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Audio Books CD: Between Cassettes and Downloads

Digital media has helped to make the audio books CD industry a successful venture for many companies. Many people prefer audio libraries composed of music books CD products rather than cassettes because they are more durable and they take up less space. Even though the internet is making digital downloads the most popular form of audio books, CD audio books offer permanence in the aspect that a CD music book is a hard copy.


Other than MP3 downloads of your favorite audio books, CD format is the next best thing. If you are a frequent traveler, you can take an entire music book on CD with you without taking up a lot of space. A CD audio book is also ideal if you want to loan your favorite book to a friend so they can listen to it.


Often, the MP3 files of audio books have copyright protection on them so you can only play them from your computer or personal media device. With an audio book on CD, you do not have to worry about this aspect.


Having your favorite music books CD is ideal because of the convenience in terms of listening to a book whenever you want. You can just pop it into your CD player and let it play in the background while you do what you need to do.


A CD audio book is also great for those long morning commutes. Since most cars do not yet have MP3 capability, an audio book CD provides the next best thing.


One of the best things about music books CD files is that you have an actual hard copy of your audio book to build your library. Often, MP3 players get lost or digital files get wiped out due to viruses or other computer problems.


Having your favorite audio books backed up on CD will prevent you from losing your entire collection due to these types of problems. Although a large music book CD collection will take up a lot of space, it is still a better format to prevent losing all of the time and money you have invested in building your audio books CD library.


Digital media formatting is quickly making the hard copy format of many products obsolete. The audio books CD industry is no exception. Many people are storing their entire music book library on their hard drives or portable media players.


The problem with this, is that they do not have backup copies prepared in case of a virus or computer crash. To prevent the loss of your data, you can order audio books CD files or cassettes. They might take up some space in your home, but it is well worth it in light of the potential time and money spent trying to replace an entire library.


If you are still stuck on the audio book cassette tape format, a completely new world awaits you. The music books CD industry has revolutionized the way people enjoy audio books, but even this medium is becoming obsolete as it is consistently losing ground to the digital format.


An audio book CD does provide conveniences that digital copies can not guarantee, but it also takes up valuable storage space.

Mike Selvon is the owner of various niche portals. Our audio books portal is a great resource for more information on audio books cd. While you are there don’t forget to claim your free gift.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

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Learn Spanish With Audio Programs

Look Up ‘Learn Spanish Audio’ Material

Spanish is one of the most spoken languages throughout the world. Some reports say that there are more than four hundred thousand people the world over speaking Spanish. It is a very easy language to learn and since it is spoken in many countries across the globe, it can be very useful for you. Spanish language is very close to English. It is based in Latin like the other romance languages and it is written in the same alphabet as English. If you know English there are many words and phrases that are similar. And there are many phrases and words which you can very easily guess accurately; some words are even written and pronounced the same.

Learn Spanish Audio Book

One of the easiest ways to learn Spanish, is with the help of learn Spanish audios. What are these learn Spanish audios? Well, these are audio tapes (audio cassettes) or audio files, which are sent through the Net when you enroll with any online course available. There are also many audio books that include “learn Spanish” programs that can be downloaded to your MP3 player or computer. It is very easy to learn any language – not only Spanish – when you have the lessons spoken to you. These ‘learn Spanish audios’ usually teach you step by step how to speak Spanish.

Try Out the ‘Learn Spanish Audio’ Material

You can buy such ‘learn Spanish audios’ from many audio book sites, such as, http://www.YourAudioBookHQ.com . There are also many online courses, which have their lessons divided into audio modules for your easy absorption. Through these lessons, you will not only learn Spanish grammar and vocabulary, you will also learn commonly used phrases and how to dialogue correctly.

There are more advantages in choosing to learn Spanish through audio lessons:

1. You can hear the correct pronunciation, which is very important while learning a language; this is something you miss out on when you learn Spanish with the help of books only.

2. We are all used to multi-tasking now, and when you learn Spanish through audio material you can study your lessons while doing something else, like jogging, household chores, driving, etc. By using otherwise idle time you will not have to take additional time away from other activities. This will fast-forward the time taken for mastering the language.

3. Learning through audio books or programs will give you confidence to talk with Spanish people faster. People who learn through conventional classroom methods tend to be a little shy of the way they speak their newly learned language. However, the audio lessons will make you very familiar with the pronunciation, so that you will be confident to start a conversation, and secure in the knowledge that you speak correctly.

4. You can learn the local jargon – often, people learn Spanish, only to find that the language spoken by the common person in the street, is quite different. The audio lessons more often than not throw a good light on the local (street) jargon as well and help you to be familiar more common terms and phrases.

Find more great articles by Debbie Flores about different methods for learning Spanish quickly and easily at LearningSpanishSite.com and learn spanish by audio methods with Spanish I

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Positive Aspects of Video / Audio Tagging

Is there any one in this whole world who won’t defeat to the soul-stirring music? I really doubt! It is a consuming passion, a universal fiery spirit that binds people together. Despite distances, colour, creed and language barriers, music integrates us through the symphony of tunes which can melt even the crudest of hearts.


