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Weird Al: The Saga Begins

CmdrTaco posted about 15 years ago | from the stuff-to-hear dept.

Star Wars Prequels 79

BrotherPope writes "I had to make sure I got everything I wanted off of Weird Al's new site sagabegins.com, before submitting this. The site has his newest video, which is for the Star Wars based parody of American Pie, and behind the scenes info. It's the best thing I've seen and heard from Al yet, and I've always been a big fan! Share and enjoy! " Its actually really funny. Hemos and I just sat here and laughed our butts off.

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79 comments

So he is still around... (1)

Anonymous Cow (6787) | about 15 years ago | (#1832870)

Everybody who went to my high school a couple years ago thought he'd gone into the witness protection program and become one of the math teachers there. Mr. Addamson didn't have the long hair or the moustache, but he *did* have the glasses, and he *did* take other peoples' songs and screw with the lyrics (e.g. he turned Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire" into "We Didn't Make It Up", a song that he taught the other math teachers to think about when they're dealing with disgruntled students). He was definitely the best teacher I've ever had (even including the couple great profs/TAs I've had in my one year at UIUC so far).

saving rtsp to disk (1)

pohl (872) | about 15 years ago | (#1832871)

This is something that I would really like to see. I surfed around, and found that this is something that is on cURL's [frontec.se] wish-list. There is a reference implementation [real.com] at real.com licensed under the GPL. The RTSP spec should be easy to find. I looked at the code; it doesn't look trivial.

Re:Mirror? (1)

Chocboy (18672) | about 15 years ago | (#1832872)

has anyone sucessfully made a mirror with the whole QT or MP files (esp the highest qual)?

Re:Mirror? - australia mirror for .rm setup (1)

jason andrade (17150) | about 15 years ago | (#1832873)

i've setup a mirror of the .rm file in australia
for *.au and *.nz users (only).

you can find the file at:

ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/starwars/weirdal_ starwars.rm

(please note the spelling correction from the original filename)

-jason

Re:Disturbing Trend? (1)

Demona (7994) | about 15 years ago | (#1832875)

Call it more of the dreaded "click here" syndrome...pseudo-HTML and gibberish instead of good solid design that degrades gracefully and offers something for everyone. Control and condescension both play an equal part, I think; "they" (the infamous "man") want to control your experience both because they're happier that way, and they can't imagine that you might be happier without it.

Like you, I think streaming has its time and place...but the old ways are still the best ways a lot of the time. (Unix, Ethernet and "just plain hyperlinks" all fit this category.)

Re: leave out the flame bait (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832876)


don't talk about Windows media here please.

Re: leave out the flame bait (1)

Sancho (17056) | about 15 years ago | (#1832877)


don't talk about Windows media here please.


Why, because it's not linux?

Troll...

Re:Bad translation (1)

lmc (10786) | about 15 years ago | (#1832878)

Did anyone catch the "Latin Variant" version at the bottom of the page? ;) EIRDWAY AL YANOKOVIC UNNINGRAY ITHWAY ISSORSCAY lol ;)

Re:Bad translation (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832879)

I suspect they're all amiss.

The upper-left hand corner starts with "Das
Veird Al", and whether it's supposed to be
German or Dutch or Swedish, it's just wrong.

The lower-left hand corner looks like it ought
to be Japanese, but the bottom-rightmost
ideograph is a picture of a pair of scissors.

Wow, I feel dopey explaining this to people.

Re:MediaPlayer/QuickTime/RealPlayer Comparison (1)

erpbridge (64037) | about 15 years ago | (#1832880)

I should hope we won't have to run this test on Linux (at least not with Media Player!).

I could understand RealPlayer, and maybe QuickTime.... but not MediaPlayer!

(next thing we know, they'll be SELLING Microsoft XWindows with IE bundled in and MP part of it, which will almost definitely crash the kernel 60% of the time!)

Re:FIX FOR REAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD (1)

cgadd (65348) | about 15 years ago | (#1832881)

That one seems to be gone.
Here's the originals...

http://www.free-music.com/uncook95.htm

or when that one gets /.'d then try

http://watson2.cs.binghamton.edu/~jtesorie/uncoo k/uncook.html

re: mp3 (1)

7lc (63210) | about 15 years ago | (#1832882)

Did anybody find an mp3 of this song? I've been searching for it, but can't find it.

