How To Convert DVD and Blu-ray with MakeMKV

Introduction To go along with other posts and conversion we have another tool to add to your arsenal called MakeMKV which runs on Windows, OS X and Linux. It is fast and easy to use. What is MakeMKV? According to the developer. MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise... read more

How to Install and Use HandBrake on Fedora 21 / 22

Introduction The situation is you have a great DVD and you want to view this on your Fedora installation but not by playing the the DVD, but to have it on the drive so you can play it when you are traveling or really do not want to carry the DVD with you. This is assuming this is your personally owned DVD. Well no fear HandBrake is here to the rescue. HandBrake is easy to use, it’s available for Windows,... read more

How To Enable Encrypted DVD Playback Fedora 18

Just installed Fedora 18 and can’t wait to watch Starship Troopers or Matrix? Well no worries here, just need to install a few packages. First we need to install libdvdnav and libdvdread which will allow us to play non-encrypted DVD’s. $ sudo yum install libdvdread libdvdnav To read encrypted DVD’s we need libdvdcss2, which in this case is available from atrpms. For 32-bit systems: $... read more

VLC v2.0.1 Released

The all-in-one VLC (Video Lan Media Player) has released a bugfix version of the best free cross platform player available. You can download it from here.  This is my goto piece of software on Windows and Linux for playing all types of media. Many fixes available in this release. Changes between 2.0.0 and 2.0.1: ——————————– Access: * fix... read more