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RiffTrax Discussion => Shorts 2007 - 2008 => Act Your Age => Topic started by: Compound on February 01, 2008, 04:46:28 PM

Title: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2008, 04:46:28 PM
I just received an email about a new short being available- Act Your Age. I can buy it, put it in my cart, download it even. But there's nothing about it here, or on the front page or in the "Discuss an individual Rifftrax" forums. DId this puppy slip out or are the Rifftrax folks just a bit slow today?
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: RVR II on February 01, 2008, 04:47:22 PM
Just got the same email.. Must be a Surprise :highfive:
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Compound on February 01, 2008, 05:00:08 PM
Well, just in case you're like me and can't find the "download the whoel thing in Divx"  option, the unriffed short may be found here:

http://www.archive.org/details/ActYourA1949

Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Scott M Davis on February 01, 2008, 05:06:30 PM
i've already dl'd it and watched it. very funny.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: torgosPizza on February 01, 2008, 07:43:45 PM
We have the DivX version in your On Demand area, and the mp3 of the commentary under your My Files area, for you who "Fear the big DivX spectre."
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: torgosPizza on February 01, 2008, 07:47:45 PM
Same thing ;)

On a serious note, though, we're listening, which is why we offer the mp3 when we can. We also may or may not have a trick up our sleeve for the next short. Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 01, 2008, 07:49:15 PM
I downloaded it, and at the same time divx asked me to download the newest player.  Somewhere in the process the file lost cohesion and ingested itself, but Rifftrax has Johnny on the spot Torgos.  Stay gold!
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: jetjaguar15 on February 02, 2008, 04:29:03 AM
I never got a email - the first notice I had was when the new posts about the short popped up.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: BathTub on February 02, 2008, 05:41:20 AM
Yeah, I didn't get this email.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Bob on February 02, 2008, 06:08:41 AM
I got the e-mail (it was in my spam folder----- stupid Yahoo mail does not learn very well).

That was hilarious!

Did anyone else wonder why the father from Family Ties was a school principal?
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: AmandaGal on February 02, 2008, 07:26:03 AM
Aha.

And it's not fear, it's...distaste.

You're supposed to WATCH it, not eat it.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: skenderberg on February 02, 2008, 07:34:25 AM
Got the email.  Watched the short. 

Child counseling techniques were hell of a lot different in the fifties.  I'm surprised the principal didn't just punch him in the stomach and yell, "You're a puss and you'll never amount to anything!"
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Indomitus on February 03, 2008, 04:40:02 PM
Well, being one of the few people who still access the internet using a tin can, a rock and some string, I appreciate the MP3 option.  The DRM-laden DivX locks up my computer and won't play right for anything.  The little hamster in the wheel can't run that fast, I guess.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 03, 2008, 04:44:07 PM
Well, being one of the few people who still access the internet using a tin can, a rock and some string, I appreciate the MP3 option.  The DRM-laden DivX locks up my computer and won't play right for anything.  The little hamster in the wheel can't run that fast, I guess.

Here's the other thing you'll need:
http://www.bittorrent.com/users/educational-archives/torrents/Act_Your_Age__Short_Movie._1949_/cbc5600f-7d0c-11dc-a7d3-00e081411f3f/download/free?csrc=i-d_b (http://www.bittorrent.com/users/educational-archives/torrents/Act_Your_Age__Short_Movie._1949_/cbc5600f-7d0c-11dc-a7d3-00e081411f3f/download/free?csrc=i-d_b)

Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Indomitus on February 03, 2008, 05:19:44 PM
Already got it from the Prelinger Archive.  Thanks, though.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 03, 2008, 08:18:51 PM
Oh yeah, just made my no-DRM version of ACT YOUR AGE.  Suck it divx.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: torgosPizza on February 03, 2008, 10:28:55 PM
Oh yeah, just made my no-DRM version of ACT YOUR AGE.  Suck it divx.

