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Julia Stiles video (to go with comic #130)

Postby xkcd » Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:00 am UTC

Here's the baby-Julia-Stiles-hacker clip that my dad helped me copy from our old cassette tape:

http://xkcd.com/julia_stiles.mpg

edit: Nerd65536 cleaned up the audio a bit. Thank you!

You have to turn your speakers up and it's pretty muffled (13-year-old VHS tape). If one of you kind folks wants to clean it up a little by at least upping the volume, that would be excellent! I don't know how to do that with mencoder.

edit:Here's an xvid version with normalized audio, thanks also to Nerd2^16:

xvid version.


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Postby Tux » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:18 pm UTC

I used to love that show.

I don't know how you do it, but you keep making comics that really speak to me.
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Audio Filters in Mencoder

Postby nerd65536 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:55 pm UTC

Just throw
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-af volnorm=1

in as one of the options when using mencoder. That will normalize (maximize without distorting) the audio.

It's in the man page for mencoder under Audio Filters.

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Postby xkcd » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:59 pm UTC

And it's already on YouTube, thanks to gevurah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7tazcxWUwk
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Postby xkcd » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:00 pm UTC

I don't know how you do it, but you keep making comics that really speak to me.

Aww, thanks! But I like to think it's just Julia Stiles speaking through us both.
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Postby nerd65536 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:13 pm UTC

Here's the XviD version with normalized audio: http://www5.spread-it.com/dl.php?id=51350cd9a05d3c1ff3a2e5dd0a55e3ec2d14476f
(Please note that the link will expire after 14 days.)

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Postby xkcd » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:21 pm UTC

nerd65536 wrote:Here's the XviD version with normalized audio: http://www5.spread-it.com/dl.php?id=513 ... ec2d14476f
(Please note that the link will expire after 14 days.)


Thanks! I just replaced the xvid version in my original link with that file.

If you wanna give me the mencoder string to convert that xvid to an mpeg-2 .mpg file, I'll happily replace the other as well.
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Postby nerd65536 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:46 pm UTC

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mencoder julia_stiles.xvid.avi -o julia.mpg -of mpeg -mpegopts format=mpeg2 -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video acodec=mp2:abitrate=128

That should give us a good file.

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Postby xkcd » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:24 am UTC

I got a partial encoding with a slew of intermittent errors, ending with this:

ERROR: SCR: 31.724, VPTS: 31.698, DELTA=-0.026 secs
ERROR: SCR: 31.755, VPTS: 31.732, DELTA=-0.023 secs
ERROR: SCR: 31.771, VPTS: 31.765, DELTA=-0.006 secs
ERROR: SCR: 31.817, VPTS: 31.798, DELTA=-0.019 secs
ERROR: SCR: 31.833, VPTS: 31.832, DELTA=-0.001 secs
File not found: 'acodec=mp2:abitrate=128': 0min 5mb A-V:0.018 [830:224]
Failed to open acodec=mp2:abitrate=128
Cannot open file/device.

The file is okay for a while but then the sound and video start to screw up.

Thoughts?
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Postby nerd65536 » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:40 am UTC

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mencoder julia_stiles.xvid.avi -o julia.mpg -of mpeg -mpegopts format=mpeg2 -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg2video:acodec=mp2:abitrate=128

I think I forgot a colon after mpeg2video (I make typos too often :cry:)

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Postby Frankeinstein » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:57 am UTC

I want to sample that. Quite noisy for that though.
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Postby xkcd » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:11 am UTC

Thank you, nerd65536! I've used those versions for the two.

Frankenstein, yeah, it's tough. Try a large library, they might have it. Not likely, though.

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Postby bentheo » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:08 am UTC

absolutely amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deOd4VZ1aUI

i thought a few people might appreciate being able to view it without downloading it
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Postby nerd65536 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:27 pm UTC

If anyone wants a clean copy of the episode, GPN (the company that sells PBS's shows) still has it available in their store:
http://gpn.unl.edu/elem_product.asp?catalog%5Fname=GPN&category%5Fname=Ghostwriter&product%5Fid=565%2E013
It's a bit pricey, though.

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Postby Shoofle » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:46 pm UTC

Whoa! Awesometastic!
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Postby DarthCat » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:53 am UTC

I'm crying tears of joy out of my ears after hearing that clip. Out of my ears, people. Clearly this is not healthy- someone go call an ambulance or something!
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Postby Sandman » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:25 pm UTC

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hmm, I hadn't noticed how old this thread is...
But if anyone is still interested I fixed up the audio a bit...
I cleaned out the noise and homed in on Julia Stiles' voice,
which leaves the other character sounding like she's in a storm drain but hey. :?

http://rapidshare.de/files/34799675/jul ... 2.avi.html
[ I know rapidshare sucks. I'll be glad to upload somewhere else if need be ]

ok, I feel like I've been stalking a 12yr old girl for the past hour :shock:

moving along...

A good listen, along these lines is a 30 min talk "the Mentor" gave at H2K2.
He reads "The Conscience of a Hacker" (aka Hakers Manifesto) which he wrote in 1986 and offers additional insight.

http://www.h2k2.net/panels.html#mentor

enjoy.
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