Thursday, January 19, 2012

Free Video Convertor to MP4!!! Woot!

Hey everyone, ever downloaded a bunch of movies or videos and realized they were all in MKV format?  Then found out there are NO free video convertors that work well or fully convert your files without sticking in a stupid "Converted with ****" somewhere in the video (or so you think)?  Well fear not!  The kind folks at Handbrake have developed an Opensource video convertor for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, Fedora, and even command line!  It's simple, easy to use, and chock full of helpful features!  Best of all it's a FREE VIDEO CONVERTOR!!!  No need to pay or subscribe for the software because it's open source :)

Download link is here:
Handbrake Video Converter
(Hit the Skip Add button at the top right hand corner to get to the download)

Feel free to do some extra research upon Handbrake if you're feeling suspicious or paranoid :P  I guarantee, it's a completely free video convertor :)

Just download and install.

How to Use:
First, click "Source" and select the files (or folder) that you wish to convert.  The "source" is where Handbrake will look for the video file to convert.
Next, open the "title" drop down box to select the specific video you wish to convert (assuming you selected a folder as the source).  If the source is a single file, skip this step.
Then check the Audio tab and choose "add all tracks" to get all the audio options on the file.  You can also customize the audio files on the video in that tab as well.
Afterwards, check the subtitles tab if you want to add subtitles, (the file may or may not have subtitles to add).  This step is optional.
Lastly, hit "Start" to start the conversion :)
(You can queue up multiple videos to be converted by "add to queue")

Have fun converting your videos!

~ Comfy Pillow

Thursday, January 5, 2012

So... 2012 The End of the World

With all this buzz about "2012" and the "End of the World" on 12/21/12 going around, I decided to throw my two cents in.
It's not gonna happen.
It's the end of a calendar, so what?  Just because it's the end of an ancient calendar doesn't mean that it's the end of the world nor the apocalypse.  The Mayans could have intended to establish a new calendar right after the old one ends.  Also, how many times has the world lived through such apocalyptic threats?  Remember the Y2K thing?  With all technology on Earth being screwed over?  Just because it shows the year "2000" on our calendar, does not necessarily mean it's really the year 2000.  It's only the year 2000 according to our calendar, which isn't necessarily correct depending on what marks the beginning of the calendar.  And the Y2K scare never happened.
Then there's the "Planets Aligning" ooooh~ scary, that happened in March 1982 and was warned by some to cause the apocalypse.  Hey we're alive.  Cool story bro.

In any event, I highly doubt that the world will end on 12/21/12 but I'm still sure as hell excited to witness that day pass by.  Am I tempting the devil much?  Hell yea.

~ Comfy Pillow

About the aliens and extraterrestrials... What makes humanity think that it's so special?  The universe is FRICKEN HUGE!!!  So why would aliens be so interested in us that they'd travel across the galaxy or from somewhere far far away just to visit?  or blow us up? etc.  I'm sure there are PLENTY more resources and other valuable minerals or liquids/gasses that can be found throughout the universe with less difficulty. We aren't that special.  Get over it.
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