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Download The Beatles Album from iTunes and remove the DRM

Wired - Wed, 12/29/2010 - 06:34

Summary: The beatles have finally come to iTunes. Now Noteburner M4P to MP3 Converter can help you easily remove iTunes DRM protection from downloaded the beatles musics.

'''The Beatles Have Finally Come to iTunes'''
For a long time, '''The Beatles' music''' was conspicuously absent from the iTunes Store. Apple has clashed time and again with Apple Corps over the years, long before the advent of iTunes. Each time Apple announced new products, rumors swirled that all parties had worked out their differences and The Beatles would come to iTunes. On Nov. 16, 2010, Apple announced that The Beatles would be coming to the iTunes Store after all .

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The Beatles were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. Moreover, they were among the few artists of any discipline that were simultaneously the best at what they did and the most popular at what they did. Relentlessly imaginative and experimental, the Beatles grabbed a hold of the international mass consciousness in 1964 and never let go for the next six years, always staying ahead of the pack in terms of creativity but never losing their ability to communicate their increasingly sophisticated ideas to a mass audience. Their supremacy as rock icons remains unchallenged to this day, decades after their breakup in 1970.

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'''Download The Beatles songs from iTunes music store'''
Wanna download The Beatles songs from iTunes Music store? It will cost you $5.59 to do so. Even though you have paid for the albums, you are still limited to play the beatles songs on PSP, Zune, Creative zen, Archos etc. or share the musics with friends and families. All are caused by the Apple iTunes DRM protection.

'''Remove iTunes DRM protection from The Beatles songs'''
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[http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.html '''Noteburner M4P to MP3 Converter'''] does not crack DRM control. It bypass DRM control with a virtual CD-RW drive. Basically, protected files should not be copied and handed over to third parties. NoteBurner qualifies to copy DRM protected music files. NoteBurner acts as a virtual CD burner (CD-RW drive) and speeds the converting procedures by ripping any music files protected with the WMA, M4P, M4B formats and saving the music in NoteBurner as unprotected MP3, WMA and WAV files.


Copy Salt DVD movies, remove dvd copy protection from Salt

Wired - Wed, 12/29/2010 - 06:25

Summary: With any dvd cloner, you can easily copy newly released dvd movie salt with non dvd copy protection. Make a coy of salt dvd with 1:1 ratio quality

'''Salt''' is released recently and it's so hot now. You may want to backup your favorite salt to blank DVD discs or your computers.

However, most commercially produced DVDs are always protected with region coding, Content Scramble System (CSS) and other artificial restrictions to keep away from being duplicated by unauthorized parties. How to '''remove copy protection from salt''' when saving it to computer? How to record salt without copyright protection?

[http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/any-dvd-cloner.html '''Any DVD Cloner'''] is a versatile and easy to use '''DVD movie copying''', '''DVD backup sof'''tware to copy DVD movie to DVD/computer with 1:1 ratio and super high DVD copy speed, compress DVD9 to DVD5 with great quality, copy DVD to DVD folder or ISO file, and preview DVD movie when DVD copying. It is the best choice to make backup copies of any non-protected and copy-protected movie DVDs.

'''Any DVD Cloner''' is a versatile and easy to use DVD movie copying, DVD backup software to copy DVD movie to DVD/computer with 1:1 ratio and super high DVD copy speed, compress DVD9 to DVD5 with great quality, copy DVD to DVD folder or ISO file, and preview DVD movie when DVD copying. It is the best choice to make backup copies of any non-protected and copy-protected movie DVDs.

'''Clone salt to DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW blank DVD disc'''

'''Step 1.''' Install and launch Any DVD Cloner which can copy protected movies

'''Step 2.''' Open salt in Any DVD Cloner by clicking Open DVD button.
Insert salt into your computer drive, then click "Open DVD" button to load salt to copy.

'''Step 3.''' Choose Output devices as your DVD driver. Any DVD Cloner supports both DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW as output.
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'''Step 4.''' Settings for cloning salt to DVD disk with non-protection.
Click "Settings" -> "Options", you can set DVD Copying methods, single layer or dual layer output, burning methods etc. for cloning salt.
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For newly released salt, it's highly protected. So Enhanced copy method and high scan nums are recommended.

Step 5. Click Copy DVD button to start cloning salt to DVD disc.

How to backup salt to computer hard drive
Step 1. Insert salt to computer driver, then click "Open DVD" button to load DVD movies to Any DVD Cloner

Step 2. Choose Output devices as your DVD driver. Any DVD Cloner supports both DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW as output.
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Step 4. Settings for cloning salt to DVD disk with non-protection.
Click "Settings" -> "Options", you can set DVD Copying methods for copying salt.
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For newly released salt, it's highly protected. So Enhanced copy method and high scan nums are recommended.

Step 5. Click Copy DVD button to start cloning salt to computer hard drive.

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Winterize Your Bicycle

Wired - Mon, 12/27/2010 - 19:29

Summary: /* Prep your wheels */

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Two feet of snow, 20-degree temperatures and patches of black ice will keep most cyclists away from the saddle. But a few brave souls insist on combating old man winter's drudgery by hitting the streets, no matter how poor the conditions.

Besides, sometimes the bike is your best bet in winter -- especially when cars are getting stuck, the buses aren't running, and the sidewalks are a slippery mess.

In order to get through the cold winter, we talked with [http://www.todddowns.com/todddowns/ Todd Downs], professional bike mechanic and author of ''The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair for Road & Mountain Bikes.''

Here's his advice, plus tips from our readers.

''This article is part of '''a wiki anyone can edit.''' If you have advice to add about riding in the winter, please log in and contribute.''


===Prep your wheels===

[[Image:Snowtires.jpg|thumb|220px|right|Studded snow tires are a good investment, especially in icy areas. Photo by Bruce McAdam/[http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce_mcadam/3045934121/ Flickr]/CC]]
"Having your front wheel slide out from under you in a turn or when you're trying to stop for a busy intersection is terrifying," Downs says.

Mountain bike tires, cyclocross tires or street tires with some thick treads are a must. Don't hit the snowy roads in your sew-up street slicks.

If you live in a place where the roads freeze often or can freeze suddenly, Downs recommends you give some serious thought to investing in studded winter tires. Keep in mind, however, when you use studded tires, you can stop easily, but cars may not be able to.

If you're using spiked tires, hydraulic disc brakes are a good investment. If you have caliper brakes or "V-brakes" make sure your wheel bearings and rims are properly aligned and not too worn, otherwise your brakes will become less effective. This is especially important on snow and ice.

If you're not doing any long distances, you can try the zip-tie method shown in [http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/12/zip-ties-snow-tires/ this Gadget Lab post]. Just run zip ties around the tire and rim in even intervals, with the knobby bits facing downwards, and in alternating directions. Obviously, this won't work unless you have disc brakes, drum brakes, or a brakeless fixed-gear bike.
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===Keep it clean===

Your biggest worry in the winter is corrosion, says Downs.

"Riding in places where the roads freeze means the DOT will be using salt, and salt is no friend to any bicycle, no matter what the frame is made of or how well-sealed the bearings are," he says.

