Download Data

Laugh Logger's data, although copyrighted, are available for download and use according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. The following files are suitable for importing into Excel or other spreadsheet/database applications.

  • Laugh Logger titles data
    • File size: 134.8 KB
    • Last updated: 03 June 2020 19:23:33 GMT.
    • A comma-delimited file (CSV) listing all Laugh Logger titles with their statistics (e.g., average laugh interval)
    • Also availalble in XML format
      • File size: 856.1 KB.
      • Last updated: 03 June 2020 19:23:33 GMT.

Download Source Code

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Laugh Logger's source code will be available on GitHub as open-source software, someday.

Download and Install VLC

Get VLC Media Player

Much as we love VLC, we have to acknowledge one occasional problem with it. Sometimes updates to VLC manage to break a key function that Laugh Logger requires. At least twice during our use of VLC, the ability to embed time-code data into the names of "screen shots" has been busted.

As a safeguard against this problem, we provide (below) versions of VLC that do support time-code embedding.

Also, although VLC contains no malware, it will take over the playing of all of your audio and video files if you do not un-check certain boxes during installation. Specifically, VLC asks you to "Choose Components" during installation:

VLC set-up screen 1

If you do not want VLC to be your computer's default media-playing software, then scroll down in the display box until you see this:

VLC setup 2

See all those checked boxes under "File Type Associations"? Un-check them so that it looks like this:

VLC setup 3

Now, your standard audio and video player will continue to work as before.

Download Versions of VLC Known to Work with Laugh Logger

Get VLC Media Player

Right-click the name of your operating system below and then choose to "Save Link as..." or "Save Target..." or something similar. Save the file somewhere you can find later. Then run the file to install VLC.

If you'd like to download VLC from its home page, head over here.


Jeremy Butler
Professor Emeritus, TV and Film Studies
The University of Alabama
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Formerly Supported By

Telecommunication and Film Department

College of Communication and Information Sciences

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