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How to encode XviD using ffmpeg for Home Theater/DVD Player?

I wanted to convert a file so I can play it my DVD player which only works with divx/xvid. I tried : ffmpeg.exe -y -i "in.mp4" -t 480.00 -vf scale=720:301,pad=720:576:0:137 -map 0:v:0 -map 0:1 -b:v ...
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Can I make a 4x1080p to 4K adapter?

I want to make an adapter that will take 4 1080p HDMI inputs and output 1 4K HDMI outputs to a 4K TV. Is this possible to do by just rearranging wires, or will i need to add in a Raspberry Pi or ...
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Are there any unmanaged gigabit switches available without indicator LEDs? [closed]

I need to put a switch into my home theatre stack and am looking for something without blinking indicator LEDs. I’ve debated taping over them but that looks ghetto and actually requires some precision ...
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Samsung Home Theater Wireless usb adapter

I have a Samsung Home Theater that you can install a WLAN USB device into. When installed you will be able to get on the wireless network and view Netfilx, YouTube, Pandora, etc. There is a ...
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What does it mean by 3D Compatible [closed]

I have a Marquee Digital Labs Home Theater MD-1000LED TV Projector 1080 MP 3D-Projector I got on EBay Can someone tell me what does it mean by 3D Compatible it also came with 3D Glasses but I don't ...
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What kind of cable is this and how far can it be extended?

I just bought a 5.1 surround sound system for my computer and need to extend the speakers so I can have some behind the couch. They look like this: I'm pretty sure its RCA, but I've never messed ...
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Connecting a laptop to a home theater system sub-woofer

I have a Sony DVD Home Theatre System (DAV-DZ340) and an Asus U47A laptop. I want my laptop's audio to come out of the 5.1 home theater sound system instead of the laptop speakers. Can I somehow ...
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Is there an open source project for home theatre that includes your dvd library? [closed]

My goal is to liberate myself from the bulky storage problems having a 1000+ dvd library entails, and also from the variety of cataloguing problems that also ensue. I have found several open source ...
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Can a computer act as a home theater receiver?

Is it possible to turn a computer into a home theater receiver? What equipment is necessary? Does Windows Media Center support this? Can they push out the same wattage?
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What is an open source Home Theater OS for a Media PC?

I currently have a spare computer which I want to convert into a Media PC. It should store all my movies, music, etc. Config: Pentium 4 3ghz - 1 GB RAM - 2 TB hard disk space, I have a JBL sound ...
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Windows Media Center HDMI Capture Cards

I'm working on a new software application that utilizes windows media center to play recorded TV shows in the center of the screen. We can get this to work with standard coax or RCA input TV ...
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Few questions about a good projector on my PC and TV? [closed]

I have always wanted a projector for my TV services (satellite, cable) and PC in a spare bedroom. Well it's more of a home office that I spend most my time in. The catch here is it's a small room. ...
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Is there a device that allows watching international internet TV on my LCD TV?

Is there a Home Theatre device that will allow watching international interent TV on my LDC TV? I saw one once but I am not able to find it. I am NOT talking about a Slingbox here. Something like ...
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Network-based audio tools : multiple sources, multiple receivers

What solutions are available for sending audio output across the network to an arbitrary receiver? Use case: Two computers - one upstairs, one downstairs. What software can I install on them so that ...
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What’s the best way to stream video from my computer to my TV? (preferably wirelessly)

Basically I have a bunch of AVI's and such sitting around. In the past I've used an svideo/5mm [computer side] to RCA [TV side] wire that basically makes the TV act as a monitor and uses the TV as ...
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How to integrate DirecTV HD-DVR into a home network

Some background information on my current home setup: Living Room 50" Plasma screen X-Box 360 Playstation 3 DirecTV HD-DVR Computer Equipment One unused Dell XPS (Pentium P4 3ghz, 2gb RAM) One ...