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Q: getting my video or parts of video on my hard drive ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: getting my video or parts of video on my hard drive
Category: Computers
Asked by: antpoodle-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 12 Feb 2003 19:47 PST
Expires: 14 Mar 2003 19:47 PST
Question ID: 160731
I have a video that I made for business promotion and I would like to
have it downloaded or part(s) of on my hard drive, depending on how
many bites it is.

I know how to do this with a CD but have no idea how videos get put on
a hard drive. I want to distribute it on a Gnutella client like Kazaa,
Grokster etc. Is there a service in the Los Angeles area where I can
take my video and Computer cpu and they will do it for me?

Clarification of Question by antpoodle-ga on 12 Feb 2003 19:56 PST
You answered some other guys question that was similar but I only want
to do this once. I don't want the hastle of the DAZZLE video software.
I would MUCH rather pay some person to do this as this is a once shot
deal. S. K.

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 12 Feb 2003 20:02 PST
Hi! What is the format of the video you have? VHS? Would converting it
to a VCD do the trick since you said you already knew how to do it
with a cd? Just let me know. :)

Clarification of Question by antpoodle-ga on 12 Feb 2003 20:47 PST
thats fine. I assume I just stick the CDV in my drive and press Audio
Catalyst and go through the same procedure... Or do I?

Does it work the same? I am not sure how it works. ON music yes, ON
I'm nervous...
Subject: Re: getting my video or parts of video on my hard drive
Answered By: kyrie26-ga on 15 Feb 2003 10:27 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi antpoodle-ga,

Thank you for your question. I feel that I understand your question
sufficiently to provide an answer. You mentioned "CDV", but I think
you really mean VCD, or Video CD format. Here's what you need to do :

1. Put your VCD CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Click on the "My Computer" icon on your Desktop.
3. Right-click on the CD-ROM icon (this could be drive D: or E:) and
choose "Explore".
4. Look for the folder named "MPEGAV". Open this.
5. You should see a file named "AVSEQ01.DAT" in there. Sometimes there
may be more than one file, and they are numbered sequentially
(AVSEQ02.DAT, AVSEQ03.DAT, etc.).
6. Copy this file to your computer (drag and drop, or right-click to
Copy, then Paste where you want it).
7. Rename this file to "Movie.mpg", where Movie can be any name you
assign it.
8. There you go! You have successfully copied the file over. When you
double-click on it, it should open up in Windows Media Player.

You can then put this file in your Kazaa "My Shared Folder" to be made
available for uploading to other users.

I hope this is the solution! If anything is unclear, or if I'm wrong,
please post a Request For Clarification and we'll take it from there.
Thank you for using Google Answers.



Clarification of Answer by kyrie26-ga on 15 Feb 2003 13:54 PST
Hi again antpoodle-ga, 

Thanks for the five stars. Go ahead and try it and see if it works. If
not, we'll look at some other avenues. Whatever the case we'll work on
it until it gets solved. As for tipping, there should be a link
somewhere, associated with this question... just look for it. Thanks!

antpoodle-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I have no idea if this works but you did an excellent job explaining
and by that I mean EVEN I ( a comuter nerd from HELL) think I may be
able to pull this off. I will try tipping you AFTER i see if this
works. If it does, How do I TIP you??

Subject: Re: getting my video or parts of video on my hard drive
From: level80-ga on 13 Feb 2003 16:56 PST
If you know how to put in on a CD, just put it on CD, then copy it to
the harddrive using either DOS, File Manager etc - depending on which
computer system you use.

Or - just save the files to the harddrive (C:) before you get to the
CD burning stage. Remember that some harddrives may not have enough
free space to store the length of video you want in the file format
you want. I know of companies that do what you ask in the UK, but not
the US. If it's just a "one shot deal" why not do it yourself?
Subject: Re: getting my video or parts of video on my hard drive
From: sacredflame-ga on 13 Feb 2003 18:48 PST
Level80 describes it perfectly, and putting it on Kazaa for other
users to download from you can be difficult. Lets say your sitting at
home with the file in your shared folder, but your neighbor wants to
download a file from you via Kazaa. Kazaa runs 1000's of different
sockets. So the odds of your friend being able to find that one
individual file is highly unlikely.
Subject: Re: getting my video or parts of video on my hard drive
From: antpoodle-ga on 13 Feb 2003 18:48 PST
Here's why: Because I never knew how to convert CDs to MP3 format
until a guy SHOWED me how to do it sitting at my computer. I went "DUH
okay!". I need someone to show me HOW (like on a CDROM or video
trainer) exactly to do this.
Maybe I'm just to terrified of technology. 


The way you describe it sounds easy but I'm such a neophyte at the
computer I'd be afraid I'd screw something up... I would think its
like changing a CD into MP3. Doesn't it have to go through some
"process" to get the desired results?

You can't do this with a CD which is a smaller byte size. HOW COULD
SIZE. I am really confused...

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