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What is causing Parental Violation warnings on my entertainment?

Tried to play Avatar (PG 13) for the child via the DVD player and a sign came up saying Parental Violation. Three times. Tried a PG movie. No problem Tried an R movie. No problem. Never programmed for parental controls at any time. It's an old GE model, FWIW. Saves me from seeing Avatar, but I'm real curious what's going on here and fear for the future.
posted by IndigoJones on Feb 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Catscratch Cartoon DVD Search

It may sound silly but I am desperately looking for DVD's of a kids show called Catscratch. I emailed the network and haven't heard back. I can't find them for purchase, and they aren't available for downloading. Any thoughts or ideas?
posted by risaroni on Jan 23, 2012 - 4 answers

DVD Cases (not furniture)

Seeking pros and cons of various DVD cases (box for 2 DVDS vs thick 'CD' type cases vs skinny 'jewel' cases). I have a lot of DVD's I've recorded. I want to keep in good condition, but how much difference do the cases make? I bought a couple of cases of apparently good 'boxes' from "effectuality.com" many years ago, since then some cheaper ones from Microcenter (Inland is the brand), not as easy to use but easier to buy small quantities. But I have discovered that [more inside]
posted by judybxxx on Jan 15, 2012 - 6 answers

"Soft and graceful and ladies singing."

Operafilter: Soprano-heavy, French recs for a 5 y/o [more inside]
posted by Betty's Table on Jan 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Extra points on the back-end?

[DVD/Blu-Ray Commentary Filter]What compels the star(s)/director/producer/whomever to do commentary for a DVD/Blu-Ray release? Are they paid for that session of sitting and watching the movie while miked up? Or are they just hoping for more sales for their share of the back-end? Or is this just out of the goodness of their heart (particularly on "anniversary" releases)?
posted by kuanes on Jan 11, 2012 - 8 answers

DVDs for kids in car

What's a good video series for my kids to watch on long car drives? [more inside]
posted by eye of newt on Jan 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Why does my LG BD560 Blu-Ray player play DVDs but refuses to play Blu-Ray discs?

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 - 2 answers

Troubleshooting DVD burning problems on my Macs.

Help me burn these family movie DVDs on my Mac, please! [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Dec 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Plz help me burn fun .flv and .mp4 vids to DVD for people without puters.

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 - 6 answers

DVD to iPad: Part Deux

Problem with ripping TV-series DVD's to iTunes via Handbrake. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Radar would know what to do.

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 - 2 answers

Best free DVD burning program for PC video files?

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 - 7 answers

Can an Xbox 360 or PS3 Play Archived Ripped DVDs

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 - 4 answers

I need the best solution for storing my CD's in a possible damp environment!

I am looking for sturdy plastic CD storage units. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Optimize video playbook black (2006) MacBook

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 - 26 answers

Help me make someone happy with semi-legal tv shows.

How do I burn a DVD that will play in a standard US DVD player? [more inside]
posted by norm on Oct 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Discuss together, watch alone.

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 - 18 answers

Website dedicated to DVD commentaries?

Which website does a good job of indexing and discussing DVD Director Commentaries? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Oct 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Sony Blu-ray + universal remote = no joy

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 - 8 answers

What's on the the 91 minutes of spoofs on the new Star Wars Blu-rays?

What are the spoofs on the Star Wars Blu-rays? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Oct 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Quick program for saving internet video?

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 - 1 answer

The Worst Journey in the World -- I want to see it!

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 - 6 answers

Why are old films supposed to be better on new formats?

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 - 22 answers

Is there a single (industry based) RSS feed which lists all new UK dvd and blu-ray releases?

Is there a single (industry based) RSS feed which lists all new UK dvd and blu-ray releases? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Sep 11, 2011 - 0 answers

Help me score the original Star Wars Trilogy on DVD.

[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 - 23 answers

Getting one's soap opera fix...

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 - 2 answers

How best to automate the task of copying thousands of DVDs to HDD?

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 - 4 answers

Which yoga poses should I incorporate into my morning routine?

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 - 13 answers

Help me find a good and affordable VHS to DVD machine?

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 - 2 answers

The Essential BSG?

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 - 24 answers

Connecting LG DVD Player to Mac

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 - 5 answers

Help me burn a DVD

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 - 3 answers

Rowing race DVD?

Rowing filter: DVD of a boat race to watch while training? [more inside]
posted by superfish on Jul 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Transatlantic AVI to DVD

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 - 4 answers

futile devices?

Is there going to be a DVD of Sufjan Stevens' Age of Adz tour last fall? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jun 12, 2011 - 0 answers

How does short run DVD duplication operate?

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 - 5 answers

Recommended ffmpeg options

What are ideal command-line ffmpeg options, used to back up DVDs and AVIs to x264 mp4 files? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 27, 2011 - 3 answers

What is the legal process for a non-US citizen protecting their copyright in the US?

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 - 2 answers

Best workflow for DVD to Premiere and Final Cut

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 - 4 answers

let me look at you forever

I need a (preferably free) program to pull high-quality screencaps from a DVD on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on May 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Whyfore you play your fiddle, Nero? Burn my Blu-rays!

What's the best Blu-ray burning software out there? [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on Apr 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Slideshow Bob needs help !

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 - 13 answers

Where can I get these old Sony tape formats converted?

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 - 3 answers

Help me cut up a giant video clip - easily!

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 - 8 answers

Sudden Problem Burning with Nero 7

What would cause Nero to start erroring out every time I try to burn a data DVD?? [more inside]
posted by absolutshrk on Apr 13, 2011 - 5 answers

DVD remote too hot to handle!

What's causing this DVD remote control to become too hot to handle? [more inside]
posted by motown missile on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

power off ps2?

Should I be turning off my PS2 when changing discs? [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Mar 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Burn, Baby, Burn, it's a Yoga Inferno!

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 - 5 answers

I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How?

I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Mar 14, 2011 - 3 answers

How to find Broadway musicals on DVD?

Is it possible to get DVD copies of these Broadway shows in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by plightclub on Mar 7, 2011 - 3 answers

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