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* Posts by RancidM

8 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007

Ofcom urged to clamp down on broadband speed deceit

RancidM

shame it dosnt rub both ways...

maybe the next time i sign up for some BB i can offer to pay UPTO £19.99 per month and only give em a fiver a month due to contention for my wallet or introduce a totally unfair WUP (wallet usage policy).

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EVE Online update kills Windows PCs

RancidM

where the hell is my boot.ini ?

Just logged onto EveO and seen about this.

checking my boot drive and its no where to be seen.

in all my time in the technical field i have ruined many a boot disk, destroyed applications and general broken at least a small fortune of hardware.

But never have i seen such a decisive and efficient method of stoping so many systems dead in their tracks.

CCP i dob my hat in your direction.

now to fix that missing boot.ini

i feel maybe another boot disk is going to get some of my McLovins.

which isnt always a good thing.

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DivX comes to the Xbox 360

RancidM

Hurrah! No more WMV!

Maksim when i want to watch a dvd ony the 360 (im using MCE and the 360 as an extender) all i do is use DVDDhrink to rip the dvd to a single vob file (takes a few mins) rename the file from .vob to .mpg and the 360 will play it just fine.

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RancidM

RE: of course there is H.264 support

How can anyone say there is 264 support when you have to jump through untold hoops to make a vast majority of the content work ?

at the very best you might say that the 360 has very LIMITED support for 264 and many people would say its soo limited to the point of being worthless.

Iain dosnt it bug you to high heaven that this lovely shiny HD content is in stereo ? not only that but it was in 5.1 and YOU made it stereo just to get it to play ?

nearly every one over at XBS will not do this, they will not abide. They would rather take the time to re-encode the whole thing to WMV-HD.

The lack of 5.1 support makes the 264 format useless to anyone who has their 360 hooked upto 5.1 (or better) and i would also suggest that MANY people who have nice big HD displays would also have 5.1 sound.

So back to the question "Does the 360 support the 264 format"

if you have a HD screen but only stereo sound and only want to watch <1% of the available content on-line which happens to be mostly apple trailers, then sure mate its the dogs gonads. its the machine for your multimedia needs.

For everyone else the 360 fully supports h264 content as long as you don't actually try and watch it.

Which in my book is no support at all.

If anyone needs more info about media playback on the 360, they should head over to XboxScene and join in the forums.

there is lot of discussion about the various formats and what the 360 media capabilities are. Not surprisingly converting to WMV gets far more attention then converting anything to MP4.

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RancidM

Bah

Will not play via MCE.

Lots of reports of non working divx files.

still no H264 support.

if you want to watch DIVX/XVID get an Xbox 1 with XBMC.

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Canadian loses $20K in phony eBay sale

RancidM

bah

Theres a reason its called Thiefbay around this neck of the woods.

it is full of scammers and con men.

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Orange strong-arming ex-customers for imagined debts

RancidM

Brush away

"Paul" was clearly wrong, as were the other support staff our reader spoke to.

Bah a quick excuse of staff retraining should brush that nicely under the carpet.

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PlusNet blasts email into blackhole (again)

RancidM

Not in thier defence

i was for some time a customer of pussnets, but thier continual screw ups and self elevated attitude that forces them to blame everyone (including the customer) before taking responsibility themselves forced me to go else where.

im now with bulldog, whilst bulldog are far from the perfect ISP, the line works a treat, i have not lost my email, its fast as fek and lastly they do not spew out patronizing and condescending tosh about how they are so superior and the rest of us should be grateful they allow to us give them money.

i wounder where Ian is ?

he is normally very swift to give self praise when the Reg post a story about the monarchy he is king of.

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