In this article I explained how to download a youtube video with safari, but it does not work for some websites, eg vimeo. There’s a neat little app here called Cosmopod that will set you back $10 but worth it if you want the easiest solution.
Cosmopod will add alittle button to safari that looks like this:
You simply click on the icon when you have a movie in your browser and it will download the video and convert it to a mpeg movie.
I’ve had a few people ask me how I did the screen casts for Dragon Dictate. I used a program called iShowU HD. It costs $29 and you can get it from here. You can also use it to turn a keynote presentation into a Quicktime movie and avoid the sync problems of Keynote’s built in export movie command. Continue reading »
It’s a two step process..
Firstly you rip the file from the DVD player and convert it to a small MP4 movie.
Then you copy the movie into itunes. Here’s how to do it step by step. Continue reading »
I have a lot of .mov files. Each file is about 1 hour of movie footage but compressed to only 200-300MB. When I import them into iMovie it tries to convert them to dv files. Do you know a way to burn a collection of .mov files to a dvd so that they can be read with a normal dvd player?
Good question, let me explain a little bit about what you can and can’t do with CDs and DVDs.
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Well, I’m on a bit of a run here with my new samsung D900 mobile phone, the latest being what are the best settings to compress a movie to watch on my phone. The phones resolution is 320×240, which I think is similar to an ipod. I use Handbrake to encode DVD’s, you can also use these settings to export from Quicktime pro, but Handbrake is free. Continue reading »
To quote from the DivX website:
Due to limitations in the QuickTime Architecture, AVI video files containing MP3, WMA or AC3 audio tracks will not play directly in QuickTime based applications. You may experience stuttering, loss of sound, no sound or an error message.
We have written a useful application called “DivX Doctor II” which can fix these problems, and other issues QuickTime has with AVI files. You can download DivX Doctor II from http://doctor.3ivx.com/.
Here is the direct link to the file: