Refers to the "container" that that data is stored in and how that data is encoded.

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Closed Caption formats - support for overlapping phrases

I am looking to develop a tool for editing Closed Captions for MP3s. It is mostly in support of YouTube music videos. I've been looking over the Supported Caption File Formats in this YouTube page ...
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Encode MPEG-4 to DVD Format Without Doubling File Size

I want to encode a group of low-quality MPEG-4 video files to DVD format (to eventually burn to a DVD). The problem is that when I encode the video, the resulting files are often 2-3x as large as the ...
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Does the M4V file type have direct support for Audio?

I am working with a video vendor who just ripped a dvd and sent me BOTH m4v files AND aac files (audio and video separately),. When I asked him why he did not just send 1 m4v file with the audio and ...
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From Avid Media Composer to DVD?

I have a 1920x1080i project (a 50 minute film) in Avid Media Composer (version 3). How can I make a high-quality DVD from my project? Specifically: Can I export straight from Avid to a DVD format ...
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Editing a movie from DVD in Sony Vegas?

I often have a movie (commercial, encrypted DVD) which I would like to import into Sony Vegas for further editing. The goal is to make my own private "Director's Cut", mixing the movie with some other ...
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How does MKV segment linking work?

I downloaded a file vid1 that is in C:\dir1\ which links to another file vid2 in a subdirectory C:\dir1\dir2\ and it works if I move that file to dir1 (so both files are in dir1). I figure that it'll ...
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How can I see each frame of a mpeg transport stream under windows?

I am looking for a tool, preferably free, that will allow me to see and save each frame from MPEG-2 Transport Stream (video/mp2t).
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What metadata can be stored in a .dv file?

I'd just like to know what information I can expect to extract from a dv file. A lot of file formats have provisions for embedded metadata of all sorts, so my question is what if any data could a .dv ...
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How to make sense of video file formats?

In digital video, there are all these different kinds of files: m4v, mov, mkv, mts, mp4, mpeg, and a host of others, and I can't seem to find a clear answer as to what each is good for. (By contrast, ...
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Choosing the right format/codec for export

I have a few recordings from my Canon IXUS 90 IS that I have combined into one sequence. I am using this small project as a way to get to know Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. The pieces of video from the ...
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Video files compatibility for Adobe Premiere pro CS4

I have Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 in its basic settings. I am trying to merge some .AVI files that a friend shot on his digital camera. The videos play perfect on Windows Media Players and on other ...
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What exactly is AVCHD?

Is it a codec? I don't think so; I believe it uses MPEG4/H.264 for video and AC3 for audio. Is it a container format? Doesn't seem to make a huge amount of sense; there are enough out there already ...
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File compatibility for Final Cut Pro 7 project files with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

The video editing labs in my university have Final Cut Pro 7 installed on them, and most projects that we work on are done in FCP. I don't have a Macbook so I personally use Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 ...
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Is there a method (or tool) to convert video from a SWF container to another more portable format (e.g., H.264)

I have a client who has misplaced the original source video, only has an SWF, and would like to use it in a non-flash environment. Is there any way to do this? So far, I've tried ffmpeg but it's ...
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WMV vs MP4 Streaming & Download

I work for a company that outputs videos in many formats. We currently stream movies in FLV format, offer downloads in a WMV and MP4 format. However in the interest of saving server space and ...