I recently found myself in a troubling situation. A client had come in to do an edit with a harddrive full of XviD encoded AVI files. When I tried opening up the first of them on our Intel Power Mac I received a Quicktime error stating that I was missing a required codec (VLC also would not play the files). Quicktime linked me to the XviD download page, which was troubling as I knew XviD had been previously installed on that machine. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever tried to watch a brand new Blu-Ray disc only to find that it won’t play in your player? A player you know works with other discs?
Now, assuming that you haven’t recently dropped the player, or rubbed sandpaper across the bottom surface of the disc, this could very well be a firmware issue. Read the rest of this entry »
Avidemux is a free, cross-platform video editing program that is both very simple and immensely powerful. Much of its power is thanks to its command line interface (CLI) and potential for scripting.
In this particular post I will be focusing on the latter aspect: scripting. Read the rest of this entry »