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Re: I miss the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

in Milliways
Nowadays these things are no longer an "event", it's just about the hype about what's coming next, and as soon as it's there you pretty much have to move on to the next big thing at breakneck speed. I've genuinely stopped a few times in the last few years and thought 'did that film come out already …

Re: Colored lines on screen on TV channel programming

in Milliways
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMPTE_color_bars If you see the test signal it means the broadcast link is established but that no active programming is currently transmitting (either intentionally with scheduled test transmissions, or a technical interruption to service).

Re: Why is YouTube decreasing video resolutions?

in Milliways
It's showing up again now - could be they're prioritising VP9 and AV1 on new uploads and later offering an h.264 encoding, but they're definitely expanding the use of the newer codecs. I haven't watched YouTube in the browser since the Flash days. The site is too bloated and bogs down Firefox, so I …

Re: Why is YouTube decreasing video resolutions?

in Milliways
Knowing YT and Google's interest in gathering information, I like to think that all the 8K material is still on the servers, at least. Because, once in a blue moon, YT likes to restart converting (re-encode) the original source material to a shiny new codec that's currently in fashion. Something …

Re: Why is YouTube decreasing video resolutions?

in Milliways
I had tests today on Chrome and got 8K resolution back but the results were rather surprising. On 4K, the GPU usage gets around 20% and the CPU stays at 2% to 3%. As soon as I bump the resolution to 8K, GPU usage drops to 0% and the CPU is constantly at 80% usage. Hardware acceleration is checked …

Re: Why is YouTube decreasing video resolutions?

in Milliways
Here's a video available in 8K for me, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf3bDpdhUNc - does the 8K work for you? Out of curiosity I had a look and it indeed shows up for me. It's only available in the AV1 codec, so I wonder if that might have anything to do with it. Available formats for zf3bDpdhUNc: …

Re: CRT nostalgia vs the 15KHz monitor whine

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Back when CRT televisions were still common, I could usually hear the 15.7khz whine even from another room. Yes, I remember being able to tell if a TV was on in the house even if I couldn't explain how back then. If you were unlucky enough to have parents that could still hear that frequency they'd …

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