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Old 10-26-2007, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default And now for something completely different

At last the video you have all been waiting for!!
In searching around for video files and their addresses I found two video pages of interest that I then found will not display as effectively as pasting in a youtube video URL
Stars on 54 - If You Could Read My Mind
and then I found that there were copies on youtube itself here is one such masterpiece
Take it off.Take it all off baby
Description: Ultra Nate, Amber and Jocelyn Enriquez give us a real belting disco rendition of this
Gordon Lightfoot classic from 1971. Fab!

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Stars on 54 was a supergroup formed for the song "If You Could Read My Mind" from the soundtrack of the 1998 film 54. The song is a dance version of the Gordon Lightfoot hit.

Members:

* Amber — Dutch-German techno music singer
* Ultra Naté — African-American house (music) singer
* Jocelyn Enriquez — Filipino-American dance (music) singer


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Old 10-26-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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So OK I was wrong the other two sites do display as you can see the top one was the link to the same video at:-
http://vids.myspace.com
the second one is where Tom (Gahoendoe) has stashed away his booty-full vidstories:-
dailymotiondotcom

for those wishing to save these to their hard drive, either because you wish to convert the file to use in burning a VCD or DVD or because like me on my pathetic dial up you violently object to seeing youtube videos in 2 second "chunks"
I shall be revising my tutorial shortly :-
http://www.youtubetutorial.notlong.com
to incorporate my latest finds of FREE software
  1. itube
which fairly conveniently downloads the video in its original format (flash video *.flv) and then automatically converts the flv to an
Apple Quicktime playable mp4 format video file which it stores in the same folder as the flv file


2. Orbit downloader

"Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution, is devoted to new generation web (web2.0) downloading, such as
video/music/files from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, Rapidshare. And to make general*** downloading easier and faster."
Click on the button when visible on that page
*** the second is my current recommendation albeit with one important reservation
I know that there are firefox plug ins available to download from youtube etc but I prefer to soldier on with Internet
Exploder thank you, (it ain't broke so I do not want to fix it and better the evil you know.....)
The great ease of use feature of Orbit is that whenever you are watching a video and mouse over the display it superimposes
a clickable "Get It" link on top of the video
,
Note that the video player must be open...you cannot simply copy and paste the video's URL
which then after a URL fetching delay opens up little dialog box where you can specify the saving folder
(by default this is c:\downloads and the downloaded filename (by default it is unknown.flv)..
It will download the video as an flv file that you can then convert using the SUPER all-can-do program described in my
tutorial.
*** The reservation.
I have hitherto used another bit of freeware
Free Download Manager and found it reliably speeds up and organises my
downloads.(afterwards you have a concise record of each file FM has downloaded and when, how large it was, where you saved
it and where it came from , all of which can be useful info)
but Orbit is itself such a manager and replaces FDM as the default manager.That would be acceptable but yesterday whilst
trying to download an 11 MB program file for no reason whatsoever after 50 % had been dowloaded in one hour and with an
indicated one hour remaining orbit began increasing both the elapsed and remaining times to over 5 hours at which point I
said enough is enough and closed it. Today it has been behaving itself but more experiences like that and out it goes!!!
if yuou are interested there are simple and explicit Orbit tutorials at:-
http://www.orbitdownloader.com/How-t...pace-Video.htm
and
http://www.orbitdownloader.com/How-t...Tube-Video.htm
I trust that this explanation and thread is not giving anybody indigestion!!
John

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Old 10-26-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: And now for something completely different

I had the chance to see 54 over the weekend, and I happened to catch it at the point where they were playing If You Could Read My MInd. I didn't know what to think of it, though I must say that Mike Myers showed that he could play characters that weren't goofy. As for putting IYCRMM in the movie, well that's something all together differant.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:50 PM   #4
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Ah, Mr. Fowles.... the title you chose for this thread leads me to believe that you are a fellow Python fan!
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:35 AM   #5
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There are several Python fans here on corfid. "Nudge, nudge, know what I mean?"
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There are several Python fans here on corfid. "Nudge, nudge, know what I mean?"
Yes, I do... and many of us are into PHO-TOG-RAPHY, nudge nudge, wink wink say no more!

(We should start a thread in Small Talk for "What is your favorite Python bit?" )
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