Friday, November 21
My Kannagi OP video on YouTube is probably about to go offline. Sony has issued a copyright claim against it.
Which is fully within their rights (I think) but bugger them anyway. It's the opening credits. No, I can't even claim fair use, but it's the opening credits.
Interestingly, the claim came from Sony Music Entertainment, who presumably have the rights to the CD release. Not the anime, but the CD.
Still seem to be plenty of other copies of the Kannagi OP online for now. We'll see what happens there.
Update: Apparently they've just released the OP CD single and are about to release the ED single, so naturally being mindless corporate control-bots (this is the same company that brought you the rootkit CD, after all) they're going around removing anything that might interest people in those CDs.
Having said that, the video still works, at least for me.
Meanwhile, I've loaded up the trial version of Flash CS4 and tried out the new H.264 encoding. So far I haven't got a file that will even play, so I can't say what the quality is like yet.
Update: Ah, not actually Adobe's fault there, just a missing codec. Of course, it would be nice if it alerted you to the fact instead of processing the file into something unuseable. A little box that said, oh, "HEY DUMBASS, YOU DON'T HAVE A CODEC INSTALLED TO PLAY THAT FILE, SO WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ME TO DO?!" would be fine.
Update: Okay, the results now play in Flash and QuickTime, but not in Zoom Player. Corrupted in Zoom Player 5.5, and don't work at all in 6.
I looked at the list of features they say they added in Flash CS4, and the only one that looked even slightly interesting was skeletons. It's certainly not worth the upgrade price to me, though.
I'd heard a rumor they were going to start supporting runtime 3D rendering with this version, but if that's so the only thing they're using it for is spinning logos.
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