Real Media

It’s really weird. Real Media is a standard streaming format for web based media content, for example DJ mixes. If I want to turn a 60 minute wave file (approximately 600 megs) into a streamable real audio file, I run it (or used to run it) through a program called Helix Producer Basic. This is the official program that Real come out with for you to create Real Media content. Unfortunately, it seems to be a little erratic: using apparently the same settings, a 55 minute long mix is approximately 8 megs; a 17 and a half minute file is about 9 megs. That just doesn’t make sense…

So I’ve decided to go back to the old Real Producer Basic, slightly older but a bit less erratic! That should at least provide file sizes which are proportional to the length of the original…

In other news! Still no work ๐Ÿ™ I rang up the Royal Mail and asked if they needed any temps (or ‘casuals’ as they’re called)… they told me to ring the central office. Apparently casuals are allocated on an ad hoc basis, so I might or might not get work there. They’ve sent me an application form which hopefully will arrive tomorrow, and I’ll take it from there. If anyone knows of any good jobs that are going, then let me know ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or you could just pray, that works too ๐Ÿ™‚

I spent most of today watching Tim Henman, and working in FruityLoops on a new breakbeat track that I just decided to make on a whim. It’s a crazy mixed-up world.

And I can’t wait to get broadband! Still 10 or 11 more weeks to wait until I go back to Colchester. That’s life…


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