Jul 182014
 

Yosemite (OS X 10.10), Apple’s new version OS X system, includes significant design changes that focus on translucency and a flatter, more modern look, along with a push towards deeper integration with iOS 8. Yosemite introduces several new features that work with iOS 8, including Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and the ability to make and receive phone calls and SMS messages. So for iPhone or iPad user, Mac and iOS device will work together in ways you never imagined. When both Yosemite and the iOS 8 are on your devices, you’ll be able to answer your phone on your Mac, or start a mail message on your phone and finish typing it on your Mac.

When you newly switch to Mac OS X Yosemite from a Windows system, you may want to run every familiar programs that work in Windows on Mac computer, such as Recuva by Piriform Ltd. Unfortunately, Recuva does not have a Mac version yet. Then how to recover the important deleted files on Yosemite? Don’t worry. You can download Recuva for Yosemite alternative to replace Recuva for file recovery.

This article introduces the best Recuva alternative for Yosemite that works similar to Recuva on OS X 10.10 to helps you recover your precious data on Yosemite.

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Jul 112014
 

What formats does iMovie support?

iMovie is a Mac OS X or iOS based video editing software application created by Apple Inc. iMovie imports video footage to the Mac using either the FireWire interface on most MiniDV format digital video cameras or the computer’s USB port. It can also import video and photo files from a hard drive. iMovie supports multiple video formats and allows you to create projects that are tailored to your specific video format. You can use the following formats in iMovie: DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, h.264, some, but not all, varieties of MP4, MOV. As .mov or .mov is a container, if it contains video codec in one of the above, it will import to iMovie, or it will fail to import to iMovie.

What if if you have video files which are incompatible with iMovie, such as MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, WebM, DivX, XviD, DVD, VOB, DAV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, MXF and some MP4, MOV, M4V? Is it possible that to add those unsupported video files to iMovie for editing? In fact, about anything can be converted to a format iMovie can use. But what is the best video format for iMovie to convert video to?

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Jun 272014
 

Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10), introduced lots of new features, with many of which focus on the theme of continuity, increasing its integration with other Apple services and platforms such as iOS and iCloud. This article will not focus on any of the new features but to focus on the common task that Mac users are so familiar with, that is, to burn iMovie to DVD with iDVD in Yosemite.

Can iDVD work with Yosemite? As we all know Apple discontinued iDVD which doesn’t come with every Mac since Lion, and of course you will be unable to find iDVD pre-installed in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Apple even no longer supports iDVD and in iMovie 10, all references to iDVD to burning DVDs are removed, including the “Share to iDVD” option in latest iMovie.

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Jun 202014
 

XV, with the extension of .xv, is short form for X Video Extension. XV is a video output mechanism for the X Window System mainly used to resize video content in the video controller hardware in order to enlarge a given video or to watch it in full screen mode. The X video extension can have the video controller perform color space conversions, and change the contrast, brightness, and hue of a displayed video stream.

Xunlei (迅雷), a famous downloader manager and video player in China uses XV format container to store movie files for fast play video online as well as fast download to local to play offline. Movie files or TV Series downloaded are usually named like 舌尖上的中国2.脚步.xv. Such files are authorized videos from thunder (www.xunlei.com) and normally you can not copy to another computer, can not convert or play by another common video players. If the system language you use is non Chinese, you will fail to play it even by Xunlei player.

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Jun 192014
 

When trying to play some WAV files in Logic Pro, Garageband, Camtasia Studio, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android devices like Samsung Galaxy, the files either cannot be imported/opened, or play with no audio. Such problems usually occurs when you dealing with 32 bit WAV files.

Some WAV files have 32-bit precision. There are three types of 32-bit variables: float, integerical, and long. The more bits that are used, the greater the precision, and the loser the noise floor, but the more disk space and memory is used as well.

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Jun 122014
 

Can iTunes Play FLAC?

Have problems of add and import FLAC to iTunes? You may ask that can iTunes play FLAC? I have lots of FLAC files and want to get them to iTunes, so that I can transfer FLAC to play on my iPhone, iPod and iPad and use iTunes match to backup to iCloud. It’s really frustrated that iTunes can’t read and open FLAC files.

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), is a codec for lossless compression of digital audio. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size[4] and decompressed to an identical copy of the original audio data. Though playback support for FLAC by portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited compared to lossy formats such as MP3, FLAC is supported by more hardware devices than competing lossless compressed formats such as WavPack.

