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Media computer

Hello all.  I have been having a really fun time going through the forums lately.  I started in the tech section or whatever it is called.  I have no idea what page I am on but I know I am looking at posts that are about 3 years old.  Not looking at every single post of course but about 5-7 posts per page.  But that is all besides the point, let me get to my question. The other day just because I happened to have an s-video cable around I hooked one of our laptops to the TV.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the image on the TV.  So I have decided to make an audio cable for it and start to use the computer on the TV for some stuff.  Money is tight around here (that is why I am making the audio cable and not buying one) and we do not have cable TV.  All we have is a converter box and ever since a really bad storm about 1 1/2 months ago we barely get any channels.  I am still trying to get management of my building to look at the antenna on the roof.  But after I saw what kind of quality the laptop had on the TV we are starting to look at getting netflix.  Figure it is only $7.99 per month and you get your first month free so I think it is worth checking out.  Since it looks like we will be using a computer with the TV quite often I have decided to make a media computer out of one of the towers sitting around here.  I am not worried about the power of the computer since the tower I have in mind is not all that old.  But I am trying to decide what OS to put on it.  I know there is a "Windows media" edition but I do not know much about it other then I think it is getting quite old.  I am leaning towards putting either XP or Windows 7 on it since I have those disks.  But I thought I would ask on here for peoples input on the matter.  I plan on networking the computer to my windows 7 desktop in order to access my 1tb hard drive for stuff I download.  My wife will be using this computer too so that is part of the reason I am leaning towards windows xp or 7 so she will not feel lost in some OS she does not know.  So now you have all the details.  Should I just go with XP or 7, or is there something else I should look at?

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AiRs in the Media

Our AiRs have been making waves both online and through published articles. Check out some of the cool articles that have been written about the work that our AiRs are doing!

Topic by Nesserz    |  last reply


Social Media Suggestion

I would love a button that would enable you to easily share a contest win on social media. Yes, I can type one up and post it, but share buttons are so nice in the way that they compose a simple message for you and provide an image. It would be another opportunity for Instructables to use social media to advertise contests and sponsors. The message could be something like "I just won some great prizes from ____ in the ____ contest on Instructables." It would also be an opportunity for us to thank and share some victory with our friends that support us. 

Topic by Brooklyntonia  


Music media center

Okay since I have very little free time right now I was wondering if it is possible to build a wifi radio that would be able to connect with an ipod, usb, aux, or cd, with a lcd screen and controls. keep in mind that all this would be interconnected in the same device

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Refinishing Optical Media

I was thinking about ways to actually get good data off of a fucked disk. I figured for a permanent solution, instead of grinding the disk down, or filling it in with greasy things, actually reforming the surface of the disk with some clear resin or acrylic. Comments?

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Pier 9 in the Media

Video Tour Through the Pier 9 Workshop  TechCrunch - May 2014 Approachable Fabrication Fabrication and Forming Journal - May 2014 Anouk Wipprecht Creates Smart Textiles in SF 7x7 - May 2014 Most Amazing Office Spaces on the Planet Business Insider - April 2014 What Happens When you Turn Artists Loose on Autodesk's 3D Printers Fast Company - April 2014 Andreas Bastian Creates Incredible Bendable 3D Printed Mesostructured Material 3DPrint.com - April 2014 Dutch artist Wipprecht to speak at Codame Art+Tech event SF Chronicle - April 2014 Carl Bass in the Pier 9 Workshop Discovery Channel - March 2014 Autodesk Pier 9 Design and Motion - March 2014 AutoCAD 2015 Blogger Day CAD Setter Out - March 2014 Inside Autodesk's 3D Printing and Creativity Workshop on Pier 9 Curbed SF - March 2014 Creating Joy in Technology CCA News - October 2013 Ribbon Cutting at Pier 9 GigaOm - September 2013

Topic by jsass    |  last reply


Digital Media and Learning Competition

The Digital Media and Learning Competition is looking to give away $1.8 million in prize money to innovaters in the field of digital media and education.From their site:Drawing upon the innovative winning projects from the first Digital Media and Learning Competition, the theme for this year's Competition is Participatory Learning. There are two award categories: Innovation in Participatory Learning and Young Innovators. All proposals submitted to the Digital Media and Learning Competition, in either category, should be for support of digital projects that engage participatory learning in an integral way.This years details can be seen here.

