video problems in Ubuntu

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
Tue Jan 17 02:36:40 UTC 2012

On 01/16/2012 08:47 PM, Shawn Pringle wrote:
> 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
> misunderstood)
> 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
Shown I this is sucessful I would really like to have you do the Spanish 
sub titles. The video I am useing is in Black and white with no sound. 
It is  excellent.

#1  one of them is an AVI file the second one is mp4. I was able to 
convert  the mp4 to mpeg-2 be saving it in short sections hopeing to be 
able to have a good stable hard copy on a DVD. I was unable to put it 
alltogether and render or save it.
     2 music and voice over
     3 correct I would like to get it on dvd but then put it on the 
Internet after refining and adding voice And captions if you will do that.
      4 yes
      5 yes
      6 yes
       And I had someone try to save it from Premeir in Xp and it 
crashed there too.          Thanks Doug

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