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Comcast Test May Lead to TV Programming Delivered Via Laptop or Video Game Console

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 04-05-2011

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ComcastComcast is testing a system that would let users replace their set-top box with any Internet-ready device, like a laptop or video game console.

This isn’t the same tech that lets you watch live TV on your laptop, or use your iPad as a program guide. Instead, it uses the Comcast broadband network to deliver a signal to your television via VoIP.

This adds flexibility and, potentially, mobility to cable, which has been hamstrung to date by its need for co-axial cable and a set-top box.

Comcast will use MIT as a testbed for the VoIP delivery system, starting this fall, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

The move is significant for a couple of reasons.

First, as Journal reporter Jessica Vascellaro notes, VoIP is the same technology that AT&T’s U-Verse and various smaller companies have used to make an end run around pay-TV providers. In other words, Comcast proposes to beat competitors at their own packet-switched game.

Second, although Comcast says it has no plans to offer the service in geographic areas where it is not currently the cable TV provider, using VoIP would make it technically possible. If this happens, Time Warner, Cablevision and other competitors could kiss their monopoly goodbye.

Third, it reflects what most TV fans seem to prefer, which is to watch TV in the time-honored place: On the couch, in front of the biggest tube we can afford.

That preference apparently extends beyond live TV to on-demand choices. Comcast said today that its Xfinity On Demand service serves up 350 million VOD programs a month from 25,000 “entertainment choices” (TV series, movies, sports and music).

Dan Frommer at Business Insider says that works out to about 8 hours 45 minutes of VOD per month, compared to Nielsen’s March numbers for streaming Netflix users (almost 10 hours per month) and Hulu (5 hours 15 minutes per month). “And all of these are still peanuts compared to the more than 150 hours of TV that the average American watches per month,” Frommer adds.

Unlike Netflix and Hulu, Comcast’s on-demand programming doesn’t cost anything extra. It’s bundled free with a monthly cable subscription.

New Unlocked Sony Ericsson W395 W395i Hello Kitty Limited Edition Sanrio Walkman Quadband GSM Phone with 2.0 MP Camera and Video calling -International phone

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 31-07-2010

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  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network
  • Video Calling and Video Streaming
  • Bluetooth and Motion Gaming support
  • Walkman Phone – stereo speakers and HPM-64 headset
  • 2″ display

Product Description
Sony Ericsson W395 snap pictures with the 2.0 megapixel camera and enjoy them on the large 2.0-in crystal-clear screen. Or share them in an instant through your blog. Boost your favorite tracks through the stereo speakers. The equalizer and the deep bass offer excellent acoustics, no matter how loud you play. Sony Ericsson W395i GSM Quadband Phone (Unlocked) Size Dimensions 96 x 47 x 14.9 mm Weight 96 g Display Type TFT, 256K colors Size 176 x 220 pixels, 2.0 in… More >>

Nokia 6102i Unlocked GSM Phone with VGA Camera, Video Capture, FM Radio and SpeakerPhone–International version with Warranty

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 18-04-2010

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  • International Version with Warranty
  • Video with high-speed data (EDGE) capabilities
  • Push-to-talk capabilities

Product Description
The Nokia 6102i is a small, sophisticated and solid fold phone which combines advanced image and video features with high-speed data (EDGE) capabilities. Messaging features such as e-mail, instant messaging (IM), and push-to-talk capabilities make the device suited to both mobile lifestyle and business applications…. More >>

Nokia 6102i Unlocked GSM Phone with VGA Camera, Video Capture, FM Radio and SpeakerPhone–International version with Warranty

Nokia N97 Mini Garnett Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone Mobile Smartphone Qwerty Keyboard, Email, GPS, MMS, SMS, Internet Browser, 5 Megapixel Camera, Video

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 18-04-2010

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  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Data GPRS Class 32 EDGE Class 32 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP Infrared port No USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
  • Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light Features Geo-tagging Video Yes, VGA@30fps Secondary Yes, VGA@15fps
  • Java Yes, MIDP 2.1 - Digital compass – MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ music player – WMV/RealVideo/MP4 video player – TV-out – Voice command/dial – Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) – Video and photo editor – Flash Lite 3 – T9
  • Unlocked (Never Locked) – Will work on any GSM Network Worldwide!

