Jan 12

Lie in Warm Video Enjoyment

This winter seems much colder than previous year. It is all because the financial tidal wave would not like to calm down even for a while.

Nearly exhausted men need to have a rest and forget the financial pressure. What about lying in the sofa and enjoying movies? Video sharing website, like YouTube, never stops videos updating. If video fans wanna view those FLV movies offline on the computer at any time, a player for playing Flash videos is needed. Many excellent FLV player products are willing to help users to enjoy Flash videos. And for this moment, free software is without doubt to be much more welcomed.

Recently Sothink released Free FLV Player for Mac RC1.0. And the free Mac software improved some features basing on users’ opinions and got more stable. It is surely that this free and small-sized FLV player will bring the official version soon.

Besides the function of smoothly playing FLV and a clean interface, this Flash video player also offers a simple and user-friendly playlist.

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Jan 08

Starting Your Business on Linux In 2009 – Building Your Own Video Sharing Site

Due to the well-known financial crisis, the authorities and business leaders are pessimistic for the economy of 2009. However, the topic of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) and Linux brings them comforts and delights.

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, sees Linux and the FOSS ecosystem surrounding it as having insurmountable advantages in any market over its main competitor Windows — advantages that an economic downturn only intensifies. At a time when a search for the lowest possible price point is happening in such areas as notebooks, FOSS is available at no cost. It is easy to rebrand and customize in a way that Windows Isn’t, and is also technically more efficient. “Lower cost, faster time to market, higher profit margins, better branding — these are all things that are in favor of Linux and not in favor of Windows”, he summarizes.

From the above point of view, we can see the encouraging outlook of Linux in the year 2009. For you, maybe it is a new business opportunity. Please consider about starting your business on Linux from building a video sharing site just like YouTube.

Here I introduce you a professional but low-cost tool – Video Encoder Engine for Adobe Flash (Linux Version), which provides a complete and creative video hosting solution for video uploading and sharing. This video encoder for Linux can convert almost all popular formats of video to FLV format. You can do advanced video editing, batch conversion, quality control and other tasks with CGI or any other server-side scripting languages.

More details: http://www.sothinkmedia.com/flash-video-encoder-linux/index.htm

Free download: http://www.sothinkmedia.com/flash-video-encoder-linux/download.htm

Have a try, you will be rewarded!

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 31

New Year’s Gift about Flash Video Enjoyment—Sothink Offers You Free FLV Player on Mac!

Sothink Free FLV Player for Mac RC1.0 is released!

The FLV Player is another software for Mac in Sothink products family. The new website especially for Mac software, which locals at http://mac.sothink.com, can tell details information.

Sothink Free FLV Player for Mac is a 100% free software for playing Flash videos. It can play all standard Flash video files (*.flv). This program provides a clean and easy interface for users to play FLV video files. By double-clicking flv files or dragging and dropping them to the window of Sothink Free FLV Player for Mac, users can enjoy Flash videos offline at any time. It also offers convenient play list and easy play controls buttons to make the program more user-friendly.

Sothink Free FLV Player for Mac

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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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Dec 26

The Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008 on YouTube

Do you like viewing interesting videos on the web? The following videos from YouTube are evaluated and chosen as Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008 by TIME. I think they will bring you happiness and fun in this New Year’s holiday:

01. Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)
02. Western Spaghetti

03. Christian the Lion
04. Hamster on a Piano (Eating Popcorn)
05. Obama’s Loss Traced To Nonvoter

06. Super Mario Rescues The Princess
07. How To Pretend You Give A Shit About The Election
08. Star Wars according to a 3 year old
09. You Can Vote However You Like
10. Madtv-Keeping our passengers safe in the air

Want to save those videos to your computer and enjoy them later? Here I recommend you a smart video capture tool – Sothink Web Video Downloader, which is the most convenient video downloader I have been used. It can detect and capture almost all popular video formats, including *.flv, *.wmv, *.asf, *.avi, *.mov, *.mp4, *.m4v, *.3gp, *.rm, *.rmvb, etc.

Please follow below steps to capture videos:
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Dec 24

How to Create a Rounded Corner Menu?

One of our readers recently asked about how to create a rounded corner style menu. Rounded corner menu looks nice. Well, here is a quick way -using Sothink DHTML Menu 9.0, a professional DHTML Menu maker. This program supports setting menu item with rounded corner, so we can create a menu with rounded corner style.

Below is a sample of rounded corner menu, which is produced by Sothink DHTML Menu. It totally imitates the old menu style of Amazon.com.

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To create a rounded menu, we should choose “Menu Item – Background” in the tasks panel. In the property panel, you can set the background of the menu item as rounded corner image in the Background Library.

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Dec 23

How to Start Your Own YouTube Clone with Video Sharing Software

Currently many schools and colleges worked on building video websites to share education videos and they choose a solution named Sothink Video Encoder Engine for Adobe Flash (Windows Version)video sharing software.

That means the academia, or the educational services have the same choice as the most popular video sharing websites—choosing Flash format to share video online.

Why?

“Although Flash may not offer the same quality as some of the other formats, it can deliver streaming video content without worrying about players and operating systems”, said YouTube operator.

Almost every machine in the world has the Flash player and Flash in the long run is going to be the preferential media. So, the builders of YouTube clone sites also choose to share Flash videos. As for schools and colleges, surely Flash is the best and simple enough choice for them to build video sharing sites.

Nowadays, besides on computers, students also would like to watch and listen to lectures on PDAs, iPods, iTunes or in MP3. It is great if schools and colleges could build their own video sharing website to share the educational videos. And it is really needed such a video sharing website for learning, sharing and communication

Then, a powerful and easy-to-use video sharing software is needed.

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Dec 19

Create Christmas Card by Sothink SWF Easy

Here are two excellent Flash cards for Christmas greeting made by Sothink SWF Easy from customers.

Below is one made by ghol:

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Thanks for ghol. Besides the amazing animated Christmas card, he also shared the resources used in his Flash artwork. He is so sweet to give the wish for all the joys of this beautiful season.

Click here to download the Flash card for Christmas made by ghol>>

Below is one made by Robin Hood:

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Dec 17

Enjoy New Year’s Gifts – New Flash Samples of Sothink SWF Quicker

Good news for users of Sothink SWF Quicker! When the New Year 2009 is coming, to give you more guides and inspirations on Flash creation, we have designed many new Flash samples of Sothink SWF Quicker as the New Year’s gift to you. The sample page of Sothink SWF Quicker is also completely new.

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