Otohiko wrote:The X-box did well for 80% of the stuff, but it really was choking on some of the newer encodings and higher bitrates. Which really turned nasty in a couple of places.
I'm still trying to figure out why it choked on the AD Police video, that was straight up DivX6, that shouldn't have been an issue.[/quote]
Otohiko wrote:Otherwise it ran quite well I thought. The audio system was much better than the previous years (if a bit too loud), and I guess besides the playback issues my only qualm would be the positioning/size of the screen. It'd be nice if the contest could get a second screen in that hall, I mean there was another screen there physically but no projector for it...
Not my position, but yes, the person who was in charge of that room primarily should have considdered the fact that the AMV contest needed a screen in the center.
Otohiko wrote:PS - nice job on those TVs w/X-boxes in the halls though. That worked really well, you could even see clusters of people around them watching AMV hell when the 'official' showing ended...
Yes, the Xbox does actually perform very nicely as a video over IP box, though still a few issues came up that needed to be addressed, but in general they did as intended and were cost effective for the job. That feature will be returning most defiantly. It was also nice to see the little groups arranged around the con watching the Masquerade on the remote TVs as well.
The AMV contest itself was ment to be broadcast, but due to some last minute rewiring for the AMV showing, the video was no longer feeding into the server. So that's why I threw AMV hell onto a loop, cause I could run it off a local file