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This first video from Xiph.Org presents the technical
foundations of modern digital media via a half-hour firehose of
information. One community member called it "a Uni lecture
I never got but really wanted."
The program offers a brief history of digital media, a quick
summary of the sampling theorem, and myriad details of low level
audio and video characterization and formatting. It's intended
for budding geeks looking to get into video coding, as well as
the technically curious who want to know more about the media
they wrangle for work or play.
The video moves fast and only glances on a number of
rather important topics, so we've set up
to get more information, ask questions, and debate.
also want to hear about problems. HTML5 and the
<video> tag are brand new so there's bound to be
niggles, hiccups and outright gaping wounds. Any problems you
report will go to the browser and player coders to make sure
the problems get fixed.