Friday, August 31, 2012

How to Play DVD on Samsung ATIV S

Samsung ATIV S
Samsung ATIV S was unveiled with Samsung ATIV Tab at IFA in this week. It is the first Windows Phone 8 unit from Samsung. The phone looks an awful lot like the Galaxy S III, Samsung's current flagship Android handset.

Operating System
The handset runs on Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, based on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait CPU and 1GB RAM.

Design Size
Samsung ATIV S is 8.7mm thick, which is thin enough that Samsung felt comfortable calling it a "chic hairline design" at the unveiling. It weighs in at 135 grams.

Display
ATIV S comes with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 2 protection. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera paired with a 1.9-megapixel front-facing one, which make it has nice capabilities in images.

Software
Based on Windows 8 operating system, ATIV S has Microsoft Office applications. So, don't worry about store and access the files.

Ports
It is confirmed that a HDMI output port is on ATIV S. So, it's easy to play videos from this Win 8 smartphone on HDTV. But if you want to play others, such as DVD on ATIV S, a converter is needed. Rip videos from DVD discs and play them on ATIV S.

Connection
In addition, the mobile phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 3, and Near Field Communication. There's also compatibility for HSPA+42.

Storage
Users can also choose between 16 GB and 32 GB models, which can be expanded with a microSD card. 2,300 mAh battery.

Price
Samsung doesn't give the exact information about the price and releasing date. According to the rumors, it may hit the stores after the Windows Phone 8 being available.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Play Video and DVD on iPhone 5 with Improved Display

iphone 5
The releasing day of iPhone 5 is coming near and near. The date is almost sure now, September 12, according to many information and news. Though there isn't any official images of this expecting device, we have already talked about it for a long time. The first look is very important to everyone, such as the size, the  thickness, the screen and the integral design.

This article collects believable informations about iPhone 5's display.

iPhone 5 Display
As a tradition, iPhone always has a 3.5'' display, from the first generation to iPhone 4s. This time, Apple appears to make something different. To match an industry-wide movement, the display will be larger, and is expected to adopt a 4'' screen with 640x1136 resolution for iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Display New Technology : In-cell Touch
iPhone 5 is expected to use a new display tech called IN-CELL TOUCH. In-cell multitouch technology integrates touch into the thin-film transistor LCD manufacturing process, obviating the need for additional sensors and glass.In-cell touch is going to be incorporated with LTPS TFT LCD on the new Apple device.

It is an improvement over the current technique, which places the touch sensors on top of the screen and naturally leads to a thicker display. This reduces the space taken up by the screen and the weight of the device.

This technology would be one of the greatest benefits to the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Display Supplier
The latest rumor pointed that LG Display will provide iPhone 5's displays to Apple. The chief executive of LG Display said, "We just began mass production and we don't expect any disruption in supplies".

In previous rumors, Sharp is reported as the display provider of iPhone 5. More, Sharp's IGZO technology was said to be the new technology which iPhone 5 display will base on. In April, Sharp announced that they intended to use IGZO technology in mobile devices.

Compared with the other two display providers, Sharp and Toshiba, LG Display is principal display supplier for Apple's exsisting products, such as iPad and iPhone.

Play Video and DVD on iPhone 5
Based on larger and better benifit display screen, users must get greater experience during their entertainment life with iPhone 5. In previous iPhone series, they support playing H.264 and MPEG-4 videos in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats. Before playing local video files, check the formats first. If the converision is needed between video formats, these video converters are FREE for you.

As we know, iPhone is not able to play DVD direclty, since there isn't any in-port for DVD players. Compared with iPhone, iPad may be a better choice to enjoy DVD films. Finally, if you want to play DVD on iPhone 5, after ripping videos from DVD discs, play videos normally instead.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Best Video Solution for The New Android Camera - Nikon COOLPIX S800C

nikon coolpix s800c
nikon coolpix s800c
nikon coolpix s800c
nikon coolpix s800c
Nikon announced the first camera using Android operating system - Nikon COOLPIX S800c on August 22, 2012. Until now, thanks to this smart camera, the gulf between smartphones and cameras is getting smaller.

As an Android smart device, Coolpix S800c has all the capabilities which other Android devices have. Users are allowed to use Google services. If you are in the mood, just play Angry Birds on the S800c if the battery limits. With built-in WiFi, beautiful images and recording videos can be confidently and quickly shared with friends and family, such as be uploaded to various social networks or other cloud services.

As a camera, Coolpix S800c really has strong abilities. It owns the wide and bright 3.5-inch touchscreen OLED monitor with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), and 640 x 480 (30 fps). You can not only shoot beaufitul 16.0 megapixel photos, but also Full HD videos, even in low light conditions. The optical 10x zoom NIKKOR lens covers from wide-angle 25-250mm, so either the largest group or action from afar is captured with clarity. For maximum creativity, the S800c has 18 filter effects, including the new Toy Camera effect, Pop and Super Vivid color filters, as well as Cross Process and Peripheral Darkening filters. USB and HDMI ports are also necessary in digital cameras. The storage included is 1.7GB.

