Thanks Nathan I will be sure to check it out. I would be somewhat confused as to which type of file though I gather it can tell you what file for uploading is acceptable mpg or mp4 or flv. file formats. I know a little but still learning this stuff. Gets a bit confusing with so many type of file formats to choose. I guess it comes down to preference. One thing I’m sure MP3 is a music file. 🤔😄
You can upload any file type to wetransfer.com. I upload mainly .vob files, which are just DVD files.
if anybody is recording the 2019 countdown eps in 4:3 please get in touch. cheers.
Hi Jason, I have gone through my Countdown episodes collection and seem to be missing quite a few episodes, I don't know what has happened to them. Was just wondering if you or anyone else could possibly make a copy of the following episodes on DVD disc for me please, I will cover the expenses, costs etc. It would be much appreciated. The episodes I am missing are:
January 23rd, 1977 (Top 100 for 1976 16-1) (I also missed recording this episode on the Michael Shrimpton tribute a couple of years ago.)
April 30th, 1978 (Saturday Night Fever Dance Competition)
April 8th, 1979 (Bob Welch)
May 6th, 1979 (Smokie)
October 28th, 1979 (Steve Gilpin from Mi-Sex)
November 16th, 1980 (Annie Lennox from the Tourists)
June 13th, 1982 (Toni Basil)
July 4th, 1982 (Bucks Fizz)
November 14th, 1982 (Daryl Hall and John Oates)
February 27th, 1983 (James Reyne)
March 31st, 1985 (Greedy Smith from Mental As Anything)
May 18th, 1986 (The Sweet)
I know there are quite a few episodes there, but I would be so grateful if yourself or somebody else could make a copy of these episodes for me so I can complete my collection. Thankyou.
Luuuc thanks again for uploading all the episodes. I gave up ever getting that July 83 episode. You've made my year. Mega thanks.
Chad thanks for all your effort uploading too. Much appreciated.
GAAAAHH !! My digital recording app on my PC didn't trigger and I missed capturing the 3 Countdown episodes from last night ( Week 3 ).
If anyone has digital copies for upload on public or personal drives, I'd be more than happy to share whatever I have in kind.
criscles, if you check my links above you will find copies there (Countdown 84-05-13, 85-02-10, and 85-06-23)
Luuuc, thankyou so much !
I have the following 1979 episodes available for download:
1979-06-17 - Eric Oldfield (incomplete 38:31)
1979-07-08 - Glenn Shorrock
1979-07-22 - Shirley Strachan
1979-07-29 - Roger Voudouris
1979-08-19 - Shirley Strachan
1979-10-07 - Steve Gilpin (incomplete 49:23)
1979-10-28 - Russell Hitchcock
1979-11-04 - Molly
1979-11-25 - Marc Hunter
1979-12-02 - Elton John
1979-12-16 - End Of The Decade Special
PM me for a Link as it is hosted privately.
Also looking for Tuesdays February 1982 Countdown if anyone managed to capture that one!! I would be appreciative of a copy.
Thanks Luuuc - cheers!! Yes I understand the lack of enthusiasm
Would anyone be able to share the New Years Eve special from 5 weeks ago? I'd really like to get the footage of AC/DC playing from 1976.
This has been brilliant! So many generous people to thank: Andrew, Luuuc, Chad, and Criscles I’ll be in touch with you too! 1979 was a fab year.
Seriously this has been so awesome. About 4 years ago I had a bad hard drive crash. Lost years worth. I was so devastated I didn’t bother to reconstruct my collection - until now.
Incidentally I think I have Some episodes in MP4 format (ie: consistent with the uploads) which I’m happy to share. I’ll have to do a reconciliation and let you know what they are.
Anyone keen to put these all onto usb for me? email me.
Hi. i'm an avid countdown fan, if you could send me download links, that would be great.
Hi Mate, 1985 - 87 episode list is unavailable? any solutions?
I recently uploaded the "Classic Countdown" series (that was aired in 2017) for someone, so while it's online and shareable feel free to grab a copy:
Thanks to whoever sent me some digital files!
yep that was me,sorry it was random,i'm moving so i had to send the links out asap,otherwise i would of forgotten.anybody who wants countdown/rock arena links and didn't get them,feel free to email me. cheers.
Hi All, I am new to the forum. I have attached a link for my Countdown Episode list. If anyone needs any episode then please let me know. Thanks to everyone who has posted links to episodes. I have increased my collection as a result. Cheers, kiersey.
for those recording the january eps this 2020,i ask you to record them in there original 4:3 Aspect Radio,even if there looked streched on playback you can re-encode the file to 704x528 witch will fix the streched issue,recording in 16:9 you lose to much picture top and bottom and also looks crap on playback.
I would love ...
16/11/1980 - Annie Lennox
14/12/1980 - Tim & Neil Finn
... can you provide a link for those, thanks.
You are both right to a degree , however the best way to record is via a set top box on the ABC's HD channel on to a USB drive.
You will then have a .ts file (Transport Stream). It will be exactly as it was on the ABC's HD channel......it looks like 4:3 as it has black bars on both sides but it is in fact 16:9 because you are recording what they are transmitting in,which is 16:9 with black bars included.
ABC's HD channel, like all channels on Australia's FTA (free to air) network compress their transmissions to save on bandwidth costs. If you record as described, it will be at a bit rate of about 4000 which is what they transmit HD at.
You can then convert it to MP4 with any number of different softwares. Personally I use Filmora.
Anything you do after that, you are messing with it and its up to you. I personally remove the ABC logo from the black bar on the right hand side.
Anyone who stretches old 4:3 format picture over to 16:9 has got absolute rocks in their head and I have no idea how they can even look at something with the top of peoples heads missing.
