16/12/2018 12:25 am  #1

Bing Films Needed

I was trying to fill in my DVD collection of Bing. Does anyone have the following?

She Loves Me Not
Paris Honeymoon
Out Of This World
Duffy's Tavern

Email me privately and maybe we can do a trade or I would be willing to pay money. Thanks!


16/12/2018 8:03 am  #2

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David, a new issue of "She Loves Me Not" is available at



20/12/2018 4:04 pm  #3

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Thanks Malcolm. I missed that one! I think I may be missing one other film from the 1930s but can't remember at this time!

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21/12/2018 11:20 am  #4

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David, do you know that both Paris Honeymoon and Duffy's Tavern are available on YouTube as complete films? There are also several excerpts there from Out of this world. All in reasonable quality (with a little upscaling from your tv ;-) )


21/12/2018 11:44 am  #5

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frans wrote:

David, do you know that both Paris Honeymoon and Duffy's Tavern are available on YouTube as complete films? There are also several excerpts there from Out of this world. All in reasonable quality (with a little upscaling from your tv ;-) )

Hi Fran,
Ive seen them online, but Id rather have them on DVD. I dont stay on my computer than long to watch a whole movie.

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22/12/2018 11:12 am  #6

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Hi David,
I don't watch longer YouTube films online either. What I do is I download them and burn them on DVD. I feel that when an 'official' DVD is not available, this is the next best thing. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

It may see old fashioned to do so, but the quality of much YouTube material converted to DVD is suprisingly good.


23/12/2018 5:53 am  #7

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Yes, Utube is a good place to sometimes be able to catch films that you can't buy.  But nowadays companies quickly shut down many of the films that were once available there..  So if you do find something you like nowadays you better get it recorded FAST!!   Otherwise you may go back a week later and it will be gone.  I know, this has happened to me many many times.

I wish I knew how to download a movie from utube to my computer, have no idea.  BUT, for many years I used to wish there was a way to record a movie from my computer straight to my DVD recorder.  I knew you could record sound but not video and sound.   BUT (a lot of buts here) a couple years ago my dreams came true.   I found this little gizmo that you can hook up to your computer straight to your DVD recorder and record anything you can see on utube.  This WAS the exact one I bought:
BUT, unfortunately I just discovered (naturally, anything effective is taken off the market)  this little thing is no longer being manufactured here, you can still buy used versions at extremely raised prices on Amazon though, I think when I bought it it was about $10 or $14, now it's $50 for a used one.

BUT here's the good news other manufacturers are now making this same type gizmo and it's cheap from them, here's one of the same exact type that I got, a different brand name but does the same thing:

Now here's one NOT like the one I have, mine uses RCA cables to my recorder this one uses a VGA connection to your TV, or if you have a VGA connection on your DVD recorder.  I don't think this one would be good for DVD recorders though, but maybe so, I'm no expert, so on this one you puts up your money and you takes your chances.
BUT, now your real problem is buying a DVD recorder, once again the big companies have put the kibosh on people being able to effectively record their own shows, DVD recorders are now no longer being sold.  Except I see you can still buy one in Japan, but it's a different format there.  Maybe if you're not in the U.S. you can still get one in another country, you'll have to do your own research for that.   But from what I've seen they've pretty much been taken off the market for people to benefit from as they did before.  Thank goodness though for my old DVD recorder, it's still kickin'.

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23/12/2018 10:35 am  #8

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Hi Archiefit,
If there's anything you don't know, just ask Google. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
Just type in 'YouTube downloader' and you will find a whole host of programmes, either plugins for your browser or standalone software. Of course you will have to take the usual precautions when searching/downloading for programmes on the internet.

The problem with these DVD-recorders, as I understand it, is that many of these machines record in a format which can only be played on the machine on which it has been recorded. Or do you perhaps have a better one - less 'commercially impaired'?

Anyway - there are many possibilities to download/record; that's what I wanted to comment here.

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23/12/2018 10:53 am  #9

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As Frans says there are many software download applications, many free albeit with constant promotional messages.
The best really free one that I have come across without promotional material, is "4k Video Downloader" here https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader

It manages with You tube, Vimeo and others. Once you have downloaded the movie you can burn it to disc using whatever software you normally use.
There is no need for any other hardware.

