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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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What are some good Windows utilities for combining several MP3 files together into a single MP3 file?
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Free Tool: Port Scanner
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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.
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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.
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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?

Thanks.
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Hello,

What is the best/simplest way to create a customized tracklist to display when playing a CD?

My mother is a (young) 83 year-old who spends quite a bit of time driving in her car each week. She really enjoys listening to recorded talks but has exhausted her supply and is tech-UN-savvy. She's quite comfortable using the CD player in her car however, so I told her I would be happy to create some CDs containing talks from the public domain.

The talks download as MP3 files and we agreed that the simplest navigation scheme for her would be to have the tracklist display as follows:

    |    Track #    |    Speaker Name    |    Date    |    Venue    |    Title    |

I haven't created many CDs in that manner but it seems like downloaded files (or maybe all MP3 files) usually contain data which appears by default in the tracklist. If that is correct, and:

if I've got the data I want to use in five corresponding columns in an Excel spreadsheet, what is the best method or software for:
    1) overwriting the default data and
    2) creating a tracklist from my spreadsheet?


By the way, I've got VLC Media Player installed. Is that a good option?

Thanks
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I'm trying to find a live streaming monitoring solution.
I have 3 live streams and I need a monitoring solution that will email me when the stream stops for any reason.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
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I plan to get the 30-day free trial for Adobe Premiere and wonder if Adobe Premiere would replace Audacity (for me) for audio editing?

I have use Audacity for years to make my own recordings and am pretty handy with it. But if Adobe Premiere is good enough, I may have no need for Audacity.

Thoughts?
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i want to know how unofficial/illegal websites get live streams of TV channels to show live sporting events and how they do it detail explanation preferred if u don't mind  thanks :)
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Do you know how to convert a file that is AIFF-C Audio to MP3?

I have an audio file that I had recorded about 20 years ago, but need it updated to MP3.
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Hello,

When playing MP3 audio files in VLC media player, how do you use hotkeys for [Pause only] and [Play only]?

In VLC media player, going to Tools > Preferences > Hotkeys results in the following window:
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As can be seen, pressing {Space} is the default setting for toggling between [Play] & [Pause]. This hotkey works great.

Also shown however, are the hotkeys (Browser Stop & Browser Refresh) for the actions, [Pause only] & [Play only] respectively.

What do the latter hotkeys refer to? In other words, why would you even need to have a browser (eg Chrome) open in order to play MP3 files using VCL?

(Note: My understanding of the above two actions is that unlike toggle, which changes Play/Pause to the opposite of its current state, [Pause only] will pause the recording if it is currently playing but if currently paused, will leave it unchanged. And similarly, [Play only] will begin playing the recording if it is currently paused and if already playing, will leave it in that mode.)

The following two screenshots show how hotkeys can be modified:
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And the next screenshot displays the results after changing the hotkeys for [Pause only] & [Play only] to {Alt+s} & {Alt+p} respectively:
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The problem however, is that when VLC is active, pressing either of those hotkeys has no effect.

What would prevent those hotkeys from working and what other shortcuts are available for activating [Pause only] & [Play only]?

Thanks
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[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy
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[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

I am considering making training videos which at some point may have a price attached to them. So, I am not keen on hosting these on YouTube.

What options to do have for private hosting?

Is it logical to consider using my WordPress site, where I already have WuCommerce up and running?

What is involved in video posting? Are there various WordPress plugins I cans use that would make this easy?

This is hosted on AWS. How do you calculate the cost of this kind of service for bandwidth?

What if I have 10 views per day and the video is 30 minutes long?

What might that cost for the month?

Thanks
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I need to make a movie of my desktop with my own audio narration.

I have used Audacity and love it.

Is there a simply to learn tool that would let me record my desktop and either edit the audio with this tool or just let me edit the audio in Audacity?

There will be periods on no activity on my desktop, so I can adjust the age views to fit the edited audio.

Is Adobe Premier overkill? The cost is very high.
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Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for my question, but I'll start here...

I am looking for a software application that will allow me to view the video being shot through my DSLR camera. I have been using an application called - digiCamContol. Although it is free and I don't want to complain about software that is free, I would like to see if there are other applications that work in a slightly different manner.  

I produce video training tutorials for the vertical market and would like to control my cameras (I use two cameras) via my laptop and not on the cameras themselves.

If anyone can offer any advice where I can find a good DSLR Camera control software, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,
Fulano
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I installed Audio Hijack and and SoundFlower.

I see SoundFlower in both MicroPhone and Speakers for Skype...

