Thursday, May 04, 2006

Spinning

This will come as a shock to all of you, but I am, in fact, incompetent. I have converted a DVD of my reading to a computer-y format--I believe that is the proper term--but I can't find anywhere to host these huge files so that you can go and be horrified. Suggestions?

Thank you for your patience with these short, largely spazoid posts during finals week. Off to hand out some well-earned F-'s.

UPDATE As of 4:07 PM today, the kindly and talented Michael The Reader seems to have the situation-- and now the DVD--well in hand. Thanks for all your suggestions, except for the one that was obscene. Y'all are my homeys.

red ink at: mb@blondechampagne.com

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

did you try youtube.com?

Pam said...

I've used www.yousendit.com in the past. It can be a bit tempermental, but more importantly, it's free. However, there are limits to how long your file will be available (7 days or 20 something views, whichever comes first). Instead of sending the link to individual emails, you can send it to yourself, then post the link on your blog. After the file has expired, it's automatically deleted, and you can always post it again if we exceed the alloted number of views.

Mary said...

I'm pretty sure you can do it through www.photobucket.com as well. They allow up to 1 GB of space per account, so it would depend on how big your files are. It's free too, so that's a bonus.

mike the longterm reader said...

If it's a super-huge file, then try megaupload.com.

red pill junkie said...

I think the first would be to compress the file, lower the resolution to 640X480 or somethin like that, maybe find a program that converts the dvd y-file into something like mpeg-4, wmv, or something that can be opened by Quicktime or Realplayer.

Whoever said porn websites weren't educational?? :-)

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Carrie said...

Completely off-topic, but I know you're a big Star Wars fan, so I was wondering if you saw the news that the original, unaltered versions of Episodes IV-VI were being released on DVD September 12th. Once again, Han will shoot first.

And I'm really only competent to upload photographs, so no help on the video question...

thatsnutty said...

Another off-topic rant...

The DERBY is this weekend and I have had no preview commentary from our beloved queen of the Eclipe Awards! MB, I know it's finals week and all, but but on that hot mama pewter gown and give us the scoop!

Dantelope said...

I had to reply to ElGeneralissimo on BustedHalo.com. I couldn't help myself. I tried, really, I tried.

*sigh*

MB: What "computer-y format" did you convert your video to? And using what process?

MB said...

Thanks for the help, guys, but don't feel the need to feed the troll. I have a distinct feeling it's an ex-boyfriend of mine who has yet to get a life.

CARRIE YOU HAD BETTER NOT BE LYING TO ME.

Carrie said...

Totally not lying to you. It's on the home page at starwars.com, as well as being reported on Yahoo. I would never, EVER lie about SW.

racheal said...

Anon,
What is the BH site?

racheal said...

BH -- duh Busted Halo.

Sorry, I was having a moment of slowness there.

amy lou the reader said...

racheal:

BH stands for Busted Halo.

Carrie, I too will be buying the SW DVDs.

Carrie said...

Despite the fact that I already own three versions of the original trilogy (pre-THX on VHS, Special Edition on VHS, and Special Edition on DVD), I know this incarnation will be gracing my shelves on September 12th. Because it's perfectly logical to own four versions of the same movies. It's official--Star Wars has eaten my brain...although that was probably confirmed when I put "JEDI" on my license plates.

Dantelope said...

Feeding trolls is good wholesome family fun. Don't take away our fun, MB.

When you have the Army of Blondeness behind you, you don't ignore your enemies!

In the words of the vegetable general on Pajama Sam - You Are What You Eat, "THIS MEANS WAR!"

Josh The Pilot said...

Hey thatsnutty, I know MB is hot, but do you know something I don't about her being a mama??? Her sister is a mama, but if MB is a mama, I had nothing to do with it!! Don't you remember the extremely personal information revealed about us on the Glenn Beck program?!

thatsnutty said...

JTP-

Forgive my West Coast colloquialisms. I was in no way implying that MB was hiding anything from you, just trying to inspire our fair lady of the t"Rack" to lend us her insigh on the 132nd Run for the Roses. (Or should I say Yum! Brands Kentucky Derby in the VISA Triple Crown?)

thatsnutty said...

And I really need to stop commenting while at work...it makes me have typos...

MB said...

Aw, he was just funnin' you, TN :) Here, since I am on the cutting edge of the feminist movement, we completely welcome all rack-related discussions.

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