Jul 222016
 

CD, short format of Compact Disc, is a digital optical disc data storage format. An Audio CD is a music CD like that you buy in a music store for play on CD player. Music is stored on Audio CDs can be MP3, or uncompressed digital data with no data lost, exactly as in WAV digitally encoded files.

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Jul 122016
 

Together with the unveil of Apple’s thirteenth Mac operating system, macOS Sierra, Apple chose to do away with the OS X name in favor of the new “macOS” name to bring the Mac operating system in line with iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The new macOS concerns Continuity, iCloud, and windowing, as well as support for Apple Pay and Siri.

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Jul 082016
 

Overview

Disk Utility is an essential tool in the Utilities folder to reformat or re-partition a hard drive, mount or create a disc image, repair disk permissions or perform other disk “first aid,” in Mac OS X. In El Capitan, Disk Utility was improved with a more colorful edition providing at-a-glance information of how you use your disk. In the new macOS Sierra system, the new design of Disk Utility is still here. And there is more things improved for Disk Utility in macOS Sierra.

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Jul 042016
 

macOS Sierra (version 10.12) is Apple Inc.’s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers in 2016. Sierra comes from a mountain range that encompasses Yosemite and El Capitan rather than moving away from them. Its major advances concern Auto Unlock with Apple Watch, iCloud, Universal Clipboard, as well as support for Apple Pay and Siri.

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Jun 302016
 

macOS Sierra is the codename of macOS 10.12 version of the Mac operation system that will release in the fall of 2016. It includes features like Siri integration, auto unlocking via Apple Watch, Apple Pay for web, revamped Apple Music app, new storage optimization, new file system with native encryption, “Memories” tab in Photos, cross-device copy and paste. macOS Sierra will run on the 2009 and later iMac, MacBook; 2010 and later MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, Mac Pro.

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Jun 172016
 

Wii, and Wii U is home video game console released by Nintendo. They compete Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox One. It is fact that Wii and Wii U have won lot of people’s favor for their cool game playing features. However, they also disappoint lots of people who have the need of playing videos on Wii or Wii U. Anyway, Wii includes Photo Channel feature which enables people to play personal photo and videos in the format of Quicktime (motion JPEG) format (MOV) or AVI (Motion JPEG) format (AVI). And with Wii U’s web browser, you can streaming MP4 files to use your Wii U to play video back on the TV or gamepad.

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May 132016
 

Though Windows 10 is rated as the best Windows yet for its new Start menu, Edge browser, apps and Cortana, it still disappointed lots of people for its disappearing features like Windows Media Center, DVD Playback, Windows Essentials (Which includes Photo Gallery, OneDrive and Movie Make).

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Apr 012016
 

The Roku 4 perhaps is the best way to get the most 4K video today with powerful streaming, stunning resolution and incredible features. It has more 4K-capable apps than other devices and makes 4K TV shows and movies easy to find. However, 4K content is still scarce, new 4K movies are expensive. Anyway, Roku 4 also offers USB port for personal media expansion. Users can enjoy their media files in MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264), HEVC (H.265). The Roku 4 can even support 4K UHD 60 fps HEVC Playback via USB.

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How to Rip CD to FLAC on Mac/macos Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite etc.?

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Mar 202016
 

FLAC is a losslessly compressed audio formats which means audio is compressed without data loss but file size can be reduced to 50–60% of its original size. FLAC is supported by many hardware devices like WD TV, Samsung Galaxy phones and tabs, etc.

However, ripping CD to FLAC on Mac is not quite easy as converting CD to FLAC on Windows. The native CD Ripper, iTunes, can only rip CD to MP3, AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV. Some programs that batch rip CD to FLAC easily are yet to support Mac OS X system.

Actually there are several free Mac programs that can convert CD to FLAC, like X Lossless Decoder and Max. But XLD and MAX fail to win some people’s favor as XLD is unable to edit output song names before decoding, decodes one file at a time and doesn’t utilize multi-core processing; and MAX stopped updating since 2009 and may not meet your demands if you are Mountain lion and Mavericks users.

This article introduces a professional CD to FLAC Converter for Mac which helps you to batch convert CD to FLAC with fast speed and edit generic, artist, album and file name before conversion! The FLAC Ripper can also convert to FLAC as well as convert FLAC to any audio format in Mac.

