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Thursday, May 24, 2012

DVDs Into iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/vide...+(Mac+AppStorm)

"Whether you're looking to do some late spring cleaning, or you just want to liberate some of your guilty pleasure movies from their DVD prisons, it is time we revisit the process of ripping your DVD collection into iTunes."

I personally use Handbrake to rip my DVDs, but after reading this article I may try another program called RipIt. It costs $24.95 USD but it sure makes it easy to rip your DVDs. There are some other programs in the list too, if you want more control over output, but bottom line is now it's pretty easy to get those movies from the disc onto the drive. What program or programs do you use to rip your DVDs?


Thursday, June 23, 2011

What's Your Digital Convenience Price Threshold?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 08:00 AM

In the tug of war between atoms and bits, how much does it take to sway you one way or another? Digital download or buying DVDs - which way do you roll? I bought the first episode of "Breaking Bad" on iTunes a few weeks ago, watched it yesterday, and enjoyed it quite a bit. Since I don't currently have an active Zip.ca account (it's a DVD rental service) I'd be looking at buying Breaking Bad season one. How do the numbers work out? Read more...


Monday, November 15, 2010

Is Blu-ray Really Missed by Mac Owners?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/13/mac-...n-microsoft-ad/

"Are Macs envious of Windows 7's ability to play Blu-ray discs? Microsoft seems to think so, as seen in this stop-motion web video highlighting a Windows 7 laptop computer and a jealous MacBook."

Hmmm, I really don't see the need for a blu-ray player in my laptop, but if Microsoft was so big on Blu-ray then why don't they put it in the Xbox where I could really use it? That is one place that I do miss it since I would like to get rid of my Blu-ray player and consolidate some of my audio visual equipment. Either there or as an option in my Mac Mini. What are your thoughts on Blu-ray in a laptop, or even in general?


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

iPad the Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Product in History? Possibly.

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:30 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/ipad-on-tr...w+(Cult+of+Mac)

"The iPad is set to become the fastest selling consumer electronics product in history, with initial sales running at three times that of the current record holder: the DVD player. 'The iPad did not seem destined to be a runaway product success straight out of the box,' retail analyst Colin McGranahan of Bernstein Research wrote in an investors' note. 'By any account, the iPad is a runaway success of unprecedented proportion.'"

By the end of the year, if the sales hold up as estimated at $9 billion USD in the USA alone, the iPad will take over the number 4 spot in this list. The previous fastest selling device was the DVD, at 350,000 units per quarter. The iPad? Sales are currently 4.5 million units per quarter. The interesting thing about this is that the iPad is a device, and the top three spots are all categories (TVs, smartphones and notebook computers). Although, with the iPad, I think you could make the argument that it has actually created it's own category.

Tags: hardware, sales, dvd, ipad

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Free Software From iSkysoft

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

"iSkysoft DVD-Library lets you catalog, manage and backup your DVDs on Mac in a visual library. Just hold DVD barcode up to the iSight camera and the DVD's cover and all relevant info like DVD cover, actors, director etc. will be automatically added to the library. DVD-Library for Mac also allows you to backup DVDs to .dvdmedia files on Mac with one simple click. Your DVD movies are now at your fingertips and you can enjoy them anytime you want."

From August 21st to September 3rd, iSkysoft is giving away key codes for this DVD library software. All you have to do is go to their fan page on Facebook, hit the "Like" button, fill in the contact form and they ship you a key code for this normally $29.00 USD software package. I pretty much do my movie watching online so I don't have a use for this type of software, but if you are a collector or just have some DVDs you want to catalog, this sounds like a pretty good deal.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac, FREE!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/

"WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is an all-in-one DVD ripper designed to make perfect 1:1 DVD copy to hard drive and rip your DVD movies on Mac OS to iTunes, MOV, MP4, FLV, etc that playable on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple-TV, PSP and much more. It also supports extracting music from the DVD files and saving as MP3 format. With this Mac DVD ripper. Most important, it enables users to rip DVDs of new generation copy protections with the fastest speed."

And best of all they are offering this as a free download, but only if you go to this page and use the special code. The giveaway started on April 15th and will expire at 12:00AM GMT on May 1st, 2010. This is the full version of the program so if you want to give it a try, now is the time to do it!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

iCollect Version 2.0 for iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.beatweek.com/news/3125-i...s-dvd-barcodes/

"Version 2.0 of iCollect, the app which allows iPhone users to scan the barcodes of their existing DVD movies using the iPhone's built-in camera in order to accurately keep track of their collection, has been released."

This app is $2.99 and available now in iTunes. Not something that I would be interested in since I don't buy too many movies this way, usually I do it through iTunes. But if I had a large collection to keep track of, this certainly would make it easier, especially if I was in the habit of loaning them out to people.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Handbrake Help Only a Click Away

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/142...e_defaults.html

"If you're a Mac user interested in ripping your commercial DVDs to a format playable on an Apple TV, iPod, or iPhone, the free video transcoder, HandBrake 0.9.3, is one of the easiest ways to go about it."

I've used Handbrake for years and found it very forgiving, but I haven't explored a lot of the options past the basic settings. If you are like me, this is a must read. It is a pretty good step-by-step instructional article by Chris Breen on how to go beyond the basics with Handbrake.


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