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

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How to split a movie into many movie files, split by chapters?

I'm trying to take a movie that I need to analyze for an essay and split it into 18 movie files, one for each chapter (as defined by pre-existing chapter markers), for ease of watching one scene at a ...
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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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How do I remove videos from iPhone

I have a few videos on iPhone under the Videos app, not Photos.app video stream. I have synced with iTunes, unchecked sync videos etc, and they have still not been removed, even though they are ...
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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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What options are available to _losslessly_ trim mp4/m4v video in macOS?

I have some DRM-free m4v video that I would like to edit by trimming here and there. QuickTime X ($0) Pros: free, built-in to OS X Cons: selector to choose 'start' and 'end' times is not very ...
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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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Automating ffmpeg using Automator Service

I often use ffmpeg off the command line to convert video files into mp4 on my Mac (running Mavericks). Do note, however, that I am NOT re-encoding my videos; am just changing the container from an avi ...
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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 can I play Blu Ray discs with my MacBook?

I'd like to buy a Macbook Pro 15 inch instead of a Dell, and I know I can send video to the HDMI TV using the Moshi adapter. My MacBook doesn't have a drive for Blu Ray discs. Is there a way to solve ...
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How can I convert MKV files and burn them to DVD?

I have a 5+1 theater system(can use USB or DVD) which doesn't support MKV play. How can I use my Mac to burn the .mkv files into high quality dvds ?
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How to use youtube-dl --cookies

How do I use the --cookies option to youtube-dl to download a Youtube video? Can anyone provide a worked example of how to obtain the relevant cookies for Youtube and put it in the appropriate format ...
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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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Record video while playing TV on Jio Phone

I connect my iPhone to the AUX cable in my car and play TV. This one time I wanted to video record, but when I switch to the video camera, it turns my TV off. Is there anyway to record video on ...
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Does iPhone record GPS info for each frame of video?

When a video is shot using iOS standard camera app on an iPhone 6 Plus and location is enabled. I want to shoot video to record GPS data in text on each frame of the video. I'm open to third party ...
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Apple/iOS: record videos via iPod touch; reduce video size?

I have the latest gen iPod touch: which has an HD camera with mic. I want to record class lectures and such but the files are massive that it produces: 4+ gigs for 1 hour using the built in app. Is ...
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Videos played in fullscreen on Google Chrome forces window to be viewed

This is a strange problem that started today. The problem is as follows: When I start a video in Netflix or Youtube and fullscreen it, either by double clicking, or by pressin the full screen button. ...
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Downloading YouTube music videos

Is there a reliable YouTube video converter than can download music videos? I am a professor teaching overseas and often download music videos for classroom use. For example, gospel songs and ...
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Problem with Non English(Farsi, ...) subtitle

When I want to see a movie or video in mac os x (with VLC, DivX Player, Quick Time) and want to load subtitles, these video player applications can't load my subtitle correctly show in strange text. ...
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Camtasia, Screenflow, or "Other?"

I want to start recording professional quality screencasts on my Mac and I've narrowed it down to two apps (that I know of): Camtasia Studio and Screenflow. I considered Camstudio, but since I will be ...
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Convert .mov to .mp4

I want to convert .mov to .mp4! I saved the video from iMovie but it is in .mov format! How do I convert it to .mp4? I'm using a MacBook and I want to share it to my phone, but my phone can't open ....
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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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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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macOS annoyingly puts fullscreen videos in a new "space"

When watching a video on YouTube (or any other streaming service) – I use mainly Safari, sometimes Chrome, with the same result – when I switch to fullscreen, the video goes fullscreen in a new "Space"...
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2022 high kernel_task CPU usage with external monitor reaching to 1000%

I set this to 2022 since there is a historical nature to this issue. I cannot seem to find any specific articles that seem reasonable. The problem is with using an external monitor with the MacBook ...
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Terminal tool to join mp4 videos

I would like to join mp4 videos like I join pdfs by pdfjoin. Is there any default tool to join videos?
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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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"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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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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Processing videos through iMovie increases file size by 70x

This is just a curiosity of mine. I screen recorded ~5hrs of video using Quicktime, split up into roughly 10-20 minute segments. The folder which I saved them to is 4.73 GB big. However when I string ...
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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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How can I disable sending 'Reactions' that appear during video calls that I join from macOS?

With macOS Sonoma, 'reactions' like balloons, thumbs up, and fireworks appear during video calls (FaceTime, but also Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams meetings etc). Depending on the meeting, I feel ...
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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 record video on iOS with external audio interface?

I would like to record a camera video on my iPad, but I do not want to use the internal microphone. I have a USB audio interface connected with the Camera Connection Kit, and the interface works ...
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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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How can I avoid re-encoding of video in iMovie and use it for cutting only?

I have a video that was created on a surveillance camera with the (for video) unsusual resolution of 1280x1024. It's encoded with H.264 and encapsulated in an MP4 AVC container. The quality is rather ...
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How to move all iPhoto video files to an external disk or a NAS?

The main harddrive of my MacBook Pro is filling up. So I need to move some files to an external medium. I use iPhoto to import my photos and (HD) videos from my digital camera. I want to keep all my ...
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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 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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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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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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How do I make multiple screen recordings with the exact same portion of the screen

I can only select the portion of the screen to record manually. I want them all exactly the same so that when the videos are played sequentially, it all lines up. I'm using quicktime and would ...
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How record line in audio on iPhone with lightning jack?

I've been tearing my hair out over this one: when recording audio or video with my iPhone, I can't figure out how to use the Lightning port for an audio-in signal. I do not have an analog headphone ...
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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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Importing a slow-mo video to Windows

I recorded a slow-mo video using my iPhone 5s. How do I import that video to my Windows PC without losing the slow-mo effect? When uploading the video directly to Facebook from the iPhone (from the ...
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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...
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Mac webcam - get the device

How do I access my default video camera on my mac? I know on Linux it is /dev/video0 but my Mac does not have that. I'm trying to capture my webcam into ffmpeg ffmpeg -i /dev/video0 But it won't ...
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Is it possible to extend Quick Look to support h.265?

H.265 (or HEVC) is the official successor to H.264, with a significant reduction in bitrate for the same picture quality. However it's not supported widely yet, including in Quicktime, iTunes or ...
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Cut out parts from videos

I know I can trim videos at the beginning or at the end with QuickTime Player — And practically any other video-editing-app. But is there a simple way to cut out parts within a video — say ad-breaks ...
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Can .mp4 files infect my Mac with malware/adware/spyware?

Coming from Windows background, I'm usually very paranoid about the files I download, but one time I did something stupid - I downloaded some video files that were hosted in https://openload.co/ (not ...
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Keeping the mac awake when running certain applications?

I need to keep my MacBook Air awake when running certain applications. But when I put the display to sleep, often the whole system suspends after a few minutes. Specifically I run Air Video Server on ...
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