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Besides the movies in the past 85th Oscar, there are always movies that Oscar has missed. We had seen the list collected by TIME Magazine about "10 best movies we missed this year", now I will list my 10 excellent Hollywood movies Oscar missed this year. "The Dark Knight Rises", "The Amazing Spider-Man", "Ted", and "The Cabin in the Woods" are good films, but they are not even get nominated in the Oscar.

Anyhow, congratulations to the winners and nominees, at the same time, let's look at those lost pearls.

 

The Dark Knight Rises

No.1 The Dark Knight Rises

Terrorists occupied the city, superhero found its way out of its low point, the up and down plot conflict, rampant stimulus scenes, upturns of religion, revenge, and the anarchism, which made "The Dark Knight Rise" the perfect series finale. And because "Inception" had been successfully nominated as one of the Best Picture from last Oscar, fans including me, believed that the new Christopher Nolan's new movie would continue for a number of nominations. But it is striking that "Batman" is not even mentioned in Oscar's list.


  Movie Quality: rating 4 stars and half

  Regret Index: rating 5 stars



the Amazing Spider-man

No.2 The Amazing Spider-Man

The movie had been in trouble from its beginning preparatory step. Due to the collective resignations of the old Spider-Man's director and actors, Colombia had to call in the director Marc Webb who has directed " 500 Days of Summer" to "Spider-Man". Although the new version has only got an investment of poor 90 million, Marc had fulfilled the mission, and spent the 90 million on its head. No matter fighting, special effects, or soundtrack are majestic and forceful, and combine its fresh love story, very affecting. Even though, when " The Amazing Spider-Man " meets Oscar, it is annihilated failed in Oscar's nomination, just like Batman.


  Movie Quality: rating 4 stars and half

  Regret Index: rating 4 stars and half



Madagascar 3

No.3 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

I've heard lot friends saying that the "Madagascar 3" is the best episode of its series. The story continues in the adventure of the four main characters, and joins villain Captain Dubois of Animal Control, with the fame-loving King Julien and the take-charge Penguins along for the ride, the movie became exciting, charming and funny, ultimately, it also states to children with a confident philosophy for life. Now "Brave" has become the Best Animated Feature Film, while Madagascar 3 had not even been nominated.


  Movie Quality: rating 4 stars and half

  Regret Index: 4 stars



The Cabin In the Woods

No.4 The Cabin in the Woods

In the early stage of the movie, its screenwriter Jose Verden has not made a deal about "The Avengers" with Marvel Entertainment; and MGM has failed its movie copyrights to Lions Gate due to bankruptcy. But such a humble class B movie has sparked attentions that no less than A-level mainstream commercial blockbusters. Its plot design is like a wrap-up baffle of all American horror movies, and boldly attacked government used murder as a weapon to cover doomsday. Today, when fans are tirelessly searching for the monsters' information that have been appeared in the movie, Oscar abandoned such a classic masterpiece completely.


  Movie Quality: rating 5 stars

  Regret Index: rating 5 stars



TED

No.5 TED

The excited but unexpected surprises of TED are, its Spielberg-type fairy tale's feel, and the method of using the well-known plush toy to walking on the line of X-rated movies. TED satirized race, religion, emotion and reality, but at same time it is adjusted with warmth. As the 2012 best Hollywood comedy, TED has brought countless laughter but it is just not Oscar's cutoff tea. Hence, this cute, funny and cool toy bear had to accept the Oscar non-nomination embarrassing fate.


  Movie Quality: 4 stars

  Regret Index: rating 3 stars and half



The Dark Knight Rises

No.6 Cloud Atlas

The story of this sci-fi masterwork is split, 6 lines about past and present. After "Inception", it is the one dedicated to torture its audience's eyesight and intelligence. The three directors from "The Matrix" and "Perfume" joint to state developments, subversions and pains in human's history, that is super innovated. Unfortunately, those excessive burning brain movies get neither high level of business at the box office, nor the favors of the Oscar judges. In the 85th Oscar, "Cloud Atlas" has not even nominated in the makeup and hairstyle award.


  Movie Quality: 4 stars

  Regret Index: 4 stars



Hotel Transylvania

No.7 Hotel Transylvania

Dracula, Frank, transparency, skeletons and other monsters, joined a vampire father to block his daughter to choose spouse. The dance, make fun and chasing are impressive and imaginative. And the themes of break stubborn and accept new things, plus superficial affection and love, all are full of whimsy. However, like "Arthur Christmas", zero nominations in Oscar.


  Movie Quality: 4 stars

  Regret Index: 4 stars



No.8 People Like Us

People Like Us

I've never thought the director of "The Legend of Zorro", "Transformers" and "Star Trek", would undo to shoot such an artistic film. And I've never thought that such a low-profile movie would surprise me like "The Help" from last year. And never expecting the last minutes when roll film plays the brother and sister's childhood, I will cry like the old moments when I saw "Nuovo cinema Paradiso".

And actually, the hero of the movie did not expected he has a sister and a nephew, also did not expect to be responsible for a family. We all know to be forgiveness to family members' faults, but never thought of how to face, handle and cherish. The movie is telling us to face the problems. Not only the episode "Mcmorrow – we don't eat" is beautiful, but also the story and characters are believable.


  Movie Quality: rating 4 stars and half

  Regret Index: 4 stars



End of Watch

No.9 End of Watch

The fake-documentary style "End of Watch", it has both ramble laugh lines, and some true portrayal of the policemen's civilian life. And courage and casualties of the police to crack down criminals are the absolute crowning touch point. The movie shows cases and murders, and the optimistic spirit of sacrifice of U.S. police. However, it is a niche film, and not be favored by Oscar.


