23 April 2010

Downloading Subtitles to Play with Movie : High-Def TV

You just downloaded a movie but you don't want to play it on your tiny computer screen. And if you want to play it on your high-definition TV with subtitles, then this is the guide for you !

Most high-def TVs have USB ports which can read .avi files, the standard format of downloadable movies. If your file is not in the avi format (and your TV USB player cannot play the current format), convert it into .avi or any other supported format.

2. Downloading the Subtitle

The most popular format of subtitles is the .srt format. There are several websites that let you find your movie, the language and then download the subtitle. I prefer SubtitleSource.org. Simply Google for "download subtitles" and you'll find plenty of other sites to download subtitles from, if you are not satisfied with your current subtitle.

3. Renaming the files

This is the most important part. Without it, you will not be able to play subtitles along with your movie (at least not on your TV). But it's real easy. All you have to do is this : rename the movie file and the subtitle file so that both have the same file name (except for the file extension part). The file extension is the last part of the file name (.avi and .srt in this case).
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When the video file and the corresponding file have the same file name, they are played together. Transfer them to a USB and plug it in to your TV.

Congratulations, you can now play movies with subtitles on your TV !

Note : More guides on playing subtitles are coming; they will be linked soon.

02 April 2010

Prince of Persia lookalike : Indo-Iranian actor/model John Abraham


When the movie adaptation of the critically acclaimed Prince of Persia video game series, two fundamental questions were raised : who would play the unnamed Persian Prince and ah, the question that forever lingered in the minds of PoP fans : what'd be his name. The Prince is always referred to as, well, the Prince and his dearth of name of adds to the canvas of intrigue that hangs over him. The more pressing matter was who would play the Prince ? His description goes something like this :tall, handsome, dark hair and eyes not to mention the Persian (or Iranian as they call it now) look. So it was a horror to discover that Jake Gyllenhaal had been cast to play the prince.

The Prince is Persian. So why bring in a Hollywood actor to play him ? It's just not right. He, however, has a seemingly Middle Eastern name : Dastan. When I found that there is an actor with partial Iranian roots what surprised me most was his uncanny resemblance to the Prince himself. His name is John Abraham and he is a well known model and actor in the world of Bollywood. His Persian ancestry is attributed to his mother, who is a Parsi. Parsis are ethnic Iranians who emigrated to India retaining the indigenous religion of Iran, Zoroastrianism. A Mumbai tabloid erroneously speculated in 2007 that he might be starring in the film. Well, filming is over and the film's expected to be released on May 28, 2010.
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Come to think about it, Gyllenhaal doesn't look too bad in the poster of the film. With former bond girl Gemma Arterton as well as Alfred Molina (Doc Ock in Spiderman 2) and Ben Kingsley starring, and judging by the trailer, the film might actually be quite good.

Call this speculation (if not wishful thinking), but if this film works out well at the box office, there's a chance, just a chance that Abraham, who speaks good English and has starred in Bollywood films shot in America might get a role in any (possible) future sequel.

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01 April 2010

Horny guy call female 911 operators (AUDIO)

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Operator : You called 911, do you need the police or paramedics ?
Caller : (in drunk voice) yeah

Operator : What for ?

Caller : I wanna f***

Operator : (animatedly) HUH ?!

The above was an ACTUAL conversation a 911 operator had when she responded to a call by a lewd guy. The guy then gets real talky and explicit. It's hilarious what the combination of drunkenness and innate stupidity can do to. Hear the rest of the conversation (with intercepts from comedians) on the link below.


Leave a comment if you know anything as funny, and I'll put it here.