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Articles, tutorials, and other content about apps that you can use to play music, watch movies, rip music, view pictures, and other multimedia content.

Clipchamp - Video Editor

How to make a video smaller in Windows (5 methods)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 01.02.2023
Do you have a video that you want to send to someone over the internet, but it is too big to do it via email, chat apps, or other similar services? Do you have to record your homework and upload it on an e-learning platform so that your teacher can...
FPS (frames per second)

30 or 60 fps? What's best for smartphone video recording?

  • misc
  • Tudor Dan
  • 21.04.2022
Smartphone manufacturers have generally settled on having 30 or 60 fps available for video recordings, but some are pushing the boundaries, offering 120 or even 240 fps. Are they viable or just a marketing trick to make us buy more expensive and advanced, but not necessarily more useful smartphones? In...
Recording video

Smartphone video recording in 1080p, 4K, 8K: How much is too much?

  • misc
  • Tudor Dan
  • 23.03.2022
Smartphone manufacturers are doing everything they can to bring forward new and exciting features. Some are more successful than others, some are only there for marketing purposes. While an increasing number of flagship smartphones feature 8K video recording, is it really a useful ability, or is it just a fad?...
Volume Mixer

How to access the old Volume Mixer in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 24.11.2021
The Volume Mixer was a great feature in Windows 10. However, in Windows 11, the new Volume Mixer looks and functions very differently. If you don’t like the new one and want to get the old Volume Mixer back in Windows 11, we have good news: it’s not gone yet,...
Volume Mixer

The Windows 11 Volume Mixer: All you need to know!

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 17.11.2021
For some, the Volume Mixer was one of the most used features in Windows 10. It was a super fast way of adjusting the sound output volume for each application separately. But Windows 11 brings a substantial change in the way the Volume Mixer works and looks. In this article,...
Recording video

How to rotate a video on Android: All you need to know

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 12.06.2021
While most smartphones today can automatically detect the correct orientation when recording, you may need to know how to rotate a video on Android. This is helpful if you start shooting and then rotate the camera or if you just want to flip it to have fun and get a...
Windows Media Player

How to play music in Windows Media Player

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.12.2020
Playing music, whether it’s a digital audio file or a CD, is one of the things that most, if not all of us do on our Windows 10 computers and devices. Although Microsoft created the Groove Music app for Windows 10, and even if there are many third-party media players...
VLC Media Player

4 ways to take a VLC screen capture and save video frames

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 04.12.2020
Did you know you can screenshot in VLC while watching movies or videos? There are several ways of using the free, cross-platform media player to take a VLC screen capture and save it as a picture on your computer or device. You can then set the VLC snapshot as wallpaper,...
Netflix

How to change the language on Netflix (7 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 21.10.2020
How to change the language on Netflix? It's a simple question that many people are asking. Although the answer is pretty straightforward, you might find it easier to just follow a couple of instructions on how to do it. Without further ado, do you want to learn how to change...
Spotify

How to play the same song over and over on Spotify

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 04.02.2020
Spotify is one of the most beloved music streaming services in the world. It managed to gather the most comprehensive music library of artists, albums, and songs available on any platform. To play all your favorite music, or even podcasts, on Spotify, you only need an app or a web...
Video Editor

12 things you can do with the Video Editor from Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 09.09.2019
A long time ago, Microsoft decided to end the development of Windows Movie Maker, a program that many Windows users used for creating videos. People were asking for a new tool and, although it took some time, in the versions of Windows 10 starting with Fall Creators Update (1709), Microsoft...
Recording video

How to rotate a video on my iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.08.2019
If you are an iPhone user, an issue you might encounter when you record a video is that you have held your iPhone the wrong way. You may forget to hold your iPhone horizontally when you are shooting a video. If you hold it vertically, the video you get does...
Spotify

Control music on Spotify when gaming, with the Xbox Game Bar

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 14.06.2019
Everybody likes to listen to their favorite music, and that includes gamers too. You might like to listen to your music even while playing games on your Windows 10 PC. However, we usually avoided doing so, because each time we wanted to skip or play a different song, we had...
Windows Media Player

4 ways to uninstall Windows Media Player from Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 15.04.2019
Windows Media Player has been around in Windows for ages, and it still is a capable player for all kinds of media files: music, pictures, and movies. However, you might be a fan of another media player such as VLC or Movies & TV. In that case, you might want...
Windows Media Player

How to rip a CD with Windows Media Player, in Windows

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.04.2019
While dusting my home, I stumbled upon my audio CD collection with albums from awesome bands like Pink Floyd, Rush, and The Beatles. I got hit by nostalgia, and I decided that I wanted to rip some CDs and listen to excellent music, in a high-quality audio format. For those...
Spotify

Fix problem: How do I stop Spotify from opening when Windows starts?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.07.2018
Many Spotify users encounter a problem that looks like a bug: the Spotify app opens when you log into Windows, even when you disable its startup entry, or when you set it so that it does not start automatically after you log in. A misconfiguration in your Spotify settings causes...
Groove Music

How to stream your music with OneDrive and the Groove Music app for Windows

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.02.2018
Streaming music from your cloud storage account is a service that most big names in the tech world offer. For example, Google has its Google Play Music, and Apple has its Apple Music. Microsoft also offers a similar service that is running on OneDrive, with the help of their Groove...
Microsoft PowerPoint

How to embed videos into your PowerPoint presentations

  • tutorial
  • Maria Madalina Blaga
  • 08.05.2017
If you had to hold a presentation at work or school, you probably know how important is to make your presentation attractive to keep your audience's attention until the very end. When you need to make a point about something, a video might just do the trick. PowerPoint allows you...