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Old 11-26-18, 01:06 AM
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Content creation is a job. They deserve to paid for all their hard work. Don't you think? For those that prefer the ultimate in media, optical still is still far and away the superior medium. A pity manufactures gave up before the battle was started.
Obviously the "beauty of the Internet", at least for some posters, is the ability to brag about getting over by obtaining such content through illegitimate sources on the cheap or for free.

What exactly do you mean by "optical" medium?
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Content creation is a job. They deserve to paid for all their hard work. Don't you think? For those that prefer the ultimate in media, optical still is still far and away the superior medium. A pity manufactures gave up before the battle was started.
I think you might be confusing analog storage medium with digital.

Laserdisc (digital/analog hybrid of sorts) VCD, DVD, and Blueray are optical digital formats that encode an analog signal into binary code, and decode back into analog for playback.

Film is an analog optical format, which is still in use commercially, and there are still film cameras available. (has gone digital as well)

With the advent of digital technology, I'm sure no sane person would choose to edit on analog formats if given a choice.

The cutting room floor, was (is?) a very real thing, and generally isn't a happy place.
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Obviously the "beauty of the Internet", at least for some posters, is the ability to brag about getting over by obtaining such content through illegitimate sources on the cheap or for free.
Love it or hate it, these sources exist for a reason, and are not likely to go away anytime soon.

Feel free to live in your walled garden if you wish, "illegitimate sources" are as old as humanity itself, once something is in the public domain, its not easily controlled.

If there wasn't any content available we'd have to make our own entertainment, which would actually benefit humanity.

I'd rather not fund any of the commercial fictional content that has been posted by myself or others here.

If it dies it dies, no major loss, I see it as a benefit.
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Obviously the "beauty of the Internet", at least for some posters, is the ability to brag about getting over by obtaining such content through illegitimate sources on the cheap or for free.
For some reason there is always a disconnect here, where people thins solely of the "MAN" gaining profit, and totally forget the guy at the bottom working in his garage or home office that initiates much of the content we watch and so much enjoy. When you pirate, he's the one that gets hurt in real-time.

What exactly do you mean by "optical" medium?
DVDs in all its various iterations.
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I think you might be confusing analog storage medium with digital.

Laserdisc (digital/analog hybrid of sorts) VCD, DVD, and Blueray are optical digital formats that encode an analog signal into binary code, and decode back into analog for playback.

Film is an analog optical format, which is still in use commercially, and there are still film cameras available. (has gone digital as well)

With the advent of digital technology, I'm sure no sane person would choose to edit on analog formats if given a choice.

The cutting room floor, was (is?) a very real thing, and generally isn't a happy place.
Not at all. You definitions are not totally incorrect, albeit a bit dated. The "optical" refers to scanning technology. See above.

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Your definitions are not totally incorrect, albeit a bit dated. The "optical" refers to scanning technology. See above.
I resemble that remark.

I can't keep up (or care to) with the latest and greatest technology anymore.

Has there been some breakthrough related to consumer playback storage technology?
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Old 11-26-18, 01:56 AM
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For some reason there is always a disconnect here, where people thins solely of the "MAN" gaining profit, and totally forget the guy at the bottom working in his garage or home office that initiates much of the content we watch and so much enjoy. When you pirate, he's the one that gets hurt in real-time.
I'm not a fan of trickle down economics, and the beauty of the internet, is the ability to bypass this and support creators directly.

The old dinosaur that is traditional media, needs to die, its not healthy anymore.
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I resemble that remark.

I can't keep up (or care to) with the latest and greatest technology anymore.

Has there been some breakthrough related to consumer playback storage technology?
Well, actually yes. Though most people (and industry -- Which came first?) completely ignored it. Not only is Blu-ray the most advanced way to view and listen to media (esp. 4k), but the format its also currently the cheapest and most reliable way of long-term data storage. Its the biggest hidden jewel in data preservation consumers make today. The convenience of streaming all but pulled the wool over the consumers eyes.
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I'm not a fan of trickle down economics, and the beauty of the internet, is the ability to bypass this and support creators directly.
Unfortunately, there are still many forms of industry where it can't be avoided, and content creation is one of them. Even if I could produce a film solo, I'd still need to connect to some form of distribution and presentation. Each of which takes a piece of the action.

The old dinosaur that is traditional media, needs to die, its not healthy anymore.
Only because it was prematurely abandoned, long before it outlived its usefulness.
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Here's an oldie but goodie. (about 2 weeks old?)
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Unfortunately, there are still many forms of industry where it can't be avoided, and content creation is one of them. Even if I could produce a film solo, I'd still need to connect to some form of distribution and presentation. Each of which takes a piece of the action. Only because it was prematurely abandoned, long before it outlived its usefulness.
Having been on both sides of the fence, I'd have to say the fence needs to go.

There are far too many walls in our world, both virtual and physical, much to the detriment of those who don't realize there is a wall, or worse, don't care anymore.
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Old 11-26-18, 09:06 PM
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If someone is selling I don't steal it.
It is selfish to think there is entertainment that must be experienced.
There is plenty that is offered at no charge or with direct payment to creator.
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Old 11-27-18, 02:18 PM
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Going to give a big OMG here!

I am still finding stuff on Netflix that I never watched when I had cable.

Trailer Park Boys! Absolutely hysterical! First, I currently live in a trailer park. A very strict trailer park that everyone is landscaped, neat, and tidy. I know of quite a few trailer parks around that is almost this show. I'm dying laughing watching these episodes. I worked with a guy you would swear is Ricky.

