Tuesday, January 25, 2005

InfoWorld: W3C addresses Web services bandwidth: January 25, 2005: By Paul Krill : APPLICATION_DEVELOPMENT : APPLICATIONS - "The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on Tuesday published three specifications intended to make it easier to incorporate binary data such as graphics or photos into Web services applications. Improved processing of bulky XML files is part of the W3Cís solution. "
5:30:09 PM    

Slashdot | AOL Kills Usenet Access

AOL Kills Usenet Access
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Posted by Hemos on Tuesday January 25, @11:45AM
from the bad-times dept.
Numair writes "BetaNews is reporting that AOL is about to terminate Usenet access for its users. Now, before everyone starts rejoicing ... where is the Usenet community going to find another large media company to protect it from frivolous copyright lawsuits?"


Ironic, isn't it?  Many mark the end of Usenet as the dayAOL connected its users to it.  The /. comments are worth reading on this one.

3:08:03 PM    

Freshmeat has tuned up its RSS feeds.  I like this.  It nopw includes screenshots and the 'changes' section of the entry.  This is great. 

LiVES 0.9.5-pre1 (Development branch). Screenshot LiVES is a simple to use yet powerful video effects, editing, conversion, and playback system aimed at the digital video artist and VJ. It uses commonly available tools (Mplayer, ImageMagick, and GTK+), so it should work on most Linux systems. It also runs under BSD and openMosix (and soon OS X). It works with almost all types of video, and is fully extendable through plugins and the included plugin builder tool.

This release featured fixed locale language regression, an update to the build system to allow building from a non-source directory, a removal of all dependencies on mplayer, and miscellaneous build fixes, including *BSD fixes. Support for RFX string parameters was added along with seven new RFX rendered effects: photo/still, posterize, brightness_change, hue_change, saturation_change, pixilate, and modulate. The encoders were updated with support for Snow, h264, and xvid. Users of international localse are advised to upgrade to this release. [freshmeat.net announcements (Global)]

2:49:03 PM    

Slashdot | Google Moves Into Video

Google Moves Into Video

Posted by Hemos on Tuesday January 25, @08:00AM
from the finally-tipping-their-hand dept.
prostoalex writes "Google will start indexing previously aired content from ABC, PBS, Fox News and C-SPAN and offer it as part of its Web search. No fancy speech-to-text recognition, just the closed captioning provided by the television networks, and no direct links to videocontent either." Right now, most of the channels are SF Bay area stations, but obviously more will be coming along. I saw a demo of this about six months or so ago - it's pretty cool, and interesting to see how far it has come.

Not to be outdone, Yahoo! has beefed up its video search service too.

10:07:39 AM