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Topic Written

How to play MKV files

Instructions for playing back MKV files.

03 Jul 2012 11:38

AC3Filter Installation and Configuration

AC3Filter is a free Surround Sound processor for Windows which includes the ability to not only decode digital surround formats such as Dolby Digital and DTS, but also perform realtime processing to adjust the output level (volume)...

28 May 2012 8:02

How to play TS files

This article talks about playing .TS files

09 Mar 2012 3:00

Troubleshooting Text-based Subtitle Playback Problems

A guide to help you get a text-based subtitle file to display in the media player of your choice.

01 Dec 2011 1:16

Guide to managing your e-books with Calibre

The following guide will teach you how to use the EXCELLENT and FREE e-book manager, Calibre, to index, convert and manage your e-book collection. Good for all major e-readers, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony.

12 Jul 2011 18:05

How to play WebM files

This area shows you how to play WebM content in a variety of ways, and how to perform other tasks such as finding WebM videos online and ripping them from YouTube.com

22 Jun 2011 12:17

Quick Guide: Adding AfterDawn feed to Pulse app on Android (and iOS)

In this very quick guide we will teach our users how to keep updated with the latest AfterDawn news via the excellent (and FREE) Pulse news reader app for Android (and iOS)

07 May 2011 2:26

How to repair corrupt MKV files

If you have gotten an MKV file that gives problems playing back, such as sync or video related issues, then this short article might be able to help you to deal with the problems.

08 Apr 2011 16:50

Retrieve and use Subtitles easily with Open Subtitles MKV Player

The guide shows how to use the Open Subtitles MKV Player to download and use subtitles for your video files easily.

11 Jun 2010 15:31

How to fix AVI sync problems

This guide shows how to fix AVI sync problems (audio doesn't match with video). It works for constantly sync problems, or sync problems that gradually get worse throughout a video.

14 Mar 2010 22:32

Repair broken or corrupt MPEG files

This guide shows how to use several tools to repair and deal with MPEG corruption problems.

10 Feb 2010 21:48

Repair broken or corrupt AVI files

This guide shows you how to use a variety of tools and methods to repair bad or corrupt AVI files. It covers frame problems, index problems, video problems, audio problems, codec problems and much more.

18 Dec 2009 10:45

How to play MKV content on PlayStation 3 (PS3) (M2TS)

This article shows how to play H264 video and AC3 audio from an MKV file on a PlayStation 3 (PS3) console

12 Sep 2009 19:41

How to play AVI

Instructions for playing back AVI files.

12 Sep 2009 19:39

How to play FLV files

Instructions for playing back FLV files.

12 Sep 2009 19:37

How to play MP4 files

Instructions for playing back MP4 files.

12 Sep 2009 19:37

How to save YouTube videos (incl. HD) to HDD

This guide shows how to save videos from sites such as YouTube, MySpace and Google Video to your Hard Disk Drive for offline viewing, editing or converting. It also shows how to save YouTube HD videos.

10 Sep 2009 22:20

Using DoubleTwist to share and sync your media

This guide will teach you how to use DoubleTwist to sync all your media from one, simple, great program. You will also learn how to convert, import and share media content.

25 Jun 2009 17:30

RAR playback and extraction guide

This extraction and playback guide will help you to learn how to extract files from .rar archives and playback what you have extracted.

01 May 2009 9:03

Encode video for Xbox 360 with EncodeHD

This guide shows how to encode video that will play on the Xbox 360 video game console.

16 Mar 2009 21:37

Stream multimedia to Xbox 360 with TVersity

This article will show you how to stream video (DivX, XviD etc.) to an Xbox 360 console without having to manually encode first. You do NOT need a Windows Media Center PC for this guide.

06 Mar 2009 3:57

Watching Live TV Online

This guide covers using popular programs to watch Live television channels on the Internet.

03 Feb 2009 8:22

How to watch YouTube & Internet Video on Wii (Fullscreen)

This article shows how to view multimedia content from the Internet on Nintendo Wii, including playing from sites like YouTube in Full Screen mode.

30 Jan 2009 19:30

How to watch YouTube videos on Xbox 360

This article shows how to play YouTube videos on Xbox 360, even though the Xbox 360 has no Internet Browser.

28 Jan 2009 9:49

How to play .TS content on Xbox 360

This article explains how to play streams from .TS files on the Xbox 360. While Xbox 360 doesn't support it directly, it can be achieved without video re-encoding.

05 Jan 2009 15:28

How to play MKV files on the PlayStation 3 (MP4)

Currently the PlayStation 3 does not have native playback support for HD files such as MKV (Matroska) and therefore in this guide we will teach you how to store that MKV file in a supported container such as MP4 or AVI.

05 Jan 2009 15:25

How to play MKV content on Xbox 360

This article explains how to play content stored in the MKV container on the Xbox 360 by remuxing to the AVI or MP4 container. No video re-encoding.

05 Jan 2009 15:24

Convert MKV to MP4 for Xbox 360 (Easiest Method)

This article covers the easiest (so far) method of converting MKV files to MP4 for the Xbox 360 console, with no video re-encoding in most cases.

05 Jan 2009 15:23

Convert MKV to MP4 for PS3 (Easiest Method)

This article shows how to easily convert an MKV file to an MP4 file (or VOB) usually without needing to re-encode video, to playback on the PlayStation 3 (PS3)

05 Jan 2009 15:22

Introduction to Haali Media Splitter

An tutorial on using Haali Media Splitter to add support for MP4 and MKV files to the Windows DirectShow framework.

25 Nov 2008 9:19

How to play H.264 / AVC files

This guide shows how to play H.264/AVC video content on a Windows-based PC.

06 Nov 2008 1:41

How to play XviD files

This article shows how to play XviD video content on a Windows computer.

06 Nov 2008 1:35

How to play DTS-WAV files

In this guide we will teach you how to playback DTS-WAV files that could have come from DTS CDs or enhanced audio CDs. Many softwares have issues playing these files back, but luckily there are a few that make it very easy.

27 Oct 2008 18:29

How to update your PlayStation 3 firmware using a flash drive, memory card

In this guide we will teach you how to update the firmware of your PlayStation 3 console using a flashdrive. This is very useful if you cannot get Wi-Fi on your console or cannot get a wired connection.

26 Oct 2008 20:53

Stream multimedia to Nintendo Wii with TVersity

This article shows how to use the Nintendo Wii browser with TVersity to stream videos (DivX, XviD, AVI, MKV etc.) across a wireless network.

20 Oct 2008 11:18

How to play ISO or IMG files

In this guide we will teach you how to play back those full videos you have saved as ISO or image files on your computer using all freeware methods.

30 Sep 2008 1:42

How to copy content back from iPod Classic, Nano and Shuffle to your PC, Mac

This easy guide will teach you how to copy all your content from your iPod Classic, Nano, Shuffle or hard drive based iPod and back to your PC or Mac. Includes videos, podcasts and playlist cloning as well.

23 Sep 2008 3:10

How to play x264 files

x264 is an open source, free, h.264 / AVC video encoder. It is one of the most advanced publicly available tools for encoding h.264 video. Learn how to play files encoded with this encoder.

31 Aug 2008 16:21

How to play WMA files

In this guide we will go through the options to play WMA audio files. WMA is one of the most popular audio codecs, only behind MP3 and possibly now AAC.

30 Jul 2008 15:42

How to play SHN files

This article shows how to play SHN lossless audio files.

24 Jul 2008 4:25

How To: Enabling HD DVD playback in PowerDVD 8

This easy guide will teach you how to enable HD DVD playback on the retail version of PowerDVD 8 Ultra

12 May 2008 18:47

How to play MPC files

This guide shows how to play MPC files on your computer

10 May 2008 13:40

How to play AC3 files

This article shows how to play AC3 audio in a variety of players, including how to setup DirectShow filters for wider support

10 May 2008 13:40

How to play .M2TS files

This article shows methods to play .M2TS files on your computer using several software options.

10 May 2008 13:40

How to play .divx files

This article shows how to play back .divx files on your computer using several players. It also covers DivX Ultra features.

10 May 2008 13:38

How to play OGG files

This article shows how to play OGG multimedia files.

10 May 2008 13:37

How to play AAC files

This article shows you how to play AAC files in a variety of players.

10 May 2008 13:37

How to play ASF / WMV files

This guide talks about playing back ASF and WMV files

10 May 2008 13:22

How to play 3GP files

This is a guide explaining how to play 3GP files

10 May 2008 13:21

How to Play MPG and MPEG files

Instructions for playing back MPG and MPEG files.

10 May 2008 13:21

How to play OGM files

Instructions for playing back OGM files.

10 May 2008 13:20

How to play FLAC files

This article shows how to play FLAC audio files.

10 May 2008 13:17

How to play APE files

This article shows how to play APE (Monkey's Audio) on your computer, covering several players and tools.

10 May 2008 11:17

How to play RAR files

This article shows how to use RAR files, including playing multimedia content directly from a RAR file, extracting content and covers the main files you will encounter

10 May 2008 11:16

ffdshow Installation and Configuration

If you don't want to keep installing "just one more" codec, or worse yet an assortment of codec packs, you should consider using ffdshow instead.

15 Apr 2008 5:11

Convert MKV to AVCHD for PS3 and Blu-ray

This is a guide to converting an MKV file, without re-encoding video or audio, to AVCHD for playback on a PlayStation 3 (PS3) console or Blu-ray Disc player.

15 Apr 2008 4:57

Running SageTV on Windows XP Media Center Edition

A step by step guide for installing SageTV on Windows XP, with a particular focus on computers running Windows XP MCE or using the MCE remote.

26 Mar 2008 12:47

SageTV Reviewied - Replacing Windows Media Center

A review of SageTV based on my experience using it as a replacement for Windows Media Center. SageTV turns your computer into a DVR and media center (HTPC) capable of rivaling any other software or hardware (set-top box).

26 Mar 2008 12:46

How to play .TS content on PlayStation 3 (PS3) (M2TS)

This article shows how to play H264 video and AC3 audio from a TS file on a PlayStation 3 (PS3)

26 Mar 2008 8:23

Installing Windows Media Player 11 on Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004

If you have a computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition (including earlier versions upgraded through Service Pack 2) and you're a Netflix customer, you may have found that you can't use their Watch Instantly streaming video service...

25 Mar 2008 11:41

Xbox 360's video playback capabilities tested - DivX, XviD, subtitles and more

This article covers video files that work or don't work directly with the Xbox 360 games console

18 Mar 2008 15:53

Find what video and audio codecs you need by using GSpot

GSpot is a very useful software for finding out why your video files (e.g. AVI files) won't play. This guide explains how to use GSpot to help you solving your playback problems.