We still haven't heard any alternatives from you guys who huff and puff about DivX all the time. We know DRM is a hot-button issue, but sometimes it's still necessary (I point to the Cinematic  Titanic's inability to distribute online as a recent example - even the rights holder for BRAIN OF BLOOD doesn't want his intellectual property stolen and pirated! Can you believe that guy!)

We do have some other ideas kicking around we're waiting to try out, so until then, continue to let us know how much you love / hate DivX!
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Ortega on February 04, 2008, 03:27:43 AM
Honestly, after you guys started releasing the mp3 version of the shorts, it's a non-issue for me now.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Indomitus on February 04, 2008, 08:12:11 AM
Honestly, after you guys started releasing the mp3 version of the shorts, it's a non-issue for me now.
Yeah, I'm basically fine with this.  The way I see it, the people who a) know what DRM is and b) dislike it enough to not want to use it at all are also the people who c) can make their own DVD authors.  So I'm happy just doing that. I've started an archive folder with that "disc" in it, and I'll reauthor Santa Claus tonight (Haven't seen the RT version of that yet, so that'll be fun), and either add them to shorter RT's in the beginning or make a "shorts" disc when there are enough out.

That's kind of what I'm doing.  I figure, at the size these are rendering to, one DVD should hold about 8 of them at full resolution.
Of course, given that these are Public Domain shorts, Rifftrax could put together a disc of their own eventually (hint hint).
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: BEERxTaco on February 04, 2008, 09:18:06 AM
yup, as long as the mp3 file is included and the film is available as a freebie someplace, I'm happy.

Since you asked, I still hate DRM  ;)
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Conor on February 04, 2008, 09:47:33 AM

Since you asked, I still hate DRM  ;)

And you still haven't suggested a better method for VOD.

Since we're discussing DRM, here is my question.  One of the main talking points about DRM is that "I paid for this file, I should be able to use it however I want to."

This seems absurd.  It would be a valid point if we said "You can put this on an Ipod or use it however else you want to."  But we don't.  We say "You can watch it on a computer or a Divx enabled player."  The "Not being able to use this how I want" argument applies to DVDs - you can't watch them in a VHS player.  But that's an idiotic complaint.

DISCLAIMER: In any case, I would prefer a file that does not have restrictions.  I would prefer to be able to use a file wherever I want to.  But it doesn't seem like the above is a valid complaint when you know outright that you can't use the file that way.  And yes, we're still taking suggestions for a better way to run VOD.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: RVR II on February 04, 2008, 09:51:14 AM

Since you asked, I still hate DRM  ;)

And you still haven't suggested a better method for VOD.
Honestly, a DVD to purchase is probably the only other real option I'd go for.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Bob on February 04, 2008, 09:52:23 AM
Might I suggest this as an alternative?

(http://www.homedvd.ca/images/cassette_tapes.jpg)

Or

(http://www.tunequest.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/wax-cylinder.jpg)
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: RVR II on February 04, 2008, 09:55:29 AM
Ah yes.. 'Jurassic' Technology! Nice
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: torgosPizza on February 04, 2008, 10:38:59 AM
No, it's more like saying, "You can buy this CD and listen to it as long as you're doing it on a Sony player, and one that's connected to direct current. You can't take it off direct current or use a Magnavox."

Actually, that's still not a good analogy. The best one I can think of is Xbox Live marketplace, or better yet, any modern cable company's DVR set-top box.

You can download the media to your console, but you have to play it on that device. There are some portability options (Xbox can move files to Zune, and some DVRs can move things via USB to a computer or what have you). But even in those cases, especially DVR boxes, you'll probably need to setup an account on their website and link the account to your set-top box.

"Why can't I just grab the Windows Media file from the Xbox and play it on my DVD player?" you might ask. Well, simple - you'd need to re-encode the file, and potentially remove any DRM rights Microsoft has enabled on it. Sure, it's not the best solution (I, too, would prefer a 100% unencumbered file most of the time) but the fact remains that if you are willing to deal with the "hassle" of only watching the video on your Xbox or Zune, then there really is no problem.

