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Got it. It's a DCR file. Let me research and ask my friends.

 

Edit : I got this.

 

http://www.reasoft.com/rea-dcr.....vert.shtml

 

Maybe you would like to send me the file and I can try to extract the image...

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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Thanks. All I could find was that it's some type of Kodak file, but I can't find anything that will open it.

Side note: You have 909 posts mithveaen. a-hard-days-night-john-3

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Ohhhh .... that's cool. And that's worrying. I think I'm addicted to this website a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 

Well now I have 910. check the link I posted above Skye, I hope it helps. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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And now you're one after. a-hard-days-night-george-6 PM sent.

Edit: Or you can download it here.

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Oh great! I'm downloading it from there...

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

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Cool. Good luck and God speed. apple01

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mithveaen said:

Oh great! I'm downloading it from there...


Any luck so far?

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Okay, so while record hunting in Vegas, I came across several of these. I bought some of the 1984 and 1987 versions since they were the earliest ones there (sadly, not the June/July ones from 1987). I wanted to know if anyone had any for sale, or knew anyone that was selling them. I know that you guys are talking about scanning and preserving them/the CD Rom (I didn't really read this thread thoroughly. But I'm just trying to find out more about them.

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I have to say I'm very ashamed I haven't tried to extract the pics. You need a special software but I think I found one. I'm going to give it a try. a-hard-days-night-john-7

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

14 June 2011
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He has the actual magazines now. Don't bother.

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14 June 2011
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All of them, the original 1963-1969 issues, or the reissued ones from 1977-2003?

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15 June 2011
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I've got a complete set from 63-69. The majority are originals, though I suspect a few are reissues (the condition is too good). I bought them off eBay from a guy who bought them first-time around, and replaced a few that had gone missing over the years.

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Joe said
I was wondering if I could call on the collective wisdom of you good people. On various parts of the web there are download files for the all 77 editions of Beatles Book magazine (eg http://octaner.blogspot.com/20.....d-rom.html, or search beatles book rapidshare/megaupload for more).

Unfortunately these involve burning the files to CD and accessing it as a CD Rom, which is pretty archaic technology nowadays. Does anyone know of a way to convert the CD Rom files to pdf or simple text/image files? If so do let me know.

I tried the first link on the octaner blog and they no longer work. I'll try your second suggestion now. Years ago I bought a cd-rom of the Beatles complete BBC recordings which are also obsolete now.

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They have been getting uploaded periodically over at the Bootlegzone forum but the links will be long dead - which isn't much help really.

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Maybe this is what you are looking for.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2521.....1555.l2649

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It is doable but takes a fair bit of work, you will need Adobe Director, the trial version will do.

Rename all the bbook files, from 1 to 77, these need to go into the Adobe Director/Xtras folder

create new movie, use the following script

on getMembers movName

  winRef = window().new(movName)

  winRef.open()

  NumberOfMembers = winRef.movie.member.count

 

  repeat with memNum = 1 to NumberOfMembers

    winRef.movie.member(memNum).copyToClipboard()

    window("stage").movie.member(memNum + 10).pasteClipBoardInto()

  end repeat

end getMembers

Select the relevant bbook file, now renamed 1, 2,3 etc, it will open in a new window

run the script, then enter the following in the message window, getMembers("1.dcr"), the number should correspond to the file chosen

The assets will be displayed in the cast window, create a new external cast called x, select the relevant bitmap files from the cast window and paste into the x cast, then save

 

To get the bitmaps from the cast file follow this

Create a new Director file and paste the following handler into a movie script (Ctrl + Shift + U) and save the file somewhere:

on mExportImages castLibIndex

  nMems = castLib(castLibIndex).member.count

  ix = xtra("ImgXtra").new()

  mPath = _movie.path

  repeat with ii = 1 to nMems

    tMem = member(ii, castLibIndex)

    if tMem.type = #bitmap then

      tName = tMem.name

      if ( tName = EMPTY ) then tName = string(ii)

      PUT ix.ix_saveImage([#image: tMem.image, #filename: mPath & tName & ".png", #format: 13])

    end if

  end repeat

end

Download Valentin Schmidt's free Image Xtra and install the xtra ("ImgXtra.x32") and "FreeImage.dll" into Director's Xtras folder ("C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Director 12\Configuration\Xtras\Scripting" or your equivalent)

Link your CST (or CXT/CCT) cast file/s to your movie with the "Link…" button on the dialog presented when you hit Ctrl + Shift + C

Open the message window (Ctrl + M) and type mExportImages(2) and hit ENTER. All the images in the second cast library should be exported, as PNG files, into the same directory as you saved you movie file into

 

You can then paste the png's into a new folder and create your pdf for each magazine from there using acrobat professional

Hope that makes sense, I ended up creating one pdf containing all 77 books, 154mb, reads great on an ipad!

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Has these books ever been compiled into one big book?

I know it wouldn't be the same or be worth as much as the original publications but it would be interesting to have them all compiled into one book just to have a read of the old books.

I know you can get them online but I prefer to read physical books rather than on a computer.

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26 April 2017
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As far as I know, they haven't, although if you wanted to go through the time and effort, you could print each page out and make your own book, although due to the amount of ink you would need to use to do this, I recommend just using the eBooks, they're online for free and you don't even need a disk, just press on cdstart.exe and you will be good to go, all 77 issues in the palm of your hand. Hell, if Joe wasn't against it, I'd post my copy to Google Drive and post in link in this post.

If you insist on having print copies but don't feel like wasting a whole tub of ink on it and only having it on computer paper, I'd recommend getting either an original copy or the reissues they did in the 70's/80's. Original copies can be in the $20-25 range and reissues are even cheaper, going for about $10.

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It's well hunting them down and storing them on your computer as PDF files. I hate reading ebooks but as a reference tool they are great. There are far more than 77 as the magazine returned in the 70's, at first containing   

There are far more than 77 as the magazine returned in the 70's, at first containing reprints of the original 60's issues along with current news before continuing onwards in their own right until the early 2000's.

I was gutted when it stopped, my father would get them in Glasgow after work and bring them home. I still have my copies.

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I don't think I would bother printing them out and making my own book, for that effort I would bring myself to read them online but I think it would be a good idea to compile them in a book or multiple books depending on how many magazines there are in total.

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