Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hats off to Roger Dingledine

Not only did Roger (Arma) take the trouble to write a blog post about the Guardian "exposé" he also  responded to the comments that visitors posted about it.

Some of the comments were accusatory, in that Tor did have a problem or that they are in cahoots with the NSA, but he responded, I think, in a manner that was wholly appropriate. Not only did he address each point, technical or political, he was also tolerant of the idiotic.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Problems with Netflix Audio Sync

If you search for this problem on the Internet the first result that you will find is a posting from Netflix that  indicates to me that they don't know what the fix is for this.

I have seen this phenomena before on downloaded media from torrent websites. The fact that you are streaming media from a paid subscription to Netflix does not mean that you will not see this there.

If a media stream is not encoded correctly the Audio and Video can often fall out-of-sync. This could be due to a  number of reasons but once the delay or advance has occurred on the original media stream it is not easy to correct it.

If there are problems with the audio/video sync on media watched on-line from Netflix it is more than likely to be a problem at their end than with your equipment.

I have documented this in more detail on