Wipe the bike down when you get where you're going, and wash it as often as possible -- just don't leave it in the freezing garage to dry.

Once a week, degrease your chain, scrub it clean and re-grease it. If you know what you're doing, thoroughly clean and repack the bearings in the hubs and the bracket at least once during the snowy season.

At the very least, keep all the moving parts clean and well-lubed. Bike lubricant doesn't just keep the parts from sticking, it also cleans and protects the parts from corrosion. If you ride with a backpack, carry a can of WD-40. If parts start seizing up, apply a liberal dose of the stuff.

Use a light wax lubricant or lithium grease on the cables. It prevents them sticking. Also, lubricate the moving brake parts with a light waxy lubricant to repel water, snow and dirt, but be careful not to get any lube on the pads.

Some go as far as discarding the chain (and chainring and rear cog) at the end of the winter. This makes more sense with a single rear cog (either single speed or internally geared). Some cyclists just move the parts from a good "summer" bike frame to a more rugged "winter" bike frame every fall, then discard most of the parts the next spring.

If you've got a suspension fork with magnesium sliders and you live in an area where they salt the roads, you either need to keep the fork spotless or consider buying a stiff aluminium fork for use in the winter. After a couple of winters worth of salt exposure, the magnesium bits will start looking like a sponge.

===Fenders are your friends===

Downs recommends investing in a set of full fenders. "An absolute must for those slushy, sloppy days. Full fenders will not only keep the salty, oily spray off you, but they'll minimize how much gets thrown on sensitive parts of your bike like brakes, bottom bracket (the crank bearing, and headset (steering bearing) too."

Full fenders save your clothing too, given most wet weather clothing is only water resistant. Just make sure there's an ample gap between the fenders and the tires to allow for snow and muck.

===Stay lit at all times===

A reasonably bright, white headlight and red taillight are also a must for anyone who rides in the winter, and not just before sun-up or after dusk.

"Remember, lights aren't there just so you can see -- they're so you can ''be seen''," Downs says.


===Gear up===

One of the biggest mistakes winter cyclists make when trying to stay warm is to throw on a heavy coat. It keeps the chill out, but it also keeps the heat in, making you sweat. When you stop pedaling, that sweat freezes.

Dress in thin layers, including a moisture-wicking base layer to get the sweat off your skin. Also, gloves, face masks and a thin head covering for under your helmet. Wool outer layers are surprisingly effective. If you wear a hard shell, make sure it's breathable.

Using some cheap goggles instead of glasses is going to cover up the bridge of your nose and help prevent brain freeze. If you're riding around on busy urban roads, consider a Respro pollution mask. It will keep your nose and mouth from freezing, and it also helps block traffic pollution from cars with cold catalytic converters.


===Choose the right path===

When riding your bike, your first choice might to ride the same route that you normally ride. But in the winter that might not be the right choice. It pays to find out what roads and bicycle paths get cleared first (or just plain cleared) after a snowfall, so try out different routes when you ride to and from work or other places you ride to regularly.

Trucks and heavy traffic can make a bike ride dangerous in itself, but when they compress or make tracks in the snow, riding a bike can be even more of a daunting experience. Try a different route, if possible. A bike path is normally always the best choice when one is nearby.

And look out for ice, especially black ice: A little snow can actually help you steer your bike, so go for the snow if there is ice on the road.


===Know your machine===

"The most important tool for every commuter is the same as the most important tool for every cyclist -- your wits," says Downs. "Take the time to get to know your bike. Clean it, inspect it, maintain it. Just by giving your bike a quick once-over every day and a thorough inspection once every week or two will keep you from running into big problems on the road."


-- ''Wired's [http://www.wired.com/autopia/ Autopia] writer Jason Kambitsis contributed to this article. Special thanks to Todd Downs.''


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What Should You Watch on Christmas Day?

Wired - Mon, 12/27/2010 - 06:52

Summary:

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The Christmas Day just fell on the Day of 25th, December. I know, on this day, you were very busy and excited at the same time, you might even not have the time to watch a classic movie, or you just do not know which Christmas movie to watch, though, I still want to know if you guys watch ed a Christmas movie on this day? If not, here are some classic Christmas movie that I would like share with you:

'''''1. Love Actually'''''

This is definitely a case of a writer-turned-director that is too in love with his own script to make hard choices about what to keep and what to cut and actually it is cheerful and undeniably romantic and, despite its flaws, you'd be hard-pressed to sit through the credits without smiling. In the end the film is just as winsome and sugary as its facile message: "'''love, actually, is all around'''." Very recommend!

'''''2. A Christmas Carol'''''

Based on Dickens' classic moral fable. This is one of my personal favorite Christmas films. The early black-and-white British version where Alastair Sim's Scrooge is visited by the Christmas Eve ghosts is generally considered among the best. And for the lattest version, George C. Scott, the movie was lushly produced for TV, faithful to the book, utterly sumptuous, and sometimes chilling in its depictions of the ghosts. Scott is masterful in the role, with a sympathetic David Warner as Bob Cratchit and Susannah York as his fetching missus. It's an evocation of the glories and the miseries of Victorian England that spurred Dickens to write the tale.

'''''3. The Santa Clause'''''

Since The Santa Clause 1 was released on November 11, 1994, the box-office grossed over USD $144 million in the United States alone and over $189 million worldwide. This American fantasy-dramedy film was directed by John Pasquin, and Tim Allen plays Scott Calvin. After this successful holiday film, there spawned 3 related films. The Santa Clause 2 in 2002, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause in 2006 and The Santa Clause 4 seems on the way. So this series are really worth watching on the holiday.

The above are the most classic Christmas movies I ever saw, them are really worth of watching, if you purchased them on iTunes and wanna to keep them, just like me, you can [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-m4v-converter.html '''remove the DRM'''] protection with a converter. Noteburner is such a powerful DRM removal software and converter which can '''convert m4v DRM Christmas movies''' to [http://www.noteburner.com/m4v-to-mp4.html '''plain mp4'''], [http://www.noteburner.com/m4v-to-avi.html '''AVI'''], MOV, FLV and MPG.

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Watch Blu-ray with Blu-ray Player/Droid X on HDTV via DLNA/HDMI

Wired - Mon, 12/27/2010 - 01:39

Summary: New page: Blu-ray technology has become more and more powerful. So there come a growing number of Blu-ray products in the market, like Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Player, etc. Have you got some Blu-ray di...

Blu-ray technology has become more and more powerful. So there come a growing number of Blu-ray products in the market, like Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Player, etc. Have you got some Blu-ray disc movies at home? Have you ever enjoy those Blu-ray movies on your HDTV with Home Theatre to get the best benefits? Have you met some problems? Do not worry, this article is just written for you, who want to try different ways to enjoy the Blu-ray movie. Here we go!

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'''Method One: Play Blu-ray movie with Blu-ray Player on HDTV via HDMI.'''
This is the easiest way to play your Blu-ray Movie on HDTV with Blu-ray Player.
You just need to connect the devices. Here is the step instruction:
'''Step 1:''' Connect your Blu-ray Player with HDTV and Home Theatre.
'''Step 2:''' Turn on the Blu-ray Player, HDTV and Home Theatre.
'''Step 3:''' Place the Blu-ray disc in Blu-ray Player.
Then you can use the controller to play it.

