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November 1st, 2006 by Multimedia Mike

Robert and Reynaldo are working on a multimedia investigation utility called Tarantula. The goal, as I understand it, is to be able to analyze frames from a video stream to determine more about their properties, e.g., RGB15 vs. RGB16, upside-down orientation, and other parameters. Sounds like the start of something useful.

The project made me realize that I would like a simple tool that could load a file and allow me to treat it as various different types of PCM. Actually, I can’t believe that there aren’t already a number of waveform editors out there, even for Linux, that can probably do just that. It might make some of my multimedia investigations simpler.

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  1. Robert Swain Says:

    The idea is specifically to conduct basic analysis of raw video streams to discover their resolution and colour space. :) More features will be added as time goes on and the PCM idea was mentioned during conversation too, merely saying that the concept is transferable. I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be expanded further if it’s going to be useful.

    We’ve progressed quite far in a couple of days but it’s a fairly simple exercise I suppose. I’ll be away for a few days traveling from San Francisco to Tucson, to Phoenix, to London, to Derby. Yippee. So it’s over to Reynaldo. :D