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videoblogging with Linux

By Jay dedman | Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> | kinshasa2000
November 18, 2004 | Post #1817 | Topic #1817

I get an email from Michael Manoochehri (http://www.m3blog.com)...who just started his videoblog. He does it in Lunix.... i asked him his process...so here it is... (by the way, he's trying to figure out an open source player....is there a player that any computer can use well?) __________________________ Q: why'd you start videoblogging? you kind of came out of the blue. A: You asked about Camera, Editing, Posting on Linux: Camera: Canon ZR60 (cheap! refurbished!) Editing: Firewire capture to my Linux Box (I basically use Slackware 10, Linux kernel 2.4.26, and compile most of the video programs from scratch) For capture and most editing, I use Kino (http://kino.schirmacher.de/article/static/2), which is really very underpowered - but perfect for videoblogging! I wish that Adobe would get off their asses and at least give the Linux people a build of Premiere, I mean geez, us Linux guys might have 2.8% of the desktop market share - thats a lot! Mac guys have 3-4%, right? For titles, and stills, I use the Gimp (http://www.gimp.org), and for any audio editing I have to do I use Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about.php). If I need to do fancy effects, such as on my "About" post, I composite the video using Blender Media Composer (http://www.blender3d.org/). All the software I use is GPL'd (Free, Open Source Software), except for RealProducer, and of course, the DivX codec has some patent issues. I export my final edits to Mpeg, DivX, DVD VOB, mp3 and... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging with Linux

By Joshua Kinberg | Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> | joshkinberg
November 18, 2004 | Post #1818 | Topic #1817

I think MPlayer or VLC should work on Linux. Not sure though, I'm not a real Linux-head. -Josh On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 12:35:01 -0500, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> wrote: > > I get an email from Michael Manoochehri > (http://www.m3blog.com)...who just started his videoblog. > He does it in Lunix.... > i asked him his process...so here it is... > > (by the way, he's trying to figure out an open source player....is > there a player that any computer can use well?) > > __________________________ > > Q: why'd you start videoblogging? > you kind of came out of the blue. > > A: You asked about Camera, Editing, Posting on Linux: > > Camera: Canon ZR60 (cheap! refurbished!) > > Editing: Firewire capture to my Linux Box (I basically use Slackware > 10, Linux kernel 2.4.26, and compile most of the video programs from > scratch) > > For capture and most editing, I use Kino > (http://kino.schirmacher.de/article/static/2), which is really very > underpowered - but perfect for videoblogging! I wish that Adobe would > get off their asses and at least give the Linux people a build of > Premiere, I mean geez, us Linux guys might have 2.8% of the desktop > market share - thats a lot! Mac guys have 3-4%, right? For titles, > and stills, I use the Gimp (http://www.gimp.org), and for any audio > editing I have to do I use Audacity... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging with Linux

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
November 18, 2004 | Post #1819 | Topic #1817

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 12:40:44 -0500, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> wrote: > I think MPlayer or VLC should work on Linux. Not sure though, I'm not > a real Linux-head. Now with a link: <URL:http://www.videolan.org/&gt; :o) -- <URL:http://www.solitude.dk/&gt; Commentary on media, communication, culture and technology. [View]



Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging with Linux

By Michael Manoochehri | "Michael Manoochehri" <michael@...> | mr_dont2001
November 18, 2004 | Post #1821 | Topic #1817

Hi Everyone! Thanks for the help! I am learning a lot. Actually, I am not looking for an open source player -I am looking for an "open-source" Quicktime ENCODER, because I don't have an Apple computer! "Mencoder" which comes with Mplayer, is supposed to enocde to some kind of QT codec, but i keep getting files that won't play! I'm still not sure how to make QT videos on my Linux Box for my Apple-using friends in this group! As noted, there are many open source players: Yes, Mplayer is truly a great one, best supported on linux but ports exist for other platforms. It plays almost EVERYTHING right out of the box. (The MacOSX version I tried at work was a little buggy). Helix (https://player.helixcommunity.org/), an open source project that is funded by REAL (I know, crazy huhn? I want to get Real off my site!). Helix is notable because it plays the patent free Mpeg-4 like codec called "Theora" (http://www.theora.org/theorafaq.html#10). Too bad "Theora" isn't very widely used! OK! keep up the good work! Michael http://www.m3blog.com > > I get an email from Michael Manoochehri > (http://www.m3blog.com)...who just started his videoblog. > He does it in Lunix.... > i asked him his process...so here it is... > >(by the way, he's trying to figure out an open source player....is > there a player that any computer can use well?) > > __________________________ > > > Q: why'd you start... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging with Linux

By Andreas Haugstrup | "Andreas Haugstrup" <videoblog@...> | andreashaugstrup
November 18, 2004 | Post #1822 | Topic #1817

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 10:34:01 -0800 (PST), Michael Manoochehri <michael@...> wrote: > I'm still not sure how > to make QT videos on my Linux Box for my Apple-using friends in this > group! Quicktime plays MPEG-4 so you could just use that? -- <URL:http://www.solitude.dk/&gt; Commentary on media, communication, culture and technology. [View]



