[M]ovie - Extreme CDROM Testing

Storage/Other by Bosw8er @ 2002-07-03

Extreme CDrom testing, 220V, driven over by a Porsche and much much more!

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Madshrimps goes Mental

Madshrimps (c)

We’re going to test different cdrom-players todays.

Nowadays the performance of a cdromplayer is unimportant for the modding and oc’ing community. All those fancy graphs and numbers, who needs them ! It’s a cdrom, it plays CD’s … so WHAT … ! And as a matter of fact, the reviews are boring and we don’t understand the words they use anyway.

So we've put a bunch of cdromplayers under some extreme stress, to decide which one is best, using commonly known testing methods

Madshrimps (c)



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Comment from Bosw8er @ 2002/07/03
using commonly known testing methods

Comment from Gamer @ 2002/07/03
nice one Bosw8er.
going for an Oscar ?
Comment from Bosw8er @ 2002/07/03
I would like to thank the members of the Acadamy, my mom, my dad, ...

Bloobers will be for the end of july as i will be on a short holliday to the rainy belgian coast
Comment from Anthroplast @ 2002/07/03

but you forgot extreme speed testing ^^
Comment from Blade @ 2002/07/03
Way to go
Comment from illusion @ 2002/07/03
hehehe, awesome, looking good calantak

who's dog was that in the vid?
Comment from GORGH @ 2002/07/03
nice movie
ugly dudes
Comment from DUR0N @ 2002/07/03
what about burn-proof
Comment from fredperry @ 2002/07/03
Comment from Stigmata @ 2002/07/03
OMG, best hardware related movie EVER !

Comment from Bosw8er @ 2002/07/03
Originally posted by Stigmata
OMG, best hardware related movie EVER !

hehe, i'm a little surprised people REALLY like it. It sure was fun 2 make the movie (whilst editing i cried/died several times of laughter) and 2 watch it if you participated ... but i thought/think it wouldn't be an obvious/hilarious movie for "others". And it's the first time we tried ... mucho improvement if we try it again.

Maybe we'll make a sequel by popular demand.

So, maybe "the best hardware related movie EVER" is yet to come :^)

PS : could i have some feedback on the streaming quality of the movie ... a comment on the size / quality, not of the storyline ... thx
Comment from ·Ter·Angreal· @ 2002/07/03
same thoughts about the appreciation we get ... i felt somewhat the same about it: the making of was a helluvah fun time, but never thought it would really be so funny for other people ... but hey, i'm happy with the result -- friggin job Bosw8er !!

... i'm in for a sequel anyday btw :^)

size is not really a matter of interest to us broadband users, so the high-res version does the trick for me
Comment from jmke @ 2002/07/03
High Res =

Low Res = (very good quality for being only a 20mb download!)
Comment from DUR0N @ 2002/07/03
bonjour champs and champettes, i took the first pimpmobile outtha here to post it @ www.shimpwars.be/hardware
Comment from Bosw8er @ 2002/07/03
thx 4 the pimp

at *cough* http://shrimpwars.be/hardware/ *cough*
Comment from calantak @ 2002/07/03
quote [H] : "This is a video review, and rated “M” for adult language. I know what you all might be thinking, but this is not your average CDROM review though. The MadShrimp crew spend some time in the farm ( literally ) running over CDROM’s with a car, hosing them down in a bathtub, and blowing them up, among other things in this entertaining video review. Definitely worth a look."
Comment from jmke @ 2002/07/03
a big W000000000000000p
Comment from Bosw8er @ 2002/07/04
Najbrž ste že vsi kdajpakdaj prebrali kakšen test cederoma ter se enostavno zgražali nad tehniènimi specifikacijami, ki nakazujejo, kako naj bi enota delovala. Nato jo stestirate vi ter ugotovite, da se lahko obrišete za tako idealne rezultate. Kmalu obupate ter potisnete izraze kot so "dostopni èas", "hitrost branja na obodu plošèe", "stalna kotna hitrost branja", itn, globoko v podzavest. Pa saj hoèete le, da bo cederom poceni, tih, hiter in nekvarljiv! No, iz laiène perspektive so se tega lotili na Norih Rakcih, kjer so naredili video test veèih CD branikov. Zakaj video? Ker so testi, milo reèeno, kruti []. Klik!

vir: Mad Shrimps | št. komentarjev: 0 | avtor: Sergio

i understand :
-idealne rezultate
-video test
-Mad Shrimps

Comment from kms @ 2002/07/04
certainly an original way to review whos footing the Ge4 test bill
Comment from jmke @ 2002/07/05
glad you like it KMS, from NinjaMicros forum right?
maybe you can post a linkie there, cause when I do it I get flamed for spam
Comment from kms @ 2002/07/05
ex mod at NM due to time constraints & a new direction for the board, now just a mod at LN & PCLincs You can post it on the PCLincs forums by all means (we are very nearlly rule free ), as for other forums try some links in your sig rather than creating a new post. Dunno why but most sites find that aok but thread pimps a no no ??? Besides a sig link gets seen more

So was that you in the vid ?
Comment from jmke @ 2002/07/05
Originally posted by kms

So was that you in the vid ?
I was the one wearing the red "checkered"-shirt
Comment from kms @ 2002/07/05
the red chequered shirt as in the main presenter or the lumber jack style red shirt ? if that makes sense. Just watched it again btw, top vid
Comment from stevos @ 2002/07/05
whehehe just couldn't stop laughing with the video
it rules !!!
I hope the next one will be there pretty soon
Comment from jmke @ 2002/07/05
/me -> JumberJackStyle
Comment from Deep Blue @ 2002/07/05
Fantastic work dudes , hopefully there'll be some purty girls involved next time

Comment from markus876 @ 2002/07/06
"this ones ****ed."

omg teh winnar

i started cracking up at that point and couldn't stop laughing...very well done!

and yes, there better be more videos
Comment from calantak @ 2002/07/06
Originally posted by markus876

omg teh winnar
i started cracking up at that point and couldn't stop laughing...very well done!
and yes, there better be more videos
Comment from LazyBa5tard @ 2002/08/05
Nice vid!
But make sure next time you have some female action! (sorry Calantak )
Comment from Unregistered @ 2003/05/17
So god damn wonderful !!!
Is there any more movies, or is the GF4 test goin on, or do you really goin to do such a test on that hardware??

anyways, it was totaly wonderful !!
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2003/05/17
What people won't do to entertain themselves

Nice one, and it's the first time my ADSL worked so fine... I streamed the 70Mo video and I had no problems....

