Filed Under (guide, video) by Abbas on 27-09-2008
So you like a video on YouTube that you want to download and store on your computer? Here’s a quick and fast guide how to download all your favourite YouTube videos without any hassle. After following this guide, you’ll have a quality video downloaded onto your computer that you can play later on at anytime.
First of all, select the YouTube video that you want to download. In this guide, I’ll be using a video from a quick search. Lets say you want to download one of Britney Spear’s latest videos, here are the easy steps to get that or any other video:
- Open YouTube.com, and in the search box type whatever video you want to download. I’m going to type Britney so that we can proceed with downloading one of her videos in this tutorial.
- Once you get the results, the next step is to get the address of that specific video. Read the rest of this entry »
If you used to search the web for a 3GP version of your favorite video so that you could enjoy some high quality movies on your mobile phone, your search is over. No you won’t have to ask others to compress a video for your mobile phone because at the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to compress any of your favorite video or movie to a high quality .3GP format movie yourself.
If you regularly watch videos on your mobile phone, you already know how pixelated and badly compressed most of those movies look. With this tutorial, we’ll follow some steps, use a nice compression software, and tune up a few things so that you’ll get videos with the the highest quality possible, and even that with a minor increase in the file size.
In order to compress the movie, first you’ll be needing this very nice audio/video compression tool called Read the rest of this entry »
Ever wanted to compress your huge 4GB+ DVD movies to 700MB dvd-rips while still retaining the original DVD quality? Well thats what we’re gonna learn today. You might be familiar with the regular 700MB dvd-rips ‘scene’ releases, where most underground DVD movies are in 700mb compressed avi format. Today we’ll learn how to compress your personal DVD movies to small 700MB compressed format like the ‘scene’ releases, so that you can keep your DVDs safe in your drawer and enjoy watching the compressed rips from your hard disk drive.
Now if you’re familiar with the ‘xvid asd’ compression format used for those tv-shows rips, you might know how nicely compressed those videos are. You get a complete 50minutes season video in a 350MB avi file. We’re gonna use that sort of superb compression for our DVD today in this following tutorial. You’ll see that even when our ~4GB DVD movie is compressed to a 700MB dvd-rip, there wont be much difference in the video or audio qualitybecause of the compression softwares and audio/video settings we’re going to use.
We’ll be using this very nice Xvid/DivX conversion tool called Read the rest of this entry »
Filed Under (Apple, Blu-Ray, video) by Abbas on 12-08-2008
Word on the street is, Apple is working on dedicated video chips for their Mac line of computers. The rumored video hardware, which currently is “pure speculation” will supposedly loosen the load on Mac computers’ CPUs by taking the responsibility of most of the video processing activities. The video processing chips will support decoding H.264 videos, which by the way, is one of the codecs being used in Blu-Ray High definition video discs.
Alley Insider, which is the source of this speculation went as far as saying that Apple will be adding this dedicated video hardware to all of its upcoming Mac computers.
…the rumor I have heard, that I believe to be a fact, that has simply yet to be confirmed. I have heard that Apple plans to add hardware video decoding to ALL of its new computers beginning fairly soon, certainly this year.
Well this is good news for all you Apple-lovin’ folks out there, lets wait and see what else Apple’s got for all your geeky needs.