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Archive for the ‘Multimedia’ Category



iPod Album Art

Friday, October 12th, 2007

iPod Album Art

Here’s a great one for all you iPod users out there!

Who doesn’t love album art?! I mean, nothing says “cool” like the cover art of your favorite albums displayed right on your shiny iPod screen. And with the new iPod Touch interface (along with all the other iPod models), the role of album art has become even more important. Now, most iTunes users can… Continue reading

Embedding YouTube Videos

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Embedding YouTube Videos

We all have our favorite videos on YouTube and other video sites, right? You know, maybe it’s a music video or one you find to be hilarious. Either way, if you have your own Web site or a MySpace profile, how would you like to show everyone your favorite videos right from there? Sounds cool, huh?! Then let’s get to it.

You may have seen other sites… Continue reading

Screencasts

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Screencasts

We’ve showed you how to take still photos of your computer with screenshots, but have you ever thought about taking a video of your computer screen? Sounds neat, right?! You’ve probably seen software developers create short videos of their applications to show the various features of a program, right? If so, you might be interested in creating your own screencast, which basically, is a video of what you see… Continue reading

Shopping for a Camcorder

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Shopping for a Camcorder

Well, this is something we’ve never covered before, but I think a lot of you probably think about this type of thing a lot, so this should be very helpful for most of you. Let’s check it out!

If you are thinking about grabbing the next best camcorder deal for your holiday videos, birthdays or maybe a short movie, make sure you keep reading! It is… Continue reading

iPod Touch

Friday, September 14th, 2007

iPod Touch

Hey all you iPod lovers! I’ve got some great news for you today. There’s a new version of the ever popular Apple iPod coming out and let me tell you, it is jammed packed with amazing features. Let’s get to checking it out right now, shall we?!

As all of you probably already know, Apple recently released a cell phone called the iPhone. It featured some snazzy… Continue reading

DVD Knife

Friday, September 14th, 2007

DVD Knife

Hello! Before I start in with today’s tip, I would like to tell you about something that I am just crazy about. It’s probably something many of you are crazy about too. It’s something that entertains us and it takes us to a whole new world for approximately 90 minutes. Do you know what I’m referring to? Yes, I am talking about movies. And even better, that’s exactly… Continue reading

SwishMax

Friday, September 7th, 2007

SwishMax

So, you’ve made the decision to create your own Web site. That’s great! A little HTML later and that is done. Now, your search for a brilliant design ethic is underway, but there’s a problem. There is a learning curve ahead. Those flashy looking sites look great and that fresh digital look would make a perfect makeover for your site, but now, it seems like a lot of study… Continue reading

Final Gmail Video

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Final Gmail Video

Here’s a fun little tidbit for you! If you recall, awhile back, I told you about a contest Google was hosting for their Gmail e-mail program. Well, to refresh your memory, the whole concept behind the contest was to show how an e-mail message travels around the world. Google wanted you to submit video clips with your own ideas on how that happens. The only rule was… Continue reading

Project Playlist

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Project Playlist

The music you listen to can say a lot about you. If you’re into the social networking Web sites (like MySpace, for example), you might like to post some of your favorites on your profile. But, if you’re not sure, how would you go about doing that? Certain sites like MySpace allow you to place a song on your page, but you’re also limited to a small selection… Continue reading

Protect Your CDs

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Protect Your CDs

News Alert: Attaching expensive, self-adhesive labels to the CDs and DVDs you have burned might not be such a good idea. Why? Well, because attaching labels might not let the computer drive identify the CDs and DVDs correctly. Here are a couple tips you can follow to better protect your self-burned CDs and DVDs from any future reading problems. Check them out!

1.) Avoid Using Labels

Embedded… Continue reading

JumpCut

Friday, August 17th, 2007

JumpCut

As you may recall, all of my past articles have dealt with preparing video for the Web. They’ve gone over everything from shooting the video to encoding it to a reduced file size to where to host the movie. There is one aspect that has been omitted from the process though and that is post-production (also known as video editing). Whether it’s a home video clip or a professional… Continue reading

CDs vs. DVDs

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Q:
Can you please explain the difference between CDs and DVDs? And how about their ROM drives? Are they really all that different?

A:
I sure can and yes, they are! There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to these two types of media. These days, most computers come with both a CD ROM drive and a DVD ROM drive and because of that… Continue reading

Getting Incrediflash

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Getting Incrediflash

As you may recall, on Friday of last week (August 10, 2007), we ran an article about Incrediflash. (If you missed out on that, you can read it here). Well, ever since, I have been getting e-mails and phone calls left and right about how you can actually get Incrediflash and use it for yourself. So, in light of that, I have to take this time… Continue reading

Get Professional Flash with Incrediflash

There are many tools available for download these days that allow the authoring of flash animation and presentations. However, most are mainly aimed at Web designers and they still require a certain level of programming ability. Well, lucky for all of us, Incrediflash has changed all that by combining all the advantages of a simplistic authoring system for designers, enthusiasts and the layman alike. You… Continue reading

Downloading: Legal or Illegal?

