Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 11th Nov 2006 23:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Rob Dickinson, former band leader of "The Catherine Wheel" (and cousin of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson), has shot the video clip of his new single, "Oceans" (iTunes), using a Nokia N93 cellphone. The Symbian-based smartphone has a 3.2MP camera that is capable of capturing VGA video at 30fps with its Carl Zeiss optics. You can view the video at Yahoo!'s Music site (with IE) or via VLC. When the N93 was first launched Nokia tried to market the phone as the first DVD-quality capture phone in the market, but this is the first time that such a device is used for serious, professional purposes.
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MSIE required?
by Ronald Vos on Sun 12th Nov 2006 00:14 UTC
Ronald Vos
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why bother posting the link at all if only a minority of those reading this site can view it? :|

(ok, slightly facetious, but why isn't this stuff on youtube so at least the Firefox users on windows can watch it? ;)

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RE: MSIE required?
by Eugenia on Sun 12th Nov 2006 00:18 in reply to "MSIE required?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The MMS URL for the video is this (so VLC can view it via its Network open dialog):
http://tinyurl.com/yyjecy

>why isn't this stuff on youtube

The video was world-released YESTERDAY. Give it time.

Edited 2006-11-12 00:31

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RE: MSIE required?
by Eugenia on Sun 12th Nov 2006 01:09 in reply to "MSIE required?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Apparently Yahoo! has released a Firefox XPI extension in the meantime. So Firefox uses should be able to view the videos, at least on Windows.

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RE: MSIE required?
by PowerMacX on Sun 12th Nov 2006 04:13 in reply to "MSIE required?"
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2005-11-06

"why isn't this stuff on youtube?"

From the article blurb: "The [phone] has a 3.2MP camera that is capable of capturing VGA video at 30fps with its Carl Zeiss optics. [...] Nokia tried to market the phone as the first DVD-quality capture phone in the market"

I don't think watching it as a blocky 240x180 YouTube video would bring any insights in this case ;-)

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RE: MSIE required?
by falemagn on Sun 12th Nov 2006 13:25 in reply to "MSIE required?"
falemagn Member since:
2005-07-06

> (ok, slightly facetious, but why isn't this stuff on
> youtube so at least the Firefox users on windows can
> watch it? ;)

It works on Firefox just fine, no idea why IE is said to be a requirement up there in the news item.

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