Thursday - that's four days ago now - nhpw
told me that Tron (1982) was up on YouTube. Now, I have not seen Tron since I was a tiny little kid. I don't actually remember anything about it. I have been trying to watch Tron since June - right around the time I got
really into Babylon 5 and wanted to see more of Bruce Boxleitner. So, as you can imagine, I was pretty excited.
I was even more excited when I clicked the link and saw that it was a really, really high quality upload. I decided to download the movie from YouTube. First of all, I was afraid it would get yanked, and I didn't want to risk missing it now that it was so close. Second, I didn't want to watch it on my crappy old computer monitor. No, I would convert the mp4s to AVIs, merge them into one file, and watch the movie on my nice big actual TV.
Thursday I downloaded. Friday I converted. Friday night! Tron night! A night for which to watch Tron! Except...I couldn't get the mp4s to convert. And when I finally did, I couldn't get the files to merge. It's now Saturday. I'm still working on it. Reading FAQs. Downloading new programs. Finally my sister asks why I don't just download the movie from megaupload or something. That is a great idea! Why I have never thought of this!
So I did. A great big AVI file. It was shiny. Happy, beaming, maybe crying a little, I burned it onto a DVD and pranced to the TV. I loaded the DVD. It...did not play.
Hmm. So I downloaded another one. This time I just put it on a flash drive - make sure it works first. I was troubled when a prompt came up telling me that some file properties couldn't be transferred, but I was still hopeful at this point. But no. It didn't play, either.
Sunday morning...( The third time's the charm. )