Divx: download and streaming

By Michael Manoochehri | "Michael Manoochehri" <michael@...> | mr_dont2001
November 18, 2004 | Post #1823 | Topic #1817

Noble Videobloggers I seek your advice! I am thinking of possibly setting up a streaming DivX/Mpeg-4 server, but I am a little confused about player support on Windows and Apple platforms. Does Quicktime Player have the ability to view "streamed" mpeg-4 or DivX files? How support on Windows Media Player on the Windows platform? Can anyone give me a quick rundown? I apologize for my ignorance! Also: (a) This is AWESOME: http://kenyattacheese.net/projects/vogbrowser/ GREAT WORK! I am very busy these days, but I am a PERL hacker.. what type of help are you looking for kenyattacheese.net? and (b) Has anyone heard of the BBC video project Dirac? [http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/dirac/overview.shtml] "Dirac is a general-purpose video codec aimed at resolutions from QCIF (180x144) to HDTV (1920x1080) progressive or interlaced." I think BBC is fed up with all the different codec factions, they want something universal. (but we already have divX/mpeg-4!) Thank you - and happy blogging! - Michael -- Michael Manoochehri michael@... http://www.m3blog.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging with Linux

By M. Sean Gilligan | "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@...> | M_Sean_Gilligan
November 19, 2004 | Post #1845 | Topic #1817

>Hi Everyone! >Thanks for the help! I am learning a lot. > >Actually, I am not looking for an open source player -I am looking for an >"open-source" Quicktime ENCODER, because I don't have an Apple computer! My suggestion is to encode a QuickTime-compatible mp4 format for deliver to QT, there are several tools for Linux that do this. (BTW, you don't need an Apple computer to encode QuickTime, you can do it on a PC running Windows.) -- Sean -- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Sean Gilligan http://msgilligan.blogspot.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------- [View]



Creating a QT- compatible mpeg-4 format

By Michael Manoochehri | "Michael Manoochehri" <michael@...> | mr_dont2001
November 19, 2004 | Post #1849 | Topic #1817

>My suggestion is to encode a QuickTime-compatible mp4 format for deliver to >QT, there are several tools for Linux that do this. Yes, this is great information! Thank you for your help. I will try it out. Thanks Sean. >(BTW, you don't need an Apple computer to encode QuickTime, you can do it >on a PC running Windows.) I don't use Windows either, but this is good to know! -- Michael Manoochehri michael@... http://www.m3blog.com [View]



Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging with Linux

By Ed Yarrish | Ed Yarrish <ed.yarrish@...> |
November 19, 2004 | Post #1853 | Topic #1817

I use Google's new e-mail system (gmail.com) and one of its interesting features is that it gives a list of "related items" based on the content of the e-mail. It generated this site that might be of interest and relevant -- http://www.openquicktime.org/ Ed Yarrish Allentown Pennsylvania USA On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 11:16:15 -0800, M. Sean Gilligan <seanlist@...> wrote: > > >Hi Everyone! > >Thanks for the help! I am learning a lot. > > > >Actually, I am not looking for an open source player -I am looking for an > >"open-source" Quicktime ENCODER, because I don't have an Apple computer! > > My suggestion is to encode a QuickTime-compatible mp4 format for deliver to QT, there are several tools for Linux that do this. (BTW, you don't need an Apple computer to encode QuickTime, you can do it on a PC running Windows.) > > -- Sean > -- > --------------------------------------------------------------------------- > M. Sean Gilligan http://msgilligan.blogspot.com > --------------------------------------------------------------------------- [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Creating a QT- compatible mpeg-4 format

By M. Sean Gilligan | "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@...> | M_Sean_Gilligan
November 19, 2004 | Post #1854 | Topic #1817

> >My suggestion is to encode a QuickTime-compatible mp4 format for deliver >to >QT, there are several tools for Linux that do this. > >Yes, this is great information! Thank you for your help. I will try it >out. Thanks Sean. I did quite a bit of work with the MPEG4IP project a few years ago, it is one of your options: http://mpeg4ip.sourceforge.net I posted a how-to video (Jon Udell proposes calling these screencasts, BTW) in August that shows how to use a non-QT MP4 codec to encode for standard QT: http://msgilligan.blogspot.com/2004/08/encoding-using-3ivx.html Unfortunately for you, the 3ivx MP4 codec I used is distributed as a QT plug-in. However, the choice of which MP4 features to use/not-use should be pretty much the same for some of the Linux tools. If you decide you want to "stream" the video, you can use the Open Source "Darwin Streaming Server" which compiles on Linux and is available in a Red Hat binary: http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/streaming/ I (temporarily, at least) dropped streaming support from vBlog Central, because most creators and viewers of videoblogs (at this time) seem to prefer "progressive download" to "true streaming". -- Sean -- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Sean Gilligan http://msgilligan.blogspot.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------- [View]