Ripping a DVD with Multiple Audio tracks

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

First off, you should now that I like to study languages. I have studied Spanish for a good amount of time (and have a site related to learning spanish for beginners). I’ve also studied French and German and a smattering of other languages. In fact, you might even say that my interest in shortwave radio [...]

Visualizing 4 spatial dimensions

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I’ve always had more than a passing interest in astronomy and physics… so when I found reference to this video series explaining how to visualize four spatial dimensions. Multiple spatial dimensions are the domain of math, but I’ve always suspected that the universe has 4 spatial dimensions… anyway interesting stuff to think about.    Send [...]

What Should you Look for in a New Computer?

Monday, March 10th, 2008

This is one of the questions that I deal with at least weekly. Here’s where I usually start answering… First you have to ask yourself what you want to do with a computer. If your goal is email and internet access, most ANYTHING sold new today is much more than sufficient to the task. It [...]

Nvidia video cards

Friday, December 7th, 2007

I’ve been looking at a new video card lately (X-Plane…) And am certain that many people are confused by Nvidia’s product lines of late… Here’s a nutshell idea…. They’re currently using 4 digit product numbers – like 7300, 7800, 8300, etc…. I found this breakdown in zdnets talkback…    Send article as PDF   

Miro – rss/videocast aggregator/player

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I’ve just been using miro the last few days and I ought to mention it here. It’s a multiplatform program (windows/ mac/ linux) that let’s you subscribe to video feeds (much like a podcast catcher does for audio.) It also plays video within the player (you can organize your local video clips through it as [...]

Middle Ages Tech support – early books

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

I guess anytime technology changes it takes a bit of getting used to…. this video was recommended to me by a customer.    Send article as PDF   

Converting mpg to dv

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

One of the slickest video editing tools I’ve used in linux is kino. The only problem is that it’s geared towards dv files which comes straight from a camcorder (using the dv format.) Most of my video clips are in mpg format…. so there are ways to get it converted… here’s one such suggestion…. ffmpeg [...]

dvdstyler under linux

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

One of the utilities under Linux I’ve made use of in the last few months is Dvdstyler. It essentially will take your dvd ready video and make the DVD filesystem (as well as menus). Simple menus are very straightforward as is setting bookmarks (chapters) within a file imported into a dvd project. However… for the [...]

Flash Player 9 for Linux

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Now… available in Beta form… The Linux version of the Flash player has been stuck at 7 for some time, while many sites require flash 8 for video/etc… (The page to find the beta download is here.)    Send article as PDF   

Watching out for MORE fake video codecs

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

sunbelt blog has yet MORE fake codec sites to watch out for. All are bad and should be AVOIDED… details after the jump….    Send article as PDF   


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