Forums > Beginner Staff Moves > contact staff dudes and dudettes, you might want to get the DivX video codec

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Glåss
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Glåss

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Posted:from DivX.com

okie,
its nearly there
well nearly here. 99 seconds of contact.

as far as I can understand, codec's are magic little things that help your video watching software thingamijig do its stuff.

They're a bit like little elves that make the video (a kind of moving picture) smaller, then it can be sent between computers, using modern modem technology a bit like two baked bean cans and a piece of string with a knot in each end.

Anyway, you need a little elf in each baked bean can, to act as a translator, other wise your putie isn't going to understand.
understand.

So if you download the Divx codec from Divx.com. I'll get my elf to talk to your elf and everybodies happy.

Is that right bender??
I might have to ask me bender to explain that better, He understands this new tech-no-log-y thing.
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I cant explain contact moves in words, it takes too long, longer than a 6.28mb download on a really slow modem.
I'm slightly worried that it will seem a bit too much like "hey look at, me look at me"

but, its not.
I don;t even like to post pixtures of me
I've been asked for clips from quite a few people who gave up trying to decipher descriptions of contact moves, (words just wern't invented for this.) and this video is the only way I could think to do it. I think HOP really needs this. err so, umm. pretend its not me.

Ohh and its the first time I've ever done video editing, so its a bit hit and miss, but not bad for a first effort ok. go easy on me.
I'll post the URL in next 2 days when its up.

Glass
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p.s. Don't tell the poi swingers, but theres a couple of the jedi set of moves in there: a 7bt weave w/o wrapping (a really rubbish ugly move) and a hyperloop and an impersonation of a goldfish using a contact ball.

[ 15 October 2002, 09:07: Message edited by: glass ]


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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:glass, u be rigth about the essentials of divx! it's just an add-on to the standard media players you get for free, so that .AVI videos encoded with divx can be seen.

as for your tireless contributions on contact, it like the tyres of the volkswagon beatle that is contact twirling - you get it moving! beep beep.


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Glåss
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Glåss

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Posted:thanks fot that Vdub thing i think.
err but I still don't get how mobile phones work. without the string, its just magic, how does the elf still hear.

I mean can you imagine poi working without the string?? its just daft
They'd be a ball.
try to swing a circle
and they'd just fall.

Is it just like an elf with really really good hearing like a mouse, or does the string really go into your ear and out through yout trouserleg then trail along on the floor behind you? and thats why you cant see it?

putting the no into technology.


Drew

[ 15 October 2002, 00:44: Message edited by: glass ]


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Bender_the_Offender
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Posted:he-called-drew, ima still getting to grips (ha ha) with the technology of contact staff - where do you attach the velcro?!?!?

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Posted:Drew, Babe,

I object to calling this thread for the contact dudes as I am a dudette and am slowly developing the touch for contact.

I'm just playing...

Just thought we ladies were left out

But no worries I still think you are cool and clear as glass.

Love and big furry hugs, Drome


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Glåss
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Posted:happy now
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Posted:Cheer! You know how to make pixies happy!

I hope you have this patience with all women!

Wicked! Thanks darling oh and can I hit you up for some lessons in exchange for:



?!?!?!

I am good student


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Posted:Glass - you shouldn't be worried about posting photies of yourself...

.. you're priiiidddddy!


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You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Glåss
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Posted:crickey stix


Likes your signature BTW

[ 18 October 2002, 10:19: Message edited by: glass ]


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_Stix_

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Posted:Just commenting on waht I see pet.. just commenting on what I see...

Everyone at PIP was prriiidddddyyyy in there own way!


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Cantus
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Posted:and some of us were the cutest couple on HoP as voted by the postees and lurkers of HoP. . . .

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"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Callan


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Posted:hey,
sorry to brake into this convo thingy, but, glass, you do contact juggling?
i have heard a bit about you.
i am starting myself ( like a week ago ) but have picked it up pretty quickly.
i can do a fair few moves, but not very smooth.
just interested where you learn your moves.
i am learning from contactjuggling.com

callan


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Glåss
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Glåss

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Posted:Sorry stix, this is technical - No flirting allowed in this thread
ooh cheaky me.

callen, I posted you a reply in the contact thread you started.

Cantus.
I still vote for you and ros as the the cutest couple on HOP.
I found some video footage of ros spinning poi with you watching last night. (Shes really rather good that napalm fairy) lovely bouncy smilie style.


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Callan


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Posted:Thankz

callan


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Mineiro


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Posted:just quickly like to complain about that vote.....
new contenders may just be up there....


brain replacement...anyone?

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Glåss
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Glåss

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Posted:bumps for NYC.
this is what you need to make video clip work
Drew

[ 27 October 2002, 04:01: Message edited by: glass ]


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