Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hack the CVS Disposable Vid Cam

UPDATE: ok ok, so a lot of you can't see this video, because it was compressed in apple H.264 codec, which can only be viewed in QuickTime 7 on a MAC.
so chill and i'm transcoding it so anyone can watch it.
i didnt make this video, i revlogged it, so don't blame me.
oh, and it's 9 minutes long, thats why it takes a while. still worth it.


thanks to dave over at evil genius chronicles, you can now hack into the CVS Disposable video camera. $30 for a digital camera? that's the nice price!

11 comments:

The Faux Press said...

Did you move over to QT7? Got QT error in ANT. :(

Micke said...

didn't work for me with iTunes either... :(

Randolfe Wicker said...

It took a long long time to load and play. It was certainly well-done good technical instruction.

However, I wonder if we make a mistake on focusing on the camera barrier to vlogging.

Won't far more people be blocked from vlogging by lack of access to computers new enough and strong enough to post video?

For instance, you aren't allowed to upload at public libraries or Internet cafes.

Many people have PCs which have always been years behind Macs when it comes to handling video.

I suspect this issue of "access" to vlogging at achools, etc. is soon going to be a hotly discussed subject.

Anonymous said...

Ryann . . . I could not wait forever for the video to play, I have high speed connection, but still I have noticed lately that most of your videos are very long in loading, perhaps you might need to check this out.

I still like the content of your work and look forward to reviewing more . . . thanks for being one of the leaders in vlogging, you and Jay have done a remarkable task.

I am 70 years old and am very impressed as to what we have for modern communications today . . .
please keep up the good work.

Jen Simmons said...

Yeah, it won't work for me either. I'm assuming it's QT7. Make a QT6 version!!

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Anonymous said...

I'm on a Mac, I have QT 7.0.1 and still couldn't watch the video... (?) I wonder, does it have to be QT Pro?

Anonymous said...

I'm on a Mac, I have QT 7.0.1 and still couldn't watch the video... (?) I wonder, does it have to be QT Pro?

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CRISPIN WEBB said...

Thanks for reminding me of this little hack. It was very easy and took less than an hour and i took my time.. Now i have a great little video camera for less than 30 dollars. If anyone needs help making a cable i have made two now, Oh and pc users you should know that the video plays fine without compressing it with ffmpeg or anything else but im on a mac and have to compress it to play the sound correctly..

thanks

crispin