Saturday, January 23, 2010

How To Transfer Pictures To Your Computer

Many Of You Out There In Internet Land Probably Own And Use A Digital Camera. What's Great About Digital Photography Is The Ability To easily Store Hundreds Even thousands Of Pictures On Any One Device What's Not So Easy is Getting Those Pictures From Your Camera To Your Computer. Fortunately I'm Here To Tell You How To Do it With Ease.  There Are 3 Main ways To Do This.

1. The First Way To Do This is the most seemingly obvious way which is to use the software and cables that came with your camera to Transfer Photos. to do this just start the software connect your camera with the cable that came with your camera and hit transfer photos on the software. after this your software should guide you through the rest of the process. if your camera didn't come with cables or software then you need to go to the second option.

2. If you don’t Want to or can’t utilize the first option for any reason then this next option is perfect for you. first thing you’ll need to do is find a way to connect your memory card in your camera to your computer. if your camera came with any sort of computer interface cables you can use them. if your computer has a Built in media card reader you can use it by inserting your camera card into them. if you don't have one built in you can by a Usb memory card reader for $15. next install Picasa Which is photo management software made by Google which i have personally scanned virus free. the link to download it follows http://picasa.google.com/. once you’ve installed the software input your camera memory card or plug in your camera which ever you prefer and Picasa should automatically start importing the pictures. if it doesn't you’ll Need To Click The Button in the top left hand corner of the Picasa window. from there you'll just need to select the folder you’ll want the photos to be imported into. for more help with Picasa go to this link. http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=14609.

3. this last technique is for those of you who don't want to do anything to transfer your pictures you can purchase a memory card from this website. http://www.eye.fi/. these memory cards transfers pictures pictures to your computer wirelessly without any effort from you. all you need to do is turn on your computer and your camera at the same time. your pictures should be transfers by it self.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

How To Use Itunes Songs in Microsoft Movie Maker

Written By Mscoree
If anyone as ever tried to make a movie in Movie Maker, they know how annoying it is when a little window pops up saying, 'cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file, is not installed on your computer.' The reason for this is that itunes locks'up the song so it can only be played through itunes and ipods For Legal And Copyright Issues. There are many products out there that can easily convert music and videos. Unfortunately, most of them are expensive. Today I am going to show you three ways how to convert your songs.

1.The MediaCoder Way This first one I highly reccomend. Go to http://www.mediacoderhq.com/index.htm and click on the download section on the top bar. Scroll down until you see the headline, Get Mediacoder. Click on the line that says, choose a MediaCoder edition to download, and it should bring up a list of media converter. Click the first one, Media Coder Audio Edition. That should bring you to the information page. Scroll down and click the link under the download headline. Click the first option on the next page, and then select a server. Follow the on screen instructions until it is installed. When you first start up the program you are immediately bombarded by advanced settings. For now just ignore all those sound editors and modes. At the top of the program click add>add file, and then your list of songs. Finally press F5 for converting. If you are having problems, leave a comment or refer to this video:
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2. The Disk Version
This method is the one found on several other tutorial so I thought it appriopriate to include it. To start Download TuneClone Audio Converter from www.tuneclone.com and install it. Click the "Settings" button in TuneClone. In the pop-up dialog, you can specify the "output folder", "output filenames", "output format", etc for the output files. Go to Itunes and create a new playlist(CTRL+N). Place the files you want converted into that playlist by dragging and dropping. Right click the playlist you just created and choose "Burn Playlist to Disc".
Make sure that you have the same settings selected as in this picture.



It will then burn and convert on the program.

3. The unprofessional way
I highly suggest that you do not use this method. It's is only a last resort if you're too lazy to do the first two methods. This one is extremely unprofessional, and still requires the same amount of work.
While downloading the first two ones, you probably saw ads for www.avs4you.com. This converter costs a lot of money, but the trial is free. Once you have installed the trial, convert your song on the AVS program. The down side is that in the song, every 20 seconds the music will stop, and a female voice will say, 'AVS Trial'. One way to get around this is to manually cut out those parts in Movie Maker.

I hope these tutorial helped.
Any questions /comments can be left in the comments section.
Mscoree

Saturday, January 9, 2010

How To Properly Organize your Home Library

Written By Justin Becker

Whether Your Library Consist Entirely Of Books Or DVDs' Or CD’s Or Any Other Media Types Or Perhaps a little bit of each you will need to at one point or another Organize It Into a Form Where You Will Be Able To Find All of Your Items In Your Library.