Weird Al and NIN (1)

{Hecubus} (62076) | about 15 years ago | (#1832883)

I kinda doubt it would be from pretty hate machine, as the ALbum (bad pun) is 10 years old.
It'll probably be of The Perfect Drug or something

Re:Xanim?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832884)

How about someone writing a decent multimedia player for linux? xanim just doesn't cut it. So far it can only play like 10% of my media. How is that MS media player coming? If its like the windows version, thats just what linux needs.

Re:Additional Weird Al bits. (1)

joeyGibson (30462) | about 15 years ago | (#1832885)

I have always thought that Wierd Al was some sort of twisted genuis, and this just reinforces that thought. I laughed so hard watching that video that it hurt. The "may be Vader someday later" line is classic.

Joey
--
-- "Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
-- Help! Help! I'm being repressed...."

Bad translation (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832886)

Little banners at the bottom of the Weird Al's web page [sagabegins.com] are poorly translated. For exemple, "running with scissors" as been translated in french to "le courants ciseaux" but it should be "courir avec des ciseaux".

MS MediaPlayer for Linux (1)

crow (16139) | about 15 years ago | (#1832887)

How well does MS MediaPlayer work under Wine?

It's not an ideal solution, but it would work as an interim solution.

Re:too funny... (1)

Obasan (28761) | about 15 years ago | (#1832888)

I agree. The Cantina song was ok, but this one was great! :>

Re:Is anyone else not able to play these? (1)

Chocboy (18672) | about 15 years ago | (#1832889)

i downloaded it ok, but i get the fault when trying to play it. and was wondering if it was just realplayer on my pc that was stuffing up

anyway, thanks for putting the mirror up

:P

Quicktime4 mirror anyone? (1)

|Cozmo| (20603) | about 15 years ago | (#1832890)

Making us stream these things every time is insane (damn people) Does anyone have the high quality quicktime available anywhere? Realvideo sucks, and probably always will ;)

-=Cozmo=-

Re:Is anyone else not able to play these? (1)

gen (147486) | about 15 years ago | (#1832891)

im having the same problem. i downloaded the file
(8,430,301 bytes) but i've tried playing it with several different versions of realplayer, including, of course, the newest, and its not working. Im getting a "General error" upon loading the file, or in some cases a GPF.

Re:Direct URLs for QuickTime streams (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832892)

Does anyone know how to -download- the clips? I can't get the stream through my firewall. :(

Re:Bad translation (1)

Russ Nelson (33911) | about 15 years ago | (#1832893)

Maybe that's done on purpose? The ways of Weird Al are many and subtle.
-russ

No glasses.. hair? (1)

Etcetera (14711) | about 15 years ago | (#1832894)

Great video... but Wierd Al looks so *wierd* without his "trademark" glasses and frazzled hair...

So... Very.. Slow... (1)

inkey string (35594) | about 15 years ago | (#1832895)

Slashdotted... and only one post up. Must be a new record.

(1)

William Aoki (392) | about 15 years ago | (#1832896)

Last month this [slashdot.org] silly story about Weird Al and Larry Wall was posted.

Experience shows patience countsI (1)

Jerf (17166) | about 15 years ago | (#1832897)

They may be limiting the number of simultaneous connections allowed (wise! very wise!), so be patient if you want to get through.

It is pretty good.

I'd swear I could watch the slashdot effect kick in... the farther the movie got, the worse the video got... though that could be an effect of me selected "Really, Really Fast"... sorry, everybody else!

Re:No glasses.. hair? (1)

panda (10044) | about 15 years ago | (#1832898)

According to the FAQ [weirdal.com] on his official home page, Weird Al has had LASIK and no longer needs glasses. The short hair is, evidently, a wig.

Re:Xanim?? (1)

Detroit (165885) | about 15 years ago | (#1832899)

nope. no qt4. no wmp. no G2 player for linux, either.

Could someone do a conversion? Maybe write up a nice stable algorithm this afternoon for qt4?

d

Re:No glasses.. hair? (1)

cduck (9999) | about 15 years ago | (#1832900)

i'm gonna have to agree with that....funky!

Re: Actually, (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832901)

We've had sites that were slashdotted before there were any comments. It's happened quite a few times this year

Xanim?? (1)

Russ Nelson (33911) | about 15 years ago | (#1832902)

Can Xanim play any of these file formats?
-russ

GREAT STUFF (1)

DuckWing (19575) | about 15 years ago | (#1832903)

This is one of Wierd Al's Best I've seen. It's great!!

