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Capped.TV's Younger Sibling, Phlix.TV

category: general [glöplog]
To answer #1:
<micksam7> Ecco: What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. No more.
<Ecco> Sometimes I think love is just a biological urge. Other times LOVE seems like a spiritual quality. Love, unlike energy or matter, seems limitless. Don't call me "Baby". I don't have any reason to do that to you. I don't have any reason to do that to you. I see. That's all I have to say about it, micksam7.

Legality crap: We'll get to that road when we cross it.

Everything else: Eh, it's just something to make things similar, cut out steps, yata yata. If you want the full video, go on ahead, there's a link on the top of each page, and when I impliment a embeded player, you'll get that there as well. Wasting CPU/Bandwidth/Etc, eh.. what you get back is waiting time. :P Phlix isn't ment to replace everything, just be another tool.

Sidenote: The codecs in AS idea: That sounds like a interesting project, Alchemy can make it somewhat quicker to try out. Sure, slow as heck, but it'd be cool anyway.
added on the 2008-11-23 01:07:45 by micksam7 micksam7
cool! micksam, are you going to take this out to the non-demo-world one day? i think you could earn some bucks that way =)
added on the 2008-11-23 01:11:54 by dalezr dalezr
Hi micksam7!

When trying the Into the Pink link, I got:
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Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 15 seconds exceeded in C:\Users\Phlix\web\precheck.php on line 49
added on the 2008-11-23 12:38:07 by Adok Adok
That would be a timeout for your Sherlock.
added on the 2008-11-23 12:39:08 by p01 p01
This URL doesn't work with Phlix:
http://rss.cnn.com/~r/services/podcasting/ac360/rss/~3/8SzaMIB9cGY/cooper.podcas t.friday.cnn.m4v

Downloading directly works.
added on the 2008-11-23 13:58:13 by Salinga Salinga
i guess he doesnt support redirects yet :)
added on the 2008-11-23 14:04:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
micksam7: A friend of mine suggested you make a feature that does the reverse - takes Flash-video and converts it to XviD. ;)
added on the 2008-11-23 17:13:32 by gloom gloom
Wow. That's some nice website micksam! I somehow agree with both gloom and Gargaj. It's a waste of CPU time but still an awesome idea! :)

And now the ultimate idea: Take the zip with a demo, kkapture it on the server and stream the resulting video (both in realtime) via the flash player. :D (I know it's quite unrealistic idea but I couldn't help myself).
added on the 2008-11-23 17:31:27 by masterm masterm
oh, and hook some emulators please so that anyone can get a dose of C64, CPC, XL/E, ZX, DOS, ORIC, ... demos.

KTHXBYE
added on the 2008-11-23 17:42:04 by p01 p01
I'ma check out that m4v issue, seems ffmpeg doesn't like reading it [the downloader followed the redirect fine, but ffmpeg didn't like the file for some reason].

As for adok - seems my server or scene.org was a bit delayed, because it works fine now.

Also, someone submitted to digg... so if anyone cares to dig it up:
[url]http://digg.com/software/Phlix_tv_converts_video_files_to_Flash_video_in_re altime[/img]
added on the 2008-11-24 03:22:22 by micksam7 micksam7
Wow, that was the best bbcode failure I've done all year. :D

http://digg.com/software/Phlix_tv_converts_video_files_to_Flash_video_in_realtim e
added on the 2008-11-24 03:22:46 by micksam7 micksam7
micksam7: Phlix doesn't seem to like Apple Trailers (or the other way around :), example: http://www.phlix.tv/?video=http%3A%2F%2Fmovies.apple.com%2Fmovies%2Fparamount%2F star_trek%2Fstartrek-tlr2_h.640.mov
added on the 2008-11-24 10:21:50 by gloom gloom
So, 2 months later...

I had to create a few protocol handlers that could seek around a file for the encoder, atm it only works for http.


HTTP streaming should work with nearly everything now. Except playlists. [Gloom: Your link actually was a mov playlist/redirect file.]

FTP streaming only works with specific formats. Other formats will timeout.

Example 1
Example 2


Still working on the realtime h.264 encoder. :)

Once I get basic functionality of h.264 and ftp 100%, I'll start coding work arounds for specific formats.
added on the 2009-02-05 08:21:07 by micksam7 micksam7
micksam: great service and execution :)


though unlike others i'm quite pessimistic about the general interest of such a service outside the demoscene as online videos tend to be more and more 'natively' flash, as 'original' versions (mpg, avi, mov, mkv etc...) stay on local storage or are shared through p2p or web storage services.

the service i'm using almost daily is the reverse one: http://keepvid.com.
added on the 2009-02-05 09:26:26 by aftu aftu
For sites like xplsv.tv, which feature a lot of MOV-files, this works great for people who don't have Quicktime (a lot, it turns out).
added on the 2009-02-05 09:37:39 by gloom gloom
indeed.

it's funny to witness that .mov has got a way wider acceptation through its standardized sibling .mp4 :]
added on the 2009-02-05 09:42:32 by aftu aftu
micksam7: Me and some others keep getting errors like this:
Quote:
Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 15 seconds exceeded in C:\Users\Phlix\web\utl\getid3\module.audio-video.flv.php on line 85
added on the 2009-02-05 10:16:46 by gloom gloom
Gloom - should be fixed now.
added on the 2009-02-05 10:20:31 by micksam7 micksam7
Yup, seems to be fixed! However, it appears it only streams the first five-or-so seconds of this: http://phlix.tv/?video=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.qu-int.de%2Fflicker%2FFlickermood_Extd_s mall.mov
added on the 2009-02-05 11:17:29 by gloom gloom
Seems like the video was cut off by a connection reset. In any case, qu-int.de seems to be very, very slow streaming to the US. I'ma see what I can do about the video cutting off, though.
added on the 2009-02-05 11:35:06 by micksam7 micksam7
Micksam, some of the criticisms here (well questions more like) are based on the PC centric world. One of the big problems in the set top box world is streaming random internet videos and decoding them in real time. The CPUs in stbs are too weak to do conversion and so only low level hooks into hardware are generally used. Also donwloading as such is not always possible (no hard drive for example) The chips support mpeg2,4 and in the near future flash video (some already do, eg BCM).

Right stop babbling. The point is a scalable service offering conversion might be _very_ saleable to that industry. I know the scalable service part is at least as hard as getting it working but nontheless. It sounds like you are creating EXACTLY the solution they need.
added on the 2009-02-05 14:44:09 by auld auld

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