  Movie Quality: 4 stars

  Regret Index: 4 stars



No.10 The Words

The Words

This is the first movie of Brian Krugman and Lee Sternthal, who wrote "Tron: Legacy". The perspective of its story telling is very smart, one story twists the other, it has three stories, and details are exquisite. In the third story, the young man and his girlfriend would separate, and the scene of the separate in train station prompts audience's tears. Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Irons demonstrated extraordinary performances.

This is a story follows the routine of traditional classic literature, but its themes – life, choice, success, failure, opportunity and lust, beyond complete its entertainment, and has not fallen into conventional pattern of thriller or romance flick. It is heartbroken that "The Words" being comprehensively defeated by Oscar, since it is really a wonderful movie.


  Movie Quality: 4 stars

  Regret Index: 4 stars

 


 

Tips for you to Enjoy the Oscar Movies from iTunes to your Devices:

The most direct way to get down the iTunes rented or purchased iTunes movies to your non-Apple devices, is to rip the DRM protection. For the purpose, Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter is a good one. Here is a tutorial. [More]

Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum

    1. Download and install DRM Removal.

    2. Click the "Add" button to import your iTunes purchases and rentals.

    3. Click Profile to select a video format.

    4. Click "Convert" button from the top to start the conversion and rip DRM protection.

 

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full list of 2013 Oscar Winners

The 85th Oscar Academy Awards has finished and the result came out, which totally proved that I am a bad predictor.

"Argo" which directed and coproduced by Ben Affleck has won the Best Film, By virtue of "Life of Pi", the Chinese director Ang Lee has beat Michael Haneke and Steven Spielberg, and once again gains the Best Director.

"Life of Pi" won a total of four awards. "Les Miserables" and "Argo" tied with three awards. It is worth mentioning that, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln", which was nominated for 12 awards, but only gains Best Actor and Best Art Direction Award.

In term of the acting categories, Daniel Day - Lewis, by virtue of extraordinary performance of "Lincoln" won his third Best Actor Oscar, which is the first "Triple Crown" actor winner in Oscar history (his last two are from "My Left Foot" and "There Will Be Blood"); And Jennifer Lawrence has become the first 90's Best Actress in Oscar history by virtue of "Silver Linings Playbook".

In term of the technical categories, no one film stood out and, but each had a harvest. And Best Sound Editing Award had even give birth of "double-yolked egg": "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall" tied for the award winning.


Let's take a look at the complete list of winners.

 


 

2013 Oscar Best Picture: Argo

Best Picture: Argo   Amour

   Beasts of the Southern Wild

   Django Unchained

   Les Miserables

   Life of Pi

   Lincoln

   Silver Linings Playbook

   Zero Dark Thirty

 

2013 Oscar Best Director: Ang Lee

Best Director: Ang Lee   Michael Haneke - Amour

   Ben Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

   Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

   David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

 

2013 Oscar Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln

Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis   Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook

   Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables

   Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

   Denzel Washington - Flight

 

2013 Oscar Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence   Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty

   Emmanuelle Riva - Amour

   Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

   Naomi Watts - The Impossible

 

2013 Oscar Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz   Alan Arkin - Argo

   Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook

   Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln

   Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master

 

2013 Oscar Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway   Amy Adams - The Master

   Sally Field - Lincoln

   Helen Hunt - The Sessions

   Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook

 

2013 Oscar Best Animated Feature Film: Brave

Brave   Frankenweenie

   ParaNorman

   The Pirates! Band of Misfits

   Wreck-It Ralph

 

2013 Oscar Best Writing – Original Screenplay: Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

2013 Oscar Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay: Argo - Chris Terrio

2013 Oscar Best Cinematography: Life of Pi

2013 Oscar Best Editing: Argo

2013 Oscar Best Production Design: Lincoln

2013 Oscar Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi

2013 Oscar Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina

2013 Oscar Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables

2013 Oscar Best Sound Editing: Skyfall & Zero Dark Thirty

2013 Oscar Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables

2013 Oscar Best Original Score: Life of Pi

2013 Oscar Best Original Song: Skyfall

2013 Oscar Best Documentary - Features: Searching for Sugar Man

2013 Oscar Best Foreign Language Film: Amour

2013 Oscar Best Short Film – Live Action: Curfew

2013 Oscar Best Short Film – Animated: Paperman

2013 Oscar Best Documentary – Short Subject: Inocente

2013 Oscar Honorary Award: D.A. Pennebaker & Hal Needham & George Stevens Jr.

2013 Oscar Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jeffrey Katzenberg

 


 

Tips for you to Enjoy the Oscar Movies from iTunes to your Devices:

• The most direct way to get down the iTunes rented or purchased iTunes movies to your non-Apple devices, is to rip the DRM protection. For the purpose, Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter is a good one. Here is a tutorial. [More]

Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum

    1. Download and install DRM Removal.

    2. Click the "Add" button to import your iTunes purchases and rentals.

    3. Click Profile to select a video format.

    4. Click "Convert" button from the top to start the conversion and rip DRM protection.


• Also, we can record iTunes videos and Netflix movies, Tune4mac Video Converter could record video with audio, and detect recording area manually.

• To download iTunes trailers and clips, with Firefox Browser, download the add-on DownloadHelper, when videos start to play, it will spin and which means the video is available for downloading. [More]

 

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convert itunes drm movies to top smartphones

Movies you purchased or rented from Apple iTunes Store are all in protected M4V format, which are limited to play on Apple's devices only, such as Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc. But if you got non-Apple smartphones, like Samsung Galaxy S3, Lumia 920, Motorola Razr and you just want to watch your iTunes DRM movie collection on those smartphones, what to do then? Here we are going to show you a simple way to transfer your iTunes DRM M4V movies to the top 5 smartphones for watching. Firstly, let's take a look at the top 5 smartphones of 2012 and 2013.




