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    • How to Convert FLAC files to WAV

      How to Convert FLAC files to WAV

      The FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an open source file format designed for the storage and playback of audio content. Unfortunately, the format is not supported on a number of music playback devices. The WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is designed by Microsoft and IBM for both audio playback in uncompressed form. A common

    • TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO (TV Receive Only)

      TVRO stands for "TV Receive Only", but that really does not give you a good sense of what TVRO is. The term TVRO is used to describe both Free To Air satellite and paid programming over similar equipment. Free To Air satellite is unencrypted. TVRO premium analog channels are encrypted using VideoCipher II RS. TVRO

    • VideoGuard

      VideoGuard

      VideoGuard is an encryption method that NDS produced. It is used for conditional broadcasting services such as broadband television and the Internet. Since satellites, radio towers, and all other broadcasting equipment broadcast signals without discretion to which subscribers receive them, VideoGuard is necessary in order to distinguish which television channels, Internet features, and other services subscribers are

    • How Long Do Audio Cassette Tapes Last?

      How Long Do Audio Cassette Tapes Last?

      When properly cared for, an audio cassette tape can last 30 years or longer. However, many factors can shorten that lifespan considerably. The two most common causes of premature tape death are equipment malfunction (“The cassette player ate my tape!”) and heat (“The radiator melted my tape!”). Cassette Tape Lifetime Factors All cassette tapes were

    • 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

    • How Many Songs is 8GB?

      How Many Songs is 8GB?

      An 8GB device’s capacity varies depending on the device. A typical device can play MP3 files, but others can play a variety of file types which could easily occupy more or less space than the typical MP3. Most 8GB devices are designed to play MP3 files but can be different based on the manufacturer of

    • What is a Cutoff Frequency?

      What is a Cutoff Frequency?

      Cutoff frequency (corner or break frequency) is commonly used in the physics and electrical engineering fields. This frequency causes a device to stop operating in an efficient manner, resulting in it shutting down or being cut off. More technically, the cutoff frequency reduces energy flow through the device and prevents it from working as designed.

    • How to Remove DRM from WMV

      How to Remove DRM from WMV

      To remove DRM (Digital Rights Management) features from a WMV file, you will need an application that plays the WMV file and re-records it in another format. You will need to be connected to the Internet to retrieve a valid DRM license during the conversion, but after that you will be able to play the

    • Kinetoscope

      Kinetoscope

      A Kinetoscope is a device that shows older films or motion pictures through a viewing window. The device predates the movie projector and housing the viewing window in a cabinet. The kinetoscope’s basic concept served as the basis for movie projectors that were developed later. The kinetoscope produces the illusion of movement or animation by

    • Interactive TV

      Interactive TV

      Interactive TV is when the viewer and broadcaster can communicate with each other, usually in real time. Normal TV flows in a one way path, from the broadcaster to the viewer, however interactive TV, usually includes a digital modem or other form of hardware that can return information or data from the viewer back to

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