Direct mp4 download or play: Negativland Tour Videos Removed – YouTube
Direct mp4 download or play: Negativland Tour Videos Removed – YouTube
Lately, I’ve been checking and fixing quite a few broken posts. There are issues mostly with videos not playing. This is due to IOS and Android devices not being able to play Flash videos. I’m addressing this problem by adding links which bypass the Flash player. This isn’t perfect, but it should help. Be aware these links are to data files. I’m not sure, but on cellphones there may be extra charges for using data. In addition, these data files can be more difficult to play. You can, of course, download the files. Eventually, I may go to a better system like HTML5. Posts in “Categories” up through “Random Audio & Video” and all posts in “Recent Entries” now have “Direct download or play” links. I’ve added links to a lot of the other posts in no particular order, as well. Now I have to address the mess that is “Street Names Update” and I haven’t actually checked “Weather,” but I think it is mostly okay. Also, I may post something using the new WordPress media player. One of my favorite blogs “Kill Ugly Radio” appears to be using the new player, successfully . Maybe in the next week the entire site will be fixed. Stay Tuned!
Here is a show I’m somewhat inspired by, but definitely disturbs me. Unfortunately, it reinforces me to be a recluse, especially after losing my best friend and housemate of forty years, Richard Lyons of Negativland. As you may know, he passed away on his birthday, April 19th, 2016 at the age of 57. There is a possibility that I may never visit a doctor or own a smart phone and this episode really shows how nasty the future could be.
By the way, on a lighter note, this post is somewhat of a test to try out the WordPress video player instead of my normal Flash player. The video properties (according to my computer) indicate there is no Flash video. Let me know if the video plays, especially if you are using Android or IOS. This is a low quality version with no direct download link, and a lot of the ending credits are missing. If you like what you see, get Netflix and watch it there. Here are a couple of links:
Black Mirror – Episode Guide – for the early UK episodes
Black Mirror – IMDb – for everything else
Here is a place where I’ll post a lot of items that may not be ready for their own page. It’s a quick and dirty way to get things posted where I don’t have to think much. Many of the items will use the Word Press player and some will have links to click. Some items have already been posted somewhere else on my blog, but I want to find out how well the newer players perform. Please comment! You can probably can download most of what’s here, but I won’t go out of my way to provide actual download links. Stuff will be added from time to time. This is an experiment and I may have to remove it, but for now, have at it.
KABL NATIONAL PREVENTION MONTH 48 KHZ 320KBPS MP3 AUDIO
CHIA PET 1280 X 720 MP4 VIDEO
STRANGE BIRDS 16 BIT 48 KHZ .WAV
.MKV FILE – TO PLAY CLICK LINK
.MOV FILE – TO PLAY CLICK LINK
FACEBOOK VIDEO MP4 400 x 226
Laura Landsberg, the very strange “whatever, whatever” lady from Archive.org. mp4 320 x 240 Go here for more.
Negativland on Local Nashville, Tennessee TV, mp4 640 x 360
CBS Dallas affiliate Don mp4 1280 x 720
Happy The Harmonica/The tick Tock Shop – Frank Luther
Low quality mp3 – 32 kilohertz at 96kbps
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 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.
Direct mp4 download or play: Wireless Microphones 8-7-2016
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.
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)
Direct mp4 download or play: Birthday – April 3rd, 1987 – Part 1
Direct mp4 download or play: Birthday – April 3rd, 1987 – Part 2
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.