MTV and V channel are two of the much adored music channels with a steady viewership round the globe. Because just like we love music, we love the enchanting video and the possibilities of it. Music when combined with visuals, well, the possibilities are endless. But do we need to listen or view the video that comes with the songs completely? Don’t we have the option to view and listen to what we like? The answer is YES!


We differ in our mindset and our preferences of watching videos also differ.


It’s always easy to skip a written content which doesn’t interest you, but with a video, there’s no way to avoid watching everything you don’t care about unless you chaotically fast-forward to skip that part. If you like a particular video clipping that comes in your favourite song and want to avoid the rest of it, video tagging comes to your help.


What is audio tagging / video tagging?


Audio/video tagging helps you list the different events or subjects appearing in your video or a specific part of the audio by indexing them and storing them as meta tags. This makes it easier for you to view or hear only that specific part of your video or audio of your choice — according to the exact time they appear in the video clipping.

When the data or the video/audio excerpts are indexed and tagged, you can directly select the tags without much fuss, and they can be even linked so that you can send them to your friends. Moreover, top search engines can search these tags, so that if there’s a very popular 10-second video clipping, that tagged part can be linked to by bloggers and other people also.


SBL enters the arena of video tagging


Though online videos need less strain than to browse a text, we often prefer watching videos to reading. Here comes the significance of SBL as SBL BPO has entered into the prospective arena of video tagging services. If you wish to upload your favourite video clipping into the web, we help you tag the most remarkable parts of that video. What you have to do is simple! Upload your video to SBL— it doesn’t matter whether you’re using Quicktime, Windows Media or Flash format — create a list of contents with links that direct others to select excerpts of the video of your liking. We can also include slides and notes under a tag which enables you to share the tag links with your friends.


We make personal video tagging as quickly as possible – something everyone can enjoy. We employ sophisticated video infrastructure and interface using the leading-edge technologies. We strive to make sure everything we do reaps the best results for our clients.


Technology changes with changing times and we’re determined to lead the charge in this exploding arena of personal video. We need only one co-traveller in this journey – YOU.


Article by Rarima.N.S


SBL BPO Services


SBL – video tagging

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm

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Experience Excellent Performance and Quality of Eclipse Car Audio

There are many companies in the world that have realized that a great many of us like to listen to music as we are driving. For this reason they are constantly developing new ways to give us better car audio systems. One of the leaders in this field is that of Eclipse Car Audio. This company along with its parent company Fujitsu-Ten has been making many new innovations for our cars.

As a result of this intensive work we are given the opportunity of buying various Eclipse Car Audio products that are known to give a superior performance. There are many different items that we can buy in the Eclipse Car Audio range and these are all excellent in quality. By seeing which of these parts that you want to have in your car, Eclipse Car Audio presents you with the chance of owning a virtual DVD theater for your car.

Now just to give you an idea of the many wonderful things that you can find out about Eclipse Car Audio we will take a look at one of their items. This item lets you control the sound quality that comes from your speakers. It has been noted that many car speakers give their owners a poor quality listening experience due to the music from the speakers reaching the person at varying times.

To correct this fault Eclipse Car Audio has come up with a way to delay the music from the different speakers and then release this music altogether so that you have the full sound reaching you. This same item will let you sharpen the performance of the speakers range of power, thereby giving you a sharper and clear quality sound.

Now if you would like you car audio system to include other features you can use the Eclipse Car Audio which has a digital street map installed as part of its working capability. This automated street map provides you with clear and accurate directions for the different places that you will be traveling.

Some of the Eclipse Car Audio systems include the facility to give you a surround sound facility. This is in many ways similar to the effects that you will get from watching a surround sound movie. Now besides these great features Eclipse Car Audio also has another great feature that is security based.

This feature is called Eclipse Security Network or ESN Security. In this security device your Eclipse Car Audio will not work if someone attempts to steal the radio. As a further protection the only way to get the audio to work again is to notify Eclipse Car Audio. There is an added bonus to this security feature and that is Eclipse Car Audio will replace you car audio for free if it gets stolen. Now this more than anything makes buying Eclipse Car Audio a real steal.

Muna wa Wanjiru is a web administrator and has been researching and reporting on internet marketing for years. For more information on Eclipse Car Audio, visit his site at Eclipse Car Audio

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Repeatable Video Testing Tools for Equipment Manufacturers

This paper explores the challenges Video Equipment Manufacturers face when assessing video quality. Assessing video quality ultimately depends on the customer’s reaction on their new display (PC, POD, TV, etc.).


Over the next decade, it is expected that digital television penetration into the general television market will increase from less than 5% in 2003 to more than 50% by 2010.


