[theora] Announcing A Digital Media Primer for Geeks

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 15:21:16 PDT 2010

Nice work!
If nobody is doing a German translation, I'll get onto it during my flight
to NY on Monday.

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 1:07 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Xiph.Org announces its first documentary video production: "A Digital
> Media Primer for Geeks"
> http://www.xiph.org/video/
> "A Digital Media Primer For Geeks" is the first video from Xiph.Org,
> presenting the technical foundations of modern digital media via a
> half-hour firehose of information. Christopher "Monty" Montgomery, Red
> Hat engineer and founder of the Xiph.Org project, guides this tour
> through the foundations of digital video. The program offers a brief
> history of digital media, a quick summary of the sampling theorem, and
> myriad details of low-level audio and video characterization and
> formatting. It's intended for budding geeks looking to get into video
> coding, as well as the technically curious who want to know more about
> the media they wrangle for work or play. The video features a wiki
> companion site with transcripts, discussion, and further reading.
> "Open Source has conquered and filled much of the original territory
> to which it aspired, but the media frontier, especially video, is
> still wide open and unexplored," Montgomery says. "Camera and computer
> costs have come down to the point where hackers on modest budgets can
> afford to participate." Members of the digital video community have
> called it "[the] Uni lecture I never got but really wanted" and "Carl
> Sagan on speed." The video is released under the Creative Commons
> CC-BY-NC-SA license for free redistribution and reuse, and was created
> entirely using free and open source software.
> The Xiph.Org Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
> dedicated to open, unencumbered multimedia technology. Xiph's formats
> and software level the playing field for digital media so that all
> producers and artists can distribute their work for minimal cost,
> without restriction, regardless of affiliation. May contain traces of
> nuts.
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