[ubuntu-uk] Thursday night movie

gord gordallott at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 12:30:58 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-09 at 23:30 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> Ok, so it's a screencast, not a movie.
> Tonight is "Installing Flash Player 7 and 9 (beta) on Ubuntu".
> http://quickones.org/videos/20061109_installing_flash.mpeg (70.8MiB) (ouch!)
> http://quickones.org/videos/20061109_installing_flash.ogg (23.1MiB) 
> http://quickones.org/videos/20061109_installing_flash.mp4 (12.5MiB) (320x240)
> http://quickones.org/videos/20061109_installing_flash_audio_only.ogg (4.3MiB) (no video)

The video streams very well on a 1mbit connection over here (the ogg
theora one anyway). seems very good, well done :)

> Might need to rethink the mpeg one - it's huge. I'll probably keep it back and not 
> distribute it from now onwards because it's useful as a "master" but maybe distribute something 
> slightly more bandwidth friendly - or just tell everyone to watch the OGG :) All the videos were 
> mastered from the MPEG2 video. 

to be honest mpeg (mpeg2) is extremely old technology and there is a
reason that every single mpeg video you ever see on the net is around
320x240 in size, its also no good as a master copy as its just as lossy
as every other compression technique around.
It would make more sense to store an ogg/theora video as the master at a
high quality and provide a small mpeg video (same size as the ipod mp4
video, will be later/less quality than that one though) and give good
detailed instructions for installing ogg theora on peoples computers so
they can watch the high quality version.
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