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Peregrine has been working with topcat to get his video of M 8.5 on the front page of mepiscommunity.org, replacing the sequence of desktops that has been there for a year and a half.

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It looks good. He might incorporate some conky widgets to make it look cooler. :yay:


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Take care with that song. It was licensed by MS when XP was introduced. And in general, you cannot use music without the artist's permission, I believe...

Other than that, very nice. Just not too fond of Flash content personally...

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maybe do the video in HTML5 / Ogg theora now, and have a WebM-Vp8 video ready to go for the next FireFox update?

Also, on the subject of music, whenever I needed a "stock" audio track for AC, I'd grab one from http://www.ocremix.org :: the only caveat is that you need to credit OCRemix on the same web-page that the track is used.

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I believe that the previous 'changing desktops' had much more appeal.
Maybe just try 'modernizing' that look...?
I've seen too much rotating cubes by now. It's not a novelty anymore.

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ko wrote:
I believe that the previous 'changing desktops' had much more appeal.
Maybe just try 'modernizing' that look...?
I've seen too much rotating cubes by now. It's not a novelty anymore.

Ko
I agree, and a first-time viewer wouldn't know what it is anyway.


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Looks nice and runs well.

Agree with Carl. Music has to go - it's all copyright. Esp the "Stones: intro. You'd need to get that off ASAP.

Saist's idea is a good one. Have a listen to this piece - it's perfect for an OS display

I really like the overall idea though. What I'd suggest including -
  • Startup - like you have it now
  • Just a little bit of the cube / eyecandy so you know it's available
  • Focus on apps - Browser, Email, Music, Video - try and include the most popular apps we know. Maybe even show something like google-earth running?
  • Close-down and fade-out

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Too bad the Stones have to go, one of my favorite groups. But I like the new slide show, much more interesting than the changing desktops.

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What new slideshow are you looking at. I do not have anything up there at the moment.

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peregrine wrote:
What new slideshow are you looking at. I do not have anything up there at the moment.


Upper right with the Stones music and Mepis 8.5 slides.

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