Topic by randofo  


i need a media encoder...? Answered

It needs to be able to encode midi files to mp3 and ogg vorbis and would be extremely nice if it supported batches of files instead of 1 by 1 by 1...and it needs to be freeware....no stupid trials

Question by fwjs28    |  last reply


Plastic Screen Media Decoder

Hi Guys. I've seen a print ad that had a plastic 'zigzaggy' decoder gizmo stuck to it,  that I could peel off and use to 'decode' media as I slid the plastic over my screen, over a particular picture on their website.  The refraction of the plastic would 'decode' the image. What on earth would this kind of mechanism be called?  I'm trying to Google 'something' of a how-to... Not having found anything, I'm turning to the craftiest bunch I know ;) Thanks for your help.

Topic by Saeven    |  last reply


Arduino Media Center interfaces?

I have a new project idea which is generally a mini media center console using a beagleboard single board computer and an arduino.  Essentially, I would like to run windows 7 or maybe a bare linux, as all I really need here is to run iTunes.  I would like the arduino to act as a IR remote receiver for an HP mobile remote that I have from an old laptop. Also, I have a 2 line display like this and want to also connect it to the arduino so that it will display the name of the song playing and the timing (like the duration of the song and how much of it has played...)  The arduino itself is not the problem, rather i am at a loss as to how i can get the necessary data from the computer.  Please help me out there. Also, I am planning to get a wifi adapter so that i can use my iPod Touch as an additional remote for iTunes.  I plan to house everything in an OKW Diatec enclosure and maybe put a few push switches on there also to have "onboard" play/pause and volume up/down functionality.  This case is designed for displays really, so if anyone can recommend a good deal for like a 7 inch display with VGA, DVI, or S Video hookup, that would be pretty cool.  Maybe even a touchscreen. I would love to hear any comments on this project IDEA that i have come up with so far.  Its just something i came across and thought that it would be cool to do this without an actual laptop.  Beagleboard is a single board computer but its small enough to not make that an issue Thanks

Question by raykholo  


personal media viewer screens?

I need to get a personal media viewer for my current project, but it would be much cheaper if I could make one but I don't know how or where to to get the things I need rca or vga input would be good but I could use an adapter if necessary

Question by hbjngf  


ibles movie media dump

Hi all this forum is where people who want their media(pictures,clips, voice overs.....) can drop them off and we can see if we can fit you in. I am using a ubuntu computer so if you could keep the format a general format. And we can also put together our own movies so we can compare and contrast against other iblers.

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New Media Arts WIKIVERSITY !

Last year, WIkiversity opened as an initiative of Wikimedia foundation. I have just started the New Media Arts Wikiversity and everything is still to be created together. Most of the projects on instructables are instructive and though would be usefull on wikiversity which aim is not to accumulate definitions (like WIkipedia encyclopedia) but learning by doing. I encourage all Instructablers to join the wikiversity effort as Wikimedias are expected to become THE killer apps as educational ressources for the OLPC global project. JOIN !

Topic by cesar harada  


ball mill media help!

I made a ball mill today. and i made some lead balls out of solder,but the solder contains flux. and i know that acids are not good to have in a ball mill because it can spontaneously ignite. so i was wondering if i could neutralize the acid with backing soda? or does it not matter that its there?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495    |  last reply


Other media besides plastic?

So I recently started looking into some of the 3d printing stuff as a way to make a number of laboratory items that are not easily had other ways.  While 3D printing seems really promising, i'm noticing there's not alot of work being done on non-plastics. Are there resources out there for 3D printer enthusiasts who want to use metal or ceramics in there creation?  Off the top of my head, i can think of a few ways that they could be encorporated into an existing 3d printer (metal and ceramic powders in a wax binder that can zapped with a laser to fuze it into place), but I'm only just barely getting into this and i'm really not looking to reinvent the wheel simply because i didn't know that it's already been done.  If plastic went entirely by the wayside, pieces that could be cured in a conventional oven could be printed, but fully cured, ready to go products are sorta the point of a 3d printer. 

Topic by Qcks    |  last reply


What should I include in my media computer?

I am building a media computer with a server to holed all of media and files. It won’t need much space it will be connected to a TV so that I can watch my ripped movies and listen to my music.

