I think J-Walk brought folkstreams.net to my attention. The site’s subtitle is: “A National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures.” It’s got some excellent documentaries on it. The only problem is that most of the documentaries are 30 to 60 minutes, if not longer, and I have no patience for watching anything on my computer screen for more than a few minutes. If I’m going to watch something for up to an hour, I want to sit on my couch. So I have a question for the technical-minded readers:
Is there any way I can get around the streaming function at folkstreams.net so I can download the documentaries instead of having to watch them on my PC monitor?
I can convert any video file to DVD where I can then watch it on the TV in my living room at my leisure. I would love to watch some of the documentaries from folkstreams.net, but I’ll never do it if have to watch them through my computer.
I wonder how difficult it would be to integrate my PC with my television.
UPDATE: Big thanks going out to Big Tom who answered my question with straightforward instructions that even a dummy like me can follow. I’m downloading a documentary at this moment and it seems to be working. (Note: I’m not trying to bootleg or copy or distribute the videos or do anything underhanded. This is just a more convenient way of actually watching the documentaries.) Thanks.