videos

Bastoagain

The first half is dull unless you find geeky debug tools being used nefariously fun.

The second half is … cool.

185Mb source WMV if you want to see it in its full glory.

Amy Pond kissed a girl :)

(She could always use the Tardis to get singing lessons before she makes the video!)

Tricksy video sales

I’m sure there are a bunch of reasons why this might be so: pragmatic, practical reasons.

But the staggered sales of video formats for a given movie just seems … underhanded. Standard Def releases aren’t marked as such. It’s a little late in the day to be acting like Standard Def is the norm. And then, when consumers have wasted their money on the Low Def edition, they finally release the HD version.

I wonder what percent of extra sales they make through “accidental” purchases.

For example, Amazon’s “Video Format Details” doesn’t distinguish definition only layout:

And you see the same panel for a High or Standard def video. In most cases, the only way to tell which definition you are going to be getting is a line below the video player:

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Tricksy.

More Dancing…

Not Matt Harding this time :)

Dancing

I noticed this on APOD. It’s old, so ya’ll have probably seen it already, but it made me chuckle.

(Vimeo has it in High Def/widescreen which is quite awesome, but can’t figure out how to include a Vimeo video in WordPress)