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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks ago

    What happened to the "contact the author" thing?  Can't find it.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 8 weeks ago

    Not all of us have this feature anymore. I removed mine because I was getting so many people asking for answers that I could not provide without an exam and lab tests! If the writer still has this feature, you can find it on the profile page, just to the right of the profile photo (underneath last activity.)
    I hope you are feeling well.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  I'm much better than I was but have been left with some uncomfortable side effects.  For example, I often "go blank" for a minute or so when talking to people or working on articles.  There are other things, too, but at least the docs saved my vision, I am able to walk, write, do basic chores, etc.  So I am thankful.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

        "For example, I often 'go blank'".

        Me, too; every time I turn on the news. It's a sanity defense mechanism. big_smile

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Nope, it's gone. I must have deleted it.  Sorry now that I did that!

  3. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 8 weeks ago

    Sondra, I know you’re asking this because of me. I found your question in the Q&A on one of my hubs.

    As the others have mentioned here, I’ve also disabled “contact the author” in my profile. For that matter, I noticed you also disabled it on your profile as well.

    I don’t use it since my reply would show my email address to the recipient, and one never knows if that might be a hacker trying to get email addresses for future spamming.

    Nevertheless, as a courtesy to you, I just answered you in the Q&A, but I’m going to have to delete that after you read it since it’s off topic for that article. Hope it’s helpful.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much.  I didn't realize I had deleted my Q and A, but then my memory isn't so great since the brain surgery.  I'll look at it right now and am praying your answer is one that will work for me.  You're a good man!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

        Sorry if I sounded confusing here. I didn’t say you deleted anything. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you since your brain surgery. And wishing you a better new year.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

          I've been working with this since my last post to you and cannot get it to work.  Windows Media Player is saying it does not recognize my media, yet I know most of it is in MP4.   Could you give me more detailed directions for this?  If I don't figure this out, 50 years worth of DVDs will be rendered unusable except for home viewing when they could be used to help RV enthusiasts, etc.  Anything you can do will be very helpful.  Thanks.  Brain surgery does take a toll.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image96
            Glenn Stokposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

            Windows Media Player does not recognize MP4.  Apple computers do play those files however. 

            To play on a Windows computer with Windows Media Player, you’ll need to convert those files to WMV or AVI videos.  Look for a video converter with a Google search, or pick one up at Best Buy.

            Another idea: create a YouTube channel for yourself and upload the MP4 files. That’s how I do it. YouTube accepts MP4. Then you can make them available to your RV enthusiasts via your channel.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

              I'm already doing that with new videos I'm creating, but that is not the problem.  The problem is that my travel videos were videotaped and then transferred to DVD.  I can open and look at them using VLC, but cannot edit them because I cannot get them off of the VLC and onto my desktop so that I can put them on an editing program.  They need to be split into sections and each section then uploaded to YouTube.  THAT is the problem.  They each are 2 hours long...!  There has to be a way to transfer those files to a usable means of editing, but I cannot find it.  I've used VLC to convert some of them to MP4 because that is what YouTube takes, so the Windows Media Player isn't going to work.  Now I have to find a way to remove it as my preferred video player.  This is a mess.

              1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
                TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

                Good news.  I've resolved the problem. WeVideo is a  video editor that loads MP4 and uploads the entire section I was trying to separate from the videos!  So easy that I missed it!  It's easy to work with, also, so I signed up.  So relieved.  I just knew there had to be a way to do this.  Thanks for your generous efforts!

              2. Glenn Stok profile image96
                Glenn Stokposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

                Sondra, You can use VLC to rip the files from the DVDs and convert to MP4. I found this detailed explanation of how to do it:

                https://videoconverter.wondershare.com/ … 4-vlc.html

                1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
                  TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Thanks.  I've tried those directions before and keep running into, at the end, that if I save I'll lose all of my existing media files.  I believe this is a codex problem that can be fixed, but I'm not adept enough to do it.  The other way seems to be working just as well.

                  1. Glenn Stok profile image96
                    Glenn Stokposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

                    You should always have a backup copy of all your files. Then you don't have to worry about losing anything.

                    As for codex, you can always add the proper codex to the Windows Media Player so it can play the MP4 files. But I didn't mention that because the other method discussed is easier.   

                    It looks like you're all set though, based on your prior comment.

  4. Solaras profile image97
    Solarasposted 8 weeks ago

    GLad to hear you are doing well since your surgery.  We all are having blank moments.  I call them train wrecks.

 
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