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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I would recommend VLC it will play just about any video/audio you throw at it (except rmvb) it is not under 30mb in size, it's around 100mb (after installation), but this is due to it containing all ...
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Simple program to cut videos without ANY loss of quality for Windows, Linux or Android

I would suggest using the command line and ffmpeg as in: ffmpeg -ss start_time -i input_file .ext -t duration -vcodec copy -acodec copy output_file .ext .ext must be a supported video type and the ...
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Video player with backward frame by frame stepping for Linux

The command line editor MLT melt can function as a command line player; this is what I get in terminal: $ melt ./testvideo.mp4 +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ ...
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Video player with backward frame by frame stepping for Linux

Development of mplayer has stopped (edit: resumed) and you should consider replacing it with mpv which supports this feature. Framestep forward with . and backwards with ,.
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Video player with backward frame by frame stepping for Linux

VLC has an extension called Previous Frame for frame-stepping backwards. Extension Installation: Put the file in the VLC subdir /lua/extensions, by default: Windows (all users): %ProgramFiles%\...
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Alternative to Windows Media Player that supports all video/audio files

I would recommend Media Player Classic - Home Cinema. It has the same interface as the old media player in WinXP but plays most video and audio files. I find MPC-HC is easier to turn subtitles on and ...
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Software to view video files very fast

You can try VLC from videolan.org. It is free, but you should donate if you use it (especially in a business environment). :) It supports up to 32x playback speed - 32 seconds real footage in 1 ...
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Tool to split MP4 videos

You can use FFmpeg: Free, open-source and widely used Supports most video formats Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. Allows to cut: Running ffmpeg two times: ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec copy -acodec ...
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Split video into pictures

You can use FFmpeg: Free and open-source Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux Allows to split video into pictures: e.g. ffmpeg -i input.mov -r 0.25 output_%04d.png to get a picture every four seconds. Is ...
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Software to view video files very fast

You could extract one image every X seconds, which you can do using FFmpeg (free, open-source, Windows, Mac and Linux) with the command ffmpeg -i input.mov -r 0.25 output_%04d.png to get a picture ...
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Software to download YouTube videos to hard drive

The default VLC media player should be able to play and record YouTube videos by itself. The steps are as follows: Go to Views > Advanced Controls Go to Media > Open Network Stream Put the YouTube ...
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Software to create automatic subtitles (OS X)

This is one of the dreams of many many people and currently a perfect solution is not publicly available. However it can still be done with a bit of messy work. One method which will work if a) the ...
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Video player with backward frame by frame stepping for Linux

With VLC you can slow down the file, but it isn't really frame-by-frame. OpenShot is a pretty lightweight (and very useful) video editor, which can show frame-by-frame. You can use the left and right ...
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Program that can download YouTube playlists?

You can use youtube-dl. It is command line tool. I tried this at only on Windows7. There is a GUI wrapper available called win-youtube-dl but it only works at 64-bit Windows. Open source Supports a ...
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Open source video editing software for linux?

I recently came across Shotcut. It runs on Linux and it is based on the same backend as OpenShot: the MLT toolkit. It is opensource and crossplatform.
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What program will convert video frames to jpegs?

I'd recommend ffmpeg for this (free, open source, cross-platform). Example: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -qscale:v 2 output_%03d.jpg Will create one output_<framenumber>.jpg JPEG image (with quality ...
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Split video into pictures

If you prefer to have a graphical user interface and need to export every frame, you can use VirtualDub: free and open source Windows File -> Export -> Image sequence:
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View each frame of video and delete/edit them

You can use Avidemux: free and open source Windows/Linux/Mac GUI allows to view each frame and delete a group of them by selection compatible with major video formats (usually no need to install any ...
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Open source video editing software for linux?

I rarely do video editing, but in the past used OpenShot. The "learning curve" is pretty low (compared to Cinerella), and it nicely integrates with Blender and other tools. OpenShot screenshot (...
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How to recover data from old DVDs?

If you have a Linux machine available (if not, there are several Live distributions you could boot from CD/DVD or USB-stick), you might wish to take a look at DDRescue. That's a command-line tool ...
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Simple program to cut videos without ANY loss of quality for Windows, Linux or Android

What you're looking for is AviDemux. AviDemux is an open-source GUI video processing software made in Linux which also has releases for Windows (x86 and x64), it also has a command-line version ...
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Software to download YouTube videos to hard drive

The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries. Video DownloadHelper :: Add-ons for Firefox
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How to enhance Videos? (like photoshop for images)

You can use Avidemux: freeware / open-source cross-platform can also be used for cutting, encoding videos compatible with many formats After you install it, open the video file, then go to Video - ...
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Freeware video editing software

How about PiTiVi? It's a Free Software video editor based on GStreamer. It's written in Python and should run on windows, although I wouldn't expect it to run as well there. Have a look at the manual ...
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Filter motion in video file (surveillance video)

This is the sort of thing that you can knock up quite quickly using OpenCV and Python. Free (both gratis and FLOSS) Cross platform: Windows, Linux, Android and Mac OS Motion Detection algorithms ...
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Video Editor able to synchronize multiple video and audio tracks for Linux

Kdenlive can synchronize videos using a audio reference. Select the track you want to use as the audio reference, press the right mouse button, and select Set Audio Reference. Then select the track ...
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Simple Video Editor for Windows

I would check out Filmora by WonderShare. It has a lot of features and still easy to use. It is able to run on Windows 7 and runs quickly for what it does. It can crop videos, mesh them together, and ...
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Software to calculate the speed of objects in videos

Tracker is an excellent software which allows you to do this. Once you have selected a reference distance, the software will automatically generate the velocity and acceleration tables for you. It is ...
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Freeware DVD to MP4 converter

I have used Handbrake for this. It is open source and available for Windows, Mac and Linux. You can set it to transcode the subtitles and / or select sound tracks if these are available on the DVD. ...
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Movie end credits software

Windows Movie Maker Download: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-de/windows-live/movie-maker#t1=overview Free Supports inserting a black screen with white text Supports inserting scrolling text
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