How can my video editing workflow be more efficient and avoid time-consuming conversion between formats? [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Nov 15, 2008 -
I'd like to legally buy DVDs of a British television series. Unfortunately, they're only available as Region 2 discs and are encoded (I think) as PAL. Is there a convenient way to play them on my new iMac and OS X 10.5.5?
There have been a few questions along these lines, but no definitive answers as yet. I'm hoping that there's been some software innovation since those last posts that someone can point me to.
posted by aladfar
on Nov 14, 2008 -
Does a movie studio releasing many, many different video formats (multiple SDVDs, HD DVD, UMD, VOD) of a particular movie indicate that this movie performs well at retail? Or is it more likely a desperate attempt to recoup from a disastrous theatrical run?
posted by TheManChild2000
on Nov 11, 2008 -
Can I get some kind of license to be a motion picture theatrical exhibitor, which would allow me to dust off my VHS copy of "E.T." and show it to kids downtown for 25c each? ((For free??)) [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker
on Oct 18, 2008 -
Is there an easy way to rip a video DVD to MP3, so that each chapter on the disc is a separate MP3 file? [more inside]
posted by indyz
on Oct 17, 2008 -
We have 10 hours of Mini-DV tapes (interviews made during my wife's PhD research) and we're looking for a video editing software to edit them into a 1-2 hour DVD. We'll have to add subtitles and to clean noisy audio and video. What would be the best video software to do that? More detailed specs follow. [more inside]
posted by elgilito
on Oct 14, 2008 -
My parents have a bunch of DVD-R discs that apparently were not finalized in the original camcorder, which is no where to be found. How can I get these to DVD? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I am using Mac the Ripper and Roxio Popcorn successfully to rip, compress, and burn DVDs. I have leftover DVD-R Dual Layer DVDs -- is it possible to fit to movies on a DVD? I tried a few ways and it only shows one movie. Any settings I could change? Any other software? Thanks.
posted by snap_dragon
on Oct 8, 2008 -
DVDs and Blu Ray discs are such a pain with their ability to be scratched and the need to find where a disc is, is it in the right case, etc. I find myself often drawn to standard definition “on demand” movies on cable (free ones) instead of searching my own high definition or DVD movies. Is there a way to have the convenience of “on demand” and the quality of the original media? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Oct 7, 2008 -
I own this laptop
and I love it except I am having trouble with the cd/dvd burner. It reads just fine but when I try to burn, no matter what program I use, it doesn't burn properly. Sometimes it leaves the disc blank or leaves a song here and there blank while other songs are burned properly. Do you think it's a defective burner or something to do with how it communicates with the OS?
posted by zzazazz
on Oct 3, 2008 -
can I buy a complete DVD series of Married with Children? If so, where? How much should I expect to pay? It has 11 seasons, and I want to buy it as a gift. However, it would be way too expensive to pay 35-45 dollars PER season, for each individually.
posted by esolo
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Can you recommend an upconverting DVD player with component output that ignores region coding and allows me to perform any action at any time? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 24, 2008 -
37" widescreen LCDTV viewed from 12' away, do my eyes have the resolving power to justify getting a Blu-ray instead of upscaling DVD player? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Sep 23, 2008 -
Looking for a region-free (or region-free-able) DVD player with upconvert for $100 US. I'd also just like to go to Best Buy or wherever (in the US) and pick it up this weekend. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool
on Sep 20, 2008 -
I've got an upconverting DVD player hooked up to an HDTV via an HDMI cable. I can't get the closed captions to display at all, and I know I'm not the only
person to have
. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt
on Sep 6, 2008 -
I am compiling a dvd with 40 volumes of a journal (in PDF format) on it for distribution to members of my state archaeological association. I have a master introduction with table of contents and hyperlinks to the individual PDF files. I am having trouble making the links work. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Diachronic
on Sep 6, 2008 -
I would like to make a CD/DVD of family photographs in a format which could be read by standard web browsers. This would enable me to link the photographs to text, scans of birth certificates etc. just as one does on a web page. [This is a Windows computer and I can (re)learn HTML if necessary.]
