HDMI over IP finaly !!

This is realy cool and what I have been waiting for – I think. Basicaly it is a transmitter-recevier solution for HD over IP. From the video it looks like it actualy does multicast. The only thing that I need to figure out is it ends up being pretty expensive to setup at the start, 250 per receiver and 300 per x-miter -it may be cheaper to just get another cable box.

The bigest advantage I currently see would be the need to only have a single media PC for any point in the house, instead of some additional local solution. I would still have the multi channel issue – but we are only 2 in the house.




Rotating video with mencoder

This is something that has been bugging me ever since I got a digital camera that could do video – how do you rotate a “portrait” video back to “landscape”. Recently a friend asked me to do this for something important – a video she took for “The children’s wish foundation” so I looked a little more. I finaly found how to do it with mencoder at Scott Hanselman’s site.

He even goes into describing the flags for the tool – which is always good. As well, to make things cleaner, how to get the aspect ratio back to 4:3. I now have a few videos to rotate.