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  2. Eric Matyas

    Building a Library of Images for Everyone

    Wow…I can’t believe we’re in December already….I feel like it was just summer! Well, okay then…to start off the month, new seamless images are ready for your projects on these pages: TXR – BRICK https://soundimage.org/txr-brick/ TXR – BRICK – Cartoon https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-cartoon/ TXR – STUCCO https://soundimage.org/txr-stucco/ TXR – STUCCO – Cartoon https://soundimage.org/txr-stucco-cartoon/ I’ll be working on more cartoon-style fabric textures this week… https://soundimage.org/txr-fabric-cartoon/ …as well as starting a new page for cartoon-style fur images. And more new music updates coming on Wednesday. Have a good week!
  3. Barry

    New website

    Yeah, nothing stands still for long at all and you have to keep using it to keep up. Adobe reversed the Transform tool operation in PS and I just can’t shake off the fact I don’t need the shift key when resizing. My web sites are still down, but my guru in the UK must be waking up soon, probably a server reboot needed
  4. Morturn

    New website

    I find that the website editing software constantly changes without notice. I’m a WordPress user and every time I want to update a page its different
  5. Barry

    New website

    I think I may have broken the new site and also the current one as well. While working on the new site trying to work out how to set up discounts it all went south. Both the new site and the existing one went down. A coincidence? Not likely seeing as they both occupy the same web space. Let’s hope my guru can flick a switch and it all pops up again. I will tell you something. This web creation stuff is like a secret society and I’m not sure they have let me in yet 😇
  6. Barry

    New website

    I am currently up to my neck building a new web site. It’s a bit of a job when you have to take content that has built up over years and then reorganise it, prepare it and get it all into a new site. its not going too bad, but it’s rather like taking on a difficult project with Photoshop when you don’t have experience of the software. The menus that drive the site are extensive. Added to that is my guru is in the UK, so when I get stuck, he’s asleep and when he replies, I’m asleep I may be gone for some time 😀
  7. Tinion 45

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    A executable file has the ability of running software on a PC so that is how viruses can get installed on computers without the users knowledge. So it's no wonder that anti virus packages see an exe file and start to throw up warnings. Digital signatures on exe files from the big players, Microsoft etc. go some way to prevent that blocking, but the small software houses have to spend time and effort trying to get round those same issues, so it becomes frustrating for them just trying to keep up with the changes. Look how many updates Microsoft pump out for security issues alone and never really get on top of it. Malware could be put in an MP4 for example as subtitles, but viruses or security is more likely to be affected by using the player software which is more likely to have vulnerabilities.
  8. Barry

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    My web guru has said much the same and I have allowed download of an unzipped mp4s with no reported problems as you say. There has never been one example of a PTE file executable file containing a virus, but many virus programs will block them. A bit more understandable in those cases. its the blocking that does damage to the reputation even when its unfounded
  9. Tinion 45

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    As a large worldwide corporate user, our remote IT department are big on cyber security. They don't like us sending jpg files as attachments to emails as they can hide viruses or malicious software. They do let us watch You Tube video and are always sending us corporate videos and training packages as MP4 files. This tells us that MP4 files are not as much a cyber security issue. Therefore I think you will be free to send MP4 files rather than zipped. You have been letting people download MP4 files from your mediafire or from your website, and I venture no one has had a problem with viruses from those sources, so I imagine you will be safe from any issues. If you zipped a file with an MP4 that had a virus in it, the user will unzip their end and still have the virus! 🙄
  10. Barry

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    The view of a web professional is that the only way a virus could get into an Mp4 is if I placed it there, which I won’t of course.
  11. Morturn

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    If you look at some of the companies who sell sound tracks, there is a mix. Some do, and some don’t zip the MP3 files. Perhaps its harder or not practical to hide a virus in an mP3 file. So, if space is not an issue than don’t zip them.
  12. Eric Matyas

    Royalty Free Music

    Hey guys, This week’s new free tracks are all from my Technology page: “Friendly Machines” (Looping) “Dance of the Satellites” (Looping) “Digital Sunset” (Looping) “Corporate Espionage” (Looping) “The Triumph of Technology_v001” (Looping) https://soundimage.org/techno/ Enjoy and have a good week!
  13. Barry

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    I should have made my question a little more clear. Not really looking for a size saving, but was thinking of the virus issues. They just don't seem as relevant with Mp4 videos as they are/were with executable files. Is that just my perception of am I missing something. If I have an Mp4 video. so I put it up on line and link to it as an Mp4 or zip it first
  14. Tinion 45

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    Just as quick test I zipped 2 x Mp4 files File 1 was 1.57 minutes of video and 22.3MB size and when zipped it was 21.6MB size. File 2 was your Cloud Storage MP4 which was 17.26 minutes of video and 79.4MB and when zipped it was 73.2MB size. So sending a zip file instead of an MP4 is not going to save you a significant amount of time on uploading or downloading. The only exception I can see is if a customer has some software that prevents MP4 downloads (due to cyber security issues) then that will prevent them downloading.
  15. Barry

    November 2018 Newsletter and Videos

    I suppose not. When your whole life changes, it takes some getting used to.
  16. Barry

    Mp4 videos on the Internet

    Should Mp4 videos be zipped like exe files for transportation over the internet. I feel the answer is no, but I'm not sure and a Google search didn't seem to reveal much. What's the consensus
  17. Morturn

    DNG Files

    Thanks everyone for your comments. I now think that there are arguments for both, with none of them highlighting any significant issues. I think that with good file management organisation and a robust file naming convention, it does not really matter if they are RAW or DNG, so will stick to RAW
  18. Doreen

    November 2018 Newsletter and Videos

    Finding it very hard, it doesn't help with dark rainy days and Christmas does it?
  19. John Steadman

    DNG Files

    A few years ago I did think about saving my nef processed raw files to DNG, but after some thought I did not. It was a format that never seemed to be very popular, I now save all processed files as a TIFF format and for print.
  20. Barry

    DNG Files

    You can set the import via Bridge to Dng and it seems to remember the setting, so it’s easy to set up and have the dng option for the future. There doesn’t seem to be a downside, so you could ask why not?
  21. Barry

    November 2018 Newsletter and Videos

    hey Doreen, how you doing?
  22. Doreen

    November 2018 Newsletter and Videos

    Thank you Barry, very interesting😃
  23. Doreen

    DNG Files

    A few years ago I started to convert my raw files to dng files and also write them to cd disks. I got a little paranoid after I read the info from the Photography Institute, they suggested the safest way to store files now and for future use would be dng format, I don’t know why to this day also any printing to save as Tiff files. This became to time consuming. Now I keep all CRaw files on external drives. For printing I convert to jpg 300dpi.
  24. Eric Matyas

    Building a Library of Images for Everyone

    I was a bit under the weather this past weekend...(still am actually)...but I did manage to get some new images done here: https://soundimage.org/txr-abstract-cartoon/ I also opened a new page: https://soundimage.org/txr-fabric-cartoon/ Many more to come…plus new music tracks on Wednesday…see you then!
  25. Barry

    Site Maps

    It's not so much not having a sitemap, I think they are created automatically. Its having a link to a sitemap so visitors can browse it. Just takes up a menu spot that may be better used for something more relevant.
  26. Tinion 45

    DNG Files

    Yes I thought at one stage Adobe were slow to update ACR when new cameras came out and suggesting users convert to DNG, in the hope it would take off. I think the latest software, I can't remember if it is Luminar or ON1 that can open any RAW file without developing specialist software with help from the camera manufacturer. This means you can read any RAW file from New, present or future cameras.
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