Jun 02

Learn More about Blu-ray HD Video Formats

Recently Sothink released HD Movie Maker, which is used to convert a wide range of video formats to High-definition (HD) Blu-ray videos and burn videos into DVD or Blu-ray Discs.

What is Blu-ray Disc? Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage medium designed by Sony to supersede the standard DVD format. Its main uses are high-definition video and data storage up to 50GB per disc.

What formats that Sothink HD Movie Maker can export to? What does BD9 or BD5 mean? What……OK, maybe the video formats that Sothink HD Movie Maker can convert or burn to confuse you. Here are some information listed below, and you will find some clue about the popular high definition BDMV formats:

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May 25

Top 10 Most Popular Sothink Tutorials

1. How to Extract Elements from Flash Movies?

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to extract an image from a SWF file by the Sothink Flash decompiler.

 

2. How to Capture Flash form IE and Firefox?

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This tutorial tells you how to capture your favorite Flash movies from IE or Firefox.

 

3. How to download video online from YouTube?

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Please learn to use a Flash video downloader to download wonderful videos from YouTube and share them conveniently with persons around you.

 

4. How to Make a Page Flip Effect?

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Please follow this tutorial and adopt the Flash animation maker to make a natural page flip effect.

 

5. How to use Video Encoder for Adobe Flash?

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From this step-to-step tutorial, you can learn to use Video Encoder for Adobe Flash – a professional flash video encoder to convert video to Flash SWF and FLV.

 

6. How to Make a Blur Filter Effect Slideshow?

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply the Flash SWF editor tool from Sothink to make a slideshow with Flash blur effect easily.

 

7. Create Flash Album from Template

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Please follow this tutorial to create a beautiful Flash album easily from template.

 

8. How to Convert Video to Apple iPhone?

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Try to use a video converter to convert videos to the iPhone formats, and then enjoy them on Apple iPhone.

 

9. How to put video on your web site?

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FLV format is so popular to share your video on web. In this tutorial, you can learn to convert videos to FLV format, and then put them on your website.

 

10. How to use Video Encoder Engine for Adobe Flash (Windows Version)?
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Want to build your own YouTube-clone video sharing site? Try this video sharing script tool.

May 19

How to Import Video and Add Playback Button on Your Flash Movie?

ince SWF Easy 6.2 was released, Sothink updates some tutorials for users to learn the Flash animation creation on the new program interface. Here is a tutorial about with Sothink SWF Easy 6.2, how to import video and add playback button on the Flash movie:

Summary

If having downloaded a wonderful video, you want to control the video playing progress completely, stop playing the video in a specific time or add a preface scene for this video, how to do? It is not so difficult; we can use Sothink SWF Easy to realize what you want.

Tools Used in this Tutorial:

Sothink SWF Easy 6.2
Adobe Flash Player

This tutorial will introduce you:

1. How to Import Video into Flash Animation?
2. How to Set Canvas?
3. How to Add Playback Button for This Video?
4. How to Create a Preface Scene?
5. How to Preview This SWF?

Part One: Import Video into Flash Animation

1. Launch Sothink SWF Easy and create a new Flash animation from a blank document.

2. Click button “Import” on Toolbar to open a dialog, and then pick up a video file from the folder to import into the canvas.

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Apr 08

How to Make a Blur Filter Effect Slideshow?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a slideshow with Flash blur effect. This is a popular special effect which is always applied in transforming pictures of Flash album, advertisement, etc.

If you only grasp basic Flash knowledge, or know nothing about ActionScript, it may be difficult for you to realize this Flash effect. Then you can turn to some good tool for help. In this tutorial, I will show you a simple way to get this Flash blur effect without adopting any ActionScript.

The tool used in this tutorial is Sothink SWF Quicker V4.0. People interested can go to http://www.sothink.com/product/swfquicker/index.htm to download it.

The final Flash blur effect is as follows:

Please see the following step-by-step tutorial.

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Apr 07

How to Convert Video to iPod?

Watching videos on iPod becomes more and more popular among the users of iPod nano, iPod classic and iPod touch. Since iPod only supports its own video format, how to realize watching videos of different formats on iPod? Here is a simple and quick “Video to iPod” solution.

Just choose a video converter as the iPod converter tool. Here the iPod converter selected is Sothink Video Converter.

