powerful video converter and DVD Ripper software: 10/1/09

How to convert DVD and video to Blackberry Storm2, 9700 and many other formats

For Blackberry lovers, this month is very exciting month. Research in Motion (RIM) is launching two new handset very soon - the Blackberry Strom and Blackberry Bold 9700 . Both are aimed at different markets and are very much improved over their predecessors. The Blackberry Storm 2 as we know is the second-generation Storm handset and comes with BBM 5.0 and an improved touch-sensitive screen, much better than the original Storm. And some of the features of the Blackberry 9700 are much the same as the Storm 2, 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G support and Wi-Fi. The difference end there, as the Bold 2 is not a touch screen and is aimed at a different user, as the handset is more for business use. People can’t wait for them coming. Now, Verizon has confirmed that the Blackberry Storm 2 has been headed to the carrier on October 28th. But it is also a secret which date the Blackberry 9700 will be published. In this article I have summarized both of them devices’ features and what are their relative and essential programs. Blackberry Strom2
· 4.4 by 2.4 by 0.5 inches (HWD) and weight 5.6 ounces; Black; high resolution 480*360 screen displays over 65,000 colors
· 3.2 MP camera featuring auto-focus and auto-flash
· Battery life – CDMA: 11.2 days standby, 5.5 hours of talk time; GSM: 12.7 days standby, 5 hours of talk time; UMTS: 11.7 days standby, 6 hours of talk time
· Link to wireless networks or hotspots with Wi-Fi connectivity.
· On screen keyboard: Portrait SureType? and Multi-tap, QWERTY landscape and portrait
· Blackberry Media Player
· 256 MB Flash memory, 2GB eMMC
· Bluetooth v2.1+EDR; Mono/Stereo Headset, Handsfree, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP), and Serial Port Profile Supported. Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP), DUN

Blackberry Bold 9700
· 4.29 by 2.36 by 0.56 inches and weight 4.3 ounces (including battery); high resolution 480*360 screen that displays over 65,000 colors;
· 3.2 MP camera featuring auto-focus and auto-flash
· Battery life – CDMA: 11days standby, 5.5 hours of talk time; GSM: 12days standby, 5 hours of talk time; UMTS: 12days standby, 6hours talktime;
· Link to wireless networks and support Wi-Fi connectivity
· Blackberry Media Player
· 256 MB Flash memory, 256 MB eMMC
· Bluetooth v2.1, Mono/Stereo Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port Profile, Bluetooth Stereo Audio (A2DP/AVCRP), Bluetooth SIM Access Profile Supported
That’s the simple information I have got about the two phones. In many other aspects, both have the same characteristics, for example, Device Security (Password protection, Screen lock, Sleep mode, Optional support for S/MIME), Wireless email, Organizer, Browser, and Notification etc.
For multimedia, Blackberry Phone is advanced media player for videos, music and pictures. Blackberry Strom2 supports video formats including MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV and audio formats including MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus, and so on. While Blackberry Bold 9700 supports video formats, such as, Divx 4, Divx 5/6, H.263, H.264, WMV3, MPEG4 and so on, and audio formats such as 3GP, MP3, WMA9,WMA9 Pro/WMA 10, MIDI, AMR-NB, and so on . Meanwhile, I find the Blackberry could not support all of video or audio files such as AVI file, FLV file and so on. So I search this problem on the Google and find powerful software to let me enjoy wonderful experience with Blackberry Phone – Nidesoft Blackberry Video Converter. It could convert video and audio files to your Blackberry movie and music format. The source files formats that could be converted by this Blackberry Video Converter include: MPEG, VOB, MP4, M4V, WMV, ASF, AVI, 3GP, FLV, YouTube, etc. Additionally, you could use this Blackberry Converter to convert MOD to Blackberry video. To free download it here and have a try: http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/blackberry-video-converter.exe
and you may get more information about it here: http://www.nidesoft.com/blackberry-video-converter.html
After download and install this software, you may get video into your Blackberry this way:
Step 1: Click “Add File” button to import your videos from your computer.
Step 2: Click the “format” drop-down list to select the Blackberry format
Step 3: Click the “convert” button and start the conversion.
Ok, after the conversion finished, you may get the movies and music for your Blackberry.
Another, I know Nidesoft DVD to Blackberry Converter is an excellent Blackberry Video tool which could convert DVD to Blackberry video and music. If you want to enjoy your DVD with Blackberry, you may try it! It is easy to see these two software is the best assistants for Blackberry

