Playing DVDs On A Computer – Beware Of Regions

  Many people play DVDs on their computer but DVDs all have region codes. Region codes are encoded onto DVD Discs as well as some DVD Players. If the region of the Disc and Player does not match, the DVD Disc will not play The Regions Are: REGION 0 : Worldwide REGION 1 : Canada and USA REGION 2 : Europe, UK, Japan, Middle East, South Africa REGION 3 : South East Asia REGION 4 : Australia, South America REGION 5 : Africa, Russia, Rest of Asia REGION 6 : China So to watch DVD’s from other regions you need a multi-region DVD player which most on the market are. However with a computer this is not the case as on both Windows and Apple computers they are locked to the region so if you play say Region 1 on a Region 4 drive , then swap from Region 1… Read More

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Put A DVD On Your Computer

We have all had a DVD or a video file that we would like to store on a hard disk , iPhone or iPad , or make a backup copy ( especially if you have children). This is not a promotion for piracy as you should not copy what you don’t own. HandBrake  is a free video transcoder. HandBrake will get the video from a variety of sources, including a DVD, and a DVD image, and grabs audio from sources as well, including MPEG audio tracks.  You’ll can then output this digital file in a variety of formats, suitable to play on many devices and you can even select individual chapters. Handbrake  is extremely customisable for it’s output. If you want to learn more about HandBrake  check out this article from Maclife How To Encode Like a Pro With Handbrake How To Rip A DVD With VLC Convert Videos Fast With Handbrake   Handbrake Tips For DVD… Read More

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Do I Really Need That To Play That Movie

So you surf the internet , see a clip or movie that you can download and you download it . Then you attempt to play the file and your computer stops , then you receive a message to play this you will need to go on the internet to find the correct codec ( or words to that effect ). This is where you should STOP. You are probably about to be infected by spyware or a virus if you agree to download or search for the codec. Your best bet is to get the VLC Player which can play most video files , dvd’s , cd’s , streaming media , check out the site for the full list.  If VLC cannot play it , just delete the file and run a full virus / spyware scan.  Alternatively download the K Lite Codec pack for Windows which should allow most video files to be played in… Read More

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Need To Play A Video / DVD – Try VLC

if you are looking to play a video from the internet or a dvd then try VLC. This is cross platform software  ( you can use it on Windows or Apple)  VLC Features Include “Simple, Powerful and Fast  Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD, Blu-Ray), Webcams and Streams  Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, H.264, DivX, MPEG-4, WebM, WMV player  Completely Free, No Spyware, Ads or User Tracking  Works on most platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix…  Media Converter and Streamer” Check out the website for the full list.

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