In memoriam the long gone mariposaHD!
I really was a fan of these cracy guys and so I thought: Why not simply let them relive in the year 2014?
This is the original text from mariposaHD.tv (I don’t link to the now actual mariposahd.tv because it’s a site for “GTA 5 Hack And Cheats” – wtf?!):
Welcome to the future of television!
mariposaHD is the world’s first High Definition TV series distributed directly on the Internet. And it’s free. mariposaHD is recorded, edited, and distributed in the full 1920×1080 pixel resolution of the 1080i standard. We distribute mariposaHD using the BitTorrent peer-to-peer software. With a broadband Internet connection, you can download and watch mariposaHD on your PC, your HDTV, or even a video iPod.
mariposaHD is produced by four ordinary guys who quit their jobs, moved to South America, and decided to make a TV show. We film everything with HDV camcorders and edit the video on a PC in our living room. You can download mariposaHD for free from our Web site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world. mariposaHD is distributed under a Creative Commons license which means that you can keep it, copy it, and share it forever as long as you don’t charge for it or alter it.
This is the way that television should work! So enjoy it,
Mike, Jeff, Dominic, and Tamir
Ok. To be fair. I will not charge for anything but I “altered” the videos with the meaning of I reencoded them to a more now common format, but the real original footage is also available!
Long story made short: Best wishes to the guys behind mariposaHD, where ever they are, what ever they do … Thank you for these great episodes of early HD-video on the internet!
Check out the eight episodes:
- episode 01.01 :: abstract television
- episode 01.02 :: time is an illusion
- episode 01.03 :: without friendship, man cannot be happy
- episode 01.04 :: i see that we meet again
- episode 01.05 :: respect for the rights of others is peace
- episode 01.06 :: we got everything
- episode 01.07 :: solar cycle 27
- episode 01.08 :: adrenaline