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As of 2010, many of the movies on this website are hosted by vimeo. It should be that vimeo provides fast video streaming, reliability under heavy load, and compatibility across browsers and operating systems.

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.

How the movies were made

The movies were made on a linux box with the open source mencoder (part of mplayer) and mjpegtools utilities.

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 -f q movie.avi