12 Mar 2008 7:48

How to play OGM content on Xbox 360

This article shows how to mux streams from the OGM container into the AVI container, enabling playback with the Xbox 360 console, which doesn't support OGM.

13 Feb 2008 3:54

How to play .ratDVD files

How to play ratDVD files

30 Sep 2007 17:55

How to play RMVB (RealMedia Variable Bitrate) files

How to playback RMVB (RealMedia Variable Bitrate) files using free alternatives (VLC, Real Alternative and codec packs)

11 Sep 2007 4:32

How to play BIN & CUE files

Guide on how to play back BIN and CUE files (VCD and SVCD images) and also how to extract MPEG files from them

31 Jul 2007 16:30

How to play VOB / IFO / BUP files

How to play VOB / IFO / BUP files from a DVD-Video

31 Jul 2007 16:28

What codecs to use? The AVIcodec guide

AVIcodec is another software for finding out why your video files (e.g. AVI files) won't play. This guide explains how to use AVIcodec to help you solving your playback problems

24 May 2007 4:32

How to play MOV files

Instructions for playing back MOV files.

24 May 2007 4:25

Copy DVD to DVDR 

Topic Written

How to copy DVDs with DVD Shrink

This guide shows you how to copy a DVD to a blank (single layer, 4.36GB) DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW or DVD+RW disc.

12 Sep 2009 19:38

How to copy DVDs (Movie Only) with DVD Shrink

This guide will show you how to use DVD Shrink to copy only your Main Movie from your DVDs onto a blank (single layer, 4.36GB) DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW or DVD+RW disc.

02 Sep 2009 3:28

How to Shrink DVD Menus with MenuShrink

MenuShrink is a nice little program that shrinks the size of your DVD menus by converting motion menu's to still menus, with or without background audio. This ultra-fast process could easily shrink a DVD menu to 5% of its original size while keeping the m

06 Mar 2009 7:07

Copy entire DVD-9 movie to a single DVD-R using DVD Shrink

This guide explains how to fit a DVD-9 movie on a single DVD-R disc using DVD Shrink

22 Mar 2008 15:37

Copy full DVD movie disc to a DVDR using CloneDVD

The goal of this guide is to back up a single DVD-9 movie to a single layer DVD-R or DVD+R disc, using CloneDVD 2 as our transcoder.

20 Mar 2008 22:25

Copy DVD-9 movie to a single DVD-R with DVD2One

DVD2One squeezes a DVD-9 movie on a single DVD-R disc. Read this guide to learn how to use the software.

25 May 2007 4:41

High Quality DVD-9 Backups With DVD Rebuilder & CCE Basic

With DVD Rebuilder and CCE Basic (and a couple of other free programs) you can now get quality that rivals the difficult/expensive methods while keeping the simplicity of the 1 Click software. Read this guide to learn how.

25 May 2007 4:35

DVD Rebuilder Advanced Techniques

This guide explains how to take advantage of the more advanced techniques available in DVD Rebuilder by adding a couple of helper applications and some additional filters (plugins) for AviSynth.

25 May 2007 4:34

Extract, Process and Burn a DVD under MacOS X.2.2 or higher

This is a guide written for those of you using MacOSX.2.2 or higher and would like to make backup copies of your DVDs.

25 May 2007 4:33

SVCD to DVD±R with DVD-Lab (From CD-Images or MPEG Files)

This guide explains how you can put multiple SVCD discs on a single DVD±R from CD-image files.

25 May 2007 4:32

How to copy multiple DVD movies to 1 DVDR with DVD Shrink

This guide will explain how to create your own DVD containing multiple movies from other DVD's. The resulting DVD will, however, have no menus.

25 May 2007 4:25

DVD Rebuilder Pro Basic Operations

DVD Rebuilder is a tool that allows to shrink a DVD movie into a single DVDR disc, using external encoders. This guide explains the basic operations in using the professional version of DVD Rebuilder.

25 May 2007 0:16

DVD Rebuilder Free Basic Operations

DVD Rebuilder is a tool that allows to shrink a DVD movie into a single DVDR disc, using external encoders. This guide explains the basic operations in using the free version of DVD Rebuilder.

25 May 2007 0:16

Copy DVD to DVD-R using DVD Decrypter (DVDs smaller than 4.36GB)

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03 Jan 2006 3:39

DVDR authoring and burning 

Topic Written

Extract content from a DVD

This guide will give you step by step instructions for extracting all the video, audio, and subtitle streams from the titles and menus on a DVD

01 Sep 2011 21:01

Create a photo slideshow on DVD with VSO PhotoDVD

The PhotoDVD interface is very easy to understand. The first screen you will see has only a few items on it. Firstly we have room for our list of Photos. If you right click in this space you have several options including Add files, Add folders and Remove

08 Mar 2009 7:29

DVD Shrink error? Fix DVD files with FixVTS

This short article exists to show users a way to use a small but excellent tool called FixVTS to adjust your DVD files into better DVD compliance. Why? There are several reasons why you may need to do this. The most common reason is because software such

07 Mar 2009 18:33

How to burn a DVD Folder with ImgBurn

This guide shows how to burn a DVD folder, or any folder or files, to a blank DVD disc using the free ImgBurn software.

04 Nov 2008 15:59

Edit and Delete DVD Menu buttons with PGCEdit

This guide uses PGCEdit to Delete and/or copy and paste commands of DVD Menu buttons on pre-authored DVD video.

06 Jul 2008 5:10

How to remove copyright ads, logos, warnings etc. from DVDs

This guide shows you how to remove anti-piracy commercials, copyright warnings, studio logos, unwanted audio, unwanted subtitles, unwanted extras and more from a DVD for a better backup. Jump straight to menu.

26 Mar 2008 5:39

How to burn a DVD folder with DVD Decrypter

This guide shows you a method to use to burn a folder to DVD using Folder2Iso and DVD Decrypter. DVD Decrypter can burn ISO images but not DVD folders. However using a simple tool called Folder2Iso you can convert a folder to an ISO image in very little t

24 Mar 2008 21:42

Basic DVD Authoring Project Part 1 - Introduction

Part 1 of a project to walk you through the basic steps of using video from a variety of sources to create a DVD

Keywords: dvd, basic, download
27 Feb 2008 3:43

Don't Be Stumped By DVD Standards

This article has been published with permission from InterVideo, Inc. It may not be published in any form outside AfterDawn.com without exclusive permisson from InterVideo, Inc.

27 Feb 2008 2:09

Burning pre-authored DVD-Video using Nero

When you use programs like DVDShrink to compress a DVD on your Hard Drive, you are left with a bunch of DVD files. You movie files will be located in a VIDEO_TS folder. This guide will show you how to use Nero to burn these files to a blank DVD.

31 Jan 2008 15:36

How to set Booktype for blank DVD+R(W) media

This article explains how to use ImgBurn, Nero CD/DVD Speed or Nero Burning ROM to change the Booktype of blank DVDR media to DVD-ROM to improve performance and compatibility.

02 Dec 2007 3:28

Using SecurDisc to protect important data on recordable media

This article walks through using SecurDisc to add layers of data protection while burning to blank CD and DVD media.

17 Nov 2007 8:34

Basic DVD Project Part 6b - Encode Video Assets With CCE Basic

The sixth guide in a the Basic DVD Authoring Project. It covers encoding MPEG-2 video with CCE Basic to prepare it to be a DVD asset

05 Oct 2007 7:27

Basic DVD Authoring Project Part 3 - Prepare Audio Assets

The third guide in a the Basic DVD Authoring Project. It covers encoding audio to get it ready to be a DVD asset

11 Sep 2007 12:29

Basic DVD Authoring Project Part 4b - Prepare PAL Video

Part 4 of a project to walk you through the basic steps of using video from a variety of sources to create a DVD

10 Sep 2007 21:28

Basic DVD Authoring Project Part 4a - Prepare NTSC Video

Part 4 of a project to walk you through the basic steps of using video from a variety of sources to create a DVD

10 Sep 2007 9:00

Basic DVD Authoring Project Part 5 - Calculate Video Bitrates

Part 5 of a project to walk you through the basic steps of using video from a variety of sources to create a DVD

09 Sep 2007 22:24

Basic DVD Authoring Project Part 2 - Analysis

Part 2 of a project to walk you through the basic steps of using video from a variety of sources to create a DVD

23 Aug 2007 0:53

Basic TMPGEnc DVD Author Guide

This is a guide to using TMPGEnc DVD Author. TMPGEnc DVD Author is not an encoder, you have to supply it with encoded video and audio files for it to create DVD files for you. TMPGEnc DVD Author can then burn the files for you, but you can use any burning

14 Aug 2007 17:30

Advanced TMPGEnc DVD Author Guide

This is an advanced guide to using TMPGEnc DVD Author. This program is capable of creating DVD files from input standard MPEG files. This includes MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video with a resolution of either, 352x288 or 704x576 (PAL) or 352x240 or 704x480 (NTSC). T

14 Aug 2007 17:30

TSUNAMI MPEG DVD Author Pro Guide

This is a guide to using the TSUNAMI MPEG DVD Author Pro software title from TMPG Inc. This guide will show you everything from the beginning, inputting your files, to outputting them. We will take a close look at the supported input files for movie strea

14 Aug 2007 17:28

DVD-lab : A look at inexpensive DVD authoring software

The combination of digital video cameras and inexpensive recordable DVD drives has led to a growing demand for DVD authoring software. The majority of the software available on the market is based on wizard interfaces offering little, if any, room for cus

14 Aug 2007 17:25

Advanced TMPGEnc DVD Author Guide

This is an advanced guide to using TMPGEnc DVD Author. This program is capable of creating DVD files from input standard MPEG files. This includes MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video with a resolution of either, 352x288 or 704x576 (PAL) or 352x240 or 704x480 (NTSC). T

14 Aug 2007 17:23

How to burn a DVD-img or DVD folder to DVD with DVDSanta

This is a very simple guide to burning either a DVD-Img or a DVD folder with DVDSanta. You do not have to have created it with DVDSanta to burn it.

05 Feb 2005 4:50

Editing a DVD with DvdReMake - Part I

DvdReMake, or DRM, is a piece of software that allows you to edit a DVD. There are two different versions, DvdReMake and DvdReMake Pro, both of which can be used for basic editing like removing ...

30 Aug 2004 17:30

Other video formats to DVDR 

Topic Written

Digital Video Fundamentals - MPEG-2 Encoding

A guide covering basic aspects of MPEG-2 encoding.

