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Choice Votes   Percent
Yes 31 14.8%   
No 73 34.9%   
Is that even possible? 75 35.9%   
I don't watch anything...except my calculator generating graphs 30 14.4%   

Survey posted 2006-03-22 07:14 by Jon.

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Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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A little bit of a funny story to this survey...I was trying to come up with an idea (all by myself!), and somehow got sidetracked and started browsing IMDB. Somehow, I remembered about TIMM (see link) and wondered how many people use it (or other video->calculator compatible video software) to watch videos on their calculator.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 07:15 GMT

Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
W Hibdon  Account Info
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To be honest, until right now, I never heard of it.

-W-

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 10:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Robert Duncker  Account Info

the videos actually are no videos...just small animations and just few seconds long...

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 13:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Right, but that's the point: being able to watch something animated on your calculator. I don't imagine anyone would be able to watch a full-length movie on their calculator (At least at this point in time).

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 19:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I wouldn't doubt it. Remember the video MV made showing the connection of a USB memory stick into a TI-84+? (I think it was a TI-84+ anyway, if my memory serves me...) He was able to play maybe a minute-long clip of The Matrix from a file on that memory stick. Now, black and white animations are not very large (especially with a resolution of 96x64), so it certainly seems possible to watch a full video on your calculator with the use of an external drive.

Think about it. A CD can hold a fairly good quality full-length movie, and that's 700 MB. Memory sticks nowadays hold up to 2 gigs. You could fit quite a few movies on there if you wanted... but keep in mind that this would be extremely boring as well as pointless because you wouldn't have sound, and the dithering would make the image look so ugly that it wouldn't hold your attention for longer than five minutes max.

Regardless, the possibility remains.

Reply to this comment    23 March 2006, 14:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Then again, if you could somehow combine Mr. Montelongo's audio algorithms with this idea, you could get your sound.

But I'd have to say it would be much easier to buy a portable DVD player or a PSP if you want to watch movies that bad. :)

Reply to this comment    23 March 2006, 14:41 GMT


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Brad Trevaskis  Account Info

the only downfall to a portable dvd or psp is...you can't use them in class. And i would definetly be using my calc movies in class

Reply to this comment    23 March 2006, 17:34 GMT


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MafiaMan  Account Info

Teachers get suspicious when you have headphones or speakers hooked up to your calc. I can't figure out why...

Reply to this comment    24 March 2006, 00:18 GMT


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Mr.Z  Account Info
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I sort of got in trouble for that in art class once. :) The official reason was that we were not allowed to wear headphones in art class. I just went back to doing math & playing Tetris, of course (since we were not doing anything on that particular day).

Reply to this comment    24 March 2006, 03:52 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, even with 4-level grayscale, it would have to be heavily edited just so you could see what's going on.

Reply to this comment    24 March 2006, 19:23 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
elfprince13 Account Info
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with an 84+SE and compression you can fit a fair length clip on there.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 23:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

I can't get TIMM to work correctly with my 89 Titanium. My 83 and 85 are completly out of the question of videos. "Let me see the first part again," "No (insert a friends name here), that was the video," "What, not even a second long and without sound," "Yeah, it bites, but hey, what can I do with 27KB?"

Reply to this comment    23 March 2006, 00:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
aznskinnyman153  Account Info
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Well, in manner of speaking i suppose...

If you set framerate to 10-15 and dither rather than greyscale as well as small viewable area, you can get an entire commercial in! (the funny parts anyway)

Reply to this comment    23 March 2006, 00:25 GMT


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elfprince13 Account Info
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w00t for monochrome

Reply to this comment    23 March 2006, 04:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
yellowPig Account Info

I've written few-second animations (mostly because I'm bored during class) but I've never watched anything real.

Reply to this comment    25 March 2006, 02:44 GMT

Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Patrick Stone  Account Info
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Well, I voted No. Have I ever before? Yes. But not recently nor do I anymore. Like stated above, you normally can't fit an entire video anyway and I am pretty sure it doesn't include sound (but don't quote me on that).

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 14:42 GMT


Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Tyler C  Account Info
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In my terms of watching a vide, no, all I have is an 89T and 83+

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 17:57 GMT

Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Steven Ford  Account Info

wow, didnt know that was possible

i think im gunna go check it out

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 15:14 GMT

Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Shady_0883  Account Info

what TIMM stands for (TEXAS INSTRUMENTS MOVIE MAKER???)

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 18:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
MafiaMan  Account Info

The readme files has two definitions:
Trash In Most Memory
and
TItanium MultiMedia

Reply to this comment    23 March 2006, 00:13 GMT


Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
something1990 Account Info

I just watch greyscale pics with rigview.

Reply to this comment    22 March 2006, 18:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Spellshaper Account Info

yep... rigview rulez ^^

Reply to this comment    28 March 2006, 18:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
Matt M Account Info

Yes, it's actually fairly good

Reply to this comment    28 March 2006, 20:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Do you watch videos on your calculator?
something1990 Account Info

If you take your pictures in the right lighting conditions, then the pictures look extremely realistic. Most cartoons will look great in Rigview. If you haven't downloaded it yet, then do it today.

Reply to this comment    30 March 2006, 19:15 GMT


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thiemster  Account Info

rigview is awesome

Reply to this comment    21 November 2006, 21:25 GMT


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AJLitzau13 Account Info

here here

Reply to this comment    26 September 2007, 21:42 GMT

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