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#689959
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Info: 'South Park' - episode 201 - Speech Preservation...
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I’d like to start by saying that this is my first time doing something like this. Any feedback would be appreciated. I’ve made a preservation of the censored speech at the end of episode 201 of South Park. However, I haven’t found a way to fix the beeps whenever a character says “Muhammad”. Is anyone interested in this? If so, where should I upload it?

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#617236
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Song Of The South - many projects, much info & discussion thread (Released)
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This is unrelated to the 16mm procedure, but perhaps I'll just leave this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BtjW7PW2z0
(See 1:34:23 for an explanation of the source)

In other news, I like to use various addons for Firefox to get things from flash video players on sites like YouTube. Also, I remember that http://keepvid.com/ works quite nicely.

You know, for the articles... :)

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#616065
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OT's "End of the World" Countdown!
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I sincerely agree, FanFiltration.

Anyway, are any of you planning to do anything in particular right when it's supposed to end? I'm considering listening to some intense soundtrack music to get me revved up. (Something like Requiem for a Dream, The Claw from Toy Story 3, The Battle of Yavin, etc.)

EDIT: Nevermind, I'm watching "The Fifth Element" in sync with the climax in sync with this countdown: http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/maya

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#608676
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Song Of The South - many projects, much info & discussion thread (Released)
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Oh, I really hope that your print gets a successful telecine treatment! Forgive any redundancy, but it might be a good idea to contact the user named 'puggo', since he's had great success with the machines from here:

http://moviestuff.tv/

Also, If that's not an option, I own ones of these types of things, and I'm led to believe that they can still maintain good quality while being much more affordable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2OdSJbWBro
(I have a different one. Also, you'd need a variable-speed projector.)

Please keep us posted with any developments! :)

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#606488
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Christmas Traditions and Santa's Friends REQUESTING HELP FROM UK CITIZENS, SEE PAGE 4
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darth_ender said:

SPOILER: SANTA CLAUS IS NOT REAL, NOR ARE THOSE OTHER CHARACTERS WHO PERFORM A SIMILAR FUNCTION!  SORRY KIDS! ;)

 

Nah, Santa is out there. You know what they say:

"I am [Santa] Claus MacLeod of the clan MacLeod. I am immortal. Merry Christmas to all!"

Trust me, I'm 18 and there is no such thing as 'too old'. :)

About traditions, anyway, I may not celebrate it, but I am interested in the holiday called Gravmas. I don't know very much about it, but here's something:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton_in_popular_culture#Newtonmas

(That, and supposedly it's celebrated by Richard Stallman.)

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#604522
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New Petition
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This might not be a factor, but I want to mention it just in case. We may want to wait for the dust to settle, so to speak, before making a new petition. The acquisition is getting loads of press, and we should ensure that the press that OT gets isn't bad press. Also, the petition could be much better acknowledged if there aren't so many other Star Wars related pieces of news at once. Obviously though, whether or not we wait, we should not wait too long!

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#604000
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Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
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Wow! I have many feelings about this. Also, I agree that another petition would be a wise idea. Could it hurt? We've been very vocal about the issue of a good OUT release already, and if anything, I think Walt Disney Corporation wants profit. I think that making the demand a very visible thing could be a good idea.

I'm surprised at how small of my amount of fan-rage is about the sequel trilogy is. Part of me though for a very long time that it would happen eventually, but I felt comfortable denying that. Given how horrendous (some of) the EU can be, in my opinion, it could be a lot more unnoticed than I would have expected.

 

@ADM: *carpped* :)

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#602952
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Song Of The South - many projects, much info & discussion thread (Released)
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ww12345 said:

compyislife said:

I may be mistaken, but I'll mention it just in case. I think I have another copy of it, which looks like a VHSrip. (It still looks fairly good, though.) It's encoded to be NTSC. If I recall, it's obtainable on Fenopy, as a VIDEO_TS folder. Did any of the other ones mentioned have a menu? The one I have does, and I'd be willing to post screenshot(s) for confirmation and/or comparison.

Sure, that would be great! It's always interesting to see new versions...

I've taken some snapshots to share. Here are some links:

The Menu: http://i.imgur.com/4QHPI.png

Movie Screenshot 1 (Deinterlaced): http://i.imgur.com/UwWno.png

Movie Screenshot 2 (Deinterlaced): http://i.imgur.com/5yT90.png

Movie Screenshot 3 (Deinterlaced): http://i.imgur.com/b7aLL.png

1986 Theatrical Trailer (1972 Television Trailer also included): http://i.imgur.com/M5qIb.png

Another Movie Screenshot to show Interlacing: http://i.imgur.com/vK6lg.jpg

Does anyone else here have this? If it's just mine, could it be a good resource? Hopefully this has been helpful, and please keep the info coming.

EDIT: I think I should have mentioned earlier that there is a Walt Disney Home Video logo at the very beginning. Because of that, the aspect ratio being 4:3 despite being filmed at 1.37 (according to imdb), and the obvious interlacing, I'm pretty certain this was sourced from a VHS tape.

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#602778
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Song Of The South - many projects, much info & discussion thread (Released)
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I may be mistaken, but I'll mention it just in case. I think I have another copy of it, which looks like a VHSrip. (It still looks fairly good, though.) It's encoded to be NTSC. If I recall, it's obtainable on Fenopy, as a VIDEO_TS folder. Did any of the other ones mentioned have a menu? The one I have does, and I'd be willing to post screenshot(s) for confirmation and/or comparison.

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#589223
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Retro Gaming - a general discussion thread
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Yeah, I know it was meant in the context of gaming. It just made me chuckle a bit. Also, I think the intrusiveness that was being parodied about modern gaming is also present within certain parts of the web. I don't want to get too off-topic, but you might see what I mean if you compare one of these site with the other:

http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

http://www.madagascarmovie.com/

Anyway, thanks for sharing that YouTube link. It was a bit random, but I made good points.

