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Channel9 Slurpy Update

I discovered a couple things since I posted the Channel9 Video Slurper instructions.

It seems that HTTrack doesn’t like pound signs in URLs, so the examples in my original post would only download the first page.  So I changed the #’s to ?’s and its working just fine.

I found a way to increase the speed.  Normally it seems throttled at 25K, but if you enter 999999 in Options/Limits/Max Transfer Rate, it will go to 100K.

Hopefully the redesign of Channel9 doesn’t break the setup.

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September 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Insanely Cool Video Effects – In WPF!

Here’s a video on Channel 9 from last year showing the incredible things you can do with hardware accelerated graphics in WPF.  I found it totally awesome and was amazed by the incredible performance.

Here’s a textbox on a waving cloth.  I can see somebody doing something with a flag with this effect:

Here’s a 3D window.

I don’t know what the practical applications are in my line of work, but it sure is cool.

The original video includes some more effects that I would describe as more normal video effects such as morphing and color transforms, but with great performance and some extra goodies and it all seems to work with video.

December 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment