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Old 3rd Feb 2004, 03:12   #81 (permalink)
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The Mad Russian:

It wouldn't need to come from a streaming server, it *is* a big file, but people can still see it by downloading the whole file and then playing it. Some operating systems and connections will even allow the video to start playing before it all downloads so it'll look like it's streaming.

The offer still stands to PPRuNers - my server is effectively umlimited for space, so if you want a username and password just pm me.

Steve R

ps. Some people have eased the upload/download process by employing 'download managers' - anybody care to share details about what these are, where to get, and how to use em'?
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Old 3rd Feb 2004, 05:22   #82 (permalink)
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Downloading over Dialup

If you're not on broadband chances are you are not going to be able to download the files in one go, hence the need for a download manager that can resume a download that has been interrupted. So you could download the files that are several hundred megabytes long over several nights, and hang up and reconnect whenever you want to.

The one I use is Star Downloader
The free version 1.42 works fine.

You can then take as long as you like, at times when you dont need your phone line free, to down load the files in several 'bites'.
It is set by default to do 4 simultaneous downloads of different sections of the same file but I found it was better changing this to 1 only or maybe 2. ymmv.

I'm sure there are other programs that do the same thing just as well but that one has worked fine for me on even the largest vids in this thread, downloading from the mighty beast..
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Old 4th Feb 2004, 11:51   #83 (permalink)
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who is the pilot in the full throttle video?
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Old 5th Feb 2004, 00:25   #84 (permalink)
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most of the time in this clip the pilot is Vale (the one with the blue helmet).

i am the one (mostly in the backseat holding the camera) with the white helmet.
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Old 6th Feb 2004, 13:34   #85 (permalink)
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Something a bit different - training in British Columbia.

http://www.airborneflighttraining.com/gallery.html - choose one of the video options LHS 2/3rds of the way down the page.
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Old 11th Feb 2004, 01:12   #86 (permalink)
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I've got a question.

Just got a new camcorder, and I was wondering. If I was to get one of those clamps that attaches to the tripod socket, and use that to clamp the camcorder to the top of the empty passenger seat, so as to get some flying footage, would that :

(a) - be a safe way to get some footage when flying solo, and
(b) - not shake around so much as to make the footage useless?

If anyone has any thoughts on this, I'd be interested. I wouldn't think that mounting it to the passenger seat would obstruct my lookout (it is a very small camcorder), but I suspect there would be a vibration issue and there'd be no point.
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Old 11th Feb 2004, 18:05   #87 (permalink)
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I don't know if this even works, but after fishing around a bit, I stumbled across this program: it is free, and may be what you're after.

TMPGEnc (Free version)

The main website is http://tmpgenc.net/e_main.html

I hope this helps you. I'll have a bash myself, time permitting.

Good luck
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Old 11th Feb 2004, 18:35   #88 (permalink)
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I was thinking in investing in one of these:


The helmet cam can be mounted in the cockpit, and the camcorder could reside somewhere less vulnerable (such as in its nice protective padded bag)

This is all of course, once my broken foot mends
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Old 11th Feb 2004, 19:50   #89 (permalink)
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Hey Richy,

I see TMPGEnc being mentioned on lots of sites with regard to converting videos for use on Video CDs ... Ive tried that and other programs but ive still had no luck ... anyone have any success so far?


Ive just managed to get FullThrottle onto a CD and playing on my DVD player! Here's how i did it:

1. I opened TMPGEnc and using the wizard selected Video CD(Not SVCD because i dont think my cd burning program recognises that) then i selected a different file name for the output file and converted it.

2. I now had another video of FullThrottle(fullthrottle02 or something) and i put in a blank CD into the drive and up popped my cd burning program (Veritas Pro). I selected "New Project - Video CD" and followed through the burning wizard ...

3. Insert CD into DVD Player, sit back, and enjoy!
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Old 28th Feb 2004, 01:07   #90 (permalink)
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I wish I could claim this is a video of me flying, but it's not.
Worth watching though.

Click here
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Old 3rd Mar 2004, 05:50   #91 (permalink)
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Mad Russian, sincerely hope you get the 200 meg version up sometime soon, awesome stuff!
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Old 4th Mar 2004, 17:52   #92 (permalink)
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Good footage! What was that nice music?

Nice footage! Nice place to fly! What was that beautiful music?
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Old 5th Mar 2004, 16:21   #93 (permalink)
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Glad you enjoyed it !! The music is Secret Love by Nicos.
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Old 8th Mar 2004, 13:31   #94 (permalink)
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wow! good video paulo

Forgive me as i have only read the first couple of replies. Paulo, what kind of an airplane was that? it looked kinda like a moony or PA28 to me, but i'm pretty sure a PA28 couldn't do those barrel roles I'll have to try someday though

BTW, the runways in the UK look to be in much better shape than the ones here in the USA.

Goodjob on the vid BTW! very nicely done

Happy flying

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Old 8th Mar 2004, 16:18   #95 (permalink)
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New Video

Over the weekend I put together this new video. It shows four P3 doing formation flying.

Enjoy it !!


Click here

Many thanks to SteveR for hosting !!

Last edited by SlowRoll; 8th Mar 2004 at 20:02.
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Old 9th Mar 2004, 08:36   #96 (permalink)
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Thief - it's a Robin 2160i.

Robins are very common in France, being French and all that, but a bit rarer elsewhere. That said the biggest 2160 operator is in Australia of all places.

There's a few fans here, and I'm sure they'd all agree, Robins could be classified as the BMWs or Audis of the light aircraft world. (Cessnas and Pipers being the Fords or GMs). They look good, fly good and are nicely engineered.

That said the 2160 isn't an aerobatic ace. It's just a trainer, albeit a nice comfy one. There is something sociable about side by side two seaters, but barring the CAPs you do compromise performance for the arrangement.

Thanks for the compliments about the vid - more to with editing than my flying ability I think - lots of mistakes there
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Old 9th Mar 2004, 16:32   #97 (permalink)
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There's a few fans here, and I'm sure they'd all agree, Robins could be classified as the BMWs or Audis of the light aircraft world. (Cessnas and Pipers being the Fords or GMs). They look good, fly good and are nicely engineered.
Indeed A pleasure to fly
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Old 13th Mar 2004, 04:50   #98 (permalink)
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Slow Roll

Another great video of the P3 Flyers. Where was the grass airfield you ended up at? It looked interesting with the trees and undulating surface.

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Old 14th Mar 2004, 04:01   #99 (permalink)
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thanks !

the grass airfield is Dittingen (it's in the vicinity of the city of Basel). the runway has a few degrees of upslope as well...

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Old 16th Mar 2004, 08:54   #100 (permalink)
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A couple of great videos Slowroll - good on ya. There's a few photos of you guys on airliners btw -> HB-RCH

PS The P3 looks like a nice aircraft - what are your thoughts?
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