Anyone have an MP3 of this? if so, post and be ready to be /.'d. ;-)

Mirror? (1)

ender- (42944) | about 15 years ago | (#1832904)

Ok, how about a mirror? If I could get a copy of the file I can put it up [for a couple users at a time anyway] but I don't know how to retrieve the file itself :(

Ender

Indecision is the key to flexibility...

Re:Mirror?... I want a copy for me! (1)

RoLlEr_CoAsTeR (39353) | about 15 years ago | (#1832905)

Heck with mirrors (although it'd be really nice).. i just want a copy for myself! If someone finds a way to get it, post it (please)!

Re:No glasses.. hair? (1)

ender- (42944) | about 15 years ago | (#1832906)

Great video... but Wierd Al looks so *wierd* without his "trademark" glasses and frazzled hair...

Actually, I think the correct statement would be: "He almost looks *normal* without the glasses and frazzled hair"

Ender

Eat right. Stay fit. Die anyway.

Re:So... Very.. Slow... (1)

cduck (9999) | about 15 years ago | (#1832907)

/. is also not the only news site with links to it...

Re: G2 Player for Linux (3)

Yupnik (5094) | about 15 years ago | (#1832908)

Sure there is! It's alpha quality, but it works on this stream and a lot of other sites.

Linux RealPlayer G2 Alpha [real.com]

Daniel Butler

Nope... (1)

rm -rf /etc/* (20237) | about 15 years ago | (#1832909)

They're all streams, nothing that can be downloaded. Maybe try pointing realplayer at rtsp://troy-1.real.com/showcase/g2audio/jive/wierd _al/wierdal_starwars.rm , that will avoid the web page slowdown.

Beautiful ending (1)

pgio2000 (63572) | about 15 years ago | (#1832910)

Ahh, the ending is just ... priceless. Al really is a SW nerd! Maybe the song for Episode 2 will be to the tune of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

Funny Stuff (1)

Wah (30840) | about 15 years ago | (#1832911)

It's a spoiler (so if you haven't seen the movie...why are you on /.) but a funny one. Wierd Als been a SW fan since way back, everyone remember "Yoda"? (sung to Lola)

Has Al reached American Icon status yet? He's been around for a good long while now....


Revere Al...and wowee is Media player improved! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832912)

I just watched Al's video...we should revere Al like the French revere Jerry Lewis. His humor belies his subtle genuis.

But better still was the MPEG4 video using Windows Media Player. Wow! This is the best video quality I have ever seen.

Re:Xanim?? (1)

cxreg (44671) | about 15 years ago | (#1832913)

Actually, there is a port of G2 for linux but its not exactly the most stable piece of software I have on my computer. And I was unable to access the G2 version of it anyway. But search the slashdot archives for G2 if you want the player.

Re:Revere Al...and wowee is Media player improved! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832914)

At 320x240, 29fps, 300kbs the video and audio quality are very good. The quality is much less at 56k.

Re:Quicktime4 mirror anyone? try Media player (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832915)

I am watching the Media player version and I am stunned. With my cable modem I am getting 30fps @ 320x240. The picture is identical to my TV and the sound is crystal clear.

Anyone know other sites where I can watch high bandwidth MPEG4 video clips?

Re:Revere Al...and wowee is Media player improved! (1)

Jason Skomorowski (5554) | about 15 years ago | (#1832916)

MPEG4 .. MPEG is an open standard .. right?

So how do I play it in Linux?

How do I download that .ASX? Has anyone figured out how to mimic a player so that they can transfer it? I do not want to have to download it again tomorrow ... maybe Squid will cache it?

FIX FOR REAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD (1)

Neuracnu Coyote (11764) | about 15 years ago | (#1832917)

Alight kids, you download the thing from Netscape and it saves the file to the disk as a bunch of text, right? Right..

Hmm.. that sure sounds like a famaliar problem. Oh yeah! Some MP3s do the same thing when downloaded by a browser. Some smart, smart person out there developed a piece of software called "uncook" (uncook.exe) that fixes it.

And ya know what? It works for this Real Video file, too! Kick ass, eh? Where do you get this uncook.exe? Right here:

http://www.inlink.com/~neuracnu/tem p/uncook.exe [inlink.com]

PS: usage of it is: uncook.exe badal.rm goodal.rm

It has moved. (1)

maw (25860) | about 15 years ago | (#1832918)

That page has moved. (Well, it's slightly more complicated than that. Trust me. I know.)