Currently, the FCC requires that 50% of televisions 36 inches or larger have integrated digital capability by July 2005. By July 2007, the FCC will require that all new televisions 13 inches or larger must incorporate a digital tuner. Obviously the FCC’s ruling provides additional fuel for the growth of the DTV market.


So testing is increasing important. The test setup simply stated is

* Start with a known video sequence.

* New Video Processing system alters the video sequence.

* Decode the processed video sequence.

* Capture the processed video sequence.

* Display the original and processed video sequences.

* Bring in experts to subjectively vote.


Complexity arises as

* New Video Processing systems may need new equipment to playback the video sequences.

* The original and processed video sequences should be displayed in random orders.

* Expert viewers are expensive and do not produce repeatable results.

* Digital displays scale incoming video sequences based on their native resolution.

* Display manufactures want to check resolutions at 2x the video rate.


Previous Options

Each vendor builds unique test equipment to verify their new algorithms. So the first job is to debug the test equipment before it can be used to verify a new design. Debugging the test equipment can take as long if not longer than debugging the display equipment.


Easier Solution

To streamline the process, equipment for video quality testing needs to be defined, which can capture, play, and analyze any two video sequences. Further, as new input/output modules are continuously under development, the test equipment should use an open-architecture approach to ease upgradeability.


Video Clarity defined the ClearView product line with these objectives in mind.

* Capture video sequences in as many formats as possible.

* Convert all video sequences to user-selectable resolution.

* Translate all video sequences to uncompressed Y’CbCr 4:2:2 or RGB 4:4:4.

* Support 8 and 10-bit data paths with upgradeability to future 12-bit modes.

* Store the video sequences as frames (fields) so that they can be played at any rate.

* Display the video sequences in real time in multiple viewing modes.

* VTR controls – play, shuttle, jog, pause

* Integer-based zoom & pan.

* Apply objective metrics to the video sequences.

* Export pieces of video sequences to further analyze off-line.

* Use a standard operating system so that the operator can run 3rd party analysis applications.


By working in the uncompressed domain, any two video processing algorithms can be compared independent of compression or other processing.


To further simplify the work flow, any video sequence can be played; while capturing another video sequence, thus, combining the video server and capture device into one unit. By doing this, the original source is already inside the test equipment so captured content alignment is easily obtained.


The operator chooses the output video resolution and output rate independent of the input. Video sequences are cropped or centered with black borders to meet the desired resolution, and then played-out at rates up to 120Hz. The video sequence is sent to the display adapter or panel to test desired resolutions and frame rates.


Further the operator can play any stored video sequence, at any speed, for any duration either manually or using automated play lists.


The original and processed video sequences can be displayed – side-by-side, mirrored, or seamless split – on a single display. This eliminates the need to calibrate two separate displays.


ClearView applies various objective metrics to the video sequences, generates graphs, and calculates an objective score.


While development of additional objective algorithms is ongoing, we have built a hybrid system that takes into consideration subjective testing with objective measurements. ClearView can easily be programmed to display video sequences for the expert viewers; while recording the objective metric scores along with the MOS. While the MOS cannot be repeated, the objective metric can, easily and readily.


Since the system is based on an open, Windows-based architecture, any objective measurement algorithm can be modeled off-line using the stored video sequences.


Benefits

* Repeatable tests, quantitative results, and a streamlined setup.

* Analyze 2 video sequences in real-time up to 1080P.

* Input virtually any file type or capture from any digital or analog source.

* Multiple viewing modes are presented on a single display – no need to calibrate 2 separate Television displays to compare video sequences.

* Integrated uncompressed, high definition Video Server and Capture Device.

* Ability to Play 2 fully uncompressed, HD Streams in Real-Time.

* Hybrid Solution with Integrated Objective Metrics and Subjective Viewing Modes.


Case Examples

In all of the following examples, the tests can be performed using software mockups of the actual hardware unit. ClearView exports video sequences as files and accepts video files as inputs.


A Video Processing manufacturer needs to

* Source for their video processing or encoders in SDI, Component, or DVI.

* Capture the output of their unit.

* Capture the output of their unit after it has been decoded.

* Visually inspect the new algorithm compared to the original and/or previous algorithms.

* Generate a Score for repeatability.


A VOD Server manufacture needs to

* A way to bring in multiple file formats into their system through SDI or Component.

* Visually inspect the output of their VOD server compared to the original Source.

* Generate a Score for repeatability.


A Set-top Box (STB) or Decoder manufacture needs to

* Capture a “Golden” video stream or the results of one of their competitors.

* Capture the output of their unit.

* Visually inspect the “Golden” stream compared to their decoded stream.

* Generate a Score for pass/fail.


A Graphic or Display chip manufacture needs to

* Play out “Source” video sequences at various resolutions and rates to their graphic or display chip through DVI, HDMI, or VGA.

* Capture the output of their unit.

* Visually inspect the output of their algorithm compared to the original Source.

* Generate a Score for repeatability.


A Display manufacture needs to

* Play out “Source” video sequences at various resolutions and rates to test their display through DVI, HDMI, or VGA.

