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Vendetta: A Christmas Story Part 2

michael posted more than 12 years ago | from the night-santa-went-crazy dept.

Christmas Cheer 67

RainbowSix writes: "The sequel to Vendetta: A Christmas Story is up. Check it out here. I haven't finished downloading it yet, but hopefully it will be as entertaining as the last one. At 25k/sec, hopefully people can post mirrors too. It is only in .mov format so far, so mpg linux people will have to move to a windows box until they post the other formats." Update: 12/26 05:34 GMT by T : marks writes: "We now have an official mirror of Vendetta Parts 1 and 2 up here via http and here via ftp. We have the Quicktime/AVI full movie and segments for Part 1, and the Quicktime Full Movie and Segements for Part 2."

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Santa (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2749983)

Santa is a dirty old man!!

Re:Santa (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2749986)

You FUCK!!! I wanted FP!
And Santa fucked me up the arse last night!
'Take it! TAKE IT!!!' he screamed as he slammed it home time after time.

Re:Santa (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750104)

He is awfully randy since he comes but once a year

Re:Santa (-1)

Retarded_One (518093) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750141)

I bet he has 'nocturnal emissions'.

.mov format (3, Informative)

npietraniec (519210) | more than 12 years ago | (#2749985)

It is only in .mov format so far, so mpg linux people will have to move to a windows box until they post the other formats."

You mean you didn't buy Crossover? [codeweavers.com]

mplayer (2, Informative)

PhoboS (21600) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750153)

Also check out the news page [mplayerhq.hu] over at the mplayer homepage. The latest release, 0.60pre1, is supposed to play mov format. A snip from the changes:

...
support for new fileformats (Quicktime MOV, VIVO v1/v2 and Autodesk FLI/FLC)
...

I haven't tested mov yet, but mplayer is great for avi, divx etc.

MPlayer doesn't support 99.99% of Quicktime on web (2, Troll)

Nailer (69468) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750452)

Quicktime is a wrapper format for a number of codecs, just like AVI. An actual Quicktime file is almost invariably encoded in the Sorenson file format, which is is exclusively licensed to Apple. MPlayer cannot play Sorenson encoded Quicktime. Only Crossover can.

MPlayer won't play this file anyway, and just like Crossover, it isn't Open Source, but at least the Crossover give more back to OSS projects (like Wine). Also, the Crossover developers are friendly and responsive (as you'd expect when you pay for software), but more importantly, are civil (which you'd expect from everyone in real life apart from the Mplayer developers.

Telling people who don't know about ldconfig that they are they are too to use Linux, or that their Gigahertz Athlon with 640 MB of RAM is TOO SLOW and they should upgrade, and not responsonding to Bero's debarking their little RH GCC rant is childish and annoying.

Both are not Open Source, but at least the Crossover people share some of the

MOV, MPlayer and tact. (1)

Brett Viren (296) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750504)

Nice incoherent rant.

And I can confirm that the latest mplayer won't play Vendetta_Part_2.mov.

As for this <whine>MPlayer group isn't nice to me</whine>. Whatever. I just went through the process of reinstalling the latested version from CVS and I found that their DOCS had all the info needed. It wasn't easy to install correctly, sure, but what you need to know to do it is clearly spelled out in the volumnious docs. It is an intricate and complicated install process due to all the wide ranging things needed (kernel, X11, dri, etc) things that have to be set up. But, the problem mplayer solves is not a simple so (at this stage) one shouldn't expect simplicity. I can understand how they don't want to be bothered by clueless newbies so that they can instead spend more of their time hacking on this *GPL*ed program.

Sure, maybe it would be nice if they had more tact, but, come one, get over it, they are *volunteers*!

Re:MOV, MPlayer and tact. (2)

Nailer (69468) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750582)

Nice incoherent rant.
It reads quite coherantly apart from the fragment last sentence, which should have been deleted. Thanks for calling it a rant. Nice OT flame :D

As for this MPlayer group isn't nice to me.

Was I complaining about whether they were nice to me? Care to paste in where I was? I've always found mplayer simple if eccentric. But I don't like them being as rude as possible to anyone and everyone, its completely uneccessary. Anyone can answer a question without being a fuckwit. Its not hard.

It takes a lot of effort to get people into Linux. People who are unneccesarily rude to newcomers undo all that work.

But, the problem mplayer solves is not a simple so (at this stage) one shouldn't expect simplicity.

