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Old 05-08-2022, 04:04 AM   #46
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My Favorite Brunette 1947

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OxS9F_kKoo

Chandleresque comedy.


Soldier Of Fortune 1955

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpTOGWOWed4

De Luxe colour Hong Kong adventure. Feel the sea air.
 
Old 05-08-2022, 08:53 AM   #47
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Yes, Bob Hope did some good old shows.

Son of Paleface
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HIQ_-xdGaf8

The Paleface
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OG58YM7W1mk

Eight on the Lam
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C74XB56Nqqw

Where there's life
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3EkZv8wC5rQ

Caught in the draft
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfu_7pvCuMQ

Lets face it
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz5zeogsaKc

Road to Rio
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gTEvHqkQZ3c

Nothing but the truth
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ERzbOUzA4

Monsieur Beaucaire
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wW2o7ljtl4o

The facts of life
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ylCIyNpJt_U

etc.
 
Old 05-15-2022, 06:56 AM   #48
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Never trust a gangster


I Walk Alone 1947

https://archive.org/details/i-walk-alone-1948 Poor quality image and spoiled by a faint logo. As a substitute for that, Criss Cross 1948 https://archive.org/details/crisscross1949_202003


Out Of The Past 1947

https://archive.org/details/out-of-t...%5D+(1947).mp4

https://archive.org/details/out-of-the-past-1947



Never trust a piano


The Music Box 1932

https://archive.org/details/themusic...doslaurelhardy


The Moving Day 1936 Technicolor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DZJuSwh7XE
 
Old 05-16-2022, 08:14 AM   #49
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This is OT so excuse me. I thought I'd try here as only old guys like old films.
When I was young in the 1970s, RTE, the Irish television Broadcaster, showed repeats of some typically English TV Cabaret show. The acts were good, but the Master of Ceremonies was even better. He would introduce acts in pompous and incomprehensible gobbledygook, which he would translate in his incrediblyposh English accent - let me try an example:
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoC
"Next we are very pleased to introduce a truly dramatic and riotous Celebration of Combustible Consumption.......Fire Eaters.
The guy had a gavel, which he would probably bang halfway through 'Consumption' and the fire eaters would come onstage. Then the show would finish with a chorus of "Down by the Old Bull & Bush."

Does anyone remember the show's name? Know where it can be viewed/downloaded?
 
Old 05-19-2022, 08:34 AM   #50
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The program was "The Good Old Days", and the Master of Ceremonies was Leonard Sachs. I never watched a whole show, just saw bits of it now and then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Go...tish_TV_series)

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Old 05-19-2022, 10:31 AM   #51
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That's it!
Thanks very much - Now I can look for it. It was a continuing amusement to try to understand the gobbledygook Leonard Sachs introduced each act with. I managed to fully decode about of it, and felt very pleased with myself at the time.

EDIT: Wow! The show ran weekly from 1953 (the year I was born) to 1983 out of some theatre in Leeds. Apparently only 108 out of 253 shows exist. There were some torrents, but none of them are seeded . Youtube has a few shows up there. Apparently the oldest existing show on youtube is from 1959. That's probably recorded with thermionic valves. They had some way of scanning a tv tube and taking a picture with it, instead of displaying one.

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Old 05-21-2022, 05:09 AM   #52
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Youtube have a number of the Good Old Days up there. I found myself thinking that it was only in England that people would organise fancy dress and make a night out of attending those shows. They are 45-55 minutes each and move very slowly, and so they are probably unedited. They probably recorded a few together.

The pace is very slow. Casting my mind back,I remembered to when I was watching them. I had worked until 18:00, travelled home on a busor push-bike, perhaps changed, and sat down to my evening meal, when "The Good Old Days" was on. So I didn't need much entertainment. I was watching early low-budget Irish TV, so there wasn't ever much entertainment anyhow. IIRC, the show deteriorated mainly into second rate actors with no singing voice 'singing' whatever old tune they could dredge up. This was interspersed with out of work circus acts doing acrobatics or juggling. Mind you, no act would have got away with (legless & armless) 1960s women's bathing suits back in Victorian England! No Biblical necklines (Lo and Behold ) either!

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Old 05-21-2022, 02:39 PM   #53
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While I'm at it, what is the winner in the youtube download software? I still have the original. I forget where I got it, but youtube-dl -U still works. But everyone forked it when it was taken down. So what's flavour of the moment?

I wondered if there's better around, because my download speeds vary greatly. I had 5 instances going in 5 terminals grabbing episodes a few days back. The first few were doing ~50Kbps - dialup speeds. Another few ran at 2Mbps, slow but acceptable.
 
Old 05-21-2022, 02:56 PM   #54
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Youtube gives you the speed that they want. It varies upon time of day, and day of the week. I think that the fastest I ever achieve is around 45 MBps. On a Saturday evening, maybe only 2-3 MBps. To keep utube from getting mad and throttling you, put 1 1/2 - 2 min random sleep between downloads. Start your script and let it run.

Code:
vids=(
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=abcdefghij1
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=abcdefghij2
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=abcdefghij3
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=abcdefghij4
)

for i in "$vids[@]}"; do
    ut-dlp -f 22 "$i" -o <something>
    ran=$((90 + RANDOM % 30))
    sleep "$ran"
done
That's the best way to, not look like a bot, and not hit the server too often. Utube does not like either. They don't like parallel downloads either. You can do that once. Keep it up and you'll get throttled for a while.

I like yt-dlp
https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp
 
Old 05-22-2022, 12:21 AM   #55
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While I'm at it, what is the winner in the youtube download software? I still have the original. I forget where I got it, but youtube-dl -U still works. But everyone forked it when it was taken down. So what's flavour of the moment?
Just to clarify - while it's true that everyone forked it during the RIAA takedown debacle, they only did that to preserve it in case it gets closed down, and to demonstrate their stance on the issue.

But there was a secondary problem after all that: the original developer went AWOL for a while, and nobody else had full access to the repo. This is more an individual problem of how someone decides to run a project. IMO something as big as youtube-dl cannot be run with a BDFL, has to be a team.

Anyhow, only then has yt-dlp gained significant traction, and rightly so, because they made important bug fixes and incorporated great new features.

youtube-dl's BDFL is back now, and I'm sure they incorporated some of yt-dlp's fixes back into youtube-dl proper.

But in the meantime even mpv chose yt-dlp over youtube-dl; their current (0.34.1) default settings are: "yt-dlp", "yt-dlp_x86" and "youtube-dl" (in that order, presumably).

PS: speed problems used to be specific to youtube-dl, yt-dlp used to be better.
 
Old 05-22-2022, 05:22 AM   #56
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This Island Earth 1955 Technicolor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCT4xTywUEA

Science-fiction


Dr. Strangelove 1964

https://archive.org/details/DRStrangelove_20130616

Comedy

Edit: removed two links that turned out to be 1) cropped and with worse sound, 2) stretched.

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Old 05-22-2022, 06:07 AM   #57
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Right - yt-dlp it is
/grabs yt-dlp

And you're spot on about the speed. Very fast.
 
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There was or is a TCM set of maybe 200 movies. All of them pretty good video quality and well reviewed.

I'd watch all of the available Charlie Chan movies if you haven't already.
 
  


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