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Here are a couple of Atomic Betty QuickTime movies that I found from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (Atomic Betty came out in around 2003-2004 BTW):

http://web.archive.org/web/20060815105701/http://www.atomicbetty.com:80/...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060815110612/http://www.atomicbetty.com:80/...

As well as these film industry history videos about Widescreen from an archived copy of John Berger's Widescreen.org website from 2006 to early 2016 before he switched to HTML5 YouTube Embeds:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060113204202/http://www.widescreen.org:80/m...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060113203627/http://www.widescreen.org:80/m...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060113204019/http://www.widescreen.org:80/m...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060113200858/http://www.widescreen.org:80/m... (R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame)

http://web.archive.org/web/20060113195150/http://www.widescreen.org:80/m...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060113202445/http://www.widescreen.org:80/m...

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Great finds, Katie! Laughing out loud

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Found the Benji Zax and the Alien Prince TV Show Opening from 1983:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71QkcZQgOH4

As well as a skit from The Great White North featuring Bob and Doug McKenzie from 1981:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-ZvAVcBIrQ

As always, both would make good YouTube to QuickTime conversions of these early 80s classics. (For the first time for Cornica!)

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Found some clips, featurettes and trailers of the DreamWorks movie series "Shrek" (only Shrek 1 and Shrek 2 from 2001-2004 would fit Cornica the most) from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/20011228222036/http://www.shrek.com:80/clips/...

http://web.archive.org/web/20021105111943/http://www.shrek.com:80/clips/...

http://web.archive.org/web/20020409011114/http://www.shrek.com:80/clips/...

http://web.archive.org/web/20020327121444/http://www.shrek.com:80/clips/...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060206081530/http://www.shrek.com:80/clips/...

http://web.archive.org/web/20020215065221/http://www.shrek.com:80/clips/...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060719051758/http://www.shrek.com:80/clips/...

Now here's a huge batch of QuickTime movies of the Pixar movies from 1995-2004, starting with Toy Story and ending with The Incredibles, excluding the Disney acquisition and Pixar films starting with the 2006 release of Cars, all retrieved from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221120755/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221114527/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060728173937/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018155021/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224012324/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221123112/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060209184717/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224010902/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221115134/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221121758/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051223223713/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051223221058/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221103253/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221120627/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018160006/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221115335/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060726055324/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051221124108/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224012242/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018153919/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018154100/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20020124201853/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018155943/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018155520/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018152844/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018153135/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224012013/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051219161248/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060706182834/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224015522/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224015451/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224015428/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051018151651/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20060207183801/http://www.pixar.com:80/theate...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224205848/http://www.pixar.com:80/featur...

http://web.archive.org/web/20051224210304/http://www.pixar.com:80/featur...

http://web.archive.org/web/19971108142648/http://www.pixar.com:80/featur...

http://web.archive.org/web/19971108134712/http://www.pixar.com:80/featur...

http://web.archive.org/web/20000818094353/http://www.pixar.com:80/featur...

http://web.archive.org/web/20000818094408/http://www.pixar.com:80/featur...

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Katie, you're awesome! I'll take some time for me to dig through it while preparing another update. Anyway, appreciate your efforts - thanks a lot!

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Maybe add some YTP's ynow like cdi zelda sonic stuff like that i am sure it would run great

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So ... while the videos for publishing still pile up here for editing (sorry to those who sent in stuff / made suggestions), we're on update #10 now.

Somewhat celebrating that occassion, I gave Cornica a little facelift. Prettier (I hope), smaller footprint (I know) and still Netscape 3 compatible. Using less code should improve loading times.

Visit Cornica

I’d be glad to hear from your experience with the redesign, especially those on 68030 & 040 Macs or 1st gen PowerPCs.

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Small suggestion ...

Maybe make the beige sidebars translucently gray or aqua colored, to signify the Mac's glory days in the late '90s and early '000s? Perhaps some pinstripes could even be included somewhere as a nod to early OS X and Apple's earlier website versions? I think that would make the site even better looking than it is now.

