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    • How to Convert HDMI to RCA

      How to Convert HDMI to RCA

      Nowadays, most consumer electronic devices support the HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for video and image downloads. Before HDMI became popular in the electronic industry, RCA connectors (yellow, white, and red cables) were primarily used to connect DVD players, video game consoles, and set top boxes to televisions or monitors. A common issue for

    • How to Convert Audible AA Files to MP3

      How to Convert Audible AA Files to MP3

      An Audible AA file is a type of audio file format that is used with Audible eBooks. Only certain eBook readers are able to open and play Audible AA files but third-party software may be combined with specific PDF readers or other text editors in order to play this file format. Audible AA files are

    • How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      How to Download a Video from a Camcorder to a Computer

      The process of downloading a video from a camcorder to a computer depends on whether the camcorder is digital or analog (old-style camcorder that uses tapes). For an analog camcorder, install a signal digitizer card in the computer, which is fairly common with today’s readily available off-the-shelf TV tuner cards. This card converts the analog

    • How to Convert AVI to CD

      How to Convert AVI to CD

      The AVI video CODEC was created by the Microsoft Corporation and lets end-users create high quality video files on a container format. The file format can contain both video and audio content; however, it is not supported on all multimedia software programs or hardware devices. As a result, end-users commonly have the need arise to

    • How Television Broadcasting Works

      How Television Broadcasting Works

      While millions of people watch television each day, many of them are not quite sure how the technology works. Television has been around for many decades and although some of its components have changed over the years, the way in which television broadcasts work is pretty much the same. Elements of Broadcast Television There are

    • 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

    • DirecTV SWM

      DirecTV SWM

      The DirecTV Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM) is a specially designed piece of hardware that allows a DirecTV satellite dish signal to be split and used with many different tuners/receivers. The usual configurations allow 5, 8, 16, or 32 connections to a single satellite dish. DirecTV SWM is useful because of the satellite dish’s previous configurations,

    • 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.

    • MKV File

      MKV File

      A MKV file is a container format that can be used to store audio and video formats and is considered a competing format to the MP4 and AVI container formats. MKV (Matroska) is an open source format based on EBML (Extensible Binary Meta Language), and includes a greater number of features than supported by other

    • How to Play M4A Files in Windows Media Player

      How to Play M4A Files in Windows Media Player

      An M4A file (MPEG-4 Part 14) is an audio file developed for QuickTime and other MP4 players. Essentially, an M4A file is the same as an MP4 or MOV file, but specifically defines MPEG features and stores audio rather than video. M4A files contain file compression algorithms that allow them to be much smaller than

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