lets put some good docs. together.
1- dont repeat already mentioned docs.
2- Not every conspiracy theory is worth mentioning. for example Fahrenheit 9/11.
3- A worthy doc is which produces some real opinion backed by real evidence and not some point of view. a good example will be "a plane in sight". a very "backed by proves" doc. that doesn not mean every one will interpret the evidences in same way. but nevertheless, its there.
4- Any topics is allowed. millitary, social or political, no boundary is placed.
5- If available on line then please give the source.
6- A short description will be welcomed by everyone. give a imdb if possible.
so happy knowledge hunting boys.
1- The Secret Swami by bbc. (updated)
Describes the truth of secret life of sai baba, a hindu religious leader who claims to be god.
2- Cosmos by carl sagan.
secret of cosmos and the best documentary that I have seen yet.
3-The final solution.
its about gujrat genocide. a good quality doc.
4- Freak wave.
Imagine a 30feet wall of water coming to your sail boat out of nowhere. you will be certainly preparing to say your final prayer or simply one universal word. Now imagine a ship facing a 30m+ wave.
The myth of sailers has come true.
Important update relating to downloading from Google
Ok I have been hearing problems in downloading the files from google. whats the point of putting great links if no one can see it. so here is a step by step guide. follow it and you will be good to go.
show it to your friends. go to demonoid bittorent site and download the avi version from there. if not possible then this is what you gotta do. step by step.
1- click download button. if the player is not already installed, this will first install the video player. (very small download.)
2- If you dont have the player installed then first double click the file you just downloaded and double click on it to instal google player.
3- The doc is going to automatically download. the progress of download is actually shown in the bottom bar. the slider shows your position in the video. the grey bar which slowly growing bigger is your progress of download. to complete the download you have to allow this grey bigger cover all the white portion of the bar.
4- If you have the dsl then you most prolly dont need to wait and can start watching the documentary immediately. if not then its best that you let the download get completed first.
Where does the documentary gets stored???
My documents-->My videos-->google videos
If the documentary is downloaded then for future, you can watch it anytime by clicking the file in google videos folder.
Dont know torrent downloading
Ok this is a tough one. tough one, because you will prolly not get a good source to download.
ok i will try to make it simple as much as i can.
ok I asume most of you have used kazaa. torrent downloading is the same thing with one difference. In torrent downloading, you download and upload on the same time.
just like all the other downloading programs, you need one program to download the stuff. utorrent is a popular one. This program is not java based and thus takes less system resources and is my favourite one. You could also use azureus (java based) but it will be big burden on your pc as compared to utorrent. pick whatever suits you.
WARNING: USE UTORRENT 1.6 AS THE LATER VERSIONS CRASH.
Here is bitcomet
Here are links for azureus:
first download this one and instal
then download this one and instal.
for both programs first what you need to do is go in preferences/options and change the upload speed limit. If you leave the upload on unlimited then you wont be able to download on a good speed. ( intenet related technical issue. most of you wont understand it so i will leave this part)
I am on a 3mb dsl line and my upload is good at 40kb. It can go higher like 60kb but in traffic time even 50kb is pushing it so i leave it on 40 so i dont have to change it again and again. You should check your possible upload speed by doing what ever you normally do and see if you can still keep doing with the upload speed that you have. ok example from personal side: i watch online documentaries a lot. infact my online tv always keeps running when i am on computer. so winamp tv + web surfing to my course pages plus 200kb download and 40 kb upload on the azureus. and finally this is all done in after 9pm. In rush hour i keep the download at 180 or 160kb. this is all on a line 3mb line.
Now that you have some picture of how upload speed effects the whole process understand that you cannot download more than the speed of your connection. and most prolly will never reach the speed that you ip service provider say that you will. but any way. dont max your download speed just keep it 300kb then your max download speed. (call your ip service to find the real download speed that you can have and upload)
after finding the speed set your up and down speed limit as max- 20 for up and down. again dont max your upload speed.
Now you are good to go. any more problem then search google. cant find it there then pm me.
now here is the tricky part to understand. you wont find a search bar or crap like that. Torrent programs need a specific file, called torrent file, to download.
here is the site where you can search for all your favourite things.
just click the search bar and type anything you want most prolly you will get it.
Ok uptill here you now learnt to have torrent client (bitcomet and azureus). and now you need a torrent file to download some documentary.
for legal purposes I will show you how to download 911 fahrenheit as it is allowed by producers to be distributed over net.
again a step by step walkthrough
1- in the search bar type 911 fahrenheit
you will see some result.
2- click on the one that you like to download.
a new page will open. and will have this entery in the first row of the table.
Download: FAHRENHEIT911.torrent (Azureus magnet link)
3- click fahrenheit911.torrent and you will be downloading a small file.
4- now the second last step: double click the file you just downloaded. it will open in the bitcomet or azureus and just ok the window and voila.
congratulations. u just started your first download bittorent download.
at first it might seems lengthy but once you download your first download, your second download will be very small process. just follow the above four steps.
You will get almost unlimited access to documentaries.
Some important steps for quick downloading
1- seeds are people who have full file that you want to download. peers are people who dont have full file but they are downloading. if you see multiple similar results then select the torrent file that have most seeds.
2- keep seeding untill you have uploaded same amount as you have downloaded. its not necessary to do that but you want to be a good guy and share the files with others.
3- on mininova, generally speaking you will not get very high download speed rate. if you want speed like I do (i am downloading on average of 150 kB+) then you want to become member of exclusive torrent sites like demonoid or torrentleech. but they want to keep your download and upload ratio in 1:1 . keep that in your mind. cause if you dont then they will automatically ban you. their membership is free but you can get in only if someone invites you or they have openings.
This concludes this small tutorial. and remember there is always google.
The best video player
If you can find a better video player than this than I will stop posting in this forum.
simply download and click on any video file and it will play it. (except those which are copyrighted by real and apple or etc.) come to think of it, i have never tried an quicktime player video file. I think VLC plays those too.
Update 1.2 - Downloading flash video and other formats from youtube etc.
Q1- How do you identify it as a flash video or video of different types?
Right click on the video and read the menu:
- If the last option says "about adobe flash player", then it is flash video.
- If the video is played by google player on google video site then it is flash video.
- if the link includes extension " flv", its a flash video.
- any extension other than flv is not a flash video.
- youtube videos are flash video.
- stagevu videos are divx or avi files which are playable only by divx player or VLC player. Some files also be playable by Windows media player.
- veoh media is flash. they store media in their special folder on your computer.
Q2 -Now how do we download them?
Yes. we know that you want to show it to your friends and family member again but dont wanna screw your bandwidth. So here it goes.
first thing......... get that freaking firefox. forget Internet explorer for God sake.
secondly.......... get this add on https://addons.mozil...fox/addon/53003
just go to above link and click add to firefox. system will download it and restart firefox. and you will see right bottom corner a download icon. when viewing a video if you click that small icon at bottom right and select to download, you will download the video that you were watching.
my personal favourite add on is "fast youtube downloader 1.1". With this add on you can just download the audio of the video.
If you are watching the divx video online then all the videos are stored in a folder with ".part" extension. Find the folder (you can get the location from divx setting. just right click the video then ->download cache->open cache folder). After you are done buffering the whole movie or done watching the movie online, just go to this folder and then change the .part to .avi and now you can watch it with vlc.
oK boys have fun downloading.
Edited by sobank, 10 May 2010 - 05:17 PM.