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ignus graius
Dec 28, 2005, 02:11 PM
I'm not sure if this has already been posted, but I just read about it on digg.

Here's the link for George A. Romero's classic zombie movie, which apparently is now public domain:
http://www.archive.org/download/night_of_the_living_dead/night_of_the_living_dead_256kb.mp4

More public domain films:
http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films


I only downloaded the first minute or so to test it, but it seems to work.



Lyle
Dec 28, 2005, 02:46 PM
Thanks for the link to that archive; there's a lot of interesting (and free) stuff in there.

john159
Dec 28, 2005, 06:30 PM
the download time is 3 hrs plus.. i have dsl... and this is for the 247 meg one.... its like 21k/sec... thats slow

ignus graius
Dec 29, 2005, 11:03 AM
the download time is 3 hrs plus.. i have dsl... and this is for the 247 meg one.... its like 21k/sec... thats slow
Um...it's FREE? If you want fast and free maybe Bit Torrent?

StealthRider
Dec 29, 2005, 11:15 AM
It's public domain. It has to be free. 21k/sec on a connection that regularly gets over 800 is abysmal.

joepunk
Dec 29, 2005, 11:23 AM
I'll have to download it when I am back at Uni. Thanks for finding this ignus graius

ignus graius
Dec 29, 2005, 11:35 AM
It's public domain. It has to be free. 21k/sec on a connection that regularly gets over 800 is abysmal.
No, it's public domain, so it can be free. They still sell this! (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005Y6Y2/qid=1135877161/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-4633290-9073611?v=glance&s=dvd).

The only difference is that since it's public domain, I can legally copy it and give it to a friend, or use it in an add, or even repackage it and sell it myself. The site could very well charge a membership for bandwidth usage. I'm getting 50 KB/sec over a wireless connection, and it's simply clicking on an HTTP link. I'm getting my money's worth.

maddav
Dec 29, 2005, 11:58 AM
Odd, I downloaded "Nosferatu" last night and am currently downloading "Night of The Living Dead", both at around 220 KB/s, from a 2Mbit connection, and that's wireless on my ibook, not bad if you ask me!

turtlemh
Dec 29, 2005, 05:12 PM
the only problem I have with this site is their cartoons. I downloaded some bugs bunny cartoons and my right ear phone keeps popping.. Any ideas how to get rid of this its annoying me. Its not the headphones either. :D

ignus graius
Dec 29, 2005, 06:58 PM
the only problem I have with this site is their cartoons. I downloaded some bugs bunny cartoons and my right ear phone keeps popping.. Any ideas how to get rid of this its annoying me. Its not the headphones either. :D
That might involve some work...are you okay with just listening with the left headphone?

If it were me, I'd take the left channel and make it an uncompressed mono track, and then use QuickTime Pro to do a pass through with the video, but encode the audio as a mono track. It would probably take 10-15 minutes per video, though.

DMPDX
Dec 29, 2005, 07:17 PM
the download time is 3 hrs plus.. i have dsl... and this is for the 247 meg one.... its like 21k/sec... thats slow
Im getting about 375 avg. on my download for that file, you myst have a bad connection or be located far away from the server.

Sol
Dec 29, 2005, 08:05 PM
Night Of The Living Dead may have started the zombie genre but it was the sequel Dawn Of The Dead that established it for good. In it survivors take over an abandoned shopping mall that has to be cleared of zombies and later a bikie gang. Essential viewing for anyone concerned about a zombie apocalypse.

turtlemh
Dec 29, 2005, 09:04 PM
I guess I will have to live with it, i'm not paying 30 bucks for quick time pro.

ignus graius
Jan 2, 2006, 06:43 PM
Here are three movies from that site that are encoded in H.264. Just download the larger MPEG-4 file (NOT the 256k version):

Two Weeks to Live (1943) (http://www.archive.org/details/2_weeks_to_live)
Kid Dynamite (1943) (http://www.archive.org/details/kid_dynamite)
Let's Get Tough (1942) (http://www.archive.org/details/lets_get_tough)

jimsowden
Jan 2, 2006, 06:57 PM
Speaks for itself.

BornAgainMac
Jan 2, 2006, 07:16 PM
Night of the Living Dead was a nice find but I found another treasure. The Computer Chronicles is a gold mine of history going back to the 1980's including Atari, Commodore, Apple, and IBM products. Steve Jobs has one from 1998 in the archive but I wish I could have seen one from the 80's.

http://www.archive.org/details/computerchronicles

tomflix52
Jan 3, 2006, 03:54 PM
so this is free?

turtlemh
Jan 3, 2006, 04:07 PM
yeah.. its free but I must say its not the best movie lol.