If this video isn't funny, it might die. Or something like that... ;)Read more »
The open-source version of Microsoft's Silverlight is adopting hardware-based decoding for video, a move that will boost multimedia on Linux devices.Read more »
Have you ever come across a situation where you wanted to convert a video from one format to another in your Linux machine and you have absolutely no idea how to do it? What about playing DVD on Ubuntu or rip your favorite VCD to mpeg file? Below, I have come up with a great list of software that you can use to handle your video/audio files in Linux.Read more »
"Asa Dotzler has been trying to get live streaming working with our new native video support that’s coming with Firefox 3.1. That is, video that is taken by a camera, encoded and pushed directly out to a web server instead of stored as a file so you can watch an event in real time.Read more »
Richard Stallman addressed the students and staff on "Free Software and Education" on 16-12-2008 at the campus of Christ University, Bangalore.Read more »
I discovered the animated short film, Trusted Computing, today. Great movie! It is licensed under a Creative Commons (Sampling Plus 1.0) license that I wouldn't categorize as free but certainly more permissive than the standard copyrights. However, I was irritated by the lack of a truly high quality OGG video, whereas proprietary formats such as the Quicktime .mov had such quality copies.Read more »
I like MythTV for several reasons. It's not a project for the faint of heart, but it's less the fault of the software than the wild array of hardware that can be conceivably used in nearly every imaginable configuration. It is quite stable, and doesn't require hefty system specs. I didn't think overly about Boxee when I first heard of it. MythTV worked for me.Read more »
There are two methods one can use to play video inside .rar files in Ubuntu (without extracting the archives).Read more »
"This is a heads up for a change to the HTML5 media elements that may break existing usage. If you use 'video' or 'audio' then you may need to make changes to the way you serve your media resources..."Read more »
It took long, but the Xiph.Org Foundation has finally released the mature, stable, rock-solid version of the Theora codec. Read the announcement for more information. After last year's attempted patent FUD that went nowhere and Mozilla's adoption of the format for the web, this announcement is another victory for the Open Media cause.Read more »
The BBC have recently released a plugin for totem which allows users to view some of the BBCs content though a pretty interface in totem.
This allows users to access the beebs content though a nice interface.
George Wright,Portofolio Manager at the BBC's Research and Innovaton department talks about the plugin on video (ogg theora, ogg dirac, mpeg4, flash)