Monday, 29 May 2006

mariposaHD - The First HD Show for the Internet

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MariposaHD is the first high definition program made to be distributed directly over the internet. The show can be downloaded for free in either of both HD formats (1080i and 720p). It is also available in the Ipod video format for portable viewing.

The show, which is filmed in and around Buenos Aires, Argentina, is primarily a selection of footage designed to show off the potential of consumer grade HD technology. The four-man crew go around with their camera filming everything from nature hikes, to swimsuit models, to new technology. Often, a URL will be overlaid so that the viewer can find more information about what is being shown.

Distribution of such large (~2 Gigabyte) video files is made possible via Bittorrent technology, which means that every person who downloads becomes an uploader to other downloaders (see my other posts which explains Bittorrent technology futher)


Thursday, 25 May 2006

Having problems playing AV Media?

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First of all try installing two very good codecs (translators which allow your computer to understand the media format):

AC3 Filter
This is a good Audio codec and may be what you need if your having problems hearing your media!

Divx Player
Many media types, particularly on the web, are compressed using Divx. So if you install the Divx player (and associated codecs) you will solve many video playback problems.

If these dont work you can also try VLC.
VLC(initially VideoLAN Client)is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

(For the more techy minded it can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.)

Wednesday, 17 May 2006

Sophisticated Vlog Begging

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This is the most sophisticated form of begging I've ever seen. Watch this and be impressed what you can get if 20,000 people donate 25cents! A great use of Video Blogging.
I still think it's clever.