'''PS:''' To connect Blu-ray Player with HD TV and Home Theatre, you need HDMI for help. There are two ways to connect them. The first one is to connect your Blu-ray Player to Home Theatre with one HDMI cable first and then use a second cable from the Home Theatre to the HDTV. The second way is to use HDMI output from Blu-ray player to TV for video and optical digital cable output from Blu-ray player to Home Theater input for surround sound.

Here the first way is highly recommended. Because if you have more than one video source (e.g. Blu-ray and HD cable or satellite), you have to select video source at the TV and audio at the Home Theatre.

'''Method Two: Watch Blu-ray movie with Blu-ray Player on HDTV via DLNA.'''
If your Blu-ray Player are of DLNA-capable. You can try this method.
This way will help you protect your Blu-ray disc away from physical damage. So you need to [http://www.foxreal.com/copy-backup-blu-ray-dvd-discs-to-your-hard-drive-with-bd-decrypter/ ''backup Blu-ray movie''] to PC. However, not all formats are supported by DLNA.

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To solve this problem you can directly [http://www.foxreal.com/how-to-rip-and-convert-blu-ray-and-dvd-discs/ ''rip and convert Blu-ray''] to DLNA supported formats. Foxreal [http://www.foxreal.com/blu-ray-ripper/ '''''Blu-ray Ripper'''''] can do you such a nice favor. Then you can watch Blu-ray movie on PC with HDTV via DLNA. Here I will show you how to realize it by a step-by-step guide.

'''Step 1:''' Rip Blu-ray movies to PC with Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper.
'''Step 2:''' Ensure that your computer has installed DLNA server like Windows Media Player 11 or PS3 Media Server or something like that. (Windows 7 has built-in DLNA server support and doesn't require additional software.)
'''Step 3:''' DLNA setup on PC.
If you are not familiar with the steps, you can find more info here [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/windows-media-player/11/share-media ''DLNA server setup''] (for XP and Vista) .
If your OS is Windows 7, you can directly click start and type “Media Streaming” in the search box, then click Media Streaming Option (generally the first option) to turn on Media Streaming.
'''Step 4:''' Blu-ray Player Setup.
Connect your Blu-ray Player with HDTV and home theatre. Then ensure that your Blu-ray Player has been connected to the home network (wired or wireless).
'''Step 5:''' Play Blu-ray movie on HDTV.
Use HDTV remote control to find the Blu-ray movies shared via Windows Media Player 11. Then you can freely enjoy those Blu-ray movies from your computer.

Except Blu-ray movie, with this method you can also enjoy any other video or movie from your PC with Blu-ray Player on HDTV.

'''Method Three: Enjoy Blu-ray movie with Mobile phone on HDTV via DLNA/HDMI.'''
Some people like to stream Blu-ray movies to mobile phone so that they can take them anywhere and enjoy anytime. If your phone supports DLNA then you can try this way to enjoy Blu-ray movie on HDTV.

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Here I will choose Droid X as an example show you how to play Blu-ray movie with Droid X on HDTV via DLNA/HDMI.

'''Part I: Stream Blu-ray movies to Droid X.'''
As we know, any mobile phone cannot support all video formats. So does Droid X. Droid X only supports formats like MPEG-4, MP4, H.264, WMV, DIVX or XVID. Generally H.264 (*.mp4) is the best format for Droid X. Then the best way is to rip and convert Blu-ray movies to H.264 (*.mp4) for Droid X. Foxreal [http://www.foxreal.com/blu-ray-ripper/ '''''Blu-ray Converter'''''] will be your good choice.

'''Step 1:''' Rip and convert Blu-ray movies for Droid X.
Format Video H.264 (*.mp4) at 1500 bitrate and 23.97 frame rate with 854*480 resolution is recommend here, with which you can enjoy Blu-ray movie on your Droid X with full screen to get the best visual effect.
'''Step 2:''' Transfer Blu-ray movies to Droid X with USB connection.

'''Part II: Stream Blu-ray moives to HDTV via DLNA.'''
'''Step 1:''' Ensure that your home network or WiFi network is running.
'''Step 2:''' Turn on the DLNA-capable HDTV and make it connect to the WiFi network.
'''Step 3:''' Select the DLNA application on Droid X. (If you get a pop-up message notifying you to turn on WiFi connection, click Yes to turn on WiFi.).
'''Step 4:''' Choose Share media on DLNA screen and then select video as the media file you want to share. Click OK.

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Then wait for a minute until a green DLNA logo appears in the status bar showing the DLNA connection succesffully.

At this time, you can enjoy the Blu-ray moives on HDTV with Droid X via DLNA.

Or you can directly [http://www.foxreal.com/play-videos-on-hdtv-via-hdmi-from-motorola-droid-x/ ''connect your Droid X and HDTV with HDMI''] to enjoy the Blu-ray movie. Then click the HDMI icon on the top left corner of the movie file on your Droid X. It also will be OK.

Hope this article will be helpful to you. Have fun!


Enjoy Disney Movies with Your Kids on Christmas

Wired - Fri, 12/24/2010 - 08:20

Summary: New page: Merry Christmas! It's time to prepare for the big day. How about give your kids some special gifts, like Disney cartoons? They are gonna like it, I bet. You can buy the movies from iTunes ...

Merry Christmas! It's time to prepare for the big day. How about give your kids some special gifts, like Disney cartoons? They are gonna like it, I bet. You can buy the movies from iTunes Store or DVD stores. Here is a list of some best Disney cartoon movies for Christmas:

Toy Story 3

Up

Cars

Ratatouille

A Christmas Carol

Alice In Wonderland

Despicable Me

In iTunes Store, those movies are sold in $19.99 for HD version, and $9.99 for standard version. But all the movies on iTunes are protected by Apple's DRM policy. In order to play them on DVD player, you need to crack the DRM protection from those movies firstly. If you search the Internet, you will find so many M4V converters which claim to remove DRM protection easily and safely. Among them, I recommend [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/mac-itunes-video-converter-platinum/ '''Tune4mac M4V Converter Plus'''], which can convert both iTunes purchased and rented movies to other devices in a simple way. You can download the trial version before placing a payment.

What's more, Tune4mac offers a special bundle of [http://www.tune4mac.com/merry-christmas-promotion.html '''M4V converter and M4P converter'''] on a discount of 60% for you to remove DRM protections from iTunes movies and songs. That means you can save $30 to get both M4V and M4P converters home.

Enjoy your bid day with a Disney visual feast!


Crazy Moment - Purchasing Mutifunctional DRM removal tool for Christmas

Wired - Fri, 12/24/2010 - 06:19

Summary: With a mutifunctional DRM removal tool, you don't be annoyed by the DRM any more.

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The traditional way to remove the DRM protection from m4p iTunes music to burn iTunes songs to audio CD, and then use an audio ripper to rip the tracks from the CD. It may waste a lot of CD discs when you have plenty of songs which need to be converted, also it's hard to keep these heavy discs.

