Video editing (I need to know how)

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Blog entry by nobuckle posted 03-13-2011 05:38 PM 982 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I posted a new blog featutring the making of a mallet. In the blog I gave several links to some videos of me making the mallet. Ideally I would have liked to put combine these individual videos into one so that readers of the blog wouldn’t have to click on each link just to watch each video. I would also like to be able to post videos directly into my blog so that they play automatically when the blog is viewed. The problem is that I don’t know how to accompllish these tasks. What I am in need of is a way to convert these videos from .MOV to .WMV so that I can use Windows Movie Maker to put all the videos together. I also need to know how to correctly post them to LJ. I’m not very familiar with video editing and would greatly appreciate any help that I receive. Thank you for your time.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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David LaBolle

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#1 posted 03-13-2011 07:14 PM

This free software will do what you want. It will convert from any video format into any other video format. I use it to download videos from YouTube.

It’s called Any Video Converter.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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David Craig

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 08:22 PM

If you are only interested in converting the video format, look for video converting software. These are much cheaper than a video editing package. I generally do not mess with freeware as they are either riddled with adware encouraging you to buy the “professional” package or spyware. The folks that design these things are trying to make a living and they use the demos and freeware to advertise their product (and make your computer time hell if you don’)..

To insert a video from youtube, use the img button and click on the blue lettering that gives you the option to insert an image from the web. Paste the url link to your youtube video and it should insert the video. It won’t play automatically, but it will provide a player so the video can run within your blog post.

Hope this helps,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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