Xine solves the same problems and does it fairly simply. In terms of DVDs, Ogle does it simply too.

I can understand how they don't want to be bothered by clueless newbies so that they can instead spend more of their time hacking on this *GPL*ed program.

I can too. I can't understand why they want to antagonize newbies so much rather than simply answering the question.

MPlayer is most definitely not open source. It contains some Open Source components but cannot be distributed or modified under the terms of the Open Source Definition. Read the MPlayer docs.

Whatever.
Well you seem to care enough to reply, so you obviously have an opinion.

Re:MOV, MPlayer and tact. (1)

Brett Viren (296) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750643)

I guess my point is really that there is no guarantee that a volunteer effort will embrace uninformed questions and that a project like mplayer isn't the place for newbies to cut their teeth.


Thankfully, most free software groups are not like the MPlayer group in that they are more tolerant of newbies asking beginner questions. Also, when I say I understand their actions, doesn't mean I condone them.


As for the non-free aspect, this refers mostly to the codecs I guess? For the code part, they say "[they] are still developing towards GPL", whatever that means. It seems their development model is "grab whatever is out there and make it work", one seen in other projects. This makes it hard to keep licences compatible but will hopefully be worked out in the end. (If not, surely RMS will come to the rescue!). This sort-of-non-free state of affairs is unfortunate and one of those ideals/practicality trade offs. I am just glad I don't *need* to view DVDs and video downloads so I don't feel I am selling my soul for shiny baubles (well, I am, but they are disposable baubles).

Re:.mov format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750172)

Why would you buy crossover? It's just a plugin:

All you need to watch quicktime in linux is wine and quicktimeplayer.exe

Re:.mov format (0)

Solokron (198043) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750994)

It sucks anyways. You are not missing much.

A Christmas Story 24/7 (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2749990)

Put on TNT.

25kbps? (3, Funny)

banky (9941) | more than 12 years ago | (#2749996)

Jesus, now that its on the front page, I'm getting the movie via avian IP. Hey look a pixel, I think its a nose....

Mirror, mirror on the wall (1)

Quixote (154172) | more than 12 years ago | (#2749997)


Somebody please mirror it (and the first one too)... please!?!?

Re:Mirror, mirror on the wall (5, Informative)

SmasKenS (104811) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750005)


its on its way to http://iller.org/mov/Vendetta_Part_2.mov [iller.org] ... but its slow ...

Re:Mirror, mirror on the wall (0)

Jebus_the_spork (449174) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750011)

2% woo hoo!

slowest mirror ever (comic book store guy voice)

dead ... (1)

SmasKenS (104811) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750058)

it seems totaly dead now, sorry ...

Re:Mirror, mirror on the wall (4, Informative)

Quixote (154172) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750167)

OK, here's another mirror [buffalo.edu] (thanks to the iller.org mirror!)

Re:Mirror, mirror on the wall (1)

SmasKenS (104811) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750180)

yeah, but this one is not complete, because the one at iller.org is not. but it seems to have contact now, so it should be on its way ...

Re:Mirror, mirror on the wall (2)

Pathwalker (103) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750581)

There is a complete mirror of the single file version of part 2 in here [ofdoom.com] .
Part one is at about 75%, and still downloading right now.

Re:Mirror, mirror on the wall (2)

Pathwalker (103) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750727)

Parts One and Two are now completely copied [ofdoom.com] .
I'll try for the high quality versions now.

Re:Mirror, mirror on the wall (1)

AnotherBrian (319405) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751108)

Search WinMX [winmx.com] for "Vendetta_Part_2" and you will find me. (/.ers get priorety)

You're knocking 25K/sec? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750018)

Consider those of us on dialup, who're happy to get by at a tenth of your throughput! The entire internet does not move at OC-255 speed. Please don't forget.

Re:You're knocking 25K/sec? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750064)

oops, you meant oc-256. there is no such thing as oc-255. how embarassing!

Re:You're knocking 25K/sec? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750075)

The following would disagree with you:

http://www.bandwidth.com/
http://www.hawaii.edu/infotech/speeds.html
http://www.webhostsonline.com/guide.shtml
http://www.paradoxweb.com/html/main.html

Quality journalism (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750021)

Oh great and fantastic slashdot, thank you for bestowing upon us this most relevant and technologically astute story.

Merry Christmas to all! Come read about nothing!

