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Its audio is safe for work, but the visuals might be considered unrelated to work activities, or perhaps causing of much puzzlement in children and bosses. That said, this TV spot (2.1MB QuickTime) is worth a look. ^_^

VideoLAN 0.7.0 is now available to download. (For those unaware, it's an open source video player, able to handle a remarkably wide range of formats, and available on a similarly broad range of platforms) Supposedly plenty of core code changes, plus a distinctly more elegant UI for the OS X version, along with "visualisations" - yes, you too can have a 'scope or spectrum analyser along with your anime. ^_^ I'll be interested to see how its efficiency compares against Mplayer, which handled Autechre's "Gantz Graf" rather more smoothly than VLC 0.6.2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Obviously a UK ad. They'd burn you alive if you tried to air this in the "land of the free." :)
I used the source code of VideoLAN while working at Frantic Films in Winnipeg last year to write an app that produced MPG transport streams. It's pretty cool - it took a series of JPGs and, linked them together using BBMpeg to generate an MPEG file, then used some code from VideoLAN to convert the MPEG to use transport streams (a kind of streaming MPEG format) and play the files through a D-VHS player on an HDTV.

-greg-