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Topic: A few video clips...
Message: Posted by: RandyWakeman (Jul 30, 2002 11:47PM)
There are a few video clips I've popped on my crude webspace:


I don't believe Mac users will be able to view them, as I've rendered them in WMV format. They should work fine for Win 98 and up users, assuming you have the current Windows media player.

I'm trying to find a file size / bitrate setting that is good enough to view - - yet, without download times that are too long for dial-up users. This is a compromise. 56K dial up users should be able to bring them in 90 seconds or so.

Any feedback is welcomed. Yes, the Mike Gallo clip is not "card related," but the rest obviously are. Post or PM, either way it is appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Paul Menzel (Jul 31, 2002 04:57AM)
The clips work fine on my Mac with Windows Media Player.
Message: Posted by: Card Sheister (Jul 31, 2002 08:02AM)
Randy, you are a funny guy. Great comedy.

This is all I could find. :donut1:
Message: Posted by: RandyWakeman (Jul 31, 2002 10:36AM)
On 2002-07-31 05:57, Paul M wrote:
The clips work fine on my Mac with Windows Media Player.

That's good news - - - all of the "complaints" I've had have been from Mac users who say the clips will not load . . .
Message: Posted by: RandyWakeman (Jul 31, 2002 11:01AM)
On 2002-07-31 09:02, smu johnson wrote:
Randy, you are a funny guy. Great comedy.

This is all I could find.. :donut1: :)

Perhaps you stumbled on to my "sea monkey" training pages, or my worm ranching tips --

It is embarassing to have to tell your neighbors that your prize-winning herd has escaped to beneath their house:

"They've crawlen, and they won't come up."

Nevertheless, it's better than my "Uncle Milton's" ant farm video. Perhaps it was the lack of a real world audience that failed to show the true entertainment value.

So, back to gluing plastic fins onto unsuspecting lizards for my next Flash Gordon epic . . .
Message: Posted by: J R Thomas (Jul 31, 2002 01:09PM)
Nicely done. Makes me want to go back and learn the Formula One Routine.

A little blurrly here at work. Did not take long to load. I'm on a Dell Latitude with Windows XP.

Keep up the good work.

I'll tell Andy we need two copies of the Best of RW.
Message: Posted by: RandyWakeman (Jul 31, 2002 01:47PM)
On 2002-07-31 14:09, J R Thomas wrote:

A little blurrly here at work.


That's my dilemma. The only solution I can think of at the moment is to render two files: one easily downloadable by dial up users, the other high quality for high speed connections / / / or those who don't mind the wait.
Message: Posted by: aceofpablo (Jul 31, 2002 10:22PM)
Great video, in my opinion.

aceofpablo :bikes:
Message: Posted by: RandyWakeman (Aug 1, 2002 10:45AM)
Thanks . . . I'm not sure what "great" means, but it is quality issues I'm concerned about, before I haul off and render 20 clips or so . .


Message: Posted by: Shenaniganz (Aug 1, 2002 11:12AM)
The clips are a bit fuzzy- But not so much that you cant see whats going on. They loaded in about a minute (DSL) You could put two versions up if you have the space. One for dial up, and one for high speed connections. I wouldnt mind waiting a little longer to download better quality, but what you have now is fine.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 1, 2002 03:02PM)
where does that routine come from? i like it. i do not have a "multiple location" trick except for 2 cards.
Message: Posted by: Dan Farmer (Aug 1, 2002 03:10PM)
You could also experiment with a different encoding method. Divx seems to be the choice for good quality and small file sizes. Generally it's about 1 mb per minute of video...the other good thing about divx mpegs is that they are standard and cross platform so you can watch them on linux, BeOS, mac, windows...whatever.

Divx is what all the college kids pirate DVDs on to, not that I know anyone personally.

Message: Posted by: gmartins (Aug 1, 2002 07:25PM)
I love multiple selections routine, and Randy routine is very nice. I like the production from the pocket and the subsequent suspense. Liked the 10 card trick also. Very good Randy.
Message: Posted by: Monkey (Aug 1, 2002 08:45PM)
Randy, I loved the standing ten! F1 was great too! Bravo. :kewl:
Message: Posted by: dchung (Aug 1, 2002 09:17PM)
All I've seen so far is the standing ten. Slow modem. But I love it.

Message: Posted by: RandyWakeman (Aug 1, 2002 11:08PM)
Thanks to everyone for their public replies-

You've given me some direction in which way to render, so perhaps we can lock this thread until I have better quality clips up and running.