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Video Editor Recommendations Onideus 12/20/2019 (Fri) 10:17:51 No. 683 [Reply] [Last]
Wut is your favorite video editor? I captured a two and a half hour stream today and I started to edit it in Adobe AfterEffects 2015 and... that was a mistake. I threw the initial edit into the render queue and... oh yeah, it only saves in lossless formats, which was gonna result in like an 800 gigabyte file... NO THANKS! So then I started poking around in Google searches and all I'm getting is this corporate con crap, like "here's a free* editor" ...but then you download the shit and it's all gimpy and retarded unless you fork over your credit card. Like... tha'fuck?! Isn't there like a modern version of VirtualDub? I did find this one program, MKVToolNix and it's really handy for messing around with remuxing and editing tracks and such, but it doesn't really have much in the way of editing ability. Same with XMedia Recode, it's a nice little conversion program, much better than that sloppy TVC crap... but uh... I need a decent editor! It doesn't have to be super complex either, I mean I don't need gawd damn 3D rendering 'n shit, I just want to splice clips and do simple editing WITH COMPLEX SETTINGS! I don't want the fucker messing around with the resolution, or using some default codec settings... simple editing... complex encoding... preferably freeware... does such a mythical beast exist?! D:
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>>683 Well, so far the "best" alternative I've found is just using regular Adobe Premiere instead of AfterEffects... neither of which is free though. Pleh.
kdenlive blender and ffmpeg these are tools I use. they have community addons you could use too
I work with Premiere Pro/After Effects, and I started out with Sony Vegas - maybe you could try that? >I threw the initial edit into the render queue and... oh yeah, it only saves in lossless formats, which was gonna result in like an 800 gigabyte file It can do that depending on the project settings, sometimes Premiere comes with another program called Media Encoder, which encodes it to a more compact file that's appropriate for uploading to YouTube, for example. Free programs like Handbrake do the same sort of thing.

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Intel Vs. AMD Anonymous 12/25/2019 (Wed) 03:05:57 No. 686 [Reply] [Last]
Building a new computer soon. I've been out of the market for a decade and much has changed. I've seen a lot of news about AMD overtaking Intel in the desktop processor market, but have never been an AMD fan. I am seriously considering AMD for my next build, but am concerned about processor heat, longevity, and linux compatibility. Intel will also release their new line of processors early next year, and I am tempted to wait for that. AMD has also been gunning for Nvidia, but currently does not have a superior graphics card. There is so much conflicting information online, and so many AMD fanboys it is difficult to find objective information on what to put in a build. I used to turn to YouTube for information, but so many channels appear to be bought and paid for. I am curious to hear what /g/'s consensus is on what to put in a new build. I plan to spend roughly 4k on the desktop and 1.5k on a high-res 200Hz monitor. I plan to use linux for my main OS and Windows for gaming and video editing. Also curious to hear about storage options. I'd like to use 2 or 4 M.2 SSDs for in pairs of RAID0 for the OS and 2 or 4 HDDs for backup. Anyone have a more effective/cost efficient setup? Appreciate your responses.
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Intel is full botnet, AMD is a bit better. See here for a sample, in case you've been living under a rock: https://cpu.fail/
>>687 I am aware. I've been using my current computer since Feb 2008, I need to upgrade. Can't say I trust AMD any more than Intel, but perhaps it is the best option in early 2020.
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Well I use ARM, and that's less botnet than x86, but it's not a good choice for: > Windows for gaming and video editing

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/tpg/ - 16chan edition Anonymous 09/25/2019 (Wed) 14:55:29 No. 142 [Reply] [Last]
First one on 16ch!
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and W/P Series if you want the Real Business Experience™ >Other business laptops are welcome in /tpg/ (Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook). Why ThinkPad?
>Used machines are plentiful and cheap
>Excellent keyboards
>Great durability (excl L and E series)
>Utilitarian design
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
>Most models are easy to repair, upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model and spare parts are easy & cheap to obtain
>The best TrackPoint™, easier to use when typing
>Good for Hackintoshing Libreboot-compatible models: >T60 (check lcd), X60(s/t); X200(s/t. -s requires soldering), T400(s)/500; W500 Models before *40 series can be Corebooted
Modern models:
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap
>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, widely available for a good price, socketed CPU (Ivy Bridge CPU support on T420); Quad Core Compatible >T520/530; W520/530 - 15", 1080p, DTR, 32GB RAM on quadcore models, USB 3.0 >T440s - best price/performance ultra portable >T440p/540p; W540/1 - Last Thinkpads with socketed processors, easily replaceable trackpad (W541 doesn't need trackpad replacement) Chink Upgraded models: >X210 - X200/X201, i5 8250u quadcore >X62 - X61, i5 5250u >T70 - T60, i7 7700 hq IPS displays, USB 3.0, m.2 x4, miniDP https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=117 >ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads & running GNU/Linux on them: https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki >BIOS logo booru: http://biosimage.booru.org
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my T40 thinkpad will no longer recognize USB devices, but only for booting. A while ago, one day it stopped being able to boot from my USB drives which it used to be able to use. What's worse, the CD drive is broken so I have no way of booting it from anything. Luckily it hasn't needed to, but I'm pretty sure it must be a hardware issue.

