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Friday, October 13, 2017

Leawo Blu-ray Player Evolution History in 2017

As one of the flagship products in Blu-ray family, Leawo Blu-ray Player plays a very significant role not only because it’s free, but also due to the fact that it solves a lot of Blu-ray playing and watching problems in people’s daily life.

Year 2017 is the best witness of its rapid growth and perfection as well cause the whole Leawo team has been working consistently to deliver a better version each time to serve its massive customers from all over the world.

Have a look at the Leawo Blu-ray Player major updates history below and you will know why it’s called one of the world’s best Blu-ray Players.

Jul 18th, 2017 - Windows Version 1.9.5.0 with the following new/enhanced features:

1. Updated audio and video decoding database;

2. Added network proxy function for Blu-ray content playback;

3. Added auto subtitle-loading feature for Blu-ray disc playback;

4. Added *.265 file playback support;

5. Fixed stutter issue of playing partial Blu-ray discs and several minor bugs.

For more info and details of this release, please read it here.

Aug 30th, 2017 - Windows Version 1.9.6.0 with the following new/enhanced features:

1. Fixed shut-down failure error during MP3 file playback.

2. Fixed playback error of partial discs and some minor bugs.

3. Optimized program UI.

For more info and details of this release, please read it here.

Sep 14th, 2017 - Mac Version 1.9.6 with the following new/enhanced features:

1. Optimized H264 video playback performance.

2. Fixed shut-down failure error during playing MP3 file.

3. Optimized program UI to guide to the right pages.

4. Fixed playback error of partial discs and some minor bugs.

For more info and details of this release, please read it here.

Leawo team will be working on the future updates for sure and hope you guys will continue to use and support Leawo products as always.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Watch Blu-ray/DVD on Brand-New and Amazing Digital Toy - iPhone X

iPhone X, pronounced as iPhone ten, is the latest member in iPhone family and was just announced the debut a few days ago on Sep 12th, 2017 from the Apple Events in its own Steve Jobs Theater.

iPhone X pre-order starts from Oct 27th and official delivery from Nov 03rd. There are tons of new features of this phone, totally new design with face ID, water & dust proof, all screen, wireless charge, etc., but we are mainly talking about the video and audio capabilities today as it will fit our blog theme perfectly.

iPhone X Audio Playback Support

AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+).

User-configurable maximum volume limit.

iPhone X Video Playback Support

HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG

High Dynamic Range with Dolby Vision and HDR10 content

AirPlay Mirroring, photos, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)

Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)

Basically iPhone X can play whatever already inside the phone due to its powerful video and audio capacity. However, what about the Blu-ray and DVD playback? Can iPhone X handle this as well?

This is a good question: without the direct support of Blu-ray and DVD playback, how to make iPhone X play them? We need some extra help here:

Blu-ray Ripper is able to convert Blu-ray content to those iPhone X supported video formats with zero quality loss while DVD Ripper is able to make DVD content playable on iPhone X, let’s have a closer look below of how to achieve the DVD to iPhone X conversion.

Convert Blu-ray/DVD to iPhone X Supported Video Formats

As Blu-ray/DVD is not iPhone X supported formats, we need to make a conversion first. Choose Blu-ray or DVD Ripper here according to what source file do you have. Here we take Blu-ray Ripper for example.

Import the original Blu-ray file via different options like import from CD-ROM, from folder or from ISO file. Here we added it from an ISO file saved on the local computer.

Set iPhone X as output format. Currently the team is still working to add the iPhone X option in the Profile, before it’s done, you can choose other iPhone models instead(from iPhone 4 to iPhone 7), there won’t be a big difference between them.

Set the saving path for iPhone X format MP4/H.264 and start the conversion officially.

Put Those Converted Blu-ray/DVD back to iPhone X

Transfer those converted Blu-ray/DVD now in MP4/H.264 to your iPhone X from computer via iTunes.

Or if you are not a fan of iTunes, you can upload the videos to third-party streaming service providers like Dropbox, log in with your same account in iPhone X to have it synchronized.

