Questions tagged [video]

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

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How can you open a video on your desktop at a specific time using terminal?

I wanted to know if it was possible to open a mp4 file located on my desktop right at a specific time of the video (e.g. 1 hour 10 minutes 30 seconds) using the terminal? $ open /Volumes/USERNAME/...
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video getting stuck on external computer

I recently got Apple MacBook with M1 chipset and using external monitor Dell E2620HS for display (I am using HDMI to HDMI), while watching youtube or udemy videos, the video rendering freezes and ...
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iMovie does not see my Mini DV tapes

I am trying to import Mini DV on my 2020 MacBook Pro. My camera is a 22 year old Sony HDR-HC7E. I have a 400 to 800 Firewire cable, and 2 Apple adaptors - Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 and ...
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Are there video players that display milliseconds on Mac?

I need to view a video in "mp4" format with an accuracy of minutes, seconds and milliseconds for a specific task - analysis. Operating system: macOS Catalina, version: 10.15.7 As I ...
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Capture both audio and video from iOS device via USB in OBS

I want to record both screen and audio from iOS device using my MacBook, so I connected the device to my computer using cable. I then opened QuickTime Player, click "File -> New Movie ...
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Apple says the VP9 codec no longer works on Catalina. I want this codec for my older OS. Where can I find it?

Apple has a page listing "Media formats affected by the transition to 64-bit technology": In macOS versions up to and including macOS Mojave, third-party software has extended the QuickTime ...
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Why does my Logitech C920 camera turn off and on again during recording with Photo Booth?

I have a Logitech C920 external webcam connected to my MacBook Air (13 inch, 2020) via a USB Type-C Hub. I've been using it successfully to record videos using Photobooth until couple of days ago I ...
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Quicktime 1-hour screen recording only lasts 15 minutes

I used Quicktime to record my screen for approximately 1 hour. When then hour passed, I clicked the stop recording button in the menu bar. The video took a looong time to pop up, around 30 - 40 ...
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Where to view photo and movie metadata on iOS

I noticed today when a friend emailed me a movie he shot on his iPhone XR that the quality was only 568 x 320. While trying to get to the bottom of that mystery, I asked my friend to check the video ...
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Video is jerky on Big Sur

I have an early 2015 base mode Mac Book Air. I just updated to Big sur. Now I have jerky video playback on Chrome. Youtube works fine, but on other sites like reddit and sports streaming, the video ...
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How much video can you record on a 64 GB iPhone 12?

I’m considering a phone upgrade, but don’t really need a lot of storage. Approximately, how much of different resolutions video, can one record onto a 64GB iPhone 12? How many minutes of video would a ...
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How do I play back multiple videos synchronously?

I would like to play back two videos synchronously. In other words, they should start playback at the same exact time so that their frames numbers match up. I tried opening both videos and start ...
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IPad IMovie, how to select aspect ratio

I use an iPad with iOS 14.2 and try to create a small clip with iMovie. But I run into a problem: Internal camera application takes photos with 4:3 ratio. Internal iMovie software creates only 16:9 ...
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Connecting two MacBooks over USB-C for transferring video signal from one to the other

I have two MacBooks (a Pro and an Air). Both are modern and have USB-C. I would like to run the video output from one MacBook into the other, using USB-C, and then use the second Mac to stream the ...
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Possible reasons for very laggy video on external 4K monitor from MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)?

I bought a 4K Dell P2721Q monitor and connected it to my old late 2013 MacBook Pro 15" via a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. It connected without problems and shows that I have 4K ...
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Encoding videos on iOS

I would like to convert some videos to H265, but this is quite slow on my Mac. I know that the modern A-series chips have hardware encoding/decoding support for H265. I would like to harness the power ...
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Mac mini A1347 fan at full speed after booting and no video signal

After pushing the power button of my mac mini, the cooling fan goes to max speed and does not put out any video signal. The Power LED is on and white. I removed the power cord and cleaned the fan and ...
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Quicktime Playback Speed is not functioning

I am not able to change the PLAYBACK SPEED in QUICKTIME PLAYER on my Macbook Pro, MacOS Big Sur. I know where the options are, but selecting different speeds has NO EFFECT.
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How do I have both custom show tv art and custom episode thumbnails?

I have a homemade tv show that I want to add to the Apple TV app on my Mac. I've imported the show, added all the metadata I want to, and I want to add thumbnails for each individual episode, as well ...
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Is there a way to recover missing or corrupt parts of a mov-file?

I did a screen recording for 30 minutes, but the file only consists of 4 minutes. The thing is, the file is 935 MB, so I expect that the rest of the movie is in there, but something went wrong in the ...
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Show videos, animations or text in Mac's touchbar

Given that the mac's touchbar is an actual display would it be possible to do things like display arbitrary text, a video or an animation in the touchbar? For example, what would it take to display a ...
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Safari on OSX closes all tabs (crash?) after playing a YouTube video

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Sometimes Safari (14.0.1) closes all open tabs after playing a YouTube video (most often in full-screen mode). My typical scenario: I have several opened tabs I watch a youtube ...
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Batch Trim Videos With QuickTime and AppleScript

I have a very large number of videos of which I would like to systematically trim the first X seconds (some videos it is 6 and in some others it is 8, but they are in separate folders). I found this ...
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Unable to play video / export video from Photos app

I'm on MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.7. I recently tried to view my old videos from photos app but unable to do so. It says "Photos cannot play this video because the resource is unavailable."...
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How do I completely disable HTML5 Video playback on Safari?

