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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Jan 052013

Apple Compressor is a built-in Final Cut Pro program offering to encode to ProRes for stunning quality at surprisingly small file sizes for editing in FCP, as well as exporting Final Cut Pro project to MPEG-2, H.264, QuickTime and optimized preset for Apple devices including iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV.

However, for quite a long time, Final Cut Pro users are suffering slow encoding process of Apple project and are limited to encoding Fincal Cut Pro projects to only several video formats. Even with the Apple Compressor, they still cannot export Final Cut Pro projects to WMV, AVI, MP3, MKV, WebM, F4V, ASF, OGG, VOB etc. And Compressor is limited in converting Appple unfrinedly format such as MKV, FLV, AVCHD MTS, some MP4, MOV and M4V video files to Apple ProRes. To better support for your workflow editting and sharing, you will need a best Apple Compress Aleternative or replacement.

Best Compressor Replacement/Alternative

PavTube Video Converter for Mac is considered as a fast and smart Apple Compressor alternative and replacement. It is an all-in-one video converter on Mac OS X with batch conversion at super fast processing speed and in excellent quality. The Compressor alternative supports converting any format video to Final Cut Pro supported Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Apple ProRes 4444, DVCPRO HD 1080p 25, DVCPRO HD 1080p 30, DVCPRO HD 1080p i50, DVCPRO HD 1080p i60, HDV, Apple InterMediate Codec.

The Apple Compressor replacement is able to do format conversion among various popular video and audio formats, including Flash Video/YouTube video (*.flv, *.f4v), HD Video (*.tod, *.mod, *.mov, *.mts, *.m2t, *.m2ts, *.ts, *.tp, *.trp, *.evo, *.mkv, *.dv ), General Video (*.avi, *.mpg, *.wmv, etc), QuickTime video(*.mov), DVR Videos (*.tivo) and more.

In addition, the Compressor Alternative helps you to convert video files for your new iPad 4, iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, Apple TV 3, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Asus Infinity TF700, Nexus 7 tablet, Samsung Galaxy S III, Dell Streak, Xbox360, Motorola Xoom, PS Vita, PS3, Media Server, NAS, Archos, Droid X, Droid 2, Nokia N8, Motorola Atrix 4G, Galaxy Tab, HTC Evo 4G, iTunes, QuickTime Player, iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iDVD, and more.

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Jan 032013

.3GA Converter: Easy convert Android phone Samsung Galaxy SII, SIII, Nokia phone vocie recorder 3GA files to MP3

What is .3GA file?

3GA file with extension of .3ga is associated with the 3GPP multimedia file format to used for 3G UMTS wireless mobile networks multimedia services. 3GA identifies only audio stream stored in 3GPP container. 3GA audio can use AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, AAC-LC, HE-AAC v1 or Enhanced aacPlus (HE-AAC v2) audio codecs.

3GA is used by many advanced mobile phones such as Samsung SII, SIII, Nokia to record voice memos. Usually 3GA files are playbable in many many multimedia players. If your audio player doesn’t contain direct support for 3GA audio files, but supports 3GP multimedia files, rename 3GA file extension to 3GP file extension and try to playback renamed file again. If renaming cannot work, you can convert 3GA to MP3. Especially for Mac OS X users, convert 3GA to MP3 will enable users to add and import 3GA to iTunes for play.

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