Tech JOY!

Hit a nifty discovery today.

The Phillips upsampling DVD player that I picked up a while back also plays multimedia files.

Which means that if I don’t feel like converting bittorrented AVI files into DVD-video to burn discs (a process which takes a little while), I can just burn the AVI files direct to DVD-ROM as a standard data disc — and the player will still play them.

I’ll still convert the my “grade A” stuff to DVD-video (new Who, Spooks, etc.), but it does mean that stuff that’s old enough that the quality doesn’t get any better (Tomorrow People, for example, or various Spaghetti Westerns and Kung-Fu movies), or stuff that I’m just grabbing to watch and not necessarily keep, can just be bulk-burned to data discs, and I can still watch ’em.

Cool.

7 Replies to “Tech JOY!”

  1. off topic (but still tech)

    Am I remembering correctly that a while back you posted about a site where one could find purged youtube videos? SOMEBODY here did & now I can’t find it. If you do, would you please remind me what/where it was? They’ve finally nabbed my Who source & it was before I could keepvid “Blink.” Thanks in any case.

  2. I’ve stopped watching on my TV almost completely, and they’re used for console hookups these days. Any time I want to watch anything I watch it on my laptop (17″ screen), or after I convert it to the iPod so I can watch on the go and in small time blocks. I’ve thought about getting an upsamply DVD player, but really don’t see the point for me.

  3. s’ok…

    was probably someone else then. You’re one of the more tech savvy folks I know here, so I assumed it was you. Obviously MY memory is even worse. ;-) Thanks!

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