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  1. Hi,

    Can you give us more info about your page/forum, name IT overdose?


    Finaly some one replied

    Yes it is IT Overdose

    I will use Joomla at home page and phpBB3 for the forum

    It is for news, reviews, tutorials, operating systems, software, hardware, programing, database, Internet, networking, gaming ...etc as I am trying to have a comprehensive general IT gate.

    So the logo will be the same for both of Joomla and phpBB3 as both of them are integrated and have the same theme and styles.

    Thanks a lot VJ

  2. YouTube now encodes some video clips to both standard and high-quality parameters. Here's how to give yours the high-quality treatment.

    Few people can resist uploading videos to YouTube, whether as a simple way to share their work with friends or to launch a production upon the unsuspecting world. The traditional downside, however, has been video quality that ranged from fair to, frankly, poor.

    However, YouTube recently launched a new option that encodes some videos to both standard and high-quality parameters. The difference between standard and high-quality video is striking. Not all uploaded videos get encoded into the high-quality format, but if you follow a few simple rules, it's likely that YouTube will produce yours in both formats. I say likely because YouTube is a bit of a black box, and no one knows for sure what goes on behind the curtain. Here's what worked for me, however, and it should work for you, too.


    Figure 1. Standard quality on the left, high quality on the right.

    First, let's examine the difference between the standard and high quality. When producing videos at standard quality, YouTube encodes at 320-by-240 resolution and a data rate of about 330 Kbps, with mono audio at 64 Kbps. At the new higher quality, YouTube produces 480-by-360-resolution videos with a data rate of 630 Kbps, and mono audio at 96 Kbps. I uploaded files at 29.97 frames per second on my tests, and YouTube produced both files at that rate. No matter whether YouTube encodes at standard or high quality, the site displays the video at 480-by-360 resolution, which means that it stretches the lower-resolution video to 480-by-360 during display, while the higher-quality file plays at native resolution.

    To entice YouTube into rendering your video at the higher quality, you have to upload video at a resolution of 480-by-360 or higher. While maintaining the 10-minute duration limit for most uploaded videos, YouTube has increased the maximum allowable file size from 100MB to 1GB, so it's pretty easy to upload the higher-resolution video without blowing the file size limit.

    If you're savvy with video-encoding controls, you should encode at 480-by-360 at 30 fps using the H.264 codec if available, or Windows Media or MPEG-4 if it's not. To remain under the 1GB limit for a 10-minute file, you can encode at up to about 13 Mbps. But at the 480-by-320 resolution, you can safely encode at about 6 Mbps, still produce excellent quality, and cut your upload time in half. Oh, and produce your mono audio at the higher-quality 96-Kbps setting.

    If you're uncomfortable setting your own parameters, see if your editing tool has an iPod preset that produces 640-by-480 resolution, like the iPod preset from Premiere Elements 7.0, shown in Figure 2. Though the default data rate of 1 Mbps was probably fine, I went in and manually boosted it to 6 Mbps for maximum quality.


    Figure 2. If you're uncomfortable setting your own encoding parameters, find a 640-by-480 iPod preset and use that, bumping up the data rate to a max of about 6 Mbps.

    Obviously, if the iPod preset encodes at 320-by-240, as most do, it won't trigger the high quality encode on YouTube, which raises another point: Most editing programs that offer one-button upload to YouTube upload a 320-by-240 resolution file encoded at standard quality. If you want to access the new high quality, you'll probably have to encode and upload by hand.

    To view the high-quality videos, you can of course click the Watch in high quality link that appears underneath the video window. Or you can customize your playback parameters in YouTube to display the high-quality stream, whenever one is available, by clicking the Video Playback Quality option on your Account page, which displays the screen shown in Figure 3.


    Figure 3. Set YouTube to display high-quality video whenever it's available.

    Happy watching! :thumbsup_anim: :P

  3. Depends on what you expect from the system. I don't expect my system to start instantaneous like I use to lol

    True and I think any normal or average computer may fits what I used to do as I do not play games and do not work with graphics.

    Also this is one of the main reason that I am not going to switch to vista:

    1- I can still do what so ever I may need to do with XP.

    2- I will have to do a major upgrade to my computer which means more money that is really not need or will not affect what I used to do.

    I am just using Internet, browsing, downloading, Office, check emails ...etc. and sometime with photo shop and some programming.

    Nothing more nothing less

  4. My new laptop came with Vista and I like it, other than the odd slow down and what not, I'm happy with it. XP definitely does run much better than Vista.

    I run XP on my torrent pc (soon to be defunct with higher internet prices, might lose my net) and my EeePC. Ubuntu is on my file server.

    Yes my laptop came with vista sp1 too, but i am not impressed with the vista at all ... may be i am wrong but this is just my opinion.

  5. and im running office 2007. it takes a day or so to find where everything was moved, but after that ive found it to be very intuitive.

    yes it was a big mess on 1st usage but it is good later on. I remember that I was searching a lot for the sheet direction in Excel and then finally found it (It is that kind of a very big button that you may not see or realize at all, what such a blind I was) hehehehe.

  6. Hello guys,

    I've just launched my website which using Joomla and phpBB integrated.

    I'd like to ask if there is any one may be interested to designe a nice logo for my website which will be used for the forum as well.

    Link in my signature.

    Thanks and much appreciated

    I am looking for something simple, clean and professional ^_^

    108 views and no one replied :(

    A gentle reminder please

  7. Latest WGA for Windows XP Professional cause Wallpaper and Background Auto Reset to Black Screen Every 60 Minutes

    One of my very good friend called me up today telling me that he saw a news at a local newspaper saying that those with pirated copies of the Windows XP Professional operating system in their computers that are Internet-capable could find their screens going black and the icons vanishing as Microsoft Corp gets tough

  8. I do have one question, though. Do you think future Windows updates could mess this up somehow?



    hum ... I think XPSP3 will be the last major update released by Microsoft as it is trying to retire XP as possible to let people move toward VISTA.

    SP3 including major update for the core kernel for windows which really will make a lot of changes for such editing (I mean if you did the edit then install something like SP3) but so far I think the answer for your question is NO.

    Hope this help

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