New ReleasesContrary to the note in last week's newsletter, the news are now coming out on Friday. Why? To give our audience a better chance at digesting what we publish, we have decided to split our releases into two. Every Thursday, a new video will be featured, and every Monday you'll have a new piece of audio – as long as our stock lasts. The newsletter comes out on the day following the release of the video. So, what's new?
Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival (2005)This week's video entry, featuring footage from the tirobhava-day of Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's memorial festival, completes the bundle, complementing last week's adhivasa-kirtan. The footage, split into four files with a duration of more than three hours, contains the entire morning's festivities including the tirobhava-kirtan and the parikrama-procession around the village. Read more!
Krishna-rupa - The beauty of Krishna's formThese two series of recordings, recorded at Rasa-bari on the occasion of Tinkadi Goswami's centennial celebration, feature almost four hours of songs describing Krishna's captivating beauty in the words of Radha and her dear sakhis.
The first evening's songs are led by Sanatana Das Babaji, the second series is led by Lalita Das Babaji. Read more!
New video format introducedFor those of you who are eager for high-quality video yet lack the means to download or store the large DVD-quality files, we are happy to announce the introduction of a new video format, the x264. x264 is an open-source version of the new H264 standard of MPEG4 compression.
In plain English, this means that you can now enjoy near-DVD quality video for a file size less than the VCD files we have. You can read more on it from the Notepad and look at the specs on the Specifications page. All you need to do is to install a small decoder available at a link from the specs page, and it'll play in your media player of choice.
All of our new releases will include a x264 file, and older material will gradually be converted and uploaded as well. While we're at it, we are also reprocessing the other files, fixing contrast, lighting and the such where called for. (The older entries are largely unprocessed.) You can find information on latest x264 additions to our archive on our Releases-page (under News).
Suggestions?If you have suggestions on what we could improve with the website or our productions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Any and all feedback is welcome – we find it inspiring to know that there's an audience out there who is alive and attentive.