• Share your unique Christmas videos in no trouble

    Posted on December 27th, 2009 Maky | 1 comment

    This article provides essential information on video conversion to help you get your Christmas videos ready for share without troubles.

    People are busy working most of the year until Christmas makes the great time for them to relax and rejoice. On Christmas holiday, families usually unite to celebrate the peaceful and delightful festival. There are lots of unforgettable memories: sing the carol, enjoy the feast, play games and exchange gifts. The smiles, laughter and greetings can compose a very touchable video to pass down the Christmas spirit till the next Christmas holiday. If you have the most joyous Christmas moment recorded, don’t hesitate to share it with others. Isn’t it great to tell your unique Christmas stories to as many people as you can, when you will be introduced to their own?

    Well, it could take you some efforts to convert your Christmas videos for share, but with our little help you will get in no trouble with video converting.

    Why should the video be converted?

    Converting video does not change the content of the video, but the nature of the video data. It is often necessary to convert video to be compatible with some programs or devices, for the reason that very few programs and devices could provide interface for all types of video formats. Besides, the raw video from camcorder is so large in file size that it is quite inconvenient or even crippled for share.

    What is the type of video format used by your camcorder?

    Many home camcorders use DV-AVI or MPEG-2 TS format to store the video data. The video files are easily located on the camcorder’s SD memory stick with the file extension of AVI or TS.

    What is the type of video format to be used for share?

    This depends on the request of the destined website, program or device. Online video sites like YouTube and Google Video require FLV format videos from the uploader. DVD burning software like Nero Burning Rom indicates VOB format to be the best input option. Portable media players like iPod, iPhone and PSP will ask for MP4 format videos while Zune has a preference for WMV format.

    Is there any change necessary to the original videos?

    Yes. Video share involves more than just the change of format encoding. One needs to look into codec parameters to come out with the best output for share. The codec parameters control the nature of the output video. Bit rate, video resolution, frame rate and aspect ratio are the most concerned parameters. Devices like iPod and iPhone usually guarantee best video performance of the videos that match their specific physical resolution. For iPhone, its physical resolution is 480*320. If the video resolution of the camcorder is 1600*1200, iPhone will definitely fail to play the video until it is resized to 480*320 or lower.

    Is there any handy resources to help me walk through the technical terms?

    Yes. For more information on codec parameters, you can refer to this detail codec parameter explanation. We also have a handy video converter that has preset optimal parameters for many practical circumstances including those mentioned above. It is very easy to get started, though it is also designed for advanced users with a number of codec parameter and effect customizations.

    Christmas is behind us. Can I ask for a Christmas gift from you?

    Sure. The best Christmas gift from us is our sound products with a pleasant Christmas discount. You are free to claim one from our Christmas discount page before the activity ends on January 1st.

    Video conversion is very easily done after all. Have you got a picture of how to do it yet?

     

  • How to enjoy Christmas movies and videos anytime and anywhere?

    Posted on December 15th, 2009 Maky | 1 comment

    Christmas movies and videos are must have Christmas entertainments. With portable media player and video converter, you can practically enjoy Christmas movies and videos on the go. This article will show you an easy and fast way to realize that with Leawo‘s nice products.

    People usually go to see Christmas movies and videos during the Christmas season. It is so hot in spirit of seeing films, the seats of cinemas, theaters and opera houses are booked out fast. Christmas film tickets become scarce goods in this time. How do you like when you are told to come tomorrow after shuffling along a long queue before the ticket counter? Sadly, this is the truth.

    But you don’t have to punch your way through the crowd so as to see a Christmas film. You can enjoy the Christmas HD movies and HD videos in a very relaxed way, as long as you possess some things needed to play the Christmas movies and videos: a portable media player like iPod/iPhone or a home theater with an Apple TV and a DVD Ripper or a Video Converter for format conversion.

    So, without further ado, let’s cut to the point to get things work.

    First of all, get DVD copies of the Christmas movies and videos from local video shop or online mall like eBay. It is better if you have already got an MP4 or MKV copies of the Christmas HD movies and videos. We are going to use these video sources as templates to convert to formats that are friendly on iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Apple TV and the like.

    Secondly, use Leawo DVD Ripper to decode and encode the Christmas movie and video DVDs. The nifty software has all essential functions such output profiles, parameter settings and video edit. They are clearly displayed on the home interface as is shown below.
    Leawo DVD Ripper (click to view large size)
    Take converting DVD to HD MPEG 4 Video (H.264) for example:
    1. insert DVD to your DVD-ROM.
    2. Open Leawo DVD Ripper and "Load DVD"
    3. Select "HD Video -> HD H.264 MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" profile.
    4. Click "Settings" to tune codec parameters like Bit Rate, Video Size and Aspect Ratio.
    5. Click "Customize" to edit the video in effect, length, size and watermark.
    6. Click the Rounded Arrow button to start the DVD to HD MPEG4 video conversion.