Now, the Blackberry Strom has lunched on the market and the Blackberry Bold 9700 will be published soon. Both have been given considerable thought on the market. Minor changes having a major impact, give them little bit more standing in comparison to his predecessor and his current competitors. Under in this area, the mobile phone technology develops quickly and the mobile phone competition is more and more severe. As a blackberry lover, I hope they can take the good sales performance

How to convert MKV to AVI, MP4, WMV, iPod, iPhone and many other formats

MKV, also known as Matroska, is a multimedia container format. It is not a video or audio compression format. It is an envelope for which there can be many audio, video and subtitles streams, allowing the user to store a complete movie or CD in a single file.

Lately, more and more people start to use MKV. As seldom players can read it, people may face the problem that they can’t use the MKV video. I had been searching the internet for a few months, and found a nice tool called Nidesoft MKV Converter. It can convert MKV to MP4, WMV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MP3 and more. In addition, This MKV movie converter could also convert AVI, MP4, FLV, YouTube, MOV, MPEG, WMV, RM, VOB and many popular formats video you may saved on your PC, and could support many portable player and mobile devices, including convert MKV to iPod video, MKV to iPhone 3G, MKV to Zune, MKV to 3GP, MKV to PSP, and so on.
Now I will show you how to load and convert MKV to other popular video format so that your video can be widely used.

Firstly, you could free download and install Nidesoft MKV Converter from: http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/mkv-converter.exe.
When you finished the download process, run the .exe file to install it.Step 1: Click “Add File” button to import your videos from your computer.
Tips: Click a file in the list and you could use the preview control buttons to play the file.

Step 2: Click "Format" combo box to select the output format, such as to mp4 for iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Creative Zen, Blackberry, Nokia, Apple TV, etc.

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion will be completed in a short time.

Ok, now you have converted your MKV files to other format files and you may use it more convenient.


1: How to crop off the black edges and adjust the size of video play region
By using the "Crop" function you can crop off the black edge of your video and you can also drag the line around the video image to adjust the video play region to fit for your mobile devices。

2: How to change your video effect
If you want to adjust the effect of your movie, please click the “Effect” button and a pop-up effect window will appear. It allows you to edit your movie’s effect including “Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume”.

3: How to split or join the videos
Click "Trim" button and you will see the trim window. You can move the slide below the screen or enter the start time and end time on the right to get any segment of the video. The blue line part is the video you will get.And if you would like to put several files into one output file, please tick the check box of the “Merge into one file”.

4: How to save your favorite picture
If you like the current image when preview video, you can use the "Snapshot" option. Just click the "Snapshot" button, the image will be saved and you can click the "Open" button next to "Snapshot" button to open your picture.

In addition, you want to enjoy DVD movie with your mobile or other players and need convert DVD to your players. I also find Nidesoft DVD Ripper could help you convert DVD to all popular video or audio formats easily!

If you have any technology problem, you may email to: support@nidesoft.com. Their staff will be very warm-hearted to help you.

Zune HD vs. iPod Touch: which is better choice?

The history of Zune versus iPod Prizefights is long and bloody, filled with enough cutting criticism to send devout fans on both sides of the ring into fits. Now iPod and Zune Prizefight than ever more fiercely with Microsoft introduced Zune HD on September 15. Compared with the iPod Touch, Zune HD has what characteristics and what different advantages, has become the most heated discussion at the topic. Zune HD is a platform without a purpose. It's a single device in a multipurpose world. Zune HD gamed iPod Touch, with better design, better hardware components, more appropriate size and outstanding digital content consumption experience. It’s a brief summary, let’s go on!