The video format which Coolpix S800c only supports is MOV in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. So, if you want to play videos on Coolpix S800c from sdcard or convert Coolpix S800c videos to more other formats, a video converter is enough.

It's interesting that the camera part of the S800c can run independently from Android while the operating system is still booting up. Rather than letting the camera stay on standby like most other Android devices, it uses a shut-down timer that activates once Android goes on standby. It means, when the camera's completely switched off, you will go straight into camera mode after hitting the power button. Then the interface goes back to smart mode after half a minute.

Additional, there is also built-in GPS in the smart device. It enables recording of shooting location information on stills and movies.

Nikon Coolplix S800c will arrive in US at $350 and UK at £379.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to Encrypt SWF Flash for Adobe Flash

Leawo SWF Encrypt

ASK

  • How do I encrypt swf for Adobe Flash?
  • How can one encrypt a Flash file (.swf)? Can it be done with Leawo SWF Encrypt? Anybody know about it?

Answer

Many questions about Flash are found on internet, such as compress flash files and encrypt swf flash. Flash are not common things which is normal in our daily life, such as video file. So, if you have made a flash file and want to keep it from been modified by others, you need encryption. As the question above mentions, Leawo SWF Encrypt is one the the solutions.

As other tools, Leawo SWF Encrypt costs you $150, but less money than others. After installing  the free version for Win, you can start your work. (SWF Encrypt for Mac)
Leawo SWF Encrypt
  • Import your SWF files. You can import more than one at one time. Then, information about them will be listed clearly. SWF files of Adobe Flash 8/CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5, Flex and Flash Builder are all supported.
Leawo SWF Encrypt
  • There are many ways of encryption for users to choose. And this is a highlight of this Encrypt I think. Whether you are  perfessional or not, you can find the details about each encryption way. 
Leawo SWF Encrypt
  • Then, select the path of the output files.
Leawo SWF Encrypt
  • Click "Encrypt". That's the whole things needed to be done before you get what you want.
Leawo SWF Encrypt

These are my tips of using this SWF Encrypt tool. I think it's easy to operate. You can also find more information about it on their official website - Leawo SWF Encrypt user guide. If I find better software for encrypting swf flash, I will update immediately. Hope this article can help you a lot.

How can I play DVD on Acer Iconia Tab A110

ASK

  • As a gift, I will receive Acer Iconia Tab A110 from my parents. Could anyone tell me, if I can play DVD on Acer Iconia Tab A110, cause I want to watch DVD with my friends in my room.

Answer

Acer Iconia Tab A110

Acer Iconia Tab A110 will arrive in UK during September after Acer unveiled the Iconia Tab A110 in June at Computex in Taipei. Acer Iconia Tab A110 looks set to replace the Iconia Tab A100.

The latest 7-inch tablet from Acer owns Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor. 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage are the normal configures in tablets. The solution of its screen is 1024x600. It runs Ice Cream Sandwich with front-facing camera when it was first released. Now, an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update is confirmed.  In networking, it supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0, and Acer says you should get around 7.5 hours of run time from the 12.65Whr battery.

If you are not satisfied with the original storage, the microSD slot allows you to add an additional 32GB. At the same time, with the HDMI outport, videos in this tablet can be played on more other devices, such as HDTV. The two features above are those the Nexus 7 lacks as Iconia Tab A110's competitor.

Acer Iconia Tab A110


Since the HDMI port isn't bidirectional, DVD player can't be transformed to Iconia Tab A110 and make the tablet a play device like TV. To play DVD on Acer Iconia Tab A110, the only way is converting DVD to file in the formats which A110 supports, like MPEG4. Here are two tools for you to choose - DVD Ripper for Win and DVD Ripper for MAC.

After all, all for these above cost Acer Iconia Tab A110 £179. Wait for your A110 life!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Totally Free Method to Convert SWF to MP4

ASK

  • Do you know any freeware to convert swf to mp4?
  • I need a swf to mp4 converter to convert a flash I received from my friends. Anyone help?
  • I just want to convert swf to mp4 online. I searched many ways on internet but they are all not free.

