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Sharpies on a DVD collection?

Problem: several thousand DVDs in storage boxes and limited room in the movie bookcase. Solution: Vaultz CD wallets, which I've used for my music collection for many years with good results. New problem: how to transfer data onto the DVD discs before sending the original plastic holders into the attic for storage? [more inside]
posted by TrishaU on Oct 6, 2016 - 8 answers

Is hooking up a multi region player as easy as i think?

I'm wanting to get a multi-region player and the one i found is in the UK while i'm in the US. I know i'll at least need an adapter for the voltage but is it as easy as just plugging it up? Do i need to mess with setting on my tv too, or does NTSC/PAL not matter with lcd hdtvs anymore?
posted by earthquakeglue on Sep 7, 2016 - 4 answers

Aquí no hay quien viva

I want to watch the tv series Aquí no hay quien viva in the U.S. with English subtitles. [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Aug 17, 2016 - 4 answers

This made me look at this, then this and now I am asking this?

I was intrigued by a post a little while back on a Family Dog concert, it that post were references to a great site about identifying lost live grateful dead shows. [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Jun 19, 2016 - 4 answers

Good recent biographies or autobiographies (books preferred)?

For a friend's birthday, we are looking for good recent (last 5 - 10 years) biographies or autobiographies. Books are best (and available as paper rather than ebooks), though if there is an excellent movie available as a dvd that would work also. [more inside]
posted by gudrun on May 2, 2016 - 21 answers

Is it impossible to make a region 2 DVD work on my home DVD player?

I bought a couple of concert DVDs from Japan but they won't play on my TV's DVD player (I'm in the US). For the first one that arrived a month ago, I got a trial of AnyDVD and figured out a way to remove the region and make an ISO, then burn back to a DVD. But AnyDVD seems to have gone away and my trial has expired. [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Apr 10, 2016 - 14 answers

"Best" storage solution for 500+ DVD cases.

I have a large Playstation 2 collection and as a result I'm looking for a way to store / display 500+ DVD cases. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Apr 5, 2016 - 14 answers

what is a good windows utility for accessing an iso file as a disk

I would like to be able to use an image of a CD/DVD ( a .iso file on windows ) so that I can access that image as if it is an actual cd. In the past, maybe 3 years ago or so, I used "Virtual Clone Drive" which worked pretty well but I don't know if this is still a good choice. [more inside]
posted by metadave on Apr 3, 2016 - 9 answers

Donate/sell Region 1 DVDs in the UK?

Long story short: I moved to the UK over eight years ago, and at the time it seemed vitally important that I bring my DVD collection with me. However, in all that time, I've only watched maybe two of them. I'm wanting to simplify and find the unwatched ones a good home, but almost all of them are Region 1 (and I'm in 2, obviously). Does anyone know where I can sell--or failing that, donate--a good-sized stack of Region 1 DVDs in the UK, preferably in London?
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Mar 25, 2016 - 3 answers

Can't Burn Video DVDs on my Mac

I'm trying to burn video DVDs from m4v files (exported from HandBrake). I've tried Burn, iDVD, and Toast Titanium, all joylessly. Help? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Mar 4, 2016 - 19 answers

Franch language television suitable for binge watching?

Just finished binge watching all of Young Montalbano and Detective Montalbano. Great stuff. What I would like to find is something equally binge worthy, but in French. Genre not important, just engaging characters and/or stories. DVD by preference. [more inside]
posted by BWA on Jan 14, 2016 - 20 answers

The most convenient way to play ripped or downloaded video on my TV?

Simple question, right? But wait, there's more... In terms of convenience and family life, this is what's worked best for me in the past. Get a device (Samsung Blu-Ray player, e.g.) that plays all formats. Plug a hard drive or flash drive into device's USB port. HDMI cable to TV. Watch videos! The devil is always in the details. [more inside]
posted by nedpwolf on Jan 8, 2016 - 18 answers

Where can I find a high-quality version of Tarkovsky's "The Mirror"?

