A few months ago I switched to Mac, tired of the back-pain I had from carrying a heavy (and ugly) Lenovo laptop that had 40% the computing power of my current MacBook Air. So lately I’ve been learning the ways of the mac, and being the cygwin user that I was, I felt at home with the OS X’s Terminal (I use iTerm). Interesting things that you find while cruising the web searching for OS X tips and tricks. Today, I came across this post from OSXDaily discussing a Mac OS X (10.5+) Read more...

Often (or not) you might come across the need to download a video from a site you don’t own (e.g. someone uploaded an interview of you), but they use an RTMP server to stream their video. This neat tool will go to the URL of the page hosting the video player, load the page in a mini-browser screen, wait till you click play and… dump the video to a file. RTMPExplorer. Based on RTMPdump (and you’ll actually need to download RTMPdump to the same folder of RTMPExplorer to make Read more...

Need a quick, easy and free way of cleaning up a video’s audio from background noise? Follow the steps below. First get and install the tools: FFMPEG. SoX – Sound eXchange. Then clean your noise! Split the audio and video streams into 2 seperate files: The VIDEO stream: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -sameq -an tmpvid.mp4 The AUDIO stream: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -sameq tmpaud.wav  Generate a sample of noise from the audio of the file: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vn -ss 00:00:00 -t 00:00:01 Read more...

  An app I wrote needed the following features: Application has to run in the browser as a SWF. Application will run in filesystem mode (file://). Application will not have server side (except for YouTube). Application will have to login to YouTube using ClientLogin instead of AuthSub to avoid redirects. Application will have to upload a manipulated ByteArray, not directly from FileReference.browse(). First thing you do: Search Google for YouTube+Upload+ActionScript, which brings up Read more...