Question by abadfart    |  last reply


How to fix Window Media Player?

I try to launch files that would autoplay with WMP, and nothing happens. Not even an error message. The same thing happens when I launch the exe of WMP. However, it will work if I run it as administrator. Then I can just Ctrl+O my files. It would just be more convenient if I didn't have to do this every time. Any help/idea of what's wrong?

Question by Izokay    |  last reply


Whats the best portable media device? Answered

What do you guys think is the best portable media device. Im looking for something that I can watch movies on, play music, read e-books, games, any other kind of gadgets.

Question by Cthulu    |  last reply


what are smart media cards used for?

I was looking in a box of random things and found an olympus smart media card reader/writer and was wondering what i could use it for

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Portable media build parts question!!

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.https://showbox.red/ https://downloadnox.com/ https://downloader.vip/vpn/

Topic by achanakbhayank  


30-pin Car Media Controls

I'm looking to create a device to control my music while I'm in the car. I have the commands to control music here: http://web.student.tuwien.ac.at/~e0026607/ipod_remote/ipod_ap.html and the pinout for the 30-pin dock connector here: http://media.blackhat.com/bh-us-11/Esser/BH_US_11_Esser_Exploiting_The_iOS_Kernel_Slides.pdf But I need some help figuring out a way to have a button press trigger the command to be sent and received by my phone

Topic by BryanS1    |  last reply


Portable media build parts question!!

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.Second, I'm going to mount a ps3, a portable media player (think Von Haus) which uses flash drives or portable hard drive via US, and a retropie system. Now where I'm running into trouble is two-fold. One is how to mount the items into the case. Foam would normally work well, but I'm worried about heat reduction, less so for the media player and more for the ps3 and retropie. I'm also worried about having it hardmounted onto the case via glue gun because of any shocks it might get while in transport. I also want to dremel out in the front and the back, and put in ports to be able to connect to an outside source as needed. Basically, I need a number of connectors which mount inside with the port leading out. USB 2/3, HDMI, RCA cable connector (RWY). I can find extension cables, but what I'm more looking for is, say for USB, a male lead on one end to connect to the ps3, and a female lead on the other end which sits inside case but is dremel'ed out to be able to connect a USB from the outside, basically a plate which I can just screw in. Something similar to what you'd find inside a console or similar. Anything which anyone can help with on any of these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.Nox ShowBox Mobdro

Topic by achanakbhayank    |  last reply


Portable media build parts question

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.Second, I'm going to mount a ps3, a portable media player (think Von Haus) which uses flash drives or portable hard drive via US, and a retropie system. Now where I'm running into trouble is two-fold. One is how to mount the items into the case. Foam would normally work well, but I'm worried about heat reduction, less so for the media player and more for the ps3 and retropie. I'm also worried about having it hardmounted onto the case via glue gun because of any shocks it might get while in transport. I also want to dremel http://movieseriesworld.com/ out in the front and the back, and put in ports to be able to connect to an outside source as needed. Basically, I need a number of connectors which mount inside with the port leading out. USB 2/3, HDMI, RCA cable connector (RWY). I can find extension cables, but what I'm more looking for is, say for USB, a male lead on one end to connect to the ps3, and a female lead on the other end which sits inside case but is dremel'ed out to be able to connect a USB from the outside, basically a plate which I can just screw in. Something similar to what you'd find inside a console or similar. Anything which anyone can help with on any of these would be greatly appreciated Thanks...

Topic by Henrryparth  


Portable media build parts question

I'm looking to build a portable gaming and media station but I'm stuck on a couple things and am hoping people here might have some suggestions and/or links. Basically, I bought a large aluminum camera case, big enough to hold a 22" led tv in the lid. I am going to mount the tv in the lid, thinking of just drilling the holes and mounting the tv directly to the lid. Any critiques or problems with that would be nice.Second, I'm going to mount a ps3, a portable media player (think Von Haus) which uses flash drives or portable hard drive via US, and a retropie system. Now where I'm running into trouble is two-fold. One is how to mount the items into the case. Foam would normally work well, but I'm worried about heat reduction, less so for the media player and more for the ps3 and retropie. I'm also worried about having it hardmounted onto the case via glue gun because of any shocks it might get while in transport. I also want to dremel out in the front and the back, and put in ports to be able to connect to an outside source as needed. Basically, I need a number of connectors which mount inside with the port leading out. USB 2/3, HDMI, RCA cable connector (RWY). I can find extension cables, but what I'm more looking for is, say for USB, a male lead on one end to connect to the ps3, and a female lead on the other end which sits inside case but is dremel'ed out to be able to connect a USB from the outside, basically a plate which I can just screw in. Something similar to what you'd find inside a console or similar. Anything which anyone can help with on any of these would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by GeorgeGrace    |  last reply


