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  1. Comment on I made a program that creates the colour palette of a film in ~creative

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    Looks good! I am actually trying to get into using Linux at the moment as well as coding in C++, I made the script in PowerShell because I do it a lot at work so it was the easiest option.

    Looks good! I am actually trying to get into using Linux at the moment as well as coding in C++, I made the script in PowerShell because I do it a lot at work so it was the easiest option.

  2. Comment on I made a program that creates the colour palette of a film in ~creative

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    The amount of time it takes is based on the width and height of the final image as well as the density, all of which you can specify with parameters for the script. The density is essentially how...

    The amount of time it takes is based on the width and height of the final image as well as the density, all of which you can specify with parameters for the script. The density is essentially how many strips it creates for the entire film. Say the film is 100 minutes long, and you supply a density of 100, it will take a frame for every minute of the film and create the final picture at the correct width and height.

    Generating the image at 500x1500 with a density of 400 only takes about a minute, the actual length of the film doesn't affect the time it takes.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on I made a program that creates the colour palette of a film in ~creative

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    Yeah I realised that earlier on when I was messing around with the code, I'm probably going to add another parameter that lets you specify the oirentation and then add the logic to the main loop,...

    Yeah I realised that earlier on when I was messing around with the code, I'm probably going to add another parameter that lets you specify the oirentation and then add the logic to the main loop, shouldn't be that hard. But yes you could just rotate the image, although adding it to the code means the user doesn't have to do it themselves.

    3 votes
  4. I saw these things originally on Reddit that extracted the average colour of frames from films and put them together to make a colour palette for said film, the original creator has a site called...

    I saw these things originally on Reddit that extracted the average colour of frames from films and put them together to make a colour palette for said film, the original creator has a site called The Colors of Motion. I thought it would be cool to try and create a simple PowerShell script that does the same thing.

    Here are a few examples:
    Finding Nemo: https://i.imgur.com/8YwOlwK.png
    The Bee Movie: https://i.imgur.com/umbd3co.png
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: https://i.imgur.com/6rsbv0M.png

    I've hosted my code on GitHub so if anyone wants to use my PowerShell script or suggest some ways to improve it feel free. You can use pretty much any video file as input as it uses ffmpeg to extract the frames.

    GitHub link: https://github.com/ArkadiusBear/FilmStrip

    17 votes
  5. Comment on Podcast Recommendations in ~talk

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    The YogPod still remains one of my favourite podcasts to date. It’s just two middle-aged british guys having a laugh, really easy listening and hilarious to boot.

    The YogPod still remains one of my favourite podcasts to date. It’s just two middle-aged british guys having a laugh, really easy listening and hilarious to boot.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on ‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization in ~news

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    I’m actually surprised it took so long for this particular disorder to be officially recognised. For me gaming is just another hobby that should be done in moderation, everything can become an...

    I’m actually surprised it took so long for this particular disorder to be officially recognised. For me gaming is just another hobby that should be done in moderation, everything can become an addiction if not properly monitored and so the fact that it’s taken this long to be identified as a possible addiction considering how long gaming has been around for is rather unusual.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    Rest In Peace iPod, must’ve been a sad day indeed.

    Rest In Peace iPod, must’ve been a sad day indeed.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    MusicBee is amazing, can’t believe it took me so long to find it but I was so happy to ditch iTunes. Organising my library and scrolling through the entire thing with completed album art is amazing.

    MusicBee is amazing, can’t believe it took me so long to find it but I was so happy to ditch iTunes. Organising my library and scrolling through the entire thing with completed album art is amazing.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    I know what you mean about the special FLAC albums, knowing that it’s higher quality than your standard crappy MP3, regardless of whether you can hear the difference, somehow makes it more...

    I know what you mean about the special FLAC albums, knowing that it’s higher quality than your standard crappy MP3, regardless of whether you can hear the difference, somehow makes it more special.

    I also love collecting things, probably the only reason I’d even think about collecting vinyl as in terms of portability vinyl just sucks, but it’s cool to hold a physical copy looking at the massive album art.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    Seems like the times are a-changing.

    Seems like the times are a-changing.

  11. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    I’ve never got my hands on enough equipment to actually do some form of ABX test so I can’t really confirm whether there is a noticeable difference, of course it’s all subjective anyway depending...