Answer

I know a totally free way to convert swf to mp4. There are 2 freeware you need to install first.
Part I Convert Files in SWF to Videos in 3GP
step 1: Use Moyea SWF to 3GP converter, you can input swf files from folder, from url and other ways.
convert swf to 3gp free
step 2: Do settings as you like in output videos and audios.
convert swf to 3gp free
step 3: Convert and wait for the output 3GP video.
convert swf to 3gp free

Part II Convert 3GP to MP4
step 1: Use Leawo MP4 Converter to input 3GP videos you have gotten in Part I.
free convert 3gp to mp4

step 2: Do some settings of output video.
free convert 3gp to mp4

step 3: Click Convert and wait for the output MP4 video.
free convert 3gp to mp4

That's all. And hope it is helpful for you!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

2012 School Supplies List and Notices for Middle School Students and Parents

ASK

  • What do I do with my school supplies for middle school?
  • What are some typical middle school school supplies?
  • Any suggestion for middle school kid's parents?

Answer

back to school

Hey, middle school students and their dear mothers, summer break is over in several days. Are you already for the new school year? Check if these things below are in your bags now.
  • No.2 pencils
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top to collect shavings)
  • A large pink eraser
  • Ballpoint pens (Get a few red ink ones too, because some teachers have students do peer editing.)
  • Highlighters
  • Spiral-bound or composition notebooks
  • Loose-leaf notebook paper (Teachers can be picky about paper. Some middle schools ask that students use the college-ruled variety.)
  • A ruler with English and metric measurements.
Besides these necessary things in the supplies list, get your heart ready for the new term. Here are some tips middle school students and parents would pay attentions on. They will help children be familiar with school days quickly.
  • Study habits. After a long break from school, even the good study habits you developed during the previous term will be forgotten. Don't worry, and it's common. With the new school days pass, you will pick them up quickly.
  • Subject skills. Simply spending a few hours a week during the summer, practicing the equations you learned can help you increase the retention of Math skills. Reading only a few hours a week during the summer can help elementary maintain reading skills. So do grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.
  • School activities. Space between students this age and parents are been grown by students. They are so happy in their summer holidays that possible to forget telling parents which activity they want to sign up. So, parents need to communicate with them more and more often.
  • Middle school children often forget information relating to new subjects they have been introduced to during the previous school year. Some small quizzes involving subjects will be better.
  • Encourage. Children often consider subjects as difficult things. After all, summer if full of funny. Before the new school year, encrourge them, such as their strengths, spend more time on challenging subjects they scare. These can help them improve greatly.
  • Safety rules. Remind them after summer break, and that will help them.
  • The basic needs for the new school year. School supplies list, text books, lunch money, back packs, jackets, umbrellas, and so on.
back to school cartoon

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Latest 2012 Supplies List and Notices for High School

ASK

  • What school supplies will I need for my freshman year?
  • School supplies for high school?
  • How do you organize your supplies in high school?
  • I need a list of supplies for high school. What's yours?

Answer

back to school
Summer has passed more than half. High school age students certainly put study behind themselves. And it's time to remind them other items and things they forget during the holidays that are important to affect their new school year.

For Each High School Student
  • Tissues
  • Thesaurus
  • Stapler
  • Spiral notebook
  • Scissors
  • Ream of computer paper
  • Public Library card
  • Poster paper
  • Pocket folders
  • Pocket dictionary
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Pens/pencils
  • Paper clips
  • Organizer/planner
  • Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Graph paper
  • Clue stick
  • Eraser
  • Colored pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Backpack
  • 3-ring binder
  • Flash drive

Necessary Tips for High School Students
Besides the list of high school supplies, some notices are lightly missed but important too.
  • Computer password. Students are usually given computer passwords and locker assignments each year but not always. Remember Well!
  • Already owned items. Such as athletic equipment, laptops, art supplies, watches and so on. These thing go with you year by year. But you may forget where they are. Make a list of these items and try to remember the places. That will save your time and money. If you can do this at the end of school year, that will be better!
  • Don't pile up the things you need to do sooner or later. Some high school students are used to have deadlines for class registrations and need to complete paperwork and enrollment forms over the summer that they forget about. This will lead to changing class schedules and not getting in to desired classes because they are already full. Many activities including sports and associations require signing up before the school year begins.
  • Return library books. Don't forget, or this can result in fines and revocation.
  • Renew your driver's licenses. Older students have their own transportation. Renew the driver's licenses or pay your auto insurance over the summer leading to last minute panic at the start of school or even worse.
  • Get transcripts from your old high school before transferring.
  • To share your perfect summer holidays, make a back to school slideshow with back to school backgrounds or make a photo album presentation.

Friday, August 10, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Games Google Doodles

google logo
Every day, when we open Google's homepage, any change of Google's logo won't be missed. Google's Logo includes various modifications and/or humorous features, such as cartoon modifications of their logo for use on holidays, birthdays of famous people, and major events, such as the Olympics.

These days, during London 2012 Olympic Games, Google publish one sport doodle each day. From July 27 to today, Google shows us most parts of sports in Olympics, just like a teacher. Users around the world can even play in these Google Doodles. That makes much more funny. I just list all of google doodles about olympics 2012 for a memory, and if you are interested in Google Doodles and Google Logos, go to google doodles.