Which do I use?

How do I configure:

Audio Hijack
Skype
SoundFlower

?

Thanks
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I use Audacity and have been recording my audio at 44.1 kHz. As far as bit depth, I have no idea, but have used the defaults.

I need to find the ideal for the best quality sound on my videos and podcasts, and find if my gear is up to it.

I have a MacBook:
2.4 GHz Intel Core 7
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1024 MB

And my microphone is:
Blue Yeti
Ultimate USB

purchased a few years ago.

Can you tell me the best sampling rates, bit depth, etc. for my recordings and also the maximum values my current gear can support?

Is this microphone sub-standard to give a professional sound?

Suggestions on improvements?

Thanks.
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I am pretty good at recording my own voice and editing it to make it sound (almost) professional. So, I have not had to deal adjusting the volume of the whole track or a part of the track.

Now,I need to import MP3's and WAV files and integrate them into my audio script.

Aligning the start times is easy, but it would be nice to import the whole track and have the ability to MUTE the parts of the track I do not audible. This would enable me to have the entire track in the one Audacity file.

But more important, how do I adjust the volume of an entire track as well as boost and reduce the volume of certain parts of the track?

Thanks.
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I'm looking for a CDN that's free or affordable for videos like YouTube. However, I don't want to use YouTube for other reasons. I would like to upload videos, and once they're uploaded have them playable onto a website. Any recommendations?
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We have a series of audios of conferences and have categorized them by presenter.  Since windows folder displays audio with 'Contributing Artist, Title, Album, etc.', we want to place the real authors of each audio.  We  can do this one by one, but looking for way to change 15 audios authors with one name (and do the same with the rest of audios we have).  How can we go about it?
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I have some old movie clips in .mpg format.   In what format can I put these on a flash drive so a presenter can show them.  She'd have to be able to fast forward/backward for review and go from file to file easily.
Thanks,
Alan
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Free Tool: Path Explorer
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Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

http://download.cnet.com/Youtube-Movie-Maker/3000-13631_4-75227437.html

Anyone use it?
Suddenly ours won't open. Coincidence that it won't open while the pc has other symptoms.
If you have the free version is there an expiration date on the free version? I do not see anything about expiration in any of the comments posted on CNET.
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I'm curious as to why some artists post on VEVO versus YouTube.
Musical artists in particular.
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I have some audio from a radio talk show. my intention is that it's not high fidelity / could even be mono.  I want to get the smallest file size without too much degredation considering it's just people talking.

I am using streaming audio recorder and chose MP3 for the output.

For example, 1 file I have is 2meg and 1 min 30 seconds.  the properties of the file says bitrate 173 bps.  Not sure if that's high / low fidelity.

I'd like to have the smallest size file for audio.... and also, using audio to video converter websites, I get an mp4 that's 2MB also (static picture or black screen would be fine).

What are some things I should know / do to get the smallest files for spoken word audio?

thanks!
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EE Experts,

I have become obsessed lately with Windows Media Center (WMC). I have over 2,000 titles recorded over the last 3 years. Microsoft discontinued support for WMC some time ago. I started using WMC before Microsoft dropped support of Electronic Program Guide (EPG). Some of my titles have metadata, and some do not. I am ignorant of how or what determines which titles get metadata and which ones do not. My primary goal for now is to be able to load Synopsis data. So as I continue to capture titles (USB hard drives are amazingly cheap extra storage space), I can include a synopsis of my own creation that I can search on to find the exact title that I am looking for without having to watch each video to discover if it the one I am looking for or not.

I just made a Google search that linked me to a Microsoft document titled Windows Media Center Guide Listings Format. In the summary for this document, the first sentence is "This document describes how to import program data into the Electronic Program Guide data store for Windows Media Center on a Windows 7 computer." The Introduction says "This document describes how to use LoadMXF.exe ..."

My question is does this document contain the information that I need to accomplish the goal that I described above? I'm I barking up the right tree or should I be looking someplace else?
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Dear team,

I am new to this tech site and I have a requirement that,

1. I have a desktop at remote site with dongle internet, 8 port hub, one hikvision camera.
2. I would like to see the live streaming from a url
3.  Need your help to fix this issue.

I tried many ways,
1. Dynamicdns
2. Port forwarding using router
3. I need to integrate the url to my own software.
4. Hikvision stopped his ddns service.

Need a workable solutions on this matter.

Regards,
B.C. Rajkumar
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Hi,

CD Rom not playing saying www.xyz.com url not working. how to fix and play the cd rom videos. please advise
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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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