Common Questions About Video Converters

If you suddenly run up against the need to use video converters, it can be daunting. If you’re already familiar with terms like codecs, containers, formats, MP4 and FLV, you’re all set. However when most people see the message on their screen indicating their computer can’t open a video file, they panic.

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You don’t need to panic. Finding and using video converters to change your video file into a different type of file is quick and easy, once you learn how.… Read the rest

Encoding, Encryption, and Hashing

Encoding, encryption, hashing…

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Those three can easily be confused since they serve roughly the same purpose. Yet, there are drastic differences between them. This article will serve the purpose of telling you, which method to use for which purpose, and what distinguishes them from one another.

Yet, all differences aside, encoding, encryption, and hashing do share some similarities:

  • All three methods transform data into another format
  • Encoding and encryption are reversible, while hashing is not

Now, let’s have a look at the three methods of data transformation one by one before you will presented a short summary of the differences and when to use which method.… Read the rest

Vector Formats – What Are They and Why Do You Need Them?

We have talked about some of the more popular image file extensions in previous articles – Best Image File Extensions, Other Popular Image Extensions.  However, those articles only talked about some of the more general types of image extensions, raster images. Image files that are vector formats are more specific types of image and that is what we’re talking about here.

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A vector file format (sometimes known as EPS files) store the image in a different way than the more traditional image files. … Read the rest

Cloud Music Storage – Amazon vs iTunes

Does anyone remember “back in the day” when you could only hear your favorite songs at home or from the radio if you happened to be listening when your song was played?  Those days are long gone.  In today’s online world, you can take your entire music collection with you where ever you go.  However, in order for this to be as cool as you want it to be, you have to pick the right system to keep all your music. … Read the rest

Files Supported by Your eBook Reader

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eBook readers have a lot advantages over books in a printed paper-form. They are lighter, multiple books can be stored on one device, you don’t need any bookmarks because the reader remembers the page you read last, and so on. Yet, once you decided that you want to buy an eBook reader, you have quite the variety to choose from.

Following, we have listed some of the most popular eBook readers and the different file formats they support.… Read the rest

FAQs About Using an Audio File Converter

If you are new to the world of using an audio file converter, there is very good news for you. Unlike many of the tasks involved in dealing with technology, using an audio converter is actually very simple if you find the right one.

Here are a few of the questions people usually ask when they are getting started with converting audio files.

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Why do I have to convert files?

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Native Apple (Mac) Files

Native Apple (Mac) Files
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Users of Apple devices like Mac desktop computers, MacBooks, iPhones, or iPads are already familiar with them: the native Apple Inc. file formats. Users of other platforms and operating systems like Windows and Linux however can face difficulties with those formats because they, sometimes, have never heard of them.

This could become a problem for Apple users as well when they try to send assignments, essays or other documents, videos, or audio files from their device to someone working with a Windows computer or an Android phone.… Read the rest

Your Weekend Music Cleanup Project

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The time has come, hasn’t it? You’ve been collecting music for years now and just haphazardly adding those music files to your hard drive. However, if you’re like the rest of us, at this point you probably have no idea what music you have. If there is a song or a cd you want to listen to, chances are pretty good you won’t be able to find it.… Read the rest

DOC vs. DOCX File Extensions – What is the Difference?

DOC vs. DOCXSome of the most frequent documents that people have to convert are DOC and DOCX. People who have been using word processing software for years seem to suddenly be experiencing problems, but they don’t know why. The difference between DOC vs. DOCX files can be easily explained and if you’re having problems with these documents, either one can easily be converted for easier access and use.

Both the DOC file extension and the DOCX extension come from Microsoft Word, which is part of the Microsoft Office suite of products.… Read the rest

Popular Video File Extensions

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The world of online media exploded with the widespread use of video files. However, all of those additional options also made life more confusing for non-professionals who often use video files. There are many different types of video file extensions out there, and it’s important to know what type of file you need before you convert any of your old files.

Being better educated about video file types can also help you make better decisions when you buy new videos online and have to select the type of file you want to receive.… Read the rest