FAQ

general info

preparing files for queueing

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what is 'jumping the queue'?

how do i unqueue?

what if i do jump the queue?

what if i double log?

terms and definitions

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Please take a few moments to read this quick tutorial about prepping and downloading (d/l) your filez. Tutorial by verbAtim.

 

general info

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preparing files for queueing

always have the 'queue file transfers' button checked in your preferences

In your options menu under the 'general' tab, check the box, 'Queue File Transfers'

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at any one time, you can have only one active d/l or one active queue. never more than one at a time.

1 = active download
2 = active queue
3 = passive queue

at any one time, you can have only one active d/l or one active queue. never more than one at a time.

you can however, have as many passive queues as you like (3).

what is 'jumping the queue'?

never jump the queue

jumping the queue is forcing one of your d/ls from the passive queue into the active queue. it means that you're cutting in line.

hey, fair is fair, we got a lot of people waiting. let's give them a chance to d/l also.

how do i unqueue?

how to unqueue

periodically, we check to see if anyone has jumped the queue. if there is a general broadcast to unqueue, or you personally are asked to unqueue, please do so immediately, or risk being kicked or banned.

what if i do jump the queue?

don't jump the queue

if you do jump the queue, we can look at your user information and see all your activity.

In the example shown here, the user had two items in the active queue (see above for difference between active and passive queue).

if we catch you, we'll ask nicely to un-queue your extras and wait in line nicely.

if you won't, we'll be forced to kick you, or maybe worse, ban you.

what if i double log?

don't double log!

Same as above. we can look at each user's activity. if a person is determined to be double logging, we'll ask nicely to drop the extra log-ins. If not, we'll be forced to kick you.

Definitions and Terms

to understand what you are getting when you d/l a vcd, read below

Credit: Rollly, DJFatben, www.vcdhelp.com; with additions by verbAtim

When a movie is encoded it is given a file name that indicates the nature of its source by using an abbreviated form of the source type. So a TeleSync movie is named using a TS in the end of the file name, for example.

Type Meaning Video Source Explanation File Naming Example
CAM Camcorder Camcorder A movie is taped in a theater with a camcorder. The video may be dark or not centered. Audience noise may be heard. Sound is captured via the on-camera microphone. [smr]jasonx-cam(1of2).avi
TS TeleSync Camcorder Also taped in a theater, but often with a better camcorder on a tripod, with direct feed from the theater sound system. The sound is captured directly from the receiver in the theater (usually, earphone jacks in the handicapped seats) or a recording device placed next to a speaker. The sound and video are then merged and synchronized. [smr]the_one-ts(1of2).avi
WPT WorkPrint Video Tape A pre-final cut copy of the film; may be incomplete. Good audio quality but visual quality can vary. These are copies of the movie still in progress. These may differ in content from the final release of the film, as they are still being modified. Workprints are fairly nice quality, although rare to find. [smr]ali-wp(1of2).avi
VHS VHS Tape Video Tape Standard VHS Tape. [smr]spy_game-vhs[1of2].avi
SCR Screener Video Tape A promotional VHS tape sent to censors, movie stores, and critics for preview. A copyright message may appear in video. Usually features a message scrolling along the bottom explaining that unauthorized copying or distribution is illegal. Screeners can also be releases that were digitized directly from the movie reel, although this type is rare. With these specifically, you'll see the typical 'fuzzies' and 'holes' that you'd see on a movie screen in a theater. [smr]heist-scr(1of2).avi
TC TeleCine 35-mm Film A digital copy is made from the film itself using a special machine. [smr]et-tc(1of2).avi
LD LaserDisc Analog Disc 12- or 8-inch diameter optical discs with analog video and digital audio. Better than VHS, worse than DVD. [smr]frailty-ld(1of2).avi
Original VCD Video Compact Disc N/A An original Professionally produced VCD [smr]ice_age-vcd(1of2).avi
DVD Digital Versatile Disc Digital Disc High capacity optical discs with MPEG-2 video with multiple versions; widescreen, subtitles, etc. Can also hold data. [smr]joe_dirt-dvd(1of2).avi

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For technical quality of video and audio presentation, the order from worst to best is (in general):

CAM < TS < WP < SCR < VHS < TC < LD < VCD < DVD

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Additional Movie Type Descriptions:

Type Explanation File Naming Example
Subbed Movie has text subtitles in one or more languages. [smr]crouching_tiger-good-english-subbed(1of2).avi
Unsubbed Movie is a version without text subtitles cluttering the view. [smr]red_planet-scr-unsubbed[1of2].avi
Dubbed The voice of one or more actors is 'dubbed' over in another voice, usually in a different language. [smr]heartbreakers-dubbed-dvd(1of2).avi

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Other acronyms to be aware of:

CODEC: COmpression/DECompression. Codecs are drivers which allow your computer to play various media types.

DivX - A DivX media file features MPEG-4 compression video with MPEG-3 compression audio. Typical MPEG media files feature MPEG-2 video and MPEG-1 audio. DivX allows for smaller file sizes with much better quality than any other mainstream codec. Some say it is basically a "hacked" version of Microsoft's MPEG4. The advantages over MPEG1 and MPEG2 are the small file size (1:10 compression), the quality of the audio (48 kHz) and video.

DivX history lesson: the term "Divx" and the original technology of divx have nothing to do with the current divx codec. Divx (digital video express) was a technology that emerged from a partnership between Circuit City and Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca & Fischer (a Los Angeles entertainment law firm). Divx discs were like DVD discs except that you purchased the disc and could then only watch it for 48 hours. You could then purchase additional time or upgrade it to unlimited play in some cases. It was basically a type of video rental system for DVD. this format was discontinued in june of 1999.

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Credit: Rollly, DJFatben, www.vcdhelp.com; with additions by verbAtim.

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