There is this really cool cartoon that is on the TV near where
I live (channel 50: 4:30pm Fri (rerun), 9:00 Sat (new)). I like
it a lot. I am experimenting with my new TV board and Microsoft's
streaming data format. This stuff belongs to Nelvana and their
friends. The official page is at
The New Rival
Here's a test of my video boards on the New Rival, my favorite
episode so far.
Play 56k feed
The 28.8k modem feed didn't work; this one is the first
where you can sort of see what is going on (like
watching your neighbor's TV w/o binoculars or an
I tried to do a feed for 28.8 modems, but the picture is so bad
that it is better to click on the 56k feed and wait for a third
or half of the length of the part before playing (or save to disk
while you sleep). Then the rest loads while you watch the first
At home I store these using a bitrate of 1530kbps and the picture
is the kind that I have above. The storage comes to 250 megabytes
These video clips were produced on an AMD K6-2 356 MHz
computer loaded with an NVIDIA TNT2-M64 32megs graphics
card (PCI), and the ATI TV-WONDER television board.
ATI's card is pretty good, but there are a couple of
modifications that you must do to the Registry to make
it work with the TNT based graphics cards. I also have
developed a rebooting problem (is my CPU overheating?).
The MPEG encoder only works when I turn off the motion
estimation, a side effect of my below spec CPU. NOTE:
the ATI card uses a SOFTWARE CODEC- just like
Hauppages new card "WinTV" that costs $20 less and
has FM radio built in. However, it does not
say so on the box like WinTV does.. A faster CPU
is supposed to make MPEG-1 encoding clearer; don't get
this stuff together if you have a weaker setup than I
do (I'm on the lower edge of functionality). Also,
it is good to get a real VCR, because it doesn't crash
halfway through a show and lose the video. The way
to go is to record on videotape first, then feed it
to the TV board in bits and pieces.
This is a fanpage for the cardcaptors show. I can't read the
quicktime videos of the episodes that are on the official page
so these are for people who can't either. If there's a problem
with having this page
firstname.lastname@example.org is my email, just drop me a note!
Cardcaptors is the best cartoon ever!
The tms and stuff should be here, but I don't know what
they are.. :.