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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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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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Dec 102012
 

To avoid data loss, we shall Constantly backup our Apple devices iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, new iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2. With the help of iTunes 11, you can backup your iPhone or iPad to Mac computer or Windows computer with ease.

The following is a step-by-step Guide to backup iPhone or iPad with iTunes 11. The guide works on Windows system including Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Wondows XP and Mac system including Mac OS X 10.4(Tiger), 10.5(Leopard), 10.6(Snow Leopard), and 10.7(OS X Lion).

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Dec 072012
 

This article introduces how to transfer contacts to iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad, iPad 2, new iPad 4 and iPad 3, iPod touch 5 and iPod touch with iTunes 11. If you aim to copy contacts from iPhone or iPad to iTunes 11, to Mac computer or Windows PC for backup, you can visit this guide.

This guide works on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard

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Dec 052012
 

Recover Photos, Contacts, Video, Cameral Roll, SMS, Voice Memo from iTunes 11 backup for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad, iPod

The new Apple iTunes 11 brings to user many changes that are well received from users. Among those well received changes, the backup process makes it possible for users to choose whether to have automatic backups continue to be done with iTunes, or to be synced up with iCloud.

However, one day the iTunes backup or iCloud back just can’t be retrieved due to mistakenly sync or system update or whevere unexpected situation. How to recover the lost Photos, Contacts, Video, Cameral Roll, SMS, Voice Memo, calendars, notes, call records on your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, new iPad 4 and iPad 3, or iPad 2?

It is quite easy for you to restore lost data as long as you own Data Recovery for iTunes 11 which allows to restore and recover any photos & videos shot with your iDevice, contacts, SMS, call records, memos and calendars as long as you synced your device with iTunes before from iTunes Backup Files, so that you can get on with your digital life.

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Dec 032012
 

iTunes 11 finaly comes with a brand new App design, a dramatically simplified player, a completely redesigned Store, and iCloud features you’ll love. And in mention of the local movies, when you’ve successfully added videos to iTunes 11, they are listed under Library -> Movies -> Home Videos tab.

However, you’re frustrated that whether you drag and drop your video files to iTunes 11, or add video files from “Add files to Libray” or “Add folder to Libray”, nothing is imported even though the files are in iTunes 11 supported MP4, MOV or M4V video format.

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Dec 032012
 

iTunes 11 is completely redesigned with interface just like an iOS App. iTunes 11 brings it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. And with iTunes Match and iCloud in iTunes 11, you can backup and store your entire music collection, even songs you’ve imported from CDs for you to access your music from any of your devices and listen to your entire library.

.FLAC file is losslessly audio format which provides marvelous audio quality but much smaller file size. It’s pity however, FLAC is not a supported audio format by iTunes 11. In order to import FLAC to iTunes 11, iTunes Match, and stream FLAC to iCloud through iTunes 11, a recommended solution is to convert FLAC to Apple friendly audio formats MP3, WAV, AAC or Apple Lossless ALAC so that you can play FLAC with iTunes 11, iPad, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod, etc.

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Nov 212012
 

By the help of iTunes on Windows 8, it is quite easy as always to transfer music and video from your iPhone to your Computer on Windows 8 PC. However, no process is made to copy music, video, photos, iBooks, Camera rolls, playlists, songs, PDF, documents from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G to Computer with Windows 8.

Is there no way to transfer files from iPhone to Windows 8 computer? In fact, it is quite easy to transfer almost every things from iPhone to Windows 8 with the help of iMacsoft iPhone to PC Transfer.

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Nov 202012
 

On Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, when you insert a CD disc to the optical driver, you will notice audio tacks are in the extension of .cda with a name in the format Track##.cda. If you copy the .cda files to computer, the files will be become useless and will not be played. That’s because the .cda file is only a shortcut to part of the disc and do not contain the actual PCM wave data, but instead tell where on the disc the track starts and stops.

To copy or store the .cda files to Windows 8 computer, you will need to convert CDA to MP3 or WMA (compressed lossy audio) or convert CDA to WAV, WMA lossless, FLAC (compressed lossless audio) etc.

This article introduces a popular and professional CDA Converter for Windows 8 and a step-by-step guide to convert CDA to MP3, WMA, WAV, WMA lossless, FLAC, OGG, M4A, AC3, etc on Windows 8.

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Nov 172012
 

This article includes two best PDF editor programs for Windows 8 that may help you to edit text and images in PDF documents, as well as annotate PDFs, insert pages, images, text, convert PDF to Word, PowerPoint, Excel and EPUB on Windows 9.

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Nov 162012
 

Overview

The Free Lossless Audio Codec format FLAC is good for audio storage for superior audio quality as well as much smaller file size comparing those uncompressed audio codec like AIFF.

WMA, short form for Windows Media Audio, is an audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. WMA files can contain a single audio track with codecs of WMA, WMA Pro, WMA lossless or WMA Voice. The 4 kinds of codecs are technically distinct and mutually incompatible.

Why convert FLAC to WAV or convert FLAC to WAV lossless?

Though FLAC is open and royalty-free, the comparability is not good as the general MP3 format and the Windows Media audio WMA or Windows Media audio WMA lossless on Windows PC like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows 2000 computer or on Micrsoft Windows Phone or devices like the Zune, Nexus, Windows RT. Hence the need for convert FLAC, FLAC file with 96KHz and 24bit and 5.1 channels to WMA or WMA lossless with stereo or 5.1 channels.

Some Mac users with Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard will need to export there working stream to audio WMA or WMA lossless from garageband, Final Cut, iMovie for various uses.