It really lives at http://nitro.fsck.org/~maw/al_wall/ [fsck.org] . There it will stay. For now.

Disturbing Trend? (2)

David Gould (4938) | about 15 years ago | (#1832919)


Does anyone else see a disturbing trend here? "They" seem to be trying to turn the web into television. Bad enough that so much of the web economy is based on advertising (which is at least not as bad as spam), but now these various media systems force you to stream the video. It doesn't seem to be incompetence -- they definitely seem to by doing everything they can to make it so that you can only view it as a stream, without being able to save it to disk. Aside from the control issues (which make this offensive enough), this reduces the quality of the experience in so many ways:
  • You can only view the video at the quailty dictated by your internet connection; they (try to) deny you the option of waiting through a long download in order to view it at higher quality.
  • Even the fastest internet connection will skip occasionally, so it's impossible to get really perfect playback.
  • Playback through browser plug-ins always sucks -- even with a local file, it skips more than with a separate player.
  • You can't resize the window or, better yet, put it in full-screen. Someone else said he was impressed that the stream (on a cable modem, of course) was broadcast-TV-quality, but even so, if it's in a little window, you don't get the full TV experience.
  • What I assume was |Cozmo|'s point: bandwidth -- even if they had the right to control how the content is used once it's on my system, why would they ever want to make it so that every single viewing has to be streamed from their server? Aside from annoying the hell out of us, all that does is cost them bandwidth.
Now, I think streaming is pretty cool stuff, and I've always been a fan of QuickTime (certainly vs. the other two lame formats on the page), but it should be an option, dammit! A good site would always provide an ordinary link to the actual file as well as the stream, but even more, a good media system would make it so that they wouldn't have to: it would be user-centric, so that by setting a browser option, or at most making a trivially obvious change to the URL, you could get at the file directly.

David Gould

Re:Revere Al...and wowee is Media player improved! (1)

demon (1039) | about 15 years ago | (#1832920)

Open standard... well, open may be a relative term in this case.

M$ did a (not-so-nicely-working) version of NetShow awhile back. Don't think it'll play these tho (that player's too old). And no, Squid won't cache it. Does ANYONE know what the hell protocol rtsp:// URLs represent?

Re:Revere Al...and wowee is Media player improved! (1)

rm -rf /etc/* (20237) | about 15 years ago | (#1832921)

real time streaming protocol, it's quicktime streaming. Good stuff, I'm runnng a QTSS server. Currently only runs on OSXS, but it's open source so anyone who wants can port it. Se http://www.apple.com/publicsource/

Re:Mirror? (1)

Presence (26022) | about 15 years ago | (#1832922)

Well, I'm no good at creating mirrors, but I did successfully download the RealMovie .RM file and threw it up on my server.
It doesn't stream, but if you have time for 8 megs to download, then visit:

http://irev.net/saga/ [irev.net]

and see if that will help! :)

A Weird Al Story (1)

Ken (3185) | about 15 years ago | (#1832923)

Just a confirmation that Slashdot really is a News for Nerds site. You just can't get much more nerdy than Weird Al.

The cool thing about Weird Al is that he never ages.

"The Cantina Song" is better (3)

Brian Kendig (1959) | about 15 years ago | (#1832924)

"Yoda" and the newest Weird Al song are both funny, but the absolute funniest Star Wars parody I've ever found has got to be "The Cantina Song":

http://www.theforce.net/humor/ music/mp3s/cantina.mp3 [theforce.net]

Also, "Yoda's Sunscreen" is pretty funny:

http://www.theforce.net /humor/music/mp3s/yoda_sunscreen.mp3 [theforce.net]

You can find these and more at" http://www.theforce.net/humor/music/ [theforce.net] ".

Amazing... (1)

PsychoSpunk (11534) | about 15 years ago | (#1832926)

Weird Al has done it again. Just wish he'd come down into Texas on this tour. I missed his last one cause the closest he came was Kearne, Nebraska.

Re:Amazing... (1)

KlomDark (6370) | about 15 years ago | (#1832927)

Wow! I was at the Kearney, Nebraska Weird Al show! I even had a back stage pass! I got to meet him after the show. Of course, I had absolutely nothing intelligent to say ("Uh, people say I'm weirder than you!" and he just looked at me like some kind of freak!)

