Fri, 05 Jun 2009

Jim Henson Co.

I received an email this morning:

  From: David XXX <>
  To: <>
  Subject: libsndfile usage
  Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:52:02 -0700
  User-Agent: Mozilla-Thunderbird (X11/20090103)

  Erik, just thought I would mention we have been using libsndfile
  internally at the Jim Henson Co. for a while, we recently got approval
  to open source some of our utilities which mostly use libsndfile to read
  in wav files for encoding into a quicktime file, using libquicktime. We
  released them as usage examples and extras for libquicktime.

  David XXX
  Pipeline Tools Programmer
  Jim Henson Creature Shop

This is so cool.

Of course Jim Henson and Company are probably best known for the Muppets and Sesame Street but a couple of years ago my then four year old daughter absolutely loved watching Bear in the Big Blue House.

In a subsequent email David explained that the Bear program was before his time, and that libsndfile was being used as part of the render process in the production of Sid the Science Kid which I don't think has reached this country yet.

Posted at: 21:06 | Category: CodeHacking/libsndfile | Permalink