Converting Video with VisualHub

As video becomes ubiquitous on the web, dealing with the various formats out there can become frustrating. This is especially so when wanting to get video into your video iPod. VisualHub supports the largest number of video formats that I’ve seen from any application. And, it’s quite fast. While it’s not opensource, it is quite inexpensive ($23.00). Check it out: VisualHub

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Embedding Flash

If you’ve ever tried to embed a Flash file into HTML, you’ll know that it can be frustrating. This excellent article goes over several methods and the reasons for using each. Embedding Flash

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Play Virtually Any Video

Play all your video formats: QT, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID, and more. This app has a great interface, let’s you subscribe to any video RSS feed, podcast or video blog. It is HD video capable. It let’s you search for YouTube and BitTorrent files and play them, all in the same application. This puppy could rival iTunes for a web video application. Oh, did I mention that it’s opensource?! Check it here: Democracy

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802.11n Wireless Enabler is Out

The Good News: If you’ve got one of the Macs with the Intel Core Duo or any Mac Pro computers, then your Airport card has the ability to use the advanced 802.11n wireless capability. The Bad News: For some reason, Apple has decided to charge for the software to unlock this capability. Although the charge is minimal ($1.99), it is still annoying. Note: You must have an 802.11n capable router to enjoy this capability. Check it out: Apple’s 802.11n Enabler

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New Parallels build Adds Coherence

I saw this feature demoed at MacWorld and loved it. Coherence (new to build 3120) allows you to run Windows apps in their own window, right on top of the OS X interface. This build also sports a new interface. Very nice. Check it out: Parallels

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