June 5, 2010
Watch the Flash Video on blip.tv
(you may want the VLC for playback)
This is a 2 min. remix using footage from my own movie “Vincent”, the original soundtrack to “Vincent” is by Konrad Richter.
“Me and h.264” is distributed under this (by-nc-nd) Creative Commons license.
This is now the last video I upload in h.264, it’s also going to be the only one of my online videos left that will be in h.264.
All the others, old and new ones, will be in VP8 and/or Theora and other open-source codecs.
Yet this one just needs to be in h.264: as a reminder for why I have no plans to ever use h.264 again for anything!
May 16, 2010
If the MPEG-LA, the patent pool behind H.264 and MPEG-2, has it their way I am an endangered species: “Vincent“, being 44 min. long would not qualify for the MPEG-LA’s “free” offer, latest after 2015 and there is no way that I (or someone else) will be paying protection money to a fucking patent pool for “Vincent”.
My work would simply not be available online any more (thanks to software patents no alternative). Welcome to the age of Corporate Fascism. It’s standing at your and my front door. But you can still act now:
* vote with your browser: since Apple and Microsoft – both H.264 patent holders – are pushing for H.264 as the future web standard for video: simply dump your Apple/MS browsers now and use Firefox, Chrome or Opera. If not: you might be paying for the rest of your life with more ads (yes, H.264 is “free” for the end user…).
* let others know what is at stake here: those people would like to/are about to establish a MONOPOLY ON THE MOVING IMAGE (lock-in via video codec) – a pretty scary systemic change:
Why Our Civilization’s Video Art and Culture is Threatened by the MPEG-LA
And for all my younger – and not so young – readers: if this was a Harry Potter movie Dumbledore would say:
“Dark times lay ahead, Harry. Soon we’ll all have to choose between what is right — and what is easy.”
February 9, 2007
vincent (austria 1996/2003, feature, 44 min.)
this is the new preview image on the vincent download page at the internet archive. i think it works much better than the one i had before.
if you have a video/film in the archive’s open-source movie section and don’t know how-to add an image to your movie’s page: read this short how-to on my indiworks @ blogger blog…