I watch episodes of TV shows on my pc laptop in bed before I sleep most nights. They are usually divx AVIs, but sometimes DVDs. Is there a piece of software that would work well with a touch-screen monitor that would make watching things easier? I'm thinking of something like Apple's Front Row but for windows.
posted by cmicali
on Mar 18, 2006 -
Back in 2004 there was some speculation
about the bulge on Bush's jacket, that started on the internet and eventually got the attention of the mainstream media. I'm looking for similiar examples, where something that started as talk on the internet eventually got the attention of the more mainstream media (such as TV and newspapers).
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral
on Mar 13, 2006 -
I've got a Windows Media Center edition PC hooked up to my television using an S-video cable so that I can play DIVX files, and I'm getting my wallpaper showing up on the television... and nothing else. The main monitor still shows all my apps, however. What gives?! [more inside]
posted by insomnia_lj
on Mar 10, 2006 -
Why does Windows Media Player hork up all my CPU these days? When it didn't used to? [more inside]
posted by sidereal
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Who puts up all those wheatpaste posters on the streets of NYC? Is it legal? Do they have permits? Can anyone do it?
posted by jimmydare
on Mar 1, 2006 -
I need to find a some kind of media player for friends' Apple Powerbook. Quicktime won't play the files I have... [more inside]
posted by curiousleo
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Almost twelve years ago, did you watch OJ's drive in the White Bronco? I didn't, but have a couple questions. [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Jan 27, 2006 -
How to find the full text of the public statement issued by DoubleDay defending James Frey? [more inside]
posted by studentguru
on Jan 20, 2006 -
Is there any way in OS X Tiger to create a Smart Folder of movies (mostly .avi) with the condition "Play Count Is...", as in iTunes? I'd like to make an "unseen movies" folder. This is very easy to do in iTunes, but I don't seem to see such an option in the Finder. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Jan 3, 2006 -
My 92 year old father has written a book about his life and he wants to appear on Oprah and similar shows to promote the book. Does anyone know anyone who can help gets this to a national market? [more inside]
posted by Helen J.
on Dec 18, 2005 -
What are important dates and events in the development of international mass media? I have this list
so far, but any MeFites that have an interest in this area, please contribute! I have a specific interest in the development of media in the developing world.
posted by k8t
on Dec 12, 2005 -
Need help drafting Conflict of Interest guidelines for a community radio station. Media folks, law folks, journalistas, can you help? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Dec 8, 2005 -
Twins of the world! This is a question for you: what media (books, movies, documentaries, poems, photographs, paintings etc), fiction or non, do you feel best expresses your own experience as a twin? All lengthy anecdotes welcome :-) [Here's your opportunity to deny or confirm the suspicion that all twins love the Polish Brothers
posted by ibeji
on Nov 29, 2005 -
Does anyone have, or know where I could find, Hubert Dreyfus's lectures on Heidegger available for download? His own website at UC Berkeley
used to have them (this FPP
from 2003 actually linked to them) but for whatever reason (bandwidth, maybe?) they have been taken down.
posted by ori
on Nov 28, 2005 -
Say you needed to find someone who was the victim of a particular type of crime in your city... how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on Nov 28, 2005 -
MediaFilter: Does what I want exist? I want to stream media to my home theater, but... [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Nov 25, 2005 -
After the Titanic sank, was removing references to persons or ships tangentially involved common place? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid
on Nov 18, 2005 -
Can you direct me to some seriously good blogs written by gen Y people that could be could illustrations of 'the voice of the gen Y'? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka
on Nov 8, 2005 -
I'm searching for an extensive study on the amount of times a country has been mentioned in the media (i.e. media coverage or saturation).... [more inside]
posted by mikeanegus
on Nov 7, 2005 -
What are some of your all-time favorite Internet media clips? Examples: Star Wars Gangsta Rap, the rendered Neil Peart YYZ clip, etc. Looking for eye candy to burn onto DVD for snowy-day living room entertainment.