    Getting hang to Leawo Video Converter is as easy as to Leawo DVD Ripper.
    Leawo Video Converter (click to view large size)
    Take converting Christmas HD videos to iPod touch MPEG 4 Video (H.264) for example:
    1. Open Leawo Video Converter and "Add" HD videos.
    2. Select "iPod -> iPod touch H.264 Wide Screen (720*406)(*.mp4)" profile.
    3. Click "Settings" to tune codec parameters like Bit Rate, Video Size and Aspect Ratio.
    4. Click "Customize" to edit the video in effect, length, size and watermark.
    5. Click the Rounded Arrow button to start the HD video to iPod touch MPEG4 video conversion.

    Last but not least, with Leawo’s fast video convert engine, the processed Christmas movies and videos are soon hot and ready for being transferred to your iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Apple TV, Blackberry or other handsets. For iPod or iPhone, use iTunes to sync the Christmas videos easily. For PSP, Leawo DVD Ripper and Leawo Video Converter offer a free PSP video manager plugin to ensure a convenient video transfer. For other devices, there are always manuals for video transfer to refer to.

    Now you can settle down to enjoy Christmas movies and videos without wearing out your patience waiting in queue. Using the video converters well can cover the boring journey on a bus or a plain with myriad Christmas happiness and fun. As Christmas is getting close, Leawo has specially held a special Christmas discount for its video converters. You can get one immediately from Leawo’s website before January 1st with pleasant discounts.

  • Enjoy Christmas with Christmas plays and skits for kids in home parties

    Posted on December 14th, 2009 Maky | 1 comment

    Christmas play is one of the ideal entertaining and educational activities for children around Christmas season. Parents can take their kids to the theater to watch classic traditional and religious Christmas plays. And they can also have a magical Christmas journey together to the Disney World. If these do not sound appealing to you, you can consider this good idea, that is, to encourage your children into a short Christmas skit joint with your neighbors while hosting a home party. A homemade Christmas play can be the stage for the little ones and the spring of funs for the viewers. The most important thing is to search for appropriate Christmas play scripts. The length should be moderate and the stage setting should be simple for the purpose of easy preparation.

    To pick out the right Christmas play/skit, some foremost points should be concerned:

    • What age group is intended to perform and view the play?
    • Is this play religious?
    • Are there any off-color jokes/humor?
    • How many characters are in the play? Can any of them switch genders easily?
    • What kind of costuming is needed?
    • How many props do you need to find?
    • Does the play require extensive settings?

    Here are some short and interesting Christmas play/skit scripts for you to get freely.
    This site offers short Christmas plays, dramas and skits for children.
    This Christmas play is acted with animal puppets discussing Jesus’s birthday, very funny for young kids.
    This is a Christmas skit for the young scout teams with short lines and little extra costumes and stage sets.

    It is fun coaching the kids in Christmas play rehearsals, while it is dear to record the joyous scenes with a camcorder. Each rehearsal can be morphed into Take 1, Take 2…until the real debut kicks off. Then keep these pieces of enjoyable memories safe on DVD disc. You can relive the scenes and resurrect the funs any times you want in the future. Just add the skill points below to your chief concern after you have recorded the Christmas play rehearsals.

    Use a video converter to help you patch multiple shoots up in a natural order.
    The practical skill is to merge all video files generated by separate recordings. If you produce the heading for the Christmas play afterwards, you will need to rearrange the order of merge that sees fit. In Leawo Video Converter, these are the easiest moves you can make:
    a. "Add" in all the clips;
    b. hit "Move Up" or "Move Down" to reorder;
    c. check the option "Merge into one file";
    d. select profile "Common Video – DVD Video Format (*.vob)";
    e. hit the big button to start the merge and convert process.
    The generated DVD Video Format file is in Leawo’s output folder via "Open" button.
    . Use Nero Burning Rom or any other DVD burning tools to carve the videos on DVD disc. Start the burning process at a lower speed than the one claimed by the DVD-R disc. This will help preserve the data longer on the DVD disc.

  • Free animated Christmas screensavers video clips for PC desktop Christmas decorations

    Posted on December 11th, 2009 Maky | 4 comments

    Note: These are not those normally known as Christmas screensavers. Instead, they are lovely fancy Christmas video clips that can act as "screen savers". They are free to get, easy to port and without setup process.

    Christmas screensavers are good decorations along with Christmas wallpapers to load your PC desktop full of Christmas moods. People can easily get free Christmas screensavers from the internet. But some of those free Christmas screensavers setup programs would harbor virus, therefore you have to take the risk when installing those free screensavers. In this post, you will not only get free but also safe Christmas "screen savers". They can also be displayed as Christmas background during a family dinner or the company Holiday party.