* Visually inspect the performance of their Display.

* Generate a count of dropped frames if any occurred.


Summary

ClearView takes advantage of the high-reliability of today’s off-the-shelf computer platforms. This ensures that products are made with state-of-the-art hardware, while at the same time avoiding the high cost of custom designs.


ClearView provides broadcasters, video researchers, compression developers with the unique ability to capture, play-out, and analyze video sequences. Objective measurements are generated and logged for repeatable tests.

Bill Reckwerdt, Vice President Marketing & Business Development
Bill’s extensive career spans 20 years in the digital video industries. He brings to Video Clarity expertise in compression, digital transmission, and video servers.
To contact Bill directly send an email to bill@videoclarity.com or visit http://www.videoclarity.com/ManufacturerSolutions.html#top

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Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes Review

If you have problems with previously digital video camera/camcorder such as

picture quality (lighting) use bulky battery charger, losing cords/memory cards, mess with disks/tapes heavy, not user friendly, don’t fully understand their complex and massive camcorder need a whole carrying case then you can consider buying this Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (Black) as many customers highly recommended.

Features:

The Flip Video Ultra Series has two major parts i.e. the camera and the capability to manipulate and move the videos. It also comes with TV connector cable, batteries, wrist strap and velvet drawstring case that are perfect to prevent any dirt or scratches on the lens or LCD screen. Price and Quality: Flip Video Ultra Series is an excellent quality and inexpensive convenience product from Amazon with four favorite colors (white, orange, black, pink). Durable: The customers that have been using this Flip Video Ultra Series for about a year never have a problem with it. Size: Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorderis a little highly portable video recorder for casual use. The dimensions are only 1.2 x 2.2 x 4.2 inches and the weigh is 7.2 ounces, it’s very light. Portable: Flip Video Ultra Series is easily fit into your pocket and carries as a cell phone to capture the special moments wherever you go. User friendly: A tripod socket on the bottom is good for those that have trouble holding the Flip Video Ultra Series steady. Easy to Use: The Quick Start Guide can be read in 5 minutes then you will be able to use this camera. However, the end users especially senior citizens must have solid basic knowledge of installing software and file transfer. Recording time: With 2 GB flash drive (built-in memory) the Flip Video Ultra Series will record up to 60min (1 hour) and no memory card. Designed for everyone: It’s suitable for bloggers, artists, travelers, amateur filmmakers, lecturers, parents, students and everyone. Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (Black) also a most memorable and thoughtful gift for someone special in your life. Record all your favorite moments: Christmas, thanksgiving, birthday, wedding, holiday, BBQ, graduation, interview, video project, music concert, and other activities

Battery:

Flip Video Ultra Series is powered by two AA Duracell batteries (included with the camera) and easy to be installed. It’s well designed and highly resistant to accidental opening. Good battery life.

Image Quality

The image quality of Flip Video Ultra Series is remarkably good resolution (640 x 480 VGA), no little pixel smudges. Exposure capability is excellent, for outdoors, from a sunny with wide contrasts to the rain/dark conditions, or indoor shots with decent light such as in the restaurant.

Lens

The actual lens of Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (Black) is recessed and protected by either a glass or plastic cover. It shows no susceptibility to being easily scratched. However, if it appears held in place by a metal fitting and the lens cover becomes damaged, I’m sure it could be replaced. On the back of the Flip Video Ultra Series is a 1.5″ transfective screen that you can see even in quite bright daylight.

Audio Quality

The sound quality of Flip Video Ultra Series is excellent for recording voices. The built-in microphone is sensitive. It will pick up and record nearby voices even whispers without distortion and it won’t pick up too much background noise. In a very loud environment, the mike captured both highs and lows surprisingly well.

Recording, Playback and Delete the Video:

Start up time from turn on to recording is only 2-4 seconds. It’s easily to set a time and date to the gadget when initially start it up then each video automatically has the date as the initial name. One button for record/stop prevents accidental starting and stopping. If you have problems with the red button, use the tip of your thumbnail to press it. Flip Video support said the record button is being redesigned for future models so that this problem is no longer. The play button is on the left of the 4-way and delete button is on the right.

Zoom

You can zoom in and out by pressing the + (plus) on top of the red button and – (minus) signs on top of and below the red button. It has only 2x digital zoom, so you have to close to the subject but not too close up the detail such as words/logos, it will get the various degrees of blurry.

Video Editing Built-in Software

The new version of Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder, 60-Minutes (Black) software has been updated on December 21, 2007 with no issues. The simple Flip Video Ultra Series software is able to do some minor editing, file organization, download clips into the computer, crop beginning/end, upload clips to the web/email, string clips together to make a longer movie and make photos from videos. Also, included a “Help” feature.

You can also convert video files, watching your videos on TV as well as on the computer, quick emailing the video, DVDs made, and publish online to YouTube, AOL video, personal site, or any video sharing website and share them instantly with your family and friends.

