I think in the future, when Pikmin 3 is getting more attention, and consequentially this wikia will get more traffic, we should think about using a livestream account for Pikmin. We could use it to just talk out of the context of the wiki, and we could upload glitch and speedrun videos to play. If anyone has the equipment, we could livestream. I think it would strengthen the community, and more people would go on then the chatrooms. FWI, basic livestream accounts are free. What a livestream account is is basically an online tv station, where we can play whatever video we want (including live videos).
Bumping this page to top of recent changes; I think we should discuss this. Also, it doesn't have to be Livestream, just and streaming site. 220.127.116.11 12:47, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
So what is Livestream exactly?Hmm... looking into I see a little more, interesting... also, not too long ago thought about maybe doing some sort of Pikipedia podcast or something... This seems like a semi-good place to bring that up... I'm ~LonelyTurret~ And I approve this message.
- hopefully, by the time Pikmin 3 comes out, I will have a reasonably fast computer, instead of this white shiny paperweight (also known as a mac) (I didn't get the mac out of my own volition). BTW, Green, what type of setup do you have? 18.104.22.168 22:46, October 9, 2009 (UTC)
- Computer speed has relatively nothing to do with it, unless you have a computer so slow it can't encode the source fairly well on-the-fly; I was talking about network speed, which depends on your ISP. I, at the moment and for the next at least 3 years apart from holidays, am at university, with no TV, no capture devices, and certainly no Pikmin... GP
- Well, I have an awful laptop with 512 memory and 1.67 ghzX1 processor, but it functions at 1/2 that. I hope I can run fraps and upload at the same time >.> Also, Green, what is your comp like? 22.214.171.124 22:35, October 10, 2009 (UTC)
- Well, uploading doesn't really take much processing, so if you can run fraps, then you can upload at the same time. I have a 4GB RAM (DDR2)/2GHz dual-core laptop (yay 18th birthday). But wait, why would you use fraps? I'd've thought that livestream would require that you use its own software? ...Also, you're hipo, right? GP
- I think livestream just uploads the stream, its not like it records it. I hope I can run fraps >.>. Also, nice computer. Do you play any online games? And yes, this is ocolor. Just logged out a lot. 126.96.36.199 09:46, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
- No, I don't really use it for games: the graphics card/chipset/whatever is fail, and I don't use Windows much, if at all.
- And I can't seem to work out much from the site, but I would expect you either have to use their program, or they'll support something standard like UDP/RTP. (Though I don't see where fraps fits into this: that records from the computer output to a file, doesn't it? Does it have network streaming options?) GP
- Well, if you have 4gb ram and 4ghz total processor, you ought to upgrade to a nice enough graphics card. Also, please, PLEASE tell me your other OS is lunix/something other than mac. Here is some info. It doesn't look hard to do, It looks like all you need is a source of video. I think the video you pointed out, Green, is an application that can be used to upload. One could use a plugin or I think even just a raw feed with no app to upload, but it doesn't have the features. We can always use a different site. The way is there, but is there a will? 188.8.131.52 11:39, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
- It's a laptop, so upgrading isn't really a (feasible) possibility, and I don't really feel the need to play resource-intensive commercial PC games (mostly since I'd be stuck in Windows while playing; it's not like they'll work in a virtual machine any better than in Wine). And yeah, Linux - though what's wrong with Macs? I've never used one, but everything I have heard is better than Windows; and they're Unix-based like Linux.
- Let me put it this way. IF OS were knives, windows would be a mid range multi-tool, mac would be a pair of safety cut scissors, and Linux would be a swissarmy knife with 20 attachments. I am going to imbeed some videos from youtube, and I want to know if its OK if I upload your videos. 184.108.40.206 12:07, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
- It just imbeds them, I don't have to upload anything:D ANyways, I will be uploading speed runs and glitches and other misc Pikmin stuff, and if I get a camera, great, but if not, hopefully someone from Pikipedia will, and they can stream too. I think we can use it to chat mostly, and I will see where it goes. ATM the aspect is ridiculous and the format is wrong, I will be making a Pikipedia banner to add at some point. If your name stays attached, do you want me to take it down? I don't know if it does. 220.127.116.11 12:20, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
- For now. It takes a while to import videos from youtube, but I will get it done soon enough. Of course, if someone we can trusts wants to upload stream, I will give them control of that. I am thinking, if we are having a day were we are tired of Pikmin, I might just make it a Pikmin related channel, and play music and other videos when everyone is bored. I'll see how it goes. Maybe we could put a link to it in addition to/ replacing the chatroom, because this has chat as well, and no one seems to go on chat >.> (I have been seeing if anyones been n recently.) 18.104.22.168 14:52, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
Though, Livestream lets you do pretty much the same thing: if you have a camera (/webcam, etc.), you can easily record yourself doing whatever; and I expect sound-only stuff would work too? Otherwise, apparently something called tindeck does that. Not sure what you're thinking of doing, though? GP
Help with GIMP
I am trying to create a label for the channel (the transparent thing in the bottom right of the channel of a regular television channel), but I ca't get GIMP to export a transparent image. I wanted the opacity to be less then 100% so that a person could see what was underneath. I had also cropped all but the Pikmin, so it was basically a layer that I wanted to put over the channel. How do I do that? IAMAHIPO_ocolor 17:02, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
- The image is transparent in GIMP, yes? (You can see the squares behind?) Then just save it as PNG (whatever.png). GP
- Channel? IRC or this livestream thing? If the latter, link please?