    Select one of the videos above and play it with Windows Media Player or other players, and stretch it to fill your screen. The video will smoothly loop back and play over and over again.

    Click the thumbnails above to play each of the fancy Christmas videos. You can download all these videos easy and fast by Leawo Video Accelerator, a free and powerful online FLV video download tool.

    You may have noticed that as you stretch the video, the quality of the pictures is degraded. Your media player does not know how to improve the video quality while stretch it, but a professional video converter does. Use Leawo Video Converter to convert these Christmas screensaver videos to higher resolution that matches your screen and remain good playback quality. For more information, visit Leawo’s special Christmas discount and a guide on Leawo Video Converter advanced codec settings.

  • Learn how to make Christmas decorations from expert videos online

    Posted on December 9th, 2009 Maky | No comments

    Note: are you running out of ideas on how to make Christmas decorations? Do you have a Christmas tree but lack of good Christmas ornaments to decorate it? A fast and intuitive way to nourish ideas is to watch how other people do the Christmas decorating in diverse ways.

    Christmas trees and decorations are already everywhere except your house, but you are stick to the business and spare no time for conceiving how to make Christmas home decorations? Don’t worry if you are frustrated by the lack of fresh decorating ideas, because you can easily and fast gain them by watching how-to videos on Christmas decorations. Here are some very popular places where you can access to thousands of free Christmas tutorial videos.

    5min Life Videopedia
    5min is a stylish site with immense amount of Christmas how-to video clips that are around 5 minutes long. The Christmas video clips are mostly made by DIYers and convey truly useful Christmas decorating ideas in a fit time, so you won’t easily get bored like reading a manual.

    Monkeysee
    See how the experts do Christmas decorating tricks in this video site. There are hundreds of Christmas how-to videos focusing on Christmas ornament making, tree decorating and style forging with honest professional suggestions. Many people go there and get what they want. What about you?

    eHow
    eHow is also a great place to search for Christmas decorating videos. It features a friendly navigator which can take you to videos with different tags, author type, skill level and ratings. With it, you can quickly locate high rated how-to videos on tree ornament decorations written by professionals on an easy skill level demand.

    Now you can just sit relaxed and enjoy the ideas invented by others. What? You are telling me that you have to concentrate when at work? Well, you can have this work in another way – watch the Christmas decorating videos when traveling to and from work. First, you casually browse the video site and download the videos in the background. Then, you convert the videos to the format which can be played on your iPod/iPhone, MP4 player, mobile phone or other handsets.

    For video download at the background easy and fast,

    Leawo Free Video Accelerator is the choice. You can browse, download, play and manage Christmas videos with this four-in-one free tool.

    For video convert to your handsets easy and fast,

    Leawo Video Converter makes the fittest. Besides over 100 output profiles, this all-in-one video converter can let you tune advanced parameters, tune audiovisual effects, trim video length, crop video size and add watermarks. With it, you can literally play Christmas videos on any display devices.

    Leawo is now on special and free Christmas offers. Don’t miss the chance which can save you dozens of bucks!

  • Christmas blockbuster: Leawo kicks off up to 40% discount on all video converter products

    Posted on December 8th, 2009 admin | No comments

    Note: Leawo debuted Christmas offer with up to 40% discounts applied to all of its products, including Leawo Video Converter, DVD Ripper, Mac Video Converter and a series of AVI, MP4, 3GP, iPod/iPhone and PSP converters. It is a real boon to those who are searching for video format solutions.

    As a professional media format solution provider, Leawo Software today debuted a full-scale discount on all of its video converter products, boasting an up to 40% rebate rate for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Leawo applied discounts to all of its video converters for Windows, DVD rippers and converters and video converters for Mac. The discount is available through direct online purchase page on Leawo official site. The offer will last till Jan 1st. For those who would like to convert their holiday videos, it is the best opportunity to get an effective solution yet with great savings.

    "We have received compliments and good suggestions from our Thanksgiving promotion, which has been our confidence to do it better in this Christmas offer. All of our products are embraced in this discount. We wish all of those who have selected us a merry Christmas with our offer and welcome any valued suggestions to help us work out much better products." Said the manager of Leawo Marketing Department.

    Product discount information and pricings:

    Leawo all-in-one Video Converter, which features Windows 7 compatibility, over 100 convert profiles, HD video conversions, convert parameter settings and edit & trim & crop & watermark customizations, is now at $19.95 per license.

    Leawo DVD Ripper, which features Windows 7 compatibility, copying and converting protected & commercial DVD, subtitle and soundtrack selections, convert parameter settings and edit & trim & crop & watermark customizations, is now at $29.95 per license.

    Leawo Mac Video Converter, which features Snow Leopard compatibility, over 100 convert profiles, HD video conversions, convert parameter settings and bi-window customizations on edit & trim & crop & watermark, is now at $29.95 per license.