posted by rolypolyman
on Nov 6, 2005 -
I have $250, access to free computer hardware and a yearning to create something cool for my house. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by bryanzera
on Nov 1, 2005 -
I've overfilled my laptop and want to move files to external drives. But moving keeps getting stopped for various reasons (and what the hell is a cyclic redundancy??) and I'm going nuts. Please send me your speed tips and procedure suggestions! The specifics: Toshiba satellite running windows xp; total c drive size 55.8gb, free space 12.6. External drives: f (in fat 32 which I'd like to reformat to ntfs) has a capacity of 152gb, and has only 66.1 free. Newest drive g (i've just formatted it to ntfs) has a capacity of 111gb, with 103 left after my abortive attempts to put an image disc of c on it. Thanks ... [more inside]
posted by thewhynotgirl
on Nov 1, 2005 -
The little triangles and squares used to identify control buttons on media players, both analog and digital; What are they called and on what product did they first appear? Would you call them tape-control glyphs? That's what I'd call 'em. But my google-fu is fruitless. You know - two right facing triangles means fast forward >>, a broken box means pause, etc.
posted by bendybendy
on Oct 31, 2005 -
How come every time i download or open an mpeg from a website it opens up in a small quicktime screen on another page? I want it to be downloaded and opened using windows media player? Only started happening since i bought a new computer!
posted by indio1919
on Oct 31, 2005 -
Somewhat of a pointless question, how come Ashlee Simpson still gets media attention? She's not paticularly attractive, nor can she sing. To top it all off she was blatantly caught lipsyncing on SNL, yet she's scheduled (I believe to be on it again, or was on it a short while ago). Are differing media companies that well-connected? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Oct 28, 2005 -
Are there any good open source media sharing/rating tools? This would be for the sort of thing where someone uploads WackyMovie.mov and registered users rate it. Then, the best movies bubble up to the top of their category, etc. (Plugins for WordPress also accepted...)
posted by paul_smatatoes
on Oct 27, 2005 -
My birthday is coming up and what I really want is a portable media center. I want a device that plays all the major formats of video (without a lengthy conversion process -- this is key) and plays mp3s. I want for it to have an easy to use and good looking interface, small enough dimensions to fit into most pockets and at least 20 GB of storage space. My price range is $500 or less. And forget the iPod Video, as I understand it it will accept only .mov files (but please correct me if I'm wrong -- which I hope I am). Suggest away!
posted by JPowers
on Oct 17, 2005 -
Does recordable media "go bad" after a while? and if it does, are there any media that is less susceptible?
I am going to buy some DVD+Rs for mastering my movies to, how do I ensure that they still will work in 10 years time? [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone
on Oct 14, 2005 -
How can I set up and stream LIVE video to be viewed through my, or another website? [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly
on Oct 13, 2005 -
The Daily Show: Great Moments in Punditry as Read by Children. I just don't get it. [more inside]
posted by phrits
on Sep 28, 2005 -
Does anybody have any experience with the relatively new MediaREADY 5000 from Video without Boundaries. Seems to be cheaper than XP Media Centers. But appears to have low storage. The URL is http://www.vwbinc.com/products.html
posted by flyby22
on Sep 27, 2005 -
Some people on the media platform took photos or video of me and the sign I was holding at D.C. on Saturday in the Ellipse. Where can I look for this picture/video? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Sep 25, 2005 -
My Windows Media Player has begun ripping CD's when inserted, despite having that function clicked off in the settings. [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Sep 14, 2005 -
: Can anyone identify this TV ad that ran a few years back? A young man is packing up his car for college and his father is there saying goodbye. Very emotional. The mother is noticeably absent. The father goes inside to find the mother--not sad as expected--excitedly measuring up the son's room for a new hot tub that she's going to install. Can anyone tell me the company and/or a place where I could download the ad? Thanks.
posted by thejimp
on Sep 1, 2005 -
RadioMediaFilter: I have a sneaking suspicion radio personalities on popular music stations are purposely selected for their androgynous-sounding voices. [more inside]
posted by omidius
on Aug 31, 2005 -
I'm trying to help out a non profit that benefits autistic kids. Its a great organization. They've been mentioned in the press/hbo/tv etc quite a bit but no one has kept a media book.
Is there any service that would be able to find this info? I don't need the articles just a listing of them would be fine.
posted by keithl
on Aug 24, 2005 -