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Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

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theregister.co.uk: It's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll?

80th Annual Academy Awards Winners

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The 80th Annual Academy Awards is now history and although it still seems to lack the luster of "the old days," we still find ourselves drawn toward the star-studded festivities. There were a few surprises this evening in the awards recipients, but it was a good show.

Real World Open Source Video Editing

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A short while ago I wrote a review about Open Movie Editor. Essentially this review was written after a couple of hours testing various video clips and assessing the functionality within OME. Now, I can write about what OME is like on a real editing assignment.

Fluendo Updates their Codec Packs

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Although not yet noted on the Fluendo News page, customers who have previously purchased codec packs from Fluendo are receiving an email regarding updates.

Find and Extract Video File Details

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Using FFMpeg it is relatively simple to query an existing video file to find details such as video codec, audio codec, bitrates, duration and dimensions.

Install FFMPEG on Debian Etch

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I have to say, that the video manipulation program FFMPEG, which very powerful, is not very user-friendly when it comes to installation. Here's how I achieved this on a Debian Etch server........

Winona Ryder to suckle Spock in Star Trek XI

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the register: The roster of thespos lined up to grace the eleventh celluloid outing of Star Trek now boasts Winona Ryder as a young Spock's mum, the BBC reports.

X-Files movie sequel is go

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the register: The shoot of the second X-Files movie will kick off on 10 December in Vancouver, 20th Century Fox has announced.

Halo movie canned

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the inquirer: THERE is no chance of a movie being made of Halo, despite it being the most successful game classic since Space Invaders.

Just peachy: free software, free movies

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freesoftware mag: Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, because I only recently found out about the Blender project’s free and open source short movie, Elephants Dream.

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