Windows Media Player Visualizations Are Enjoyable For Listening and Watching

July 4th, 2012 No comments

Windows media player visualizations are big achievements of computer technologies. They provide music lovers an opportunity to “see” music tunes at the same time they are listening to them. These visualizations produce animated effects that are created due to changes in volume and pitch of the music. Windows Media Player has many features and possibilities beyond simple video and audio playback and continues to develop. Besides playing sounds and viewing images it has the ability to copy them, to change their formats, to synchronize their content with a digital audio player or other mobile devices. Windows Media Player Twelve is the last version that was released with Windows Seven. It requires intrinsic support for Windows Media codec added with specific Direct Show filters and also WAV and MP3 media formats. It has menus, titles and chapters, parental controls and audio track language selection if compatible decoders are installed. The current three visualizations of Windows Media Player are Alchemy, Bars and Waves, and “Battery”. You can download from Microsoft’s website quite new visualizations such as “Trilogy II” and “Yule Log”.

Some basic windows media player visualizations produce oscillation effects like those viewed on an oscilloscope. They are really beautiful as they move to the beat of the music. It seems you are getting into some unreal world when you look at them. Typically the amplitude and frequency of the waves depend on the volume and frequency of the music. It is very surprised to watch the visual representation of the audio. Different oscilloscope-style visualizations have various colors, background effects, and number of oscillations. Their design hasn’t changed much since the earliest implementations of music visualization available in computer audio players. Their purpose is to emulate the look of graphic equalizers on audio equipment. For audio lovers it is a familiar and identifiable effect. For casual listeners it is an exciting and at the same time calming representation. So, the visualizations of media player are really a great thing. They magically turn your computer into a digital jukebox for your dancing party.

You can reach your desired effect enlarging your player to full mode. There is a possibility to download different wonderful visualizations for free in Internet. Find the setup program and all necessary tools. Click download, then point to visualizations which you can get straight through to the Microsoft site. Double click it to load, and then follow all onscreen instructions. You can even create your own music visualizations if you learn how to do it. Reveal your fantasy and imagination. There are different nice plugins for it. You also can design screensavers using music and video images. For example, Video two Screensaver Converter will allow you to convert your best video files to screensavers. Windows media player visualizations are good ways for enjoyable listening and watching.

 

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How to Stop Buffering in Streaming Video?

March 28th, 2011 No comments

Buffering is one of the major problems that arise when streaming a video while on the internet. There are many causes for the streaming video problems. There may be issues with the website on which the video is being streamed; even the firewalls can be responsible for the slow streaming and hence buffering. The internet connection can also be behind such problems as a slower connection causes a greater trouble. Obsolete software can sometimes too cause the streaming problems and the hardware plays it part in the buffering problems streaming too. When the hardware such as sound and graphics card is not proper there can be problems related to video streaming. Here are a few methods for ceasing buffering and avoiding video streaming problems.

 

  • If you find any buffering taking place while the video streaming, you can stop the process and perform it some time later. There may be cases where the websites shut the servers down for the maintenance, thereby causing stalls in the video streaming.
  • If the problem persists the other unnecessary podcast software programs or any other software and video accelerators can be shut down. Start the program again after doing this and the problem may be solved.
  • To stop buffering you can also try this simple step out. Open the Windows Media Player and select “Options” from the “Tools” menu. Now select “Performance” and then “Network Buffering” and “Buffer”.
  • There appears a text box where you can enter 60 or any higher value as per your wish. This may solve the buffering problems but the only issue is that you may have to wait before the video begins to play.
  • To stop buffering of online videos you need to check the connection of your internet. When the internet speed is slow the buffering is bound to occur. You can replace the Dial up internet connection with broadband or DSL services.
  • Having some unnecessary windows open while playing the video may also cause buffering. So make sure all the other windows are closed to stop the buffering of videos.
  • Go to control panel and find “Internet Options” and in the “General” tab select “Delete temporary internet files” and also check the box for “Delete all offline content” and click “OK”.
  • You can also solve the problem by visiting the “Control Panel” and clicking the “Display” option. Move to the “Settings” tab and select “Advanced” and then the “Troubleshoot” option. Bring the hardware acceleration in a disabled state by dragging the slider to the extreme left.
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Elecard MPEG-2 Video Decoder Pack

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

Elecard MPEG-2 Video Decoder and Streaming Pack is the package of Elecard components for media data de-multiplexing and decoding as well as receiving streaming video and decoding it.

MPEG-2 Video Decoder a.k.a. DVD decoder, streaming components, and demultiplexer comprised in the pack are Microsoft DirectShow compatible.

DXVA support in the Elecard MPEG2 Video Decoder significantly decreases CPU usage and provides substantial performance gains.
Multi CPU support provides high performance for real time transcoding tasks executed on high-end PCs.

