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    a history of the organ 4 DVD set

    Hi,

    Who knows about a 4 DVD set titled A History of the Organ?
    It is only available via yesasia.com but they ship only in the USA and Canada.
    Is there anybody who has this set and can share it?
    Many thanks in advance!

    T

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    From the few extracts available at Youtube, I can see that it's in fact the old French miniseries by Gilles Cantagrel - I saw it on television when it first came out, and it's definitely a must have!

    Unfortunately, yesasia lists it as out of stock...

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    HI I bought the 4 DVDs in China but unfortunately could not read them in France.I am now trying to get these DVDs in France.Let us share information if one of us suceeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berthon View Post
    HI I bought the 4 DVDs in China but unfortunately could not read them in France.

    That means that they are encoded for Region 6 (China), whereas you'd need Region 2 for France.

    Too bad, really. Especially since DVD producers don't have to region-encode their DVDs: I've got a few organ documentaries that are "Region 0", i.e. playable from the whole world.

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    Hi berthon,

    Do you actually have the 4 DVD set "History of the pipe organ" ???
    if so, there is no need for you to purchase them again, they can easily be copied to a PC and made region free so they can be played in any country. How about making some copies (since they are not even available to most of us) ???

    Craig (U.S.A.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by berthon View Post
    HI I bought the 4 DVDs in China but unfortunately could not read them in France.I am now trying to get these DVDs in France.Let us share information if one of us suceeds.
    Have you tried playing them on your PC's (or Mac) DVD player? For this you need to use VLC player (or a similar program, but VLC is free), as it ignores all region coding on the disc.
    You can find VLC at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.

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    ID composition played in clip from DVD?

    There are several excepts from this DVD set on youtube. Can anyone ID the piece played at the beginning of the clip at the link below? Thank you.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=N9nYTJIh51g

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    Jim - welcome to the illustrious MIMF where everyday is a treat.

    Annoyingly, i can't identify that music...but did you notice the bird's yelling their heads (in the distance) off just before the music starts?

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    The music at the start is really nice - it would be good to know what it is.
    Then it goes into one of my favourite Bach pieces - Sleepers Wake.
    Wonderful!

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    I too have seen this on you tube. There are some interesting videos
    if you know what you are looking for.
    judy tooley

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    I have the set and used a "hack" for my phillips dvd player to make it region free. I also used DVDShrink v3.2 to make a copy for back-up, it will make the videos region free and burn the discs. If you need a copy of the program and an instruction set for it, send me a pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribuletto View Post
    Who knows about a 4 DVD set titled A History of the Organ?
    It is only available via yesasia.com but they ship only in the USA and Canada.
    A new edition of this set is underway at Arthaus Musik. So far, they have published volume 1 and volume 2.

    The audio comments are available in English, French, and German. I hope that the French audio consists of the original comments by Gilles Cantagrel (the author of the documentary, back in 1980). The Chinese edition only had audio comments in Chinese and English (i.e. not the original Cantagrel comments).

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    Update: Arthaus have now also published volume 3 and volume 4, thus completing the series.

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