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198 archive.org mpeg's are now available on bittorrent

Big thanks to Arie in the Netherlands for mailing me a large set of archive.org footage, casual inspection of just a few vids revealed lots of interesting things...
Since nobody wants to click on 198 torrents, I made a zip of all of them available here: http://www.boostshare.com/?d=42D1A3661 if you want to pick individual videos see http://thepiratebay.org/search/archive.org. Please seed whatever you download indefinitely... I will seed forever, but I am rate-limited at 64k upstream, so if you have 200G to spare please help insure this evidence continues to be available by permanently seeding it. I had posted a subset of this on CC but inexplicably it's been removed. ThePirateBay is a better solution as they do not honor takedown notices (see http://static.thepiratebay.org/dreamworks_response.txt or http://thepiratebay.org/legal for a laugh).

Currently one of the two seeds is on a fast university connection so now is a good time to download.

If you are new to torrents, it's really easy...
1. download and install http://azureus.sourceforge.net/download.php or http://utorrent.com/download.php
2. download and unzip http://www.boostshare.com/?d=42D1A3661
3. launch the torrent application (you may want to configure it to launch on startup)
4. drag and drop (CTRL-A to select all) the torrent files into the bittorrent app window
5. Have patience!, it will take a long time to start and a long time to finish
6. When a file completes, leave it in the torrent app, this is called "seeding", you can limit the upload rate if necessary.

If you have a place to host these permanently for direct download please contact me (justin.keogh on gmail) and we can arrange something.

The following are missing/incomplete videos I am still looking for to complete the set:

http://pastebin.ca/raw/637278

As you can see I have partial copies of some of these. If you have any of the files on this list please contact me!
The "calculated segment name" entires are files that I do not have an original archive.org url for.
The list of all url's and more is included in each torrent.

-jk

Wow

Great work!

wouldn't it be a good idea

wouldn't it be a good idea to convert the MPGs to hi-quality XVID and reduce the data?

hmm..

Yes... likely. I'll test it out. For video analysis purposes the raw files are best.... but that's only a few % of the footage...

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