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#589168
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Retro Gaming - a general discussion thread
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RRS-1980: Ah, yes. Dark Forces was great, and is among the most under-appreciated games I've known. The engine didn't have the main features of the Build Engine (Duke Nukem 3d, Blood, Shadow Warrior, etc.), but it was certainly more advanced than Doom-clones of that time. Also, of course, they had actual cutscenes between the missions, which wasn't so common back then. I wish that it had multiplayer, though. :( I loved how the fact that it took place in the Star Wars universe didn't interfere, or become a redundant selling point like the modern Star Wars games! (Including Star Wars characters in Soul Calibur 4 was ridiculous.)

georgec: That makes a very good point. Newer things aren't inherently better! I believe that mastery of game making, or any art form, can be shown with brilliance in things that are complex or simple. Heh, it's funny how the pictures spoof too much sharing on facebook, and yet the site hosting them is covered in 'like' and 'share' buttons... xD

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#589151
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Retro Gaming - a general discussion thread
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asterisk8 said:

Awesome graphic, georgec. This is why the last FPS I played was Doom. I'm pretty sure that's a level in Doom on the left, btw!

The Legend of Zelda is probably my favorite game series, and although I love almost every game in the franchise, including Wind Waker, my favorite will always be A Link To The Past. That is classic 2D gaming perfection. Same with the Metroid series, the 2D games blow the 3D ones out of the water in terms of difficulty and design.

 

It's E1M6. I have great memories of that map!

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#589133
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Retro Gaming - a general discussion thread
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zombie84 said:

Converting a fighting game cabinet into a light gun cabinet and then back again is quite a bit of work. Was it an original MKII artwork cab?

Yes, it's an original cabinet. I don't have many pics of it, but here's one that I took with my phone right after I'd gotten it:

http://i.imgur.com/Tb20i.png

Since then, I've removed the leftover Area 51 artwork from the sides, and the gun holsters. It didn't come with Mortal Kombat 2 in it, though, so I put in a Mortal Kombat 1 motherboard and installed some buttons for testing. It works very well, and the monitor (K7000) is quite pristine. It's one of the items I'm the most proud of! :)

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#589120
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Retro Gaming - a general discussion thread
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Retro gaming is among my greatest passions. I also collect retro consoles (though I often prefer Dos, Mac, and Amiga games), and arcade machines. (No Pinball tables yet, though...) Here's what I recall from the top of my head:

Atari 2600

NES

SNES (With some rare peripherals, such as the Super 8, Game Doctor SF3, and Nakitech Game Saver)

N64

PSX and PS1 (With the attached LCD Screen)

Amiga 500

A sort of MS-Dos computer, runs like a Pentium 1

iMac G3

Macintosh SE

2 Dreamcasts (1 without the boot protection)

Sega Genesis Model 1 with Sega CD Model 2

Sega Nomad

 

Neo-Geo MVS Arcade Machine (It's a conversion in a 19" Dynamo cabinet, but nice. Even though it's a 4-slot model, I'm just using slot 1 with the 111-in-1 Cartridge.)

Mortal Kombat 2 Arcade Machine (Dedicated, and in fantastic condition. It was once converted to an Area 51, but has luckily has been converted back. I plan to use a switcher to include MK1-MK4.)

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#589005
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Awful Movie Ideas, but That Could be Considered Good Movie Ideas Today
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Hollywood is taking quite a steep dive nowadays. It could be funny to share movie ideas which would ordinarily be thought of as totally awful, but amusingly could sell well today. Please share some in this thread, or give constructive feedback. Here's one that I thought of a while back:

There'd be an extremely flamboyant hairdresser and volunteer dance instructor played by Ron Jeremy. He'd be in an on again-off again relationship with a gruff blacksmith, played by Sylvester Stallone. One day, Ron would be asked by a dance student, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, to babysit his dog while he was a honeymoon with his newlywed wife. (Hopefully played by Emma Watson, or possibly Indiana Evans or Eileen April Boylan.)  The dog would probably be a Border Collie. The student would later die from an overuse of laxatives, but Ron would never find out, so he'd be stuck with the hyper, troublemaking dog. Anyway, Sylvester would take Samuel L. Jackson as a blacksmithing apprentice, and Ron, being stressed out about the misbehaving dog, would wrongly suspect that Sylvester was cheating on him. There'd be all sorts of jokes during the time that Ron would question Samuel, such as when he'd ask, "Are you the new blacksmith?", Samuel would yell back, "WHAT'D YOU CALL ME, BOY?". Of course, the dog would somehow get them back together in the end, and Samuel would become a chocolatier. Arnold would return, surprisingly not dead at all. In actuality, he'd only needed his legs to be amputated. Being disabled, however, he wouldn't be able to take care of the dog anymore. Ron and Sylvester would say goodbye to the dog in a sad scene, and put it in the humane society. They'd then have a happy wedding scene, with Arnold as the pastor, and the dance following would be to techno music, accompanied by a disco ball. Right before the credits, there'd be a shocking ending where a German Shepard is brought into the same room as the dog from the rest of the movie, and Billy Connolly would be an insane dog-breeder.

 

Possible Title: "P.S. I Woof You"

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#578711
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Star Wars 1997 DTS CD-ROMs (Released)
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I think they may have been on the 35mm forum before. (Don't hold me to this, though.) According to Wikipedia, the standard bitrate of DTS on a CD-Rom is 882 kbits per second, and Wikipedia also says that the AC3 codec has a maximum bitrate of 640 kbits per second. This makes me think that '97 SE Theatrical DTS Disks would be a very good audio resource, and I'd love to hear a mix from them.