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Re: visualization of CVS commits

From: Thomas Lord
Subject: Re: visualization of CVS commits
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:26:36 -0700
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I don't know if anyone would volunteer to do the work
or how RMS would feel about the idea but:

Perhaps a sweet goal would be to put together a
vid with a few seconds of some stock footage of
RMS talking about key points,  some title screens
or captions linking to ogg formats and other
FSF-related video, and (if possible) use free software
tools to prepare a video that "youtube" can handle
(which would be a flash/gnash vid).

Most people who view it via youtube will be using
non-free software and the problematic flash format
but it would still be a bit subversive in that the links
would still lead *some* to explore GNU and ogg
and, such a posting would head off much of the impulse
of people who don't care about software freedom per
se to put it on youtube.


James Cloos wrote:
"David" == David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

David> One problem that I see with Ogg Theora that it is intended, as
David> far as I know, for real-life movies.  Just like JPEGS are rather
David> unsuitable for screen shots when compared to well-made PNGs....

The Beeb's Dirac might handle cartoon-style animation better than
Theora, also uses the Ogg container format and is Free.  Their
implementation, schroedinger, is also Free Software.

I believe Xiph has chosen to promote Dirac rather than continuing work
on the wavelet codec they were planning on writing (Tarkin?).

Xiph also has a spec for MNG in an Ogg container, which primarily is
useful for combining audio -- such as Vorbis -- with the MNG.  That
would certainly give sharp output for cartoonish bitmaps.

I'm not aware of a good choice yet for moving vector art, though.
Synfig's format might qualify, but don't believe there is a player for
it other than the editor itself.


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