04 Jul 2013 6:22

How to convert AVI files (DivX, XviD etc.) to DVD with Avi2DVD

Avi2DVD is a new GUI that uses freeware tools to perform conversions such as AVI to DVD, SVCD, VCD or DVD to DVD, SVCD or VCD. The program is still in beta phase so it's a little buggy. For example, I haven't managed to get it to work with CCE SP 2.50 yet

14 Sep 2009 3:13

Convert MKV to DVD with freeware

Convert MKV files to DVD and watch on any DVD player, using only freeware software, nothing at all has to be bought.

12 Sep 2009 19:39

How to convert video files to DVD using VSO ConvertXtoDVD 3

ConvertXtoDVD has the ability to convert multiple file types, including AVI files (DivX/XviD), Quicktime files (.mov), WMV files, etc to a standard DVD format. This guide covers on how to use the tool efficiently.

01 May 2009 9:13

How to convert multiple formats to DVD with WinAVI

This guide will demonstrate how to use WinAVI to convert several supported formats (including avi, asf, mov, rm, wmv, swf etc..) to DVD. WinAVI is a simple program to use and produces quite nice quality.

04 Nov 2008 17:15

How to Convert DivX to DVDR with DVD2SVCD

In this guide you will learn how to convert your DivX movies to DVD (DVDR, DVD-R, DVD+R etc.) (also works with XviD movies). We will use the standard methods with DVD2SVCD to do this. Don't let the name DVD2SVCD fool you, it is capable of handling a DivX

06 Jun 2008 7:29

Complete Nero Vision 5 AVCHD Authoring Guide

In this guide we will cover how to use Nero Vision 5 to author a custom AVCHD disc including chapters, menus, and other features. These discs can then be burnt to a DVD-R and played back on standalone Blu-ray players including the PlayStation 3.

20 May 2008 22:49

Convert a DivX or XviD AVI to DVD

Notice! This guide is somewhat outdated, and easier methods to converting AVI (and other video formats) to DVD exist nowadays. Please check out our other guides and, for example, the Avi2DVD guide. ...

22 Mar 2008 15:43

Deciphering CCE Basic

A guide to opening and encoding files using CCE Basic

27 Feb 2008 2:11

HC Encoder Settings

A guide to the various settings available in HC

Keywords: hc, hank's, encoder, MPEG
27 Feb 2008 2:10

TMPGEnc 4 - MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 Video Settings

Settings for MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 encoding with TMPGEnc Xpress 4

27 Feb 2008 2:10

Convert YouTube, Google Video etc. to DVD

This guide shows you how to rip videos from sites like YouTube, MySpace, Google Video, iFilm and Metacafe and convert them to DVD.

01 Sep 2007 5:42

SVCD to DVD±R with DVD-Lab (From CD's)

If you have just gotten a DVD Burner and still have SVCD's lying around, you probably thought already of putting those SVCD's on DVD but the thought of re-encoding might put you off. Well, thanks to DVD-Lab, you can now put SVCD on DVD without re-encoding

14 Aug 2007 17:38

How to put multiple SVCD movies on one DVD±R

This guide will show you how to put multiple SVCD movies on to one DVDR disc. Your SVCD's can be either already burned to CD's, CD Images (eg bin/cue) or MPEG files on your HDD. There will be no re-encoding of the video stream so technically this DVD wi

14 Aug 2007 17:38

How to Convert DivX to DVDR with DVD2SVCD (D2SRoBa Method)

In this guide you will learn how to convert your DivX movies to DVDR (also works with XviD movies). We will use the standard methods with DVD2SVCD to do this. Since DVD2SVCD we will be using CCE SP 2.50 as an external encoder. DVD2SVCD will do most of the

14 Aug 2007 17:36

VSO DivxToDVD guide

At the time of writing VSO Software are offering a free program called VSO DivxToDVD to quickly and easily encode files to DVD. DivxToDVD accepts many different formats including AVI (DivX/XviD), MPEG files, VOB files, MOV files AMV and DV files. The prog

14 Aug 2007 17:36

How to Convert multiple files types to DVD with DVDSanta

DVDSanta is a nice piece of software that allows you to complete various tasks. Firstly it allows you convert your video files to DVD. It supports many formats including AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF, RealVideo etc.. In just a few simple steps, you can convert your

14 Aug 2007 17:35

How to put a Photo Slide Show on DVD with DVDSanta

This is a very simple guide to using DVDSanta to put a Photo Slide Show on a DVD. DVDSanta will accept JPEG, BMP and PNG files. It will allow you to select the amount of time a photo will be displayed, an effect that will be on that photo (like a zoom) an

14 Aug 2007 17:35

Burning movies to DVD, VCD, SVCD using AVS Video Converter

AVS Video Converter enables you to burn a DVD movie to playback in your home DVD player from all modern video formats. The integrated DVD/VCD burning engine and the widest range of supported video formats make AVS Video Converter a perfect tool to creat

14 Aug 2007 17:32

How to put VCDs on DVD

This is very, very short guide on how to convert your VCD files into DVD-compliant format, so that you can author and burn them to DVD-R (or DVD-RW, DVD R, DVD RW). Luckily, the VCD resolution ...

07 Sep 2002 10:56

VCD and SVCD 

Topic Written

Convert DVD to VideoCD with permanent subtitles

Just wanted to produce a short guide that allows all of you, who require subtitles in your movies (and IMHO, even English speaking guys need them with movies like Croughing Tiger -- dubbing can be considered as the eight deadly sin..), to convert DVD movi

14 Aug 2007 17:47

Convert DVDs to SVCD or CVD using DVD2SVCD

Converting your DVD movies into a standard compliant CVD or SVCD can be both easy and fun. So why bother converting your movies to MPEG-4 when you can use a format that's already compatible with your current DVD-player! Learn how using DVD2SVCD.

14 Aug 2007 17:46

Burning (Super) VideoCDs with VCDGear and BurnAtOnce

The idea and motivation for this guide is to introduce an efficient, easy and file error tolerant way of burning (S)VCDs. In this guide we are using only freeware tools for the job. In this guide we presume that the MPEG video files, or BIN/CUE CD image f

14 Aug 2007 17:45

Joining mpeg files in Womble MPEG-VCR v3.14

This guide describes how to join MPEG videos that have been cut into smaller segments. The guide assumes that there are two segments, and the segments do not overlap. If there are more segments, some of the files might need trimming. You can also use Womb

14 Aug 2007 17:45

Convert SVCD to VCD with TMPGEnc (From CDs)

Some DVD Players will not play SVCD correctly but will play VCD perfectly, so if you've got an SVCD and unfortunately, one of these DVD players, then this guide is for you. This guide assumes that the SVCD is just one movie, and its on multiple CD's. If i

14 Aug 2007 17:44

Convert SVCD to VCD with TMPGEnc (From CD-Images or MPEG files(s))

Some DVD Players will not play SVCD correctly but will play VCD perfectly, so if you've got an SVCD and unfortunately, one of these DVD players, then this guide is for you. This guide assumes that the SVCD is just one movie, and its on multiple CD Images

14 Aug 2007 17:44

TMPGEnc Basic Guide

There are many guides on AfterDawn and other DV sites that use TMPGEnc, but there is a lack of guides to just using the program itself. This basic guide is an introduction to the freeware version of the program for new users. It covers installation, how t

14 Aug 2007 17:43

TMPGEnc XPress Basic Guide

This is a guide to using TMPGEnc XPress 3.0 to quickly encode to MPEG files. TMPGEnc XPress makes it easy to encode to VCD/SVCD/DVD compliant files. It uses a very simple but powerful wizard to complete these tasks. In this guide we will use the example o

14 Aug 2007 17:42

Advanced TMPGEnc XPress Guide

This is a guide to using TMPGEnc XPress 3.0 to quickly encode to MPEG files. TMPGEnc XPress makes it easy to encode to VCD/SVCD/DVD compliant files. It uses a very simple but powerful wizard to complete these tasks. In this guide we will use the example o

14 Aug 2007 17:41

Advanced TMPGEnc Guide

This is an Advanced guide to using TMPGEnc. With this guide you will learn how to use the main area's of the program and useful features that have been added to it that can come in handy sometimes. Along with just being able to encode to MPEG files (VCD/S

14 Aug 2007 17:40

DVD to SVCD with TMPGEnc

After our extremely successful DVD to VCD guide, we finally decided to create a similiar guide for converting DVD to SVCD . This guide tries to be as easy as possible whilst still maintaining the high quality and trying to avoid all the major issues caus

14 Aug 2007 17:40

Repair non-compilant VCD MPEG-videos

Every now and then you find one of those MPEG-1 files that is otherwise OK -- resolution, bitrate, etc match to the VCD specs -- but your VCD authoring tool (whether its Nero or VCDEasy) complains ...

11 Mar 2003 11:01

Convert DivX to VCD with subtitles

Ok, many users who have a habit of downloading movies from the Net prefer to use subtitles with those clips due various reasons (obviously most of the world's population don't speak English, ...

25 Nov 2002 13:57

Compile (Super)VideoCDs using VCDEasy

VCDEasy is a freeware frontend to the GNU VCD tools package. Using VCDEasy you can easily create standard compilant VCDs that both look good and are easy to use. This guide goes through a simple ...

25 Nov 2002 7:12

Merging MPEG-1/2 videos with DV-Tool

Merging several videos to one is rather trivial, when you have the right tools. We're going to use the excellent DV-Tool, which, among other features, has an "MPEG aware" cut & merge tool. ...

18 May 2002 6:42

Splitting MPEG-1/2 videos with DV-Tool

At times you find that the MPEG video file you have is just too big to be practically burned as a VideoCD or Super VideoCD. It might be that the video just won't fit on one CD, or you might ...

18 May 2002 5:55

Convert DivX video to VideoCD format with VobSub subtitles

Ok, most of you already know at least one method how to convert DivX clips to VideoCD format and that's why we decided to add an additional twist to our guide. With this guide you can convert ...

27 Dec 2001 11:28

DVD to VCD with DVD2AVI and TMPGEnc

Ok, most common questions what we receive are related to so-called "DVD ripping", which basically means taking a legal backup of your own DVD movie using your computer's DVD-ROM drive. There ...

05 Oct 2001 2:57

P2P 

Topic Written

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 9 - Prepare A Still Menu Background

In Part 9 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial you will learn how to use MeGUI to create a video file usable as the background for a still menu and also how to extract a single still as a PNG bitmap file to use in menu creation.

