H.265 (HEVC) & H.264 (AVC) Direct Play in Plex Media Server

HEVC is a successor to the well known H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard. HEVC promises the same level of picture quality as H.264/AVC, however, there will be better compression so the file size can be smaller. This is important when dealing with 4K or UHD media. As the resolution increases, the file size increases along with it. Although there are now few devices supporting HEVC, Plex won’t let you down ever with supporting both H.264/AVC and HEVC/H.265 direct playing.

Plex Direct Play Video Support

Native video support is typically (but not always) limited to the MP4 container, H.264 video encoding, and AAC audio. Content that is not natively supported will automatically be Direct Streamed or transcoded as needed by the Plex Media Server.

Learn >> ISO to Plex | MKV to Plex  | TV Series DVD to Plex | AVI to Plex | Blu-ray to Plex

See the Specific Model Differences later in the article for more information about cases that may vary from this. Content matching the following can usually be Direct Played:

  • Container: MP4
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 or smaller
  • Video Encoding: H.264 (level 4.0 or lower)
  • Video Framerate: 30fps
  • Video Bit Depth: 8
  • Audio Encoding: AAC

Plex 4K (UHD) Direct Play Video Support

Some 4K (ultra high definition) devices are recognized by the Plex app. We’re working to bring 4K playback support to other devices, too. 4K/UHD content matching the following will Direct Play on supported devices:

  • Container: MP4
  • Resolution: 3840×2160 or smaller
  • Video Encoding: HEVC (H.265)
  • Video Frame Rate: 30fps
  • Video Bit Depth: 8

4K content not matching the above properties will be transcoded to 1080p. Transcoding 4K content is a very intensive process and will require a powerful computer running Plex Media Server.

Rapid Encode Video to H.265 Using GeForce GTX 900 Series with NVIDIA HEVC Encoder

" I have been waiting a long time for Plex to be able to support HEVC. But alas, encoding a movie in x265 took 3 days to encode on my 8 core 32GB computer. I have a video card (GeForce GTX 960) that supports hardware encoding, but I was unable to find software to support the encoding."

Now, there is a new version of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (trialware) that supports Nvidia H.265, Nvidia H.264 and Intel H.264 hardware encoding as well as other common encoders. You can now encode a 1.5 hour 1080p video in HEVC in about 20 minutes.  And the quality will be very good and am very impressed. If you have a Nvidia video card that supports H.265 encoding (Kepler), you might want to check it out. H.264 hardware encoding is supported on many of the older Nvidia cards. To use NVIDIA HEVC hardware encoding, you have to have the appropriate hardware. You can see if your Graphics Card supports NVIDIA HEVC CUDA acceleration here.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate v4.9.0.0 and higher version support the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users 30x video transcoding speed than before. Learn more about Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate v4.9.0.0 Upgrade supporting H.265 CUDA

Step 1: Add any Video in the Program. 

Install PavTube Video Converter Ultimate and open the program. To add videos, click “File” menu at the top of the main interface. Under that, click “Add Video/Audio” or choose “Add from Folder”. Choose the video which has to be converted.

load video

Step 2: Select HEVC video

 At the bottom of the main interface, select “Format” and choose H.265 HD MP4 video for Plex. If you don’t HEVC video, you also can choose any output format from the drop-down menu. It has a huge resource of output formats such as Custom videos, common videos, Common Audio, Fina Cut Pro, HLS Streaming, HD/3D Video and many more.

HEVC MP4

Step 3: Using NVIDIA HEVC Encoding to accelerate the speed.

Now, move your cursor to “Tools” button on the top of the main interface to choose “Options”. Then you can enable GPU acceleration.

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Insert MP4 video into PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

You perhaps originally thought that if you want to insert MP4 files to PowerPoint, you just need to click Insert tab of the ribbon, on the Media panel, choose the arrow under Video, and then choose the appropriate command for inserting your file. But quickly, you maybe get a message "PowerPoint cannot insert a video from the selected file". Does’t PowerPoint support MP4 files? Well, it depends.

