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Official Google Blog: Automatic captions in YouTube

2009 Nov 20, 2:31YouTube 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.PermalinkCommentsyoutube video caption accessibility audio subtitles technical

Major labels preparing new digital album format | Music |

2009 Aug 11, 6:22Good 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."PermalinkCommentsmusic cmx mp3 audio apple itunes

BBC - Today - And Another Thing...

2009 Jun 8, 3:40I 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.PermalinkCommentshhgttg douglas-adams eoin-colfer and-another-thing book news audio

The Sizzling Sound of Music - O'Reilly Radar

2009 Mar 10, 9:42Music 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.PermalinkCommentsmp3 music via:swannman audio article


2009 Jan 26, 3:18As 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 )PermalinkCommentsmeasurement unit metric humor

GIVE [dive into mark]

2009 Jan 26, 2:12Mark Pilgrim's series of articles and slides from a corresponding talk on video encoding.PermalinkCommentsmark-pilgrim video encoding audio reference codec

Holiday Havoc: THE VENTURE BROS. - Quick Stop Entertainment

2008 Dec 29, 2:28"Today, we've got an exclusive track featuring THE VENTURE BROS.' own Henchmen 21 & 24 singing a holiday classic..."PermalinkCommentshumor audio tv the-venture-bros christmas song via:kris.kowal

Flickr: Seattle Municipal Archives

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."PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman photo flickr seattle history public-domain

This American Life

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."PermalinkCommentspodcast audio economics npr radio mortgage

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Your American accents

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."PermalinkCommentsbbc audio accent language english

Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragon's podcast

2008 Jul 16, 8:38Dungeons and Dragons podcast which includes recorded sessions of the Penny Arcade and PvP webcomic creators playing D&D.PermalinkCommentspodcast penny-arcade mp3 feed audio pvp dungeons-and-dragons nerd dnd

Not My Job: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: NPR

2008 Jun 12, 2:33NPR 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!PermalinkCommentsnpr audio quiz guns-and-roses neil-degrasse-tyson astrophysicist pluto asteroid humor

Paramount silencing portions of Indiana Jones in theaters? - Boing Boing

2008 May 28, 2:14"Blanking out chunks of audio seems a rather crude way of watermarking the film."PermalinkCommentswatermark security movie [download] - the slip

2008 May 12, 2:38Nine 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!PermalinkCommentsnin music free download

Mazda Forums - Mazda 3 audio inputs

2008 Apr 29, 5:16Some folks thoughts on how to add an aux. input to the Mazda3 audio system. Unfortunately its not a standard feature and requires some doing.PermalinkCommentscar reference forum mazda3 mazda audio aux

Media Fragments Working Group

2008 Apr 16, 6:42A working group devoted to getting fragments to ID pieces of images or time positions or ranges in audio and video.PermalinkCommentsmime w3c standard uri fragment

ImpossibleFunky Productions: "I Will Kill George Lucas With A Shovel"

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""PermalinkCommentspatton-oswalt humor starwars audio mp3

Solar, with lyrics. on Vimeo

2008 Apr 9, 11:00Cool music visualization. "Made with Processing. Audio by Goldfrapp ("Lovely Head" off her first album)."PermalinkCommentsvia:boingboing art video animation music goldfrapp

Protest Culture -- Ad Hoc vs Institutional, and What it Means (Event Video/Audio) | Berkman Center

2008 Mar 31, 3:43Clay 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 Clay.PermalinkCommentsvideo cooperation social web politics law internet culture collaboration community

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (Event Video/Audio) | Berkman Center

2008 Mar 31, 2:33Clay Shirky gives a talk about how the Internet changes everything via organization and collaboration.PermalinkCommentsvideo book clay-shirky via:librarythingblog social talk research internet
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