MultiMedia Applications

Multimedia applications are those programs that integrate more than one media at a time; browsers are the most obvious. However, the term has come to include the use of programs that enable the use of any component that isn’t simple text and static graphics, such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality, conferencing and monitoring.

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I've got issue of Adobe flash player in Chrome and how to set it up properly?
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AWS, Speech Recognition and AWS

I have heard AWS has an excellent Speech Recognition web API, and wonder if anyone knows of a complete speech recognition app which uses this AWS API?

Apparently, the demo emails you the translation and I hear the translation is great.

Anybody got any leans on an app that can handle speech to text?

We are trying to create a new folder for the audio and video folders you see in the screen shot. The app data folder is a hidden folder. What would be the best way to move those two folders so DVD Styler can find them? Thanks.
Sony Walkman Remote Control Commander RM-MZ2S for MiniDisc Player.

The yellow arrow points to a part that appears to be intended to be removed. I am unable to get it off. I guess this is where a AAA battery might be located.
The small arrow points to a rubber button of some sort for some unknown purpose.
Would this device require a battery?

Some time back I had experts help me with a bunch old DVD I wanted to put in the cloud.  Today I have a series of DVD that the computer just doesn't recognize as to "No DVD  in D: drive".  I have checked the DVD and seem somewhat dirty or grimy or scratch? (that is my appreciation) - when I place them in my hands they do seema bit scratched and some grime "maybe" in some places; I say grime because if I press it it smudges  somewhat (if u take a cloesup on certain areas u can see them).  So i would like to know if you guys can take a look at the image and recommend if there is a way to fix them or clean them or what can I do to be able to have my computer read them.

We have an AB switch so we can use 1 monitor, 1 keyboard, 1 set of speakers, 1 mouse for two systems each having their own power cord  (W10, Vista). Everything works fine except occasional speaker issues.
The power cord for the speakers plugs into the back of the Vista system. Then the green and pink tied together as a black wires goes to the switch. From there a green goes to the main speaker. I'm not using the pink. From the main speaker a green goes to the second speaker.
I was using to Vista system and listening to a Youtube video and got high volume. Sound was coming from both speakers. I turned that system off and switched from the Vista to W10 system by clicking the AB switch to W10. I opened the same Youtube video and the volume was lower. I put the main speaker and the second speaker to my ear and heard no sound.
I unplugged the secondary speaker and still heard sound. I unplugged the main speaker from the switch and still heard sound. I unplugged the green wire from the back of the Vista system that sends sound to the switch and still heard no sound so the sound heard is coming from inside the Vista system.
Why is no sound getting to the main speaker through the switch?
I just found this out:

A number of gaming, education, and video sites still use Flash, and Adobe says it remains committed to supporting the technology until 2020 alongside partners like Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla. Microsoft says it plans to disable Flash by default in Edge and Internet Explorer in mid to late 2019, with a full removal from all supported versions of Windows by 2020. Google will continue phasing out Flash over the next few years, while Mozilla says Firefox users will be able to choose which websites are able to run Flash next month and allow Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) users to keep using Flash until the end of 2020.

My site,, has used a modified Flash player for years. While the big change is a year away, I'd like to start the obviously necessary overhaul now. It looks like I'll need a new player that can play the mp3 files I use, and I would like it to work across multiple browsers as well as on cell phones if possible. (Note: for cell phone usage, I do not use an app; I encourage interested parties to simply go to the website, the design of which makes it easy to select and listen to your preferred "channel.") Also note that this option is not available at present on most phones.

