video

Fri
25
Jul
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'Translate.Net', and 'Video Cube'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Translate.Net The Translate.Net will help you translate words and phrases to and from numerous languages in a simple way. This free, open-source software works as a client to most popular translating services available online (translators, monolingual and bilingual dictionaries). http:// ... (view more)

Wed
18
Jun
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Wow! Ashampoo Burning Studio 8!

Update June 2, 2009: REDUCED!!!! Ashampoo Burning Studio 8, only $19.49! -- I've got some *very* exciting news to share today! The folks over at Ashampoo sent me a friendly email this week to announce that the full version of Ashampoo Burning Studio ... 8 -- their flagship, simple-to-use, feature rich CD / DVD recording program -- is finally available! Well, that may not sound too exciting, but read on -- because you won't want to miss this one! Ashampoo: Deal of the Century In order to celebrate the release of this amazing program, the company is offering a massive and extremely generous ... (view more)

Thu
27
Mar
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Start-Up Company Turns Everyday People Into LIVE TV Stars

Have you ever wanted to star in your very own television show? Thanks to the rising popularity of YouTube, it seems as if everyone has their own online show, complete with all the copying, deleting and editing that goes into production. But, have ... you ever wanted to star in your very own LIVE television show? Complete with no script, no rules, absolutely LIVE as it happens? If you own a cell phone, get ready for your close-up! It's inevitable now; every mobile phone will soon have a cellular video camera installed in it. While still in its infancy stage, Qik.com, a small start-up company based ... (view more)

Mon
25
Feb
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Google Streamlines Ads On Video

Google has added one more method of advertising, as it continues to seek new sources of ad revenue. The question is whether the new technique -- AdSense for Video -- will fare any better than the previous concepts. The newly-minted AdSense for Video ... will provider advertisers a means to overlay video or text ads on a video viewer. The ads will be dynamic, rotating every 20 seconds and will be matched with the content of the video or web page being viewed. (Source: nytimes.com ) The assumption is that the rapidly growing interest in online video and Google's ownership of YouTube justifies the ... (view more)

Tue
29
Jan
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British Courts Still Targeting Manhunt Game

Rockstar Games have failed in yet another bid to get the controversial Manhunt 2 video game on British shelves. A High Court judge has ruled that the game must go back to an appeals committee for a fresh evaluation. The game was first banned in the ... United Kingdom last June when the British Board of Film Classifications (BBFC), which gives movie-style age ratings to video games, refused to give it a rating. This meant it could not legally be sold, the first such ban in 10 years. (Source: bbc.co.uk ) At the time, the BBFC's director said the game's focus on violent killings was too strong. " ... (view more)

Thu
20
Dec
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Web Experts Warn of Internet 'Exaflood'

The rise of online video sites could cause major problems for the Internet as a whole, according to researchers. The amount of traffic on the web is increasing much quicker than its capacity. Brett Swanson of the Discover Institute says this is most ... likely to affect the 'edges' of the Internet, the final mile or so of cabling between telephone exchanges and peoples homes. He has coined the phrase 'exaflood', which refers to an exabyte, or one thousand million gigabytes of date. Until recently, an exabyte had simply been a mathematical concept, but Cisco estimates total Internet traffic will ... (view more)

Tue
27
Nov
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New Intel Chips Make PC Hi-Def a Viable Alternative To HDTV

Intel will soon release a new line of microprocessor chips that many believe will raise the number of high-definition videos available over the Internet. The increased computing power of the chips is expected to transform the current fragmented and ... often blurry clips found on most video streaming sites into high-resolution, full-screen quality movies. Analysts have called the new chips a "major breakthrough" and "the biggest thing to happen to high-definition videos". Some even claim that PC Hi-Def will rival HDTV in the very near future. (Source: iht.com ) As the demand for Internet video ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jun
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YouTube Infected with Malware

Up until this point, it's been fairly obvious what websites users should avoid. If you're looking at naked people, you're in trouble. Downloading illegal music files? Ditto. However, few scrutinize the user-populated video site YouTube, which has ... become one of the Internet's most entertaining hotspots since Google bought it last year for over a billion dollars. Unfortunately, it may not be safe, either. Although not the first time it's been reported, the video site is again spouting a malware threat. The Zlob Glob This time the culprit is Zlob, which is a particularly dangerous form of adware ... (view more)

Wed
23
May
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Converting VHS Tapes to DVD

Several times this past year, we have had readers write in asking if it could be possible to convert VHS tapes to DVD. I don't want you to get your hopes up too high, because what I'm going to tell you will not work for Copyrighted Videos. Most of ... those are protected with a copy protection scheme called MicroVision and cannot be re-recorded to DVD or even another VHS tape. If you want a DVD of those videos you will just have to go to your favorite DVD/Tape Movie store and buy it. But if you want to make a DVD of Uncle Henry's birthday party or the vacation to beat all vacations, read on. ... (view more)

Tue
22
May
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Bleak Future for Video iTunes?

Up until now, few have questioned the success of the iPod and iTunes. However, the future of Video iTunes has now come under criticism, as more channels have begun streaming their own free content. Is there a future for iTunes? (Source: slashdot.org ... ) While sales of movies and television shows are expected to almost triple this year, a new study by Forrester Research found that unless the average consumer begins paying for online content en masse (which -- let's be serious -- is not likely to happen), growth in sales will likely begin to diminish next year. This could spell out bad news for ... (view more)

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