Insert MP4 to PPT

Does PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007… support MP4 Files?

For PowerPoint 2016 and PowerPoint 2013

Video:    In PowerPoint 2013 and later, for the best video playback experience, we recommend that you use .mp4 files encoded with H.264 video (a.k.a. MPEG-4 AVC) and AAC audio. In PowerPoint 2010, we recommend that you use .wmv files.

Audio:    We recommend using .m4a files encoded with AAC audio. In PowerPoint 2010, we recommend that you use .wav or .wma files.

For PowerPoint 2010: Though PowerPoint 2010 announced to embed and play MP4 files, it has some limitations: 

  • You need have the QuickTime player installed on your computer and you can only insert an Apple QuickTime movie (.mov, .mp4) file to PPT 2010. 
  • The PowerPoint 2010 64-bit version is not compatible with 32-bit versions of QuickTime. You must install a 64-bit version of QuickTime, or a 32-bit version of PowerPoint 2010. 

For PowerPoint 2007, 2003 or lower version: 

According to Microsoft PowerPoint official website, PowerPoint 2007, 2003 or lower version only supports WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG/MPEG four video formats. If you import other video formats like MP4 to those version of PowerPoint, it will end in fail.

Office.com gives people the solution to add MP4 files to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007… saying

If PowerPoint doesn’t let you insert a video or audio file, you can fix the problem in a few steps and a modest amount of time. The simplest way to fix this situation is to take these three steps, which are described in this article:

  1. Find and download a file converter.

  2. Convert your video or audio file to a common format that PowerPoint understands.

  3. Insert the converted video file in your slide.

So obviously, Micro software company makes you convert MP4 video for PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

How to Convert MP4 Files to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007… ?

MP4 Video Converter Needed:

Pavtube MP4 Video Converter can convert all video files. On the one hand, it can convert H.265 MP4, MPEG-4, H.264 MP4 to PPT supported WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG/MPEG and other other hand, it can transcode virtually any video to H.264 MP4 for PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

With built-in video editor, you can trim MP4 video footage, merge MP4 video to a whole one file, split MP4 files to separate files, crop black area in videos, etc. Besides, you can add external subtitles to MP4 files and compress 4K MP4 files to 1080p/720p/540p/480p MP4 for PPT.

Let’s Start

Step 1. Once you have successfully launched the software, the very next step is to load the video MP4 file that you want to convert. There are two methods with which you can load the files. You can add the files easily by dragging it into the interface or by clicking on the “Add Files” button located at the top. Once you have clicked on the “Add Files” button, it will open a file explorer from where you can choose the desired MP4 video file for conversion

add mp4 video

Step 2. Choose the PowerPoint supported formats in the “Output Format” dropdown list. You can go to “Format” -> “Video” and find “MPEG-1 Video (*.mpg)” which works well with both Windows and Mac version of PowerPoint. What’s more, WMV or AVI is well supported by PowerPoint for Windows; MOV is well supported by PowerPoint for Mac.

PPT fromat

Tips:

1. You can click “Settings” to change audio channel, change video resolution, adjust bitrate, etc. 

2. You can edit the videos according to your requirement. This step is optional and can be omitted if not needed. Click on the “Edit” button at the right side of the video to start editing it.

Step 3.The final step is to start converting MP4 to PowerPoint WMV, MPEG-1 or MOV with highest quality and fastest speed by clicking on the “Convert” button at the bottom of the screen.

The ways to insert videos to PowerPoints is somewhat different according to your PPT versions. Now, let’s show you how to add video to PowerPoint 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007…

Add and play a video in a presentation 2016/2013

Add and play a video in a presentation 2010

Add and play a video in a presentation 2007

Add and play a video in a presentation 2016/2013

Insert a video stored on your PC

  1. In Normal view, click the slide that you want the video to be in.

  2. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on My PC.