Oops, I forgot I also wanted to ask if anyone has the Countdown episode from 1981 (episode number unknown) where The Angels actually play live ? They play "Fashion and Fame" and "Night Attack". If anyone has this episode, please let me know. It aired on VH1 on Foxtel a few years back, but I dont know if the ABC have played it.
I have a very average copy of it here, but obviously am looking for better.
Re : sharing Countdown episodes, I did have a few suggestions but it was a couple of years ago and I dropped out of discussion here due to the death of a family member.
Putting episodes up on cheap file sharing sites that nuke your files after 7/14 days and only allow you to download at old dial up speeds are pointless. Recording and encoding a Countdown episode from the HD channel without compressing it (and reducing quality) will result in a file of about 2 gb for a 1 hour episode.
People need to put them up on decent quality sites, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Onedrive where people can get them at full speed for it to be worthwhile.
I will be recording all Countdown episodes and anything else interesting this January. I will consider uploading them for those that are perhaps not technically proficient, in all honesty I would rather see my work up and being shared because I know it will be done properly.
Some of you may have seen my channel, I enjoy restoring music videos for my own collection, a few examples :
These are encoded at 1920 x 1080 in 16:9 with all audio tracks replaced and re-synched.
I am editing a few recent year episodes, here is 9 October 1983.
Bitrate 4905 kbps. Original 4:3 encoded in to 16:9 @ 1920 x 1080.
ABC HD logo removed. Size : 1.88 gb
Download from OneDrive
Thank you kiersey,
You are a champ! I love them, and it is so good to fill the gaps. I really appreciate it, thank you so much. :)
I know these aren't on your list, kiersey. But I thought I'd ask if anyone has these 1980 Countdown episodes which have been on Rage. Please, if anyone has them, it would be most appreciated if a link could be shared. Worth a try ...
01/06/80 - Village People
15/06/80 - Skyhooks
24/08/80 - Xanadu Dance
21/09/80 - James Freud
26/10/80 - The Romantics
30/11/80 - Bette Midler
A BIG thank you, in advance. :smiley:
Andrew, did you ever get all your Countdown episodes onto Google Drive? Or set up a room on your site for uploads? Just wondering.
Hello all! I'll be uploading all the Countdown episodes from overnight to the cloud, and if i get time i'll upload the last few years of Rage Countdown re-runs too. Stay tuned! ps let me know if this is ok to do, dont want to break any rules....
I have an issue with COUNTDOWN September 19, 1982 (346: Globos)
My recorder records in 4 gb blocks. In split this episode in to 2 pieces, thats usually no probably as they simply go back together. But for some reason its caused a 2 second freeze when joined. Its still in sync, but I dont really want that freeze there because I am fussy :)
If anyone is recording in a similar way to me and has this for download, I would appreciate it.
Cheers for sharing this Andrew.
My USB drive was full when i went to record the shows last night, so I missed half of the John Cougar clip when swapping to another drive.
Thanks Robelinda that would be awesome if you could upload them!
I missed the 'December 19, 1982' episode so would love to get a copy of that one.
No worries Stephen, happy to help.
COUNTDOWN April 11, 1982 (323: Ross and Jo from Starstruck)
Download Link below :
Will get back to it tomorrow, had to go out this arvo so didn't have time to do the rest. Might take you up on that offer Luuuc if no one has anything in similar quality. So its a 9 gb .ts file ? Do you have any software to just cut the particular episode ?
Hello! Was told about this forum years ago but only just thought to look. I thought I'd jump right in and offer what I've got:
After accumulating about 150 recordings of "rage" from across the last five years (including every retro night since 2014) I decided I'd better get off my backside and start editing them. Side note: Not 150 editions of "rage" because our DVR has a 5 hour recording limit, so many editions are in two, overlapping recordings.
Anyway, while I still have 860-odd GB to edit through, I have done all of the "Countdown" and "Rock Arena" and everything else from 2014 to last night. And they are all still in their original broadcast format of .mpg - although the 10am retro slot? I'm missing those all over the place and I keep individual videos, so those are not really available.
Would anybody be interested in downloading these? They are between 1.5GB and 2GB on average (depending on the ABC's bit rate that night) - all SD as I figured there's no point in recording them in HD. Basically, if you wish to burn them to DVD to watch in a player, these are the best files you can get.
And I'm sorry to rub it in for those who missed out, but we've got fibre to the premesis NBN so I can upload an episode in minutes. Though if I send it to a file locker (I have an account at FileFactory and RapidGator) I will need to split them (WinRAR files) into under 1GB parts so that the download is free for non-members.
Mega is a nightmare of slow speeds and missing encryption keys. In a nutshell, you get what you pay for. Microsoft's Onedrive and Google Drive offer fast reliable download, but they are not free.
Reggie would be better off paying for a monthly subscription to one of the above, and those that want episodes can chip in some money for Reggie to pay for it.
Example : A Google account comes with 15 gb of storage by default. Not big enough. 2 TB (more than enough) is $12.49 AUD a month. Cancel at anytime.
I am sure that between us all we could come up with $12.95 couldnt we ? Or Onedrive at $10 a month for 1 TB ? All the links I am posting are from Countdown episodes from my Onedrive account.Upload the file (at my connections full speed), click on file, click on Share and create a share link. Post link here, people download, pretty much at full speed.
Speaking of , here is another for those that missed/had tech issues, etc etc :
COUNTDOWN December 19, 1982 (358: Mental As Anything)
Download link : https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ajbk82UjdTNihsp-3oJ2QX3e_RgDkw?e=QdyxQJ