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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 5 Media Players for windows

Here is a list of top 5 Media Players that according to me are the best Free Media Players available on the internet. They are compatible with a wide range of audio and video formats as well as they can stream through media on the internet.

Not only this you can use them to convert media files from one format to another or even burn a music disc.

The default media player on windows, i.e. the one that comes with windows is a good media player but comes with the ability to play only a limited number of formats and you also do not get the same amount amount of clarity of videos in the media players listed below as in windows media player. I have generally experienced that  VLC and other media players are not good for playing videos. You can easily detect that the videos get pixelated in these players but not in Windows Media Player.
But if we talk in terms of codecs, the players listed below are surely at par with windows Media Player. Through this post we take you through the best Check out the players listed below:

1. VLC Media Player

VLC is one of the best media players ever created.
It is lightweight, portable, and can play almost any media format, even pictures (incl. videos downloaded from sites like Youtube).
You can use VLC as a streaming media server and can play DVD’s, can be decode audio, can convert media files from one format to another.
It doesn’t even require any extra codecs to run.
You can even stream through the media files (that are being downloaded via torrent) while they are being downloaded.
You can customise VLC with various skins available on the internet.
IT is available for nearly every operating system that exists (Mac, Windows and Linux).
There's only one problem with this player, that has been mentioned above ,i.e., videos get pixelated.
VLC supports subtitles.
USer can increase the volume by 400% for better listening experience.
With VLC you can change the audio track timingas well as the subtitles timing for defective videos whose audio and video are not synchronised.

Supports :
Mod (.s3m, .it, .mod)
TrueAudio (TTA)
 MPEG Layer 1/2
AC3 - A/52 (Dolby Digital)
E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus)
MP3 - MPEG Layer 3
AAC - MPEG-4 part3
 MLP / TrueHD">3
WMA 1/2

Musepack / MPC
APE (Monkey Audio)
Real Audio 2

QDM2/QDMC (QuickTime)


DIVX (1/2/3)
MPEG-4 ASP, DivX 4/5/6, XviD, 3ivX D4
H.263 / H.263i
H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
Dirac / VC-2
WMV 1/2
WMV 3 / WMV-9 / VC-1 1
Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime)
DV (Digital Video)
On2 VP3/VP5/VP6
Indeo Video v3 (IV32)
Real Video 1/2
Real Video 3/4
(Source : VLC official site)
Rating : Considerng VLC to be the best, I rate the product as - 9.5/10

2. Media Player Classic - Home Cinema

    An option to remove Tearing
    MPC Home Cinema in Your Language (see all languages)
    Additional video decoders and in particular H.264 and VC-1 with DXVA support
    Better support for Windows Vista, including a release for the 64-bit platform
    Support for EVR renderer
    Bugs and vulnerability fixes
    All previous features from the Guliverkli Project (MPC) by Gabest
    Free Remote control APP for Android phones

Supported Video, Audio and Image File Formats:


(Source : Media Player Classic official site)
Rating : 9/10

3. Songbird

Songbird is considered to be the most customizable media player that has ever been created.
This product comes from the developers of mozilla
The MEdia player is open source.
It allows users to create add-ons/plug-ins for added user experience.
Built-in options include: playback history plug-in, support for the iPod.
The Media Player is available for all the 3 O.S. platforms Windows, Mac, and Linux.
It also supports Metadata Management.

CD Ripping: Get your tracks from your CD collection to your Songbird music library quickly, with our CD Rip add-on.

Audio formats: Supports MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WMA, WAV formats.
Video formats: Supports H.264, Windows Media Video, MPEG4 formats.

(Source : Songbird Official Site)
Rating: Being highly customizable, the media player deserves 9/10

4. GOM Player

GOM Media Player is freeware video playback software developed by the South Korean company, Gretech Corp.
Designed with both power and simplicity in mind, GOM Media Player is an ideal video player for both beginners and experts alike.

Video Formats

flv,mp4, mov, mpg, ts, avi, divx, asx, wmv, m4v, dat, ifo, vob, 3gp/3gp2, rm/rmvb, mkv, ogm. Additional formats can be played with external codecs.

