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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How to Convert XAVC/XAVC S to ProRes,HD AVI/MOV/MP4/WMV on Mac/PC?

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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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