Saturday, April 17, 2010

Skip, skip, skip to my Lou

One of my least favorite things to do is to put on a DVD for the kids.  We don't typically let the kids watch very much TV as it is, but sometimes in a pinch the TV makes a nice babysitter.  Unfortunately, putting on a DVD for the kids is a major time waster as you have to skip, and wait, and fast forward, and wait, and skip, and wait some more... Until finally you lose your mind and punch every blasted button on the remote to just get to the point when the movie will actually play.  Bah!  BoingBoing had a nice little graphic a couple of months ago highlighting this, and Life Hacker posted some tricks to help bypass the headache recently.  Maybe it's worth it to rip all our movies to my DVR's harddrive just to avoid the hassle.