What is (/the original purpose of) a compression shirt? A local store has long-sleeved compression shirts on sale cheap and I've been looking for a cozy-n-toasty shirt for wearing like an undershirt in the winter that isn't longjohn/thermo material.
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Feb 19, 2007 -
What UNIX command-line tool can I used to convert tiff files to lzw-compressed tiff files. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Jan 16, 2007 -
Can you help me be a better home recording engineer? I've posted some things to MuFi which were pretty fun, but are technically suck-tronic.
posted by snsranch
on Jul 17, 2006 -
What's the best way to compress a large mp3 file (70MB) to something that I can send via e-mail on AOL (limit 11 MB)? WinZip only compresses it to 68 MB? Any free programs do the trick?
posted by quintno
on May 7, 2006 -
I remember a typical late 1990s Bubble story where a scammer was hyping a fake streaming video technology to grab investor cash. What name should I look up under? [more inside]
posted by meehawl
on Feb 12, 2006 -
Is it possible to compress a large file while it is writing to disk? My IT shop is developing a program to translate a huge binary file of data to a field delimited text file suitable to be pulled into standard data analysis tools. I know applications can read and manipulate data from a compressed file without explicitly decompressing it. But can translation and compression occur simultaneously or must the whole file be written out and then compressed? This makes a big difference on the data storage requirements. Thanks
posted by queue_strategy
on Feb 2, 2006 -
I'm looking for a Zip file extractor for Windows with some specific requirements that I haven't been able to meet... [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi
on Oct 8, 2005 -
I want to make a compilation of clips from a series of (i think Divx-encoded) AVI files -- basically, a 15 to 20 minute "best of" montage taken from about 10 hours of video. The native resolution of the files is something around 500px by 250 or so -- 16:9 ratio -- 1 hour = ~300MBs. [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Oct 7, 2005 -
What's a good book (or online resource) about audio editing for a beginner who is smart and wants in-depth knowledge? I'm working with dialogue mostly -- not music. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Aug 8, 2005 -
Okay, videophiles...two questions. 1) Where can I host 50-75Mb of QuickTime files online (preferably for free), and b) What are the most efficient web compression settings? [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart
on May 30, 2005 -
This is one of those questions that will make me look very silly when it's answered, so I'll abandon any pretense of dignity straight off: with the ideas set forth in this
comic about talking clip-art dinosaurs, why can't any arbitrarily huge amount of data be transmitted as a simple statement of a date and time?
posted by squidlarkin
on May 10, 2005 -
I've undertaken some data compression research and have been looking for publicly available data sets of large integers without much success. My research is in the same general area as this paper
, and I have contacted the authors but unfortunately their data is lost in the mists of time. Can anyone recommend any publicly available data sets of large integers?
posted by harmfulray
on Apr 29, 2005 -
Is it possible to convert a standard JPEG into a progressive one without losing quality? If so, what can I use to do it?
posted by Nikolai
on Apr 22, 2005 -
So, I've bitten off more than I can chew. I've been handed a 60mb VOB file of a television commercial that I want to post to the website of said company. [more inside]
posted by jmevius
on Mar 7, 2005 -
The Library of Congress uses the MrSID image compression format for many maps and other items available online. How can I get the full-resolution files, in whole, onto my mac so that I can edit/print them from photoshop? [more inside]
posted by luriete
on Feb 27, 2005 -
Is there a free VST- or AudioUnit-compatibile plugin designed to remove or reduce compression artifacts from low-quality audio being re-recorded at a higher bitrate? Or special settings for a specific filter that will do this? I need one for AudioHijack on OS X.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jan 20, 2005 -
When I went with iMovie's "web compression" option -- 240x180, 12 frames a second, unspecified level of compression and "medium-quality" stereo sound -- for a recent 5.5 minute DV clip I shot, I got a 6MB .mov that I felt had serious compression issues. My first swipe at using the "expert" compression settings, conversely, gave me a 230MB file for the same resolution; a second pass was "only" 54MB but the nature of the "better" compression scheme made it look worse. And in my experience, making it an .mpg only makes it bigger. And yet I've seen TV episodes that look reasonably good full-screen and are only 350MB .avi files. I feel like I should be able to get 1 MB/minute of 240x180 video at great
quality -- I've downloaded streaming video that would back up that assumption. Can someone point me toward wisdom?
posted by blueshammer
on Oct 15, 2004 -
[Digiphotography] Is there a difference between a digital photo taken in an lossless file format such as uncompressed TIFF vs. RAW Format?
posted by Fupped Duck
on Aug 7, 2004 -
Yeargh, I stupidly hit "compress old files to save disk space" when the iTunes folder on my WinXP box got towards full. As a result, about half of my music is inacessible through iTunes. At this point, I'm clicking into each artist/album folder and uncompressing them one at a time, then re-adding to the library. I've been at this for three hours and now am up to "C." How do I uncompress these files in one fell swoop? I've been all over the "help" documentation for both WinXP and iTunes as well as Google.
posted by mimi
on Jun 29, 2004 -
Let's say I have an Apple OS X computer with a gigantic, 1.5 GB file that I'd like to put onto 3 or 4 CDs, to give someone. What's the best way to spread a file across several discs? Multiple zip files? The UNIX zip command? Some backup program?
posted by inksyndicate
on Mar 23, 2004 -