Tag Archive: OGG

Nov 15

Kid Auto Races At Venice

Kid Auto Races At Venice

In celebration of Sebastian Vettel becoming Formula One’s youngest world champion of all time, I thought it would be nice to have a movie about motor racing. So for some reason, I thought about Charlie Chaplin…

Nov 10

Audacity

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I expect that, like me, you have seen all these adverts in the press for smart machines that will turn your vinyl records and old cassettes into CD. Introducing Audacity. It really is simple to use, just connect yoour record player or cassette player (you didn’t throw them out did you?) via a suitable interface…

Oct 28

WinAmp

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For years, Winamp has been the audio player of choice for many discerning audiophiles. Not only does it play standard MP3 files (which can be purchased from Amazon or – if you pay for the upgrade to the Pro version, created from your own CDs), but version 3 added a video player. And a music library that tracks your play information, so you can see what you listen to most.

Oct 23

Metropolis

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Fritz Lang’s 1925 classic, Metropolis, is a masterpiece of German expressionist cinema. The most expensive silent movie ever produced, using over 37,000 extras and costing $2M US in 1920s money, it took a staggering sixteen months to film, and was released in 1927 with German intertitles, which were even animated – a sign of the attention to detail the film’s producers, UFA, took with the production.