Monday, 31 December 2007

The FilmMachine is released

Love this software which is about the best avi to DVD software about

30 December 2007 version beta
- Fixed DVD burning with Nero when you have Nero 8 installed.
- Changed maximum average bitrate to 9800 minus the audiobitrate.
- Replaced the internal shrinking engine with Rejig (fixed a bug by doing so).
- Implemented support for Grass Valley (Canopus) Procoder 3.
- Implemented libaften.dll instead of aften.exe and updated it to the latest SVN release (thanks to Madshi).
- Implemented the latest version of HcEncoder (version 0.22) with multiprocessor support.
- Now ISO filename is the same as the ISO title.
- Fixed bad sound when source movie has 3 or 4 channels.
- Enabled the 5.1 upmix feature for other audio sources also.
- Fixed speedup sound when 5.1 audio was converted to stereo.
- Fixed a bug mixing up subtitle framerates.
- Adjusted video bitrate calculation when DVD has 2 audio streams.
- Fixed the "ERR: SRC moves backwards" error in DvdAuthor. DvdAuthor now only gives a warning.
- Fixed a few other bugs.

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Friday, 28 December 2007

Neil Warnock new palace manager part 2

Neil Warnock new palace manager
Going to eat my hat as after we were in the bottom 3 of the league we are in the top half now at 9 and with the way things are going a play of place is in the bag
So well done Warnock keep up the good work and that must have been one good kick up the arse you gave the players when you took over

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Super Mario Galaxy

Where do you start well it looks beautifully and plays like a dream could just stop there as thats all you need to know :)

Got Super Mario Galaxy the other day for my Wii and not put it down yet it that good, you many have heard many people say it's a kids game but i'm 38 so i must be a big kid at heart "thank god"
You know what your going to get pure platfrom fun and it's worth getting a Wii just to play!!!!

Find a full review on Eurogamer Super Mario Galaxy

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Torchwood 2008

Never got into Torchwood for what ever reason normally it's because i've forgot it's on but many give the 2008 series a watch as it does look good and with it having a bit more of an edge as it's on later in the evening on BBC2 it could be something i will be watching this coming 2008

Doctor Who 2008

Just a preview of the new series coming to the BBC in 2008

Looks like it's going to be fun just a shame Freema Agyeman is not the Doctors assistant any more as she played the part so well and she was a nice bit of eye candy

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Real Alternative 1.70

New version of Real Alternative 1.70 out so just like QuickTime Alternative use this instead of the versions from RealTime as it will play all the files associated with RealTime but without all the junk

Download Real Alternative 1.70

Friday, 21 December 2007


New version of AnyDvd out

AnyDVD History 2007 12 21
We wish you a merry christmas!
New (DVD): Support for new copy protection found on some adult titles
New (DVD): AnyDVD ripper can now handle discs, which have menu files
bigger than 1GB (which is against the specification).
New (DVD): Improved performance of the AI scanner.
Fix (HD DVD & Blu-ray): Black screen with re-release of "Prison Break"
Fix (DVD): PS18 error with some discs, e.g. "The Forgotten", R1, US
Fix (DVD): AI Scanner accidently removed a title set from "8 Below",
R2, Japan
Some minor fixes and improvements
Updated languages

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Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Top Gear Night In This Christmas

Looks like theres a Top Gear special on over christmas 5 3/4 hours of shows from the gang Jeremy Clarkson,Richard Hammond and James May so thank good theres something worth watching this christmas well sunday at 4:15 there is :)

Looks like where going to get Jeremy Clarksons episode of Have I Got News for You which went out earlier in the year and a show where James May does a comedy study of one man's struggle for masculinity in an all-female world. Stuck between two sisters, James May's only toys were their hand-me-downs, but now his time for revenge has arrived.
Plus Richard Hammond meets the late Evil Knievel who died this year so fingers crossed the rest is as good
Ps i think the Stigs in there somewhere with an episode of Top Gear :)

Asus DRW 1814BL

After my Plextor died and having to wait for a RMA i decided to buy a new burner so now have the Asus DRW 1814BL which i got today
Only problem i've had is that i have n Antec P160 case which has drive covers ie flaps that hide the drive but when in place the flaps get in the way of the drive opening and closing so had to remove which is a shame but other than that all is working as it should

Reason i got the Asus DRW 1814BL is that it can burn DVD+r as Roms so the burned DVDs will play on any DVD player young or old without problem
also another great thing about this drive is that if you feed with quality blanks like Verbatim you can burn 16x speed disc's at 18x which will save a few min's

Only strange thing is when i got the drive which had firmware 1.10 it burned verbatim 16x DVD+R at 18x but when i updated the firmware to 1.13 it burned at there quoted speed of 16x other than that i'm very happy with the drive as burned a few dvd's today DVD+R as roms (booktype) which this drive can do and they played back without problems on a 10 year old toshiba and my new one

Ps if you want to burn blank DVD's as roms with this drive all you have to do is use software like nero and only use DVD+r and it will be done automatically for you without having to play with any settings

Update as theres a new firmware out

Model: DRW-1814BL
Latest Firmware version 1.14

Improve burning quality

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Model: DRW-1814BL
Latest Firmware version 1.13

Add 12X write for DVD-RAM in CD-Speed testing
Improve DVD-RAM write and read capability.

