Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How To Capture Scenes From TV Series With GOM Player

Since Mdm Dilla asked me to teach her how to capture scenes from tv series, I think it is better for me to do the tutorial instead of explaining just with words. Hehe! No worries. It's easy!


You need to download the GOM player of course. GOM player is a free software. You can download it here (credit to It is a very good multimedia player. I even set it as my default player for my computer. After downloaded it, install and try to run it.


After you run the player, right click, go to Video> Advance Screen Capture.


A new window will pop out. In this window, you can see the setting for the output (the scenes that you already captured) and also other option for 'capture'. Change the directory according to your preference. In my opinion, it is always easier to just set the output file to the 'desktop'. It will be easier for you to find the file there.


The setting is actually already complete. You can just hit the 'CTRL + E' button to any scene that you want to capture. The output will be at the directory that you set for the previous step.


There is also another option instead of hitting the 'CTRL' and 'E' button simultaneously.

What you can do is that, right click on the player. Go to Preference>Keyboard>Add. Another window will pop out. At the 'Command', search for 'CAPTURE_Save Current Screen'. Then, add a short key.

There are 5 short keys available, SPACE, ENTER, BACKSPACE, ESC and TAB. In my opinion, it is better to choose either BACKSPACE or TAB because the ENTER button already been set to enlarge the screen of the window, the SPACE button is use to pause and play the media and ESC is use to close the player. Personally, I choosed BACKSPACE for my 'Capture' button.

Ok, that's all. Do not forget to try ya!

Additional info - How To Capture the Current Screen With Subtitle?


Firstly of course you need to download the subtitle first. There are a lot of subtitle's websites on the net and after exploring most of the subtitle's websites, I think that has the complete database of subtitles ever.


After you downloaded the sub, try to open it with a notepad. You will see all the script in the notepad.


Next, rename your subtitle's file with the same name with your media file (becareful not to change the extension of the subtiles. The default extension is '.srt').


Then, play your media file with GOM Player. Walla! The subtitles is embeded with your media file. If you want to be more advance, you can change the setting for the subtitle. Simply right click on the player, go to Preferences>Subtitles. There you can actually change the font or the color of the subtitles.

Ok, I think that's all for now. Again, don't hesitate to try ya. Ta! TTFN!

Tips from Madam Dilla~

"I used to talk to myself as in practicing alone before I went for an interview. Some people do it in front of a mirror. I just simply talking aloud to myself pretending I'm answering all sorts of questions asked by the interviewer. Do it at home not in public. People might think you are nuts. hehehe.."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FUN with Initialism

Source - Pushing Daisies - 213 - Kerplunk

These are some of the commonly used initialisms by the Western. Quite fun to use actually! Hehe.

OMG - Oh My God!

GR8 - Great!

TTFN - Ta Ta For Now

BRB - Be right back!

There are also some other example like LOL, LMAO, FGS, XOXO. You can use Mr Google for more info. TTFN!

Polishing My English

I've been resting at home for almost one month doing nothing. Not exactly doing nothing la, I still applying for jobs through the net, meeting my friends once a week and also, filling up my free time watching tv series that I downloaded. Hahaha! What a boring life right?

Suddenly, yesterday, I got a call from a company named 'Materialise Software' (about time for an interview. Hahaha!). The caller told me that I was selected to go for an interview this Thursday. I was blurred at that time because I don't remember when did I apply for a job from this company (it is actually through JobStreet. Silly me.). I just agreed that I will go to the interview, considering this is a chance for me to experience a real job interview session.

The most important thing to prepare myself for the interview is to polish my English. I don't think I have problem with my resume/CV (huh? Statement!). It has been almost one month since the last time I talked to anyone in English. I feel like I almost lose the confidence to speak in English with other people. Then, what I did was I search for all English books that I have from SPM to Uni level.

To me, the most important book that really helps me to improve my english communication is "Ujian Lisan Bahasa Inggeris 1119 SPM". Hahaha! It's true. The book really helps me to communicate with basic English sentence. I always practice by reading out loud all the examples availabe in that book. This is a tip from me (although I think that I am not the suitable one to give the tip since my English is just average): If you want to familiarize your speech in English, you have to read the word/sentence out loud.

After familiarized myself with the basic book, I proceed with the harder one. The book that I bought for my EOP class (Technical Communication) is also a good book. It has all the examples and also the interview questions that I have to perepare myself with. Tak menyesal beli.

K ar. Out of words. need to practice my English more. Tata!

P/s - What a boring post!

The idea of the Santa Claus~

Source - Grey's Anatomy - 523 - 524 - Here's to Future Days

Santa Claus never exist in this world. It is just a character which the Christian's adults lie to their children so that they believe the spirit of giving. Why did they have to do that? Hmm..


Source - The IT Crowd - 302 - Are We Not Men

Type: Adjective
  • Incongruous; inviting ridicule
  • ridiculous
  • nonsensical
  • absurd


Source - How I Met Your Mother - 420 - Mosbius Designs

  • Postpone doing what one should be doing - "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
  • Postpone or delay needlessly - "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"

P/s - I think I had discuss about this word before. Hmmm~

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Source - The IT Crowd - 306 - Calandar Geeks

  • Of cloth; thin and loosely woven - "the coat has a sleazy lining"
  • Of very poor quality; flimsy
  • Morally degraded - "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"
  • bum
  • cheap
  • cheezy
  • chintzy
  • crumby
  • crummy


Source - Gossip Girl - 225 - The Goodbye Gossip Girl

  • Trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
  • Decorate with braids or ribbons - "braid a collar"
  • Form or weave into a braid or braids - "braid hair"

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mind your ruddy language. My ears are not a toilet!

Source - The IT Crowd - 302 - Are We Not Men

P/s - I enjoyed watching this comedy series. I spent my last two days watching it. Very funny and stupid. It is about two guys or nerds or wierdos, from an IT Dept of a company, trying to live a life like other normal people.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blair and Georgina

Yep, these two are my favorite characters in the best tv series ever, Gossip Girl. I just love the drama that they created in the series.

Blair (Leighton Meester) is one of the lead characters in the series. Although Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) is just a temporary character, I still love her for the antagonist role played.

Hmm, please enjoy the following scenes that I captured from the last week episode (I am patiently downloding the new episode for this week. The download rate is very slow since I just use the free account. Hahaha!)

Guys, do you know that you can read the actual Gossip Girl's blog (as shown on tv) on the web? Just click here. It is a very interesting blog!
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