Voting with your money is a self perpetuating closed loop system that reinforces...

*drumroll*

Capitalism.

@chriswere Weirdly, I've been thinking about 4:3 lately (due to watching a lot of old TV stuff).

I think there's something nice about the squarer frame; it feels like less work to watch.

If nothing else, it's just a different shape for the canvas which requires different compositions. And variety is nice.

And 4:3 certainly suits the relatively vertical "bloke talking" subject.

@healyn lol still using askjeeves like altavista's not a thing.

gender is a scam invented by bathroom companies in the 1960's in order to sell more bathrooms

@aadil Ok, yeah, I've had a bit of a look at this and it's really fiddly. If opensubtitles.org's api didn't need authentication I'd give it a pop but I hate using authentication in shared scripts.

As disgustingly manual as it might be, the simplest option is probably to set:

sub-file-paths=/some/static/location
and
sub-auto=all

in mpv's config. And then pause the video, manually find and download the sub file and put it in the location you set in `sub-file-paths`.

@aadil OR...

Get the release group from Popcorn API (cos they do provide that) and then just search for subtitles with title + release group + resolution. Less reliable but cleaner.

I'll have a play around with this later and if I get it working I'll drop you a message.

@aadil So anything based on auto-downloading the subs based on filename is going to be a pain.

Popcorntime has the same issue - either the file has subtitles and you get them or you don't.

In *theory*... you could put a step before I call peerflix, use *something* to get thefilename from the magnet link, download the sub file with some auto-sub-downloader, then force peerflix to use that with the -t switch.

@aadil The best situation is if the target file is an mkv and includes subtitles in the container (as is the case for example The Mandalorian).

Unfortunately the popcorn API doesn't (as far as I can see) give any info as to either subtitle presence or file format.

And yeah, as you say, the pop script and MPV are never aware of the actual filename, only peerflix knows that. And getting info *out* of peerflix programmatically seems fiddly.

His name isn't Zelda. He's actually Dr. Zelda's monster

#ukpol labour party 

Really good Tyskysour tonight. Dalia Gebrial's analysis of what's happening in the Labour Party right now seems bang on.

youtube.com/watch?v=uDOtEGpjy8

Meet the new Deporter in Chief, same as the old Deporter in Chief

RT @BMarchetich@twitter.com

Biden's vow to "heal the soul of the nation" was always pablum. But his decisions to leave the wall in place, appoint Cecilia Munoz, and possibly keep Trump's anti-asylum order shows how meaningless it was.
jacobinmag.com/2020/11/joe-bid

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