Top 5 Best Buy Smartphones of 2012

2012 was definitely a year of smartphones. Big smartphone brands like Samsung, Apple, Nokia, HTC have unveiled high quality packed devices. So you may have already made your own list of the top 5 smartphones of 2012. Here we are just listing ours below.

samsung galaxy s3Top 1. Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung unveiled the S III on May 3, 2012 in London. More than 20 million units of the S III were sold within the first 100 days of release. The smartphone was launched with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and can be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

apple iphone 5Top 2. Apple iPhone 5

Apple finally introduced its 2012 flagship phone the iPhone 5 last September 12. Some of its amazing features are 4G LTE connectivity, 4-inch screen display and iOS 6 operating system. It's also equipped with the fast A6 chipset processor, twice as fast and doubles the graphics performance of its predecessor A5.

nokia lumia 920Top 3. Nokia Lumia 920

The latest smartphone from Nokia is packed with 4.5 screen display with 1280x768 pixel resolution, 1.5 GHz dualcore Snapdragon S4 processor. Most of all, the Nokia Lumia 920 is run by Windows Phone 8 that promises great features.

motorola razr mTop 4. Motorola Razr M

Being the smaller successor to the Droid Razr, the Droid Razr M is 4G LTE capable and announced on September 5, 2012. It's equipped with 4.3 inch screen display an powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.

htc one xTop 5. HTC One X

HTC One X is the first HTC phone to be equipped with a quad-core processor and made it the fastest HTC phone to date. It features a 4.7 inch, 1280x720 pixel Super LCD 2 display and an 1,800 mAh battery.




Top 5 Smartphones to be Launched in 2013

2012 came to an end and now it's time for 2013. Do you have any smartphone to anticipate in 2013? Here we will discuss those top 5 smartphones to be launched in the year 2013 based on rumors.

Top 1. Samsung Galaxy S4

samsung galaxy s4After successful launching of Galaxy S3, Samsung is ready to hit world with its new flagship device dubbed Samsung Galaxy S4. Many geeks have predicted that it's going to have a wide 5 inch OLED display and will powered by Cortex A15 quad core with 4 memory models options(16/32/64/128GB). It's rumored to be launched at MWC event during February 2013.

iphone 5sTop 2. Apple iPhone 5S

It's reported that Apple may launch iPhone 5 successor named iPhone 5S in the first quarter of 2013. But till now, no reports or leaks about iPhone 5S specifications are available. Let's wait and see. We hope it will change everything, again.

blackberry z10Top 3. BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry finally came back into smartphone boom with releasing its newest BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 running the BlackBerry 10 OS on January 30, 2013. And one thing for sure is that there is going to be a hard battle of BlackBerry 10 with the other top smartphones, like iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, etc.

nokia lumia 830 zealTop 4. Nokia Lumia 830 Zeal

According to reports till now, Nokia Lumia 830 Zeal is going to be similar to Lumia 920 and 820 with 5 color options, including Yellow, White, Green, Black and Read. It's rumored that the 830 Zeal will run on Windows Phone 8 OS and house a 4.3 inch screen with WVGA display.

htc opear ulTop 5. HTC Opera UL

HTC Opera UL is widely discussed. It's expected to have 1280x720 pixel HD display with major connectivity tools like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Reports said it may come with 1.4 GHz chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with dual core CPU and Adreno 305 graphics for enhancing graphic experience.




Steps to Convert iTunes DRM Movies to Top Smartphones

If you are just looking for a way to transfer and sync your iTunes DRM movie collection to your smartphones, you should tryTune4mac DRM iTunes to Smartphone Converter. It will help you to remove the DRM protection off the iTunes movie rentals and purchases and convert the M4V movies to video format supported by most smartphones on the market. Here is the tutorial of converting iTunes M4V movies to top smartphones with Tune4mac application.

Install Tune4mac
1

Download and Launch Tune4mac

Download and install the Tune4mac DRM Remover(direct download). Then launch the allocation.

Add iTunes TV Series to Tune4mac
2

Add iTunes Videos

Add iTunes DRM protected movie purchases or rentals by clicking the "Add" button. This will bring up a list of movies or TV episodes in iTunes, and then choose anything you like to convert.

Choose output format for your smartphone
3

Choose Output Format for Smartphone

The program provides different video formats for multiple smartphones, such as iPhone, Android phone, etc.

Choose a Format for “Gossip Girl”
4

Set Video Parameters

Avoiding losing image quality during the conversion, we could set up the video size and bit rate to keep the quality high.

Start Conversion
5

Start Converting iTunes M4V to Smartphones

Click the "Convert" button to remove DRM and convert video to compatible format at the same time.

If you are using Windows OS, you may neediTunes to Smartphone Converter for Windowsto help you to convert your iTunes DRM movies to your smartphones on Windows.

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The new released HTC One

HTC just announced its latest flagship phone on Tuesday In New York City. The supersized HTC One (known as M7 before releasing) will battle other devices with HTC Sense, the unique UltraPixel camera, Beats Audio and superior configurations. Whether it's able to translate its strategy to sale will take some time to know for sure, but there are enough unique features on board this phone to make things interesting.

 

Android and HTC Sense 5

While the HTC One will be running Android 4.1.2 as Android 4.2.2 is beginning to be released, HTC believes its new and improved Sense skin will make all the difference that the small jump in the operating system cannot.

Sense 5 comes with some HTC standards like the time and weather widget on the lock screen, but has quite a few notable differences from previous versions. It's first big feature is BlinkFeed, which makes the homescreen have a bit of a Flipboard style, and show all the social network updates, news and new messages on the main screen. Hence, users do not need to switch back and forth to read all information and contents. And according to the feature, HTC also announced that they already have more than 1400 partners, ESPN is the largest one.

Another feature that is in place with the help of Sense 5 is Sense TV, which makes use of HTC One's infrared sensor to turn your phone into a remote control for your television.

