Not quite the steep incline of Moore’s law…

…but not too shabby.

This lot, containing about 45 hours of video, reduced to about 22GB of MP4s, or one Blu-ray data disc.

9,000g/20lb videotapes → 16g disc

Also: Auto-reverse? Well, la-de-da. A fancy one.


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4 thoughts on “Not quite the steep incline of Moore’s law…

  1. Coolcreek says:

    That’s a good looking collection! Good sounding, I mean.

  2. lalmon says:

    I’ve been having great fun watching a lot of it again for the first time in years – in the vastly more convenient way of selecting from the DLNA server. All the music tapes took just two Blu-rays, with everything but the “Other” folder fitting on the first disc. I have an offsite backup of those two discs as well.

    Videotapes from 1983-1993 on Blu-ray

    Austin City Limits
    0904 The Whites, New Grass Revival 1983.mp4
    1009 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Goodman 1983.mp4
    1011 Nanci Griffith 1985.mp4
    1108 Kate Wolf 1985.mp4
    1208 Chet Atkins & Friends 1986.mp4
    1301 The O’Kanes 1988.mp4
    1308 Loudon Wainwright III 1988.mp4
    1311 New Grass Revival 1988.mp4
    1314 Leo Kottke 1988.mp4
    1410 Robert Earl Keen, Jr. 1989.mp4
    1607 Bluegrass Allstars 1991.mp4
    1802 Leo Kottke 1993.mp4
    1803 Riders in the Sky, Hot Rize 1993.mp4
    Austin City Limits Episode Guide.txt

    Central Sun Video
    Dobro Summit Graves, Auldridge, Douglas Central Sun 1985.mp4
    Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers Central Sun 1986.mp4
    Nashville Bluegrass Band Central Sun 1985.mp4
    Norman & Nancy Blake Planet Riders – Central Sun 1987.mp4

    Nanci Griffith
    A Voice from the Heartland – VH1 1988.mp4
    Austin City Limits 1011 Mar 1985.mp4
    I Knew Love Music Video.mp4
    It’s a Hard Life Wherever You Go Music Video.mp4
    Lonesome Pine Specials 110 Nanci Griffith.mp4
    Nashville Now – Apr 1986.mp4
    Nashville Now – Dec 1989.mp4
    Nashville Now – Feb 1988.mp4
    New Country – Little Love Affairs (1988).mp4
    New Country – Lone Star State of Mind (Feb 1987).mp4
    New Country – Once in a Very Blue Moon (Jul 1985).mp4
    New Country – The Last of the True Believers (Apr 1986).mp4
    One Fair Summer Evening 1988.mp4

    New Country
    Bill Monroe Bluegrass ’87 1987.mp4
    Blue Rose Blue Rose 1988.mp4
    Country Gazette Bluegrass Tonight 1986.mp4
    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver I’ll Wander Back Someday 1988.mp4
    Hot Rize Untold Stories 1988.mp4
    Jerry Jeff Walker Gypsy Songman 1987.mp4
    John Prine German Afternoons 1986.mp4
    Mike Snider Live at the Station Inn 1986.mp4
    Mike Snider Mike Snider & Friends 1986.mp4
    Mike Snider with Barenberg Live on the Boat 1988.mp4
    Nanci Griffith Little Love Affairs 1988.mp4
    Nanci Griffith Lone Star State of Mind 1987.mp4
    Nanci Griffith Once in a Very Blue Moon 1985.mp4
    Nanci Griffith The Last of the True Believers 1986.mp4
    Nashville Bluegrass Band Idle Time 1987.mp4
    Nashville Bluegrass Band My Native Home 1987.mp4
    New Grass Revival Hold to a Dream 1988.mp4
    New Grass Revival New Grass Revival 1986.mp4
    Norman & Nancy Blake Lighthouse on the Shore 1985.mp4
    Norman Blake & Tony Rice Blake & Rice, Blind Dog, Native American 1988.mp4
    Peter Rowan The First Whippoorwill 1985.mp4
    Peter Rowan with NBB, Douglas New Moon Rising 1988.mp4
    Ralph Stanley Lonesome and Blue 1987.mp4
    Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers Shades of the Past 1988.mp4
    Robert Earl Keen, Jr. No Kinda Dancer 1984.mp4
    Robert Earl Keen, Jr. The Live Album 1988.mp4
    The [MCA] Nashville Masters 1987.mp4
    The Doug Dillard Band What’s That 1986.mp4
    The O’Kanes The O’Kanes 1987.mp4
    The O’Kanes Tired of the Runnin’ 1988.mp4
    The Smith Sisters Bluebird 1984.mp4

    The Lonesome Pine Specials
    106 Maura O’Connell and Guests.mp4
    110 Nanci Griffith.mp4
    111 Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers.mp4
    113 New Grass Revival.mp4
    116 The Nashville Allstars with Peter Rowan.mp4
    118 The O’Kanes.mp4
    122 Bela Fleck with the Blair String Quartet and The Flecktones.mp4
    125 Moloney, O’Connell & Keane.mp4
    201 Mando Magnificat.mp4
    204 Christine Lavin and the Rounder Records Allstar Bluegrass Band.mp4
    210 Strength in Numbers.mp4
    The Lonesome Pine Specials Episode Guide.txt

    Tony Trischka & Skyline Live in Japan
    Tony Trischka & Skyline Live in Japan 1983 Cover.jpg
    Tony Trischka & Skyline Live in Japan 1983 Set list.jpg
    Tony Trischka & Skyline Live in Japan 1983.mp4

    Other Music 1983-1996
    Chris Smither on Acoustic Cafe 1990.mp4
    Chris Smither on Cable Coffeehouse 1990.mp4
    Evening at Pops Nanci Griffith, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones 1996.mp4
    Flecktones on Tonight Show 10-04-90.mp4
    Frets Magazine 1985 Awards on Nashville Now 1986.mp4
    George Throrogood & the Destroyers Live.mp4
    IBMA winners on American Music Shop 1992.mp4
    KFC Bluegrass Music Festival 1985.mp4
    Linda Ronstadt with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra 1984.mp4
    Miscellaneous Music 1 Contents.jpg
    Miscellaneous Music 1.mp4
    Miscellaneous Music 2 Contents.jpg
    Miscellaneous Music 2.mp4
    Miscellaneous Music 3 Contents.jpg
    Miscellaneous Music 3.mp4
    New Grass Revival Can’t Stop Now music video.mp4
    New Grass Revival on Peabody Alley Alive 1988.mp4
    Richter the Enigma.mp4
    The Misty Mountaineers on Exit 13 1985.mp4
    Tim O’Brien on Nashville Now.mp4
    Tony Trischka and Bela Fleck on CBS Sunday Morning 1995.mp4
    Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges On Stage at Wolf Trap 1986.mp4
    A Song from Ireland Andy Irvine, De Dadann 1986.mp4
    Breakaway on Guest of the House 1986.mp4
    Chieftains, Flaco Jiminez, and The O’Kanes The Session 1988.mp4

  3. Coolcreek says:

    VERY nice.

  4. lalmon says:

    It was fortunate that I was taping so much in that period because that was the peak of actually being able to see progressive bluegrass, Americana, and folkabilly (Nanci Griffith) on the tube. Even The Nashville Network had a fair amount of good stuff.

    I had forgotten how much I wanted to leap into the TV and throttle Ralph Emery, host of “Nashville Now”, every time he interviewed someone I liked, squeezing just until he lapsed into unconsciousness – not a long distance – and the guest grinned. That man personified insipid.

    “Are anklets a thing now?” indeed. Godfrey Daniels!

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