16 Military Wives Video

16 Military Wives Video

Postby mts on Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:27 pm

Here you go, people. Enjoy!

From the creators of the video:

The video for 16 Military Wives is now available via bittorrent. This allows us to release a much higher quality video file than usual. Medium and low resolution versions will be available soon via the web.

To watch the video using bittorrent here's what you must do (it's a lot easier than it sounds):

Get a bittorrent client. The most simple one can be found here at the official release website
http://www.bittorrent.com/

Alternately, I recommend Azureus for all machines - it's more complicated but more fully featured (I run this on my Mac).
http://azureus.sourceforge.net/download.php

And mts the webmaster recommends bitsonwheels for Macs.
http://www.bitsonwheels.com/

All of these clients we can vouch for as being relatively stable, free, and 100% safe to use. I say that as someone who was wary of it myself until using it successfully.

You will also need the latest version of Quicktime available here to watch the video.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/products/qt/

Once you've installed your client, download the torrent file here
http://www.decemberists.com/16militarywivesmp4.torrent

It will either automatically open in your bittorrent client or you'll need to open it within the client. And your download will begin.

Here's where it gets tricky: bittorrent works by having everybody share the file. We'd like to ask that you give as much as you take. Since the file is 70 megabytes in size, we'd like to ask you to seed (that is, share) the file for at least another 70 megabytes - all you have to do is leave bittorrent running once the download is complete. Your bittorrent program will tell you how much you've downloaded and how much you've uploaded. Once you've uploaded 70 megs feel free to disconnect or help us by seeding the file some more.

There are many members of the message boards who use bittorrent who we hope will be able to provide some support for those who have problems with this process. Please check the message boards. For those who cannot for some reason get this to work, rest assured that in relatively short order a web version will be available, and there will be other ways to catch the video.

Although a bit complicated, we're hoping to share with you by having you share as well; the video was made in a spirit of absolutely insane cooperation between friends, family, and strangers who worked for little more than some snacks and the chance to throw wads of paper at Colin. We hope you feel that sense throughout the video and by helping us share the video further, carry that spirit on.

Thank you,
aaron and nick
http://www.otaku-house.com
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Postby EvilTwin on Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:31 pm

Downloading now - I'll continue to seed it.
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Postby joelseph on Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:41 pm

And I as well.
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Great Video...

Postby thequeen on Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:18 am

In the style of Rushmore. I like it. I also noticed an appearance by Tom Heinl. Neato.
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Postby jfoxx on Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:48 am

Great video, great song. One of the best "protest" songs I've heard. ever.

Good to see John Roderick in there too!
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Boston

Postby claire on Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:16 am

Hi Colin,
I have been meaning to post ever since you were in Boston, this is Claire Bergkamp (Leah's friend). I wanted to first off say that it was a true joy getting to spend time with you and Carson (if you could thank her again for the print from me I would appreciate it). Also, I said that I would post on here with my email encase you were ever in need of some costuming so here is that claire.bergkamp@gmail.com. I hope that you are well and that the show in Helena goes well, I know a lot of people that can't wait to see you and I wish I could be there. So best wishes to you and Carson.
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Postby flake_im on Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:33 pm

Nice move to have it available as a torrent download, master stroke really...that plus how kickass the videoclip is!!! I'll definitely keep seeding this, we just need more people to be downloading it!

Though I did kind of notice the inability of my computer to correctly deal with the mp4 format...kept trying to open it with only audio and no visual. I suppose mp4's are only starting to get widespread use.

Have you got any plans on trying to get other bands to use this distribution method? any thought of helping to set up some sort of webportal to keep up-to-date with newly released videotorrents ala the string of gamer sites (nforce comes to mind), but purely for videoclips?

Good work again on the video and distribution method! Keep it up and we won't need MTV anymore!
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thank you!

Postby katiarockia on Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:52 pm

The video is truly fantastic!
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Pretty funny guys! Doing an Eli video?

Postby filmguy279 on Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:04 pm

I found that I couldn't play the video the seeding program but I just downloaded it from here. http://www.otaku-house.com/films/decdnload.htm and it worked fine.

Also, I wanted to know who (if anyone) is going to do the Eli, the Barrow Boy video. That is, if there is one. I would love to do it!
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Postby spotlights_fade_away on Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:46 am

awww that video was fantastic...they are all so cute.
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Postby teliko on Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:17 am

Great video! Colin is a good actor I have to say.
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16 Millitary Wives video

Postby TARKIO FAN on Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:02 pm

:wink:

THIS IS A GREAT VIDEO! Perhaps now that The Decemberists have signed with Capitol Records, this video might get a chance at national airtime! BEST OF LUCK TO THE DECEMBERISTS WITH THEIR NEW RECORD DEAL - IT'S ABOUT TIME!!
"IT TAKES MORE THAN FLIPPING OFF THE TRAFFIC COPS TO IMPRESS ME." A line taken from the song CAROLINE AVENUE by TARKIO - COLIN MELOY'S BAND FROM MISSOULA, MT - CIRCA 1998.
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Postby pattybear on Sat May 27, 2006 7:28 pm

Thanks for the video! Am downloading now :D
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Postby shrimp on Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:50 pm

teliko wrote:Great video! Colin is a good actor I have to say.

He studied acting at the U of O

I liked the video, it was entertaining. The news reporter was my favorite character.
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Postby Billy Liar on Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:17 pm

shrimp wrote:
teliko wrote:Great video! Colin is a good actor I have to say.

He studied acting at the U of O.


Actually it was English at the University of Montana, I believe.
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Postby mts on Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:36 pm

Billy Liar wrote:
shrimp wrote:
teliko wrote:Great video! Colin is a good actor I have to say.

He studied acting at the U of O.


Actually it was English at the University of Montana, I believe.


Actually, both are true.
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Postby Billy Liar on Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:41 pm

Damn theater fag, I hate the Decemberists now.
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Postby zornog on Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:55 pm

I heard the Decemberists sold out to Stanislavsky!

LOLRZZ
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Postby monkandmovies13 on Sun May 13, 2007 7:18 pm

whatwhatwhat???

Colin studied acting???

I just found a whole new reason to be in love with him...[/code]
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Re: 16 Military Wives Video

Postby trl_path on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:39 am

While I realise I'm a bit late to the party I was wondering if there any chance this torrent could be reinstated? - as the link is now dead (Otaku House still link to it by the way).
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Re: 16 Military Wives Video

Postby Stoutwoman on Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:55 pm

I can't start a torrent, but if would be of use to you, here is a copy of the video sized for an iPod:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/eh8oc4

And here in .avi format

http://www.sendspace.com/file/wsp2s5
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Re: 16 Military Wives Video

Postby trl_path on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:16 am

Stoutwoman,

many thanks for your efforts, much appreciated, but it was really the hi-res version I was after. Thanks again though.
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