Play Blu-ray/DVD Seamlessly in iPhone X

Now it’s time to enjoy the excellent video playback on iPhone X, with bigger screen, clearer sound and super retina display quality.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Comparison Between Moto G5 Plus and iPhone SE

Lenovo has rolled out five generations of Motorola G family so far.  The newest handset of Moto G series is Moto G5 Plus. Announced on February 26th and availble in March 2017, the Moto G5 Plus features a 12 MP camera with Dual Autofocus Pixels and TurboPower battery charging. Apple Inc's iPhone SE is much like Moto G5 Plus. Here in this post, I am to compare the features and specifications of the new Moto G5 Plus and iPhone SE.

Size

There are many phones bigger than the Moto G5 Plus, but it towers over the teensy iPhone SE. The G5 comes out 21-percent taller and 25-percent wider. Keep in mind the Moto's depth measurement is only counting the thickest point of its rounded back.

Weight

 The iPhone SE is 27-percent lighter than Moto G5 Plus.

Build


 The Moto G series has always cut the bill of materials by using all plastic, but this year it adds some metal to the mix.

Colors

You have two colors to choose from for the Moto, next to the iPhone's four.

Water resistance

 Motorola lists some light splash resistance for the G5 Plus, but neither has an IP rating.

Display size

 The Moto G5 Plus' screen is 69-percent bigger.

Display Resolution

 The iPhone SE has the same pixel density as today's 4.7-in iPhones, but it lacks the improved contrast and color gamut that you can see on the iPhone 7.

 Display type

Both manufacturers use IPS display panels.

Pressure-sensitive display

 The lower-end iPhone SE lacks the 3D Touch (press deeper on the screen for shortcuts) found in the iPhone 6s and newer.

Processor


 The iPhone SE has the same A9 chip found in Apple's late-2015 flagships (iPhone 6s and Plus), and it should still be at least a little faster than the Moto's mid-ranged Snapdragon 625 processor.

RAM

 Moto G5 Plus offers two kinds of RAM storage 2GB and 4GB while only one kind of RAM storage is available for iPhone SE.

Storage

The US model of the Moto G5 Plus will double the entry-level storage of the iPhone SE. (Some regions will see 16 GB and 32 GB options for the Moto.)

microSD

 No matter which storage configuration you get, though, the Moto G5 Plus lets you augment its internal storage with a microSD card.

Battery

 The Moto G5 Plus has a much bigger (higher-capacity) battery, though that won't necessarily translate into longer uptimes.

Fast charging

 No matter what its battery life looks like, the Moto G5 Plus gives you quick-charging tech.

Camera megapixels

 The only aberration in this visual is the iPhone's low-res front-facing camera.

OIS

 Neither phone's rear camera has Optical Image Stabilization.

Mobile payments

 
Apple compromised in some areas for the iPhone SE, but it included NFC so it can support Apple Pay. With no NFC, you can't use Android Pay on the Moto.

 Fingerprint sensor

Both have front-facing fingerprint sensors.

Software

 It's Android Nougat (mostly stock) vs. iOS 10.

Release

 The Moto G5 Plus releases this month, while the iPhone SE has been around for a year. It isn't yet clear whether Apple is planning on updating the SE for 2017, but we may know before long.

Starting price (full retail)

 The Moto G5 Plus can save you US$170. While some customers may find that premium worth paying to get the iOS operating system and Apple's hardware-software symmetry in a small and somewhat-inexpensive package, others may prefer the Moto's bigger screen and capable all-around spec sheet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Take an In-Depth Look at iPhone 8 Specifications

Apple is estimated to release the next generation of iPhone in Fall of this year. The year of 2017 marks the tenth anniversary for Apple Inc. Back in 2007, Apple rolled out its first generation of iPhone. Until now, Apple has offered many iPhone models, iPad models, and iPod models. The latest iPhone models available on the market are iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, featuring a 4.7 inch and a 5.5-inch screen respectively. Three new iPhone models are projected to be launched on September, 2017, including a long-awaited iPhone 8 designing with the removal of Home button, the other two being iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
Although there are many leaks and rumors circulating about Apple's iPhone 8 flagship and the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, the information is unconfirmed. Here we get some sources from a market research firm TrendForce that issued a new research note based on supply chain information that dives deep into the hardware and design of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s models.

