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Watching your video downloads on TV

tips from Mindblower, Oct 2007, permalink Windows Tips


From Mindblower:

Clif asked me to write a little something about my recent hobby of downloading streaming movies/videos. The best browser to use is Firefox, since you’ll also need to add DownloadHelper. These are my two key programs, since I prefer to save, burn, and then watch video on a regular DVD player. It’s more comforatble than using the computer and monitor.


If your DVD player can also play DivX disks, then all the better because some movies/videos can be downloaded in this format. Otherwise you’ll need to get your hands on DivXtoDVD. This is an older version, but it’s still freeware. Newer versions have more features, hence you need to shell out money. The new versions are under $50 bucks, so not too pricy. Below is an extract from the freeware program's text file.



DivxToDVD by VSO-Software


This is a sneak preview of DivxToDVD, which launches development of new products in the future.


At this time the application is designed to convert files (AVI, DIVX, VOB, satellite streams, MPEG, IVX, WMV etc.) to a compatible DVD file structure. This can be useful if you want to watch a video file on your TV using a standard home DVD player rather than on your PC.


How it works:

Select your video file (only one in the current version), select the output folder, and press Convert.


During the process the preview window allows you to check if the file is correctly readable and not damaged.


The conversion time depends on your computer's speed and overall configuration.

Once finished, it will try to launch CopyToDVD to burn, which is the recommended burning engine to use, but you can also use other DVD recording products.


Freeware version



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