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?
Does anyone know anything about a Battlestar Galactica (2004) complete series DVD? [more inside]
DVD question. First, a little background. At church we have mpeg dvds that we can rip to the computer and add to playlists in windows media player. This works great. The problem is that the Pastor buys other dvds which are not in this format. [more inside]
Our Kia Sedona has one of those built in DVD players, An Audiovox PROV710. For the life of me I can't get DVDs to play in it. [more inside]
Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
Is it true that non-working DVDs will be replaced by the studio (specifically, Paramount/Viacom) that released them, depending on the licensing agreement? [more inside]
TV Filter: I love 'The West Wing, so what other TV/DVDs should I watch? [more inside]
I can rip movies to Xvid using Handbrake and it is all good....it rips the movie but no special features which is fine....But lately, when I tried John Adams (miniseries) or the TV show the 4400, it only took one chunk out of the whole disc and ignored the other episodes. Is there a way around this so I can get all the episodes even if they are lumped into one .avi file? (I really don't mind all the fast-forwarding). Thanks...and to all of those reading/responding...have a great weekend.
I need to duplicate a short bit of video across an entire DVD. Difficulty - Mac OS X Leopard 10.5, no iDVD. [more inside]
What would cause certain folders to show up when a DVD is mounted under Windows (XP, FWIW), but not to show up under Linux (Ubuntu Intrepid)? [more inside]
DVD player door opens 3/4 of the way, then won't play discs - Help! [more inside]
How do I reinstall my built-in DVD drive? [more inside]
I need to replace a DVD drive on a Samsung R50 laptop. The drive in there now is a slimline (Teac DV W28EA). Do I need to replace with another slimline or will any standard laptop DVD drive fit?
Two-part question about subtitles and DVD-to-AVI conversions: 1) How do I, using open-source software, "hard-burn" a subtitle file onto an AVI from a DVD source? 2) Even better, is there a video player that can load and display subtitle files to an avi format? What software & subtitle formatting should I be using? Extra points all around if your solutions handle Mandarin without encoding hitches. [more inside]
How can I store DVDs for use in a media library and get the benefits of compression without losing the menu structure and special features? [more inside]
What are my options for printing album artwork direct to CD without dropping a boatload of cash. [more inside]
Hi everyone. I have a some of movie files that I'd like to transder to DVD. However... [more inside]
I've burned through at least six or seven DVD players in the last two years. And the new Sony one I bought two weeks ago is starting to crap out. [more inside]
Where can I get my own custom DVDs reproduced so that I can sell them to a small, select group of people? [more inside]
So I'm using the Windows 7 Beta, and I need some good burning software that is compatible. [more inside]
DVD authoring for a genuine simpleton. I have three photographs, as jpgs. I want to create a DVD of these photographs playable on any standard consumer DVD player (not a computer), but not as a slideshow. [more inside]
I'm interested in picking up The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration, but which version? [more inside]
Given that the input is VHS and I want to convert to digital, does it matter in terms of output quality if I convert either to VCD or DVD?
I want to convert VHS to a digital format. Given that the input is VHS, does it matter in terms of output quality if I convert either to VCD or DVD? [more inside]
What is the current best option for a home media server/storage? I think that hard drive prices may have finally fallen to the point where I might be able to put my DVDs on a server, but the options are overwhelming. [more inside]
Does your DVD player display subtitles while fast forwarding? [more inside]
My surround sound system keeps cutting out at higher volumes. Please help me find a way to stop it happening. [more inside]
What are the best programs (paid/shareware/freeware/open source) that can convert almost ALL kinds of video files and vice-versa? [more inside]
Are there test DVDs that can display multiple resolutions simultaneously? [more inside]
DVDfilter: Wife has great exercise video with not so great 10 minute intro that can't be skipped. After the intro there is the dvd menu with the 3 exercise routines. Is there a straightforward way to burn a copy of the exercise routines, leaving off the intro?
I'm accustomed to watching DVDs produced for the United States market on my laptop using the VLC software player. Using this set up, will I be able to watch PAL DVDs made for the UK or European markets without any difficulties? I don't want deal with any ripping, conversions, flashing DVD drive memories to change regions etc.
Is there a program to rip just the main video from an ISO file? [more inside]
Is it possible / legal to burn .m4v files on to a DVD? [more inside]
I'll be teaching a film class in London this summer and I'm wondering--will I be able to play my American DVDs on English DVD players? Since I suspect the answer is no, will it work if I play them through my IBM laptop and plug this into an English computer projector? Or will I simply have to buy all new DVDs in the English standard?
I need recommendations for Mac backup / archive software to make DVDs that fill each DVD to capacity with files from a group of folders. I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.5. [more inside]