Questions tagged [video]

Software to create or manipulate video.

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Software to download YouTube videos to hard drive

I'm looking for software that would let me download YouTube videos as video files to the hard drive. Don't care much about format being saved as long as Windows VLC can play it out of the box. I'm ...
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Free, lightweight, all-in-one, audio and video format converter

In short, something that just does what one would expect such a program to do. (Just convert it so it works on my mother's media player!) By "free" I mean free-as-in-beer. I'm okay with closed source ...
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Video player with backward frame by frame stepping for Linux

For analyzing videos, I am looking for a Linux tool to browse through frames one by one, both forward and backward in time. I am currently using MPlayer for studying these videos, using . to step ...
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Video editor for Windows that can insert images or audio at arbitrary points

If I'm trying to edit relatively simple videos, what is a good editor that has these features available on Windows? trimming video clips, playing one video clip after another (basic functions, not ...
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What is a screen recorder with mouse movement and can save the recording as video?

I'm looking for screen recording software that supports: dynamic zooming of the page captures mouse movements allows captions to be overlaid stop/continue recording sound recording saves as standard ...
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Simple video annotation software that allows drawing in frames (Windows or Linux)

I often work with videos of experiments I conduct in my research. To make the videos more informative I like to add text, arrows, maybe a quick drawing or schematic insert in the frames. I know many ...
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Laugh track removal software

I am looking for a program that can remove the laugh track from a video file. If possible, free, Windows 7 and can batch process.
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Simple program to cut videos without ANY loss of quality for Windows, Linux or Android

I need a program to cut videos (extract a sub-video from them), but I absolutely need there will be no quality losses at all from the original. As long as I don't need to do anything more (like ...
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Software to view video files very fast

I have security camera recordings which are 1 - 8 hours in duration and I need to be able to view them in a short period of time to review long periods of time. Windows Media Player supports 8 ...
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Mass Video Trimming

I have a bunch of videos created with a 10 second intro in the front of each of them. They are all MP4 and basically I want to trim the first 10 seconds off each video. Is there a piece of software ...
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Software to create automatic subtitles (OS X)

You know how Youtube creates "automatic" subtitles based on the sound on a video? (sound-to-text) I have an MP4 file on my computer. How do I create "automatic" subtitles based on the video's sound, ...
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Tool to split MP4 videos

I'm looking for a tool which can split MP4 video files. I have tried Any Video Converter but find that it is unreliable and forces choices on frame size but does not always allow me to choose the ...
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Program that can download YouTube playlists?

Today I am looking for some kind of program that can download all videos from a YouTube playlist. Some requirements I need are: It is free! / Not a trial. Runs on Windows 8.1. (Also acceptable: ...
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What free tool can step through and extract individual frames of a video?

I have a video, and I want to pull out a certain frame from it, as an image. Is there any free software that can step frame-by-frame through a video, and then extract a specific frame to an image?
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Free Blue-ray Movie Player

I am trying to find a good, free blu-ray movie player for my computer running Windows 8... Here are my current Options which I have looked into already: VLC Player 2.1 does support Blu-ray, but is ...
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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I have been using Windows Media Player in my Windows 7 and I found that it can't play some type of video formats like MKV. So I am searching for a new player which: supports any type of video files ...
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Open source video editing software for linux?

I'd like to find a good solid video editing software for Linux, preferably open-source. I've recently tried Cinelerra and Kdenlive, however kdenlive crashed on me a trifle too often for my liking. ...
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Linux server application for receiving and distributing streaming video to clients?

The setup I am looking for resembles the picture below: In summary: A live video feed is captured by a camera which is connected to a computer. The computer is connected to the Internet via a ...
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Android camera app that can record sound while recording slow motion video

I tried using stock camera app to record slow motion videos, but the app is not recording audio in slow motion mode. There is no audio at all, it's just mute. I would like to record audio too while ...
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Increase volume of PC?

If I download any video, I can get enough volume because of VLC player. But when I play video online, like on YouTube or any other site, volume is really less. Can you please suggest any software ...
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Normalize volume for YouTube videos

Every day I stumble upon YouTube videos where presenter is speaking quietly, so I have to raise the volume on my speakers. But then he starts to shout intensely, almost shattering my windows and ...
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A lightweight audio/video editor

I am a translator and now I am working with a TV program of 25 minutes duration. They provide me the following things: Video track with background music track Audio track (this contains all dialogues)...
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Movies database software

I have a certain amount of movies stored on my computer and I would like to have a database containing information about these movies. The database should be filled with metadata from IMDb or other ...
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A free program to turn a PC into a Chromecast or AirPlay receiver

Most iPhone apps only allow you to cast a streaming video to another device via Chromecast or via AirPlay. But I would like to cast to my Windows 10 PC (for watching Hulu Live TV on a PC, as I discuss ...
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Convert video to APNG

I'm looking for an application that converts any video into animated PNG format (aka. APNG). The application should read MKV files as well as other popular formats and allow to select: Dimensions of ...
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Filter motion in video file (surveillance video)

