May 072014
 

Got some files in .dav extension and want to play them on Mac, iTunes, QuickTime or on Apple devices like Apple TV, iPad, iPhone but failed? Playing DAV files is not quite a difficult task in Windows as there is a free DVR365 Player working for Windows PC. However, there isn’t a DVR365 Player for Mac. Even the omnipotent VLC player can do nothing for DAV files.

Then, is there no way to play DAV in Mac? Don’t worry, this article introduces a free DAV player for Mac to help you play DAV on Mac. If you need further convert DAV files to play with QuickTime, add to iTunes to play with Apple TV, iPad, iPhone or edit in iMovie, Final Cut, the powerful DAV Converter for Mac can help you to convert all kinds of DAV files to MP4, MOV, ProRes, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP3, WAV, M4A, etc.

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Apr 242014
 

Easy Guide to Convert and Play MP4, MP4 HD, AVI, AVI HD, DivX/XviD AVI, WMV, HD WMV on Samsung Galaxy S5.

As we all know, Samsung Galaxy S5 is supposed to support video playback in the format of MP4, WMV, AVI. However, many Galaxy S5 users still have problems of playing some of their files in the extension of .mp4, .avi, .wmv? It’s true that Samsung Galaxy S5 supports video format of MP4, AVI, WMV, but video files shall be coded with the supported video codec. Supported MP4 files shall be coded in H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4 and supported WMV files shall be coded in VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8. If MP4, WMV or AVI files are coded in the codecs which are unsupported by Galaxy S5, your Galaxy S5 will refuse to play.

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Apr 202014
 

Windows Media Center or WMV is the Microsoft’ solution for Live TV as well as a media player for music and videos. Windows Media Center is a default installation in various versions of Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate, and all editions of Windows 7 except for Starter and Home Basic. It is also available for Windows 8 Pro as an add-on.

As a media video player, Windows Media Center can play many different video types including:

  • Windows Media files in the extension of .wm, .wmv, and .asf;
  • AVCHD files (including Dolby Digital audio) in the extension of .m2ts and .m2t;
  • Apple QuickTime files in the extension of .mov and .qt;
  • AVI files in the extension of.avi;
  • Windows Recorded TV Show files in the extension of .wtv and .dvr-ms;
  • MPEG-4 movie files in the extension of.mp4, .mov, and .m4v;
  • MPEG-2 movie files in the extension of.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, and .vob;
  • MPEG-1 movie files in the extension of .m1v;
  • Motion JPEG files in the extension of .avi and .mov.

Still, there are some video types that Windows Media Center cannot play, such as video MKV, FLV, 3GP, MTS, MXF, F4V, SWF, RMVB, WebM, DV, DAV. Even the formats claimed to support, Windows Media Center cannot play some MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V video files.

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Mar 072014
 

Safari was updated to Safari 7 along with the release of OS X Mavericks. Safari 7 is the default and a fast browser for Mac Mavericks. Safari 7 offers far better performance and cool features like Top Sites, Cover Flow, Reading List, etc.

Before the release of Safari 6 and OS X Mountain lion, users can download YouTube videos via Safari through Activity Window. However, this method doesn’t work any more in Mountain Lion and Mavericks. Luckily, you can download videos from YouTube with a Safari YouTube downloader extension in Mavericks.

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Feb 202014
 

Overview

Adobe Acrobat is desktop application software available for Windows and Mac offering solutions to create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export and publish PDF files. Adobe Acrobat may be the first choice for IT, government, education for complete PDF solution. But Acrobat will never be the ideal and only choice. If you do some research about Acrobat on the Internet, you will find Acrobat is complained for slow performance, ridiculous expensive pricing, computer freezing and slowness as using too much computer memory, annoying crashing, etc. So more and more people hope that there can be good Alternative to Adobe Acrobat.

This article will introduce the best Adobe Acrobat Alternative for Mac which can replace Adobe Acrobat in Mac to read, create, convert, encrypt, export and edit PDF files(even existing PDFs, and OCRing text). Adobe Acrobat similar software for Mac enables you work effortless in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.7 Lion.

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Feb 102014
 

Can’t play MKV files with on your computer, Philips BD player, Playstation, Xbox, HDTV like Sumsang, PS3, PCH, Apple TV, etc? On further check, you find the MKV file is encoded with FLAC audio codec. If your MKV files are encoded with FLAC audio, it is a pity they won’t play on many portable or hard devices. MKV FLAC is only playable in few media players like VLC. In order to play MKV FLAC files, you can extract FLAC from MKV and convert to AC3 then remux AC3 to MKV or you can directly convert MKV FLAC to MKV AC3 or MP4 AC3 5.1.