Lots of work to be done. Experts, what are your suggestions?
Hardware:  Lenovo T510 laptop with External 2TB USB WD My Passport drive.    Operating System is WIndows 10 1903 version.
Over 1.2TB of songs on the external USB Drive.  (Note: there are only USB 2.0 ports on this laptop).  
Problem:  Using WIndows Media Player - but the database keeps getting corrupted.
What I have tried:   1) Disabled Windows Media player, rebooted, then re-enabled Windows Media Player.   No difference.
2) From an elevated command prompt, registered jbscript.dll and vbscript.dll.   No effect.
3) Saved off all the files in C:\users\(current user)\appdata\local\microsoft\Media Player      and then deleted them.    Windows Media Player rebuilt the CurrentDatabase_400.wmdb (which took about 4 hours).   Then everything seemed to work fine.   However, when I closed Windows Media Player and then re-opened a couple of times, I got a message that the database was corrupted.   It renamed the database to "CorruptDatabase_400.wmdb" and is now re-creating the CurrentDatabase_400.wmdb.

Any Suggestions...   I worry that the size of the music library on the external USB 2.0 drive is causing the corruption - but, not sure how to tell for sure...
The music apps or audio apps of iPhone X is somewhat limited.  I need to advance within the audio or the song X amount of seconds; iPhone X music or audio apps doesn’t do this - when pressing advance, it jumps to the start or the next audio.   Please advice on a iPhone X music or aduos apps that I can use to listen and jump where I want.

Thank u guys!

What's the best/easiest way to create a diagram or template which will overlie any content on the screen?

For example, suppose you create some type of diagram using PowerPoint as shown here:

Is there a way to save the diagram as some kind of image file which can then be displayed (outside of PowerPoint or any other application) to overlie (ie be always-on-top) whatever apps/windows may be active or displayed on the screen — such as the EE website:

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Need a free screen recorder
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I have a video maker program. The project is an mp4 with lyrics as an overlay. The image you see below is a screen shot of what I see when I watch the "rendered" video on VLC media player. The video maker works fine, the lyrics overlay fine, the preview from start to finish plays fine. It's the rendered result on the desktop that is not playing normally. Tiles are seen at various places. When the rendered version is uploaded to Vimeo the result plays fine and normal. No tiles. However I need to burn the video so it plays on a DVD player hooked to a TV. The only way to burn it to a blank disc is from the rendered video on the desktop.

VLC is failing to play normally the video. Why and the solution since I prefer VLC due to the higher levels of volume.
It plays fine on Windows Media Player and can a video be burned from WMP that will play on a table top DVD player?

Hi guys,
Does anyone knows of a good freeware screen video recorder.
I have tried a few but they record for just a limited amount of time say 10 minutes or have watermarks.

We are looking for software to be able to do things people who post or stream videos do such as:
* record desktop, add annotations, notes, highlight parts of the screen, use webcam, insert pictures, videos, music, sounds, export is as watchable video, add animations,
* edit large video files we take with our dental camera, remove sound, improve lighting, add sounds/music, export videos, convert videos
* create how-to guides using the above
* any features which we might find useful or good/necessary that we are not aware of yet

We found Snagit and Hitfilm Express as being very good, but we wonder if there is anything better with more features.
We do not mind paying for software. We have Windows devices. The person using it is computer literate but didn't do any picture or video editing before so it can't be toooo difficult but we understand that she will have to learn how to use it.

thanks in advance
The user has a current TiVo Bolt.  They have home videos that they have digitized, currently in .avi format.

They have a Synology NAS

Can they store their videos on the NAS, and play them back using their TiVo?

Is it possible to get this conversion to vp9 without buying a download version of a product?

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
I have a Minix U9-H Android TV box (Running Marshmallow)

The primary application is Kodi within this I've been able to connect via fixed IP address to shares on my Windows 7 PC (A password protected user account has been created to aid this) and play media files etc.

How do I connect to the PC outside Kodi (I note ES File explorer is no longer on the play store, Google searches suggest to use )

I'd also like to access the Minix U9-H file system from the PC I tried putting the IP address into Win Explorer with failed

The PC and Minix U9-H are connected via a wired LAN

My reasons for doing this are MySQL Setting_up_Kodi this needs to be able to copy files between devises
I have a video and I want to add the lyrics at the bottom. I'm finding the video with lyrics but the person who uploaded it to YT failed and there is a skip in the video.
The audience will be Hispanic and I want them to see the lyrics in English as the video plays. Thanks.
We have got to do some testing around storage of image and video files on our users stored on our users home drives on a windows file server. I have got a big inventory file of all file names, size, last accessed/modified/written etc, which includes file extensions. But there seems to be endless list of possible extensions now listed with video, audio and image files.

