We all want to save our precious data, those loved music and enjoyable Videos on DVD. But, does DVD last for at least 5 years as promised? no, they sometimes stop working just after a week of burning, that”s worst. All the loss we face is cause of our negligence, we can do many things to make them last long, some things I know are.
Always Burn DVD at lower speeds
I know everybody is in hurry to go out and enjoy there life, don”t ever hurry in situation like this. DVD burning at justin-bieber-news.info first stopped by California Adventure where they hung out at Cars Land, then went for an elevator ride on the Hollywood Tower of Terror. maximum speed is kinda like thrashing DVD. You”ll waste a lot of DVDs to burn some data successfully. The probability of success of burning is more when the DVD is burnt at lowest possible speed. So, may it take a bit more time but it will burn DVDs more better, and will last for long time.
Where to preserve them
Buy nice covers, plastic covers do best
Don”t place them near any magnetic materials, like T.V, Radio, Receivers
Place DVDs vertically, not horizontally.
Don”t let DVDs get deep scratched, small scratch don”t harm 😉
Keep them away from the dirt, they do a lot of harm.
Well, it is kinda complicated to transfer files between the Guest OS and Host Os using the VirtualBox, but i found a simple step to transfer file from Host OS to Guest OS easily.
All you got to do is create a ISO(Image) file in the Host OS which includes the files you want to send to Guest OS. You can use PowerISO or Daemon tools those freely available software, use them to make iso files.
Now lets see how to see open the iso files in guest OS (assuming that you have already created an iso file)
Go to Devices , CD/DVD Devices and click on Virtual CD/DVD Disk files
You are tired of spam comments and etc? then do change some settings which will stop your site from being spammed.
Under Settings->Discussion Setting, Apply these settings.
Enable “comment author must fill out name and e-mail”, this will make user to fill out the name and email before they post the comment, this will considerably reduce the spammers.
“Users must be registered and logged in to comment”, if you enable this only registered users can comment, which means no user can comment without being your blog member. This will totally reduce spam.
After this install Captcha, this will allow user to comment on only correctly entering the captcha code. I am using AlphaOmega Captcha & Anti-Spam Filter, its good enough to stop spam. Give it a try.
Have ISO or DAA or any other files on computer and want to run use them as disk without burning them to the DVDs? that’s easy with tools like PowerISO or Daemon tools, They both are available for free.
I am using PowerISO cause I found it easy, Daemon tools is also popularly used you can use it, I will show how to use a ISO file like an DVD Rom here.
You want to RIP DVD movies to just 500-800 MB and store them in computer? Well, it’s way too easy. You wont need any external hardware or any special computer for that, all you need is just a simple converter software. I am using MediaCoder HQ which is free and powerful as far as I know.
Today, We will learn how to convert a DVD or CD movie to a single compressed file while keeping its quality good enough.
First you download Media Coder from here http://www.mediacoderhq.com/download.htm
Choose the right edition for your computer, If yours is 64bit Version then download 64bit one or if it is 32bit one choose 32bit one to download. The selection of right version really matters.
After completion of download install it as usually you do with any other applications, It must be easy.
Now Open the Media Coder and under the File Menu choose Add file, add all the files related to the movie in serially(I meant from beginning to end if the unordered file adding is done then the movie will really amaze you :D)
Here I have added two files of two CD in right order select the both files holding “ctrl” key, and then right click on them and select “Group” or press key “G” holding “ctrl” key.
Now select the “Video” tab and apply these setting. Video Bit rate =>768 kbps. ( you can try lower bit rates if you believe you can get good quality with it, remember the lower the bit rate is the smaller the size if video and the more detail is lost.) Format => H.264 (That is the format I use because it gives very good quality and is best in competition with others, You may try others but you wont get the same good quality at such lower bit rate.) On the right side of it set these, Profile => “auto” Level => “5.1“( The Higher the better quality you get and this is the highest at present I guess) Preset => “Slow” (The slower it is the better quality is output) B-Frames => “4” (3-5 recommended , the higher is the better) Ref-Frames => “5” ( 3-6 recommended, higher is better) Remember the more better quality settings you apply the more time it will take to convert video. Now Move to “Audio” tab, and choose the settings as below.
Format => LC-AAC ( This format because audio sounds better even in small size or less bit rate to say.) Rate Mode => Target Bitrate( This will keep bit rate under certain limit) Bitrate / Quality => 76 kbps ( Believe me, The audio will still be sounding as good as it was even with such low bit rate)Now Move to “Container ” Tab Container => MKVor AVI orMP4. Now to The “Picture” tab. Color Space => “Original“
On the Right Auto Level => “Full Range”
Denoiser => “HQ 3D”
Deblocking => Check both “Horizontal”and “vertical”. Now we are done with editing conversion setting, click Start now to start conversion process, it may take few hours,it depends upon the file size, file resolution and length.
The output quality must be as good as the one before but with smaller size. Good Luck.
Well If you are a windows XP lover and still want the better advancements of Windows 7. Then why not install both of them? Yes windows allows to install two or more operating systems. It leave each other systems intact as long as you don’t install them on same partition.
To install two OS on same computer, You must have two different partitions. One for XP and one for Windows 7. Well, 70 GB each would be enough for smooth running.
For now Let us Assume that You have Windows 7 Installed on your computer(take it vice-verse if you installed xp already) . The Windows 7 Must be installed on C: (common thing) and now assuming that there is another partition D:(minimum disk space of 10GB). Copy all the important stuffs from D: if you have any cause we are going to format it to install the windows XP . Now after emptying the D: drive put windows XP CD into CD drive and restart the PC.
Make sure you have set First Boot Device as CD ROM, to do this you must edit settings in BIOS. You can enter BIOS setup by press DEL or TAB or F1 or ESC it really depends upon the computer. After enetering into BIOS setup menu choose Advanced Settings, in there must be First Boot device Setting set it to ” CD ROM” now save and exit.
Now Computer Must restart and it may ask if it should boot from CD? Hit any key to boot from CD. Now windows setup will start loading, after sometime the installation process starts, It asks in which drive to be installed here you choose drive D: , The drive which you cleared before. It starts formatting and after few secs it restarts on its own, and the setup continues, Complete the setup as usual. Remove the setup CD. Restart the computer, now you can set First Device to Normal from BIOS. But before the Window boots it gives you two options, Boot Windows 7 or The windows XP you choose whatever you want.
But remember Install the application appropriate to the operating system because you cant run all the application on both OS with single installation, you need to install them separately. Try to keep ’em apart. Thank you.