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Sucess of CD’s and DVD’s
August 8, 2007, 8:39 am
Filed under: Media

Sucess of CD's and DVD's CD’s and DVD’s are everywhere these days and are being used for storing Office/Personal Data, Movies, Music Files, Software. These Compact Discs (CD) and DVD’s have become a most common medium for storing the large quantity of Information.

Why CD’s/DVD’s have become more popular? – The answer to this question lies in the storage capacity of the medium. This medium (CD/DVD) have very large amount of space for storage.

The initial medium Floppy drive had only 3 megabytes of storage space where as one Standard CD has 700 megabytes of storage space. One can imagine how much data on floppy discs can be stored on one CD. To surpass this as well one standard DVD has 4.2 gigabytes of storage space or say one DVD can store data equal to 6 CD’s.

History

1979 Prototype CD system demonstrated in Europe and Japan.

1980 Compact Disc standards proposed by Philips and Sony.

1982 Introduction of CD’s in Europe and Japan

1983 Compact Disc technology in introduces in U.S.

1987 Video CD format Created.

1988 CD-recordable disc/recorder technology introduced.

1990 World CD sales close to one billion.

1997 DVD technology released.

1999 DVD-video becomes main stream.

2002 DVD-video ousts VHS-video; CDs continue to dominate software market.

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Recover accidentally deleted MP3 songs, photos from iPod
February 15, 2007, 10:12 am
Filed under: Media, Technology

Recover accidentally  deleted MP3 songs, photos from iPod
iPod data recovery tool is a nice utility that restore recover and retrieve lost music pictures video files folders Mp3 Photo songs images iPod memory of accidental deleted formatted reset corrupted damaged iPods including iPod shuffle, iPod Mini, iPod first generation and iPod Nano etc and other Equivalent Devices.
iPod data recovery software is a Non-Destructive iPod Data retrieval software utility to recover and retrieve music, pictures, video files and folders Mp3, Photo, songs, images, lost due to accidental deletion, format, corruption, improper restoration, damaged file system from corrupted frozen iPod memory accidentally formatted or data Reset performed by Apple Macintosh OSX or by Windows from iPod shuffle iPod Mini iPod first generation iPod Nano and other Equivalent Devices.

iPod Data Recovery software is easy safe Read-only and Non-Destructive iPod Data retrieval software utility. iPod data recovery software recovers music, pictures, video files and folders. This utilities works in case of lost delete, format, corrupt, improper restoration and damage iPod.

iPod Restore data recovery software is helpful to recover and retrieve your lost Mp3 Music, Photo, video, pictures, songs, images, File, Folders and all previously existing Data on your iPod.

Features:

  • Supports all type of apple iPods including iPod shuffle, iPod Mini, iPod first generation and iPod Nano etc and other Equivalent Devices.
  • iPod Data Retrieval Support for both type of formatting and Deletion either by Apple Macintosh OSX or by Microsoft Windows.
  • Ensures data recovery even from accidentally formatted iPod memory or accidental iPod data Reset operation performed.
  • Retrieve and Restore corrupted, damaged or frozen iPod files and folders form the iPod hard disk damaged due to human error or any Virus Generated Data Loss.
  • Recovers Data even if DRIVE NOT FORMATTED message is displayed by your Computer while accessing iPod Drive in My Computer and your iPod Data Partition Volume is not Recognized by the System.
  • Easiest Data retrieval software to restore lost music, photos and video (including wmv), undeleting deleted songs, recover formatted or damaged iPod files, iPod memory recovery before you your Fix corrupted iPod.

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Handling and cleaning of CDs/DVDs
February 5, 2007, 10:40 am
Filed under: Media, Tutorials

Here’s a list of tips on handling and cleaning your CDs/DVDs.

CD DVD1 Always handle your CD/DVD by the edges. Avoid touching the shiny side of the disc, as this is the side that the laser reads the information.
2 Cheap plastic sleeves may seem like a good idea at the time, but if exposed to extremes of temperature, the disc and sleeve may adhere to each other.
3 Acrylic jewel cases provide good protection against dust, scratches, light, and rapid changes in humidity.
4 Don’t eat, drink, or smoke around your CD/DVD.
5 Never use a ballpoint pen to write on your CD/DVD.
6 Do not try to remove labels from your CD/DVD. The adhesive may pull off the foil on which the data is encoded.
7 To clean your CD/DVD, use a soft clean cloth and wipe from the center hub to the outer edge.
8 Never use solvents to clean your CD/DVD, as they may cause permanent damage to the disc. You may use Kodak Lens cleaner and a lens tissue or soft cloth to clean your discs.