According to TrendForce, the iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone to be equipped with an AMOLED screen. The home button will be removed for larger screen, and the button's features will be integrated into the display. Having the same size as 4.7-inch iPhone 7, iPhone 8 will have a 5.8 inch screen as the result of Home button removal. The OLED display will have 2K resolution and a display ratio that could exceed 2:1. TrendForce says the iPhone 8 display will not feature curved edges, as "there are issues with the 3D glass regarding production yield and drop test results." The iPhone 8 is expected to have 2.5D glass on the front, just like current models. The iPhone 8 will also pack 3D sensing technology that can be used for facial recognition and augmented reality (AR) features.

The iPhone 8 will supposedly pack 3GB of RAM and come with just two storage options, 64GB and 256GB. Pricing for the iPhone 8 could go up to $1,000, or even higher, according to a report published by TrendForce, which is in line with earlier pricing rumors.

The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will have the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens you'd expect, just like their predecessor. They will feature 2GB and 3GB of RAM, respectively, and ship with the same storage options we have now on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.


The iPhone 7s might be even cheaper than the current iPhone 7, as Apple will "likely make significant differentiation between the 4.7-inch model and the other two models" due to increased competition in the smartphone business, according to the firm.

TrendForce estimates that the iPhone 8 will drive "a huge wave of replacement demand," as existing iPhone users who have not upgraded since 2014 might be attracted to the "significant innovations" in the upcoming new iPhone.  iPhone users who would like to purchase new iPhone are suggested to back up data on old iPhone with an iOS transfer program.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sony Adds "Boost Mode" for PS4 Pro to Fastly and Smoothly Run Some Older Games

Sony is rolling out the beta preview of the PlayStation 4's latest firmware update, version 4.50, and it includes a pretty great new feature for early owners of the PS4 Pro console. In short, many older PS4 titles will run better on the new hardware — even if they've not been optimized to do so by developers. Once you've installed the software upgrade, you'll find a new "Boost Mode" option in the settings menu. This is exclusive to the more powerful Pro console and won't appear on the regular PS4.

When activated, Boost Mode "lets PS4 Pro run at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed in order to improve gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch of PS4 Pro," a company spokesperson revealed. “Games that have a variable frame rate may benefit from a higher frame rate, and load times may be shorter in some games too."

Sony is by no means promising those benefits for all titles, but Boost Mode still represents a nice attempt to help PS4 Pro buyers get a little bit more out of the beefed up console. So if 4K gaming and HDR weren't enough, well, now some of the games you've had for years might start playing a little better the next time you return to them. Sony advises that Boost Mode might cause unexpected behavior in some instances with the PS4 Pro running at full speed; turning off the setting should resolve any glitches. For now we're not sure if there are any limitations around Boost Mode. Can you just keep the console running at full speed all the time? Does it result in the PS4 Pro getting hot or using more energy than normal?

Aside from Boost Mode, the upcoming 4.50 firmware update will add support for external hard drives to all PS4 models, introduce some redesigned menus, and let players watch 3D Blu-rays in PSVR.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

10 Trailers That You Need to Watch This Week

A trailer (also known as a preview or coming attraction) is an advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, the result of creative and technical work. The term "trailer" comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a feature film screening. That practice did not last long, because patrons tended to leave the theater after the films ended, but the name has stuck. Trailers are now shown before the film begins. Movie trailers have now become popular on DVDs and Blu-rays, as well as on the Internet and mobile devices. Of some 10 billion videos watched online annually, film trailers rank third, after news and user-created video. The trailer format has also been adopted as a promotional tool for television shows, video games, books, and theatrical events/concerts. Here I am going to show you top 10 trailers that you need to watch this week.

Logan

Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine looks as action packed as you'd expect, but I certainly didn't expect it to look quite as personal and emotional as it seems to be hinting at in this trailer. It looks like the film is both a send-off to one generation and an introduction to the next. It's coming out March 3rd.


Power Rangers

Here's the first full-length trailer for the Power Rangers movie. It's clear this is going to be a pretty campy movie, the question now is whether the actors will have fun with that campiness or just come off looking silly. This trailer doesn't exactly leave me feeling encouraged. It comes out March 24th.


Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet is an upcoming Netflix original comedy-horror series created by Victor Fresco, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. Fresco will serve as showrunner, and will be an executive producer alongside Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell. The single camera series will consist of 13 episodes that will premiere on February 3, 2017.
 



