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HOW TO: Audio & Video

HOW TO: Audio & Video

Audio & Video

If you would like to know how to record tracks into Audacity, rotate a Video in VLC media player or master your favourite audio and video programs, then check out these great tutorials.

  • It's impossible to pull the audio from the video from YouTube, unless you have a tool like Audacity. Audacity is free audio editor that can be used to rip audio from videos on the web. You can then save and edit the audio and export it as a WAV or MP3 file. more
  • It is undeniable that Flash is still the leader when it comes to online video. The problem Flash has though is that it's not the easiest to download. Thankfully there are some great programs and web apps that make downloading and converting Flash content simple. more
  • In iTunes 10, one of the great features is the Home Sharing feature which allows you to connect to other iTunes libraries on the same network. When Home Sharing is enabled on your computer, you can access and copy music from each others iTunes libraries. Read on to find out how to do this. more
  • To discover how to isolate and download the audio track of a YouTube video clip, follow the steps in our easy to follow guide. There are no downloads required in this process, which utilises a free web-based service, called ListenToYouTube.com. more
  • AVI is perfectly fine if are happy to watch movies, television shows and home movies exclusively on your computer, but it cannot be burned to DVD for viewing on a standalone player connected to a television. This guide shows how to convert an AVI file to the correct format (MPEG-2), so that it can then be “burnt” to a DVD. more
  • AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave, which is a multimedia container format, that ordinarily, Windows Media Player has no problems opening. The two most common codecs for AVI files are DivX and Xvid, and installing both sets of libraries will give you a very good chance of being able to playback the majority of AVI files on the internet. Read on to learn how to do this. more
  • If you have downloaded an MKV video file, you might have trouble attempting to play it back using your usual, standard video player. To avoid this problem, the best one-stop solution is to download and use the VideoLAN Client (VLC) as your default player for video files. Read on to find out more. more
  • Strangely enough, given the recent prevalence of MP4, Windows Media Player currently has no capability to decode and playback the separate audio/video streams of an MP4 file. However, by using two third-party applications, this capability can easily be added. Read on to learn how to do this. more
  • VLC media player provides the user with a range of useful playback options not found in other many other video player applications. One of these is the ability to rotate a video clip by 90, 180 or 270 degrees. Read on to learn how to do this. more
  • Fortunately, there are some great, simple and free applications available which can convert a whole folder full of WMA files into MP3, in just a matter of minutes. One such recommended application is the Free WMA to MP3 Converter. To learn how to use this tool to quickly convert your music library into a universal and non-Microsoft proprietary format, read on. more

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