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2 title: “Tianshi” on Alto Stick
3 date: 2010/08/17
4 tags: music, video, chinese, alto stick, chapman stick
5 flattr: 472329/Tianshi-on-Alto-Stick
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7
8 When my colleague was in the middle of preparations for getting married, he
9 asked me to play a nice song at his wedding. “Nice” songs are a
10 neglected minority in Chinese pop music; most of the popular songs deal with
11 love affairs gone wrong, broken hearts, the loss of the original feeling, or
12 they describe the emptiness after the loved one has passed away. Nothing that
13 would really fit to the (admittedly cheesy) celebration of Eternal Loveā„¢.
14 Hence, my vast catalogue of popular songs was all but useless. I had to learn
15 how to play a new song: Mayday᾿s “Angel”.
16
17 This is my practise session in its blunt ugliness. I spliced in a solo section
18 recorded at a different angle to divert you from the boredom. As you will
19 probably notice, the introduction was lifted from my improvisation
20 [“Flow” which I recorded
21 earlier](/posts/2010-08-05-flow-on-the-alto-stick-video.html).
22
23 (Yes, this is the same shirt as in my last video...)
24
25 My next recording will likely be an original song, unless I will be asked by my
26 friends at youku.com for more sino pop before it is ready.
27
28 <video width="100%" autobuffer controls poster="tianshi.jpg">
29 <source src='/downies/videos/tianshi_low.mp4'/>
30 <source src='/downies/videos/tianshi_low.ogv'/>
31 </video>
32
33 I offer this video for download in several formats. Choose one from the list
34 below. When you do not want to care about codecs, [download the free VLC
35 player](http://videolan.org). If you are on Linux `mplayer` will work fine,
36 too.
37
38
39 ## Medium Quality (HD 720)
40
41 <div class="download">
42 <table>
43 <tr><th>codecs</th><td>h.264 + mp3</td></tr>
44 <tr><th>bitrate A</th><td>192&thinsp;kbps</td></tr>
45 <tr><th>bitrate V</th><td>3&thinsp;Mbps</td></tr>
46 <tr><th>container</th><td>mp4</td></tr>
47 <tr><th>size</th><td>109&thinsp;MB<td></tr>
48 </table>
49 <a href='/downies/videos/tianshi_medium.mp4'>download</a>
50 </div>
51
52 <div class="download">
53 <table>
54 <tr><th>codecs</th><td>ogg theora</td></tr>
55 <tr><th>bitrate A</th><td>192&thinsp;kbps</td></tr>
56 <tr><th>bitrate V</th><td>3&thinsp;Mbps</td></tr>
57 <tr><th>container</th><td>ogv</td></tr>
58 <tr><th>size</th><td>135&thinsp;MB</td></tr>
59 </table>
60 <a href='/downies/videos/tianshi_medium.ogv'>download</a>
61 </div>
62
63
64 ## Low Quality (HD 480)
65
66 <div class="download">
67 <table>
68 <tr><th>codecs</th><td>h.264 + mp3</td></tr>
69 <tr><th>bitrate A</th><td>128&thinsp;kbps</td></tr>
70 <tr><th>bitrate V</th><td>1.5&thinsp;Mbps</td></tr>
71 <tr><th>container</th><td>mp4</td></tr>
72 <tr><th>size</th><td>56&thinsp;MB<td></tr>
73 </table>
74 <a href='/downies/videos/tianshi_low.mp4'>download</a>
75 </div>
76
77 <div class="download">
78 <table>
79 <tr><th>codecs</th><td>ogg theora</td></tr>
80 <tr><th>bitrate A</th><td>128&thinsp;kbps</td></tr>
81 <tr><th>bitrate V</th><td>1.5&thinsp;Mbps</td></tr>
82 <tr><th>container</th><td>ogv</td></tr>
83 <tr><th>size</th><td>55&thinsp;MB</td></tr>
84 </table>
85 <a href='/downies/videos/tianshi_low.ogv'>download</a>
86 </div>
87
88 ## Streaming
89
90 The video is available on both
91 [Youku](http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTk5MDQ4MDE2.html) and
92 [YouTube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSclwOFYIYc).