Saturday, April 27, 2013

Transfer Digital Copy and iTunes to Archos 80 G9 Android Tablet

"Hello, Its been a while since I have used certain program convert iTunes and Digital Copy movies to my Archos 80 G9 Tablet... but now after I convert I'm having a problem where the audio is off. you can see lips moving before anyone is talking. its really annoying and impossible to watch. is there anything I can do to fix this?"
As far as I know, Digital Copy and iTunes movies have DRM copy protection. The DRM protection prevents you from playing legally purchased videos and movies on non-Apple media players. So to watch Digital Copy & iTunes movies on your Archos 80 G9 Tablet, you need to remove the DRM protection first. I found a powerful Digital Copy/iTunes to Archos 80 G9 Converter named Pavtube Chewtune which shows good performance. The following contents will share top DRM removal program and offers some tips about how to strip DRM on Digital Copy and iTunes and convert them to MP4 for transferring to Archos 80 G9 Tablet playback freely.

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Before conversion you need do some preparations for Digital Copy and iTunes conversion:

1. For Digital copy movie conversion, first of all, transfer Digital Copy to computer in Windows Media (.wmv) or iTunes video format (.m4v). 

2. For iTunes movie conversion, set iTunes not to remember position:
  • Launch iTunes, and switch to "Movies" under LIBRARY.
  • Select the videos you would like to convert, right click on them, and select "Get Info".
  • Switch to "Options" tab, find "Remember position" and select "No" from its drop-down list. Click "OK" to confirm.
And here we go with the DRM removal process. The process is straightforward.

Step 1. Run the top Digital Copy/iTunes to Archos 80 G9 Converter, drag and drop digital copy or iTunes movie to the software.

Step 2. Then select an friendly video format for Archos 80 G9 Tablet, e.g. select "Format -> Archos -> Archos 80 G9 Tablet Video (*.mp4)" for Digital Copy & iTunes to  Archos 80 G9 Tablet conversion. Basically .mp4 format is an universal format for Android tablets.


Step 3. (Optional) - You can click "Settings" to adjust the output parameters as you want. For example, click "Video Bitrate" to change the smoothness and quality when playback, and usually 1500-2000 kbps can provide you with a very good viewing experience. Set resolution as 1024*768 can help you watch full screen videos.

(Note: You can edit the video before conversion. Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark functions are very useful and convenient.)

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start. NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration is perfectly supported by the DRM Converter for Archos 80 G9.

After the conversion, you should be able to transfer Digital Copy and iTunes movie to Archos 80 G9 Tablet or any other Android-based Tab you own and display movies as you like.

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For me, I choose "Format > Common Video -> Android and Apple Devices(*.mp4)" as the best format for Digital Copy and iTunes to Archos 80 G9 conversion because after several tests with multiple video profiles, I find this profile with xvid video codec takes less conversion speed but output great video quality compared to H.264 .mp4 video. Although the 8.0-inch Tablet supports video playback up to 1080p, I choose 1280*720 for converting Digital Copy & iTunes to Archos 80 G9 – the tablet screen resolution is 1024 x 768, and I don't plan to watch Archos 80 G9 videos on HDTV via HDMI output - just common needs for playback on local tablet. For watching videos on most Android tablet, Bitrate in 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I find that Bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.


1. If you want to copy/rip/compress DVD movies to Archos 80 G9 Tablet for watching freely, the Best DVD Ripping for Android can help you, there is a guide can refer to: Ripping DVD movies for Archos 80 G9 tablet with best video quality

2. If you are put and play 1080p/720p HD Videos (MKV, AVI, VOB, Tivo, MTS, TS, VRO, MPG, WMV, FLV, F4V videos, etc.), the Best Archos Video Converter Ultimate is the best choice fot you. 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

HTC Video Format: Convert Videos, DVD, Blu-ray to HTC Android Phones Support Video Formats for playing

Summary: Can't play video on HTC Android phones? This article introduces what video formats are supported by HTC Android phones like HTC One, One X, EVO, Desire, Wildfire, Inspire, etc.

Are you an HTC Android Phones user? Want to have wonderful multimedia experience on HTC phones? Do you have encountered such a problem:

Q1: Picked up my HTC One X yesterday. As a video enthusiasts, I like to collect all kinds of videos and movies, such as: AVI, MKV and Flash video. Now I want to watch them on my new HTC phone, but the problem arises. Is there an app that can play these files? If not is there something that can convert the videos to a format that suits the HTC One X.

