Tag Archives: video

Celebrating 100 million tasks (uploading and modifying archive.org content)

Just over 8-1/2 years ago, I wrote a multi-process daemon in PHP that we refer to as “catalogd”.  It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no rest! It is in charge of uploading all content to our … Continue reading

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new mp4 (h.264) derivative technique — simpler and easy!

Greetings video geeks!   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

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new video and audio player — video multiple qualities, related videos, and more!

Many of you have already noticed that since the New Year, we have migrated our new “beta” player to be the primary/default player, then to be the only player. We are excited about this new player! It features the very … Continue reading

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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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We’ve dropped the www.! Our preferred/canonical url is now http://archive.org

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

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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 playlists … 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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better mp4 (h.264) derivatives at archive.org!

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

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archive.org supports the new [video] HTML tag!

We now support the new 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 tag” section under the “click to play” video … Continue reading

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movie thumbnails can jump to scene in video

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

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videos can seek now

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

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Archive supports subtitles now!

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

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Audio and Video improvements

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

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New strategy for Internet Archive movies!

We have rebuilt all of our nearly 200,000 videos at the archive! [We finished this Dec 1, 2008] Related cross-blog with OLPC. Here is a table-based chart of which video formats will be “derived” into which formats (we are creating … Continue reading

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Rederiving our movies to Ogg Theora and more!

[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

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Fast and reliable way to encode Theora Ogg videos using ffmpeg, libtheora, and liboggz

archive.org has started to make theora derivatives for movie files, where we create an Ogg Theora video format output for each movie file. after trying a bunch of tools over a good corpus of wide-ranging videos, i found a neat … Continue reading

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