Video How-To & Tips

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Many people agree that the Chromecast media-streaming device is a great way to stream your favorite apps and entertainment to your TV. What makes it such an excellent device is that it is both small and cheap, plugging directly into any free HDMI port on your TV.

The number of Chromecast-compatible apps are growing, however, few of them actually make it simple to wirelessly play videos stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone on your TV. Read on to see how you can do just that with RealPlayer Cloud in a few simple steps:
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how_to_wirelessly_transfer_videoIf you are someone who likes to take videos on your phone, you will eventually reach a point where you’d like to get them off of that small screen and on to your computer or other devices. RealPlayer Cloud makes this potentially tedious task easier than ever with the ability to move your videos directly to any device over WiFi. Read on for a step-by-step guide to show you how to move your videos between your iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, Android and Kindle devices.
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TabbyAwards_trophy_2013_dark-1024x576Many TVs on the market today call themselves ‘smart’ – but for the most part, their features are generally not that great. From sluggish systems to limited functionality and apps, what you get out of the box (if anything) is not great. This is where media streaming boxes and dongles come in. They can transform virtually any TV into a true smart TV, all for under $100.

There are 4 main options that you should really consider. The question is, which media streamer is right for you? We’ve tested them all for you so that you don’t have to. Read on to see how they compare.
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how to back up videos to the cloud
These days there is a smartphone in everyone’s pocket, which means most people have a decent camera with them everywhere they go. On a daily basis, we record memories that we want to cherish; from a funny moment with your mates to that time you went bungee jumping, or your kid’s first birthday.

This generation has taken more photos and videos than all previous generations combined. But unless we save these files somewhere safe, in years to come, we’ll be worse off than our grandparents. At least they have real photo albums!
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Good news for our Canadian and European RealPlayer Cloud customers! Google just announced that Chromecast is available in 11 more countries beginning today. Now RealPlayer Cloud customers in those countries have one more easy way watch all of their videos on TV. The 11 countries include Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
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roku_tv_realplayer_cloud_how_toSo you’ve got yourself a Roku box and you love it. Suddenly you can use your TV in new ways to do new things, from playing games to watching Netflix. However, there is one thing that everyone seems to want to do but few can figure out: how to stream video, movies and TV shows from your PC or any device on your local network to your Roku.

Luckily our free RealPlayer Cloud app makes it very easy to do this – and more! Read on to find out how to stream video to Roku in a few simple steps:
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HAdd to your list of issues with the new Windows 8 operating system the curious fact that it does not come with DVD playback software. So how do you play a DVD on Windows 8? Sure, there may be a DVD drive built into the side of your new or upgraded Windows 8 machine – but when you pop a DVD into that drive, you might only get a whirring sound for about 45 seconds. Unless your computer’s manufacturer installed DVD software on your machine (some Dell laptops come pre-installed with CyberLink PowerDVD, for instance), you need to get yourself a Windows 8 compatible DVD player. You don’t need to run out and find this in a store, you just need to do a DVD player download online.
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So you got yourself a cool little iPod Nano or iPod Classic with widescreen color video. Did you know that you can watch your own videos on your video iPod using an iPod video converter? These iPod video converters are easy to use and will move your favorite music videos, movie trailers, or home movies right from your computer to a video iPod, to watch anywhere on the go.
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How To Convert WMV To MP4

Using RealPlayer Plus to play and convert your video files is a convenient way to transfer files to multiple devices or share them with friends online. With a few easy-to-follow steps you can download, convert, and transfer, or repost videos online. One of the forms videos can take online is that of a Windows Media Video (WMV). To watch these types of videos requires a Windows Media Player. These files can be converted into a more convenient and portable MP4 file format with a few clicks.
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download skype video callsOne of Skype’s best features is its easy — and free — video calling feature. But what if you need to record a video interview? Or maybe you’d simply like to keep some personal conversations for posterity. Wondering how to record Skype video? It’s easier to do than you might think.
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