Dear All, I have been informed that posting DVD+CD and Magazine previews seperately can cause confusion, so from now on there will be a single thread for both. Here are the highlights of the Digit December Issue: Magazine: Digital Passion Concocting Dreams Much of what they depict in the movies these days—including those from Bollywood—doesn’t come straight from the camera. Find out what goes in between! The Future Is Paper Forget about the paperless office. You’re going to see more and more paper around you—only, it’ll be electronic The Battle Of The Blue You’ve probably heard about the battle over next-gen, high-capacity DVD formats. But what are the differences? Who will rule? We answer these questions and more Digital Tools Buyer’s Guide Spanning 22 categories of products, our Buyer’s Guide tells you what you need to judge your new hardware/software by and what to look out for. It also gives you insights into the products themselves Towards Comfort Back aches, hurting fingers, etc. due to computer use means you haven’t paid attention to ergonomics. We show you how to enhance your productivity by getting the basics right Zero 1 Awards The votes are in, it’s time to applaud the winners of the coveted Zero1 awards. Find out what hardware and software figure in our definitive list of the best tested products of this year Digital Business Shifting Spaces Here’s about dotcoms that decided to get downon the ground to reach a wider audience. Why did they do it? What has this done for them as online brands? Wiki At Work The wiki is a new, fast way of collaborating at work and sharing information. Get the why and how of setting up your own office wiki. The best part is, it won’t cost you anything! Trend Integrated security solutions is what many offices today are opting for. We spoke to a few companies to take stock of this trend Digital Leisure Accelerating IT Literacy Can India become a nation of computer literates? Project Shiksha plays catalyst by training teachers in basic computer skills Tech Critique It’s easily the most awaited game of the year. Quake 4 will surely have you asking for more. Hi-tech Products Take a look at these drool-worthy electronic goods, and you’ll rue the fact that you’re not a millionaire a few times over! Regular DVD + CD: (DVD / CD) Digital Passion Dev Tools J2EE 1.4 SDK 2005Q2 UR2 NetBeans IDE + JDK 5.0 Update 5 Pronto Survey 1.0.5 SQL Manager 2005 for SQL Server 2.0.5 Web Questionnaire 3 Java Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 5 Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 4.1 MyGeneration 184.108.40.206 AWinstall 4.0.1 CyD WEB Menu Creator 2 Pageflix 1 PDF Split Merge ActiveX 1.0 Games Age Of Empires III Pro Evolution Soccer 5 Demo (with voices) Serious Sam II PC Demo 2 (Updated) Sunrise Extreme Demo [Single & Multiplayer] X-Men Legends II Rise of Apocalypse Age of Empires 3 Update 1.01 Linux CreditCruncher 0.8 beta DSPAM 3.6.1 File Beamer 0.1.5 GeoServer 1.3.0 RC5 gvSIG 0.4.2 Mechanoid 0.5.21 Newega 0.6b1 Play What I Mean 0.08 Simput 0.4 Big Faceless Report Generator 1.1.28 Galacticards 1.002 build 002d Digital Tools Multimedia bcTester 4.0 Blender 2.40 alpha2 GB-PVR 0.94.13 iTunes 6 mosascii m2 2.0.053 My Pictures 3D 0.9 The Gimp 2.3.5 AVS Audio Tools CyberLink DVD Solution Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Developer Edition Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Nero 220.127.116.11 Premium SAM Broadcaster 3.4.2 Ulead Photo Express 6 Babya Logic 1.0 Babya Photo Workshop 10.5 CDizz Player 0.9719 Digital MC 1.0 FastStone Image Viewer 2.28 Beta KinTools 0.2.0 Lalim MP3 Player 3.0.0 MyPixelVault 1.0 Beta Rip Wiz 2003 2.4.0 ShotGenius 1.0 SKMP3 3.3.3 t@b ZS4 0.946 VH Screen Capture Driver 1.2.0 WinMP3Shrink 1.1 Audio Edit Magic 7.5.9 AVS Audio Editor HyperSnap-DX 6.00 Beta 3 Industrial Audio Editor 18.104.22.168 InterVideo DVD Copy 4 Platinum JPEGtoASCII 1.0.0 Jriver Media Center 11 Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Internet mIRC Power Pack 7.10 RC5 MSN Messenger 7.5 Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) 8.0.0328 Yahoo Messenger 7 Build 22.214.171.1247 Mantis 1.0.2090 SpamExperts Home 1.0 beta Spyware Hospital 1.0 SysUtils LAN Administration System 1.1 TurboFTP 4.60 Build 432 High-Octane Skrypt II (* Virus found during replication, removed from CD, Interface link will not work!) IceChat IRC Client 7.0 Alpha build 20050924 MegaIRC 2.85 Opera 9 Beta 1Build 8031 Portable FileZilla 2.2.17 Staff-FTP 2.85 Syncnotes MetaProducts Integra 1.0.63 MetaProducts Mass Downloader 3.2.631 mIRC 6.16 SmartFTP 1.5.991.7 Beta Web Lightning XP 3.0.1 System Catalyst 5.10 Windows XP Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 nVidia ForceWare 81.85 Realtek AC'97 Audio CODECs 3.79 SiS UniVGA Drivers VMware Player 1.0.0 Build 18007 Windows XP Unofficial TheHotfix.net Pack Norton Internet Security 2006 - 15 Day Trialware Panda Titanium Antivirus 2006 APO USB Autorun 1.0 Attribute Editor Wizard 1.0 Central Brain Identifier 126.96.36.199 Build 1105 R2 Chaos MD5 1.0 Cpu-Z 1.31 EaseUs Disk Copy 1.0 nLite 1.0 RC3 ReNamer 2.20 SpeedFan 4.27 Tony Arts EasyCleaner Unlocker 1.7.4 SiSoftware Sandra 2005.1.10.69 SR3 Essentials Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.5 AntiVir Definition Updates Avast Home Edition 4.6 AVG Definition updates IrfanView 3.97 Kaspersky Anti-Virus Definition Update Kazaa Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.40 Kerio Personal Firewall 4.2.2 Norton AntiVirus Definitions Update 9/11/2005 Spybot S&D detection updates Spybot Search & Destroy 1.4 WinRAR 3.51 Digital Business Productivity Tools OpenOffice.org 2.0 Window Eyes 5.5 Beta 2 Excel Invoice Manager Express 2.1.1007 iMediaCONVERT 3.3.12 SpeechToolsCenter 2.0 Sydock XForms 188.8.131.52 DocTagger 1.0 DocYouMeant Hound 1.2.0 Outlook Anywhere 1.01 Transparent 1.1 XML Viewer 2.3 Batch Text Replacer 2.0 CT Quick Spell 1.0 Formulator Pro 3.0 NXPowerLite 2.0 OfficeToExe Converter 1.0 Online Functions - Exchange Rates 2.0 Powerpoint-PPT to AVI-GIF Converter 1.10 Softinabox Paste Fast 1.2.0 Build 30 Total Doc Converter 1.01 XLS Converter 1.5.9 Mobile Nokia PC-Suite Oxygen Express 1.1 Sony Ericsson PC Suite 1.7.10 Cell Phone Manager 5.4 MOBILedit Lite 184.108.40.206 IceCendol Mobile Phone Instant Messenger 1 Magic Button 2.0 build 51023 Sony-Ericsson SendFile 1.2 WOWScreens Standard 1.5 Card House 2.4 Create Ringtone 3.1 Keep Track (Smartphone) 2.0 ListPro 4 MetaTrader CE 1.52 MP3 To Ringtone Gold 3.15 Numberz 3.4 P900Themer 1.0.1 Pragma PocketVT SaveBackup 2.0 Top of the League 1.6.1 WeatherGuide 1.0.1 Digital Leisure Small Games Gun Trailer #6 Zirconia 2: Battle 1.00 Galacticards for Windows Demo 1.002 build 002d Mini Golf Tournament 1.0 Thomas and the Magical Words 1.08 3D Chess 1.0 Backgammon Lite 5.0 Blocks Annihilator 1.0 Castle Constructor 1.0 Elite Gomoku 1.0 Just Sudoku 1.0 Royal Sudoku 1.0 Switcheroo Deluxe 1.0 Air Hockey Adrenaline 1.0 Checkers Ultimate 1.0 Crystal Lines II 1.00 Foosball Frenzy 1.0 Mahjong: Journey of Enlightement 1.0 Pangea - Conquest For Fun 1.5 Rainbow Web 1.1 Shuffleboard Showdown 1.0 Starcars 1.1 Ebooks The Last Journals of David Livingstone The Last Journals of David Livingstone Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence "Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution" J2ME & Gaming Programming The Nintendo Game Boy Advance Hackers, Heroes of the Computer Revolution, by Steven Levy MEN OF INVENTION AND INDUSTRY - Samuel Smiles Nonsense Novels by Stephen Leacock TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT THE THEORY of NUMBERS Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome Wallpapers 1,495 Wallpapers 505 Wallpapers Wallpaper Sections: 3D, Animals, Anime, Animation, Beaches, Canyons, Computers, Dinos, Forests, Islands, Lakes, Miscellaneous, Motor, Mountains, Movies, Music, National Parks, Nature, Oceans, Our