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by thanar
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Development
Topic: PixelRatio...
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

It's crystal clear, jbrjake, as it is. Regarding the usage of MediaFork, as well as the basics of digital video. My above comment had the goal of helping the end user learn a little bit more about aspect ratios in general, in the sence that PAR is a property of everything digital picture or video, e...
by thanar
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Development
Topic: MediaFork 0.8.0BETA Public Release Date
Replies: 22
Views: 5482

I too believe incorporating a torrent library wouldn't be an easily feasible task. It was just an idea for the future, as is Sparkle I guess. However, if bandwidth issues are indeed serious, you could still share a single torrent file (which would require the user to manually add to a torrent client...
by thanar
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Development
Topic: PixelRatio...
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

The wiki tutorial seems almost excellent. However, I have a suggestion: I believe PAR (pixel aspect ratio) is a property characteristic in any video track, even those with square AR. That is, a "normal" video track has a PAR of 1:1, anamorphic video tracks have different PARs. I mean that "normal" v...
by thanar
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Development
Topic: MediaFork 0.8.0BETA Public Release Date
Replies: 22
Views: 5482

Regarding the forthcoming bandwidth peak, I believe torrents could be a solution. You could also add a torrent engine inside the updater in order to automatically download a newer version (well, maybe sometime)!
by thanar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PixelRatio...
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

NO it will not play with the correct display dimensions on an iPod or AppleTV. This is because QuickTime/iPod ignores PAR and sets everything to 1:1. It has nothing to do with the .mp4 standard. As I said in the guide, this is applying PAR to the h.264 video stream, not the .mp4 container. That sai...
by thanar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PixelRatio...
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Clever, indeed... However, a few notices: 1. Is non-square PAR supported by the mp4 standard? That said, will a movie with PAR different than square play OK on iPod and AppleTV? 2. Is there any extra processor time required for playback? 3. I believe that -by incorporating PAR control on MediaFork- ...
by thanar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Screenshots on Website
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Well, didn't know it doesn't work for them, never used it, sorry... But, then again, they could always upgrade to Firefox! ;)
by thanar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: PAR in 080 Branch
Replies: 43
Views: 7387

Ehm...

Could someone please comment on this "PAR" acronym? What is it? I've been delving around in such progects' forums for years (3ivx, MediaPipe, ffmpeg) and never heard of such thing!

Please?
by thanar
Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Screenshots on Website
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Actually, screenshots should really be in png format. Better quality, good lossless compression on flat colors.