Nice YouTube clip outlining YouTubes terms of service in plain English. It has been made by an undergraduate student in Western Australia.
[quicktime width=”450″ height=”360″]http://circusarchive.net/media/video/SH06iPhone.mov[/quicktime] (450 x 360, 730MB 1:34:28, delivered via http progressive download) This is to see that it can play on an iOS device and what that experience is like, in particular over wifi but if you want to try (keep in mind it is 730MB) via your mobile provider. Why such a large file? Because it is an… Read more →
Quick informal testing when viewing a YouTube clip you can’t scrub anywhere in the timeline and expect the video to stop what it is doing and go grab the data needed to start playing from that point, you have to wait for it to arrive however, you can put a start time in a url for a YouTube clip (what YouTube call ‘ deep links ‘), trying to test this, so this URL is for a 8′ 45″ clip where I have included a deep link to 8 minutes in. http://youtu.be/UUplAPmV61I? #t=8m Not sure how to test this properly, but if it plays immediately then it is a far bet that it has started at 8 minutes without needing to buffer the first 8 minutes of video…. perhaps should also try this with either some HD content, or a really long file (eg something over 30 minutes long) would appear that YouTube’s deep links provide a beginning time, but not an end time Outcome, well right now I can’t even get the above deep link to work, it just defaults to the beginning of the clip!
This will be delivered via http to see that it does stream without packet loss see what sort of quality it produces see what devices it actually plays back on The second experiment is going to use a data rate that should work for an iPad and higher, but compressed with a hint track so that it can be delivered via RTSP. This I will serve via my dreamhost account to: see that it does stream without packet loss see what sort of quality it produces see what devices it actually plays back on Experiment two video settings: Experiment two video size settings: Experiment two audio settings:
I wanted to put something up here about the project in general, to give new visitors to the site a bit of an overview of what we’re doing. Â I remembered David Carlin’s recent article ‘Narrative of our project at a point near its commencement’, and have cut and pasted bits of it here. Â The well written bits are by David,… Read more →
Thanks to Seth Keen for this heads-up. Looks to be some interesting discussion around the theory and aesthetics of online video, as well as some ‘collection case-studies': Video Vortex Reader II is the Institute of Network Culturesâ€™ second collection of texts that critically explore the rapidly changing landscape of online video and its use. With the success of YouTube (â€™2… Read more →
I thought this site might be interesting for us to look at in terms of its design, architecture and the specifics of its emphasis on ‘open’ everything… Open Images is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse. Footage from audiovisual collections can be downloaded and remixed into new works. Users of… Read more →
Google has announced it wont be continuing to support H.264 in Chrome browser, instead moving to WebM, http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/71647.html. We need to consider whether this has implications for what we support in our project, I had previously assumed that H.264 was clearly to way to go for the circus video archive, but now it is not so clear.Â We certainly should not… Read more →
After some months of preparation and planning, the twin SAMMA Solo machines brought to us through our membership of the Ausstage LIEF Visual Search consortium have finally arrived! We have done preliminary tests and troubleshooting this week and we should now be able to move fullswing into the digitisation of the analogue videos (1978-2006) and integration of our collection with… Read more →
Compression software estimates that 1 hour of video = 880MB Clip Two Video: H.264, 24 frames per second, automatic (natural) keyframes, data rate restricted to 1000 kbits/sec and multipass encoding enabled. 720 x 405 pixels (16:9) Audio: MPEG4 Low Delay AAC, 48.00 kHz. … Compression software estimates that 1 hour of video = 439MB Clip Three Video: H.264, 24 frames per second, automatic (natural) keyframes, data rate restricted to 800 kbits/sec and multipass encoding enabled. 360 x 202 pixels (16:9) Audio: MPEG4 Low Delay AAC, 48.000 kHz.