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Author:  signofzeta [ 25 May 2013, 01:43 ]
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Yeah, but DIVX, the Circuit City DIVX, is just a rental version of DVD. It's not an all new format that is terrible.

Author:  xtempo [ 26 May 2013, 03:01 ]
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it in some ways it is a new format. it could only be played on players connected to a server which now is gone so all the discs can't be played back.

Author:  hoyeboye [ 27 May 2013, 05:14 ]
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xtempo wrote:
it in some ways it is a new format. it could only be played on players connected to a server which now is gone so all the discs can't be played back.


Ahhh, that's how those worked. I remembered commercials for DivX discs where they said a disc could only be played a few times, and there was no need to return the discs. I was familiar with the DivX codec, just didn't understand the whole "rental" thing. I thought there was some special layer on the disc that would degrade with each viewing.

Author:  signofzeta [ 27 May 2013, 06:04 ]
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It has nothing to do with the DIVX codec. It's just MPEG2 like a regular DVD. The only thing special about the discs is that they won't play unless the DVD player gets authorization from a server.

Author:  tsak [ 30 May 2013, 22:51 ]
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I remember those! I never bought them, I think, but I did consider it deeply at the mall video game store.

Author:  elahrairrah [ 30 May 2013, 23:29 ]
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I stayed FAAAAAAAAR away from DIVX when Circuit City was pushing that crap. Having to connect your player to a phone line in order to watch movies just seemed bass ackwards. Can you imagine how long it took for those things to actually start playing since it had to dial in to a server?

Not to mention most of the movies they had were P&S anyway.

Author:  tpgb12 [ 09 Jul 2013, 01:03 ]
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Wow, MovieCD seems very similar to my own video format. :P http://youtu.be/ouMwTJTGtck

Author:  hoyeboye [ 10 Jul 2013, 05:32 ]
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tpgb12 wrote:
Wow, MovieCD seems very similar to my own video format. :P http://youtu.be/ouMwTJTGtck

Yeah, except yours looks better :)
How many times did you have to re-do the encoding to get it to play decently?

Author:  tpgb12 [ 11 Jul 2013, 15:31 ]
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hoyeboye wrote:
tpgb12 wrote:
Wow, MovieCD seems very similar to my own video format. :P http://youtu.be/ouMwTJTGtck

Yeah, except yours looks better :)
How many times did you have to re-do the encoding to get it to play decently?

Well, it took about 5 tries to get it just right. Further testing concludes that you'll probably need at least a 4x CD-ROM drive to play Extended Play discs smoothly, though. I also encoded some other things than Dracula in Cinepak for QuickTime Video Disc, like Urusei Yatsura movies 2, 3, and 4 (raw), Firefox, The Cable Guy, etc.

Author:  tpgb12 [ 13 Jul 2013, 19:05 ]
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tpgb12 wrote:
Further testing concludes that you'll probably need at least a 4x CD-ROM drive to play Extended Play discs smoothly, though.

Even further testing includes that my previous calculation was wrong. :P A typical MONO Extended Play QuickTime Video Disc has a data rate of 176kb per second, so you'll need at least a 2x CD-ROM drive for a typical Extended Play disc.

Author:  tasuke [ 03 Aug 2013, 19:40 ]
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hoyeboye wrote:
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Wikipedia entry for MovieCD




i sure do remember seeing those at my local FUTURE SHOP/BEST BUY back in the day...

Author:  ugr [ 30 Sep 2020, 00:15 ]
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Sorry if I shouldn't be bumping a 7 year old post, but if anyone has any of this left over, I am absolutely interested in any and all movieCD/VCD/DIVX stuff that anyone might have, don't hesitate to send me a PM. I'm building a display of old/obscure/obsolete media for a museum, and stuff like this would be perfect.

Author:  deadlegion [ 30 Sep 2020, 04:28 ]
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I've got The Endless Summer MovieCD, it's 3 disc.
Just shipping would be silly for this and it isn't a great title anyway (sports).

