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Forum: Digital Devices 11-22-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,314
Posted By *Bix*
The 360 should've come with a cable that has a...

The 360 should've come with a cable that has a proprietary connector on one end and the yellow composite video/red & white stereo audio on the other.
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 06-21-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By *Bix*
Micro Center really is a wonderful store. They...

Micro Center really is a wonderful store. They have EVERYTHING (including large build your own PC and book departments) and the prices are great. Verbatim AZO DVD-Rs are $21.99/100 as of my last...
Forum: Computer Hardware, Software - Coupons, Sales and Deals 06-20-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By *Bix*
Free & Discounted motherboards with some AMD CPUs at Micro Center stores

If you're looking to (re)build a PC, and especially if you're planning on getting an AMD CPU, Micro Center is the place to go if you have a store nearby. (While they sell stuff online, this is in...
Forum: Blank Media 11-06-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,808
Posted By *Bix*
All other things being equal, I'd recommend...

All other things being equal, I'd recommend Meritline over SMS if you're in the Northeast because they have a warehouse in Massachusetts, making shipping faster. Unless things have changed, SMS just...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 08-04-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,520
Posted By *Bix*
I know this is old-ish, but this applied then...

I know this is old-ish, but this applied then anyway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flv#Media_type_support

FLV is just a container format.
Forum: Blank Media 04-14-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By *Bix*
When I say uses, I mean just that their files...

When I say uses, I mean just that their files include LAME-encoded MP3s. I'm aware that they may not be encoding them themselves. At any rate, there's not going to be a huge difference 256 kbps...
Forum: Blank Media 04-14-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By *Bix*
Any reason that you choose to use Fraunhofer? ...

Any reason that you choose to use Fraunhofer? It's routinely beaten by LAME in listening tests, and LAME is even what Amazon uses now. There's nothing wrong with the Fraunhofer encoder, but LAME...
Forum: Blank Media 04-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By *Bix*
Oh, and the compressed formats have tagging. WAV...

Oh, and the compressed formats have tagging. WAV and AIFF don't.
Forum: Blank Media 04-12-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By *Bix*
FLAC (and other losslessly compressed files)...

FLAC (and other losslessly compressed files) decompress to LPCM WAVs in a few seconds, and I've never heard of anyone having a problem with the track being "wrong" in losslessly compressed form...
Forum: Blank Media 04-12-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,042
Posted By *Bix*
admin and Lordsmurf can explain it better, but...

admin and Lordsmurf can explain it better, but there are very few reasons to use one over the other nowadays. Some DVD recorders handle +R differently, and in those cases it's better to use -R, as...
Forum: Blank Media 04-12-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By *Bix*
I, like admin, have diagnosed super-hearing (not...

I, like admin, have diagnosed super-hearing (not diagnosed as having hyperacusis as far as I know unless the audiologist just explained it to be in different terms, but I have a feeling I may have it...
Forum: Photo Processing, Scanning & Printing 02-05-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,870
Posted By *Bix*
Either way, you need a slide scanner. If you...

Either way, you need a slide scanner.

If you just want them to be able to see the photos, they can look at them on their computers or on DVD players that can view JPEGs (lots can).

If you want...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-03-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,952
Posted By *Bix*
Some of the LiteOns (I forget which) were also...

Some of the LiteOns (I forget which) were also prone to audio sync issues.

The Toshibas had questionable quality drives (both the burners and HDDs).
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