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Re: web movies

Hi Steve,

A good solution to Web animations is to convert the Ferret-generated animations
to MPEG format. MPEG is widely supported and quite a lot more compressed than
the collection of images in an HDF raster-8 file (as used by the xds
application) -- hence faster to transmit over the Web.

You can retrieve a message that explains how to make MPEGs (on Unix platforms)
from the Majordomo archive (send the message "help" to
Majordomo@ferret.wrc.noaa.gov for instructions). That message was Fri Jun 21,
1996 "Ferret how-to:  Making MPEG animations".

... or wait a little bit for the upcoming announcement of an FAQ file on the
Web which will contain that message among others.

	cheers - steve


On Oct 3,  9:11am, Steve Jewson wrote:
> Subject: web movies
> Has anyone managed to show ferret-xds movies over the web?
> By doing the usual with my .mime.types and .mailcap files, ie:
> ~/.mime.types
> -------------
> application/xds mgm
> ~/.mailcap
> ----------
> application/xds; /usr/local/bin/xds %s
> and running netscape on the movie file:
> netscape movie.mgm
> I've managed to use netscape to run xds locally
> (ie not over the web but just on movies in my filespace)
> (which, incidentally, is quite a nice way to catalogue
> and set up links to movies)
> but I've not managed to get it to run over the web.
> Has anyone got this working?
> Steve J.
> ps:another slightly simpler way to put movies on the web is to
> use gifmerge or whirlgif to make movies from individual gif files...
> but this loses the advantage of having a widget to control the
> speed etc etc
>-- End of excerpt from Steve Jewson


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