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Name: Ralph Giles
Member since: 1999-11-12 04:04:56
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I'm mainly involved with the Foundation for free multimedia.

I discovered Linux and open source development in early 1998. Before that most of my experience was with MacOS and NeXTstep. I'm a physicist by training with a general interest in the 'why' of things, be it quantum field theory or cultural studies.

In addition to multimedia I worked for a long time on the Ghostscript and related 2d graphics projects.


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Opera has a new experimental build with Theora and Vorbis HTML5 support.

Philip J├Ągenstedt has a nice blog post explaining what's new.

Today I tried installing the experimental R600/700 3D drivers for Fedora 12. Surprisingly, nothing much broke. And now I have compiz, yay! Like the clutter gdm screen, it's a bit too slow though.

Unfortunately, blender seems to be slower than it was under software rendering. sigh.

In the Future, we will embed machine images in our Ogg files, which, when booted and given network access to the other multiplexed data will decode, render, and export the results data in a variety of JSON responses.

Cute demonstration of chrominance vs luminance sensitivity in the human visual system. With source code!

State of theora

Monty has posted another of his excellent technical updates on the theora encoder rewrite which has been ongoing for more than a year now. It's a good summary of what went into the recent beta releases.

We still have a bit to go before the final 1.1 though; the new rate control still behaves badly on a some clips.

The complete set of status reports:

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