Archive for December, 2008

HD Test 5: The Unofficial Chirstmas Episode

December 26th, 2008 | Category: HPAW,News

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thats right people the return of the unofficial episode, this time in the form of the final HD test.

Teclis and Biske join me (Mempf) as we play online matchmaking followed by the just voted game of the year Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

This test’s goal is to simulate an actual HPAW episode. We know not everyone wants the HD version so the old format (which can be put straight onto any iPod/iPhone and most other devices) will remain but look even better than before. And please people do not try to stream the episodes in a quicktime player in your browser. If this occurs please instead right click on the download link and choose save as.

Hope you enjoy.


UPDATE: HD Testing

December 21st, 2008 | Category: HPAW,News

While I have not yet decided whether or not HPAW will go HD I have started my testing now that I have the new HD capture card in my possession.

Over the course of the next week I will be uploading a series of public video tests to both the HPAW server and to YouTube. Any and all feedback would be appreciated.

Audio is now working with direct game capture. Getting this all to work with the HPAW microphone is next on the list.

Check out the flip at 4:07

The bitrate on HD Test 3 is higher than required resulting in a larger file size. Future tests will hopefully be smaller with little to no quality loss.


UPDATE: Poll of the Week December 15th: HD Edition

December 15th, 2008 | Category: News,Polls

UPDATE: You guys really don’t want HD HPAW?
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Do you download HD (720P+) videos?

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HPAW December 3rd: Dead Space

December 03rd, 2008 | Category: HPAW,News

UPDATE: Part 2 is now available.

Some of you may have guessed that this was coming from the previous HD test and the talk in the Fallout Marathon. Well here it is the Dead Space episode with hopefully improved (though not HD) quality. Capture was done with the PC version of the game and capture from PC which has proven problematic in the past. (Seems great this time)

I have also started a Twitter account for HPAW which I will try to update at least once per day.

Download via Bittorrent

Part 1:
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Part 2:
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HPAW HD Testing

December 01st, 2008 | Category: Gears of War,HPAW,News

Some of you may have noticed that I have uploaded two high definition test videos to YouTube in order to test the new “fmt=22” format (aka 720P). These tests do not mean that HPAW will be presented in high definition. In fact they pretty much mean the opposite. I have found that processing time is over 4x longer for HD content and the files sizes will be in the multiples of gigabytes. It would likely take over 24 hours to get a video from filming to online if we filmed in HD as opposed to the current 3-5 hours.


In other news the Gears of War Marathon is now back on the server and downloadable in its original WMV format.