Agreed, That's one of the reasons I got rid of my whole LD library. That and the shear weight of carrying two full 50 disc speed racks.
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I have about a dozen of the Original Footage VCDs. I have some who sing from them, but I use them starting about 15min. before my show starts. Alot of people like watching them.
Posts: 23 | From: Baltimore, MD | Registered: Feb 2005
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I guess I will be adding some to my collection..noone around here has any and it will be something different and offer the singers a choice instead the same boring blue screen that everyone else has plus it makes it more interesting for the aud.
quote:Originally posted by GeminimALE: I guess I will be adding some to my collection..noone around here has any and it will be something different and offer the singers a choice instead the same boring blue screen that everyone else has plus it makes it more interesting for the aud.
Well I still have the laser discs with the videos & the singers still prefer the music on them but hate the videos & most of the audience just want to read the screen. The videos do tend to take away attention from the singer as well.
We're in process of converting our 200+ laserdisk collection to mpg. For the same reasons lonman stated, nobody makes laserdisk players anymore.
Most of our laserdisks are Japanese/Korean/Chinese. I REALLY hate the conversion process because everything has to be ripped at 1x. Further complicating my prediciment is I only speak english, the japanese owners are too old to use a PC to retype the asian songbooks, so basically i'm scanning in the asian songbooks for reprint.
Sometimes you have to transfer formats. I don't care who thinks it's not fair use, it is. When we went digital in 2003, it was because our DKK collection was so old, the disks had been resurfaced so many times that they were floppy.