NoteBurner M4P Converter is different from any other DRM removal software and M4P converter which used sound recordinig technology. It's a mutifunctional [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner-audio-converter.html DRM removal] software which installs a virtual CD-RW which help you burn any unprotected or DRM protected M4P, WMA music files onto the virtual CD, rips tracks on the virtual CD, encodes tracks onto '''MP3''', '''WAV''', '''WMA''', '''[http://www.noteburner.com/m4p-to-ogg-vorbis.html OGG]''', '''AAC''' and FLAC music files. You can easily remove the DRM protection and then convert the [http://www.noteburner.com/m4p-to-mp3-drm.html iTunes m4p music to mp3] or AAC for your any smartphones oe media devices in a legal way.

Here I will take how to convert m4p iTunes music to mp3 format in an super easier way for example:

Because of the DRM protection, before you can convert the m4p music, you must need to remove the DRM from iTunes m4p music :

Step 1: Downlod Noteburner audio converter for free and install it.

Step 2. Choose target format and output folder

1). On the main window of NoteBurner, click the Settings button, a dialogue box will pop-out.

2). Browse to choose a file folder for storing the converted songs. 3). Choose MP3 as output format.

4). Go to MP3 tab and check the ID3Tag options.

5). Click the OK button to save the changes.

Step 3. Create playlist to contain songs for converting to MP3

Step 4. Choose NoteBurner as CD burner, and then burn the playlist

iTunes 8 & 9, before the burning starts, you will be prompted to choose CD burner. You should:

• Choose NoteBurner Virtual_CD_RW as the CD burner

• Select Audio CD as Disc Format

• Check the "Include CD Text" option

Step 5. Get the MP3 files:

1. You can double-click any song to preview the music, or click the Play button to play selected song

2. Click the Folder button to open the output folder, where you will find the converted MP3 files


That's it. Only with a few clicks, you can easily convert the m4p iTUnes to mp3, have a try,download the [http://www.noteburner.com/noteburner.exe trial version] for free


Enjoy Blu-ray/DVD Movies and Videos on HTC EVO 4G for Playback

Wired - Fri, 12/24/2010 - 01:37

Summary: New page: The HTC EVO 4G becomes one of the most powerful mobile entertainment machine with the latest update. With the Android phone, you’ve got the power to do more than you ever thought possibl...

The HTC EVO 4G becomes one of the most powerful mobile entertainment machine with the latest update. With the Android phone, you’ve got the power to do more than you ever thought possible with a smartphone.

One of the key features is its integrated HD video capture and 4G speeds, which makes slow uploads and grainy video a thing of the past. Now, the HTC EVO 4G can help you post high-quality video/movie to YouTube or Facebook, or share moments in real time over the Internet live via Qik. Even you can watch those captured videos on an HDTV via an HDMI cable.

However, the big screen Sprint phone can’t play your favorite Blu-ray and DVD movies, even other HD video formats, like TiVo, MKV, WMV, MOV, VOB, AVI, and music files. So what is '''the best solution to put and play Blu-ray movies and videos on HTC EVO 4G'''? No worry. The guide will do a great favor for you.

To enjoy Blu-ray and DVD videos on HTC EVO 4G, you have to '''convert Blu-ray to HTC EVO 4G playable format''' and then '''transfer them to your HTC EVO 4G'''.

'''What’s you need:'''
* Foxreal [http://www.foxreal.com/blu-ray-ripper/ ''Blu-ray Ripper''].
* A PC.
* A BD ROM.
* BD/DVD discs.

'''Part 1: Rip Blu-ray/DVD dics movies to HTC EVO 4G compatible formats.'''

'''Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper''' is recommended here as the fast '''Blu-ray to HTC EVO 4G Converter''' software because of its CUDA acceleration and its advanced video/audio sync technology.

'''Step 1:''' Run Foxreal Blu-ray to HTC EVO ripping software and click "BD/DVD Rom" to load your Blu-ray or DVD files. (If you want to rip BD to HTC EVO, please make sure your BD ROM is connected with your computer and the BD disc is inserted into the drive.)

'''Step 2:''' Select HTC EVO 4G workable format. In the “Format” drop-down list, you could easily choose “Android - > HTC Supersonic Evo 4G H.264 Video (*.mp4)” as the output format for your HTC EVO 4G.

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'''Step 3:''' Customize output settings to get the best HTC EVO 4G video format. After clicking the “Settings” button, you are allowed to adjust video/audio parameters for the output profile, including bitrate, frame rate, codec, file size, channels and more. '''H.264 800*480 pix at 1500 kbps for HTC EVO 4G''' is recommended here, which can help you get the full screen movie files on your HTC EVO 4G with high quality.

'''Step 4:''' Select subtitle or audio track language from the “'''Subtitle'''” or “'''Audio'''” drop-down list. If you like, you can also choose the TrueHD audio for conversion. Meanwhile, forced subtitles are available as well.

'''Step 5:''' Convert Blu-ray/DVD to H.264 MP4 for HTC EVO 4G. Just hit the convert icon, you will get the ripped Blu-ray movies at 5x faster speed without quality loss.

'''Part 2: Transfer BD/DVD videos to HTC EVO 4G.'''

After the Blu-ray/DVD discs are converted, the next you should do is to transfer the movies to your HTC EVO 4G. You can follow the step-by-step guide to realize it.

'''Step 1:''' Connect your HTC EVO 4G to your PC via USB. (A pop-up message will show up reminding you whether to copy files between your computer and your phone’s SD card.)

'''Step 2:''' Click the “'''Mount'''” button. Then, create a folder named Video in the root folder on the EVO 4G.

'''Step 3:''' Copy the ripped or converted movie files into the Video folder.

After the above operations, those ripped Blu-ray and DVD videos will be transferred to your HTC EVO 4G and then you could [http://www.foxreal.com/transfer-bluray-dvd-movies-and-videos-to-htc-evo-4g-for-playback/ ''enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies on EVO 4G''] anytime anywhere on its big screen.


Build an email list

Wired - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 19:15

Summary: Build an Email List

If you run a business, Web-based or brick and mortar, email marketing is an easy, cheap way to [http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Promote_Yourself promote yourself] and what you're selling. Before you set the word afire with your awesome emails, you have to start by building a permission-based email list. Here's how you do that:


== Why Build a Permission-Based Email List? ==

Building a permission-based email list is something that should be considered by anyone who is serious about online marketing. Once you build it, you will have the opportunity to reach and engage your target audience through one of the most effective marketing platforms in modern history.

Permission is the name of this game as it enables you to communicate with the utmost efficiency, and more importantly, greatly [http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Identify_a_Phishing_Scam reduce spam complaints] that can tarnish your reputation not only as a marketer, but a business in general.

Putting together a permission-based email list may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually a simple process, if you use a combination of old-fashioned methods and an [http://www.benchmarkemail.com/email-marketing email marketing solution] to build your list:


== Collect Sign-ups During Checkout ==

Marketers that sell products or services online can easily build an email list by collecting new subscribers during the checkout process. With the right e-commerce system in place, you can provide a convenient way for customers to subscribe before even completing their purchase. If you run a brick and mortar establishment, keep a stack of sign-up forms at the cash register and inform on-duty clerks to encourage customers to give their [http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Make_Your_Webmail_More_Secure email address] and permission when making a purchase.


