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Title: Tech Talk
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 20, 2019, 04:41:04 PM
Let's talk about all things tech related!

I'm start off deep nerd with some Linux talk. I've been using Linux for about two and a half years now and I'm loving it. I haven't took the time to learn all the ins and outs but I can usually fix any problem I have. Only limitation is gaming. I went from a strand of Ubuntu over the Manjaro which seems pretty neat so far. Best thing about Linux is it's so easy for me to get it back up and running when something breaks with a fresh install and it generally runs faster than my Windows partition.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on September 21, 2019, 12:12:28 AM
Linux is like programming; I fail every time I try to learn it. I think it's mostly because in both cases I'm not learning it for any specific use. I'm just learning it for the heck of it. That's weak motivation. I always hit a point where I'm like "what's the point of this"... and there isn't one (Windows does everything I want) so I give up.

What made you get into using Linux?

Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 21, 2019, 09:47:41 AM
I was getting tired of all the bloated Windows additions and the fact that there were so many forced updates. Also all the privacy invasions with Microsoft tracking all kinds of things. Plus, I like tinkering with stuff and Linux lets you manipulate basically everything.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on February 25, 2020, 09:20:49 PM
I saw this on Reddit today. If you google search (movie title) site:drive.google.com you can often find movies hosted on people's google drives and stream them directly.

I mean... it's shady but it does actually work. I tried it with The Martian (which I already own) just out of curiosity and it worked. Can be handy for those instances where you want to see a certain scene or line or something, but the 2 or 3 or 12 streaming services you subscribe to don't have it.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on February 25, 2020, 09:29:43 PM
I saw this on Reddit today. If you google search (movie title) site:drive.google.com you can often find movies hosted on people's google drives and stream them directly.

I mean... it's shady but it does actually work. I tried it with The Martian (which I already own) just out of curiosity and it worked. Can be handy for those instances where you want to see a certain scene or line or something, but the 2 or 3 or 12 streaming services you subscribe to don't have it.

I just tried it with Ad Astra, lots of hits. The Applie (1998)? Not so much. Darn.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: 1SO on February 25, 2020, 10:07:07 PM
The Apple (1998)? Not so much. Darn.

You mean this? (https://archive.org/details/The.Apple.1998angeeParaZoowoman.website)
It's also on odnoklassniki (https://ok.ru/video/1518982007497), but either way you need to download subtitles on subscene for English.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 25, 2020, 10:31:44 PM
Yea, that seems super sketch. I'm assuming it only works if the person has shared the file publicly.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on February 26, 2020, 12:51:18 AM
The Apple (1998)? Not so much. Darn.

You mean this? (https://archive.org/details/The.Apple.1998angeeParaZoowoman.website)
It's also on odnoklassniki, but either way you need to download subtitles on subscene for English.

1. You are amazing.
2. I have no idea how to go about downloading subtitles and applying them. (Help? This is definitely tech talk here.)
3. WTF is odnoklassniki? And who is its Russian handler?

And to go more squarely into tech talk, anyone here do VR? I use it a lot at the educational level, but am wondering if anyone utilizes it on a consumer/entertainment level.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on February 26, 2020, 03:34:27 AM
For subtitles you will need the video file, a video player like VLC player, and the SRT file for the subtitles.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: 1SO on February 26, 2020, 07:01:20 AM
Thatís it. Itís surprisingly simple and opens up a massive library of hard-to-find subtitled films.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on February 26, 2020, 01:37:13 PM
Thatís it. Itís surprisingly simple and opens up a massive library of hard-to-find subtitled films.

*in a ghostly voice*

Faaaaaar eeeeeeeast braaaaaacket (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=4514.msg877920#msg877920)

(https://i.redd.it/wfcxoiacmdez.gif)
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 26, 2020, 02:41:35 PM
Let's do it!
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sandy on February 26, 2020, 09:39:54 PM
Let's do it!

Yes!


I got stuck with not being able to find one of my movies.

Moving

I still can't.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: 1SO on February 26, 2020, 11:23:02 PM
I found it on RareFilm (https://rarefilmm.com/2017/08/ohikkoshi-1993/) with Eng Subtitles already in place. It was hiding under its Japanese title, Ohikkoshi.

It's also on odnoklassniki (https://ok.ru/video/904215333542). Quality looks the same.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on February 26, 2020, 11:51:41 PM
I have no excuse for any blind spots in film ever, ever, ever again.

I just need to figure out the whole downloading subtitles and putting it all together. Probably not as hard as I'm thinking.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on February 27, 2020, 12:02:07 AM
It's about as difficult as attaching a pdf to an email. :) Just a few clicks in the right spots. ;)
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on February 27, 2020, 12:25:23 AM
 ;D Well I can do that.

Actually kinda pathetic considering what I do for a living. Basic CAD, 3D printing, AR/VR, and coding, check. Synching subtitles to films on my PC...  :-\  :'(
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on February 27, 2020, 01:44:12 AM
Question: When using archive.org, what type of file do you usually download? I just chose CINEPACK, but noticed that there are other options.

I got the VLC player, that takes me back, haven't had this installed for many, many years, my geekery lacketh greatly.

Now trying to find Panahi's The Mirror. Not on the Internet Archive site, tried the Persian-ish title Ayneh, no dice.

