[mythtv-users] Hidef sample file listings

Bill Bill at explosivo.com
Wed Feb 7 22:04:36 UTC 2007

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 14:53:03 -0500
"Phil Bridges" <gravityhammer at gmail.com> spake:

> On 2/7/07, Bill Chmura <Bill at explosivo.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've got a tv that displays 1080p, and nothing that can push that sort of signal.  My front end is capable of it, so I headed out in search of sample videos on the Internet.
> >
> > After sifting through all the hidef porn sites that are out there (nothing drives technology like games and porn - imagine what a porn game could do for the computing industry :) - I found a few.  NASA has one or two, and Microsoft has a page, but I have not downloaded the exe files yet to see what is inside them.
> >
> > Does anyone else think it would be worth putting a page in the wiki that lists sites that give sample content in 1080p?  Where would it fit best?
> >
> > If people think its a good idea, then I will go and create it - if anyone wants to do the easy thing and just send me links, I would be happy to put them in.
> >
> > Just a thought
> >
> Here's a link to a short film: http://orange.blender.org/download
> Will the MS HD clips work on Linux?

Yes, they do.  I got home and tried it out...  The exe are self
extracting zip files basically with wmv's inside.

A few things to note (at least in my case):

* I tried with mplayer from the CLI first.  Mplayer complained about
some missing codec's and referred me to the mplayer site to download
them.  Very easy, follow instructions, etc...

* In mythvideo I had to tell it about wmv files and to use mplayer.

That aside they work.  I have a few more downloading now...

Thanks for the tip on elephants dream... I am suprised I never heard of
it.  Maybe that alone would be a good wiki page... (How to test your HD

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