A 'coder-decoder' computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

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Error playing video from snapchat (.mp4)

I have a video from snapchat that I have difficulties playing (on the computer). It's a .mp4 and it plays perfectly on VLC and QuickTime - but not on anything else. I've tried downloading all sorts ...
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Video codec for progressive enhancement

JPEG has a progressive enhancement mode where a full frame can be downloaded quickly at low quality, and then the quality enhanced as the file is continually loaded. (Example image from ...
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What format and codecs to use for PS3?

i have edited a video with Open Shot. However when exporting and trying to watch via PS3 the results end up unsatisfying. I managed to figure out that the video is displayed fine as MP4 with libx264 ...
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Canon Vixia HF R600 - MP4 vs AVCHD

I just bought a Canon Vixia HF R600. It's giving me the option to save files as AVCHD or MP4. I will be importing them to my PC and editing them in Adobe Premiere CC. I'd heard that AVCHD has a ...
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ffmpeg: overlay rotated video with transparency

I'm new to ffmpeg (video encoding in general). I have two videos one larger than the other. I want to rotate, resize and overlay the shorter video on the larger one at defined coordinates. So far, ...
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Making Premiere Pro Project Codecs Cross-Platform Compatible (Windows & Mac)

I work on a Mac and I need to send a Premiere Pro CS6 project file to someone who works on Windows. He has QuickTime Pro 7 installed. The project contains the following types of clip assets: Apple ...
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Missing video codec in Quicktime

I have a quicktime video recorded on a Atoms Shogun. When I tried to play the file it is only playing the audio and no video is coming up at all. Delving deeper, I found out that no codec for the ...
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Record desktop at 1080p60 in high quality

I am looking to record my desktop in high quality (not nearly as lossy as H.264). I have tried OBS @ 200mbps and nVidia Shadowplay @ 50mbps and the text on my desktop is still noticibly blurry when i ...
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Why has my game video, captured with OBS/Win10 DVR, a black screen in iMovie/WindowsMovieMaker?

I am capturing games on my Windows 10 PC with Open Broadcast Software and x264 codec. My problem is that as soon as I import a video.mp4 file to iMovie or WindowsMovieMaker for editing, it is black, ...
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VLC Alternative for fine review media with possibly frames control and detailed codec informations

Some people around the web say that VLC is the cinderella of the video players, they say it make too much automatically picked video filters and conversions that not decode properly the media in the ...
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Premiere Pro PC timeline only plays for a few frames and then no Audio after installing Miraizon DNxHD / ProRes Codec

Since installing Miraizon DNxHD / ProRes Codec I am not able to play my timeline in real-time. It gives me a few frames and then the video freezes and audio keeps playing. I changed from Performance ...
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Vegas pro will not show video for avi with mp4v fourcc codec?

I have a few avi videos that are encoded with the mp4v fourcc codec. I have Sony Vegas Pro 8 and it will not open the video part. It will bring the files into the file manager, but when I drag them ...
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Which file type to choose for editing, rendering and broadcasting

Have music library with bunch of music videos that i can download, edit title and use them for broadcasting. Offered are 3 formats and i am not sure which one to choose as best option: Length: ...
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Avidemux: wrong framerate

I have 5555 images in png image sequence. I have tried to create video via avidemux 2.6.x version applying framerate filter up to 30(I rendered to make it 30 fps) but the output is around 6 minutes. ...
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Video format can't be played or converted

My customer gave me a series of videos, recorded from CC Cam. The extension is .dad. I couldn't play them on any player. (Obviously changed the extension for testing) and I wasn't able to convert them ...
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ffmpeg concatenation introduces video stutter but does not affect audio

I've gone through several different variants of this process and it always causes me problems. I've gotten it working sometimes but it doesn't seem to be consistent. I have a video camera which ...
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Graphics card and video codecs: are colors stored in a linear scale?

Is this saying correct ? The graphics card and most video codecs store colors in a linear scale.
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How does YouTube encode my uploads and what codec should I use to upload?

Related to What codecs/formats are appropriate for full motion video recording for youtube? I'm wondering exactly how I can expect Youtube to handle my videos. I know they have a rather zealous ...
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Adobe After Effects MP4 Export Issue

I'm trying to export a composition from Adobe After Effects. My Comp is 1280x720, and ideally I'd export with an mp4 container, and h264 video codec. Problem is, After Effects is giving me a PAR ...
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which digital format for old Hi-8 home videos?

I have a rather large number of old Hi-8 PAL videotapes, that I managed to convert to digital video using El Gato EyeTV Hybrid through an S-VHS cable. That solution worked fine. It may not be the ...
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Why won't After Effects import an uncompressed avi file?

I just recorded a demo from cod4 with 2000FPS. I used Vdub to make an uncompressed video from the Screenshots. After saving as an avi, the file looks good. (Apart from the lack while playing in ...
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Reduce render file size in After Effects

I am making a simple travel map, like the one in the Indiana Jones movies. I followed this tutorial: (German) When I want to save it as a video (render it), the ...
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ffv1 realtime capture throws out a lot of frame dropped messages!

Can you help me to figure out what's going on here? I'm trying to capture in realtime my screen and save it losslessy via ffv1 codec. CPU usage while recording is not so much, as comparison h264 ...
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ffmpeg bgr vs rgb and other similiar pixel formats

I was wondering about the difference between rgb and bgr pixel formats available in many codecs. It reminds me in some way the Big Endian and Little Endian flavours of computer processors. While I ...
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Mp4 Video Container and the Codecs use with it

I have started to learn about mp4 file format, and I just learned that mp4 is nothing but just a container that defines the structure of the video file, and that it has different codecs inside it for ...
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How to encode apple ProRes on windows or linux?

