Archive | April, 2006

The Ubiquitous Flash Format

So while I’m researching all of this I stumble across some interesting information from Macromedia regarding the newest (then) version of Flash, which at the time was the newly released Flash 7. Turns out the Macromedia had introduced in Flash 7 the FLV (Flash Video) format. Now, ‘so what’ I hear you cry! Well, the […]

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QuickTime format

The second option that I was looking at for playing video from my client websites was QuickTime. QuickTime is Apple Computers format. Now, there are versions of the QuickTime player available for the PC running Windows. There are also versions of Windows media player and other software utilities available to run on the Mac. So […]

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Video File Buffering

So what do I mean by buffering? Well, I’m talking about it in the context of a video file being played over the internet, but this applies to an audio file too. When the file supports buffering it means that the file will be downloaded over the connection and as soon as enough is downloaded […]

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Windows Media Player

So, one of the formats I was looking at to do the video projects was obviously Windows media .wmv. This would be pretty much a no brainer as anyone with a Windows system would most likely have it and be willing to use it. Windows media player buffers the file as it plays, so it […]

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What The Hell is a Front End Anyway?

If at anytime I get a little carried away with technical colloquialisms (a.k.a. geek-speak) please let me know. I don’t know who might be reading this and if you are not an IT professional, or are just starting out, you may not understand developer speak. So, front-end. Simply, the interface through which you interact with […]

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Web Video Formats

I looked into the available options at some length a while ago when I was doing two video projects for clients. At first I thought of the 2 most obvious options. Windows media – wmv QuickTime – Apple mov Both of these would be acceptable because they at least buffered the file so it would […]

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Video Blogging – Vlogging

I’ve been studying the progress of video blogging recently. I’m really interested in this technology and am finding out more about it. I did a couple of video projects for 2 customers a about 18 months ago. All of the videos were supplied to me by the client. I had to make them into suitable […]

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SQL Server 2000

I’ve been working as a professional developer since 1991 (yikes!). I started out developing databases using Microsoft Access 1.1 and quickly moved to SQL Server on the backend. One of the cool things about SQL Server is the power of Transact SQL. I’m a Visual Basic programmer and don’t profess to be an expert in […]

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ASP.NET & SQL Server 2000 – New Client

One of my newest clients is a debt collection agency and they have developed an intranet system for managing their business. I have just taken over the day-to-day management of the system, providing code updates & modifications. This is one of those scenarios where you kind of hope that you will be able to get […]

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