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Q:
I always worry about illegal downloading, because I know my grandkids do it all the time and they sometimes do it on my computer. Is there any way you can get sued for this type of thing? And do you have any suggestions on how my grandkids can do this safely, with no harm to anyone? Please help!

A:
Wow, that’s a loaded question! But it’s also… Continue reading

iTunes 7.3.2

Friday, August 10th, 2007

iTunes 7.3.2

So, tell me, are you an avid iTunes user? And by that, I mean, do you use iTunes for all your music needs? Do you refuse to use any other program, because iTunes just handles it all for you? Well, if that’s the case, you’re not going to be changing that decision any time soon. Lucky for all of us, Apple has just released another new version of… Continue reading

MySpace Music

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

MySpace Music

Are you among the many who have a MySpace profile? I know there has been a lot of controversy over the popular social networking Web site since it first started, but it really is a great way to keep in touch with long lost friends or distant family members. At least that’s what I use it for and I absolutely love it. I’ve been able to… Continue reading

Buying an MP3 Player: What to Look For

MP3 players are one too many these days. Music on the move is fine, but being bombarded with choices can be quite a pain when you are ready to buy one. Do you go with a well known name, such as Apple and their iPod or do you take a chance on a cheaper, not so well known maker? Well, to make… Continue reading

Prepare Your Videos For the Web

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Prepare Your Videos For the Web

Do you have some videos you’d like to upload to the Web? If so, keep reading for some basic tips on how you can get the job done easily and quickly!

With Web sites like YouTube being so popular for uploading movies, more and more people want to upload their own funnies to the Web. I mean, the Internet is an ever changing world… Continue reading

Yahoo! Messenger Search

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Yahoo! Messenger Search

Are you an avid user of Yahoo! Messenger? You know, the instant messaging program you can use to chat with your friends and family. If you use it, I’m sure you already know about some of the great features that come along with it, right? I mean, Yahoo! does a good job of covering all the bases when it comes to the program’s features. And today, I… Continue reading

Basic Video Shooting Tips

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Basic Video Shooting Tips

It’s a much loved pastime now. You know, picking up a video camera and shooting some footage albeit family videos or even an attempt at a movie script. The short movie industry has seen a proliferation of movies from kindred enthusiasts, as well as, them being hosted on sites like YouTube and Atom Films.

Whether it’s a family shoot, a college project or a short fictional… Continue reading

Twango

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Q:
What can you tell me about a Web site called Twango?

A:
Well, as a matter of fact, I can tell you a lot! I was introduced to Twango through our message board and after I started browsing through Twango’s Web site, I instantly fell in love. I think you will too. So, come along with me as we explore Twango together!

First of all… Continue reading

A Little Firefox Media

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A Little Firefox Media

A lot of Web sites these days require you to use the Windows Media Player program for playing audio and video content that is actually embedded on the site. Now, if a user is using Internet Explorer, this works flawlessly, most of the time. However, the real problem arises when accessing that kind of content on a non-Microsoft browser. You know, like the ever popular Mozilla… Continue reading

MP4 Explained

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Q:
Can you explain to me what an MP4 is? I’ve obviously heard of MP3, but now there’s an MP4?! I’m so lost and confused. Please help!

A:
Basically, MP4 files are compressed video files. Their main purpose is to make video files much smaller so that they are easier to work with and support. Video files used to be very big in size and they… Continue reading

Swapper

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about a program called Swapper? I heard the name yesterday, but I wasn’t able to find out anything about it.

A:
I sure do! Well, I didn’t until our cool site writer Amanda told me about it, but ever since, I’ve been consumed with learning how to use it. This is actually something that could go down below in our Download of the… Continue reading

PSP

Friday, May 18th, 2007

PSP

Do you PSP? Well, the population of people who own a Playstation Portable is rapidly growing, so I thought I would share a little information about it. Here you go!

The Playstation Portable, or PSP, was originally released by Sony Entertainment America on March 24, 2005. The PSP is designed to be a miniature version of the Playstation video game console. However, playing video games is only a small… Continue reading

Save Internet Radio

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Save Internet Radio

The other day, we ran an article on how it seems like the days of Internet radio are quickly dwindling down. Well, after that, I received an e-mail from one of your fellow readers and it looks like we were wrong! Yes, the date for everything to end is still set for July 15, 2007, but that leaves a lot of time for all of us to… Continue reading

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