realdeal_55

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    • HD Video Plays Half as Fast as the Audio

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      realdeal_55

      Hey, all,

      I'm trying to fix a problem my friend is having with her computer. Here's the setup:
      Gateway M6874h Laptop
      Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @ 2.0 GHz
      Windows Vista Home Premium
      3 GB RAM
      ATI Mobility Radeon HD2600

      The problem is that when she tries to play an HD video she recorded with her Canon Powershot SD780IS on her laptop in Windows Media Player, the audio plays at the correct rate, but the video plays at half the speed. It records in *.MOV format, and as expected, the video plays correctly in QuickTime. I've reinstalled Windows Media Player, and I've reinstalled the video drivers.

      Any insight? Could this be related to the issue where videos she records on this camera won't playback in Windows Movie Maker?

      Please and thanks! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

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    • OCR of the Week #7

      10 years ago

      realdeal_55

      I'm sure the two of you who bother to read these things noticed that I'm almost two weeks late on this, the 7th edition of my OverClocked ReMix writeups. To appease you, I've decided to give you guys a double feature this time 'round!

      ReMix â€" Philharmonic Suite: Part I and Finale
      ReMixers - Jeremy Robson
      Source Game - Final Fantasy VII
      Console - PlayStation
      Genre â€" Orchestral/Classical

      There is a high chance that you might confuse this ReMix for a live orchestral recording. However, OCR's master of orchestral sampling, Jeremy Robson, delivers a truly stunning rendition of some of the most popular themes from one of the most popular video games of all time. The first movement starts off fairly light and picks up around 1:00. The finale begins a lot heavier, and deserves recognition if only for the ending.

      There is so much awesome between those two tracks that I can't even describe. Definitely check it out, especially if you're an FFVII fan.

      That's it for this week!
      DFTBA!

    • OCR of the Week #6

      10 years ago

      realdeal_55

      OK, so it definitely counts as double-dipping by posting OC ReMixes from my favourite game of all time two weeks in a row, but the music is just fantastic, and this remixer is actually very important.

      ReMix â€" Twoson Hits the Road
      ReMixers - djpretzel
      Source Game - Earthbound (AKA: Mother 2)
      Console - SNES
      Genre â€" Folk/Acoustic
      This is one of those tracks that just makes me happy. It makes me think of leaving on a fun road trip at dawn. Lively and bouncy, djpretzel (David Lloyd) takes the original track from Earthbound and has a nice, family-friendly time with it. Definitely check it out, especially if you're looking for something to make you feel good. : )

      The reason I chose to highlight David Lloyd specifically is because he's actually the founder of OverClocked ReMix. He's up there with names like Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall (of Video Games Live fame), leading the way for the appreciation of music in video games, and as he puts it himself, the "advancement of video game music as an art form."

      Being one of the founders of a movement like this, he's definitely excellent at the actual remixing portion. I highly recommend checking out the rest of his stuff on top of today's feature. I promise you that you won't be disappointed.

      Anyway, that's it for me this week. I'd usually close with some kind of little hit of what to expect next week, but the queue I had developed is now finished. I guess I'll just make it up as I go. : P

      Peace out, all.

    • Call for Feedback: Angry Letter Time

      10 years ago

      realdeal_55

      In response to the passing of Bill 44, I have drafted an angry letter to my MLA, Guy Boutilier, which I plan on copying to Ed Stelmach (the Premier of Alberta), Dave Hancock (the Minister of Education), and the local newspaper, the Fort McMurray Today.

      This is an open call for feedback. Please read and leave feedback in the comments; I haven't sent this yet, and would appreciate your input highly.

      Please read and comment below:

      Dear Mr. Boutilier,

      My name is Brennan Conroy, and I am going into my third year of the music program at Keyano College. I am writing to express my disgust in the passing of Bill 44 (Human Rights, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism Amendment Act) with section 9 still in it. I am aware that Bill 44 does not apply to my personal learning experience. However, this new legislation paints a very grim image of the future of Alberta's society, and I feel that it is important these issues be addressed.

      Lessons about sexual orientation, religion, and sexual education are just a few broad examples of "controversial" subjects under this new law. The inherent flaw in this legislation, however, is that it assumes that parents will teach these important concepts to their children themselves; if parents are removing their children from these classes, they clearly do not want their children to learn these things in the first place. What does this mean for Alberta's future? Children in Alberta should be exposed to many different viewpoints; they should be opened to as much information as possible about sexual health and safe sexual practices so they understand the risks involved and make informed, positive decisions. They should be challenged to see all sides of a story so as to understand and appreciate people of all different cultures, beliefs, and sexual orientations. Section 9 of Bill 44 challenges these fundamental principles of our society; tolerance and knowledge are being suspended indefinitely, and narrow-mindedness and ignorance are taking their places.