am I going to have to replace the motherboard soon?
What's the cheapest thinkpad that can support either
>1 monitor at 4k/60 or
>3 or 4 monitors at 1080/60?
Not counting the built in LCD panel.
I'm pretty sure a T460 can do 4K output. Check for yourself obviously.
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Take the meme pill and preorder lmao system76 new line of laptops that come with coreboot.
I bought two t420 a while back figured the first one would last a while. Love this thing. Best laptop I ever owned. Such a travesty that they don't make them like this anymore. Would kill for a square monitor.

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Technology boards Anonymous 12/11/2019 (Wed) 11:05:20 No. 663 [Reply] [Last]
Post your favorite technology boards here. This seems like the most active board outside of 4channel/g/ and 8kun/tech/ is 8kun/tech/ ever coming back? is it worth going back to?
I can post stupid threads about what's the best browser, rust trolling and fagioli if you miss 8ch/tech/.. I CAN'T BRING BACK TERRY!
any good nntpchan boards out there?

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Anonymous 12/10/2019 (Tue) 07:58:10 No. 660 [Reply] [Last]
ActiveState used to build a nice Perl but the latest is missing packages that ppm needs to run. So I tried out their slick custom build tool. Not so slick: 4 days, only half done. inb4 Win: Gotta run engineering design software that only runs on Win. :-(
You can always use the cygwin version, or even build perl yourself from the upstream source. Then just use cpan for modules.
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Well, after 5 days, it failed to make-install the PPM, so yeah, I guess I'll be taking advice above and installing Cygwin at some point. For now, and maybe indefinitely, I'll stick with Perl 5.18. ActiveState Perl was very nice while it lasted. Roughly a decade for me.
>>662 I remember some distro called strawberry perl or some shit like that. Maybe that still lives?
>>665 Apparently so: https://learn.perl.org/installing/windows.html There it is, right on perl.org, and it looks easy. Maybe it's killing ActivePerl.

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Anonymous 10/05/2019 (Sat) 19:57:44 No. 235 [Reply] [Last]
This technology will grow back your foreskin.
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>>235 How do you grow back a foreskin? That's like having someone's face burned off and then grafting more onto it and being able to feel your face.
>>630 It's not an exact replacement, but it's as good as it get currently... The main function of the foreskin is the act as a gasket and as lubricant during copulation. By stretching the skin out, you restore these two functions. You also undo the keratinization caused by the exposure of the glans. So by restoring, you are undoing a lot of damage. Of course an all natural foreskin is better than this (mostly because it contains specialized nerve endings) but restoring is the best option for men who want to reclaim their sexual pleasure... it's not perfect, but it's a substitute until foregen is finished with their product.
>>635 It's pretty fucked up that religous nutjobs are able to mutilate baby's genetals and get away with it.
>>651 I completely agree. It's barbaric and violates the basic human right of bodily autonomy.
>>235 based

Anonymous 12/12/2019 (Thu) 01:22:59 No. 668 [Reply] [Last]
Yooo. Jews smart af yet no firewall on android or apple. What is happening.

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Good Holiday Tech Deals Onideus 12/02/2019 (Mon) 23:34:31 No. 636 [Reply] [Last]
Sooo... what did y'all get this Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I got two of these ripe little jobbies... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013HNYV8I/ Dump tier 4 TB drives for only $72 bucks, pretty sweet deal, especially considering they're not white label, refurbished crap. I've bought a lot of these drives before so I know the quality is pretty good overall. Don't ever get those cheap Toshiba drives though, they're consistently crappy. Real high failure rates and such. I also got a yearly subscription VPN from Ghost... or rather my mom got it for me. My mom kind of "red pilled" herself over the past year after watching various YouTubers and since they're always doing sponsored ads for VPNs she became convinced that everyone ~has~ to have one.
I got nothing.
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>>639 Everybody gets something. Here's ur new computer, brah.
>>641 Noice!

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Anonymous 09/21/2019 (Sat) 04:50:51 No. 91 [Reply] [Last]
Hi everyone! I have a question about image serving. I'm making a 4chan clone, and currently what I do is I download the image from the client, make thumbnails on the web server, and then I use rsync to send it to my "image server" which is just an Ubuntu box that serves a folder impartially. An issue (I think) is that I end up downloading the user's file twice. I download it once on the web server, and then again on the "image server."

