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BluRay disks unplayable due to rot

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Connecting camcorder to TV

I’m thinking of buying a camcorder and viewing the footage through my TV.
I’m never used a camcorder before, so I’m a little clueless.  The
camcorder’s "connector types" are listed as follows:

    1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), and
    1 x S-Video output

I’m concerned that my TV doesn’t have enough ports.  The only ports it has
are the yellow and white ones (but no red one).  It does have a scart
socket, though, and I do have one of those adaptors that enables you to
plug the yellow, white, and red cords into it, before connecting the
adaptor itself into the scart socket.  And my TV has no S-Video socket.

Would I be able to plug this camcorder into my TV?

Thanks,
Mike

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amd 64X2 vs intel core duo

  If both of these  brand name duo core processors run at the same
speed are they then equivalent in performance?
   (software that specifies intel core duo 2.4 mghz will then run on
an  amd 64 X 2 duo 2.4 mghz,,,, correct? )

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AVISynth newbie looking for tutorial

Just looking for suggestions:  What’s the best AVISynth tutorial for a
complete newbie?  Anyone have any favorites?

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Choppy playback on recorded shows

Hi there,

Hoping somebody can help me with the following problem I’m having.

First off, I have a P4 1.7 Ghz system, 1 GB RAM, Windows XP Prof and
ATI AIW 9200.

Whenever I watch TV live, performance is fine.  When I record a
program and play it back later, there is frequent "choppyness".  So,
I’m thinking there’s an IO problem somewhere.  I’ve tried recording to
my internal hard drive (probably only 5400 RPM) and to an external USB
2.0  drive (7200 RPM), both with the same result.  I’ve tried both
ATI’s native video capturing software as well as "Beyond TV".  In both
cases I’ve tried all sorts of different settings as far as media type
and quality to record to (MPEG-2, AVI, DivX) but no difference.  I’ve
also burned to DVD and played on a regular DVD player and found the
choppyness comes up at the exact same times as when I play it on my
computer so I know the videos are being recorded that way.  I’ve went
as far as re-imaging my system, re-installing all the latest drivers
for everything and re-installing the apps but still the same issue
arises.  In the case of Beyond TV, I’ve tried upping the Beyond TV
Recording Engine process to realtime but no difference.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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Help: Recording Streaming Video From Another PC's Webcam

Is it possible to record streaming video from another computers
webcamera?

I figured there are apps for this but I have no idea where to begin.

All I have at the moment is a webcam and and Yahoo Internet Messenger.
But I would like to send a live stream to a friend and have him
archive it on his hard drive.

So any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Darren Harris
Staten Island, New York.

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DVD-R DL are they extinct?

Hello…
I just bought a desktop burner that handles DVD-R, even will handle
the DL kind, but I just spent part of the day looking at stores locally, and
have come up empty-handed for blanks. So I searched online, and found
one or two sources, and find them MUCH costlier than the DVD+R DL
variety.
What gives? Am I just looking in the wrong sites? This is not giving me
a good feeling….I think I should return this deck before I get stuck with
something obsolete.
Any comments??    Thanks !
Les

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Extracting MP2 audio from SVCD file

Hello,

I have a 700 MB SVCD video file which has an MP2 audio track.
When I open the file in VirtualDub-MPEG2 and view the file
information (File –> File Information…), the audio track’s
total size is listed as about 81 MB.  I’m trying to extract
this audio track as an MP2 file, but no matter what settings
I use under the Audio file menu in vdub the audio track is
saved as a huge 500 MB WAV file.

Am I doing something wrong, or is this impossible in vdub?
Can anyone suggest a (preferably small) program that can
accomplish this?  I simply want to extract the original MP2
audio track.  I do not want to save it as WAV and recompress
it again.

Thank you very much for any help or advice.

Regards,
Paul

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Converting codec

I have a video that is encoded with H.264/AVC Codec. The file does not
play well on my media center player system, the player just does not
have enough power to play the video.  I want to re-encode the video
using another codec.  What software should I use to re-encode the
H.264 video to another AVI codec.

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British Harry Potter fan girl grows a monkey in her bedroom unknown to her parents http://www.teenwag.com/showphoto/6868

British Harry Potter fan girl grows a monkey in her bedroom unknown to
her parents
http://www.teenwag.com/showphoto/6868

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