NimitzFan (May 29th, 2010)
the feed is provided by akami.com and most likely it's set to about 6 fps simply due to bandwidth demand. I'm sure there's probably over a hundred thousand computers got it running 24/7. The framerate is nbd, the real devil is in the camera target &lighting.
The real url is:
If you click the link it should launch in windows media player directly.
Last edited by dumgeek; May 28th, 2010 at 02:23 PM. Reason: added video link
yeah this is a 50kbps stream at 320x240, and the quality of the image is excellent. I'd definitely rather have the apparent 2fps stuff now with high quality than an ugly image at high speed. Also helps for folks in the sticks still on phone modems. (lol... what's that?)
RLA is also an abbreviation for Repair Level Analysis. And apparently NASA uses this abbreviation?
alvis yeah you're right that would be the norm, also means time to save on bw depending upon frame to frame compression needs. You set the maximum and the encoder does the rest on the fly. rarely if ever have I seen anything set with a constant bit rate since the early days of digital video.
Last edited by dumgeek; May 28th, 2010 at 02:59 PM. Reason: added you're right.
I am curious about this too. I'm wondering what the knowledgable people think about this and could it/would it have anything to do with the well Mr. Williams spoke of in his 60 Minute interview? The well they got stuck in and had to abandon and start again with the Macondo well? Anybody?
Last edited by company man 1; May 28th, 2010 at 03:51 PM.
CM1's just getting quite a bit angry as I think he thinks that Rlanasa is a dis-info agent straight from BP, and is probably looking for a way to confirm it. I know he sounds quite uncontrolled/angry, but instead of focusing on his intense posts.... pay a little more attention to the person he's directing his anger towards, and exactly why. I give him a wide berth and don't complain because he has proven his worth time and time again with intelligent insight, and information that can be backed up from many sources.
fwiw, I'm not totally stupid, both my uncles were o & g men (operations vp's of major co's), I know a little bit plus one of my best geek buds is a programmer like myself that doubles as a petro-geologist, and knows a lot about what happens in the field (desk jockey I know... but he has 20+ years in this biz so I give him a lot of credit). These 3 people have helped me validate a lot that I've read here from CM1 and others as I go along forming my opinion about wtf is actually happening 5k feet below.
I can see what's going on here. I'm not calling anyone out as I don't have the in depth knowledge that seemingly rlanasa does (if it's real that is), and can't even compare with basic knowledge of a drilling rig from operators here in this forum. So, I think a lot of us sit back and let CM1 do it for us.
CM1's po'd. He indeed could lose his livelyhood due to the people that caused this incident. What better safe place than a forum where the biggest weapon is a keyboard behind an anonymous screen name against a suspected (but not confirmed) dis-info agent.