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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How to add WAV audio to MPEG video (muxing) without re- encoding using free open source software.

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Ok you have a MPEG video and you want to add sound to it in the form of a WAV file. This is how to do it for for free.

You will need to download Aften.exe and an Aften GUI. You can get them here.

Once you have downloaded and extracted them you just need to put the aften.exe file into the same folder as the aften gui program. To start the Aften with the graphical interface click on the GUI file. Alternatively, if you are happy with the command line, you can just use aften.exe on it’s own.

Aften converts a WAV file into the AC3 format. You don’t need to change any settings just add your WAV file and click encode.

Next you need to download and install avidemux

Screen recording of the following steps can be seen here.

1. Open your MPEG video in Avidemux (you can just click and drag it over).

2. Click AUDIO in the top toolbar/ MAIN TRACK/ Change the dropdown menu AUDIO SOURCE from VIDEO to EXTERNAL AC3. Then browse for your file. OK

3. Change AUDIO drop down on left toolbar from COPY to AC3 Aften. Click FILTERS button/ tick RESAMPLING check box (setting needs to be the default 48000). OK

4. Change FORMAT left toolbar from AVI to MPEG-TS (A+V).

5. Click FILE on top toolbar. SAVE/ SAVE VIDEO/ name your new file and select destination. SAVE

6. Right click your new file and RENAME and give it the file extension .MPEG eg yourfilename.MPEG

Done. If you need any further help please leave a comment.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

No, I said FRUIT!

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Whatever you think of the New York Post cartoon that has been in the news recently Polybore thinks we can pretty much agree it was not very funny. To try and lighten the mood here is Polybore's "amusing" derivative of the cartoon.

All suggestions for improving the caption gratefully recieved.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Childrens cutlery makes the Law an ass.

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In the UK if you want to buy cutlery suitable for a 3 year old you need to have ID that proves that you are over 21. 

Actually the Law states that you need to be over 18 years old but the shops are playing it safe and raising it to 21 in order to make sure their staff ask for ID. 

Sure it is a good idea to stop kids buying knives, but cutlery suitable for a 3 year old?

When was the last time a bank was held up by a robber wielding children's cutlery?

Is Polybore going to get busted for supplying this cutlery to a child? This is totally and utterly round the twist.

Here is a "Saw" inspired video demonstration of the bluntness of the knife when used on a Polybore finger.