Published on April 30 2013

"I have a flip video camera with movies on it.i have a project where i need to put the movies into windows movie maker. but when i try to import them it says they cant be imported"

Flip video camcorder is one popular pocket-sized camcorders for you to shoot high-definition 1280*720 MP4 video using H.264 as its video codec and AAC as its audio codec. There are five models of Flip video camcorders such as Flip Utra. Flip Mino, Flip UltraHD, Flip MinoHD and Flip SlideHD.

As Flip video can't be imported to Windows Movie Maker directly. In order to import Flip video in Windows Movie Maker for editing, you'd better convert Flip video to Windows Movie Maker compatible AVI, WMV or MPG files.

Flip Video to Windows Movie Maker Converter is specailly desgined for converting Flip MP4 videos to Windows Movie Maker editable videos. Besides, it is also able to convert Flip video to other popular videos such as MOV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, ASF, MKV, VOB, RM, RMVB etc for you to free import to editing softwares, portable devices or upload to video sharing websites.

Tips: If you need to edit Flip video on Mac, you can turn to Flip Video Converter for Mac.

Step by step to convert Flip video to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Import Flip video

Click "Add Videos" to load Flip videos to Flip Video to Windows Movie Maker Converter

How to edit Flip video in Windows Movie Maker

Step 2: Select proper output format

Click the drop-down list of "Profile" to select "Common Video" -> "WMV--Windows Media Video(*.wmv)" as the output format

How to edit Flip video in Windows Movie Maker

Step 3: Convert Flip Video to Windows Movie Maker

Click "Start" to convert Flip video to WMV. After that, you can free transfer Flip video to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

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Published on April 25 2013

Flash is more vivid and interesting than PowerPoint presenation when giving a course to your students or trainees or giving a sales presentation to your clients. Flash can be easily get from PowerPoint with a simply PPT to Flash conversion. Then, how to do? Below we will show you two different ways:

Method 1: Turn PPT to Flash using OpenOffice

Step 1: Launch OpenOffice

Download OpenOffice and run on you computer to pop up the following interface:

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

Step 2: Open PPT

Open the PowerPoint presentation that you wish to convert to flash

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

Step 3: Export PPT

Click "File" then "Export"

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

Step 4: Select output format

Choose Macromedia Flash (SWF) .swf in the "Filter" box

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

Step 5: Export PPT to Flash

Click "Save" to convert PPT to Flash

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

However, the Impress (00-VS3.0) flash export lacks support for animation effects

If you are not satisfied with the effect, you can trun to Wondershare PPT to Flash which enables you to create professional Flash movies from PowerPoint slideshows.

With Wondershare PPT to Flash, you can easily do the following things:

Easy and accurate PowerPoint slide show to flash presentation conversion
Professional template driven content creation for better flash making
Seamless integration with quiz and simulation for greater presentation
Built-in screen capture for convenient PowerPoint presentation
Create SCORM and AICC compliant content and output flexibly

Method 2: Convert PowerPoint to Flash with Wondershare PPT to Flash

Step 1: Open your PowerPoint presentation

Open a PowerPoint Presentation that you want to convert to flash movies from your computer.

Step 2: Edit your PowerPoint slideshow

This program provides 7 editing functions to edit and customize your PPT, such as Slide Structure, Insert Flash, Add Attachments, Insert Quiz, Import Audio, Record Narration and Capture Screen etc.

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

Step 3: Select output format and convert

Before you head to convert PowerPoint to flash, you can select settings for the output. Hit "Settings" from the menu to open the Settings window. Conversion Mode, Hyperlinks Properties, etc. as seen in the picture are free to be customized.

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

Now go to the final step. Hit "Publish" and you'll see the below window:

Easy two ways to convert PPT to Flash

You'll find that you can publish the presentation to various outputs:

My Computer (SWF / Web): Creates an Adobe Flash SWF with or without the HTML container. You can select either Generate multiple flash files or one solid swf file. If you want to create files for CD, please select Create files for auto-run CD at the bottom.

LMS: Generates output with SCORM and AICC compliance for Learning Management Systems.

E-mail: Sends converted Flash output as an email attachment.

Once you select the output option, hit the Convert button to start conversion. The time taken for conversion depends upon the size and complexity of your source presentation. When the conversion is done, you can view the Flash movie with Flash player or Web browser.

