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01 February 2008 @ 11:55 am
the Re-learning curve and Skiffy...  
It's been a long time...

I'm trying to convert a dvd file into a watchable avi file. I used to do that more often, making clips and rips and such, but not for awhile. So I clipped out the part I wanted and set it to render. And oops, forgot to compress it. I now have a 12 GB (no typo!) file for only about 7 minutes of video. What's awesome though? It STILL only took about ten minutes to render the whole thing. *jumps up and down, smooches new computer*

I'm sure there are new programs out there for doing these things, even better and faster, which I should go find out about. But for now, I'll stick with what I know. Sort of.



I suffered a bout of insanity and logged in to Skiffy and made a few newbie posts. It cracks me up that my rank is "mansquito"!

It's always so weird to start out on a board, all new and shiny.

A lot of names I recognize, but some I don't. If some of you have different usernames between here and Skiffy, but I know you, please let me know you're the same person! I'd hate to have to HEAD DESK three weeks from now when I finally figure it out on my own...

This is all YOUR FAULT cujoy, just so you know. :)
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Dean viddingsabaceanbabe on February 1st, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Do you have VirtualDubMod? It'll probably cut your 12 gig file down to like 12 megs. :P
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on February 2nd, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
oh yes, that's what I have, but I forgot to toggle the Compression thing. So it came out completely uncompressed and humungous. oops. :)
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on February 1st, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
Er, I'm Saryalyss, and Prolix_Allie is Alison04 (iirc).
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on February 2nd, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
you are easy to figure out. :) and allison was not tricky either. It's the different ones that I wonder about. Like I happen to know MaliB is rebellious-rose, but it would be hard to guess that if I didn't already know. Things like that.
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: gigglesabaceanbabe on February 2nd, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Heh. Me and greycoupon are easy. :P

Wait. That didn't come out right. O_o

Edited at 2008-02-02 01:04 am (UTC)
My way of staying sane: what themamaboolj on February 2nd, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Glad you joined us at skiffy. Now I seriously think you need to have you head examined.
lizardbeth: Agathonslizardbeth_j on February 2nd, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
I KNOW. I am clearly insane today. The lure of joining the VOLDE THREAD was too strong to resist apparently...

The funny part was I still had a login from many years ago. But man is that place a time-waster...
Allisonfrolicndetour on February 2nd, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Hee hee hee. Voldethread.
lizardbeth: Kara-Anders Rapturelizardbeth_j on February 2nd, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
And I didn't even post in the Volde thread yet, I got so TIRED looking at all the sparkly graphics. There's a reason LJ has a style=mine function.
cujoycujoy on February 2nd, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Long Live The Volde Thread! I'll gladly take all the errr, credit ;)

Now, I better go check stuff out myself. I totally missed Friday night online, and now I'm frantically catching up with all this stuff. Trucco's website. The Volde Thread... DAMN I missed a good time.
mrsdrjackson: Toilet seatmrsdrjackson on February 3rd, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Good gods woman you're joining the madness? *shudder* Are you going to be popping into the Stargate areas? If so watch out for DebraDwnSth, just trying to give you fair warning, not scare you away. I hang in the Ronon thread a bit but other than that I stay away from there because of her.

Oh and I'm in the same boat as Sbabe and grey. :P
lizardbeth: Anders - cross outlizardbeth_j on February 3rd, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
no, probably not. SG area remains too deeply traumatizing for me, I think.

And Yes, I already saw you mentioned on the A-bucs roster, WATER GIRL. I am now Towel Girl, so we can gossip on the sidelines while we wait for Sam to come off court.... :)
mrsdrjackson: w00t!mrsdrjackson on February 3rd, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Good call there, it's just too insane most of the time.

YAY I have a side-line buddy! I don't get to post in there as often as I would like *kicks RL* but I lurk a lot and drool over the pretty. *g*