Q2: I use TiVo all the time and recorded my favorite TV shows, but they cannot be played on my EVO 4G or other portable devices. What should I do it happen? Could you recommend something can do that?

Q3: I thought it would be as simply as copying avi files to the movies directory of my One X et voila.

But I believe Android doesn't support avi, so I download 4 or 5 different movies apps - all of which couldn't function as the HTC One X doesn't have an SD card.

What should I do?

Q4: I am searching one Android video converter that can convert .mts videos from my Panasonic camcorder and I can play them on my HTC Inspire 4G phone or share with my family. Any suggestion?


If you are a HTC Android Phone user and wanna to use your HTC phone play all kinds of video, then you come to the right place, you only need carefully read this article and it will help to solve any HTC Android Phones video playback issues.

First, you need to know supported video formats by HTC Android phones, including HTC One, HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC HD2, HTC EVO, HTC Incredible, HTC Inspire, HTC Sensation, HTC Rezound, HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Aria, HTC Salsa, and more and more.

HTC Android Phones Supported Video Formats

Now check out what video formats are supported and can be successfully played with your default video player on HTC Android phones.

Table 1: The video formats are supported by HTC Android phones

  • Some Android phones may provide support for additional formats or file types not listed in the table. Similarly, some video formats may only be supported by later Android versions. To convert Android videos, I humbly recommend Pavtube HTC Android Video Converter - converts any video to any format for playing on all HTC phones.
  • Different version of Android system may support different video format even for the same model of HTC Android phones. See below for safe video format for HTC.
  • Other HTC Android phones support similar video formats, including but not limited to
  • HTC supported video format information comes from
Video Encoding for HTC Phones

Below are the recommended encoding parameters for HTC Android Phones video playback. You need a HTC Video converter or Video Compression tool to encode videos with these parameters to make any videos compatible with your HTC Android Phones. Naturally, we at Pavtube recommend Video to HTC Phone Converter to convert 1080p/720p MKV, AVI, Tivo, VOB, WMV, MPG, M2TS, MTS, TS, FLV, F4V, VRO, EVO, WebM, MP4 etc. video for all HTC Phones. Of course, if you want to watch Blu-ray/DVD movies on  HTC Phones, the HTC Video Converter Ultimate is the best choice. It not only can convert any video to any format for HTC Phones, but also rip/compress/backup Blu-ray, DVD, ISO, IFO movies to HTC Phones support video formats for watching!

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Table 2: Compatible HTC video encoding recommendation

Multi-Format Video Player or Video Converter for HTC

Usually, the default Video Player in HTC Android Phones only support the above video formats. To play videos in other video formats like AVI, MKV, M4V, FLV, etc., you need a HTC Video Converter or multi-format Free Video Player to watch non natively supported videos on HTC cell phones. However, the video quality varies from format to format even playing with the same video player. It's highly recommended to convert video to HTC MP4 format to avoid poor quality with video player.

Other Questions about HTC Video Formats

There are also other video format questions frequently asked by HTC users. Are you also searching for an answers. Take a look.

1. How do you transfer video to an HTC Android phone?

It's superb easy to transfer videos between HTC and your computer. Plug your HTC phone into your computer and tell it to "Mount as disk drive" (may vary slightly from phone to phone). Now you will see at least one new added removable drive on your computer. Just copy and paste files as normal among your HTC phone and computer.

2. How can I change HTC video format on computer?

Similar to convert video to HTC compatible format, sometimes you may also need to edit video after moved from HTC phones to your computer. Generally, most video editing program support HTC video formats like MP4, 3GP, WMV, etc. If the videos are not supported by your program, you need convert it with your favorite video converter, such as Video Converter. 

3. What's the best video player for HTC on the market?

There are many free and paid video players that support almost any video formats, including MP4, 3GP, WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, MOV, M4V, etc. My personal favorite HTC video player is MoboPlayer, which supports any regular video formats. 

4. What are supported video formats of HTC Touch/Trophy/Mozart?

They are the smartphone series that run Windows Mobile Professional system, not Android. However, the supported video formats of these HTC smartphones are similar, including MPEG4, WMV and AVI (for some models).

To convert video to play on any HTC smartphone, you are highly recommended to use Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate - The all-in-one and ultimate media solution for all HTC smartphones.