I recorded my 1 year old son in sleep with a night vision camera (to monitor twitching). I now want to automatically create a video containing all movement, e.g. I want to filter only the frames that ...
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Split video into pictures

I need software that can take a standard .mp4 video and give me all the frames in standard picture format (.png or .jpg if possible). I know Movie Maker can take individual frames and turn them into ...
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YouTube downloader for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a software similar to YTD. I want the following features: Runs natively on Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit Free (not necessarily open source) Pause and resume Download multiple videos at once ...
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View each frame of video and delete/edit them

I'm looking for a program that lets me view each and every frame of a video, and edit / delete specific ones. I want the program to: be free allow me to view each frame and delete a group of them by ...
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Free alternative to SubtitlesApp for Windows

SubtitlesApp recently made a jerk move by transforming a free app on a paid app, while asking users to upgrade to version 3 (which is paid) and not providing the old 2 version for download (and for ...
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Video player which makes displayed subtitles selectable as text

I'm looking for a video player that makes displayed subtitles select-able. If you don't understand what I mean, this is an illustrative example of exactly what I need: Let's consider that I'm playing ...
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Video player that displays multiple (3 or more) subtitle tracks at once

I'm looking for a video player that has an option to display multiple subtitles simultaneously. It needs to run on Windows 8.1 and I don't care about the price. Illustrative Example If you don't ...
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Freeware video editing software [closed]

I'm working on a comparative list of both commercial and free video editing programs (NLE software). While there are tons of good commercial options, I can't find many acceptable freeware alternatives....
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capture the screen and capture via laptop video

I want to prepare a presentation. What I need is a software which, capture : the screen my voice via my laptop microphone my face via my laptop camera What I am looking for two screen. One is the ...
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Video chat for long distance, limited bandwidth users?

We recently moved to the other side of the planet and face the problem of limited bandwidth internet service at a time when we want to use video chat on a daily basis. It's not totally unusable, but ...
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Freeware software to download YouTube videos from web proxy services

I use web sites like video-proxy.com to view YouTube videos, as YouTube is blocked in my university. Can someone recommend softwares to download videos from YouTube? Something like IDM. Requirements:...
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Edit video file while retaining the original format

I need a piece of Windows software that can edit (split, trim, concatenate, etc) both common (MP4) and relatively-uncommon (MKV) video formats while retaining the original format (resolution, bitrate, ...
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Render custom video on iPhone frame backdrop

I've been trying to find some piece of software that would be able to "render" arbitrary video within an iPhone screen frame, for purposes of usage in advertisements, etc. That is, I want to create a ...
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A video streaming API with in-video quizzes

I'm working on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform and we need videos for lectures and in-video quizzes. I need an API which enables the video maker to pause the video and have quizzes in ...
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Adding closed captions to online videos

I am looking for a program/browser extension that can generate closed captions on any video I watch online. I like to watch a lot of YouTube tutorials, breaking news, and general information videos ...
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Showing multiple videos at once

Is there any video player that supports showing multiple videos at once within the same application window? Image attached as an example for how it could look. I am a big fan of clean code, and one ...
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How to recover data from old DVDs?

I have very important files (mostly videos) on my DVDs. But these DVDs are 3-4 years old and I have not used them in the meanwhile. Now, videos are not playable using the Windows Media Player, VLC, ...
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What program will convert video frames to jpegs?

I have a video file, I would like to convert all the frames in the video (every single one) to an image file. How do I do that? I tried using VLC for this purpose, but it bugged out on me, sadly. ...
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Video player that doesn't stop playing when screen turns off

I have some speech videos and would like to continue playing when screen is off (in other words, continue to play the audio). Does anyone know of a video player capable of doing this on Android - as I ...
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Movie end credits software

I am looking for a windows-based program that will help the user create basic end credits (black screen, white text, scrolling effect) of a movie. I am making a 3 minute movie and want to include ...
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Overlay subtitles over Web videos

I’m looking for a way to overlay subtitles when watching a video on the Web. Features: It should work for every kind of video, no matter which player is used (Flash, HTML5 video, …). It should also ...
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Free (libre) video hosting platform

I'm looking for a video hosting platform with the following characteristics: Can upload under a free (as in libre) format Convenient HTML5 player Free (libre) JavaScript, if JS is used to help ...
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Playing multiple video files side by side

I need to play two (or more) video files synchronously. The window should be split into two (or more) parts, in each part I want to play a different video file. And I want to control (start, pause, ...
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Software for making video lectures for Linux (switching to online teaching with the COVID-19 pandemic)

In preparation for switching to online teaching with the current COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to be able to create video lectures. Unfortunately, I am not aware of many useful tools for this for my ...
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What Windows software can I use to tell which codecs are used in a video?

I've got a small electronic device that records video as a secondary function.Though I can play that video back on most things, some editing software seems to have trouble loading it properly. I ...

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