These series of pages will outline the necessary hardware required for you to utilize your computer as a computer entertainment centre. If you are looking to turn your existing computer (which would be the one you do your basics computing tasks on such as sending e-mail or browsing the Internet), into a multimedia workstation, you may want to have plans on building a separate machine for the tutorials and guides developed through this e-book.
How to purchase and setup the necessary hardware for building a personal video recorder on the computer.
One of the most important topics you will want to understand about this entire digitization process relates to codecs. The term codec is an acronym standing for compression and decompression that typically comes in the form of a software package. Codecs are the easiest way to drastically reduce the size of digital audio and video files, while maintaining the full quality of the original file.