  3. In the Insert Video box, click the video that you want, and then click Insert.

Link to a video stored on your PC

  1. In Normal view, click the slide where you want the link to the video to be in.

  2. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video on my PC.

  3. In the Insert Video box, click the file that you want to link to, click the down arrow next to the Insert button, and then click Link to File.

    Shows Insert Video dialog in PowerPoint

NOTE: In addition to inserting or linking to a video on your PC, in PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2016, you can insert or link to a video on YouTube. For more information, go to Insert or link to a video on YouTube.

Add and play a video in a presentation 2010

Insert a video in your presentation

  1. In Normal view, click the slide in which you want to embed the video.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Video.

  3. Select Video from file, and then browse to the location of your video, and select it.

  4. On the Insert button, click the down arrow, and then click Insert.

Add a link to a video

  1. On the Slides tab in Normal view, click the slide to which you want to add a video or animated GIF file.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media group, click the arrow under Video.

  3. Select Video from file, and then browse to the location of your video, and select it.

  4. On the Insert button, click the down arrow, and then click Link to file.

    Link to a video file

NOTE: To set the ‘Play’ options for your linked video, see Set the ‘Play’ options for a video.

Add and play a video in a presentation 2007

To prevent possible problems with links, it is a good idea to copy the movies into the same folder as your presentation before you add the movies to your presentation.

  1. In Normal view, click the slide to which you want to add a movie or animated GIF file.

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Movie.

    Insert tab image

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Click Movie from File, locate the folder that contains the file, and then double-click the file that you want to add.

    • Click Movie from Clip Organizer, scroll to find the clip that you want in the Clip Art task pane, and then click it to add it to the slide.

      TIP: You can preview a clip before you add it to your presentation. In the Clip Art task pane, in the Results box that displays the available clips, move your mouse pointer over the clip’s thumbnail, click the arrow that appears, and then click Preview/Properties.

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What Video File Formats Can I upload to Facebook?

Whether you’re using Facebook in your desktop browser or on your smartphone or tablet, here’s how to upload a video for your Facebook friends to see. Have you ever met the same issues as below? Hold on reading and get out of the issues:

“Uploading HD Video to Facebook? I tried uploading an HD video from my phone and FB compression made it all pixelated. So I followed the guidelines here How can I optimize the quality of my videos? and uploaded a H.264, resized to 1280 x 720 and 30 fps and the video is still super grainy (in regular or HD selection). What gives?”

Part 1: Know About Supported Formats of Facebook

First of all, before you add weekly sermon video to YouTube/Facebook, you have to learn which video format that Facebook can support:

Facebook Supported Video Formats

Facebook supports nearly all types of video uploads, including flash videos, Windows Media Videos and QuickTime movie MOVs. So in the following page we are going to talk about the detail of these video formats:

  • 3g2/3gp/3gpp (Mobile Video)
  • wmv/asf (Windows Media Video)
  • avi (AVI Video)
  • dat (MPEG Video)
  • divx (DIVX Video)
  • dv (DV Video)
  • f4v/FLV (Flash Video)
  • m2ts (M2TS Video)
  • mkv (Matroska Format)
  • mod (MOD Video)
  • mov/qt (QuickTime Movie)
  • mp4/m4v/mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video)
  • mpe/mpeg/mpg (MPEG Video)
  • mts (AVCHD Video)
  • nsv (Nullsoft Video)
  • ogm/ogv (Ogg Media Format)
  • tod (TOD Video)
  • ts (MPEG Transport Stream)
  • vob (DVD Video)

Additional Tips: Comparing with so many video formats, we would like to tell you that with the a perfect balance between the video quality and size, MP4 could be the best one for most users. It is not only the video format supported by Facebook but YouTube, Vimeo and iOS/Android phones.

After knew the supported formats of Facebook, you can see if your video format is in the supported list. If it does, you can jump into part 3 directly to attach the video to Facebook. If it does not, you can follow part 2 to convert your weekly sermon video to Facebook supported video with video converter.