== Leverage the Social Networks ==

Although social networking is often viewed as a recreational activity, several brands have proved that it can be highly effective as a marketing tool. At the very least, it can be used to build a permission-based email list and help create awareness for your brand. Whether it is [http://www.Facebook.com Facebook], LinkedIn, a [http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Start_a_Blog blog] or Twitter, the goal here is to create a profile for your business, and develop a presence that gives your audience a reason to connect with you through the email channel.


== Network at Industry Events ==

Some marketers keep their list building tactics online. There is nothing wrong with this, but doing so limits your potential to reach a greater audience. You can expand your reach by making efforts to collect new subscribers at meet ups, trade shows, sales conferences and other events where your target market is present.


== Incorporate a Listbuilder on Your Website ==

Using a listbuilder is a method that allows you to put your list building initiative on cruise control. This type of software can be seamlessly integrated into your website, relying on automation that provides an easy way to collect [http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Set_Up_an_E-Mail_Group email addresses] and automatically organize them in a centralized database. When turning to a listbuilder, make sure that you implement the feature on every web page to maximize your ability to collect new subscribers.


== Hold a Contest to Attract Newcomers ==

Another effective way to build a permission-based email list is by holding a contest on your website, blog, or social networking page. Come up with a cool prize, build hype around the contest, and let it be known that subscribing to your list is required in order to participate. If the prize is valuable enough and you do a good job in the promoting department, this technique can turn out to be very successful.


== Dangle Content Bait ==

The content you publish is perhaps the most tempting bait that can be used to build your list. This is especially true when using it to purposely tease your visitors. For example, you could publish two or three paragraphs of a juicy article addressing a specific problem on your website, and inform visitors that they must sign up to your email list to read the full content. This is a simple technique marketers have been using effectively for years.

Once dedicating yourself to the process, you will learn that building a permission-based email list is the easy part of online marketing. While having a successful run as a marketer can be difficult, the importance of this part cannot be underestimated because it allows you to get off to a good start and lay the foundation needed to stay on course.


Hire Dedicated PHP Developers from Experts From India @ Recession-Friendly Costs

Wired - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 07:26

Summary:

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Experts From India, being one of the best IT firm that has multiple business profiles gives the best quality services with incomparable flexible costing. We do not just offer so many different types of services, but we believe in implementing the plans of those services. The Staff at Experts From India is Expertised in-
Hiring Dedicated Developers
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The technology experts at Experts From India are very highly experienced & most knowledgeable when it comes to achieving desired goals & set targets. Our Clientele is very much satisfied & happy with our service, because of which Experts From India has been achieving the annual growth & profit of around 300%.

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The services at [http://www.expertsfromindia.com/ Experts From India] are absolutely Recession-Friendly, as we understand the problems faced by the small set-ups during such emergence time. The pricing models at Experts From India also are made suitable with the requirements of the clients. This feature allows our clients to pick the price as per their own suitability of needs. There are different price models like hourly, weekly & monthly which help our clients to choose them in accordance with their requirements.

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Happy Holidays: Make Christmas CD for the Holy Party

Wired - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 07:13

Summary: If you are iTunes user, just follow the article to get your unique Christmas CD easily.

The big day is almost here. And it's time to finish up the last bit of shopping. It still leaves us few days to prepare for the big Christmas party. You may need to make a special CD of some classic Christmas songs for the holy night, right? If you are iTunes user, just follow the article to get your unique Christmas CD easily.

As we know, songs from iTunes Store are protected by Apple's DRM policy. In order to burn your favorite songs to a CD, you need to crack DRM protection with a DRM remover firstly.


[http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4p-converter-mac.html Tune4Mac M4P Converter]is a DRM copy-protected audio conversion tool designed for burning iTunes DRM protected music files (M4P, M4B, M4A) to a special virtual CD-RW drive where you can quickly get unprotected MP3, AAC, WAV files ready for use on any media player, like iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, PS3, MP3 and MP4 player, etc.

Unlike other audio recording software, Tune4Mac M4P Converter is a virtual CD burner emulator which easily emulates the whole workflow for converting music or audio files to plain audio formats: ripping, burning, encoding within only few clicks.

'''Christmas CD: Converting M4P Files to MP3 and Burn It to CD'''

1. Download Tune4mac M4P Converter;

2. Run iTunes;

3. Create a playlist on iTunes to be stored music from Christmas' album;

4. Right-click the playlist and select "Burn Playlist to Disc";

5. Choose CD Burner as Tune4mac Virtual CD-RW;

6. Click Burn button;

7. After conversion, you can burn those Christmas songs to CD with CD burner.

For detailed guide, please visit: [http://www.remove-drm-software.com/m4p-converter-mac_userguide.html Tune4mac M4P Converter-User Guide]

Tips For Windows Users: [http://www.tune4win.com/m4p-converter.html Tune4win M4P Converter] helps you convert iTunes M4P audio files to other formats on Windows OS.

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A M4P converter sometimes is not enough if you need to convert iTunes DRM protected M4V video files.To celebrate the new year 2011, Tune4mac offers iTunes DRM Converter Bundle: M4P Converter and M4V Converter Plus in only $59.95, which means you can get those two converters to save $30. It helps you remove DRM protections from iTunes M4P and M4V files easily and safely.

'''List of Top 10 New Christmas Albums 2010:'''

1. Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You

2. Susan Boyle - The Gift

3. Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia

4. Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Christmas! 4

5. Wilson Phillips - Christmas in Harmony

6. Katharine McPhee - Christmas Is The Time..(To Say I Love You)christmas album

7. Indigo Girls - Holly Happy Days

8. Celtic Thunder - Celtic Thunder Christmas

9. The Puppini Sisters - Christmas With The Puppini Sisters

10. Pink Martini - Joy To The World

Enjoy your musical party and happy holidays!


Recommend some DVD player freeware, play dvd movies on computer free

Wired - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 05:58

Summary:

With [http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/any-dvd-cloner.html Any DVD Cloner] program, you can easily copy dvd movies to DVD folder on computer. But do you have difficulties when playing DVD movies on your computer? Not all media player software can decoder DVDs well on computer. So what you need is finding a powerful DVD player software to help you. Here we will give you a review on top '''DVD player freeware'''.

'''1. VLC media player'''

'''VLC Media Player''' is an open-source multimedia framework, player and server. This powerful media player can play most of the media codecs and video formats out there. '''VLC DVD Media Player''' fulfills all your needs. It handles DVDs, (S)VCDs, Audio CDs, web streams, TV cards and much more.

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/vlc_101_w7_1.jpg]

'''2. AVS Media Player Freeware'''
'''
AVS Media Player''' combines rich functionality and a user-friendly interface, it can be used to watch video, play audio and view your pictures.