If this is a rational thought could somebody please point me towards appropriate software?
posted by speug
on Sep 1, 2008 -
WinAVI crapped out on Vista Premium 64-bit. What other friendly converter such as WinAVI can I use instead to convert xvid/divx/etc to .vob files so I can burn them as a DVD with Nero and such?
Thanks in advance [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Help us find a replacement remote for a TV/DVD combo, or else a good universal remote with an eject button! [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Aug 13, 2008 -
moviefilter: Can you recommend a movie(s) that has fairy tale type magic in it. By magic I mean movies like Secondhand Lions and Big Fish for example. Movies where what seemed at first a fairy tale ended up being the truth or things of that nature. Finding Neverland and Hearts in Atlantis also have that particular type of magic. I guess another way to describe it would be magical things happening in an otherwise normal, realistic setting; nothing animated or set in an alternate universe. Not sure how else to describe it so I hope this makes sense. :)
posted by GlowWyrm
on Aug 9, 2008 -
I was hoping someone could recommend a one-stop DVD burning software for my Mac. I am wanting to make dvds that will work on my regular home player...I am running the latest operating system. My hopes are to have it be able to put a movie on a DVD-R and not invest in more expensive DVD-dual layer discs. Unfortunately, I am not good at using three different types of software to rip, edit, and burn, and hence the request for one all in one package. I know Wondershare does only dvd burning to dual layer. I have seen Fast DVD Copy but not sure how good it works, though it looks nice. Any suggestions? I appreciate all advice and wish all respondents and awesome week. Thanks.
posted by snap_dragon
on Aug 4, 2008 -
I need to copy a series of scenes from several commercial DVD's and then edit snippets into a single video (with narrations videos I make between the scenes). What software is best to get the actual rips and then what editing software can handle this best without requiring me to be a video editing professional? Is AnyDVD + CloneDVD+??? the answer? You are going to say I need to buy a Mac, aren't you?
posted by libraryman
on Aug 4, 2008 -
I have two computer hard drives installed onto one machine, and no CD for the first hard drive. The computer doesn't recognize USB ports nor the DVD drive on one of the hard drives. How can I fix that? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth
on Jul 23, 2008 -
The world (and universe) is an incredible place, as I've learned from awesome series such as Planet Earth and the Universe. What are some other high-quality mindblowing box sets? Or even just a single eye-opening documentary? I just want to watch something and leave with the sensation of, wow, the world is a crazy/amazing place. [more inside]
posted by god particle
on Jul 20, 2008 -
I watch most of my TeeVee on Netflix. Is there a site somewhere which indicate which episodes are on which DVD in the series? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Jul 15, 2008 -
I want to see an independent film: The Polymath, Or The Life And Opinions Of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman.
While I live in Washington DC metro area and would go if showing nearby, I really would like to purchase this as a DVD.
Does anyone know if it is or will be available in DC area or on DVD?
posted by cmh0150
on Jul 7, 2008 -
Is there any point backing up my DVD collection if I could just download replacements? [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Do-it-yourselfers: I'm trying to make my own DVD box set. The part that's missing is the box. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31
on Jun 23, 2008 -
How can I buy the series DVDs of 'The Real Football Factories' and 'The Real Football Factories: International
' in Canada? [more inside]
posted by chugg
on Jun 20, 2008 -
We are building a video display wall for our new office and I need to figure out the best way to do it, with out spending too much. The output source are 22 LCD displays, there are 6 of them all showing different slide shows. DVD? PC? Any help would be appreciated.
More details of what has been tried are inside. [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett
on Jun 19, 2008 -
I'm looking for some films/TV shows that revolve around the concept of family, especially the "created family". [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Jun 18, 2008 -