 

Camera with Ultrapixels

UltreaPixel

UltraPixel, as opposed to the megapixel, is that it uses larger individual pixels to improve low-light performance and reduce noise in the images by capturing more light - 300 percent more, to be exact. The camera itself clocks in at just 4 megapixel, which is deceivingly low because of the Ultrapixel feature. Because it has less pixels it can fit 2.0 micron pixels, which is more than you see on the average 8-megapixel camera or even the higher 13-megapixels offerings out there. And the phone uses the wide-angle lens, which enables it to have a broader perspective than other phones.

Also featured on the camera is the HTC Zoe. The feature will automatically record 5 pictures before you pressing the shutter, and 15 pictures in 3 seconds after taking the picture, so you can browse to pick which is best. Moreover, it will automatically integrate pictures in the 3 seconds and record into a video, and also it supports to clip, add transitions and share your artwork to social networks..

 

Comparison with iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Lumia 920

HTC has made big efforts to join the ranks of smartphone legend. Let's take a look at the tech specifications and comparison with other smartphones. One thing needs to notice that, the 4MP rear camera is based on the UltraPixel technology, if you just consider the number is too low to believe, then please scroll up to read the paragraph "Camera with UltraPixel".

htc one compare with iphone 5, galaxy s3, and lumia 920

Pricing and Availability

The HTC One will be available in 80 different countries and on 185 carriers. The device will become available in March of this year. While no official date is set, it will launch after March 15.

Carriers in the U.S. that will have the HTC One available include AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All four major UK carriers - O2, EE, Vodafone and Three – and all four Canadian carriers - Rogers, Bell, Telus, and Virgin Mobile – will carry the device as well.

HTC has announced that it will offer $100 off to anyone who pre-orders the handset and agrees to trade in his or her current device in exchange for the HTC One.

A few hours after the conference ended, HTC One has commenced pre-sales on Britain's leading online seller Clove. According to Clove booking page, HTC One pre-sale price including tax is 510 pounds.

 

Tips If You Want to Have a HTC One:

If you have a HTC One, you may want to convert your iTunes movies and music to your new device, you can use the iTunes Movies to HTC Converter and iTunes Music to HTC Converter to remove iTunes DRM protection, and import medias to your new superior device. [More]

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access region blocked videosInternet users outside of the United States are blocked from accessing the wealth of streaming video and music content available to Americans. Even Americans are deprived of international services like BBC iPlayer. Faced with this, many people choose VPNs. However, VPNs are not the ideal way to access region-blocked videos and music. There are better ways.

These services allow people outside the USA to pay for videos and music – either with money or with our attention and ads. The alternative is piracy, but we jump through hoops for the ability to access legal services. Media companies should be happy we try to bypass region blocks instead of turning to piracy, and they should be offering great services that we can pay for. As Valve’s Gabe Newell once said, piracy is a service problem.

How VPNs Work (and Why They’re Not Great)

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. When you a connect to a VPN, your computer acts as if it’s on the same local network as the VPN server. When you browse the web through a VPN, your browsing traffic is forwarded through the VPN server. In other words, if you’re in the UK and you connect to a VPN in the United States, websites will see you as browsing from the United States. The VPN server acts as a sort of middleman.

This allows you to use VPNs to access Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and all sorts of other region-restricted media websites. (Although VPNs have other uses, such as connecting to a corporate network on the road.)

However, VPNs aren’t the best way to access region-blocked videos.

  • VPNs are slower than connecting directly to a website. You don’t connect directly to Netflix – the data is sent through the VPN server. This slows things down.
  • While connected to a VPN, all your network traffic will be sent through the VPN. This slows down all your Internet traffic.
  • You’ll want to leave the VPN disconnected because it slows down your connection. When you want to watch a video, you’ll have to connect to the VPN. When you’re done, you’ll want to disconnect.
  • A VPN only works with your computer. It’s a pain to connect to a VPN on your smartphone, tablet, Xbox, or whatever other devices you have hanging around – and many VPN services only allow one connection at a time.
  • If you want to access media services in different countries, you’ll need separate VPN connections for each country. For example, if you finish watching a movie on the US version of Netflix and want to watch Doctor Who on BBC iPlayer, you’ll have to disconnect from the US VPN and connect to a UK VPN.

access region blocked videos

DNS Services: UnoDNS, Tunlr, & Unblock Us

DNS tunneling solutions are the best way to access region-blocked video and music websites.

To use one of these services, all you have to do is change the DNS server setting on your computer or your router. You can use your Internet connection at its advertised speed. Whenever you access a region-restricted media website, it will just work. You don’t have to connect to a VPN, the media-streaming happens at full speed, you don’t have to tunnel all your Internet traffic, and you can even connect to sites based in multiple countries at once – you could stream both Hulu and BBC iPlayer at the same time, if you liked.

These services work so well that they feel like magic. Configure it on your router and all your computers, game consoles, tablets and smartphones will have access to all the media you like – it’s like living in a magic bubble where no content is region-blocked. You never have to activate anything – it all happens automatically whenever you access a blocked website.

access region blocked websites

As James said in our review of UnoDNS, “anytime you access one of the many supported region-locked websites, the UnoDNS servers will perform some intricate packet-level magicthat fools the site into thinking you’re located within the boundaries of applicable countries”.

I personally use UnoTelly’s UnoDNS. It’s a paid service, costing $4 or $5 a month, but I gladly pay it every month because the service works so well. Unblock Us is a similar paid service. If you’re looking for something free, you can try TunlrTunlr works well, but it supports fewer services – it doesn’t support Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, although it does work with Hulu.

access region blocked websites

Browser Extensions: Media Hint & Hola Unblocker

Media Hint is a browser extension that works in Chrome and Firefox. Install it and you’ll be able to use Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and Rdio, wherever you are. It’s extremely simple to install and extremely easy to use. It actually just works as a proxy – when you try to access one of these websites, the extension forces your browser to access it through Media Hint’s proxies. It’s seamless, easy-to-use, and free.

