Stephen made a great suggestion about all the REU students presenting something cool they learned. I really like the idea and would most likely present on FFMPEG as I have spent a long time using it recently. There are a lot cool functionalities that I think we would all find useful in our daily, digital lives.
(Disclaimer: FFMPEG is used in terminal, so it doesn’t have a nice GUI (graphical user interface) like the GIF above does)
- Editing Videos:
- Combining Videos
( Disclaimer: The GIF above shows Audacity not FFMPEG. FFMPEG would do the work of getting that audio (previously a video) that is being transformed there.)
- Converting Videos:
- From MP4 to whatever (or vice versa)
- From videos to images (or vice versa)
- From Video to Audio
- This is pretty useful to me in particular because I’ve tried to make music in fruityloops and have used online converters that could potentially cause harm to my laptop. FFMPEG does this without the risk, so if there were a video with a particular ad-lib I like, I could download (there is an ffmpeg command for downloading YouTube videos as well) it and convert to audio (mp3 or others).
Let me know if you are interested in presenting something cool as well.