# Saturday, July 21, 2007

One of my friends is also trying to upload her son's videos up to her blog, but her camera captures videos in MOV format, I'm gonna guess it's using the Motion JPEG format. Anyway she was saying the files are too big to be uploaded. A quick Google would reveal a lot of video converters around, two that I've heard of (never used myself) are

Me? Well.. mostly my videos are edited in Windows Movie Maker since my camera outputs files in MPEG2 format and that mostly works perfectly with WMM. But if I ever had to convert videos, I just do it manually with FFMPEG. Problem is... you can't download FFMPEG in compiled form from the site, so if you want it you can pick it up here, I got it from one of the other compilation distro sites.

FFMPEG is a command line program and is quite intimidating to use, so read the documentation or.. here's a quick sample of a command that will encode a given video that should be small and suitable for upload to YouTube and such.

ffmpeg -i inputfilename.avi -vcodec xvid -acodec mp3 -b 300k -ab 64k -ac 1 -s 320x240 outputfilename.avi

That will take the filename called inputfilename.avi and will encode using the video codec of xvid with a bitrate of 300k and audio codec of mp3 with a bitrate of 64k, flattening audio down to mono and the outputfilename.avi will have a resolution of 320x240. If the results don't look or sound good, the use a higher bitrate value.


Saturday, July 21, 2007 10:44:20 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
I got a new 2GB Micro SD card for my phone today, it comes with a pretty nifty add on too!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007 5:02:19 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, July 20, 2007

If I ever feel like faking a demo again.

DON'T!!!! JUST DON'T MOTHER FARKING DO IT!!!

But if I absolutely have to.

  1. Ensure that all parties FULLY know their roles, and their steps
  2. Ensure that all faking of data can be done properly and accurately, no seat of pants experiences here.
  3. Ensure that the person doing the presentation if it's not me, can properly ad-lib and adapt to the situation.

But seriously..

DON'T FARKING DO IT!! IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!


Friday, July 20, 2007 2:48:49 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Thursday, July 19, 2007

Impressive in the sense that I really don't think that the developers of Silverlight expected people to do something like this! Try it out before the Silverlight RC1 is released and they have to update it again to fit some breaking changes.

Windows Vista In Silverlight


Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:40:29 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Today my father decide to give WZ his first taste of non milk food, one of my wife's friends gave us a can of Brown Rice, but why is it called Beras Merah (Red Rice) in Malay? Anyway, it makes rice goo.. and according to my father, boy did he gooble it down quickly. Everyone else thinks he's eating it like that cause it's tasty.

Me? I think he's just happy that he can stick something else in his mouth without anyone pulling it out!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007 11:45:03 PM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  |