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The renowned Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation is underway this weekend, so we’ll draw our attention to the wild, weird and dazzling world of animated web videos. Some are complex computer-generated graphics created by big animation studios, others are simple stop-motion videos shot by one person goofing off with an iPhone. Either way, the . . .

animated videos...

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Add 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 – . . .

Windows 8 compatible DVD players...

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UPDATED AUGUST 21, 2013 – WATCH 2013 U.S. OPEN LIVE The world’s longest-running tennis tournament returns again this year with the 2013 U.S. Open. From Monday, August 29 to Monday, September 9, the biggest names in international tennis will lob it out on the hardcourt at the prestigious Grand Slam tennis tournament in Queens, NY. . . .

the U.S. Open live online

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YouTube is a great place to find music. Whether it’s the latest summer hit or a classic jazz tune, odds are you’ll find it on YouTube. However playing one song at a time isn’t the most efficient way to hear a bunch of songs. Fortunately, you can create YouTube playlists of your favorite tunes to . . .

creating YouTube music playlists...

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Last summer we announced the RealPlayer’s Video Visionary Award – Education. The award recognizes those who are using video to create world-class educational content for the masses. We’re happy to announce the next recipient of the award is Smarter Every Day. Smarter Every Day has been creating educational science videos since 2007. Currently, educating via his YouTube . . .

Smarter Every Day...

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The Madden NFL video game flexed its muscles in the top sports videos rankings this week, with a “Madden 25” preview that’s a playable sneak peek at the Madden NFL 25th Anniversary Edition video game. Game publisher EA Sports released the Madden 25 trailer for the new upgrade to their hyper-realistic NFL game play series . . .

top football videos this week...

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How To Convert WMV To MP4

by RealPlayer on August 14, 2013

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 . . .

converting WMV to MP4...

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YouTube got chic with geeks all week, with their inaugural Geek Week campaign to highlight gaming, superheroes and highly illogical feats of science. The best YouTube science channels have been given special promotional attention and a big-budget emphasis all week, with trailers for YouTube Geek Week playing after the credits of big summer movies and . . .

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You’ve shot a bunch of nice video clips on your smartphone. Maybe you even have a ton of videos of your family stored on your phone that you’d like to share with your mother, a few friends, or maybe even the entire world. What do you do? While sharing photos seems simple enough, far too . . .

video sharing from a camera phone...

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RealPlayer’s Daily Videos produces another parade of the best Internet movie trailers of this week. This week’s top five looks at movie trailer previews, but RealPlayer keeps tabs on the most popular videos in 15 different topical channels like Gaming, Music, Sports and more. You can also Bookmark the videos to store in your RealPlayer . . .

the Top 5 movie previews this week...

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