Goodbye 2014… and good riddance!

It’s been an interesting year!

After a true roller-coaster, I want to wish everyone the very best for 2015. Its been a great year here on my site with fantastic feedback, and it’s this that helps me carry on. I had over 83,000 page views this year, more than double that of 2013.

It is an international affair, with visitors arriving from every corner of the globe.


I met some great people this year, made a lot of new friends and as always learnt a bucket load more in the world of Forensic Video Analysis.

Remember, if I’m not posting much, you can always check what I have been reading about by following my Rebelmouse page…


So, as we head into another year, here’s hoping that the past 11+ years have not been in vain and I can continue doing what I love…… figuring out video, one frame at a time!



A minecraft afternoon whilst I test a few new apps!

via Flickr


The purpose of this post was a bit of a test. I had read about IFTTT a number of times but never really understood how powerful it could be.

Basically, the Letters stand for If This, Then That. It links two apps together. In my test example I stated that if I post a photo to Flickr then also post it to my WordPress site.

There are loads of Apps that it works with and it’s definitely worth checking out if you scatter and share things around social media and cloud storage.

Available for both iOS and Android from


A bit quiet!

If you thought things were a bit quiet around here…. there is a reason!

I have been working with a number of Forensic Video software and presentation developers in how to improve their products. These really have a great opportunity to change how data is examined and presented.

On a connected note, my work with some of the proprietary codecs has been taken on board by the developers of Mplayer and GOMplayer. Some of these codecs will now be built in as standard…. which is good news for all.

Although I have a number of new and weird formats to write up, I have had to make the tough decision to prioritise my future. As a lot of people will know (Previous Post), I have been forced to reconsider my direction and as such, I need a bit of time to find my feet.

When this roller-coaster of a journey that i’m currently on starts to slow down, I will post back and hopefully I can get things written up! So, with all that said, wish me luck.


All the best,


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.