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How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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How to digitize holiday photos and videos

Move precious memories online (and create digital backups) with help from a scanner, a video converter, and better-than-basic editing software.

Learn where you can--and where you cannot--play your Google content

Aviva received a $50 Google Play gift certificate. How does Google's formats and DRM policy effect where she can enjoy the music, movies, and books she buys?


How to grab a freeze-frame from a video

Thc008 asked the Photo Editing forum about saving a video frame as a single photo.

Convert video files for free with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Normally $49.95, Digiarty Software's utility can be yours free of charge, no strings attached.

Streaming video to DVD

Paul Brandenburg asked how to save a streaming video and burn it onto a DVD.


Beginner's Guide to Managing Mobile Movies

Are you wondering how to put your movie collection on your brand-new smartphone or tablet for some on-the-go video goodness? Read this collection of how-tos to find out how to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray movies, convert them in HandBrake, and sync your iTunes purchases.


How to Convert Video to Play on Your iOS or Android Device

Want to watch your DVDs or videos on your iPad or Honeycomb tablet? We'll show you how.


How to Get Any File to Play Back on Your Android Phone

Here is how to make your Android phone open nearly any file type be it audio, video, images, and documents.

Can't Get a Blu-ray Movie to Play? Try This

Blu-ray drives and software are notoriously troublesome. But if you plan ahead, you can make sure there's no disappointment when the time comes to watch your movie.

My Channel Logos 2 Makes Windows Media Center Even Better

If you rely on the TV guide in Windows Media Center, you'll definitely want the latest version of this add-on--even though it's no longer free.

Access Hulu From the Couch

Trying to resurrect a tuner-defunct media center? The free Hulu Desktop Integration plug-in for Windows Media Center is a great place to start.

Revive a Tuner-Challenged Media Center PC

Can't tune in analog channels anymore? Before you consign your home-theater PC to the trash pile, try Boxee.