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TMDaines
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Re: DVDBeaver

#676 Post by TMDaines » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:03 am

CriterionPhreak wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:45 pm
I would've thought the biggest threat to Gary is the possible shutdown of AnyDVD, which did get shut down once. Without AnyDVD, no captures can be made, and there goes Gary's site.
There's literally several alternatives to AnyDVD.

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Donald Brown
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Re: DVDBeaver

#677 Post by Donald Brown » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:11 am

CriterionPhreak wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:45 pm
I would've thought the biggest threat to Gary is the possible shutdown of AnyDVD, which did get shut down once. Without AnyDVD, no captures can be made, and there goes Gary's site.
There have long been alternatives to AnyDVD, such as DVDFab.

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Re: DVDBeaver

#678 Post by CriterionPhreak » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:28 am

Altair wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:24 am
Just to chip in, I would imagine a substantial amount of that $3,000 goes towards hosting the website, maintaining it, and so on, and probably represents a significant amount of the costs.
Web hosting costs only about $100/year for unlimited storage and bandwidth at Winhost, which is what I use. Site maintenance is relatively straightforward for a leisure site like his (whereas shopping sites and the likes are much more high maintenance and costly). I suspect disc cost is Gary's biggest cost, like he alluded to. Whatever the cost, if it disrupts his everyday necessities like heating (and who knows what else), then he gotta take care of the necessities first, and review and buy fewer discs.

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tenia
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Re: DVDBeaver

#679 Post by tenia » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 am

CriterionPhreak wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:28 am
review and buy fewer discs.
Which you'd think to be easy for him since he always seemed to be reviewing 10 discs per week, which should leave plenty of margin to do just a bit less.

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Re: DVDBeaver

#680 Post by CriterionPhreak » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:26 pm

tenia wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 am
CriterionPhreak wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:28 am
review and buy fewer discs.
Which you'd think to be easy for him since he always seemed to be reviewing 10 discs per week, which should leave plenty of margin to do just a bit less.
He'll have to forgo some discs in whichever way he can to make it financially feasible for him. I've always found discs that he hasn't reviewed, so what's a few more.

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Drucker
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Re: DVDBeaver

#681 Post by Drucker » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:42 pm

Just checked his page and it says that he has 639 Patreons! If he's getting $3 from everyone, he's pulling in nearly $2k a month. I do feel for the guy and enjoy the website (and am a Patreon!) but it seems like that should be more than enough to cover the expense of the discs. If he spends $40 per disc, that covers 47!

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Re: DVDBeaver

#682 Post by kekid » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:19 pm

Does anyone know how to get in touch with Gary? Ever since the expiration date on my credit card changed, Patreon does not work for me.

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Drucker
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Re: DVDBeaver

#683 Post by Drucker » Wed May 20, 2020 11:33 am


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Luke M
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Re: DVDBeaver

#684 Post by Luke M » Wed May 20, 2020 12:02 pm

Who among us didn't have a Geocities website dedicated to Monica Vitti?

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Luke M
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Re: DVDBeaver

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