Hey guys, when you are in the channel, leaveja comment so I know you were there. Maybe we should have a set time to get on, b/c if everyone goes on for 5 minutes randomly then leaves when no one is there, no one will ever go on at the same time. I emailed you a invite thing to help moderate the channel, upload, and stream, ect, Green.I got all 16 pieces of Dragorn's speed run, just need to get the 45 pikmin 8 day Pikmin 2 run. IAMAHIPO_ocolor 10:06, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
- Or you could go on and stay on as long as you are on the computer... I'm ~LonelyTurret~ And I approve this message.
- Or set the eraser to 10% and knock yourself out :D --Prezintenden
- Grargh, edit conflict. Banner's a bit blech-looking. I just took it and cleaned it up a bit (changes: moved Pikmin about, blurred purple a bit, added Olimar/Louie, added shadows, replaced background, removing those icky white bits you had around the Pikmin):
If you feel like you need some sort of background to anchor things:
Seemed to be lacking a horizon-line:
Couldn't get a nice lower-sky colour, so horizon line with more land instead:
I'll go for last one, too.
Thanks Green. I don't know what we would do without you. Also, good to see Prez isn't dead. I like the banners, but I am gonna make a new one now that I know all that stuff. Thanks. IAMAHIPO_ocolor 21:13, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
EDIT: I am going to use your banner Green, having problems with learning GIMP. Also, half way through uploading the 5:12 speedrun by Nolan 'Radix' Pflug. I separated a new folder/storyboard for if anyone wants to upload their favorite videos (like it look liked Crys was looking into). The thing is, disable the folder for autopilot, so the only way you can play it is if you are manually in the studio. I was thinking, maybe next weekend I could upload a movie, maybe the Super Mario movie or something entirely different, and the editors of Pikipedia could unwind and chat :D. Tell me if you like this, and which movie you want. 22.214.171.124 06:42, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
Just spent 3 hours of slow computer speed uploading it... What's the difference between the two? Is that the 45 Pikmin speedrun one? And, would you watch a movie on the weekend, Green? IAMAHIPO_ocolor 08:14, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
- ...You haven't heard of Miles's run? It's a normal 8-day run, beats Radix's by far. And it's on YT, so you can just link them all. Link. And...no, probably not; my family's meant to be visiting on Saturday, so not then, and I'll have to catch up on work on Sunday, most likely. GP
- Link to a non-Youtube download? It takes probably 100xmore time to transfer data from YT to Livetream than it does to just upload it plus I can only have one at a time from Youtube, so I can't just select>import all and sit back, I have to be on the whole time while it slows my computer to molasses. And the download is better quality. Does it show the underground sections too? Also, I should be in the IRC and the Pikipedia Livestream for about another hour or so, if you want to drop by. IAMAHIPO_ocolor 08:47, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
- Radix's run? Oh God no. And are you just uploading random people's speedruns without giving credit? That doesn't seem like the most ethical thing to do... Miles. 14:36, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
- Equipment? Because if there is I won't probably have it.
- You can choose which clips to import and play without any special equipment or programs. If you have a mic, camera, or screen capture software, you can stream in real-time.
Miles, could you do my a huge favor, and upload you speedrun somewhere? All it needs to be is less than 1gb put together, so if you need to chop it in two halfway that is fine. 126.96.36.199 18:27, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
I have no mic!
- What? Don't you need one?
But then isit something like talking in Messenger?
- Ugh *Slams head on pavement* okay, You CAN broadcast your mic if you have one, it is not NECESSARY I'm ~LonelyTurret~ And I approve this message.
