Tuesday, April 29, 2008

VideoReDo is My Secret Lover.

It's been a while since I wrote a review of anything neat for the computer, and that's because I've been so busy using the stuff that I don't have time to rave about it. But VideoReDo...I have to just make everyone go use it. Even if you don't edit videos, just go look at it and know that it is amazing.

Yes, VirtualDub is fabulous, I love me that thing, but...there's an issue with that. Up to VirtualDub 1.4, I could drag the slider and see the frame I was on. (I've lost you, haven't I?) But newer videos, especially the MPEG variety, need VirtualDubMod in order to keep the audio synched (no, really, I'll stop with the lingo in a second). The latest version of VirtualDubMod won't show me a preview of what frame I'm on, and I know I'm hardcore, but I'm not that good.

VideoReDo takes the MPEGS, right? Cuts down to the frame, and it can take stuff out of VOB files, like, DVDs. Then? Joins them. So like, my great epic Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Palpatine actually perked up its ears and thought about maybe existing outside of my head for the first time in three years.

Imagine me telling you all this with my runny-nosed face pressed up against the video camera, only a tiny flashlight to illumiate my crazed eyes. That's now much I love this frikkin' program.

Also, this past Monday, there was a special episode of Deal Or No Deal that involved Star Wars. Cheese to the max, I know, but I had to test VideoReDo's Ad Detective before the trial period was over. I don't know how it knows, but it marked out the commercials. The only mistake it made was when the tv went out from the bad weather, and come on, even I can't figure that out.

So if you have videos, and you want to edit them, but you can't with VirtualDub, I point you to VideoReDo. I will share my special friend, there's plenty to go around. Depending on the version, it can work with everything from Win98 on up. Score.

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