Wednesday, 28 January 2009

It takes ages for me to do HD!

I don't have a very wide internet pipe at home. Adequate at the best of times... I can't actually watch YouTube videos in the HD option myself because it takes like 1/2 hr just to load up a 10 min video before I can start watching it. Also, even when it is loaded up, I get dropped frames in HD because I guess my PC's CPU is getting a bit long in the tooth (after just 2 and a 1/2 yrs?)

So to share with you a trick I use to watch better than "normal" but not as time consuming nor as good as "HD"

Just add &fmt=18 to the end of the URL of the video you want to watch. A lot of the time it works and you get to see the "high quality" video.

The "hq" video file is smaller so on a good day, I can "just" about watch something streaming in real time, as it buffers quicker than the file playback.

"hq" is the happy middle ground for my own PC's limited horse power / bandwidth and perhaps it will work for your setup too if you are struggling with HD too!

Well this will do to keep me from forking out for a new PC sooner than I'd want.
Rest assured, I will keep uploading in HD, with a mind that everyone will sooner or later have replacement PC's with beefier CPU's / GPU's and cheap and plentiful broadband internet for all in future.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

SD GunCannon mini review out-take

Sunday, 25 January 2009

"Repaints" ?

So some 15% of you would buy the trans am version of a kit rather than the normal coloured one? That's a surprise to me! and I'm shocked that so many of you at 35% would get BOTH versions!

I can't really see myself putting together the exact same kit (bar the colour scheme) twice! Ever... I have much better things to do with my precious Gunpla building time. Or just go do something else entirely!

Since I don't have any 00 season one kits yet, I was kinda toying with the idea of picking up the just released Trans Ams of Exia, Dynames, Virtue and Kyrios, but then again... I can't stand pink.

Maybe, just, maybe I'll consider the Expo clear coloured version of the HG Exia...