The 2-Gig barrier: What’s a Bondage Video Producer to Do?

Many of us remember the times when a megabyte was a “big” file?  I do!  I also remember when I paid $400.00 for a 20 megabyte hard drive which was such a luxury because I didn’t have to use floppy disks.

It’s my opinion that “hard” media is dead.  That’s rich coming from me, who spent hours in the Houston July heat shipping CD-ROMs and DVD’s to customers from 1996 to 2014, when I ceased to offer these formats.  And I thank you all for your orders!

OK, now I am going to present  gallery of bound women. But, please read the educational (promotional, informative, strategic) content to the end!

But for years, I have offered content in downloadable format.  First WMV, then finally MP4.

I’d like to review  few videos and the formats and file sizes.

Bondage Weekend Wager – WMV – 466 Meg
Dungeon Girls 1 – WMV – 799 Meg
Coin Toss Bondage 2 – MP4 – 969 Meg
The Prisoner 2 – MP4 – 1224 Meg = 1.2 Gig
Slave Coffle – MP4 – 1500 Meg = 1.5 Gig
Female Slave – Lot 830 – MP4 – 2700 Meg = 2.7 Gig

With each file size, videos got longer, and with Bondage Coffle, we went from the 780 x 480 pixel format of DV (and DVD) to the 1920 x 1080 format of HD.  This was a huge jump in processing power demanded of the client PC and the video card, but a MUCH better overall experience for the viewer.

OK, here’s the thing.  Notice that Female Slave, Lot 830 is over 2 Gig.  So was Female Slave – Lot 782 and The Prisoner 3 with Kylie K.  I am going to have to “recast” these videos as multiple files because people have trouble downloading file greater than 2 Gig.

I anticipate that all upcoming large-form video content will be presented in multiple files of between 1 and 1.8 Gig, totally significantly over 2 Gig, possibly up to 5 or more Gig.

How do you play the “whole thing”.  It’s simple – in your video player, simply set up a play list with the files in the proper order!

But often, where a limitation is imposed, an opportunity presents itself.  If I have to split up the files, why not have a 5 Gig offering, or even a 10 Gig offering?

For instance, the footage taken of Olivia on 5/4/2011 is over 2.5 hours long – it was published for the membership (click to subscribe) of Archives BBS, but this could be published to individual purchasers in 2 – 4 files totaling over 4 Gig.

A similar situation exists for “Incarceration Station #1 and #2.  They were published to the membership because there was no practical solution to providing a 2 + hour video at the time it was filmed.  They contains footage of a particularly irritated Jenni as somewhat cruel bondage is imposed on her.

The bottom line?  There really is NO LIMIT on the size of programs that can be offered.  Now, some would argue that a 3 minute small, fuzzy video of “just the right” content may be preferable to an omnibus opus of previously unknown length.  But why have a limit?

Let’s use our imagination even more!  What is the size went into some type of optimized combination of QUALITY and LENGTH.

Stay tuned, my friends, stay tuned.

Felix

I would very much appreciate your comments!

 

 

First Story – My wife taken into custody

Foreword by Felix:

I was sent this story by a follower on FetLife.  I read it with interest because it had a ring of narrative truth to it, and it seemed to pack not only an erotic, but an emotional payload.  I was in contact with the author and he have me permission to publish his story, and in fact, rewrite it.  This has become a rather long text file available to subscribers of the Archives BBS Member Site.

If the author would contact me through the comments section below, I’d be very pleased!   A quick mention of the writing.  I feel it is very direct and descriptive and that is probably what first attracted me to it.  Let’s face it; the subject matter deals with a man whose young wife is arrested, turned into a prison, taken behind a glass door, handcuffed and imprisoned for an indeterminable time.  What’s not to like?

First Story

So I got thinking about a story first time I have written one so please be kind, any comments appreciated.
it was all the result of an accident on the way back from work unfortunately for my wife it was an accident in which someone was seriously hurt. Immediately following the accident she was arrested along with the other drivers involved and interviewed at the police station.

Bondage Prisoner Mary - illustration for First Story
Bondage Prisoner Mary – illustration for First Story

Once that was completed she was released and we thought nothing of it much about it until one day when I came home from work and my wife was sat on the sofa crying. I asked her what the problem was and she handed me a bundle of paper, one of which was a letter from the local women’s prison HMP Bronzefield which stated that the charges where being issued against my wife and that she had to report to the prison to be held in custody until the trail. There was another little booklet called what to expect during your stay which outlined the life inside, how to visit etc and there was a section telling her what she could bring in with her (nothing more than the clothes she was wearing at the time) it also informed her that she had to report in a dress and be wearing black opaque tights. To ease time and ensure the best medical care it was also recommended to visit your GP and have a pre incarceration medical performed and bring the results of that with you. Continue reading First Story – My wife taken into custody

Woman Imprisoned in Bondage

Exerpt from “An Easy Job” #1 May 1993
Copyright Felix Dartmouth, 1998.
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Angelica felt that she had triumphed by having only her wrists restrained, and then only in front of her as she was lead off by the prison officers. Her mind was changed when she saw the dingy army-green vehicle in which she was to be transported. Her arms were held tightly as she was lead to the back where the door was unbolted. Continue reading Woman Imprisoned in Bondage

What happened to FileFinder on www.archw.com?

What happened to FileFinder?

FileFinder is a unique database driven file presentation system which was developed by Archives BBS.  For some time, it has been available as a demonstration of the Archives BBS Member Service.

Filefinder has been removed for www.archw.com.  The content that was accessible via the www.archw.com FileFinder is no longer online to non-subscribers.

FileFinder is available only to subscribers at Archives BBS Member Site (www.archbbsdl.com).

Don’t despair, however – because I will be posting content from the publicly available FileFinder in this forum.

Welcome to the Archives BBS Public Blog – works of Felix Dartmouth

Hello all!

For those who have been following Archives BBS, and those who are new, I thank you for reading this.  Archives BBS is a subscription based service featuring the works of Felix Dartmouth, who is, yours truly.  The service consists of two sites:

Archives BBS – www.archw.com – this site
and
Archives BBS Member Site – www.archbbsdl.com

In addition, Archives BBS sells online videos related to female bondage and captivity.

This public site went online on February 9, 1993.  Please return to this site for interesting bondage content.  And also support Archives BBS by subscribing to the Member Site.