Flip Video customer support will take care of any problems.

Phone support is 24/7 and they will answer the phone within a minute or two. If you email them, you will receive a response after a few hours. You can also read other product review about Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder, 60 Minutes.

Sujanti Djuanda has written reviews about electronic, music, computer, real estate etc http://1stmyreview.blogspot.com

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How To Rip Dvd And Convert Video To Blackberry Storm, Bold, Curve,Pearl Etc?

 

BlackBerry is now a very popular phone for both business people and regular cell phone users. This guide is mainly about how to rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Bold and other BlackBerry serials such as BlackBerry Pearl, Curve etc.

This article includes two parts:

Part1. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Windows?

Part2. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Mac?

Part 1. How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Windows?

1. How to rip dvd to BlackBerry?

2. How to convert video to BlackBerry?

First, you should know what video format is BlackBerry Storm supports. (Other BlackBerry Serials support similar video formats)

For most of DVD has CSS copyright protection, we need a program to rip DVD to BlackBerry Storm support video format. The tool we use is Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter Suite , This program not only supports BlackBerry Storm 9530, 9500, but also BlackBerry Bold 9000, Blackberry Curve, BlackBerry Pearl and other BlackBerry serials.

Now, let’s start the guide about ripping DVD and converting video to BlackBerry Storm or other BlackBerry Serials.

1. How to rip dvd to BlackBerry?

Step 1: Download Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite, and run Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter.

Step 2: Import the DVD Files to the software

Run the program and click “Add”. It supplies four ways to load files:

a. Load from DVD Rom: All the DVD files from both DVD Rom and daemon tool will be automatically detected and recognized by the program.

b. Load DVD folder (data DVD), sometimes you may store the DVD folder in your hard drive, it appears like “Video_ts” “audio_ts” folders. You can load it by clicking the “load DVD folders” button.

c. Load ISO image files, you can amount your ISO files in the daemon tools and then load the DVD movie from the virtual DVD drive.

d. Load IFO Files: Click to import your DVD movie by loading IFO files

Step 3: Edit the Video (Optional)

If you want to customize the video, this DVD to BlackBerry Storm Converter offers a powerful video editing function, including cropping video, setting the video effects, trimming movie, even customizing personal watermark.

Crop Video: Many people may be annoyed for black edges around DVD movies; Don’t worry any more, with this BlackBerry Converter you can easily edit the DVD movie and remove them. Just Click the Edit icon to open the Edit window. Go to the Crop tab, and you can set the output video aspect ratio crop the movie video.

Set the Video Effects: You can set brightness, contrast, saturation, and adjust the volume to modulate the effect. All the progress you can see at “Preview Pane” clearly.

Trim movie: If you don’t need to convert the entire DVD movie, you can just capture a clip from it to convert.

Customize personal watermark: Wondersahre DVD to BlackBerry Converter allows you to customize personal watermark including image watermark or test watermark.

Step 4: Select output Profile

This software can convert DVD to all common formats for BlackBerry Storm such as MP4, WMV, AVI, M4A, AAC, MP3 etc. You can select one output format you want to convert as below.

Step 5: Start to convert

After you edit the video (option) and select the output format, all you need to do is clicking the “Start”button. Then you can get a cup of coffee and come back later to check if the conversion is finished. It will take about 30 minutes for converting a regular two hours DVD movie. When the conversion finished, click “find target” to located the converted video on your computer, connect your BlackBerry Storm to computer, and then copy the video to your BlackBerry memory card, that’s all.

2. How to convert video to BlackBerry?

[b]Step 1:[/b] Download Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite, and run Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Converter.

Step 2: Add Video files

Click the Add button, and the program will let you browse your computer hard drive. Select the video files you want to convert and click OK.

Step 3: Output Settings

After adding video files, you can start to set output settings for each file:

a. Select an output format from the Format drop-down list. Just select an format according to the player which you want to put your videos on.

b. Click the Settings button to set encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

c. Click the Browse button to specify an output folder to save the converted files.

Note 1: If you want to convert all the added files into one format with the same encoding parameters, you can just click the “Apply to All” button.

Note 2: You can check the “Merger into one file” option to convert all the added video files into a single file.

Step 4: Start the conversion

Click the Start button of this BlackBerry Bold Video Converter to start the conversion. And all you need to do now is to wait for the conversion to be finished. The remaining time will be shown on conversion window for your reference. Try Wondershare BlackBerry Converter Suite

Part 2: How to Rip DVD and Convert Video to BlackBerry on Mac?

1: Convert DVD movie to BlackBerry for Mac

2: Convert video to BlackBerry for Mac

It is easy-to-use and the converting speed is fast! After testing, all formats conversions work well, the output audio and image quality is excellent! Let’s view the steps.

1. Convert DVD movie to BlackBerry for Mac

Step 1: Download Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Suite for Mac, and run DVD to BlackBerry Converter for Mac.

