MCP Media Computer

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MCP is the Media Computer in the comfy area of the space.

Designed to be a quick and easy way to show media on the projector, MCP is hooked up to the projector, the stereo system and the Internet, and only requires turning on before you can watch films, video tutorials, presentations and more.

It is currently running Fedora 26 and Open Office, and therefore may have problems with some Powerpoint presentations and streaming video websites. However, DVDs, Youtube videos, webpages, MPEG clips and AVI files all play and display perfectly.

MCP also currently contains a range of clips and full-length films that have been downloaded entirely legally and free of copyright from Archive.org's Moving Image Archive. This includes Coronet Educational Films, trailers and advertisements from drive-in theatres, well-known horror and scifi films from the 1950s/1960s, public health and hygiene films and episodes of the Computer Chronicles.

MCP is named after the Master Control Program in Tron.

Movies

  • A Bucket of Blood
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Dementia 13
  • Hawaii Calls
  • Horror Express
  • Horror Hotel
  • I Bury The Living
  • Les Tresors De Satan
  • Le Voyage Dans La Luna
  • Le Voyage Impossible
  • Manos the Hands of Fate
  • Nosferatu
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space
  • Santa Claus Conquers The Martians
  • Spider Baby
  • The Atomic Brain
  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die
  • The House on Haunted Hill
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
  • The Man Who Saved The World
  • The Wasp Woman

Cartoons

  • Superman and the Electric Earthquake
  • Superman and the Mechanical Monsters

Coronet Educational Films

  • Act Your Age
  • Are You Popular?
  • Are You Ready For Marriage?
  • Better Use of Leisure Time
  • Going Steady
  • Good Eating Habits
  • How Do You Know It's Love?
  • How Much Affection?
  • How To Be Well Groomed
  • How To Keep A Job
  • How To Say No
  • John Avoids A Cold
  • Mike Makes His Marks
  • Right Or Wrong?
  • Sharing Work At Home
  • Shy Guy
  • Social Courtesy
  • Ways To Settle Disputes
  • What Makes A Good Party?
  • What To Do On A Date
  • Why We Respect The Law

Health and Morality

  • A Day Called X
  • A Warning To Travellers
  • Boys Beware
  • Communism
  • Coughs and Sneezes
  • Don't Spread Germs
  • Duck and Cover
  • Every Man's Enemy - The Housefly
  • Linda's Film On Menstruation
  • Modern Guide To Health
  • Perversion For Profit, Part 1
  • Perversion For Profit, Part 2
  • Printed Poison
  • Protecting Young Lives
  • The Five
  • The Human Factor
  • Your Very Good Health

Commercials

  • Arts and Crafts Today
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • Lego Building Blocks 1
  • Lego Building Blocks 2
  • Mr Potato Head
  • The Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art