Go Hypermiling #4 – Manuel Santos at HybridFest 2009

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Manuel shows us the modifications he has made to his 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (HCH-II).

    [fimg=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/Go_Hypermiling.jpg[/fimg]Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Aug. 4, 2009

    Media Type: Video -- The runtime on this video is very reasonable (under ten minutes).

    Click the following for Go Hypermiling_#4 – Manuel Santos at Hybridfest 2009.

    Hosts: Manuel Santos

    Moderating: none

    Technique discussion: none

    Main Topics: Manuel owner of the hour 2nd Generation Honda Civic Hybrid (HCH-II)

    Sponsor: Hybrid Canada

    Our third video podcast continues with a recap by Manuel and then he shows us the modifications he has made to his 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid (HCH-II).

    You do not need a portable MP3 Player to use our netcasts, though we try to make it a good listen for your own daily grind/commute.


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  2. TheForce

    TheForce He who posts articles

    The podcasts are pretty good.

    Just a little constructive criticism.

    Looks like the aspect ratio is a little off. Looks like it was recorded in 16:9 and squashed to 4:3. Keep it in 16:9 and it will look better.
  3. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    It was but then our friends using iTunes and iPod had unplayable files (despite using the iPod/iTunes setting in my program).

    I tried the output from an older version of the camera I want to get next and everything worked perfectly. I plan to get a camera that is more compatible with editing software than my current one before we do any more videos, other than #5.

    Thanks for the feedback, and for watching/listening.
  4. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    What software should I download to watch an mp4 on my PC?
  5. psyshack

    psyshack He who posts articles

    Enjoyed the vid. :)
  6. TheForce

    TheForce He who posts articles

    Download the k-lite codec pack. It will allow you to play just about everything. You dnot need to install any of the media players from the pack unless you want them.
  7. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    Downloaded K-lite codec pack (basic) and mediaspace. Still cannot seem to open the mp4. Sorry to be such a neanderthal...

    It tries to direct to windows media player which cannot deal with the format. I try open with..., but cannot see any of the things I downloaded as options.

    Missing a step.
  8. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    Nevermind, I got the file open in mediaspace. Don't know what wasn't working before, since I didn't do anything else to it...
  9. TheForce

    TheForce He who posts articles

    If you did not restart the computer after installing you may want to try that. K-lite should decode the MP4 unless the MP4 container hase some other video codec. I'm not at my home PC to check it. You may want to try installing the full k-lite just to be sure.
  10. Earthling

    Earthling Trying to be kind to Mother Earth

    It opened just fine with Apple QuickTime player.

  11. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Well-Known Member

    ...but very small! I kept looking for a way to go "HD" with it...
  12. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    The sever system we're hosting with there doesn't give us the space we need to go HD until we get some cash flow, it does allow us to never go down on account of traffic (the way a single server would) and allows loads of bandwidth, the video I nicknamed MEGA downloaded in about a minute at home and took 30 to upload on a decent corporate connection.

    When the shows were in "iPod Format" they were SD same as the TV I grew up with, but when I went with the "Sony PSP Format" they turned to postage stamps. When we are planning for our next set of videos I'll have a new HD camera that works with my editing program fully and we'll hopefully either have enough donations or a big main sponsor to get the space to hold True HD.

    The other issue is the folks who want to keep downloads small so they can listen to music after watching us, we'll probably set up a separate HD channel for those who prefer quality over space frugality.

    Yes I know you just meant make it bigger when you put HD in quotes but I really want to do true HD soon.
  13. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Well-Known Member

    Hey, I'm slouching here on the couch with my MacBook Pro - bring that HD on! :Banane21:
  14. TheForce

    TheForce He who posts articles

    h.264 encoded 720P is plenty for the web. Actually if bandwidth is a concern 480P would be best. 1080P is just overkill for a simple podcast especially when your just starting out and don't have the bandwidth.
  15. fileaudio

    fileaudio heavy foot ultramegamiler

    update :p hehe 5 years after..

    solar panels? thats more than hipermile that's science!

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