Saturday, 10 October 2015

Music For Misfits: The Story of Indie - Episode 2 - "The Alternative 80s" (MKV)

Thanks to dfb0308 for posting this excellent rip in TTD.

Broadcast on BBC4 HD, 9th October 2015

"The story of British indie over three musically diverse episodes. Much more than a genre of music, it is a spirit, an attitude and an ethos.

Episode 2 explores a time when the independent labels transformed from cottage industries into real businesses that could compete with the majors. It examines the evolution of 'indie' - a guitar-based genre of music with its own sound, fashion and culture. Independent record labels provided a platform for some of Britain's most groundbreaking artists at this time, including the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Smiths, who would burst onto the scene in 1983 staging a mainstream intervention and starting a small revolution.
The programme concludes in the late 80s with the Madchester scene, as alternative music crossed over into the mainstream chart. This breakthrough was inspired by a merging of indie rock and the burgeoning acid house culture, and it was led by a new crop of bands such as the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays."

BBC4 HD satellite broadcast -> Ross HDR-8130USB -> external hard drive (.ts file) -> VideoReDo TVSuite v4 (editing) -> MKVmerge -> .mkv
(direct stream capture, no re-encoding)

Technical info:
Video: 1920x1080i 25fps 16:9 H.264 (average bitrate = 5.5 Mbps)
Audio: 48000Hz 192kbps stereo AC3
Duration: 00:58:26
Size: 2.42Gb

Includes subtitles track.

Lineage for subtitles:
BBC4 satellite broadcast -> Fortec Star Zeta PVR -> firewire out (.tp0 file) -> ProjectX -> .srt



  1. This is brilliant, thank you very much indeed!! I was looking for this!

  2. Hi Circle,
    can you help please ?
    Like episode one, this episode also says corrupted file at the end of the extract (CRC Failed).
    Not playable with the late vlc version (exctracted with 7zip).
    By the way, is there anyone out there with the same problem ?

  3. Dowloaded the first one and had no trouble at all with it. Thank you very much for this Pearl!! :-)