Category Archives: video

Visualising European Air Traffic

There is hardly a time when you look up at the sky here in Manchester and not see a vapour trail from a commercial airliner. Very different to Australia. This amazing video shows 24 hours of flights in and around … Continue reading

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Get ready for ‘Interstellar’ with these TED Talks

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Timelapse Video Shows Earth Rotating Around You

This is such a simple idea but so incredibly powerful. Its easy to think the universe moves around us, but its only from our limited perspective. http://www.businessinsider.com/timelapse-video-shows-earth-rotating-around-you-2014-11

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Fixing mythvideo missing coverart and metadata

I’ve never managed to get mythvideo to find cover art and metadata for all of my videos, but I have discovered that a lot of it has to do with the naming of your video files. So I thought I … Continue reading

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Merge multiple mp4/m4v files

Here is a simple way to merge two mp4/m4v files into one: MP4Box -cat file1 -cat file2 -new outputfile It will go off and read the video and audio for the first file and then the second and then produce … Continue reading

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DVB-T Signal test on Linux

If you want to know if you are getting a good signal strength through your DVB tuner card, this is how to test it on linux. There is a guide here, but it’s not very descriptive. I have ubuntu, so … Continue reading

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Joining two (or more) avi files together with mencoder

Have you ever needed to join two avi (or more) files together to create one avi file? Well there is an easy way to merge them together using mencoder. This also assumes that the files are actually the same size, … Continue reading

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Size of the Universe

Here is another great video that describes the size of our universe. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0lxbzgwW7I’]

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Convert JVC TOD to MPEG Video – tod2mpeg

If you own a JVC video recorder, you may have noticed that it stores it’s videos in TOD format. This is highly annoying as it’s not very useful if you want to view it on a simply device such as … Continue reading

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