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20060205 Auckland drive

Ever been on a drive where the countryside is so beautiful it's hard to pick the most beautiful part of it. I took some video - the collage doesn't do the day justice but perhaps gives some idea. There was so much to look at I had to choose some of the finer details to concentrate on.

This video was created in eZedia QTI for Windows. I'm trying out the software - you can add interactive components but for this example I didn't. I just left it simple. There's a limit to 5 objects on the trial version as well so I couldn't fit any more objects in without going over save/export limit! The only thing I don't like about it is that I need to host the videos locally (at least all together on another site of mine) instead of using a remote site such as archive.org. Which means if I use this technique again, I'll need to use smaller video files and loop them. Hopefully this doesn't make my site go over bandwidth - it's only a very small webspace. Oh well. See how it goes.

Also, I didn't add a controller to the movie so it'll play continuously until you close the page. The larger video screen will take a little while to load - it's about 15Mb. next thing to practice is different codecs / compression

The song is by The Orb - it's 10 seconds looped a couple of times. I love this song and it suits the scenery really well. I've just made a late change - added the audio to the small movie so at least there's something to listen to whilst the larger movie loads.

hrmm.. it seems IE doesn't like the movie file. and even firefox is sometimes not displaying the images but using a black background instead. will have to look into this further... seemed to work ok on my work pc so perhaps my home pc has a weird caching issue.



Auckland Drive 05/02/2006

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Ever been on a drive where the countryside is so beautiful it's hard to pick the most beautiful part of it. I took some video - the collage doesn't do the day justice but perhaps gives some idea. There was so much to look at I had to choose some of the finer details to concentrate on.

This video was created in eZedia QTI for Windows. I'm trying out the software - you can add interactive components but for this example I didn't. I just left it simple. There's a limit to 5 objects on the trial version as well so I couldn't fit any more objects in without going over save/export limit! The only thing I don't like about it is that I need to host the videos locally (at least all together on another site of mine) instead of using a remote site such as archive.org. Which means if I use this technique again, I'll need to use smaller video files and loop them. Hopefully this doesn't make my site go over bandwidth - it's only a very small webspace. Oh well. See how it goes.

Also, I didn't add a controller to the movie so it'll play continuously until you close the page. The larger video screen will take a little while to load - it's about 15Mb. next thing to practice is different codecs / compression

The song is by The Orb - it's 10 seconds looped a couple of times. I love this song and it suits the scenery really well. I've just made a late change - added the audio to the small movie so at least there's something to listen to whilst the larger movie loads.

hrmm.. it seems IE doesn't like the movie file. and even firefox is sometimes not displaying the images but using a black background instead. will have to look into this further... seemed to work ok on my work pc so perhaps my home pc has a weird caching issue.

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