13 Aug 2012 23:39

Using PeerBlock to safeguard privacy

PeerBlock is a utility that can be used to block any IP addresses or ranges from establishing a connection with your computer, whether they are used by anti-P2P groups, law enforcement, spyware peddlers or otherwise.

16 Apr 2010 1:01

Guide to using BitTorrent (Official BitTorrent Client)

In this guide we will teach you how to use Bram Cohen's official BitTorrent, a very powerful BitTorrent client. By following each of the steps in this guide, you will be able to max out downloading speeds for your connection.

01 May 2009 9:06

BitTorrent FAQ

This small FAQ explains some of the questions raised by BitTorrent -- the P2P content distribution system.

02 Jan 2009 1:48

Using and Maxing Out Speeds With uTorrent

This is an extensive, but simple to follow guide, for using uTorrent (aka µTorrent) , a very powerful BitTorrent client. By following each of the steps in this guide, you will be able to max out downloading speeds for your connection.

02 Jan 2009 0:00

Guide to using Vuze (Azureus 3.0) (BitTorrent Client)

This is a guide to using Azureus a BT client. If you are not familiar with Bit Torrent, don't worry the first part of this guide explains it. This guide will teach you how to use Azureus to download files and will show you some of the features the client

25 Feb 2008 3:29

Little eMule Tutorial

Like the previous versions of this guide, the aim is to get you setup and using eMule as best you can, in other words, you'll understand the Network and most of the features of eMule. The eMule developers are amazing, in fact, sometimes too amazing and it

14 Aug 2007 17:53

Guide to using BitTornado (BitTorrent Client)

This is a guide to using the BitTornado BT client. BitTornado looks a lot like the official BT client by Bram Cohen but has a few extra features that come in useful. It is one of the most used BT clients today and in my experience it's very fast and relia

14 Aug 2007 17:52

Guide to using ABC (Another BitTorrent Client)

ABC stands for another BitTorrent client, and rightly so as there are a lot of BT clients floating around now. ABC is based on BitTornado. It has the features you would come to expect from a BT client and in my experience is very fast and reliable. In thi

14 Aug 2007 17:51

Guide to using G3 Torrent (BitTorrent Client)

This is a guide to using G3 Torrent. This is one of a lot of new clients that have come out based on the main BitTorrent client by Bram Cohen. In this guide we will cover the basics of BitTorrent, an introduction to G3 and downloading with G3. Also there

14 Aug 2007 17:51

Guide to using BitComet (BitTorrent Client)

This is a basic guide to using BitComet, a BT client. If you are not familiar with Bit Torrent, do not worry as this guide gives a basic introduction to it. This guide will show you how to setup your BitComet client to download and share files using torre

14 Aug 2007 17:50

DivX and XviD 

Topic Written

How to convert MKV files to Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) using mkv2vob

This quick guide will teach you how to take high definition MKV files with x264 video and AC3 audio and play them on the Sony PlayStation 3.

04 Mar 2014 3:19

Converting DVD movies into .avi using AutoGK

This is a guide to use the very simple AutoGK to convert your DVD movies into AC3 or MP3 AVI files with excellent quality final results.

16 Aug 2011 1:33

Encoding With HDConvertToX

A guide to using HDConvertToX to create MPEG-4 (XviD or AVC/H.264) or WMV (VC-1) files. In addition to standard AVI and MP4 output as well as WMV (VC-1), HDConvertToX can also author simple (no menu) Blu-ray discs.

30 Nov 2009 14:26

Convert video files to play on the Nintendo Wii

n this guide we will teach you how to convert your video files to a Wii-supported video file that can be placed on an SD card and then played back through your Nintendo Wii.

28 Sep 2009 23:26

VirtualDub: Joining AVI files

If you have multiple AVI files that you would like to join together (like if you made a DVDRip before and ended up with two 700MB AVI files, then you might want to join them together) then this guide will show you how to do just that with VirtualDUB.

12 Sep 2009 19:43

How to split files using HJSplit

In the following guide you will learn how to use the free, fast and easy program HJSplit to split your files into "parts" at any size you want.

13 Jan 2009 8:00

Convert DVD to XviD with meGUI

MeGUI is a front end for encoding MPEG-4 video and audio. Unlike older programs that tend to use VFW (Video For Windows) codecs, MeGUI and other modern programs use command line encoders. MeGUI can encode XviD or x264 video and MP3 or AAC audio. It can gi

05 Jan 2009 15:32

Extract AC3 audio from AVI file

This is a very brief guide on how to extract an AC3 surround audio (also known as Dolby Digital) from an AVI movie. This is a procedure that is normally required when you wish to convert your AVI movies into any other format, such as DVD-Video or SVCD.

29 Dec 2008 17:06

Using the new ViO Video Converter

In the following guide you will learn how to use the new, fast conversion program ViO, to convert your video files to phone capable formats such as 3GP or MP4. There also settings optimized for hundreds of specific phone models as well as the Apple iPod.

25 Dec 2008 18:34

Convert .avi or .mkv to DVD-R using The FilmMachine

Convert AVI to DVD-R using The FilmMachine

12 Dec 2008 11:30

How to use Jubler and Avidemux to create and add subtitles to your videos

This quick guide will show you how to use Jubler and Avidemux to create or add subtitles to your videos. Each software is freeware and very easy to use.

31 Jul 2008 13:35

Finding and adding subtitles through Media Player Classic

In this guide we will teach you how to use the excellent freeware program Media Player Classic to find and add subtitles to your video files that may need them.

30 Jun 2008 1:22

Join AVI files with VBR MP3 audio using VirtualDUBMOD

This article shows how to merge two half AVI files with VBR MP3 audio into one full AVI file without having to worry about sampling rate errors

10 May 2008 11:22

Resizing DVD-Video To Square Pixels

How to resize video from DVD sources for display on either a computer or standalone (NTSC) DVD player with MPEG-4 support

25 Mar 2008 14:05

Convert MKV files for iPhone, iPod Touch using SUPER

Convert MKV files for iPhone, iPod Touch using SUPER to re-encode

27 Feb 2008 15:47

How to convert a PAL video file into an NTSC DVD-R or vice versa

How to convert a PAL avi into an NTSC DVD-R

01 Sep 2007 5:39

Copy your DVD into DivX5 format - Guide for 16:9 anamorphic movies

This guide is no longer maintained. It is stored mainly for future historians to investigate. For more up-to-date information, please see our other guides. This guide is an alternative to ...

25 Jul 2007 0:17

How to join split files (.001,.002,.003 etc.) from Usenet and P2P

How to easily join files using HJSplit

01 Jul 2007 12:26

Adding subtitles to any .avi file

Here is a quick and simple guide to add subtitles to any .avi file that you would like to have harcoded subtitles.

06 Mar 2007 17:15

Copy your DVD to XviD with AC3 surround sound

This guide is no longer maintained. It is stored mainly for future historians to investigate. For more up-to-date information, please see our other guides. Over the past year or so, we have ...

16 Oct 2002 11:31

Rip subtitles with SubRip

This is a guide for those who prefer DivX ripping over SVCD ripping and belong to the growing number of people who think that dubbing is the 8th deadly sin (which it is). And as most of us don't ...

21 Sep 2002 10:57

VirtualDub: Splitting AVI files

Ok, it happens often that you need to split AVI into smaller files -- maybe you want to fit your DVD rip into 2 CDs or something. Anyway, this process is extremely easy to do.

28 Nov 2001 9:18

Blu-ray 

Topic Written

EasyBD Blu-ray Authoring Tutorial Lesson 1 - A Basic Blu-ray Disc

In part 1 of our EasyBD Blu-ray Authoring Tutorial you will learn some basics about Blu-ray assets (video, audio, and subpictures), get an introduction to EasyBD's interface, and author a simple disc with a single title.

15 Oct 2012 0:33

Preparing Assets For AfterDawn Blu-ray Authoring Tutorials

This guide will walk you through the process of preparing all the assets used for the lessons in AfterDawn's various blu-ray authoring tutorials. All the source files are available for free, as are the tools used to create Blu-ray assets from them.

08 Oct 2012 14:36

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 1 - Prepare Source Video

In part 1 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray encoding tutorial you will prepare your source video for decoding with AviSynth using MediaInfo for analysis and MeGUI for indexing files where necessary.

21 Aug 2012 15:37

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 2 - Create AviSynth Script

In part 2 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial you will learn how to set various editing options in the AviSynth script MeGUI will use to encode your video.

14 Aug 2012 1:29

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 10 - Make Menu Buttons With GIMP

In Lesson 10 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial you will learn how to use GIMP to create simple buttons for use in authoring Blu-ray menus.

14 Aug 2012 0:21

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 8 - Convert Text Subtitles To Images

In Part 8 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray encoding tutorial you will learn how to convert text-based subtitles, such as those in SRT format, to image-based subtitles accepted by most Blu-ray authoring programs.

13 Aug 2012 23:29

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 7 - Advanced Audio Processing

In Part 7 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray encoding tutorial you will learn how to use Audacity for combining individual audio files into surround streams, either in uncompressed (LPCM) or Dolby Digital (AC-3) format.

13 Aug 2012 21:36

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 6 - Advanced Bitrate Calculation

In Part 6 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial you will learn some advanced methods for calculating bitrates when you are encoding multiple files to author on a single Blu-ray disc.

13 Aug 2012 21:31

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 5 - Encode AC-3 Audio

In part 5 of the AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial you will learn how to prepare the audio from your source files for use as a Blu-ray asset by encoding to Dolby Digital (AC-3) and trimming it to match any video edits you've made if necessary.

Keywords: audio, AC3, Dolby, Digital, trim, edit, cut, encode
13 Aug 2012 21:23

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 4 - Encode Video

In part 4 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial you will learn how to encode your video to Blu-ray compliant H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) using MeGUI and the x264 video encoder.

13 Aug 2012 21:06

AfterDawn Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial Lesson 3 - Chapter Points and Bitrate

In part 3 of AfterDawn's Blu-ray Encoding Tutorial you will learn how to create a file to set chapter points in your video during encoding and calculate the bitrate for encoding your video.

13 Aug 2012 20:47

Create AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs With MultiAVCHD

Make your own BDMV (Blu-ray Movie) or AVCHD discs to play on a standalone Blu-ray player with menus from almost any video file using MultiAVCHD, program for encoding, menu creation, and authoring. All the tools used in this guide are free.

