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timemeddler

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#1220988
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Despecialised help required for IT idiot
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Ed1973 said:

Hey hey - come on guys - don’t insult…I’m trying my best will zero experience. Being told that I would work it out if I want it bad enough or that I remind them of someone’s mother isn’t nice.

Yesterday I spent a few hours just trying to get the free rapid download thing - I couldn’t work out how to get it from the dropbox account to my laptop and in the end tried to find it online and was met with a barrage of Norton warnings about threats prevented and being directed to german websites with green “download” buttons that were going to make me download “other software” I didn’t want.

It’s been quite stressful this end - and I’m scared of getting a virus on the laptop or doing something to my computer I can’t undo.

I wouldn’t worry too much about viruses back when I actually used windows, antivirus software will flare bogus warnings sometimes, your probably better of going the torrent route, transmission qt is probably the simplest one to use.

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#1218229
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The last great practical effects movie
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

timemeddler said:

Collipso said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

timemeddler said:

intersteller really needs a fan audio touch up or something, I tried to watch it at a friends house, and the dialog was inaudible, and the sound effects were enough to require earplugs!

Maybe your friend needs to friend rebalance his sound system.

yeah, from what i remember Interstellar’s sound mix is superb.

he didn’t have a sound system at the time, just an old crt.

I don’t know a lot about downmixing. But I suspect that a stereo CRT could make a DTS surround track sound like shit.

plausible, ill have to rent it sometime and see.

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#1218167
Topic
The last great practical effects movie
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Collipso said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

timemeddler said:

intersteller really needs a fan audio touch up or something, I tried to watch it at a friends house, and the dialog was inaudible, and the sound effects were enough to require earplugs!

Maybe your friend needs to friend rebalance his sound system.

yeah, from what i remember Interstellar’s sound mix is superb.

he didn’t have a sound system at the time, just an old crt.

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#1209133
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4k77 released
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Okay just ordered a 4gb 128 bit gtx 960 video card for 25 bucks from ebay, which is basically the next step up from my current one and supports h265, I’ll let everyone know if it makes a difference.

Just my two cents on the detail level from watching my re-encode, it may not be what some people expect of blurays, but having watched tons of older films on bluray, this is very comparable and in many ways far better than some films I’ve watched. The grain is hardly noticeable for most of the movie, it’s like a comprimise between silver screen and despecialized, minimal grain and plenty of detail and still has the appearance a 70’s film.

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#1201237
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Turkish Star Wars
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oojason said:

‘The Legendary Cult Movie Known as ‘Turkish Star Wars’ Now Has a Smashing New HD Scan’…

https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-legendary-cult-movie-known-as-turkish-star-wars-now-1825502041

&

‘NEW HD SCAN OF CULT FILM “TURKISH STAR WARS” TO PREMIERE MAY 4’…

https://neonharbor.com/new-hd-scan-of-cult-film-turkish-star-wars-to-premiere-may-4/
 

this is good news, I read about the print being found several years ago, being only one known to exist, I guess it’s finally going to be seen by the public, a moment in history for the recovery of an nearly lost film.

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#1199432
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Question about public domain works
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MrBrown said:

As I understand, the new transfer features some things that were not in the original theatrical Version? In this case it may be under copyright law.

http://www.copylaw.com/new_articles/PublicDomain.html:

Whenever you rely on the PD status of a work, it is important to make sure that the particular version you want to use is actually in the public domain.
Later versions or adaptations (e.g., translations, revisions, annotated and illustrated editions) of PD works may be protected by a separate copyright.

That’s what they did for Beneath the 12 Mile Reef, the restored release is an extended cut, and of course they’ve yet to bother restoring the original.