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.
How do I burn a DVD that will play in a standard US DVD player? [more inside]
I *just* finished watching the series finale of ABC's "Lost", and I would like to know what still needs solving. [more inside]
Which website does a good job of indexing and discussing DVD Director Commentaries? [more inside]
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.
What are the spoofs on the Star Wars Blu-rays? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Is there a single (industry based) RSS feed which lists all new UK dvd and blu-ray releases? [more inside]
[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]
Are older episodes (i.e. 2000 - present) of daytime soap operas available either for rental or purchase? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Rowing filter: DVD of a boat race to watch while training? [more inside]
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]
Is there going to be a DVD of Sufjan Stevens' Age of Adz tour last fall? [more inside]
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.
What are ideal command-line ffmpeg options, used to back up DVDs and AVIs to x264 mp4 files? [more inside]
What is the legal process for a non-US citizen protecting their copyright in the US? [more inside]
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]
I need a (preferably free) program to pull high-quality screencaps from a DVD on a Mac. [more inside]
What's the best Blu-ray burning software out there? [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
What would cause Nero to start erroring out every time I try to burn a data DVD?? [more inside]
What's causing this DVD remote control to become too hot to handle? [more inside]
Should I be turning off my PS2 when changing discs? [more inside]
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]
I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How? [more inside]
Is it possible to get DVD copies of these Broadway shows in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Help me unstrectch my video (most likely a very basic Final Cut Pro question). [more inside]
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]
How do you viewing photos on your tv from a burned DVD? [more inside]
Calling all collectors (particularly of music and DVDs, etc.)--let's talk about dismantling our collections. [more inside]
Why do deleted scenes on DVDs always look so degraded? [more inside]
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.
How do you clean a slot-loading DVD drive on a Macbook? [more inside]
I am supposed to be a Smart Person and understand technology, but trying to price out and determine the right components for a modest home-audio setup is apparently beyond me. [more inside]
I need an upscaling DVD player that displays 4:3 content correctly. [more inside]
How do I replace a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country's DVD player without spending obscene amounts of money? [more inside]
How can I watch the original Tron legally and reasonably priced? [more inside]
How would one create a digital clips reel (on DVD) from commercial DVDs? [more inside]
I need to get a few small .avi files burned onto a DVD that will play in a standard DVD player. Complication: I don't have a DVD burner. Are there any shops in Manhattan that will do it for me while I wait? [more inside]
What to do about orphaned DVDs from a boxed set? [more inside]