Favourites, Rainbows, Rivers, Rocks, Sky, Space, Sunsets, Trees, Vista, Volcanoes, Winter Hope you like the DVD+CD, tried to give you all most of what you requested. Plus Terminator 2 Movie DVD Discovery Kids Documentary on the Human Body Motocross Madness Full game Hope you like it all! Raaabo ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Readers, We have received a few complaints about the Terminator 2 / Discovery Kids' Ultimate Guide To The Human Body DVD. The problem that readers seem to be facing is that of a missing DVD codec, which is generally installed along with DVD Movie Player Software. Windows Media Player 10 does not include DVD Codecs by default, and your system will need to have some other DVD Movie Player software installed as well. When you buy a DVD-ROM / Combo / DVD-Writer drive, you are supposed to get a software DVD player along with it. This is generally located in the CD or DVD that contains the drivers and additional software (CD/DVD burning software) for your drive. The most common DVD Movie applications that are bundled with DVD drives are PowerDVD, WinDVD, etc. To check whether you have a DVD decoder installed on your system, follow these steps: Click on Start > Run, type “DVDUPGRD /DETECT” (without the quotes) and press [Enter] A box will pop up. This box will contain information of the DVD decoders installed on your computer. If the box looks like any of the images below, then you have a DVD Decoder installed, and should be able to view the DVD in any media player. However, if the box that pops up after step 2 looks like the one shown below, you do not have a DVD Decoder installed and will need to find the CD that came with your DVD-ROM / DVD-Writer / Combo drive and install the DVD Movie Player Software contained therein. If you did not get a software CD / DVD with your DVD drive, please contact your system assembler or vendor and demand the same. Every DVD drive is bundled with DVD Movie software, and you are entitled to get it too. If for some reason you cannot get the DVD Movie Player software from anywhere, you will need to follow the steps below: Put the Digit December 2005 CD into your drive, and browse to the Digital Tools > Essentials section. Locate Kazaa Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.40 and click on the “Install” button. If you are browsing the CD through Windows Explorer, go to the Digital_Tools > Essentials folder and double-click on the file “klmcodec140.exe”. Click “Next” thrice until you reach the “Select Components” screen. You should see a list of the components, codecs and players that will be installed by Kazaa Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.40. Under the “DirectShow video filters” category tick the "Cyberlink DVD Decoder" option and also the "MPEG-2" option. Select the "CyberLink(video)" sub-option under the MPEG-2 header. Click “Next” and complete the installation. Restart the computer if asked to do so. Now insert the Movie DVD into your drive and you should be able to watch the movie. We realize that the steps mentioned above can be time consuming and irritating, and hope that our readers understand that these steps are necessary in order to be able to watch ANY movie DVD on the PC, not just the Terminator 2 - Discovery DVD provided with the Digit December issue. Those readers who have installed all the software that came with their DVD drive will not face any problems with movie DVDs. Regards, Raaabo PS: I hope that clears up a lot of unnecessary confusion that has been caused by what is, for many, a first time experience with a movie DVD! I would also like to add that the very first thing people need to do is ensure that they have a DVD drive, as we found a lot of people were trying to run the DVD on a CD drive, thinking that this was just like the Ice Age VCD that we had provided in a previous issue. To confirm: The Terminator 2 / Discovery Kids DVD will ONLY run on a DVD movie player or on a PC DVD drive.