[ubuntu-uk] Thursday night movie

Andy stude.list at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 10 12:49:33 GMT 2006

Hi all

On 10/11/06, Norman Silverstone <norman at littletank.org> wrote:
> Just a thought. Would it be
> possible to have a means of pausing and restarting the video?

Whatever your viewing the video in should provide that for you.
If yo view them in your web browser the plugin may not provide you
with controls.
Try saving the files to your hard disk and open them in totem.

If you use mPlayer in FireFox you may need to right click on the video
while it is playing and check 'show controls', it should provide you
with play and pause at the bottom of the page

On 10/11/06, gord <gordallott at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I imagine it depends on what format the screen capture software
chooses to dump its output as.

I know recordmydesktop does ogg thoera

On 10/11/06, gord <gordallott at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would make more sense to store an ogg/theora video as the master at a
> high quality and provide a small mpeg video

Which software can edit an ogg theora file? I have a file I need to
edit in that format and nothing seems to like it (or I am just not
using the correct program).

I haven't watched the videos about flash yet, my connection is going
slow as a dog, I have watched the other two, and am impressed.

I tried installing qemu myself so I could do tutorials in a VM myself,
but I think my machine is underpowered, graphical one took took long
to even load the install screen, I will try a non-graphical install
Or I could just not bother using a VM, but it will be more accurate to
a newly installed machine than my altered version of Ubuntu.

- Andy

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