1. The First Step In Organizing Your Home Library Is organizing Everything By Media Type. For Example Books in one Pile DVD’s In another Pile and VHS Tapes In A Separate Pile And So On till you’ve Sorted All Media types. If You Have Only One Media Type in Your Library Skip To Step 3

2. Once You’ve Sorted All Your Media Types Into piles Sort Those Piles In Order Of Probability That You’re Going To Want To Use That Media Type. For Example You Might Want To Place Your DVD’s And Cd’s Somewhere Easily Accessible While You Might Want To Place Your VHS Tapes Cassettes And Your LP’s Somewhere A Bit More Hidden Like in A Cabinet under your TV Or Somewhere In Other Words Out Of Your Way. Figure Out Based On That Probability Where You’ll Place Each Media Type.

3. Once You’ve Figured out Where You're Going To Place Each Media Type Its Time To Separate Each Media Type Into Its Sub-Categories. For Example You Can Divide Books Into Novels Like “Enders Game” By Orson Scott Card (Big Card Fan!) Or Even A Novel Based On a True Story Like a Biography Or Autobiography. You Can Divide DVDs And VHS’s Into TV (Such as “Frasier”, “Friends”, “I love Lucy” etc.) Movies, (“Indiana Jones”, “Star Wars” etc.) And Home Movies. The One Tricky Media Type To Divvy Up is Audio Entertainment. The Problem With This Category Is That There Are Some many Music Genres (Over 400!) And Artist (Number Constantly Rising And Nearly Uncountable) That Unless You Have a Substantial Amount Of Media Form That Specific Genre Or Artist That Organizing Any Way Other Than A-Z Would Be Near Futile And Might Make It Just As Hard To Find That prized Billy Joel CD. The Only exception To this rule is If You Own A Considerable Amount (at least 10) Items Of Spoken Word Entertainment In Which Case You Can Divide Your Audio Media into Spoken And Musical Entertainment Types.

4. Now That All Your Media Is Divided Into Sub-Categories You Need To Open Up Microsoft Excel Or a Similar Program And Type in the name of Each Item One Per Cell Like So (NOTE: Do This Step One Sub-Category at a Time)image

Now Click And Drag Over The Cells That
Contain Names Two Your individual Media items And Then Click On The Sort Button image And Click On “Sort A to Z” now The List Of Items You Just wrought is Alphabetized. Print Out That List And Close Out Of Excel, Now Take Your Lists (One For Each Sub-Category) And Arrange Your Media Accordingly. Make Sure To Save That list It May Come In Handy Some Day. Also A quick Tip About Organization When It Comes To Series Organize chronologically not alphabetically For Example In The Harry Potter Series The Books Chronologically Go In This Order…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

While Alphabetically They Go In This Order…

Harry Potter And the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter And the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter And the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter And the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter And the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban

I Hope This Article Comes in Handy For You Someday Thank You For Reading this Is Justin Becker Signing off.

Friday, January 8, 2010

How To Add More Usb Ports

Written By Justin Becker

So, You’re Using Your Computer and You Realize You Need to Plug in Your Webcam but When You Go to Plug It in You See That You Already Have Used up Your 2-4 (Depending On Computer) Usb Ports, and you can’t Unplug your IPod Because Its Syncing You Can’t Unplug your Mouse nor your keyboard Because Then You Wouldn't Be able To Use Your computer. What shall you do? Fortunately, there are Two Solutions.

1. The First solution is most likely the best solution for most situations, this method involves purchasing what is called a Usb hub Rosewill RHB-320 7 Ports USB 2.0 Hub with Power Adapter a Usb Hub Is a Device You Plug into any Existing Usb Port, on the side of the hub there are anywhere from 2-16 Usb ports you can plug any Usb Device Into. The problem with this method is that data flow between devices to your computer might be slowed down by up to 15%. This method is perfect for laptops and home users.

2. This Second Method Is for Advanced Computer Users Who Are Using Windows or Linux Based Desktop computers. This method involves Purchasing a What’s Called a Usb PCI Card such as The IOGEAR USB 2.0 PCI Card.IOGEAR USB 2.0 PCI Card GIC251U USB adapter - PCI - 5 ports Usb PCI Cards Are Computer Chips That Are inserted into PCI Expansion Slots inside Your Computer. once The card Is Inserted You Will Need To Install Whatever Software Came With Your PCI Card.

So, There You Go That’s How You Add Usb Devices To Your Computer. As a Quick side note, did you know You Can Plug in Up to 127 Usb Devices into your computer. To Accomplish this You Can Plug in Usb hubs to Usb Hubs.