Sunday, August 30, 2009

Game Podcast

Friday, August 28, 2009

Speex 1.2 vs. Aotuv Vorbis 5.7 podcasts

I actually knew about Speex for as long as I was playing with this one encoder for 3 years now. Speex is Vorbis below 32 Kbps. At 32 Kbps Speex sounds more distorted with annoying clipping than Vorbis and saves 5 KB. Think of the old LAME 3.84 or Blade or Xing encoders in 2000 and Speex is exactly like that at low bitrates. I tried it in Firefox 3.5 and no support yet.

As far as my knowledge to achieve aotuv vorbis below 32 kbps, you must convert the podcast to 16-bit PCM first and then Vorbis can compress it down to 16 kbps with a front end GUI. That kind if erases the need for Speex at 16 kbps. This AlexSBrown does his speex at 8 kbps in narrowband, but I cannot get mine to sound nearly as good.

I am wondering if anyone would prefer future podcasts at 24 Kbps Speex instead of Vorbis? If I don't get an answer, I will take it as a no.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Aurora spaceship went to Mars already

The Aurora is a moderate-sized spacefaring vehicle. The late National Security Council scientist Dr. Michael Wolf of NSC's unacknowledged Special Studies Group subcommittee, (formerly called MJ-12), has stated that the Aurora can operate on both conventional fuel and antigravity field propulsion systems. He further stated that the Aurora can travel to the Moon. Wolf had also disclosed to me that the U.S. has a small station on the Moon, and a tiny observation post on Mars. Thus I doubt that Dr. Wolf would characterize the Aurora thus, unless it was a vessel already used in making such trips. He disclosed additionally that the Aurora operates out of Area 51, (Groom Dry Lake Air Force Station), at the northeast corner of the Nellis AFB Range, north of Las Vegas, Nevada.

If Auroa went to Mars than why do we need a The Orion and the Ares 1! Maybe it is like the Confederate Airforce where NASA needs to keep up the human technology spacecraft spirit alive.