Make It Small

Webuquerque in July ‘10

The Magic of Audio and Video Compression

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Making multimedia files as small as possible is possible by taking advantage of your brain's limitations. You've seen optical illusions, but did you know there are also many aural illusions? The same principles that trick you into seeing and hearing things allow clever algorithms to make MP3s and video files tiny without altering their quality much.

Local web specialist Jack Moffitt will discuss these illusions, the techniques they enable, and why if something looks or sounds good, it is good.

Date, Time & Location

When
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
6:30–7:30 pm
Where
One Up Elevated Lounge
  • 301 Central NW, 2nd Floor
  • Albuquerque, NM 87102
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About Our Speaker

Jack Moffitt

Jack Moffitt

Jack is a hacker and entrepreneur based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has founded several startups built on XMPP technology including Collecta, a real-time search engine for the web, and Chesspark, a real-time, multi-user gaming platform.

Previously he created the Icecast Streaming Media Server, spent a lot of time developing and managing the Ogg Vorbis project, and helping create and run the Xiph.org Foundation. All these efforts exist to create a common, royalty-free, and open standard for multimedia on the Internet.

He is passionate about Free Software and Open Source, technology, music, and photography.