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(Actually, Postimg squished it in their preview.) Anyway, don't they know the power of the dark side? (Or that's what they WANT us to think? Clever Sith.) ... https://s9.postimg.cc/juzay33y7/OT_dark.png Wink
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White AND anamorphic? (bring your own lens) Big Grin
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OT turned white? https://s20.postimg.cc/nlcjvjwzv/OT_white.jpg - I like it! EDIT: they introduced two themes, one dark and the other light, like us
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Imagine how many sales they must have lost by not putting out there that their DVD was in 16/9. This was the time where people didn't buy 4/3 DVD because they wanted the best for their newly bought widescreen TVs
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Some companies make errors on the backside...
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Nope subs are only french & english. Why would they list 4/3 on the box I have no idea. I love those weird releases with unique soundtracks.
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Ah, the Dutch RCV release seem to differ from that one.. Maybe an earlier release from RCV, when online listing where not that well maintained...
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Does it have Dutch subtitles? RCV is a company that seems to release in Netherlands and Belgium.
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Here's a link to the cover of the weird Pulp Fiction DVD which contains the surrounds mixes http://www.degaine.com/jaquettedvd/P-jz/...ion_v3.php
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"Have you checked out what Google is up to? Google knows and stores an insane amount of information about you that you probably don't know about. ... you can log into your Google account and view your personal data and tracking history ... You can even download it as one giant file. Just don't try to print it because it will be several million pages." http://www.glennbeck.com/content/audio/4318-hour-1/
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I noticed this has way more information on the edges than the regular Blu... If anyone is interested Wink
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2 well deserved bucks. The price all good DVDs should be.
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At first I thought it was a boot because it's listed as 4/3 but it has an anamorphic print with fully professional menus and it's a factory disc. Probably another one of those weird Belgium DVDs like the Seven DVD which had the Criterion Laserdisc master and soundtracks in anamorphic.
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So another catch... In the bargain bins of a used DVD store, I score one weird Pulp Fiction DVD boasting 2.0 DD apparently original soundmix tracks for both french and english. The french has been on a few french DVDs before, but the english 2.0 only appeared in Greece, Scandinavia & Australia. I checked and this looks like a belgium DVD only is unlisted anywhere.
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Poor Mr Kinney is killed by ED209 again, and again, and again... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t66SNWIBb4I
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I think Apple has some great software for video editing, but it seems to lack an open source community...
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Thanks yeah, I know, and these are people who considers themselves as computer for artists LOL
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Well, no offence, but when it comes to getting things done, Apple isn't exactly the go to anything. I suppose you can try and google reauthoring and OSX
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Thanks it seems all possibilities are Windows software isn't there one on OSX? That's weird.
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You just need to re-author the DVD. You can use a software like DVDRemake.
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I'm on a hack (mac on a PC but no Windows on)
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Guys I want to replace a dub track to a DVD, without re-encoding... How do I do that since the vobs are in fourt parts and my audio is one file?
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Happy Easter to everyone!
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To whom it may concern: MySpleen freeleech ends in 4days20hours and something...
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A local auction house might be better for fans. Propstore probably gets a nice chunk of cash upfront which might make beginning prices for average folks unaffordable. It's just a guess though.
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Nearly all The Shining items sold. Somebody wanted that Overlook Hotel carpeting bad! http://www.astebolaffi.it/en/auction/754/10
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I'm hearing a bunch of items went unsold. No idea which ones though. I thought a local auction house was an odd choice as an outfit like Propstore is better suited to movie memorabilia.
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AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH it was a bunch of mistakes that made their way to this auction. Just goes to show you: Try never to pollute the information stream, because it’s nearly impossible to clean it up again.
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I agree with Silverwook, a key would be cool.
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No, SilverWook, NO!! Don't get a key! Don't open that door! DON'T WALK IN!! Before you know it, you'll be growling ... "He-r-r-r-re's WOOKIE!" Eek
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What I really want from that auction is one of those Overlook Hotel keys. Wink
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The Italian auction description has been badly mistranslated and a whole lot of websites simply ran with it. It's not a deleted or "lost" scene. I've seen a facebook post by the co-author of the book about Kubrick's persnal assistant who has actually held that fim in their hands. It's from a release print.
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I don't know ... that "deleted scene" (as opposed to a "deleted shot") had better be the longest, most story-give-away scene in motion picture history. We should demand a frame and shot count. Here's a "sneak peak" from the auction site (under my magnifying glass Smile anyone recognize this shot?) -- https://s9.postimg.cc/gk3i113f3/The_Shin...akpeak.png
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I think a group effort is in order if we're to bring that deleted scene to light.
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About Shining cut with deleted scene: if it will end up at "only" 3700$, it will be a bargain (even if I'm pretty sure final price will be a lot higher!)