I do disagree with DivX's method of "requiring" an active Internet Connection. I think once you've downloaded the DivX file you should be able to watch it on a plane if you want, but right now that doesn't seem to be the case. Since the technology is still relatively new I'm sure there will be changes that'll make it less of a headache for the anti-DRM crowd, and again, we're always taking feedback and suggestions into consideration.

Just remember, "Suck it DivX!" and "Stay away from DRM!" don't make very good feedback.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: BEERxTaco on February 04, 2008, 10:48:08 AM
I'll admit I don't know of any better solution to the VOD problem, but I'm an old guy and don't require much in the way of "on demand" save for what the cable company offers. So yeah, I'm probably out of touch somewhat and don't care as much about it except to note that it makes me grumpy.

The fact that you provide the mp3 for people to "do it themselves" is a great solution for those who are capable of re-authoring (I like it very much!). For those who aren't re-author savvy, perhaps a Rifftrax Player offering would be a substitue for DivX... I haven't tried it yet, so I don't know if that's a viable solution or not.

Regardless, I can understand you guys getting sick of the complaints without getting any reasonable suggestions in return. I know you're just trying to provide a service to as many people as possible.

(I think Conor hates me  :( )
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Conor on February 04, 2008, 10:53:07 AM
No, it's more like saying, "You can buy this CD and listen to it as long as you're doing it on a Sony player, and one that's connected to direct current. You can't take it off direct current or use a Magnavox."

Ignoring the straw-man-ness of your analogy, I still don't see why in your example, you would purchase that CD and then complain that you couldn't do stuff with it that you weren't assured you'd be able to do.  You would either not buy it or you would use it in the manner the product allows you to. 

This Playstation game doesn't play in my Xbox!  This is outrageous!  I should be able to use it how I want to!
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: RVR II on February 04, 2008, 10:57:14 AM
I'll admit I don't know of any better solution to the VOD problem, but I'm an old guy and don't require much in the way of "on demand" save for what the cable company offers. So yeah, I'm probably out of touch somewhat and don't care as much about it except to note that it makes me grumpy.

The fact that you provide the mp3 for people to "do it themselves" is a great solution for those who are capable of re-authoring (I like it very much!). For those who aren't re-author savvy, perhaps a Rifftrax Player offering would be a substitue for DivX... I haven't tried it yet, so I don't know if that's a viable solution or not.

Regardless, I can understand you guys getting sick of the complaints without getting any reasonable suggestions in return. I know you're just trying to provide a service to as many people as possible.
I agree! I'm not too out of touch with the Divx & Vod things, but for me it's just more trouble than it's worth. I'll wait for the Shorts to be released on DVD, and continue using mp3 files when available for my RiffTrax enjoyment :)
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Bob on February 04, 2008, 11:00:16 AM
For what it is worth, I actually like DIvX.    :)

I guess the "Powers that be" have to determine how they are better served:

1.   Use DivX, cut way down on piracy and lose some customers.
2.   Use something like EZTAKES, increase customers, but lose some sales due to increased piracy.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Pak-Man on February 04, 2008, 11:02:47 AM
It's not so bad to gather around a computer for 15 minutes to watch a short. I mean, heck it cost 99 cents. Maybe I can't witness ALL the majesty of "A Visit to Santa" in glorious hi-def on my 40 inch, but it looks pretty spiffy on my computer monitor and I don't feel the experience has been compromised. If they can figure out a way to burn these files to a disc so I could play it on my DVD player, that'd be peachy, but all the pirates out there make for unsafe waters. Precautions need to be taken. If we could wipe out piracy everywhere, all the time, then maybe we'd get something that works in a DVD player. 'til then, this is better than nothing. :^)
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 04, 2008, 11:09:17 AM
Yeah, I appreciate you offering us the .mp3 separate.  You don't have to do that, so it is appreciated.
While I have no alternative to preventing copyright infringement, I do think it is pretty hard to find someone who likes DRM.
Why would anyone?  It is a pain in the ass, and assumes you are guilty of infringement and makes you prove you're not.