Unfortunately, FLAC format is not a supported format by Apple’s software and devices, like iTunes, QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV.

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Jun 112014
 

TuneUp is a famous iTunes library clearer and optimizer. If you use iTunes to manage your music library, you will probably face the problems of duplicate songs which not only takes lots of disk space but also prevents you from backing up music with iTunes match. As a music lover, you are unwilling to see any songs with inaccurate song information (like “Track 01”), and albums missing album cover art. Then TuneUp is the one-stop-shop to automatically fix your disorganized music collection.

However, there are various issues with TuneUp media that you want to find a good TuneUp alternative to replace Tuneup to fix your music library. For example, many users just find that TuneUp media is a total freeze of the computer operating system. Once TuneUp is running, you can’t do anything despite TuneUp is forced to end from the task manager. Some users found that installing TuneUp Media has stopped iTunes from downloading stuff. Some other users found that Tuneup stop syncing anymore with iTunes. Especially, many user have had serious issues after updating to TuneUp 3.0.

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Jun 052014
 

Overview

As a Windows based audio video editing program, it stands to reason that Sony Vegas should import, open and play AVI (a common video format under Windows) . However, various issues occur when importing AVI in Sony Vegas 13/12/11 in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP.

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May 202014
 

QuickTime Pro can convert media files to different formats optimized for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV or a variety of other devices; record audio and video directly from built-in iSight camera, FireWire camcorder or microphone, as well as trim recorded video to the ideal length. What’s more, with third-party plug-ins and QuickTime streaming solutions, you can take your digital media even further such as play, convert and create DivX video with the latest DivX codec, import, export, play Windows Media video and audio on the Mac with Flip4Mac, etc.

As a video converter, QuickTime Pro, and the latest QuickTime 7 Pro, however, can never be considered as the professional one for importing and exporting less video formats than the professional video converter. Especially, the conversion process always takes so long a time. In this consideration, you just need a good QuickTime Converter Alternative or replacement to replace QuickTime Pro Converter.

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May 192014
 

Logic Pro is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application for the Mac OS X platform. Logic supports all most all audio files including Wave (WAV) and Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF), Core Audio Format (CAF) files, Sound Designer I and II (SDII) audio files, MP3, Apple Lossless, and AAC Files, Apple Loops. But there are still several audio formats that Logic can not import such as FLAC, WMA, OGG, APE, AUD, OMA, TTA, SHN, ACT, BWF, DSS, FSB, MPC, VQF, XA, XM, XWM. This article introduces a step-by-step guide on how to convert audio FLAC, OGG, WMA, etc to import to Logic Pro X/9/8/ for easy Play.

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May 142014
 

Sony Vegas Pro makes it easy to import and edit movies, images and music for creating your next video or audio masterpiece. However, it will be a frustrating thing if you have problems of importing video files to Sony Vegas, especially the video files are the so common MP4 files. Though MP4 is a listed supported format by Sony Vegas, many people are having problems of importing MP4 to Sony Vegas. The latest Sony Vegas 13 still won’t solve “Sony Vegas Won’t import/read/open/accept some MP4 files”.

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May 122014
 

FLAC is a free lossless compressed audio format with file size reduced to 50–60% of its original size. FLAC is supported by many media players, hardware devices and mobile devices. However, FLAC format is still a tough format for Apple devices, even with the new Apple device type, iPad. Neither of the iPad models, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1 can play FLAC files.

If you got the lossless FLAC files, how to play them on iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 4/3/2 with audio quality preserved? This article introduces two methods to play FLAC files on iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1.

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Apr 222014
 

Overview

Samsung Galaxy S5 empowers life with 5.2-inch 2560×1440 display, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor with Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 16 MP rear/ 2MP front-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. All these significant features makes Galaxy S5 cannot to be better portable device to play high definition video on the go. However, Galaxy S5 is still restricted in playing many video files.

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Apr 212014
 

Have got favorite music files in AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, FLAC, WAV, OMA or Apple Lossless ALAC and want to play them on Samsung Galaxy S5? You’re frustrated to find that the music files cannot be transferred to Samsung Galaxy S5, let alone play them on Galaxy S5.

