[mythtv-users] Myth Archive - ripping DVD silent films
starz909 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 5 20:07:14 UTC 2008
--- On Fri, 9/5/08, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> From: Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Myth Archive - ripping DVD silent films
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Date: Friday, September 5, 2008, 12:00 PM
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 01:49:10PM -0500, jedi wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 11:22:26AM -0700, Sam Logen
> > > --- On Tue, 9/2/08, Sam Logen
> <starz909 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > From: Sam Logen <starz909 at yahoo.com>
> > > > Subject: Myth Archive - ripping DVD silent
> > > > To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> > > > Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 1:19 PM
> > > > Hi, I tried to archive a dvd of an old
> silent film, so I
> > > > booted up mythtv and went to the archive
> menu. I set the
> > > > quality to lowest, since it was an old black
> & white,
> > > > and the ripping finished successfully.
> However, when I go
> > > > back to Mythvideos to watch it, some parts
> of the film play
> > > > back at twice the normal speed (both audio
> and video). Why
> > > > is this, and how can I fix it?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Sam
> > >
> > > Does nobody have a solution for this problem?
> Could it be that the
> > > "mtd" is throwing out frames it thinks
> is bad, but is really just the
> > > normal quality for silent-era films?
> > Could it be perhaps... that you're the only guy
> interested in
> > silent films. That seems to be the case (with me) when
> it comes to
> > closed captions. Usually people give me this
> dumfounded look when I
> > bring them up.
> Silent films were *not* shot at anything resembling a
> standard frame
> rate, and there's really no telling what a
> 'colorist' might have decided
> to telecine them at, or burn them to DVD at.
> You might try running command-line mplayer against the
> MPEGs and seeing
> what fps it thinks is there...
> -- jra
Do you mean the MPEGs that I already ripped? So the framerate is the only issue, then? Thanks, I'll check it out.
Oh, and you all should check out that Buster Keaton, then maybe you'd find silent films more interesting ;-)
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