Media Center from an old junk computer

I have 2 old computers now my idea is to make a media center Only music no videos. I'm searching buddies who have knowledge in DOS & windows. The idea the computer will be solely used for music. When turning on the computer It will automatically load that program like Windows media center or XBMC. where you select the music to be played all day long 24x7. Hey Genius's please help me with the ideas. I'll be thankful to you If possible can u email me at ominidash@gmail.com

Topic by Gimicpot  


how do i create a 12 volt (for an harddisk) on a notebook motherboard or something of it?

Im building a media pc of an old laptop but i need a 12 volt for the hard drive can someone maby help me

Question by darknessneo    |  last reply


how to hard wire Roku?

am using DSL. want to know how to hard wire Roku for streaming netflix etc?

Question by raymetoo    |  last reply



Multimedia Destop

I'm looking for a desktop computer i can put all of my music, pictures, videos on to use as a multimedia PC and to run basic programs, photoshop, and internet smoothly while being on the cheap side. I've been doing some research and I've found this computer and monitor, please comment and tell me if there's anything better around that price without being a refurbished one.

Topic by Caveman477    |  last reply


Social Engagement

I’m a university student in marketing currently working on a school project. I am required to do some research on social media and I was hoping I’d be able to talk to someone who is involved in your website’s digital publishing or audience engagement. Maybe a site manager or product manager would be wonderful. I have chosen the “Do It Yourself” industry, because it is of great interest to me and your website has caught my eye. I’d really appreciate any feedback you can offer me to help me proceed with my research and a phone conversation would be even better. It would only take 5 minutes of your time to answer 5 of my simple questions. If you are unable to contact me, please see the following questions below, and you may reply the answers to me via email at [falsabag@ryerson.ca]. If you would like me to call you instead, I’d be more than happy to, just as long as you provide me with your number. I will provide my number if you want that too.  1) Would you say that your company has an established social strategy? 2) Do you believe that keeping consumers engaged on your site is beneficial? 3) How is your company’s social strategy measured? 4) Do you currently have commenting tools for the content your site generates? a. If yes i. Who are you currently using? ii. Are you happy with the level of engagement being delivered? iii. What is best part of the service being provided? iv. Does your current provider offer analytics? v. Are you using any other social media analytic tools? vi. What is the one feature that you believe is missing with the current offering? vii. What price range is your current service in – set range? b. If No i. Are you aware that there are platforms that allow you to generate comments from content that you create greater engagement? ii. Would capturing data from those who visit and interact with your site be beneficial to your organization? iii. Would your organization value real time analytics and commentary from your content consumers? 5) Thank you for taking the time to answer my survey.  Would you like someone to contact you regarding potential social engagement solutions? If so, may I have your contact information, such as your name and phone number.

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Article in the NewAScientist: Science in the media: Put up or shut up

Science in the media: Put up or shut up25 April 2009 by Kathy SykesMagazine issue 2705. Subscribe....For similar stories, visit the Comment and Analysis Topic GuideMOST scientists want to see more science and technology in the media, but we're making life hard for ourselves by forever criticizing each other's efforts or denouncing journalists and film-makers for not portraying science in ways we approve of. While healthy debate can improve science communication, I think we could all shut up a bit, and stop the more rabid criticism altogether. I include myself here....If you're still troubled by how others communicate, why not spend less time ranting and get out there and communicate in ways you do like? Blogging is easier than ever, for example. Or if you prefer a more hands-on approach, in the UK or Europe you could enter NESTA FameLab's "Talking Science" competition (www.famelab.org). Alternatively, your nearest science centre, science festival or local media will welcome offers of help.ARTICLE Link: The NewScientist