I am so sick & tired of HTML5 videos, that I just want to completely disable them. I don't want em playing at all. Even if I click on them or whatever. I found this extension for Chrome, which ...
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Primary screen changes randomly when running Outlook

I am using a MacPro, OS Catalina 10.15.7. The display changes randomly to the last used application when running Outlook. I have spent weeks with Microsoft support without being able to solve this ...
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Big Sur Safari issues with playback speed

Anyone else having an issue with playback speed changes for video in Safari Big Sur (14.0.1 (16610.3.6.3))? When I adjust the playback speed the video speeds up, but the audio still plays at normal ...
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How can I play video with spacial audio stored locally on device?

How can I locally store a video file on my iPhone and play it with spacial audio support using AirPods? I'm ok transcoding it into a format specific for this. The audio info from mediainfo for the ...
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Can iMessage send a video as-is, without converting it first?

If I share a video file via iMessage, the recipient doesn't get the exact file I've shared, but a converted version of the video, which has a lower resolution and lower quality (e.g. when I share a ...
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How to prevent folder size bloat in iMovie (from Render Files, High quality media)?

I created a new iMovie library, imported a 30 second clip with 20.3 MB filesize, and exported a smaller version with 8.2 MB. The size of the iMovie library is 804.3 MB, four time larger than the ...
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Zoom in where the focus is

I use Mac. When I do a presentation or make a screen recording, sometimes I need to zoom in to the part where the focus is; then I need to zoom out to restore the normal screen size. I have seen ...
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YouTube problems on Safari

I keep having problems using YouTube on the latest version of Safari. Videos will skip to the end after trying to watch one, making it almost impossible to watch them altogether. Ads on YouTube won't ...
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QuickTime does not see EpocCam after updating to Big Sur

After updating to macOS Big Sur my webcam iOS app (EpocCam Pro) no longer connects to QuickTime and other recording software on Mac. The iOS app was able to connect to the EpocCam service via USB, but ...
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Script sort MP4 (and other) videos by orientation to portrait and landscape folders >>> IMPOSSIBLE?

I've been wrestling with a 14TB+ video library for the last months trying to dedupe and sort all of it into production ready folder structure. For the life of me I have not been able to find (spent 3 ...
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Big Sur keeps falling asleep while watching media (Netflix, Disney+, Youtube)

Ever since upgrading to Big Sur (11.0) and using Safari, Big Sur keeps falling asleep while watching media like Netflix, Disney+, or even Youtube. Not sure if Safari is at fault here, but I've made ...
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I can’t hear sound

Hi I have read most of the question referring to this problem, but nothing helps. I have used the audio from a screen recording in iMovie, but I can’t hear the sound only sometimes. And also I can ...
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Netflix interferes with Safari custom tab change shortcut?

I used this method to set the tab-changing shortcut in Safari to Cmd+Opt+Left/Right (same as in Chrome). It works, except that when I'm watching Netflix and try changing tabs while the video is ...
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iMovie movie cannot be played on Mac!

I have been rendering a movie using iMovie (10.1.14) on a Mac 10.14.6 with output to a file with some settings (resolution 540p, Quality High, Compression: Faster), but whenever I am trying to play ...
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How can I download an embedded video from Safari?

I have macOS 10.15.7 and Safari 14.0. I would like to download some webinars that I would like to access offline. They are embedded in the website but I'm not sure if they are Flash videos or HTML5 or ...
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YouTube videos play back at unwatchably fast rate with Safari on the latest Big Sur beta… anyone else?

I have trouble. When I try to play YouTube videos, they play super fast. I'd include a video of the problem but it would be too large. Suffice it to say that a 24 minute video finishes in less than ...
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MacBook 16 camera does not return 720p video stream in browsers

Stumbled on this accidentally. It seems surprising Macbook 16-inch camera can't provide a 720p video stream. I used this website https://webrtchacks.github.io/WebRTC-Camera-Resolution/ to scan what ...
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How do I filter videos by size to identify the largest in Photos app on OSX?

I need to find the largest video files, because my videos takes a lot of space but I dont know how to do this: It seems to not to be there any option for filtering by size
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Is there a really well designed and performant generic streaming camera viewer for iOS?

With the proliferation of cheap streaming camera hardware recently it's never been easier to get into generic 'CCTV' cameras. On the Mac side there is good, well designed software available for ...
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Can I screen record multiple windows on my macbook with internal audio only while still being able to use my laptop for other things?

I'd like to screen record multiple videos at once, including the audio from each video respectively. Is this possible? If not, is there a way to record one video (with internal audio) in the ...
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iMovie stopped exporting

I've been using/learning iMovie in order to create online classes for my students because of COVID19. Everything has been working fine until this morning. iMovie just won't export a file. I've created ...
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Recent video issues on MacBook pro 2017

Recently (2-3 weeks ago - beginning of September), I started having issues when trying to play videos (youtube, vimeo, etc.) and even locally stored videos (with VLC or Quicktime player). The video ...
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Similar video finder app/script/solution

I have a videos folder, which has a bunch of duplicates. Problem is your average duplicate file detector apps can't detect these, because the videos are not 100% identical (the videos will have 20 min ...
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Problems recording a 2-hour long webinar on QuickTime

I recorded a 2-hour webinar because Microsoft Teams won't allow a download. I used Soundflower and Quicktime screen recording. At the end, when I wanted to save, I saw Cannot save: I tried a few more ...
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Command to list available webcam/video devices?

Is there a way to list all webcams that are available to my Mac (e.g. FaceTime camera) using Terminal? I know there's diskutil list to list all disks attached to my Mac, but is there a command that ...
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Thunderbolt 3 dock won't output to external display

I have a 15" MBP 2019 model. I also have a StarTech Thunderbolt 3 dock with 2 Displayport outputs. I went out today and bought a cheap Philips 27" display (M7273VQ1L) to use when working ...

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