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Offline Lt.Cannonfodder

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
so can the mp4 and mpg containers since they're open standards
Which also tend to require installation of certain codecs and/or players. That's something quite a few people don't really know how to do. It's likely that if they have any player installed apart from the default WMP, it's quicktime.

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i detest having to install proprietary apple bull****
I dislike it too (wtf is up with their lack of support for 64bit OS?), but I tend to use MPC or VLC for just about everything I need anyway, including movs.

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the idea that .mov is somehow more widely supported that TRUE standard containers is simply silly.
Far from silly. We've had loads of trouble at work when we've sent out preview animations to clients who in turn have reported being unable to play the video. Hell, one even couldn't get an mpeg1 to play. Sorenson3 or h264 encoded mov files, despite their faults, really have proven to be formats with an acceptable compromise of quality and playability on average person's computer.

 

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With loss of quality since it's been re-encoded.

only if you use a crappy encoder ... good transcoders can loose no quality ... i have a ffmpeg transcode script on my DVR that converts from source to Xvid/ac3 and one MPEG2 sources there is no noticable loss of quality

transcode quality problems only occur when your transcode program is **** or you're moving to a lower quality encoding

h264 encoded

.mp4 container, .mpg container,  .avi container, .mkv container, .nuv container

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i detest having to install proprietary apple bull****
So install free bull**** and be done with it.  :p

(Or better yet, use The KMPlayer, which I believe should be able to handle QT files without any external codecs at all.)

 

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There is a considerable lack of eye-candy in this eye-candy thread.
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Offline Ramjet

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
Hi all, trust we all had a great easter?

checking back to see if there have been any new updates/vids/screenshots etc?

The current batch of screenies have circulated my desktop at both home and work a thousand times by now (and generated some interest with work collegues at the same time too).

Doesn't matter if they are of the same ships, just different angles and backgrounds more and less ships etc.. even some high action MP combat screenies would rock!

Keep up the good work.

Rammy

 

Offline General Battuta

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Have you been reading the developer blog?

 

Offline Ramjet

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oh, lol caught with my pants down... hahahah I now see thats moved from the main forum and in a subheading up at the top of the page.

I'm up to date on the blog as of a couple months ago..... brb looks like I got me some reading :) sweet

EDIT: Wowza.. top work on those models. It's getting pretty close to the CGI quality these days :D

I thought I'd find the Screenies in the Eyecandy departent here, but are they all now updated in the blogs rendering this thread obsolete?

« Last Edit: April 18, 2009, 07:01:56 pm by Ramjet »

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: The official Diaspora eyecandy thread
We'll post screenshots in here whenever we just take some new ones and don't have much in the way of comments about them. The blog is used whenever we have something to say about what we're posting.

In addition the eye candy thread tends to mainly be for in-game shots and the last few blog entries were WIP ones.
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Offline Ramjet

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It's the in-game shots that may the best desktop wallpapers :)

Can never have too many of those... I love seeing chaotic raider attacks with 20+ missles all weaving across the screen.

 

Offline Fury

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(Or better yet, use The KMPlayer, which I believe should be able to handle QT files without any external codecs at all.)
No, just no. KMPlayer does not respect the GPL license and have made themselves on FFmpeg's Hall of Shame. If you don't like VLC, the best stand-alone player alternative is SMPlayer.
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/

 

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I could honestly give a fig less what licenses it does or doesn't respect, so long as it works well and looks shiny. :p

 

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If they  don't have the integrity to respect the license, you might want to wonder what else they don't respect.
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If they  don't have the integrity to respect the license, you might want to wonder what else they don't respect.
At least as far as you believe CNet, it's clean spyware-wise.  And according to a quick search, there's some back-and-forth as to whether or not their code usage actually qualifies as a GPL violation at all.  In any case, I've used the player for a good two years now, and the only issue I've ever experienced with it is a slight cosmetic one involving .mkv softsubs, for which CCCP is the preferred option anyway.  As in all things, YMMV.

 

Offline aRaven

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i want screenies! or the first release!

 

Offline General Battuta

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Shouldn't you want them to keep working hard instead of taking screenshots?

 

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I've never bought the whole "We're too busy to take screenshots" argument some games and mods use to justify a lack of updates. It takes only a couple of minutes to take a few shots while playtesting and upload them so a refusal to do so on those grounds always suggests a deeper problem to me.

For us the reason for no graphical updates is more a combination of

1) Wanting to keep stuff fresh in the release (by not showing pics of everything until you're no longer impressed).
2) Waiting for the heavy hitters to be finalised (i.e pictures of the new Basestar and Sobek class battlestar will come once they are textured and in-game).
3) Spending a lot more time recently on gameplay and code changes/features.

Trust me, there is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes in the last couple of weeks but unfortunately it's nothing we can take screenshots of.
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Offline Bilal18

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I giggle like a little school girl whenever i come on this website..im just so giddy with all the excitement haha. Keep up the great work guys!

 

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this is one of those one-page-of-eyecandy-36-pages-of-talk eyecandy threads isn't it?
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I think karajarma should post eye candy of himself.
Or something.
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Offline aRaven

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a gay vibe starts to emerge...