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Right now I'm watching The Terminator on my iPod! I used Handbrake to transcode from the DVD to an .mp4 that'll play on the iPod's screen, and loaded it through iTunes. Fraggin' awesome.

The file size is 730.2 MB- not bad for an entire movie. I'm recoding using different settings to see if I can squeeze a higher frame rate out of it. As is it's fine, but I'm curious to know how far I can push it.

Terminator trivia side note: I'd never noticed this before, but the address for the first Sarah Connor in the phone book doesn't match the numbers on her house. (There are other continuity errors related to this as well, but this one was new to me).

MPAA side note: Screw you, MPAA. I've purchased and paid full retail price for this movie four times over the years, in addition to seeing it in theaters twice. I think moving it to my iPod for my own personal viewing counts as fair use.


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Feb. 18th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Under the doctrine the Supreme Court iterated in Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, you may be correct. Private-use recording is generally recognized as fair use "time-shifting." Where people get into trouble is making copies of stuff they own and distributing it to other people. See MGM v. Grokster and A&M Records v. Napster.

Basically, it's OK to burn a CD of music you paid for or to have copies of music on your iPod and your PC simultaneously. But it's not OK to make copies and distribute them.
Feb. 20th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
I never thought it would be so much fun to have a friend who's a lawyer! Thanks for the info!

So, 'ya want a copy? It's really quite a good movie. ;-)
Feb. 18th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
wow, you are a geek. i would just watch it on grr since he has a dvd-rom, but i guess i just dont like straining my eyes as much as you
Feb. 20th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC)
The iPod is even more portable than Gir. Sometimes I bring him to lunch with me, but more often I just bring the iPod and listen to podcasts. Now I can watch my favorite movie too if I so choose!

BTW, Janet and I went to see "Date Movie" on Saturday, and it was absolutely horrible! I had the iPod with me, and if I'd had a signal splitter and thought to bring along a couple sets of earbuds we possibly would've watched the iPod instead. ;-)
Feb. 20th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
i went to see it last night with Sheina, she hated it and couldnt understand why i was laughing at all during the movie
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Feb. 20th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
And this is why I love you! Your list is complete and accurate and off the top of your head! Damn, woman. I'm tempted to go wake you up right now and take you in a manly fashion. ('course, I know better!)

Technically we don't have every edition. ;-) There was another VHS release that was exactly the same as our original VHS but with different box art, and it also came out on laser disc. Back in high school Donald and I seriously considered chipping in and buying a laser disc player together just for Terminator, as that was the only way to get it in widescreen at the time. :-)

It was probably also available on Beta.

I'm so happy that you find my quirks more amusing than annoying! Will you marry me? :-)
Feb. 19th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
BTW... Are you ever going to use your skynetdivision.net accounts?

I have yet had time to create anything for mine but I still use the email.
Feb. 20th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
I've tried, but have never been able to log into my account. In fact, I still keep the shortcut at the top of my webmail bookmarks. If you're willing I'd love to troubleshoot it with you some time.

BTW, I'll be in Orlando for Sisters of Mercy on the 3rd. Any chance of seeing you there?
Feb. 20th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
I'll reset the password and email you.

Yes... I will most definitely be at Sisters of Mercy. I'm planning on attending but I have to work at 6 in the morning on Saturday. Are you guys staying in town for the night? You could make a park day out of it and I could get you in and join you after work. You're also more than welcome to stay at my place.
Feb. 20th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll let you know if I'm able to get in.

Unfortunately I'll be the only Smooshling at the concert. Even more unfortunate is that I've got an obligation at 8 am on Saturday, so spending the night isn't an option. Otherwise I'd love the crash space, and I appreciate the offer. Plus, I've never seen your place!

On an unrelated note, any chance of getting a CD of Necro pix from you?
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