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
Asked by bwpatton1 9 years ago
My brother gave me his old Ipod Video for Christmas. Because he has a mac and I have a PC, he had to erase all the Data on it. i was cool with it, because it would've done that anyways. I just wanna know. He had my DVD of Transformers on his ipod, but he told me he used no software to get it on. I'd like to know how to do this on my XP. Also, I'm watching it right now on Windows Media Player. Can that help me?
Posted by wolf555hound 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hey guys,Heres the hardware I have. Just wondering if I could use the existing cables and hardware and turn this into a VGA output? It's from a Haier 7" DVD player. I know DVD players have a crappy output and visual clarity, but....wanted to do something with it... :(
Asked by Asmodean_7 9 years ago
Hello, I have been searching for a dvd rack storage system but all the nice wooden ones are in the range of Â£80 for the number of DVDs that I have (about 500). Could someone please tell me how I can make my own stylish one or where I can find something stylish buy cheap that is currently on the market? Thank you!
Posted by ShaunHill 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Everytime I burn a DVD (I use windows DVD Maker) It works on the computer, but only a few DVD players. I have an older one and a portable one that only some of the DVDs will wok on, otherwise I just get error messages. I also have a newer DVD player in which they all work on. Does anyone know whats going on? BTW- I'm using DVD-Rs. Thanks!
Asked by transistorguy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hello, i have a portable dvd player that isnt working right any more. I was just wondering if anyone knew anything cool i can make with it. I just found this site and im really excited! Ton of great things on it. Thanks if anyone has any ideas would be great!
Asked by DTWalz21 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
And when i open it i see an exploded capacitor on the inside. should i replace this capacitor? Also since it has video in i could use it as a tv or something,so i was thinking,could i turn the screen backwards so that the screen is visible when you close it,so its flat? mine is a Polaroid PDM-0711 Here is a picture of the type of dvd player that i have
Asked by ReCreate 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
The disc draw just opens and closes. Any suggestions for cool DIY stuff with the parts?
Asked by scouting_gerbil 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Ok, so i recently gutted out our old family desktop pc, my dad has a laptop WITHOUT a dvd drive, so that means he cant watch movies or stuff on his laptop, i have everything from the pc, how can i use this DVD RW drive on it? I believe it runs windows 10. Images show the DVD RW Drive! (Sorry if blurry i take terrible pics, its kinda heavy anyways)
Asked by FreePvp 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Asked by mamun152 9 years ago
I have a extra dvd burner i want to make something from it PLEASE SUGGEST IDEAS i thought to make laser cutter but even if i will make one its power would to so less (this is my calculation that its power should be in milli Watts correct me if i am wrong)
Asked by Atul009 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Ok, so I have a laptop DVD combo drive from an old IBM laptop. I'm not familiar with the "plug" for laptop DVD drives. are they standardised like regular HDDs? eg ide/sata , etc. is there an adapter I can get to make an internal dvd drive into an external? I know you can get IDE to USB2 adapters for regular 3.5 and 2.5 ide HDDS and Regular DVD burners. years ago it seemed that DVD internal laptop drives were proprietry. has this changed? sorry, I'm not up with Laptop internal drives. sorry long question. my question again incase you have forgotten can I turn an internal laptop DVD drive into an external DVD drive?
Asked by altomic 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
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Posted by joypad 9 years ago
Ideas and instructions, suggestions on types of ways to connect dvd cases?
Have you ever met the following situations ,if you want to put your dvd to another portable device,what do you often need?I want to put my dvd to my blackberry ,but I have some problem in doing it,so can you help me with it? Thank you in advance!
Posted by solinda 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am having computer issues atm and therefore a hard time searching all the insctuctables to find fun things to do with the dvd player I was given recently and stripped down. If anyone can give me some idea it would be most groovy...
Posted by MikeHunt0420 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I BOUGTH A SATA DVD WRITER. YES IT WORKS FINE BUT THE WRITING SPEED SUCKS. I MEAN IT CAN TAKE 4 MINUTES TO READ A WHOLE CD BUT BURNING IT ON ANOTHER CD TAKES ABOUT 11 MINUTES CONSIDERING I HAVE ANOTHER IDE CD WRITER WHICH TAKES ONLY 6 MINUTES FOR THE WHOLE PROCESS(COPYING AND BURNING). WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM WITH THIS SATA WRITER?
Asked by mauricewarebee 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I picked up 4,000 *free* used black 14mm DVD cases from a movie store that is no longer open. We have a large industrial unit so I was thinking of making a dividing wall. Any ideas on how I could do this, or any other possibilities?
Posted by caban 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Has anyone found a way to transfer 8 or 16mm film to dvd? It can be done by shooting a video of the projected image and using video to dvd software, or just use a dvd recorder. But, is there a way to mod an old antique projector to transfer it to a dvd recorder? Sending the 20 or so films that I'd like to save to a professional would cost a fortune.
Asked by tandem25 9 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
I've got a DVD camcorder (Samsung SC-DC173U), and am trying to finalize the disc so I can edit the video on it. Problem is, whenever I do what the instructions tell me in order to finalize it, a problem occurs. The "disc Finalize" option is unavailable. The manual says that the cause of this is most likely because the camcorder is low on power, but it is fully charged. Any suggestions? Need I take pictures or do anything else to help?