Tarkovsky's "The Mirror" is the most beautiful film I have ever seen. There don't seem to be any well-liked versions available in the U.S. on DVD or Blue-Ray. Where can I find a version that has good subtitles, is framed correctly and has good color? Does this even exist?
posted by Mei's lost sandal on Dec 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Handbrake stopping halfway through TV episode.

I've tried to rip an mp4 of an episode of Wire in the Blood (Season 1 Disc 3 : Justice Painted Blind) from an immaculate disc on my iMac using the lastest Handbrake. It only rips the first part (48:35) then stops. [more inside]
posted by chicaboom on Dec 5, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I copy a DVD in 2015?

How do I go about making a playable copy of a DVD (not ripping it to my hard drive) with software that's freely available and still supported? [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Oct 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Good, positive exercise DVDs for teens and children?

I work at a psychiatric hospital, on the child and adolescent service. Our kids don't have a lot of opportunity for exercise, which is really not good, given how effective exercise can be for mood regulation, self-confidence, etc. I'd like to find some good exercise DVDs that they can use when they have unstructured time on the unit. I'd like them to be as positive as possible-- not a lot of "burn that flab away" or "let's sculpt sexy butts." [more inside]
posted by bookish on Oct 12, 2015 - 13 answers

Is DVD Maker (or a DVD maker) in Windows 10?

Is DVD Maker (or a DVD maker) in Windows 10? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jul 31, 2015 - 2 answers

Volume Descriptor Sequences in DVD manufacturing

DVD authoring question: How do I fix the error “Volume Descriptor Sequences are not equivalent”? [more inside]
posted by transient on May 15, 2015 - 4 answers

Quality sleeve-based CD storage solution

I have over 1000 CDs and am considering transferring them to sleeves in binders (preferable) or drawers (less preferable). Please recommend a good vendor for such a storage system. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Jan 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me fix my entertainment system.

AV experts, can you help me? I set up my current home entertainment system 11 years ago, and it's worked well for me. Now it is failing, and consumer electronics have moved on. I can't just replace the failing component with a new one because it is not being manufactured any longer, and I only need some parts of it. I'm having trouble integrating new things into the old setup. I need to upgrade/reconfigure my AV, and possibly wireless. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Dec 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I slave a Drobo to a Bluray player to a TV screen?

Seems like a pretty easy to navigate digital video solution: Drobo with digital video files, USB to Bluray player, HDMI to TV. Can you suggest a specific model Bluray player that will accommodate this use? I REALLY need to shift my DVD collection to some kind of HDD-based (I think?) system, but ease of navigation and simplicity of set-up is very important to me. If I am barking up the wrong tree, please suggest a more appropriate solution.
posted by Exchequer on Dec 8, 2014 - 7 answers

Creating a DVD video

I've got various video clips in multiple formats (mp4 and avi), and want to put them into one movie that would play on a standard DVD player, ideally with a menu screen of some sort. I am in the UK, and using a windows PC. I'd ideally like to do this for free. [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Dec 7, 2014 - 4 answers

Is there anyplace that I can actually buy a digital movie?

Is there any online service that will allow me to purchase a movie and download it as a standard video file? [more inside]
posted by phooky on Dec 6, 2014 - 7 answers

VHS to DVD in Bucharest, Romania

This may be a long shot, but can anyone recommend someone who can transfer VHS video to DVD in Bucharest, Romania? [more inside]
posted by oclipa on Nov 27, 2014 - 2 answers

In search of a Blu-ray player with specific apps

Is there a Blu-ray player with HBO Go and WWE Network? [more inside]
posted by dorisfromregopark on Nov 16, 2014 - 3 answers

No, Amazon, I did not mean "Two and a Half Men."

