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Videos Update

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-12-20 12:23:30
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Shri Guru Parampara! Pranams! Things are looking quite bright on the NITAAI Yoga video preaching front. Things have almost been worked out for our unified fullscreen web video format requirement. It has been setup so that the videos require the minimum amount of pre-processing (infact none) before posting the video on the web which should lead to the regular posting of daily videos of japa, walks, talks, tours etc. Thanks to the new advances in technology including the release of new Adobe Flash Player which supports the fullscreen playback of MP4 video reasonably well. There was also a problem about the fast starting web playback of MP4 video files in the flash player which seemed unsolvable for some time but by Lord Nitaai's causeless mercy, the solution is available now. The solution was buried deep inside a website article. So the last problem for MP4 web video has also been solved.

One thing though is to view our upcoming videos, one will compulsorily require to update one's Flash Player for the browser to the latest version (minimum from the Adobe site here. The videos will not play for lesser versions of the Adobe Flash Player. So please update your flash player asap.

After I complete my chanting daily, I do feel a spontaneous urge to talk about the Lord. Let us hope we can make the video katha immediately available for everyone. I think the new technologies will finally make this possible without having to pass through the time consuming steps of encoding, editing etc. I look forward now to serve all of you more and more with the help of even more regular web video spiritual nectar. :)

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-12-20 15:49:09
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! A sample test file of upcoming MP4 videos is given below:

Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Toggle instant fullscreen video via the screen button, download video via the black downwards arrow button and toggle mute/play background music via the A button on the play bar of the above player. Upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (version 9,0,115,0 is the minimum reqd for MP4 playback) to view the video at best quality and lowest computer resources. You can test your present version of Adobe Flash Player here. You will NOT be able to view the video if you have an older version of Flash Player so please upgrade it. For those with a 800 by 600 screen, please click the fullscreen button to view the video at full-size if it does not fit in your resolution.

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-12-24 10:04:19
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Did anyone face any problem in updating their Flash Player and playing the above video? There seems to be a slight lip sync problem for fullscreen playback but it is only slightly noticeable.

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.

Post Author: Damodara Svarupa Dasa    Date: 2007-12-24 11:08:02
Nityananda, Gauranga, Hare Krishna!

When using Firefox, there seems to be a slight lip sync problem.
When using IE7, there's no problem to view the mp4, all works out great.
When using the Nokia mp4 player, the lip sync is obviously there.
When using 'media player classic' (full screen 10280 * 1024), there's no lip sync problem whatsoever.

So, the lip sync 'problem' seems to be related to the speed of the player, and not the format itself.

Daaso'smi, Damodara Svarupa dasa

Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada    Date: 2007-12-24 11:12:51
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! That's very useful Damodara Svarupa dasa. It means that the problem is in the Adobe Flash Player for Firefox. I hope they fix it in future updates. Meanwhile I will see what I can do.

Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.

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