Audio Formats
mp3, .m4a, .aac, .ogg

Subtitle Formats
.smi, .srt, .rt, .sub (width IDX)

Playerlist Formats
.asx, .m3u, .pls

Built-in Codecs
OGG, XVID, DIV1, DIV2, DIV3, DIV4, DIV5, DIV6, DIVX, DX50, MP41, MP42, MP43, H263, AP41, MPG4, MP4S, M4S2, MP4V, BLZO, MJPG, RMP4, DXGM, and H264

(Source : GOM Player official site)
Rating : 8.5/10

5. KM Player

KMPlayer is also one of the best and free media players available on the internet.
It supports numerous different formats and languages.
You can customise it with different skins.
It is lightweight .
The application itself is customizable by it’s own settings upto much extent, but the user can further customize it.
It supports subtitles and plug-ins.
Rating : 8/10

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How to bring back the menu panel in windows task manager

Have you ever faced the problem of missing menu panel , the one situated right at the top of windows task manager, from the windows task manager window? Are you still not aware of how to correct it. If yes, then here is the solution for you.
In the picture below you can see a windows task manager without a menu bar in the task manager window.
If your windows task manager looks similar to this then all you need to do is , just a double click –
Just double click on the white coloured corner at the place shown in a circle in the picture below
You are done. Here is the new window with the menu bar in it.

Please comment below.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Anodyne therapy -Answer to Reader's question

There are many things that can cause neuropathy or nerve damage like exposure to chemicals and toxins, diabetes, infection, or metabolic problems. And these nerve damages are generally accompanied by pain and numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet. Numbness in some extreme cases can lead to injuries like burns and cuts that remain unnoticed. Subsequent infection caneven result in limb loss also. For all these "anodynes are the answer" and one of the benefits of anodyne therapy is the reduction in the numbness associated with these symptoms.

What Is Anodyne Therapy?

This therapy is achieved by an electronic device that was approved by the Federal Drug Administration in 1994. This device is applied to the areas that are affected by numbness or even pain, to reduce pain and increase physical circulation through monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE).

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Aakash tablet now availale to mumbai college students at just Rs 1,138

According to a report published by "The Times Of India" Mumbai college students will now be able to purchase the Aakash computer tablet, which was launched in October, at just Rs 1,138. While the market price of the low-cost tablet is Rs 2,500, students will get it a much lower price.

Union minister Kapil Sibal launched the tablet for students across the country in October. It will now be made available to 100 varsities, including Mumbai University.

Rajpal Hande, director, board of college and university development, said, "We have issued circulars to all affiliated colleges and departments. They have to get back to us with their requirements. We are hoping that students will avail of the facility as they are getting it at almost a 50% discount. I am also told an improved version of the tablet will be launched in February, so the students might get an upgraded version."

Students will also be able to access all the online content for undergraduate and postgraduate courses that is being developed under the human resources development ministry free of cost. Students can place an order with their colleges or their departments.

The device will also enable students and teachers in the university to access the e-content anytime and anywhere, added Hande.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mozilla Firefox 9.0 unofficially released, looks faster and promising.

Firefox 9 is now available to download from the official Firefox website. A significant change of firefox 9 over 8 is the addition of type inference to the JavaScript engine, which improves JS execution speed by 20 to 30%.The other browsers like internet explorer, chrome and safari do not use this type of interface and hence firefox 9.0 comes with an all new browsing experience.

Along with a bunch of bugs and stability fixes, and overall speed increment, the Mac OS X version of Firefox 9 now allows for “two finger swipe navigation,” and deeper theme integration. 

Download Firefox 9 now ( Mac / Linux / Windows )

Check out what’s new in firefox 9

Windows 8 Metro style look on windows 7

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Microsoft is working on its new version of OS windows 8 and will soon be releasing it. But you can enjoy the windows 8 look on windows 7 itself. The new version of windows OS, called the windows 8 metro UI can be installed on windows 7 using the metro app. The app is free to use. The Metro 7 app brings the Metro UI style interface to your Windows 7 desktop and allows you to access to built-in metro store, weather application, and shortcuts to numerous websites like Facebook and Badoo.

It’s a free app for windows 7 users and good app for emulating the Windows 8 Metro UI style interface on your Windows 7 desktop.

You can click on this link to download this app.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Increase your blog pageviews. Attract traffic towards your blog

If you are a blogger who keeps on blogging frequently but doesn't get much pageviews, it might not be your fault. Actually blogger from google by default displays the blog title before post title. For an example <Blog Title>: <post title>.In terms of SEO this is not a good way of diverting traffic to your blog, even if you have a better content than any other blog. 

It will be hard to increase the blog traffic and SEO (Search Engines Optimization) because the keywords appeared would not match the Post title.

