Post by Hugh Beaumont on Nov 13, 2007 3:38:14 GMT -5
You know, I have to say, I'm very impressed with the Rifftrax player. My DVD drive is messed up so I can't test it out, but from what I can see, the player is as close to flawless as software can get. It's a beautifully simple player (much like myself, BOOM!) and, provided the .riff files work properly, it should remedy everyone's synching gripes. I'm pleasantly surprised.
"You know, flying a plane is like making love." "You have to pay?"
No need to burn your own RiffTrax DVD. The RiffTrax Player saves you all the trouble.
The only need to burn them to DVD is if you want to watch them on your TV. Yes, I know you can hook your computer up to your TV if you have a video card that has video out. But not everyone knows how to do this or even wants to.
The other reason I can think that DVD's are handy-er, is if you want to loan one to a friend or take one to a friends house for a group to watch.
Post by Lee Van Cleef on Dec 10, 2007 8:11:50 GMT -5
There is a different way of making lasting copies of rifftrax that I havent heard anyone else talk about.
I haven't actually tried it yet because there isn't alot of free time for me outside of work.
Using my old Tascam 'Portastudio 424' multitrack recorder, I can play the movie in my dvd player, send the video portion through my Sima color corrector (it takes out the copy protection) and into my JVC editing VCR.
I then send the audio into one track of the Tascam, and audio from my mp3 player into track two. I can pan the two tracks to make them even, Then send the audio out to the VCR.
Now it's set up to record all of this onto the editing VCR.
I can't copy to dvd, but can easily copy to VHS.
This is all theory, but I'm sure it will work since I used to do this sort of thing with other tapes, that is, add audio from a second track.
I haven't watched any of the rifftrax I've downloaded for this reason, not wanting to see them unless I know I can go back and watch it anytime. I'll get around to it eventually, I just don't want to take apart my current set-up right now. My DVD player is going through the Sima into my VCR now, but I'm using my Tascam for burning CD's of old audio cassettes on my standalone JVC CD recorder.
I know virtually nothing about video or audio editing--well, let me amend that. I know nothing about video or audio editing, or dvd authoring, or virtually anything else related to the various techniques needed to accomplish this wonderful feat. However, I do have a burning desire to make my own Rifftrax DVDs using the guides I've been reading for the past few days, here and on other boards.
Now, here's the good news: I will be, within the next couple of months, upgrading to a spanking new desktop computer to replace my current one. So, a question: if you were buying a computer with the Rifftrax DVD project as one of your specific goals in mind, is there anything special you would look for? Obviously a DVD burner is tops on the list (my current computer doesn't have one), but what else in terms of specs, equipment, etc? How can I make this as easy as possible on myself?
It seems like there are a lot of people doing this, and that makes it seem odd to me that no programming whiz out there has put together a single program that combines all the functions of the various programs needed at different steps of the process. Just put in the DVD, download the rifftrax, and click a couple of buttons. Shouldn't such a thing be possible?
"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity."--Harlan Ellison
Does anyone know if there are plans for Rifftrax to release a completed DVD themselves...I imagine it's pretty costly but I don't know if I can figure all this out because for the most part I treat my computer like a glorified wordprocessor...in other words I don't think I'm competent enough in my computer skills to figure this out...and I don't have a DVD burner anyway...just wondering I know it's probably not the case but I thought I'd ask at least
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Post by Trumpy's Magic Snout on Jul 26, 2008 13:18:29 GMT -5
Probably not thanks to rights issues as the films they do are mainly blockbusters and the like. Closest was Swing Time but that was really just one of the Legends releases with the Rifftrax logo on it.
It always comes crashing down around your ears. At least they may have hurt their bums on my monitors.