I recently found myself in a troubling situation. A client had come in to do an edit with a harddrive full of XviD encoded AVI files. When I tried opening up the first of them on our Intel Power Mac I received a Quicktime error stating that I was missing a required codec (VLC also would not play the files). Quicktime linked me to the XviD download page, which was troubling as I knew XviD had been previously installed on that machine. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever tried to watch a brand new Blu-Ray disc only to find that it won’t play in your player? A player you know works with other discs?
Now, assuming that you haven’t recently dropped the player, or rubbed sandpaper across the bottom surface of the disc, this could very well be a firmware issue. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday one of our internal media drives got locked up so we no longer had read or write access even from the Admin account of our Mac Pro. Read the rest of this entry »
This tutorial explains how to edit an audio/video track from an existing DVD without affecting its other elements. By following these steps you should be able to add to, trim, or replace an audio/video track without affecting the DVD menu or recompressing any of the files.
This is done entirely with freeware running on Windows XP. Read the rest of this entry »