This article introduces step-by-step guide on how to directly convert MKV FLAC to MKV AC3/MP4 AC3 with a professional MKV FLAC to AC3 Converter. This article works for computer running with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

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Dec 312013
 

Ogg, is compressed audio files maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. It is similar to .MP3 file, but but sounds better than an MP3 file of equal size; can include song metadata, including artist information and track data. OGG is supported by many software music players and some portable music players. It is a pity that OGG is not supported by iTunes. However, with the help of Mac OGG plugin, XiphQT, one can play OGG in 32-bit mode in iTunes under Mountain Lion and earlier version of Mac OS X system. Unfortunately, XiphQT was not updated to support 64-bit applications, which means users will not play OGG in iTunes under OS X 10.9 Mavericks as iTunes does not support run in 32-bit mode in Mavericks.

How about you have large OGG files and want to play OGG in iTunes or add OGG to iTunes to transfer to iPod, iPhone, iPad to play on the go? Follow the following guide you can easily add OGG to iTunes to play in iTunes in Mavericks.

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Nov 292013
 

Overview

Dissatisfied with the sound in your video and want to completely removed audio from video on a Mac computer? To mute the audio from video in fact is unfeasible, sometimes may bring inconvenience as the audio track is still there and audio can be back with some audio video editing programs.

Then you will need an excellent audio remover for Mac OS X to help you completely delete audio from video on Mac.

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Nov 252013
 

Are you looking for an ideal audio converter for Mavericks to convert audio FLAC, APE, AIFF, WMA, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, OGG, M4A, M4R, CAF, etc. or to extract audio from video MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, WebM and more video files to play in Apple devices iPod/iPad/iPhone, iTunes, QuickTime X, Quick Look in Mavericks, or to export music from Garageband, iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe, Sony Premiere, etc. in OS X 10.9 Mavericks? Then this article is right here for helping you out.

The Best Audio Converter for Mavericks

This best Audio Converter for Mac Mavericks can easily and fast batch convert between all popular audio formats, including AIFF, FLAC, WMA, MP3, APE, M4A, AAC, AC3, WAV, OGG, AUD, CAF, etc in Mavericks. In addition, the Audio Converter for Mavericks can also extract audio from video files including MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, MPG, 3GP, DivX, Xvid, ASF, VOB, MKV, WMV, H.264, 3G2, FLV, MOD, TOD, MTS, WTV, WebM, etc. and then convert to any audio format as you want.

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Nov 152013
 

In OS X 10.9 Mavericks, movies fans find that it is no longer possible to play MKV AC3, MKV DTS, AVI AC3, or MKV DTS movies with QuickTime X Player as QuickTime X disables all plugin components and Perian stops developing for supporting Mavericks. Then how can we play MKV AC3, MKV DTS, AVI AC3, or MKV DTS video files in OS X Mavericks? To play play MKV AC3, MKV DTS, AVI AC3, or MKV DTS video files in OS X Mavericks, one solution is to use the free VLC media plyaer or Mplayer; the other solution is to convert MKV AC3, MKV DTS, AVI AC3, or MKV DTS files to QuickTime X supported MP4 AAC format or MP4 AC3 format for Apple TV. This article introduces a step-by-step guide to convert MKV AC3, MKV DTS, AVI AC3, or MKV DTS files to QuickTime X supported MP4 AAC format or MP4 AC3 format for Apple TV in OS X Mavericks.

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Sep 242013
 

iPhonw 5S is the fastest and most advanced Apple smartphone released on September 18, 2013. iPhone 5S delivers an improved camera, a nifty fingerprint sensor, a next-gen CPU and motion-tracking chip, and free iWork app. iPhonw 5S runs the latest iOS system, iOS 7, which adds some nice step-ups including AirDrop file transfers and the Android-like Control Center.

When a new phone is purchased, the most headache thing is to move contacts from an old phone to a newer one. If the phone just purchased is iPhone 5S and the old phone you used is iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G, it will be quite difficult to copy contacts to iPhone 5S as Backup Assistant isn’t available on the iPhone. Apple will advise people to bring the two iPhones to the Verizon Store to have your contacts transfered to iPhone 5S. However, most people are unwilling to go to the Verizon Store for various reasons.

Then is there any way to copy contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G other than bringing your two iPhones to the Verizon Store? Absolutely, it will be quite easy with the help of Wondershare MobileTrans on Windows or ImToo iPhone Contacts Transfer on Mac.

