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Forum: Blank Media 08-04-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By lingyi
Not sure what kind of info you're looking to get,...

Not sure what kind of info you're looking to get, but the Verbatim optical disc brand and formula is owned by CMC Magnetics in Taiwan. Has been for years. So all Verbatim discs are now manufactured...
Forum: Blank Media 08-03-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By lingyi
It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo....

It's strange that it doesn't have the AZO logo. I'd be suspicious and return them.

You could run Mediainfo (https://www.videohelp.com/software/MediaInfo) in WINE to get the media code and compare...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-02-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By lingyi
Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of...

Read Orsetto's reply at Videohelp. This is one of the best answers to the endless "How do I digitize my tapes" questions.

I'm not picking on you, just pointing out that Orsetto's post sums up...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-31-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By lingyi
No. The EasyCrap are capture devices, this is...

No. The EasyCrap are capture devices, this is doing the opposite. That said, the quality will still be craptastic once you record to videotape. I have HDMI to composite box that I bought as an...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-31-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By lingyi
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hdmi+to+s-video&i=elect...

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hdmi+to+s-video&i=electronics&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

I won't ask why. :screwy:
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-23-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By lingyi
Don't know who you're replying to, but the best...

Don't know who you're replying to, but the best reference is here: https://www.palsite.com/models.html

The problem is Beta (only Sony machines are Betamax) wasn't popular in Europe, so are hard to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By lingyi
IMO, there's no one more knowledgeable and picky...

IMO, there's no one more knowledgeable and picky :D than lordsmurf. Okay, okay ls, you're not picky, just speaking the truth! :congrats:

Geez...I've been too nice lately. Gotta say something...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-19-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By lingyi
PM lordsmurf and he may be to help you decide on...

PM lordsmurf and he may be to help you decide on a model and find a reputable seller. Buying from unknown sources is too much of a risk.
Forum: Blank Media 07-16-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By lingyi
/off-topic -admin Give it up gamey. Everyone...

/off-topic -admin

Give it up gamey. Everyone knows it you. Reported.
What's really, really sad is that I'm one of few who even bother to respond to your insanity (and I have to censor what I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By lingyi
++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is...

++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is stressful for the machine and the tape.

There are USB jog shuttles that you can use.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By lingyi
++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is...

++1 to going digital. Jogging back and forth is stressful for the machine and the tape.

There are USB jog shuttles that you can use.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By lingyi
Highly recommend thoroughly reading and digesting...

Highly recommend thoroughly reading and digesting these articles and come back if you have more questions:

http://www.digitalfaq.com/editorials/digital-video/professional-analog-workflow.htm
...
Forum: Blank Media 07-07-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By lingyi
Just looked at the OP's history and if you've...

Just looked at the OP's history and if you've been on Reddit Datahoarder, he/she's posted there too about discs "delaminating" with the evidence being the excess glue being squeezed out during the...
Forum: Blank Media 07-07-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By lingyi
It would take more than a few seconds of exposure...

It would take more than a few seconds of exposure to alcohol the break down the adhesive used to seal a disc. Maybe if you soaked your discs for months in 100% alcohol, you'd see some microscopic...
Forum: Blank Media 07-06-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By lingyi
To clean your discs, lukewarm water, distilled if...

To clean your discs, lukewarm water, distilled if you want, with a couple of drops of dish detergent. Pat, don't rub with a microfiber cloth, not towel which can leave lint.

Never polish a disc...
Forum: Blank Media 07-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By lingyi
Every day at 8, twice on Sunday! :P

Every day at 8, twice on Sunday! :P
Forum: Computers 07-05-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,008
Posted By lingyi
Note that the test failure may be due to the USB...

Note that the test failure may be due to the USB interface, USB/SATA cable or power supply. The only way to verify this is to swap out the parts.
Forum: Blank Media 07-05-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By lingyi
They're very special, they can't tighten loose...

They're very special, they can't tighten loose screws! *Ba dum dump!*

Ahhhh...feel much better now! :P
Forum: Blank Media 07-05-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By lingyi
OMG...I don't believe you at all! You've...

OMG...I don't believe you at all!

You've just proven yourself to be completely uncaring for any one and anything other than your precious files! Sad. Just sad. *SIGH*
Forum: Blank Media 07-04-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By lingyi
I know you don't care about what anyone thinks or...

I know you don't care about what anyone thinks or says about you, but please stop these endless, unanswerable, repeated posts for lordsmurf's sake. He's extremely busy with work and having to read...
Forum: Computers 07-03-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,008
Posted By lingyi
Can't find the threads, but there's a recent...

Can't find the threads, but there's a recent thread that talks about how what SMART reports from other programs other than CrystalDiskInfo when run on Seagate drives is sometimes funky. As I think I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By lingyi
+1 Heat is the enemy of all electronics....

+1

Heat is the enemy of all electronics. Even devices without vents on top need adequate space, the 3" gap all around is a good guideline. There's a reason non-slim VCRs have so much empty space....
Forum: Computers 06-21-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,008
Posted By lingyi
Don't know what FIOS in regard to a hard drive is...

Don't know what FIOS in regard to a hard drive is either. You're probably right that it's something to do with a full write/read test.

It's been a long time since I've used HDTune, but I think it...
Forum: Computers 06-21-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,008
Posted By lingyi
Must...resist...temptation...I've been good! :P

Must...resist...temptation...I've been good! :P
Forum: Computers 06-21-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,008
Posted By lingyi
A file size compare, especially on large files...

A file size compare, especially on large files like videos can be deceptive. I've compared videos of the exact same file size and one is unplayable.

The proper way to compare files is to run a...
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