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My name is Rob. Here are the things I find useful or amusing. Enjoy.


Category: Apps

I used to encode my videos with Flix Pro, using the VP6 codec. While this worked, it wasn’t easy to batch process

I hunted all over the web for a perfect solution for what I wanted to do. What many people wanted to do. Now I can easily convert my videos to h.264 in a flv or mp4 container using only ffmpeg. If I use flv, I can inject the metadata to produce seekable media files, and stream with xmoov/jwplayer. All from the command line. My batch file is easily enough to understand. It creates a high quality flv file, injects metadata, and produces a single frame thumbnail. Adjust the dimensions, framerate, audio/video bitrates for your needs.

… and I’m going to share it with you. Here you go.

Can’t find your phone? Think someone made off with it? Would you feel comfortable if you could lock it, back up your data, and perhaps wipe it remotely? Maybe just make it beep or ring in case its hidden inside the couch? Would you like this all for free?

Thought so. Here is a list of apps I’ve found that will do most of that. You may need to have a couple installed to get every feature you want.

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