However, it only works on these few websites and it will be slower than a DNS-based service, as it’s just a proxy.

access region blocked websites

Hola Unblocker is another media-unblocking service that’s also available as a Chrome or Firefox extension. It only tunnels traffic to media websites (like Netflix), so it doesn’t slow down normal Internet use. Hola says it uses peer-to-peer technology to stay fast, so it shouldn’t slow down when more people discover this service. Like Media Hint, Hola Unblocker is free.

access region blocked videos

There are a several free options here: Tunlr for a DNS service or Media Hint or Hola Unblocker for a browser extension. If you just want access to the websites it supports, Tunlr will work for you. The browser extensions won’t give you maximum streaming speeds, so you may not get the highest-definition video playback, but they are free and easy to use.

If you want a service that supports almost any possible media service you can think of, lets you access them at full speed, and works with all your devices, I can recommend UnoDNS. I’ve also heard good things about Unblock Us, although I haven’t tried it myself.

How do you access region-restricted videos and music online? Leave a comment and share your favorite method.

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It’s not clear how many Nexus 4 smartphones have actually been sold, but if the shortages are anything to go by, the demand has taken Google and LG by surprise. If you’ve managed to lay your hands on this stock Android powerhouse then you’ll be on the hunt for some handy Nexus 4 tips and maybe the odd trick. We’ve got a few suggestions to get you started.

Anyone still on the fence should check out our Nexus 4 review. It’s a great phone at a competitive price, but there are inevitably a few Nexus 4 problems that have cropped up for some users. To get you started here’s a quick guide on how to take a screenshot on the Nexus 4. Since the Nexus 4 ships with stock Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), a lot of these tips should work for any Android device running the same version.

How to clear Notifications

The three lines icon at the top of the Notifications screen allows you to clear all notifications with a single tap. You can also swipe notifications off to the right to remove them. Some notifications can be expanded and closed again by using the pinch to zoom gesture. If you encounter a notification that won’t swipe away then you’ll need to load up the relevant app and change your notification preferences in the settings menu of the app.

How to access Quick Settings

You can access Quick Settings from the usual Notifications screen which can be dragged down from the top of the display, but there’s also a quick access method. Instead of dragging the notifications down with one finger, try two fingers and you’ll get straight into the Quick Settings menu where you can tweak Brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a few other bits and pieces.

How to use Gesture Typing (Swype)

If you’re a fan of the Swype alternative keyboard then you’ll be pleased that Google has added Gesture typing in Android 4.2 which means you can drag your finger from letter to letter to type and lift it to create a space. To enable it go to Settings > Language & input then tap the settings icon next to the Android keyboard and tick Enable gesture typing.

How to get extra storage

If the lack of a microSD card slot really grinds your gears and you don’t have enough storage on your Nexus 4, the answer is in the cloud. You’ve got Google Drive, DropBox, Box, SkyDrive, SugarSync … the list goes on. These services all offer free storage in varying amounts and they each have different limitations. Since the Nexus 4 is a Google device it makes a lot of sense to start with Google Drive.

Don’t forget that you can automatically backup photos to Google+ via the Settings menu in the Google+ app. You can also store and stream up to 20,000 songs in Google Music. You might even use YouTube to back up your videos. That should free up some space.

How to enable Lock screen widgets

Swipe to the right from the lock screen and you can add various widgets like Calendar, Digital clock, Gmail, or Messaging. Just tap the “+” sign to add a widget. This saves you from having to unlock your Nexus 4 every time you want to peek at the latest incoming text or email. You can add up to five lock screen widgets from apps that support this option. You can also swipe left from the lock screen to launch the camera in a hurry.

You’ll still need to enter your usual password or pattern to read a full email or to reply, but you can see the sender, subject, and first line, so it’s useful for deciding whether it’s worth unlocking. Some people may still feel this is a bit of a security risk.

How to set up security

If you’re worried about prying eyes then make sure to set up some security. You can set password, PIN, pattern, or face unlock via Settings > Lock screen > Screen lock. You should also install a security app. We recommend trying avast! Mobile Security or Lookout Security & Antivirus (both free). These apps offer a range of malware protection and tools to help you find your Nexus 4 if it ever gets stolen or lost.

You might also consider setting up owner information on the lock screen. You can do this in Settings > Security > Owner info and then check the box next to Show owner info on lock screen. That way if you lose your phone and someone finds it they might just get in touch.

How to manage your apps

To start, you might want to disable some of the apps that came preinstalled on your Nexus 4. If you know you won’t use them then it gets them out of the way and removes the icon from your home screen. To do this go to Settings > Apps and then scroll to the All tab and choose the app you want to get rid of. Tapping Disable will do the job and you’ll find it listed at the bottom of the All tab should you ever want to enable it again.

If you just want to clear some space, you can organize your apps into folders by pressing and holding an app icon and then dragging it on top of another app icon. Tap the folder name to change it.

You can prevent app shortcuts from being created in the first place by going to the Google Play app and selecting Settings then unchecking the box next to Auto-add widgets.

If you want some ideas about what to download, check out our best Android apps and best Android games roundups.

Help Google understand you – voice commands and contacts

If you’ve been excited to use Google Now or Google Voice Search only to find that it doesn’t understand you, or that it returns the wrong contact, you can do something about it. If you have duplicate names for contacts then you can always edit the contact and add a nickname. Let’s say you know three girls called Amy, but one is your sister. Put sister in the nickname field and when you say “call sister” there’s no more conflict.

You’ll also find an option in the contact to add the Phonetic name. This is great for unusual names and allows you to spell the name exactly how it sounds, so if you’re using voice dialing there’s a better chance it will work correctly.

