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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 DirecTV and Dish Network Stop Signal Theft

      How DirecTV and Dish Network Stop Signal Theft

      Reducing Signal Theft by Blacklisting Access Cards DirecTV maintains a list of cancelled access cards. If an access card with a blacklisted CAM ID is utilized, you will receive the “Call Extension 745” error message. Reducing Signal Theft with ECM (Electronic Counter Measures DirecTV and Dish Network engineers also broadcast hostile signals that instruct the

    • WVC1

      WVC1

      Many people in the multimedia industry informally refer to the Windows Media File format as the VC-1 format. Its formal name is the SMPTE 421 M standard. Microsoft initially released it in the spring of 2006 and it is widely supported on DVD players, Windows Media Player 9 and newer, and Blu-ray. WVC1 is the

    • Why Flash Player won’t Install?

      Why Flash Player won’t Install?

      Adobe Flash Player is a high-performance, expressive client runtime software that delivers great digital experiences to end users. These days, Web sites are built in Flash, and individuals need to have Flash Player installed on their computers to render Web sites. Adobe releases new versions of Flash Player at regular intervals, and end users are

    • How to Convert MP4 to MP3

      How to Convert MP4 to MP3

      MP4 has emerged as the most commonly accepted multimedia standard on the Internet. It boasts the same audio and video quality found on DVDs and is rated at a higher quality than the MP2 and MP3 formats. The format is also optimized to stream on the web, however, a number of audio playback devices continue

    • DirecTV Access Cards

      DirecTV Access Cards

      A DirecTV access card is a type of electronic card, roughly the size of a credit card, which provides programming to subscribers. DirecTV access cards may be provided to a customer along with his/her receiver box or separately, but must be activated before any programming can be used. When the user chooses a package and

    • 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

    • How is a Satellite System Connected to a Television Set

      How is a Satellite System Connected to a Television Set

      Television has had a foothold in our society for decades and while many people still get their TV from cable companies, others are switching to satellite TV. Satellite TV provides customers with several important features that they cannot get from cable companies, the most important being the fact that satellite TV can provide television access

    • How to Convert M4A to MP3

      How to Convert M4A to MP3

      When the MP4 multimedia standard was first adopted by industry, a common issue that arose (and still exists today) for software and hardware developers was determining if the file was an audio or video format. As a result, Apple created the .M4A file extension to allow iDevices to determine what type of MP4 file was.

    • DirecTV Satellite Dishes

      DirecTV Satellite Dishes

      DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish The DirecTV Phase I Satellite Dish was the original DirecTV dish. This is an 18" satellite dish with one LNB. This dish can only receive signal from DirecTV satellites at 101 degrees. DirecTV Phase II Satellite Dish DirecTV introduced the Phase II Satellite Dish in 1998. The Phase II dish

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