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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   10-25-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By whipdancer
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   10-25-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By whipdancer
I'm using a gray screen (actually the Silver...

I'm using a gray screen (actually the Silver Fire formula from the DIY section here) with my 8700 and it looks great. No screen-door effect here.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-05-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 22,791
Posted By whipdancer
Sounds great! Hope I get a chance to check it...

Sounds great! Hope I get a chance to check it out.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   10-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 48,569
Posted By whipdancer
I'm sitting here looking at the specs for The...

I'm sitting here looking at the specs for The Avengers that I just picked up from Redbox. I see 3 main soundtracks on it - DTS 5.1, DTSHD-MA 5.1, AC3 5.1.

I thought DTSHD-MA is loss-less. Am I...
Forum: Speakers   09-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,747
Posted By whipdancer
I've owned a pair of Axiom Audio M3's for about...

I've owned a pair of Axiom Audio M3's for about 10 years and I still like them.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/m3-bookshelf-speakers.html
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-24-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 30,449
Posted By whipdancer
Very cool. Don't do much 3D now, but this would...

Very cool. Don't do much 3D now, but this would certainly get me started.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   07-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,668
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nitro67 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1412993/getting-desperate-advice-needed-on-good-content-streamer/30#post_22186930)
...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By whipdancer
The resolution on your display is probably wrong...

The resolution on your display is probably wrong for the projector. Normally when I see something like that (at work), that's all it is.

Congrats on the projector, I got the big brother (8700UB)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-26-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,037
Posted By whipdancer
I used genres for organizing my movies. As a...

I used genres for organizing my movies. As a "fer-instance", The Sword in the Stone has for genres Animation, Children, Family, Classic, Adventure. I was reading up on tying a category to specific...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By whipdancer
I'd like to chime in from a another newbie's...

I'd like to chime in from a another newbie's point of view. I built a tapped horn (I think) that, frankly, rocks. I used a Bill Fitzmaurice design (BFM design - www.billfitzmaurice.com...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   06-07-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By whipdancer
I am one of those who was going from my moderate...

I am one of those who was going from my moderate sized TV to something bigger. I entertained the idea of a 65" plasma (at the time about the biggest I could find). I decided to take the plunge and I...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 28,004
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mystic_sniper28 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1396054/is-windows-media-center-alive/60#post_22103663)

don't matter what...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   05-30-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,649
Posted By whipdancer
I love how my curved SLA turned out (but I'll be...

I love how my curved SLA turned out (but I'll be rebuilding it this summer, just cuz I've gotten a LOT better at the woodworking part). It was a huge improvement over my prior center channel.
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 134,788
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by bigspud...

Quote:Originally Posted by bigspud http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22049571)

seems pivos not up to spec for use with 2 year old point and shoot...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,059
Posted By whipdancer
I love handbrake and makemkv. I use them both, a...

I love handbrake and makemkv. I use them both, a lot. I don't think they are hard to use at all. I used a guide for handbrake published several years ago by maximumPC and read another by lifehacker...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-22-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,946
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by cdru...

Quote:Originally Posted by cdru http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22038499)

Raises hand. Found Sickbeard and wanted to catch up on a few series.
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-18-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22013248)

media monkey sucks for scraping metadata and album art.

it sucks...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-10-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by baronzemo78...

Quote:Originally Posted by baronzemo78 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21991377)

Mediamonkey.


I second this. I can name a dozen more people...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-10-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 134,788
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by audit13...

Quote:Originally Posted by audit13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21989615)

I have a PBO with a c+ chipset running MedeBo firmware.

Based on...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,439
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by James_stewart...

Quote:Originally Posted by James_stewart http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21982536)

You're telling me I'll get the same performance out of my SSD...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   05-03-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,439
Posted By whipdancer
If you want fastest encoding possible, almost...

If you want fastest encoding possible, almost nothing beats a more powerful CPU. Your best bet is an Core i7, then i5, then i3.

Pick the most important thing to you and buy your CPU based on...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-01-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,479
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute...

Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21973035)

Why did you move away from the Xbox, what where your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   05-01-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,479
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute...

Quote:Originally Posted by wirelessroute http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21970884)

I currently own a PS3 and have a Dell PC Quad core pc acting...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by mayhem13...

Quote:Originally Posted by mayhem13 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21967579)

Quiet will do.......silent is neccessary. The machine will be...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-30-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By whipdancer
Quote:Originally Posted by Sammy2...

Quote:Originally Posted by Sammy2 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21968729)

No, but I didn't spend 5 years in engineering school to work for...
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