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As of 2010,
many of the movies on this website are hosted by
It should be that vimeo provides fast video streaming,
reliability under heavy load,
and compatibility across browsers and operating systems.
Adobe Flash Player
to be installed.
If you see white space where there should be a video,
it may suggest a problem with the vimeo website.
June 2011 update:
Switched embedded vimeo videos from <embed> to <iframe> tags,
thereby enabling visibility on iphone and ipad.
What to do
The intention is that the local (non-vimeo) movies
on this site should work across
all graphical browsers and all operating systems.
The microsoft-mpeg4 movies (.avi extension) should work under Windows.
On other operating systems these movies should work with the
ffmpeg gstreamer plugin.
If all else fails, the movies should be playable with
the open source
How the movies were made
The movies were made on a linux box with the open source
(part of mplayer
The microsoft-mpeg4 movies (.avi extension)
were made with the following mencoder commands (a two pass render):
mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -o movie_ms.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4:vbitrate=2000:vhq:vpass=1
mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -o movie_ms.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=msmpeg4:vbitrate=2000:vhq:vpass=2
The quicktime movies (.mov extension)
were made with the following mencoder and mjpegtools commands:
mencoder "mf://*.jpg" -o movie.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mjpeg
lavtrans -o movie.mov -f q movie.avi