Video Formats Supported: AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DVR-MS, MKV, FLV, OGG, etc.
Audio Formats Supported: WAV, MP3, FLAC, M4A, OGG, AAC, AMR, etc.
Picture Formats Supported: PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, etc.

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/AVS-MediaPlayer.jpg]

'''3. AVQ DVD Player Freeware'''

'''AVQ Player''' is a DVD Player product from avqplayer.altervista.org. With this Powerful '''DVD - DivX Player''', you can play most popular Video File formats and HD/DVD Movies are supported. It's freeware and very easy to use.

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/AVQ-Player.jpg]

'''4. All-in-One DVD Player Freeware'''

'''All-in-One DVD Player 1.6.4''' is a DVD Player product from npssoftware.com. All-in-One DVD Player supports all popular video formats including AVI, MPG, DivX, XviD and various DVD standards. It has been designed to suit the casual viewer as well as the true movie lover, organize your movies becomes easy and fun with the automatic retrieval of movie posters and the wealth of information and trivia presented in the movie browser.

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/All-in-One-DVD-Player.jpg]

'''5. Copy encrypted DVD movies to computer harddrive, play dvd with dvd player freeware'''

[http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/any-dvd-cloner.html '''Any DVD Cloner'''] is the best choice for you to '''copy any encrypted dvd movies to ISO image file, DVD folder''' on computer hard drive. Now you don't need to worry about playing DVD movies on your computer. Any one of above DVD player Freeware can resolve it for you.


Burn DVD movie with one single driver

Wired - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 05:48

Summary: With any DVD Cloner, you can easily make a backup of protected and unprotected dvd movies with only one drive on Windows and Mac

Q: "I have only one single drive on my computer. How can I backup my DVD collections with your [http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/ Any DVD Cloner] programs?"

Many people will encounter above problem when trying to make backup of their favorite DVD movies. It's not a troublesome now with Any DVD Cloner products. In this article, we will guide you how to make a copy of DVD movies with only one single drive.

'''Step 1.''' Run Any DVD Cloner on your computer at first, get the main workplace as below:

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/work-space.jpg]

'''Step 2.''' Insert a DVD movie disc into your DVD-ROM drive. Click Open DVD button to load DVD movies to Any DVD Cloner program.

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/button-open-dvd.jpg]

'''Step 3.''' Click [Image:Step 3. Click button to start copying

] button to start copying

'''Step 4.''' Start burning DVD
Once the program finishes the copying process, the DVD movie disc will eject automatically, and the program will prompt you to insert a blank DVD disc:

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/insert-blank-dvd.jpg]

Take out the DVD movie disc, insert a blank DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and click "Retry" to start burning.

'''Note:''' If your DVD disc is not empty, the program will prompt you to erase the disc. Click "Yes" to automatically erase the disc.

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/erase-dvd-disc.jpg]

'''Step 5.''' Wait for a while, then a new DVD copy is created!

[Image:http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/images/copy-finish.jpg]

If you are a Mac users, it's also very easy to burn DVD movies with only one single driver with [http://www.any-dvd-cloner.com/mac_dvd_cloner.html Any DVD Cloner for Mac]


How to Edit Quicktime MOV files on Mac OS

Wired - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 02:02

Summary: New page: I dare to say, as an oldies freak, you must have many precious moments such as a wedding, an outing in the countryside, a favorite TV show, or your baby's first steps which are treasured i...

I dare to say, as an oldies freak, you must have many precious moments such as a wedding, an outing in the countryside, a favorite TV show, or your baby's first steps which are treasured in your hard drive discs or any other places. Have you ever thought of editing them and making them more colorful and fascinating?

If yes, I am glad to recommend you the best Mac MOV editor which provides powerful editing tools and enables the users edit .mov files on mac easily and efficiently.

[http://www.applemacvideo.com/howtoedit/mov-editor-for-mac.html '''''Free Download MOV Editor for Mac >>''''']

'''Step 1: Import'''

Open your video file by clicking "File" at the main menu, and select "import media" and find your movie in the finder window.

'''Step 2: Edit MOV Files on Mac'''

Drag MOV videos to the timeline pane for editing. Once you have your videos ready, you can begin to edit your MOV movie: split, merge, split, copy video clips.


This [http://www.applemacvideo.com/howtoedit/mov-editor-for-mac.html mov editing software for mac] allows you to enhance your video by applying special effects to individual clips, rotating video in specific direction, and crop the video image to specify video size.

Scene transitions can be added between clips. Furthermore, you can drag the audio file to the available background music track of your timeline to add background music.

'''Step 3: Share edited MOV video'''

With this MOV editor, you can share your masterpieces with family and friends, on YouTube or on devices such as the iPhone, iPod, PSP, PS3, Zune, PMP, Wii etc. Or just save them on your hard drive disc for further use.


Blu-ray to MKV - Backup Convert Blu-ray to MKV HD with Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper

Wired - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 01:25

Summary: New page: '''Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper''' Key Features: # Remove copy protection, region code, '''AACS''' and '''MKB V19''' from Blu-ray disc for backup. # Shrink/decrypt Blu-ray and DVD disc movies ...

'''Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper''' Key Features:
# Remove copy protection, region code, '''AACS''' and '''MKB V19''' from Blu-ray disc for backup.
# Shrink/decrypt Blu-ray and DVD disc movies to '''H.264 MKV''', AVI, MOV, MP4, etc.
#''' Rip Blu-ray/DVD''' movies for iPad, Droid X, iPhone 4, iPod Touch, HTC HD7, Nexus S, etc.
# Convert BD/DVD files at '''5X faster''' speed with perfect '''video and audio synchronization'''.

http://www.foxreal.com/blu_ray_ripper/blu-ray-ripper-overview.jpg

How to use Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper backup Blu-Ray to MKV

Step 1. Download Foxreal [http://www.foxreal.com/blu-ray-ripper/ ''Blu-Ray Ripper''], install and run it.

Step 2. Choose Load BD/DVD Rom, Load BD/DVD Folder or Load IFO/ISO ( http://www.foxreal.com/blu_ray_ripper/tutorial/import-blu-ray-dvd-button.jpg )to add the Blu-ray files you want to convert.

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Step 3. Click on Format bar, select “'''Common Video'''” from the list, you will find MKV(Matroska) Video(*.mkv) format in the submenu, check it so that the ripper will output MKV video format.

Step 4. Now click on the Convert button. The software will '''convert Blu-ray to MKV''' video format for you within a few minutes. Enjoy the converted videos on your PC and portable player!

After the above steps, you will get the converted/ripped Blu-ray and DVD movie files in the default folder by clicking the Open button. Hopefully the article and the BD Converter will be of great help for you!


Regift

Wired - Wed, 12/22/2010 - 21:12

Summary:

[[Image:Fruitscake.jpg|300px|left|thumb|Photo by LoneGunMan/[http://www.flickr.com/photos/elzey/4217695674/in/photostream/ Flickr]/CC]]
Regifting: It's temping, cost-effective and potentially embarrassing.

Repurposing a useful gift is really a manners minefield. So how do you turn that extra set of wine glasses into the perfect gift for your brother without getting caught?

Here are a few tips on how to emerge scot-free, while passing along an unwanted item.


