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How do I record TV programmes using new fangled equipment?

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]
posted by mairuzu on Jul 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

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]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Xvid to DVD

What is currently the best method to convert an Xvid video (or series of videos) to DVD? [more inside]
posted by cm0007 on Jun 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Wonky DVD player, basic TV recording needs, and a low budget.

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]
posted by methinks on Jun 19, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I create a single .VOB file for each TV episode from a ripped DVD in Snow Leopard?

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]
posted by DakotaPaul on Jun 18, 2010 - 5 answers

problem with subtitles on Adobe Encore

How can I force carriage returns and non breaking spaces in Adobe Encore subtitles? [more inside]
posted by _dario on Jun 17, 2010 - 2 answers

help me with the final piece of my home theater

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]
posted by phritosan on Jun 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Win7 file copy slow from DVD

Why is file copying from a DVD so slow in Win7? [more inside]
posted by sanko on Jun 10, 2010 - 8 answers

I'd like to Flip these videos onto a disc now ...

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]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 7, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I figure out how to stop burning coasters?

How can I correctly diagnose my DVD burner problem? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Jun 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Cheap home theatre solutions

I keep buying low-end home theatre systems and they keep breaking. Maybe I'm not actually buying the right thing? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll on Jun 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Soon to be a major motion picutre.

How do I turn a noisy low volume DVD video into a flash movie? [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Jun 3, 2010 - 9 answers

DVD to iPad?

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]
posted by hhc5 on May 31, 2010 - 20 answers

Spoilers in the Mad Men season 3 DVD special features?

Are there spoilers in the special features on the Mad Men season 3 DVDs? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on May 28, 2010 - 11 answers

She should have looked into the future and just gotten still pictures in the first place

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]
posted by theichibun on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

How do I make this thing? (video-editing mystery)

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]
posted by SebastianKnight on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Pump us up

Please recommend your most favoritest exercise videos. Bonus points for videos that aren't hosted by cheesy spandex-clad gym rats. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on May 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me build my perfect home media machine.

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]
posted by Afroblanco on May 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Avatar DVD - Canadian - Bilingual?

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
posted by watercarrier on May 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Is DVDrare.com selling bootlegs or "test releases"?

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]
posted by Lentrohamsanin on May 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for a video about drugs

Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
posted by Lorc on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

DVD indexing/cataloging software options?

Does anyone have any suggestions for DVD indexing/cataloging software options? [more inside]
posted by neksys on Apr 22, 2010 - 7 answers

DVDs play in 4:3 aspect ratio on new digital TV

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]
posted by massysett on Apr 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Short-run DVD self-publishing UK

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]
posted by bullox on Apr 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Where/how can I watch the final hour-long episode of the BBC comedy show Pulling?

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?
posted by Kirn on Apr 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I wait for Blu-ray TV show releases?

Will TV shows come out on Blu-ray? Which ones should I wait for, which shouldn't I? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I change a DVD default aspect ratio?

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]
posted by SamFrancisco on Apr 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Create a simple DVD slideshow

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.
posted by Proginoskes on Apr 3, 2010 - 2 answers

DVD drive is selective about what disks it runs into

Windows 7 refuses to read commercial data dvds, plays movies fine, loads CDs fine, but chokes on pre-written disks. [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on Mar 30, 2010 - 5 answers

When I buy a DVD at a retailer, where does the money go?

When I buy a DVD at a retailer, where does the money go? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Mar 21, 2010 - 5 answers

can't burn a dvd

I'm having trouble burning a DVD that works in DVD players. [more inside]
posted by fucker on Mar 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Where are thou, Win 7?

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]
posted by johnvaljohn on Mar 15, 2010 - 17 answers

Single source sound

What's the best sounding home cinema system or What hi-fi plays DVDs? [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Mar 15, 2010 - 1 answer

Best VHS to digital for under $500?

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]
posted by zippy on Mar 8, 2010 - 19 answers

I Want My M(ini)TV

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]
posted by artdrectr on Mar 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Why doesn't Disney want my money?

Why does Disney have such a ridiculous home video release policy for its animated films? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Mar 6, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me transfer DVD movies to a thumb drive!

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!
posted by MsKim on Mar 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Cleaning duct tape glue from a DVD?

Kid stuck a piece of duct tape to the back of a DVD (technically, Wii Optical Disc), best way to clean the glue off?
posted by ConstantineXVI on Feb 24, 2010 - 18 answers

How to prevent S Video cable from overriding DVD signal?

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!
posted by AONeal79 on Feb 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Teach me to swing dance without leaving my house

What's a good beginner's swing dancing DVD? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Feb 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Is it time to upgrade to blu-ray?

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]
posted by soonertbone on Feb 16, 2010 - 11 answers


Universal remote on a budget. Is. It. Possible? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Feb 15, 2010 - 17 answers

I need a DVD ripper that isn't scared of scratches

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?
posted by philosophygeek on Feb 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me find 일 박 이 일, Il Bahk Ee Il, Korean television with English subtitles.

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.)
posted by klangklangston on Feb 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Rip and Burn Multiple Movies to a DVD using New 0.9.4 Handbrake for Divx player?

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).
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 7, 2010 - 7 answers

8mm & 16mm to DVD

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?
posted by nickthetourist on Feb 2, 2010 - 10 answers

I wanna play my Myst again

Please help me figure out what to do with my old Game and OS CDs. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jan 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Blu Ray prices

I've noticed that Blu Ray discs are priced a lot higher than DVDs. [more inside]
posted by zzazazz on Jan 22, 2010 - 32 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

From DVD to animated gif, in under three steps.

One-step conversion of a movie clip to an animated gif. Possible (and easy) on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by miniminimarket on Jan 13, 2010 - 4 answers

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