High-quality Hypersonic XLC video released at Starcoasters.com

Posted Monday, September 17, 2001 4:27 AM | Contributed by StarCoasters

While the site is being transferred to its new host, a video of the world's first air launched coaster, the Hypersonic XLC, is up for download. You will need the free Real Player to download this video, which can be played in full screen mode.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 7:54 AM
Ugh, real player. Somebody let me know how the video is.
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Monday, September 17, 2001 11:19 AM
Yeah, me too.  RealPlayer = EVIL!  They need a WMP fomat.
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Monday, September 17, 2001 1:05 PM
Well, actually Real Player isn't as evil as you think.  The video with that good of a quality could be up to 30 mb in a windows media file while I can make a high quality video under 10 mb in .rm format.  That is quite a relief for people on slower connections and for my web host as well :P
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*** This post was edited by StarCoasters on 9/17/2001. ***
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Monday, September 17, 2001 2:27 PM
Personally, the Real Player is MUCH MUCH better than Windows Media Player (evil Microsoft)... especially with a broadband connection, it works much, much better in streaming movies & video footage. It's quicker, and doesn't skip or re-buffer as often, if at all!!

It works probably on par and sometimes surpasses Windows Media Player when you zoom it to full screen. Try to open yourself up to new forms of media!

As for the Hypersonic Video... (I was just killing time until it finished downloading), it was only fair. The camera was very shaky (meaning it was hand held and not on a tri-pod), the day didn't seem like a very sunny time, and overall it was very repetitive as it just showed the same thing maybe 3 times in a row. The music chosen was ok, but I think I could have found better.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 3:09 PM
real player and windows media player don't work for me ether.
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Monday, September 17, 2001 4:19 PM
Well, seeing as I was using an Olympus digital camera and it was my only 4 hours at the park in 2 years, I wanted to spend more time riding the rides than taking videos hehe.  I do agree with you on your Real Player comments though.  The best video I have made is the Top Gun one, which far surpasses the Hypersonic one IMO.  You download that one at http://www.starcoasters.com/videos/topgun/topgun.zip , seeing as I don't have the pages on the site up yet.
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Monday, September 17, 2001 5:35 PM
Excellent video, maybe i can check out H:XLC next year, but until then, this video is fine, good work:)Funny, I prefer Windows Media over all, it just works better for me.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 6:09 PM
In my professional opinon (I get paid $50/min/file to encode video) QuickTime when used with the Sorenson Developer codec yields the best quality results, followed very closely by Windows Media. Windows Media is great for those of us running Windows 2000 servers. You know why? It doesn't cost anything extra.

Then there is the players. QT has a pro nag screen every five views or so, but isn't a big deal. It's also the easiest to embed in pages. Windows Media is a close second, has no nag screens, and looks good full-screen. Real Player by default puts so much crap in there, begs for registration and is cousin to their download manager, which tells Real about every file you download.

Check out my Millennium Force clips in QT and WM. The quality/speed trade-off is very good for both.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 7:56 PM
Well, I was ready to sum up my opinion on Real Player but Jeff handled it quite well. I've recently begun messing with video on my PC and I haven't had the chance to try the QT/Sorenson combo but right now I have the best results with Windows Media.

Real Player is basically a bloted piece of crapware that has all the privacy of a shower in the middle of the street. I refuse to install it on my PC. There was a day when it was a must have for multimedia files on the net but most people have come around and quicktime and windows media are much more common in most of the sites I happen to frequent.

Starcoasters, if you ever get the video up in a different format, I'd love to see it.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 9:27 PM
I love it!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 3:25 AM
Well, in my personal opinion, I just feel the Real Player is at LEAST great for streaming videos. It seems to buffer faster, and run a little smoother than Windows Media being streamed through broadband connections.

If Real opens seperately, that's different... their seperate window is annoying,

But then again, so is Quicktime when it opens as its own window, because when you open it for the first time each time, it ALWAYS asks you to upgrade. That's so annoying!!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 4:23 AM
It doesn't ask you to upgrade every time. It's once every few loads. Besides, it's good software and you should pay for it anyway.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 3:05 PM
I personally like Quicktime the best also, but the software I use does not compress Quicktime very well.  If someone could direct me to some good software for quicktime file compression and creation, maybe I will consider changing.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 7:41 PM
Cleaner 5 (www.media100.com) is the easiest to use, but you can actually use the full version of QuickTime to do it just as well. Just pay for it, and load your source clip (in whatever format), then export it using whichever codec you see fit for the application.

Here's a good run down of the codecs (though it's getting dated):
http://www.icanstream.tv/CodecCentral/index.html

Note that you'll get pretty good results even with the basic Sorenson, though the Developer version does much better with motion.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Watch the grass grow!

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