How can I make a phony DVD, that starts off promisingly, but eventually turns into something totally unexpected...with the intention of pranking a DVD thief? [more inside]
I need some help with creating a DVD with subtitles. My computer is a Mac, but also runs Parallels and XP. [more inside]
I don't have cable or satellite, don't want cabe or satellite, but I want to be able to do timer recordings of TV shows to DVD. I believe this requires a DVD recorder with a digital tuner. Where do I find a good one for $150 or less? And setup tips and/or traps to avoid greatly appreciated as well.
Just curious: What DVD commentaries absolutely enhance the movie they're attached to? [more inside]
While I'm in Paris (for a short stop) I plan to buy DVDs (movies) by french new wave directors like truffaut. I have heard that there are cheap DVD shops in Paris. Do you know of any good ones in the Left Bank ? I will be staying in Montparnasse.
Is there an ripping/converting application that will automate naming and labeling of TV episodes copied from DVD? [more inside]
I am looking to catalog my DVD library (mostly of DivX movies). I own an IMac. Is Delicious Monster the way to go? I want to be able to simply enter the title of the movie and have it come up with the real box art and keep it in A-Z or numerical order. No more no less. I emailed customer service and they never responded so I am consulting the Metafilter Oracle on this one. If there is anything cheaper or free, I am open to that, as well. Until then....a loonnnnnnng Excel spreadsheet. Thanks for your time and have a good Halloween weekend, folks.
Mac Filter: Backup and Burning DVDs HELP! [more inside]
I have a Sony DCR-DVD92 video camcorder that records video on DVD-Rs. I have finalized the disc on the camera and I'm trying to capture the video onto my PC for storage/editing, but the camera doesn't seem to connect to my PC, and my PC DVD player doesn't seem to recognize the mini DVD-Rs that the camera uses. Any suggestions?
Where online might I purchase a DVD of Let the Right One In with the corrected subtitles? [more inside]
How do I eject the Snow Leopard install DVD on a Mac Mini? [more inside]
I work too much and don't get out anymore. Help me acquire some (more) great live punk rock albums/DVDs. [more inside]
How do I burn a dvd on a mac from an iso file with subtitles? [more inside]
Time for a new DVD player. Format confusion! Resources? [more inside]
What are the best websites that review DVDs? Not the movies that come on the DVDs, but the DVDs themselves? [more inside]
Can you help me connect my optical-out DVD players to my new HDMI-in HDTV? [more inside]
Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray? [more inside]
Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
What's the best DVD burner? I need a new DVD burner, is there any reason I should buy one model over another, or should I just get whatever's on sale today? [more inside]
My DVD/CD and CD drives only work a little bit. [more inside]
How successful can a VHS-to-DVD conversion business be? [more inside]
How can I get a DVD to customers without maintaining an inventory? [more inside]
What can I do with my old DVDs and magazines? [more inside]
High fidelity DVD ripping: collecting short videos from separate DVDs without losing any quality [more inside]
What Italian movies am I missing out on? I'm familiar with the post-war classics, but it's hard to come by more modern stuff in the States. [more inside]
What's the best (free) way to back up DVDs these days? [more inside]
What is a good Bible Based DVD or movie that I can offer to my five year old daughter. I want her to get more knowledgable about the bible, but at her age, I'm not looking for a lot of blood or violence. Also, she asks me a lot why there are not girls in the stories. So maybe you know of a good movie that has Mary or Ruth in it? I want her to learn, but I need it to be age appropriate. She likes animation or live people. Thanks, Lynnie-the-pooh
I'm in the US, and I would like to buy a DVD that I'm pretty sure is only available in UK (Region 2) format. I don't really care about playing it in my home DVD player – what I'm more interested in is getting it on my iPod. I have a Dell Inspiron e1505, circa March 2006, with Handbrake installed. Here's what I'd like to know: [more inside]
Should I try and get my laptop's multi-drive repaired, or just buy an external one? [more inside]
This is easy - I just want the 'TV' version of Steve Martin's 'The Jerk'. So... how do I get it? [more inside]
I just had my very first belly dance class and discovered I'm a bit clueless when it comes to what the instructor is actually doing with her feet and her hands. And her chest. Pretty much everything she's doing mystifies me a bit, actually. Any recommendations for a very good, very basic Belly Dance dvd that I can practice with, or other resources that might help me get the moves down?
I have a large .iso file to transport. If I split the file and burn it onto two DVDs, can I combine them again once they're on the target machine? How? [more inside]
Using Handbrake, is there a way to put subtitles onto DVD when they are interspersed in the real movie? Example: the movie Defiance had some English subtitles when characters spoke Russian/German. These didn't come through when I made my first trial run disc. So basically I'm asking for situational subtitles if I can call them that and not the full movie-lenght subtitle added throughout the whole movie. Thanks for your input.
How do I return a Netflix film if my red return envelope is damaged? [more inside]
Trying to buy the Hole 'MTV Unplugged' DVD online - in vain. [more inside]
I found three parallel port dongles and have no idea what software they go to. [more inside]
Looking for a good animated Biblical DVD for my five year old. [more inside]
Why do movies (.avi files) look better when viewed using a DVD player than on a computer screen? [more inside]
Best way to get analog 8mm videotapes to digital format? [more inside]
I'm looking for an open source PVR-like application for my vista computer (which is dedicated solely to playing downloaded videos). [more inside]
Does software exist which will allow me to use my PC's DVD drive as an external USB drive for my netbook? [more inside]
"this dvd for non-modified region 1 players only". Being a techno-dunce, I've recently found out that my macbook won't play these types of restricted dvds. Is there a way to determine in advance which dvds are and are not restricted in this way? [more inside]
Help me understand why standard definition DVDs vary in image quality on a HDTV [more inside]
How do I burn VIDEO_TS folders to DVD Video discs that work on standalone players? [more inside]
More and more DVDs are coming encoded with Dolby surround sound and many don't have an alternate Dolby stereo option. The resulting sound has way too much background noise mixed in, making it hard to hear the dialogue. Usually, we turn down the volume and turn on the closed captions. Is there another way or am I forced to spend hundreds on a surround-sound system? [more inside]
What mainstream DVD player has the best error correction? [more inside]
Why do CDs and DVDs come in different case sizes?
I'm moving around a lot. Tired of dragging movie DVD's around. Not looking to make an iso copy (i.e. DVDShrink). Too much disk space. ~750MB avi's would be more ideal, but even as a software developer the options I've Googled are confusing. Is there a simple (i.e.1-button) DVD to AVI converter?
Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
During some insomnia nights, some years ago, I was lucky enough to come across with Of Beauty and Consolation on the tv, which was an English translation of the dutch tv program Van de Schoonheid en de Troost. The program is a series of interviews with intellectuals. The Richard Rorty interview is available on-line. Now I'm trying to get the DVD box, and it seems there is a dutch version available, but since I don't know a word of dutch, I'm trying to find the English version. Anyone can help this quest?