David Rice Screening the Future

Monday, January 31st, 2011

AVPS Senior Consultant David Rice has been invited to speak at Screening the Future 2011: New Strategies and Challenges in Audiovisual Archiving to be held at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision March 14th and 15th. Screening the Future is being produced by the European Commission-funded

Top 10 Audio/Visual File Formats Established in the Aughts

Friday, December 18th, 2009

10. lists 202 video file formats.

9. They also list 337 audio file formats.

Starting from Scratched

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

A few months ago a friend told me she had heard that you could fix a scratched DVD with toothpaste. There weren’t many details beyond that, but she assumed it meant you just rubbed some toothpaste over any scratches on the disc and that would fill them in somehow…This was the same person whose father lost a number of paperclips in his computers disc drive while trying to poke around to make it run faster, so I wasn’t so sure about her technological reliability.