Product Description
The sleek Nokia N97 mini integrates the web into your life and seamlessly connects you to your friends and favourite online services. The Nokia N97 mini features a fully-customisable home screen tilting 3.2” multi-sensory display full QWERTY keyboard and built-in A-GPS receiver…. More >>

Nokia N97 Mini Garnett Unlocked GSM Cellular Phone Mobile Smartphone Qwerty Keyboard, Email, GPS, MMS, SMS, Internet Browser, 5 Megapixel Camera, Video

Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman Phone, 2-megapixel camera with video capture Jungle Green – Unlocked

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 17-04-2010

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  • # Includes: Battery, Charger, Corded Headset, USB Cable, User’s Manual and Quick Start Guide
  • # Walkman 2.0 Media Player with one-touch music shuffle and dedicated music control keys on the front; integrated FM radio
  • # Quad-band connectivity for global roaming and EDGE data network compatibility for AT&T Mobile Music streaming and downloads
  • # Up to 9 hours of talk time, up to 370 hours (15.4 days) of standby time; up to 20 hours of music playback in Music Mode
  • # 2-megapixel camera with video capture; Memory Stick Micro expansion; Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR connectivity with stereo music streaming

Product Description
The W580i operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks and can handle high-speed data connectivity via AT&T’s EDGE network (which stands for “Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution”), with availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. This third-generation, high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), i… More >>

Sony Ericsson W580i Walkman Phone, 2-megapixel camera with video capture Jungle Green – Unlocked

How To Rip Dvd And Convert Video To Blackberry Storm

Posted by admin | Posted in Blackberry | Posted on 28-02-2010

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You may have at hand many fantastic DVD movies and video files, which you definitely love very much. Also, you have a smart BlackBerry Storm and you really want to watch these DVD movies and video files on your BlackBerry and take them on the road.

However, BlackBerry Strom only supports:

Video formats: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV

Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus

You will need Clone2Go DVD to BlackBerry Converter, which can be downloaded from http://www.clone2go.com. Below is the screenshot of Clone2Go DVD to BlackBerry Converter:

Below are the detailed steps about how to rip DVD movies and convert video files to BlackBerry using Clone2Go DVD to BlackBerry Converter:

Step 1. Import DVD movies and video files

Insert the DVD disc into the disc drive, click the “Open DVD” button to import it if you are going to watch a DVD movie on your BlackBerry. Or if the DVD movie is saved as a folder on your computer, you need to click the “Add Video” button to locate that folder, which is composed of two separate folders: VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS. From the VIDEO_TS folder, select the .vob file to import and then click “OK”.

You can also import video files stored on your PC by clicking the “Add Video” button. The supporting formats are shown as follows:

  Audio Files (*.mp2, *.mp3, *.wav)
  Windows Media Files (*.avi, *.wmv, *.asf, *dvr-ms, *ms-dvr)
  MOV/MP4 Files (*.mov, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.m4v, *.qt)
  Real Media Files (*.rm, *.rmvb)
  Flash Video Files (*.flv)
  MKV Video Files (*.mkv)
  AviSynth Scripts (*.avs)
  Other Video Files (*.mpg, *.vob, *.dv, *.m1v, *.m2v, *.dat, *.amv)

Step 2. Choose the output format

From the drop-down list of “Profile”, navigate to the “BlackBerry” category. From the sub-category, you can choose the most appropriate output format.

Note: From the profile graph above, we can learn Clone2Go DVD to BlackBerry Converter also applies to ripping DVD movies and converting video to video/audio formats for Apple iPhone, Nokia Phone, Mobile Phone, etc.

Step 3. Start to encode

Now you can click the “Start Encode” button to starting ripping DVD movies and converting videos for your BlackBerry.

