Stream videos in iTunes library to Apple TV, iPad, iPhone for watching

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iTunes is a great platform for us to purchase movies, TV shows, games or apps for our Apple devices. In addition, it’s the bridge for us to transfer files between PC/Mac and Apple devices. In general, the movies can be played well by iTunes, they also can played by Apple TV, iPad, iPhone etc. However, not all video files can be supported by iTunes. Even if the latest iTunes 11. Perhaps you just have such problems, this article must be useful for you. In which, i will talk about how to stream any movie types to iTunes.

Video solution 1: Convert and Import Flash (FLV, F4V) to iTunes 11

If you want to put flash movies to iTunes, the first thing is to convert Flash video to MP4. According to Apple, the new iPad and iPhone 5 supports “H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats”. When your flashes are converted into H.264 encoded .MP4 video, they would be naturally supported by iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and accepted by iTunes. See below how to convert and add flashes (.flv and .f4v) to iTunes 11.

How to convert and Import Flash (FLV, F4V) to iTunes 11 for Apple iOS devices?

Video solution 2: Sync Digital Copy movies to iTunes 11

When you buy Blu-ray/DVD discs, you will get a bundled digital copy disc. Digital copy comes with a copy of the movie you can put on a single computer once, and from there, view it on your PC’s screen or portable media players like iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360, Zune HD, etc. To enjoy digital copy movies on iPad, iPhone, Apple TV etc, you need to download/transfer digital copy to iTunes library, and then sync the movie to iPad, iPhone, Apple TV with iTunes. Follow the instructions below to watch on the insert inside of your box to redeem your Digital Copy using the disc or the web site.

How to sync Digital Copy movies to iPad 4/new iPad/iPad 2 via iTunes 11

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Tutorial: The way turning Galaxy S4 into a universal remote

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Powered by WatchOn (and Peel), the S4 is more than just a substitute clicker — it’s an intelligent companion that can change the way you surf channels, personalizing your experience based on your (and your friends’) interests.

At least, that’s the promise. Here’s how to set up your S4 as a universal remote that controls your home theater system and gives you personalized recommendations based on your interests.

(And, for the record, you can still just about control any TV you come across.)

Launching the app

Launch the WatchOn app, which came preinstalled on your S4. Upon opening the app for the first time, you’ll be asked to surrender a little information about yourself, like what kinds of shows you like and what sports you’re into. The app will even request your name and gender. It’s a series of questions that might be off-putting for a first acquaintance, but WatchOn needs to know these things to deliver relevant, personalized recommendations on what to watch.

If you’d rather not divulge, though, choose the option to skip. (You can always go back later via Settings.)

At the end of that process, you’ll be taken straight to the primary WatchOn interface, where the app has already begun to create a catalog of shows tailored to your tastes and based on the cable provider you indicated early on.

But, before we dive into that interface and learn about the features, you still have to pair your phone with your TV, cable box, and any other components so it can act as your universal remote.

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Copy Blu-ray/DVD to Galaxy Tab 3 8.0/10.1 for playback

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Samsung has announced a trio of Galaxy Tab 3 devices. In addition to the 7-inch version we’ve known about since late April, the company also announced an 8-inch and a 10.1-inch variant of the Galaxy Tab 3.

Both the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 are equipped with a display with resolution 1280*800, and both two are running Android 4.2. They have a lot in common. but Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 inch tablet a slightly weaker, 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

Many users like to put their Blu-ray/DVD movies onto tablet, Thus, they can watch favourite movies wherever they go. If you just get your Galaxy Tab 3, Whether Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 or 10.1, it’s really great to enjoy movies. Today, this article is just for you. In which, i will give you an easy and fast solution to put or play Blu-ray/DVD movies on Galaxy Tab 3.

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Media Info: What is 1080p24?

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If you’ve done any research into TVs, Blu-ray players, or Blu-ray in general, you’ve likely seen the alphanumeric 1080p24 (or 1080p/24).

Understanding what it is, and keeping a lookout for products that can take advantage of it, can result in smoother, more natural-looking movie and TV show playback. I’m not talking about the artificially hypersmooth look of the Soap Opera Effect, but instead the correct cadence of motion at which the film or TV show was shot.

