ustream automated broadcast

Here’s the live streaming laser kitties http://www.ustream.tv/channel/raging-computer http://www.ustream.tv/flash/viewer.swfLive broadcasting by Ustream They stream live for 15 minutes at the top of every hour. How does such magic happen automatically?

PogoPlug made useful

Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device (POGO-E02) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033WSDR4 http://www.pogoplug.com/ Vantec NexStar 3 NST-360SU-BK 3.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 and eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EDKO04 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145167 I already had one of these and I’m not currently using it for anything important Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Green SATA II 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop HardContinue reading “PogoPlug made useful”

Video Encoding

I used to encode to mpeg4, which worked pretty well, but quality wasn’t the greatest. The files weren’t exactly tiny either. /usr/bin/nice -n 19 ffmpeg -i “${directory}/${file}.tmp” -acodec libfaac -ab ${abitrate} -ac 2 -s ${width}x${height} -vcodec mpeg4 -b ${vbitrate} -flags +aic+mv4 -trellis 1 -mbd 2 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -g 250 -maxrate 512k -bufsize 2MContinue reading “Video Encoding”