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Published on April 15 2013

"Recently, I got a Samasung Galaxy S3. So anyways, is there a way to recover lost videos? I have been Google'ing around and I know there are solutions out there, using recovery programs and such. Essentially I took a video, it went to my gallery, then I deleted it on accident"

"I accidentally deleted an entire album of pics from the photo gallery thinking I was deleting a single picture and now have nothing. Is there any program that will help to recover the lost photos or something else I can do or am I out of luck?"

Samsung Galaxy S3’s 4.8 inches HD Super AMOLED display with a high resolution of 1280 x 720 makes it possible to play video in true and perfect color with ultrafast response time. With S3’s 8MP rear camera, you can not only capture good still photos, but also 1080p perfect quality HD videos.

It is rather dismay when you deleted your videos or photos by accident, but don't worry, there are methods for you to recover deleted videos or photos from Samsung Galaxy S3 using a data recovery software.

As far as I know, there is one application named Dr.Fone for Android which is a powerful Samsung Galaxy S3 photo recovery software allows you to recover contacts, messages, photos and video from Samsung Galaxy devices, like Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/S2/S, Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung tablet etc.

Below are the detailed steps for you to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

Step 1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to the computer

Connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer with a USB cable. Then run the program and you'll get the main interface below.

How to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your phone

If you didn’t enable USB debugging on your device, you’ll see the window below. Follow the detailed expression in the window to set it now.

Note: If you have enabled USB debugging on your device before, you can skip this step.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" <<strong> Click"Development" < Check "USB debugging" 2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check"USB debugging" 3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone"trong> < Tap"Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

How to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

Note: If you still get this window and the USB debugging has been enabled, please try to disable it and reset it again.

Step 3. Scan your Samsung Galaxy S3

When your device is connected and detected by the program, click "Start"button in the screen below to start analyzing it.

How to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

Note: Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan

If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.

If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click "Allow" when the message pops out on your device’s home screen. Then back to your computer, and click "Start" on the program's screen to scan your device.

How to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click "Allow" more than one time on your device's homescreen. It's normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn't matter. Just click it until it doesn't appear again or the program has begun its real scan.

Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.

How to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

Step 4: Preview and recover data from Samsung Galaxy S3

The scan will take you some time. When messages and contacts are scanned out, it will remind you. And you can stop the scan to get them back if you only want to recover deleted messages and contacts. For photos and video, it will take you more time to scan out all of them.

After the scan, you can check details of all the found data one by one. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

How to recover deleted data from Samsung Galaxy S3

Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Samsung Galaxy S3 again. Find another place for it like on your computer or other external disk, for safety's sake. If you want to import your contacts, photos and video back to your device, you can use MobileGo for Android or MobileGo for Android (Mac) which lets you manage contents on your Android device effortlessly, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, apps, etc.

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Published on April 13 2013

Facebook Home launched in Google Play earlier today, but it’s only available on the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S 4, HTC One, and HTC One X+. Later, an APK of Facebook home was made available for people outside the U.S., and most people assumed you could use it on any device.

Facebook Home now available for everyone with patched APK

Unfortunately that wasn’t the case since the APK checks the device you’re installing it on. If you don’t own one of the above phones, it won’t work unless you are rooted, which gives you the ability to edit the build.prop file and add your current phone.

Since most people aren’t rooted, it left a lot of folks out in the cold. Well it’s time to get back inside where it’s warm because Paul O’Brien at MoDaCoposted the patched version of Facebook Home, which removes the device check.

You will need to uninstall your existing Facebook and Messenger applications since you will need patched versions of those as well. Once you’ve done that, just download and install APKs for the patched Facebook main app (katana), the patched Messenger app (orca) and the patched Facebook Home app. Then log into the main Facebook app, and Bingo…you will now have Facebook Home.

Article Source: Facebook Home now available for everyone with patched APK

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Published on April 12 2013

Local smartphone makers in India with aggressively low prices are outselling worldwide market leaders Apple and Samsung, according to new data.

The sales are being driven by first-time smartphone buyers in India, according to a report published Friday by Bloomberg. The big winners have been Karbonn Mobiles India Pvt. and Micromax Informatics Ltd., which have priced their handsets below 4,000 rupees, or about $73 U.S.