      The argument exists that parents have the right to determine what their children should and should not learn. Albertan parents, however, already had this right; they could remove their children from any classes they wished. The difference with this new legislation, however, is that the onus is on the teachers to inform parents in advance if controversial topics will be discussed during a class. Teachers may now be brought to the Human Rights courts by parents over something controversial in a lesson plan. How do teachers determine what is “taboo†and what is not? Can biology and science teachers no longer teach evolution? Are social studies teachers no longer allowed to discuss a current issue or historical event from the perspective of a person of faith? It is not fair to ask teachers to send home permission slips every time they plan to touch on something “controversial†in their class; let teachers do the jobs they have been trained to without fear of prosecution.

      The curriculum cannot and should not be custom-tailored to suit the needs and beliefs of a handful of students’ parents in a class; it is not fair to the numerous students whose parents want them to have a full, rich, broad education. Teachers are saying that they do not know which lessons they can and cannot teach anymore, and it is going to have an obscurely negative impact on the quality of the public education system in Alberta.

      I used to be proud to be an Albertan. However, since Bill 44 passed, retaining this pride has become extremely difficult; I absolutely cannot be proud of living in a place where intolerance and closed-mindedness are preached in the school system. It is counter-productive, and it sends the message to the rest of the world that Alberta promotes bigotry and ignorance.

      I challenge you, Mr. Boutilier, and the Government of Alberta, to face a referendum on this issue, because I do not believe that the majority of Albertans want this for our future.

      Thank you for your time, Mr. Boutilier.

      Sincerely,

      Brennan Conroy


      It feels a little rough to me; any feedback you're willing to offer, from content to grammar and technical, would be highly appreciated! : )

      Please and thank you! DFTBA!

      (PS: Yes, the final draft will be in proper business letter format, with return address at top, etc..)
      (Edit: Letter updated at 4:45 PM on June 7, 2009)

    • OCR of the Week #5

      10 years ago

      realdeal_55

      Last week, I told you to be ready for something completely different. Well... yeah:

      WARNING: This OCR contains some... objectionable language. Definitely at least 14A. Listener discretion is advised.
      ReMix â€" Da Black Market
      ReMixers - D-Lux, Flik, Joe Cam, Mythril Nazgul
      Source Game - Earthbound (AKA: Mother 2)
      Console - SNES
      Genre â€" Rap/Hip-hop
      Earthbound is my favourite game of all time, so you might think I'm biased for featuring this one. However, that bias gets canceled out completely because rap is definitely my least favourite style of music. This mix is quirky; if you've played the game, you're going to get a kick out of it. It's filled with all sorts of references to the game, and I've gotta say, it's fairly addictive. If you're open to this kind of music, definitely check it out. If you're not usually one to listen to rap, but you're a fan of Earthbound, check this out with an open mind.
      (PS/Edit: This was posted on OCR from the Earthbound ReMix project, Bound Together, which is also totally worth checking out. Note: Requires a Bittorent client.)

      That's what I've got for this week. Come back next week for some more Earthbound love.

      Peace out!

    • explorer.exe won't run on startup

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      realdeal_55

      Hey, everybody,

      I'm having some difficulty troubleshooting an issue I'm having with a computer at work. The original issue reported was that the desktop and taskbar wouldn't load after logging in; the wallpaper would load, but nothing else. Naturally, I opened the task manager and found that explorer.exe wasn't running after logging in, so I used the "New task..." function to start the service manually. The desktop then loaded normally. On restart, however, the issue persisted.

      I then ran CCleaner, which removed almost a gigabyte of junk data and resolved over 310 registry errors. Then, I ran MalwareBytes, whose quick scan detected and removed 4 malicious items. Then, after deleting a few archaic profiles from the system, I restarted again. explorer.exe still wouldn't execute after logging in.

      I've kinda hit a bit of a roadblock with this one; does anybody have any advice?

      Please and thanks!

      (Setup is a Dell Latitude D820 laptop running Windows XP Pro. 2 GB DDR2 RAM, Intel T2500 Processor @ 2.00 GHz.)

      Update: Booting from a Windows XP install disk and running a repair (chkdsk -r) didn't solve the problem.