  • Part 1: Transfer Contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5/4S/4/3G/3GS on a Windows PC (Windows 8 included)
  • Part 2: Transfer Contacts to iPhone 5S from iPhone 5/4S/4/3G/3GS on a Mac computer (Mountain Lion and Mavericks included)

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Sep 222013
 

Overview: Can iPhone 5S/5C/4/4S iOS 7 Play FLAC Files?

FLAC, short form for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a compressed lossless audio format supported by more hardware devices and mobile devices. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size but doesn’t sacrifice sonic quality. Thus FLAC is the better choice for lossless audio. However, to enjoy and play FLAC music on iPhone is not quite easy for music audiophile as FLAC is not a native support audio format by iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and is not natively supported by the latest iOS system iOS 7.

To play FLAC on iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, one method is to download a FLAC player for iOS from iTunes Store. The recommend method is to convert FLAC to iPhone friendly audio format. If you do not care about the audio quality, you can convert FLAC to MP3 to play FLAC on iOS 7 and iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4. If you are audiophine and want to pursue audio quality, you can convert FLAC to iOS 7 and iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 supported Apple Lossless ALAC.

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Aug 062013
 

No XLD Windows version? Free download the best XLD Windows alternative for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP to convert FLAC, APE, WV, SHN, OGG, M4A, AIFF, WAV, AU, TTA, TAK, RA etc on Windows.

Overview: Is there XLD Windows?

Newly switched from Mac to Windows and want to use the handy X Lossless Decoder on Windows for audio conversion of FLAC, APE, WV, SHN, OGG, M4A, AIFF, WAV, AU, TTA, TAK, RA etc.? You are only disappointed to find that there is no XLD windows version at all. Never mind! Now you can download the best XLD Windows alternative to convert FLAC, APE, WV, SHN, OGG, M4A, AIFF, WAV, AU, TTA, TAK, RA etc.

What is the best XLD Windows?

4Media Audio Converter is the best ideal XLD Windows alternative which can batch convert among all sorts of audio formats (including MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, AIFF, SHN, TAK, Apple Lossless ALAC), extract audio from different format video and HD-video files (AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, MKV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, AVCHD). This XLD Windows is fully compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. So it is an ideal XLD Windows 8, XLD Windows 7, XLD Windows Vista and XLD Windows XP.

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Jul 312013
 

For many Mac OS X Mountain Lion users, the OS X system brings them quite a lot of inconvenience to play movies with AC3 audio codec such as MKV with AC3, AVI with AC3 due to the lack of AC3 codec support built in the system. The thing even gets worser as the free popular QuickTime component Perian stopped the development for the support of Mountain Lion. Thus audio is missing when OS X Mountain Lion users try to play videos including MKV AC3, AVI AC3, DivX AC3 and Xvid AC3 in QuickTime Player 7, Divx player, etc.

Many Mac users just lay their hope on the latest Mac system, OS X 10.9 Mavericks since Tim Cook annoused that the newest Mac system would launch in Fall. However, after the beta testing of Mac OS X Mavericks, it is found that AC3 is still not a native supported audio codec.

Thanks to TechiSky, who gives a solution for AC3 codec on Mountain Lion, people can finally enjoy MKV AC3 videos and AVI AC3 audios easily but only in multi-channels. For OS X 10.9 users, they can also take atvantages of TechiSky’s tricks to make AC3 work on OS X Mavericks.

This article includes the free download version of AC3 codec for OS X 10.9, the a52codec.component, and where to place the a52codec.component on Mavericks.

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Jul 232013
 

How to Convert AIFF to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AC3 as well as convert MP3, WAV, FLAC, AC3 to AIFF on Mac OS X (Mavericks & Mountain Lion Supported)

AIFF, short form for Audio Interchange File Format, is uncompressed audio file format developed by Apple Computer. AIFF, with the extension of .aiff, is used by Apple as its audio standard on Mac OS X. Like the umcompressed audio format WAV and SDII, standard FIFF is a leading format supported by many professional-level audio and video applications such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro. Though MP3 can be imported to iMovie and Garageband for edit, compared to the compressed MP3, AIFF will give fewer sound quality loss.

This article introduces a powerful and easy-to-use AIFF Converter for Mac and a step-by-step guide to convert AIFF to MP3, 320kbps MP3, WAV, 24bit WAV, FLAC, AC3, OGG, M4A, WMA on Mac as well convert convert MP3, WAV, FLAC, AC3, OGG, M4A, WMA, APE, AU, VOX, VOC, QCP, SHN to AIFF on Mac OS X.