Cheap smartphones besting Apple, Samsung in growing Indian market sales

In contrast, Apple's flagship iPhone 5 starts at 45,500 rupees, a price that's exceptionally high because mobile providers in India do not provide handset subsidies. Meanwhile, Samsung's Galaxy Grand is available in India for 21,500 rupees.

In a separate report filed on Friday by The Times of India, it was also noted that sales of Apple's legacy iPhone 4 — a device that first launched in 2010 — are currently outpacing the iPhone 5 in India. Sales have reportedly tripled over the last week after Apple began offering a discount of at least 7,000 rupees for customers who trade in any smartphone in exchange for an iPhone 4.

With that discount, customers can get an iPhone 4 for less than 20,000 rupees. But even at that discounted price, Apple is still well above the low-end competitors in India that are currently dominating sales.

The popularity of low-priced options in markets like India, China and Brazil, where contract subsidies are not common, has helped to drive speculation that Apple could release a new iPhone model with a lower price to address those markets. Reports have suggested that Apple plans to launch a low-cost iPhone model later this year made of a plastic shell to reduce costs.

However, it's unlikely that Apple would hit price points as low as Karbonn and Micromax are currently offering in India. Market watchers instead expect that Apple could offer an unsubsidized low-cost iPhone model for between $250 and $300.

Article Source: Cheap smartphones besting Apple, Samsung in growing Indian market sales

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Published on April 10 2013

According to related news from a Japanese website named Macotakara that Apple's next generation of iPhone, likely to be called iPhone 5S will be released in August in a variety of colors.

Previous reports have suggested that the next iPhone might come in up to 8 different colors, just like the current iPod nano and iPod touch lineup. Apple’s rumored “budget” iPhone will reportedly come in the same color options as the 5S. Well-informed (and highly accurate) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple will use a new blended fiberglass and plastic material in order to reduce the overall cost.

But Japanese website Macotakara has released a report suggesting that the iPhone 5S will come in five colors, including the original black and white.

iPhone 5S is rumored to launch in August in differenct colors

The site also mentions that Apple’s rumored cheaper iPhone will also be offered in a range of different colors. There is no indication on what colors the iPhone 5S might sport, but the current 5th generation iPod touch is available in black, white, pink, yellow, and blue, along with a special edition available in red.

Citing a “trusted source,” Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that when the “iPhone 5S” hits store shelves, it will come in three colorways, adding one color to Apple’s usual black and white variants. The source failed to reveal the mystery color.

It should be noted that the Google translation on the blog’s webpage incorrectly states “3 colors added to 2 colors of iPhone 5,” suggesting there will be five color options for the iPhone 5S. The actual translation is, “One new color will be added to the iPhone 5′s existing two color options for a total of three colors.”

The report relates to one analyst's expectations from January, when Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets said industry checks led him to believe the next-gen "iPhone 5S" would come in eight colors: pink, yellow, blue, green, purple, silver and slate shades currently found on the iPod nano, and a (Product)Red model with proceeds benefiting AIDS research.

Tuesday's rumor also claims the cheaper iPhone will be getting the color treatment, though failed to offer any details on the matter.

Macotakara's report adds that the iPhone 5S will be announced in July, with a release to follow in August. That is in line with previous reports released earlier this month, which suggested an August release.

In the past, Macotakara reliably predicted the redesigned form factor of the seventh generation iPod nano and the updated 4-inch screen of the fifth generation iPod touch.

It should be noted that AppleInsider claims that the original article has been incorrectly translated and actually mentions one color in addition to black and white, making for a total of three colors rather than five.

Reference: iPhone 5S to launch in August in serveral different colors?

iPhone 5S Set for August Launch, in Three Different Colors?

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Published on April 4 2013

Music streaming purveyor Rdio is previewing its long-awaited next effort -- the video streamer Vdio. Calling it a "beautiful new way to buy, rent, and share your favorite movies and TV shows with your friends," the service is available today in pre-release form with a $25 viewing credit given to existing and new Rdio Unlimited subscribers.

Rdio, the popular subscription-based music streaming app, has finally launched the long-awaited Vdio service, granting existing Rdio Unlimited subscribers access to movie and TV content with strong tie-ins to social networks.

