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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-28-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
There ought to be a word for a certain scale of...

There ought to be a word for a certain scale of plot holes and implausible story elements. Especially as this is not an action hero vehicle, but a terrorist thriller based (more or less) closer to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21,492
Views: 1,703,998
Posted By wmcclain
Try a DLNA server on the mac. The FAQ has a list...

Try a DLNA server on the mac. The FAQ has a list of possibilities. Twonky is available on the mac and people usually report quick success with it.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-28-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
No. Time to put this one out of its misery....

No.

Time to put this one out of its misery. Still available.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-28-2015, 07:11 AM
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Views: 1,703,998
Posted By wmcclain
Yes. -Bill

Yes.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
No, but this film, like that one, is recent...

No, but this film, like that one, is recent enough to be still at Redbox. (Not in Canada? Sorry.)

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 04:10 PM
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Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Now, the same image is worth another point if you...

Now, the same image is worth another point if you can Name that Movie.

Warning: this is difficult because the scene is shown for only a couple of seconds, but the Eno connection caught my eye.
...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
It's also an anagram for TALKING HEADS. ...

It's also an anagram for TALKING HEADS.

"Kings Lead Hat put the innocence inside her, it will come, it will come, it will surely come..."
...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Metric football? Never touch it. -Bill

Metric football? Never touch it.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Watching the movies? That's research. -Bill

Watching the movies? That's research.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
That suggests PHANTASM. -Bill

That suggests PHANTASM.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Specifically the lettering. Sorry, no....

Specifically the lettering.



Sorry, no.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-27-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Hoping this is not too obscure... it is a music...

Hoping this is not too obscure... it is a music challenge.

Name that composer.

Answer:


Brian Eno
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-26-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
That is correct! Review: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir...

That is correct! Review: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947).

Another 1947 film. It is an unplanned pattern.

Here are the films from that year I have in my collection. Not all are great titles, but...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-26-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,576
Views: 201,248
Posted By wmcclain
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)...

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039420/), directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

An independent-minded widow rents a seaside cottage haunted by a gruff, salty sea captain....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-26-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40,460
Views: 5,001,903
Posted By wmcclain
Could it be you have hidden thumbnails on the...

Could it be you have hidden thumbnails on the disc and the player is counting those? Just a speculation: I don't know if it does that.

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-26-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Name this film. Answer: The Ghost...

Name this film.

Answer:


The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)


-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-25-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
The ruling from the chair is shown above. ...

The ruling from the chair is shown above.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2015, 09:40 AM
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Views: 1,703,998
Posted By wmcclain
Pressure from the licensing authorities. The...

Pressure from the licensing authorities. The studios think people playing BDMV/ folders are stealing their product.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21,492
Views: 1,703,998
Posted By wmcclain
Try making an MKV version of the movie. MakeMKV...

Try making an MKV version of the movie. MakeMKV will do this and is free during the beta period. Select "Open file" and choose the index.bdmv file (that's from my memory; I think it's right).

It...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-25-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21,492
Views: 1,703,998
Posted By wmcclain
Maybe. You'd have to provide more details. What...

Maybe. You'd have to provide more details. What is the format of these files?

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-25-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Finding the squeaky bed spring... ...

Finding the squeaky bed spring...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04/Delicatessen2.jpg

-Bill
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,465
Views: 143,055
Posted By wmcclain
Name this movie. Answer: ...

Name this movie.

Answer:


Delicatessen


-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13,103
Views: 1,074,175
Posted By wmcclain
This is why people advise you not to use the...

This is why people advise you not to use the player (any player) without a preamp. It's dangerous.

Variable: yes.

Before the first connection, I'd use Power on volume = 0 (which is MUTE) and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13,103
Views: 1,074,175
Posted By wmcclain
You'll want to be cautious when first setting in...

You'll want to be cautious when first setting in up. Full volume from the player might blow out your speakers. Those settings provide a safety factor.

-Bill
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-24-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13,103
Views: 1,074,175
Posted By wmcclain
Become intimately familiar with these settings in...

Become intimately familiar with these settings in Setup -> Audio Processing:



Output Volume [ Variable | Fixed ]
Power On Volume [ Last | 0--100 ]
Maximum Volume [ 0--100 ]


-Bill
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