[REL] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

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[REL] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby Phuzzy4242 » Mon May 28, 2012 6:00 pm  0 likes

Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090602/

IMDb wrote:Based on true events, 'Alex: The Life of a Child' follows former 'Sports Illustrated' writer Frank Deford and his wife Carole when their happy, all-American family is rocked to the core when their baby daughter Alex is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. While CF sufferers were almost certainly doomed to an early death in the Seventies, Alex grew into a child who showed remarkable courage and strength in face of her illness. Her loving family were quick to rally around her, determined to show the same bravery as the little girl as they supported and cherished her through life and struggled to move on after her death at the tragically young age of eight.


FLM interest is Gennie James (Places in the Heart).

I remember seeing this on television and it still haunts me.

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Re: [REQ] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby starfish21 » Mon May 28, 2012 7:13 pm  0 likes

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Re: [REQ] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby Phuzzy4242 » Mon May 28, 2012 8:26 pm  0 likes

Thanks starfish. This is a real three-hanky tearjerker with excellent portrayals all around. I'm going to try to download all the pieces when I get enough bandwidth - this is a definite wanna-have so if you know of other sources, let me know.
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Re: [REQ] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby Phuzzy4242 » Tue May 29, 2012 4:44 am  10 likes

Well, I tried 3 different video joiners and they all screwed up one way or another, plus there's a second or two of duplicate frames between each section (15:00 each, and 5:54 for part 7). Anyway, here are the sections as downloaded from YouTube if someone else wants to have a go at joining them. I downloaded every part at '480p' but video quality is terrible as you can see in the caps - if someone finds a better rip, please PLEASE post it.

This was difficult to watch because it's so poignant. It was just as hard to watch again to get screencaps. That said, it's a definite keeper for me and I know I'll watch it more than once.

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Complete name : E:\_data\eMule\Alex - The Life of a Child (1986) 1 of 7.flv
Format : Flash Video
File size : 80.2 MiB
Duration : 15mn 0s
Overall bit rate : 747 Kbps
httphostheader : o-o.preferred.atl14s04.v18.lscache4.c.youtube.com

Video
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Main@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
Codec ID : 7
Duration : 15mn 0s
Bit rate : 610 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.068
Stream size : 65.5 MiB (82%)

Audio
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile : LC
Codec ID : 10
Duration : 15mn 0s
Bit rate : 129 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 13.8 MiB (17%)


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Re: [REQ] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby ptguardian » Tue May 29, 2012 5:15 am  0 likes

I downloaded the parts earlier when you first posted the request and plan to make a copy for myself. If it looks good I will post it.

With youtube sometimes the parts are different so they don't join properly. What I usually do is a encode for each part using filters and making each the same aspect, frame rate, etc and than do another encode joining them together into a finished file. Currently work has taken up a lot of my time and as such I haven't had time to rip anything lately. So if someone else gets this project done first and posts it that would be cool. ;)
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Re: [REL] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby starfish21 » Tue May 29, 2012 5:37 am  0 likes

you'll also have to cut a bit off each segment,as the last 15 secs or so is repeated at the start of the next clip.
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Re: [REL] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby ptguardian » Tue May 29, 2012 6:59 am  0 likes

If you donate $12 to the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION they will send you a copy of this movie. For residents of the USA and Canada only. http://www.cff.org/aboutCFFoundation/Pu ... ns/Videos/

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Re: [REL] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby Phuzzy4242 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:07 pm  0 likes

ptguardian wrote:If you donate $12 to the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION they will send you a copy of this movie. For residents of the USA and Canada only. http://www.cff.org/aboutCFFoundation/Pu ... ns/Videos/

I'll do that. Thanks ptg.

<edit> Crap, VHS format only. I don't even have a VHS player any more. :eusa_doh
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Re: [REL] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby Pardal2008 » Tue May 29, 2012 5:52 pm  0 likes

Thank you Phuzzy and everyone who commented.
Nice girl.
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Re: [REL] Alex: The Life of a Child (1986) TV

Postby For An Angel » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:14 am  11 likes

I was able to join the youtube videos and convert them to avi. Since the program I use can't cut videos by fractions of a second there are still tiny 'hiccups' every 15 minutes, but considering the overall quality of the video, I can't see it really bothering anyone. I'm still looking forward to seeing an upgrade.

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