      Post edited 5/26/09 4:40PM

      9 replies

    • OCR of the Week #4

      10 years ago

      realdeal_55

      Hey, all! Remember last week when I said to look forward to some more "7/8 fun times"? Well, I'm delivering, and oh boy, am I!

      ReMix â€" Destined for Greatness
      ReMixers - Geoffrey Taucer, The Prophet of Mephisto
      Source Game - Sid Meier's Civilization IV
      Console - PC
      Genre â€" Folk/African spiritual changing to (and merging with) rock.
      Yes, I'm aware that the description of the genre is a little extensive. However, it only begins to tap into the extreme awesomeness of this remix. This is one of OCR's newer mixes (at this writing, it's still on the front page), and the only one thus far of anything from Civilization IV. The song mixed, Baba Yetu, is the main theme music to the game, and is actually a setting in Swahili of the Lord's Prayer. And yes, as promised, it's in 7/8 time. The difference between this one and my last OCR feature, however, is while the last one has an extra eighth note per measure, this week's feature is actually an eighth note short from its source tune (in 4/4).

      An epic reinterpretation of an already epic tune. Definitely check this one out.

      See ya next week, when I'll give ya something completely different.

      Peace out!

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    • Juggalette

      12 years ago

      Richard Eluik

    • Merissa

      12 years ago


      Cloud, AKA: Kyle, has been banned from the Rooster Teeth Community. One of RT's oldest and most respected members, Kyle was banned sometime today after posting a display picture saying that the "Rooster Teeth Comics are Fail." This usually wouldn't be a huge issue, but Kyle was today's original featured user, so everybody who came to the site had seen this act of rebellion. It is understandable that they would take action against the image when it had such a prominent position on the site, however to outright ban Kyle was a little over the top, in my honest opinion. However, what's done is done. Kyle says that he will consider returning when the situation has blown over, but he's not making any promises.


      That sounds good enough to be made into a wikipedia article :-)

    • UberRocket

      12 years ago

      My contest giveaway thingy will most likely be something like first 20 out of the 30 people in the contest to post here advance. Then another round that will be different and so on. It's not going to be a popularity contest or who can get the most votes or anything like that. It'll be something that anyone can win.

    • Becca FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Torturer

      12 years ago

      Do your homework!

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      1. ETERNALHAPPINESSOFBIGOFHEADYO!!!HELLOOOOOOOO!!ZEDDY!(ZEEEEE)
      2. Interplay Challenge. Be a competitor. Doo it..
      3. Blue. Your eyes... oh.. and black.. because it really does suite your hair.
      4. You're a giant teddy bear
      5. . . .Talent show.. grade six... pokemon dance....'nuf said.
      6. Bear.
      7. Back when Josh you and Josh had this thing with me and my depression and Josh was all unsure and stuff. Did you really want him to break up with me? (I know the answer.. did you really think I wouldn't know?)
      8. DING DONG!

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      . . . >_<;
      thanks for trying.
      that really doesn't count.

      Damn it. And I thought I'd get sleep tonight.

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      Hey Brennan, man.. yo...
      do you know of any time in history, or any place, or any time of fricken example of extremist political movements/groups being restricted by law of forming????? Anything at all.. seriously... anything....

    • jackal5

      12 years ago

      Yeah I knew about the F4F4F4 code thing (did a colour sample in photoshop once to figure that out). I figured no one would be so bored that they'd intentionally look for something they couldn't see in my profile, so I opted for white just so it would be almost hidden, but people would still kindaa notice that.

      Post edited 10/22/06 7:08AM

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      Dude... Weird Al's a vegetarian.... smiley0.gif

    • Ajiva

      12 years ago

      what would you answer?

    • Ajiva

      12 years ago

      answered

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      thanks

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      I are having trouble with English homework...
      I don'tknow how to start... smeehhhh

    • Ajiva

      12 years ago

      that's no problem man, still great if you advertised though

    • Ajiva

      12 years ago

      hey man, did you see the updates in my journal?

    • Ajiva

      12 years ago

      updated secret santa journal

    • Killericon

      12 years ago

      Even then.

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      I think he's more full of haet when it comes to the last couple seasons. He's been saying that the first (and perhaps second) is pretty good and funny, but everything else sucks. Or something to that effect.

    • Maanda

      12 years ago

      Cool thankx i am gonna go do it then its interestiong

    • Maanda

      12 years ago

      I just said the first thing that came to mind , hey do you mind if i copy what you did in one of your journals the one with the title "bored"

    • STFUxEmily

      12 years ago

      hahaha
      Flames?
      What a sad team!