Elecard MPEG-2 Decoder can process DVD Subpicture, Closed Captions (DVD, ATSC. DVS157, C-Cube, SCTE).
Elecard MPEG2 Video Decoder is Windows XP Media Center Edition compatible. Install the pack to enable dvd video playback in multimedia players built on DirectShow (e.g., Windows Media Player).

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Arithyuv

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

Features of Arithyuv 1.1.1 :

- It only supports YUY2 colorspace.
- Codec settings can be changed during compression.
- Speed consideration: Huffyuv is becoming too fast. I mean that there are many CPU cycles that could be used to improve compression. However, the Lagarith codec is a little too slow for my PC. Arithyuv only uses median prediction (huffyuv implementation) and an assembly-optimized implementation of arithmetic coding.
- Compression consideration: Compression is better than Huffyuv, even when adaptive huffman tables are used (it’s a ffdshow improvement). For interlaced sources, Arithyuv even give better results than Lagarith since Lagarith lacks the ability to treat the contents as interlaced video. However, Lagarith compression is generally better for progressive frames.
- Size consideration: Compression isn’t the only factor to reduce the file size. The possibility to change settings during the capture allows you to optimize them without knowing in advance the format of the video. For example, cropping to remove black borders is generally unsafe. Anyway, not all capture applications allows you to crop the video. Also, discarding frames temporarily can be less problematic than stopping and restarting the capture.

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BergWave

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

BergWave is a wavelet based video de/en-coding solution.

The BergWave package currently consists of three parts :

- libbw: the main video de-/encoding library
- test: a simple example programm
- vfw: video for windows interface

BergWave is working in yv12 colorspace. Color conversion functions where XviD taken from the XviD project, a open source MPEG 4 video codec (www.xvid.org).
At the moment BergWave doesn’t support delta frames, but that’s on the doto list. To compress the yv12 image BergWave uses 5,3 wavelet transform with run length encoding.

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Canopus DV Codec

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

Canopus DV Codec helps you to play and import DV videos with any tool.

DO NOT INSTALL this CODEC on a machine with a DV Rex M1, DV Raptor, EZDV, RexFX, or Xplode!

This free software CODEC will allow machines without DV Rex M1, DV Raptor, or RexFX cards to play Canopus DV CODEC AVI files. Playback performance depends on CPU speed.

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Aud-X surround codec

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

Aud-X has been engineered as 5.1 channel surround sound CODEC, and is dedicated for the use with MPEG4 (Xvid/Divx) based movies. It is of course also possible to compress 5.1 music with Aud-X.

Aud-X consists of 3 independent parts:
- Aud-X executable file encoder/decoder
- Aud-X DirectShow decoder filter
- Aud-X ACM encoder (for VirtualDubMod and other Audio Compression Manager compatible software).

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Speex 1.2 beta 3

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

Speex is an Open Source/Free Software patent-free audio compression format designed for speech. The Speex Project aims to lower the barrier of entry for voice applications by providing a free alternative to expensive proprietary speech codecs.

Moreover, Speex is well-adapted to Internet applications and provides useful features that are not present in most other codecs.

Speex is based on CELP and is designed to compress voice at bitrates ranging from 2 to 44 kbps. Some of Speex features include:

- Narrowband (8 kHz), wideband (16 kHz), and ultra-wideband (32 kHz) compression in the same bitstream
- Intensity stereo encoding
- Packet loss concealment
- Variable bitrate operation (VBR)
- Voice Activity Detection (VAD)
- Discontinuous Transmission (DTX)
- In-progress fixed-point port.

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Alaris VGPixel codec

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

If you need to play a video that has been created with the Alaris Web Camera software or any other software that uses the VGPixel codec, this is the answer.

• FOURCC used by this codec: VGPX

How to install Alaris VGPixel codec :

- Uncompress the files from “Alaris.zip” archive, right-click on the “alaris.inf” file and select Install.
- You may encounter a prompt saying: “The software you are installing for this hardware… has not passed Windows Logo testing…”; click on the Continue Anyway button.

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Hotwire Codec Bundle 1.0

January 6th, 2011 No comments

Description:

Hotwire Codec Bundle is targeted to users that wish to play encoded media (decoder). It does not include video encoders used to compress video files.

Features of Hotwire Codec Bundle 1.0 :

• Small and Lightweight – Only includes the major codecs that are most frequently used.
• Contains the following codecs:
- DivX 5.2.1 (Supports DivX 3,4 and 5 encoded avi video)
- XviD Decoder 1.0-Beta3 (Supports XviD encoded avi video)
- Elecard MPEG2 Demultiplexer (Required for MPEG2 playback)
- Ligos MPEG Video Decoder (Supports MPEG 1 and 2 video)
- Ogg Directshow Decoder (Supports Ogg Vorbis audio)
- CD Audio Reader Filter (Supports digital playback of audio CDs – Win 2K, XP only)
- DivX antifreeze (Helps prevent avi videos from freezing)

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