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 162012


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


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 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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Oct 272012

Best YouTube Alternative for Windows – One Step to Download and Convert YouTube Video

Why Choose keepvid alternative for Windows

  • keepvid.com requires Java to download YouTube videos, some people do not want to install Java on their internet browser as it will slow down the internet browser.
  • keepvid.com cannot download YouTube video in MP4 and cannot download YouTube videos in HD 1080p/720p and cannot download 3D videos
  • Keepvid desktop software cannot convert YouTube to desired video formats
  • Keepvid desktop software is not compatible with Windows 8
  • Keepvid desktop requires subscription for continue use of the software every year.

Then you will need a keepvid alternative for Windows to take care of your online video downloading including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, metacafe, BBC, etc.

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Oct 052012

Olmpus E-M5, small and light, but a lot more capable than its size suggests. Not only does E-M5 look great, it takes great pictures, meeting or exceeding the quality of some pretty surprising competitors. Its interface is designed with photographers in mind, with ready control dials and a smart interface, all in a very small package. Now just go outing or take part in a party for shooting with this compact camera! The whole experience will be impressive.

Olympus E-M5 can records video in AVCHD MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) compression at 1,920 x 1,080 (Full HD / 1080i), 1,280 x 720 (720p), or MotionJPEG compression at 1280*720 (720p) or 640 x 480 (VGA). The maximum recording time is about 22 minutes for the former, or 29 minutes for the latter. 640 x 480 pixel video is saved as Motion JPEG AVIs at 30 frames per second. The maximum file size for MOV clips is 4GB, while AVI files are limited to 2GB. At all resolutions, videos include 16-bit, 48kHz stereo linear PCM audio.

To edit Olympu E-M5 MOV/AVI with iMovie, Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro, conversion process is always needed

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Sep 292012

Step-by-Step Guide to Convert MP4 to Xbox 360 Supported to Easy Fix “can’t play MP4 on Xbox 360” Issue

Xbox 360 MP4 Playback Issues

Have problems of streaming MP4 to Xbox 360? Or MP4 files can be streamed to Xbox 360 but you just can’t play MP4 on Xbox 360 properly.

  • MP4 with 5.1 AAC (6 channels) audio not playing on Xbox 360
  • Xbox 360 can’t show subtitles from a MP4 file
  • Xbox 360 no longer playing MP4 video after the latest update
  • When try to stream MP4 to Xbox 360 by via of Windows Media Player, only to get “No videos Found” whenever I go into a folder with MP4 files
  • Though MP4 files do show up in my Xbox 360’s Video Library, I get a message of “Can’t play this content because it may not be supported” when I try to open any .MP4 file.
  • No sound when playing MP4 on Xbox 360
  • I downloaded a MP4 video from iTunes to a flash drive, when I put it into the Xbox 360, it failed to recognize it.

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Sep 262012


  • Situation 1:
    When trying to upgrade iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPod touch, iPod touch 4 to iOS 6, your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad goes to Recovery mode and was unable to boot up/restart after finishing downloading and installing of iOS 6. If this issue cannot be solved in a right way, it will cause data loss of your devices. If you have not backup of your data to iCloud, the data files (photos, music, videos) will not be able to recovery unless by the help of a third party software.
  • Situation 2:
    Mistakenly delete photos from iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch, iPod touch 4 which runs iOS 6 by pressing the “Delete All”? or you just can’t find some precious photos on your iPhone 5? iPhone 5 is formatted but you find some precious photos are lost?

The headache data lost issue can be restored easily by the help of Photo Recovery software for iOS 6. This article guides you step-by-step to recover photo, video, music from iOS 6 iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch, iPod touch 4.

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Sep 182012

Apple updated iTunes to 10.7 to add support for iOS 6 and the latest iPhone 5, iPod touch 5, iPod nano and iPod shuffle models. The new iTunes 10.7 feature a grid-driven interface which makes it easier for users to navigate; as well as tighter integration with iCloud, including cloud-based, cross-device syncing of playback information on movies. Now iTunes is come to 11th version called iTunes 11. The new iTunes 11 is completely redesigned and has now been well reviewed by editors and users.

FLAC format with the competitive features of providing marvelous audio quality as well as much smaller file size is well received among audiophiles. However, though FLAC is open-source and royalty-free format, it is not a compatible audio format with iTunes 11. In order to add and 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 or Apple Lossless ALAC so that you can play FLAC with iTunes 11, iPad, iPad 3, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPod, etc.

This articles also applies to import FLAC to iTunes 10.6, iTunes match and earlier version of iTunes.

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