All the judder reducing — and causing — awesomeness after the jump.

The short version is this: 1080p24 is a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, at a frame rate of 24 images per second. As you can probably guess (presuming you’ve seen it elsewhere), 1080p60 is the same resolution, but more frames per second.

Check out What is Refresh Rate and 1080i and 1080p are the same resolution for more detail on frame rates.

The “24” is an important number. It stems from the traditional framerate of movies. Nearly every movie made in the modern era has been 24 frames per second (“The Hobbit” being a notable exception). Most scripted (i.e. fictional) TV shows are also shot at 24 frames per second. This used to be because they were shot on film, though now it’s more common they’re shot on video that’s made to look like film, and thus preserve the “film” framerate.

Not surprisingly, Blu-ray is typically 1080p24, since nearly all the movie and TV show content is the same framerate. In fact, Blu-ray isn’t even capable of 1080p60, which is the most your TV can likely accept. (There are a few exceptions here, too.)

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Surface video formats and how to transfer files to Surface

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To be honest, Android tablets and iPad is the mainstream of the tablet market. Few people select Windows  tablet, maybe the price of Windows tablets are too high. Or people have accustomed to the user interface of android or iOS. Since it was released, Surface sales is not satisfactory. In my opinion, it’s a Office Tablet more than a personal entainment product. Anyway, everyone has their own needs.

Maybe you are just a Surface user, it is very natural to transfer files from PC to Surface, and vice versa. However, some people have issues when they transfer files to Surface RT tablet. Just like this:

 I’m trying to convert an MKV file to MP4 for playing on Windows RT tablet. The output MP4 file is not corrupted and saved on a local and external disk, but always with the same result: fail to transfer to my tablet. I need help urgently please.

If you also have such issues, this article must be useful for you. Actually, there are two easy methods to add music, pictures, and videos to your Surface, you can pick using one of the following methods:

– Use a USB flash drive or a memory card — microSD, microSDHC, or micro SDXC cards all work with Surface.
– Connect to a networked computer

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Apple’s WWDC 2013: Rumors and expectations

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Apple’s 24th annual developers conference kicks off next week, and will be the company’s first event in more than seven months.

The conference lasts the entire week, but the highlight is Monday’s keynote address, where Apple typically announces new products and services. This year, Apple has only said it will give developers new versions of iOS and OS X software, though there’s likely to be a surprise or two.

Expectations are high, in no small part because it’s been so long since Apple has released anything new. Its last big product launch was the iPad Mini in October, and the months since then have contained little besides tweaks to some existing products. The company has also attempted to temper expectations in the lead up to WWDC, saying there are “amazing” things, but that they were coming in the fall, and throughout next year.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things to look forward to at next week’s conference. We’ve rounded up some of the top rumors going into the show, as well as our own expectations.

New software

Apple has already said it will be showing off new versions of iOS and OS X, though the software will almost certainly be only for developers to test before either is released to the public. In the past there has been a several months-long delay between when developers first get new software, and when it’s released to the public.

As a frame of reference from last year: OS X Mountain Lion went out as a developer preview in February, and was released as a finished product near the end of July. iOS 6 went out as a developer preview at WWDC in June, and was released to everyone else in late September. Apple patched bugs and added a few more features along the way.

iOS 7 is expected as a follow-up to iOS 6, which first debuted at last year’s WWDC. There’s been much rumbling about a complete visual overhaul led by Apple’s top designer Jony Ive, a detail that was confirmed by CEO Tim Cook in an interview last week. Impressively, few details of new features and functionality have leaked out ahead of Apple’s reveal. Here are some of the big ones:

  • New interface — A report from 9to5Mac in April, as well as the New York Times in October suggested Apple was changing the design to do away with many longstanding visual features of iOS. 9to5Mac’s report, in particular, suggested Apple would keep the functionality of iOS apps and features the same, but lose some of the digital facsimiles of real world objects in favor of simpler designs. A purportedly leaked shot of the new look cropped up earlier this week (pictured above).
  • More gestures — Also from the 9to5Mac report, Apple was said to be looking into additional ways to access basic information with gestures, similar to what it currently uses with a one-finger swipe to bring up Notification Center, and a four-finger swipe on the iPad to pull up the multitasking menu.
  • More sharing tools – Once again from 9to5Mac is a report Apple plans to add its AirDrop file-sharing service, which is built into OS X, into iOS so that users can swap files with one another if they’re on the same Wi-Fi network. The blog also adds that Apple intends to build in system-level integration to send media to Flickr and Vimeo.
  • More Yahoo — An April report from The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) says Apple and Yahoo are working together to bring more of Yahoo’s content and services to Apple’s devices. That includes more content from Yahoo’s sports and news sites.

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New LoJack solution for Galaxy S4 makes theft meaningless

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Summary: Current smartphone remote-wipe solutions protect your data, but a factory reset still works on the black market. LoJack has a solution that can’t be removed, rendering the device useless for thieves.

Smartphone theft is out of control, especially when such theft leads to murder. The Huffington Post has reported that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested representatives from Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft attend a summit next week to discuss the problem.

The upcoming LoJack solution for Android devices is the kind of solution that Schneiderman is asking for, and I hope to see this in cell phones other than the Galaxy S4 in the near future.

There are a number of software solutions that let you wipe or track your iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. But after a hard reset or wipe, a thief can take your phone to be sold or used. Something more effective is needed to stop this crime that affected about 1.6 million Americans last year.

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News: Apple released iTunes 11.0.4 – Fix Bug and sync issues

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After a lapse of two weeks, Apple’s iTunes upgrade again, now iTunes has been updated to version 11.0.4.

Middle of last month, Apple released iTunes 11.0.3 update brings a new design of Mini player and other features improvements such as Songs View. After a lapse of two weeks, Apple’s iTunes again today for the upgrade, now iTunes has been updated to version 11.0.4.

And different from the previous update, 11.0.4 update is focused on bug fixes, at least so far not revealed any new features. According to the update log, this update fixes the most obvious is a result in the switch wired or wireless synchronization occurs when iTunes is forced back loopholes. In addition, a cause users to repeatedly log the iTunes Store vulnerability has also been fixed.

At present, the updates are already available through the Mac App Store “Software Updates” feature to download.

There are four more days Apple WWDC conference will be held in 2013, according to previous reports we know that in this conference, we will usher in Apple’s latest iOS 7 operating system. iOS 7 system is in charge of Apple’s design department boss Jonathan apple HMI Human Interface (HI) sector since the surrender of the first operations, allegedly there will be great changes, iTunes does not know whether it will therefore be changed ? Stay tuned!


Solution of converting Blu-ray to Dune HD Player for smooth playing

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Dune HD is recognized as a global leader in high-performance digital media players. Dune HD products support the widest number of digital formats in use. It support the widest number of digital formats in use today, from Internet-based digital streaming and downloadable content, to disc based formats such as Blu-ray, DVD and CD. The Dune HD line of media players offers superior quality HD video and audio with support for IPTV, VOD, OTT, networked digital files and interactive services.

In general, people often watch Blu-ray discs via Dune HD Player. But, Blu-ray copies can’t be handled well by it. As the following elaborate:

I’m ripping some Blu-ray copies so I can store them and use them with my dune player, but it does not support my movies well. Could you offer me some hints?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs. iPad mini

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When it comes to mobile devices, Samsung has never been known for its restraint. Just a few months after showing us the Galaxy Note 8.0, and a month after the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, the Korean company just pulled back the curtain on yet another tablet: the 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3. It isn’t the highest-end tablet ever made. But, for that matter, neither is Apple’s hot-selling iPad mini. Let’s compare the specs (and other features) of the two mid-range mini-tablets.


The 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 is five percent taller than the iPad mini. The iPad mini, though, is almost nine percent wider. You can chalk that up to the screens’ different aspect ratios (more on that in a minute).

Both tablets are very thin, with the Tab 3 coming in at a mere three percent thicker than the svelte iPad mini.


No worries here. Both tablets are extremely light. The iPad is slightly lighter though (by about two percent).

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