Posted by Mepain 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I recently salvaged a dvd drive from a broken laptop. I was wondering what I would have to do/ buy to convert it to an external usb one. Here are some pics of the plug in part and the specs. PS(I do not want to buy one of those kits.)
Asked by DELETED_MakerNinja 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I'm working on repairing my 360's disk drive. When a disk is put in the drive it starts reading the disk but after awhile it goes back to open tray. The weird thing is I've put in disk cleaning cd that it will read just fine. The only problem is that it won't read any dvds or games. I'm having trouble figuring out what is going wrong with it. Any ideas would be great, I'll try them asap and get back to everyone right after testing them. EDIT: I forgot to mention that the drive is a BenQ or the Phillips LiteOn.
Asked by DELETED_HomemadeHonor 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
This lady gave me an older dvd player (Toshiba SD-2150) and she had it hooked up at her house, but the cd started skipping about half way in, and it would contiunously cut out for 10 seconds then resume playback and then cut out again and so on and so forth. As you'll see in the pictures, I've taken it apart down to the laser assembly (only took me 10 minutes incase you're wondering). The apparent problem to me is something is wrong with the gear assembly that moves the laser head. When I turn it by hand, it moves freely for about half a turn then it feels like the gear is catching on something, and if I turn it harder it keeps moving, it's not stripped, but it almost "feels" like theres a hump in the gear or something. I keep looking at the gear and nothing looks wrong with the teeth or anything! I was just going to put 3-in-1 oil on it and see how that helps and put it back together. Does anyone have any suggestions? *********UPDATE********* I tried many things with various tools I had sitting here to try and straighten out the one tooth on the gear with no success. However with the little bit of melting/bending I did and the 3-in-1 oil, I got it to catch on the gear less easily. After re-installing the optical assembly and testing it on my stereo with the cover off, it appears not to skip anymore, DVD's too. However, I'm still not confident in how long this "repair" is going to work. The best solution I think is to replace the smallest gear on the motor, but I cannot find one close enough.
Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
We have a huge selection of old videocassete tapes from home movies, TV recordings, and feature films that we want to archive onto DVD. I have the software to edit and burn the DVDs, but no way to get it onto the computer. I have a Lenovo 3000 J series, with 1 GB RAM, an AMD Athalon X2 64 2.01 GHz dual core processor, a 250 GB hard drive, and a dual-layer DVD/CD burner. nVidia GeForce 6100 built-in video card. My VCR has only RCA-composite video, but S-Video is possible through an old high-quality VHS camera. Would I need to get a new video card, or just a converter for RCA-USB? Low-budget recommendations would be appreciated.
Posted by CameronSS 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I gots a question, I have this Panasonic X410 dvd player, it's a real nice unit for 1999, and makes a real nice big single disc cd player..but on my stereo when I play music, it keeps lighting up the peak indicator on my reciever, which probably isn't too good to do that often. I wanted to know if there was a way to "tune" this thing down a bit as far as the line level outputs, but there's not onscreen volume control that I can find. Also, I'm fairly pertubed as to why there's two sets of video rca outputs and two sets of the audio jacks, respectivly, set side beside each other. There's no specific labeling of their function other than just video and audio out, not video 2 or nothing and I don't remember any mentioning of in the manual a few years back when I still had it. This unit has a nice 10 bit video dac with a 24 bit audio decoder (96khz something), I really want to hear what the fibre optic on it sounds like, but hey I can't afford a $3,000 amplifier right now, does anyone know of any kind if "converter" or way I could install a fibre optic board I can get my hands on into my surround sound unit I have now. Ideas ideas, I guess I have spring fever eh?
Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
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Posted by mp4kit 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi, I got The Lenco portable DVD Player DVP-X7. I can hear sound and view the picture on an external device. The problem is that the picture on the screen of the portable dvd player is on the right side and cut of. So only half the picture is visible with a black bar beside its and the rest of the screen is grey. its like the picture have moved to the right and now you can only see a part of it. Please help.
Posted by m8r_vn6oua 9 years ago
I just disassembled an old DVD player. The laser is 'suspended' between two fairly powerful small batteries. Any idea WHY the batteries are there? The link below shows the laser and the magnets. Video
Asked by pleabargain 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Sometimes when you want to watch a DVD video but not on DVD player, all you need is a DVD converter to help you to rip it to another portable video players like ipod, iphone touch, etc. Also if your friend borrowed your DVD and you may like to watch it as well then again a DVD converter will assist you solve this problem. I would appreciate if someone here can recommend me some good dvd rippers.Thax in advance!
Posted by chase2009 9 years ago
Sup guys. I have an audiovox vbp4000 portable dvd player. The drive reads disks when tore down but not when put together. It wont eject. I noticed however that its just a standard pc dvd rom. I hooked it up to my windows pc and it recognized the drive and i can use it like normal. So my question is, how can I replace the portable drive with a standard dvd rom drive? Ive tried simply hooking one up, but no joy.
Posted by kithso 9 years ago
I have about 2000+ DVD movies. I want to transfer them all to my new storage system(HDDs in terabytes) as image files. I just wanted to know if there is a device which can automate this process or anything I could make to auto-feed the disks? Thanks
Asked by mirzahadi 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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