UPDATE, found it on ok.ru, but it just streams from there with Spanish subtitles. How do I get the English subtitles into effect?

This is life-changing stuff here.

UPDATE 2, Insomnia is killing me, so I figure do this. OK, I got the video and subtitle working for The Apple (1998). One last issue would be: Is there any way to get rid of the Spanish subtitles that were part of the video file I downloaded? Or are they just staying there and I just have to read the English subtitles over the Spanish. Still far superior to nothing, I'm super excited to see this film, just wondering if I could add that last little bit of comfort and happiness.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on February 27, 2020, 02:24:23 AM
If the spanish subs are hardcoded you're kind of stuck with them. However it might help to adjust your english subs to have a background, so you can't see the spanish subs through them.

If you can navigate this page in the settings you may be able to tinker with the background  opacity and colour setting and find something that helps. :)
(https://i.imgur.com/FaxEBXj.png)
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sandy on February 28, 2020, 08:25:45 PM
I found it on RareFilm (https://rarefilmm.com/2017/08/ohikkoshi-1993/) with Eng Subtitles already in place. It was hiding under its Japanese title, Ohikkoshi.

It's also on odnoklassniki (https://ok.ru/video/904215333542). Quality looks the same.

Thank you, 1SO! I really appreciate it. I've been feeling very remiss, not taking care of my match up. Now I can move one of the films forward. :)
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on March 08, 2020, 04:54:00 AM
So, let's say I find something on odnoklassniki, but it's a film not in English and the subtitles are also in another language. Is there any way to overlay subtitles in English?

I'm trying this with The Mirror/Ayneh by Panahi. I think the stream in odnok might be a bit better than the one in YouTube.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on March 08, 2020, 11:06:19 PM
If it's on YouTube or another streaming serving I don't think there's any easy way to add an english sub. You can download YouTube videos with a site like keepv.id and then play it VLC and add the subs in the usual way (and hope the time sync matches up okay).

edit: Eh maybe it's changed, maybe you can add subs to a youtube vid that isn't yours.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: 1SO on March 09, 2020, 12:56:53 AM
I download the video. (I find it's easier to use m.ok.ru then choose Download Link on the video instead of ok.ru which immediately starts to play the film.)

I often use subscene to find a subtitle (.srt) file.

VLC lets you play the video and then I drag the subtitle file over. If the timing is off, VLC lets you play with it under Track Synchronization.

YouTube can usually be downloaded with en.saveform.net and if that doesn't work there's ytmp3.cc, which is more reliable but often downloads at a lower quality.

VLC Media Player is the key. I even have VLC Remote App on my phone to act as a remote control when it's connected to my television.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on March 09, 2020, 02:20:52 AM
Do I have to sign up to download the video? I went to the m.ok.ru, but I don't see a Download Link. I'm leery of registering because I don't know much about this site, but if you all say it's legit, I'll go for it.

I watched The Apple on the VLC player using a subtitle file I found at one of the sites you all gave me, so I have the hang of that now.

Thanks for the tip on downloading YouTube videos, too.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: 1SO on March 09, 2020, 09:52:46 AM
It's been so long I hadn't noticed. I logged out and learned that I had logged in using Facebook, which is common with me because I don't use Facebook much for personal reasons because I don't agree with the political bias.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on March 09, 2020, 05:20:51 PM
Soooo....should be OK?
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on March 19, 2020, 02:36:10 PM
Been using myfitnesspal app to track calories and take off the winter excess. Just plug in your age, current weight, avg activity level, goal weight, and the timeframe you'd like to lose the weight in, and it tells you home much you should eat to get there.

I like that you can just scan barcodes of pretty much anything you buy and somebody has already gone to the effort of inputting the nutritional info... you just go ahead and work out your serving size. I've yet to look up anything that someone hasn't already added. Cool too to see the breakdown of caloric intake into all the subcategories and nurtriants, or whatever.

Meal prep is like a science experiment now for me... weighing everything to the gram, drinking out of beakers. Okay, not that crazy but it starts to feel like it. :)

I'm down about 15lbs from my peak (christmas time). Could probably stand to drop about 5 to 10. Slow and steady. I'll be ready to binge come Christmas, lol.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sandy on March 19, 2020, 11:34:43 PM
Well done, smirnoff! That's inspiring. :)
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 25, 2020, 01:43:35 PM
Been teaching myself Javascript while in isolation.

My first project. I call it "Do You Want to Code a Snowman?"

(https://i.imgur.com/yq9Yw2f.jpg)

A few days later of studying and I now have a program where when you click it makes a fish of a random size and color. Programming is pretty neat.

(https://i.imgur.com/u4bPs5H.jpg)

I've been learning this all on Kahn Academy which is free and extremely intuitive. Usually put in a couple of hours a day. Taking the weekends off. Helping me have some semblance of structure while I also look for a remote job during these times of social isolation.
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: Sandy on March 25, 2020, 04:53:00 PM
Look at you, Sam! :)
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: smirnoff on March 25, 2020, 07:25:27 PM
Respect. Programming is hard (in my experience). So this is cool. :)
Title: Re: Tech Talk
Post by: etdoesgood on March 25, 2020, 07:32:22 PM
Damn, that's cool, Sam.

I teach block coding at school. Script is that next level.