booth?

I am trying to record a lecture using Photo Booth on my Macbook but I want to be able to record what the professor has on the board. Unfortunately, photobooth seems to have a mirror image, so that all ...
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Fastest way to split a video file into two?

Does anyone know of software for OS X that can quickly split a 2 hour H.264 video file into two 1 hour files? iMovie estimates 2 hours just to import the file. I was hoping for something that could do ...
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Transfer video from iPhone to Mac without cable?

I'm at my job and I have no cable, so connecting my iPhone with my computer is not possible. I have tried emailing the video, but the iPhone is compressing the video. It is not jailbroken. Is it ...
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iPad: export Keynote project to video

Setup. I'm running the most recent version of Keynote (as of April 3rd, 2014) on an iPad Air, WiFi-only version @ 16GBs. Task/issue. I would like to export the project/slideshow to a video file (to ...
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Subtitles in videos don't appear on iPad?

I've searched around for an answer to this, but I can't seem to find it. Perhaps someone here can help? I've created several M4V files through Handbrake from a DVD I own, and added them to iTunes. ...
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iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)

I have a project in iMovie and I want to crop part of one of the included clips to a rectangle that isn't 16x9 or 4x3 or any standard aspect ratio. As far as I can see, iMovie will only let me crop in ...
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How can I extract the audio from a video file?

I have a video of a music performance that I downloaded online, and want to extract the audio so that I can store it as a music file. It's a MOV file with the Codecs - "XVID, MPEG Layer 3." What ...
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How do you convert video within 10.7 without any 3rd party software

Is it possible to convert video resolution within 10.7 without the use of Handbrake.app or other 3rd party software? I'm not allowed to install any apps on this machine so hence not being able to ...
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Should I get the new Apple TV if I don't have a digital TV?

I have been considering buying the new Apple TV. Maybe the biggest reason is for Netflix streaming. However, I do not own a digital TV, and the only output on the Apple TV is HDMI. I could get a box ...
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Quick Look won't play sound of .avi files

When I want to use Quick Look to quickly check if an .avi file is corrupt, or if the quality is alright, it does not play the sound anymore. Is there a way to enhance Quick Look with "proper" divx ...
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What media player can handle both music libraries (AAC, MP3) and videos (AVI, MKV,…)?

Since iTunes is not capable of handling many video formats, I'm looking for an alternative that can replace iTunes, Quicktime and VLC. What media player for OSX is able to: organize a large music ...
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How do I convert an .mkv video to iPad format with subtitles?

I have a .mkv video with SSA/ASS subtitles & I want to convert it to .mp4 so I can watch it on my iPad. The video converts without errors but the subtitles are not there. How do I fix this?
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Display pressed shortcuts as an overlay on the screen

On this great Ruby on Rails screencast, every time a shortcut combination is pressed it shows up on top of the screen, and it shows up so often that I find it hard to believe it was placed by hand ...
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How to specify that cover art for a video in iTunes should be a frame from a specific time in the video?

When I add a movie or other video to iTunes, it appears that iTunes selects a video frame from somewhere near the beginning of the video file as the default cover art — and most of the time this ...
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Can iPad 3 play 2048×1536 video in its native resolution?

Can the third generation iPad play 2048×1536 videos in its native resolution? I've converted some 4K footage to 2048×1536 mp4s using Apple Compressor. These files play correctly on my Mac, but iTunes ...
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Lots of inactive memory after watching HD/DVD movies

I'm the owner of mid 2010 iMac (core i7) with 16GB memory installed.Normally, Mac OS X (SL and Lion) never uses swap (that is page ins/outs = 0), there are always 3-8GB of free memory. But after ...