“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 29 - Macenstein

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 29

[Thank you, we have a winner. This contest is now closed. Congratulations to faithful Macenstein reader Trip!]

On the Twenty-Ninth Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) a Turbo.264 from elgato!

elgato turbo h.264

Got an iPod, iPhone, PSP, or Apple TV and want to watch video on it?
Then you want the Turbo.264.

The Turbo.264 is a USB hardware video encoder which acts as a co-processor for your Mac, enabling you to quickly convert video (up to 15 times faster!) to the processor-intensive H.264 format without using your Mac’s resources. That means you can let the Turbo handle the heavy lifting compression duties, freeing your Mac’s processor to do more important things, like let you surf Macenstein.

Any Application that uses QuickTime to export video can take advantage of the Turb.264’s speed, including: iMovie, Final Cut, Compressor, Toast Titanium, EyeTV, MPEG StreamClip and others, but the Turbo.264 also comes with an easy “drag and drop” application as well. The application converts video that is not copy-protected one at a time or in a batch, and drops the converted file(s) into iTunes®, where they automatically sync with a connected iPod, Apple TV or iPhone. The Turbo.264 application also encodes video to a YouTube®-friendly format and uploads it to your YouTube account.

Turbo.264 supports DVD chapter markers, and enables you to pick from multiple audio tracks. It can also preserve Dolby Digitalâ„¢ audio when encoding to Apple TV format so you can play back video on your Apple TV with your multi-channel audio sound system. Turbo.264 supports the transcoding of entire transport streams, for example from set top boxes, and automatically detects widescreen DVD content to encode it without black bars.

To enter: Since the Turbo is all about speeding up the encoding of your favorite videos, leave us a comment telling us what is the best movie of all time? (Answers other than Army of Darkness will be reluctantly accepted). Winners will be picked randomly 7 days later and notified (kind of like in The Ring, only with less killing… we hope). Open to all readers world-wide. Good luck, and thanks for reading Macenstein! (Oh, and be sure to enter ALL our “12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaways!)
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456 Responses to ““The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 29”
  1. SnackyBear says:

    Kung Fu Panda

  2. Sean says:

    For this time of year… Christmas Vacation

  3. Brent says:

    Empire Strikes Back

  4. Mike says:

    Reservoir Dogs

  5. Kurt says:

    The Fifth Element

  6. artman1033 says:


  7. Josh says:

    The Blues Brothers

  8. Kevin says:

    Big Lebowski

  9. demoabi says:

    WALL•E at least for now

  10. Luis says:

    Saving Private Ryan

  11. Shortyou says:


  12. Chris says:

    Fight Club

  13. Kevin Wittig says:

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  14. mpeterke says:

    Shawshank Redemption

  15. Mark says:

    Blade Runner.

  16. ArKay says:

    I don’t know that there can be _one_ best movie of all time. Maybe one best movie of all time in different classes (comedy, sci-fi, action, drama, etc). But if I was going to be stuck with only 1 movie to watch it would have to be…. uh…
    The Indiana Jones Trilogy.

    It holds up and is just plain fun. We can even add the fourth movie in and I’m all happy.

    Only one huh ?
    Empire Strikes Back.

  17. Frank says:

    The Godfather

  18. Booper says:

    Better Off Dead

  19. imageek says:

    The Matrix series or the Star Wars movies

  20. den says:


  21. ag says:


  22. tom says:


  23. Ian says:

    Got a thing for Highlander!

  24. Leon says:

    Rat Race.

  25. Andrea says:

    Fight Club ° Fight Club ° Fight Club ° 😀

  26. Nate Radmacher says:


  27. Bruce Willis “Armageddon”
    Followed by Leonardo DiCaprio “Titanic”
    Want to see a great action packed movie pick up “Eagle Eye”

  28. Unclecal says:

    Blade Runner

  29. Eric Gillet says:

    The English Patient

  30. Garrett says:

    I have to say, Godfather

  31. sts says:

    Amanece que no es poco

  32. Snook says:

    Shop Smart, Shop S-Mart

    Army of Darkness

    or anything with “Debby Does” in the title would work too.

  33. keith j says:

    My Cousin Vinny. Duh!

  34. trevorblanco says:

    repo man

  35. Michael says:

    Star Wars, Episode IV, the original, where Han shoots first

  36. Kel says:

    Pans Labryinth

  37. Sean K says:

    Gran Torino.

  38. zbt says:


  39. WFT says:

    Iron Man

  40. Travis Schiebel says:

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  41. Manuel says:

    Pukp fiction

  42. Simon Boicourt says:

    For a comedy; Army of Darkness
    Everything Else: Star Wars IV – VI

  43. The best movie of all time is: The Usual Suspects

  44. Manny says:

    american pie

  45. Scott says:

    The only movie that ever got me up out of my chair yelling YEAH!
    The Last Castle

  46. Jon P says:

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

  47. Marcus says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird

  48. Kitto says:

    American President


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