Quote: > Regarding converting from digital to analogue and sending that analogue signal into the laserdisc player's laser pickup: that was a semi-serious comment, as evidenced by the ' ' at the end of the sentence. What it meant was that if a digital copy of the original analogue data could be converted back to analogue and played out through a laserdisc player, then we'd have a working conversion process.>
But the same applies to a capture. As soon as it is digital, it isnt the same like the original anymore. The argument to be able to recreate a LD and "press" it again is weak and nonsense, as we cant do this process anymore. What remains is, how you feed the hardware and since this process will be a analog-digital-analog conversion again and it doesnt matter how you do it, be it like the devs intend to do or be it a capture, the argument is pointless. Yes, the intended way would be in theory maybe more accurate, but it is way more "pain in the ass" to setup, for a result that you cannot see with your eyes or hear with your ears.
Quote: > It's a proof-of-concept - and a theoretical one at that at this point. Of course doing something like that would require hacking up a laserdisc player in some form or another; that would be unavoidable.>
> True. But DEXTER can't meet the test case I outlined with converting back to analogue. Sure, it outputs analogue video (it has to in order to interface with the game's monitor), but the source material it uses isn't intended to be used to recreate a physical laserdisc; its purpose is to provide something for the monitor to display.>
This is simply not true. If you would feed Dexter with a good capture, it would be exactly what you tried to explain. Dexter just uses JPG streams, which fits better on a USB stick and is better to distribute. Of course these streams are lower in quality, but the principle is the same like Domesday86 or what Dave did with his Firefox and Dexter seems to emulate most of those LD-players already. If that wouldnt be the case, the PCBs from the originals, wouldnt accept Dexter and the files.
Quote: > Was this directed at me or Stiletto? I certainly never said this, and can't find where he did, either. It's rather confusing. >
No, this was directed to anikom15. So, dont worry.