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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:12 pm

So i started watching Das Boot last night, which is a german film about serving on a U boat. now i say started because, the film goes for three and a half hours, so i didn't get to watch it all in one hit. i will let you all know more when i finish.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:08 pm

That is a great movie, though one must be in the mood to watch it.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:14 pm

it is a long film and i have only just scratched the surface, they have only just put out to sea
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:31 am

I have seen it too and i agree you must be in the mood to watch it.. Still a good one though.
Speaking of which i just aquired U-571 and will be watching it friday night.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:27 pm

Happy viewing, Aaron.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:01 pm

yes happy viewing, don;t forget the pop corn :D

it's been a long time since i watched U571
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:45 am

Same here.. that's why i'm going to watch it.. But now i want to watch Das Boot as well...
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:58 pm

Well i am an hour and 40 into Das boot and while i did just watch a fairly exciting battle scene, it has been fairly slow going but i think that is what they were trying to convey on the film, the boredom and tedium that the sailors need to live through between battles. Well i have Das Boot if you would like it Aaron, send me a PM with your address and i will send it on to you. I only have it in MP4 format with external .SRT English Subs, so you will have to watch it on your PC. Or alternatively, if you have PS3 Media Server on your PC you could street it directly to your PS3, which is what i do.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:23 am

i just download myself mate.. and a question about streaming through your PS3.. Are the subtitles hard coded into the file or is it a separate file? If it is a separate file how do you manage that? ican't get my .srt files to display.. I know that they have to be the same file name...
oh and yes it is a bit long winded like that and your correct in what Wolfgang Peterson was trying to achieve in filming it. I think he did a rather good job.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:37 am

yeah it took me a while to figure out how to use .srt files, particularly when i don;t have to use them, but i would prefer to watch a film in it's native language with subs, then watch some dubbed version.

As for streaming subs, if the subs are hard coded into the file then you should just be able to press triangle and select them from the subtitles option. If they are not hard coded, then the SRT file has to be in the same folder as the video, and as you said they need to be titled (with the exception of the file extension) exactly the same.

Also the Media Server you are using to stream the video to the PS3 has to be capable of streaming "external subs" i.e. ones that are not hard coded into the video file.

I am not sure if Windows Media Server is capable of doing this, because I use PS3 Media Server exclusively for my streaming needs, if you are using PS3 Media Server make sure it is the latest version, cause I know it didn't always support external subs.

(it should already be set up as default, but if not,) on the PS3 Media Server you need to select Transcoding setting tab, then in the column select MEncoder, and make sure that "Automatically load *.srt/*.sub subtitles with the same file name" is checked. then you should be all good to go.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:26 am

EXCELLENT! Will give it a go later.. Might save me a fortune on bloody discs now..

U-571, Just finished watching it. They still make good war movies occasionally. This was one of them... But i didn't know they had sonar pinging capabilities back then?
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:10 am

I am pretty sure Active sonar pinging was deployed or at least being researched just before the end of world war one, i can't remember history class (or was it engineering? i can't remember) either way it was a long long time ago.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:15 pm

Yeah would have to do some research on it.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:52 pm

The resident historian guesses early 1930's, but Barnabas is not totally sure. More research is sure in the future.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:04 pm

did someone say research??? *shudders* i swore i would never do another bit of research when i left uni, and none of you can make me :P
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:19 pm

you mean you never used wiki? I thought that was gospel truth!
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:54 pm

haha even that is to much rresearch effort for me, and i rarely ever used wiki, and never officially, occasionally you would find a wiki entry where someone had referenced what they said and so you could track down their reference and reference the source, but thats was rare.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:00 pm

Do, don't look it up. See if I care.


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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:52 pm

i looked on wiki and it didn't really give me a definite date... But somewhere in about the early stages of WWI it seems.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:17 am

fidelis wrote:yeah it took me a while to figure out how to use .srt files, particularly when i don;t have to use them, but i would prefer to watch a film in it's native language with subs, then watch some dubbed version.

As for streaming subs, if the subs are hard coded into the file then you should just be able to press triangle and select them from the subtitles option. If they are not hard coded, then the SRT file has to be in the same folder as the video, and as you said they need to be titled (with the exception of the file extension) exactly the same.

Also the Media Server you are using to stream the video to the PS3 has to be capable of streaming "external subs" i.e. ones that are not hard coded into the video file.

I am not sure if Windows Media Server is capable of doing this, because I use PS3 Media Server exclusively for my streaming needs, if you are using PS3 Media Server make sure it is the latest version, cause I know it didn't always support external subs.

(it should already be set up as default, but if not,) on the PS3 Media Server you need to select Transcoding setting tab, then in the column select MEncoder, and make sure that "Automatically load *.srt/*.sub subtitles with the same file name" is checked. then you should be all good to go.


I can't get PMS (snigger) to work. it says it requires java 7 to run but then the operation times out. Bloody annoying... WMP doesn't recognise .SRT files... dorks. I hate Microsoft...
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:34 am

The new Sherlock Holmes with RDJ. Don't know why it did poorly in the cinemas cos i enjoyed it myself. Though i was disappointed in one respect but that shall remain undisclosed for the time being until my peeps have watched it.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:27 pm

Much appreciated.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:25 am

Have you tried downloading and installing Java separately? or are you just letting the PMS installer try to download? i think the download address written into the PMS installer is incorrect, so i would try to download and install it separately then try to install PMS
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:25 pm

I've got PMS.


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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Tue May 01, 2012 2:17 am

Awww poor Miss Winters, here have this hot water bottle, the cup of hot chocolate and some rocky road.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Tue May 01, 2012 7:19 pm

Oh no. Hot tea and that water bottle please.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Tue May 01, 2012 7:35 pm

Hot tea it is then, mind if i have the hot chocolate and rocky road then?
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Aaron_0105 » Wed May 02, 2012 2:51 am

Oh already did that. I was just bitching about the fact that it wouldn't work. Haven't had a chance to get it up and running yet. Probably will have to wait for the weekend yet.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby Victoria Winters » Wed May 02, 2012 8:49 am

Sounds like both of you guys could use the cocoa and rock road ice cream.

It's not really a movie, but I've been watching Kolchak, The Night Stalker tv series a couple episodes at a time. So, it's as long as a movie.
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Re: What was the most recent movie you watched?

New postby fidelis » Wed May 02, 2012 7:58 pm

never heard of it, so what is it about?
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