Re: [videoblogging] videoblogging with Linux

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…
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>(by the way, he's trying to figure out an open source player….is
> there a player that any computer can use well?)
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> Q: why'd you start videoblogging?
> you kind of came out of the blue.
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> A: You asked about Camera, Editing, Posting on Linux:
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> Camera: Canon ZR60 (cheap! refurbished!)
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> 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 Vorbis
> formats right from Kino. I wrote a little script that takes my Mpeg
> video, spits out raw frames, and then encodes that to Real format. I
> stream the real video and some of the DivX right out of my bedroom. I
> still haven't quite figured out how to give the Mac people a QuickTime
> format. Hmmm.
>
> Posting: I currently use a hand rolled PHP/MySQL web backend, but I
> may give that up and use Drupal (http://www.drupal.org), which already
> has Trackback, and a great comments system. I do enjoy the minimalism
> of my layout, so I want to keep that! Somebody is working on a
> videoblog module for drupal, I may ask around the list. I like the
> system that some of the other use, Steve Garfield, for example has a
> great TypePad setup. So, it is mostly automated, but I still upload my
> DivX files and Audio Files by hand!
>
> If I could 2 free nights, I could easily write some glue code to
> better automate my system, but I have been so busy I haven't yet! The
> other thing I haven't done yet, which I am supposed to do, is automate
> "Bittorent" torrents for each of my posts. Maybe I can set up a
> Bittorent Tracker for the group, to speed up downloads!
>
> So why did I start VideoBlogging? I have wanted to for a while now,
> but I just got my camera! I basically beleive that everybody should be
> able to post media and have equal access to technology and viewers.
>
> Ok man, I love this mailing list. I have learned a lot already!
> Talk to you soon…
> – Michael Manoochehri
> http://www.m3blog.com
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Michael Manoochehri
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http://www.mrsodaoverload.com/michael