Does ANYONE remember "The Weird Al Report" (I think that was what it was called) on HBO or Showtime around 1986 or 1987? In one of the shows, he took a long, rolled up piece of paper and stuck it up his nose and pulled it out of his nose slowly while making weird faces and noises. (I know that sounds stupid and lame, but it was one of the funniest things I had ever seen, about peed myself!) I said something about it to Al, and he said I must have him confused with someone else. He was nice, considering he was very tired and putting up with a bunch of stupid hicks from mid-Nebraska. Still, I walked away feeling like a fool! :)

As much as I loathe "The Song That WOULD NOT END!" (1)

Mr. Gus (58458) | about 15 years ago | (#1832928)


...this is going to be great. Now I'll have a bookend to Yoda. Or if he makes a few more songs with Star Wars themes in them, he can put out, "The Star Wars Album". Then he'll hate it as much as he does the Food and T.V. albums... :)

(No, I didn't have anything to say, but hey... it's "Weird Al"! Had to say something! :)

Direct URLs for QuickTime streams (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832929)

Use Open URL in QuickTime Player with these. The http server is /.ed, but the QTSS one is coping fine.

rtsp://qts.liveonline.net/weirdal/thesagabegins_ 28.mov
rtsp://qts.liveonline.net/weirdal/thesagabegins_ 56.mov
rtsp://qts.liveonline.net/weirdal/thesagabegins_ 100.mov
rtsp://qts.liveonline.net/weirdal/thesagabegins_ 180.mov

Re:Revere Al...and wowee is Media player improved! (1)

demon (1039) | about 15 years ago | (#1832930)

Ooooh... wonder if one could reverse-engineer a client to stream to a file... *bad thoughts enter my mind* Any thoughts on that possibility?

MediaPlayer/QuickTime/RealPlayer Comparison (2)

bradbury (33372) | about 15 years ago | (#1832932)

I took the time to try and see what format of "The Saga Begins" was better. These were tested on a dual processor 200 MHz Pentium Pro, 64MB ram, running Windows 2000 Beta 3, connected to the net via a 256K ADSL modem. The sound card was an old ISA C. L. SoundBlaster output to a Bose Acoustimass Multimedia speakers.

I rated the players in 4 catagories:
Video: The subjective video quality;
Synch: The ability of the video & voice to stay synchronized.
CPU: The CPU time consumed by each player
Mem: The memory required by each player

The results are:
Video: RP > QT > MP; mainly because the QT & MP videos appear very dark.
Synch: QT > MP >> RP; Quicktime seemed to keep things in sync well, while MediaPlayer seemed to lose sync periodically and RealPlayer consistantly stopped at various points in the video (even when loading from a network file on an unloaded 10Mbps net!)
CPU: MP > QT >> RP; ~50% vs. 33% vs 12% of the dual CPU (100%) system)
Mem: RP > QT > MP; ~ 11.2 vs. 8.5 vs. 5.5 MB

I ran all three players simultaneously to get the CPU & Memory figures. Since the line is rated at 256K and I was using the 128K ISDN for MP/QT data sources and the RP video was on the local net this should not be network bandwidth constrained. Running in 3 part harmony appears to be difficult to do because you can't seem to balance the sound source volumes.

I'm rather stunned that W2K Beta 3 actually didn't crash during this test!

It seems to me that MP might be the best choice on a faster system. QT wins in terms of maintaining presentation quality. RP doesn't offer much but a good looking video that fails to stay in sync. The MP & QT sound quality was richer than that of RP, but the QT sound seemed to have occasional clicks in it. I don't know if that is a network problem or a software/hardware glitch. I don't believe any packets were lost during these tests.

When you can run this test on Linux let me know (:-))

Re:"The Cantina Song" is better (1)

gavinhall (33) | about 15 years ago | (#1832933)

Posted by OrpheusPC:

weird al didnt write either of those songs, the guy used to work for premrad radio, www.premrad.com i dont remember his name, though its in the official weird al FAQ, al didnt sing them either.

Re:Mirror? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832934)

Cool - thanks! I spent an hour yesterday trying o figure out how to grab a local copy so I could play it without the stop-motion...

hitchhiker

His name is Mark Davis... (1)

VValdo (10446) | about 15 years ago | (#1832935)

If you're talking about the Cantina song that's a parody of the Copa-Cobana, his name is Mark Davis. He also did a song called "The Phantom Medley" which I guess is getting airplay on Dr. Demento.

My take on the Weird Al song-- Pretty lame. At least "Yoda" had some jokes and some energy behind it.