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


VLC Vulnerable to Hijacking

For those who use VLC media player, I recommend reading this article. For those who don't know what VLC Media Player is, it is a widely used media player which supports many of the codecs that other common media players do not support. Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143542/article.htmlA flaw in the widely-used open-source VLC media player could allow an attacker to execute harmful code on a PC.The problem stems from a buffer overflow that can occur when the player processes subtitle files used for movies, according to a security advisory.The vulnerability existed before VLC was upgraded to version 0.8.6e in late February, but the bug appears to have escaped the last round of patches, wrote Luigi Auriemma in a note."The funny thing is that my old proof-of-concept was built just to test this specific buffer overflow, and in fact it works on the new VLC version too without modifications," Auriemma wrote.Video files can contain a link to a separate subtitle file, which VLC automatically loads when it plays the video. An attacker could use the buffer overflow flaw in VLC to execute malicious code contained in a subtitle file, and thus tamper with a PC. The flaw affects VLC players running on Windows, Mac, BSD and possibly more operating systems, Auriemma wrote.The VLC media player is part of the VideoLAN project. The player is free, and it is released under the GNU General Public License. VLC can also be used as a streaming media server for a variety of platforms. Courtesy of: http://www.searchsecurity.com.au/topics/article.asp?DocID=1237777The flaws affect VideoLAN VLC versions 0.7.0 through 0.8.6. Users can fix the issue by upgrading to VLC version 0.8.6a or by applying the patch.Another solution from Torrent Freak: For now, the only solutions are not to run any subtitle files, or to grab one of the nightly builds. The downside is, however, that these might not be as stable as the regular releases.

Topic by Brennn10    |  last reply


Weird cable? Answered

OK so im wondering if this on the market (a little back story) Im building myself a home media center using an old pc and xbmc. I'd like to connect to my TV through HDMI so i can get full 1080p video from my media center the only problem being is that my old pc doesn't have an hdmi port only a dvi, so i was wondering if a cable or box existed that could combine the dvi from the graphics card and audio from the headphone port into HDMI allowing me to simply plug the other end into my TV.                                       --------DVI (female from graphics card)                                      /   HDMI (male)<---------                                     \                                      --------Audio from PC (female from little green hole by usb slot on the mobo) Something similar to that, preferably cheap otherwise I'll simply pick up a new $50 card from Newegg.

Question by Douglerful    |  last reply


Linking Multiple TVs

Does anyone know how to link 4 (2 more more really) TVs together so that the resulting image is a HUGE image off the DVD player? I've had some luck making it 4 separate images (same one on each TV) but would like to know how to make one large image. Thanks!

Topic by grinntonic    |  last reply


I need an iTunes-style database solution for all my videos...

Hello, Newby to Instructables, read about it in the newspaper today.  Looking forward to some help/input on this project of mine... I have a huge (and growing) volume of video media. pushing 5 TB, and I'll be buying another 2 TB drive before autumn.  Now, having all this media at my fingertips on my PC without having to rifle through my DVD library is great, but it's only half the battle.  What I really want to be able to do is search through all my videos and TV episodes with the same ease that I go through my music library in iTunes. So, what I need is some way to list each video, and list each "tag" that applies to that video (SciFi, TV, comedy, romance, etc., you get the picture).  So, Excel serves well enough for that part, though I'm not married to it as a long-term solution. And, Excel fails completely as a searchable database, where I can just type in, say, "SciFi" and get the database to present me with every single Start Trek, Stargate, B5, etc. TV episode and movie that I own. So, can anyone suggest a program that would already be able to do this for me? iTunes itself isn't a solution, because although I could  make a plethora of empty MP3 files, import them into iTunes, and assign all the metadata I want to them, there wouldn't be anyway to click on the empty MP3 entry and have the movie/video pop up and play. Also, my videos are either direct DVD rips or mkv files, so I can't import either of those into iTunes either. Thanks in advance!

Topic by draco963    |  last reply


What is the best type of ball milling media?

I'm trying to decide what kind of grinding media to use for crushing powders in my ball mill. Is it better to have different sizes? Also, is it true cylinders work better that spheres? My two main choices are either brass balls or alumina cylinders, which one should I pick?

