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Because you can’t get enough of the rains down in Africa, I present you with this Toto video trifecta:
TEncoder is a open-source multithreaded GUI for FFMpeg, MEncoder and MPlayer.
Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig interviewed Edward Snowden at Harvard Law School on Oct. 20.
Marc Abrahams visited Google’s office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his new book “This Is Improbable Too” and the Ig Nobel Prizes.
He has long collected odd, imaginative, and brilliantly improbable scientific discoveries from around the world. In his new book, he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included):
– What’s the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly?
– How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan’s army have?
– What is the real meaning of the finger?
Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, a weekly columnist for the Guardian, and author of “This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research”. He is the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes ceremony, which are presented annually at Harvard. @MarcAbrahams www.improbable.com
Published on Oct 23, 2014
Presented at the Michigan Small & Rural Libraries Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, 1 May 2014
On September 23rd, Yoga International broke the news that they (among others) had received a cease-and-desist letter from another website which also offers yoga videos for streaming (soon revealed to be YogaGlo). It turns out, that YogaGlo had filed a patent application for their method of filming online yoga classes, and that some of YI’s early content fell under the broad description in the patent application:
“…instructor at the head of the classroom with live-participants arranged between the instructor and the camera with a direct line of sight between the camera and the instructor allowing for the viewer participant to have unobstructed views while simultaneously allowing for the viewer participant to have live participants in the periphery, as if the viewer was attending a live class.”
Read the full article @ YogaInternational.com.
Did you know that PowerPoint 2013 can export your presentation to an .MP4 video file including narration and transitions? Just head on over to File|Export and select Create a Video.
According to a message on YouTube, NBC Universal requested that the video be taken down on copyright grounds.
A CNBC spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.
Read the full article and find links to the video where it’s still available @ The Huffington Post.
Another reason to host video or audio remotely is to give access to multiple formats of the file. EPUB3 has the capability of looking through a series of links and only using the one that works best in a given ereader. Including multiple versions of a video file in an EPUB file would result in unnecessary bloat. (Of course, this is a bit of a moot point in a world in which video and audio in EPUB mostly works in iBooks, but that is changing with Readium, and surely with newer ereaders. The fact that there is no agreed upon codec for video is also an important factor.)
Read the full article (including code examples) @ Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis.