Posts Tagged ‘video’

KVM mort


This isn’t a post about the KVM Hypervisor, which I believe is alive, well and rather good. This is a post about keyboard, video and mouse switches. At both home and work I have multiple machines, and monitors with multiple inputs, so all I need is a KM switch to share my keyboard and mouse […]

After switching to using my tablet PC as my main machine I was missing the local storage and optical drive from my desktop. The solution was to get another HP Microserver to be a sort of sidecar when I want the extra drives. As the HP cashback deal is still on this is a surprisingly […]

Last week I was very impressed to find this at my desk in the Westin Jersey City: and yesterday I found this in the Crowne Plaza Zurich: NB The D-Link pocket WiFi router being powered by the media bar USB. For some odd reason this hotel doesn’t have WiFi (but thankfully it does have free […]

Since I started using Amazon EC2 as a web proxy I’ve found that I’m exploiting it pretty regularly. Every time that I see one of those ‘you can’t access that content from your country’ type messages I have a choice. I can give up and move on, or I can fork out 2¢ to spin up […]

When I registered some years back it was for a project to allow synchronisation of RSS aggregator/reader state across a number of systems. I never wrote any code because things got overtaken by events. Firstly I discovered RSS Bandit, which had a mechanism to sync state via a WebDAV server (and a number of […]

I’ve been a keen fan of DivX for many years now (though I must confess that I still mostly use the long deprecated Dr Divx in favour of the newer DivX Converter). One recurring annoyance is that transcoded files can sometimes have issues with lip sync. Having never found anything useful online about fixing this […]

I touched upon some time ago when I bought my new DVR. The question is how are we going to achieve distribution of video around the home when analogue TV goes away? The good old way I spent part of fathers day setting up distribution in my in law’s new place. They live in a […]

In this post I’d like to explore whether P2P could be the basis of a business model that would directly fund the creation of content. Think do with P2P what HBO did with Cable (HBO 2.0?).

The going rate for ratio is in the region of £0.50/GB – approximately the same as physical storage. Let me restate that – people will pay as much for the ability to download content as they will for the empty physical asset to store it on. Also bear in mind that bandwidth is getting cheaper at a different rate to storage – so right now we’re passing the crossover point – the ‘freetards’, or at least people in their community are willingly paying more for ratio (=bandwidth) than they are for disk.