MediaCenter PC goes Passive

Passive FanWith thanks to my friend Mark, I have now ordered the parts to get rid of the annoying drone of the CPU fan in my MediaPC. I have just ordered a Cooler Master RR-600-NNU1-GP Hyper Z600 Passive CPU Cooler Heatsink With Six Heatpipes from along with the long awaited 2GB RAM upgrade, also from

I have spent the last few days looking for a reliable and working method to ‘ripping’ my dvd’s to .mov files so I can play them direct from MediaPortal and I have hopefully just found it! I am currently downloading DVD Ripper 8.1.1 which claims to be able to convert DVDs to VCD (MPEG1), AVI, SVCD (MPEG2) and DivX (MPEG4) formats.

So hopefully this afternoon I should be able to start filling up my hard drives with my DVD collection!

I have always planned an upgrade to Vista ultimate for this PC, but if MediaPortal continues to excel my expectations I will happily stick with my current set up!

Right, back to ripping DVD’s

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Lead Cyber Security Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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