Part 2: Convert HD Video to Facebook Supported Video 

Step 1: Download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on Windows computer (Windows 10 supported) or Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac on Mac computer(Mac El Capitan supported).

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This two video converter have equivalent functions:

– Convert any video to Facebook supported MP4, FLV, 3GP, etc video.

– Trim video, split/merge video, crop unwanted video area, add watermark, add subtitle to video, etc.

– Adjust A/V parameters, adjust display aspect ratio, deinterlacing video, etc.

Step 2: Open the right version video converter on your computer, click “File” to load your weekly sermon video to this app. Or you can simply drag and drop the sermon video to the program. Batch conversion here is supported. Learn >> .

Snapshot from Windows version:

Step 3: Press on “Format”> “Common Video”or “HD Video” to find Facebook supported video like MP4, 3GP, AVI, etc.

Note: Below are some video editing tips. Pavtube product has simple video editing functions that can do some simple process on your weekly sermon video before adding to Facebook.

1. Trim weekly sermon video length

YouTube has limitations about the uploading video size and length, please pay attention to the video size when converting weekly sermon video to YouTube. Here we should highlight the trim function on this software. Just click “Edit” to trim the sermon videos to get the very part you want.

2. Add Any video

You may want to add some watermark to video to show that the video is yours. If so, select a video in the panel list, click the edit icon on the top menu bar to open video editing window, switch to and click “Text Watermark” tab, check “Enable”, and type the text watermark in the brackets and drag the line under “Transparency” to adjust according to your own preference.

Stylize the text watermark Font, Color, Size, Style from its respective drop-down list, drag the line besides “Left” or “Top” to adjust the location of the text watermark. When all the setting is over, click “OK” to apply the changes.

Step 4: After finish the above steps, click the “Convert” button to start any video to Facebook conversion, you could view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime. Once the conversion process ends, open the output folder to locate the converted sermon video.

Part 3: Upload Converted MKV/AVI/WMV/MPEG Videos to Facebook

To upload videos from your Timeline:

1. Click  at the top of your News Feed or Timeline

2. Click Upload Photos/Video and choose a video file from your computer

3. Click Post

To upload videos from your News Feed:

1. Click  at the top of your News Feed or Timeline

2. Choose a video file from your computer

3. Click Post

Your weekly sermon video will need to process before others can see it on Facebook. When it’s ready to view, you’ll get a notification. Go to the video and click Edit to add a title, tag friends, choose a thumbnail and more.

Additional Tips: How to upload a video to Facebook on your smartphone or tablet

If you’re using the Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet to upload a video to Facebook the process is a tiny bit different.

In the app, tap ‘Photo’ at the top of the screen and then you’ll be faced with the photos and videos stored on your device. Choose the video you want to upload and press ‘Done’.

You can type a caption or description about the video, add a location and tag friends by tapping on the text entry area, and then you can tap ‘Post’ to share it with your friends.

Sometimes it takes a little while for your video to upload, particularly if it’s a long one, but Facebook will notify you when it’s ready to watch.

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Right 3D Converter Helps to Upload your Youtube 3D Videos easier

Have you ever dreamed of watching 3D movies at home? 3D is now heading for your home at a price you can afford! Fast and easy to use, 3D video converter is an excellent tool which enables you to convert 2D videos to 3D videos, switch the modes among 3D videos as well as converting 3D videos to 2D videos. We have listed a range of information about 3D converters as well as some information that will help you to make your decisions easier so you know you can count on us to provide you with everything you.

Part 1:What is 3D?

