Feb 09

Declare Your Love with Valentine’s Day Screensaver!

Love is in the air. Feel the romance on your computer screen with the Valentine’s Day screensavers! Turn the photos of both you and the one you loved into lasting and beautiful memories with Sothink Photo Album Maker! This amazing software will help you convert the scatted pictures into an album. After that, you can publish your album on the internet to share with your friends, or put on blog sites such as MySpace. You can also make an animated screen saver to personalize your PC desktop in style. With Sothink Photo Album Maker, creating Valentine’s Day screensavers become easier and faster!

Make Valentine's Day Screensaver easily!
Make Valentine’s Day Screensaver easily!

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Feb 03

Create video hosting server easy. Know how.

Sample of video-online
Sample of video-online

YouTube-like video hosting web-sites take high enough rating positions in the Internet. Sophisticated process do you think is the developing of such video services and web-sites?
No. It is easier than it seems to be. Ok, let create our own video hosting web-site. I am going to demonstrate the easiness of it using Sothink Video Encoder for Adobe Flash. All we need is a web-shell. And Sothink Video Encoder for Adobe Flash will undertake the creation of thumbnails and converting of video clips from avi, mpeg, mpg, mpe, dat (VCD), vob (DVD), wmv, asf, asx, mp4, mov, 3gp, 3g2, 3gpp, dv, qt, rm, rmvb formats into flash flv format.

Easiest way to convert video on server-side on-the-fly.
Easiest way to convert video on server-side on-the-fly.

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Jan 19

With FLV Player to Watch the Miracle on the Hudson

“You’ve got to be kidding” or “That’s a miracle”, people expressed like these to discuss about the water landing event.

On last Thursday, US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency landing after the jet lost power. Command pilot chose to land in the icy waters of the Hudson River and both totally 150 passengers and all the workers on the plane were saved out safely.

That’s really a miracle more than an accident. Lots of Newspaper and news program reported it and video sharing websites cannot wait to share the news videos, landing and rescuing live videos on the internet.

Wanna watch the videos about the miracle? Go to YouTube or some other video sharing website and search “water landing”. Oh, remember a FLV Player is needed since the popular video format on those sites is *flv.

Download the videos and save them. Or directly link to watch them following the url sent by your friends. It is excited to know more about the event and share more.

Here recommends free FLV Player for Windows and for Mac OS, which are both from Sothink. The Sohink free FLV Players are small sized, simple to use and clean. They can smoothly play the Flash videos downloaded from websites and directly play the ones following the url of the FLV videos online.

And Sothink Web Video Downloader can conveniently capture and download Flash videos online. Connect Sothink Web Video Downloader (it also has an application for Mac OS) with Sothink FLV Player (or the version for Mac) to make up an excellent video enjoyment couple and enjoy interesting Flash videos online.

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Jan 16

Sothink FLV Converter V1.2 Puts HD Video in Your Portable Device

As HD FLV videos have higher resolution than FLV videos, and they will bring you more visual enjoyment and impact, more and more video sites begin to provide this kind of videos for sharing. For example, from the second half of year 2008, you can find HD videos on the YouTube. But maybe many of the video fans are not familiar with HD FLV format. Today I will tell you some basic knowledge of FLV and HD FLV, and introduce you a good video converter which can convert HD FLV to any other video formats – Sothink FLV Converter V1.2.

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1. Differences Between FLV and HD FLV

FLV, also known as Flash video, is a popular format used to deliver video over the Internet using Flash Player. FLV usually refers to SD video (Standard Definition video), which is compressed by H.263 or MPEG video codec. You can enjoy Flash video via widely available Adobe Flash Player and web browser plug-ins, or one of the several third-party programs, such as MPlayer, QuickTime and VLC media player.

HD FLV is High Definition Flash Video, which generally refers to Flash video system of higher resolution than Standard Definition (SD) video, most commonly at display resolutions of 1280×720 (720p) or 1920×1080 (1080i or 1080p). SD video is usually encoded by standard H.263 or MPEG video codec, etc, while the HD video is better video compression solution which adopts H.264 video codec.

2. Advantages of HD FLV
The HD FLV in H.264 has better video quality and wider usages than FLV. It delivers excellent video quality across the entire bandwidth spectrum – from 3G to HD and everything in between (from 40 Kbps to upwards of 10 Mbps). H.264 is the next-generation video compression technology in the MPEG-4 standard, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10.

3. Recommended HD FLV Converter
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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 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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