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I’m Here

Two things. First: I’m Here, that is Spike Jonze’s film for Absolut Vodka is available for online viewing. And it’s great, if you can stand a little corniness.

Second: I’ve updated my version of Quicktime, since the latest finally introduced Prores 422 decoding on PC. This new version can also play almost any clip encoded with any profile of X.264 so I’ll use the better profile available: hence, newly encoded clips might not play on old versions of Quicktime.

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OGG Video and Metadata

From now on, I’ll add meta tags (title, author and genre) to OGV files too, since Videolan 1.0.1 is able to show them.
And guess what? Yes, the Automaton has been updated to handle the new task as well.
Da ora in poi, aggiungere i meta tag (titolo, autore e genere) anche ai file OGV, visto che [...]

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Ogg Video

So, you might have noticed (or maybe not) that I’m hosting clips in the Ogg format, the free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
The files are encoded using the Theora video codec and the Vorbis audio codec. As well as the container format, these codecs are free and unencumbered by software patents.
Podcast [...]

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The problem with WMV

I’m a Windows user, so why don’t I post Winmedia video files instead of MP4s?
There are several good reasons. MP4 is a committee standard, WMV is exclusively patended by Microsoft. What does this means is well explained here.
Point two: as you should know, my reference player is not Winmedia player, nor Quicktime. QT for Windows [...]

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