Nearly 4 months after the fact, my birthday is finally complete – my “Netherlands and Architecture” “Open Source” coin finally arrived from the Royal Dutch Mint:
The delay was caused by transmission errors introduced somewhere while communicating our delivery address.
Obligatory GStreamer bit
The other nice thing from today is this script Luis and I put together to convert any supported video into a format suitable for playback on his new BlackBerry Storm after he had trouble with encoding errors trying to use FFmpeg for the task.
It’s a simple shell script that uses GStreamer’s gst-launch utility to do 2 pass conversion to H.264 and AAC in an MPEG-4 container. You can find it here if you’re interested.
As an added bonus, Luis reports that the GStreamer conversion is noticeably faster than the erroneous FFmpeg one.