Re: OSX Recorder
- From: Phil Taylor <nothere@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 23:17:58 GMT
In article <13q42132s19nkdd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, David Kennedy
On 31/1/08 17:23, Phil Taylor wrote:
In article <13q2vsh3g92dg56@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, David Kennedy
On 31/1/08 01:12, Phil Taylor wrote:
I've used SnapzProX to record streaming video which was not supposed toIn the case of the BBC the material is available to download by Windoze
be downloadable. Takes huge amounts of disk space (I think because the
program stores the captured frames uncompressed for speed) and takes a
while to process the stored data into MP4 format at the end, but apart
from that it worked a treat. Is that naughty?
users and also can be recorded direct from air when transmitted. So why
should they be allowed to treat anyone who doesn't use Windoze as a
second class citizen? Size matters though, how big are we talking here?
Final movie was 280 Mb as an MP4, but SnapzPro used 12Gb to store it
And how long was the playing time on that one?
One hour and 45 min. Only 397 x 217 pixels though (the odd size is
probably because that just happened to be the capture rectangle which I
set). It was the Watersons tribute concert from the BBC Electric Proms
series which was not broadcast in its entirety, but was available as a
You can also use it to transcode awkward video formats (e.g. thoseI've not had too much of a problem with that, there's usually a solution
which you can play but not edit) into something more tractable.
Some movies only play in VLC. While VLC promises to do transcoding, in
practice it never seems to work.
I have had problems with VLC recently so I upgraded to the latest
version earlier this week. Haven't had any problems so far but I've only
used it the once..
VLC is a superb player, but its UI is so strange that if I try to do
something different, and it doesn't work, I'm never quite sure whether
it's the program that's at fault or whether it's just me doing the
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