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    • AC3 (Audio Coding 3)

      AC3 (Audio Coding 3)

      AC3, or Dolby AC-3, is a lossy audio format created by Dolby Digital that is used in cinemas, television broadcasts, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs, and game consoles. While AC3 was never designed to replace MP3 files, it has grown in popularity in the PC audio industry and is now recognized and supported by many media players

    • How to Disable Real Message Center

      How to Disable Real Message Center

      Real Message Center is a product of the popular media player, RealPlayer, that displays notifications concerning updates, upgrades, and new available software that the user has signed up to receive. However, many users soon regret signing up for Real Message Center notifications or may not have wanted to receive them in the first place. Real

    • 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

    • WMV Converter

      WMV Converter

      If you surf the web or watch media on your computer, you have probably come across the WMV file. WMV stands for Windows Media Video and while it was originally designed for streaming video from websites, it is also used for music videos and full length motion pictures. WMV, a Microsoft product plays with Windows

    • How to Convert AVI to WMV

      How to Convert AVI to WMV

      The AVI (Audio Video Interleave) format is a higher-end video format first developed by the Microsoft Corporation. The format is minimally compressed resulting in high video quality, but large file sizes. The WMV (Windows Media Video) file format is supported on a greater number of software platforms and saves disc space when saving video content.

    • Picture Quality

      Picture Quality

      Picture quality is a general term used by the viewer to rate the inherent quality of the image. It is mainly subjective, meaning that each viewer rates the picture quality differently. Some people may think that an image is high enough quality, but you may have an individual with higher standards that may say the

    • RPC (Regional Playback Control)

      RPC (Regional Playback Control)

      RPC, Regional Playback Control, is a system utilized by DVD manufacturers to limit the use of DVD’s to limited geographic regions. RPC is implemented on most commercial DVD’s and on most DVD players. RPC Regions 0 No Region Coding 1 United States of America, Canada 2 Europe, including France, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, Japan and

    • Free to Air Channels

      Free to Air Channels

       Free-To-Air, or FTA, channels are satellite television channels that are not encrypted and are, therefore, available to anyone who is able to receive them. FTA channels are not provided by premium satellite companies, but rather open source satellite providers, such as Galaxy, AMC, and Telstar. FTA channels require subscribers to have a 30-inch satellite dish

    • DirecTV Satellites

      DirecTV Satellites

      DirecTV maintains a fleet of geostationary satellites to provide broadcast television services. Designation Launch Date Orbit Satellite Transponders DirecTV 1 17 December, 1993 101.11W HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 2 3 August, 1994 – HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 3 10 June, 1995 – HS-601 16 Ku DirecTV 6 8 March, 1997 – LS-1300 32 Ku DirecTV

    • How to Convert MP3 to WAV

      The MP3 (Moving Pictures Experts Group) audio file format is compressed in order to allow playback and exchange over the Internet and other size constrained media. Although most audio playback devices and software support the MP3 format, the WAV (Waveform audio) format is uncompressed and capable of storing more detail when further manipulating audio files.

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