How to Make a CD or DVD Case from a Sheet of Paper

Many people just stack their CDs or DVDs and leave them laying out, exposed to many hazards. While these optical disc formats do have a certain amount of redundancy so that a disc player can recover lost information, leaving them exposed without some protection will put your videos, music, or data at greater risk that is necessary. Protection as simple as a paper cover can prevent contamination, nicks, or scratches in the disc surface. Preservation of discs is important and not at all difficult. In addition to, protecting the discs, the appearance of your storage location can be greatly...

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Learn How to Convert MiniDV Tapes to DVD

Converting Mini-Digital Video (MiniDV) to DVD So you have tons of footage shot on your digital camcorder that uses a mini-cassette format for DV (digital video – also known as MiniDV), but you would like to have it on DVD. No problem. Copying them to a variety of digital formats, including DVD, is a snap. Your basic options are to copy the video content onto a DVD using a DVD recorder or to transfer them to digital format using your computer. If you use a computer you can easily edit using video tools as well as burn DVDs – a capability most computers have these days. Copying DV...

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How to Convert Home Movies to DVDs

Converting home movies on VHS or Hi-8 video cassettes to DVDs present a minimal problem. VCRs and VHS or Hi-8 camcorders have RCA style video and audio outputs that can be easily connected to a DVR or a DVD Recorder, and to a computer USB port using an adapter and video software. Unlike VHS and Hi-8 cassettes played on VCRs and camcorders, older film reels of home movies present a different challenge when it comes to converting them to a digital format. Most old 8mm projectors do not have video output jacks. The old projectors never converted the movies to any analog signal – they simply...

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How to Use Your PC to Transfer Video Tapes to DVD

You see it in so many homes – including yours. Shelves, stacks, and boxes of old VHS and video tapes we just don’t want to get rid of. They have our favorite episodes of Seinfeld, our treasured home videos, and a backlog of movies recorded from HBO or Showtime that we just never got around to watching. Why Convert VHS to DVD? There are a few problems with keeping these old VHS video tapes: VHS Tapes are Bulky: With VHS tapes, a few hours of video takes up as much space as a book. Converting VHS to DVD means storing the same video content on a small stack of disks – probably taking up...

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How to Print DVD or Video Game Covers

Going through the game of life, often times things get lost or misplaced. Your car keys? Gone. Your MP3 player? Disappeared. Your homework? Dog ate it. Your DVD or video game cases? Missing as well. While we can’t help you find your car keys, MP3 player, or get your homework back; we can help by providing a guide to print your own DVD or video game covers. Let us begin:The following instructions are for Adobe Photoshop: Start up Photoshop and open the cover you downloaded by going to File > Open. Select the cover image. First we need to check the dimensions and resolution of the...

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How to Format USB Flash Drive

If you want to format your USB flash drive or flash memory card, you can follow these steps: Plug your USB flash drive or memory card into the USB slot of your computer. Normally your system should find it as a removable disk drive automatically. Open "My Computer" and right click the removable disk drive you have just inserted. Click "Format" on the menu that pops up. A dialogue box named "Format Removable Disk" should appear. Select "FAT 32" under the File System and make sure Quick Format is not selected. (If you are not sure, just leave all the...

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