One thing I do think is disgusting is a company getting business because of their ability to provide DRM.  That just seems like the devil's work.

Call me crazy.

I don't think you need to change anything because as has been said before:  The people who don't want to use the divx file are the people who have the ability to re-author anyway.  Everybody else will be content with what they can get.

Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Conor on February 04, 2008, 11:13:59 AM
For what it is worth, I actually like DIvX.    :)

I guess the "Powers that be" have to determine how they are better served:

1.   Use DivX, cut way down on piracy and lose some customers.
2.   Use something like EZTAKES, increase customers, but lose some sales due to increased piracy.

Just as an FYI, piracy is not why we're using DIVX.  They are a content delivery system for us, not a copy protection system.  If they would serve up videos for us without their DRM, we'd do it in a second.  If we were that concerned about piracy...well, i don't know what we'd do.  It is an inevitable thing when you're distributing digital content, and you just hope that you can make it as convenient and reasonable for people as possible to buy your work legitimately.  (if we were concerned about piracy, we wouldn't offer up an MP3 with the download.)

So yes, it's not a perfect solution.  EZTakes does not seem like a good solution, based on all the experiences I've read that you guys have had.  They don't supply Video On Demand either, but rather a burnable solution.  They are two different things.

We're constantly trying to make the experience better.  But as Erik said before, constructive opinions do help and we take them seriously.  "Divx can suck it" does not help anybody, and is not taken seriously.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 04, 2008, 11:18:25 AM
For what it is worth, I actually like DIvX.    :)

I guess the "Powers that be" have to determine how they are better served:

1.   Use DivX, cut way down on piracy and lose some customers.
2.   Use something like EZTAKES, increase customers, but lose some sales due to increased piracy.

Just as an FYI, piracy is not why we're using DIVX.  They are a content delivery system for us, not a copy protection system.  If they would serve up videos for us without their DRM, we'd do it in a second.  If we were that concerned about piracy...well, i don't know what we'd do.  It is an inevitable thing when you're distributing digital content, and you just hope that you can make it as convenient and reasonable for people as possible to buy your work legitimately.  (if we were concerned about piracy, we wouldn't offer up an MP3 with the download.)

So yes, it's not a perfect solution.  EZTakes does not seem like a good solution, based on all the experiences I've read that you guys have had.  They don't supply Video On Demand either, but rather a burnable solution.  They are two different things.

We're constantly trying to make the experience better.  But as Erik said before, constructive opinions do help and we take them seriously.  "Divx can suck it" does not help anybody, and is not taken seriously.

Suck it Divx was a joke, and hence not to be taken seriously.  I didn't mean for the divx engineers to come and suck anything, especially not my anything, unless they are incredibly hot women.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: gammer on February 04, 2008, 11:21:31 AM
My feeling is that I don't like the DRM.
However, here's my take on this whole issue:
1) As Conor stated, they are advertising it how it is: Only available to playback with the DivX player. RiffTrax ain't hiding anything.
2) If you want something to do what it isn't supposed to do, then you need to be creative and do it yourself. For example: you want to watch a VHS on a DVD, then you buy a DVD Recorder or a capture card for your computer and capture it. In our case, RiffTrax has provided us with the location of the source video and the MP3, so we can reauthor it ourselves.
3) Whatever information this Execter character poses should be in our schools and our text books.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Pak-Man on February 04, 2008, 11:39:28 AM
                                                                     How Old am I?
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   When I don't get what I want                                             |                          |
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   When Rifftrax releases something on VOD                  |                          |

