Archive for July, 2007

Jul 12 2007

YouTube Scalability Talk

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Cuong Do of YouTube / Google recently gave a Google Tech Talk on scalability. I found it interesting in light of my own comments on YouTube’s 45 TB a while back. Here are my notes from his talk, a mix of what he said and my commentary: In the summer of 2006, they grew from […]

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Jul 10 2007

Business of Software 2007 Conference

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I just registered for the Business of Software 2007 conference this fall (Oct 29 and 30) in San Jose. The organizers have put together an impressive list of speakers, and the schedule is mostly one-track: everyone in the same session. I prefer conference like that, to those with many “tracks”. This is the first year […]

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Jul 05 2007

Pipe RGB data to ffmpeg

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A while back I asked on the ffmpeg mailing list how to pipe RGB data in to ffmpeg. I described it as follows: in my code I am building video frames, 720x480x24bit. I have in mind generating a large number of these, as long as a full DVD worth at 30fps, then using ffmpeg (followed […]

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Jul 02 2007

Why I do not use RAR

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We recently adopted a policy (ooh, so official sounding…) at work that we do not use the RAR file format. Oasis Digital being a small firm, the “we” to make this particular decision was just me. Someone quite reasonably asked, why not? Here is why I don’t use RAR: The RAR archiver GUI tool is […]

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