Question by Ke-Bob    |  last reply


Digita Media Enthusiast/Tech Support Specialist

Job description ABOUT PAI PAI is a community rich in culture and diversity, distinguished by its high level of job satisfaction. We believe that our team members are our most valuable assets, so we recognize and reward great performance. We believe in open communication and foster an environment of creativity, loyalty and respect both for employees and clients alike. THE BIG PICTURE Do you like to get into in-depth trouble-shooting that would revolve around TiVo, DVR, or multiple types of digital video media? Do you excel in communicating with people in both a technical and non-technical way? Are you known for thinking outside the box when it comes to creative trouble-shooting solutions? If so, there’s a strong possibility you’d fit in well with an exciting new project at PAI. As Team Leader, you’ll assist in providing first-and second-level customer support for the full line of video media software products for our newest client. You and your team will interface with customers via telephone and email to provide troubleshooting, patches and/or bug fixes, version upgrades and software use tips. Ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction is key, and will be measured by providing quality issue resolution within the established response time intervals and service level standards. DESIRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS • Basic professional understanding of video standards such as NTSC and PAL, frames and fields, and frame rate and basic video signals such as composite, S-video, Component, SDI and DV. • Basic understanding of broadcast digital video formats and compression such as Standard Definition, High Definition, MPEG-2, GOP Structure, Program and Transport Stream, as well as popular internet streaming, and download and desktop media formats such as Windows Media, Real Networks, QuickTime, MPEG-l, MP3, MPEG-4, etc. • Understanding of audio channels, digital audio sample size sample rates. • Understanding of non-linear video editing concepts. • Familiarity or use of a content management system or digital asset repository THE EVERYDAY VIEW • Phone, Email, and Remote Desktop support to resolve client issues, • Lead a professional team in providing world class support to leading industry customers • Verify and escalate bug reports to Engineering for resolution • Document problems/resolutions for internal/external knowledge base articles. • Effectively communicate with customers, both written and orally, to manage expectations through the trouble-shooting and issue resolution process. WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH: • Excellent trouble-shooting/problem solving skills with high attention to details and good follow-through. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to install and configure Windows Operating Systems. • Basic hardware, software, operating system and device driver troubleshooting skills. • Basic understanding of MS SQL and/or Oracle server installation and configuration. • Basic Linux/Unix installation and administration skills. • Understanding of Windows File Systems, configuring IIS, JBOSS, Apache, File permissions and Disk management. • Ability to troubleshoot basic networking and connectivity issues including TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS. • Ability to effectively work with a variety of personalities and occasional stressful situations. • Ability to multi-task under time constraints. • Able to work Evening and Late Night shifts. • Experience providing support within a Network Operations Center environment, • Digital Media or related Software or Production Service or 2+ years Digital Media Encoding/Production Experience.  To apply: 142a+8972@c1.catchthebest.com http://pai.catchthebest.com/apply/142a/8972  Cindy Law HR Manager 858-495-3525

Topic by clawpaisd    |  last reply


Making a Flip video camera into a video player...? Answered

Ok, I was looking at this camera I just got (Flip Video Ultra) and I thought, "Gee, I wonder if I can play videos from my computer on it?" I got a converter (Mpeg Streamclip) and got it to convert to a .AVI file. It worked (after a quick name change... Who woulda thunk changing the name to VID0000# would work?)! Sort of...A few problems:1. video quality is iffy. It looks all... I don't know the term, but I'm going with random colors.2. no soundAny suggestions?(P.S. There is some footage I took with my other Flip camera. I'll post it in a bit...)Here is the "stream info" of footage I took using the camera. It could help:Path: /Volumes/FLIPVIDEO/DCIM/100VIDEO/VID00001.AVIDuration: 0:00:20Data Size: 6.63 MBBit Rate: 2.65 MbpsVideo Tracks:Generic MPEG-4, 640x480, 30 fps, 2.59 MbpsAudio Tracks:MS ADPCM mono, 16 kHz, 64 kbpsStream Files:VID00001.AVI (6.63 MB)

Question by robotguy4    |  last reply


Vinyl media cabinet inbuilt speaker help

Hello everyone I'm a complete newbie I'm afraid so sorry for asking for such help so early on! Im renovating an old vinyl cabinet I found in the salvos and turning into a dj deck for my new Vestax Typhoon. I need space for my laptop and midi mixer and would love to still have the original vinyl player on show somehow! Any ideas from the creative community I ideally want to dj from behind the speakers. Also I have plugged it in and I get some sound from the speakers and the volume knob still works but the radio does not. What is the best way to have the midi mixer hooked up to the speakers so I can play out of them? Im not sure of their quality and if they are rubbish when hooked up I can also replace them. Any electrical knowledge would be amazing and can just about wield a soldering iron! Much thanks in advance any ideas on colour schemes or extra add ons would be very welcome!! Sophie

Topic by sophielily    |  last reply


How to find a universal media player for Mac?

