Tag: Movies

Ultimate Home Theater Sound Tests

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Ok I don’t really mean sound test. I mean butt rumbling bass. Most of the movies I used to use sound thin theses days like Fifth Element or the Matrix helicopter crash don’t sound as great. So what movies really hit the 10 hertz. YouTube has some great ones. So here are some of my…

The Good Death on Cold Case

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I just loved this episode 23 of Cold Case. Called “The Good Death” it was to me really touching and as I’ve always loved the last sequences on Cold Case, the song “Good Day”:http://www.have-dog.com/coldcase/ was just terrific. “Paul Westerberg”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002N59/havedogwilltr-20 sings it from track 11 of Eventually. For those of you who don’t know “Paul”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Westerberg was…

Digital Videos from your library

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King County Library System – eCollection – Home. How amazingly cool. King County now has a deal where you can download IMAX and other films onto your PC. Check them out and watch them. They also do classical music and books-on-tape as well. These do use Windows encryption so they won’t work on your iPod…

Oggcodecs decodes Flac

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illiminable Ogg Directshow Filters for Speex, Vorbis, Theora and FLAC. I use FLAC for lossless compression to archive music. Until now I’ve used winamp to playback FLAC files or dbPowerAmp to convert them back to WAV or MP3. A strange thing is that Ogg has a set of DirectShow filters that will let any DirectShow…

Graphedit to debug audio and video problems

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REALtime FM MP3 Recordeing. When you load as many codecs as I do, it is often mysterious what is really going on, so there is a tool called graphedit from DirectX toolkit lets you find it. You load the File Open and you can see what DirectX would actually load. You can load it from…

AC3, H.264 and every other decoding

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OK, if you need to decode AC3 and other contnet, you can either download specific codec from xVid or for Free-Codecs.com :: Download AC3 Filter 1.02a test8 : AC3 Filter is a DirectShow filter for AC3 decoding. However, most folks will be happier with “FFDshow”:http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ffdshow.cfm, this is a multiformat decoder includes video formats including Xvid,…

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