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post #1 of 13 Old 07-11-2012, 08:19 PM - Thread Starter
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Growing up you could say that I grew up a child of the 80's. When I was a teen I watched MTV 24/7, that was when the channel was great and showed only Music Videos.

I have built a nice streaming setup in my house and have things setup now that all the TV's in the house can watch movies, Netflix and other live TV over DLNA using my DISH Network Hopper and Joeys. Everything is working great now and I am happy with the results.

As a child of the 80's I am now trying to build up a collection of 80's music videos, and so far my only luck has been to rip music videos from Youtube. Unfortunately doing it this way not only are the videos terrible quality but the audio is as well.

What I am looking for is someplace that sells music videos in a digital format which I can put on my streaming machines in my house to feed via DLNA to my TV's. The iTunes store does not have very much in the way of 80's music videos. But I am thinking there has to be someplace where I can buy 80's music videos in digital form.

Anyone have any ideas?

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a lot of them might be on Youtube. So you might be able to download using one of the many youtube downloaders out there?
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a lot of them might be on Youtube. So you might be able to download using one of the many youtube downloaders out there?

Tried that already as pointed out in the first message.
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so far my only luck has been to rip music videos from Youtube. Unfortunately doing it this way not only are the videos terrible quality but the audio is as well.

There has to be somewhere to legally buy 80's music videos online. If not some companies are missing out on a lot of money.

The iTunes 80's music collection only have 40 songs in it, there were a lot more then 40 songs in the 80's. biggrin.gif

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There has to be somewhere to legally buy 80's music videos online. If not some companies are missing out on a lot of money.
Unfortunately not. I've looked and only found a few multi-artist DVD compilations or single-artist DVD collections. Bought a few and ripped to MKV the ones I wanted. But, I get most my 80's music videos from YouTube and VH1's Totally 80's series. Quality on both is so-so at best.

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Unless it's a major artist like Madonna where you can buy professional high quality authorized video compilations- you're probably stuck with youtube FLV rips for most of the 80's vids.

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It's pretty hard, I have the same problem.

You need to get a job with a TV station that plays late night music videos.....
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Might be too much trouble but what about getting a LD Player and buying some video collections and ripping them?


http://www.noobelodeon.org/w/How_to_Rip_Laserdisc
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Unfortunately, there is not too much LD material around in Australia. Looking on Ebay, most stuff is from US ? UK / JP making it a bit prohibative cost wise. I noticed Amazon sell some DVD's with music videos. Not sure on the quality / quantity of clips per disk though.
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OP. just search "HQ music videos VOB" in google. I think you will find what you are looking for.
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i dont have cable anymore, but i used to watch Totally 80s on VH1 Classic saturday mornings.

if i wanted to build a collection, id dvr that every weekend and use video redo to cut individual videos out. fortunately i use WMC and Comcast is pretty good about broadcast flags

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I'm having the same problem. I have the "Sounds of the Eighties" multiple CD box set and many classic artists CDs. I would love to watch those classic videos too (in full 720x480 DVD quality).

There are some 80's DVD sets on Amazon right now. But they don't have much of my favorites (like Maneater, Rock Me Amadeus, Der Kommissar, etc).

And I better don't talk about Euro-Disco!

Everyone should offer DVD quality VOB files of their videos
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iTunes - a lot more '80s videos now

a lot of 80's videos have been added to iTunes over the past few years - try this - open your iTunes, go to the iTunes Store, and on the right hand side under the scrolling header there should be a dropdown menu which is probably set to "Music" - either keep it at "Music" or if it's not there, change it to / choose "Music" - then the next dropdown menu under that probably says "All Genres" - change that / choose to "Music Videos" - then you should see a menu pop up beneath that with one of the options being "'80s Videos"

iTunes is a bit finicky and this can be hard to replicate, but it should work
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a lot of 80's videos have been added to iTunes over the past few years - try this - open your iTunes, go to the iTunes Store, and on the right hand side under the scrolling header there should be a dropdown menu which is probably set to "Music" - either keep it at "Music" or if it's not there, change it to / choose "Music" - then the next dropdown menu under that probably says "All Genres" - change that / choose to "Music Videos" - then you should see a menu pop up beneath that with one of the options being "'80s Videos"

iTunes is a bit finicky and this can be hard to replicate, but it should work
Nice. But, do you know if I can copy those Apple video files to an USB stick in order to watch them in any DVD player?

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