July 27, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012
google doodles - olympics opening ceremony 2012

July 28, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Archery 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Archery 2012

July 29, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Diving 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Diving 2012

July 30,2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Fencing 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Fencing 2012

July 31, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Rings 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Rings 2012

August 1,2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Field Hockey 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Field Hockey 2012

August 2, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Table Tennis 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Table Tennis 2012

August 3, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Shot Put 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Shot Put 2012

August 4, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Pole Vault 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Pole Vault 2012


August 5, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Synchronized Swimming 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Synchronized Swimming 2012

August 6, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Javelin 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Javelin 2012

August 7, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Hurdles 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Hurdles 2012

August 8, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Basketball 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Basketball 2012

August 9, 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Slalom Canoe 2012
Google Doodles - Olympic Slalom Canoe 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Convert London 2012 Olympics DV-Recording Videos to Youtube Videos

dv ASK

  • I'm a london girl and I'm happy that Olympics is held in my city. I have use my dv and recorded many matches of my favorite basketball team in london olympics 2012. So how can i convert london olympics 2012 videos to iyoutube format? What do i need to convert london olympics 2012 dv-recording videos and uploat to youtube? Anyone knows?

Answer

London 2012 Olympic Games has already passed more than a half. I'm sure that many of you have record the meaningful videos by yourselves, maybe with TV Record Software on PC or DVs. And at the same time, most of you do want to share the recording videos on Youtube with others.
youtube logo
As we know, Youtube.com only supports several video formats:
  • WebM files - Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codecs 
  • .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files - Typically supporting h264, mpeg4 video codecs, and AAC audio codec 
  • .AVI - Many cameras output this format - typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM 
  • .MPEGPS - Typically supporting MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio 
  • .WMV 
  • .FLV - Adobe-FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio

Different DV use different video formats. The most popular ones, such as AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts), .dv, .mod, and .tod are not in the list above. So, we need to make conversion first before uploading them to Youtube.

What we need:
  • A professional video converter
Nowadays, finding a video converter on internet is not a hard thing. But notice if they support converting dv-recording video formats or not. Here is a free Video4Web converter, which can convert most part of video formats to popular video formats always used for web, such as .flv. After several steps, you will get what you want.

Step 1: Add dv-recording videos into Video4Web Converter
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Step2: Choose the output video format
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Step 3: Simple editing and setting. Video sharing websites always have time limited, and here you can crop videos.
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Step 4: Convert and wait for the output videos
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Finally, upload your recording videos to Youtube or show them on devices, such as iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Note and others.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Record Olympic TV Shows with Most Popular TV Shows Record Software on PC

For those who are busy in business, Olympics matches are not allowed to watch live on time. If you are also a sport fans but the time is limited, the most popular TV Shows Recorders in this article are helpful during London 2012 Olympic Games. You don't need to buy DVR, instead, software on computers is enough. After recording, you can also play tv shows on more devices.

Prepare

  • TV Signal. First, we need a tv signal source into our computers. Both TV antenna and cable TV jack are OK. Also, you can get television into computers through satellite by USB tuner.

Windows Media Center
Windows Media Center is developed by Microsoft. With it, users can record live TV shows and movies directly onto your computer. You are allowed to do setting during recording. Things you need: 1. A TV tuner (a device that connects to your computer through an internal expansion slot or an external expansion port). 2. A TV signal source (such as from a TV antenna or a cable TV jack). There are detailed tv shows recording steps for users to refer to.
Windows Media Center

NextPVR
NextPVR is a free Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and Media Centre application for Microsoft Windows, developed by Sub. The new name, NextPVR, is shorten from GB-PVR. You can watch (and pause) live TV and schedule your favourite shows for later viewing. By the way, tt's more humanized than Windows Media Center. Such as change the look and feel of NextPVR with the supported skins, weather, internet radio and RSS Reader.
NextPVR

Beyond TV
Beyond TV is digital video recorder/media center software for Microsoft Windows produced by the American company SnapStream originally released in 2000 as Personal Video Station. It has functions similar to Windows Media Center. Its simple user-friendly interface lets you browse your TV listings, record shows, and watch live TV. Follow the steps on How Beyond TV Works.
Beyond TV

SageTV
SageTV is an application that will allow you to record, pause, and watch live TV. You can schedule shows or movies to record in advance, and like Windows Media Center, SageTV lets you view pictures, watch DVDs, and play music.
SageTV

Notice
  • Large hard drive space. Recording television, specifically high definition television, takes up a LOT of hard drive space. A few gigabytes per hour. If you will be doing a lot of recording, make sure you have a decent amount of hard drive space, at least 500GB.
  • Strong computer processor and graphics card to watch while recording tv shows. Or you will see performance suffer and the television may stutter.