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    • How to Play WMV Files

      How to Play WMV Files

      The Windows Media Video format, or WMV, was designed by the Microsoft Corporation to support watching movies and Internet videos on personal computers. The WMV format allows large video files to be reduced in size or compressed to better support use over the Internet or a network while maintaining quality. In order to play WMV

    • How to Build a Home Theater

      How to Build a Home Theater

      The concept of a home theater is excellent if you want to enjoy the cinema experience from the comfort and convenience of your home. If you are looking to build your own home theater, here are some recommendations. Choose a Room The size and location of your room will have definite consequences on how and

    • Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV Alternatives

      Apple TV is one of the available options for streaming and Internet based entertainment for the television. It has an extensive library of content when paired with Apple iTunes. Although Apple TV can be an affordable option, the device has many limitations that really reduces it to a basic streaming device. This device is not

    • MP4

      MP4

      MP4 or MPEG-4 (Moving Picture Expert Group-4), first published in 1998, was designed to encompass all the features that were part of earlier releases of MPEG files and add a few more that would prove helpful with the advancing online technology of the day. As a standardized group of video and perceptual coding formats, MP

    • How to Convert WMA to WAV files

      How to Convert WMA to WAV files

      The WMA (Windows Media Audio) file format is a proprietary file format created by the Microsoft Corporation for the storage and playback of audio files. The WMA format is part of the greater Windows Media framework and actually consists of four variants to include WMA, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, and WMA Voice. The most common

    • How CCTV Works

      How CCTV Works

      CCTV (Closed Circuit TV) uses one or more video cameras to transmit video and sometimes audio images to a monitor, set of monitors, or video recorder. The difference between CCTV and standard TV is that standard TV openly broadcasts signals to the public. CCTV is not openly transmitted to the public. CCTV uses either wireless

    • How to Convert VGA to TV

      How to Convert VGA to TV

      VGA (Video Graphics Array) based systems can have interesting uses. Whether it is to simply connect a computer to a television or convert an HD signal which uses the standard VGA connector into RCA compliant signals, it is possible with the correct hardware tools. What is VGA? The video graphics array was designed for computers

    • DigiCipher II

      DigiCipher II

      DigiCipher II (DCII) is a Motorola proprietary digital video distribution system. DigiCipher II provides compression, encryption, and authorization. DigiCipher II compression is based upon MPEG-2. DigiCipher II is utilized for some TVRO transmissions. A Motorola 4DTV satellite receiver is required to decode DigiCipher II TVRO channels. DigiCipher II utilizes AC3 audio encoding.

    • Free to Air Receivers

      Free to Air Receivers

      Free to air receivers (FTAs) are designed to receive unencrypted satellite television and radio programming without paying for a subscription service. By installing a suitable satellite dish and FTA receiver, a consumer is able to enjoy a large number of television channels. Most FTA receivers are designed to receive FTA signals encoded using MPEG-2 video;

    • Free to Air Satellite

      Free to Air Satellite

      A Free to Air Satellite (FTA) receiver is one that receives unencrypted FTA satellite transmissions. Using these satellite receivers, one can legally receive TV signals without subscription. The signal is typically encoded in an MPEG-2 video and may be restricted geographically. In some places around the world, people can receive encrypted Free to Air satellite

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