W
-------------------

Re:MediaPlayer/QuickTime/RealPlayer Comparison (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 15 years ago | (#1832936)

The reason QT movies appear to be a little dark on Win machines is that it was probably encoded on a Mac. Macs usea different screen gamma than PCs. Hmmm.. maybe they should start embedding gamma/ICC info in movies...

On a seperate note, G2 sound surely sucks. The QDesign codec in Quicktime really rocks. We should all pressure Apple to realse QT libraries for Linux. Anybody got apetition going? Hopefully, they should be amenable to the idea, what with the recent Darwin (?) release...

Also, here's a page comparing G2 vs QT vs WMP audio formats. The QT codec is very impressive to say the least.

Re:Bad translation (1)

keith (9) | about 15 years ago | (#1832937)

Yes, that is done on purpose.

Re:Beautiful ending (1)

Restil (31903) | about 15 years ago | (#1832938)

Yes, I agree. QUITE priceless. I didn't even get it at first that, but it is a definite stab at Episode 2. :)

I've always loved Weird Al, ever since I got a tape of his "even worse" album when I was 15.
There are many cases where I like his versions of the songs a lot better than the originals. :)

Then there's always the thrill of discovering an original of one of Weird Al's songs which I'd never heard before. Fond memories of the song "Lola" come to mind. :) and in that case, the original song was even funnier than the parody. Gotta love it. :)

-Restil

Re:FIX FOR REAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD (1)

rizzo (21697) | about 15 years ago | (#1832939)

this worked like a charm! thanks a bunch.

Don

Re:Funny Stuff (1)

Tzoq (14169) | about 15 years ago | (#1832940)

Al has outlasted most of the bands he's parodied. I think he qualifies for "Icon" status. :)

Re: G2 Player for Linux (1)

Timothy Chu (2263) | about 15 years ago | (#1832941)

Nope, sorry, the link doesn't work...real networks redirects you to a different page.

<tim><

too funny... (1)

Danse (1026) | about 15 years ago | (#1832942)

the Yoda Sunscreen song had me ROFLing...

Additional Weird Al bits. (3)

Masem (1171) | about 15 years ago | (#1832943)

(Not that I'm bitter that I've been submitting this to /. for the last week & a half >:-).

The new album, "Running with Scissors" will be
out this Tuesday. No track list, but the
parodies that have been mentioned include
"Pretty Fly for a Rabbi", "It's All About the
Pentiums", and parodies of "One Week" by BNL
and "Zoot Suit Riot". Also, rumor of a NIN
parody (!!! They haven't done anything for
years !!!).

Re:Additional Weird Al bits. (1)

eht (8912) | about 15 years ago | (#1832944)

I'll assume you mean NIN hasn't put out anything in years but if you check out nin.com with somethign that can deal with flash there's a snippet of stuff that'll supposedly be put on an double album set out due this fall

Is anyone else not able to play these? (1)

Chocboy (18672) | about 15 years ago | (#1832945)

I have downloaded the entire file off the mirror but i still get an general? error... anyone else find that it doesn't work for them?

Re:Additional Weird Al bits. (2)

Masem (1171) | about 15 years ago | (#1832946)

Well, Al generally parodies sufficiently entrenched music. (His latest off this album
is probably One Week, months old.). If
the NIN rumor is true, I'd expect it to be from
Pretty Hate Machine (the most easily recognizable
of the NIN albums).


Re:Mirror? (1)

Presence (26022) | about 15 years ago | (#1832947)

Wow, took me long enough, but I added in a silly little 'guestbook' thing on my "mirror" site for the RealMedia movie.

Either way, since I posted earlier this afternoon, there's been over 150 downloads... wild! :)

http://irev.net/saga/ [irev.net] to nab a copy of the video and avoid the lagged sagabegins.com server. :)

Re:Is anyone else not able to play these? (1)

xenotrope (86854) | about 15 years ago | (#1832948)

I'm working to fix the problem. Here's my alpha solution, which is weak at best:

Downloading the file from Netscape is useless. It pulls up garbled text instead of saving it to disk. Saving it to disk will (as you've seen already) cause a GPF.

Using a download manager helps. I used GetRight and everything ran smoothly. You can get a copy of GetRight from Headlight Software's webpage, http://www.headlightsw.com/ This still doesn't solve the problem, but it does offer a mediocre workaround.

I think the problem here may be that the server is my friend's, and is not configured to handle RealMedia. If anyone has a suggestion on how I can fix the situation, I'd be glad to hear it. Until then, I'll just keep working on a fix on my own.
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