And this would especially fit with the video library timeframe, come to think of it.

Another suggestion: it would be pretty cool to include several videos of prominent '90s UNIX workstations, like the Sun and Silicon Graphics machines, to fit in with the retro computing theme as well as bearing a kind of likeness to the G3 Macs. - I could even provide some links if necessary.

And finally, a question: how feasible would it be to host all the videos as MPEG-2s instead of QuickTime movies? Doing this would open up the number of computers and operating systems able to watch the hosted videos by a considerable margin, and would as a side effect offer Cornica.org to many more retro computing communities than just the PowerPC / 68k folks, effectively expanding its reach and public awareness in the process as a special, entirely community-run, curated "YouTube" of sorts for vintage platforms.

There is even the chance that with a large enough influence, you might even be able to start accepting both volunteers and donations to help with site maintenance and long-term growth, taking Cornica to even higher heights.

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Great work with the redesign, by the way. My MDD loads pages even faster now than it did before. Smile

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I have to say, I like the new look! Laughing out loud I am an aqua nut, so if you make it skinnable, that would be insanely great, lol!

The MPEG-2 suggestion definitely sounds like a good future update for sure, being that it can add a lot of new content. I want to add that while MPEG-1 is very decent for early PPC Macs, it is actually CinePak that, when encoded for PCs and Macs, plays on both 68k Macs as well as early PCs and all other major platforms from that era, making it a universal video format of that period, even though it uses more digital space and offer less quality compared to newer standards like MPEG-2 and Soreson video.

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Just thought I'd let everyone know that Cornica is back from summer break. Update #11 just added a couple of cool new videos for enjoying them on your 'obsolete' Mac Smile

=> http://www.cornica.org

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Say 'hello' - to the new enhanced Cornica Smile

Finally out of "Open Beta" status. This is the final design. Based on all the feedback I've got in the past months.

Some new features:

  • Videos come on separate pages and are already embedded for YouTube-style playback
  • Random-video-bar for easy exploration
  • Search the page with our retro compatible site search!
  • Upload your videos via FTP and share them with Cornica

Yet still fully functional on a 68k Mac running Netscape 4.08! Bring your old Macs back online for some "computer video" Smile

Check it out => http://www.cornica.org

Thanks to everyone taking the time to write back with ideas, suggestions and error reports! Smile

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Congrats on a job very well done! Laughing out loud it's so clean now and easy to use on the Classic Mac OS, even 68k Macs.. just wow!

You know, it's a testament to spirit of the Mac Garden to see something like this, that actually works best on the platform we enjoy the most: our old-school Macs, of course Wink

And I absolutely love the random videos on the homepage. Gee-whiz, I wonder who came up with that brilliant idea? Lol. Great work my friend!

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Excellent work, Bolkonskij. Top notch. Smile

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Great job! Smile

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Thanks a lot for the positive feedback guys! This is really encouraging Smile

In the meantime, Cornica saw two content updates - including the introduction of a "Microsoft" category. (ya'll wanna see Gates & Balmer dance at the Win95 launch on your old Performa, do you? Laughing out loud )

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love it using it on snow leopard

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and of course jaguar Laughing out loud

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Alright friends, the final 2020 update for Cornica is in. We're at about 300 videos in our database now. Free for everyone! Probably not a bad turn-out for the effectively 9 months of life of Cornica 2.0.

Here's something I'd like to hear your opinion on:

As you know, we offer videos in two versions on Cornica:

- a small one for 68k Macs and low end PowerPCs. Usually with 90's resolutions like 256x192.
- a slightly bigger one (like 480x360) for faster beige PowerPC Macs or G3s and higher.

The idea
I've now been approached by a Cornica user (maybe he'll post here too?) with the idea of adding videos for High-End G4 and G5s. So we're talking about 360p or 480p Quicktime video.

I haven't seen the need for it until now, because those powerful machines have great means of accessing YouTube (thanks to alex_free's excellent work!) and I'm not sure if there's any interest at all.

