Monthly Archives: February 2010

For the record:

The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina makes a damn fine candy bar. That is all.

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Reflections on a scene

I had a few posts last week about video encoding, mostly because I’ve been on a quest to take .mkv files with soft subtitles, which is the Current Popular Format, and crunch them into Yesterday’s Popular Format of .avi or … Continue reading

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In which, I sample the delights of the former Eastern Bloc.

A week or so ago, I ordered a hard drive enclosure from Newegg.  This is a perfectly normal transaction, and nothing worthy of comment really. Problem is, I’d never updated my address with Newegg.  I didn’t realize this until the … Continue reading

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It always comes down to psychic schoolgirls.

After taking some breaks due to class, I finally finished Red Alert 3 tonight, and I plan to start on Uprising before I forget what all the units are and what they do. I tackled the Rising Sun campaign last, … Continue reading

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One hurdle down

These make a divx-encoded avi file that plays on a PS3, but I’m still working on the AppleTV: Working steps to make PS3 playable AVI: mplayer -ass -ao pcm -vo yuv4mpeg toradora01.mkv mencoder -of avi -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=0:br=256 -ovc … Continue reading

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Man Vs MKV

Edit: For the record, the steps below aren’t working yet.  I get a file with x264 video and aac audio which mplayer and movist will play back just fine, but iTunes won’t import it to send to the AppleTV and … Continue reading

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