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Old Dec 28, 2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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"Night of the Living Dead" for your iPod (Legally)

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/nigh...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.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link to that archive; there's a lot of interesting (and free) stuff in there.
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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the download time is 3 hrs plus.. i have dsl... and this is for the 247 meg one.... its like 21k/sec... thats slow
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 12:03 PM   #4
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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?
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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It's public domain. It has to be free. 21k/sec on a connection that regularly gets over 800 is abysmal.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 12:23 PM   #6
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I'll have to download it when I am back at Uni. Thanks for finding this ignus graius
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 12:35 PM   #7
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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...=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.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 12:58 PM   #8
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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!
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 06:12 PM   #9
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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.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 07:58 PM   #10
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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.
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.
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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.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 09:05 PM   #12
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Night good but Dawn great

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.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 10:04 PM   #13
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I guess I will have to live with it, i'm not paying 30 bucks for quick time pro.
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 07:43 PM   #14
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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)
Kid Dynamite (1943)
Let's Get Tough (1942)
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 08:16 PM   #16
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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
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 04:54 PM   #17
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so this is free?
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 05:07 PM   #18
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yeah.. its free but I must say its not the best movie lol.
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