Merry Christmas to moderators! Praise you for diligently watching over posts and doling out your precious points! Without you, how would we know how to react to things? In my life, I have never seen such an incredible system. I walk down the street these days and I say, "Oh, that's a beautiful skirt. Score: 5, Purple and low-cut!"

Praise you, CmdrTaco, for softening AOL's impact on the rest of the net.

Domini, domini, domini.

Re:Quality journalism (1)

Ageless (10680) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750560)

Whine? Whine whine whine?
Whine whine whine whine whine?
--
It's funny. Laugh. Or die or something.

dot moov (0)

madcoder47 (541409) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750029)

windows? is that thing still around?

.mov (0, Redundant)

PlaysWithMatches (531546) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750030)

It is only in .mov format so far

One word: CrossOver [codeweavers.com] .
The free demo should be enough to view the movies. :)

Re: video codecs (0, Offtopic)

jeffstar (134407) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750050)

There are so many video codecs available it is hard to have all the software you need to view all of them without having all that software conflict (on windows that is). The old DivX ;-) 3.11 codec seems to be pretty standard and I thought I heard the new openDivX codec wasn't quite up to par yet, so what is THE codec to use that will let people with macs, unix and windows watch your movies (in high quality, i am not interested in streaming), and without having to purchase any software too.

obviously .wm* is out

Re: video codecs (1)

gabebear (251933) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750630)

My current fave is VP3. It was showcased a while back on Slashdot and the source is free. It fits all of my needs well (Small size, Small CPU usage(comparatively)).

http://www.vp3.com/ [vp3.com]

The source is free but you are not allowed to change it's ability to play VP3 files and a few other pretty restrictive things, but hey, they are good enough to let anyone have the source to port the codec to any system.

my prior fave was 3ivx. still a great codec but it is less open source. (although you can get it for almost any system and they are open to new ports)

Go to a Windows Machine? (2, Interesting)

Nigel_Mellish (546097) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750037)

Why? ibooks with UN*X installed are going for $895 until 12-31 at one of those mac connection or mac mall places.

Re:Go to a Windows Machine? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750123)

Perhaps cuz we don't all live in the USA where prices are fair and anarchaic socialist business practices do not rule. Cheapest new iBook from Apple here (UK) is equivalent of $1650.

Re:Go to a Windows Machine? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750273)

LOL!!! Slashdot requires you to wait 20 seconds between hitting 'reply' and submitting a comment. It's been 5 seconds since you hit 'reply'! If you this error seems to be incorrect, please provide the following in your report to SourceForge.net: Browser type User ID/Nickname or AC What steps caused this error Whether or not you know your ISP to be using a proxy or some sort of service that gives you an IP that others are using simultaneously. How many posts to this form you successfully submitted during the day * Please choose 'formkeys' for the category! Thank you.

Temporary Hiatus (-1)

ForWhomTheHellTrolls (543770) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750038)

The Trolls and I have decided to take a temporary hiatus from the suicide trolling in order to prevent a rift in Trolldom. Have a troll-free Christmas. See you tomorrrow with trolls on.

.mov sucks (0, Offtopic)

DJ rCn (546098) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750044)

I've always hated .mov They never work on my computer.... oh well. (My 1st post, yay!)

I hate to tell you this... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750082)

..but your first post sucked goat ass. You should try to make a more poignant post on a topic where you are more qualified to speak. This will help you to raise your Slashdot karma so that your posts automatically have a score of 2, instead of 1. Good luck, my new trolling apprentice, and have a merry goddamn motherfucking Christmas.

Here's hoping that Santa Claus selects you as the recipient of his special "Yule Log" (wink wink) gift. The guy who got it last year is just now getting out of anal reconstruction surgery.

first pizzost (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750089)

Muwahahahahaha!!!! You didn't get frist p0st, I did! I KICK YOU! AND HIT YOU!!!

Thank the heavens! (1)

cliffy2000 (185461) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750066)

Mixing 80's Buddy Cop shows and Santa = bliss. Thank you. Thank you.

...though, I never did trust that Santa guy. His name IS an anagram for Satan.

.mov on Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750080)

It plays nice in TkXanim which is a native Linux applications not a port from other OSs. It's hard to believe people are still so naive to run windows and that there are still many victims of MS propaganda.

Re:.mov on Linux (1)

anubis__ (168382) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750090)

Yes, and its hard to believe people like to play more than seven games total.

