Author: copy.cult

Video tag in Firefox, an update

Spotted by Pierre Huyghebaert on It was my last day at ISEA 2008 in Singapore and we were supposed to have a dinner with noborder/no one is illegal activists and the panelists of the bordercrossing theme, when jaromil came down the street smiling all over the face: “I have great news” he screamed. “Firefox […]

Copyrights and licenses, News, Patents

Advene (Annotate Digital Video, Exchange on the NEt)

Advene (Annotate Digital Video, Exchange on the NEt) is an ongoing project in the LIRIS laboratory (UMR 5205 CNRS) at University Claude Bernard Lyon 1. It aims at providing a model and a format to share annotations about digital video documents (movies, courses, conferences…), as well as tools to edit and visualize the hypervideos generated […]

Annotation tools

Open source pre-production

   ” Celtx has all the tools you need to write, organize and collaborate in one modern, Internet friendly, free software application. It’s the most complete media pre-production software program available anywhere, at any cost.” Celtx is released under a license close to the Mozilla Public License. With some restrictions added. If you want to […]

Annotation tools, Collaborative filming, Pre-production

Removal of Ogg Vorbis and Theora from HTML5

In a previous post, we were enthusiastic about the new developments of html5 that would include the video tag and its implementation in the royalty-free format ogg/vorbis. But: “As some of you may be aware, the WHATWG has dropped the recommendation for Theora and Vorbis in the video/audio section of the HTML 5 specification. Many […]

News, Patents

Sending a stream (graphical interface) 2

Theorur is a GUI for Ogg/Theora streaming (icecast2 system), written using gtk2, under GLPv2, by Rafael Diniz, that needs: – dvgrab – ffmpeg2theora >= 0.17 – oggfwd >= 0.2



To look for instructions for how to get a certain card working, a report on the audio and video quality of a working card, check:


Sending a stream (graphical interface) 1

Using Theora Streaming Studio. The theora streaming studio is a graphical interface on top of the ffmpeg2theora software.


The Digital Tipping Point

The Digital Tipping Point crew describes their project as a Point-of-View (POV) documentary film about the rapidly growing global shift to open source software, and the effects that massive wave of technological change will have on literacy, art, and culture around the world. The DTP crew says their project will be the first feature length […]

Collaborative filming

Collaborative Media with Drupal + Final Cut Pro XML

Found on the website of the echochamber project (an open source, investigative documentary about how the television news media became an uncritical echo chamber to the Executive Branch leading up to the war in Iraq): Because Final Cut Pro supports XML, you are no longer limited to creating clips, bins, and sequences within Final Cut […]

Collaborative filming

Annotations tools

From Peter: a shrtlst of annotationtools we could have a look at

Annotation tools, Software