Monday, December 22
Pixy Misa's Doesn't Suck Award goes today to VirtualDub. VirtualDub is a simple, free video dubbing program. You give it an input file, tell it how you want the output file to be, and it does it. Want the first 90 seconds of a file? Or the last 60? No problem. You don't even need to recode the file - it extracts the bitstream directly and builds a new file for you. Want to overdub with your own soundtrack, or add subtitles? Go for it.
It's not fancy. It's a little bit fiddly to get the start and end points to exactly the right frames. But it does what you tell it to. That's a key feature missing from every commercial video package I've tried.
What does all this mean? It means that very soon I'll have a little library of anime video clips up for your enjoyment and education. Watch for them!
Update: Hmm. It seems to be having a slight problem with Popotan, which is the first clip I've tried in a widescreen (16:9) format. Some more tinkering required...
Update: Don't know what is causing the problem, but recoding the file fixes it. Speaking of which, for fast encoding, reasonable quality, and reasonably small video files, Xvid seems to be the codec of choice. It's also free.
Check out Ghost of a Flea to see why. But this is really far more accurate:
You are a Cyberculture Floozie. The theoretical
aspects of postmodernism interest you only
insofar as they can be used to make cool blinky
things. You probably take psychedelics and
know at least one programming language (HTML
counts!). Other postmodernists call you a
corporate whore. They're probably just jealous
because you make more money than them.
Tuesday, December 16
You are Kermit the Frog. You are reliable, responsible and caring. And you have a habit of waving your arms about maniacally.
"Hi ho!" "Yaaay!" and "Sheesh!"
"How Green Was My Mother"
LAST BOOK READ:
"Surfin' the Webfoot: A Frog's Guide to theInternet"
Sitting in the swamp playing banjo.
"Hmm, my banjo is wet."
(Via Ghost of a flea. Again.)
Sunday, December 14
(Via Ghost of a flea)
Saturday, December 13
You are DNA. You're a smart person, and you appear
incredibly complex to people who don't know
you. You're incomparably full of information,
and most of it is useless.
Which Biological Molecule Are You?
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Saturday, December 06
Feeling just a little more relaxed today.
Friday, December 05
Munuvia is now on the map.
People who know me are probably wetting themselves laughing at this point, because that's not a bad likeness. Except my wings are a lighter grey in real life.
Wednesday, December 03
A map of the Blogosphere, or at least the nicer parts thereof:
A map of the entire Internet:
Unfortunately, I can't seem to find Munuvia on either of them.
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