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July, 2006

  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Updates coming

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    I know it's been a while since I last blogged anything -- I was on holiday last week and I've been busy this week. I will try to post more iHD samples (and part 3 of the inheritance series) sometime soon...
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    How do I get started with iHD?

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    Many DVD authoring professionals may be wondering how they can get started with HD DVD. Probably the first thing to do is to download the iHD Jumpstart kit and get yourself a good XML editor (like the free Visual Studio Web Developer edition ) and a graphics...
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    Random Post about Music

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    Armin van Buuren's State of Trance 2006 is a must-have CD for any trance fans. I recently learnt that the BBC chose the Pet Shop Boys' track Numb for their World Cup Montage [no hyperlink; it was taken down]. And the Pet Shop Boys will be in Seattle...
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    Drop-Down Menus in 100% Pure Markup

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    The samples lately may have seemed a bit "script heavy" for a system that is supposed to be markup based, so today we have a drop-down menu system driven entirely from markup, savvy? Of course the menu doesn't do anything without script (it is just...
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    More Interlaced / Progressive Info

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    Seems not everyone believes me when I say that for filmed content (24fps), 30i gives the same end result as 30p. Well, check out the latest review of the Samsung BD-P1000 player for a bit of a hint. The review very clearly states (and you can confirm...
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    Dead Man's Chest

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    Just a quickie tonight -- I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest last night. Brilliant movie! It's a little slow to start, but it soon picks up with pretty much more of the same fun and adventure from the first one . The soundtrack...
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    Pretty Buttons

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    Tonight's sample is for animating buttons in a generic way. As with all the samples on my blog, this is just one way you can approach things in iHD; nothing says it is the only way (or even the best way). The animation will be a simple "roll-over" effect...
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    Radio Groups in iHD

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    One of the things you take for granted in many programming environments is the default "widget" set that includes things like buttons, text boxes, and so on. These widgets make up the basic UI that your applications displays to users to display data and...
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