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hOme.beardedDonkey - HOWTO: Convert/Transcode Video Format and Normalize Audio using MediaCoder
HOWTO: Convert/Transcode Video Format and Normalize Audio using MediaCoder 
This post is a snippet on how I configured MediaCoder to convert video files to whatever format I want (usually XviD) and to normalize the volume in the file too.

I found that some video files I would download would have very low audio levels. This is extremely annoying to me so I worked out how to normalize the audio level, at the same time I decided I would reencode the video to XviD as I find it usually plays well on my home media set up. Read More...

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Another 10,000 hits! *bigger party whistle sound* 
home.beardeddonkey.com has clocked over 20,000 hits this week! It clocked over 10,000 on Feb 8th, 2011 not even a year ago! What does this mean? Is my website getting more visitors? Or are Google and Yandex just checking me on a weekly basis?

I don't know.

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A few small online security tips 
So recently I noticed a website I frequent was not connecting using HTTPS (secured HTTP protocol) even though I changed my bookmark to directly use HTTPS. Why is this even something I think about you may ask? Read More...

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Copying Media - Who Stands to Win the War? 

Since history has been recorded, information has been copied.


I find myself wondering about the whole intellectual property/copyright/pirating/mp3/movie downloading/bit torrent topic quite a bit. While I can fully understand the one side of the debate: that people create "art" or something of value through their creative processes and should be able to make money off it, and the other side that: the companies and people that make this stuff are rich enough and just being greedy, I still find myself on a middle ground in this. Read More...

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