Category Archives: Video Archive

Improved theora/ogg video derivatives!

We’ve made our ogg video derivatives slightly better via: minor bump up to “thusnelda” release “upgrade” from 1-pass video encoding to 2-pass video encoding direct ffmpeg creation of the video (you’ll need to re/compile ffmpeg minimally with “–enable-libtheora –enable-libvorbis” configure … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes SF6: huge success– Next Lost Landscapes of Detroit February 22

Standing room only for Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscape of San Francisco 6 at the Internet Archive last night.   New films including “process plates” from studios brought a new sharpness to many of the films presented.   Suggested donations was 5 … Continue reading

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new off-site video/audio embed codes

We are about to rollout a “new new” video/audio player 😎 You can see it in action now with our upcoming embed codes to go with this new player. It will allow for additional much wanted features like: – off-site … Continue reading

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improved h.264 derivatives!

We have thoroughly tested a newer and simpler way to create h.264 derivatives! Changes you’ll notice: More pixels!  previously 320 x 240    goes to 640 x 480 pixels Slightly higher video bitrate — from about 512kb/s   to   … Continue reading

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco

On April 10, 2011 Internet Archive kicked off the Internet Archive Presents public events series with a hometown favorite, Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco. Culled from thousands of hours of home, commercial and institutional movies, Lost Landscapes presents … Continue reading

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Digitizing Balinese Lontars

With the help of the Internet Archive and Ron Jenkins, a theater professor at Wesleyan University, the Balinese are leading the world as the first culture to have their entire literature go online. The documents are centuries-old lontar palm leaves … Continue reading

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The Real Mad Men

What do Susan Sarandon, Frosty the Sno-cone Machine, Chuck Norris, Florence Henderson and Elsie the Cow have in common? They are all in vintage television commercials in the new Adviews Collection at http://www.archive.org/details/adviews. Over 8,500 very cool, funny, weird and … Continue reading

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Jules Verne

A colleague here at Internet Archive suggested that I post on the birthday of the French author Jules Verne.  He wrote about space, air and underwater travel before practical means of those types of travel had been invented. He is … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day I found a number of items of interest. I’ve included some descriptions written by the uploaders. “I Have A Dream” speech from August 28, 1963 Often referred to as one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Holiday Flicks

Internet Archive Forum contributors are a diverse bunch. A recent post by The_Monkey_Master in the Movies Forum had a timely list of films for the holiday season. With his permission I thought I’d share it. (He requested that credit for … Continue reading

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