<poll> Which movie do you want to watch (next weekend or this weekend): Super Mario Bros. Movie (campy fun) Pokemon Movie Regular drama movie Regular comedy Regular Action Pulp Fiction (always fun) Punch group (fight club) Or if you want, just suggest something else. srsly. </poll> IAMAHIPO_ocolor 09:28, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
- We need something just incredibly awesome... that one of us has on DVD... anyway, if I find time tommorow I'll see if I can get DVDs to work on livestream I'm ~LonelyTurret~ And I approve this message.
- MST3K, O Brother Where Art Thou, Vicar of Dibley, I have tons of awesome movies... CAST AWAY! I'm ~LonelyTurret~ And I approve this message.
Well, it looks like we will watch a Pokemon movie, either the first or second one I presume. I'll just torrent the movie and upload, but we need to agree on a time to watch. 188.8.131.52 03:13, October 25, 2009 (UTC)
- Anyone except Pokémon 3.
The time right now to watch Pokemon the first movie is Saturday October 31 7:00 -5UTC (7:00 east), so it isn't too late for our friends across the puddle, but not too early for people in America. If there is enough interest, I will show the second movie afterwards/ the next week. If this conflicts with your schedule, tell me here. 184.108.40.206 14:56, October 29, 2009 (UTC) (IAMAHIPO_ocolor)
- I suggest someone give me their time from the east so I know exactly when to watch at my time (Pacific Time for me)...--FREAK ~GameFreak~ OUT!
You are pacfic time, right Crystal? 220.127.116.11 16:25, October 31, 2009 (UTC)
- Crys is Minnesotian, so he's central so his time will be around 6-7 pm (I think...) Okay, 4 pm it is.--FREAK ~GameFreak~ OUT!
Alright. My mom is having a psychotic episode, she thinks I am trying to beat her up, so if I am not around at 7:00, one of you with studio priveleges just queue the movie please. I am not saying I won't be there, its just my mom is.... unpredictable ATM. 18.104.22.168 16:43, October 31, 2009 (UTC)
- Central, ah, er, well... okay... I was thinking maybe we could watch a horror flick instead for the holiday, no? I'm ~LonelyTurret~ And I approve this message.
See, I haven't watched any Pokémon movie, except the one with Entei and Unown, and it mostly sucked.
Srsly guys. Its only me and gamefreak so far. We are starting in 6 minutes >.>
- Where, where?
Damn! I'll try to be there next time. I think I got distracted playing Master Quest. When is the next movie?
Next saturday, November 7th, we will do this again. The most obvious choice for the next movie is Pokemon 2000, but if anyone wants to watch anything in particular, please feel free to tell. In the mean time, I will be uploading more Pikmin videos. IAMAHIPO_ocolor 23:24, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
Edit: having technical issues. I downloaded the torrent (.avi), but when I go into the studio and press the upload button, my safari freezes :/. Ill try to work it out ASAP, the movie is still on tonight @7:00pm east. 22.214.171.124 17:40, November 7, 2009 (UTC) double edit: used FF, going fine. T minus 6 hours. 126.96.36.199 18:02, November 7, 2009 (UTC) triple edit: talking to people in europe, they would be watching at 1 am, so movie is going on at 5:00 east, though if you had been planing on watching, and this screwed you over, tell me. We will work something out TT_TT 188.8.131.52 18:39, November 7, 2009 (UTC)
- Okay, so that is 2pm for me. That'll work. Hopefully, Prez, Crys, Snakeboss, and others show up. BTW, what movie?--FREAK ~GameFreak~ OUT!
Me green and Prez are all in that chat ATM... It seems Prez is coming, ill
Livestream is being stupid. It is taking ridiculously long to convert it. I uploaded it easily. Livestream just... Idk O.o. Me and Green are working on it. 184.108.40.206 21:23, November 7, 2009 (UTC)
Alright. Livestream isn't cooperating at all. I think we won't be able to do this tonight. If something suddenly kicks in, ill tell you, but the chances of that now seem slim at best. 220.127.116.11 22:06, November 7, 2009 (UTC)
mkay. Tomorrow, sunday Nov. 15 at 5:00 (-5UTC) We can watch the movie. I was away today, just leave a message here if you are going to watch. 18.104.22.168 00:39, November 15, 2009 (UTC)
- Pokemans 2000. I like to watch the early ones b/c the inadvertent innuendo's make for lulz in chatting. If you want to upload something else, do so, but it would be hard to do so by tonight, it might just be easier to save that for next week. 22.214.171.124 11:29, November 15, 2009 (UTC)
... I hope that CL uploaded it, It starts in 45 minutes... I can't always set these things up; its the Pikipedia channel >.>