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Postby Minimalist » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:04 pm

There's a 2 hour Discovery Channel special on her going on right now. I'm recording it so if anyone is interested, sing out.
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Postby Starflower » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:40 am

Singing my little heart out. :lol: I love this lady!

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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:41 am

Okay. I have to edit it yet. It was two hours and I doubt that just dividing it will make it small enough for Pando.
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:07 pm

Can you export it as Quicktime? Or Windows Media File?
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:20 pm

I have no idea. I usually use something called DVD Shrink to convert it to digital.

Is there some other program that would work.

I've finished editing and dividing the movie. It's copying to a DVD+RW right now.
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Postby Mayonaze » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:23 pm

Their rational for why the "screaming mummy" looked the way it did was pretty lame. Rigor mortis or not, if the person was important enough to justify mumification they would have been positioned according to the standard of the time. The position of the body is puzzle-ing, but to say the position of the body is evidence of a violent death is baloney. I would like to know more about the wound to the head tho.
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:39 pm

Careless embalmers of a royal servant?


Ready with Part 1. Rokcet, let me know if it works.
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Postby Digit » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:40 pm

Haven't seen it, May but as you said , rubbish. Rigor doesn't last for ever!
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:11 pm

I see a .VOB file of 740.1MB. It started downloading the first 20MB at between 300 and 400 KB/s, but now that's dropped to 40 KB/s...
I'll get back when I've got it in and tested.
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:43 pm

Mayonaze wrote:Their rational for why the "screaming mummy" looked the way it did was pretty lame. Rigor mortis or not, if the person was important enough to justify mumification they would have been positioned according to the standard of the time. The position of the body is puzzle-ing, but to say the position of the body is evidence of a violent death is baloney. I would like to know more about the wound to the head tho.


Rigor Mortis sets in about 3-4 hours after death, and stops again after 72 hours. We may assume Pharaoh's embalmers knew that they would just have to wait.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigor_mortis
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Postby Leona Conner » Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:58 pm

Mayonaze wrote:Their rational for why the "screaming mummy" looked the way it did was pretty lame. Rigor mortis or not, if the person was important enough to justify mumification they would have been positioned according to the standard of the time. The position of the body is puzzle-ing, but to say the position of the body is evidence of a violent death is baloney. I would like to know more about the wound to the head tho.


Guess when they figured out that it wasn't the mummy they were looking for, they dropped the ball (so to speak). I too would like to know more about her. It was probably the most interesting part of the show. Fortunately I taped it so I can go back and review the parts I missed when I dozed off . :roll:

BTW, it will be shown again tonight on the Science Channel at 9 p.m. (if you get that one)
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Postby Rokcet Scientist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:49 pm

Got the .VOB file in. But none of my players reads it. I'm now trying to convert it to Quicktime (.mov) with ffmpegX. But that's gonna take a while obviously (if it works at all). Anyway, at least ffmpegX 'saw' the .VOB file!
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Postby Forum Monk » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:00 pm

Rokcet Scientist wrote:Got the .VOB file in. But none of my players reads it. I'm now trying to convert it to Quicktime (.mov) with ffmpegX. But that's gonna take a while obviously (if it works at all). Anyway, at least ffmpegX 'saw' the .VOB file!


Windows Media Player Classic plays VOB and MOV files, find it online as a free download. It takes less time to download and install than convert a huge file.
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:23 pm

That sounds like good advice. The second upload is going very slowly.
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Postby Minimalist » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:01 pm

I had to shut down Part II. It was crawling and we have t-storms in the area.

I shut my computer down for a while.

I'll restart tomorrow.
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