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SFX Secrets: Aspect Ratios - https://player.vimeo.com/video/255452914
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“ 'The Shining' fans may want to save their money for what is probably the most lucrative item being sold: A rare cut of the iconic horror film featuring a deleted scene never released." -- http://www.indiewire.com/2018/03/stanley...201941830/
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@BT: in regard home media releases Japan trumps the rest of the world more than a few times.
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"CX is a noise reduction system for recorded analog audio. ... CX would later see success as the noise reduction used for the stereo analog audio tracks on the LaserDisc format. ... its primary reason for adoption was to decrease the amount of interference between the right channel's FM audio carrier and the video carrier's first chroma sideband." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CX_(audio)
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What's CX?
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@SilverWook "U.S. discs don't even have CX ... Only the Japanese TOS LD's have digital sound." -- D'oh! "JP TRUMPS US"!!
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@Stamper "Apparently the DVDs ... are faded out and lack definition." -- Ah yes, but fixable, at least on the picture level (I haven't worked out a video stream fix): https://s9.postimg.cc/t4f4eui33/Star_Tre...tweaks.png
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@captainsolo I'm still not over that, you know!
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That LDDB listing is in error. (The U.S. discs don't even have CX and I own a few.) Only the Japanese TOS LD's have digital sound. They only came out in season box sets which tend to be expensive even today.
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And they seem to have no mono audio, AFAIK...
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Apparently the DVDs aren't worth it they are faded out and lack definition.
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OK will check the OT thread.
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However some have noted some errors in the mono or a few places where they used a folddown of the 5.1. There's an OT thread somewhere, but on the whole for a ridiculously low price you get almost everything in the original mono.
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I'm very curious to try those LDs but they'd be insanely expensive. For my first TOS viewing last year I got the BDs and they are on the whole excellent-with the original versions and mono selectable on the main menu.
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LaserDisc Database -- https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/21379/LV-...r:-Disc-13 notes mono sound in both digital & analog.
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Oh didn't have the chance to catch that.
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Don't leave out laserdiscs -- they are the earliest, "quality" releases, unless you can find TV-distribution film (all faded red by now, no doubt). BTW, the only non-original sound (in the LDs and videotape releases) is an old, "crooner" song in the first season's "City On The Edge Of Forever" because they didn't want to pay royalties. So it was replaced with sound-alike music. The original song was later restored to it's rightful place in the later DVD release and thereafter (after paying the royalty).
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The new VFX are horrible, I'm watching on Netflix right now absolute horror and the new credits music just sucks.
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Thanks. I'm looking for the original intro music + original VFX so I guess I need to buy those blu ray but they are VC1
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The european BluRay Set is said to contain english 2.0 mono... so maybe there it is... DVDs listed on ofdb.de only seem to contain 5.1 ...
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Anyone knows if there are DVD releases of Star Trek TOS with the original english mono? Or are all the versions remixes?
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Thanks, YouTube ... using technology for obfuscation. I came across a YouTube "blocked in your country" message. But WHERE a video is actually restricted? Nope, they ain't sayin'. Ha! Who needs'em! Just use this -- https://unblockvideos.com/youtube-video-...n-checker/
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It is useless for it unfortunately.
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Hmm ... I wonder if this article, from a few months ago, is any indication? "Intel drags Xeon Phi Knights Hill chips out back... two shots heard" https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/16...ghts_hill/ "To recap the Xeon Phi line: it's not for your common or garden server, workstation or desktop. It's aimed at supercomputer gear with machine code instructions to dash through operations on matrices and other blobs of data at high speed in parallel."
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Has anyone tried using a Xeon Phi coprocessor for video editing?
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10 hours to go!
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47 hours to go to back the book project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/120...-early-ci/
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^ ^ Cool tools ... and so retro! http://www.swftools.org/flash/Matrix.swf . . Cool
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Yay! In 2 hours I am sitting in a train to Frankfurt Airport.... VACATIONS!!! Big Grin
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^^ Apparently swftools can extract video from .swf files
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How about converting it (with something like "SWF to MP4 Converter" - https://convertio.co/swf-mp4/ , or some downloadable software if you prefer to keep it offline)?
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The .swf file in question is video, not vector animation. I have the files locally on my hard drive.
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@ poita -- If the above-mentioned Allavsoft downloader can't find the embedded link to download from a page (and it did work well catching ABC's vid), they switch to their resizeable, video/audio screen-capture mode and grab it as it's playing. I tested that on a YouTube video segment and it worked. Haven't tried a 1080p showing as fullscreen yet. Definitely grab the "5-download trial version" and test it for you use and then, maybe, get it on sale (I think 2 days remain). That should easily catch any .SWF "media" as a working video.
