Convert DVD movie to Avi

A program suitable is DVDx which is able to convert a DVD movie in just a few steps. Download the software from the source above and make sure that you also got the codecs installed, if you do not have it download the xvid codec from Koepi. Start DVDx after installing the software.

The first step is to load a DVD folder. I use to have the DVD video_ts folders on my hard drive already and just point DVDx to that location. It asks to pick a title from a list of available ones. If there is more than one title in the list select the one that fits the movie length.

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Most of the settings in the next window can be left unchanged. The important settings are found under Misc. Select the correct iDCT and check Audio / Video Synchronization. If you have a NTSC DVD you need to change the Output Frame Rate from PAL to NTSC 29,97. Click OK.

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Casting for Dragon Ball Z live action movie continues

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Casting for the live action Dragon Ball Z continues with some very interesting choices. One of the first people to be cast was of course the actor that will play Goku and Justin Chatwin was given that honor. Chatwin does not have a very long acting resume, having only knocked appearances in Smallville and Lost. He also had a minor role in War of The Worlds.

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The other actor cast is James Marsters, who is well known among geek circles as the vampire Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Marsters has been cast in the role of Piccolo. Kind of a weird character to play but it would be interesting to see him nonetheless.

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Street Fighter 4- Teaser Trailer



Capcom has confirmed the development of Street Fighter 4 at an event in London.

Very little solid information about the game has been given; not even the platforms upon which the game will appear. However, this trailer should be more than enough to send the hardcore fighting game fans out there crumbling to their knees in awestruck anticipation.

Now, let’s get to that trailer.

I Was a Hacker for the MPAA

Exclusive by Wired.com

Promises of Hollywood fame and fortune persuaded a young hacker to betray former associates in the BitTorrent scene to Tinseltown’s anti-piracy lobby, according to the hacker.

In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells for the first time how the Motion Picture Association of America promised him money and power if he provided confidential information on TorrentSpy, a popular BitTorrent search site.

According to Anderson, the MPAA told him: “We would need somebody like you. We would give you a nice paying job, a house, a car, anything you needed…. if you save Hollywood for us you can become rich and powerful.”

In 2005, the MPAA paid Anderson $15,000 for inside information about TorrentSpy — information at the heart of a copyright-infringement lawsuit brought by the MPAA against TorrentSpy of Los Angeles. The material is also the subject of a wiretapping countersuit against the MPAA brought by TorrentSpy’s founder, Justin Bunnell, who alleges the information was obtained illegally.

The MPAA does not dispute it paid Anderson for the sensitive information, but insists that it had no idea that Anderson stole the data. “The MPAA obtains information from third parties only if it believes the evidence has been collected legally,” says MPAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Kaltman.

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Sites to watch FREE new movies online

A couple of years ago we didn’t even imagine that we will be able to watch movies online and for free on the internet. But with the development of technology this is possible. We welcome the new era of information and I’ll present to you some of the best sites on the Internet where you can enjoy with full movies online.
1. MovieForumz

One of the best sources on the Internet for online movies. It is a forum where users share movies. Where a new movie appears this is the place to look for it first.

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2. TubeZoom

Another forum full of new movies and series( Like the new Prison Break and Heroes episodes)

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Fixmymovie Brings CSI To Your Cellphone

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You know those situations in CSI when some villain is on a killing spree, and all the proof the detectives have is an incredibly blurry movie, but then they “enhance” it and extract unbelievably detailed imagery out of it, like fingerprints on an ashtray? Well a company by the name of MotionDSP presented a somewhat similar technology at DEMOfall 07 called Fixmymovie. It offers simple video enhancement based on technology originally developed for real forensics.

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