Zune HD’s main features:
· large screen size (3.3 inches), lightweight (2.6 ounces), High-resolution (480*272 pixels), beautiful (Platinum, Black, Red, Green, Blue), large capacity (16GB/32GB), Multi-Touch;
· Battery life ups to 33 hours for music and 8.5 hours for video;
· Glass-covered full-color OLED display;
· ARM 800 MHZ CPU· HD radio tuner
· Buy, stream, and update your music—and download free games—wirelessly via a wi-fi connection.
· Surf the web anytime, including tap-to-zoom technology, built-in accelerometer, and touchscreen QWERTY keyboard.
· Support 720p HD movies, TV shows, and videos in high definition on your HDTV through the Zune HD AV Dock (sold separately).
· Quickplay gives instant access to your stuff with shortcuts to favorites, recently downloaded or played music, videos, and more.
Compared with iPod Touch, although the Zune HD screen measures a slightly smaller 3.3 inches diagonally, it's uses cutting edge OLED technology, which delivers brightness and contrast unlike anything you can find in a LCD which iPod Touch applies. And slight another three hours of music may look, the extra 2.5 hours of video stands out to us as a significant advantage.(iPod Touch ups to 30 hours for music and 6 hours for video).
Besides hardware, what differences in other aspects?

For HD Radio

Zune marketing continues to highlight the Zune HD's radio-tuning ability (which they've had since the original Zune) as its break-out functionality over the non-radio iPod. The internal tuner has gotten a little cooler now with HD radio and a feature that lets users "tag" the song playing, so that they can easily buy it later, which is neat.

Both of them are heavyweight media player for videos, audios and pictures. But they are different in many details.

Zune HD supports video formats: WMV, HD WMV, MPEG-4, H.264, DVR-MS and HD MPEG-4. audio formats : Windows Media, WMA, WMA DRM, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, AAC(no FairPlay) and MP3. and video output: 720p with optional dock.

iPod Touch supports video formats: H.264, MPEG-4. audio formats: MP3, AAC(including FairPlay), AAC+, Apple Lossless, WAV and AIFF. And video output: 480p or 576p with optional cable.

Although both are advanced media player, they couldn’t support all of video and audio formats . So I go to Nidesoft Inc to get program Nidesoft Video Converter, which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats. Fortunately, this video converter not only could support Zune HD and iPod Touch, but also supports all of the popular multimedia devices, such as iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Palm, Sansa, Google Phone, iTunes and so on. Personally I select an AVI file and have tried it. Below is what I do:

Firstly, I download this software form http://www.nidesoft.com/downloads/video-converter.exe
Install and Run it.
Step 1: Load files.Click "add Files" button and import the AVI video from my computer.

Tips: EDIT the video with the function button: Crop, Effect, Trim, Options
(1) Remove the undesired area or just convert part of the video area from my video file in “Crop” function.
(2) Select gray effect or Negative effect from Special Effect or tune the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume to get special effect movie in “Effect”.
(3) Click “Trim” button to get my favorite segment.
(4) Click the white box besides "Merge into one file" to merge your selected titles into one video.

Step2. Select the out file formatClick the “format” drop-down list to select the output format. The software provides many profiles to support different devices and players. I select MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4).If you don’t know what formats your device supports, you can just select the format according to the device name.

Step3. Click the "Convert" button and start the conversion. Wait a few minutes before the conversion succeeds!

After conversion, you could open the folder and find the output video files there, try to play it on your PC first, and also you could load the converted file into your player. For iPod, you could use iTunes to sync the files to the device; for Zune, you need to download the Zune software to manage the media content. Now you could enjoy video with your favorite player. In addition, maybe you want to enjoy dvd movie with iPod or Zune and need convert dvd to ipod and zune. I also find Nidesoft DVD Ripper could help you convert DVD to all popular video or audio formats easily!

As for connectivity

The Zune HD is able to stream music over Wi-Fi, something the iPod Touch cannot do out of the box. But the iPod Touch can stream music over Bluetooth (via A2DP) to compatible players.

Feature-by-feature, the Zune HD and iPod Touch are very similar and now the lower price puts advantage over the Zune HD. But in long time, iPod has been occupied the major markets. Can Zune HD win iPod Touch? We have to wait.

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