only plays on computers, not on standalone DVD-divx/mpeg-4 players!
to play on dvd: convert to DVD with XtoDVD program.
Caleb: How am I supposed to show love to somebody over and over and over who constantly rejects me?
Caleb's Father: [touches, then leans against cross] That's a good question! *hint* ;-)
Writing app. : Mediacoder latest version & AVI-Mux GUI 1.17.8
File size : 837 MB (878,159,812 bytes)
PlayTime : 1h 55mn 20s loud logo skipped, credits cut after song
Bitrate : 1015 Kbps
VideoCodec : h264 (=x264/blue-ray/mpeg4part10 codec)
Dimentions : 720 x 480 pixels
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Standard : NTSC-film
AudioCodec : 175 Kbps VBR Joint stereo MP3
Sampling rate : 48 KHz
Subtitles .srt : English (text, ANSI)
.idx/.sub Subtitles : English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified)
IMDB link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129423/
This movie is tested and plays fine with: SMplayer, VLC player, or any player when ffdshow installed
The best player to play the movie with: SMplayer: http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
- Automatically will load subtitles, and can instantly change audio/subtitle language with a button on the main interface
- Subtitles can be moved up/down size changed, timing corected, audio can be synchronized
- Can play movies with 10% step speed increase (even 6x speed with sound! pitch unchanged for mp3 and ac3 soundtracks)
- Has great video equalizer options (brightness, saturation etc)
- Is free, open source software
most other verions will be 29.96 with double frames adding extra bandwith and lower quality.
The original is 24fps progressive (like all theater movies), and on dvd it has a special switch
doubling frames to make 29.96fps, because in the header it will say it's NTSC-film.
This version is constant quality x264 VBR, remuxed and resync-ed audio with AVI-Mux. H264 is about
20% better then divx, but... until standalone blue-ray avifile compatible players come out,
I'd like to mention that I think there is no reason anymore to code all movies to exactly 350/720Mb.
Sometimes movies could be smaller without losing quality, OR they *should* be bigger.
using a constant quality setting has 2 advantages:
1) You have to code the movie only with one pass, the 'second pass' is only to calculate how to 'fit' the bitrate best to a exact target size (like 720Mb). With constant quality, there is no tartget size and therefore no second pass needed!
2) As you might suspect.... the quality is rather constant! with high resolution (720+) movies 50% quality setting will give about one pixel accuracy and is fine, (see my Star Trek 1280x544 HD release)
with low res (with under 600 OR hight less then 400) you need about 60% quality setting,
as the pixels will be 4x enlarged played fullscreen and deviations enlarged.
Some User comments:
Very thought provoking, 22 September 2008
Author: punitivedamages from United States
Hollywood is great at letting us participate in the victories of those who conquer long odds, whether it's sports movies in which the underdog wins the championship or even movies about unlikely romantic pairings (geek meets beauty) that end happily in, say, a wedding. But we see few movies about the joy we feel in conquering the mundane - like in making a marriage work after both sides have lost the motivation to do so.
This is a movie that shows us how hard it is to revive a near-dead marriage, and why it matters so much. Yes, there is a religious context to the movie. A partner in a healthy marriage, we are shown, struggles to emulate the selfless love and service of Jesus by loving and serving his or her spouse, as Jesus would. But the religious aspects of the movie ought not keep away those who are religion-averse. Selfless love and service as the keys to a joyful marriage are not exclusive to any religion.
A great movie for married couples - very thought provoking.
Life imitates life with a twist, 27 September 2008
7/10 Author: cosnjs-1 from United States
Making a movie that tackles real life marriage problems head on is challenging, and not always easy to watch. Horror, violence, spoofs, fantasy, love stories, biographies offer easy escapes. Fireproof exposes the isolation that can occur between 2 people who started out loving each other, but over time disconnect, become self-absorbed and fall into a pattern of hurting each other. The relational pain finds some comic relief, and there is a job-related diversion. But help comes in the form of a 40 day dare to love. While you may not agree with the faith-based approach, there is no doubt that unconditional love is transforming. I was deeply moved... enough to take the dare myself.
A fireman who firmly believes that you never leave your partner behind has his beliefs challenged when his marriage begins to fall apart., 6 June 2008 9/10
Author: greg-prosch from United States
*** This comment may contain spoilers ***
When I received an invitation to attend a screening of this film I though to myself, "Oh great… Another one of those low budget Christian films that's poorly scripted and has sub-par acting." After watching the film I am pleased to say that I couldn't have been more wrong.
I was impressed by how well they portrayed everyday struggles and temptations instead of going out on a limb with plot elements that weren't relevant to the everyday person. It was easy to relate to the characters, to feel their hope and disappointment. At the same time, they added larger-than-life aspects that created suspense and made for a very entertaining movie experience.
Most notably, I thought the movie showed the value of marriage and communicated hope that each of us could enjoy a more fulfilling marriage relationship if we were willing to make personal choices to achieve it.