Have an oil painting, self portrait of my old man, there is an L shaped rip around 6x4in flap. What's the best way to repair it?
posted by daveo'h
on Mar 15, 2013 -
What's the latest and greatest for ripping cds? Mac and PC answers both greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Phredward
on Apr 18, 2012 -
For a conference at work, I have been asked to get video clips from a variety of movies to play in between presenters. I am not sure how to proceed. I am assuming I would need to rip the DVD to my hard-drive, then select the 30-60 sec clip needed. I have a PC that is running Windows 7. What software do I need and how do I go about doing this? I am willing to pay (within reason) for software.
posted by TwinBrooks
on Mar 3, 2011 -
My pants keep ripping at the knee. Looking for prevention and repair ideas! [more inside]
posted by xo
on Feb 5, 2011 -
I have some brand new DVDs and when I try to rip them (for LEGAL use, I OWN them) I keep getting told they ALL have bad sectors. What to do? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Nov 16, 2010 -
My Dad burned me a DVD of home movies. Is there an easy, free way to extract clips in a common format? [more inside]
posted by sidereal
on Aug 30, 2010 -
I've got a small (2-3 inch) tear in the cloth of the driver's seat of my car. Is there a "best practices" way to make sure this doesn't expand and require me to have the whole seat reupholstered? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Twilight Zone-like parking lot fender bender scenario. Anyone with previous experience with a nutcase like this? [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Jun 16, 2010 -
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 -
What's the best way for me to rip all my CDs to mp3 and ensure that the files get named the way I want, and everything is tagged the way I want? [more inside]
posted by antifuse
on May 18, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
What audio format would you rip the recently remastered Beatles albums in for optimum iPod listening? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50
on Oct 27, 2009 -
New car buying hell. Are we the only ones being told that the Toyota Prius price is MSRP PLUS expensive add-on premiums to cover their gouging? [more inside]
posted by 6:1
on Aug 8, 2009 -
Print Filter(heh): I just bought a spandy-old Epson Stylus 3000 Big-A$$-Inkjet, and I have a couple questions about it that fairly persistent Googling failed to answer. [more inside]
posted by baylink
on Dec 19, 2008 -
Several mp3s in my large collection are silent, or almost entirely so. Please help me find ways of detecting them automatically. [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Nov 29, 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 -
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 want to rip my TV Series DVD's and store the episodes on my computer (Windows 2003 or XP). Can someone tell me what hardware I need to do this? Just a DVD drive in the computer? I've found some software information, including this
old AskMe thread, but updated recommendations would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44
on May 22, 2008 -
Is there an easy Mac OS X way to rip a video (plus audio) stream of a hockey game tonight? [more inside]
posted by miles1972
on Dec 8, 2007 -
I want to rip a movie from a DVD to its elementary streams (.ac3 & .m2v). I can do this using the Stream Processing\Demux option in DVD Decrypter, but because the video is spread across several VOBs, I end up with several video files. So - I then have to rejoin these video segments, which I'm using the Join command in DOS for. It works fine but I'm wondering if there's an easier way to do this? I'm open to Mac options too.
posted by The_Partridge_Family
on Sep 27, 2007 -
I need a rather rare video tape copied to DVD or saved as a video file. I don't have the equipment to do it myself and the tape is out of print, only released in Japan, unlikely to ever be released on dvd, and still under copyright. It's official documentation of an American child actor's Japanese music career. It is my 'happy' tape because I always feel better after I watch it.
What is the best way to get this copied? Bonus points if it's cheap or free and/or local to Charlotte, NC. [more inside]
posted by aristan
on Sep 6, 2007 -
OK, so that's how
to do it, but should
I do it? Should I rip my DVD and/or CD collections to a media server and then import the computer - but not the original discs - to the US, if I were move there? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike
on May 22, 2007 -
oh CRAP filter:
I just waxed off a huge chunk of skin from my upper-lip and eyebrow. Help! [more inside]
posted by zippity
on Dec 17, 2006 -
For some reason, when I try to rip/import anything off a CD, all the audio on my laptop slows down to a choppy crawl. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Oct 23, 2006 -
I have a dear pal with a coke habit that has driven him to homelessness. He is not a US-native; he grew up in pre-change Eastern Europe. He does have a green card. He has had trouble hiolding job and appears to have never received training in money-management issues either in the US or at home. I do not want him to die, which he will surely do this year if things do not change. What can I do?
posted by mwhybark
on Oct 5, 2006 -
For some reason my copy of Deltron 3030 [The Instrumentals]
CD just will not rip to mp3 without serious artifacts appearing on the mp3 version. The CD plays fine on every stereo I have tried but will not rip on any of the Macs I have here at home. Anyone know where I might obtain a copy of the MP3 version of these songs hopefully for free since I already legally own the album and just want them on my iPod? Or on the other hand, anyone know how I might rip these successfully? [more inside]
posted by pwb503
on Sep 2, 2006 -
I own all of the southpark dvds and I want to rip each episode to an individual file for my media center. I know I can do this manually but it is tedious. Is there any Rip software that can do a batch conversion?
posted by lukeomalley
on May 4, 2006 -
Burning DVDs: I want to get clips from (commercial and locked) DVDs and into a new DVD for class, with a menu system. I've seen this explanation
, but I have a Mac (OS X, I could be convinced to upgrade to 10.4 if necessary). What's the easiest and/or best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Jan 18, 2006 -
What options do I have for ripping CD's without a PC.
I'm looking for any options whereby I can rip CD's to an external hard disk without having to use a full-blown PC.
posted by empedia
on Nov 22, 2005 -
I'm looking to rip my 300 CDs on to my computer in preparation for an portable audio player. What is the best quality compressed format for music? I'm thinking MP3, as its universal - but as far as I can see there are different types of MP3 driver/convertor formats. Help me through the minefield!
(As a bonus question, what's considered the ultimate 20gig(ish) MP3 player at the moment?)
posted by wibbler
on Sep 19, 2005 -
I just got my first "real" job out of college as a teacher and I want a fun car now. I'm looking at buying a 1989 rebuilt RX-7 Haltech turbo convertible for $5000... the top is ripped and a $1000 replacement is part of the price. Can ripped/leaking/faded tops be restored? [more inside]
posted by trinarian
on Aug 28, 2005 -
I just got a compact disc encrypted with XCP technology. How do I rip it to my Mac G5 computer (OSX 10.4.2)? I want to put the music on my iPod as well as run it on my music server here at home. I have Virtual PC if a Windows app is necessary.
posted by thewiseacre
on Jul 19, 2005 -