What do a PiDP-11, YTPlay, and editing meeting videos have in common?

They’ll all be discussed at the next Wakefield meeting! Offering a range of topics, rather than just one speaker talking on one topic, the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting has been designated a Potpourri evening, with spots from Cliff Hatch, Doug Webb (infiltrating the Club from the Midlands), and Ruth Gunstone.

Read More

News nybble: London Show theatre talks now online

The five talks given at the recent RISC OS London Show were recorded by Leo White, who has now put the videos online so that they can be watched by those unable to make it to the event (or who, as exhibitors, couldn’t step away from their stands in order to watch them). These talks are: CJE Micro’s W-iFi Sheep RISC OS Developments Ltd/R-Comp University of Cantabria RISC OS Open Ltd

Read More

Murnong 2.32 released

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.

Read More

Murnong updated to version 2.31

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…

Read More

Murnong 2.20, 2.21 released

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…

Read More

RTMPDump comes to RISC OS

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…

Read More

FFplay speed boost

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”

Read More