Follow the easy guide below and users can complete “Video to iPod” task in clicks.

Part One: Convert Video to iPod Format

Step 1: Load and Edit Source Video

Launch Sothink Video Converter and click button Add to add the video to the program. It can also add more videos and convert them together in one time.

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Apr 02

Recommended 10 FREE Video Downloader, FLV Player, and DVD Maker

Say goodbye to the way of enjoying favorite videos or Flash movies only on Internet. With the help of following 10 FREE media tools I suggested, you can capture and download videos for offline enjoyment, or even burn the video to DVD.

10. Free FLV Player for PC
FLV Player for PC, also known as Flash Video Player, can play all files with an FLV extension (*.flv). This FLV Player can play FLV video files encoded by different codecs, including Screen Video, Sorenson H. 263 and H.264, on2 vp6, etc. It is a small-sized and easy-to-use FLV Player. By double-clicking FLV files or dragging and dropping them to the window of FLV Player, you can enjoy Flash videos offline at any time you like.

9. Free FLV Player for Mac
Free FLV Player for Mac, also known as Mac Flash Video Player, is an easy-to-use FLV Player on Mac OS. Users can view Flash videos as zoom in / zoom out / fit to window / full screen modes. And the slider control can make the Flash video stop at a specific scene. Meanwhile, it offers convenient play list and easy play control buttons.

8. Movie DVD Maker
Movie DVD Maker is a free DVD authoring software for you to convert video to DVD. It supports converting almost all formats of video files, thus you can convert AVI to DVD, MPEG to DVD, etc. This DVD maker also provides advanced video editing features. If you want to burn videos onto DVD disk and enjoy it on home DVD player, Movie DVD Maker is your best choice.

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Mar 31

How to Realize Watching DVD Movies on iPhone 3G

If the iPhone 3G users want to watch DVD movies on their iPhones, is there an easy method to realize it? Here recommends a simple and convenient solution to rip DVD to iPhone 3G.

To complete the rip and conversion task, you need a DVD ripper and video converter and of course, a DVD. Here the tools selected are Sothink DVD Ripper and Sothink Video Converter.

No matter the source DVD is the DVD movies, a piece of DVD concert, or even other recorded DVD videos, all of them can be easily ripped to AVI file, and then to iPhone video format.

Part One: Rip DVD

Step 1: Select Source DVD

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Jan 14

Preview Setup: optimize the menu design process!

Preview Setup is a useful setting in Sothink DHTML Menu, which can help users to better design and preview the menu in time. This setup dialog is quite useful in menu creating process, especially for those who want menu to suit the layout and background color of the web page.

Enter “Preview > Preview Setup” to configure the preview setting.

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Jan 06

How to Perfect the Layout of Your DHTML Menu?

After you create a JavaScript Web Menu by Sothink DHTML Menu, you may want to know its exact size, including width & height, and then modify it. Sometimes you may also want to find out the X position and Y position of the menu after the menu is published to the webpage. Here comes an easy built-in tool for you to make it — Ruler!

This function can layout your menu perfectly, which makes the whole menu and each menu item get the precise size. So it is convenient for you to configure the background image of menu item; the position of menu and its popup items can also be set separately as well.

You can also set the “Page Margin” in Preview Setup to position the menu in your webpage more precisely.

Ruler helps to perfect the layout of the menu
The current coordinates of the mouse show as X 132 and Y 2 in the right bottom of the state bar.

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Dec 29

Getting Free Software Resources from the FreeToDown Website

Hello, guys! Today I will introduce you a software resource download center – FreeToDown , from which you can find various popular software and extensions conveniently. Also, you can get the latest software or tech news, even the tutorials for learning some of the recommended software.

Please go to: http://www.freetodown.com/, and then you can see the following interface:

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As the above image shows, this FreeToDown website is classified into following seven columns:

Home
: Lists the most important information about each column.

Freeware: Lists all of the free software and corresponding file sizes. You can choose to download.

Free Extension: Lists all of the free extensions for Firefox or IE and corresponding file sizes. You can choose to download.

Tutorials: Lists tutorials about the top-download software and extensions.

Tips & Tricks: Lists all kinds of useful tips and skills on the problems you may encounter in your daily life.

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