How to sync bookmarks and search

Android is now using Chrome as the default browser and this means that you can sync your desktop bookmarks and search history automatically across multiple devices. As long as you sign in to Chrome and use the same Google account on all of your devices then sync should be automatic. You can find specific options in Chrome on your desktop or laptop via the Settings menu > Advanced sync settings.

How to avoid going over data limits

There’s a handy built-in feature in Android that allows you to set data alerts and limits so that you don’t incur any overage charges. Go to Settings >Data usage and check the box next to Set mobile data limit. You can also scroll down and see exactly how much data each app on your Nexus 4 has been using.

More Nexus 4 tips and tricks

You can always read the Nexus 4 Guidebook to find more handy tips for your Nexus 4. If you have a good trick or a basic tip that you want to share then please post a comment.

source from: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nexus-4-helpful-tips-tricks-guide/

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Valentine's Day is getting closer, have you already settled your plan? Will you choose to watch a movie? If so, would you choose to watch a movie in the cinema, or light some candle, make a dinner and watch a movie with your lover in the coach?

No matter what you are planning for your Valentine's Day, here are the top 10 romance movies for the day from iTunes; it may help you make the day more memorable.


Movie: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel1. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)

An acclaimed cast lights up this witty romantic comedy from the director of Shakespeare in Love. When seven cash-strapped Brits journey to a retirement resort in India, friendship and romance blossom as they touch each other's hearts in the most unexpected ways. In the end, they will all discover that life and love can begin again when you embrace today and let go of the past.



Movie: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (PG-13)

In the fifth and final chapter of The Twilight Saga, the birth of Bella and Edward's child ignites forces that threaten to destroy them all. The Cullens must enlist the help of distant friends and former enemies, including Jacob's wolf pack, as tensions build toward all-out war in the thrilling conclusion to the epic phenomenon.



I Love You, Man
3. I Love You, Man (R)

In this wildly funny hit comedy, Paul Rudd (KNOCKED UP) gets engaged to the girl of his dreams but has not a single guy friend to be his Best Man until he meets the ultimate dude, Jason Segal (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL). Rudd and Segal's "bro-mance" takes male-bonding to hilarious new heights that keep you laughing until the unforgettable last frame.



Movie: Hello I Must Be Going
4. Hello I Must Be Going (R)

An affair with a 19-year old actor (GIRLS' Christopher Abbott) helps reinvigorate life for thirty-something Amy (TWO AND A HALF MEN'S Melanie Lynskey) after she moves home to her parents' house following her divorce, in this humorous take on modern relationships.





Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall5. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (R)

From the guys that brought you The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, comes "One of the funniest, damn movies I've ever seen!" (Richard Roeper, At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper). Peter (Jason Segel) is a struggling musician who finds his world turned upside down when his TV celebrity girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), dumps him for a tragically hip rock star. It's the hysterically funny look at how far one man will go to forget a girl – and all the fun he finds along the way!


Movie: The Hunger Games6. The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Based on the best-selling books by Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES is the first film in the franchise. Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place and must rely upon her sharp instincts when she's pitted against highly trained Tributes who have prepared their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


Movie: The Notebook7. The Notebook (PG-13)

As teenagers, Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind courtship that soon blossoms into tender intimacy. The young couple is quickly separated by Allie's upper-class parents who insist that Noah isn't right for her. Several years pass, and when they meet again, their passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soulmate and class order. This beautiful tale has a particularly special meaning to an older gentleman (James Garner) who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging companion (Gena Rowlands). Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking and will capture you in its sweeping and emotional force.



Movie: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen8. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (PG-13)

Ewan McGregor (Beginners) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) star alongside Oscar©-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I've Loved You So Long) and Amr Waked (Syriana) in this extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attempt to prove the impossible, possible. Directed by Oscar©-nominee Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) and written by Oscar©-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), this feature film is based on Paul Torday's acclaimed novel about a scientist who looks to fulfills a sheikh's dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to his homeland in Yemen. It is produced by Paul Webster (The Motorcycle Diaries) and executive produced by Jamie Laurenson, Stephen Garrett, Paula Jalfon, Zygi Kamasa and Guy Avshalom.


Movie: Valentine's Day (2010)9. Valentine's Day (2010) (PG-13)

Seen through the eyes of a multigenerational cast of characters, "Valentine's Day" threads its way through a variety of relationships--from first dates to longtime commitments, from young crushes to old flames, and from perpetual singles to unrequited loves. To tell the interconnecting stories, the film brings together one of the largest all-star ensembles ever assembled in one film.



Movie: Step Up Revolution10. Step Up Revolution (PG-13)

Step Up: Revolution is the next installment in the worldwide smash Step Up franchise, which sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob". When a wealthy businessman threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.




What are "PG-13" and "R"?

US Film Rating SystemThe PG-13 and R are ratings from the US film-rating system. The Motion Picture Association of America's film-rating system is used in the U.S. and its territories to rate a film's thematic and content suitability for certain audiences.

The ratings used from the late 1990s to this day are:

Rated G: General Audiences – All Ages Admitted.

Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested – Some Material May Not be Suitable for Children. Such films may contain only mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity and/or implied or inferred sexual activity.

Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned – Some Material May be Inappropriate for Children Under 13. Such films may contain moderate violence, some suggestive material and nudity, some sexual situations, brief strong language and/or soft drug use.

Rated R: Restricted – Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian. Such films may contain rough and/or persistent violence and suggestive material, hard language and horror, crude sexual content, sexually oriented nudity, and/or hard drug use.

Rated NC-17: No One 17 and Under Admitted. Such films may contain brutality/pervasive strong graphic violence, explicit sexual content, sexual assault, extreme horror and/or crude indecent language.




Tips for Movies and Videos:

• To rip DRM protection from iTunes purchases and rentals, you can look at the iTunes DRM Removal, hence, you just need to rent the movies to watch, and then you can keep the iTunes movies forever.

