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cenutrio
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Nov 26, 2003, 12:52 PM
 
I'm sure if such person does indeed exist, he/she would be extremely popular among other fellow macnn members if...

Interesting BBC program (Gates vs. Jobs)

May be it would be possible to record the documentary, format it, and place it in a server for download. Honestly, I do not know if it would be legal, but overseas Mac users may be interested (I know I am).

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Nov 26, 2003, 02:34 PM
 
I'll have a go. no promises though - my only TV card's in a Performa 6200!

Still, as far as I know it still works ok, so I may make an attempt.

Please, though, if anyone has better equipment then go ahead and record it just in case! (Also, the quality would be better.)


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Nov 26, 2003, 03:20 PM
 
If you have a digital video camera, then recording from the tele is a piece of pie.

take the A/V plug included with you camera and plug it from the camera A/V jack into the tele's Video and (2) Audio jacks. Then play the program, press record on the camera. Switch tapes if you need too if it's too long.

Then import all the footage into iMove and export as compressed quicktime!

Does anyone know of a way to import DV footage directly from the camera into MPEG or such compressed footage so you can avoid the multigigabyte video feeds being saved to your hard drive.
     
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Nov 26, 2003, 03:25 PM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Does anyone know of a way to import DV footage directly from the camera into MPEG or such compressed footage so you can avoid the multigigabyte video feeds being saved to your hard drive.
I sort of doubt that this kind of on-the-fly compression is practical without dedicated hardware. Sorenson squeeze has a DV-capture function, but it still saves a DV-file before you can "squeeze" it.

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Nov 26, 2003, 03:35 PM
 
I'm sure I read that a guy on Ars Technica was going to record it.
     
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Nov 26, 2003, 03:42 PM
 
A guy in this thread over on ArsTec is going to do an MPEG-4 capture.
     
cenutrio  (op)
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Nov 26, 2003, 03:44 PM
 
It would be great to download it. I remember when a bunch of friends and me (Windows and Mac users) rented some years ago "pirates of silicon valley", with lots of pop corn and beer.. It was a very good time...
     
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Nov 26, 2003, 03:59 PM
 
Originally posted by cenutrio:
It would be great to download it. I remember when a bunch of friends and me (Windows and Mac users) rented some years ago "pirates of silicon valley", with lots of pop corn and beer.. It was a very good time...
What a coincidence, I'm downloading Pirates as we speak

So, is there going to be a torrent to this? If so, will it be on suprnova or torrentskickass or both?

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Nov 27, 2003, 06:08 AM
 
I'll record it - I've got a Formac.

It won't be anything particularly interesting though - I don't think you'll learn anything new and I doubt that the men themselves are actually interviewed.
     
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Nov 27, 2003, 07:37 AM
 
Originally posted by Diggory Laycock:
I'll record it - I've got a Formac.
Will you be torrenting this?

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Nov 27, 2003, 08:16 AM
 
Originally posted by - - e r i k - -:
Will you be torrenting this?
possibly - I only have DSL with a max outbound of about 15ks-1

Not sure how to host a torrent - but will go and have a look now.
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 04:39 PM
 
bump
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:30 PM
 
BIll Gates won
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:31 PM
 
Documentary is over.

Result : Bill gates is the most powerful man in the industry.

What else is new?
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:32 PM
 
Gates was named as the winner - Alvin put it down to the fact that his software is in practically everything from cars, computers, fridges etc.....
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:32 PM
 
Originally posted by aktive:
BIll Gates won
Like that was a surprise. It's not like Steve has anywhere near the power of Uncle Bill.

But hey. It's not like I'm gonna go buy Billy product anytime soon anyways.
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:35 PM
 
Originally posted by aktive:
BIll Gates won
and Steve has balls.
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:46 PM
 
If it wasn't for APPLE
WHO would Microsoft steal from??
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 05:53 PM
 
well that was a disappointing show
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
cenutrio  (op)
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Dec 4, 2003, 06:06 PM
 
So, any posibilities of downloading the documentary?
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 06:09 PM
 
Originally posted by Diggory Laycock:
possibly - I only have DSL with a max outbound of about 15ks-1

Not sure how to host a torrent - but will go and have a look now.
you can upload the torrent here SuprNova.org....you'll find instructions on how to upload a torrent....its easy.
     
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Dec 4, 2003, 06:15 PM
 
Let's hear it for a torrent!

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Diggory Laycock
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Dec 4, 2003, 07:24 PM
 
I've recorded it - I was out - and am transcoding to mpeg-4 now.
     
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Dec 5, 2003, 12:07 AM
 
Yes!----->thank you!
     
Diggory Laycock
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Dec 5, 2003, 08:41 AM
 
Right - The transcoding is done.

I have created a .torrent file.

I have also submitted it to supraNova - but it said that the tracker was temporarily off-line.

If I just post a link to the .torrent here - will that work?
     
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Dec 5, 2003, 08:46 AM
 
Originally posted by Diggory Laycock:
Right - The transcoding is done.

I have created a .torrent file.

I have also submitted it to supraNova - but it said that the tracker was temporarily off-line.

If I just post a link to the .torrent here - will that work?
I believe it has to go through a tracker to connect the users together. Not sure of the technicalities, but Suprnova has several trackers. Try one of it's mirrors (it's in news somewhere).

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Dec 5, 2003, 08:53 AM
 
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Dec 5, 2003, 01:19 PM
 
Not working. I think if you input your IP address it will also work.
     
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Dec 5, 2003, 02:09 PM
 
An avi torrent is on mac.torrentskickass.com

Registration required.

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Dec 5, 2003, 02:59 PM
 
cool....thanks for the effort Diggory....it was really nice of you
     
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Dec 5, 2003, 03:55 PM
 
OK, I have registered but I have no clue how to download it, Any help.

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Dec 5, 2003, 05:36 PM
 
Thats ok, thats what we're here for.... where it says DL on the site right-click and downloaded it to your computer. Get BitTorrent double click the torrent file and choose where to save it...done. Oh and make sure you've opened the correct ports in your firewall
or router....6881 - 6889



ps....wait a while for more seeders. Its been a cruel three hours for this little file.
     
Diggory Laycock
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Dec 5, 2003, 05:37 PM
 
SupraNova Didn't seem to post my torrent - so I posted on MacTorrents as well:

http://www.diggory.net/grazing/JobsG...ts.mp4.torrent
     
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Dec 5, 2003, 07:19 PM
 
I've already download the other clip (audio is horrid) but I'll help you seed. I'm uploading 100-120kib/s . The program was great and sent chills down my spine especially when the 1984 commercial was shown.
     
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Dec 7, 2003, 01:11 AM
 
i'm @ torrentskickass.com and i dont know what to do.
how do i download or view the mp4 or avi file?
(i did a search and found the 2 bbc show files)

thanks.
     
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Dec 7, 2003, 01:26 AM
 
nevermind...i got it...
     
   
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