I wanna find a universal media player running on Mac so I don't have to switch from one to another when playing different formats.

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PiTV - Raspberry Pi Media Centre Case

This is the first prototype for a new Raspberry Pi case I am working on. Thought the community might enjoy a sneak peek. The idea being that all the cables are routed to a nice convenient exit at the back. The video connector is left unused. I will also produce a mirrored version of it which will place the video out connector coming out the back like the HDMI on this one. This picture shows it fully loaded. For the most part the only cables that would be in place would be the Ethernet and Power cables. There is ample room for a media centre keyboard wireless usb adapter. Will be available soon, email me@gmjhowe.com for early access and notification when the final version is for sale.

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Instructablize Your Social Media! (aka YouTube)

Are you looking for the world's worst picture? Look at my profile picture! (As of now...) Since I've opened a new YT Channel, I decided that I'd make myself a channel intro (which I've already done) and nice banner, and most importantly: INSTRUCTABLIZE IT! (It would also be nice to have an option for a banner here on Instructables, since there is a lot of wasted space with the new update..) After a few hours*, I think I've finally come up with a nice one- See the screenshot below, if you're interested. (EDIT: Here is a link to may channel, in case I update it in the future, or if you'd like to give me some feedback-- I'd really appreciate that! :) It's not perfect, but I like it. I like how my name is in fairly bright green, the 24 is in blue. I also like how the robots hover all over the place, though I think I might have made them a bit too big... I made this with the Pixlr Editor, and if you want to make your own, feel free to use my image and modify it. If you do this too, don't forget to post a picture/ link to your channel below! EDIT: I forgot to write this, but this was actually my "second" try, since I tried to do something similar to this a few days ago... It is now a pinned (to the top) tweet on My Twitter (as of now, too...).  *This might look really simple, but it took me several hours to do this. Don't ask why!

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What are some media players other than Windows Media Player, that are free and register mp3 players? Answered

I have an Archos 105, and I am tired of Windows Media Player freezing up whenever I plug in my mp3 or rip a cd. I downloaded VLC Media Player, but it doesn't register when I plug in my mp3.

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mmd?

Read the picture (down below)                                        my handwriting is preety bad

Question by chrisboss  


How do I write a cover letter for a reporter?

I'm trying to get media coverage for an achievement, and it was suggested that I fill out the press release form. One of the things required is to "Create a cover letter from you that lets the reporter know more about you (hobbies, honors, other awards, or sports)". I tried looking up how to write one of these, but all of the examples were for resumes and applying for jobs. I've never heard of a cover letter, and I'm feeling awfully confused as to how I should write it, seeing as I'm trying to get a little media attention, not apply for a job. Any tips on how to do this or on working with the media in general would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Xbox HTPC

How much would someone pay for a home theatre pc in an original xbox case

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DVD ripper?

So I want to rip DVDs to my server at home so I can watch them in my den and in my gameroom from the media center computers in there. Problem-Nasty DVD copyright protections Is there a FREE software out there that can do it all in one step? not two softwares but a single one Compression would be nice but not necessary

Question by bwpatton1  


Autoplaying ads

The new site design is quite nice, though I didn't have any issue with the old site. However, I have a real big problem with one feature of the new site. The auto-playing advertising videos are annoying! Not only is this rude, but it violates the rules of web design 101. It's just bad form. Viewers should always have the choice whether to start media or not. It's particularly annoying when you're logged in as a paid Pro user. Please fix this and the new site will be great. Thanks!

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Tumblr suggestions?

So, I'm just starting to get into this Tumblr thing (I know, behind the Zeitgeist, but still...). Do you have any suggestions about who to follow? I'm looking for Makers, crafters, and other creative folk.   Oh, and I wouldn't mind a few followers myself... (These are my "new" goggles.)

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