    Buy more, get more. More discounts are available for bunch purchase. Please contact Leawo to request the value you deserve.

  • Get Thanksgiving tips on food recipes, share your recipe videos

    Posted on November 26th, 2009 Maky | 7 comments

    Thanksgiving is at your doorway now. Have you prepared wonderful and tasteful feast for this grateful holiday? Do you want an exceptional style of the turkey dish this year? If so, you can get some fresh and genius ideas on turkey dish and side dishes from others by searching the internet. Don’t rush to the search engine so eagerly, because I know you will be held back by countless food recipe websites and give up on the hassle to find out the fittest among them. And this is exactly the right place where you can access almost the best recommended food recipes across the internet. So check out the sites below. The food tips and recipe videos can be very good to induce your inspirations.


    Best food recipes sites

    Food Video Recipes Blog is a wonderful food blog group which abounds in food recipe videos. There are enthusiastic chefs and foodies up there to provide and share food cooking tips.
    Taste TV Networks is a social club for tastemakers to share cool ideas, tips and experience on food recipe. Most of the recipes are in video form, facilitating everyone especially those who are not familiar with food materials and cooking methods.
    Food Recipes is a dedicated food-themed website which caters to all kinds of food recipes listed by cooking method, dish, country, theme & season, ingredient, preparation and diet.
    FoodTube is a social video network for food recipes in resemblance to YouTube. It contains hundreds of food recipe videos and features some every week. People go up there and join in group in which others are in the same food taste. Apart from visiting the existing videos, you can upload your own food recipe video as well.
    Cooking Video Recipes is a food recipe community where everyone can share their recipe videos freely. The website features plenty of food recipes which are normally expected in canteens and restaurants.


    Narrow down your search to these choice sites, you can quickly locate some delicious recipes and put them into practice right away. Take the chance of Thanksgiving to learn something new and spice up your recipes for your family. Imagine the surprise look on the face of your families and guests. They would be very grateful to your effort in cooking them a good meal.

    Have you noticed there are some food recipe sites up there encouraging everyone to share their original recipes? If you happen to be a gourmet and self-made chef, you can make food recipe videos of your distinctive dishes and share with more people without leaving your house. Should you encounter problems while uploading your videos to a food recipe site, it is probably not in the right format allowed by the site. Don’t get cold feet at converting a video, because you can use a smart video converter like Leawo Video Converter and let it do all the work for you. The conversion steps are as brief as below:
    1. Drag and drop the video file in Leawo Video Converter.
    2. Select an output profile, say MP4, for the video.
    3. Press one-click button to convert.


    Leawo Video Converter and other Pro Converters are now on Thanksgiving discount until December 1st. For more information, visit Leawo Video Converter catalogue.

  • Windows 7 ramps up support for video and audio format

    Posted on November 23rd, 2009 Maky | No comments

    As a supernova in the history of Windows operation system, Windows 7 furnishes a cluster of compelling and spicy features. One of the big margins between Windows 7 and its predecessor, currently dominant Windows XP OS is manifested on the system’s multimedia capabilities. Users of Windows XP must have long been cumbered by the system devoid of playback support for many popular video formats except the software giant’s own patent formats ASF and WMV. Now with the advent of Windows 7, gone was the requirement to install a third-party media player, added with the powerful ability of video playback. And you are to be convinced by the charts below.

    Chart 1: Video formats supported by Windows 7 in terms of Format Name

    Chart 2: Multimedia decoders toted by Windows 7 listed in categories

    Windows 7 not only supports AVI and MP4 formats but embraces mobile video format 3GP/3G2 for the very first time. This rich batch of toted codec allows for immediate playback of such popular video formats right upon the first installation of the system, enabling fast experience between the system and many portable devices without the hassle to consider a third-party player or codec pack. Additionally, HD video formats like AVCHD and HDV are found supported in Windows 7. It is a great boon for users especially netbook users to enjoy HD videos in no time.

    Reversely, portable media players are known to lag behind in video format support, for example, iPod/iPhone acknowledges MP4, handsets mostly accepts only 3GP, Windows mobile excludes formats other than WMV. But it is not a trouble any more, we can use video converter to convert to video to almost any format we want. Leawo Video Converter is a one-stop solution for video conversion plus ingenious video customization. With complete optimal profiles, Leawo Video Converter can enable video to smoothly play on iPod/iPhone, PSP/PS3, Apple TV, Zune, Windows Mobile, PMP, Wii/DS and many other devices. Here is a collection of introductions of Leawo Video Converter’s highlighted features, feel free to take a peek.

    1. Adjust audiovisual effects
    2. Trim video length
    3. Crop video screen size
    4. Add watermark
    5. Capture video screenshot
    6. Advanced codec settings