We got off to a good start, but we’ve been quiet of late. I’ve got lots of ideas for posts that are coming, but c’est la vie, I haven’t written them yet. However, I have recently done a couple of … Continue reading YouTube Video and Downloads
HandBrake is a free program that will encode (“Rip”) a DVD movie to your hard drive. In this recipe, we’ll show you how. It goes without saying that this applies only to DVD movies that you own, and that you will only use the encoded files in your own home. Otherwise, well we just won’t speak about how much trouble you’d be in. Continue reading “Ripping a DVD Using HandBrake”
Play a DVD with VLC (Windows) from Home Theater Cookbook on Vimeo. Ingredients 1 – A Windows computer with a DVD-ROM drive. 1 – The VLC Player program. 1 – A standard DVD. Directions Insert the DVD movie or video you want … Continue reading Play a DVD with VLC (Windows)
As I mentioned on my personal blog, I wanted to find the most expensive HDMI cable, at least at a major online electronics retailer. I found the “AudioQuest – Diamond 3.3′ High-Speed HDMI Cable – Dark Gray/Black“. It’s almost $1,100. … Continue reading The Scorn it Deserves
About eight years ago, I started to see the realization of the dream of using a PC for recording and playing media. You know, that thing called a home theater personal computer (HTPC)? The concept of the HTPC goes back … Continue reading Why I Love My Apple TV
This video, that I did with my co-worker Tim Owens, started the gears moving in my head to move forward with a Home Theater website. I already owned the hometheatercookbook.com domain, and like the Charlie Brown christmas tree, it just … Continue reading Home Theater Nostalgia
There’s no question that a new year brings a sense of anticipation for better things. The whole resolution thing is a great indicator that people at least psychologically want to make things better and are excited about what is to … Continue reading It’s That Time Again
Welcome to the Home Theater Cookbook. I’m glad you found your way here. We have some exciting things planned for this site. Mostly we hope it functions as intended – to be a good resource for all things (or at … Continue reading Welcome!