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Requiem for a Day Off

Posted by Fred on June 19, 2008

It’s a couple of years old, but I’ll always link anything using the Kronos Quartet’s amazing score for Requiem for a Dream.  That and John Williams’ score from Schindler’s List are the only ones I listen to on a regular basis.

[via Kottke]

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Google releases new YouTube mobile site, works on Windows Mobile

Posted by Fred on January 24, 2008

Google has released an updated version of the mobile YouTube site, which now allows you to view any video on the main YouTube portal, instead of just the videos selected by Google.  You can search for videos or even upload videos if you have a profile set up on the mobile page.  It streams to just about any device capable of handling multimedia, using the device’s default application, which means it finally works properly in Windows Mobile (at least for me).  A brief screenshot tour:

youtube_main The main screen, as seen in Opera Mobile on a Motorola Q9h. The main page lists some recently featured videos and a search box.

youtube_browse Scroll down a little further for additional options. You can browse by Most Viewed, Top Rated, Videos or Categories.  there’s also a second search box, which is handy because it means you don’t have to scroll back up.

youtube_videoHere’s what you get when you search for a video. Your usual basic stuff here, including a screen capture, running time, uploader, etc.  Click on the image or “Watch Video” link…

youtube_playingThe site launches the default media player and streams the video. The old version tried to do this, too, but it just resulted in an error message on my WM6 devices. Workarounds sprung up, but now it just works. Video quality seems pretty good.  The audio is surprisingly loud.

It’s nice to get all the videos in the YouTube library, but I’m really happy to see that it Just Works on Windows Mobile.  Too often lately, Google seems to be optimizing for the iPhone and telling WM users to pound sand.

[via the New York Times]

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Hulu Hoopin’

Posted by Fred on December 20, 2007

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Want to check out Hulu? Mashable has 2500 invites, which you can claim here.  Right now, there are 2,304 left. I still don’t like that there are only nine episodes from Friday Night Lights available (and only five from Season 1), but I grabbed an invite anyway. NBC’s strategy is stupid, but you take what you can get.

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