2009 Nov 20, 2:31
YouTube now does automatic captioning in some cases and automatic timing in all cases. Automatic timing lets you upload a transcript with a video and YouTube will do speech to text and figure out
when the various parts of the transcript need to be displayed.
2009 Aug 11, 6:22
Good luck with that. "Forget WAV, MP3 and M4A – major labels have something new in mind, and it's called CMX. Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI are reportedly preparing a new digital album format that
will include songs, lyrics, videos, liner notes and artwork."
2009 Jun 8, 3:40
I didn't hear about this at the time, but a sixth Hitchhikers Guide novel will be written by Eoin Colfer. This article has some quotes from Eoin about it and big-shoe filling is addressed. Also in
the article is a clip of the voice actor of Arthur Dent from the radio series as Arthur Dent complaining about being brought back to life that had been played on BBC Radio.
2009 Mar 10, 9:42
Music professor tests students and finds 'they seemed to prefer "sizzle sounds" that MP3s bring to music. It is a sound they are familiar with.' Then told the students to get off his lawn and to turn
down their sizzling music.
2009 Jan 26, 3:18
As used in a sentence: "There are lots of audio codecs. Did I say there were lots of video codecs? Forget that. There are a metric fuck-ton of audio codecs." (via )
2009 Jan 26, 2:12
Mark Pilgrim's series of articles and slides from a corresponding talk on video encoding.
2008 Dec 29, 2:28
"Today, we've got an exclusive track featuring THE VENTURE BROS.' own Henchmen 21 & 24 singing a holiday classic..."
2008 Aug 25, 11:39
"The Seattle Municipal Archives documents the history, development, and activities of the agencies and elected officials of the City of Seattle. Strengths of the records include those documenting
engineering, parks, urban planning, the legislative process and elected officials. Holdings include over 6,000 cubic feet of textual records; 3,000 maps and drawings, 3,000 audiotapes; hundreds of
hours of motion picture film; and over 1.5 million photographic images of City projects and personnel."
2008 Aug 18, 11:29
"A special program about the housing crisis produced in a special collaboration with NPR News. We explain it all to you. What does the housing crisis have to do with the turmoil on Wall Street? Why
did banks make half-million dollar loans to people without jobs or income? And why is everyone talking so much about the 1930s? It all comes back to the Giant Pool of Money."
2008 Jul 23, 5:19
"Everyone can do an American accent... at least everyone thinks they can. After the BBC's Stephen Robb took a lesson from one of the movie industry's top accent coaches, we asked readers to record
their best US accents."
2008 Jul 16, 8:38
Dungeons and Dragons podcast which includes recorded sessions of the Penny Arcade and PvP webcomic creators playing D&D.
2008 Jun 12, 2:33
NPR show 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' talks to Neil Tyson about Pluto, impending asteroid impact, and then quizes him on the "long-delayed Guns and Roses album, Chinese Democracy". Did you see him on
TDS or Colbert Report? He does fun interviews!
2008 May 28, 2:14
"Blanking out chunks of audio seems a rather crude way of watermarking the film."
2008 May 12, 2:38
Nine Inch Nails latest album 'The Slip' is available for free to download. Got mine as a zip of mp3s including cover art as pdf, although other audio formats are available. OK!
2008 Apr 29, 5:16
Some folks thoughts on how to add an aux. input to the Mazda3 audio system. Unfortunately its not a standard feature and requires some doing.
2008 Apr 16, 6:42
A working group devoted to getting fragments to ID pieces of images or time positions or ranges in audio and video.
2008 Apr 10, 6:32
"[Patton Oswalt's] comedy album, Werewolves and Lollipops is pretty friggin' brilliant, especially the track here -- "At Midnight I Will Kill George Lucas With A Shovel""
2008 Apr 9, 11:00
Cool music visualization. "Made with Processing. Audio by Goldfrapp ("Lovely Head" off her first album)."
2008 Mar 31, 3:43
Clay Shirky talks to a very small audience. Starts with more examples like prev. video. @20:30 describes interesting problems he hasn't resolved. @31:04 interesting exchange between listeners and
2008 Mar 31, 2:33
Clay Shirky gives a talk about how the Internet changes everything via organization and collaboration.