Re:.mov on Linux (1)

Herstel (517116) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750111)

Yes, and its hard to believe people like to play more than seven games total.

True. After so many downloaded games people usually stick to three or four, maybe five favourite games, and the rest are quickly forgoten or hardly ever used.

.mov == patriotism (-1, Flamebait)

The Turbinator (544647) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750102)

Those who cannot view .mov files are obviously nothing but a bunch of filthy terrorists(or those who harbor them), and should be dealt with accordingly.

What a nice gift to give.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2750117)

What a nice gift to give yourself for Christmas - a nice slashdotting!

hey (-1)

GaylordFucker (465080) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750166)

people i don't like:

core10k (aka five dollar troll)

RMS

ralph jewhater nader

bill clinton

jimmy carter

osama bin laden -- hate

saddam hussein -- hate

terrorists (sand niggers, white trash, pretty much any radical groups who believe in violence against innocent people) -- hate

tom daschle (for not passing the stimulus package)

my american history teacher (she is a socialist)

hillary clinton

spoiled people

stile project/rotten/something awful

mainstream

missionaries (don't fucking tell me what i should and shouldn't believe in)

egg troll

WIPO troll

slashdot trolls

happy holidays

Hoss Cartwright in the 21st century? (1)

wiresquire (457486) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750227)

I wonder if it's coincidence that both Vendetta and A Christmas Story were separate episodes in Bonanza. see here [pazsaz.com] .

Was Little Joe and Hoss responsible for this?

Original? (2)

ThatComputerGuy (123712) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750331)

I never saw the original.. does anyone have mirror links for the old one that are not dead?

Have to move? (2)

Syberghost (10557) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750522)

It is only in .mov format so far, so mpg linux people will have to move to a windows box until they post the other formats.

No, we won't "have" to do any such thing.

If they don't care enough to use a standard format, I certainly don't care enough to view their movie.

Re:Have to move? (1)

Ageless (10680) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750551)

QuickTime is pretty damn standard on every platform but Linux.
Yep, really.

Re:Have to move? (1)

Hatter (3985) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751222)

I believe he means a non-proprietary, and I agree with his statement.

Re:Have to move? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2751357)

well, your loss, not mine. I'll use QuickTime on both my PC AND my Macs

Re:Have to move? (3, Funny)

Syberghost (10557) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751580)

I'll use QuickTime on both my PC AND my Macs

"We got both kinds of music; Country AND Western."

Re:Have to move? (2)

Syberghost (10557) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751570)

QuickTime is pretty damn standard on every platform but Linux.

Two platforms is not "every platform except Linux".

Show me the Solaris viewer and I'll use that.

Re:Have to move? (1)

npietraniec (519210) | more than 12 years ago | (#2752374)

Yes, and show me an Atari 2600 viewer and I'll use that. I wonder what percentage of home users have Solaris boxes.

mirror (1)

Bacteriophage (78483) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750612)

Here. [24.130.80.141] 10 users simultaneously.

GOATSE.CX ALERT!#@)(!*#!) (-1, Offtopic)

GODLYDavidRing (543415) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750751)

I am not the boy who cried goatse, damn it! This really is goatse:
* g o a t s e x * g o a t s e x * g o a t s e x *
g g
o / \ \ / \ o
a \ a
t `. : t
s` \ s
e \ / / \\\ -- \\ : e
x \ \/ --~~ ~-- \ x
* \ \-~ ~-\ *
g \ \ .--------.___\ g
o \ \// ((> \ o
a \ . C ) ((> / a
t /\ C )/Merry\ (> / t
s / /\ C) Xmas! (> / \ s
e ( C__)\___/ // _/ / \ e
x \ \\// (/ x
* \ \) `---- --' *
g \ \ / / g
o / \ o
a / \ \ a
t / / \ t
s / / \/\/ s
e / e
x x
* g o a t s e x * g o a t s e x * g o a t s e x *

Hey! It's the guy who runs the vendetta site! (3, Informative)

localman (111171) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750875)

Hello all. Sorry that I got slashdotted with my pants down - again.

If anyone is in the mood to mirror between 10 and 600MB of video, I will get you the files quickly - contact me at jon@binadopta.com

After the last slashdotting, I did post Vendetta in MPEG, DivX, and Real formats so that everyone could enjoy - Episode 1 is still available in those formats, but Episode 2 is not yet. We'll see what we can do.