Step 2: Import video files

Click the Load DVD button, select the folder of your DVD movie, and click OK. If the movie is on your disc drive, you can just select the drive and click OK.

Or click the Load IFO button, open the folder of your DVD movie, and you will find two folders in it: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. Open the VIDEO_TS folder, select all the IFO files, and then click OK.

After the movie is loaded, you can see all the chapters and titles in it, and then you can check the ones you want to convert. If you want to convert the whole movie, you can just keep all the titles or chapters checked.

Step 3: Output Settings

After your DVD movie is loaded, you can start to set output settings:

a. Select an output format from the Format drop-down list. Just select a format according to the mobile phone you want to put the movie onto.

b. Click the Settings button to set encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

c. Name each title/chapter in the Output Filename field, and select the subtitle and audio track for the titles/chapters.

Note: You can check the “Merge into one file” option to join all the selected DVD titles/chapters into one file instead of creating a separated file for each title/chapter.

Step 4:

Click the Start button to start the conversion. And all you need to do now is to wait for the conversion to be finished. The remaining time will be shown on conversion window for your reference.

2. Convert video to BlackBerry for Mac

Step 1: Download Wondershare DVD to BlackBerry Suite for Mac, and run video to BlackBerry Converter for Mac.

Step 2: Import video files

Click the Add button, browse your computer hard drive and add the video files you want to convert.

Step 3: Edit Movie Wondershare Video Converter for BlackBerry allows you to edit your video files by trimming movie length, cropping video and setting movie effects.

Before the conversion, you can:

Input the name each video file in the Destination File field.

Select an output format from the Format drop-down list for different for BlackBerry videos. For BlackBerry Strom and BlackBerry Bold, we could choose the mp4, 3gp etc.

Click the Settings button to set the encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.

Note: If you check the “Merger into one file” option, the program will join all added video files into one file instead of outputting a separated file for each video file.

Step 4: Click the Start button to start the conversion. And now all you need to do is to wait for the conversion to be finished, and then transfer the converted files to your BlackBerry Storm or BlackBerry Bold.

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 23, 2009 at 6:20 am

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Viral Video Marketing Your Way To Success

The definition of a viral video is basically a video clip which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through e-mail, IM messages, blogs and other media sharing websites. Brick Marketing’s viral video marketing is a service that combines the creation of a viral video and online video marketing.


Viral video marketing is a super way to build your online brand, visibility, among a host of other online business benefits. Take some lessons from the big guys about how to use video marketing the right way, it’s about more than just traffic.


The amateurs like “Brookers” and “Lonelygirl” publish their video clips for fun and notoriety, and the big corporations like Nike, Warner Bros, and MTV2 produce and publish them in order to drive traffic to their web sites and sell more of their products or services. Because the advertising cost relatively inexpensive. And it produces results.


Todays youth now spend more time online that watching television. It’s all about pageviews and favourites and bookmarks and links on blogs. Your YouTube video can assume viral status and be passed on via emails and blogs. Even be spotted on Facebook walls. Since the audience themselves decide whether or not your video is worthy enough to become viral or not. You better make sure it is. That is where StudioX comes in.


This piece also includes a best practices rundown by Justin Kirby, managing director of viral marketing company DMC, who did the planning, seeding and tracking for this campaign. The creative was produced by Maverick Media.


People aren’t just watching video online, either. They’re taking it with them by downloading video clips to their handheld devices like the video iPod and Sony’s video game console, the PlayStation Portable. Now cell phones have the ability to watch YouTube videos.


For the online entrepreneur (the web site owner seeking to make money online) the purpose of your you tube video is to bring traffic to your site. The You tube video site is a phenomenon which has taken the internet by storm and unless you’ve been off in a far away place, you will not doubt have seen one of the many videos which have been popularized by the site such as Tyson the roller-skating dog. Did you know that You Tube gets twice as much traffic as Google. That means that you tube alone, gets one million hits a day.


Do a video contest because everyone else is. This online-video “contest” fad will continue, and it will become more difficult to activate consumers to promote your product. Do a search for “video contest” on Google and you’ll see four or five different ads for contests.


The David Chappelle video contest is a good example of a nice idea with some executional flaws. First, it didn’t initially promote the contest on its own website because it wanted to focus people on buying the DVD. Second, it petered out. Contest winners weren’t announced and insufficient media budget promoted the contest. To give you an idea of how abused contests are getting, there was a summer promotion for a mayonnaise manufacturer looking for videos about may recipes.


However their are numerous ways to monetize viral videos. From contextual ad programs like Adsense, Yahoo Publishers Network and Chitika to affiliate programs and product sales “revenue sharing is just one aspect of earning money through the use of online video.


Viral video marketing is the gift that keeps on giving. Internet video marketing is going to be the next big thing in SEO. The “on-demand” characteristic of video marketing is another great benefit. Why video marketing is the most powerful and effective method to earn profits The truly simple steps to get setup in a flash and add videos to your web pages Why you’re suffering, even if you don’t know it, if you’re only using other advertising and promotion techniques. The big reasons why video marketing is so effective and how you can capitalize on them and so much more.


