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The Digital Media Workshop course aims to give students an understanding of the following topics:

  • Home theater setup and configuration
  • Explanation of different cable types
  • audio and video transcoding, muxing, and related conversion steps
  • Digital Rights Management, and how to legally circumvent it
  • Differences in media formats including DVD, BluRay, MPeg4, AVI, X.264, MP3, FLAC, AC3, etc
  • Advances in current graphics card technology and what that means to you. To further expound:
    • explaining the model numbering scheme for popular video cards and identifying which ones carry features important to the home theater enthusiast
    • Utalizing the latest graphics accelleration technologies such as DXVA, Quicksync, CUDA and the like to optimize performance and audio/video quality

Software packages that are likely to be covered include:

  • Media Player Classic
  • Foobar2000
  • Reclock
  • AnyDVD
  • Handbrake
  • DVD Audio Extractor
  • MKVToolnix
  • More, as necessary.

Note that what specificly is covered will varry dependent on the needs of those taking the course. This is not, for instance, a course on how to use every part of Foobar2000 as this would be a course by itself.

pricing and availability

Enrollments are open now. The course cost is $50 and can be made via PayPal as with all other courses. The date is January 15th, at 6 PM pacific standard time (9 PM eastern, etc.) This date and time is subject to change as needs warrant; if a change occurs, students will be notified in advance. Lectures will take place on TeamTalk, with two (or more if required) lectures as well as accompanying wiki resources.

How do I enroll?

Email caviinfo at gmail dot com, pick up an enrollment form from, or email drew at ciscovision dot org for more information. Thank you for your interest!

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