01 Feb 2012 2:24

Convert SUB/IDX subtitles to BDN XML

Instructions for converting SUB/IDX subtitles from a DVD to Blu-ray compatible BDN XML format

27 Aug 2011 1:05

Author A Blu-ray Disc With EasyBD Lite

Create a simple Blu-ray (BDMV) disc using EasyBD Lite

Keywords: Blu-ray, BDMV, EasyBD, author, H.264
15 Aug 2011 16:17

Extract Content From A Blu-ray Disc

Instructions for extracting video, audio, and subtitles from a Blu-ray disc which has been ripped to your hard drive

15 Aug 2011 10:31

Create MKV files from Blu-ray titles with MakeMKV

Instructions for extracting titles directly from Blu-ray files to MKV (Matroska) format.

04 Aug 2011 7:40

Backup Blu-ray Discs With BD-RB

How backup your Blu-ray (BD-MV) discs using Blu-ray Rebuilder. BD-RB can create backups suitable for BD-R (Blu-ray Recordable), BD-RE (Blu-ray Re-recordable), DVD+/-R DL (dual layer DVD recordable) or even regular single layer DVD+/-R discs.

22 Jun 2011 10:20

Encode DVD video to Blu-ray compliant H.264 with MeGUI

How to encode SD video from a DVD to Blu-ray compatible H.264

Keywords: Blu-ray, BDMV, AVCHD, MeGUI, x264
20 Jun 2011 1:42

CD burning 

Topic Written

Burn audio CDs from music files with ImgBurn

This guide walks through the process of using the popular free burning software, ImgBurn, to burn audio files to a CD (CD-Audio).

01 Dec 2011 7:26

Burn MPC files as audio CD with freeware

This guide shows how to burn Musepack/MPC files to a blank CD with free software.

17 Dec 2009 0:36

Burn OGG files as audio CD with freeware

This guide shows how to burn OGG files to a blank CD with free software.

17 Dec 2009 0:36

Burn AAC/M4A files as audio CD with freeware

This guide shows how to burn AAC/M4A files to a blank CD with free software.

17 Dec 2009 0:36

Burn MP3 files as audio CD with freeware

This guide shows how to burn MP3 files to a blank CD with free software.

17 Dec 2009 0:35

Burn FLAC files as audio CD with freeware

This guide shows how to burn Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) files to a blank CD with free software.

17 Dec 2009 0:35

Burn APE files as audio CD with freeware

This guide shows how to use free software to burn Monkey's Audio / APE audio files to a blank CD.

17 Dec 2009 0:04

How to create a custom Windows XP installation disc with SP3, tweaks, patches

This guide will teach you to how to create a completely custom, bootable Windows XP installation disc with applications, tweaks, patches.

14 Sep 2009 11:02

Burn CD/DVD Images (ISO, BIN etc.) with ImgBurn

In this quick guide you will learn how to use the excellent freeware program ImgBurn to burn image files to a blank CD or DVD.

02 Sep 2009 5:48

How to burn audio CDs

In this extensive guide, we will go over many methods of burning audio CDs for playback on any stereo, CD player, DVD player or PC of your liking. We will show you how to burn different formats as well

28 Feb 2009 21:27

Burning image files to CD using CloneCD

How to burn image files to CD using CloneCD

12 Dec 2008 11:26

Burning BIN/CUE Images with Nero Burning Rom

BIN/CUE image format is quite common on the Internet. It might seem that finding an appropriate software for burning these images is quite hard. Luckily, it's not.

04 Nov 2008 18:17

Burn .DVD/.ISO to DVD+R DL with ImgBurn

This article shows how to burn a DVD Image (.DVD/.ISO) to dual layer media. It includes changing Booktype to DVD-ROM for best compatibility

29 Oct 2008 4:42

Burn AVCHD with ImgBurn

This article shows how to use the freeware software ImgBurn to burn AVCHD content for Blu-ray Disc players or a PlayStation 3 (PS3)

29 Oct 2008 4:36

Burn SHN files to Audio CD with Nero

This article shows how to burn the lossless audio format Shorten (SHN) to Audio CD using Nero Burning ROM.

24 Jul 2008 4:26

Burn FLAC to Audio CD with Nero

This article shows how to burn an Audio CD from FLAC files using Nero Burning ROM

24 Jul 2008 4:24

Burn APE files to Audio CD with Nero

This guide shows how to burn an Audio CD from files containing Monkey's Audio content (.APE)

24 Jul 2008 4:24

Burn OGG to Audio CD with Nero

This guide shows how to burn OGG Vorbis audio as Audio CDs using Nero Burning ROM.

24 Jul 2008 4:22

Burn AAC to Audio CD with Nero

This guide shows how to burn AAC and M4A files as Audio CDs using Nero Burning ROM.

24 Jul 2008 4:21

Complete guide for using VSO CopyToDVD

In this guide we will teach you how to use the excellent shareware program CopyToDVD to manage all your backup needs including backing up your music library, burning DVD-Video folders and data discs.

28 Jun 2008 1:11

Installing a working ASPI layer

For years people have had various problems with the so called ASPI layer, which is required by many Windows CD-R software’s. This article aims to successfully install a good and working ASPI setup.

06 May 2003 13:42

Creating SuperVCDs using Nero - Burning Rom

SuperVCDs are an excellent media for storing your video files. With modern day computers compressing a SuperVCD compilant MPEG2-file takes just a couple of hours. And with CD-RW -drives being ...

31 Jan 2002 13:31

Creating VideoCDs using Nero - Burning Rom

VideoCDs are an excellent media for storing your video files. With modern day computers compressing a VideoCD compilant MPEG-file takes just a couple of hours. And with CD-RW -drives being standard ...

31 Jan 2002 12:48

Video capturing 

Topic Written

Digital Video Fundamentals - IVTC

An explanation of what Pulldown, Telecine, and Inverse Telecine (IVTC) are, as well as how to analyze and IVTC film based video.

04 Jul 2013 6:23

How to record video from TVUPlayer

This article covers recording video content from the TVUPlayer P2PTV client.

06 Mar 2009 3:36

How to record video from SopCast

This article shows how to record video from the SopCast client.

06 Mar 2009 3:36

Convert MPEG-2 Captures to AVC with AutoMKV

How to encode MPEG-2 TV captures to AVC (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) using AutoMKV and the x264 command line encoder

04 Apr 2008 13:15

Convert MPEG-2 Captures to AVC with Super

Converting MPEG-2 video to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) using the simple and free Super. Super is a frontend for a variety of free and open source video and audio tools.

31 Mar 2008 11:12

Processing TS captures with free tools

Step by step instructions for repairing errors in MPEG-2 TS captures and demuxing to elementary streams.

25 Mar 2008 2:42

VideoReDo Plus - Loading, Analyzing, and Repairing

VideoReDo's usefulness isn't limited to simple MPEG editing. As a product that's grown up to be the premiere DVR editing software, many tools have been added to analyze and repair MPEG files. Before you read this guide you should be familiar with the p

21 Mar 2008 2:25

Removing Commercials from MPEG-2 captures with Cuttermaran

Instructions for editing out commercials using the free Cuttermaran MPEG-2 editor. Combined QuEnc, a free MPEG-2 encoder, Cuttermaran is a frame accurate MPEG editor.

07 Mar 2008 2:49

VideoReDoPlus - Removing Commercials

With the popularity of DVRs and Digital broadcast stream captures, many people have a need for a frame accurate MPEG editor to remove commercials from their captures without losing quality through re-encoding. VideoReDo Plus is one of the most popular sol

18 Feb 2008 2:10

VideoReDo Plus Installation and Configuration

Before you start configuring VideoReDo Plus you should consider what you're going to be using it for. It's a frame accurate MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 editor, meaning it can do a small amount of re-encoding if you decide to make a cut somewhere other than an I fra

18 Feb 2008 2:09

Ripping DVD video files into MP3 for playback on media devices

Ripping DVD video files into MP3 for playback on media devices

30 Jan 2008 15:34

General articles, reviews, opinions, etc 

Topic Written

Rip Subtitles with VobSub

Instructions for ripping subtitle streams from DVDs to VobSub's IDX/SUB format.

03 Mar 2014 9:48

Convert Subtitles from SUB / IDX to SSA

Convert subtitles in IDX and SUB files ripped with VobSub to the text based SRT format. Useful for adding subtitle streams to AVI files.

03 Mar 2014 9:47

Convert Subtitles from SUB / IDX to SRT

Convert subtitles in IDX and SUB files ripped with VobSub to the text based SRT format. Useful for adding subtitle streams to AVI files.

03 Mar 2014 9:47

Digital Video Fundamentals - Resolution and Aspect Ratio

A basic explanation of resolution and aspect ratio

04 Jul 2013 6:24

Digital Video Fundamentals - Frames & Framerates

This guide introduces progressive and interlaced frames, as well as framerates and a little about framerate conversions.

04 Jul 2013 6:23

Digital Video Fundamentals - Color Formats

This guide introduces color encoding and compression.

04 Jul 2013 6:23

Digital Video Fundamentals - Lossy Compression

An overview of how video is compressed, and what compression is appropriate for certain applications

04 Jul 2013 6:22

Reviewing Chrome OS 21; Google gives the operating system a face lift

For this review, we will take a look at what's new in version 20 and 21 of Google's Chrome OS operating system and seeing whether the search giant has a legitimate competitor on their hands.

17 Jun 2012 23:52

How to easily root, unlock the Galaxy Nexus

In the guide we will show you the easiest way to root the device and have access to great applications like Titanium Backup and the recovery panel

17 Jun 2012 23:52

Quick Guide to installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview in dual-boot

Guide to installing the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview in dual-boot

17 Jun 2012 23:51

Reviewing Bitcasa, the infinite cloud storage solution

AfterDawn's quick review of the new infinite cloud storage service, Bitcasa

17 Jun 2012 23:51

The easiest free way to convert YouTube to MP3

This very quick guide will teach you the easiest way to convert those YouTube videos into MP3s that can be played in your favorite media players like iTunes, Winamp and Windows Media Player.

17 Jun 2012 23:50

Review: The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Today, we are reviewing the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, T-Mobile's follow-up to the now discontinued Galaxy S 4G Android device.

17 Jun 2012 23:48

How to reach seized or blocked websites

This article shows you how to change DNS settings so that you can reach some blocked websites. Domain seizures are becoming more common, and ISPs are being forced to block sites. This solution will work for most users.

15 Mar 2012 10:24

Quick Guide: How to check if your smartphone is infected with Carrier IQ (rooted or non-rooted)

How to check if your smartphone is infected with Carrier IQ

02 Dec 2011 13:14

Cinavia FAQ

Due to its popularity on the site, we have put together a thorough Cinavia FAQ page, dedicated to educating you on the DRM that you may be experiencing on your TV at this very moment.