Viral videos are those videocam recordings that get spread around the internet like wild fire. Without anyencouragement, people share a video clip with everyone they know. And within days, thousands of people have seen the video clip.


Facebook: Share, share, share. Other ideas include creating an event that announces the video launch and inviting friends, writing a note and tagging friends, or posting the video on Facebook Video with a link back to the original YouTube video.


Look at the evolution from where the internet first started. It started out with everything being free. Natural search was first starting. You could actually go to the top of a natural search engine within a day or two of launching a site and start getting traffic almost immediately.


Kevin Nalts is one of the most-viewed YouTube comedians with more than 650 short online videos seen more than 25 million times. By day he’s a Marketing Director at a Fortune 100 company, and he speaks, writes and consults in the area of online marketing and viral video.

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Make Money With Online Videos: How to Use Online Videos to Boost Your Income!

Knowing how to make money with online videos gives you a massive edge over the regular marketer. If you know how to create videos using some of the tools readily (and oftentimes cheaply) available at your disposal, you should be able to outdo many of your competitors using video marketing.

Videos are just an excellent way for you to create immediate traffic and build credibility. Thousands of visitors may go to your site if your video becomes viral. By just creating an interesting 3-minute clip, and uploading it to video-sharing sites, you could get instant exposure and make money with online videos.

How do you make money with online videos the right way?

First of all, know that marketing videos isn’t one of the loved practices by marketers because it involves more effort, video know-how, and perhaps a likeable personality.

All of these qualities can be learned and developed, but some marketers are too lazy. Video creation can be outsourced to freelancers, but it may cost a lot, and it won’t have the same personal touch as when you’re the one talking.

Nonetheless, the advantages of using video presentation are good from the side of building credibility and gaining trust from your viewers. With that as a fact, don’t be afraid to make videos from scratch in order to gain market territory, even if it’s your first time. You’ll find it exciting to do once you’ve got the momentum going.

One of the steps for effective video creation so you can make money with online videos is to make a script. A video script is nothing else than a piece of paper that has everything written from start to finish of your video.

You start the video and put your written script either below or on top of the camera, you read the script and you speak every word that you wrote on it.

The key when taking such action is reading the script very closely to the camera, so your eyes are glued in front of the camcorder lens. Usually the great majority of those who see you on video won’t even notice you are actually reading a script.

The ultimate key for the successful creation and finish of your video depends on having a clear voice and tone, and the way you communicate the message. Make sure you impart your message in an interesting, curiosity-arousing, or controversial way.

If the tone and the way you say things on your video are effective to your targeted audience, you should have a video that creates great credibility and opens trust from the recipient’s end.

So could you make money with online videos immediately? Most likely yes, if you already have an established website with a powerful marketing system in place!

Should you use video marketing as part of your promotional efforts to look for more clients? Definitely! If your purpose is to build your credibility, earn more trust, and connect with your audience, then video marketing is an excellent option.

Is there an easy way to upload your videos to a variety of video-sharing sites? Fortunately, there is. It’s called Tubemogul. Simply sign up for an account at tubemogul.com. At first, you have to register for each video sites if you haven’t done yet. But after you’ve signed up, you can save their login details in tubemogul, so you can easily upload them simultaneously from then on.

Another important tip to make money with online videos is to put them on your own site or blog. Video makes you more “real” to people. Use the embed code provided by youtube on your site, because every visitor that watches your video (using the embed code) would add to your view counts. You’re probably already aware of the law of social proof – The more views your video has, the more people will watch it because they tend to follow the crowd.

Is video necessary for your business? No, there are many other methods you can use to promote your sites. However, video marketing is one of the most effective tools to use. So if you want to get the upper hand on this competitive marketplace, you should consider video marketing. It’s time to make money with online videos!

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Video Testing for Broadcasters

This paper explores the challenges Broadcasters face when assessing video quality. Many factors affect the video before it gets to the TV: compression, image processing, scaling, decoding, transmission, etc.


Video processing and compression algorithms change the characteristics of the original program in the quest of reducing the bandwidth needed to send the programming information to the home. The art is to do this without allowing the audience to perceive a change in video quality. Successful video processing and compression algorithms perform the desired modifications while presenting a result to the viewer that, subjectively, looks natural and realistic. This sounds difficult, but it is necessary when transmitting many channels of high-quality programming.


Each broadcaster – traditional or web caster – must deal with rapidly changing varieties of programming, new video processing algorithms, and new compression algorithms. Video processing and compression companies continuously invent sophisticated ways to reduce the huge bandwidth requirements to manageable levels. How can broadcasters know if a new algorithm is better than their current choice?


Broadcasters invite the various video processing and compression companies into their R&D facilities, and perform side-by-side tests also known as a “bake-off”. Each vendor starts with the same source material, and does their best to reduce the bandwidth while keeping the video quality high.