3D means three-dimensional. In other words, it has height, width and depth. We move around in 3D every single day. If you want to understand the concept of 3D then you will need to know what the eye can see through other fields of vision first. After all 3D is all about depth perception, and this comes in many shapes and forms. There is stereoscopic vision, which is when two eyes produce different pictures and one appears further away from the other. There is also accommodation, which means as your eyes focus on objects differently because the lenses in your eyes change shape, allowing you to find out how far away an object actually is. From an aerial perspective, the light is scattered by air and objects have a lower level of contrast when compared, so you see objects that have a lower level of saturation and a slight tinge in color. All of these different viewpoints combined gives you the feeling of 3D, so you can already start to see how miraculous this discovery is and the science that is behind it.

Part 2: What Is 3D Video?

3D Videos uses clips and images to trick the eyes into performing the above actions. Our eyes do this in our day to day lives, but with 3D video, what is on a flat screen can mimic what the eye sees as 3D so you can get a full range of depth perception from a screen that is, in reality, flat.

Part 3: Why Do You Need A 3D Video Converter?

You will need a 3D video converter if you want to be able to upload videos onto Youtube. Take a look below to see some of the top video converters out there and how they could benefit you.

If you want a 3D converter that you know you can count on then you know that you have already made the right choice by coming to this Part 4 and 5. We have listed a range of information about 3D converters as well as some information that will help you to make your decisions easier so you know you can count on us to provide you with everything you need.

Part 4: Best 3D Video Converter Apps for Win/Mac

If you’re looking for a simple solution where you “Add the video file and click Start conversion!” and you’re done, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is your choice, which is designed to convert not only almost all video formats downloaded from any VR content providers like YouTube, FaceBook, Pornhub and more for playback on iPad, iPhone. Android, but also non-VR 2D/3D videos, Blu-ray, DVD, ISO to VR headset 3D SBS format with untouched high quality video image, resolution and spatial audio maintained. No stuttering, No. 1 fast speed, no ads, ease of use. The mac vesion is here.

Features:

> Convert 2D BD/DVD to 3D video

Easily create 3D movies from 2D Blu-ray/DVD with abundant 3D effects: Side by Side, Anaglyph, Top/Bottom.

> 3D Blu-ray to 3D Conversion

Convert 3D Blu-ray to 3D MKV, 3D MP4, 3D AVI, 3D WMV, etc. for various 3D TV and players. The 3D Depth of output 3D movies could be adjusted from 20 to 100 for more vivid 3D effect.

> Convert standard video to 3D video

Capable of converting 2D videos to five types of 3D videos including Anaglyph(Red/Cyan), Side by Side, Side by Side (half-width), Top and Bottom, and Top and Bottom (half-height).

> Switch among 3D videos

Convert among different types of 3D video.

> Convert 3D video to 2D video

Support the conversion from Side by Side, Side by Side (half-width), Top and Bottom, and Top and Bottom (half-height) 3D video to almost any format of standard 2D video.

Support Input Files:

BD/DVD: 3D Blu-ray movies, 2D Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray Folder, Blu-ray ISO Image File, DVD movies, DVD Folder, DVD IFO File, DVD ISO Image File

Video files: H.264, MP4, MOV, MKV, VOB, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI, Divx, M4V, QT, FLV, F4V, ASF, 3GP, TS, MTS, M2TS, TP, TRP, MOV, MOD, TOD, MXF(partial), DV, M2V, 3G2, RM, RMVB, DAT, NUT, NSV, etc.

Audio files: M4A, WMA, WAV, MP3, MP2, AU, FLAC, MKA, AAC, OGG, Aiff, Ra, Ram, DTS, etc.

Free Download and trail:

 

Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

Part 5: Best Free 3D Video Converter Apps for Win/Mac

  • Free 3D Converter (FREE) 
    Free 3D converter is a free video conversion software and it allows you to convert a standard 2D video into a 3D format. You can convert any videos you want with this software and all you need to do is search the name to find the free download. The best thing about this software is that it is free to download and it is very easy to use as well, but that being said, there are some other software products out there that can give you a better result in terms of the overall quality so make sure that you keep this in mind.
  • Movavi (FREE)
    Movavi also allows you to convert 2D to 3D and it has a HD option as well. The best thing about this software is that it is free to download and it won’t take you long to get started either, in fact, you could have it all installed within a matter of minutes and the interface is very easy to use. One thing that you should note is that there is a paid for version and this will cost you £24.95 so if you want to unlock all the features, you’ll need to pay the price.
  • IQ Mango (FREE)
    With IQ Mango, you can turn any video into 3D and you have 7 different modes to choose from as well. You can also enjoy quality of the highest output and this is great if you want to enjoy your favorite films without any limitations. The only limit is that the software can take quite a while to process your video from the download so if you want something that’s fast then you may want to consider a paid version.

