The life of a porn addicted housewife.
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Here are the normal steps it takes to make a somewhat quality post on a movie forum:
1. Find a movie worth posting. This is not as easy as it seems. You can either download a scene (or whole movie) from one of the zillion newsgroups available, or you can download scenes from paysites (never pay for paysite access!). You can also cap scenes yourself from dvd or vhs. I used to cap my own scenes, but I let my video store membership lapse.
2. Now that you have the scene you want to post you usually have to re-encode it to a somewhat manageable size. I prefer to re-encode to DivX and MP3.
It makes the files much smaller without losing too much of the quality.
3. Time to find a free storage site. This is the most difficult part of posting. What worked for you yesterday may not work at all today, but then again may work for you tomorrow. You have to find your storage before moving on to the next step.
4. Now that you have found your storage site you can begin splitting your file into smaller pieces.
The size of your split pieces depends on the maximum file sizes that your storage site allows. I almost always use WinRar to split my files, but some people prefer to use HjSplit or other programs.
When splitting your files it is usually best to password protect them. This tends to reduce link theft.
Because storage is sketchy at best these days, it is smart to make Par files to go along with your split pieces. This way if any of the pieces get killed, the downloader will be able to recreate the missing file using the par file. I use QuickPar to do this.
(Thanks go to magpie for the quickpar tip!)
5. Now you need to upload your files. Good luck on that! Some days uploads go smoothly with no troubles. On other days you have to upload some files numerous times in order t get them to "stick" into the ftp. Never give up though. In the end you will get them all uploaded.
6. For a good post you need to make a preview picture of your scene. You do this by taking screenshots throughout the movie and putting them in your post. Some people post individual screenshots, while others make a montage of pictures. I know some posters who are very artistic and make some great preview pictures.
7. Now it's time to post your movie. Make sure to include all of the pertinent information in your text such as total size of the movie, the codecs used, the password, and anything else you can think of. You can never put in too much information.
Don't expect tons of replies to your post! There are a lot of lurker types who fly through and grab anything and everything that they can and never leave any replies. While this shows a terrible lack of manners, it is none the less quite common. On the other hand there are downloaders who thank the posters every time they download a post. These are definitely the types of downloaders I prefer!
If you are posting to get replies you probably should quit right now.
If you would like to start posting movies on any forum and need help, feel free to contact me.
I will give any assistance that I can.