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BBC R&DTV - Creative Commons Tech TV

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In an interesting, and to be applauded, move from the BBC, they are now releasing a technology based television programme under a Creative Commons non-commercial attribution licence. R&DTV's first episode is now available for free download in a number of file formats. There is a full 30 minute version available, a shorter 5 minute highlight version, as well as a complete Asset Bundle, which includes rushes that may not have made it into the final programme versions.

The BBC's RAD blog has a launch announcement about this, followed up by another post 24 hours later outlining some small fixes.

The programme is PAL 720x576. The aspect appears to be 14:9 anamorphic. The little person inside me who wants the greatest and the best all the time, wonders why the filming wasn't done in HD, even HDV would do.

I thought the "formats" described on the R&DTV website were a bit vague. What does QuickTime format and Matroska format really mean? Sure, I know about QuickTime and Matroska containers, but this doesn't say anything about the video and audio essence contained therein. The best way to find out about this is to download each video and let FFmpeg take a look.

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