I only have to check a sample and so wondered what would you say are maybe the top 3-5 most common file extensions to be associated with image files & video files on windows based systems.  These files will go back literally 10 years so the more common extensions for such file types in 2009 may be much different to those in 2019 (or it may be similar).
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I've asked dumb questions before so why not another. In creating a business card for the church the Facebook web address takes up to much space so the pastor wants to replace that with just the Facebook logo. The card template has a image space on the right and text lines on the left.

Since a logo (image) can not be converted to a letter(s) (??) I only see two choices:

a. Take the photo of the church and add the FB logo to the bottom of the photo of the church.
b. There is an extra text line under the photo so I could just enter "see (or join) us on Facebook, and not use the FB logo.

Any other options? Thanks.
I am looking for a Video Editor that runs on Windows 10. The specific function I want to performs to open an existing video and cut out perhaps 10 "clips", saving eact cut out clip as a separate video file. The input file is mp4.

I acquired Windows Video Editor 2019. I can kind of get the gist of how to define a clip, it's excruciatingly hard. Then, you get it defined & click OK, it disappears. I am trying to work wth their tech support, does not look good.

My background is long & extensive in programming, systems development, databases, etc. I have limited graphics experience, I use Paint Shop Pro for graphcs.

My question is two fold: (1) Anyone out there in the EE community who knows Windows Video Editor 2019 & can help with that?

Recommendation(s) as to a VERY SIMPLE to learn & intuitive video editing package not too expensive.

The image shows a word that we need for a church business card as well as a logo on the weekly bulletins. It's the word Celebration for English and Celebracion for the Hispanics.

Someone had the idea to put the T on top of the C and also change the T to a cross. So far the efforts have been in black fonts.

I suggested that most crosses from the days of Jesus were made of wood and thus the cross could be a brown color. They have played around with moving the cross (which is actually the T in celebration) to the left or right to somehow not distort the C.

In my opinion there will be enough other text on the card in Spanish and if the Spanish version of celebration is celebracion then any one viewing the card will know what celebration means. But I do not make the decisions.

So looking for more brain power on how to combine celebration and celebracion? Using colors, fonts, etc.

I'm designing the card and if we can get that word to the liking of the higher ups in the church then I will have to make the word be a photo so I can upload the photo (which will be nothing but the word) and drag that to the proper place on the card. The templates and editing do not offer a T on top of a C. Thanks.

My Youtube Video has duplicated itself, from 9 minutes to 18, running the same content TWICE. How do I fix this?
We are currently developing a social media platform that will be heavily relying on video content. On our initial beta version we hosted these in Amazon S3 but some of these were accessed so much that our monthly bandwith really jacked up the cost. Do you have any experience on other video hosting solutions that can be more cost-controlled or at least being able to forecast the cost progression? We will be managing these videos ourselves and want them only accessible through the platform, no external branding or ads.
I'm looking for video editing software. I have never done video editing, but I have a need now.

I am familiar with graphics software (other than photoshop) & I have over 20 years of experience in working with the internet developing web sites & applications. I am fluent in php, MySQL, HTML, Javascript and OK in CSS & Jquery.

I need something for Windows 10, prefer under $100 & easy to learn & use.

My initial need is to edit a 15 minute or so mp4 video down to maybe 2 or 3 minutes, mostly by eliminating a number of clips & shortening some others. Also probably resizing so we can include it on a website.

Any suggestions?


MultiMedia Applications

Multimedia applications are those programs that integrate more than one media at a time; browsers are the most obvious. However, the term has come to include the use of programs that enable the use of any component that isn’t simple text and static graphics, such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality, conferencing and monitoring.