I'm in London and would like my father, who lives in the U.S., to see the film A Room and a Half. As far as I can determine, A Room and a Half has never been released on DVD in the U.S. The only workaround I've thought of has been to send him the British DVD and a multi-region player, but is there a more elegant solution? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Nov 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me hack my Sony DVD player (Model DVP-SR210P)

I'm trying to play Region 2 European DVDs on my US DVD player. I know you can hack DVD players to be region-free, and have read the previous threads on AskMeFi from several years ago, but I cannot find a hack for my specific Sony player, model DVP-SR210P. Any tips appreciated!
posted by J-Do on Aug 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Tried and True Movie Suggestions

I've got a TV that I can only watch DVDs on (no Netflix, no cable). I enjoy watching movies and would love some suggestions of movies that are always enjoyable to watch. [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Aug 5, 2014 - 41 answers

Streaming video around the house

I ripped a bunch of my DVDs to my Mac so that I could put the cases in storage. Currently, the files sit on my hard drive on my Mac Pro, and when I want to watch something, I copy the relevant file to a USB stick and walk it upstairs to the TV, where the Blu Ray player has a USB input. Is there an easier way to get these files onto my TV (and ideally, iPads/iPhones) than walking the file around the house? We're an all-Mac household. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 22, 2014 - 19 answers

Good place to get super-8mm home movies put on DVDs in NYC?

Lots of home movies, some are super-8, some are tapes, some are mini-DV tapes, etc. I'd like to get them put on DVDs that I can then easily edit. I'm in Manhattan, NYC. thanks (oh a long time ago there was another question like this and somebody suggested a mail-order place, but I don't feel comfortable sending off my precious home movies from the 1950s etc. away)
posted by DMelanogaster on Jul 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Ripped DVDs are giving me a headache

Ripped DVDs look juddery. I converted them to mp4 and smooth pans of the camera seem to "stick" multiple times a second. Is this a mismatch between the mp4 fps and the tv's? If so, how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by It's Never Lurgi on Jul 13, 2014 - 8 answers

I want to see what kinds of content a DVD has without having to play it.

I'd like a Win7x64-compatible tool that can dump the structure of a DVD: like, a list of the disc's titles/chapters with their durations, each title's native resolution/display aspect radio, details on the audio tracks each title has, etc. If it can report on details like the menu/program hierarchy—what titles/other menus are accessible through each menu, which titles are set for mandatory playback—and where playback goes next when a specific title ends, so much the better, but that's not required. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo Nibble on Jun 26, 2014 - 4 answers

How can one make an DVD MP3 disc?

My brother's only means of listening to MP3s is with a DVD player. I've many spare DVD-Rs and would like to put them to use by making him DVD MP3 discs to listen to when we get together. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 26, 2014 - 6 answers

DVD Authoring Advice for Elementary School Movies?

Please recommend some good software for amateur authoring of DVDs? [more inside]
posted by bodega on Jun 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Name of European movie about couple's marital problems

Calling all movie buffs -- I saw a trailer for a movie, but I have forgotten its name. It was European, probably French. It was about a married couple. They were both white. The man had brown hair and was heavier set, but I might be wrong. The woman had brown hair and was normal build. The man was older than the woman, but I might be wrong. [more inside]
posted by n81acc on May 21, 2014 - 12 answers

Yee-es We Can

I have a tough time finding the exercise routine I'll stick with consistently. I'm hoping for some recommendations of things to try based on some likes/dislikes – particularly keeping in mind my love for Rodney Yee's "Yoga Burn" video... [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on May 21, 2014 - 9 answers

External DVD drive/player that works with both laptop and TV?

I am looking for an external, portable DVD drive that plugs into a TV (via USB would be most convenient) and functions like a standard DVD player, while also connecting to a laptop to play CDs/install software. I can only envisage using the drive to watch DVDs on my TV, rip CDs and install software, so the ability to write to disk is not important. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on May 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Do burned DVDs work cross region?

Will a DVD burned with Windows DVD Maker on my PC in the US work in DVD players in the EU? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Apr 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Online DVD sellers that aren't Amazon?

Can anyone recommend a US-based online DVD store other than Amazon that ships internationally? [more inside]
posted by fearthehat on Mar 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Best REGION 2 Space DVD set??

Hi Guys, I don't currently own any series of space 1999 and would like to purchase the series. After a check on the usual suspects - Amazon/E bay, I notice that there are several sets to purchase. I'm slightly confused which REGION 2 DVD set I should buy. Which has the better Content/transfer/extra's etc. Any advice, gratefully received.
posted by maxmix on Mar 16, 2014 - 2 answers

How to capture scenes and clips from dvd's and internet?