Try it with some screen (I would like to see the overvoltage test , let's say 20000V )

Nice and entertaining video........ I only saw the hi-quality one, but quality was really good..... But I suggest using more directive microphones...... I found the sound of the wind rather distracting....

Keep it going pals.......
Comment from piotke @ 2003/05/17
Originally posted by Unregistered
So god damn wonderful !!!
Is there any more movies, or is the GF4 test goin on, or do you really goin to do such a test on that hardware??
In 5 jears or so, when you can get a Geforce 4 for free

@ titin, watched the bloopers already ? The overvolting is explained there...
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2003/05/18
I know, but I can always hope they gonna mess with real juice....
Comment from jmke @ 2003/05/18
new movie will be made this summer
the plot is highly secret

MadShrimps.com have been testing the endurance of CD-ROM drives. Webfroot assumes they are certified in one way or another... probably certified insane
Comment from Unregistered @ 2003/12/31
I must admit that ur vid kicks *** !

Anxiously awaiting next one !!!

Take care of yourselves! Smack !
Comment from Vulk @ 2004/02/07
I suggest we do something like this over again
Comment from IKilledMyAGOIA @ 2004/03/09
hmm, what else could be utterly destroyed?

i know i've put a few .30-06 rounds through a dvd drive and a printer before, but this is unheard of insane
Comment from TeuS @ 2004/03/09
Originally posted by IKilledMyAGOIA
but this is unheard of insane
well that's why we're called MAD shrimps after all
Comment from jmke @ 2004/03/09
I'm collecting those GF4 Ti4600 videocards
so we might do what we promise at the end of the flick
Comment from IKilledMyAGOIA @ 2004/03/10
toss in some ghetto mx's and 42's while you are at it
Comment from deronny @ 2004/03/10
bit more budget friendly maybe a MAD fan movie
with real overvolting
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/07/05
Systemcooling posted this old review right on 4th July 2004.... Fire works; drinking; driving; Pizza; and Music. This piece will be on every year.
Comment from Sharpside @ 2004/07/27
Cant wait for the Gforce 4 extreme testing
mine was "****ed" last week
tip: keep the extreme pressure test for last
Comment from calantak @ 2004/07/27
next movie when I can get my new Carrera Turbo to splash on sth.
ETA mid 2007
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/07/27
Carrera Turbo
Now, you are talking.
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
I saw on Top Gear, on on the BBC channel (dunno which one though), the MERCEDES SLR...

The pilot who tested it has succeeded in burning his brakes

I'll try to find a link if I can: he drove to a very high speed and suddenly did an emergency brake: his disks were glowing red and when the car was stopped, you had flames coming from within the wheels

That'll be my car
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
Porsche 911 Turbo >> Merc. SLR btw
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Sorry? better then the SLR? I don't think you really saw the car...
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
I don't think you saw Top_Gear_Mercedes_SLR_hi.wmv

my bad btw.. mixed up 911 with Carrera GT, anyways ->

SLR vs Carrera Turbo GT;

SLR BPH: 626
911: 612

SLR weight: 1693kg
911: 1380kg

SLR 0->60mph: 3.8s
911: 3.8s

SLR price: £313465
911: £322899

Flaws on the FLR:
- plastic interior
- brakes are numb
- the ride is a bit hard

Flaws on the 911:
- Nonething except for the people who made it (Germans)
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Ride is a bit hard -> it's a race car remember If you want luxury, you'll need to go for luxury cars

brakes are numb -> Might be, but these are the only ones that burn And I found the car braking rather good...

plastics -> yeah, that's why I don't like MERCEDES, they choose such bad plastics and when you look at their pricelist uke:

And, what you forgot to mention: it's the fastest car they had at topgear
Comment from jmke @ 2004/07/28
no good if you can't stop, they loved the Carrera GT more
Comment from Xploited Titan @ 2004/07/28
Originally posted by jmke
no good if you can't stop, they loved the Carrera GT more
What are walls for, huh? OK, you win, but that's only because you're the admin
Comment from jmke @ 2006/02/27
Comment from TeuS @ 2006/03/15
good way to reduce bandwith usage and more user friendly
Comment from jmke @ 2009/10/16
back from the dead, our original video hosted at Google Video ; now re-encoded with vReveal and hosted in HD at Youtube (click HD).
Notice a difference?
Comment from Massman @ 2009/10/16
I think english changed since this video.
Comment from jmke @ 2009/10/16
I was talking about image quality
Comment from Massman @ 2009/10/16
I'd say you all look much younger than you are in real life, so the IQ is good?
Comment from jmke @ 2009/10/16
vReveal does better with worse source material; if your shots are already quite good, the difference is less spectacular, but if you start out with low quality, you can up it quite a bit.
of course it always best to ameliorate the source recording, stable camera work, good lightening etc. Sometimes you don't have the time to do all that, so in that case vReveal will come in handy for sure!