Videopuppet lets you script video creation with Markdown

Show HN: From Markdown to Video https://www.videopuppet.com/docs/script/

Videopuppet lets you use markdown, json, or yaml files that describe the video you want, with narration, to create videos. This has a many possible uses including straightforward describer videos and educational videos.

Twilio open sources Android, iOS, React apps to speed development of video collaboration solutions


Get a head start on your video app development with three new Twilio open sourced video collaboration applications for iOS, Android, and ReactJS for the Web.

Source: Deploy your own video collaboration app in five minutes or less

Lots of interesting potential here. Requires use of Twilio Programmable Video which is not cost free. For CALI potential uses would include adding a live video component to LessonLive for use in distance ed and adding the ability to talk to a lawyer or court official in A2J Guided Interviews.

Netflix Media Center – blog + press releases with RSS feeds

Netflix has a Media Center site that includes blogs and press releases with RSS feeds for both. Content includes trailer and new show announcements, info about app and platform changes, and more.

Press Releases and Blogs | Netflix Media Center – https://media.netflix.com/en/releases-and-blogs

Live video streaming with open source Video.js | Opensource.com

Video.js is an open source JavaScript framework for creating custom HTML5 video players. Video.js is incredibly powerful, and it’s used by a host of very popular websites—largely due to its open nature and how easy it is to get up and running.

Source: Live video streaming with open source Video.js | Opensource.com

You don’t need new HDMI cables for Dolby Vision HDR – CNET

Any HDMI cable you’ve bought in the last few years is likely to be of the High Speed variety. This unfortunate name describes cables that can handle 1080p video and above. Chances are these cables will work for 4K and even 4K HDR. They are, essentially, a dumb pipe.

You don’t need “special” HDMI cables to transmit HDR content. You just need a big enough pipe to handle the data. Over short distances, say six feet or around 2 meters, most cables will be fine. For longer distances the cable has to be a bit better made in order to work. But “better made” doesn’t have to mean “expensive.”

You don’t need new HDMI cables for Dolby Vision HDR – CNET

Definitely don’t fall for the special cable thing. I’m using cables that I picked up for a few bucks a piece at Tuesday Morning a couple of years ago to wire up my 4K gear and they’re fine.

How to Build Your Own Media Center with OpenELEC – Make Tech Easier

How to Build Your Own Media Center with OpenELEC – Make Tech Easier https://www.maketecheasier.com/build-media-center-with-openelec/

Kdenlive 16.12.1 released with Windows version | Kdenlive

Kdenlive 16.12.1 released with Windows version | Kdenlive https://kdenlive.org/2017/01/kdenlive-16-12-1-released-with-windows-version

Calibrate your Monitor with these Open Source Tools – Linux Links – The Linux Portal Site

Calibrate your Monitor with these Open Source Tools – Linux Links – The Linux Portal Site http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20151115010546816/MonitorCalibration.html

Getting the most out of the VLC media player

The Best Hidden Features of VLC – This article outline some of the best features of my favorite media player, VLC. Features include downloading YouTube videos, recording your desktop, converting video files, recording your webcam, and subscribing to podcasts. VLC is cross platform so most of these features work on Linux, Mac, and Windows.