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Joe (209.77.18.42 - 209.77.18.42)
Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 02:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hello again,

I was the one that posted for the phrase about patience...and I just wanted to say thank you for those who helped.

I have already ordered Turas Teanga, but I was wondering if anyone here knows about it?

Also, according to the RTE site the DVD's where supposed to be available March 5 2004, but I couldn't find anything on them. I sent an email to RTE but they have not responded, so does anyone here know why they are not available yet?

Joe

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1234 (172.190.236.229 - 172.190.236.229)
Posted on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 07:33 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Check again, the Turas teanga site has been updated..

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Cormac Ó Donnaile (212.209.194.26 - 212.209.194.26)
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 04:25 am:   Edit Post Print Post

yup, the Turas Teanga DVDs are out. I've already ordered mine from RTÉ but they will take a while to be delivered as there is a postal strike in Ireland afaik.

/cormac

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Stiofan OSuilleabhain (24.196.105.245 - 24.196.105.245)
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 08:09 am:   Edit Post Print Post

A chairde..

You've probably heard this before but DVDs purchased in Europe are not compatible with all DVD players (and computer DVD players)in North America. DVDs for export to North America need to be "area 1" compatible. I found this out when I brought some DVDs back to the States from Dublin, they wouldn't play for me....Anyway it may be worth checking out.

S.O'S

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.103.133 - 159.134.103.133)
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 09:09 am:   Edit Post Print Post

That's easily dealt with!!

All you have to do is change the region on your DVD player or get a DVD player that will play any region.

There's actually no difference at all in the format of the data on the disc, the only reason they've been seperated into regions is money. For instance, a movie comes out in the US a few months before it comes out in Éirinn. But an Irish person can buy the US DVD over the net well before it's come to the cinema in Ireland.

Long story short, they get less money because we don't bother going to the cinema if we can buy the DVD.

Anyway, the DVD media is copyrighted and patented, so the owners say to Sony and the like that if they want to use DVD in their appliance that they have to put in the region stuff. But it shouldn't be too hard to find a DVD player that can play all regions. As for software DVD players, ie. PC software that can play DVDs, I'd say there's probably atleast 100,000 of them that will play all regions.

A little off topic, I know.

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.103.133 - 159.134.103.133)
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 09:17 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Here's a page of DVD Region Killers:

http://www.softlandmark.com/DVDRegion.htm


This one looks like the best one:

http://www.dvdidle.net/download/DVDRegionFree33.exe


Tá míle fáilte romhaibh!

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1234 (172.191.237.221 - 172.191.237.221)
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 09:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

The Turas Teanga DVD works in all regions according to their website.

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Colleen (134.226.1.136 - 134.226.1.136)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 05:56 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Dia dhaoibh,
The Turas Teanga program is on tv here every Friday night -- it's great! Among other things, there's a recurring story of an Irish language virtual reality-big brother-type thing where people get voted off each week. It has people with different dialects living together in harmony - well, linguistic harmony anyway! It's very well done.

I have an American laptop that will only let me play two more Irish dvd's, so if anyone can suggest software that will let me keep playing the Irish ones, please let me know, otherwise I'll choose my next two fil-ums very carefully!

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.100.99 - 159.134.100.99)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 01:47 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Choleen, is my last post invisible?

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. (141.150.73.30 - 141.150.73.30)
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Fhear na mBróg, agus nach bhfuil tusa in ann a bheith níos béasacha?

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.102.8 - 159.134.102.8)
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 02:45 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Táim, nuair nach scaoiltear tharam.

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Fear na mBróg (159.134.102.8 - 159.134.102.8)
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 02:51 am:   Edit Post Print Post

béasach
níos béasaí
is béasaí

fear béasach
bean bhéasach

ainm an fhir bhéasaigh
ainm na mná béasaí

fir bhéasacha (Séimhítear mar tá "fear" sa chéad díochlaonadh)
mná béasacha

ainmneacha na bhfear béasach
ainmneacha na mban béasach (Le hiolraí laga, téann an aidiacht ar ais go dtí an t-uatha freisin)

ach,

ainmneacha na gcailíní béasacha

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Colleen (134.226.1.114 - 134.226.1.114)
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 03:16 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Wow, impressed that my sailing past your message invoked such a genitive case lesson! Is docha nar thuig me 'region killers' i gceart, is oth liom a ra, ach go raibh maith agat -- rachfaidh me chuig an siomh seo laithreach. Ce nach bhfuil ainm an fhir bheasaigh na ainm na mna beasai a scriobh an teachtaireacht 149.150.73.30 ar eolas agam, go raibh maith agat go raibh tu do mo defendail!

