Classic A/V equipment

Andrew Burton aliensrcooluk at
Sun Apr 5 17:14:59 CDT 2009

Erm... is it just me, or is there no video?

I did just upgrade my laptops OS from Windows 2K SP3 to SP4, but other .MPG files I have available (including one advertising Commodores CDTV) work with no problems.

I am using Windows Media Player 9 to view the .MPG. I also quickly tried it with Realplayer and it's still sound only.
Was the bit about a colour carrier and monochrome a joke I am missing, or was there an error in coding the .mpg?

Andrew B
aliensrcooluk at

--- On Tue, 24/3/09, Tore Sinding Bekkedal <toresbe at> wrote:
From: Tore Sinding Bekkedal <toresbe at>
Subject: Re: Classic A/V equipment
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at>
Date: Tuesday, 24 March, 2009, 6:59 PM

I have an ad for the VAX-11/782 that I found while going through the
"We're going to throw this crap away if you don't take it!"
pile at the 2007 VMS Boot Camp (or "Advanced Technical Seminar" in
suit-speak). I did rip it from U-matic tape, but here in Norway I was unable to
decode a colour carrier off it, so it is monochrome.

The tape is up as:

-Tore :)

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