If you ever wanted to support an open-source project but you are not a programmer, here's one (of many possible) ways to help:
To quote from the announcement:
We’re hoping to build real subtitle support into Miro in the next couple months, but we need your help! So we’ve started a Kickstarter project to raise $1,000 to develop this feature for Miro on all three platforms: Windows, Mac, and Linux. Can you pledge to help make it happen? One of the great things about the Kickstarter model is that unless we can reach $1,000, your pledge won’t be charged.
(if you live in the United States, donations are tax deductible — we are a 501c3 non-profit)
There are 11 days left to make a pledge.
As mentioned earlier, I wanted to package the KDE videoblog client kitty for Debian. I finally found the time to really do it, and the package has entered Debian unstable a few days ago. The first bug has already been reported (sigh), but I'm working on it.
kitty got even mentioned in Debian Weekly News (w00t!)
I stumbled over a very nice article over at MacDevCenter which explains how to use a cheap, standard A/V-to-RCA cable to direct the video output of a 5g video iPod to your TV.
That's sure something I need to try soonish! I was a bit reluctant to buy the not-so-cheap Apple cable. This guide not only saves me some money, but it's also nicer being able to use standard components instead of proprietary stuff...
Update 2006-01-07: I have tested video playback using such a standard cable today and it works fine! The video quality is quite good, too, even at 320x240 (but you can probably also have bigger videos, I guess). Using a cable which only has two connectors (white and red probably) works too, but you only get audio and no video then.
Due to the lack of a working TV-card for testing purposes, I seek a co-maintainer for the aatv Debian package. aatv is a program to watch TV in a text-based console (uses aalib).
If you're interested, please contact me.
Wow. The BBC maintains and contributes to Open Source projects. I'm impressed. They have quite a few projects there, several CPAN modules and lots of media and video related projects.
(via Boing Boing)