Video title set size: 4366MB
816 -- Prince of Space
Relative quality rating: 1 (1 is best)
That includes about 57 minutes of stuff besides episode 816. There isn't enough space left to include all the DVD-ROM content I've been adding to the other disks.
- Prince of Space
- Short from Playstation Underground CD Volume 2 Issue 1
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, February 11, 2002
- 2002 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies
- 2002 Winter Olympics security
- Guest: Scott Bakula
- Report: Miming for Gold
- #Bfl 0 (ggGx /STwWcfl xZs (1963, 6:35)
- Control Your Emotions (1950, 13:16)
- Free Air (1937, 9:38)
The last three on list are from the Internet Moving Images Archive.
- The movie has some very effective use of moving camera shots to add impact and a sense of drama to several scenes. Unfortunately, good camera work doesn't make a good movie.
- The episode compressed very well. I did use slight video denoise processing on the video, but only slight so it can't account for the great compression alone. The video quality is still very good.
- There are some crackes in the audio a little past half way through the episode. There are a lot of them, spaced out, and they aren't easy to remove. Each one is short and makes a rather predictable sound. I'm not sure what caused it.
- Everything except the episode and the unpronounceable short film is in 1/2 D1 resolution. The episode is in D1 resolution, and the unpronounceable short film is in SIF resolution.
- The MST3K short from Playstation Underground is taken from a poor quality video tape. As soon as I can get the actual CD, I'll play it in my Playstation 2 and record it from there. Also, the Playstation used to play the CD for recording couldn't keep up with the data for the Santa segment on to the end of the short. It would play 10 frames and pause for a frame or two. I have edited part of the studder away, but not out of existance.
- The Daily Show episode has chapters marked, but there is no chapter menu. It was recorded from my analog RF cable with no intention of being put on DVD, but it was too good to pass up. I used some rather aggressive video denoise processing to help out, so it doesn't quite look like it came from cable.
- The short films who's names can be said have not been scaled to fit well on television. The archive had them in 1/2 D1 resolution, so I didn't scale the video. The source video fills the entire area and expects it all to be visible, but almost all televisions clip the edges from view. The unpronounceable film was in 368x480 resolution, so it had to be scaled for DVD. I scaled it down with an unused border around the video so that the whole frame, or at least most it, will be visible on a television.
- Chapter marks are imperfect because of technical problems, but the greater space I have put between chapters where commercial breaks go have limited any trouble. When I get a program that can properly concatenate elementary MPEG-2 video streams, this problem will go away on future disks.