Author: Peter

Women in Fosdem

Fosdem, the Freedom and Open Source Developers Meeting in Brussels is coming up next weekend. Maybe you met one of theses women last year:


Radical Video Library Radical Video Library is a non-profit D.I.Y. project, that has put as its goal to spread the word in form of “the video”. We will try to bring here various genres from different perspectives and subcultures. We try to focus especially on anarchy, protests, riots, ecology, animal liberation, peak oil, antifascist struggle, human rights […]

Films and Projects, Media archives

Open Freely Available (and sometimes) Freely Usable Video

The EU screen website “aims to promote the use of television content to explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural history. It will create access to over 30,000 items of programme content and information, and it will prove valuable to the widest range of cultural, educational and recreational users.” All the video’s are posted under the […]

cc / fal / public domain, Media archives, News

Open Source Video ?

On 22 september, we showed some films in our freshly opened Libre Video Lab, which is part of Constant Variable, Constant’s new lab building dedicated to F/LOSS art, on Rue Gallait 80 in Schaarbeek, Brussels. We showed some video’s that were in their own way give meaning to the ‘open’ in ‘open source’ video. The […]

Films and Projects, Media archives, News

Comparison of video resolutions

Comparison of video resolutions. White background denotes resolutions with less than one million pixels. Illustration to Wikipedia article ‘Video’.

Manuals, News

Reenacting The Liberation of Our People

From Artist Mark Tribe organised a public reenactment of a speech originally given by activist and Black Panther Party member Angela Davis at DeFremery Park in Oakland, California on November 12, 1969. Davis makes the case for a united movement that links imperialism abroad with domestic oppression. She calls for the withdrawal of U.S. […]

cc / fal / public domain, Films and Projects, Media archives


After hearing enthusiastic reports of colleagues who saw a demonstration of Toonloop during the Libre Graphics Meeting, I was curious to find out more. I installed it, worked a bit with it, and I have to say: not often am I thrilled by new software for video on GNU-Linux, but this time: Ooh yes! Toonloop […]

Editing software, Manuals, News, Software

Technology Archivists step in as Google Video shuts down for good

(From Wired) Google is sending its first video-sharing service to the scrapheap. On 29 April, 2011, files hosted on Google Video will no longer play, and on 13 May the service will be shut down entirely when all its videos will be wiped from the web. Full article


Code Rush

(1) wikipedia: Code Rush is a 1998 documentary following the lives of a group of Netscape engineers in Silicon Valley. It was shot during a time of flagging company fortunes, the initial release of the Mozilla code as an open source project, and the friction of an impending AOL-Netscape merger. The documentary depicts Netscape programmers […]

Collaborative filming, Films and Projects, Media archives

html 5 video in wordpress

“ I am trying a few plugins for embedding html5 videotag in WordPress. Above is a .ogv playing natively with the help of the degradable-html5-audio-and-video plugin. The idea of the Degradable is sympathetic: The plugin enables HTML5 native playback for users with compatible browsers while offering an elegant degradation to other users through very lightweight […]

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