Take care,
Jonathan Field

Re:Hey! It's the guy who runs the vendetta site! (-1)

markjrubin (88076) | more than 12 years ago | (#2750893)

What are the correct file sizes? There are a number of replies with mirrors that have files with different sizes.

Mark

Correct File Sizes (2)

localman (111171) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751140)

They are:

7563512 - 01_Santas_Cottage.mov
8119656 - 02_The_Chase.mov
7479552 - 03_Courtship.mov
5012681 - 04_Confrontation.mov
11057457 - 05_Finale.mov
8246026 - 06_Jesus_and_Santa.mov
6614752 - 07_Back_at_Headquarters.mov
8615730 - 08_Position_23H15.mov
4297252 - 09_Blaze_of_Glory.mov
7537006 - 10_Resolution.mov
39335090 - Vendetta_Part_1.mov
115479023 - Vendetta_Part_1_Large.mov
35308283 - Vendetta_Part_2.mov
85137408 - Vendetta_Part_2_Large.mov
6780948 - Vendetta_Pilot.mov

Although it shouldn't matter now because I've got some wonderful folks helping me out with mirrors - linked directly from the Vendetta site [crazyeddy.com] - Bryan Seitz and Mark Schonbach of the University of Delaware Linux Users Group and Tony Brancich from Comanche Public Schools.

OFFICIAL MIRROR (4, Informative)

marks (12185) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751066)

I emailed Jon, and he sent me the files...

http://ftp.lug.udel.edu/mirrors/vendetta/ [udel.edu]
ftp://ftp.lug.udel.edu/mirrors/vendetta/ [udel.edu]

We have the full movie and its parts for both 1 and 2 in Quicktime, and we have Part 1 (full/parts) in AVI as well.
We've got a 45 megabit connection to the internet and 100 megabit to Abilene (Internet 2) so leech away!
Merry Christmas!

Re:OFFICIAL MIRROR (1)

Hatter (3985) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751227)

Pulling 50k/s off the ftp with DSL. Aint bad considering 2 of my roomates are getting VCD porns off hotline...

Re:OFFICIAL MIRROR (1)

phibertoor (123532) | more than 12 years ago | (#2751229)

You can see the stats on:

http://ftp.lug.udel.edu/mrtg

I've limited it to 25Mbps because I don't want to get shot by the networking group @ UDel.
Enjoy!

Re:OFFICIAL MIRROR (1)

phibertoor (123532) | more than 12 years ago | (#2752101)

If you have an Abilene connection and are getting poor speeds send me an email and I'll add you to the "abilene" list which has unlimited bandwidth.

My email address can be found on the top of this page: http://ftp.lug.udel.edu/mrtg/net.html

you know (2)

Lord Omlette (124579) | more than 12 years ago | (#2754228)

This is a prime example of why slashdot should set up mirrors for sites that it's going to destroy. Great fucking content that the site owner got maliciously trashed for. I see all these posts talking about mirrors and slow downloads and blahblahblah and no one talking about how great these movies are.

Encounters with the Cops (2)

localman (111171) | more than 12 years ago | (#2756496)

Someone asked me via email if there were any interesting encounters with the cops while shooting Vendetta. I figured I'd just post it here. I'll put it on the Vendetta site eventually - along with the photo my wife snapped while we were being questioned :)

We were filming the "dumpster scene" in an Industrial park (where we had
no right to be) and some nearby people called the cops to report they
spotted "A man in a Santa suit with a gun". This event made the local
police log in the paper.

So the cops came by and we all tried to act non-chalant. One of them
stepped up and asked what we were doing. We told him we were making a
Christmas movie, and he asked to see the guns. I handed him one, muzzle
first, and he scolds me "Hey, don't point that at me!". Whoops. I turn
it around and he takes it and checks it out. Cheap plastic toy.

Then he asks why we're making the movie. My friend (who plays Santa) had
gone to Harvard a few years earlier, so he whips out his expired student
ID and says it's a school project. The cop glances at it briefly and then
looks back at his partner, still in the cruiser. "Hey Charlie...
Harvard." The cop in the car shakes his head knowingly, "Harvard," he
says. I never figured out what that little exchange meant.

Anyways, he gives us back the guns and tells us that we were scaring the
folks nearby. We tell him we'll be done shortly. They say "okay" and
take off. We finished up filming the scene in about 20 minutes and left
the private property.

Here's to the Law Enforcement Officials of Norwood MA - cool people.
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