- December 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm #1050108
I’ve finally sorted out how to download youtube stuff to my little player :bounce_fl
unfortunately what I’d got it for – the channel 4 series etc on youtube – seem not to be able to be downloaded
(it has to be the 240 lower pixels)
so am on a documentary blitz
has anyone got any interesting ones they’ve seen to recommend?
or anything really as my brain has decided to freeze and I’m stuck on what to search for!!! :hopeless:
:group_hugDecember 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm #1232355
you can get a program called format factory, then just download the high res files and convert them, it takes a while but is worth it..December 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm #1232358
@General Lighting 409996 wrote:
you can get a program called format factory, then just download the high res files and convert them, it takes a while but is worth it..
cheers GL – I’ll have a look later –
its nearly been thrown out the window several times – I’m not particularly techno savvy I’ve decided!!! :hopeless:
got some interesting ones downloaded on it about ‘insanity treatments in the 1950s’ and the cia which look interestingDecember 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm #1232370
Science of water 1/8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmp6MgrPb24December 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm #1232366
what kind of documentaries are you after?
music-related or all sorts?
if you like jungle, check out this doc about the early jungle scene:
[YT]Ld5Fsl_abuU[/YT]December 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm #1232359
its not coming up hon!
I like a wide variety
so far I’ve downloaded a load about 1950’s assylums, the hippie movement, some about psychopathic minds, the CIA and……….. its a wonderful life (in 14 parts!) :laugh_at:December 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm #1232365
can you download google vids? .. you might have a better chance with them as they are normaly full lenth.December 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm #1232351
Hi Tank Girl ,
You looked at the London ungerground documentary on all the hauntings down there …..never travel on the tube again with out those stories popping up in the back of your mind :-O
MungoDecember 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm #1232361
@daftfader 411099 wrote:
can you download google vids? .. you might have a better chance with them as they are normaly full lenth.
not sure – it was sold a a youtube player – but will only play 240 low res stuff,
will defo check out the google ones! forgot about them :love:December 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm #1232362
@mungo1972 411102 wrote:
Hi Tank Girl ,
You looked at the London ungerground documentary on all the hauntings down there …..never travel on the tube again with out those stories popping up in the back of your ming :-O
ooh – sounds interesting! will defo check it out !! :bounce_flDecember 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm #1232367December 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm #1232363December 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm #1232368
another great doc is ‘Tower Block Dreams’ about a bunch of utter, utter wankers running a garridge pirate radio station in Essex. deeply, unintentionally hilarious:December 18, 2010 at 4:17 pm #1232356
@pearsall 412199 wrote:
another great doc is ‘Tower Block Dreams’ about a bunch of utter, utter wankers running a garridge pirate radio station in Essex. deeply, unintentionally hilarious:
I’ve been told by reliable sources they show films like this to young Ofcom workers (who might otherwise be more sympathetic) to explain to them why pirate stations should be closed down..December 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm #1232353
There’s a great list of documentaries here:
If you search for them, most are on google or youtube. I use the following website to download and save them to the format / size of your choice:
My current favorite documentaries:
A Short Film about Chilling.
“A Short Film About Chilling’ was filmed in Ibiza in 1990 just before the island exploded into the worldwide consciousness as the spiritual home of club culture. It followed a group of DJ’s, bands and clubbers intent on ‘losing it’ in the island’s legendary nightclubs which are described by one wag in the film as being like “Disneyland for the club-goer”.
Since then the island has gone on to become a rights of passage summer destination for a generation of young people from around the world and the film was, for a time, repeated on a seemingly regular cycle on British TV as well as often being programmed in cultural retrospectives and name-checked in all the right books on British youth culture.”
“Over 1,387 architects and engineers call for a new investigation into 9-11. Learn why in this worldwide-acclaimed multimedia presentation by San Francisco Bay area architect, Richard Gage, AIA, who provides the overwhelming evidence of explosive controlled demolition of all 3 World Trade Center high-rise buildings on September 11, 2001.”
The King of Kong:
“Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games.”
Confessions of a Superhero:
“Chronicles the lives of four mortal men and women who work as characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard.”
There’s also a lot of great stuff from DemocracyNow.org here:
And searching youtube for any of the following authors will return lots of interesting material as well: Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Alan Dershowitz, Norman Finkelstein, Avi Shlaim, Robert Fisk and John Pilger…December 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm #1232364
Hey – cheers Dr B :love:December 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm #1232369
@General Lighting 412202 wrote:
I’ve been told by reliable sources they show films like this to young Ofcom workers (who might otherwise be more sympathetic) to explain to them why pirate stations should be closed down..
a very effective tactic, I would imagine!June 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm #1232354
So much greatness!June 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm #1232357
Ooops, I posted a few docs today but not in this section. Sorry guys 🙁August 3, 2013 at 11:37 am #1232352
Documentaries sometimes conjure up images of war-torn countries and depressing facts that, while engrossing, might end up being a bummer. And while all of that can definitely be true, especially regarding more contemporary non-fiction cinematic work, there are just as many ways to feel great and upbeat at the end of a viewing experience. Whether it’s feeling inspired by the underdog winning a video game championship or spelling bee or wanting to give back to the environment after seeing people who devote their lives to caring for parrots and helping out children, plenty of feel-good documentaries exist on satellite tv and the silver screen.
But sometimes, rather than that approach to a cheerful documentary, it’s better to just feel like fun is happening.December 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm #1232371
I’ll have to check some of these out
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