• To download iTunes Trailers, with Firefox Browser, download the add-on DownloadHelper. When the video starts to play, its icon will spin and which means the video is available for downloading. [More]

• To record iTunes Trailers and Netflix movies, Tune4mac Video recorder and converter is recomended, it could record video with audio, and users could detect screen area manually.

• To edit iTunes videos, you can refer to how to import iTunes videos into iMovie or FCP for further edit.

• To burn iTunes videos into DVD, you can look at tutorial of how to.

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The iPad is a great tablet for many things, but not all of us consider it a solid productivity tool. Nothing is further from the truth: you can get some real work done with the right tools, and a decent wireless keyboard or keyboard case can help. This week, we're going to take a look at five of the best iPad keyboards, based on your nominations.

Earlier in the week, we asked you to nominate the best iPad keyboards out there, whether they connect directly to the iPad, form a case around the iPad that can be used while the tablet is still inside, or an external dock and case that charges your device while you use it. You gave us a ton of great nominees, but we only have room for the top five.

The poll is closed and the votes are counted! To see which of these five was crowned the all-out winner, head over to our Hive Five followup post!

 

 

Zagg Folio ($99)

The Zagg Folio is a combination keyboard, cover, and case that's slim, trim, and fits the iPad perfectly. Slide your iPad into the Folio, and anytime you need to get some work done you can set it up in moments. You can adjust the screen's angle to fit your position thanks to the built-in stand, and the built-in keyboard isn't so thick and heavy that it's a pain to carry around. The built-in battery offers months of use between charges. The keys have solid give and are comfortable to use, and there are iPad specific keys to make searching, music playback, and getting back to the home screen even easier. The keyboard is even detachable if you know you won't need it, giving you an even slimmer case.


 

 

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover ($99)

Perhaps the thinnest external keyboard for the iPad, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is a combination cover, stand, and keyboard. It only protects the front of your iPad when the cover is attached, but it connects like a Smart Cover and when you're ready to use, you can take it off, prop your iPad up in it, and work on the Bluetooth keyboard without adding much thickness to the base at all. It boasts six month battery life (2 hours/day use.) Honestly, with this on your tablet, you won't notice it's there. The keyboard features iPad-specific keys for search, copy/paste, and music playback, and is even available in a few colors (white/black/red) to suit your tastes. One thing is for sure, it certainly earns its name.


 

 

Logitech Tablet Keyboard ($69)

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard is just that—a keyboard with a protective case that doubles as an iPad stand so you can prop up your tablet while you work on the keyboard. The Tablet Keyboard has all the features the cases do: iPad-specific keys for common functions, Bluetooth connectivity, and support for landscape and portrait mode. It's a little thicker than some of the others, and eschews a rechargeable battery for four AAAs. It's just the keyboard though—no fancy case or cover with this one, and if you already have a case but want a keyboard to work with, it's a great—and more affordable—option.


Five Best iPad Keyboards

The Brydge ($130-$210)

The Brydge isn't your typical plastic or pleather iPad case. Even their entry-level case, the Brydge, is made of solid black polycarbonate, but the original product, now called the Brydge+, is made of anodized aluminum and offers serious, sturdy protection. The Brydge's clamp completely secures your iPad to the cover without damaging it. Another thing that makes the Brydge+ stand out is the fact that the case features Bluetooth speakers that pair along with the keyboard, letting you listen to music aloud. The rechargable battery will last months, but using the speakers will drain it faster. All three models feature full hinges and double as covers, and when you're ready to work you can set them up and adjust the screen angle to your liking. The polycarbonate Brydge will set you back $130, while the aluminum Brydge+ without speakers will cost $170. The full Brydge+ with speakers weighs in at a pricier $210 USD.


Five Best iPad Keyboards

ClamCase ($149-$169)

The ClamCase was announced shortly after the iPad itself was launched, and since then it's earned a real following. The ClamCase is a full-body iPad case, stand, and cover, and includes a Bluetooth keyboard with a rechargeable battery. Your iPad nestles inside the top of the ClamCase for full protection, and the polycarbonate body keeps it safe from scratches while you walk around with it. It sets up in seconds, and the hinge is completely adjustable to the way you work. The keyboard has full scissor keys, and packs 14 special function keys for common functions. Even if you don't want to use the keyboard, the hinge folds all the way back into a stand, or works in portrait mode (or hand-held) as well. The ClamCase will set you back $149 for any iPad model, but the new brushed aluminum ClamCase Pro will cost you $169 if you're interested. If you have an iPad Mini, stay tuned, there's a ClamCase model on the way for you too.

 

source from: http://lifehacker.com/5979162/five-best-ipad-keyboards?tag=hive-five

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February 1 2013 6 01 /02 /February /2013 11:00


BlackBerry 10 has been Unveiled with Z10 and Q10

Research In Motion is no longer known as "RIM". Now, RIM is officially known as "BlackBerry". Using the tagline, "One brand, one promise," CEO Thorsten Heins said, "We have transformed ourselves in and out." Along with the words, BlackBerry 10 OS has fully unveiled in Wednesday, and the new Z10 and Q10 phones will run it.

BlackBerry 10 OS

It is the new operating system developed by BlackBerry. The new operating system promises an excellent keyboard, a super-fast web browser, easy one-thumb controls, the ability to keep your work phone and personal phone separate on the same device using Balance, plus 70,000 applications, plus movies and music available inside the BlackBerry World store at launch. Additionally, we were treated to a demonstration of BBM Video, where a BlackBerry Messenger conversation was instantly turned into a video call, plus the a screen sharing session showed BBM Video's versatility. BlackBerry Remember, an all-encompassing personal organizer was shown, as was the camera's clever time-shift feature. BlackBerry 10 will operate in exactly the same way on both the Z10 and the Q10 and there will be no difference in features either.

