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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 22 Customizing Video

With average hard drives now weighing in at hundreds of gigabytes and terabyte hard drives becoming more and more commonplace, we suddenly find ourselves in the unusual position of having a lot more hard disk space than we can use. This, of course, is but a temporary situation. Parkinson’s Law of Data tells us that “data expands to fill the space available,” so before long even terabyte drives will begin to seem cramped. How is that possible? One word: video. Movies and recorded TV shows are multigigabyte monsters that threaten to swamp even the largest hard disks.

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