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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.

Finding Free MP4 Videos Made Easy

Just how easy is it to find free MP4 videos? Well, there’s certainly no lack of video content covering nearly every category imaginable online. And over 180 million people in the United States watched 40 billion videos in January 2012. But finding that special combination of both MP4 and free together may be more

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Playing MKV Files Using RealPlayer

Playing Matroska  (MKV) video files with the free RealPlayer wouldn’t ordinarily be possible. Why? RealPlayer does not have its own built-in support for MKV. However, there is a quick and reliable solution. We’ll explain how to play Matroska files perfectly with RealPlayer. WHY DO YOU NEED A MKV PLAYER? As a container format, MKV

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TV Or Not TV?

So recently I was spending prime-time work hours watching videos at Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's comedy site Funny or Die. All new stuff, all original, and a lot of it funnier and (really noticeable) of a higher professional quality than the funny stuff over on traditional broadcast TV. (Insert “Remember when SNL was

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My 2012 CES Wish List

I didn’t make it to Las Vegas last month for the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. (What, give up being snowed-in and bundled up like that kid in A Christmas Story for sun and fun in short sleeves at the year’s biggest tech-geek confab? Well, actually, yes. Please, boss, may I?) But that doesn’t mean

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