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Reddit On Treasure Master

September 15th, 2009 by Multimedia Mike

I have never really figured out what role Reddit plays in the grand scheme of things. But someone over there has taken an interest in figuring out the Treasure Master code system, something on which I have previously hypothesized.


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It’s a determined bunch and I’m impressed with the headway they seem to be making. I never had time to get to the bottom of this. I’m eagerly watching to see if they can crack this ancient and useless puzzle.

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Apple Screen Codec

September 1st, 2009 by Multimedia Mike

In reading Ars Technica’s lengthy, thorough review of Apple’s new Snow Leopard, I noticed the addition of screen recording to QuickTime. The screenshots indicate that it is configurable for “medium” and “high” quality. Naturally, I bring this up because I wonder what format the video is saved in. QuickTime’s extensive suite of default video codecs does not include a lossless, screen video-oriented codec (per my recollection). And since the feature is out there, people are going to expect FFmpeg and all of its descendant apps to be able to transcode it.

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