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Mar 112016
 

Can Galaxy S7 Play DVD disc, VOB files?

Galaxy S7 is fast, powerful equipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is designed with polished design, awesome camera, long battery life, microSD storage slot and water-resistant.

Got the beautiful, awesome Galaxy S7 and want to play a DVD discs or VOB files on Galaxy S7? It’s a pity that Galaxy S7 cannot play DVD discs or VOB files. Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge has limited its video playback support for only MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM.

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Mar 082016
 

In mention of PowerPoint Presentation, it is powerful and effective to pass information to the audience intuitively. A PowerPoint presentation with video playing can make it much more entertaining and informative to its viewers.

However, Just like PowerPoint, Kingsoft Presentation (also knows as WPS Presentation) only inserts few video formats including .asf, .asx, .dvr-ms, .avi, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe and .wmv. What if to insert videos in other formats like MKV, FLV, MP4, MOV, F4V, WebM, iTunes video, iMovie video, and more?

This article introduces a step-by-step guide on how to insert, add to embed all kinds of video to Kingsoft/WPS Presentation so as to successfully play videos in Slides.

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Feb 182016
 

When you newly switch to macOS Sierra, El Capitan or Yosemite, or other earlier macOS system 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 Mac alternative to replace Recuva for file recovery on Sierra/El Capitan, etc.

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Feb 022016
 

MP3 Splitter for Mac can split big MP3 files by the associated CUE on Mac OS X. This MP3 splitter for Mac is also an audio converter for Mac which can convert among lots of audio formats as well as extract audio from video on Mac.

The MP3 Splitter for Mac supports Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 EL Capitan.

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Jan 272016
 

Overview

HEVC, short form for High Efficiency Video Coding, is a video compression standard successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. So HEVC also known as H.265. HEVC is targeted at next-generation HDTV displays and content capture systems which feature progressive scanned frame rates and display resolutions from QVGA (320×240) to 4K UHD 4320p (8192×4320), as well as improved picture quality in terms of noise level, color spaces, and dynamic range. HEVC was designed to substantially improve coding efficiency compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC HP, that is to say, to reduce bitrate requirements by half with comparable image quality, at the expense of increased computational complexity. Given the same quality video, HEVC H.265 video can reduce file size of 52% for 480p video, 56% for 720p video, 56% for 720p video, 62% for 1080p video and 64% for 4K UHD video compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.

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Jan 152016
 

FLAC is an an open format and royalty-free coding format for lossless compression of digital audio. FLAC is specifically designed for efficient packing of audio data. It is able to reduce the size of audio data by 40–50% by taking advantage of the characteristics of audio. A CUE file can optionally be created when ripping a CD to FLAC including track order and pregap.

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Jan 072016
 

Windows Media File can be Windows Media Video File or Windows Media Audio file. Windows Media Video File (WMV) is a file type which can contain video in one of several video compression formats developed by Microsoft. WMV file contains video encoded with one of Microsoft’s Windows Media Video (WMV) proprietary codecs, WMV 7, WMV 8 or WMV 9.

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Jan 012016
 

Can QuickTime X Play AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, DivX in Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks?

After upgrading to macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite or Mavericks, the Quick Look function to preview a movie file in thumbnail won’t work any more for files with extension of .avi, .wmv, .flv,. .mkv, .divx. When attempting to preview such movie files with Quick Look, it shows an empty document with zero KB in size. When double-clicking on the movie files, it opens in QuickTime Player X but then immediately converts with conversion process never finished even you wait for 24 hours. Can QuickTime X play AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, DivX in Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks?

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.WM Converter: Convert WM to MP4, AVI, MP3, etc. on Windows/Mac

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Dec 282015
 

Files with WM extension can be either a Windows Media .WMA (Windows Audio) or .WMV (Windows Video) file, formatted using the Windows Media Player codec. The WMA and WMV files are more specific and are used more commonly than the WM extension.

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Dec 152015
 

What is OGV?

A.OGV file is a video file that uses the Xiph.Org’s open source Ogg container format; may contain video streams that use one or more different codecs, such as Theora; can be played using a variety of media players. OGV files are often used for playing webpage video content using the HTML5 tag. However, they are generally referenced in the HTML source code using the “.ogg” extension, even though the files contain video content.

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