The A/V Thread

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Madmoiselle_Silk, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Hampo -member- -member-

    Hampo
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    Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2020 3:39 am

    So I finally got the bluray working that was giving me region code problems. I just had to unplug the bluray player and plug it back in. Now it works again without any problems and plays everything.


    Why didn't you try that before?

    I don't know.

    That would have been the first thing I would've done.

    Shut up, I don't care!

    Why are you arguing with yourself?

    Get out of my head!!
     
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    Posted: Fri Jan 1, 2021 9:41 am

    Can anyone tell me how this video was filmed and why the guitar strings are undulating like they are?

     
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    Posted: Fri Jan 1, 2021 12:57 pm

    sanctum wrote:
    If I had to guess, I'd say it's a frame rate thing, just like that funny way the spinning wheels of a moving car look on film.
     
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    Posted: Tue Mar 2, 2021 1:32 am

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    Posted: Tue Mar 2, 2021 2:10 am

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    Posted: Tue Mar 2, 2021 3:36 am

    Dungeon Synth is a rare anomaly as the main formats for releases tends towards tape and vinyl.
     
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    Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:19 am

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    Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:08 pm

    Crazy that some small bands still release casettes. Though, they do it to be cute.
    Now that audio casettes are obsolete even in the US prisons, there's really no real need to print them anymore.
     
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    Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:16 pm

    Hampo wrote:
    It wouldn't surprise me if they were still using them in the Army somewhere. They only recently got rid of 8-inch floppy disks ::ash::
     
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    Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:22 pm

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    Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:11 am

    Been doing some vinyl conversion here and I just can't get a perfect click-free recording even with something that's fresh out of the shrinkwrap. Is it even possible?
     
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    Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:25 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Who pressed the vinyl? I’ve heard back on black are notorious for spotty pressings.
     
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    Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:31 pm

    sanctum wrote:
    Decca, back in 1957 - which makes it all the more remarkable that it was still in the wrap until my enterprising shears came along XD
     
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    Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:34 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    My mistake, I thought you were talking about something produced somewhat recently. Still might just be a lousy pressing.
     
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    Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:27 am

    sanctum wrote:
    Seems to happen no matter what record, stylus, or player I use though. At this point I'm guessing either it's static or that all the cleaning methods I've tried so far have been insufficient.
    I really wonder what people did back in the day though - I find it hard to believe that regular people who aren't weirdos spent this much time fooling with cleaners and force gauges and counterweights and whatnot.
     
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    Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:22 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I imagine only the weirdos had equipment good enough to tease those kinds of imperfections out of their set-ups.
     
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    Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:51 am

    It turns out the most pernicious audio issues were due to the click removing filter I had been using.
    Tip: paste the click-removed audio inverted over the original to hear the difference between them. If you still hear anything "musical" you've lost bits of audio.
     
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    Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:48 am

    Interesting thing I learned: the Sima GoDVD CT-2 is a Macrovision stripper that can still be bought for less than the price of an automobile:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/114969151594
    The manufacturers actually had their collective pants sued collectively off by Macrovision over this, so I assume it really works. TBCs are still what the pros swear by, but if you don't actually need timebase correction, supposedly this will do. I picked one up, going to try it out.
     
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    Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:39 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    This actually worked. Anyone interested in VHS ripping should pick one of these up before they become as hard to find as authentic TBCs.
     
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