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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
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I'm going to call atlas's overheating problem fixed. 39 continuous hours of uptime with the case closed, with lots of compiling and mythtv commercial detection taking place. All glory to the mini heatsinks! So in the end all it cost me was countless hours of rearranging the machine's insides and two very expensive overengineered power supplies.

Remember a while ago when the only way to download a streaming windows media file was mms-client? (Now mplayer supports it.) Has no one really written an rtmp-client yet? I'd like to download the BSG "webisodes and watch them with mplayer's new VP7 support (win32 binary)... but there's just nothing out there. It's so weird, since it appears that the protocol has been reversed, and some Open Source Types1 have even written an RTMP server! I can't help thinking I've missed an obvious google result, because with flash 8 for linux missing for so long, you'd think somebody would have scratched this itch by now.



1. In fact, someone who writes a server for something in java might be a good definition for an Open Source Type. You know, to leverage open communities in order to synergize enterprise components purple monkey dishwasher.
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2006-09-12 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ok one more time...but slow.

Webisodes?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-09-12 03:37 pm (UTC)
To build up some hype for season 3, scifi started playing these "webisodes" last week. They're a story that takes place between seasons 2 and 3 about the cylon occupation. So far they've run about 1 minute each, and scifi posts a new one twice a week.

But the only format they offer them in is streaming video for flash 8 or higher, and macromedia only makes flash 7 for linux. Unlike the flash 7 movies, which use widely known standards (H.263 video delivered with HTTP), flash 8/9 uses much more obscure and proprietary ones (On2 VP6/7 delivered over Macromedia RTMP). From what I can understand, MPlayer should be able to play the videos if I could download them. Which I can't because nobody has written a client that speaks RTMP.

So the result is you have to use windows to watch these on the website. And you have to set your windows resolution down very low because scifi puts it on a postage stamp in the middle of the web browser.
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2006-09-12 04:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know that battlestar was playing in the off season heh. I just checked them out and also saw a few other websites on the subject. Seems your not the only one having trouble watching them. As a result they have been made more available at YouTube by the mystical friendly pirate folk.
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From: ex_md744
2006-09-12 10:21 pm (UTC)
Military contractors love Java. Even to the point of getting some fancy machines that are java-native.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2006-09-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
Heh. I thought the military loved ADA.
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From: ex_md744
2006-09-13 11:58 pm (UTC)
That was the '90s. They've moved onto java it seems.
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