Mar 272013
 

Keeping up with the Joneses YouTube Wget

Murnong, Christopher Martin’s application for downloading YouTube videos, has been updated to version 2.32.

The software is designed to parse web pages fed to it that have been saved from YouTube, Google’s video sharing website, so that the address of the embedded video can be established. Once it’s done that, it launches Wget to download the file so that it can be played with FFplay or converted with FFmpeg – both of which have been ported to RISC OS by Christopher. Continue reading »

 March 27, 2013  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , , ,
Sep 262012
 

Keeping up with the Joneses YouTube.

Christopher Martin has released two updates to Murnong, bringing the current version number up to 2.31

Murnong is an application designed to parse web pages passed to it that have been saved from YouTube, with the goal of working out the address of the embedded video. It then launches wget to download the file so that it can be played/converted with FFplay/FFmpeg (both ported to RISC OS by Christopher). The application therefore allows RISC OS users to enjoy the content of Google’s video sharing website, albeit in a more roundabout way than users of other operating systems. Continue reading »

 September 26, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 022012
 

I love the smell of videos in the murnong!

Christopher Martin recently updated Murnong first to version 2.20 and then, the following day, to version 2.21.

Murnong is an application that, given a page that has been saved from YouTube, will process the page to work out the address of the embedded video, and launch wget to download it so that it can be played/converted with FFplay/FFmpeg (ported to RISC OS by Christopher) – thus allowing RISC OS users to enjoy the content of Google’s video sharing website, albeit in a more roundabout way than users of other operating systems. Continue reading »

 September 2, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Jun 022012
 

Got the hump that streaming gives RISC OS the bump? Get RTMPDump!

RTMPDump is a command line tool for fetching RTMP streams and saving them to a local drive, which nicely complements FFmpeg and FFplay – so it is perhaps no surprise that version 2.3 of the software has been ported to RISC OS (as release 1.00) by none other than Christopher Martin, who has been responsible for bringing us new versions of those two applications.

RTMP stands for Real Time Messaging Protocol, and was originally developed by Macromedia (now owned by Adobe) for streaming data between a Flash server and a Flash player – data which often includes audio and video, making it a common method for streaming video content over the internet. BBC iPlayer, for example, uses RTMP. Continue reading »

 June 2, 2012  Posted by  News, Software Tagged with: , , , ,
May 202012
 

Smooth moves for the movies.

FFplay, the simple media player closely associated with FFmpeg, has been updated. The version number remains at 1.23, and Christopher Martin, who has been working on both, describes the update as a minor one.

A minor update which increases the player’s speed by up to 10%, with particular benefit to full-screen mode.

“Movies that would mostly play, but with some jittering should now play quite smoothly” explains Christopher – who also jokingly clarifies that the “up to 10%” increase is “not an exact figure” Continue reading »

 May 20, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
May 122012
 

Movie magic!

Development of FFmpeg and FFplay continues, with Christopher Martin having released version 1.23 of these applications a few days before this year’s Wakefield show.

FFmpeg is a versatile, open source, multi-platform video and audio converter, described as “the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created” on its home site. The software makes it possible to process many movie formats which would otherwise either not be possible, or at least very difficult and time consuming on RISC OS, with its lack of high performance players. Continue reading »

 May 12, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Apr 222012
 

Updates that are a bit like buses. Except more frequent. So not like buses at all, then.

New versions of FFmpeg and FFplay have been made available by Christopher Martin, bringing them up to version 1.22, along with another update to the Digital Renderer (DRenderer) module, bringing it to version 0.56 (beta release 6).

FFmpeg is a versatile, open-source, multi-platform video and audio converter, described on its home site as “the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created.” FFmpeg makes it possible to process a large number of movie formats for which there are no high-performance RISC OS players. Continue reading »

 April 22, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 152012
 

New versions of FFmpeg and FFplay have been made available by Christopher Martin, bringing them up to version 1.21, along with another update to the Digital Renderer (DRenderer) module, bringing it to version 0.55.

FFmpeg is a versatile, open-source, multi-platform video and audio converter, described on its home site as “the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created.” FFmpeg makes it possible to process a large number of movie formats for which there are no high-performance RISC OS players. Continue reading »

 April 15, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Aug 062011
 

Dorian Computing have made available from their website one updated and one new piece of software. Originally written by Philip Macfarlane in 1991 and “released into the public domain,” DragCom is an application designed to provide a desktop front-end for star commands, making it easier to specify arguments (often files) by allowing them to be dragged onto the main window. This not only reduces the potential for errors when typing the path and filename, but it also removes the need to repeatedly type it if a series of commands needs to be applied to it – you drag the file in once, then type each command into the relevant icon in turn, executing them as you go. There are other ways of achieving the same goal, for example by setting the commands in an obey file, but the WIMP front-end presented by DragCom might seem a more user-friendly approach to some, although it could be greatly improved – particularly in terms of compliance with the RISC OS Style Guide.

Continue reading »

 August 6, 2011  Posted by  Snippets (mixed news) Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,