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Definitely upgrade the 4kVideoDownloader. They must keep updating it to keep it operational as YouTube transitions, whereas 2 add-ons I used have moved on to the new FF version/engine and are no longer updating their previous add-ons, which are mostly useless now. The online downloaders are fine for resolutions @ 720p and under, but you must use their apps and/or subscribe to go higher (if higher resolutions exist).
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@BronzeTitan as for the plugin I recommended, I had to basically wait till it had downloaded the whole video in that pop up box (using Vivaldi, a chromium-based browser) and then I was asked to save it. So I needed to keep the webpage open until it was downloaded before I was even asked where to save it ... it's not solved perfectly
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Specifically, if the swf file contains vector animation, you can guess that remuxing it is not really possible, though converting it to something more "usable" may be
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@poita Maybe in a limited number of cases that is theoretically possible, when a normal video is somehow embedded in the swf file. But an swf file generally consists of a variety of things, including graphics, simple or complex programming, vector animations, etc,none of which are compatible with traditional containers I know of, though there are tools to reverse engineer swf files and extract some of the programming and resources (like images/graphics or whatever). Typically videos aren't embedded in swf files, but loaded as separate .flv files, which can be remuxed without problems. But I would say, as a general rule, it depends on the swf file you have.
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Yeah I also have problems with Youtube lately. I use 4K video downloader, but an older version., maybe I need to upgrade
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Can you remux a .swf file?
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Of late, I been having problems with YouTube changing their video delivery and Firefox's YT downloading addons not keeping up. In the newer & changed versions of FF, they may work, but other add-ons that only work in the previous FF versions are not ones I wish to abandon. So, not to leave well enough alone, I kept looking and came across a free, stand-alone YouTube downloader (which can fill the FF-addon gap): 4k Video Downloader https://www.4kdownload.com . Works well, like the old ones used to. Smile
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Thanks! ... only it didn't work (at all) even though Firefox (this version 51) accepted it. Tried some DL sites ("save"-this, "keep"-that, blah-blah) but only one could even find it. That one saved ... a 360p .MP4 video. BUT, with all the searching around, I came across a stand-alone downloader (free trial or on sale $12) Allavsoft http://www.allavsoft.com . It DL'ed the 720p 600mb file from ABC (I poked around and extracted the video link -- https://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=53204229) in it's original .MP4 format, of course.
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You can use Flash Video Downloader to grab it, then remux it (shrinking it from a 600MB ts format to a 500MB mkv or so). Audio is AAC
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Thanks! Is there an easy way to save this? (I'm not getting the sound when watching it. Some magic codec needed?)
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For those who haven't seen it:
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I think it's to pay his artist Marlene Weisman to do the illustrations, the "proposed cover" is likely a rough prototye that Marlene provided for him.
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What I get from reading the kickstarter is that the money taken in goes to create the cover of the book? Maybe they have commisioned someone to do it and need the extra cash to pay them so the print can be released for publishing said book?
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"Chrome" is a dirt word in my house Wink
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You may also try these plugins, depending on your browser: Chrome or Firefox
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Try right-clicking
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Have you noted that from yesterday, is not possible to see images directly into google image searching anymore? You got to visit the website each time... Undecided
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Did some of you back the kickstarter because it passed its goal today? Still plenty of time if you want to jump onboard, should be an interesting book!
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For anyone interested in film history this may be worth backing: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/120...-early-ci/
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I do remember hearing some stories like that as well about the buzzing and such ... long live Block Buster Video ... lol. Smile
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IIRC, there were some early copy protection schemes (pre macrovision) that didn't play nice with certain brands of VCR's, even when connected straight to a tv. One could get buzzing in the audio sometimes.May have been a side effect not intentional. Used to drive me nuts when I would take a rental back to the store and it played perfectly on whatever they were using. I suspect to this day they had one of those little black video stabalizer boxes installed just to avoid givng refunds. Cheap bastards! Wink
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It was always video only Macrovision as far as I'm aware.
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Also, after some searching the web, also no evidence that there where any audio stream based copy protection on VHS. Also no hint that macro vision would temper the audio...
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Thanks
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I never read anything regarding messing with the audio on VHS...
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Hey guys, quick question: are there any known VHS copy protection methods that interfere with audio? I know that different flavors of Macrovision messed up with video, changing it's brightness and color, but none of those ever did anything to the audio signal, right?
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Oh... BTW: I ripped it... And that final stream has said problems on a 7. Gen i7 dual core NUC system with 32gb ram...
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I see the video, but it has digital errors... Both with AnyDVD and powerdvd 16 or 17...the newer one..
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You should rip it first and just play the main feature. You have to use one of VLC dev versions not the current one check out the dev page
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Mhm... Okay, seems as if my PC has problems to decrypt a uhd BD... But at least I got no error putting the disc in, and try to play it on a definitive not new enough PC to start a uhd BD at all...