I want to start recording TV programmes at home to use at school, but I haven't used any kind of TV recording equipment since VHS tapes. Ideally what I want to be able to do is record TV programmes from a Freesat box (including iplayer programmes) onto a USB external HDD. [more inside]
1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
What is currently the best method to convert an Xvid video (or series of videos) to DVD? [more inside]
Please help us decide: our home video arrangement is very old-tech and simple, with cable feeding a VCR/DVD combo, then into an older CRT TV. My wife programs the VCR to tape TV shows for single viewing, ala TiVo. The DVD player has been very temperamental for a couple of years, basically worthless by now. We have less than $100 to spend. [more inside]
How do I create a single .VOB file for each TV episode from a ripped DVD in Snow Leopard, when it looks like the episodes span multiple .VOBs? [more inside]
How can I force carriage returns and non breaking spaces in Adobe Encore subtitles? [more inside]
I need software recommendations for converting my hard copy DVDs into a full res digital library accessible from the couch and portable on our iPhones. MacMini and/or Xbox360+Windows7 desktop. [more inside]
Why is file copying from a DVD so slow in Win7? [more inside]
FlipVideo question, two parts: First, is there a (cheap or free) way to stabilize a wobbly video shot on a flip video? Second, what is the best (cheap or free) way to create a DVD with multiple Flip videos on it? [more inside]
How can I correctly diagnose my DVD burner problem? [more inside]
I keep buying low-end home theatre systems and they keep breaking. Maybe I'm not actually buying the right thing? [more inside]
How do I turn a noisy low volume DVD video into a flash movie? [more inside]
DVD ripping newbie wants to know: how easy and legal is it to rip DVDs so they can be watched on an iPad? [more inside]
Are there spoilers in the special features on the Mad Men season 3 DVDs? [more inside]
Asking for my dad, although I'm interested too. What's the best way to essentially get a screen shot of a DVD playing on an XP machine? [more inside]
I need to edit a series of basic videos together within the next 24 hours. I have no idea what I'm doing! Please help me. [more inside]
Please recommend your most favoritest exercise videos. Bonus points for videos that aren't hosted by cheesy spandex-clad gym rats. [more inside]
Help me build my perfect home media machine. It must play blu-ray discs, browse the web, and stream HD video from internet sources. I have no interest in video games, and little interest in cable TV. Is this something I can buy? If this is something I must build myself, what kind of computing muscle will I need? [more inside]
Will I be getting subtitles and French on this DVD I just ordered? Is it English with an accent? Can someone explain what this is and if there is an option to turn the subtitles off - in case they're there? Thank you
I was trying to find out when the legitimate release of The Larry Sanders Show on DVD was dropping, when I came across a site that already had the show for sale. I assumed this was just a bootleg (since Shout! Factory has the actual home video rights), but I came across something odd... [more inside]
Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
Does anyone have any suggestions for DVD indexing/cataloging software options? [more inside]
When I play DVDs on my new digital TV, they still show up in the old 4:3 aspect ratio. What is the best way to change this? [more inside]
I'm in the UK, looking to publish a DVD of a school play on a service like lulu.com, but their shipping charges are ridiculous! Any suggestions? [more inside]
I own seasons 1 and 2 of the BBC3 sitcom Pulling on DVD. The final hour-long episode (which aired May 2009) has not been released on DVD, and it's not clear when or even if this will happen. I can't find it on YouTube or any torrent sites, and can't find any taped copies on eBay. Help me hivemind! How do I get to see the end of this great show?
Will TV shows come out on Blu-ray? Which ones should I wait for, which shouldn't I? [more inside]
I have a DVD of a performance with fancy menus that was encoded in an obviously incorrect aspect ratio. How can I re-encode it to produce a DVD that plays on any commercial player in the correct format, without making the characters look all fat and squashy? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to take a bunch (between 150 and 250) of photos and create a DVD of a slideshow of those photos and set some background music using a few mp3 files? I'm using Windows 7. I'd like it to be playable on a standard non-computer DVD player.
Windows 7 refuses to read commercial data dvds, plays movies fine, loads CDs fine, but chokes on pre-written disks. [more inside]
When I buy a DVD at a retailer, where does the money go? [more inside]
I'm having trouble burning a DVD that works in DVD players. [more inside]
Win XP machine won't boot from Win 7 DVD. In fact it doesn't even see any files on it. Other machines have no problem with the Disk. Problem machine can normally boot from that drive. Help me get to Win 7 Nirvana. [more inside]
What's the best sounding home cinema system or What hi-fi plays DVDs? [more inside]
I'm looking for a way to convert old VHS tapes to digital. I have archival material and want the highest quality transfer I can get for under $500. I'd prefer to use a Mac to store and edit the resulting digital file before burning the output to a DVD. [more inside]
My friend is looking to replace her TV. She wants a very stylish/elegant small flat screen TV with built in DVD player, HDTV. Price is open (well not that open). [more inside]
Why does Disney have such a ridiculous home video release policy for its animated films? [more inside]
Would like to watch my DVD movies on my netbook. How do I transfer these movies to a thumb drive or memory card? Step by step instructions would be much appreciated as I tried Googling this and there was so much various information on what types of programs to use and why it was confusing. Gracias!
Kid stuck a piece of duct tape to the back of a DVD (technically, Wii Optical Disc), best way to clean the glue off?
My (very basic) DVD player is connected to my (also very basic) TV with RCA cables. My laptop plugs into my TV with an S Video cable (so I can watch Netflix streaming, etc). The problem: if the S Video cable is plugged in (even if the laptop isn't connected on the other end) the TV won't recognize the signal coming from the DVD player. My solution is to simply unplug the S Video cable when I want to use my DVD player, but ideally I'd like to keep it plugged in and have some sort of switching mechanism. Is there such a product and if so, can someone provide a link? Thanks!
What's a good beginner's swing dancing DVD? [more inside]
My upconverting Toshiba SD-6100 has died. I need to replace it, but am on the fence about whether to buy another upconverting DVD player or whether to finally upgrade to blu-ray. [more inside]
Universal remote on a budget. Is. It. Possible? [more inside]
I'm looking for a robust mac program to rip ISO images from DVDs. I have some discs that have minor scratches; while they play fine (with minor skips) in DVD Player, the ripping programs I have tried so far give me an error message and abort when they encounter these spots on the disc. I've tried both the disc image function in Disk Utility as well as Disco. Are there other (free) programs that will be less easily panicked?
일 박 이 일, Il Bahk Ee Il, with English subtitles? While I was in Korea, I loved watching Il Bahk Ee Il with my brother. I'd like to find DVDs (ideally) or other video sources of the show, but ones that I can understand. For that, I'd like English subtitles. Where should I look? (If I can find it before my brother, I'll buy it for him—if it's only available in Korea, he'll buy it for me.)
Since Handbrake 0.9.4 seems to have gotten rid of the .avi/Xvid option, is there anyway to rip a DVD so it will play on a divx etc enabled player? If you have the time, I would appreciate a step by step breakdown. Much appreciated! (and thanks way back when for figuring out how to do this on the older Handbrake).
One of my coworkers wants to have some old home video recordings on 8mm and 16mm film converted to DVD. Does anyone know of a good place to go in the Portland, OR area? What about online? Who has a good reputation?
Please help me figure out what to do with my old Game and OS CDs. [more inside]
I've noticed that Blu Ray discs are priced a lot higher than DVDs. [more inside]
I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
One-step conversion of a movie clip to an animated gif. Possible (and easy) on a Mac? [more inside]