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Tag Archives: movies
Greetings video geeks! 8-) We’ve updated the process and way we create our .mp4 files that are shown on video pages on archive.org It’s a much cleaner/clearer process, namely: We opted to ditch ffpreset files in favor of command-line argument … Continue reading
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
Dear Patrons, Last Thursday we pushed out changes to drop the “www.” prefix from our urls so that we have the newer/shorter style urls start like: http://archive.org We intend to keep this change permanently. We know there will be a … Continue reading
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
Late last week, we pushed live a new video deriving technique, as well as in the process updated our audio/video file reader, ffmpeg. New items will benefit from this newer method, and prior items can be re-derived by users if … Continue reading
We now support the new [[video]] HTML tag when viewing movies from our site. You’ll need Firefox v3.5+ (full or beta release) or Safari v4+ for us to show you a “try the new [[video]] tag” section under the “click to … Continue reading
We are now rolling out a “beta” feature where users can click on the thumbnails for a given video (to see the still frames) and now click on a thumbnail to jump right into that scene of the video! -Tracey … Continue reading
Our flash-based player will now allow for folks to click anywhere on the timeline to have it quickly seek the film to the indicated position (previously users would have to wait for the video to download/pre-buffer up to that point … Continue reading
Our flash-based player supports “SubRip” files (files with “.srt” extension). About a month ago, we updated our video pages to automatically support subtitles. One simply needs to upload a file with a “.srt” extension (in the SubRip format) along with … Continue reading
Hi Patrons, Yesterday we made live a large update to the way we create the audio and video displayed on our site. Most folks might not notice the changes, so here’s a rundown: For Audio: We can now read and … Continue reading
[reposted and edited with generous consent from John Gilmore] The Internet Archive has a collection of about 185,000 moving images, including many cartoons and full-length movies that have fallen into the public domain. They offer full downloads in the best … Continue reading