ffmpeg: Convert DCP to consumer-watchable format

In order to watch a video packaged as DCP, the video generally must be converted to a format that can be read by consumer media players, such as H.265 (HEVC). This post will use Creative Commons-licensed Tears of Steel 4K DCP package as an example. ffmpeg -i tos_version_05/tos_picture.mxf -i tos_version_05/tos_sound.mxf -map 0:0 -c:v libx265 -pix_fmt yuv420p -crf 22 -map 1:0… Read more →

Adding USB 3.0 Drivers to a Windows 7 Installation ISO File

Copy install.wim and boot.wim from the sources directory in the iso to a temporary place accessible from a Windows machine, as you will need to use DISM, a built-in command-line tool in Windows. From inside Windows, create a directory called mount in the same location as the .wim files. Create a folder called USB3 in the same location. Inside the… Read more →

Installing Windows to external drive from Windows

This has been tested to work with Windows 10. Insert or mount Windows installation disc/iso. Note the drive letter. For the sake of this post, I’m using D: as the iso mount point, and E: as the usb drive letter. From an administrator-level command prompt or powershell, use diskpart to prepare the external drive (replacing the drive letter with something… Read more →