Google Now could soon be making its way to your desktop

Those of you with an Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich who were green with envy at your Android 4.1 brothers and sisters and their full access to Google Now, don’t let it get you down. It seems you might soon be able to still get in on some Google Now action on your desktop (at least it’s something, right?).



Some underlying code found buried in a Chrome extension developed by Google revealed the search giant’s plans to release Now for the desktop, bringing back some of that iGoogle functionality we all loved. References to “get started with Google Now,”  “just the right information at just the right time,” “Google Now uses your Home location to show relevant information like weather, traffic conditions, and nearby places,” and “now_card.” all make an appearance in the code (pictured above).

No word on an expected rollout, but this kinda stuff sounds perfect for a Google I/O announcement next month. What do you guys think, could your Google homepage better serve you after its been infused with the power of Google Now?

[via Google Operating System Blog]

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Scratch Test Surfaces on YouTube

Samsung Galaxy S4 has become available in many regions and you think its time for a drop test or scratch test? Well, your timing can't be more perfect. Some one has uploaded the video footage of doing a scratch test on Samsung Galaxy S4 in YouTube. The user tries to scratch the Corning Gorilla 3 glass on the Samsung Galaxy S4 with knives, coins, keys etc without any success. The Galaxy S4 has a 5.0 inch Full HD AMOLED display. See the video below and let us know what do you think about it, and yeah, we too can't wait to see a drop test on Galaxy S4.

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Rumor: Windows 8.1 Will Bring Back The Start Button

According to latest tumors, Microsoft is panning to bring back the start button which the ditched in the Windows 8. The verge reported about the come back of start button earlier today, which they said is one of the many features which Windows 8.1 will bring. The start button will look like the existing Windows flag used in the Charm bar, will the same design will be used, we don’t know yet.

Another thing which Windows 8.1 brings is the boot to traditional desktop which too is missing in the Windows 8 build. This news was reported by ZDNet a few days ago.

The people who provided the feedback must have affected the Microsoft decision Windows 8.1 Start button come back. Around 1.5 million people had downloaded one of the famous start menu replacement tool for windows 8 which showed how many people actually hated the ditching. But we cannot say for sure that Microsoft will keep the start menu button for sure as they will be taking feedbacks from the users once they release the public preview version. Anyway The rumor says Microsoft will place the start menu button in the public preview version for sure.

We will have to wait and see if this actually happens! But do you like the start menu button or you are better off with it? Let us know your comments here!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Specifications Review

Samsung continues to raise the bar of what we consider a reasonable size for a smartphone's display. Presenting the Galaxy Mega 6.3

Every now and then Samsung will throw a curve ball at its competitors. Count the Galaxy Mega among those. What was initially thought to be one phone turned out to be two variants under the same name. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 has a 6.3-inch display (duh!) and the other variant comes with a 5.8-inch display and is aptly called Galaxy Mega 5.8.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 officially announced

Both phones will feature Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and dual-core processors, but there are some changes in the specs sheets on either side. For the purpose of this specifications review, we will be focusing on the Galaxy Mega 6.3. Let's get going.

OS – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI

That the Mega 6.3 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is heartening to see in an age when software updates are becoming thinner by the day. However, the latest version of Android has been covered up by TouchWiz's bright, and peppy UI. There are some nifty additions to the interface, which Samsung claims will improve the overall user experience. 

The homescreen has a cleaner design now and looks less cluttered. The app drawer looks the same as it did on the Galaxy S4, and the cosmetic changes in Samsung's flagship have been retained in Mega 6.3 as well. The Settings page, for example, now has a tabbed interface, which is a great way to quickly spot what you want to change, instead of scrolling and trying to find the right setting. Samsung has taken Air View and Smart Stay to the next logical step and enhanced their functionality. However, we can foresee users getting confused by the plethora of software features in the phone. Thankfully, they are easily accessible through the two-finger drag on the notification bar. Galaxy Mega will also get the Multi-Window mode that was first seen in the Galaxy Note 2

We expect many of the other features such as S Translator, the bevy of camera apps and the S Health app from the S4 to make an appearance in the Galaxy Mega as well.

Cellular connectivity – LTE and 3G (HSPA+)

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with LTE connectivity, but if your region has no 4G infrastructure, it will still support HSPA connectivity. The phone supports Cat 3 LTE, so theoretically you will get download speeds of up to 100Mbps and 50Mbps for uploads. 

