Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Fraanch fries

The writer strike shortened season of Lost starts the night we get back from vacation. It's been so long I started renting all the dvd's from last season. I'm 12 episodes in and am I'm realizing I won't watch them all before we go away next weekend. So, I was just trying to steal the rest of them so I can watch them on my ipod on the plane and all I can find are French and Spanish versions. (Because I don't want to spend $35 on itunes unless the writers are getting their fair share. Uh huh, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Speaking of the writer strike, does anyone REALLY give a shit that the Golden Globes weren't on? Do you really care if the Oscars are canceled??? Really?

12 comments:

HappyKap said...

"Better Off Dead" quote, right? Your title?

Tim said...

hell yeah!

Think Frustrated said...

So, you can actually take any DVDs you already own and rip them to your computer, then convert them to MP4 format. Just download a free DVD ripper, then save it to your hard drive. Then, take the largest file (all the other stuff is titles and special features) and use a free MP4 converter that you've downloaded and convert it to MP4. Then, delete the original ripped file from your computer b/c it's huge, and you're left with the MP4 of the movie, which is usually about 500-600 mb. Then, go to iTunes, and go to file, choose "import to library," and find the MP4 file you created. That's it.

egan said...

Whoa, Think Frustrated laid it all out. I might have to give that a try. Thanks TF.

Tim, did you catch the Lost trailer on iTunes, the 8 minute one? That was a clever recap.

I can only imagine how shitty the shows are going to get if the strike lasts really long. Everything will be a reality tv show or do those use writers too?

Enjoy your trip!

Melissa said...

I care because it keeps the celebrity blogs going and then I can waste more time at work. Those writers are so selfish!! Their stupid strike is making me work!

JQ said...

I say good for the writers, why should everyone else make money off their creativity? Just give them the pennies they want and be done with it already.
You could learn Spanish in a week right? Or just get the French versions, call Egan and have him translate the whole movie for you.

Tim said...

Jacob, what program do you use to rip the dvd to your computer? I use Realplayer for cd's, but it's not working for dvds.

Think Frustrated said...

Tim - Here is a link to the actual step-by-step that I used, including links to the two free downloads (DVD Ripper and MP4 Encoder). If you have a Mac, you can use a program called "Handbrake" and do it in one step, but if you're a PC, you have to use two seperate programs.

Think Frustrated said...

Oh, and I should mention that the second step (converting to MP4) takes FOREVER. It actually takes pretty much the length of the movie. So, ripping to the PC will take about 20 mins for a 90 minute movie, then about 90 minutes to convert. It's worth it though, not having to re-buy all your movies.

Oh great One said...

Golden whats? Didn't miss a thing.

Beechball said...

Hey Tim! Congrats on the newest (soon to arrive) addition to your family!! You and Kym make beautiful babies, so I have no doubt this new one will be gorgeous! I just stopped by to catch up, and it sounds/look like you're all doing well! Keep up all the great stuff!! Take Care! :)
Beechball! :)

inconspicuous attack toad said...

what are the golden globes?