The Best Mac Multimedia Applications

Lately, Wondershare DVD Ripper for Mac has updated to V1.9.1.8 with more output formats available, but the price remains unchanged: $49.00.

The new output formats added this time are:
New video outputs: WMV, DV, F4V, TS
New audio outputs: WMA, Au, AIFF, FLAC, CAF, SD2

WMV and WMA are compressed video and audio file formats for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. Many users has a Mac and a PC, they need to convert DVD to WMV or WAV on Mac for playback on Mac.

Digital Video (DV) is a digital video format created by Sony, JVC, Panasonic and other video camera producers. Video in DV format is always in high definition.

F4V is Adobe’s wrapper for H.264 video, because of restrictions in the .flv format, Adobe Systems has created new file formats including F4V. FLV and F4V are the de facto standard for web video today; over 75% of broadcasters who stream video on the web use these formats.

TS is one of the HDTV (high-definition) video format, the video quality is joyful.

The Au file format is a simple audio file format introduced by Sun Microsystems. Hardware from other vendors often used sample rates as high as 8192 Hz, often integer factors of video clock signals.

AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) is one of the two most-used audio file formats used in the Apple Macintosh operating system.

Wondershare DVD Ripper for Mac can now rip DVD to more video and video formats, such as: WMV, DV, F4V, TS, MOV, MKV, FLV (online video), MOV (QuickTime), AVI (Xvid), MP4, MPG, M4V, MPEG, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, etc on Mac.

The DVD can be played on Apple TV, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano, QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, TiVo, iDVD, iTunes, YouTube, PSP GO, iPhone 3G S, PSP, PS3, PSP 2000, MP3 Player, Zune, Creative Zen, Cell Phone, PDA, Archos, iRiver, BlackBerry, etc.

System Requirements:

1. MAC OS X 10.4 or above operating system (include Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X v10.5.7 Leopard, Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and PC with Mac OS X).

2. 1G Hz or above Intel processor or Power PC.

3. 512M or above RAM.

More info about this Mac DVD Ripper.
How to extract audio from DVD movie to iPod Talking Shuffle on Mac OS X.
How to Rip DVD and Convert WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV video to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X.
How to Import DVD into Apple iMovie on Mac OS for Editing.

iphone-3g-vs-palm-pre
The Apple iPhone 3G has been on top of the world since its debut this past summer. It’s broken records, dominated markets and made iPhone app and accessory makers rich. While competitors like RIM’s BlackBerry have tried to topple the mighty iPhone 3G, no one has even come close. Some say the Google Android will be the one to slay the mighty iPhone, I think it’s a good match, but it’s just not up to par yet. The iPhone has its fair share of haters, but there is no doubting the functionality and good looks of the iPhone 3G. So who is next to challenge the king of the smartphone hill? Enter the Palm Pre, the ailing Palm’s new smartphone determined to be the next, and hopefully successful, iPhone killer. So to find out if the new Palm Pre is a serious contender for top smartphone or not we decided to do a side-by-side comparison of both the iPhone 3G and the Palm Pre. So comes out on top in this iPhone 3G vs Palm Pre comparo?

 
Palm Pre
Apple iPhone 3G
Platform
Palm’s webOS
Apple’s iPhone OS
U.S. carrier
Sprint
AT&T
Price & storage size
TBD 8GB model only
$199 8GB  $29916GB model w/ contract
Size and weight
3.96” by 2.34” by 0.67”; 4.76 oz.
4.3″ by 2.4″by 0.33″; 4.05 oz.
Screen
3.1″; 480 by 320
3.5″; 480 by 320
Connector
Micro USB (Touchstone option)
iPod Dock Connector
Headphone jack
Standard 3.5mm
Standard 3.5mm
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth type
Stereo
Monaural
MMS
Yes
No
Input
Multi-touch screen w/slide-out keyboard
Multi-touch screen and keyboard
Camera
3 MP w/ LED flash
2MP no flash
Voice
CDMA
Quad-band GSM
Data
EVDO Rev. A
HSDPA
Tethering
Via Bluetooth
AT&T add-on
Wi-Fi and GPS
Yes
Yes
Copy and Paste
Yes
No
Web browser
Webkit-based browser
WebKit-based Safari
E-Mail
IMAP, POP
IMAP, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL
Maps
Yes
Yes
Music
Music player and Amazon Store
iPod and iTunes Store
Application store
App Catalog
App Store

Related articles:
Hwo to download YouTube to iPhone on Mac OS.
How to convert video to iPhone on Mac OS.
How to import DVD to iPhone on Mac OS.

Apple appears to be ready to add videos and movies to the mobile iTunes store. Tester of 3.0 Beta version can visitor the new iTunes interface via a new URL. Before this, with the fast development of 3G and WIFI, iPhone already has good broadband conditions of directly downloading a variety of large-capacity videos.
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Related articles:
Hwo to download YouTube to iPhone on Mac OS.
How to convert video to iPhone on Mac OS.
How to import DVD to iPhone on Mac OS.

wmv-converter-for-mac1. What’s WMV

Windows Media Video (WMV) is a compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft.