Deidra & Laney Rob a Train

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is headed to Sundance next week, but it's already been picked up by Netflix for a March 17th release. It's a comedy about a couple of teenagers who decide to start robbing trains, which is an excellent conceit as far as I'm concerned.


Powerless

The cast of Powerless is like a niche, nerdy dream team, but the material they have to work with is... fun and modern but maybe kind of already played out? Anyway, NBC's new sitcom is just one giant opportunity to make superhero jokes, and there really ought to be a lot of great material nowadays. Maybe once we're seeing more than what's in the pilot, things'll get a little more interesting. The show starts February 2nd.
 



Journey To The West 2: Demon Chapter

Kung Fu Hustle director Stephen Chow wrote this absolutely ludicrous looking action-comedy about... I don't really even know, but visually, it looks pretty incredible. I wish more action movies got this ridiculous.


  

Colossal

This is a very unconventional monster movie, and I kind of love it. Anne Hathaway stars. There's a giant freaky Godzilla / alien thing terrorizing Seoul. They're connected in unexpected ways. Just watch like 30 seconds of this trailer to see what it's all about. The movie comes out April 7th.

Abstract: The Art of Design

This trailer might be a bit much, but the series seems like it could be neat. Abstract is an eight-episode series that profiles designers and their work, looking at everything from furniture and shoes to cars and buildings. All episodes premiere February 10th.



City of Tiny Lights

One of the few good things to come out of 2016 was a widespread desire to see Riz Ahmed everywhere. So here's his latest: a noirish crime film set in London that has Ahmed playing a detective searching for a missing woman. It comes out April 7th in the UK but doesn't appear to have a US release date yet.


A Dark Song

The Witch was one of last year's best horror movies, and this first trailer for A Dark Song reminds me of it quite a bit — it seems to be a horror film based around seriously creepy occult stories rather than sudden scares. The film is going to be distributed by IFC, but it doesn't appear to have a release date just yet.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What is Dolby TrueHD and How to Keep Dolby TrueHD?

Dolby TrueHD is a kind of quality-lossless audio track, and Dolby TrueHD lossless audio delivers the best sound possible for movies, music, and TV shows. As one of the two best surround sound formats in today's Blu-ray based home theater systems, Dolby TrueHD lossless surround format is identical to the sound heard at the theater and comes across best via HDMI connection from Blu-ray players.

Key Features of Dolby TrueHD:

1. Transfers data at bit rates of up to 18 Mbps for unmatched sound quality
2. Delivers up to 16 channels of pristine audio at studio-master quality
3. Maintains consistent dialogue levels when changing between Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital programming
4. Includes dynamic range control, enabling reduced peak volume levels without loss of overall sound quality—ideal for listening without disturbing others
5. Provides superior 7.1 downmix overload detection and protection
6. Gives the Blu-ray content creator the ability to include a companion Dolby Digital (640 kbps) 5.1-channel theatrical mix on 7.1-channel Dolby TrueHD titles

Many poeple may start wondering whether there is any way to keep Dolby TrueHD audio track. Indeed, there is more than one method to keep Dolby TrueHD audio track when watching Blu-ray movies. Here I am going to introduce two ways for you to keep Dolby TrueHD.

On one hand, you can make use of a professional Blu-ray player that allows users to freely choose audio track to play back Blu-ray disc content. Leawo Blu-ray Player is such a Blu-ray player, and most importantly, it is a free Blu-ray player. Designed with a user-friendly interface, the program is easy to use. With the support of disc decryption technology, the Blu-ray player is able to read, load, and play back Blu-ray disc of any kinds, and it downward supports DVD disc. Moreover, it can be used to play back video and audio files of any format.


On the other hand, you can take advantage of a Blu-ray converter to rip and convert Blu-ray to other video format while preserving Dolby TrueHD audio track. The latest version of Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter has added support for Dolby TrueHD audio output. Therefore you can make use of the program to keep Dolby TrueHD audio track.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Leawo Software Gives Away iTransfer as Free 2016 Christmas Gifts

2016 Christmas is coming. Christmas is a time of giving. Many of you might start to prepare 2016 Christmas gifts, such as iPhong 7, Kindle Whitepaper, etc.  Of course you can get many splendid Christmas gifts on various stores, but here I would like to recommend a free 2016 Christmas gift.  Leawo iTansfer is offered as giveaway in Leawo 2016 Christmas Celebration.

