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The Way It Is: Open Source

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I just added a little pro-open source movie to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0R0toLhmwk

You can get higher resolution files:

MPEG – http://files.me.com/jamesdixon/zqbm8g.mov

Quicktime – http://files.me.com/jamesdixon/z09fku.mov

Ogg Theora – http://files.me.com/jamesdixon/l4q27g

Written by James

April 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Posted in open source

10 Responses

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  1. Do you have a high resolution free format of this video ?


    April 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm

  2. Yes. At 800×600 resolution I have a 21MB Quicktime (.MOV) and an 14MB MPEG. I also a 2MB flash file (SWF) that is vector based and so will display great any any resolution. Which format are you interested in?


    April 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm

  3. All.

    just put them somewhere on the internet or create a torrent for the bigger files, i am sure i am not the only person interested.


    April 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm

  4. 800×600 MPEG and Quicktime Files now available. I added the links to the main post.


    April 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm

  5. Cool!


    April 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

  6. James,

    This is a great video! I’d love to get a copy of it in Ogg Theora ( http://theora.org/ ) if you could manage that so I could distribute it around Mozilla.

    Ogg is a video format that is completely open and will never require you to be locked in to a particular proprietary vendor video player such as Apple’s Quicktime.

    Mozilla has implemented the HTML5 spec’s <video> tag in Firefox 3.5 beta to support Theora, so if you can transcode to that format, I can make a blog post or a page that can point at the file. Either directly on your site if you have the bandwidth, or I’ll find a place to host it if you prefer.

    Daniel Einspanjer

    April 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm

  7. Hi Daniel,

    Added a link to the Ogg Theora file. See the main post.


    April 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

  8. James,

    That is great. Any chance you could put a creative commons license on this video? Do you have any distribution preferences for it?

    Daniel Einspanjer

    April 21, 2009 at 4:39 pm

  9. Sorry, scratch that. I didn’t see the Free Art license blurb at the end.

    Daniel Einspanjer

    April 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm

  10. Great post. All your post very important. I like content about open source, i need it. Thanks.

    Open Source Release

    May 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

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