Display – 6.3-inch TFT capacitive display; resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels

Of course, with a name like Mega, the smartphone has a giant display. The 6.3-inch display is the largest we have seen on a mainstream smartphone, and it dwarfs the Galaxy Note 2 comfortably. The display has a 720p resolution, which means a pixel density of around 233 ppi. 

Form factor – Only slightly refreshed

Samsung has stuck to the redesigned Galaxy S4 body as a blueprint for the Galaxy Mega 6.3. The smartphone adopts angular lines on the sides, while the slightly rounded bends give it an elegant look. Despite its massive footprint, the Mega cuts a pretty, if somewhat plain, picture. The back of the phone has a very subtle cross-hatch pattern and the sides are covered by a faux-metallic material. We would have preferred actual aluminium, but it would have added greatly to the 199 g bulk. However, despite being slightly heavy, the Mega 6.3 is a very slim device with a depth of 8 mm. All in all, we can't find many details that look out of place on the device and it should feel like home for Samsung aficionados. 

Wi-Fi – Packed to the gills

In this department, Samsung has thrown in everything that's top of the line in terms of wireless connectivity. The Galaxy Mega supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n bands along with support for dual-band Wi-Fi. Multimedia content can be sent to your TV thanks to the DLNA, while Wi-Fi Direct can be used to share files with other phones on the same network.

SoC – Exynos 5250, dual-core 1.7GHz CPU with Mali-T604 GPU

Potential buyers of the Galaxy Mega can expect superb performance from the dual Cortex-A15 cores. The much-talked about Exynos 5410 Octa processor will not be seen here, but the replacement Exynos 5250 is no slouch either. You would have seen the processor being used for the Google Nexus 10 tablet, which was also made by Samsung. The dual-core CPU is clocked at 1.7GHz and it's coupled with the Mali-T604 GPU. The Galaxy Mega has also been endowed with 1.5GB of RAM.

Internal storage – Two variants with microSD card slot

Users can get either the 8 or 16GB-toting Galaxy Mega and as usual, you will find a microSD card slot to expand the storage up to a further 64GB. That should be more than enough space to load up high-definition movies for viewing on the large display.

Despite the large display, Samsung has managed to keep the Galaxy Mega 6.3's waistline down to 8 mm

Cameras – 8 megapixel primary camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera

While Samsung chose to endow the Galaxy S4 with a 13 megapixel camera, the Mega gets an 8 megapixel unit, which sounds very much like the module used on the Galaxy S3. Despite being a 2012 camera module in a way, the camera should benefit from all the imaging features that Samsung will be packing into the camera firmware. There's an LED flash along with the primary camera, which should help in low light situations, but don't expect miracles. Other features include touch focus, face and smile detection, and HDR mode for shooting stills. 

The front-facing camera is a decent 1.9-megapixel, which should be more than enough for video calls and the odd self-portraits. Details about the maximum video resolution of the front-facing camera have not been revealed. 

Sensors – The usual suspects

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 has the usual accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and ambient light sensors. 


Samsung has been including GLONASS support for a long time now and the Galaxy Mega also benefits from the chip. Along with Assisted GPS, the maps experience on the Galaxy Mega should be great, especially with all that screen real estate. Location lock times will be drastically lower, thanks to the GLONASS support. 


Galaxy Mega has an NFC chip, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in all manner of devices. It is an essential component in mobile payments and can also be used to establish connections between devices and consequently to share files over Wi-Fi Direct.

Battery – Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

Thanks to that large display, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes with a generous 3200 mAh battery, which sounds like a dream. Given the specs of the phone, we can safely say that the smartphone will be on for most of the day, unless your average use scenario is watching high-definition videos endlessly. The back of the Galaxy Mega is removable, so you can replace the battery any time you want.

The bottom line

The Galaxy Mega 6.3 will please those who are looking for a Note-like device, but without the added baggage of the S-Pen or the higher price. The large display is a great point in favour of the Mega 6.3. Indeed, from the looks of it, it seems a worthy second fiddle to the Galaxy Note and could very well repeat the success of the Samsung Galaxy Grand in the big phablet segment. 