Note: The output video files are easily available by clicking the “Folder” button on the main menu after the ripping/converting process is done.

How to watch YouTube Video on BlackBerry

Posted by admin | Posted in Blackberry | Posted on 22-02-2010

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For BlackBerry fans, do you want to watch kinds of YouTube videos with your BlackBerry? This guide is going to tell you how to convert YouTube Video on BlackBerry with Movavi Flash Converter in a simple way.

How to convert YouTube Video to BlackBerry?

Movavi Flash Converter is the best and economical software to help you to convert YouTube Videos on BlackBerry. With this useful tool, you can easily convert YouTube Video to an appropriate format for your BlackBerry and make the YouTube Video playable on BlackBerry.

Step 1, Download and install Movavi Flash Converter.

Click here to free download Movavi Flash Converter

Step 2, Run program and enter the URL of download YouTube videos.

Run Movavi Flash Converter, and click the URL button or select the Add URL command from the File menu. Enter the URL of the YouTube video you wish to download.

Tips: You can add as many URLs as you’d like to download and convert multiple YouTube videos at once.

Step 3, Preview Video before converting YouTube Video to BlackBerry .

Select the necessary video in the Source File area and click the Preview button or select the Preview command from the File menu. The Preview area will display the Flash video.

Step 4, Select output format and choose right preset.

In the right-hand section of the interface, select the video format you need in the Output format drop-down menu. Choose Blackberry 8300/8700/8800 or Blackberry 7100/8100

Step 5, Convert.

what you need to do at last is to watch the encoded Youtube video into your cute Blackberry phone and sit back to enjoy.

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Blackberry video conversion, how to make best settings and convert step by step

Posted by admin | Posted in Blackberry | Posted on 22-02-2010

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I have got a Blackberry Storm as my birthday present and I was deeply in love with the gorgeous screen. I can’t wait to fill the 8gb card with videos to show off to all my friends. Before that I have tried watching a movie on my blackberry that I had already ripped with iPhone/iPod touch settings, The video works but the file size is unnecessarily large and the audio didn’t match up with the video well when playing on the Blackberry. I collect information here and there and at last get the problem solves. So below is the details shared here.

Output video format: mp4
Output audio format: mp3

Video Size/resolution: 480×320
Video Bitrate: 1200kbps

Audio Bitrate: 64kbps
Channels: 2 channels

Now if you have no idea what to do with that, then here are some simple instructions for you.

First you need a third-part software. I use Nidesoft program, probably the best Blackberry converter available. I download from its official website: Nidesoft.
Note: the program you downloaded on nidesoft is free trial version, you are limited to creating video files that are a maximum of 2 minutes long.
In order to convert videos longer than that, you will need to purchase the software with 25 dollars, or download the full version somewhere on google.com

Then if you convert videos from DVD, you should use Nidesoft DVD to Blackberry Converter and follow the step-by-step ways.
Step 1: Launch the program; Insert the DVD disc into the DVD Drive. Click the “Open DVD” button, browse your computer, find the DVD folder of the movie, open it, select some titles and chapters you want or you may select the whole video to convert.

Step 2: make settings: click “profile” drop-down list to select “BlackBerry MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” format, click “Settings” to set video size and bitrate. If you want to combine two or several titles into one, you may select titles and click blank box before “Merge into one file” to merge them together.

Step 3: click “convert” button to convert videos. Then it will be completed in few minutes.

However, if you convert from other videos, you should use Nidesoft Blackberry video converter with the following ways.
Step 1: Launch the program and Click “Add” button to load source video files to be converted:

Step 2: make settings: click “format” drop list to select “Blackberry MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” as output video format. Set your video size and quality under the preview window.

Step 3:  Click “Convert” button to start to convert video format.
After the file is converted, just transfer the file to the videos folder on your BlackBerry through the Desktop Manager and enjoy your newly created video. By the way, the file converted can not only used on Blackberry Storm, but also other Blackberry phones such as Blackberry Pearl, Bold, curve.

