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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:37 pm 
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It's going in the UN dossier

Really !!
Thats something else !

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chicmac wrote:
OK some explanation. The file I sent to Montrose is a div X type compressed avi file. That means although it is only 618 megabytes it is still very good quality (much better than the youtube or indeed standard Sky broadcast quality).

The reason for creating that file rather than just raw dumping the DVD capture (several gigabytes) is that

1. It can fit on a CD (cheap as chips)

2. Copying is much faster.


Most modern (i.e. bought in the last 3 years) DVD players, will play it. Downside is that older DVD players won't play it.

OTOH with most folk having a computer if their DVD doesn't play it they can watch it on their PC.

Hope that clarifies things a wee bit.

BTW we seem to have attracted a full time resident Brit on the youtube forum. Quelle surprise.



I'm just posting again to give another thank-you to Montrose who sent me it, as my Dad now has it and has seen it and my reason for quoting the above, esp. the bit I emboldened, is merely to remark that, though the techy bits are beyond me, I am pretty sure my parents' DVD thingwie is over 3 years old, yet the DVD played perfectly. (DVD player is called "Cello some-number-or-other, and does have a slightly old-ish and cheap-ish look to it, so I'm dead pleased that Montrose's DVD played well on it.) Just posting in case this wee factoid is of interest to anyone else who might have an old-ish machine.

Heheh, Dad's reaction involved "terrible that this was carefully not shown on normal telly - wonder how we can get this out to more people?" "Um, no Dad, your machinery will not write DVDs." "Oh. :( Are you sure?" "Yes, Dad, am sure. Honest."


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:25 pm 
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PM me if you can shift a few copies Celyn. I've distributed a couple of dozen already but can easily burn a few more.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:57 pm 
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Thank you! However, I don't know all that many people and those I do know tend to be of the right way of thinking already. :)

Hmm, though, there is potential scope for chance conversation with neighbours and so forth.* Plus, a local issue here will make me take myself along to the odd public meeting and talk with people. Hmmm. Perhaps not a bad idea to have a couple on hand to offer. Maybe I should PM you later.


* Hahah, like an unknown bod in a lift a few days ago.

He said "Ic. Ic, oh pardon me. I have bad hiccups"

I said "oh, well, I could be helpful and give you a fright".

he say "Hic hic"

I say "Margaret Thatcher just got intae power again".


"oh NO that would kill me - hic hic - that would kill me right off - hic hic "

Naw, it didn't frighten the hiccups away, but I did learn that he seemed only recently to be working out stuff like

"mind you, see that Labour lot, that lot that calls themselves Labour, they're just as bad, mibbe they're worse, see that bit of Ireland that's independent, how can we no be like that?...." (Said almost as though this was an original concept. :) (It's all good: people like it when they think they have worked things out all in a vacuum).

Lesson learned - if I was clever, I would carry at least little cards/leaflets with me at all times.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:39 am 
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Sent this complaint to the EBC ages ago:

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Why was this shown only on BBC Alba? Are the BBC just too afraid to let
the general public know the truth about how Scotland has been robbed and
lied to for decades? Or was this politically inspired?

This programme should have been shown at prime time across the whole of the
UK. Perhaps then people will come to realise just how dishonest ALL
governments have been, regardless of their alleged political persuasion.

The BBC charges everyone in the country a licence fee to run its services.
It's about time that some of that money was used to broadcast programmes
which might be 'unacceptable' to certain politicians but whose topics are
in the public interest. For too long the BBC has been nothing but the
mouthpiece of Westminster.


Finally got this mealy-mouthed non-reply last night:
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Dear Mr Sailor,

Thank you for your e-mail and I'm pleased that you watched and enjoyed
'Dìomhair' on BBC ALBA.

Firstly, please accept our apologies for the delay in replying. We know our
correspondents appreciate a quick response and we are sorry you have had to
wait on this occasion.

ALBA is a distinct service within the BBC portfolio, expanding the choice
of programming available to Gaelic viewers and, through sub-titling, to the
wider community in Scotland. It does this while operating its own specific
commissioning strategy, as a means of finding the best possible programming
to schedule for viewers.

On this occasion, as part of that process, the programme-maker chose to
pitch 'Dìomhair' to ALBA and was successful in gaining a commission to make
the programme. Had they chosen to pitch it elsewhere, it may have been
commissioned elsewhere. A commissioner can only deal with the ideas that
are actually submitted to them.

In addition to a number of transmissions on ALBA and being available on the
BBC iPlayer, the programme has also been shown on BBC Parliament. A
selection of programmes from the ALBA schedule can also be seen on Thursday
evenings on BBC Two Scotland and 'Dìomhair' may yet appear there if a
suitable slot becomes available.

I do hope that you will continue to enjoy programmes from ALBA.

Thanks again for taking the time to contact us with your views.

Regards

Stefan Curran
BBC Complaints

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:40 am 
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Bullsh*t.. :ranting:

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On this occasion, as part of that process, the programme-maker chose to
pitch 'Dìomhair' to ALBA and was successful in gaining a commission to make
the programme. Had they chosen to pitch it elsewhere, it may have been
commissioned elsewhere. A commissioner can only deal with the ideas that
are actually submitted to them.


Should they not then pitch it to the BBC due to its success & popularity...?


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:41 am 
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You kin fine Mr Miles why they winnae put it on BBC Scotland.
The handlers in Glasgow and London would never allow these Scottish Nationalists to get that kind of publicity and anything that does make it passed them, but has an element of truth about Scotland, will only be shown after midnight.

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I'll bring a few to the AF with me for anyone who hasn't yet seen it.

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Jolly ..If the offer of a copy is still there i would love a copy and I can distribute to a load of people down here...plus I havent seen it and would like too

I will obviously pay for postage and costs...

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Is there any more copies avaliable, quite new on here and its the first iv heard of this, it would go a long way to help me excite alot of dormant (lazy) nationalists.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:18 pm 
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theres a wee u-tube link below this post.
any techies want to tell me how to get Diomhair up instead of u-tube for the link? :ashamed: :lol:

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montrose wrote:
Sorry just checked and my copy will only play on a computer.Do you still want a copy?


Montrose, do you have Roxio Burning Suite on your machine?
You can set the parameters so that the copy you burn will play on most DVD players.

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Ace program folks. Gid tae see a show on telly that actually promotes Scots nationalism, rather than shows that avoid the subject aw the gither, or tiptoe roun it.


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:saltire:
I really enjoyed the videos and have started my education here on the forum.


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I really enjoyed the videos and have started my education here on the forum.


Glad you enjoyed it.You should take a look at the articles we have on our home page.

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good to see you on the the forum ladyglencairn hope you enjoy the forum! :saltire: :mrmiles:


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JS, I agree with your point, but maybe it's good it appeared on BBC Alba rather than nowhere at all.

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Noticed this was on BBC Alba on Friday night about nine o'clock. First time I've watched this and very interesting too, seeing the underhand tactics used to hide the knowledge of Scotland's oil, Westminster getting the heebie jeebies about Scottish Nationalism and previous militant tactics used by Scottish republicans. :saltire:

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It would be good if it were shown on terrestrial telly such that more people might see it. A very eye-opening programme indeed. We had seen it before but it remains shocking.


edited to add - and I'm still grateful to Montrose for sending me "Diomhair" on DVD while back. :)


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