HOW DO YOU MAKE SCREENCAPS?
I personally prefer The KMPlayer but other popular programs people use include VLC, VirtualDub, PowerDVD, etc. have a look at tutorials to find the one that suits you best.
WHERE DO YOU DOWNLOAD YOUR VIDEOS/HD/LOGOFREE VERSIONS?
I use torrents to download the 720p HDTV encode but when the logofree version is available (normally takes 6-24 hours depending on popularity) I also download that. For direct links try forums/sites like HD-BB Forums
or even better, Google. HD trailers come from sites which provide them like iTunes/Apple and Yahoo!
WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT SOURCE TAGS MEAN "HD", "720p", "1080p/i", "WEB-DL", ETC?
High definition normally comes in two encodes:
720p - HD encode normally a screen resolution of 1280x720
1080p/i - HD encode normally a screen resolution of 1920x1080
And then I also tag by "source":
Logofree/WEB-DL - WEB-DL is the description for web rips from iTunes. They are slightly higher in quality and more importantly, are logo free.
WHEN ARE CAPS OF [NAME OF SHOW] BEING UPDATED?
HDTV - HDTV is used to tag those shows which don't have a logofree release. Mainly shows from HBO (which don't play the logo during anyway), Showtime and Starz.
Blu-Ray - Caps from blu-ray DVD or rips.
If it's a currently airing show, I try to upload caps within three days after the air date. 1080p/i HD releases will normally take longer than 720p HD releases. If you're a gallery user, you can check there as I always upload to the gallery before uploading zips/rar and making posts.
WHY IS THE GALLERY STRIKED OUT FOR FILMS?
I've decided not to upload caps to the gallery because an average 2 hour-ish movie can come away with 7000-ish (unsorted) caps. This makes uploading them to the gallery a pain so I've skipped that step.
CAN I REQUEST?
Feel free but I can't promise anything. If it's something that I'm already capping I will most likely be able to complete it. Check out this list
for other cappers.
WHAT ARE .ZIP/.RAR FILES?
With .zip files you won't need any specific software, right click and extract, is all you need. With .rar files you'll need a piece of software called WinRAR - you can use the free trial version. An alternative is 7zip, and for MAC users I think the equivalent is UnRarX.
THE LINKS ARE NOT WORKING/HAVE EXPIRED.
If Megaupload gives you a message "Temp Unavailable" please try again in a few hours as the servers are probably busy or something. For all other expired links just drop a message in the ask box.
If you find it helpful you can check the REPLIES TAG
, and if you've asked a question you can search for your reply as I've tagged all answers with usernames [http://capthatscene.tumblr.com/tagged/REPLACE-WITH-YOUR-USERNAME].