On Monday I posted a Mozilla Labs blog entry discussing the APNG Edit extension I was releasing.
Just for fun, I thought I’d convert my favorite Firefox Flicks video to the APNG format….
The compression algorithms in APNG and AGIF are not really suited for straight conversions from video; doing so tends to result in large files (this one has about 340 frames at 86×75, weighing in at 990KB). Similarly, some images are better suited to JPEG or SVG… One just needs to use the right tool for the job. Hmm, <video> tag, anyone? 🙂
I also made a full-resolution (but still cropped) 230×200 version, although it’s a wee bit large (pun intended). So I’ll just link to it.
The conversion itself was a fairly simple process… I basically used “mplayer -vo png wheee.mov” to convert the QuickTime video to a pile of PNG images, dragged them into my APNG Edit window, and let it chew through them.
So, we’re here at Songbird’s sweet new digs, enjoying the party, when one of our interns leaned against a candle and caught on fire. Oops.
[Yes, I’m being a nerd and blogging this on my N800 from the party. Yay MicroB!]
Now that Minefield Alpha 7 has shipped, nightly builds have become version “3.0a8pre”. This has had the unfortunate side-effect of breaking Adblock, until someone updates its maxversion on AMO. [Or I ‘fix’ it locally, by installing NTT or one of a number of other workarounds.]
In the meantime, I’ve been marveling at all the advertising I’ve been missing out on. I feel like I’ve stepped out of tranquil Anytown, KS and into the middle of Times Square.
WTF, do people really click on these things? [Sadly, I know what the answer is.]
Please excuse me while I go flop around on the floor now…