Re: [Videolib] Streaming Videos from the Collection

Rick Faaberg (
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 02:32:54 -0700

On 6/14/07 7:25 AM "Jessica Rosner" <> sent this out:

> I think the Chaplin Estate can take care of themselves and it is a bit silly
> to think that if you can't watch MODERN TIMES via download next year it will
> become irrelevent. Moreover I think it would outrageous if teachers or
> librarians decided that since they could not obtain Chaplin films on line ,
> they just would not bother to use them in class via a clumsy old DVD.

It's majorly expensive to physically deliver a DVD or VHS tape to a

Why not deliver the video via existing networks and eliminate the physical
delivery of a VHS or DVD?

> If you and your children are going to limit your film viewing to downloads
> ( Chaplin films being readily available on VHS & DVD and on film much of the
> time) then you will be missing many great things

It's pretty dumb, now that broadband is available to everybody for around
$50 per month, to tie delivery of video to a physical object like a VHS tape
or a DVD - in my oh so humble opinion.

Rick Faaberg

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