1. Log in to your Blogger Account.

2. Go to Layout > Edit HTML in your Blogger dashboard.

3. Search (CTRL+F) for this tag: <title><data:blog.pagetitle></title>

4. Replace the above code with the following:-

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;index &quot;'>

5. Save your Template.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

DROID Razr - User review

Droid review by betechupdated reader - Damon

"Great review! I bought a Droid Razr and I love it! I've had it for a few weeks and I have had nothing but good coming from it. My favorite thing about this phone is that it has LTE. The app I use most are Angry Birds and Facebook, but my absolute favorite is the DISH Remote Access app from my provider DISH Network. What I love about it is anywhere I am, as long as I have a 3G or LTE connection, I can stream live TV or recorded shows from my Sling Adapter connected DVR to my phone. I use this app most often, as it lets me watch everything I subscribe to. From my experience as a subscriber to and working for DISH, I have been using the DISH Remote Access app for a long time, even on my old Droid, and I feel it is definitely one of the best apps I have on my phone. I love my Droid Razr!"

Know more about DROID Razr.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Play Ra.One game online

You can now play Ra.One game online. Visit this link to play Ra.One game online.

Visit these links to know







Aakash tablet now available online for Rs. 2,500

The much awaited Aakash tablet is now available online. You can book your own Aakash tablet by visiting the official site of aakash tablet (link) or go to . This tablet is priced at Rs. 2,500 and comes with an ARM 11 - 366 MHz microprocessor and 2100mAh battery. The tablet is based on Android 2.2 OS. The device also supports Wi-Fi.

The tablet will be delivered within a week of order with an option of cash on delivery. The tablet is available online only.

Also the upgraded version of aakash named UBI Slate will be available in January and can be pre-ordered now. The upgraded version costs just Rs 499 more than Aakash and has better features as compared to aakash.

UBISlate has a faster CORTEX A8 700 MHz microprocessor, a 3200 mAh battery and is based on the Android 2.3 OS. The device also supports GPRS (SIM and phone functionality).

You can read the review of Aakash tablet here.
You can also read - Aakash tablet - why to buy and why not to buy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Download Torrent files with IDM

NOTE : If you are not able to view this post and pictures in this post just hold the ctrl button and press "+" button to magnify your browser's view.

In this post we bring to you a new way of downloading torrent files with Internet download Manager. If you are fed up of slow download speed of torrents, you can use this trick to download Torrent files via Internet Download Manager.  This is a step by step guide that will teach you how easy it is to download a torrent file via IDM.

Step 1.

Find your torrent. Go to or any other torrent site and download the required torrent.
You can check out this post if you want to know , how you can download a torrent.

Step 2.

After downloading the torrent , go to and you will see a screen like this.

Step 3.

Click on browse and locate the torrent file. Open and click on Cache.

Step 4.
 After this you will get a new torrent link.

Step 5. 
Copy this link and go to and make an account there. If you already have an account then paste this link in the link bar as shown. Now click on get.

Step 6.
 You will see all the torrent files that are present in that torrent . Click on initiate bittorrent transmission button.

Step 7.
Now wait for sometime until the traffic clears. As soon as the traffic clears you will see your files that are to be downloaded.

Step 8.
 Now click on "download checked files as zip" . The download will start with IDM if you have IDM installed on your PC.

You are done. Enjoy high speed download with IDM.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Motorola Droid Razr Review

Motorola has been leading the thinnest mobile phone category since the time it launched Moto Razr. Making headlines after the launch of its razr series, motorola has been constantly concentrating on providing quality thin phones. After the launch and success of Moto Razr , other mobile phone manufacturer companies stepped into this 'mm' thickness world, thereby giving this industry a new phase of mobile phones.

Motorola recently announced the launch of its new sleek handset called the Motorola Droid. Based on the Anroid ice-cream sandwich platform the phones comes with an 8MP camera, giving a superior quality photography experience. The Motorola RAZR was originally rumored as the "Spyder" and then "Droid HD" and is now popular as "Droid RAZR" adding a remarkable handset to the RAZR series.The device features a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED HD display, and has a faster 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear camera and 1GB of RAM and supports 4G network.

Other Features:

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G NetworkLTE 700
Announced2011, October
StatusAvailable. Released 2011, November
SIZEDimensions130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm
Weight127 g
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
- Gorilla glass display
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYPhonebookPractically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call recordsPractically unlimited
Internal16 GB storage, 1GB RAM
Card slotmicroSD, up to 32GB, 16GB card included, buy memory
DATAGPRSClass 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGEClass 12
3GRev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE, HSDPA, HSUPA
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with LE+EDR
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesTouch-focus, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, 480p@120fps
SecondaryYes, 2MP, 720p videos
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
ChipsetTI OMAP 4430
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML, Adobe flash
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Splash resistant
- HDMI port
- SNS integration
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- Organizer
- Document viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
BATTERYStandard battery, Li-Ion 1780 mAh
Stand-byUp to 204 h
Talk timeUp to 12 h 30 min

Source : gsmarena


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