01 Dec 2011 23:03

Unlock files in Windows

If you are having trouble altering or deleting a file on Windows, then this short Guide shows how you can eliminate that problem forever.

01 Dec 2011 4:09

Review: Does Google Music have what it takes to be a hit?

A review of Google Music, including the Android Market Music Store, the Music Library features, and both the desktop and Android clients, as well as a video overview of the entire service.

01 Dec 2011 1:18

Review:; Ashampoo Burning Studio - Is simple better?

A review of Ashampoo Burning Studio 11. Ashampoo Burning Studio is a collection of open source tools with a custom frontend for encoding, authoring, and burning DVDs, Blu-ray discs, audio CDs, and more. Find out if their interface is worth buying.

01 Dec 2011 1:14

Automatically download videos you watch online

This guide shows how you can have every video you watch in your browser download automatically in the background.

25 Oct 2011 17:55

Using DGIndex

DGIndex is used to open MPEG-2 files for reading with programs like AviSynth and TMPGEnc XPress. This guide explains the basics of using it to create D2V projects and demux video and audio.

29 Sep 2011 6:07

How to remove a Bootkit

This quick guide shows how you can use TDSSKiller to detect and remove a bootkit - a type of malware that infects the Master Boot Record (MBR)

04 Aug 2011 2:47

How to remove a TDSS (Alureon, TDL) rootkit

This quick guide shows how to remove a rootkit infection from the TDSS family of malware (including Alureon, Tidserv, TDL) using a tool called TDSSKiller.

04 Aug 2011 2:09

Review: Spotify Free for U.S.

A quick review of the new Spotify Free for U.S. service

14 Jul 2011 14:39

Introduction To Next-Generation Multimedia - High Definition Video and Audio

A description of what a high definition video or audio signal is.

30 Jun 2011 8:54

How to root and add custom ROM to Viewsonic gTablet

How to root and add custom ROM to Viewsonic gTablet and fix camera

29 Jun 2011 22:40

Converting Video For The HTC Desire Z

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Desire Z smartphone.

20 Jun 2011 0:07

Converting Video For The HTC Desire HD

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Desire HD smartphone.

20 Jun 2011 0:04

Converting Video For The Samsung Galaxy S

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone.

20 Jun 2011 0:02

Converting Video For The Samsung Acclaim

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the Samsung Acclaim smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 23:55

Converting Video For The Google Nexus One

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the Google Nexus One smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 23:27

Converting Video For The HTC Evo 4G

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Evo 4G smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 23:22

Converting Video For The HTC Droid Incredible

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Droid Incredible smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 23:16

Converting Video For The HTC Magic

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Magic smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 23:12

Converting Video For The HTC Legend

A guide for converting video to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Legend Android smartphone using a variety of tools

19 Jun 2011 23:04

Converting Video For The HTC Hero

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Hero Android smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 19:44

Converting Video For The HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1)

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the Android G1 smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 19:20

Converting Video For The HTC Aria

A guide for converting video to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Aria (Liberty) Android smartphone using a variety of tools

19 Jun 2011 19:09

Converting Video For The HTC Desire

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the HTC Desire Android smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 19:02

Converting Video For The Motorola Droid 2

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the Motorola Droid 2 smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 17:48

Converting Video For The Motorola Droid X

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the Motorola Droid X smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 17:45

Converting Video For The Motorola Droid

A guide for converting video from DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or other videos to H.264 (aka MPEG-4 AVC) for playback on the Motorola Droid (Milestone) smartphone.

19 Jun 2011 16:41

Use Smart Defrag to improve HDD performance

This article looks at IObit's Smart Defrag utility, which goes beyond the basics to truly improve the performance of your drives.

13 Jun 2011 11:20

Encoding From DVD to AVC with AutoMKV

Step by step instructions for encoding a movie from DVD to MPEG-4 AVC using AutoMKV and an assortment of other free tools.

04 May 2011 7:49

Analyze all Autorun / Auto-start programs in Windows

This guide shows how to use Autoruns to identify programs that launch automatically on your system through a variety of different methods. Very useful for malware hunting.

27 Apr 2011 22:36

How to use Amazon’s Cloud Drive on your desktop as a folder

In this guide we will teach you how to create a Dropbox-esque folder for Cloud Drive, making the free service into a very useful cloud storage tool.

14 Apr 2011 17:46

How to install PlayStation 3 custom firmware, run homebrew

A quick guide on how to install custom firmware, version 3.55 on your Sony PlayStation 3.

05 Mar 2011 14:49

Using JDownloader with Rapidshare, Hotfile, Megaupload, YouTube and more

This guide shows how to use JDownloader to download from Rapidshare, HotFile, Megaupload or dozens of other similar websites either with premium accounts or as a free user.

18 Aug 2010 4:10

Remote Assistance with TeamViewer (Remote Desktop, File Transfers, Video/Text/Audio Chat etc.)

This guide covers providing remote assistance with TeamViewer including Remote Desktop features, File Transfer features, VoIP, Video Chat, Text Chat and more.

18 Aug 2010 1:44

Defragment pagefile and registry hives in Windows

This guide shows you how to defragment the virtual memory page file, registry hives and hibernation files in Windows. These files fragmented can hurt performance.

17 Aug 2010 19:44

Create hidden encrypted volume within a file using TrueCrypt

The guide shows how to create a hidden encrypted volume within a file that can be mounted in Windows. TrueCrypt is the application used as it provides very strong encryption and security.

17 Aug 2010 16:37

Create multiple, switchable desktops in Windows

This short guide shows how to run four Desktops that you can switch between on a single screen. This can have a dramatic effect on efficiency, allowing you to run a lot more applications comfortably.

16 Aug 2010 22:15

Some options for corrupt RAR files

If you have problematic RAR files then this short article can help you to get the content extracted and maybe even fully fix the broken RAR file.

16 Apr 2010 1:00

Backup all iPod content with CopyTrans

This article shows how to use the CopyTrans software to make a full iPod backup.

16 Apr 2010 0:59

Split CD Images To Individual Tracks

Step by step instructions for using Medieval Cue Splitter to extract individual tracks from a CD image. This process works for uncompressed images, as well as MP3, FLAC, APE, OGG, and WMA

21 Jan 2010 4:30

How to use PPF patch files

This short article shows how to use PPF Patches with PPF-O-Matic to apply changes to image (ISO) files.

18 Dec 2009 10:45

Access Xbox 360 HDD in Windows & Backup

This guide shows how to disassemble an Xbox 360 HDD adapter and access the filesystem in Windows with Xplorer360. It also shows how to make a HDD backup.

18 Dec 2009 10:44

Catalog Your Movie Collection

Step by step instructions for creating a list of your DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and other home video using popular software

21 Nov 2009 4:59

Publish Your Movie Collection On The Internet

How to use Movie Collector Pro to create a website listing your movie collection. The resulting files can be used to create a standalone website or as additional pages for an existing site.

21 Nov 2009 4:53

Review: Film Fresh DivX download store

A review the newly launched Film Fresh DivX download store. Using the site you can purchase good quality DivX digital copies of Hollywood, independent and worldwide releases for playback on PCs, Macs, or the PS3.

30 Sep 2009 18:54

Unboxing the Zune HD media player and Zune software 4.0

Today we will unbox the new launched Microsoft Zune HD media player as well as review the brand new Zune software, version 4. We will go through all the aspects of the player and the software and its tight integration.

18 Sep 2009 18:12

How to create a custom Windows Vista installation disc with SP1, tweaks, patches

This guide will teach you to how to create a completely custom, bootable Windows Vista installation disc with applications, tweaks, patches.

16 Sep 2009 9:27

Use Keyboard and Mouse with multiple Screens/Computer with Synergy

This article shows how to use Synergy to emulate a multi-screen setup by allowing you to use a keyboard and mouse for multiple systems. It uses a spare laptop as a second screen for an example.

14 Sep 2009 14:07

Run potentially dangerous software safely

This guide shows how to run potentially dangerous files safely. If you suspect a file might contain a virus or other malware, you can open it without your computer being infected easily.

12 Sep 2009 19:46

Create DVD with all Windows & Office Updates

This guide shows how you can use a wonderful program to automatically download all Windows and Office updates, then create an ISO and burn to disc for easy installation later.

12 Sep 2009 19:46

Catalog Your Music With Music Collector

An introduction to cataloguing your music using CD Collector, as well as how to use the data to print reports, share with other people, or even view it on your iPhone.

09 Aug 2009 11:09

How to root your Android phone

This guide will teach you how to "root" your Android phone, in this case a G1, to give yourself root access.

30 Jul 2009 22:57

Convert a DMG, DAA file to an ISO

This guide will teach you how to convert a DMG file into an ISO file that can be used on a Windows machine.

26 Jun 2009 14:57

Jailbreak an iPod Touch with V3 software

In this guide you will learn how to use Redsn0w to jailbreak your iPod Touch with Apple 3.0 software using Redsn0w.

25 Jun 2009 17:30

Team Xecuter RROD Repair Guide

This guide shows how to use the RROD repair method put forth by Team Xecuter, using heatpads to stop the board being warped due to excess heat.

16 Mar 2009 19:06

Disassemble Xbox 360 Console & HDD Bay

This article shows how to completely disassemble an Xbox 360 console from the outer case to the motherboard. It also shows how to disassemble the HDD adapter

16 Mar 2009 16:46

Convert PAL Video to NTSC

A guide which teaches you how to convert video from the PAL standard used in most of the world to NTSC, used primarily in North America using Nero Recode 4 TMPGEnc Xpress 4, or AviSynth 2.5. Also explains how to convert without re-encoding.

16 Mar 2009 12:41

Using AviSynth 2.5

An introduction to video editing using AviSynth's scripting interface. Includes a filter reference covering basic operations like cutting and joining, as well as providing information on processes used in other guides.

12 Mar 2009 19:18

Extract MP3 audio from YouTube

This guide shows how you can extract MP3 audio from videos found on YouTube.

07 Mar 2009 16:55

Update Hardware Drivers with DriverMax

This article looks at a program called DriverMax which can be used to update hardware drivers quickly and easily without the fuss of tracking down individual drivers.

06 Mar 2009 6:04

Stream TVUPlayer video to Xbox 360

This article shows how to stream live TV from the P2P-based TVUPlayer program to the Xbox 360 console so you can view the programming on a proper television.

