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MichalMystic
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Didn't see topic on this even did a search but it deserves a topic! Big Blind Media is having the Insane Download promotion! Full dvd downloads starting at a buck! This isn't some crap either top notch stuff! A lot are just 6 bucks! It truly is INSANE!

http://www.bigblindmedia.com/dealoftheday.asp
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Thanks for the heads up, I will take a look for sure
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On 2013-09-27 05:42, MichalMystic wrote:
A lot are just 6 bucks! It truly is INSANE!

http://www.bigblindmedia.com/dealoftheday.asp


I think those prices are in British pounds, so a lot are around 10 bucks, not 6. Still some good deals though.
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Thanks for the heads up on this, I'm on their mailing list and didn't get this !
Jay Jennings
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Tried to purchase a downloadable video and the order form won't allow it. Wants me to choose a shipping method and the only shipping method available for me is "Online Delivery."

Bah!

Jay
Lar
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Ordered some of these - great value for money.

I'm disappointed though that the downloads were in MOV format and not ISO format.

In ISO format you can browse just like a DVD to pick and choose what chapters/effects you want to watch. With a MOV you can't.

Best wishes,
Lar.
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Lar, I haven't seen any video downloads in ISO format. Do you know of any - magic videos, that is.

Thank you.

Jim
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I would imagine iso file is too big?
Much quicker to download .mov or .avi
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Jmak, Clearly you haven't pirated magic DVDs then. Lol.
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As a member of the BBM family, I am thrilled they are doing downloads now. And the prices really are great. Should make a lot of people happy.
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MJMMagic is running a sale on the same media, since I already have an account with them and don't have to worry about figuring out the conversion rates I placed an order (I figure BBM is also getting a cut as well).

I love the convenience of downloads, but there are also some drawbacks as Lar mentioned. Losing that menu option from the DVD is a bummer, but since the video is being compressed we lose a lot of the quality as well. With the downloads I purchased (George McBride DVD, Killer Close-Up and Cassanova Concept), I'm not sure of the actual viewing quality of the DVDs but with the compression the video loses quite a bit of detail.

To those of you that have purchased directly from BBM, do they encode the video with your name before making it available for download? With MJM they did, and I don't mind it as much, except that it makes your video even smaller to view (click to see an example).

I know that this is done for piracy, but I think those who are going to pirate are going to do it regardless, unfortunately. And the bad thing is that they will have the higher quality version, while the legitimate customers have the inferior product.

Please don't take this as harsh criticism because it's not, I am very happy with the material I received and the price I paid. This is more on just trying to provide constructive advice. With what I purchased so far, again I am very happy but I would be disappointed if I paid full price. With the great sale on the Elmsley Tahoe DVD downloads I was contemplating purchasing them to replace my old VHS tapes (that's right, I said VHS lol) but if the quality is similar to what I've purchased above I will just transfer my tapes on my own.

For now I think I will stick to purchasing DVDs and ripping them myself but as the magic creators adapt I will as well. I used to be very skeptical on purchasing a Penguin lecture ("why buy that, I already have the DVD set that is professionally shot, has menus, etc.?"), but seeing what goes into the lectures I am now a convert, and love them. Justin Miller and Cameron Francis have also made me a believer on how great downloads can be, too.
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I know that this is done for piracy, but I think those who are going to pirate are going to do it regardless, unfortunately. And the bad thing is that they will have the higher quality version, while the legitimate customers have the inferior product.




Interesting point. I hadn't considered that before but your conclusion is undeniable from the screenshot you provided in your post.
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On 2013-09-28 04:29, Jay Jennings wrote:
Tried to purchase a downloadable video and the order form won't allow it. Wants me to choose a shipping method and the only shipping method available for me is "Online Delivery."

Bah!

Jay



Online delivery is the only way to receive an online download?!
Jay Jennings
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On 2013-09-28 04:29, Jay Jennings wrote:
Tried to purchase a downloadable video and the order form won't allow it. Wants me to choose a shipping method and the only shipping method available for me is "Online Delivery."

Bah!

Jay



Online delivery is the only way to receive an online download?!




Well, yeah, I would hope so. Smile
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On 2013-09-28 19:49, Jay Jennings wrote:
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On 2013-09-28 18:54, Liam Montier wrote:
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On 2013-09-28 04:29, Jay Jennings wrote:
Tried to purchase a downloadable video and the order form won't allow it. Wants me to choose a shipping method and the only shipping method available for me is "Online Delivery."

Bah!

Jay



Online delivery is the only way to receive an online download?!




Well, yeah, I would hope so. Smile

I think what Liam means is that surely there is no issue here - if you order a download, of course the only shipping option available is "Online Delivery". (I.e. they won't send it to your postal address!)

Just go ahead and place your order. When the payment has been processed, you'll be able to download your order.

I've just downloaded the Casanova Concert for £0.99! Thank you Big Blind Media - a very generous offer!! I can't wait to download, play, learn, then entertain. Smile

Rich
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On 2013-09-28 13:55, nooner wrote:
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I know that this is done for piracy, but I think those who are going to pirate are going to do it regardless, unfortunately. And the bad thing is that they will have the higher quality version, while the legitimate customers have the inferior product.




Interesting point. I hadn't considered that before but your conclusion is undeniable from the screenshot you provided in your post.


Unfortunately, the quality of the video on the Killer Close Up download is even worse.
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They added Joshua Jay's talk about tricks set to the offers 24.99 for the set !

I have a few vanishing inc downloads which have the piracy name thing , I don't mind it but it's a little annoying . I wish the quality was better , would be nice to have choice of a higher quality larger file .
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I downloaded the Casanova Concept, and the quality looks fine to me.

Plus BBM's customer service is excellent. Considering I only paid £0.99 for the effect, when I couldn't work out how to download it (yes, I know I'm dense - feel free to burst out laughing Smile) Owen Packard very quickly and politely responded and told me what to do.

Then, without a further word from me, two days later he sent me a follow-up email to make sure that I had been able to successfully download the file. That's what I call caring for your customer! Smile

Thank you Owen for your prompt, courteous help and thank you BBM for the great deal.

Rich
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I'd prefer it if the "piracy name" was an invisible watermark.
That said, this is an excellent offer, the Elmsley set and the George McBride video in particular.
Robert P.
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I think both parties could have handled it a bit better. Seems Glenn overreacted a bit and Owen certainly didn't help the situation with his response. I'm betting you guys are both a couple of good guys to hang around with, let's all just take a step back and take a deep breath. Smile

On a different note, I was having trouble with one of the BBM downloads that I purchased from MJM Magic. At two different times I sent an email pretty late at night not expecting a response for a couple of days. Both times he responded right away and was very helpful. This has nothing to do with what transpired above (I've had no issues with the BBM guys except that I'm jealous that they get to spend so much time with John Bannon), just wanted to give props to MJM Magic.
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