video problems in Ubuntu

Shawn Pringle shawn.pringle at
Tue Jan 17 01:47:02 UTC 2012

On 01/16/2012 07:02 PM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> On 01/16/2012 04:48 PM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>> A little off topic.  The video is berkl line in 1927 with no sound. I
>> hae an elderly man almost 100 years old I put it on his daughters xp
>> machine and he is watching it and doing a voice over in German and
>> English and saving it so I can put it on the video. Its a great
>> silent movie I have some really fine music in the public domain for
>> it and am very excited about it.  This is really important to me.  I
>> plan to put it on Vimeo and Youtube ether in the public domain or
>> creative commons. There may not be anyone else left in the world that
>> can remebr where and what the scenes in the movie are and narriate it
>> in both languages.                                 Doug
>> On 01/16/2012 04:27 PM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Douglas
>>> Pollard<dougpol1 at>  wrote:
>>>>   My computer is dual core processor 2300 Mhtz 1Gig memory i686 two
>>>> 250 G
>>>>   hard drives.  I have downloaded video from Internet archives. I
>>>> can play
>>>> them and put on the time line of several video editors and watch
>>>> them. I can
>>>> watch them in Mplayer and other media  I cannot render from any of
>>>> them.
>>>> Ubuntu crashes.
>>> ! What exactly do you mean "Ubuntu crashes". It gets very slow?
>>> What video editor are you using? What version of Ubuntu have you
>>> installed?
> Excuse me, it's Berlin instaed of berkl line
This sounds like an interesting project.  I am an English teacher in a
Spanish speaking country so I could help you with putting Spanish
subtitles, if you can provide me with a transcript in English.

If I understand correctly, (please correct these statements if
1. the files you already have are in mpeg-2 format.
2. you want to add an audio voice over to the archive and save it again
to either the same or some other format.
3. you can play these source files well
4. when you edit the files you can play them in the video editors
5. while saving to some format the computer shuts off on you.

Shawn Pringle

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