===Make sure they'll dig it===

When it comes right down to it, regifting isn't exactly honest. So make it as honest as you can: If you have a gift that you know will just sit in your closet and you're certain your friend, brother or whoever will truly enjoy it, that's a worthwhile sentiment.

The best items to regift are the ones that have no practical use to you -- sheets for a twin bed when all you've got is a king, or a cool strap for that guitar you sold last summer.

===It has to be new===

The item must be new and in its original packaging without any damage or sign of being opened. Keep it classy. No one wants a used gift. And you don't want to raise any eyebrows with an extra layer of packing tape.

===Keep grandma's sweater===

It's disrespectful to regift a personal, handmade present. What would grandma think? You should really consider the feelings of the person who put in the time and effort -- even if you want the gift as far from you as possible.

For handmade clothing that doesn't fit or for something handmade that's otherwise useless to you, you're better off donating it to Goodwill or the Salvation Army than regifting it.

Also, whether it's a sweater or a jar of homemade pickles, passing it on could spark all kinds of troubling questions: "Wow, did you make this? I didn't know you could knit!" "Tell me about making pickles!"

===No receipts!===

Be certain that there are no notes or receipts that indicate the gift was originally given to you, especially if the gift was packed inside a gift box with tissue paper. You'd be surprised how easy it is for an old note card to hide in those nooks and crannies. It would be a terribly awkward way to get caught, especially if you've found the perfect (re)gift for your boyfriend's dad.

===Step outside the social circle===

If you received something at an office party, don't send it back into the office -- unless you're being openly tongue-in-cheek. Same for family. Any chance of someone noticing a regifted item on somebody else's mantlepiece could put you in the doghouse.

If you can't remember who gave it to you, avoid regifting! Just think of the possible embarrassment.

===You can always just be honest===

It's definitely the more complicated route, but you could just play it straight. Explain that you received that set of wine glasses, that punch bowl or that book and weren't going to use it, but you thought it would be perfect for Aunt Sue. As long as you know what Aunt Sue likes, there's a good chance she'll thank you. And when that happens, everyone wins.


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How to Make Successful Video Conversion on Mac

Wired - Wed, 12/22/2010 - 08:09

Summary: New page: This digital video age is full of various video formats. This article shows some useful tips about how to make successful video conversion on Mac OS. [[Category:Video]] [[Category:Media Co...

This digital video age is full of various video formats. This article shows some useful tips about how to make successful video conversion on Mac OS.
[[Category:Video]]
[[Category:Media Conversion]]
== Steps ==
# Understand Some Basic Knowledge.
#* A thick tedious book full of abstruse scientific terms is needed to know what each video format means and the details how various video formats are created. But we don’t have to be a scientist in order to make a video conversion, some basic knowledge is enough.<br>Most video files have at least two different types: the container, and the codec.<br>A container format is a computer file format that can contain various types of data, compressed in a manner of standardized codecs. The container describes the structure of the file: where the various pieces are stored, how they are interleaved, and which codecs are used by which pieces. It may also specify an audio codec as well as video. <br>Codec, short for compressor/decompressor, allows you to store the digital music, photos, and movies in the form of compact, manageable files, which can then be opened or decompressed to deliver the original contents. The common video codecs include DivX, XviD, 3ivx, MPEG(MPEG-1,2,3,4), ReadVideo. <br>A video can be thought of as being made up of numerous snapshots, called frames. Frame rate is the number of still pictures per unit of time of video, and most often expressed in frames per second (fps). Motion pictures shot on film do so at 24 FPS. Both video and audio file resolution is measured in kilobytes per second (kbps) — that is, how many thousands of bytes it takes to store one second of sound or videos. This figure is known as the bitrate. A higher bitrate allows better video quality.
#* Aspect ratio describes the dimensions of video screens and video picture elements. All popular video formats are rectilinear, and so can be described by a ratio between width and height. The screen aspect ratio of a traditional television screen is 4:3, or about 1.33:1. High definition televisions use an aspect ratio of 16:9, or about 1.78:1. The aspect ratio of a full 35 mm film frame with soundtrack (also known as the Academy ratio) is 1.375:1.
#* Video is made up of static pictures being flashed before us in rapid succession. When we talk about picture resolution we are referring to the elements, pixels, which make up the pictures. For example, iPod classic video is 320*240.<br>Finally, theoretically video conversion won’t improve video quality. You shall not expect better quality than source video.
# Find and Buy One Good Video Converter.
#* A good video converter is vital to whether you can successfully finish video conversion. There are tons of available Mac video converter applications. Good Mac video conversion software can make you look like a video whiz with minimal effort. Since most video converters are trialware, you can try before purchasing.
# Make Appropriate Setting.
#* A lot of the ugly-looking grainy clips you see online are the victims of bad conversion practices. Poorly encoded or converted video can end up looking horrible, which is an eye torture.
#* To avoid this, you need to make sure you take the correct output settings. Some video converters have provided some convenient way to optimize the output. In iFunia Video Converter Pro, there are various preset optimized profiles which can be used to fit diverse multimedia devices.
#* Those preloaded profiles cover most our requirements. But you can still modify some parameters according to your specialized requirements. As introduced in Tip 1, you can customize the frame rate, bitrate, video size, aspect ratio, etc., to get best result. For example, you can increase the value of video/audio bitrate to get a higher image/sound quality and for a compressed file you can decrease the value. You can save the customized profile for handier usage and quicker access in the future.
# Editing Video in Your Way.
#* Stop thinking video editing requires professional expertise and only Hollywood geek could do it. Most video converters allow you to add a wide variety of eye–popping effects to your videos. You can clip, crop, apply visual effects, and add background music, subtitle and watermark to personalize your movies, transform it into a work of art. Good video converter tool usually provides detailed help information which is easy to understand. Feel free to try out the available editing functions then you will master them.
# Practice More and Share with Others.
#* The best way to sharpen your video conversion skill is through practice. You may explore the video converter with different setting and apply more effects. In addition, though understanding everything about video formats just isn’t an option for most, knowing more knowledge will make your video conversion job better. You might want to take a look at some video knowledge websites like Videohelp.com etc. You can share your experience with others and also learn some advanced skills from other people. You may also publish you videos on some websites to show off your accomplishments.

== Tips ==
*Usually Home Video and Online Video need to do converting
*The video converter software must support as many video file formats as possible. (avi, mpeg, wmv, mov, rm, mkv are just some popular format). Check out if all the necessary encoders and decoders are included in the Mac video converter software.
*The user interface must be friendly and designed in a way that will allow even a total newbie to access all the controls and functions of the video converter software.
*Check out if the Mac video converter allows you to convert a part/segment of the movie.

== Things You'll Need ==
*Favourite videos or movie files needed to convert
*Mac video converter software like iFunia
*Free storage space


How to Remove the DRM for Top iTunes Christmas Movies on Windows OS ?

