|Videos have become problematic
and are generally suspended indefinitely. When I figure out a better
solution I'll post new and improved video content. In the meantime there
are other sources of badminton videos as listed below.
Badminton Video Searchs
These are full-length videos in medium or higher resolution ( 360x240 or
better ) and are
intended for the serious viewer who doesn't mind spending some time
- 2001 Indonesia Open - Bambang Supriyanto, Chindana Hartono Kusuma,
Pulella Gopichand, Wang Chen et al
2000 Sydney Olympics
Gong Zhichao, Camilla Martin, Hendrawan, Ji Xinpeng, Peter Gade,
et al.: Sorry- IOC has withdrawn
access to these clips so they are no longer available. The best way
to get these and other Olympic videos is likely to lobby your
national Olympic committee to persuade IOC to allow videos to be
- 1999 Sudirman Cup - China vs Denmark - Peter Gade vs Sun Jun, Camilla
Martin vs Dai Yun et al
- 1995 Grand Prix - Joko
Suprianto vs Dong Jiong (qtr final) and Ong Ewe Hock (Semi final)
Videos are no longer available directly from worldbadminton.com. However
various individuals have established mirror sites to serve the badminton
For instructions on how to access these mirrors, see How
To Download Videos
A few notes for anyone who is not already familiar with the procedures for
best downloading of large files over the net. Also a listing of mirror sites
that are available.
The longer videos here are provided in one or more of the following formats.
Note that proprietary formats such as Quicktime, AVI and RealMedia all have distinct
advantages of their own but since they are not available to many users and their
future usability depends upon specific companies they are not used here. Also
streaming formats are not provided since the net is simply not broadband enough
for high resolution streaming video.
All the longer videos are provided in the open MPEG standard and at present
all are provided in pieces small enough to fit on CDROM's (700MB or less).
Feature films and Television series that contain references or scenes related to Badminton. If
anyone knows of additional entries please submit them. I'll be posting mpeg's
when I get the chance.
- MPEG (MP1) - This is the most common and most widely available
format and should be viewable on virtually any OS and virtually any
platform- even fairly low performance processors will be fine. Resolution is
set to 360x240x30 frames per sec (NTSC) or 360x290x25 frames per sec (PAL)
and data rate is fixed to around 1.5Mbps. This is the format used by VCD's
(Video CD's) which are playable in most DVD players. Presently all of the
full length videos are offered in MPEG format.
- MP2 - The format of DVD's, MP2 is more efficient and higher
resolution than MPEG, increasing to 720x480x30 fps, but with variable data
rate averaging around 4Mbps. File sizes are larger but the extra resolution
is very nice. When available these offer excellent viewability that is
limited by the existing source material more than by the format. MP2
requires a reasonably fast CPU and is not available for all OS's so is a
second order offering here.
- MP4 - The latest reasonably available MPEG format is MP4. This
offers very significant improvements in the compression routines so much
smaller file sizes, but at the cost of requiring a reasonably high end
processor. MP4 will be offered more in the future as it becomes suitable for
more users and as the evolving standard stabilizes. As MP4 evolves it
will likely NOT be free- the MPEG association is presently planning on
per-view charges. Developments in MP4 will determine future availability
from this site.
- The Sea Hawk ( 1940 ) -
fairly near the front of the movie, badminton played on board
- Get Smart "Dear Diary" episode ( 12FEB1966 ) - searching
for the Gaffer's diary, Max follows clues to shuttlecocks
- Star! ( 1968 ) -
- Dudley Do-right ( 1999
) - mid-movie scene that takes place in gym with clear Badminton lines
- Chicken Run ( 2000 ) -
chickens playing badminton and shuttle as decoration
- Princess Diaries 2 (
2004 ) - mid-movie, Anne Hathaway plays a couple of points. On lawn but real
shuttles and rackets.
- Jennifer's Body (2009)
- early in movie, prison scene, prisoners playing badminton. Also devil's
Kettle High School has courts.
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