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 -
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]
posted by Tomorrowful
on Jan 10, 2011 -
How do I replace a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country's DVD player without spending obscene amounts of money? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter
on Jan 7, 2011 -
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]
posted by booksandlibretti
on Dec 16, 2010 -
I'm out of the loop on the current state of legal duplication of commercially available movies on DVD. Please help. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore
on Dec 8, 2010 -
I just bought two sapphire 6850's and want to do some dvd authoring plus I have a 6 core amd 2.8Ghz. What can I use that would utilize this the best way possible. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Gift Filter: Help me pick a present for my step-dad. He's Canadian, 65ish, living in Hawaii. He's a nurse, not a huge drinker or reader. He enjoys watching sports to relax, specifically baseball and football- but I wouldn't characterize him as a huge sports fan. Same goes for gadgets- he's got an iphone and some nice stuff, but he's not over the moon for them. He adores my mother and doesn't seem to have a ton of hobbies. He really enjoys watching the History Channel, so I've heard. He and my mother also enjoy meaty thriller serials (24, Alias, BSG).
He's a wonderful, caring man, and I'd like to get him something he'd really enjoy. I'm thinking about a boxed set of DVDs, but I need some advice: [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb
on Dec 3, 2010 -
I'm trying to install a game on my Win7 PC. The DVD drive isn't seeing the disk. How do I get it to recognise the damn disc? Pertinent info inside. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Nov 23, 2010 -
To archive some work in a class I'm teaching, I would like to record a series of video clips, burning each student's clips to their own rewriteable DVD as we go. Then, on the last day of class, I'd like to quickly finalize a DVD for each person that constains only that person's clips.
What device do I want? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Nov 18, 2010 -
I have some brand new DVDs and when I try to rip them (for LEGAL use, I OWN them) I keep getting told they ALL have bad sectors. What to do? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Nov 16, 2010 -
Back to the Future DVD. Deleted scenes used to play as normal; now I can't figure out how to watch them. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen
on Nov 15, 2010 -
Why can't I find "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould" on DVD? I really loved that movie -- a drama/documentary about the brilliant, eccentric Canadian pianist who played the works of J.S. Bach like no one else. I haven't seen it in 10 years though, so I'm not sure how it has held up. I tried to find it recently and it doesn't seem to be available on DVD. There are some VHS tapes on eBay, but I don't want a VHS tape and don't want it bad enough to pay $100 for it (some copies were moving for over $300 on Amazon.) Does anyone know why it (presumably) hasn't been released on DVD? A poor money risk for a studio? Rights problems of some kind? Thanks.
posted by Buffaload
on Nov 9, 2010 -
Soliciting suggestions from the hive for a simple application for converting DVDs to an Ipad friendly format. Using a mac
posted by citybuddha
on Nov 1, 2010 -
If I were to compile a small collection of live performance Jazz DVD's (say, 5-7ish), what *needs* to be in that collection? Specifically if my interests in jazz run less in the orchestra area and more in the trio-octet range? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Oct 29, 2010 -