The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

Damon and Enzo’s fates hang in the balance.

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)/Supernatural (The CW)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW): Here comes Season 2 of the Flash and Arrow double-spinoff.

Supernatural (The CW): Yep, this show is still. On. The. Air.

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Supergirl (The CW)

The superheroine flies into a new network.

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Video Information and Software

How to download and save streaming videos
How many times have you wanted to download and store an online streaming video so you could play it back at a different time or on a different machine?

Copying HD DVD and Blu-ray discs may become legal
Under a licensing agreement in its final stages, consumers may get the right to make several legal copies of HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies they’ve purchased, a concession by the movie industry that may quell criticism that digital rights management (DRM) technologies are too restrictive.

Bolide Software All My Movies Version 7.1 Build 1403
Commercial Video Management Installation (Windows)
Release Date: 2012.10.14
Are you fed up with cataloguing your DVD collection manually? The easy-to-use movie organizer All My Movies changes everything! Requiring no typing, All My Movies catalogs video files (AVI, MKV, etc), DVDs, Blu-rays, VHS tapes by automatically downloading film info from online databases.

Wisdom-Soft AutoScreenRecorder Version 3.1.125
Freeware Screen Recorder Installer
Release Date: 2012.03.30
A powerful and intelligent screen recorder to save you time and boost productivity. Record anything you see and do on your screen and get it in a video file or Flash movie. AutoScreenRecorder comes with a number of features including a video editor, that you can deliver high quality video files. As well, AutoScreenRecorder 3 offers easy-to-use user interface and flexibility for your recording needs.

Open Source Video Recorder Installer
Release Date: 2012.03.16 (Windows)
Records an entire screen or just a portion of one. Audio can simultaneously be recorded from the speakers or a microphone, allowing you to provide running commentary on whatever you’re capturing.

HandBrake Version 0.10.5
Freeware Video Converters (OSX/WIN/Ubuntu)
Release Date:  2016.01.11
HandBrake is a video converter program intended to both rip and convert video files to work on a number of supported devices. The features of this converter are easy enough to understand. An advanced computer user will most likely be able to use HandBrake for its full purpose, but a user who knows the basics should be able to figure out how to work through the main steps. You simply have to have a file or DVD to work with, and HandBrake will help with some of the less obvious steps by indicating the missing information that needs to be inserted. It took a couple tries to correctly convert a 15-minute video file the first time. It seemed to shut down without finishing, but eventually it worked. That took about 40 minutes to finish converting and encoding. Time results will obviously vary depending on the file size. DVD ripping seems to work fine and the time varies here as well, depending on the DVD length. The Help button will take you to the publisher’s Web site, where some of the information is easy to understand but the more-detailed parts are intended for a more advanced user. It is certainly not the easiest, most efficient converter program we have seen out there. It didn’t take long to download, and the installation process was very simple. There weren’t any extra downloads or offers hidden within the installation process, and you’ll find that setting this is easy.

MakeMKV Version 1.10.1
Release Date: 2016.10.08
MakeMKV is your one-click solution to convert video that you own into free and patents-unencumbered format that can be played everywhere. MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called “transcoder”. It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.

ManyCam Version 3.0.80
Freeware Webcam (Windows)
Release Date: 2012.07.02
Manycam allows you to use your Web cam with multiple programs at the same time. Broadcast your Web cam video simultaneously on MSN Messenger, Yahoo, Skype, AIM, PalTalk, and CamFrog. Manycam also lets you to add cool live computer generated special effects and graphics to your video. Make it appear as if your face or hand is on fire with our “fire” effect. Pretend you are underwater, or make it look as if it’s snowing inside your house. Add text, graphics, or your country’s flag to your video window. ManyCam Studio Pro allows you to switch quickly between video sources, add transitions, and more. It’s great for services like Ustream, Youtube, Justin.TV, and Airtime. ManyCam’s new audio tab allows awesome voice changing effects. Use ManyCam like a voice changer with our new audio tab.

Plex Software Plex Media Server for Windows version 0.9.502
Freeware Media Server (Windows)
Release Date: 2012.02.14
Free Plex Media Server Offers a Streamlined Experience. Turn your home PC into a streaming media center with Plex. Seamlessly connects your Plex clients with all of your local and online media. The combination of centralized library management, streaming of online content, and powerful transcoding functionality provides an unrivaled level of flexibility and ease of use.

SPlayer Version
Freeware Video Player (Windows)
Release Date: 2011.05.09
Whereas VLC has a somewhat utilitarian default interface, SPlayer brings some pizzazz into the picture. The controls are carefully styled and skinned. SPlayer also features a “theater mode”; that’s a fancy name for starting up in full-screen (you can do the same with VLC, albeit with the command line options).

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Arrow (The CW)/Frequency (The CW)

Arrow (The CW): We hear there are lots of changes afoot in Star City this season.

Frequency (The CW): A present-day detective (Peyton List) reconnects with her long-dead father back in 1996 via ham radio, and tells him how to prevent his death… but changing the past proves to have terrible consequences.

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The Flash (The CW)

Barry Allen is racing back for Season 3.

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Conviction (ABC)/Timeless (NBC)

Conviction (ABC): Hayley Atwell (of the canceled Agent Carter) stars as a lawyer and former first daughter trying to hide some of her unsavory extracurricular activities from her high-powered family.

Timeless (NBC): An unlikely group must band together to save the country from destruction through time travel.

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Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Fairytales with a modern twist.

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The Blacklist (NBC)

This James Spader-starring crime drama maintains a solid place in our dad-show canon.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)

Season 4 of this high-stakes comic-book adaptation is sure to feature plenty of action.

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