Difference between Z10 and Q10

Compare with Z10 and Q10

Z10, as BlackBerry's first full-size touch phone, it boasts a 4.2-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 720 pixel packed with 355 pixels-per-inch, shockingly similar to the top phones on the market such as the Lumia 920Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5.

Q10, which looks exactly like the traditional QWERTY BlackBerry phone, was a must-have piece of hardware for the firm. The full-sized QWERTY keyboard distinguished between the Q10 and any other phone. Since the keyboard is big, the screen is only 3.1 inches. It has a 720 x 720 resolution and packs in 328 pixels-per-inch.

Early reports indicate the Q10 shares the same dual-core, 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM as the Z10. And the key difference would be: The Q10 is for fans of traditional Blackberry fans that prefer a hard keyboard; The Z10 has the sharper, larger screen that's used as a touchscreen.

Comparison with iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Lumia 920

Backed by a BlackBerry 10 operating system, the Z10 has many specifications that match with its rivals. Here is a look at how Z10 stacks up against the other three smartphones in terms of tech specifications.


  BlackBerry Z10 Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 Nokia Lumia 920
Product BlackBerry Z10 Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 Nokia Lumia 920

Operating System

BlackBerry OS 10 iOS 6.0.1 Android 4.0 with TouchWiz UI Windows Phone 8

Screen

4.2-inch LCD 4.0-inch LCD 4.8-inch
Super AMOLED

4.5-inch
PureMotion HD+ IPS

Resolution

1280 x 768 1,136 × 640 1,280 × 720 1280 x 768
Processor 1.5GHz, Dual-core Dual-core A6X Dual-core Snapdragon S4 (US) 1.5GHz, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro
RAM 2GB 1GB 2GB 1GB
Storage 16GB + micro SD 16 / 32 /64GB 16 / 32GB + micro SD 32GB
SD Slot YES
(up to 32GB)
NO YES NO
Front Camera 2.0 Mefapixels 1.2 Megapixels 1.9 Megapixels 1.2 Megapixels
Rear Camera 8 Mefapixels
8 Mefapixels 8 Mefapixels 8.7 Megapixels
Connectivity 4G LTE, HSPA+ Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+ Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+ Wi-Fi, 3G (WCDMA), 4G LTE
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Battery 1800mAh 1440mAh
2100mAh 2000mAh
Talk Time 10 hours (3G) 8 hours 8 hours 17 hours (2G)
10 hours (3G)
Standby Time 312 hours 225 hours 225 hours 400 hours
Port USB 2.0 high speed port, Micro HDMI Lightning 8-pin connector Micro USB Micro USB, Wireless
Size 130 x 66 x 9.3 (mm) 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 (mm) 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 (mm) 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 (mm)
Weight 138g 112g 133g 185g
Price $200 with a two-year contract in Verizon
$150 with a three-year contract
$200+
$200+
$200+
Status February 5th in Canada Available Available Available

Tips If You Want to Have a Blackberry 10:

If you have a Blackberry 10, you may want to convert your iTunes movies and music to your new device, you can use the iTunes Movies to BlackBerry Converter and iTunes Music to BlackBerry converter to remove iTunes DRM protection, and import media to Blackberry 10.[More]

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Extract Audio or Music from iTunes MoviesHave you ever met the situation: You loved some music in some movie, and desperately wanted to rip it off and carry it in devices? For me, the time when I watch "Inglourious Basterds", when the French girl who owns the cinema been killed by the German soldier who is madly in love with her a few seconds ago, and the moment she has been shot and her blood splattered, the music sounded, I was shot too. The music is so beautiful and the scene is so desperate. The song named "Un Amico", composed by Ennio Morricone, and has been recorded in the Soundtrack. However, I never found some music from "Velvet Goldmine". Jonathan was wearing long hair, dressing in purple velvet skirt and high heels, and intonated "Sebastian". It's stunning. But the song is not in the soundtrack, not even finished and not exists as a song.

Every time I met the situation, I would extract and clip the music from the movie. And here, in this article, I will write that how did I convert the audio or music from iTunes movies. The method could be also extended to iTunes TV episodes, series, and shows.




Things We'll Need:


To extract audio, we need an extractor. But for iTunes movies, what matters more is that we need a DRM removal. DRM protection is responsible to avoid iTunes videos from being copied and edited. Of course, if any tool could combine the duties of extractor and removal, lots of efforts would be save.

Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter is a professional Mac DRM removal, and could also extract audio from DRM protected iTunes purchased and rented M4V videos.

Free download the program:

free download tune4mac m4v to avi converter for mac




Step-by-Step Tutorial:


1. Launch the Program with iTunes closed, or else it will relaunch your iTunes again.

2. Click "Add" button to import your iTunes movies. It will popup a window with your iTunes purchases and rentals listed, choose the one has your wanted beautiful music.

Add videos from iTunes Library to the Program for conversion

3. Click Profile -> Common Used Audio Formats to choose the audio format you want it to be, .mp3, .aac, .ogg, or .wma.

4. Now we can start the conversion. But before conversion, we can set specific time first. Under the "Profile Setting", there is a "Start" and a "Stop", we can calculate the length and start and stop time of the music or audio, and manually edit it there.

set time in Profile Setting

5. Click "Convert" icon up top. During the conversion, you may not able to use iTunes.


After conversion, now you are freely to use the music or sound to enjoy on your MP3 players, phones and tablets, or to make your own videos.




Other Software You may Use for Audio and Music:


1. Audio Extractor from Video and DVD

It is a professional tool for video and DVD converting, which could also convert videos and DVDs to audio formats.


2. iTunes M4P DRM removal

You may also purchase soundtracks or classic albums from iTunes, and this software could help to remove DRM protection from your songs and albums, and convert M4P, M4B, M4A to plain MP3, AAC or WAV formats.

 

Continue Reading:

Audio Extractor -- How to Rip DVD Movie Soundtrack to iPod on Mac

 


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