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Just rec'd Coral Reef Adventure (WM9 HD).

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  1. Kramer

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    From our good friends in Microsoft.

    The good news is (wait for it!), no DRM :clap:

    Playing back happily at 720p & 1080i without asking for region info/checking servers.

    Other HD releases due soon are "Speed", "To the Limit", "Amazon" & "Step Into Liquid".

    It's only 43mins long but boy does it look good.

    Great stuff :smashin:
     
  2. Muf

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    I want

    Jim.
     
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    Hiya Jim.

    Will give you a call a little later ;)

    The enclosed letter also had a link to www.wmvhd.com but it's just a "coming soon" logo so far.

    Looks like MS are going to push this format :smashin:
     
  4. Bob Todd

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    eh Kramer Im abit lost what did u record with?
     
  5. BrianCurran

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    I want
     
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    Record? I didn't.

    Microsoft DHL'ed it to me fom the states :eek:

    It's the DVD (2 disc) with disc 2 containing the WMVHD version.

    Loads of 720p trailers on there too, not available for download :clap:

    I like MS :D
     
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    Yep, that's it.

    It's in both 4:3 & 16:9 ratios with DD 5.1 & DTS sound.

    Disc 2 contains the 720p & 1080i (letter says "1080p"?) versions as well as 10, 720p trailers.

    Anybody want to have a taste? :D
     
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    why would M$ download it to you Kramer, infact who are u sir?

    important?

    also was the WMV actually encoded in 1280x720?

    also I hear rumours of a WMVHD player from samsung or Toshiba
    is this true?
     
  10. Bob Todd

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    why would M$ download it to you Kramer, infact who are u sir?

    important?

    also was the WMV actually encoded in 1280x720?

    also I hear rumours of a WMVHD player from samsung or Toshiba
    is this true?
     
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    It's a fair cop :blush: My real name is Bill Gates :D

    NOT!!!!

    DHL as in DHL.com, worldwide couriers. Wasn't expecting it, it just arrived. No connection with MS, honest ;)

    1280x720 & 1920x1080 :eek:

    I did read of WMP9 capable DVD players recently. I'm sure they'll start appearing now that MS seem to be pushing this format.

    Coral Reef - Nemo on steroids :D
     
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    Yes please :)

    Regards
     
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    How much was it ? I downloaded the 100MB demo but the video a bit jerky
     
  14. Kramer

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    Free :clap:
     
  15. BrianCurran

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    Just ordered it :)

    Should be here in about 4 weeks, If I'm lucky.

    Regards
     
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    96.5 megs here.

    :)
     
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    so how many hours WM9 footage encoded at 1280x720 can a DVD take?
     
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    Coral Reef Adventure, 43 minutes @ 1280x720 is 2 GB.

    Approx 2.7GB @ 1920x1080.

    :smoke:
     
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    where can i order it for free?
     
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    How does it get the license to play the WM9 version? Is it a phone home system as in Terminator 2 or does it get it from the disc? For how long is the license valid?

    Tomas
     
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    Ditto! Let's have a link. Always on the look out for a freebie ;-)
     
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    The new WMV-HD titles support offline DRM.
     
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    After downloading the .wmv files i get them to play but the picture studders qite a bit.
    I have a P4 2,0 GHz/256 Mb DDR, and get a 75-80% CPU load.
    Do you need even more raw power (2,4 , 2,8 GHz) or is there something else to do to get the windows media player to work better?
    Is it the graphic card that is the problem, GeForce MX 420?

    /Thomas
     
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    Hi Brian,

    You say you ordered it, but the page doesn't say there is a WMV9 edition included. How can you be shure it is the HD version?
     
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    Come on Kramer share with us the source to order a copy! I have a feeling this may be a 'only for US citizens' offer though :-(
     
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    I have ordered as well
    There is no region exclusion with this release. See here, second last question:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/content_provider/film/coralreef_faq.aspx

    Demo clips here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/content_provider/film/ContentShowcase.aspx

    On the playusa.com site there is a "Seen a mistake on this page? Tell us about it!" so I filled it in stating that it should be a two disc set with HD. Lets see if they have a look at the back of the box and update the page.
    I also noticed another IMAX movie referenced on this page "Journey Into Amazing Caves (IMAX) (5.1/DTS), This should also have a HD disc included and is available right now.

    Jim
     
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    Oh well there's no free movie. YOu have to pay and this is only for the US / Canada also.
     
  29. BrianCurran

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    Reinier Bauer

    I'm taking Kramer's word on it.

    Jim

    It looks like playusa actually read their mistake reports, nice one.

    Are you sure about the "Journey Into Amazing Caves", before I order it?

    Regards
     
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