Wired - Tue, 12/21/2010 - 09:16

Summary: [[How to Remove the DRM for Top iTunes Christmas Movies on Mac OS ?How to Remove the DRM for Top iTunes Christmas]] moved to [[How to Remove the DRM for Top iTunes Christmas Movies on Mac OS ?]]: correct

Christmas Day is on the way, nearer and nearer, hear it? We always spent happy times on watching interesting Christmas movies. and just days ago, iTunes store recommended top 10 loved classic [http://www.noteburner.com/rip-the-drm-for-itunes-holiday-films.html Christmas movies], and I guess you guys mustn't miss them. They are:

No 1. '''It's A Wonderful Life'''
No 2. '''Christmas Vacation'''
No 3. '''Home Alone'''
No 4. '''Miracle on the 34th Street'''
No 5. '''A Christmas Carol'''
No 6. '''The Santa Clause'''
No 7. '''A Christmas Story'''
No 8. '''The Nightmare Before Christmas'''
No 9. '''Fred Claus'''
No 10. '''The Glinch'''

It's a tradition to watch some '''Christmas movies''' on the Christmas holidays. We like them because of their Classic or funny or exciting or just they can drop us into the holidays spirit. That's it. We also may watch the same movie for continual years, and buy it on iTunes store every year, why not just keep it? I believe most of you will have this idea as me while blocked by the DRM protection, you cannot get it.

Well, for this problem, I get an idea. I'm running a ripper called
[http://www.noteburner.com/mac-m4v-converter.html Noteburner M4V Converter] for Mac OS frees you to convert M4V files to plain MP4, AVI formats which are free from DRM protection and can be played on many portable media players including PSP, PS3, Walkman, Creative Zen, Xbox 360, Sandisk Sansa, Nokia, Google Android and BlackBerry. The output files can also be watched on iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV and the most important: <b>you can keep your favorite movies for the coming Christmas holidays</b>.

Here is the tutorial:
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'''Step 2''': Import Christmas movies and add them on the main Window of Noteburner.

'''Step 3''': Set output path and output format for the Christmas movies: Click Profile dropdown list, you can customize the output formats for your target videos. Noteburner M4V Converter supports multiple formats well including MOV, MP4, iPod, iPhone formats as output.

'''Step 4''': Click "Convert" button to start to convert M4V videos with Noteburner M4V iTunes Video Converter for Mac.

Just four steps, you can keep your favorite movies forever.


Blu-ray to Apple TV - Play Blu-ray/DVD/HD Movies on Apple TV

Wired - Tue, 12/21/2010 - 01:44

Summary: New page: The Apple TV can locate and connect to every iTunes library on your home metwork within a short time. It is really amazing to stream all of your family members’ music, photos and videos ...

The Apple TV can locate and connect to every iTunes library on your home metwork within a short time. It is really amazing to stream all of your family members’ music, photos and videos to your TV in HD. If you have a Mac, an iPhone or an iPad, the [http://www.foxreal.com/stream-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-videos-audios-to-apple-tv-with-airplay/ ''AirPlay''] feature on iOS 4.2 allows you to pipe media directly from the computer or iPhone/iPad to the Apple TV. By using [http://www.foxreal.com/airplayer-stream-videos-from-ipad-iphone-ipod-touch-to-your-mac/ ''AirPlayer''], you can also stream videos and movies from iPad/iPhone 4/iPod Touch to Mac in a simply way.

If you just own an Apple TV, and want to enjoy your favorite HD videos, Blu-ray and DVD movies on your HDTV, the guide will offer you an available and easy way to realize it. The first thing you should know is the Apple TV supported media formats.

'''The Apple TV compatible video & audio formats'''

Video
*H.264 up to 720p at 30 frames per second
*MPEG-4 up to 720X432(432p) or 640X480 pixels at 30 fps
*Motion JPEG up to 720p at 30 fps

Audio
HE-AAC(V1), AAC(16-320 kbit/s),
FairPlay protected AAC, MP3 (16-320 kbit/s, with VBR),
Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV

How to sync unsupported media content to Apple TV? Foxreal [http://www.foxreal.com/video-converter/ ''Apple TV Video Converter''] will be your nice choice. By converting AVI, MKV, M2TS, M2TS or other 1080i/1080p HD video files to Apple TV supported video/audio formats with high quality, you could easily enjoy every videos on Apple TV for great enjoyment. (Tip: You can get the instructures on how to [http://www.foxreal.com/apple-tv-video-converter-convert-video-to-apple-tv-for-playback/ ''convert video to Apple TV''] here.)

Attempt to put and play Blu-ray and DVD movies on Apple TV? Foxreal [http://www.foxreal.com/blu-ray-ripper/ ''Blu-ray Ripper''] will do a great favor for you. The BD ripping software is powerful to decrypt/rip copy protections from your Blu-ray and DVD disc, and convert them to Apple TV playable formats with high resolution at super fast speed based on the latest NVIDIA CUDA technology.

'''The guide on how to rip Blu-ray and DVD to Apple TV format:'''
Step 1: Connect a BD ROM with your computer and insert your BD disc into it.
Step 2: Run Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper as the perfect [http://www.foxreal.com/blu-ray-ripper/ ''Blu-ray to Apple TV Converter''], and click http://www.foxreal.com/blu_ray_ripper/2010-12-16/blu-ray-disc.jpg to load Blu-ray and DVD files into it.

Step 3: Choose Apple TV video format from the “Format” drop-down list. Apple TV H.264 (*.mp4) is selected for example here. You can also choose other Apple TV workable formats from the list.

http://www.foxreal.com/blu_ray_ripper/2010-12-16/apple-tv-video-format.jpg

Step 4: Customize output format for Apple TV. Click “Setttings”, a Profile Settings window will appear. Beneath it, you are able to set resolution, bitrate and other parameters for the ripped file.

http://www.foxreal.com/blu_ray_ripper/2010-12-16/appletv-profile-settings.jpg

Generally, these numbers have its maximum values as below:

Apple TV
Maximum Output Resolution
1280X720(720p)

Maximum Resolution and Bitrate Supported
H.264
*1280X720@24 fps, 5 mbps
*960X540@30 fps, 5 mbps
OR
MPEG-4
720X432@30 fps, 3 mbps

Step 5: Convert Blu-ray to Apple TV MP4 by clicking the http://www.foxreal.com/blu_ray_ripper/2010-12-16/convert_icon.jpg icon. Within a few minutes, you will get the converted Blu-ray or DVD files.

See it is easy. Now, you can sync [http://www.foxreal.com/blu-ray-to-apple-tv-play-blu-ray-dvd-hd-movies-on-apple-tv/ ''Blu-ray and DVD movies to Apple TV''] for playing in HD via iTunes.


Download The beatles band classic songs free from websites

Wired - Mon, 12/20/2010 - 15:45

Summary: The beatles band is so hot now. Use Leemsoft Total music downloader, you can download the beatles band classic songs, albums free from various kinds of websites. You can store the beatles musics free

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Today, their albums, songs are popular again. They are on the top of the billboard on Youtube, iTunes, every music sites.
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With this Free Youtube Music downloader software, it's easy to enjoy the the beatles band's musics, MTVs, videos, various kinds of MP3 songs on your local computer and portable players, like '''iPod, iPhone, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, Sony Walkman''' and so on.

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