Ultimate Home Theater Sound Tests

Ok I don’t really mean sound test. I mean butt rumbling bass. Most of the movies I used to use sound thin theses days like Fifth Element or the Matrix helicopter crash don’t sound as great. So what movies really hit the 10 hertz. YouTube has some great ones. So here are some of my […]

DVD Backup

Well the world is moving on to Blu-ray and I’ll have to get one of these bad boys at some point (and replace my whole television too, the lovely 250kg monster that it is). In the meantime, backing up DVDs and so forth goes on. Here’s the workflow I use. Its a little old these […]

The Good Death on Cold Case

I just loved this episode 23 of Cold Case. Called “The Good Death” it was to me really touching and as I’ve always loved the last sequences on Cold Case, the song “Good Day”:http://www.have-dog.com/coldcase/ was just terrific. “Paul Westerberg”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002N59/havedogwilltr-20 sings it from track 11 of Eventually. For those of you who don’t know “Paul”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Westerberg was […]

Digital Videos from your library

King County Library System – eCollection – Home. How amazingly cool. King County now has a deal where you can download IMAX and other films onto your PC. Check them out and watch them. They also do classical music and books-on-tape as well. These do use Windows encryption so they won’t work on your iPod […]

AC3, H.264 and every other decoding

OK, if you need to decode AC3 and other contnet, you can either download specific codec from xVid or for Free-Codecs.com :: Download AC3 Filter 1.02a test8 : AC3 Filter is a DirectShow filter for AC3 decoding. However, most folks will be happier with “FFDshow”:http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/ffdshow.cfm, this is a multiformat decoder includes video formats including Xvid, […]

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