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Music Videos in Your Car … and the Return of the Car Mixtape

Unless you were born after 1999, you likely know the joy of a mixtape or mix CD. The enjoyment and effort of curating the perfect mix of 10-12 songs to give to a friend, significant other or keep for yourself was a time-honored tradition. The handwritten list of songs — along with the thoughtful care put in to song order — created the ultimate personal playlist to enjoy in the car, on your walkman or through a boombox. While I know you can make playlists on all the streaming music platforms, it’s definitely not the same as the pure, tactile experience of the mixtape. 

So why so nostalgic about mixtapes? Well, we all know watching videos while driving is a less-than-ideal way to stay alive. And you may know that many cars now have DivX Certified® devices that allow passengers to enjoy video in the car. You also may know that you can go online and download music videos to be played back later. Soooo, this means you can create a sweet “music video mixtape” (or “collection of videos on a disc or USB stick”) to play in your car. You can enjoy the music and your passengers can enjoy the videos. The mixtape (of sorts) is back!

Play music videos in your car

If you’re interested, you can learn more about DivX in-car playback or find out if you have a DivX Certified device. If you need to convert video to ensure it works on a DivX device, just use the free DivX Converter (included in DivX Software) And if you buy a new stereo for your car, and want to revisit the pure joy of creating a killer mix of tunes, don’t forget to look for the DivX logo.

Boombox
Boombox not DivX Certified

Halloween Movie Trivia

With Halloween around the corner, we thought we’d test your skills at Halloween movie trivia. Below are ten clues to ten of the top scariest movies of all time. Scroll down for the answers and see how you do. (FYI: The answers are linked to the movie trailer.)

Halloween Movie Trivia

  1. Call me a dull boy, but I’ve never tried Red Rum, and I’m not interested.
  2. The top three things to consider when buying a new home are location, location, location … and ensuring that location is not on an old cemetery. Also, make sure you get a good cable provider. You don’t want your TV to have a bunch of static.
  3. “After school got out we, ya know, worked on our tans, went to some parties and, like, may have killed a guy.”
  4. As if hockey goalies weren’t scary enough, this movie kinda sealed the deal.
  5. At least Brad Pitt didn’t sparkle in the sunlight.
  6. No map, no tissues and clearly no tripod.
  7. For sale: A lovely 2-story tract house in a nice San Diego neighborhood. This house features crown molding, a walk-in closet, and a tortured demon.
  8. Is it a Halloween movie? Is it a Christmas movie? Is it TimBurtontastic? Definitely.
  9. This movie is why I don’t go to motels. Or use a shower curtain. Or shower at all, for that matter.
  10. Sadly, this may be when many people first heard of fava beans. And why we get the chills if we see lotion in a basket.

 

 

 

Answers Below….

 

 

 

 

No cheating….

 

 

  1. The Shining
  2. Poltergeist
  3. I Know What You Did Last Summer
  4. Friday the 13th
  5. Interview with the Vampire
  6. The Blair Witch Project
  7. Paranormal Activity
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  9. Psycho
  10. Silence of the Lambs

How’d you do? Not sure if you should be proud or a bit frightened if you got them all correct.

Happy Halloween!

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