Real Audio &Video
It is apparent that the wave of the future for streaming audio and video on the Web is Real Audio and Real Video. We are probably witnessing the beginnings of the convergence between Web/PC and TV technologies. This streaming video technology is now being incorporated within Microsoft's Internet Explorer in addition to Microsoft's own NetShow. It is intended to place Real OSETI video clips on this web site. For example, segments concerning the operation of this observatory have appeared in a couple of TV documentaries over the past several years. It is planned that these and future OSETI segments, along with other clips of activity here, will be made available via Real Video. It will not be possible to "stream" live video for the present, but some video clips may be uploaded to the web site server on a regular and timely basis. It is intended that the majority of Real Audio and Real Video clips will be optimized for reception with 28.8 kbps modems.
November 29, 1997
RealNetworks has just announced and made available for download (for a fee) a new program that allows PowerPoint 97 presentations to be converted to a streaming RealVideo file. This presentation format will be supported on this web site.
March 15, 1998
The more advanced RealPlayer Plus G2 can be purchased by clicking the images below:
To view some web sites supporting streaming video click on the links below. Much of this has nothing to do with SETI - only it illustrates the capabilities of this rapidly improving streaming technology - coming to an OSETI web site near you soon!
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AUGUST 12, 1997
The SETI project -- or Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- has had its radio antennae pointed skyward for many years now....hoping to pick up signs that someone out there wants to talk. Their biggest problem is finding enough computer power to analyze the immense amount of radio data constantly flowing in. Now...though...if you are one of those people who leaves their computer on all day...and you're on the Internet....you may soon be able to help through a new program called...SETI at Home. All Things Considered host Derek McGinty talks with Dan Werthimer, the chief scientist for the SETI@home project, and the principal investigator of the Project SERENDIP at the University of California at Berkeley, about the project, which is scheduled to begin next spring.
DECEMBER 30, 1997
HOST: Neal Conan
GUEST: PATRICK STEWART
Guest host Neal Conan's interviews actor Patrick Stewart in a re-broadcast of a program that first aired December 16, 1997. Best known for his television role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Stewart's first love is the theater -- he's currently starring as Othello at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. A re-broadcast of a conversation with Patrick Stewart.
JANUARY 11, 1998
HOST: Daniel Zwerdling
GUEST: PATRICK STEWART
Most people in the United States probably know Patrick Stewart as the bald guy who plays Captain Jean Luc Picard on the TV series Star Trek. But commanding the Starship Enterprise was just one more in a series of roles Stewart has played exploring the nature of power and leadership -- because for years, Stewart acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company, taking on the great playwright's most demanding characters. In this interview with Weekend All Things Considered host Daniel Zwerdling, Stewart says though he loves television and filmmaking, the stage, and especially Shakespeare, still capture his heart. Stewart says his education began with Shakespeare, that the great master taught him how to think. "He taught me not only what questions to ask, he taught me there were questions to ask," Stewart says.
For more information about Progressive Networks RealVideo see:
Robert H. Reid, "Real Revolution", Wired, October 1997, p 122.
NOVEMBER 20, 1998
HOST: Ira Flatow
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