I've converted .mov videos to .avi, using Videosoft Studio 5, as well as Pazera. In both cases the converted video briefly shows its ID number at the bottom. This is annoying, especially since I'll be making a DVD using these videos.
How do I either remove the ID number, or is there converter software that doesn't do that (preferably Freeware)?
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I don't want video to DVD, but only .mov to .avi.
I tried several:
1) Wondershare, and Video to Video - both of which also show that video ID number.
2) I also downloaded soe of the zip, but don't know what to do with them.
what id number?--
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
the number that the camera assigned to the video, such as IMG_1199.avi or 100_4449.avi. As one takes pictures, or videos, the camera automatically numbers them.
The videos were taken either by regular cameras, in video mode, or by phone cameras.
The ID number appears quite briefly at the beginning; nonetheless it's annoying.
PS - the original video, in .mov format, did NOT show these ID numbers!
while playing a video it's up top under tools/preferences - click on subtitles&osd on the side.--
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
From the menu near the top of the VLC window, click on the Tools menu to open it, then select Preferences from that menu (or just hit Ctrl+P). That'll open the Preferences window.
In the Preferences window, first go to the "Show Settings" option at the lower left, and change that from "Simple" to "All". Then, click on "Video" in the left pane, to get to the general Video settings, and scroll down in the options list that appears on the right until you find the "Show media title on video" option and checkbox. Make sure the checkbox for the option is cleared, then press the Save button at the lower right to save the settings and close the Preferences window.
Edit: You may also want to go into the Subtitles/OSD category (under the Video options category, in the left pane), and turn off the OSD, as well:
Of course, you can just leave the Preferences at "Simple", and clear both the "Show media title on video start" and "Enable On Screen Display (OSD)" checkboxes, as seen in the image aedipuss posted. I just prefer to have all of the options visible, that's all.
Last edited by Ai Haibara; 11th Nov 2012 at 13:14.If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
My video does NOT have that menu bar below the VLC Media Player bar. Nor does it have the bottom bar with the "start" triangle, etc.
Meanwhile, I upgraded my old 1.1.11 version to the latest one, but it makes no difference.
So, what should I do for my video to show those two extra bars?
I'm not at the system with VLC installed, at the moment, so I can't check for specific settings to hide the menu or bars. You might try right-clicking on the main video window, and see if there are View settings you can change in the right-click menu, to get the menu and control bars to show, again.
If you don't mind resetting all the preferences: Try hitting Ctrl+P, and see if that pops up the Preferences window. If it does, look for the Reset Preferences button near the bottom, and press it. (Note: that will indeed reset all of your preferences, so if you have any settings you want to keep, take note of them before doing this) Sometimes, VLC's preferences can become 'corrupt,' especially when updating VLC, and strange things can happen.
After resetting the preferences, see if the menu and other elements display properly.If cameras add ten pounds, why would people want to eat them?
The right-click on the video did it! It brought me to a menu, inc. tools > preferences. So, that problem is all fixed - THANK YOU!!
Now, I have a lesser problem: those videos are bigger than my computer screen, even when minimized.
Is there something in Preferences that might make the video smaller on my screen?
I do not know what you mean by 'minimised' and of course no one knows the dimensions of the videos or the size of your computer screen.
Still, on the video menu you should see an option named 'scale'. If this is not 'ticked' then click on it and that ought to should this issue.
Again, you led me to a solution:
In Preference, go to Hotkeys, which shows that by clicking Alt+2, it minimizes the picture to 1/4 of the screen - which suits me.
Now, instead of dojng that with each individual video, do you know of a way to set that size permanently?
Do as I say and select the same option ie 'Zoom one-quarter' from the video menu. You should also be able to get that menu by right-clicking on the actual video in playback. Then you have to select video>>zoom>>one-quater.
'Scale' over-rides this so then it must remain un-ticked.
yes, that works for the particular video that's showing. But, how do I save it as a permanent feature? Same for the Status bar, which I can activate for the individual video, but it doesn't become permanent either.
By the way, I never did find "Scale", but with the Zoom option and the Alt+2 option, I may not need it.
Go to Preferences >> Video
Untick 'Video Auto Scaling'
Change 'Video Scaling Factor' to .25 in your example for one- quarter.
All videos should now play immediately at one-quarter size. Not something I would wish to have permanently.
sorry, I don't have Video Auto Scaling. I'm attaching a picture of Preferences > Video.
(I'm not sure the attachment went through)
You have 'Show settings' set at 'Simple' (see bottom of screen). Click on 'All' and it should now be clear.
What I would also add that there is a wealth of online documentation about this program. The answers to most, if not all, issues with it should be there.