Tom Volotta Archive

Tom is a longtime video producer in the San Francisco Bay Area who brings impressive technical expertise to the RealPlayer blog. With a deep knowledge of video production and programming, he designs interactive media for public spaces and for an impressive portfolio of corporate clients. Tom enjoys demystifying technology, evangelizing on the future of digital media, and watching funny internet cat videos.

Enjoy The Ride More With A Road Trip Video Playlist

How many times have parents heard these four words in rapid fire: “Are we there yet?” from the kids in the backseat whenever the family went for a road trip. Thanks to today’s digital media technology, fewer parents now need to resort to the time-honored response, “We’ll get there when we get there.” The

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Sharing Holiday Video Cards Using RealPlayer and Facebook

The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate your traditions and express your  love, appreciation and warm wishes to family, friends, and associates. Mailing cards is a time-honored way of sharing these special times. More and more, people are turning online to share holiday video cards. Many websites have long specialized in still or

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Use AVCHD To Burn HD Video On Regular DVDs

If you like acronyms, particularly for digital media, you’re going to get your fill here. In this case, we’re talking about Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) and like other acronyms it can be a bit confusing. The essential message is that you can shoot and edit high-definition (HD) video with AVCHD camcorders, and

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Simple Ways to Extract Images From Video Files Using RealPlayer

The unique capability of motion pictures to tell stories in ways that no other medium can is a true art. But as archaic as the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words” still has meaning in today’s fast pace society. Some videos are so beautifully shot that each frame is a perfect

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Apples And Oranges – Comparing iTunes To RealPlayer

Putting RealPlayer up against iTunes? Are you crazy? Comparing the perceived might of Apple’s iTunes with RealPlayer hardly seems like a fair comparison. The deeper you dig into RealPlayer; the more interesting features you find. As in the natural world, there likewise exists an “ecosystem” (a now hackneyed term) of interdependent technologies. It merges

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How To Burn a CD With RealPlayer

Even with a world full of iPods, MP3 players, digital home media servers and car audio systems that play music from USB flash memory; people still burn CDs. In addition to playing, downloading and converting a wide variety of digital audio and video formats, RealPlayer can also record, or burn CD-R and CD-RW media.

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