Democracy-Internet TV for all your Multimedia needs
January 23, 2007, 11:10 am
Filed under: Free Softwares, Media

Democracy video player, open-source software, can play any video format. e.g. Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID etc. so you don’t need to look further for any other video player. Democracy video player is project of Participatory Culture Foundation also allows you to download and save videos from YouTube, Yahoo video, Google video and any other sites and download any bit torrent media file, watch it in the Democracy player, this eliminates the need of running torrent program.

With Democarcy video player you can subscribe to any video RSS feed within Democracy player. If you are publishers or video makers democracy player also provides the Internet TV platfrom to get your videos out to thousands of people by allowing you to create channels for your videos.(Read more)

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Difference between video DVD and DVD-ROM
January 23, 2007, 10:44 am
Filed under: Media, Tutorials

Difference between Video DVD and DVD-ROMYou may have seen that some of DVD discs are available as either DVDs or DVD-ROMs, however you may be unclear on what the actual differences are between the two. When you see a product referred to as being available on DVD, this means that it’s a standard video disc, very similar to the commercial movie discs that you get from the video store. These discs contain regular broadcast NTSC video (North American video standard) or PAL video (Phase-alternating line), which are designed to play on a standard set-top DVD player for viewing on a television set. You can always watch video DVDs with a regular DVD/TV setup, if your computer supports video DVD playback, you can also watch it on your computer desktop.

DVD-ROMs, on the other hand, are only viewable on a computer. A DVD-ROM is physically the same type of disc as a video DVD, but does not contain broadcast video and is not viewable on a standard DVD/TV setup. Instead, DVD-ROMs contain a computer program which runs on Macintosh or Windows systems. A set-top DVD player cannot run a computer program, and so DVD-ROMs won’t work in a video DVD player.

The advantage of DVD-ROMs over video DVDs is that DVD program provides for a much higher level of interactivity than a video DVD.



Safely Eject CD/DVD manually using Emergency Eject
January 18, 2007, 2:57 pm
Filed under: Media, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

Yes, you can safely eject your CD/DVD manually using emergency eject in emergency such as failure of the drive or a power outage. If you have see your CD/DVD player a bit carefully you will see a very tiny hole below your CD/DVD disc tray either on right side or left side depending upon your CD/DVD manufacturer.

Here are the steps to safely eject CD/DVD manually:

1. Turn the Power to OFF.

2. Poke a fine-tipped object (such as a straightened heavy duty paper clip) into the small hole (as mentioned above, see image also). The front door will pop open and the disk tray will come partway out.
CD DVD Burner
3. Pull the front door to open it all the way, the grip the disk tray between thumb and forefinger ( if you cannot get a good grip on the disc tray with your fingers, use a steel binder clip or spring clamp to pull it out) and gently pull it straight out.

NOTE: You should only use this feature as last option or in emergency. Using it excessively will cause malfunction



Buttonless Phone: XDA Orbit O2 SmartPhone
January 14, 2007, 6:34 am
Filed under: Gadgets, Media, Mobile Phones, Technology

 XDA Orbit O2 SmartPhone
The XDA orbit is an O2 smartphone with a GPS receiver built in for satellite navigation. The slim handset runs windows mobile software and the 2.9 in screen shows off photos taken on the two megapixels camera. There are no number buttons.You can take calls by jabbing the touch sensitive screen with a finger or the supplied stylus. Its easy to control, using a tiny ball at the base of the screen, which can be rolled in any direction.

XDA orbit O2 smartPhone specification:

  • Dimensions 111.5 x 62.5 x 12.8mm
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • 2.9in 230k touchscreen LCD
  • P3300/Artemis/Compact III’s quad band
  • Integrated GPS
  • 128MB ROM
  • 64MB RAM
  • 2MP camera and audio and video playback
  • FM tuner and MicroSD slot
  • WiFi and Bluetooth

 XDA Orbit O2 SmartPhone