06 Mar 2009 4:20

Stream SopCast video to Xbox 360

This article shows how to stream live TV from the P2P-based SopCast program to the Xbox 360 console so you can view the programming on a proper television.

06 Mar 2009 4:08

MeGUI Installation and Configuration

A step by step guide for installing MeGUI and the additional supporting software required. MeGUI is a free GUI for encoding MPEG-4 video (XviD and x264) and a number of audio formats. MeGUI can create MKV, MP4,and AVI files.

04 Mar 2009 9:50

How to Edit MP3 Audio

A guide to simple MP3 editing. Includes step-by-step instructions for extracting MP3 audio from video files and joining or trimming multiple MP3 files using a variety of free tools

20 Feb 2009 19:28

How to connect Xbox 360 to WiFi Network

This guide shows how to get your Xbox 360 connected to a wireless network, using either a manual approach for an easier semi-automatic approach if available.

02 Feb 2009 23:22

How to stream TVAnts video to Nintendo Wii

This article shows how to use a combination of programs (incl. VLC, TVersity) to watch TV feeds from TVAnts through the Nintendo Wii console.

02 Feb 2009 23:22

How to stream TVAnts video to Xbox 360

This article shows how to use a combination of programs (incl. VLC, TVersity) to watch TV feeds from TVAnts through the Xbox 360 console.

02 Feb 2009 23:21

How to Recover Deleted Files

This article shows how to use free software to recover previously deleted files.

30 Jan 2009 16:54

How to Securely Delete Files

This article shows how to delete private files so they cannot be recovered later. It also covers destroyed previously deleted data to prevent recovery.

30 Jan 2009 13:27

Clear Private and Temp Data Quickly and Safely

This article shows how to delete temporary and private data from web browsers a list of applications quickly and securely if needed.

30 Jan 2009 8:29

Rip CDs With Exact Audio Copy

Instructions for using Exact Audio Copy to backup your CDs, compress them losslessly to save space, or encode them to lossy formats like AAC (MP4) or MP3.

28 Jan 2009 3:11

DVD to AVC with MeGUI Part 3

This is the third in a series of 3 guides for converting video from DVD to MPEG-4 AVC using MeGUI, x264, and a number of other free tools. In this guide you'll learn how to encode audio and video, as well as combining them into a MP4 or MKV file.

05 Jan 2009 15:37

Convert .FLV files to MP4 for iPod

Convert .Flv to MP4 for iPod

31 Dec 2008 19:12

Convert any video file to 3GP for mobile phones using freeware

In this guide you will learn how convert any video file to 3GP for mobile phones using freeware, namely SUPER.

25 Dec 2008 18:36

Get MP3 album info and art from Amazon easily

This article shows how to use freeware to scan for album information that can be added as ID3 tags in MP3 files, including album info and artwork

08 Dec 2008 9:37

Adjust & Normalize volume of multiple MP3 files

This article shows how to adjust the volume level of many MP3 files so that they match each other. It is suitable for files that will be on the same disc or MP3 player.

05 Dec 2008 3:19

Convert MP3 tags to filenames

This guide shows how to quickly and easily use freeware software to make filenames for MP3 files out of their ID3 tags, simply for the sake of keeping your files clean looking.

05 Dec 2008 2:41

Convert MP3 filenames to tags

This guide shows how to use MP3Tag to automatically add ID3 tags to MP3 files from the filenames themselves. This method uses freeware, saves a lot of time.

05 Dec 2008 2:35

Exact Audio Copy Installation and Configuration

Instructions for installing Exact Audio Copy (EAC), configuring it to rip audio CDs, and compress to formats including MP3, AAC, and FLAC

02 Dec 2008 0:30

Creating MKV files with mkvtoolnix

Step by instructions for creating MKV files from sources including AVI, MP4, MPEG-2 Transport and Program Streams, and even elementary video and audio files.

24 Nov 2008 12:19

How to Edit AAC (MP4) Audio

A guide to simple AAC editing. Includes step-by-step instructions for extracting AAC audio from video files and joining or trimming AAC files in the MP4 container using free tools.

24 Nov 2008 12:13

Convert DVD to AVC with StaxRip

A basic guide for using Nero's Recode 3 to create AVC files from DVD sources.

16 Nov 2008 17:55

Convert DVD video to MP4 for iPod

This guide will show you how to convert video from a DVD (can main movies/feature or extras) to MP4 files to store and view on a video iPod. This guide is intended mainly for new users who want to save a few bucks by converting TV shows or other content f

06 Nov 2008 2:48

How to burn AVCHD with Nero Burning ROM

This article shows how to use Nero Burning ROM to burn an AVCHD compilation to a blank DVD disc.

04 Nov 2008 19:21

Stream TVUPlayer video to Nintendo Wii

This article shows how to stream video from the P2P TV sharing program TVUPlayer to the Nintendo Wii console.

03 Nov 2008 23:30

Stream SopCast video to Nintendo Wii

This article shows how to stream video from the P2P TV sharing program SopCast to the Nintendo Wii console.

03 Nov 2008 23:04

Convert MKV to VOB for PS3 (Easiest Method)

This article shows how to convert an MKV file to a VOB file to play it back on a PlayStation 3 console.

29 Oct 2008 3:23

Convert MKV to AVCHD for PS3/Blu-Ray (Easiest Method)

This guide shows how to quickly and easily convert MKV files to AVCHD to be played back on a PlayStation 3 (PS3) or a Blu-ray player.

29 Oct 2008 3:14

Convert AVI files to Executable (EXE) files

This guide shows how to convert AVI files (and other media files) to Executable (EXE) files that will run on most Windows machines without the need for codec installations.

29 Oct 2008 2:08

A Conversation with Tim Westergren from Pandora Internet Radio

An interview with Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora internet radio and the Music Genome Project. This interview was conducted at an appearance Mr. Westergren made in Des Moines, IA on October 13, 2008

16 Oct 2008 13:11

Convert Subtitles from SRT to SUB / IDX

Step by step instructions for converting SRT subtitles to VobSub format

06 Oct 2008 7:01

Downloading software from the Downloads section (Mac OS X)

This guide goes through the downloading and installing process for software in Mac OS X using AfterDawn.com Downloads section. The software divide into to file format categories - installation packages and compressed .zip files.

Keywords: downloads, mac, os, x, application
30 Sep 2008 7:30

How to convert FLAC files to MP3

This article will show you how to successfully convert FLAC files to standard, high-quality MP3 files using Foobar 2000 and the Lame MP3 Encoder.

30 Sep 2008 4:58

How to convert OGM files to AVI

This guide covers how to convert OGM files to AVI using free software

30 Sep 2008 4:55

How to copy music/movies/podcasts off your iPod Touch or iPhone and back to your PC/Mac

This easy guide will teach you how to copy all your content from your iPod Touch or iPhone and back to your PC or Mac. Includes videos, podcasts and playlist cloning as well.

21 Sep 2008 2:37

How to install Ubuntu on the PlayStation 3

In this detailed guide we will walk you through how to install the Linux-distribution Ubuntu on your PlayStation 3 console.

22 Aug 2008 23:46

How to upgrade your PlayStation 3 Hard Drive

In this in-depth guide we will teach you how to upgrade your stock PlayStation 3 hard drive (HDD) for a higher capacity one that will allow you to have more movies, demos, trailers, etc available very quickly to you off the hard drive.

17 Aug 2008 20:50

Preparing for the US DTV Transition

If you're not sure whether you're ready for analog TV signals to be turned off and replaced with Digital TV on February 17, 2009 read this article to find out.

15 Aug 2008 9:58

Jailbreak an iPod Touch with v2 Software

Step by step instructions for jailbreaking an iPod Touch with the version 2 software (firmware 1.2) while retaining use of the iTunes App Store.

11 Aug 2008 18:42

Convert SHN to MP3

This article shows how to convert the Shorten (SHN) audio content to MP3 audio.

24 Jul 2008 4:25

Convert OGG to MP3

This guide show show to convert OGG Vorbis audio to MP3 audio

24 Jul 2008 4:23

Convert AAC / M4A to MP3

This article shows how to convert AAC/M4A audio to MP3 audio

24 Jul 2008 4:23

Convert APE to MP3

This guide shows how to convert the lossless Monkey's Audio (APE) format into MP3 audio

24 Jul 2008 4:22

How to sync your iPod Touch or iPhone without using iTunes

In this simple to follow guide we will teach you how to sync your new iPod Touch or iPhone without using Apple's iTunes platform. For this guide we will use the lightweight and very flexible audio/video player Winamp.

21 Jul 2008 19:31

Subtitle Formats Explained

An introduction to 3 common subtitle formats, VobSub (IDX / SUB), SubRip (SRT), and SubStation Alpha (SSA), including a list of related Afterdawn guides

01 Jul 2008 22:35

How to Sync Subtitles

Instructions for adjusting subtitle timing to match a video file. It covers both adjusting the delay and changing the speed for NTSC to PAL or PAL to NTSC conversions.

01 Jul 2008 19:55

How to Join Subtitles

Step by step instructions for joining subtitle files together into a single stream

Keywords: vobsub, subtitle, join
01 Jul 2008 10:43

Convert Subtitles from SSA to SRT

Convert subtitles in from SubRip SRT format to SSA

01 Jul 2008 0:21

Convert Subtitles from SRT to SSA

Convert subtitles in from SubRip SRT format to SSA.

01 Jul 2008 0:05

How to play DivX files on Xbox 360

This article shows how to play DivX files (in AVI and DMF) on an Xbox 360 console.

25 Jun 2008 1:34

How to play AVI files on Xbox 360

This article shows methods to play AVI files on an Xbox 360 console

25 Jun 2008 1:33

How to play MP3 files on Xbox 360

This article discusses playing and sharing MP3 with the Xbox 360 console across a home network or from direct sources.

24 Jun 2008 18:59

How to play FLAC files on Xbox 360

This article shows how to play audio from FLAC files on Xbox 360 console

24 Jun 2008 18:59

Convert DVD to AVC with TMPGEnc 4 Xpress

A basic guide for using TMPGEnc 4 Xpress to create AVC files from DVD sources.

13 Jun 2008 14:00

Convert DVD to AVC with Nero Recode 3

A basic guide for using Nero's Recode 3 to create AVC files from DVD sources.

10 Jun 2008 23:47

Videos on Moonshell for Nintendo DS

In this guide you will learn how to convert videos to the .DPG format using the freeware program BatchDPG. The videos can then be played back on any Nintendo DS that has Moonshell installed.