The original mission
My main goal has always been to bring Mac OS users video entertainment back. This would extend Cornica into the realms of OSX PowerPC (and probably beyond). Which might defer it from its original mission. On the other hand, it might broaden Cornica's appeal and also give those videos a safe place for the future. (who knows what plans YouTube or the music industry's lawyers have for the future)

What I am interested in:

- are Quicktime videos for high-end PowerPC /early Intel Macs something you'd be interested in?
- or should Cornica focus on (the classic) Mac OS only?

Let me know what you think please. Really looking for input here.

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Personally I think the content should remain Cinepak/Sorenson based - afterall, Youtube is there for the higher resolution content and as I demonstrated recently with my custom scripts and browser that integrate with PPCMC7, even a sub 500Mhz G3 can do Youtube:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2021-youtube-player-for-g3-and-low-...

Incidentally, I've recently converted all 20 parts of the UK Gov's Protect & Survive nuclear war information films from the 1970s - this morning I uploaded the first 3 parts to Cornica - I hope you'll want to use them on the site.

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It being an extra option, I don't see how it would be bad. But I find the idea interesting because even within the confines of Mac OS 9, it should be able to handle 480p (and higher?) QuickTime videos just fine with a respectable GPU and/or CPU. In fact, even the Mac mini under OS 9 should be able to handle that with ease, I believe, and it's becoming a more and more popular OS 9 machine, as word about that breakthrough is spreading further and further out to the public.

But I do think the earliest machines deserve the biggest focus, yes.

As for OS-X-only machines, like the G5s and especially early Intel Macs, I'm not sure. I do think it doesn't make as much sense if a video can't be played by any pre-OS-X machine, but it would be interesting to see some of those videos in original, highest quality form, but only from the point of view of preservation, and I'm not sure how much that would be one of Cornica's goals.

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My 500Mhz G3 iMac plays 480P (Sorenson3 codec) videos in OS9 fine.

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I've uploaded 33 videos to Cornica FTP today - let me know if it's not the kind of stuff you want Smile

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Right. Essentially, the basic idea was that it would offer a more comprehensive video solution and selection for all PowerPC machines (and not just one subsection), and being that TenFourFox / WebKit / etc. will one day in the future also be unable to connect to YouTube, this will effectively futureproof the ability to watch videos online with a Power Macintosh - of any type.

In my opinion, it would be shortsighted to continue relying solely on YouTube for this task, especially given the fact that they keep finding ways (seemingly every week) to undermine our solutions. So rather than continue fighting an uphill battle with no alternatives in sight (so to speak), we can just improve on our own pre-existing online video place for relevant content instead. And its special accommodations for 68k and early PowerPC machines wouldn't change, it would just have additional accommodations for later systems as well. Like an add-on.

I'm not so sure about inclusions for early Intel, though. That would definitely be a stretch in concept, or at least at this time.

@Bolkonskij I'm still working on getting those videos optimized and uploaded for you. Unfortunately, I've been mostly tied this week, so I haven't had much time yet.

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@Dronecatcher - wow, amazing! Thank you very much - for both the massive uploads (just downloading ...) and your great effort with enabling YouTube playback on G3. Very neat!

Cornica's mission was and is to bring video entertainment to Mac OS first and foremost. If OSX or Windows users use them too, I'm more than happy! But I'm unsure if I'd really want to tinker with Cornica to fit their requirements. I don't think so, no.

However, if OS9 machines handle 480p videos with Sorenson 3 at a decent framerate, I don't see a reason why not to add them. I just have no idea how popular they will be. I guess time (and download stats) will show.

@z970 - don't worry, I'm working on some movie files of my own and then it'll take some time to go through Dronecatcher's uploads, so there's no hurry, really Smile

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@Bolkonskij tried sending an email to info@cornica.org earlier but i think ill post it here too i am unable to fit any of the videos on there on a 1.44MB floppy disk to transfer to my powerbook 100x series laptop using dropstuff compressed in a non-X stuffit binary using stuffit standard edition 8.0? on my intel mac