Ok, until now you have got the whole idea of how to do with it. But you may encounter some other problems when doing it. Below are my problems and solutions I have collected after long time practice, list here to share with you.

I think there’s a virus in this Program!!??
There’s no virus in Nidesoft. One person reported being infected by Backdoor.Graybird, but if you got it from the site I linked to in my post it did not come with the download. If you downloaded it from somewhere else on the web then I am not sure. Probably malware/spamers have uploaded it to phishing sites to snag people. Always make sure you download things from their original website, or from a trusted location like download.com, and always run antivirus and scan stuff you are installing.

The higher the resolution, the better the video quality?
Not necessarily at all. If you’re converting a video that is 640×480 and convert it to the same 640×480 resolution then all you’re leaving is more work for your phone. I understand the login behind it, the pixels get compressed and shop up more clear and sharper. But if you compress these pixels in the conversion process wouldn’t the same thing happen? So why not just convert straight to a 480×320 and save your Storm the trouble?

The higher the bitrate, the better the quality?
Yes, that is true. However, the higher the bitrate, the larger your video files. So it is not necessary to raise your bitrate very high when you feel your video quality is fine. I have spent hours working different settings and the best results have hovered around 1200 kbps.

Where do I find the files?                                                                                            You may change the output directory by press “browse” button, or the destination will be set automatically at C:\temp, you may press “open” to find the files.

Can I get ringtones into my Blackberry with the above idea?
Yes, you can. You may get ringtones in that way both from DVD and video. But you need to make a little different settings. As Blackberry audio support .mp3 format, you need to select “Blackberry MP3 Music (*.mp3)” as the output file format. Then drag the converted file into ringtones folder in your memory card.

I’m trying to convert a movie purchased from itunes but the Nidesoft software gives me an error. When I view the details of the error it tells me not enough space on my drive. I have plenty of space. Now when I tried it with a movie (same extension .m4v) that was ripped in the past, it works. Any suggestions??
Meet DRM.
Itunes store video files are encoded with fairplay digital rights management that means they will only play on Itunes, Ipod, or AppleTV. I have found another thread to solve this problem, go to: http://forums.crackberry.com/f135/howto-put-drm-protected-files-your-storm-pics-118585/

Why are there black bars on my video?
Even though it looks “widescreen” the storm is native 4:3 not 16:9. So unless you want to stretch everybody and make them tall and skinny you will still have the black bars.

Is there a way to make it fullscreen without the black bars?
Yes, you can crop the file when you do the transcode, but I haven’t done it with Nidesoft Blackberry video converter yet. I’ll post it when I figure it out.

Ok, that is my details and I would keep updating my thread when got more solutions.



How to Convert DVD and Video to Blackberry Storm

Posted by admin | Posted in Blackberry | Posted on 16-02-2010

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First, you should know what video format is BlackBerry Storm supports.

Because DVD has CSS copyright protection, we need a program to rip DVD and convert video for BlackBerry Storm. The tool we use is BlackBerry Converter Suite, it includes two programs: DVD to BlackBerry Storm Converter and BlackBerry Storm Video Converter. This program not only supports BlackBerry Storm, but also BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Bold series.

It supports audio and video format as follow:
Audio: WMA, M4A, MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA

For more info about this BlackBerry Converter Suite, you can refer to here.
And here is the free download link, about 10.9 MB.

Now, let’s start the guide about converting DVD and Video to BlackBerry Storm.
Step1, Download and install the BlackBerry Storm converter, and then run it.

Step2. Load DVD into the software by clicking “Add DVD file”.

Here we can load three kinds of DVD’s:
1. Real DVD, just put the DVD in your DVD drive and click load DVD, (you can find it by clicking the triangle on the right of ‘load file’ button.)
2. DVD ISO image, you can amount your ISO files in the daemon tools and then load the virtual DVD drive.
3. A DVD folder, sometimes you may store the DVD folder in your hard drive, it appears like “Video_TS” “Audio_TS” folders. You can load it by clicking the “load DVD folders” button.

