What are available at WLRC for WLC faculty

After reserving it under “FLL equipment” via Outlook Calendarl, you can check them out. They are in the while cabinets.Please talk to WLRC assistant or the director of WLRC to unlock the shelves. Click here for instuctions on how to reserve it.



MP3 recorders

Webex for class uasge (for faculty to do a class from home in case of not being able to come on campus.)

CD player (small portable)

Clickers (Response card) NXT (big) and RF (smaller)

External DVD Writers


Laser Pointers

Computer Projector (small and large)

Document Projectors

Skide projector

Webcamera and headphone (for Webex usage in WLRC)

Making back-ups of VHS to DVD or VHS

Cart # 1


1. Silver machine (Phillips):

Multi-region DVD player

2. Black machine below DVD player (Samsung):

VHS -> DVD recorder

3. Black machine on bottom shelf (aiwa):

NTSC <-> PAL VHS converter

Instructions to use/convert:

(starting from PAL VHS)
1. Place VHS in NTSC <-> PAL converter
2. Place blank VHS in other slot
3. Convert as desired

(starting from NTSC VHS)
4. Place NTSC VHS into VHS -> DVD recorder
5. Place blank DVD into the DVD slot
6. Convert as desired

* Instruction on how to copy VHS to DVD using Samsung DVD-VCR combo unit is available on the cart.

(starting from DVD)
7. Put DVD in silver DVD player
8. Watch DVD.

Making region free DVD’s

Available on F1 computer.

Necessary items: DVD Shrink software (available in the Sammy folder   \\sammy\Departments\Foreign Language\WLRC), DVD burner , and Nero DVD burning software.  (available in the boxes containing the external DVD burners in the WLRC white cabinet.  Our secretaries have keys to open the cabinet).

  1. Right click on desktop and make a new folder and re-name the folder as you wish.  (This step will be eliminated if you use this often.  Computer will automatically does it for you.)
  2. Open DVD Shrink and click on “open disc” to locate the original movie (D drive in the F2 computer). You will see the files in the DVD shrink window with “main movie” highlighted.
  3. Click on “back up” on the top menu of the DVD shrink.  You will see a new window and specify the second one (the first  one is the drive you have the original DVD) to save it to the previously made folder on the desktop (the instruction 1 above).  Click O.K. (This takes up to 25 minutes).
  4. You will see a new window with a movie fast forwarded.  It is playing the movie and shrinking the size (encoding).
  5. When it finished encoding it says “Please insert an empty disc to write” in the window.  So insert an empty disc. It will automatically start burning.  Once it is done, please delete all files saved on desktop to avoid accumulation of excess material on the computer.  If you use an external DVD burner (check it out from the WLRC), you can eliminate this step and it will go straight to burning from encoding. 

        If the number 5 above does not appear (if it does not start burning
        automatically), do the following:

6. Open the folder, which you created in the instruction#1 above, on desktop.  You will see two folders (Audio folder and Video folder.)  For some reason you see nothing in Audio files.  Make sure the video folder has files in it. Open Nero StartSmart.  Under Photo and Video (Foto y video) click on burn DVD-video files (Grabar arch video DVD). 

7. Add files (Video folder—make sure to highlight all files in the Video folder). (Do not burn the folders.  Highlight all the files in the Video folder and burn them only).  The current recorder for the F2 computer is D: Philips DVD+RW DVD 8801 [DVD]. 

8. Rename your disc.  Hit burn in the bottom right corner and it should work.  This portion should take approximately 15 minutes. 

NOTE:  If you do not see a blinking light indicating the DVD is burning you may have a bad disc.  Try another blank DVD.  This should fix the problem.

9. Once you have verified your DVD is good (play it using Power DVD in the F2 computer) , please delete all files saved on desktop to avoid accumulation of excess material on the computer.


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