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HIGH QUALITY TPU DVD Video Released from Jack Durban

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Jdo300:
Hello All,

Here is the promised thread with information on the video. Below I have posted a couple of comparison screenshots so you can all see how great the quality is compared to the videos available online now. I also have included instructions for downloading the torrent (and installing torrent software if you don't have any).

Brief Description of the video contents

As far as footage is concerned, all the video is the same as what is available online now, with the exception of the greater image quality. There are three video clips from the available TPU videos online that are included in the footage. The first part of the video contains the first 16 minutes of the UEC video that was posted: (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=167210479374903373).

The second clip is of the first open TPU that Steven pulls from the plastic case (same as this video here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8435800732540412467)

The third clip shows the two demonstrations of Steven's larger Open TPU, the first of which is shown in the following clip: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=333661567309752927

The second part is also floating around online somewhere but I can't seem to find it at the moment.

Video Tech Specs

Format: Raw DVD (.VOB)
Size: 3.4GB
Run Time: 1 hr 14 mins 37 secs
Resolution: 720 x 480
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Audio: 256 Kbits Dolby Audio

Screenshots for Quality Comparison

(http://www.overunity.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4486.0;attach=22415;image)
Open TPU 1 (Low Quality)

(http://www.overunity.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4486.0;attach=22416;image)
Open TPU 1 (High Quality)

(http://www.overunity.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4486.0;attach=22417;image)
Open TPU 2 (Low Quality)

(http://www.overunity.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4486.0;attach=22418;image)
Open TPU 2 (High Quality)
Instructions for BitTorrent Download

I am presently the only one seeding the torrent for the Video file. I simply took the contents of the DVD and put them into a single zip file. I may also make a .ISO file available for download later but I'm doing the zip file first because it dropped the file size from 4.1GB down to 3.4GB.

***IMPORTANT***     ***IMPORTANT***      ***IMPORTANT***      ***IMPORTANT***
For those of you who are familiar with torrents, you know that the download speed is determined by the number of people seeding the torrent. Currently I am the only one who has the full copy of the file and and with a limited upload speed of only 57KB/s upstream, having other people help to seed the torrent after completing the download will significantly increase the download rate for others. So I'm asking that after you download the file, please leave your torrent client running for at least a day to allow others to enjoy the faster transfer speeds.

Before making this post, I setup the torrent and there are currently nine people online who are in the swarm; so the speed should be pretty decent by the time everyone else jumps on board.

Here is the link to download the torrent file: http://tpu.thruhere.net:6969/

For those who don't have a BitTorrent client installed, I recommend using Azureus (www.azureus.com). Below I've included some quick instructions on how to set it up if you don't have it already.

Setup Instructions
Download and install the Azureus client from the above link
Download the torrent file from the link I mentioned above and save it somewhere where you can get to it easily.
After opening the program, the first thing you want to do is make sure that you can connect to the torrent network. Goto the Tools menu and select "NAT /  Firewall Test"
Select the test button and see if the program returns with "OK!" in the results box
If you get an error, chances are that you are being blocked by a firewall. In this case you will need to open up a port on your router and/or firewall software to allow the program to access the internet through an open port. Check out this link here for more information on forwarding ports: http://azureuswiki.com/index.php/Port_forwarding
Once the network issues are resolved, goto the File menu, select Advanced, and click on the "My Torrents" command. The screen will change and you will see two windows on the screen. The top list shows torrents that you are downloading and the bottom list shows torrents that you are seeding (sharing with others)
If there are any torrents downloading or uploading (there will probably be one for some media player thing the program tries to download) then just stop and delete it by right-clicking on the torrent in the list, and selecting "Remove and" and "Delete Both" commands in the shortcut menu,
Now to start downloading the TPU video, goto File, select Open, and "Torrent File."
In the dialog box that appears, select the folder that you want the video to be saved in by clicking the Browse button next to the "Location to save data" textbox.
Now click the "Add Files" button at the top of the dialog and browse for the torrent file that you downloaded from the link I posted above. Once selected, it will appear in the list at the top of the dialog. Select the OK button and the torrent should start downloading.
To check on the statistics and see how many other people are downloading, simply double-click on the torrent in the main window and a tab with more information will appear.

And thats it!

Final Remarks

I plan on seeding this torrent for the next three or four days depending on how many people get on to download it. But afterwards, I'll continue to upload the files to the MediaShare folder that I made (http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=bcb5de0bd0f181ea8c9e7c56ba37815f5a52c02ec6da2cd7) but it will take a while for me to get all the file pieces up. So if you can download the video from the torrent while it's running now, that would be the best solution, especially if everyone gets on it all at once.

And again, please leave your client running for a day or so after downloading so that it will be available to others!

God Bless,
Jason O

zapnic:
thanks man again

and utorrent is better ;D

Jdo300:

--- Quote from: zapnic on April 14, 2008, 09:10:27 AM ---thanks man again

and utorrent is better ;D

--- End quote ---

Haha I'll have to look into that one. Looks like there are more people using it  :)

Just letting you all know that I'm off to bed for the night here and will check the torrent in the morning. I am hosting both the file and the torrent tracker from my system so if the connection gets interrupted overnight it will kill the network for everyone. In the event that this happens, just leave it running and I'll get it restarted again when I get up.

God Bless,
Jason O

jdurban:
The video as shipped was bumped from a hi-8 to a hi-8 to DVD. I would have liked to have sent it prior but I was hoping to be able to have my hi-8 deck repaired so I could create a better copy. Ironically the deck, a Sony EV-C100, was Steven's prior to it becoming mine. As to the reason why there's several scene repeats with rewinds I was trying to assure that I didn't miss any valuable scenes due to dropouts or other anomalies.

Since this is my first post here I would like to clarify a few things. Regardless of what you may think of me or my motives I would like to say that I would have been much more accommodating in getting this recording out if it weren't for a few people in this forum attacking my character again and again. I did reach a point where I wondered why I would ever want to help a group so littered with paranoid  malcontents. Then over time after communicating directly with "Wattsup" and a few other quality members from this forum I realized that I was wrong. As in any group you have a microcosm of society. With that said I would like to help this cause in any way I can. I do have a well equipped lab for doing analog and R.F. work.

All the best,

Jack Durban

templar00:
im pullin it down now will re encode to a avi should drop the file to about 600ish without to much of a quality loss.




Templar,

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