Windows Friendly version of the CVS Camera Video

I’ve gotten sick of people (all on Windows as best I can tell) telling me they can’t see the video of my CVS camera film, so I reencoded as MP4 and uploaded it. I deeply apologize to anyone that subscribed to the RSS feed and will get two copies of it. I don’t know any other good way to do this. I don’t want to take down the original, so I’m just letting it ride. If you had problems with the other one, try this one and let me know if that fixes it for you.

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3 thoughts on “Windows Friendly version of the CVS Camera Video”

  1. I was going to say something, too. I couldn’t see the video, but could hear the audio (on Windows). Thanks for the new feed, I’ll try it tonight.

    Rumors are flying that Apple is going to announce a Video IPOD on Sept 7. So, all this video experimentation may become really useful to you soon!

    With all this awful stuff about New Orleans on my mind. Besides the donations to Blue Cross….I picked up a DVD today called “Schultze Gets the Blues.” It is a really cool indie-flick that came out last year about a weird little old German accordian player who accidentally hears some Zydeco on his radio, becomes entranced… and then makes the pilgrimage from his native Germany to New Orleans…and comes to live on a boat out in the swamps (is it ok to call them swamps?) Dave, i think you would dig this….if you can’t find it I’ll loan you mine when I’m done.


  2. i was able to see it fine on my windows system (my mac too just out of curiousity) but i am on the v7 beta of qt, which i think probably made the difference…

    good video dave – you’re no eric rice but who is 😉

  3. Dave, the problem was not Windows per se, but QT 7. Somehow you had upgraded to QT 7 or QT 7 beta on your Mac. QT 6.x doesn’t support H.264 video.

    If I may be so bold, could you use MP4 in the future? This last version worked on Linux, Windows, and Mac, and on a variety of closed source and open source players.

    Also, one question. Did the video quality improve markedly once you used that software to change resolution on the camera? It was terribly blurry in its stock settings. But, like you said, it’s a $25 camcorder. Can’t expect that much out of it.

    My cousin in DE is going to be getting two from CVS for me (no CVS in PR.) Hopefully they’re the right kind and I can get a cheapo camcorder to mount on a kite or RC helicopter and capture some neat video.

    Death from Above! 🙂

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