I teach and need to stop fumbling around searching for chapters on a dvd or having youtube clips get taken down on me. [more inside]
posted by demonstartivepapadonous on Feb 23, 2014 - 10 answers

Best kickboxing DVDs?

I bought a Groupon for a month at a local kickboxing place and enjoyed it, but alas, joining apparently involves a year-long commitment at $120/month. In the interest of continuing to get into better shape while not racking up a massive bill, what DVDs would MeFis recommend? I can potentially do partner drills with my husband, or use the reflex bag we have as a target. Heavy bag work is probably out for space/structural reasons. (If it matters, I am in decent cardio shape but definitely don't have much in the way of upper body strength - I can maybe do 3-5 full pushups before I have to switch to my knees.)
posted by tautological on Jan 25, 2014 - 1 answer

Cyberlink PowerDVD stopped working on my (Windows 8) computer.

My computer won't play a dvd using Cyberlink PowerDVD which seems to be my only option in Windows 8. I've tried turning the computer off and on again, using a different dvd, updating the program itself and the graphics driver and nothing has helped. When I put a DVD in the drive the drive makes noise, PowerDVD automatically starts, and the program displays the disc name at the top of the window. So, the program in starting up and recognizes the DVD. However, the DVD won't play and I have to forcibly shut down the program as it gets stuck. Ideas? I've also tried right-clicking on the DVD icon to get to the "Open With" command and use another player but that doesn't seem to be an option in Windows 8. Thanks!
posted by ticketmaster10 on Jan 11, 2014 - 6 answers

Plex Alternative for Cataloging/Playing Ripped DVDs in Video_TS format?

I have a number of ripped DVDs that maintain the original DVD file structure. VLC can play them fine. So can built in DVD players. I like Plex for the way it catalogs and organizes the files for me, but it never played that structure back very well, and in newer released versions it isn't even trying to play it any longer. Is there something with same cataloging features of Plex that can seamlessly pass the file to VLC or some other program for play back? Solutions for Mac and/or Windows are welcome. Extra credit if there is a client/server implementation that could actually play these files through something like Roku.
posted by willnot on Dec 19, 2013 - 4 answers

Do I need a new Blu-ray player?

I have a Panasonic Blu-ray player. It is probably 5-6 years old. Lately I notice the picture quality on some older standard DVDs (Six feet under season 1 for example) don't look good. They either look grainy/pixelated/not crisp. The other problem that I have is that Blu-rays take foreeeeeeever to load. The new season of Mad Men must take 5 minutes at least. It does look great once it gets started. I am not an overly tech savvy person. I don't know if I need to update firmware (or how to do it for that matter). I would rather have something that either doesn't require it or does it automatically. I do have a brand new Samsung smart hd tv. I am using HDMI cables. Is there a way/is it worth updating or trying to "fix" It seems that players are so inexpensive that perhaps I should just purchase a new one. Would this solve the problem? Do todays units update themselves like I believe that my tv does? I see that some come with wi-fi included. Some are smart. I don't know what the advantage to those features are. I don't care about 3D. Is HDMI still the standard? Would it be advantageous to stick with Samsung? Thank you in advance
posted by kbbbo on Dec 3, 2013 - 16 answers

CD/DVD Jewel Cases? Why is this so hard.

I have some jewel cases that look like this. I need more. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Dec 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me shake it.

Is there a non-cheesy DVD that will teach me to dance? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Nov 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Being forced to use Windows DVD maker. New software is not an option.

Windows DVD Maker squishes 16:9 videos to 4:3. Please make it stop. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Oct 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Need some new nature documentaries.

I love nature documentaries (good ones), but I'm all out and need some recommendations. More inside for what I like, and what I've seen. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Sep 29, 2013 - 12 answers

Make DVDs from MP4s?

I need DVD authoring software that can create DVDs from individual MP4 clips. Paid or free is A-OK [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Sep 20, 2013 - 5 answers

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