Step3. Select Profile, Subtitle, Audio, output directory setting
After you load DVD into the software, click the Profile drop-down list to select the proper format according to your BlackBerry Type, this guide is mainly about how to convert DVD and video to BlackBerry Storm, so we select the “BlackBerry Storm series(*.mp4)” profile. 

Regular DVD movies usually have several subtitles such as English, French, German, etc. You can select one you prefer. You can also delete the subtitle by selecting “No Subtitle”. Selecting Audio is the same. If you want to join all your DVD files into one video file, please select the option named “Merge into one file”. For more advanced setting, you can open the setting panel by clicking “Setting”.

Step4. Start the conversion
After all things done, you can click the “Start” to begin the conversion; it will take about 30 minutes for converting a regular two hours DVD movie. When the conversion finished, click “find target” to located the converted video on your computer, connect your BlackBerry Storm to computer, and then copy the video to your BlackBerry memory card, that’s all. Then you can enjoy your favorites DVD movies on your BlackBerry Storm.

For converting video to BlackBerry Storm, you can click “Video to BlackBerry” to run the BlackBerry Movie Converter, the operation steps are similar to DVD to BlackBerry Converter, So I’m not repeat here. But I want to add some tips to the BlackBerry Movie Converter.

1. The Video to BlackBerry Converter supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple video files at one time.

2. The Video to BlackBerry Converter embeds powerful video editing functions, you can use it to cut video, trim video, crop video, and you can even add a watermark to the video.

3. The Video to BlackBerry Converter can also help you convert video file to MP3, WMA, AAC, etc audio, so you can set it as your BlackBerry ringtone.

Video Review of Sony Ericsson C905 @ OCWORKBENCH

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 16-02-2010

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Video Review of Sony Ericsson C905 @ OCWORKBENCH. Check out the details at www.ocworkbench.com

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Promo Video

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 15-02-2010

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Sony Ericsson's promo video for the new XPERIA X10 smartphone

Sony Ericsson XPERIA â„¢ X10 / emotive ‘in-phone’ video / ustwoâ„¢ production

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 12-02-2010

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link.ustwo.co.uk 'in phone' video produced by: ustwo.co.uk Sony Ericsson has recently announced the launch of a long awaited series of new devices including the XPERIAâ„¢ X10. ustwoâ„¢, worked with directors Ross Cooper Bugsy Steel to produce this emotive in-phone video for the high end device. The video was designed to show off the awesome screen quality and video experience of the XPERIAâ„¢ X10 phone, plus be engaging, innovative and have a wow factor that makes people want to show them to their friends! Check out more at www.ustwo.co.uk XPERIAâ„¢ X10 (link.ustwo.co.uk is the flagship phone in a family of Sony Ericsson phones coming to market during the first half of 2010. Its new UX (user experience) platform lets consumers organise everything and discover more with the most open, human and intuitive user experience yet. The UX platform builds on top of the Open OS and creates a unique Sony Ericsson user experience by combining best-in-class entertainment features with signature applications, unrivalled integration of social media services and a rich graphical user interface. The XPERIAâ„¢ X10 is the first mobile phone to truly humanise the way people interact with their phones. Production Company: ustwoâ„¢ Director: 1in3/ Ross Cooper/ Bugsy Steel Producer: Tamsin Glasson Music: Rod Thomas

Nokia N95 8GB – video review from stuff.tv

Posted by admin | Posted in Symbian | Posted on 10-02-2010

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A hands on review of the Nokia N95 8GB from stuff.tv – Earth’s best-selling gadget magazine

Sony Ericsson W995 unboxing video

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 09-02-2010

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Matt unboxes the Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman phone and tours the hardware.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 – Preview Video #2

Posted by admin | Posted in Cell Phones & Plans | Posted on 09-02-2010

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 – Preview Video www.puntocellulare.it