If priced between Rs 25,000 and Rs 27,000, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 seems like a winner and could be an attractive alternative to potential phablet buyers. Overall, thanks to the Galaxy S4-like design, the massive displays and large battery capacities, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 sounds like a great proposition on paper.
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Top 10 Best Android Games of 2013

Games on the smartphones are something which is very much liked by the people as it gives them some sort of pleasure in their day to day busy life. Here in this article we have gathered information about ten such android games which are in turn the best in their segment. This list has been prepared on the basis of popularity of the games on the Google Play Store. If you are a new android user and you like playing games then this is one such post which is surely going to help you a lot. To help you wade through this wealth of options, we've assembled this easily consumed list of the top 10 best games for Android 2013.

1.  Fruit Shoot (free)

Fruit Shoot is the best archery game ever! Just Use the bow and the arrows to hit the fruits placed on the head of the little cute bears, brave soldiers and evil dragons! It is simple but funny.

2.  Tiny Tower (free)

Tiny Tower is an addictive building simulator. Build your tower floor-by-floor, balancing "bitizens" with commercial properties. The secret sauce is the Tamagotchi effect: the tower lives on even when you aren't playing.

3. SHADOWGUN: DeadZone (free)

If you want evidence that mobile games are turning into their console and PC cousins, then look no further than Shadowgun: Dead Zone. With this game, you can Experience intense tactical multiplayer combat with up to 12 players connected online. You can choose from two popular game modes – Deathmatch and Zone Control, various maps and from 10 playable characters and so on.

4. Zombie Evil (free)

It's the best zombie shooting game!!

14 kind of classical firearms! Enjoy the headshot and pleasure of crushing! Wipe out the walking dead! Turn them into ashes! The app has a variety of 6 kinds of Guards, 5 kinds of skills, multiple upgrade options! Hurry, use them well to save your brains from zombies!

21 unprecedented evil zombies are included too, so just pick up your heavy weapon to break them into pieces!

5. World at Arms (free)

LOCK AND LOAD! The United States of America is under attack by an evil alliance of highly trained forces known as the KRA. As the leader of the free world, You have to stand and fight. Build and develop your military base, train your army and battle against or ally with players from all over the world online in order to defeat the enemy for good! It is very exciting, don't you think so?

6. Real Football 2013  (free)

The newest edition of the free soccer simulation is back to score another win for the franchise with a whole new set of moves.

Take part in the most immersive free soccer simulation and show that you are the best on the pitch. Reinforce your team of champions by developing your club's facilities, hiring new staff members, dealing with sponsors and more.

7. Temple Run 2 (free)

It is the old brother of Temple Run. Now get more of the exhilarating running, jumping, turning and sliding you love in Temple Run 2! Find their way dangerous cliffs, zip lines, mines and jungles as you try to get away with the cursed idol. How far can you run?

8. Jetpack Joyride (free)

Jetpack Joyride is retro arcade fun. The simple gameplay could have been pulled from an Atari game, but HalfBrick injects enough humor and rebellious spirit to keep us coming back for more.

9. Asphalt 7: Heat ($0.99)

If you like racing games, then you mustn't miss this game. With this game, you can drive 60 different cars from the world's most prestigious manufacturers, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, including the legendary DeLorean. Just hit the speed of heat in the newest, fastest, most visually stunning edition of the famed Asphalt series.

10. The Amazing Spider-Man ($6.99)

Enjoy The Amazing Spider-Man via more than 25 impressive tasks motivated by the future movie's story. Climb, leap and web-sling from building to building for an airborne excitement like never ever before.

This is our list of the best games for Android platform 2013. If there are any not on or list that are on yours, let us know in the comments.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Samsung announces Galaxy Mega 5.8 smartphone

Adding yet another smartphone to its list of launches in the past few days, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Mega 5.8.

Here is a look at what the latest offering from Samsung boasts of:

1. 5.8-inch screen

The smartphone boasts of a 5.8-inch QHD TFT screen and weighs 182 grams.

2. 8MP camera

While it has an 8 mega-pixel rear-facing camera, the smartphone is also equipped with a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.

3. 1.4 GHz dual core processor

It is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core processor and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating software.

4. Connectivity options

The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, BlueTooth 4.0, USB 2.0. It has a 2,600 mAh battery.

5. Availability

The Galaxy Mega will be available globally beginning May from Europe and Russia. The product availability varies by market and will be rolled out gradually.

6. 8 GB internal memory

The smartphone has an 8 GB internal memory with up to 64 GB expandable storage.

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