Ultraviolet is a new initiative backed by several big players in the entertainment industry intended to make sense of the digital mess involved in competing media and devices that don’t (and can’t) agree on one standard format for all movies.
Blu-ray discs may be more protected and harder to play in certain programs, like XBMC, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play your HD video on your media centre. Here’s how to rip and compress Blu-Ray discs for high quality, space-saving results.
SubtitleSplit is a web-based tool for not only searching out subtitles but also “fixing” subtitles through various actions like synchronisation, splitting and merging.
Windows only: Free audio/video conversion utility Oxelon Media Converter handles the task of batch converting music and video files to and from almost any format — and it adds a handy Explorer menu integration to make it easy.
The proliferation of online media has made is really easy to track down new and interesting things to watch that aren’t always in your native language. Subs.to makes it easy to find subtitles.
If you’ve got a few Blu-rays on your Christmas shopping list, then a sticker promising a “digital copy” feature for your iPod or PC seems like a nice added bonus. But the reality is that just what kind of copies you can make depends entirely on the studio.
A perennial theme around Lifehacker in recent weeks has been the fact that TV networks are a bit clueless about the modern world. Turns out the cluelessness runs pretty deep.