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.

How To Pick A MP4 Video Player

Not that I’ve ever done that, nor ever seen or heard of anyone actually doing such a thing. But metaphorically, that’s how hard it’s going to be to choose a free MP4 Video Player. The reason is simple, if software developers aren’t providing MP4 capabilities in their products, they’re not in the game. There

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What Is Flash And Is It Here To Stay?

Flash. It’s everywhere. Just everywhere. You can barely peek into any corner of the Internet without bumping into it in some form or other. Either as a streaming movie, clips posted on YouTube or Facebook, a pop up banner ad, or a simple animation. Although Flash (FLV) and now F4V, an expanded version of

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The Ultimate Guide To MKV Players

Ever wonder why some movies have additional features like subtitles and surround sound and others dont? You can thank something called Matroska for all those features. Matroska, now there’s an exotic sounding name for a media player! You’re probably more familiar with its file name extension .MKV, and recognize it is a container format

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