Today, My ASRock X570M Pro4 Motherboard died

Today, My ASRock X570M Pro4 Motherboard died

Hi everyone, Today, I experienced a motherboard failure. My ASRock X570M Pro4 decided to no longer power up. This happened while I was rebooting my machine to install the latest BIOS update, 3.60. I used the Windows Recovery menu to boot straight to the UEFI settings and was able to turn off the fTPM setting as required to perform a BIOS update. I saved and exited the BIOS but forgot to press the key to go to the BIOS settings…

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Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – October 1st, 2021 – Special Friday Edition

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – October 1st, 2021 – Special Friday Edition

UPDATED 10/1/2021 4:33PM: Updated the post to mention that the movies are from different studios. Hi everyone, Today is the very first Friday of October 2021. It is also the first day of the month. I’m writing a special post today since we also got 2 new movies on DVD at Redbox from Quiver Entertainment. These movies usually get released on Friday and some are released as part of Redbox Entertainment. It’s also quite rare that we get more than…

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Releasing PAQCompress v0.5.15

Releasing PAQCompress v0.5.15

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.5.15: This release adds the new compressor version paq8px v205fix1. This compressor update provides the following change: On some files, paq8px v205fix1 may compress better than paq8px v205, and vice versa. For some benchmarks, you can check the results at the encode.su forum here. Starting with this release, PAQCompress will be released on a 7-zip Self-Extracting Archive. The reason for this change is to keep the download file size low. Compressing with ZIP…

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CMIX GUI v1.9 now available

CMIX GUI v1.9 now available

Hi everyone, Today, I have released CMIX GUI v1.9: This new version adds the cmix v19 compressor version released last month. cmix v19 brings the following improvement: For a benchmark and compression results on this new cmix version, check the cmix forum post at the encode.su forum here. You can download this new version on GitHub by clicking here. Enjoy!

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – September 28, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – September 28, 2021

Hi everyone, Today is the last Tuesday of September 2021. This week, we got the latest The Purge franchise movie, The Forever Purge on DVD and Blu-Ray. We also got another movie on DVD. This Friday, we will also be getting 2 releases by Quiver Entertainment. Let’s see this week’s titles below: Movies added DVD The Forever Purge Twist (2021) Blu-Ray The Forever Purge Movies that may no longer be reserved NOTE: Some of these titles may still be able…

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Updating the LiteOn DU-8A5LH Firmware

Updating the LiteOn DU-8A5LH Firmware

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll show you how to update the LiteOn DU-8A5LH firmware. This is important as firmware updates should improve the drive operation, including better reading and burning stability. Recently, I tried to burn a SmartBuy DVD+R DL disc but it failed at the beginning of the 2nd layer. The drive had an older firmware, so I updated it and we’ll see if this improves double layer burning at another post. For now, let’s see the steps to update…

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Burning the SmartBuy DVD+R DL 8.5GB disc in the LiteOn DU-8A5LH drive

Burning the SmartBuy DVD+R DL 8.5GB disc in the LiteOn DU-8A5LH drive

Hi everyone, Today, we will see how well a SmartBuy DVD+R DL disc burns in the LiteOn DU-8A5LH drive: This unit supports burning these discs at a speed of 3x, 4x and 6x. This post will focus on a disc burned at 6x. Burning the disc seemed to have gone well until it switched to the 2nd disc layer: Unfortunately, the drive could not burn this disc successfully. I retried it and it seems this time it worked: This drive…

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Unboxing WarioWare: Get It Together for the Nintendo Switch

Unboxing WarioWare: Get It Together for the Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone, After weeks of waiting, finally I received my copy of WarioWare: Get It Together for the Nintendo Switch. This game is the newest entry to the WarioWare game franchise and the first for the Nintendo Switch. It was released on Friday, September 10, 2021, but due to Amazon delaying my order, it is why I got it today. Here, we will see the box art and the game cartridge, kind of like an unboxing. Let’s see the game…

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Rent Cruella at Redbox a day earlier

Rent Cruella at Redbox a day earlier

Hi everyone, This year, one of the most awaited movies was Disney’s Cruella. This movie had its theatrical release on May 28, 2021 and was simultaneously released on Disney+ with Premiere Access. This movie is now available to watch on Disney+ for free, given that its 3-month exclusive Premiere Access period is already over. This week, we also got the Home Release of this movie on DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K UHD Blu-Ray. As usual, this also means that Redbox will…

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