Multimedia Programming

Multimedia programming is the process of developing multimedia products, programs or services that combine text with sounds, pictures, graphics, video-clips, virtual reality, digital animation and other forms of media, and generally requires skill sets that include programming languages such as Java and C++, graphics, animation and video production.

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I tried doing an animation of an image in Premier Pro to put on Facebook - I did it the exact dimension Facebook said, but when I tried to upload it, it got rejected because the aspect ratio was wrong (it needed to be between 1:1 and 2:1 apparently). I googled about this and it seems you need to set up a sequence and set the pixel aspect ratio but when I did the 2:1 setting the video had black borders. How do I create a Facebook video (from an image) in Premier Pro? What settings do I use? Note there only seems to be a fixed set of aspect ratios to choose from and most of them were not between 1:1 and 2:1.
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What is the best time length for an online seminar?

I plan to give a live seminar that I expect will take up the morning, perhaps from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

But I want to offer this via the web also. It will be live, but wonder if people have different expectations for webinars?

I have been told it should be no longer than 2 hours. But this would force me to make a shorter version of the seminar, and I wold need to take out important information.

What are your thoughts about the length and if I really should reduce the amount of content?

Or, if I take breaks and let people stretch, is three hours of sitting about the same, regardless of where it is?

What "MP4 to DVD Player" Windows 10 Pro software do you recommend since has NO recommendations ?
I am working on this program from last 4 days. But still I can't find any solution.
I want to create a organizer program. Which will be move images from one folder to another.
So here is my Code.
    import os , shutil
    path = open(r"/home/ironman/Desktop/lists.txt","r+")
    save_name = open("/home/ironman/Desktop/files.txt","w+")
    insp = ['inspiration', 'motivational']
    names =['girls','fitness','women','girl','Kids','friend','life','gym','exam','daily','religious','swami']
    for file in path:
        for Folder , SubFolder , Files in os.walk(file.strip()):
            for files in Files:
                ff = os.path.join(file, files)
                x = os.path.abspath(files)

                for sr in insp:
                    if files.endswith(".jpg") and sr in files:

                        global full_path
                        if not os.path.isdir('/home/ironman/Pictures/'+sr):
                            os.mkdir('/home/ironman/Pictures/'+ sr)
                    for filename in names:
                        full_path = ("/home/ironman/Pictures/%s" % sr)
                        if filename in files:
                            src = os.path.join(full_path,files)
                            srt = os.path.join(full_path,filename)
                            if not os.path.isdir(srt):

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Need a voice support that is not TOO loud

I need to give a tour to about 10-20 people in a public area, but my voice does not carry very far. And if the wind is up, it's even harder.

But I do not want to use one of those megaphones. They are loud and use up one hand. I would prefer some sort of clip-on microphone, that uses BlueTooth to connect to portable speakers.

Can I WEAR a small speaker? Is that possible?

Or I guess I could pull a small speaker behind me, but that would also need a battery.
How to give web seminars securely?

When I give a web seminar, is it always possible for the viewer to record his desktop and snag a video of my desktop?

I assume it is.

I have no problem with that, unless it gets posted somewhere. Ouch!

But, what about the audio?

I suppose that would also "come along for the ride" if the person were using the web for audio. But wouldn't that be a bit tricky?

If the person was on a conference bridge using the normal telephone system, they'd need to match up the audio with the video. Also, a pretty simple things to do.

Am I worried for good reason? I hear of someone posts a video of my seminar, there is little I can do to stop it.


Need to charge by the minute for online seminars

I have a subject which is super captivating...but so new, people may fear spending money up front for a ticket to my inline seminar.

I'd like to find a way to "charge by the minute".

When they cut out, their bill is calculated.

There could be the first five minutes free, for example.

Does this exist??

Are there video encoders that encode video in fixed duration streamlets and repeat audio frames if the duration of audio frames is different from the duration of a video segment to fill up the video streamlet?
Placing a video of me on the side of a presentation.

I have seen this done with great effect. The person leading a presentation has slide after slide and can appear in the corner or center, at will. That person is the speaker and the one leading the pitch.

Please explain how this works?

I always thought you'd need a green screen behind you to make that work, but apparently not.

I would use PowerPoint on a Mac.

I don't know anything yet about reading/writing/manipulating mp3 and mp4 files, but I'm trying to learn.  I need to write a program that reads in mp3 and mp4 files, silences some of the audio portions, and rewrites out the final file.

For an mp3 file, I can use ffmpeg to convert it to a wav file and process and write it back out as an mp3.  I don't think a wav has any messy internals.

