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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:38 pm

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Can DVDShrink be used to reduce the size of a downloaded video when putting it onto disc?
I downloaded and burned all six Star Wars films for my house mate a few months ago. The files were about 1GB each, but only one would fit per 4.7GB DVD, and it took at least 2 hours per film!

A downloaded video (as in a .avi?) no, though if they're 1gig each, you should be able to burn three onto a disc quite happily if you burn it as a data disc. It'll still play on computers and DivX compatible DVD players, but not others. I have some 500 films or so burnt onto disc this way. DVDShrink is a program to work especially for DVDs.

Yeh .avi. I can't remember what software I used (my computer crashed since, so it's gone), but I used software to create a menu so that the films could be selected rather than having to skip through the previous film each time. Maybe that wasn't necessary...I'd never made a video DVD before lol! Anyway, on disc the 1GB files took up about 4GB. Suspect
My house mate's DVD player is very cheap and basic, so it may have problems playing a data disc.
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:44 pm

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Can DVDShrink be used to reduce the size of a downloaded video when putting it onto disc?
I downloaded and burned all six Star Wars films for my house mate a few months ago. The files were about 1GB each, but only one would fit per 4.7GB DVD, and it took at least 2 hours per film!

A downloaded video (as in a .avi?) no, though if they're 1gig each, you should be able to burn three onto a disc quite happily if you burn it as a data disc. It'll still play on computers and DivX compatible DVD players, but not others. I have some 500 films or so burnt onto disc this way. DVDShrink is a program to work especially for DVDs.

Yeh .avi. I can't remember what software I used (my computer crashed since, so it's gone), but I used software to create a menu so that the films could be selected rather than having to skip through the previous film each time. Maybe that wasn't necessary...I'd never made a video DVD before lol! Anyway, on disc the 1GB files took up about 4GB. Suspect
My house mate's DVD player is very cheap and basic, so it may have problems playing a data disc.

Quite possibly. I picked a Phillips DVP something last year for 20, (Used, 6 months old), which is multi-region and plays literally everything. I mean fucking JPEGs and wma files load up. If you plan on burning a lot of films off they're a good investment as they're cheap as anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:52 am

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Yeh .avi. I can't remember what software I used (my computer crashed since, so it's gone), but I used software to create a menu so that the films could be selected rather than having to skip through the previous film each time. Maybe that wasn't necessary...I'd never made a video DVD before lol! Anyway, on disc the 1GB files took up about 4GB. Suspect
My house mate's DVD player is very cheap and basic, so it may have problems playing a data disc.

In my experience, cheap, shitty DVD players will play anything, and the more expensive type are quite limited.
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:34 pm

Someone on here mentioned a Google Chrome extension that allows you to customise the Facebook layout. What's it called?
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:35 pm

I have a hardware question for you guys. I got this motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2844

and this proccesor http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SLAVN

And I'd like a more powerful processor so I'd like to know if I could change it to this one http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SLB9L
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:51 pm

Peter wrote:
I have a hardware question for you guys. I got this motherboard http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2844

and this proccesor http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SLAVN

And I'd like a more powerful processor so I'd like to know if I could change it to this one http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SLB9L

I don't see why it wouldn't, but if you have a warranty and replace the processor with one with a lower thermal spec, and something happens, then they're just gonna turn around and blame that. Odds of this happening though are fairly slim.

Otherwise I don't see any issue, the one your looking at is basically just an upgraded version of what you already have. In fact, its such a minor upgrade I'd call it a waste of money myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:32 pm

Bvmp. So my latest gadget is called Rocketdock. No, its nothing spectacular or fancy, but its functional and well...nice. It works a lot like the scrolling desktop for a Mac, you roll over it and a nice menu pops up with all the items you put onto it. No constant minimising of half a dozen windows to get to your desktop icons, just a simple glide to the right (the position is customisable) and presto.

You can nab it here.
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:12 pm

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So my latest gadget is called Rocketdock.
here.

At first I misread this...was slightly concerned Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Software Debate Thread   Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:55 am

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