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3hr 5min videos

Videos that are 3hours and 5minutes long
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Video tapes that are 3 hours long sometimes miss off the end of the film. If a film is 3 hours long you set the video to start recording 5 minutes before the film is due to start but then the last 5 minutes are missing.

Have video tapes which are 3 hoards and 5 minutes long to avoid missing off the first or last 5 minutes.

Fireraven, Oct 09 2001

Video cassette record time. http://www.pueblo.g...c/tape/tapecare.txt
Search in page for 'different speeds' [phoenix, Oct 09 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Standard Tape Sizes http://www.westerndisc.com/blank.html
duh [thumbwax, Oct 09 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       I've never seen a 3-hour video tape. Mine are all 2-hour SP, 4-hour LP, 6 hour EP, ELP and SLP. Mind you, both the recorder and the player have to know how to do LP, EP, ELP and SLP.
phoenix, Oct 09 2001

       please tell us more about the kangaroos dressed in butcher's uniforms hopping by talking on telephones,Rods
technobadger, Oct 09 2001

       These videos would still have to say "3 hours" on the packaging, otherwise, you'd only go using them for films that are 185 minutes long, and end up missing the end of them.   

       So maybe this is baked, and you just don't know it. <Twilight Zone music>
pottedstu, Oct 09 2001

       Having processed and sold millions of videotapes worldwide, I too can assure you such tapes do exist. what you want is T-180, and don't try to stuff 100 pounds of mud in a 50 pound bag. The tapes are - as Rods pointed out - wound with extra time available.
thumbwax, Oct 09 2001

       I missed the last 5 minutes of the Deer Hunter because the video tape ran out. I still haven't seen it, does anyone know what happens?
stupop, Oct 10 2001

       He led all the other deer to safety, and they all lived happily ever after. (Good film; I though Flower the skunk was really cute.)
angel, Oct 10 2001

       Here in the UK most blank tapes are 3hours long. Maybe the tapes would be better for serial programs. You could tape six 30min episodes without the fear of missing the end.
Fireraven, Oct 10 2001


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