    I’ve never got my hands on enough equipment to actually do some form of ABX test so I can’t really confirm whether there is a noticeable difference, of course it’s all subjective anyway depending on your ears.

  12. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    I think the whole “this sounds better” is sometimes just your brain tricking you into believing it sounds better because you want it to. That’s what pyschosomatic means, right? I think a lot of...

    I think the whole “this sounds better” is sometimes just your brain tricking you into believing it sounds better because you want it to. That’s what pyschosomatic means, right?

    I think a lot of people argue that it depends on when the album was made, as clearly back in the day albums were mixed for vinyl, nowadays they are mixed for headphone listening off digital devices.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    Yeah all the songs on my iPod are in V0 I believe, simply because even with the mod there wouldn't be enough space for all the files to be in ALAC (Apple's own fancy version of FLAC). The audio...

    Yeah all the songs on my iPod are in V0 I believe, simply because even with the mod there wouldn't be enough space for all the files to be in ALAC (Apple's own fancy version of FLAC). The audio chip in the iPod is pretty good, apparently the best one out of all the iPods they've ever made hence why I bought it. Like you said though, I don't think I'll ever notice the difference anyway as long as the files are in fairly decent quality.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    I feel like that would be the only reason to persuade me to start a vinyl collection, having the physical album to hold is probably a lot cooler than having the album in digital format. I've tried...

    I feel like that would be the only reason to persuade me to start a vinyl collection, having the physical album to hold is probably a lot cooler than having the album in digital format.

    I've tried a range of headphones and also found that above a certain price-range the difference does become essentially negligible. The only reason I have my entire library in FLAC is because most of it came from CDs and if I have the storage I might as well rip it to the highest quality possible.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    I do use Spotify for finding music so I wouldn't say I don't use streaming at all. I do want to start collecting vinyl however the cost per album is so much higher compared to say a second hand CD...

    I do use Spotify for finding music so I wouldn't say I don't use streaming at all. I do want to start collecting vinyl however the cost per album is so much higher compared to say a second hand CD which you can rip to FLAC.

    2 votes
  16. I was just wondering what all you lovely users prefer in terms of listening to your music collection. I know that both analog and digital sound very different, however I'm more interested in...

    I was just wondering what all you lovely users prefer in terms of listening to your music collection. I know that both analog and digital sound very different, however I'm more interested in simply how your music collection is stored and how it reaches your ears. Additionally why do you prefer your way of listening to music, and is there a method you want to try but simply never got around to doing so?

    Personally, I prefer listening to music through my beloved iPod Classic. My entire collection currently resides on my laptop, all in FLAC, but I modded my iPod to hold up to 250GB worth of music and so I can simply dump my entire library on there and have every song available on the go. I prefer this to streaming as I like the fact I don't need to rely on the internet and can pretty much listen wherever I go, however I would like to try out vinyl and tube amps to see if analog music really does provide a "warmer" sound that a lot of people seem to praise it for.

    21 votes
  17. Comment on Suggestion: Make tildes completely text-based? in ~tildes

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    Amazing, thank you!

    Amazing, thank you!

  18. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - topic tag standardization/guidelines in ~tildes.official

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    Everyone seems to be switching between the two names, not really sure what to call them anymore!

    Everyone seems to be switching between the two names, not really sure what to call them anymore!

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What defines a perfect human? in ~talk

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    So you believe that there is good in everyone, they just need to equip it? I wouldn't class myself as a hippie as such but I definitely side with a lot of their arguments. I guess it still varies...

    So you believe that there is good in everyone, they just need to equip it? I wouldn't class myself as a hippie as such but I definitely side with a lot of their arguments. I guess it still varies though from person to person, so it's hard to say "I have the same morals as this particular group of people". Like you said, perfection is a very subjective thing.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What defines a perfect human? in ~talk

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    I agree with you there, I was definitely brushing over the idea of how a perfect society does not need to be made up of perfect humans, and in fact this is probably the more easily achieved method...

    I agree with you there, I was definitely brushing over the idea of how a perfect society does not need to be made up of perfect humans, and in fact this is probably the more easily achieved method of creating said perfect society.

    I'd also agree with you there, I think a relationship in which no arguments or disagreements take place is almost unnatural and I guess too perfect? This could be taken further to say that a perfect human is maybe one not emotionally stable but more someone who can overcome their imperfections to resolve a situation of conflict.