WMV is also a container format. A WMV file is in most circumstances encapsulated in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. The file extension .WMV typically describes ASF files that use Windows Media Video codecs.

Although WMV is generally packed into the ASF container format, it can also be put into the AVI or Matroska container format. The resulting files claim the .AVI, or .MKV file extensions, respectively. WMV can be stored in an AVI file when using the WMV 9 Video Compression Manager (VCM) codec implementation.

Video quality of WMV. Microsoft claims that WMV 9 provides a compression ratio that is two times better than MPEG-4, and three times better than MPEG-2; Microsoft also claims that WMV 9 is 15–50% better than WMV 8 in terms of compression efficiency; One test report published in January 2005, however, showed that WMV 9 had worse compression efficiency than WMV 8.

2. Free WMV Player for Mac

Software that can play WMV files include Windows Media Player, GOM Player, ALLPlayer, The KMPlayer, PowerDVD, RealPlayer, MPlayer, VLC Media Player, Zoom Player and Media Player Classic.

For Mac users, the MPlayer and VLC Media Player are the best players to play WMV on Mac.

3.The Best WMV Converter for Mac

How to Convert WMV to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc on Mac

For Mac users who wish to convert WMV to MP4, MOV MKV, 3GP, MPG, etc on Mac, who want to play WMV on iPod, iPhone, Sony PSP, Apple TV, iPod, BlackBerry, QuickTime, and any other players, please refer to this guide how to convert WMV to iPod, iPhone, PSP, QuickTime, Blackberry, etc on Mac.

How to Convert FLV, MKV, AVI, MOV, MPEG, HD videos, ect with WMV Converter for Mac

This Mac WMV Converter can be also regarded as the best Video Converter for Mac, MKV converter for Mac, AVI Converter for Mac, MOV Converter for Mac and so on, for it can convert all most all the video formats, such as convert FLV, MKV, AVI (DivX, XviD, etc.), MPEG (MPEG1, MPEG2, VCD, SVCD), MP4 (Mac Video to iPod, Mac Video to PSP, Video to MPEG4, H.263), 3GPP, 3GPP2, MOV, IFO, VOB, DAT, ASF to AVI (DivX, XviD, etc.), MP4 (Sony PSP, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc), 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, 3GPP2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), MPG, MKV on Mac OS.

How to extract audio from WMV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV, etc to MP3, WAV, M4A, etc on Mac

Sometime we also need to extract the audio from WMV video, that means convert the WMV to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc, this WMV Converter for Mac is also the best choice. Additionally, other video to audio conversion like FLV, MOV, MP4, MKV, AVI, MPEG, etc to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc are supported by this all-in-one Video Converter for Mac.

4.How to Edit WMV on Mac with iMovie

If you need to edit WMV using iMovie to make a creative movie on Mac, here is a helpful guide:

How to edit WMV video using iMovie on Mac.

Have several video clips in your hand and want to join them to one?

Firstly, make sure that all the video clips are MPEG-4 and MOV video format
Because only MPEG-4 and MOV video can be imported to iMovie.

If your video clips are not MPEG-4 or MOV, then just convert them in batch. Here is a guide: How to convert WMV, M2TS, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc video to import to iMovie on Mac.

Secondly, create a project file for iMovie.
Step 1: Click on the iMovie icon in the dock and wait, while it bounces, for the application to open. Select “Create Project.”
Step 2: In the “Save as:” field, enter your_name for the name of the movie.
Step 3: We don’t want to save to the default “Movies” folder. Next to the “Where:” dropdown, click on the downward pointing arrow on the end for more options. Back the blue bar at the bottom all the way up to the left, select the firewire drive, and click “New Folder.” Enter your_name for the name of the new folder (in which all your files will be stored) and click “Enter.”
Step 4: Now click “Save” and you should see the empty iMovie interface with “iMovie:yourname” at the top.

Thirdly, start to edit video clips and join them to one.
Then you can do editing with your video clips and join them togther.
For detailed tutorial, please refer to Apple iMovie guide.

draft_lens1577664module28789242photo_1240319542sony_cam2The .m2ts file format is given to video/ audio files created by certain Sony Camcorder models. These files normally have a corresponding .modd file in the same location, which holds time-stamp information.

Sony Camcorders that produce this file should come bundled with software to convert the format to something more popular.

 Convert Sony Camcorder M2TS/ MTS video to MOV, MP4, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MPEG, ect on Mac, refer to this video converter for mac guide.

If you want to convert Sony Camcorder M2TS/ MTS video to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, MKA, etc. Refer to this video to audio converter for mac guide.

If you need to add movies to your website, publish them on YouTube, create versions for iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV, and play on iTunes, QuickTime, you have to import Sony Camcorder M2TS/ MTS video to iMovie first.
How to make a home movie on Mac using iMovie.

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