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What is the best way to get photos and videos off my smart phone for long term storage? 

by on March 16, 2013

Q: I would like to keep downloaded family pix and short videos of the grandkids from my 3g phone. Can I purchase a tablet and download the contents.of my phone into it? And to also free up my phone to take more vids and pixs


How come videos on a website I am supposed to use for school are not loading? 

by on January 22, 2013

Q: There is a website that I must use for school. It has embedded videos that are apparently mp4 files. The browser uses flash to play them but the only thing that appears is a black screen.

If I right-click the black screen it says “Video not loaded…”

I have another computer with a different version of Flash and it plays the videos fine. The computer where it DOESNT work has the latest version of flash…whereas the computer that DOES work is an older version of flash.

The player that is embedded in the website is the Kaltura Open Source Player.

Youtube videos play perfect. Just not the video from the Kaltura embedded player AND only on the one computer.

When I played around with the ShockWave PLugin in Chrome I got it to work once..and then it stopped working. It seems to work intermittently at best.

Also…there is McAffee security on the computer that does NOT work. Could it be somehow preventing the video from playing? But again, the weird thing is that sometimes you can get it to work just by trying to load the browser again.

Any ideas?

thank you,


How come the video thumbnails are showing funny in Windows Vista? 

by on December 13, 2012

Q: In Vista Home Premium Explorer all of my Video Thumbnails are showing a “filmstrip” box and the Video previews them selves are 1/2 way below this box like 1/2 way outside the preview frame? I have most of the codec systems installed vista codec pack xvid flash player and vlc and so on. ALL formats show previews but they are seriously messed up being ALL off center vertically. Is there some way to fix them? I am associating all formats to Media Player Classic Home Theater and this never happened before? If you need more details I would need to know how to generate the information you need thank you for your valuable time I have found no solution through extensive search of internet.


How come when I burn video to DVD the audio is high pitched? 

by on July 17, 2012

Q: How come whenever I convert my mp4 files to MPEGs to burn to DVDs the audio is always a high pitched shrill?


How can I show only a part of a video on my website? 

by on February 13, 2012

Q: I want to show a video on my website about the moving assembly line, but i only want a part of it to be shown. How could i use HTML code to set it so it starts at 3:00 (minutes) and ends at 4:00 (minutes)? If possible, could there be a fade in, fade out thing?


Is it possible to record a video from Olympus SP-610UZ directly to my Dell laptop? 

by on December 20, 2011

Q: Hi! Is it possible to record a video from Olympus SP-610UZ directly to my Dell lap top? And can I be watching on the computer screen what I am recording? Thanks


How come I have a problem playing videos on my computer from my camera? 

by on November 5, 2011

Q: I have a problem playing videos on my computer from my camera. On my camera they play at normal speed but when I put my SD card in my computer the video skips (with the background music normal speed but still frames of pictures). Is this down to the computer/camera or SD card.
The camera I have is a canon powershot SX220 HS. The SD card I used is 4GBSDHC. And I have a netbook mini 210-2006sa. I have tried to play it in all VLC, quicktime, and other players but nothing. Can anyone help?


Will I get a better picture running my xbox 360 with VGA or DVI? 

by on October 25, 2011

Q: I have a SDM-HS94P, im looking to run my xbox 360 on it would would give me the better picture it runs both VGA and DVI,

Monitor specs are found here http://www.cnet.com.au/sony-sdm-hs94p_specs-240001866.htm

Any help would be much appreciated 😉 and thank you for your time


How come I cannot play videos that I download to my external hard drive? 

by on October 16, 2011

Q: video files downloaded to external hard drive will not play on either of two media players, but will play off of original c: drive. tried multiple videos, same result. formats match. please help. windows 7, firefox6.o, explorer8.


How come I cannot play windows media player movies or avi movies on my Sony handycam? 

by on October 12, 2011

Q: I’m trying to play short windows media player format movies or avi format recorded on mini dvds o my sony handycam dcr-dvd 203 without any luck. It just gives me an error message. Is it even possible ? And how ??