(Seriously, this isn't a jab at anyone. I just wanted to throw the joke out there)
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Fortis on February 04, 2008, 11:44:56 AM
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Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Bob on February 04, 2008, 11:45:03 AM
                                                                     How Old am I?
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   When I want Attention                                                        |                          |
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   When I am Confused                                                        |                          |
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   When I don't get what I want                                             |                          |
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   When Rifftrax releases something on VOD                  |                          |

(Seriously, this isn't a jab at anyone. I just wanted to throw the joke out there)

 :D
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 04, 2008, 02:16:02 PM
Just as an FYI, piracy is not why we're using DIVX.  They are a content delivery system for us, not a copy protection system.  If they would serve up videos for us without their DRM, we'd do it in a second. 

That is interesting, I would think if piracy was not an issue there would be many alternatives to DIVX, but maybe not....

Would streaming video from places like RealNetworks work?  Although I'm not sure if their technology would allow for individual authorization for purchased videos, I guess that is the problem you guys have, finding a system that will send the VOD only to those that have purchased it.

Get an extra server and offer up .mp4 files just like you do the .mp3s, we're talking around 200MB each for these videos if converted to high-res mp4, I guess you also might need to buy extra bandwidth, how much would that be compared to paying DIVX to host the files?


Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: gammer on February 04, 2008, 09:08:34 PM
Another solution would be to offer these in VCD format. You might cringe at what I just said, but hear me out...

It seems that most folks are interested in just poping it in their DVD players, kicking back on the couch and watching.

Here's how I see it...
- VCD (short for Video CD) is compatible in 90% of DVD players (actually, its probably higher, but I'm just guess-ta-mating).
- Encode the short to VCD format
- Create an ISO image or Nero Image of it
- Allow the user to download the image or the raw MPEG1 file
- If you download the image, you can then burn it to CD and watch it on your DVD or computer
- If you download the raw MPEG1 file you can watch it on your computer

Obviously you wouldn't want to watch an entire 2 hour movie like this. But I think it would work for a 15 min short.
File size would be approx the same as what the DivX file sizes are now.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Conor on February 05, 2008, 08:53:31 AM
Just as an FYI, piracy is not why we're using DIVX.  They are a content delivery system for us, not a copy protection system.  If they would serve up videos for us without their DRM, we'd do it in a second.

That is interesting, I would think if piracy was not an issue there would be many alternatives to DIVX, but maybe not....


Get an extra server and offer up .mp4 files just like you do the .mp3s, we're talking around 200MB each for these videos if converted to high-res mp4, I guess you also might need to buy extra bandwidth, how much would that be compared to paying DIVX to host the files?




Right.  These alternatives just don't spring to anyones mind.

It may come to offering up video files, that could prove to be the best choice.  Unfortunately, doing them "just like we do the MP3s" is, like many things, more complicated than it sounds.  The additional bandwidth, etc (not my dept) is something that is now covered by Divx, and is the reason we are using them.  they take care of that so we don't have to.  I have no idea about costs or anything like that, but it seems reasonable that if we were to start shouldering the burden of serving up the files ourselves, it might result in increased costs for video. 

Again, I have no idea if that's true.  But it's the kind of thing you have to weigh when you're thinking about the alternatives to Divx.  Maybe so many people hate it that they have refused to download anything until we get rid of it that it would make up for the additional cost.  Maybe a ton of people dont mind and aren't taking the time to debate the merits of it on the forum.  Who knows?  We will find out though, soon enough.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: BEERxTaco on February 05, 2008, 09:08:58 AM
The EZTakes Download/Burn system seems pretty slick...
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 05, 2008, 10:34:27 AM
Since these shorts are public domain, why not sell us a premixed .wav file with the riff and the original audio together, then send us a link to a torrent file of just the video portion in the correct format so that the audio and video portions could be muxed together.  I'm sure a lot of the bandwidth for the video portion could be shared by us loyal supporters.  Does public domain limit this?  I'm just throwing this out there since you asked for ideas, so don't destroy me.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Bob on February 05, 2008, 10:50:33 AM
Gee, I use and like Divx....... and mine come pre-authored!   ;)
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: gammer on February 05, 2008, 12:28:57 PM
Gee, I use and like Divx....... and mine come pre-authored!   ;)

I think the point is that not everyone has a DivX dvd player hooked up to their tv's and not everyone enjoys watching them on their computer...or wants to install proprietary software to watch them on their computer.

