Why does my LG BD560 Blu-Ray player play DVDs but refuses to play Blu-Ray discs? Any possible solutions? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor
on Dec 28, 2011 -
I'd like to burn .flv and .mp4 files to DVD for people without puters, to watch on US DVD players. What format do they need converted to (I can use VLC media player to convert them, if they need converted) and what is a good open source and/or free software to burn said converted files to DVD? [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue
on Dec 16, 2011 -
I own the M*A*S*H - Martinis and Medicine Complete Collection
. Along with all of the DVDs is a thick booklet that lists all of the episodes. I've misplaced that particular part of the box set and I'm wondering if anyone knows how I can go about getting another copy of that? Is there some way I can contact the company(Fox) that produces this box set and offer to pay? Or is this something that I should just accept as lost?
posted by Fizz
on Nov 21, 2011 -
Best free (or fair cost - some commercial programs are ridiculously over the $100 range) DVD burning program that takes PC video files (mp4, avi, mpg, flv, etc...) and burns them to DVD for watching on TV. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11
on Nov 19, 2011 -
Can an XBox 360 and/or Playstation 3 be made to play archived/ripped DVDs that preserve the menu structure? Is there a guide for doing that somewhere? [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Nov 14, 2011 -
Black 2.0GHz MacBook (2GB memory) from 2006
-- it's been repurposed as a Netflix playback machine. I have it connected to a VGA adaptor to a 19" widescreen monitor and it plays back Netflix in a browser and we also watch DVDs on it, and we also play AVIs with VLC.
The problem: video is just slightly choppy. Just choppy enough to be annoying. Tried Chrome and also Safari to do the playback.
How can I squeeze more video performance from this laptop to avoid the slight choppiness? I have a feeling if I can improve it just slightly that would be a big win.
posted by artlung
on Nov 1, 2011 -
I *just* finished watching the series finale of ABC's "Lost", and I would like to know what still needs solving. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on
on Oct 24, 2011 -
Can you help me get my Cox Cable universal remote (M7820) to play nice with my Sony Blu-ray player (BDP-S380 / BX38)? Both Sony and Cox tech support tell me there are no remote codes in existence to program into the Cox remote. That just sounds ludicrous to me...what's up?
I know how to program the remote, just need the proper code.
posted by Exchequer
on Oct 20, 2011 -
What is the *best* way to download video from Itunes and the internet onto a blank disc? About a year ago, someone showed me a program or application that easily and elegantly took selected parts of an internet video (and I think an Itunes TV show as well) and transformed it into something I could play on a DVD. This wasn't just a kind of dragging and clicking operation but a specific application or program that made it very neat and easy. I need to do this with a few clips for a small presentation.
posted by Tylwyth Teg
on Oct 5, 2011 -
I want to watch the film "90 Degrees South" (also called "The Great White Silence"), but I don't want to buy it. My local library doesn't have it. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by backwords
on Oct 3, 2011 -
I'm aware that re-releases of old films (eg, from the 70s, Star Wars I'm looking at you) are common as and when new formats become available, but what is the logic in this other than commercial? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin
on Sep 19, 2011 -
[StarWarsFilter] For my friends' wedding, I am trying to get them a copy of the unremastered, original Star Wars Trilogy (Hope/Empire/Jedi.) Is there somewhere I can get it that isn't Amazon? [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Sep 8, 2011 -
Are older episodes (i.e. 2000 - present) of daytime soap operas available either for rental or purchase? [more inside]
posted by Telpethoron
on Aug 29, 2011 -
Copying thousands of cds and dvds to HDD - what is the best way to automate this tedious process as much as possible without buying expensive hardware? [more inside]
posted by Grensgeval
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I really want to incorporate yoga into my morning routine - but I don't know how to start, or which poses to follow? [more inside]
posted by raintree
on Aug 14, 2011 -
I'm looking to purchase a good, affordable machine that will transfer my VHS tapes to DVD. In your opinion, what is the best, most inexpensive model out there?
I know that "best" and "cheap" are rarely compatible but I'm asking it anyways! [more inside]
posted by Paalen
on Aug 9, 2011 -
The Essential BSG: I have a Sunday afternoon and evening and I want to revisit the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. Which episodes MUST I watch? [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I've got LG BD 390 Blu-Ray networked DVD player. Wondering if there's a way to stream/share movies (in various formats) from my Mac wirelessly to the DVD player. Not sure if this requires special software, etc.
posted by dearleader
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I downloaded this torrent
. When I burned it to a dvd with Toast on a mac, the picture was fine, but I had no audio at all (which is sort of the whole point). [more inside]
posted by bigbluehouse
on Jul 26, 2011 -
I have an AVI file and a Canadian laptop. I need to play the content of this file on a standard British DVD player. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty
on Jun 28, 2011 -
Can somebody give me a in-a-nutshell overview of how small-run DVD duplication works? I'm looking for 50-300 discs and want professional results that aren't simply DVD-Rs with labels stuck on top. Is this possible? I'm in the UK.
posted by deeper red
on May 31, 2011 -
What is the legal process for a non-US citizen protecting their copyright in the US? [more inside]
posted by jihaan
on May 26, 2011 -
I'm probably doing it wrong, but what is the best way to rip DVD's and DVCAM tape to use with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro? [more inside]
posted by wcfields
on May 24, 2011 -
I need to make about 3-4 different jpeg slideshows that can be burned to a DVD. Nothing fancy, but it would be nice to add text to the images ( I have Photoshop, so that's not critical), and be able to control the speed (very critical) to maybe 30 seconds per slide/jpeg. Total images would be less than 50. Autoplay a plus. I am using Windows 7, and love simple to use free stuff, but would pay 50-100 if it is worth it. What am I looking for?
posted by lobstah
on Apr 23, 2011 -
Sony HG120 tape, Sony 8mm MP120 tape, Sony Video8 MP60 tape. Need converted to DVD or other modern format, in Philadelphia. If not local, than some reputable online business someone has used previously. [more inside]
posted by furious
on Apr 19, 2011 -
I ripped a DVD of music videos, and now have one giant .m4v file. What's the easiest way to cut it down to separate videos?
I used handbrake to rip it, but the chapters don't correspond to the videos - there are intros, etc. that i don't want. I have access to iMovie and maybe Final Cut Express, but that seems like overkill.
There's gotta be a simpler way, right?
posted by smelvis
on Apr 17, 2011 -
I need step-by-step instructions for "How to Burn and/or Copy a DVD for Dummies." Emphasis on the Dummies aspect. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Mar 16, 2011 -
My beloved CD/DVD player (a five-disc carousel model) conked out last night after eight years of faithful service. I'd like to get one with much the same functionality to replace it, but apparently things have changed drastically in the home video market since 2003. Who knew? Help me figure out what kind of machine I need to buy. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Calling all collectors (particularly of music and DVDs, etc.)--let's talk about dismantling our collections. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 26, 2011 -
How can I stream DVDs from my Synology NAS to my TV? I want to keep the extras, so I don't want to just rip it to avi or anything.
I assume I need a device that will browse the NAS and mount the DVD and play it, but every streaming device I've found seems to just play simple videos.
Commentary is half the value in any DVD, so if it isn't possible to do this I'd need to have some way to rip the DVD to a video file using the audio from the commentary.
posted by HappyEngineer
on Jan 18, 2011 -