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Arcade Fire: Awesome Google Experiment with HMTL 5, Music Video
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Sep 1, 2010, 04:58 AM
 
Chrome Experiments - Arcade Fire

Check out the above. Freaking cool stuff. HTML 5 music video.

Just type in your address and you neighborhood gets loaded into the music video.

I'm using Chrome and it uses 100% of CPU.

Opens up lots of windows, so be forewarn.
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Sep 1, 2010, 07:38 AM
 
ok.... i see a white dude running fanatically in a red light district.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 08:11 AM
 
Just did the first bit with the guy in the hoodie running around, windows popped up of the birds flying around and google map and streetview images of the place I said I lived. Nice job.

PS. I did this in Safari and it still worked.

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Sep 1, 2010, 08:16 AM
 
More musical tech stuff - Aphex Twin face mapping himself onto people in the crowd and projecting it on the screens at a gig. (lots of strobe lights and loudness in the video).


Aphex Twin Uses Face-Mapping Tech to Swap Out Your Head, Eat Your Soul

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Sep 1, 2010, 09:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by hyteckit View Post
I'm using Chrome and it uses 100% of CPU.

Opens up lots of windows, so be forewarn.
How appropriate, for a Flash replacement.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 11:24 AM
 
Well, that was lame. I live in an area surrounded by wood sand trees. It completely missed showing my house.

Fail.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 02:05 PM
 
5fps. Ugh.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 02:22 PM
 
Awesome on a new MBP.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 03:00 PM
 
Safari on a four-year-old MacBook black.

worked really well.

Amazing.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 05:57 PM
 
Cool tech demo. But yeah, 100% cpu usage and stuttering on an 8-core macpro. I'm sure Gruber creamed his apple branded thong.

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Sep 1, 2010, 06:09 PM
 
No stuttering here. This was running on my new iMac i3.
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Sep 1, 2010, 06:28 PM
 
It ran like utter shit, using Safari, on a 13" MBP from last year.
     
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Sep 1, 2010, 06:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
It ran like utter shit, using Safari, on a 13" MBP from last year.
Haha... is it the latest safari? It suppose to have a much faster javascript engine.
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Sep 1, 2010, 07:34 PM
 
Runs like butter on Safari 5.0.1 on my new 27" iMac. But then again, so does full res Mafia 2 so I shouldn't really be surprised

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Sep 3, 2010, 07:49 AM
 
Anyone else not terribly impressed by it? Ooo they overlaid google maps with some basic video of silhouetted birds? It felt more like a tech demo than a music video.
     
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Sep 3, 2010, 09:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
It felt more like a tech demo than a music video.
Yeah, it's almost as if it was some kind experiment.
     
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Sep 3, 2010, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
It ran like utter shit, using Safari, on a 13" MBP from last year.
Ran just fine on my 13" MacBook from 2 years ago. Maybe it just needs tons of RAM? (I have 4GB.)
     
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Sep 3, 2010, 01:48 PM
 
Ran ok here, Quad-Intel. Kind of nifty. Also disappointed that the part of the street they chose in googlemap was really boring just trees.
     
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Sep 3, 2010, 02:30 PM
 
You guys are jaded...

This is an HTML5 demo, not just eye candy or an attempt to make a cool video. You can read about all of the HTML5 specific stuff this demo incorporates: Chrome Experiments - Arcade Fire . The design choices that were made were made to feature the above new capabilities, not to make this a great music video. Some of these capabilities are interesting or exciting, this demo does a good job showcasing this, which is the point of it.

As far as the CPU usage goes, I think some of you need to learn how to analyze CPU usage numbers - 100% usage is not necessarily a bad thing. The stuttering I can't account for though, although with the Google Maps parts of the video I would think that part of that blame rests on the Google Maps engine.
     
   
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