Tag Archives: video

December 15, 2015

Inside Netflix’s Plan to Boost Streaming Quality and Unclog the Internet

Over the past few months, Netflix has dared some of its employees in its Los Gatos offices with a special kind of challenge: Two TVs mounted side-by-side were playing the same TV show episode. One was coming straight from Netflix’s existing service, the other was based on a new bandwidth-saving technology that the company has been working on for four years. Anyone capable of pointing out the difference could win a bottle of champagne. But in the end, even eagle-eyed employees had to give up, and the prize went unclaimed.

Includes a comparison between The Avengers and My Little Pony. No, I’m not kidding.

May 27, 2013
June 15, 2012

ZBar

ZBar is an open source software suite for reading bar codes from various sources, such as video streams, image files and raw intensity sensors. It supports many popular symbologies (types of bar codes) including EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5 and QR Code.

Not only does it seem to support everything under the sun, I also found the Python bindings extremely easy to use.

October 24, 2011

AVGN: The Movie

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October 1, 2011

PlayStation Video Unlimited

This is the new PlayStation Video Unlimited service. This PlayStation app runs at a full 60 frames per second (when you see it on a PS3), has tons of 3D graphics effects, full-speed 1080p video playback, and a fluid, hardware accelerated, animated user experience. What you may not know is that this is a web app.

It uses the Trilithium platform, whose APIs allow access to the PS3 hardware (CPU cores, GPU, video playback engine etc.) via JavaScript.