Did have Rowan Atkinson Live years ago but it's long gone.

Edit:
Just had a look at the recommended PC requirements on the box...
Win95, Pentium, 16MB RAM, quad speed CD-ROM, PCI-bus video adapter with 2MB RAM, 256Kb level 2 cache.

I seem to recall some of these titles being given away with PII desktops though and I never saw a title running on hardware older than that myself.

Author:  ugr [ 30 Sep 2020, 16:45 ]
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deadlegion wrote:
I've got The Endless Summer MovieCD, it's 3 disc.
Just shipping would be silly for this and it isn't a great title anyway (sports).

Your timing couldn't be worse/better! I just received that in the mail not hours after you replied. :lol:

Anyway, if you find any others, we're interested - just drop me a PM. I also collect official VCD, LD, etc (or even interesting looking bootlegs), audio, and games media. We're trying to build something really cool where people can come in and use/watch/play things in our collection and learn something about the media/tech while doing so.

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Edit:
Just had a look at the recommended PC requirements on the box...
Win95, Pentium, 16MB RAM, quad speed CD-ROM, PCI-bus video adapter with 2MB RAM, 256Kb level 2 cache.

I seem to recall some of these titles being given away with PII desktops though and I never saw a title running on hardware older than that myself.

I worked at a computer store where we sold Pentium 2s, but we were giving away DVDs with them whenever someone bought a DVD drive. Possible though that someone was trying to get rid of old stock and movieCDs seemed like a good value-add?

Author:  signofzeta [ 30 Sep 2020, 16:53 ]
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deadlegion wrote:
I've got The Endless Summer MovieCD, it's 3 disc.
Just shipping would be silly for this and it isn't a great title anyway (sports).

Did have Rowan Atkinson Live years ago but it's long gone.

Edit:
Just had a look at the recommended PC requirements on the box...
Win95, Pentium, 16MB RAM, quad speed CD-ROM, PCI-bus video adapter with 2MB RAM, 256Kb level 2 cache.

I seem to recall some of these titles being given away with PII desktops though and I never saw a title running on hardware older than that myself.


Endless Summer is a classic! I’d for sure want it the highest quality possible though and not the literal worst which is what this would be.

Author:  ugr [ 01 Oct 2020, 01:23 ]
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signofzeta wrote:
Endless Summer is a classic! I’d for sure want it the highest quality possible though and not the literal worst which is what this would be.

There are people who collect things for purposes other than "to have the highest quality version", and I am one of them. ;) I do also collect high quality versions of things I like, for what it's worth....

Author:  signofzeta [ 01 Oct 2020, 02:32 ]
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What? Those people exist? Where? They probably have a forum somewhere, losers.

Author:  ugr [ 01 Oct 2020, 02:36 ]
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signofzeta wrote:
What? Those people exist? Where? They probably have a forum somewhere, losers.

Your sarcasm would be a lot funnier if I hadn't said right after it that I exist. :yawn:

Author:  deadlegion [ 01 Oct 2020, 04:23 ]
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I've got a bunch of VCD's. All sorts of titles like Lawrence of Arabia, Terminator 3, Saving Private Ryan...a lot of those are probably asian bootlegs but I never bothered trying to figure out if they were legit or not.

The most interesting titles I have are a couple of Shaw Brothers "remastered" titles that are in DVD style cases, they are Malaysian/Singapore releases but have original audio and English subs. Shaolin Prince & The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter.

Author:  signofzeta [ 01 Oct 2020, 06:02 ]
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ugr wrote:
signofzeta wrote:
What? Those people exist? Where? They probably have a forum somewhere, losers.

Your sarcasm would be a lot funnier if I hadn't said right after it that I exist. :yawn:


The forum I was referencing was this one and everyone on it including myself. Do you not remember that this forum is mainly dedicated to a different crappy old format that makes no sense called Laserdisc? I own hundreds of them. I clearly understand what you’re talking about. Don’t be so prepared to be persecuted.

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