Direct mp4 download or play: Hillary and Donald Chia Pet
Lately, I’ve been checking and fixing quite a few posts. There are issues with both audio and video. Posts in “Categories” up to “Music I Listen To” are now working correctly. Posts in “Recent Entries” are okay, as far as I know. Be aware not all of these posts have had “direct download or play” links added. Links will likely be added as I check each post individually. There are a couple of issues remaining. Devices that cannot play flash (IOS and Android) will not play my videos. I’m addressing this issue by providing “direct download or play” links to some of the videos. I’m not sure if the entire site can be updated, so at this time I’ve only provided a few links for some of the posts. The other issue is the audio player not being able to display titles correctly, but that has no effect on the ability to play the content. In addition, I’m starting to add “direct download or play links” to audio files. At this time, all posts in the category of “Baby Room Monitors” have links added and in the category of “Family Tapes” up through “Thanksgiving 1982.” I’ll continue to check posts and try to fix problems. Stay tuned!
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Direct mp4 file download or play: Bicycle Horn Underwater 2016
I’ve updated a few of things. There is a direct download or play link just below the Flash Player for devices not compatible with Flash. Be aware it is a large amount of data and there can be buffering, but you can download the file. There is a new picture of the Funcube Pro Plus dongle and I replied to the last comment from Emily Taylor, which explains what my main interest is now. I can assure you they are not fishing and hunting!
Direct mp4 file download or play: BRM 8-09-2015
Here is my recording of a baby room monitor using a software defined radio. It was recorded from inside my living room using my discone antenna, Airspy, and SDR# (SDRSharp). Video and audio were captured with Daum Potplayer at a true 16×9 resolution of 848 by 480 pixels.
I thought by now everyone using baby room monitors would have moved away from 49 megahertz analog technology. Reception is noisy because of a somewhat weak signal and humming sound, possibly a fan blowing on the microphone. Maybe that fan was upsetting the baby. Also note, I neglected to show the waterfall display on the video itself, and the tuning was off by .016. My fault.
Notice the waveform for the selected signal (49.830 megahertz) is more pointy compared to the video.This happened after I stopped recording.
I think I stumbled onto several feeds of wireless microphones from a performance. Actually, I was searching for a PA system wireless mike feed from the big fair we have in Seattle every year at the beginning of August, called Seafair. There was one signal at about 513.2 megahertz that appeared to be the KIRO – TV channel 7 audio, but they were very careful to cut off their mikes during commercials. Channel 7 televises Seafair every year. The signals were all wide band FM, and due to the great distance (possibly over a mile), there was a lot of fading and drop outs. The large wide areas that show up on the display while tuning, and appear to be strong signals are local digital ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) Seattle TV channels. I used SDRSharp and Airspy to receive wth a simple ground plane verticle antenna, extended to about 5 and a half inches. The antenna is mounted on a microphone stand, inside my house. Screen capture was done with Potplayer.
Sorry, this is so long, and the player won’t let you skip around. Here is a link for downloading or streaming with your own media player. Make sure you allow for buffering, as this is quite a large file. wirelessmics
Here is my recording of the 4th of July for 2016. The microphones cost less than two dollars each, and the phantom power adapters were under fifty dollars apiece. Well worth it, considering there are other solutions costing hundreds. I grounded the metal frame of the window where one of the microphones was placed, due to hum pick up. There are power lines parallel to the window about thirty feet away. I measured several volts of alternating current between the metal window frame and the Mackie mixer. The ground wire worked perfectly, eliminating all hum from the audio.
Direct mp3 download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2016 – Part 1
Direct mp3 download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2016 – Part 2
Direct mp3 download or play: 4th of July Ambience 2016 – Part 3
Direct mp4 file download or play: video commentary
phantom power adapters (more information here)
Here is video recorded at my grandmother’s house in Santa Rosa, California, on my thirty-third birthday in 1987. It features banter between myself, my grandmother, my mother, and my father. Starting around 12:05 on the count, part 1, I am in the video, with my birthday cake. We make wishes, and I cut the cake. Later my mother sings “Happy Birthday.” At about 03:08 on the count, part 2, my mother begins to perform “California, Here I Come,” which is heard on my other post “California.” At about 08:15 on the count, part 2, you can see I’ve connected an external, tiny condenser microphone to the camera. It has a deeper, less distorted sound, in my opinion. The external microphone is picking up the hum of the refrigerator.
The camera was a Sony CCD-V110 8MM camcorder.
Here is a link to direct download or play of mp4 files:
This is the raw video I made for a Negativland performance “Content!” at The Loft in Tucson, Arizona.