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Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-30-2012, 01:57 PM
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Views: 991
Posted By ratsrcute
I have been using VLC successfully for a long...

I have been using VLC successfully for a long time on XP. When I recently switched to windows 7, keeping all the hardware the same, I'm now getting "tearing" (the appearance of horizontal lines) on...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-25-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,231
Posted By ratsrcute
I can't seem to find a forum about VHS, so...

I can't seem to find a forum about VHS, so thought I'd ask a question here. For those who are still way back in the dark ages and recording on VHS tape, can I get a suggestion for a source of blank...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By ratsrcute
Regarding The West Wing Season 3 on DVD, can...

Regarding The West Wing Season 3 on DVD, can someone tell me which disc has the episode "100,000 airplanes"? I want to rent just that disc from Netflix. According to Wikipedia it's episode 11 of...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 243,830
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks. Those are some good ideas. I have rated...

Thanks. Those are some good ideas. I have rated pretty much everything I've seen, at least seen recently enough to remember. About 400 films and TV shows I think.

I find a difficulty in rating TV...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-16-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 243,830
Posted By ratsrcute
Quote:Originally Posted by mproper...

Quote:Originally Posted by mproper http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17368666)


Put it this way: If you lie to the ratings algorythm, it'll...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-16-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 243,830
Posted By ratsrcute
Quote:Originally Posted by mproper...

Quote:Originally Posted by mproper http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17364805)

You are thinking too hard


Huh, I guess the mathematicians who...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-16-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks for the reply, but these are Tyvec...

Thanks for the reply, but these are Tyvec sleeves, the same width as CDs. A shoebox is much too large.

Edit, I realized that Kleenex boxes are almost the right size---but too narrow by 1/3" or...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-15-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By ratsrcute
I'm burning a bunch of DVDs for a friend and...

I'm burning a bunch of DVDs for a friend and using Tyvec sleeves for maximum storage protection. I would like to use some kind of "file box" for them, but really don't need anything beyond a...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   10-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 243,830
Posted By ratsrcute
I'm interested in how best to work with the...

I'm interested in how best to work with the Netflix "raters like you" algorithm.

It does fairly well at predicting my rating, but is sometimes off.

In understand how to work with the...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-14-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,242
Posted By ratsrcute
Okay, but I'd still like to know if what I got...

Okay, but I'd still like to know if what I got already is the Premium line. Does anyone have a box of Premium they can check the label of?
Thanks,
Mike
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   10-14-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,242
Posted By ratsrcute
I purchased some Taiyo Yuden disks recently from...

I purchased some Taiyo Yuden disks recently from Amazon---I had a little trouble finding something that clearly had the word "Premium" in the title in all locations that they listed the title, so it...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-30-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks for all your help. What is a "video...

Thanks for all your help. What is a "video stabilizer"?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-29-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By ratsrcute
No doesn't intend to capture HD, at least for...

No doesn't intend to capture HD, at least for now. Regarding content encryption, the idea is to cue up recorded programs on the DVR and just play them into the capture device. Would that work? An RF...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-29-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By ratsrcute
Quote:Originally Posted by Mac The Knife...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mac The Knife http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/17268264)

If you get a good capture device it will be able to fully...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-28-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By ratsrcute
Oh, another question would be: anyone know if...

Oh, another question would be: anyone know if those USB tuner sticks have a software driver than can be read by software like Adobe Premiere Elements, so you could capture video from them that way?...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-27-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By ratsrcute
Hello, I'm helping a friend try to decide what...

Hello, I'm helping a friend try to decide what to do with her VHS tape collection to bring it into a more timely format. For example, she could capture it with one of those cheap ($35-50) USB video...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-26-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,242
Posted By ratsrcute
She's using LP (6 hours/tape) so I bet that's...

She's using LP (6 hours/tape) so I bet that's the problem. Thanks for the help, everyone.

Mike
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-25-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,242
Posted By ratsrcute
Thanks, I'll check out the discussions. But my...

Thanks, I'll check out the discussions. But my question is more general than "which brands/recorder combinations are best?" (The title of my thread is a bit misleading, sorry about that.) I'm...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-25-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,242
Posted By ratsrcute
I'm doing some research about DVD recorders for...

I'm doing some research about DVD recorders for a friend. She likes to record her favorite cable tv shows to VHS tape for long-term archiving. She's had some trouble with VCRs recently... sometimes...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-21-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By ratsrcute
Quote:Originally Posted by wajo...

Quote:Originally Posted by wajo http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15611561)


If you connect as shown in that sketch 2b, you'll be able to view...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-20-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By ratsrcute
Quote:Originally Posted by txrose...

Quote:Originally Posted by txrose http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15609929)

My understanding is:
DVDRs (no VCR player built-in) which have coax...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   01-19-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,240
Posted By ratsrcute
I'm dealing with a combo VCR/DVD player...

I'm dealing with a combo VCR/DVD player (actually not a recorder) that is busted, and I want to replace it. The newer ones are tunerless. This raises a question.

In an old style VCR, the main...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-19-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By ratsrcute
There doesn't seem to be a VCR forum... too old...

There doesn't seem to be a VCR forum... too old technology I guess. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif Anyway I am looking to purchase a combo DVD/VCR to replace a broken one....
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By ratsrcute
Quote:Originally Posted by nm88...

Quote:Originally Posted by nm88 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15317870)

HCFR (http://www.homecinema-fr.com/colorimetre/index_en.php)

CMS =...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-16-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By ratsrcute
Quote:Originally Posted by leeperry...

Quote:Originally Posted by leeperry http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15314824)

use ARGYLLCMS to create a LUT, and use any video renderer you like...
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