Rdio's new Vdio service adds social networking layer to video-on-demand

Vdio finally exited a closed beta on Tuesday, with the new made-for-iPad app promising to deliver high-level social network integration, in much the same way as parent service Rdio. subscribers in the US and UK,

As noted by GigaOm, Vdio is not a subscription service, but instead offering users the means to rent or purchase movies or TV shows based on what friends are watching. By incorporating a social aspect with content discovery, Vdio could be a better solution than competitors which use crowdsourced algorithms to recommend content.

In operation, Vdio ties into users' existing Rdio subscriber accounts, letting them see what videos friends are watching. Also available is playlist creation, content management and other advanced features that can be accessed either through the service's web client or iPad app.

Pricing is in line with rival offerings, with new movies coming in at around $5 to rent and $15 to own. It should be noted, however, that on top of those fees a $25-per year subscription to Rdio is required.

Vdio can be downloaded for free from the App Store, but a Rdio account is required and the service is currently limited to the U.S. and the U.K. The service is expected to expand operations to the rest of the world this summer.

Rdio and Vdio operate differently -- where Rdio is a monthly subscription service, Vdio is a streaming video sales venue with attached social features to see what friends have purchased on the service. The company claims to have evaluated subscriptions, but believes that the model they settled on would allow them to compete more with competing services from Netflix or Amazon. Subscriptions remain a possibility for the future, according to the company.

Tips: If you need to record and save Rdio music on your computer, you can turn to Streaming Audio Recorder for help which can help you record, save or edit your favorite songs, radio broadcasts and anything else streaming online. It complies with all copyright laws and is 100% legal to use on your Windows PC (Windows 8/7/XP/Vista). Mac users can turn to AllMyMusic for Mac that lets you record online music and radio programs with 1:1 quality in a single click. lt also complies with all copyright laws and is 100% legal to use on Mac (Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8 Mountain Lion).

Vdio currently allows users to rent or buy content from networks like CBS, ABC, Fox, Comedy Central, Showtime, the BBC, and NBC, as well as content from studios like Disney, Fox, Universal, and Warner Brothers. Gigaom notes that "the app doesn’t actually allow users to rent or purchase content, presumably to avoid [having] to give Apple a cut for in-app purchases. Instead, it only lets users play content they’ve previously purchased on the Web."

Hollywood offerings are available from Disney, Fox, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers. All of the major television networks has content on the service, plus content from the BBC, Comedy Central, and Showtime. No HBO content is present on the service, with the company's Vice President of Product Malthe Sigurdsson reporting that it was hoping to have HBO content available soon.

Television shows generally sell for $3 per episode, with movie ownership priced at $14, with a rental option for $5. The company doesn't differentiate between HD and SD content in the store, and says that it will "always deliver Vdio in the highest quality possible."

Videos are viewable in an HTML5-complaint browser, as well as an iPad app. Content may not be purchased on the iPad, but only selected for viewing from the existing library, possibly to avoid Apple's in-app purchase payment requirement.

Rdio's new Vdio service adds social networking layer to video-on-demand

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Published on April 2 2013

"Just downloaded some movies in .MKV formats which I want to do some editing with Windows Movie Maker. However, when I tried to import MKV file into Windows Movie Maker, it didn't show up. Why is this? How can I fix it?"

MKV is a container format which is used to store common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. It is not a workable format for Windows Movie Maker who natively deal with AVI, WMV or MPG perfectly.

Therefore, to import MKV to Windows Movie Maker, it is advised to convert MKV to Windows Movie Maker workable formats with a Video Converter so as to easily transfer MKV to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

MKV to Windows Movie Maker Converter just comes at the right time, with it, you can easily convert MKV files to Windows Movie Maker compatible AVI, WMV or MPG files. Besides, you can also convert other videos to Windows Movie Maker workable files such as MP4, MOV, AVCHD, MTS, FLV, 3GP etc

Step by step to covnert MKV for Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Load MKV files

Click “Add Video” to load your desired MKV files into MKV to Windows Movie Maker Converter

Import MKV files to Windows Movie Maker

Step 2:Select output format and directory

Select “Format” pull down list to select AVI, WMV or MPG as output format. And then, click the small triangle to choose a path to save your converted files

Step 3: Convert MKV files to AVI, WMV or MPG

Click “Convert” to convert .MKV files to AVI, WMV,MPG for editing in Windows Movie Maker

Aftere converting MKV video files to AVI, WMV or MPG, you can free transfer MKV to Windows Movie Maker for free editing.

Import MKV files to Windows Movie Maker

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