The broadcaster shows the results to a group of experts and asks them, which one is the best. This is termed subjective video analysis, and it measures the overall perceived video quality. The most commonly used video quality evaluation method is the Mean Opinion Score (MOS), recommended by the ITU. It consists in having several experts viewing a known distorted video sequences in order to rate its quality, according to a predefined quality scale. By doing this the expert viewers are trained to build a mapping between the quality scale and a set of processed video sequences. After the “training” is complete, the subjects are then asked to rate the new video processing algorithms.


Simply stated, the test setup is

* Start with a known video sequence.

* New Video Processing system alters the video sequence.

* Display the original and processed video sequences.

* Bring in experts to subjectively vote.


Complexity arises as

* New Video Processing systems may need new equipment to playback the video sequences.

* The original and processed video sequences should be displayed in random orders.

* Expert viewers are expensive and do not produce repeatable results.


Easier Solution

To streamline the process, equipment for video quality testing needs to be defined, which can capture, play, and analyze any two video sequences. Further, as new input/output modules are continuously under development, the test equipment should use an open-architecture approach to ease upgradeability.


Video Clarity defined the ClearView product line with these objectives in mind.

* Capture video sequences in as many formats as possible.

* Convert all video sequences to user-selectable resolution.

* Translate all video sequences to uncompressed Y’CbCr 4:2:2 or RGB 4:4:4.

* Support 8 and 10-bit data paths with upgradeability to future 12-bit modes.

* Store the video sequences as frames (fields) so that they can be played at any rate.

* Display the video sequences in real time in multiple viewing modes.

* Apply objective metrics to the video sequences.

* Export pieces of video sequences to further analyze off-line.

* Use a standard operating system so that the operator can run 3rd party analysis applications.


By working in the uncompressed domain, any two video processing algorithms can be compared independent of compression or other processing.


To further simplify the work flow, any video sequence can be played; while capturing another video sequence, thus, combining the video server and capture device into one unit. By doing this, the original source is already inside the test equipment so captured content alignment is easily obtained.


The original and processed video sequences can be displayed – side-by-side, mirrored, or seamless split – on a single display. This eliminates the need to calibrate two separate displays.


ClearView applies various objective metrics to the video sequences, generates graphs, and calculates an objective score. ClearView includes PSNR, Spatial Information and Temporal Information (as proposed in ITU-T P.9210). These metrics are the basis for more sophisticate metrics like VQM, JND, which are being analyzed by organizations like VQEG, VPQM, and SMPTE.


ClearView displays multiple video sequences, even if they are played at different rates (i.e. mobile phone video compared to TV) for the expert viewers; while recording the objective metric scores. While the MOS cannot be repeated, the objective metric can, easily and readily.


Since the system is based on an open, Windows-based architecture, any objective measurement algorithm can be modeled off-line using the stored video sequences.

Benefits

* Repeatable tests, quantitative results, and a streamlined setup.

* Analyze 2 video sequences in real-time up to 1080P.

* Input virtually any file type or capture from any digital or analog source.

* Multiple viewing modes are presented on a single display – no need to calibrate 2 separate Television displays to compare video sequences.

* Integrated uncompressed, high definition Video Server and Capture Device.

* Ability to Play 2 fully uncompressed, HD Streams in Real-Time.

* Hybrid Solution with Integrated Objective Metrics and Subjective Viewing Modes.


Case Examples

A Broadcaster or Service Provider needs to

* Play out “Source” video sequences at various resolutions and rates to their encoder and/or video processing equipment.

* Capture the output of the encoder and/or video processing equipment.

* Capture the output from the STB.

* Test the quality of the encoder, video processing, and set-top box equipments. To do this, they need to

o Bring in Subjective Experts to choose the appropriate vendor (“bake-off”) or to choose the correct settings.

o Generate a Score for repeatability.


A Solution/System Integrator creates a broadcast solution using encoder, network, video processing, VOD, conditional access, and set-top box providers. They market and sell their solution to Broadcasters or Service Providers. So they perform all of the above tests. When they cannot bring the Broadcaster or Service Provider into their viewing room to see the solution, they would like to take the test results to the Broadcaster. Thus, they have the additional requirement for a

* Portable solution to show side-by-side comparisons to the Broadcaster or Service Provider.


Summary

ClearView takes advantage of the high-reliability of today’s off-the-shelf computer platforms. This ensures that products are made with state-of-the-art hardware, while at the same time avoiding the high cost of custom designs.


ClearView provides broadcasters, video researchers, compression developers with the unique ability to capture, play-out, and analyze video sequences. Objective measurements are generated and logged for repeatable tests.

Bill Reckwerdt, Vice President Marketing & Business Development
Bill’s extensive career spans 20 years in the digital video and medical imaging industries. He brings to Video Clarity expertise in compression, digital transmission, and video servers.
To contact Bill directly send an email to bill@videoclarity.com or visit our http://www.videoclarity.com

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