Is it also possible to encode video with Apple ProRes on windows and linux?
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Predict file size of a Huffyuv codec video stream

I like to do many comparisons and check before picking a codec and selecting its settings. Settings with HuffYUV are few but more importantly I'm having trouble determining video file sizes. Given ...
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What video formats/codecs should a video editing software aimed at beginners/semi-pros definitely support

I have a video editing software which current supports only MP4/H264 as the videos that can be imported into the system. I wanted to expand this and was investigating into the different popular ...
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How to convert video to required codec?

I am trying to convert mp4 videos to match the codec requirement of Codec: XVID as per the attached picture. Can anyone advise how or what tool can be used? http://xomf.com/wkvgv Thanks
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Streamable Container for HEVC (H.265)

flv is a container which can be used to stream videos while they are being encoded. flv supports h.264 codec. However, flv doesn't support hevc codec. Is there any container for hevc which is ...
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Is there a video type for vector animation?

Is there a vector-based video type, preferably open-source, so that an animated clip could be produced using "rules" instead of pixel-compression? This would mean lossless resolution-independent ...
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Trying to sync audio in mpeg2 video whose video freezes first 8 seconds in playback

So I have a handful of old mpeg2 (.mpg) files with the following profiles as provided by ffmpeg (the timecodes on each are different): Stream #0:0(eng): Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (mp4v / ...
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Canon C100 mk1 AVCHD vs MP4

I recently bought a Canon C100 mk1 after lots of comparing, specs etc. Now I have a question which I cannot really find a final answer for on the interweb. The Canon C100 can record in either AVCHD ...
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Is there a simple explanation of x264 encoding parameters?

So, x264 is still the most popular (free) H.264 encoder out there. But it is also still considered ridiculously cryptic as well. There are tons of switches and options in the encoder that allow you to ...
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Color shifts in Quicktime when playing h264 encoded movie from After Effects

If I preview my project in After Effects all colors appear as they should. However, if I render using either the AE renderer (lossless/best) or Media Encoder (YouTube 1080 H264) the colors are all ...
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Video codec for simple animation?

I am generating an animation in Matlab, composed of simple diagrams. The images are characterized by fine structures, strong contrasts and mostly discrete colors, e.g. there are few-pixels wide black ...
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What is the relationship between hardware acceleration and DXVA/QuickSync/Cuda?

Many video playback applications (e.g. VLC Player, MPC-HC, etc.) are highly configurable. For example: VLC Player allows you to enable: QuickSync and/or DXVA Freemake allows you to enable: CUDA ...
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Reasons for using DNxHD instead of ProRes?

I often use ProRes or DNxHD codec without any thoughts, because the quality is very similar, even though the code and the compression algorithm certainly is very different. I would like to know in ...
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Converting videos and time accuracy; pitfalls and solutions

I need to compress some videos about laboratory experiments which contain motions of some objects. Since in analysis time intervalls on the video are needed as accurate as the camera captured them, ...
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Youtube convert my video on bad quality

I have some problem with video and its representation on youtube. When I upload video which was encoded with MPEG4 or H.264 codec, I get bad quality video after youtube processing. What is this ...
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How can I set the first frame of a video to an I-frame and the rest to P-frames (preferably with ffmpeg)?

I'd like to try to do some datamoshing like this tutorial. But I'd like to be able to do it programatically, so instead of vdub and avidemux, I'd like to figure out how to do as many parts of this ...
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What is the difference between AVCHD and ProRes in terms of quality?

Depending on the project and the camera of course I often have to work with ProRes or AVCHD codecs without any thoughts. I assume that the code and the compression algorithm certainly is very ...
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Poor and low quality on import/render Adobe Premiere

I record a video step-by-step using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, encode the file with 'Best Quality' preset, the result info in file its: ID : 2 Format ...
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H.264 encoding in PowerDirector 10

I want to make videos for youtube, and I want to encode my videos in MPEG-4, but the PowerDirector 10 says that I need to activate the video codification by hardware and I activated it in the ...
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Is it possible to encode video using the same codec and container but different parameters for different scenes?

I know that it's very hard to find out best encoding parameters for a whole video file. Wouldn't it be easier to just go through the video and find out the best parameters for different parts (or ...
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Change codec so seek bar works in Windows Media Player

The library I work at has been converting VHS tapes to DVDs. They used a Magnavox ZV427MG9. The DVDs play in Windows Media Player, but the seek bar doesn't work. It works fine in VLC Player. It is ...
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Can't Import Video with Alpha to Premiere

This is really annoying. I've heard a lot about how Apple have removed a lot of different codec uses including the most needed Quicktime RGB+Alpha one in After Effects. I can no longer import videos ...
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What means “Data: Skeleton” in an .ogv file?

My Question: I made a screencast with recordmydesktop (Version 0.3.8.1). When I investigate the rendered file with avprobe I see, that there is Stream #0.0: Data: skeleton in the produced file. I ...
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Can H264 achieve “equivalence” with ProRes 422?

Has anyone done or seen any tests comparing Apple ProRes 422 with high-bitrate H.264? We use 422 as a delivery format to go to DCP for theatrical versions of trailers. The bitrate is around 150mbps. ...