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semi-experimental video stream from zookin 2k1

Hey Zookers,

I am experimenting with putting full length videos online for folks to see from the Zookin event. Here's something I spliced together quickly last night to test the concept:

http://greenday.ntu.edu/daxe/zookin2k1/zookin.wmv

it's in windows streaming video WMV format, so I have no idea what mac or *nix people can do about it, and it's a pretty high streaming rate (230K) so if you have a slow connection it might not stream for you. Likewise, it's not a dedicated streaming server, so if 25 people go there to watch it at the same time it probably won't work either. If you don't want to try streaming it, you can also right click and "save as" from the link above, but the file is around 30 meg, so be prepared for a bit of a wait if you are on a 56K modem.

can folks let me know what they get so I can tweak and adjust things?

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That was great. It ran nice and smooth. Looks like you had fun. Oh wait you were out wheeling in your zuk. I know you had fun.

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Daxe that stream was great, loved seeing it from a different eye. video is on the way, hope others follow.

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very nice video, just don't let any Sierra Club members get ahold of it!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]


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Re: semi-experimental video stream from zookin 2k1

>>Daxe that stream was great, loved seeing it from a different eye. video is on the way, hope others follow.

I am going to monkey with a few things and tidy up the edit, put in some nice transitions, maybe throw in a title or two. I could go down in frame size and up in clarity and maintain the same stream rate, too. I'll try to check into some of that stuff tonight.

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Re: semi-experimental video stream from zookin 2k1

Daxe, Do you have to have a fast computer to run the video? My 166 runs the video choppy even after download but it worked great on our 200pro at work. Jim

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Instead of using Microspoof's codecs, you may want to use divx. I can fit about an hour of almost broadcast quality (30fps, ntsc, 8mb/s) onto about 600 ish mb... It does REQUIRE a good computer and lots of ram...

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>>Do you have to have a fast computer to run the video?

It's a combination of things. Speed helps, but you also need enough RAM and the drivers for your video chip need to be up to snuff as well. Apparently you found the cutoff point between the 166 "classic" and the 200 pro.

I am working on reducing the stream rate and improving the quality, hopefully some of that will help situations like this.

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>>Instead of using Microspoof's codecs, you may want to use divx.

That crossed my mind, but a few things shied me away from it. When preparing something for a large audience, I generally don't presume they all have fast computers with lots of ram. In addition, though you and I may know how to obtain and install the DivX codec, your basic user does not, and if media player doesn't go fetch it for them automatically, it ain't gonna happen! Though the performance may be superior, it defeats the purpose to make something for everyone to see if only a few of them can see it.

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I love it! If we started doing this more often I would never get anything done at work. So dose everyone with a hard top talk about putting on an external cage before they flip it? You know so the body stays nice. I was a little late on mine. F_T

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