I also have to make thumbnails, in which case I just use imagemagick. Currently, I make the thumbnails on the web server because I will likely have multiple instances of them running, it seems fitting to have harsher processes there. As a result, I also send the thumbnails and more to the "image server."

One issue I have is that I also have to manually delete files via rsync. While nginx is fast, if I were to soft delete a file in my database (the database contains basic file information like filename, format, date, and more), I wouldn't be able to forward the changes and prevent the box from serving the files. I depend on rsync to work, when I would prefer "checking" if a file is allowed to be shared before I send it to the client. Do you think it would be worth it to write up a REST api to ensure more control?

As you can see, there is no sync between the file system and the database, and this can result in me serving illegal content or for stale content to stack up and waste space.

Do you guys have any suggestions to how I can improve this architecture? Are there better ways to handle this? I'm going to have one instance of an "image server" and multiple instances of my web servers. I really don't want some random power outage to occur and end up serving illegal content unknowingly because I would have no way to sync my file system the database.

One solution I was thinking of was forwarding the request to a custom REST api that would communicate with the database and check if the files are safe to share. The only issue is that this doesn't solve the duplicate download....

Any advice would be helpful!

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This only less hostile.
>there isn't wrong with webp other than it's lack of support

Yet here we are and its almost 2020 and this is still not supported.

You know how its like to download a picture and find out its webp? So I need to run my script(linux) to convert it to PNG? Its infuriating!

>there isn't wrong with webp
I actually hate webp for the fact that it hides what it is a webp can be a crap format like jpeg or a perfect format like PNG only no one knows because webp is fucken container and both of these things can be in it so you have no idea if its PNG(perfect quality will not degrade, takes lots of space) or jpeg(degrades, crap quality however less space).

I hope no one supports webp and everyone drops support for it, especially google.
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>An issue (I think) is that I end up downloading the user's file twice. I download it once on the web server, and then again on the "image server." mfw it finally hits me that I should've streamed the file from the client to the webserver and then finally to the image server instead of waiting for it down fully download on the webserver. I wish I wasn't using Multer and opted for busboy early on so I could use streaming... but the even larger issue is that my code is such a mess that it's not easy to change something fundamental. I'm working on a different project now, but if I could go back in time, I would use MinIO to store images and stream the images over the over the webserver to solve the duplicate download, would use a different architecture than your basic MVC, and I would write the front end using Next.js rather than plain React. Thank you for reading my blog
>>291 Wut?! Uh... using thumbnails will SIGNIFICANTLY reduce bandwidth and increase loading speeds... also browser resizing is usually shit level bicubic or bilinear... or if you're using IE I think they're still stuck back in nearest neighbor resizing. I like using PHP with the Lanczos algorithm, in conjunction with cached thumbnails. You can create "perfect liquid" websites like this one I made back in the early 2Ks... http://mimkrys.epizy.com/qausi.html (you can also click on the window and drag it around) Resize your browser to any size you like and the entire site will recode itself on the fly... http://mimkrys.epizy.com/internals.js God Level coding! :D ...not very practical, but fun for "proof of concept" stuff.
>>638 your website is just a blank white page without javashit turned on and with it it's Google telling me they won't let me on unless I let them store cookies in my browser
>>655 Well it sounds like you need an adult to help you figure out how turn on javascript and enable cookies. I mean, I guess it ~sounds~ pretty... self-explanatory, but uh... some tards are just slower than others I guess. *shrugs*

movie time Anonymous 10/13/2019 (Sun) 04:37:02 No. 290 [Reply] [Last]

Watch this movie and find out what the Unix way actually is from the people who created Unix.
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>Lynx browser
Serious question why would anyone use Lynx unironically?

Or to only have a look to see a thread with no pictures?
There are a wide variety of websites that may be accessed with just lynx such as wikipedia.

Lynx is more minimal, and that's nice if you like minimalism.
Lynx works gud with torsocks, and in fact it's one of their recommended browsers. It avoids all the web beacons tracking shit, because Lynx only downloads exactly the URL you click on, and never anything more. The only exception is cookies, but it's configurable to accept only cookies from the same host, or even reject them all entirely. You can also build Lynx without cookies, and it doesn't even take long to build it on a 10-year old netbook or similar low-end hardware.
As for images, you can configure an external viewer of your choice. This is in my /etc/mailcap, and it just werks:
image/gif; sxiv '%s'; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
image/jpeg; sxiv '%s'; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
image/png; sxiv '%s'; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
image/tiff; sxiv '%s'; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
image/x-ms-bmp; sxiv '%s'; test=test -n "$DISPLAY"
Ooh i loved that episode of star trek so much
>>498 post a couple titles


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