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ARVN on the RAIN Report: Hap Holly interviews ARVN's KN4AQ.
me a copy of that...?
What to say when someone asks you to burn them a copy
of an ARVN video, and other thoughts about this little business.
here for some QST articles,
a Christmas poem (!)
and non-ARVN video,all from ARVN's prolific KN4AQ.
|Will ARVN DVDs
play on my
and can I
ARVN DVDs are "DVD Movies" - that is, they are the same as the "Hollywood" movies you rent from Blockbuster or Netflix. They should play in a standard DVD player hooked up to your TV just fine (but note that they are in the American NTSC format, so hams in PAL or SECAM areas will need "multistandard" monitors, or computers, to play them. ARVN DVDs do not have regional restrictions).
They should also play in computers that have a DVD drive (and this is worldwide, not just in the USA), but there is one hitch. The computer needs the proper CODECs - MPEG2 for video, and Dolby Digital AC3 for audio. Most PCs that came with a DVD drive have the codecs installed, but some don't. The Windows operating system (and Windows Media Player) do not have the codecs as a standard feature.
If you need a codec, you can find them on the web, probably for free. Google "MPEG2 codec" and "Dolby Digital AC3 decoder "(look for "AC3Filter") and you'll see a variety of sources.
If Hollywood DVDs do work, but an ARVN DVD doesn't, I'll replace it. Sometimes a DVD player just doesn't like one DVD, but it's happy to play another.
If you've tried everything and can't get the DVDs to play, I'll give you a refund. We'll both be sad, because you really wanted to see the program, not just get your money back. So I'll try to make that happen.
One more thing: Streaming/downloading. OK, that's two things. If you've somehow missed it, ARVN is starting to put our stuff up on the web. This web site is the best place to discover it, but no secret that it's hosted on YouTube.com/KN4AQ. And instead of charging for it, we're asking for voluntary contributions. Click on Arvin the Piggy Bank over to the right to learn more. Not everything is up there yet, but we're working on it.Well we keep making DVDs? Maybe. For some stuff we certainly will, though frankly, DVDs degrade our new HD quality. BluRay? Not yet on that. Too expensive, and maybe not a big enough market? Let me know. Another alternative is mp4 on DVD ROM. That won't play on your DVD player (it may on a few BluRay players), but it'll look great on most reasonably recent computers. And you can probably burn your own DVD-movie from one. We're working on it.
Thanks QST and CQ for featuring ARVN products!