According to the audio specs listed on the official Samsung Galaxy S5 page, Galaxy S5 supported audio formats including MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA. The audio formats of AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC are not among the list. In order to transfer and play AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC on Samsung Galaxy S5, a recommended solution is to convert the unsupported music files to Galaxy S5 supported audio formats like FLAC, WAV, MP3. If want to play the audio files losslessly on Galaxy S5 as the original audios, you can convert AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC to FLAC or WAV. Otherwise, you can convert AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC to MP3 or 320kbps MP3.

This article introduces a step-by-step on how to convert AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC, FLAC, WAV, OMA, etc to Samsung Galaxy S5 friendly audio FLAC, WAV or MP3 for easy transfer and playback on Samsung Galaxy S5..

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Apr 182014
 

Samsung phones goes for evolution over revolution again with the unveil of The Samsung Galaxy S5. The camera in Galaxy S5 has evolved to give clearer, faster snaps. It’s exciting thing to get a Galaxy S5 in hand but you will be quite despaired if suddenly you lost all or some of your precious contacts, messages, photos, video, recordings. Don’t worry. By the help of the data recovery software for Samsung Galaxy S5, you can get all them back.

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Apr 152014
 

Wondershare MobileGo for Android is PC and Mac based Android Smartphone manager which helps to backup and Restore phone data with a click, transfer music, movies, pictures, and more between your phone and computer easily, manage your contacts and apps freely. Wondershare MobileGo might be many Andorid phone users’ perfect solution for phone managing if it is free of charge and if it supports managing phones wireless.

Is there free Wondershare MobileGo alternative that does more than Wondershare MobileGo? This article introduces the best free Wondershare MobileGo replacement – AirDroid, and how to manage Android phones with AirDroid on Windows PC and Mac computer.

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Apr 082014
 

Overview

iMovie 10 extends more ways to share your video. You can share your video to iMovie Theater, email a movie/trailer/clip, share video to iTunes , export video as a QuickTime file, as well as share a movie online. However, one can on longer able to export iMovie to AVI, MOV in the latest iMovie 10. What if you want to share your homemade videos in your iMovies with your friends who can only play AVI or WMV? And what if your project requires your iMovie video in other video formats like FLV, MKV, MOV, WebM, MPG, Flash, Divx, etc.?

Don’t worry, this article introduces a detailed guide on how to Export iMovie 10 project to WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, WebM, MPG, DivX etc.. Following this guide, it’s easy to Export iMovie 10 to WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV Movie Video in HD/SD.

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Apr 062014
 

Overview

Although FLAC is on the list of native support media format of Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5, there are times when you can’t play FLAC on Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S5. You can’t even add or transfer FLAC files to your playlists; FLAC files are played without metadata; or only half of the FLAC can be played.

To solve Galaxy S4 won’t play FLAC files and Galaxy S5 won’t play FLAC files issue, you can try other music players from Google play or use the stand way to convert FLAC to Galaxy S4/S5 supported MP3 format.

This article introduce a workable FLAC player for Samsung Galaxy S4 and FLAC player for Samsung Galaxy S5 and how to convert FLAC to MP3/320kbps MP3 to fast transfer and sync to Samsung Galaxy S4 or Samsung Galaxy S5 for easy play. The article also applies to Samsung Galaxy S3, S2, Tab, Note, etc.

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Mar 262014
 

Overview

iMovie 10 is considered to be easy to read, fun to edit, and simple to share since its release on October 22, 2013. iMovie 10 is free bundled with all new purchased Macs with Mavericks system. However, iMovie 10 isn’t perfect, at least for those who ever tried to burn iMovie project to DVD. In earlier version iMovie (iMovie ’11/’09/’08 and other earlier iMovie), users can share iMovie project to iDVD, then use iDVD to burn DVDs. However, Apple discontinued iDVD which doesn’t come with every Mac since Lion. Apple even no longer supports iDVD and in iMovie 10, all references to iDVD to burning DVDs are removed. So various problems occurs when trying to burn iMovie 10 to DVD. It becomes much difficulty to export, convert and burn iMovie 10 to DVD.

This article introduces a step-by-step guide on how to burn iMovie 10 to DVD with or without iDVD and how you can solve problems encountered during the exporting and burning process. Burning iMovie 10 to DVD is that easy by following the guides in this article.

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Mar 212014
 

What is the best video format for PowerPoint? The answer to this question can be varied depending on what version of PowerPoint and what computer system you are using. Prior to Windows 8, MP4 is not a native playback format. But on Windows 8, now you can play MP4 natively as WMV. This article will illustrate the frequently asked question in 5 parts.

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