Q: Do you have any affiliation with the University of Texas or any player?
A: None whatsoever. I am just a fan and just do this for fun in my spare time.
Q: Do you make any money from this site?
A: None whatsoever. All costs come directly out of my own pocket and everything on this site is provided free of charge.
Q: When I try to play the videos I get only audio, no video
A: It sounds like you need to install the DivX codec (links at the top of the main page, depending on your operating system). To install the DivX codec, just download the appropriate EXE file and run it. This will begin the installation process. You should only have to do this once, then you will be able to play any DivX file with Windows Media Player.
Q: But I've already installed the DivX codec...
A: Try re-installing it again (sometimes the codec can become "broken" by Media Player). If it still doesn't work, try using the "DivX Player" program that comes with the DivX codec, or you can try the VideoLan Player, which can play almost any video without having to install codecs and is available for both Mac and PC.
Q: I'm having problems playing the videos in Quicktime/RealPlayer
A: All videos on this site should play fine in Windows Media Player. Or, if you have a Mac, you should be able to use Quicktime. Actually there is one exception: a few of the AVI files on the site do NOT have "(DivX)" in the file name. Those files will not play in Quicktime, but should work with the VideoLan Player. By the way RealPlayer sucks ass and you should get rid of it as quickly as possible.
Q: I have a Mac, so I can't "right-click" to save the videos.
A: If you hold the "Ctrl" key while clicking, it is the equivalent of right-clicking on a PC.
Q: When I play the videos they're slow/choppy.
A: This is usually due to having an old computer, or a computer with a weak graphics card. You might get better results by using "DivX Player" which comes with the DivX codec, since it's more efficient than Windows Media Player. It will also help if you reduce the quality settings in DivX Player. To do this, load DivX Player, click on the button in the upper-left corner, select "Preferences", click "Video", and adjust the slider all the way down to "Minimum Quality".
Q: What is the DivX Player? Is there any reason to use it?
A: If the videos play fine with Windows Media Player, there isn't really any reason to use the DivX Player.
Q: Why do you use DivX?
A: I've found DivX to be the best codec overall in terms of quality vs file size (about 1/2 the size of MPEG at a given quality level) and is also fully compatible with Mac's and PC's. Also, it makes it very easy for other people to use the clips to make their own videos with video editing software.
Q: Does DivX contain spyware?
A: No. It did a long time ago but not anymore.
Q: I'm not seeing the latest stuff. Where is it?
A: You are probably seeing a "cached" version of the page. Hit refresh on your web browser to be sure you are seeing the latest version. Or in Internet Explorer you can go to Tools --> Internet Options --> Settings (under "Temporary Internet files") then select "Every visit to the page" or "Every time you start Internet Explorer". That way you will always be seeing the latest version.
Q: Can I post your clips to other websites or message boards?
A: Yes. However, for really large files (20+ megs) please do not post direct links. Instead, link to the main page or link to the page containing the file.
Q: Can I use your clips to make my own highlight videos?
Q: Why do I have to right-click and "Save As" for files?
A: The main reason is to conserve bandwidth. It also means fewer problems when playing the files.
Q: What kind of capture hardware do you use?
A: All the 2003 clips were captured using a Winfast TV2000 XP card that I picked up for about $40. First I recorded the games to VHS, then captured the clips as raw 640x480 AVI, then used Virtualdub to encode them into 1500 kbps DivX. For the 2004 and newer files, I'm using a Plextor ConvertX PX-M402U to capture the original broadcasts as 720x480 DivX, then using Virtualdub to edit out the highlights and re-encode them into 1500 kbps DivX. The audio on all files is 24khz MP3 audio.
Q: What's your PC configuration?
A: My previous PC was an AMD Athlon 2600+ with Asus A7N8X motherboard and 1.5 GB RAM. I've recently upgarded to an Athlon 64 3200+ system with 2 GB of RAM.
Q: Why does the site look so plain?
A: It loads quickly, saves bandwidth, and makes editing the page extremely easy.
Q: Do you have the video of...
A: I have more clips and videos on my PC; only the best ones are on the site. If you are looking for a certain clip send me an email at email@example.com
Q: I found a different version of one of your videos on a different website. The video looks to be is the same, but the audio is different.
A: I've seen several cases where someone takes a video from this site, changes the music and maybe makes a few extremely minor changes, then re-posts the video to a different site while claiming the video as something they created. Basically, if you see any video from this site posted to a different site with nothing changed but the music, chances are that person did it without the original author's knowledge. The only exception I am aware of is Twisted3434's videos, where he has actually released "clean" versions of his own work with different audio.
Q: I notice some of the videos on your site are also on YouTube.com, Google Video, etc. What's the difference?
A: Free video streaming services like YouTube are great because they're the easiest way for anyone to share videos using nothing more than a web browser. But there are a few drawbacks:
1) They significantly reduce the quality on their videos in order to save bandwidth
2) You can't save their videos to your computer (at least not in a way that's practical)
3) Any time you want to watch the video again, you will need to go back to the page and wait for it to stream/buffer again
4) If the video is ever removed from the site (by the uploader or by the service) you won't be able to watch it anymore
5) You can't burn their videos to DVD, or watch them on your TV through a media streaming device.
Q: How can I burn the videos from your site to DVD?
A: You will need to use DVD creation software to re-author them to DVD format, then burn them to DVD with a DVD burner. I've used WinDVD Creator in the past and it works well for most file types. Just about any off-the-shelf DVD creation software should do the job.
Q: I have a clip or video you might want to post on the site. Can I send it to you?
A: Yes (with some limitations). Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org