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Old 30th Dec 2003, 11:40   #41 (permalink)
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ive now got sound to the file but no picture.. it keeps trying to dload a codec in windows media player
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Old 31st Dec 2003, 03:40   #42 (permalink)
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Right y'all, this is all very nice. These just make me wanna fly!!!
As soon as i get my capture card I will get one ready for you, cub flying in Africa!

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Old 31st Dec 2003, 21:43   #43 (permalink)
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Windows media player keeps trying to dload a codec but finishes saying error downloading codec.
Exactly the same as me. Anyone know what to do, I have just downloaded WMP9 and it still gets an error when it has downloaded the codec.
Also when watching Paulos video, it keeps stopping every three seconds, can anyone get their heads around that???
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Old 1st Jan 2004, 00:11   #44 (permalink)
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Try downloading Div X at http://www.divx.com/divx/

The trouble with all the vid's out on the net are the many different standards, not only whether it is an avi, real or mpg, but also whether mpg 2, 3 & 4 etc.

Having the latest player like WMP9 will help, but there's also a plethora of codecs out there being used, it amounts to a case of adding to your players as and when necessary.

Hope this helps, let me know.
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Old 1st Jan 2004, 03:50   #45 (permalink)
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BRL - What's your machine spec?
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Old 1st Jan 2004, 15:30   #46 (permalink)
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G'day Firefoxdown

I wish i could claim it but its actually not my video. I've never done any saiplane flying myself but it's high on my list (doing some multi-engine work at the moment). From what i've heard it's a great way to do it and you get a real feel for flight.

As far as costs go it's relatively cheap - no fuel, engine mx costs and all that. Where i live you are charged per minute and for your tow to altitude. If you're interested i'd reccommend getting in touch with a local gliding club to find out more.

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Old 1st Jan 2004, 22:29   #47 (permalink)
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Hey Rob,

After seeing that its definately on my list!!

Got the ol' 21st birthday coming up in April so i think i can swing something ... at the moment its looking like either gliding, aerobatics in an Extra 200 or hang-gliding!

Circuit Basher - ive just (eventually!) got your video and it was well worth the wait! !

To be honest i mustn't have read the post well as i was expecting Perth, Australia!!

Nonetheless, totally enjoyable - you never know i might visit you on our next club xcountry! (I fly from Weston, Ireland EIWT btw)

Thanks again for sharing!
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Old 3rd Jan 2004, 06:23   #48 (permalink)
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Every year a group of Dutch glider pilots visit Norway to fly in the high altitude wave systems that are generated there using a frozen fjord as an airfield. A video of this year's expedition is at http://www2.wavecamp.no/gallery/ (380 MB, mpeg2 format, 12 mins duration.). Although huge it is well worth viewing along with the other videos in the gallery.

It is in mpeg2 format which I couldn't get to play using Windows Media Player. Instead I loaded it into a shareware video editing package (from ULead) I downloaded via www.tucows.com. and watched it using that. No doubt the more computer literate can offer a more elegant solution.


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Old 4th Jan 2004, 14:36   #49 (permalink)

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Thanks to Steve R.............

A fun day out..!

Nearly Summer!


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Old 6th Jan 2004, 16:41   #50 (permalink)
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Some very nice videos....

I tried downloading CB's video, the 450mb one, but having no luck on getting it to play.

I downloaded DivX codecs, i downloaded the latest version of Windows Media Player, and i also downloaded the Nimmo Codec pack, also tried downloading RealPlayer, but still had no luck.

What software is people using to view this video?

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Old 6th Jan 2004, 17:08   #51 (permalink)

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wbryce - the player I've used for this is the Elecard MPEG2 player, which I got from the Moonlight site. At the time I got it a couple of years ago, it was a free download, but now seems to be a 21 day trial download.

It also plays in my version of Media Player, which is Version RealOne Player Build (free version download) also plays it OK. Won't play in my versions of DivX or QuickTime.
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Old 7th Jan 2004, 20:07   #52 (permalink)
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Flash0710 - nice Yak video!! There used to be two Yaks at my airport owned by the CFI(i think) but unfortunately they got rid of them before i could get a flight in them!

Grow45 - great video thanks! You ended up on oxygen - how high were you? Did you get towed all the way up or could you using the waves to get up there?

Unfortunately i cant take any credit for this but while searching for information on Ferry Flights i came accross this website that follows a trip in a SEP from the US to France ... very interesting - pics and vids!

Scary stuff though i would imagine ...


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Old 8th Jan 2004, 01:58   #53 (permalink)

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Cheers FFD

BTW Forget the credits at the end that was me messing about on compy and then not knowing how to get rid of them..

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Old 8th Jan 2004, 03:45   #54 (permalink)
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Thanks for that info CB!

the video file now works, and what can i say.....

one of the best videos ive seen in a long shot, i enjoyed watching it....
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Old 16th Jan 2004, 16:04   #55 (permalink)
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Sorry bout the poor quality but here are two of some Aircraft Landing Inspections....



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Old 16th Jan 2004, 19:32   #56 (permalink)
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Not_Another_Pot: nice work if you can get it!

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Old 20th Jan 2004, 22:34   #57 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Great Vids..

Thanks to a good download manager and a bit of patience 450Mb of Perth to Kirknewton has finally made its way down my dialup lines.

Great video and production, and I've now got a new ambition for next summer to do that route across the Bridges.

The gliding one was excellent also: hadnt thought much about trying gliding before but having seen that and read the gliding articles in Flyer in the last couple of months, it looks like it could be fun (and quite a challange)

The download manager is now chewing its way through 370Meg of Noggie wavecamp...

Thanks to all those hosting as well.

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Old 20th Jan 2004, 23:10   #58 (permalink)

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Thanks for that, Scottish PPL - my friend who made the video will be grateful for those kind words and thanks to SteveR for hosting the video (I only had to fly the aircraft!!).

I know EDI ATC don't like me saying this, but they're the nicest bunch of people you could wish to meet and absolute pussy cats when it comes to giving you clearances (wherever possible). Considering that they have 6 or 7 places within (or on the borders of) the zone from which the sin of aviation is regularly committed (including Airliners, Helos, F/W, Microlights and Gliders), all requesting routing in every which way, plus a reasonably heavy schedule of IFR traffic, the reception to a request for clearance has always been with the attitude of 'If we can reasonably give you the clearance, you'll get it if you ask nicely and don't mind holding on a couple of minutes'. Routing over the Bridges, over the City, over the Ski Slope, through the overhead - very rarely refused in my experience. Scottish Info are always also very helpful.

Where do you fly from?
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 14:33   #59 (permalink)
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CB, after a lot of frustration trying to get the video to work I finally found a programme that would play it, well worth the wait and a big to all involved.
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 01:06   #60 (permalink)
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Hi all,great clips-thanks alot-really enjoyed them,especially G-BYOF-WideOpenSpace
Make's a wannabe like me,wannabe a wannabe even more !

Here's an amazing clip I found (sorry if it's been posted before-I'm a new guy).


More at www.markbarry.com on the video page.

EDIT:It's not really in keeping with what's been posted,but it is definately worth a look-don't try this at home!

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