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    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009 edited
    Long story short: after plans for a concert DVD fell through due to record label entanglements, Trent Reznor announces that over 400 gigabytes of HD footage was being released into the wild, for people to use as they see fit.

    Apparently, some people from the Echoing The Sound forums decided to edit the footage and release it to people free for the asking.

    I'd get my name in quick if I were interested. Which I am, and I did.

    Here's the link to the project's page.
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
    I don't have enough storage, and I don't have Mac to run Final Cut Pro, but I will rectify the storage ASAP, and should be getting a Mac in the next few months.

    Thanks for reminding me, I almost completely forgot about it. In fact, I did.
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    Maybe this will finally shut up all those irritating buggers who like to point out “Barenaked Ladies did it first!”
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2009 edited
    They're actually doing 2 dvds, one from footage shot at the last show on the tour in Las Vegas that's completely fan shot, and another from the "gift" footage that showed up on Jan. 7. Here's the thread where they organized the Las Vegas shoot. I lurked on the board while it was going on, and it was fascinating to see the level of organization put into it.

    I downloaded one of the cameras myself just to see it and fuck me is it glorious, but it's in a .mov format that my VLC player barely played and I couldn't skip too far ahead during playback or it would freeze on me. I couldn't justify keeping 8 gigs of something I can't do anything with heh.

    BTW, file sizes:

    Victoria: 125 Gigs
    Portland: 167 Gigs
    Sacramento: 112 Gigs
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2009
    I followed ETS during the height of the Year Zero ARG--those are some Superfans.
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2009 edited
    I don't know how many bootlegs of shows or fan made compilations I've got since I started going there. They get a bad reputation in the nin community for being elitist, but I'd rather hang out there than the forums. That place is a fucking trainwreck.

    *EDIT* they're selling t-shirts to help pay for all the costs of the free dvds. Most of them have nin inside jokes on them.
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    6 gigs or so and unlike several other static camera videos that have appeared, this is actually edited from the source material.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009
    The mastered audio soundtracks are now available for torrent from TOIOU. 320kMP3 here and FLAC here.

    The description from the torrent: presents: Another Version of the Truth

    On 5th May, 2008, Nine Inch Nails released their latest album, The Slip,
    free, online, as a gift to their fans. Or as Trent put it: "This one's on

    On December 13th, 2008, dozens of Nine Inch Nails fans recorded the last
    show in the Lights In The Sky tour at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.

    On January 7th, 2009, over 400Gb of video from the Victoria, Portland and
    Sacramento shows was unofficially released by the band.

    By working together, we're creating a DVD to document these shows that will
    be released free online, followed by a physical release. This one is on us.
    Our time. Our effort. Our gift to all NIN fans.

    This double-feature audio torrent captures the final stages of the Nine Inch
    Nails: Lights In The Sky 2008 tour.

    'Las Vegas' - consists of a fully fan co-ordinated, recorded, and produced
    version of the final show in Las Vegas, mixed and mastered from a variety of
    hi-quality fan audio sources.

    'The Gift' - takes footage supplied by Nine Inch Nails from 3 different
    shows in the final part of the tour, edited and mixed together by us to get the
    best of each show.

    The torrent is available in either 320kb MP3 or FLAC.

    View the Another Version of the Truth trailer here -

    Check back soon for the video release of Another Version of the Truth, or
    stay in the know and become one of us at
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    As sad as this may sound, I've never used a bittorrent client before. I understand the basic principle, like downloading the .torrent file and opening it. However, is there anything I should be aware of as far as viruses are concerned? I just want to use a torrent client to download this audio set and the video set that's coming out later.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009
    Good general safety rules for torrenting:

    - Use a safe and well-known client, such as Azureus, uTorrent or the "official" BitTorrent client.
    - Carefully follow instructions about opening up the Torrent client port on your firewall to allow incoming connections (or don't do it at all and accept the speed penalty).
    - Run PeerGuardian software to block suspicious IP addresses.
    - Check the tracker's comments on a file before you download it, and check the content type again before attempting to run or execute anything you downloaded (i.e., if music, make sure the file extension is actually MP3, etc).
    - Do not directly download any .EXE or other executable format files unless you know exactly what you're after.
    - Run a direct scan on the downloaded file with your favorite antivirus program.
    - Only use well-known torrent tracker sites such as Mininova or Pirate Bay.
    - Ensure your local antivirus/antispyware package is complete and up to day.
    - Do not run with Administrator/root privs on the machine you do your torrenting.
    • CommentAuthortcatsninfan
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009 edited

    Thanks for the info. I didn't know about a couple of those items. Back in the Napster days I had some friends who were stupid about things and would always get viruses, and because of all that I was always paranoid about torrenting and file sharing. However, this NIN set is a really cool thing and I wanted to see what they've done with it. I decided to block the incoming connections...I'm OK with the download taking longer if it's a little safer.
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2009
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    So what do you guys think? I hate to be insulting, especially after they went through so much trouble to record it, but I think the audio from the official footage from NIN is a lot better. The vocals are a little too quiet for me on some of the tracks of the unofficial stuff.

    It's still a really great effort though, I applaud them for giving something like this a shot.
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2009
    Well, the audio from the official footage is from the soundboard, so it should sound better. The fan sourced Vegas audio isn't as clear, but it's still better than most of the fan bootlegs out there.