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Puggo - Jar Jar's Yoda

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#1092058
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Warbler said:

I am also tired of the overblown epicness all the time.

This has been my biggest complaint about the modern show. This latest series (about halfway through now) has been a welcome relief from that. Just saw “Oxygen” - loved it!

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#1092055
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
Time

The others were done at avg 4.5 Mbps, max=7.5. If I use that for ROTP, I can’t even fit the optical audio on the disc, let alone menus and extras.

If I drop the average bit rate to 4.0 Mbps, I can fit the optical audio at 2/0 (192k) and still have some room for other stuff. Not sure if a second audio track would fit. I can’t immediately discern the difference between 4.5 and 4.0. I’m fearful of even trying 3.5, thus my asking what others have tried.

I can save a tiny amount of space by dropping the audio to 1/0 and a lower bitrate. My guess is that a bitrate of 64k would be indistinguishable for the optical audio. I’m not sure whether the hassle that 1/0 might create on some DVD players (center channel only?) to be worth the small amount of savings. And obviously I wouldn’t have that option for LD stereo.

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#1092003
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
Time

Darth Mallwalker said:

I ripped 1478-80
A long time ago…

Schorman ripped 'em all
and GOUT-sync’ed too!

For a DVD release you wouldn’t want uncompressed PCM; it’s more than a gigabyte.
I think Harmy’s AVCHD had a 2.0 track, if the bitrate isn’t too high for DVD-spec.
Chew used hairy_hen’s 5.1 IIRC when he converted Harmy’s works to DVD

Thanks for the info! Actually, if I sync and do the conversion to ac3 myself, an uncompressed is the most useful. Yeah, a 2 hour wav file at 48k hz would be about a gig and a half. Not sure if gout-synching helps.

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#1091957
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
Time

Possessed said:

Could you not just slightly lower the bit rate for rotj to make room? And for mpg2 I highly, HIGHLY recommend hcenc. It’s free and gives fantastic results. And it has an option to where you just set max bitrate and desired file size and it will calculate the avg bit rate automatically and get very close to the filesize you desire. It works great and I even use it for blu ray encoding because it’s so easy and its encodes are as good as h264 at high bit rates. (Obviously at lower bit rates h264 will always win but at high rates I don’t see much difference)

What do you think might be a reasonable average bitrate for acceptable quality?

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#1091930
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

I wonder if many of our problems stem from there being only 2 parties. If there were more, with proportional representation, there might be more incentive for compromise. However, I don’t see a path to that ever happening; there is no way any sitting politician would allow it.

Gerrymandering has become a big problem. Perhaps district lines should be the purview of the judicial branch?

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#1091904
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
Time

Possessed said:

Could you not just slightly lower the bit rate for rotj to make room? And for mpg2 I highly, HIGHLY recommend hcenc. It’s free and gives fantastic results. And it has an option to where you just set max bitrate and desired file size and it will calculate the avg bit rate automatically and get very close to the filesize you desire. It works great and I even use it for blu ray encoding because it’s so easy and its encodes are as good as h264 at high bit rates. (Obviously at lower bit rates h264 will always win but at high rates I don’t see much difference)

I’ll give hcenc a try and compare the results with tmpge. Thanks for the tip.

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#1091901
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

One of the things I have found most disturbing, is comments left by Trump supporters regarding his ability to pardon. For example, at the end of one article, several commenters boasted gleefully that he will still “win” simply by pardoning his family members and others around him. Is it not a terrible state of affairs when so many allegedly law-and-order folks would revel in pardoning people for federal crimes? Can they not see the irony? Only 7 months in office and already talk of pardoning people.

He might be able to pardon his family, but if he gets impeached, he won’t be able to pardon his way out of that.

The whole Trump win and presidency has made me rethink whether our “system” is really as great as I thought it was. Maybe it took a couple hundred years, but I fear its fundamental flaws are finally being realized.

care to elaborate?

A system that leads to a crazed minority of voters installing a sociopath as president, with every other branch of government too afraid to challenge him, is clearly flawed. (yes I realize there is still the judicial branch, but that appears to be changing soon)

What changes would you make to our system?

If I’ve been this wrong for 50 years, it wouldn’t be logical for me to assume that I could possibly know the answer.

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#1091798
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jay said:

My biggest hope is that the Trump empire is brought crashing down with the entire family rendered penniless and inert due to RICO asset forfeiture.

That’s a funny idea!

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#1091797
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

One of the things I have found most disturbing, is comments left by Trump supporters regarding his ability to pardon. For example, at the end of one article, several commenters boasted gleefully that he will still “win” simply by pardoning his family members and others around him. Is it not a terrible state of affairs when so many allegedly law-and-order folks would revel in pardoning people for federal crimes? Can they not see the irony? Only 7 months in office and already talk of pardoning people.

The whole Trump win and presidency has made me rethink whether our “system” is really as great as I thought it was. Maybe it took a couple hundred years, but I fear its fundamental flaws are finally being realized.

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#1091792
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
Time

I would be surprised if it were anything different than a mono fold-down of the standard stereo mix. But you never know.

As for the previous two, this will have an AC3 encoding for the audio. If anyone hears it and decides there is a good use for the raw .wav captures, they can be made available.

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#1091604
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
Time

Things coming together well. TMPGE is SO much better than MainConcept… very glad to not be wrestling with that any more. This alone may have fixed the glitch I was encountering. I also discovered I was wasting some space in my audio encode.

Should be done with the movie encodes today. Will start working on the menu next. Not sure if there will be room for a “making of” track or not - probably a short one.

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#1091500
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

VERY sorry to hear this. Although I’m a liberal democrat, I have always respected McCain. The contrast between the McCain-Obama race and the Clinton-Trump race couldn’t have been more striking.

Post
#1091095
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Just saw the reveal. Not much to go on yet. I just hope that she is sufficiently “quirky”. That to me is one of the most important features of the Doctor. In the clip she seems a bit too normal (for lack of a better word).

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#1090800
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

I found a link with information on Barbara Benedetti’s Doctor in Ryan Johnson’s series:
http://www.eskimo.com/~rkj/doctor.html

They of course have all the low-budget trappings/kitsch of fan-made films. The best parts are probably the beginning of “Wrath of Eukor”, Michael Santo’s acting in “Pentagon West”, and “Broken Doors” which is arguably the strongest of the stories.

(not intended as a political statement nor intended to imply any historical significance)

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#1090546
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

SilverWook said:

Ok, let’s try and keep this civil and non political. If I have to lock a Dr. Who thread I’m going to feel rather embarrassed about it.

Ok, I’ll stop discussing the topic in question. It’s a non issue anyways, imo.

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#1090536
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Would it bother you if it were a black doctor? After all, all the doctors have been white for 50 years.

believe it or not, I don’t think racial switch would bother me so much. But would still bother me, after over 20 regenerations of various characters seen in both new and old Who, that not once did race change.

So much for “color blind”?

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