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Post by the innominate one » 26 Oct 2017, 22:03

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Thanks. VLC crashed after a few hours. I'll try something else. I'll check out MakeMKV.
Tried again. Got farther, but crashed before finishing, I think. The container file size is less than the DVD, in any case. Installing Handbrake for a trial run.
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Post by the innominate one » 27 Oct 2017, 09:37

Handbrake doesn't want to copy my DVDs, apparently because of DRM protection.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by the innominate one » 27 Oct 2017, 10:11

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http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk
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Post by dhex » 27 Oct 2017, 10:28

word up brah. dvd decrypter has never let me down outside of a few disney movies, and frankly, fuck disney movies.
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word up brah. dvd decrypter has never let me down outside of a few disney movies, and frankly, fuck disney movies.
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Post by dhex » 27 Oct 2017, 10:45

no seriously tho fuck them
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I'd also make sure that it does HD resolutions, but those are in that 200-300 dollar price range.
Hmmm, from what I researched it looks like I want a minimum of 1500-2000 lumens, which is doable for the bargain ~$100 models, but yeah, HD is where I'm getting tripped up. Bargain models with HD bump it up to the $150-200 range, which is more than I wanted to spend. Then again, watching a dvd upscaled on an HD tv isn't so bad. I'm just wondering how 480p would look blown up to a screen that's going to be larger than our 37 inch tv.
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Post by the innominate one » 27 Oct 2017, 15:18

If you spend the extra, you can probably use it inside, too. Increases the use situations.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 27 Oct 2017, 15:38

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Highway wrote:
25 Oct 2017, 18:51
I'd also make sure that it does HD resolutions, but those are in that 200-300 dollar price range.
Hmmm, from what I researched it looks like I want a minimum of 1500-2000 lumens, which is doable for the bargain ~$100 models, but yeah, HD is where I'm getting tripped up. Bargain models with HD bump it up to the $150-200 range, which is more than I wanted to spend. Then again, watching a dvd upscaled on an HD tv isn't so bad. I'm just wondering how 480p would look blown up to a screen that's going to be larger than our 37 inch tv.
It's gonna look like blurry ass. You won't want to watch it. You'll feel like you wasted your money, and say "I think I'll go inside and watch this."

The other guy I know who's done this spent about 600 dollars on his projector, which is 1920x1080 native resolution and 3000 lumens. He says that you at least want the brightness, even if you maybe skimp on the resolution, but not down to 800x600.
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I've found some 720p (or 800 or 768 etc.) native that I could maybe swing, but 1080 native is probably out of the budget.

What I do wish is that as long as we have laws about fraud and advertising could we please ban the phrase "supports 1080" because it makes it impossible to search easily. Have to click on every model and try to see through their bullshit. And Amazon has filters for every spec except native resolution, which I find totally bizarre.
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Post by Warren » 27 Oct 2017, 20:13

dead_elvis wrote:
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I've found some 720p (or 800 or 768 etc.) native that I could maybe swing, but 1080 native is probably out of the budget.

What I do wish is that as long as we have laws about fraud and advertising could we please ban the phrase "supports 1080" because it makes it impossible to search easily. Have to click on every model and try to see through their bullshit. And Amazon has filters for every spec except native resolution, which I find totally bizarre.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Painboy » 27 Oct 2017, 20:52

My only advice when it comes to electronics is figure out what you want first and then look at the price and if it's too much, walk. Don't buy something cheaper that doesn't entirely meet your needs. You'll just end up frustrated with lighter pockets.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 01 Nov 2017, 13:13

I've been kind of looking for bluetooth headphones that are not earbuds and not massive over-the-ear cans. Has anyone ever seen any bluetooth headphones that are more like the older style on-the ear, lightweight headphones? I've seen some on-the-ear ones, but they have big foam pads and talk about noise isolation. I want less noise isolation, because I want to use them at work and be able to hear when someone's saying my name.
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Post by Jadagul » 01 Nov 2017, 13:54

I use these, which are designed for running:


You might also want to check out the wirecutter article: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best- ... eadphones/

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Post by nicole » 01 Nov 2017, 14:02

Running ones are probably a good bet because they'll be lightweight and also (hopefully) designed to let you hear your surroundings more.
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Post by Painboy » 01 Nov 2017, 14:14

I just got these not long ago. Like you I don't like to be cut off from the outside world. I wear these all day at work. They aren't on all the time. Maybe several hours a day though with no need to charge during the day. They link fast and seem to have a decent range. They also have a decent top end volume if you do need to drown out something loud, something my previous Bluetooth headphones couldn't do. Only downside is the button response can be a bit laggy so you can't rapidly tap them to turn the volume up or down. Comes with a nice little case as well.


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Plus they are dylan and therefore spit hot fire.

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Post by Highway » 01 Nov 2017, 17:46

For whatever reason, I couldn't see any images / links you guys put up. I can if I quote your post.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 01 Nov 2017, 17:47

Painboy wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 14:14
I just got these not long ago. Like you I don't like to be cut off from the outside world. I wear these all day at work. They aren't on all the time. Maybe several hours a day though with no need to charge during the day. They link fast and seem to have a decent range. They also have a decent top end volume if you do need to drown out something loud, something my previous Bluetooth headphones couldn't do. Only downside is the button response can be a bit laggy so you can't rapidly tap them to turn the volume up or down. Comes with a nice little case as well.

That's almost exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks.
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Highway wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 17:46
For whatever reason, I couldn't see any images / links you guys put up. I can if I quote your post.

It seems like the board is turning our (amazon?) links into some sort of weird embed which is then not showing up.

I meant to just give an amazon link to the thing I bought. I was wondering why I got that big space, but I was too in a rush to check.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Painboy » 01 Nov 2017, 21:59

Jadagul wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 21:57
Highway wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 17:46
For whatever reason, I couldn't see any images / links you guys put up. I can if I quote your post.

It seems like the board is turning our (amazon?) links into some sort of weird embed which is then not showing up.

I meant to just give an amazon link to the thing I bought. I was wondering why I got that big space, but I was too in a rush to check.
Yeah I just put in the link and it embedded the picture in place. I can see the picture without problems.

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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 01 Nov 2017, 22:19

Painboy wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 21:59
Jadagul wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 21:57
Highway wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 17:46
For whatever reason, I couldn't see any images / links you guys put up. I can if I quote your post.

It seems like the board is turning our (amazon?) links into some sort of weird embed which is then not showing up.

I meant to just give an amazon link to the thing I bought. I was wondering why I got that big space, but I was too in a rush to check.
Yeah I just put in the link and it embedded the picture in place. I can see the picture without problems.
No images / links here.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Painboy » 01 Nov 2017, 23:01

I can see the links but not the pictures in Tapatalk.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 02 Nov 2017, 11:15

Highway wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 13:13
I've been kind of looking for bluetooth headphones that are not earbuds and not massive over-the-ear cans. Has anyone ever seen any bluetooth headphones that are more like the older style on-the ear, lightweight headphones? I've seen some on-the-ear ones, but they have big foam pads and talk about noise isolation. I want less noise isolation, because I want to use them at work and be able to hear when someone's saying my name.
I'm using these

Bought them earlier this year. They're pretty good. Fidelity is not great but pretty good for bluetooth, and sometimes I need to reboot them because of delay. Big drawback is that you can't recharge them and use them at the same time.

ETA
Annoying feature: they talk to you. "Power on. Device one connected. Battery high." "Call terminated" (particularly irritating as I don't use them for calls) and if the battery is low she's going to tell you about it every two minutes.
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