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Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Another option is to upload it as a torrent... save yourself the trouble of inserting all those DVD's... save on shipping... etc?

This is indeed a very efficient way to do it. All Steve would have to do would be to send to one person via Skype or iMessage (no size limits on attachments), and then that person could create a torrent file from it and distribute it via Bit Torrent. I'm pretty sure you can torrent without having to upload the torrent file to a tracker site, or at least you could with the Azureus Bit Torrent client last I checked.

Duplicating DVD's and snail-mailing them is painfully inefficient, as I found out when I duplicated and sent all those Bachar TV show videos that our very own ST forum member Thedogfather graciously shared with us years ago. And although the total cost only amounted to approx. $2.50 each, I didn't get so much as a thank you for at least half of the ones I mailed out (you know who you are!), never mind the postage...[/rant]

If you wanted to make hard-copy duplicates of the DVD, Mac OS X's Disk Utility (Utilities folder) will do the job nicely:

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Professional duplicator. Do knott attempt.

Professional duplicator. Do knott attempt.
Credit: Hardman Knott


I think the best format to distribute copies of the DVD digitally would probably be MPEG-4 (.mp4), as this the gives the best quality/size ratio in a format that doesn't require a special program like VLC Media Player to play, such as Matroska (aka .mkv), etc. This is also what YouTube uses for their non-Flash videos.
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Best bouldering movie ever!
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
Another option would be to upload at full-quality to YouTube (up to 1080p) after converting to MPEG-4:

From YouTube:

Upload videos longer than 15 minutes (this might knott be necessary, depending on your account).

Here's how to convert a DVD to MPEG-4 on a Mac using the freeware Handbrake:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1157590/how_to_rip_dvd_handbrake.html

I would encode at the highest possible setting (at least 720p).
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 12, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Clearly doing this all in the digital domain is ideal though I don't know if it's possible since I no longer have the source file or master any longer. All I have is a finished DVD copy complete with a menu structure. For whatever reason it will not play in the Mac DVD player (message says that the DVDs is empty). It plays fine on a regular DVD player. I'm told I can't use disk utility because it needs to UDF format which it is not.

Again, if the digital methodology won't work I don't have a problem burning copies and sending them out in exchange for payment to cover my costs (my time is free).

Further suggestions are appreciated.


Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 13, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
If you can send me a DVD, I will see if I can convert it using Handbrake on my 3rd-party DVD drive - the one I used to convert the original DVD that Thedogfather made and sent me of the vintage Bachar TV-show segments. Incidentally, I used UDF format on the duplicates I sent out to make them universally playable. One way or another I'll get it figured out. But if all else fails, I would be happy to help duplicating and snail-mailing them. I would recommend getting the modest costs covered up front (blank DVD, envelope, postage - approx. $3) via Paypal. Check your email...

BTW, you rock!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
I'd say at least 5 bucks including the effort...don't do it or free, your time is worth something and there will be hassles involved. We can afford the extra few bucks. I want one...and I will pay more whether you ask for it or not...because I think whoever does the work deserves it.
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Ok, I've worked thru this and finally uploaded the video to youtube. Special thanks to Steve Dawson for helping me get out of the VHS world of the 90's and enter into the digital world. The quality is not great but good enough to view on the computer. If I get enough interest I've sorted out the best way to create hard copies from the one copy I have with the least hassle....but only if the interest is overwhelming.

Honestly after watching it again the video brings back lots of memories of a simpler time in my life. Still, the video is crude when compared to all the slick bouldering that have come out since. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXuUW9bXOYk

10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
I thought there was another video called West Coast pimp that had Sharma in it.
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
There are a few shots with Chris in it.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
the video is crude when compared to all the slick bouldering that have come out since.

That is what makes it so good... more climbing spirit, less artsy camera effects/crap.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Thanks for all the trouble in getting this on youtube etc. I still have my VHS copy bought from Wilson's bitd.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Party in Oakland!
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Thanks alot, is there a pay pal or someway to donate for your effort?
euro-brief-guy

Boulder climber
Auburn, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Nah, no donations necessary.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
thanks euro brief guy!
Fun to see some old friends.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
OK i have both West Coast Pimp and Nascarkma both on VHS. Who want to make me a CD copy. Just PM me your address.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Sh#t its on youtube?
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 20, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Thanks EBG!

Only watched 10 mins of it so far but it's great...now if I can just get my boss to quit coming into my office I could finish it!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
You know you've been climbing too long when WCP is considered a hoary oldschool classic! Seems to me it came out yesterday. I'm a Cali boi at heart, and I loved that video. Still have my VHS copy.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 20, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Alright, who's gonna put up Yank On This?
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