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Jul 122013
 

XAVC, which later was expanded to XAVC S for comsumers, is an open recording format introduced by Sony. XAVC or XAVC S uses the highest video standard level 5.2 of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. XAVC can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160 and 3840 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second (fps) while XAVC S supports resolutions up to 3840 × 2160, uses MP4 as the container format.

To push XAVC foramt to world, instead of one, Sony introduced two new 4K systems that supports XAVC recording. Bot PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 has achieved great success and has received lots of positive review by shooters and movie editors. Both XAVC are XAVC S are supported by the lastest version of the leading video editting software including Adobe Creative Suite 6, Avid, Final Cut Pro X, Grass Valley, Quantel, and Sony Vegas Pro 12.

However, if your Premiere, Final Cut, Sony Vegas is in early verson, such as Premiere Pro CS3/ CS4/ CS5, Final Cut HD, Final Cut Pro 7/6, Final Cut Express, Sony Vegas 11, you will need to upgrade your editting software before you can import XAVC to Final Cut, Sony Vegas or Premiere. Or you will need to convert your XAVC/XAVC files before edit.

In most cases, XAVC and XAVC S are still too new to be playable by hard devices, mobil devices or editable by editting programs. In order to play or edit XAVC or XAVC S, a stand soltuion is to convert XAVC or XAVC S in to a more popular video formats. The following article includes a step-by-step guide on how to convert XAVC or XAVC S video to ProRes, HD AVI, HD MP4, HD MOV, HD WMV MPEG-2 and other lots of video and audio formats.

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May 062013
 

The Issue: YouTube Videos no Sound After Download

One day I tried to download a popular music video from Youtube for my little daughter to easily view on the iPad. I successfully downloaded the YouTube vidoes by a free YouTube downloader downloaded from CNET, however the video play fine in WMP and VLC but there is no audio. I assume the audio codec of the video downloaded is not compatable with my computer, so I converted the video to MP4 format, still with no sound when playback. I then tried various ways to download youtube videos (download helper via firefox, vixy.net) but every time I download and convert, there is no audio.

I then found audio codec is missing in the video downloaded from YouTube, so even my computer was already installed the K-lite codec pack, there is no audio when playback on my computer.

I then tried to download YouTube videos with several paid YouTube downloader, still no luck (some paid YouTube downloader even can’t download the music video) untill I found Xilisoft Online Video Converter.

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Mar 072013
 

Overview

Adobe Photoshop is well know as an image editor software. In addition, it is also a powerful, graphics editor, text editor and video editor. Starting from CS3 Extended, users can do simple video enhancement and animation which may bring unexpected effect. In Adobe CS5 Extended edition, video editing is comprehensive and efficient with a broad compatibility of video file formats such as MOV, AVI, MPEG-4, and FLV formats and easy workflow.

Though Photoshop CS5 and CS6 were claimed to be compatible with MP4, MOV, M4V, when trying to import an .mp4 file or .mov file or .m4v file into Photoshop to make gif, a messages just pops up “Could not complete the Video Frames To Layers command because the movie file could not be opened.”

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Feb 072013
 

This article tries to solve iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G data lost issue such as Text Messages, SMS, Contacts, Emails, Voice Memo, Photos, Video, Music, App, Camecal Roll, Call history, Calendar lost especially Text Messages, SMS, Contacts, Emails disappearing issue after iOS 6.1 update. No matter you have iTunes backup or not, this solution may help you recover your lost data. For those who already tried every method to recover deleted data, the solution in this article is totally worth a try.

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Jan 092013
 

Summary: Easy instruction on how to export and convert Windows Live Movie Maker WLMP to MP4, MOV, MP3 to play on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Samsang Galaxy, Mac, iTunes or edit in iMovie, Final Cut Pro/Express

WLMP file is a movie project file created by Windows Live Movie Maker. Such .wlmp project file is actually not a valid video file and cannot be opened and played by any media players like VLC, QuickTime, iTunes, iPod, iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, or uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo for sharing. To play WLMP on Mac is of course hardly by achieved.

Though WLMP files can be reopened in Windows Live Movie Maker on a Windows PC and can be saved or exported to WMV video format, the exported WMV from WLMP will be unable to be played on Mac computer or iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, etc as WMV is an incompatible format with Mac OS X or any Apple devices.

In order to play .wlmp files on Mac QuickTime, iTunes(iTunes 11 included), iPad, iPod, iPod touch, Apple TV, or edit WLMP files in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, we have no other choices but to convert WLMP to MP4, MOV, or MP3.

This article describes a step by step guide on how to convert WLMP to MP4, MP3 or MOV.

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