For mp4, what with variable bit rates and metadata and such, I don't know how to approach it.  I need to read the mp4 file, modify the audio portion only while staying in sync with the video, and write out the mp4 file again.

My preferred langauge is Python if at all possible, but I'll use C# if I have to, and Java as a last resort.

How can I do this?
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What is the best way to string multiple images together to create a video file?

I have 300 images which I extracted from a short (10 sec) video using Camtasia (v9). After some simple image editing, I now want to recombine the images to create a modified video. However, I cannot determine how to do that in Camtasia or if it is even possible.

I also came across the following site but do not understand the suggestions nor how to use the suggested software:

How can I combine 30,000 images into a timelapse movie?

I'm hopeful that someone knows of a more straightforward solution.

Is there any way to remove adverts from embedded youtube videos on a webpage? I am imagining the answer is no, but I am just asking in case anyone knows of any way to do this. I assume the only way is to get the owner of the video to remove monetisation from the settings for the video, thereby removing the adverts.

Here is an example of a Justin Bieber embedded video (I just went with something I knew would have adverts) and right enough, there is an advert, right over the top.

So if anyone knows of a way to stop adverts from playing, I would be grateful to know. Thanks.
What are the best methods for recording content showing within Kodi 17.6 and saving it in a universal video format such as .AVI or .MPEG that can be watched later on a Windows, Mac, or Android device?

I will only be doing this with non copyrighted and non restricted content.

Are there any Kodi plug ins that will do this?
Is it safe to use a Sharpie Fine Point marker to write on blank CD, DVD, Blu-ray? Forever; I've been using a regular Sharpie Fine Point marker to write on the top of blank media. I never had any problems or damage from my discs that I can think of. However, I was reading online that this can damage this disc(s) overtime. Is this true or false? What do you guys and gals use to write on blank media?

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I have a Verbatim 25GB 6x blu-ray disc. Before I burned anything to the disc Windows 10 said total size 22.5GB. Now after I burned 20.4GB onto the disc, Windows 10 now says total size 22.3GB.

Does this sound "normal"? First time burning a blu-ray disc successfully, always burned with CDs and DVDs and never noticed this before. Never had this happen to a CD, DVD or DVD+R DL.
I need to edit an MP4 file, but need a free tool for this. I mainly need to chop of the start or end, or remove a slight "hiccup" in the middle.

What can you suggest?

My boss wants to send this code snippet as an email so users can click the video inline and play the buffered video
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" 

frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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how can I send this email from my Office365 email

I need to quickly record myself short audio notes of my can I do this with my iPhone? I need it quick and to be organized...

If I could give each audio a name, is best.

Like, the customer name I am visiting.

How can I remove unwanted playlists from the Pi Music Player on my Samsung Galaxy S8 Sprint PCS cell phone?
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I need some help if possible.  

My school is very much behind the times, so we are in need of upgrading.

Our president wants specifically to have wireless connections (literally no wires needed to connect a laptop to the system), a very simple way to record high-quality video and audio in the classrooms, and the ability to broadcast class sessions online in real time.

Can anyone give me some suggestions on this?
We currently have a student led live feed that runs in the morning and then at the close of school.  We are using a sony camcorder on a tripod that takes the input from a mic that the kids use and then a logitech webcam that captures the video.  We send these to a laptop running VNC and stream the production to the classrooms via vnc over the LAN.  I know this is a crappy setup, but it works.  We are looking for something more reliable and user friendly.  Possibly even having it streamed over the internet so parents can watch.  Does anyone have any experience or suggestions to accomplish something like this?
What are some good Windows utilities for combining several MP3 files together into a single MP3 file?
Years ago, Moodlogic was the best way to organize mp3 files. It compared the mp3 to the gracenotes db and was incredibly accurate. It has since been taken down and I have tried several apps that all do a poor job. I am looking for the best current app.
I'm trying to stream content using Livestreamer from YouTube to VLC. However, the streaming starts but the video is frozen. I notice no audio is present as well. Any ideas what It could be? I tried the smallest resolution 144p and I get the same results as if I try at 1080p.
I hear that waiting until the URL for a meeting arrives for first set up WebEx can be time consuming. So, is there a way to do this initialization beforehand?


Multimedia Programming

Multimedia programming is the process of developing multimedia products, programs or services that combine text with sounds, pictures, graphics, video-clips, virtual reality, digital animation and other forms of media, and generally requires skill sets that include programming languages such as Java and C++, graphics, animation and video production.

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