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Monday, September 20, 2004

Download of the Day: VideoLAN

Looking for a free, cross-platform streaming media solution? Then I recommend the VideoLAN project.

Whether you need a server to stream MPEG-1/2/4 files, DivX files, DVDs, or live video on the network, or a client to receive and decode MPEG streams under multiple operating systems, VideoLAN's VLC player will do the trick. Check out this diagram for a nice illustration of your options.

I've been using VLC mostly to playback bittorrents of TSS that I'm streaming from my laptop to another computer on my home network. I'd love to hear how it helps the rest of you!

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VLC Player is my favorite way to watch any type of movie on my computer. I've only been using it for a few weeks, but it was one of the first things I put back on my computer after formatting.


For OS X it rules all. Without it I'd miss out on half of the nets movies.


The RSS feed has an error in it: the link to the diagram as a mailto: header in it...


Gmail Ficasco!


Sorry :)

Patrick Weber

I will take a look into this. Just curious, anyone got links for TSS episodes on BT? I know sarah does :).

Also, if you want a gmail invite just email me at patrick@patrickweber.com with you Name and Email address.




I use VLC to watch TSS bittorrents as well. There are some very nice icons for VLC [Mac OS X] here (made by Jan Van Boghout over at macrabbit.com):


(682 KB, Instructions included in the .dmg)


my deepest sympanthy on your loss Sarah


My condolences on your loss.


Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I hope that you know we are all thinking of you and your family.


Sarah, my deepest sympathies and condolences to your and your family.


I'm sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

Patrick Weber


I just read up and found about your father. From what I have seen, he looked like a wonderful father. I will keep you and him in my prayers.

Patrick Weber



My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I hope you can find the strength of heart to endure this. Please don't hesitate to take some time away from work.



i'm infinitely sorry


In my family we say that everytime there's a rainbow my grandfather is there... So everytime you see one remember your dad is looking out for you.


Get your gmail at my blog: www.dturnbull.net


I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. Needless to say mine and I'm sure many many other's prayers will be with you during this difficult time for you.


ill give a free gmail invite if you sign up under my free ipod referral... email me at LuisT5589@gmail.com. ill send you the link to the free ipod referral, then ill send you the gmail invite after you complete the free ipod offer.....


Sarah I'm so sorry about your loss...take some time off to grieve. As one who's lost a parent already, you need some time away to get over it.

To the people giving or begging for gmail invites or spamming with the free ipods or flat screens, give it a break for this one post. Come on, Sarah just lost her dad. This isn't exactly the most appropriate time to tell people about free ipods or flat screens, or gmail invites.


Sarah…Deepest Sympathies for your loss…My thoughts and Prayers are with You and your Family. I know it doesn’t help but God has a bigger plan that we do not know about…God Bless you and your Family…CHEF



I lost my Dad, when I was just a few years older than you, over 20 years ago ... and still 'talk to him' at least once a week ... sometimes I'm too 'busy', sometimes life is too 'loud' and sometimes I don't want to 'hear it' ... but, when I - make - the time, he's - always - there for me.


Dan from Canada

Sarah... just a quick note to express my sincere sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm sure he will always be in your thoughts and in your heart. God bless. :)

Dan S.


Death sucks. It doesnt help, but I give my deepest sympathies for your great loss Sarah.
Its nice to know that a lot of people care, and dont come here to post referral crap and beg for gmail.

Its really sickening how people are begging for gmail and spamming referral links all the time, especially after whats happened. You people should be ashamed.


Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. :(


I'm so terribly sorry Sarah. My thoughts are with you and your family.


Dear Sarah,
I am so sorry for your loss.
May you and your family find peace.


Dear Ms. Lane,
My deepest sympathies on your loss and I pray that God blesses you and your family with the peace that passes all understanding.

Michael E

I'am sorry for your lost




I used it for a while now. It's the only media player that I have found not to freeze up while playing video over my home network.


The wonderful thing is that your Dad lives on in the people whose lives he touched, your family, and most importantly in you :)

This may sound hokey, but while you may not be able to see him directly, every time you look at yourself, you're looking at a big part of him. I'm sure wherever he is, and wherever you are in your life, he'll be smiling proudly about his little girl :)

Take care of yourself kiddo. *hugs*


Sarah, Take comfort in knowing that you are the light of your fathers life. Never let that light go out. Stay strong. You are in my prayers.

Chris G

I too lost my father to cancer. I know how much this hurts. There is too much to say and too little room. Please know that our hearts are with you. It will take time, lots of time, for the pain to subside. Try to focus and remember all the good times that you had with your father and that will help.
My deepest sympathies,
Chris G


Sorry to hear about your loss Sarah. My father passed away a few years ago too. So i know how hard it is to lose a parent.

Lost Monkey

Sorry for your loss Sarah.

Randy Thompson

Godbless you and yours in such a time as this. I can only pray the gray skies will pass and you see the blue that is the rest of the world. A wonderful man, towering over many not only in height, but in wisdom, kind words, and a strong heart. We're always thinking about you!
Rev. Randy Thompson


I'm sorry to hear about your loss. too many have died to that dreaded disease. I lost my father to throat cancer a few years ago and it galls me everytime I hear of another. Nobody seems to care that generation after generation of kids are hooked on the biggest cause. If we could just push through the vaccination for nicotine how many lives would we save? I doubt we'll ever see it though. its too big a cash cow for that to happen. Anyway I hope you manage to find your smile again. You always did that well.


I'll give 2 gmail accounts to anyone that can help figure out how to play/burn .xvid files...I am totally lost. Thanks.

Emery Walker

My name is Emery Walker. I visited your web site and learned that your
father has passed away. I wish to offer my condolences to you and your
family during this very difficult time. Please know that my thoughts and
prayers are with you all.

Be comforted in knowing that he'll be watching over you. I'm sure you have
many pleasant memories of him and the family that you will forever cherish.

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Be assured that your many friends and
fans are mourning the loss of your father.

Your Fan,
Emery Walker


check my blog for gmail invites @: dturnbull.net


Sorry for your loss Sarah.

World Tech Guy

Sarah, I join the others in saying how sorry I am about the loss of your father. Hopefully, some things will happen and some words will be said that will give you some comfort. But I imagine the greatest comfort is that you had a great relationship with your Dad and that the memories of it will carry you forward.


You speak for all of us

Bri guy

My deepest sympathy for your loss....I know and still feel your pain from the loss of both my parents to cancer. Always remember, you are not alone. Someone will always be there to help.


I'm sorry for you I lost my sister and I will never get over it. I still dream about her. I still dream that she will come back to me. I'm sorry you lost your Dad.


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And sarah I'm sorry about your loss, i lost my grandparents recently


I'll just speak from my heart. When I read your last post, my eyes watered. Cry a little and hug a little. There's not much more to say without sounding weird, but just know that your family, friends, and fans love you.

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