This article can meet all of the needs with a step-by-step guide to convert FLAC, FLAC with 24 bit and 5.1 channels to WMA or WMA lossless with 24 bit and 5.1 channels.

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Nov 132012
 

Step-by-Step Guide to Convert WTV files to MP4, MPG, WMV, AVI, MP3 on Windows 8 (Pro supported)

.WTV is a video recording format used by Windows Media Center starting from Windows 7 and is continually used in Windows 8 Media Center on Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. WTV files encode video using MPEG-2 compression or H.264 compression and audio using MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3 compression.

Windows 8 Media Center will be free as Windows 7 register users for registered user of Windows 8 but Microsoft requires users enter product key into Microsoft’s website by January 31, 2013. Windows 8 users can still add Windows 8 Media Center with $69.99 in order for watching and recording Live TV shows .

On Windows 8, WTV files can be also converted back into DVR-MS files by right clicking them in Windows Media Center and selecting the “Convert to .dvr-ms Format” option. However, playback or editing of recorded WTV files are still limited in dvr-ms format.

This article will guide you step-by-step guide to directly convert WTV video files to MP4, MPG, WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV, WebM, OGG, MP3, WMA, WAV, etc on Windows 8 so you can easily play WTV on Zune, Xbox 360, Surface, Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc, or import WTV to editing program such Windows Live Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Avid for easily edit.

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Nov 132012
 

Overview

AirPlay through iTunes makes it easy to play photos, videos, music from Windows computer (Windows 8 included) and MacBook Air/MacBook Pro/Mac mini/iMac/Mac Pro on your HDTV via Apple TV. AirPlay Mirroring even powers the streaming. AirPlay Mirroring lets you show exactly what’s on your Mac (web pages, games, photos, videos, spreadsheets, class material, and more) to HDTV in the room via Apple TV.

AirPlay Mirroring is powerful for screen sharing. However, it does not include Windows computer support yet. Mac computer will need to run with OS X Mountain Lion and whose iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini is produced in Mid 2011 or newer or MacBook Pro in early 2011 or newer.If you use earlier version of iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini, MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion, you will not able to take advantage of the AirPlay mirror feature.

If you use, Windows PC (Windows 8 included), or earlier version of iMac, MacBook Air, Mac mini, MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion or Mac computer with OS X other than Mountain Lion, you will not able to take advantage of the AirPlay mirror feature. In such circumstance, to view content from Your computer on HDTV via Apple TV, you will only need to use the AirPlay feature through iTunes.

AirPlay video on Windows and Mac through iTunes limits the format of your videos. Any format iTunes cannot support like AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, XviD, and FLV video format, Airplay will not steam.

Even you are with latest OS X Mountain Lion and the lasted Mac, there are sometimes problems of AirPlay mirroring video content in MKV format in 1080p with FLAC, AC3, AAC audio codec, AVI with unusual audio content. For example, audio is slide-slow with the audio (audio video out of sync). Apple TV 2 cannot stream the 1080p video content.

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Nov 102012
 

YouTube is source for thousands of music videos including popular and just released titles. We can watch music video from all of our favorite artists. And the YouTube videos also contain lots of innovative, pleasant, melodious songful music.

It will be fantastic if we can save the YouTube music in MP3 format for later playback. It will be pretty easy to make the idea to come true. TechiSky gives two solutions for you to save YouTube videos in MP3 audio format for later playback on Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro. The solutions also work on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000.

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Nov 082012
 

Windows 8 is the latest and greatest Operating System from Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. Windows 8 brings a totally new era of PCs. Windows 8 is vibrant and beautiful and makes playing so fun and work so efficient.

It’s a pity however, Windows 8 does not natively support Blu-Ray playback or Blu-Ray discs burning. Start from Windows Vista, Microsoft added the ability to burn vidoes to blank Blu-ray discs in Service Pack 2. However, Microsoft has not release any app for update for blu-ray burning on Windows 8.

With the help of Blu-Ray Burner and Creator for Windows 8, you can easy burn your movies to Blu-Ray disc on Windows 8.

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Nov 072012
 

About YouTube Downloader for Windows 8

Wondershare AllMyTube is the best YouTube downloader for Windows 8, which lets you to download YouTube videos instantly in HD (high-definition 720p, 1080p, and 2k), ultra high definition (4K), 3D video and stand definition with a single click on Windows 8. Besides, the YouTube Video Downloader is also a YouTube converter for Windows 8. With it, you can download and convert YouTube videos in one step to all popular video and audio formats such as MP4, WMV, AVI, Divx, Xivd, HD MP4, HD WMV, HD AVI, MP3, WAV, WMA, etc with fast downloading and converting speed.

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Nov 062012
 

If you are trying to play Blu-Ray disc on Windows 8 with Windows media player or Windows Media Center, your movies will not be played. You will find it quite strange as Windows 8 Media Center can play your DVD disc but refuses to play your Blu-Ray disc.

Blu-Ray movies lover probably will ask before they purchase a Windows 8 PC: Can Windows 8 play Blu-Ray? How will Windows 8 Play Blu-Ray? The answer is that Windows 8 cannot play Blu-Ray. To play Blu-Ray on Windows 8, you can use Blu Ray Player for Windows 8.

This article introduces two popular Blu Ray player for Windows 8: Free VLC Blu Ray Player and Aissesoft Bly Ray Player for Windows 8, and with a step-by-step guide to play Blu-Ray with VLC on Windows 8 and step-by-step guide to play Blu Ray on Windows 8 with Aisessoft Blu Ray Player.

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