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Forum: Computers 09-03-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,150
Posted By SailsOnBlue
WM Recorder suite vs Replay Media suite?

They are owned by the same company and seem to match up w most features. They were separate products from different developers at one time, but that was a while back. Is there now any difference...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 04-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,227
Posted By SailsOnBlue
How to play DVD from hard drive?

A classic noobish question, I know. But, er, there are a few simple things I don't seem to have down.

I tried DVD shrink 3.2. Using the defaults, it used no compression and created an iso file....
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 03-25-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,988
Posted By SailsOnBlue
"If one of those works for you, post back, and...

"If one of those works for you, post back, and let us know the details"

Orbit can't catch it with the default options. I haven't fiddled with it further.
It's free, you can watch as many times...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 03-22-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,988
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Replay can catch it, but you have to use the paid...

Replay can catch it, but you have to use the paid version or it cuts at 75%.

It sounds like manual methods won't do it. Replay is worth the cost if you use it, but this is the only thing I'd...
Forum: Encode, Convert for streaming 03-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,988
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Free methods to save video from an educational site?

I've used the Replay trial version and it works well. But I've found that most of the video I want to download doesn't require any software - just the save this video link in RealPlayer (a wretched...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 07-01-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
It's looking better now. Half dozen Sony +R, all...

It's looking better now. Half dozen Sony +R, all readable, no more mechanical distress. It is necessary to finalize each DVD manually, even though it auto-finalizes at the end of each disk. There...
Forum: Computers 07-01-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,292
Posted By SailsOnBlue
"I had spent unreasonable amounts of time ..." ...

"I had spent unreasonable amounts of time ..."

Amen.. the hours wasted on computer fiddling... wish I could get those back!

Does RMC save in the original file format of whatever was being...
Forum: Computers 06-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,292
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Are there reliable plugins to capture Flash and similar streaming web video?

I'm sure this has been asked before a dozen times..but I could not the info I needed.

What I want to do:
Capture and play back Web video, primarily embedded Flash but also whatever other formats...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Well -- so if you mistakenly pop a DVD-R into a...

Well -- so if you mistakenly pop a DVD-R into a CD burner you can kill the drive? Will a DVD-RAM physically load on an self-destructing drive? Those would be easy mistakes to make with various...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
What is sacrificed when using 2 hr mode? DVD is...

What is sacrificed when using 2 hr mode? DVD is already compressed compared to the DV video standard, so I'm curious what to expect with a further 2:1 compression.
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-25-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Much to my surprise, it has recorded 2 Sony +R...

Much to my surprise, it has recorded 2 Sony +R without incident. Not only were the disks written, by the clanking and grunching has ceased.

I'll hazard a guess that popping in media a drive...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-21-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
I have DVD-R, VB 16x bought for data. Does...

I have DVD-R, VB 16x bought for data.

Does it matter if the media is rated 16x, or do I have to hunt for 8x? I could not find any decent +R this evening, it'll have to wait until I can get to a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-21-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Is there some way I can check the Verbatim stuff...

Is there some way I can check the Verbatim stuff for compatibility? Do you need a code from the label or the disks themselves?
But... if it won't use the best, most compatible media... something is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-21-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
That's all I have handy, and after the weird...

That's all I have handy, and after the weird mechanical sounds and I'm not keen on sinking more time into it. I can pick up some Sony media if I can find it without a excess shopping --- but IDK if...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 06-21-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Almost...

Some expert help might be handy at this juncture.

How do I handle a return/replacement with this Amazon purchase? I have only the online acknowledgements, no invoice in the box. The shipper shows...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 06-10-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,844
Posted By SailsOnBlue
- tx, I suspect that option refers only to a...

- tx, I suspect that option refers only to a direct camera-display output, not file format. I don't think AVI knows anything about interlaced vs progressive or 60hz vs 50.

Is there a way to check...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 06-09-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,844
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Do .avi files have an NTSC or PAL property?

I have a P&S camera which as a menu item for "NTSC or PAL". When I record video with it I get .avi with 30fps frame rate.
For creating those .avi clips, does the NTSC/PAL selection matter, or is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-26-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Well, I got the Phillips item you mention. It...

Well, I got the Phillips item you mention. It arrived in one piece (though minimally packed) and with a printed original manual. It had been used little, if at all. It was looking good so far. Time...
Forum: Blank Media 05-13-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,528
Posted By SailsOnBlue
You've been very helpful and patient. I tend to...

You've been very helpful and patient. I tend to be much more into details than most people (probably should have been an aeronautical engineer or pilot... there are few places where attention to...
Forum: Blank Media 05-12-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,528
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Well, that saves some aggravation. I can drop by...

Well, that saves some aggravation. I can drop by B&H, thus avoiding the garbage available at the local Staples/Best Buy, or waiting for shipment and hopefully finding stackable media, however small...
Forum: Blank Media 05-09-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,528
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Which discs are scratch resistant plus

retain one other feature --
I notice that some disks have a slightly raised outer edge and hub - just a bit, which would be enough to keep them from grinding dust into each other when on a spindle....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-07-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Some of the recorders I suggest may come with an...

Some of the recorders I suggest may come with an ATSC tuner, so no need to avoid them -- this feature is not as important as the quality of the video recording, the Firewire intput, or the build...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-06-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
That was fast! TV -- I don't watch much TV...

That was fast!

TV -- I don't watch much TV and don't have a TV set at the moment. Should I get one I would try a converter box and antenna to see if there is anything worth watching over the air....
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 05-06-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,316
Posted By SailsOnBlue
Which DVD recorders for transferring mini-dv to DVD via 1394 input?

Hi --

I need a simple way to move video from dv tape to a DVD; while this can be done with camera ==> computer ==> read manual ==> intermediate steps ==> burn DVD there is too much manual time...
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