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Colleen (134.226.1.114 - 134.226.1.114)
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Mise aris -- An bhfaca aon duine Irishforlife.com? This site is for a cool new word processing program that's now available. It gives you lots of quick answers about grammar, spell check, etc.
Molaim go hard an clar seo.
Cailin

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TJ (12.221.43.167 - 12.221.43.167)
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I really doubt there could be any functional "DVD Region Killer." DVD regions are supported at the hardware level. Newer DVD-ROMs will refuse to play disks that aren't from the region they are set for. All drives can be assigned a new region but only about 3 times. For the all region players, this works with most. But then you get the region protected disks like Triple X, etc which will refuse to play unless you simply switch to title 1. I actually avoid the entire region problem by having a slightly older drive which will play disks from ANY region(though it does store a region code which disks can look up but most don't). The real problem to worry about is TV standard. In Ireland the DVDs would be PAL and in North America the DVDs would be NTSC(Different video resolution). I don't know how this DVD gets around that, perhaps storing video in both resolution though if it's just in PAL, some American players may not be able to play it.

Colleen:
Best solution is to get an external drive and set it to region 2(DVD-ROMs are cheap now, building an external drive from an internal one is much cheaper BTW). The only way to get past a drive's region code is to hack the firmware(code stored on the device that can be updated) to remove the region protection(you might find firmware patches on the internet but if the firmware is bad then you may permanently damage your DVD-ROM).

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Colleen Dollard (134.226.1.136 - 134.226.1.136)
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

GRMA a TJ a chara,

This is all sounds a bit past my computer comprehension/ability, but thanks, all the same for the info to all. Would you or anyone know if an American vcr would record on an Irish tv system? If so, it would be so much easier to send Irish language movies home -- I saw the end of a little movie as Gaeilge called 'Limbo' last night and I'm getting kind of hooked on 'Sponge Bob' as Gaeilge, dontcha know . . .

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TJ (12.221.43.167 - 12.221.43.167)
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

American VCRs also use the NTSC format. Broadcasted TV in Ireland is PAL(TV sets themselves from Ireland are PAL). The fundemental differences between the formats is that PAL is phyiscally larger(larger resolution, more scanlines vertically) which means it won't fit NTSC TVs and the actual mathematical processes involved in displaying the image on a NTSC TV will be incorrect. The other big difference is frame rate. PAL has a framerate of 25 while NTSC is 29.97. This of course causes video/audio sync issues. Typically, if you try to display video with a device expecting a different format, you may be able to distinguish an image in the video but it will be corrupt and the colors will be mostly off. If you want to get video from a PAL tv to play with a NTSC device, your best bet is to use a computer to record the video(computers can play either format with players like MPlayer or Xine) and then transcode the video to NTSC(run a program that will resize the video and adjust the framerate which unless done correctly will cause the audio to go out of sync). For people who want to be able to play/record video back and forth between the two formats some companies have produced VCRs and DVD players that support both formats(uncommon and more expensive). Even a PVR(like Tivo) wouldn't be able to get correct video from a PAL broadcast because the TV tuner in the system is designed for NTSC and thus misinterprets the stream.

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Alee OD. (207.221.39.139 - 207.221.39.139)
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hey, this sounds interesting. Where is this site? And, should one be more proficient with Irish first? Is it very expensive?

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Rath (141.153.244.68 - 141.153.244.68)
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Alee,
I picked up the book and CDs in Ireland (the DVD wasn't available then) but you can get everything now, online here: Turas Teanga at RTE. I thought they were well done, practical, and they held my interest. The site says the DVD "is suitable for all regions".

Agus a Chailín, a stór,
D'éist mé lena Turas Teanga CDs sa gcarr ó NJ go Canada agus ar ais aríst. Chuaigh an t-am thart go tapaidh! Ach b'fhearr liom a bheith ann ag féachaint ar an gclár!!
Rath

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Rath (141.153.244.68 - 141.153.244.68)
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 11:14 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

A Alee,
I forgot to mention that the site has lessons, activities and videos to watch and listen to. Check it out. There's enough there to keep you busy for quite some time!!
Turas Teanga Ceachtanna
Rath

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Alee OD. (207.221.62.122 - 207.221.62.122)
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2004 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Thank you! (The busier the better!)

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