(Later addition). Frans makes a point about compatibility between recordings and machines on which to play them. I think that the need is to find out what your player can cope with and ensure that you download, save, and record in that format. If you have already downloaded in a different format you might find that you can convert but there might be a loss of quality.

Please bear in mind that if you duplicate copyrighted material you are in breach of the law, whether US or Europe and many other places also.


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24/12/2018 1:45 am  #10

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DVD recorders record in the format of the country you bought it in, in US any DVD recorder you USED to be able to buy recorded in NTSC format, in Britain recorders record in PAL format, each format is only playable on a DVD player that is built with PAL playback (this was recorders in England) and DVD players bought in U.S. play back in NTSC format, so if you record in US in NTSC you have no problem playing back on U.S. NTSC players but you can't play a NTSC DVD on a PAL player and vicey versey.  BUT, if you have a multi-region DVD player you can play any DVD made in any format back on your multi-region DVD player, with this you can view either PAL or NTSC discs or other formats in the world for that matter.  If you buy PAL discs and you live in the US you will need a multi-region player to play them on and vicey versey, in England you'll need multi-region player to play NTSC discs.   

Thanks Richard for your tip on a good reliable downloader, I don't trust most of them.  When I get brave I'll try it, I'll be amazed if I can download a utube thing.  I wonder what it is you download from Utube, I'm sure it's just home videos.   Of course the only things I ever record with my DVD recorder are videos of my pet sloth.  I wonder why they made VCR's and DVD recorders with tv tuners on them?   Do you think people really would record things off TV with them?   Nah, never.

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24/12/2018 11:37 am  #11

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Archiefit, we are talking at cross purposes. Digital platforms contain video in various compressed formats - MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, RM, AAC and almost countless others. 
Most modern digital players cope with a wide variety of them, (as well as compressed audio formats - MP3, FLAC, ALAC)  different from the "native" CD, DVD and Blu-Ray formats.



24/12/2018 11:57 am  #12

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Hmm, Frans was talking about DVD recorders only able to play back DVDs they record, well that's not at all true, the whole purpose of the DVD recorder was to record something that you would then play back on a normal DVD player, you can play back DVD recorded discs on normal DVD players.   My explanation above about different countries having different formats (NTSC-US, PAL-Britain) is what effects whethr or not you can play a disc back on a player.  If it was recorded on a PAL recorder you can only play the discs back on any PAL DVD player, and same is true of U.S. NTSC, NTSC U.S. recorders' DVDs will only play back on NTSC DVD players OR as I said above on any multi-region player, they play anything. 

Now, what you're talking about "Digital platforms" and all the rest of your technical talk, I have no idea what that all is about, I know nothing about this, only DVD recorders and the discs they produce.   Sounds like you're quite the expert though on that subject, I don't even know enough about what you were talking about to tell you what I don't know.   Ask me about a DVD recorder and I can talk.


24/12/2018 12:45 pm  #13

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I don't think this is a forum for the technicalities of TV transmission. Frans and I were merely attempting to help in the matter of downloading Bing Crosby films. 

There is much on the internet to amplify the issues. NTSC and PAL platforms are partly of the past, having been replaced by other technology and NTSC ceased in the US in 2010. (Don't take my word for it - go to Wiki  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTSC).



24/12/2018 7:14 pm  #14

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Either way, it seems too much work to make a DVD out of a you tube video. If anyone have the above movies on DVD or could make me a copy, please email me. Thanks!

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25/12/2018 12:02 am  #15

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I agree downloading these things from Utube does seem complicated, but one day I'll try to figure it out.  But, David, that device I told you about above is a good solution to not having to download anything, just hook the device up from your computer to the DVD recorder and start the recorder then start the movie and record it just as you would record anything off TV.   It's not complicated, but it's up to you and how badly you want the movies, I suppose.

As for NTSC and Pal being a part of the past, I gurantee you if you try to play an American disc on your Pal DVD player in Britain, it will not play, same thing happens to me if I try to play a PAL disc on my American NTSC DVD player it will not play.  I have PAL DVD discs and they won't play on a NTSC DVD player.  This is still a reality, only way around it is to play either type disc on  multi-region player.   That's just the way it is, it's not the way I like or want it.  


27/12/2018 12:26 am  #16

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Unfortunately, I don't have a laptop. My computer is in one room and the DVD recorder is in another room. What I am missing is not worth rewiring everything for. LOL.

I have the good Bing movies already! LOL

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