Download Link

Model: DRW-1814BLT
Latest Firmware version 1.13

Add 12X write for DVD-RAM in CD-Speed testing
Improve DVD-RAM write and read capability.

Download Link

Cdfreaks Review Here

Sunday, 16 December 2007

lylat wars / Star fox for N64 on the wii

A shooter for the N64 which i think was the first 3D type for the N64 (could be wrong) well it turned up on the Wii Vc the other week so as it was one of the games which i had for my N64 i had to download to walk down memory lane :)
have to say it's aged well as all good games do and i'm still enjoying it now with it's good game play only problem i forgot was that theres no level save so you have to do the game in one sitting which is a bit of a pain

But if you want some shooting fun with some big boss's and good level design which will have you playing for hours it's worth the money

1080 Avalanche for GameCube on the Wii

Been playing this game on the Wii for a while now and have to say it's bloody hard but fun
For some strange reason i never got round to getting a Nintendo GameCube but lucky for me i have a Wii to play all them great Gamecube game which i missed out on.
I had the first game 1080 Snowboarding on the N64 which i loved and i'm still waiting for it to turn up on the Wii Vc one day, so sit back and watch one of my runs from this great game which you can pickup for about a £5 now

1080 Avalanche final expert level

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Wave Race Blue Storm for GameCube on the Wii

Got this the same time as i got 1080 Avalanche but not really played as much.
Like 1080 Avalanche i got this game after playing Wave Race on the N64 many years ago so as it was so cheap i had to get for the Wii, so it you want the best in water sports this game has to be the beat jet ski game on any platform with it's super smooth graphics and great game play
PS you can now get Wave race the N64 version on the Wii Wc for about £7 which is a bargain


Two of my favorite electro instrumentals from way back in the 80's a time when music was a true culture not just crap being put out for the money
You lived electro and many a kitchen was without lino so the B boy could lay down some moves

Track one Destination Earth from Newcleus: Jam on Revenge(1983)
Track two Cyborg Dance from Newcleus: Space Is The Place (1985)

QuickTime Alternative 2.20

New version of QuickTime Alternative out so if you want to play QuickTime files without all the crap which comes with Apples QuickTime software download Alternative 2.20 and your pc will love you

QuickTime Alternative 2.20

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Free DivX 6.8 Pro

If your into your Divx encoding you can get version 6.8 for free as there having a holiday special

Link to Divx download

About Divx from site
DivX is a digital media format that puts the tools of digital expression directly into the hands of the people. Since 1999, a global following has embraced DivX as a way to free digital video from the constraints of physical media. Today, DivX technology lets millions of people share in a vivid flow of events and ideas, projected through images that come alive to inspire, amuse, inform, educate and entertain.

Since its inception, DivX has been among the world's most popular video technologies and has been downloaded over 220 million times. DivX is helping to redefine the media experience by enabling anyone to create, share and play highly-compressed, high-quality video content. DivX technology now powers an entire ecosystem of interoperable products and services, from a secure digital video distribution solution to tens of millions of consumer electronics devices and popular video software applications. But DivX isn't just a technology. It's a global community informed by creativity and passion for all that is possible with digital media, and that community is growing in strength and number every day.

Cape Town, Durbanville Photos

Been a long time since i went to Cape Town but it's one of them places you just don't want to leave and i hope one day to go back
so find a few photos of my trip to Cape Town where i stayed in Durbanville which is just outside the main centre of Cape Town.

Me and michelle table mountain
Been a long time since i saw Michelle and not sure if she still lives in Durbanville as we lost touch so hope if or when i go back to find her :)

Think this photo was the first day i was in Cape town and is outside the blue peter pub just outside Durbanville on Blouberg beach so as it was the first day there we had to have a beer "a very cheap beer"

The place where i stayed in Durbanville, Cape town

Pool !!! one thing you don't get in the back garden in south London
Durbanville, Cape town

Me and michelle Gordons Bay, Cape Town

View from table mountain of the twelve apostles, Cape town

Hermanus south Africa the place where you go to see the whales in the bay also where you can find a wimpy lol

Table mountain view from Blouberg Beach
If you want some great views of table mountain you have to head to Blouberg beach also the beach go's on for ever plus if you fancy a beer head over to the blue peter pub if it's still there

More photos here

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Me and my christmas tree :)

Was a little bored and as i've just put my christmas tree up i fancied doing a video

Cat for sale one unlucky owner :)

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Shinobi III Return of the Ninja Master

Can't remember buying Shinobi III Return of the Ninja Master when it was first came out on the mega drive but had a few points on my wii wc and with it having good reviews i spent some points
So far so good really enjoying some old school platform fun