dvd

Tue
26
Sep
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Windows Vista: Coming Soon to a DVD Near You

A Microsoft representative confirmed Friday that Windows Vista will be distributed on a single DVD disc. Vista is said to be released in January 2007. The single DVD will include the most basic version of the operating system, and will also include ... the version with all the bells and whistles, dubbed "Vista Ultimate." (Source: news.com ) Prices for Vista Come January, consumers can choose between the following versions (prices in US Dollars): Windows Vista Home Basic: $199 Windows Vista Home Premium: $239 Windows Vista Business: $299 Windows Vista Ultimate: $399 (Source: pcworld.com ) New ... (view more)

Fri
25
Aug
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A Night at the Movies: Best Film Sites on the Internet

Who doesn't love watching movies? And of course, there's the thrill of the big theater experience: a giant screen, a large tub of popcorn, and the excited hustle and bustle of hundreds of other people. And then there's the relaxation and comfort of ... staying at home and cozily spreading out on your living room couch with a DVD, a bag of grapes, and a mug of beer. Whichever option you choose, there's something undeniably magical about sitting back with a good flick and getting swept up in another world. Whether you're a diehard film buff or just a casual moviegoer, the following websites are ... (view more)

Tue
18
Apr
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HD-DVD and Blu-ray Technology: The Future of DVD

On Friday, March 31st, Toshiba released the first-ever high-definition DVD (HD-DVD) player to Japanese consumers. The company said the new units would sell for an equivalent of $936 USD. (Source: digital-lifestyles.info ) Toshiba plans to release ... units in the US later this month with a cost of approximately $799, depending on features. HD-DVD is the next generation DVD format that stores data at greater densities needed for high-definition movies and television. There are two kinds of HD-DVD's: a 15GB single-layer disc, and the 30GB dual-layer with twice the capacity. In comparison, ... (view more)

Thu
02
Mar
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Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 Review

Ashampoo delivers once again with the highly anticipated Burning Studio 6! Known for maintaining functionality and without compromising ease-of-use, Ashampoo CD / DVD Burning Studio 6 incorporates many new and exciting features, including: NEW: ... Support for over 1,700 CD, DVD and Blu-ray burners (with up to 25GB of storage *per* layer)! NEW: Feature-rich file backup utility for CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, including: password protection, compression, spanning and restoration to original file locations! NEW: Integrated Audio CD ripper: extract CD audio tracks to WMA or WAV file format. NEW: ... (view more)

Tue
24
Jan
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Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is Microsoft's newest video game console, the successor to their original Xbox. It was released on November 22, 2005 in North America, December 2 in Europe, and December 10 in Japan. It will be released on February 2, 2006 in Mexico, ... February 24 in South Korea, and March 2, 2006 in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. The Xbox 360 will compete against the upcoming generation of consoles, including the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Revolution, and was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, a week before the E3 trade show. Except in Japan the console is ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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PSP Movie Creator Review

Synopsis: Convert DVD movies to your PSP (Playstation Portable) and watch them on the go! In only a few simple steps, PSP Movie Creator can convert DVD movies and various video formats for optimized playback on Sony Playstation Portable. PSP Movie ... Creator incorporates the world's fastest DVD conversion technique (up to 300% faster!), all the while providing superior video quality. And best of all, PSP Movie Creator has advanced video editing features built into the program, so you don't need a secondary video editor to do your editing! PSP Movie Creator: Features Drilldown Easy to use ... (view more)

Tue
13
Dec
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CD Anywhere Review

Synopsis: Need a way to run a CD or DVD directly from the hard drive? CD Anywhere is a powerful CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive emulator that allows you to emulate up to 23 virtual CD/DVD-ROM drives. And because the CD image is stored / read directly from the ... hard drive, data transfer is *significantly* faster than running a program straight from CD or DVD -- just imagine what it would be like to own a 200x CD-ROM drive! With CD Anywhere, you can also create image files from CD or DVD, burn CD image files to a disc with the built-in burner, erase CD-RW discs, and many other useful functions. CD Anywhere ... (view more)

Thu
20
Oct
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Acoustica Photos Forever Review

Synopsis: It is estimated that digital cameras account for half the cameras in the world and now represent well over 50% of all photographic devices (Source: analysphere.com ). If you're a digital camera owner, then you most likely store your photos ... on your computer. However, what most folks don't take into consideration is that fact that by storing your photos on the computer, your precious memories are also at the mercy of a hacker, a new strain of virus, or even a disasterous computer crash! So what would you do if you lost all your photos? Introducing: Acoustica Photos Forever If you have ... (view more)

Wed
19
Oct
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Recover Data from Multisession CD or DVD?

Infopackets Reader Dan R. writes: " Dear Dennis, After reviewing yesterday's article entitled, " Play .JPG on DVD (Picture / Photo CD)? ", it prompted me to ask a related question about CD and DVD data recovery. My situation is this: a little while ... back I created a CD full of important photos. I lent the disc to a friend who was going to add more photos to the disc. Somehow, my friend managed to completely wipe out my previous session when she added her photos, and now I'm afraid I've lost all my data. Can you please tell me if there is a way I can recover my data on the ... (view more)

Thu
04
Aug
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Rip MP3 CD?

Infopackets Reader William G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've been enjoying your recent discussions on Audio CDs and MP3s in the newsletter. Quick question: is there any way I can 'rip' an MP3 CD? I have many different programs but I am unable to find a ... way to recover or 'rip' MP3s back into my computer. Can you suggest anything that I can do? " My response: Just for clarification, the term 'rip' -- although loosely coined -- means to extract data from a CD or DVD that would otherwise be uncopyable without using a specialized ripping software. For example: you cannot insert an audio CD ... (view more)

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