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How to Play All 3D Movies on the HTC Vive?

VR is getting closer and closer! Have you already equipped your room to get the best gaming experience? If not, it is not a big deal, since soon you will be able to enjoy the same full immersion in cinemas and shopping malls. The HTC Vive is one of two major virtual reality (VR) headsets to be launching this year, but should you order it? As a new product, VR device like HTC Vive can give you different visual experience, you can use it to play games or watch movies, and it is very interesting.

Maybe you have got HTC Vive and want to play downloaded 3D Movies with HTC Vive on your computer, on HTC Vive related forums many users have need to backup 3D Movies to computer and then watch 3D Movies with HTC Vive through your devices/computer. So, you can’t deny that there is a possibility that your 3D movies are not supported by HTC Vive. In this case, you need to convert these 3D content to 3D MP4/MKV for HTC Vive.

Hot Search: ISO Movies on Gear VR | Copy (3D) Blu-ray | 3D movies on Gear VR | 3D Blu-ray on HTC Vive |

Here, Pavtube 3D Video Converter Ultimate can help you transcode the 3D movies to HTC Vive suitable MKV formats. It can easily change the original 3D movies to 3D MKV with just several clicks. And you are allowed to adjust the video and audio parameters in profile settings window. Let’s get the 3D Converter Ultimate follow the steps given below!

What’s more, it’s also a huge time saver, 6x faster speed while keeping outstanding quality. The 3D models include Anaglyph (Red/cyan), Anaglyph (Green/magenta), Anaglyph (Amber/blue), Side By Side (Full), Side by Side (Half-Width), Top and Bottom (Full), Top and Bottom (Half-Height). Or get mac version for 3D movie creating.

 

Other Download:

– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html

How to Use them to Watch 3D Movie on HTC Vive through Devices

Step 1. Load 3D Video files.

Click “File” icon to load 3D movie source to this 3D Video converter Ultimate. Or you can simply drag and drop the video into it.

Step 2. Select output profile format.

Tap on Format bane and open profile list. Find and choose the optimized video format for HTC Vive.

Note: Although there is a profile created by the application, we can always change some parameters of resolution, compression, audio, etc. An important issue that you must consider that in Samsung Gear VR resolution for each eye is not FullHD but half the QHD screen. So you can free change your target video size, bitrate, frame rate and 3D depth in “Settings”. If you want to get best video quality, pls switch them to “original”. 3D movies should be encoded “full side-by-side” with a 1:1 pixel aspect ratio. Content mastered at 1920X1080 compressed side–by–side 3D should be resampled to 1920X540 resolution full side–by–side resolution (Learn more) The developer edition has a stated resolution of 1080x1200px, split across both eyes. It’s also sporting a 90Hz refresh rate. Both specs are generally on par which what we’d expect at this stage in the device’s development>.

Step 3. Start conversion.

Click “Convert” button and start 3D movie compatible MKV format video conversion. After conversion, you can get the converted files by clicking “Open” button. Then you can watching them by HTC Vive.

Much wonderful software bundled with Video Converter Ultimate will provide you more amazing experience in converting videos. Go to Money Saving Software Bundles to get special offer for more software, such as ByteCopy + Video Converter Ultimate = Only $79.9, Save $27.1, Video Converter Ultimate($65) + ChewTune($29) = Only $74.9, Save $19.1 and so on.

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