    • spazpaul FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Thank you. I update my journal every other day in case you were wondering.

    • Maanda

      12 years ago

      hmm, well umm ...... Umm..
      well



      YOUR AMAZING : )

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      Ouch, indeed. Not good.

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      I hope you didn't stab yourself with a needle or accidentally sew your skin to the fabric ... that would be very bad.

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      I'm all like, WTF since when do I have a dead turkey a my avatar??

      xD

      Hehe

    • red989

      12 years ago

      Yes, yes it is.

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      Funny thing is, I'm not so incredibly sleep-deprived that I should be making mistakes like I have been ... even at work today, which wasn't busy at all, I found myself doing things wrong that I rarely do. Grr.

    • aaerith

      12 years ago

      They called those people who climbed Everest crazy too.

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      POH-TATE-OH xD

    • Ajiva

      12 years ago

      use the healing powers of coffee

    • YAhMan

      12 years ago

      happy birthday your lvl 41

    • aaerith

      12 years ago

      Why not?

    • MastaChief3

      12 years ago

      Hey, sign onto MSN.

    • UberRocket

      12 years ago

      Wow. That's a crapload of stuff you have lined up. I'm in 12th grade too, but I don't have nearly as much stuff to do as you.

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      Aww. I'm your first LJ friend. I feel special :-)

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      Wow, I'd feel privileged if things has been that way, too. This country sucks for mature people, especially in high school. So much drama.

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      So you haven't been involved in any ensemble activity or anything recently for your flute?


      The most recent thing I can cite is when I was a freshman here, but that was back in fall 2001. I was in the top band here as a piccolo player (which was almost unheard of for a freshman, and I was probably the best one they'd had in years ... that's not me bragging so much as it was a confirmed fact by several people in the band who had been around a while ... plus, the very strict band director never had to yell at me or lecture me on anything, as I did enough reprimanding on myself and she knew it ... I think she really respected me). I was also in the next band down as the piccolo player ... I didn't make orchestra that year.

      Since that fall, I haven't been in anything. I've thought about going back and trying out again (as anyone can try out as long as you're a student), but the politics are so fucked up. Plus, even if I made it, I'd probably know a couple people and things wouldn't go over very well ... people in the groups up here are so elitist and have this collective (much like high school), and if you don't fit in with them and their views, you're automatically shunned. I forced myself to tolerate it in high school, but I can't do it anymore.

      I've always wanted to be in a very serious group, like some prestigious orchestra or something. But to get there, one has to suffer through the annoyances of people just like those I described, through high school, through college, and even graduate school. I just couldn't do it. And, I can't be in some loosey-goosey type thing, because I'm too hardcore about it. I can have fun while I'm playing, but it's like a serious kind of fun. I don't find it amusing when people fuck around and are lazy and just generally don't care how they sound.

      I have many reasons why I quit, many reasons why I had a horrible time getting through high school band, and many reasons why I haven't gone back. Though, I probably don't need to say anything ... I'd imagine with these long comments, you could infer as much. :-)

    • aaerith

      12 years ago

      YEAH Bb MAJOR SCALE!

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      WTF

      Grapes of wrath.... stop motion... immature kids....
      rather entertaining.

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      Wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka
      smiley0.gif

      Yo, dude, of mr. Brennan man.. yo...wooord.

      FACTORIAL!! smiley11.gifsmiley11.gif

      woot. smiley7.gif

      hehehe smiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Ajiva

      12 years ago

      I love volleyball, reffed it a couple of times when the real ref didn't show up for girls games last year.

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      I know. xD

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      I meant to add you before, but I think my n00b status kept kicking in and causing me to forget whilst trying to get through the forums.

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      What's even better is he actually likes that show (I can't say I've ever watched it, and I don't intend to).

    • Merissa

      12 years ago

      Sorry, I just had to start watching you.


      Oh god, I think I need to hide myself now ... the walls have ears, the computer has eyes!!! ~runs away~

    • sexxy_neko

      12 years ago

      well, hope you dont burn out?

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      Woooosh
      I am so damn cool....
      Still....
      smiley0.gifsmiley11.gif

    • YAhMan

      12 years ago

      i was actually going to go up and get it when i ripped my bumber off, they gave me the worst parking spot ever, im just lucky the jeep is a s small as it is

    • Tropz

      12 years ago

      I r ule your mominthepants,yo.

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