I'm on season 2 now of Hell on Wheels. I have to start early because if it's too late in the evening, I'll end up watching one more episode and get to bed late. Fantastic show.

The problem with streaming is you can end up with a bill for multiple sources that add up to the old expensive cable bill. I had only Netflix. Been wanting to try Hulu, but didn't want to sign up for another service fee. It was "on sale" this past weekend and you could get with limited commercials for $0.99/month. Commercials are at the regular commercial breaks, but only 1 or maybe 2 commercials vs. 6 to 8 on cable/satellite. I can deal with watching a commercial now and then for $1/month vs. $150+/month and have 8 to 10 minutes of commercials every 5 minutes.
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yeah, we didn't want to have streaming add up to cable. We ditched sling pretty quick because the streaming quality sucked a$$. We turned sling back on for 1 month this year to watch march madness, then shut if off again.

Netflix FTW, I don't think we'll ever run out of stuff there. Our son got Amazon Prime Student, signed our two Rokus in, and when he left for college 'forgot' to sign them out. Pretty good amount of stuff to watch there.

We still have never pulled the trigger on Hulu. Almost did yesterday because of the 99c/mo, but didn't because of the commercials.
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yeah, we didn't want to have streaming add up to cable. We ditched sling pretty quick because the streaming quality sucked a$$. We turned sling back on for 1 month this year to watch march madness, then shut if off again.
I get Sling for Sept thru January so I can watch college football on ESPN. Streaming quality has been much improved in the last year which I think has more to do with improved download speed of my wifi source.

I just signed up for the streaming service, Fandor. I got it for $25 year on a deal offered to subscribers of FilmStruck which lamentably will be discontinued in two days. The first movie I watched was the documentary "Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life" filmed in 1925 in Persia (AKA Iran) by Merian Cooper. Well worth the $25 for this movie alone See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_(1925_film) for more info on this film. Next up will be the 1927 documentary "Chang" also filmed by Merian Cooper. I knew of these films for years never had the opportunity to see them.
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Kanopy is a documentary/educational streaming service that I'm hoping to get hooked up to because my son has access to it through college. Lots of public libraries are connected to it as well, but not mine.
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I usually only watch one series at a time. Right now, I'm watching two. Season 4 of Schitt's Creek, and 2 episodes into a new series called the Kominsky method. Stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, and so far, I'm loving it.
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Get Shorty (the TV series) season 1 is on Netflix. Excellent. Better than the movie.
Watched E1 last night. I enjoyed it and will watch another I don't recall if I saw the movie.
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Here's an oldie but goodie. (about 2 weeks old?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IABRgZH12YA
that's great !! I'm gonna steal it for P&R ... just kidding - I'll @ you

https://www.bikeforums.net/20683060-post10493.html

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Content creation is a job. They deserve to be paid for all their hard work. Don't you think? For those that prefer the ultimate in media, optical still is still far and away the superior medium. A pity manufactures gave up before the battle was started.
Walmart blew titles out for peanuts and then the dollar stores had them, but downloading killed most off except Redbox.
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Walmart blew titles out for peanuts and then the dollar stores had them, but downloading killed most off except Redbox.
Walmart and Dollar Store have been killed? Who knew?

I think you mean those outlets sold the VCR tapes and continue to sell DVDs at low prices because the owners of the movie and TV titles sold their product to them at even lower price.
The title owners/content providers have figured out the cost to them of providing content through streaming is even cheaper.
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Walmart blew titles out for peanuts and then the dollar stores had them, but downloading killed most off except Redbox.
As DVD rentals go, not just Redbox. The DVD provider Netflix is alive and well and even more convenient.
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Walmart and Dollar Store have been killed? Who knew?

I think you mean those outlets sold the VCR tapes and continue to sell DVDs at low prices because the owners of the movie and TV titles sold their product to them at even lower price.
The title owners/content providers have figured out the cost to them of providing content through streaming is even cheaper.
Cheaper yet, as in $0, if you can find it streaming for free (and you usually can) and download the MP4 with a freeware plugin for your browser.

$40 a year for McAfee antivirus. Turn auto renewal off or it'll be $70!

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Cheaper yet, as in $0, if you can find it streaming for free (and you usually can) and download the MP4 with a freeware plugin for your browser.
Everything is cheaper if you can find or steal it for free. With the shut down of Film Struck there is no reliable streaming service that I am aware of for most older movies or even current movies unless they appeal to children, teenagers and/or Millennials.
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Everything is cheaper if you can find or steal it for free. With the shut down of Film Struck there is no reliable streaming service that I am aware of for most older movies or even current movies unless they appeal to children, teenagers and/or Millennials.
Pre millennial. It's new to the kids. They bring theirs that I haven't seen and I bring mine that they haven't seen. And you still pay unless you want to search. I'm retired. I got 40 minutes . . . and good antivirus software that alerts on the sites. I knock down pages behind my browser sometimes when starting movies . . . And I always check for that. Some recent downloads of mine re-encoded from mp4 to vcd-mpg

Catch 22

Repo Man 1984

Blackhawk Down

Bonny & Clyde 1967

Breaking Away 1979

Deliverance 1972

Empire of the Sun

Full Metal Jacket

Good Morning, Vietnam

Klute 1971

Taxi Driver

The Big Lebowski - 1998

The Getaway 1972

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wonderland

Paper Moon

Emporer of the North

Cape Fear - 1991

Amazon Women on the Moon - 1987

The Blue Max

Bridge over the River Kwai

and so on . . .

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Watched the "Balad of Buster Scugs" on Netflix, love it.
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