Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:

 [1]philips 2000 format, years ahead of its time, turn the tapes over like
 an audio cassette, 8 hours per tape, perfect picture in still frame
 (due to video head mounted on a piezo slab)  earlies 80's tecnology!..
 ahhh .. and we got spit vhs instead .. ho hum.
 

don't look at bad technology that becomes the de facto choice as bad
technology, look at it as a catalyst to the next generation of
technology

Greg

-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Simon Wistow

Dave Cross wrote:
 
 Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an hour and a
 half of video tape.
 
 Does anyone happen to have Friday's Angel taped - I only really need the
 second half :(

Anybody got the 1st half of the terrestrial Buffy from this week taped?
And the second half infact. 

Damn Burns Night.



Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Dave Cross

At Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:18:29 +, Simon Wistow [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Dave Cross wrote:
  
  Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an 
  hour and a half of video tape.
  
  Does anyone happen to have Friday's Angel taped - I only really 
  need the second half :(
 
 Anybody got the 1st half of the terrestrial Buffy from this week 
 taped?
 And the second half infact. 
 
 Damn Burns Night.

Not yet, but the videos for the second half of that series should be
landing on my doormat in two weeks time.

Does anyone else thing that this week's BBC and Sky Buffies were 
rather similar?

Dave...



Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Robert Shiels

Staying resolutely on-topic [1], I've started watching my "League of
Gentlemen" first series DVD.

This is a very good DVD indeed, with an second audio track by the cast
talking about why they did everything.

The DVD starts with a question "Are you Local ?"

If you click "No" it switches off :)

--
Robert

[1] Not!

 Dave Cross wrote:
 
  Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an hour
and a
  half of video tape.
 





Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Struan Donald

* at 29/01 11:29 - Robert Shiels said:
 Staying resolutely on-topic [1], I've started watching my "League of
 Gentlemen" first series DVD.
 
 This is a very good DVD indeed, with an second audio track by the cast
 talking about why they did everything.
 
 The DVD starts with a question "Are you Local ?"
 
 If you click "No" it switches off :)

thereby robert demonstrates joke spoiling techinque 27 :)

struan



Re: Video Tips

2001-01-29 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, you wrote:

 The DVD starts with a question "Are you Local ?"
 
 If you click "No" it switches off :)

reminds me of some Monty Pyton PC game .. Search for the Holy Grail.

after a long intro the opening screen you get two options 'Get the Grail'
and summink else ..  Get the Grail takes you through a little sequence '
of congratulations youve found the grail .. thanks for playing' and the
programme then quits.

-- 
Robin Szemeti

The box said "requires windows 95 or better"
So I installed Linux!



Video Tips

2001-01-28 Thread Dave Cross


Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an hour and a 
half of video tape.

Does anyone happen to have Friday's Angel taped - I only really need the 
second half :(

Dave...


-- 
http://www.dave.org.uk  SMS: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

plugData Munging with Perl http://www.manning.com/cross//plug




Re: Video Tips

2001-01-28 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, you wrote:
 Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an hour and a 
 half of video tape.

can't you just gzip it?

-- 
Robin Szemeti

The box said "requires windows 95 or better"
So I installed Linux!



Re: Video Tips

2001-01-28 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, you wrote:
  Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an hour and a 
  half of video tape.
 
 can't you just gzip it?
 

only if its a GNU video recorder

-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



Re: Video Tips

2001-01-28 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, you wrote:
 * Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
  On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, you wrote:
   Here's a top tip. Don't try to video two hours of programs on an hour and a 
   half of video tape.
  
  can't you just gzip it?
  
 
 only if its a GNU video recorder
 

err .. and its not I take it .. 

can't you just turn the tape over instead then[1]

[1]philips 2000 format, years ahead of its time, turn the tapes over like
an audio cassette, 8 hours per tape, perfect picture in still frame
(due to video head mounted on a piezo slab)  earlies 80's tecnology!..
ahhh .. and we got spit vhs instead .. ho hum.

-- 
Robin Szemeti

The box said "requires windows 95 or better"
So I installed Linux!