I think that there are other options/formats available to make more of the fan base happy. I'm not saying it has to be done...but other formats could possibly equal happier fans.
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: RVR II on February 05, 2008, 12:32:26 PM
Gee, I use and like Divx....... and mine come pre-authored!   ;)

I think the point is that not everyone has a DivX dvd player hooked up to their tv's and not everyone enjoys watching them on their computer...or wants to install proprietary software to watch them on their computer.

I think that there are other options/formats available to make more of the fan base happy. I'm not saying it has to be done...but other formats could possibly equal happier fans.
I Agree 100% w/ gammer! That's Exactly My Issues Right There!
GET A LIFE PSL!! :D :D :P
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Bob on February 05, 2008, 12:32:47 PM
Gee, I use and like Divx....... and mine come pre-authored!   ;)

I think the point is that not everyone has a DivX dvd player hooked up to their tv's and not everyone enjoys watching them on their computer...or wants to install proprietary software to watch them on their computer.

I think that there are other options/formats available to make more of the fan base happy. I'm not saying it has to be done...but other formats could possibly equal happier fans.

I know, but I am having a shitty day at work and I felt like (gently) stiring the pot.

*Pot now considered stirred*
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: gammer on February 05, 2008, 12:36:44 PM

I know, but I am having a shitty day at work and I felt like (gently) stiring the pot.

*Pot now considered stirred*

Thats *kewl*

Now that I read back on other posts here...from RiffTrax point of view, its not so much the format that matters...its the fact that someone else is taking care of the encoding and file hosting for them. The fact is that it would be huge bandwidth for them to deal with and DivX takes care of it. I'm not sure if any other organization can offer so much help in this dept. They're might be though...
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: Bob on February 05, 2008, 12:39:28 PM
Now that I read back on other posts here...from RiffTrax point of view, its not so much the format that matters...its the fact that someone else is taking care of the encoding and file hosting for them. The fact is that it would be huge bandwidth for them to deal with and DivX takes care of it. I'm not sure if any other organization can offer so much help in this dept. They're might be though...

So, all we need now is someone with unlimited bandwidth who will do all the dirty work and charge Rifftrax an arm and a leg   
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: gammer on February 05, 2008, 12:48:00 PM
Now that I read back on other posts here...from RiffTrax point of view, its not so much the format that matters...its the fact that someone else is taking care of the encoding and file hosting for them. The fact is that it would be huge bandwidth for them to deal with and DivX takes care of it. I'm not sure if any other organization can offer so much help in this dept. They're might be though...

So, all we need now is someone with unlimited bandwidth who will do all the dirty work and charge Rifftrax an arm and a leg   

I've already offered to do the mixing and encoding for free   :)

Just need the bandwidth part to take care of...
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 05, 2008, 12:59:46 PM
That's why I'm saying bit torrent.  That would spread the bandwidth out amongst us.  Now that bittorrent.com has gone legit, why don't they check their hosting rates out.  I haven't done any research with them, but arent they offering some kind of paid service now?
Title: Re: Did I miss an announcement?
Post by: darryl on February 06, 2008, 10:59:41 PM
What's with all the comments about not being able to watch Divx on your regular DVD player and TV? That's the beauty of Dvix. You can! My 2 living room DVD players (on is a DVD recorder) are both Divx enabled. It's probably harder to find a DVD player that doesn't do Divx than one that does.

Authorize your DVD player as one of your 6 Divx authorized devices, copy the Divx file to a DVD (or even a CD for some files) and play it in your regular DVD player.