Easily Download Entire YouTube Playlists

Have you ever needed to download a bunch of YouTube videos right before a long international flight for local playback? If so, one easy way is to add the videos to a playlist and use DL Now to download them all in one click. The software costs $19 but it saves a lot of time. […]

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Fix Out-of-Sync Audio When Rendering mp4 Videos

If you take an mp4 (mpeg-4) video and put it in a video editing program like Corel VideoStudio and then render the same video without any other assets (images, audio, other videos, etc), then you may find that the resulting video becomes out-of-sync with the audio. To fix this, you can use Avidemux as follows. […]

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Improve Performance When Working with Large Videos in Corel VideoStudio

Nowadays, videos can be recorded at 4K resolution which is great for visual quality but bad for editing performance. To fix this, you can enable some settings in Corel VideoStudio under Settings > Performance as follows. These settings will cause VideoStudio to generate a smaller version of a large video file so speedier editing. In […]

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Make a Music Video with Many Video Tracks in Corel VideoStudio

Making a music video often requires transitioning between multiple video clips. Many video editing programs have many effects for transitioning between video clips. The most common transition effect is the cross fade. In Corel VideoStudio, you can apply this transition by dragging it over the two video clips where they meet. Since this is a […]

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Show playlists a Google Play song is in

If you’ve got many songs in Google Play Music, it can be difficult to manage which songs are in which playlists. Google Play Music doesn’t show you a list of playlists a particular song is in, if any. To create such a list, here’s a solution that works. https://jsbin.com/wekumiseya/edit?html,output The result will be a JSON […]

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Stable Video Recording and Action Cams

I’ve been playing around with taking videos and video editing. My main issues with taking videos are poor quality in low light conditions (e.g. indoors or night time) too much shaking / lack of image stabilization huge video files missing scenes / cut off subjects difficult to bring or to use suddenly while traveling Cameras […]

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ScanSnap iX500 – Orange Light Error & Basic Use Instructions

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 document scanner is one of the best sub $500 scanners. Unfortunately, the documentation isn’t good. I tried scanning a document over wi-fi to my laptop, which normally works fine, but one day the blue light would keep changing to orange. I ended up having to uninstall and reinstall the installation software. […]

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Battery Voltage and Capacity

Following are typical alkaline battery specs. Battery Type Voltage Capacity (mAh) Typical Drain (mA) Typical Battery Life (h) D 1.5 13000 200 13000/200 = 65 hours C 1.5 6000 100 6000/100 = 60 hours AA 1.5 2400 50 2400/50 = 48 hours AAA 1.5 1000 10 1000/10 = 100 hours 9 Volt 9 500 15 […]

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Picking a Security Camera

I don’t like monthly fees so when home security companies offered their services to me, I quickly said no. Instead, I bought a security camera. Now I have 3 brands of security cameras and they all have their pros and cons. If you’re in the market for a security camera, I think any one of […]

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Affordable Hi-Fi Audio Headphone Setup

So, I’ve been trying to get more out of my music in terms of sound quality and experience. 6 years ago, I thought $30 Sony in-ear earphones were just as good as $200 earphones. Clearly my ears were not trained to know any better. As time went on, I slowly began to notice the difference […]

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