Video Library

East Pyne Building

Today's Hours

  • Open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule

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Audio/Video Editing

The Video Library has software that can help faculty with audio editing and creation, video editing (including adding and creating subtitles for videos), for Mac and Window platforms. We have the following software to help with such tasks: iSkysoft, iMovie, Windows MovieMaker, MPEGStreamClip, Any Video Converter, SubsFactory, Audacity.

The Lab

The Video Library has the ability to play a  DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS tape from anywhere in the world.

The lab is equipped with:

  • 4 - Dell Optiplex Windows computers                                                                                 
  • 4 - 27" Apple iMac's
  • 4 - AOC 22” multi-function monitors
  • 1 - LG BluRay/DVD player
  • 8 - Panasonic AG-W3 multi-region VHS players
  • 8 - Denon multi-region DVD players
  • 1 -Pioneer DVL-919 laser disc/DVD players
  • Each station is equipped with a Plantronic's headset with microphone

The following programs are installed on the computers in the Video Library:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Google Earth
  • Firefox
  • IE
  • Chrome
  • CDex
  • Irfanview
  • Abby Fine Reader
  • MS Office 2013
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Audacity
  • Any Video Converter
  • Handbreak
  • iSkySoft
  • MS Expressions Encoder 4
  • Movie Maker
  • VLC
  • Power DVD
  • Roxio Creator
  • Putty
  • Filezilla

Film Room/Collaboration Area

The innovative Film Room fulfills two functions, a small group meeting area and a viewing room for film.  The touch pad system installed in the table allows users to conveniently control all equipment.

  • Samsung 52” display
  • Sennheiser wireless headset system
  • Sony Blu-Ray/DVD Player
  • Panasonic AG-W3 Multi-region VHS player
  • Apple MacMini
  • Laptop connections: HDMI, VGA, USB, Mini Display Port

The Collaboration Area is available during the Video Library's operating hours.

Room is available on a first come first serve basis.


Foreign Language Television

Princeton University now subscribes to SCOLA which features 8 on-line foreign language channels. To see the current schedule click on SCOLA and select “World TV On-Line”. The option of downloading programs to your computer is also available. Using the built-in “Video Editor” you can create a clip and save it to your computer to show only a portion of the program downloaded. SCOLA also contains a gallery of images from around the world that can be downloaded.

The following channels are available 24x7.

Channel Broadcast
1 European
2 Spanish and Portuguese
3 Mandarin Chinese (Confucius Institute)
4 Asian
5 African
6 Middle Eastern
7 Far East
8 Eurasian


Text Recognition

The Video Library can provide support and software for working with digital versions of text using the software ABBYY FineReader.