TV Show: Little Mosque on the Prairie, season 3, episode 17
Episode title: My Shariah
Original broadcast: March 2nd, 2009
Since I have access to Canadian TV video streams, I heeded a few suggestions (see the comments at 1 and 2) and looked into how I might provide a torrent for LMOP S03E17 (My Shariah). It was not as easy as downloading the stream's flash video file because there is no download allowed at http://www.cbc.ca/littlemosque/episodes.html, as opposed to some other TV show sites (from which I've dlded plenty of streaming flv). However, I noticed that watching the video stream on my broadband connection had no hiccups nor delays so I decided to screen-capture the video and see what kind of quality I could get. I got better than I thought so here's the torrent.
Screen capture of on-screen video stream
Software: Replay Video Capture 3.1; see the torrent.
Settings: 2000 kbps V-bitrate, 128 kbps A-bitrate, 30 fps, MPEG-2 output
Result: 324 MB mpg file, 576x320, runtime of 22:20
Conversion of mpg to avi
Software: Magic Video Converter 188.8.131.52; see the torrent.
Settings: 1000 kbps total avg bitrate (128 mp3 stereo audio), 30 fps, DivX 3 low AVI output, original frame size
Result: 160 MB avi file, 576x320, runtime of 22:20
This episode should be watched at native size (576 pixels by 320 pixels) or close to it, because the original stream's resolution was never meant for full-screen viewing. Audio is clear and well-synched (matches original). The video quality is quite a bit better than the existing torrent's avi (compare file sizes - 160 MB vs. 65 MB) but, obviously, it does not even come close to an HDTV-sourced avi. Hope you can enjoy the episode, nonetheless. I sure did.