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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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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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VTDecoderXPCService taking CPU

Sometimes I notice CPU load for no reason and I see in Activity Monitor that VTDecoderXPCService is using 15-30% of CPU. After I restart Safari it is ok for some time until it happens again. Any ...
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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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How do I make iTunes video play slower or faster?

I want to play videos in iTunes faster (1x, 2x, double speed, etc.) or maybe slower. How do I do that?
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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 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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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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Good software for watching videos on Mac?

I want to watch videos on my Mac but I don't like QuickTime. I was wondering what the community recommends. In particular, I was interested in some granular ability to slow down the video or speed it ...
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How to export a slo-mo video with the slow motion intact and without losing quality?

I have a nicely exquisite slo-mo video. I would like it to export to my computer. Simply copying the file by plugging into the USB cable loses all the slo-mo edits. Doing an export via Share by ...
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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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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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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 to find out frame rate (FPS) of an AVI video on OS X?

Pretty straightforward question: How can I find out FPS of a video file on Mac OS X? (QuickTime does not open the video because of not installed codec; but VLC does, though.)
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What options are available to _losslessly_ trim mp4/m4v video on 10.8 or above?

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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Video stuttering in Google Chrome with hardware acceleration enabled

Google Chrome comes by default with Hardware Acceleration enabled. This setting can be changed from the advanced settings. I'm experiencing a very frustrating problem where most video content on ...
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UHD Blu-ray playback on iMac 5K 2017?

I recently saw that there are already UHD 4K Blu-ray drives (with SATA) available, like this one from Pioneer which should (combined with appropriate USB housing) make mounting the disks in macOS ...
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Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes? [closed]

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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Safari videos always go full-screen by themselves

Since I updated to 10.12.4, whenever I go to a website playing video (tested on YouTube, Vimeo and others), Safari 10.1 takes a few seconds to start the video and then plays it in fullscreen, whether ...
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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 watch an AVI file on my iPhone?

I understand that the bundled apps for 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 ...
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OSX / Chrome keeps jumping back to video when in fullscreen

When I am playing a video in google chrome on fullscreen, for example netflix or a youtube video, my macbook seems very determined to keep me focused on that video. If I try to go to any other ...
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Why does handBrake rotate my original videos?

tl;dr stop hanbrake from rotating my original videos once it compresses them. I know that similar questions about rotating have been asked, but they are more in the lines of "how do I rotate a video"....
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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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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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How to prevent html5 videos from using built in mac fullscreen

The mac fullscreen mode has a slow animation which I have tried disabling but it seems that there is no way to do that as of now, so my question is, does anyone know of a way to disable html5 videos ...
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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 can I cut down on the size of iMovie Library.imovielibrary?

I recently noticed that the file at ~/Movies/iMovie Library.imovielibrary is taking up an awful lot of space: Is there a way to make it smaller? I don't have anything important in iMovie - what ...
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Copy Video from Mac to iPhone

How can I copy my video from my Mac and send it to my iPhone via a cable or wireless?
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Installed mpv with Brew, but nothing in Applications

I'm trying to play anime with mpv. I have heard that it's the best player for anime. https://mpv.io/installation/ I go to the website and I see that there's homebrew. I run brew install mpv. It ...
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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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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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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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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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Hardware acceleration for flash videos in Google Chrome

Is there any way to enable flash video hardware acceleration in Google Chrome? I get up to 300% cpu usage, while playing flash video. Using OSX 10.9.5 and latest Chrome on a MBPr 13" late 2013. In ...
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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 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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Record video while playing music

I connect my iPhone to the AUX cable in my car and play music. This one time I wanted to video record, but when I switch to the video camera, it turns my music off. Is there anyway to record video on ...