12 May 2008 13:49

DVD to AVC with MeGUI Part 1

This is the first in a series of 3 guides for converting video from DVD to MPEG-4 AVC using MeGUI, x264, and a number of other free tools. In this guide indexing your video, demuxing audio, and creating a chapter file for later use are covered.

12 May 2008 9:26

Customize x264 Profiles with MeGUI

Help for creating your own custom x264 profile using MeGUI.

12 May 2008 8:13

Convert DTS to AC3

This article shows how to convert a DTS audio file into AC3, producing a much smaller file useful for AVCHD compilations after a conversion from MKV or similar.

10 May 2008 11:21

Extract AC3 or DTS audio from MKV files

This article shows how to use SmartLabs tsMuxer to extract DTS, AC3 or H.264 streams from MKV files for processing.

10 May 2008 11:20

DVD to AVC with MeGUI Part 2

This is the second in a series of 3 guides for converting video from DVD to MPEG-4 AVC using MeGUI, x264, and a number of other free tools. In this guide we walk through proper setup of MeGUI's AviSynth script creator.

02 May 2008 12:26

How to connect to the AfterDawn IRC Channel

What is IRC?? IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk; by joining the Afterdawn IRC channel, you'll find the whole diversity of human interests, ideas, and issues here, and you'll be able

19 Apr 2008 3:47

AutoMKV Installation and Configuration

Instructions for setting up AutoMKV, used to automate encoding XviD, x264, and even Windows Media Video (including VC-1), as well as a variety of audio formats. AutoMKV can be used to create MKV, MP4, AVI, or WMV files.

09 Apr 2008 0:55

x264 Encoder Settings

Learn about important options for encoding with the free x264 CLI encoder so you can get the most out of your encoded video.

02 Apr 2008 2:14

Using RSS feeds

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Using RSS feeds properly, a user is able to simply scan through a list of all the content that is new or updated at his/her favorite websites without having to visit them individually. This is great when a site ke

02 Apr 2008 1:55

SpiralFrog: A Free Music Service and the Company Behind It

My review of SpiralFrog's ad-supported music download service, as well as my impressions of a talk with Vice President of Marketing Matthew Stern

25 Mar 2008 14:41

Introduction to Super

An introduction to Super, a user friendly GUI for a variety of free video and audio encoders, as well as offering playback of a number of formats.

15 Mar 2008 2:05

Hulu Reviewed - TV Viewing On Your Computer

A review of the Hulu online video service, which offers episodes of current and past TV shows

Keywords: hulu, tv, nbc, fox
12 Mar 2008 7:05

Cuttermaran Installation and Configuration

Step-by-step installation and configuration instructions for Cuttermaran, a free MPEG-2 editor. Use Cuttermaran to edit commercials from MPEG-2 TV captures (analog or digital) or editing miniDVD camcorder files.

07 Mar 2008 12:41

Getting Started With HDTV

A beginner's guide to understanding HDTV technology and how to make an educated purchase of a HDTV.

Keywords: hdtv, buy, guide
19 Feb 2008 1:34

AfterDawn HDTV Buyer's Guide

A beginner's guide to understanding buying a HDTV.

Keywords: hdtv, buy, guide
31 Jan 2008 9:13

AvsP - AviSynth Made Easy

An overview of the AvsP editor for AviSynth. AvsP is an advanced script editor that includes features which make it easy for even beginners to use AviSynth.

03 Jan 2008 3:02

AfterDawn How To: The Hardware Section

The following guide will help to explain the latest feature of your AfterDawn experience, the Hardware section. The idea behind the hardware section is to provide a database of specific consumer electronics categories related to AfterDawn.com.

27 Dec 2007 18:34

How to create your own ringtones using Audacity

This quick and simple guide will teach you how to use the excellent freeware program Audacity to create your own ringtones and export them as MP3 files. You can then move these files to your mobile phone using a USB cable or Bluetooth or any other method.

20 Dec 2007 18:28

How to rip songs from Myspace using Audacity

This quick and simple guide will teach you how to use the excellent freeware program Audacity to rip songs from the artist's pages on Myspace

16 Dec 2007 19:53

Introduction To Next-Generation Multimedia - HDTV Technology

A basic overview of HDTV technology, including discussion of display types and signal standards

11 Dec 2007 3:22

Convert DVD video for iPhone, iPod (Classic, Touch, Nano), Zen, PSP and more

This guide details using CloneDVD Mobile to convert video from DVD video for many portable media devices including Apple's iPod (Nano, Classic, Touch), iPhone, PSP etc.

05 Dec 2007 8:18

Comprehensive AfterDawn usage guide: Part 2

In Part 2 of this guide, you will learn how to search for what you are looking for before posting, how to start a new thread in the forums, post in other user's threads, editing your posts, UBB formatting tags, and sending private messages.

17 Nov 2007 11:55

Comprehensive AfterDawn usage guide: Part 1

In the following three-part guide, users will learn the basics and more advanced aspects of the Afterdawn website including how to edit your post, find what you are looking for, forum etiquette and how to download the software of your choice. In

17 Nov 2007 11:54

Convert video for Apple TV (Freeware, Easy)

This guide shows show to convert video files to be compatible with an Apple TV box. It uses freeware and the method used is easy and suitable for newer users.

31 Aug 2007 18:54

Convert video for iPhone (Freeware, Easy)

This guide shows how to convert video to format for Apple's iPhone using freeware software. The method is easy and suitable for new users.

31 Aug 2007 18:54

Installing new Harddrive with Evolution X dashboard boot-CD

This guide explains how to 'manually' install/upgrade harddrives in the xbox.

14 Aug 2007 18:31

Compressing your DVDs with ratDVD

ratDVD is a tool that you can use to compress full DVDs (including full menus, extras, multiple audio, subtitles and angles) to much smaller .ratDVD files. It was written as a way to create smaller files that can be shared on the Internet easier and also

14 Aug 2007 18:29

Downgrade PSP v2.00 firmware to v1.50

It has finally come! A PSP 2.00 downgrader by MPH. So many PSP users who wished to run homebrew on their device were stuck with newer firmware such as 1.52 or 2.00. This made running of homebrew code impossible. I believe that everyone should have the rig

14 Aug 2007 18:28

TSUNAMI MPEG DVD Author Pro Review

The TSUNAMI MPEG DVD Author Pro software title is the latest offering from TMPG Inc. to DVD creation enthusiasts and new users alike. Building on the past success of the infamous TMPGEnc family of products, DVD Author Pro adds improvements over past versi

14 Aug 2007 18:27

Convert DVD Movie to Nero Digital

This guide show's how to use Nero Recode 2 to convert a DVD movie to Nero Digital. The Nero Digital codec is based on MPEG-4, therefore it produces higher quality video at lower birates, allowing you to store entire DVD movies in files small enough to fit

14 Aug 2007 18:27

AfterDawn Guides & Finnish Copyright Law

You are here for an explanation for why AfterDawn.com no longer offers software capable of circumventing copy protection mechanisms on DVDs and other retail media and why guides no longer have detailed instructions on using these specific tools. New users

14 Aug 2007 18:26

Convert video files to MP4 files for iPod

This guide shows the process of converting video files to MP4 video to store and view on a video iPod. The guide is pretty simple and should be fine for new users. In this guide we will be using only free software, mainly Free iPod Video Converter. Beside

14 Aug 2007 18:26

Convert DVD video to files for PSP with CloneDVD Mobile

This guide will show you how to convert video from a DVD (can main movies/feature or extras) to MP4 files (or AVC/H264) to store on a MemoryStick Pro Duo and watch on a Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) console. For this guide we will be using CloneDVD Mobi

14 Aug 2007 18:24

Convert video files to MP4 for PSP

This guide uses ImTOO PSP Video Converter to convert files from multiple formats to MP4 to be played on a Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP). It is intended for new PSP users who would like to save some money by encoding files they already have themselves, i

14 Aug 2007 18:24

Convert video files to MP4 for iPod using WinAVI iPod/PSP/3GP/MP4 Video Converter

This guide shows the process of converting video files to MP4 video to store and view on a video iPod. The guide is pretty simple and should be fine for new users. In this guide we will be using commercial, called WinAVI iPod/PSP/3GP/MP4 Video Converter .

14 Aug 2007 18:23

Convert DVD video to format for Creative ZEN Vision players

This guide will show you how to use CloneDVD Mobile to convert normal PC files to play back on Creative ZEN Vision players (creative players capable of video playback). This is commercial software from the same company that brought us CloneDVD, AnyDVD and

14 Aug 2007 18:23

HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface

This article takes a thorough look at HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface - and explores its advantages over its predecessors as well as giving some technical details about the interface. This article focuses on the HDMI 1.3 specification. Before

14 Aug 2007 18:22

Stream multimedia files to PSP without encoding

Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handy little video player. However, having to encode all of your video files first and store them on the Memory Stick can be pain. Wouldn't it be nice if you could play files directly from your computer over a wirele

14 Aug 2007 18:20

Convert between popular video formats using AVS Video Converter

You have a portable video player and would like to watch your favorite movies using it? Or you have to create a DVD for your home DVD player? Or you would like to rip a DVD to some other formats and save it on your PC? AVS Video Converter enables you to s

14 Aug 2007 17:58

Nero Digital Encoding

A guide for converting video to Nero Digital format using Nero Vision 4

16 Jul 2007 12:45

Convert DVD to 3GP or MP4 mobile phone format using AVS Video Converter

You would like to watch your favorite DVDs using a mobile phone? AVS Video Converter enables you to convert your DVD video to a necessary format and then upload it to the mobile phone using ...

Keywords: avs media, avs, dvd, mobile, phone, 3gp, mp4, convert
26 Apr 2007 6:39

How to encode files for the PSP with Nero Recode

Nero, leaders in digital media technology and creators of Nero Digital, now have software that allows users to play back personal video on the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) via converted video files transferred to a memory stick. The guide is pretty s

27 Apr 2005 0:26

AVSEdit - AviSynth for the scripting impaired

AVSEdit is the official script editor for AviSynth. It provides an easy interface to write and preview scripts, making AviSynth more accessible to beginners and advanced users alike. If you've ...

09 Feb 2004 8:18

Creating Evolution X Dashboard Boot CD-RW

Quick guide on how to create and setup an Evolution X dashboard boot cd. This assumes you have the mod chip flashed and installed into your Xbox and also a copy of Evolution X dashboard.

19 Nov 2003 12:09

Unofficial manual for Streambox VCR v1.0 beta 3.1

Ever notice that most streaming media content, such as .asx, .asf, .wmf, .rm and .ram files, can be played, but not saved? Would you like to save streaming media to your Hard Disk for future ...

27 Jun 2001 5:16