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Google Opens VP8 Codec

May 19th, 2010

The VP8 codec, widely speculated to become one of the major players in HTML5 video, is expected to be released later today.

See the following article for more information:

FFMPEG on Ubuntu 9.10

May 12th, 2010

Just installed FFMPEG on a new Ubuntu 9.10 Lucid Linx server using the following guide (recommended):

Darwin Streaming Server on Ubuntu

May 7th, 2010

The Darwin Streaming Server (DSS), Apple’s open-source version of the Quicktime Streaming Server, is a great little piece of software for streaming your Quicktime movies. Where it really shines is in its ability to stream .ogg videos to mobile devices.

However, getting it installed on Ubuntu can be a bit frustrating (it is primarily designed to run on Fedora). The following guide includes the patches you need to get DSS up and running on Ubuntu 8.04 (and possibly later versions as well, haven’t tested that yet).

XviD Files Won’t Play On Mac

November 20th, 2009

I recently found myself in a troubling situation. A client had come in to do an edit with a harddrive full of XviD encoded AVI files. When I tried opening up the first of them on our Intel Power Mac I received a Quicktime error stating that I was missing a required codec (VLC also would not play the files). Quicktime linked me to the XviD download page, which was troubling as I knew XviD had been previously installed on that machine. Read the rest of this entry »

Append Videos With Mencoder

November 10th, 2009

Mencoder, the free audio / video transcoding software packaged with MPlayer, offers a free command line (CLI) method for combining many video clips into one. Read the rest of this entry »

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