Wednesday, June 29, 2005

First Video

Mike has just finished editing Operation Cromulent's first official video. You can take a look see if'n you want.

If you are having problems playing these, please download and install VLC Media Player.

Update (Jason 3/19/12): We have moved all of the videos to the youtubes. You don't need VLC anymore, but you should download it anyway cuz it's the bee's knees.

Au Revoir, LA


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't work in Linux. There are open and free video codecs, you know. Would it be at all possible to get these in Ogg Theora? Do Google searches and find out. I don't know if you can stream with that. I don't know much about video encoding, to tell you the truth.

Information should be free. Stick it to the man, yo.

If you do this, I will buy you each a Japanese hooker. OK, maybe not, but surely a nice dinner in Japan.

6/29/2005 3:23 PM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I got it to work (point for the big sis). Had to grab the latest version of VLC media player (, so no magic steaming for me.

BTW Juan, it's free cross-platform media player so do I get the Japanese hooker?

6/30/2005 10:23 PM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is your MIME type set properly? Downloads as text in Safari...

You both owe me a meal-off-a-hooker in Japan (they're all the rage I hear)

7/01/2005 3:24 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goodness it sounds assy! No problem in "streaming" it.

7/03/2005 10:39 PM gmt

Blogger Mik3 said...

Ok. Thanks all for feedback.

My current encoding options (standard with Final Cut Express 2) are:

* AVI - Lame compression, but likely well-supported.

* MPEG 4 - Apparently no longer actively supported by Microsoft.

* Quicktime - Requires Quicktime player which not everybody has and/or wants.

I did a bit of research, and it looks like the most widely supported video format is Flash. They have a special file format for streaming video and the player is already on 95% of machines. Once I've got some bandwidht (on dial-up right now), I'm going to download some demo Flash video encoders and see what I can see. If that don't work, I may have to fall back on Quicktime.

Juan - I believe MPEG >is< an open standard.

Jing - Assy? Can you make out the music and understand the speech?

7/04/2005 6:11 AM gmt

Blogger jason said...

Would putting the movies into Quicktime format be a big problem for folks?

Initially, I was reticent to use that format because it requires a particular player, but if it's the only way to ensure that everyone can actually view every movie, than so be it.

7/07/2005 5:25 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't see any of the movies. Such is the plight of the open format advocate.

In other news, for the next 48 hours, vegetarianism is on hold! Time for some veal and foie gras. With baby seals.

7/08/2005 6:15 PM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

One other thing. I got the build manager for my telemetry project, Joni, to bookmark this here site. I've been doing plenty of campaigning for the OC here in the states.

7/08/2005 6:18 PM gmt


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