Leawo iTransfer is designed for users to transfer all kinds of files among iOS devices, iTunes, and PCs. With iTransfer, you can transfer files from computer to iPhone, transfer files from iTunes to iPhone, transfer files between iOS devices, transfer files from iPhone to computer, etc. Originally priced at $19.95, iTransfer becomes free during the first phase of Leawo 2016 Christmas Celebration. The time period of the first phase is from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22, 2016. In addition to this free 2016 Christmas gift, another two giveaways will be provided in the second and third phase respectively.

Besides free Christmas gifts, there are other special Christmas offers with up to 75% discounts. Among them, Leawo TunesCopy, a professional iTunes DRM media converter and iTunes DRM removal progam, stands out. The DRM removal enjoys a discount of 75% from Dec. 13 to Dec. 22, 2016. With only the cost of $9.95, you can remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos including iTunes movie and iTunes TV show.



Other special offers including Leawo Tunes Cleaner, Blu-ray/DVD Ripper, Blu-ray/DVD Copy, Blu-ray/DVD Creator, iOS data recovery, Music/Video Downloader, etc. The discounts range from 40% to 70%.

Leawo 2016 Christmas Celebration activity is surely a good campagain for software fans to find their preferred 2016 Christmas gifts.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

5 Tips for Spotting a Bargain on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday is famous for the shopping mania either online or offline, while Cyber Monday is a newly-emerging marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, a term created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online. On Black Friday, retailers offer a variety of special offers and big discounts, with more deals added online on Cyber Monday.

In order to spot a genuine bargain, here I list five tips for you to follow. Check them out!

 

1. Check the size of the discount

According to experts, before purchase, it is always worth checking if the same product is much cheaper somewhere else. Some specialist sites can tell you if the product has been discounted more heavily before. For example, Camelcamelcamel.com shows the price history of Amazon products - allowing shoppers to see if they have been offered more cheaply in the past.

When consumer group Which? looked back on retailers' offers last year, it found only 90 out of 178 deals were cheapest on Black Friday. Danny Munday, general manager of HotUKDeals, a deal-sharing website, said retailers sometimes increase the price of an item before a sales event to make the discount look deeper. Members in online forums will share their knowledge of sale prices and recommended retail prices, he added.

 

2. Look for price match

With competition fierce, retailers are starting to match the deals being offered by their rivals. John Lewis is one of the main companies that does this, but Currys and Amazon also have in the past, said Gary Caffell, deal editor at MoneySavingExpert.
"When people are price matching each other, look at other factors like warranty and delivery fees," he said. Electrical goods purchased from John Lewis often have longer warranties, compared with the standard one year. That includes five years on televisions, three years on many own-brand electrical goods and two years on other electrical items. Mr Caffell adds what all the experts agreed with: "Don't get sucked in by the hype and buy something you don't need or can't afford."

 

 3. All-store discounts can offer better value

Retailers often have deals "up to" a big headline percentage, but only some stock will be available at that discount.
"The stronger deals are those which are available across the whole store," Mr Caffell said.
For example, Gap is offering a 40% discount on full-price items and the Disney Store has 20% off.
One thing to be aware of with big Black Friday discounts on certain items is that sometimes they are unwanted stock which is of poor quality, Mr Munday said.
It is also worth looking out for extra discount codes on companies' Facebook pages or mailing lists, for example on delivery charges, they said.

 

4. Know your rights

Experts also cautioned that some Black Friday bargains might be non-refundable.
"Online you've got the right to change your mind and take it back, but that's not necessarily the case in-store," Mr Caffell said.
Research by Which? indicates only 29% of shoppers know that they have more protection when returning goods bought online than in-store.
"It's important to do your research so you know your shopping rights before you buy, just in case you change your mind," said Alex Neill, Which? managing director of home and legal.
Jo Causon, chief executive of the Institute of Customer Service, said customers are increasingly thinking about the shopping experience and aftercare, not just price.
"If you're having to take things back and it's difficult, that's hardly a bargain," she said.

 

5. Brace for website crashes

Once you've found a bargain online, though, you do not want to lose it because the website or app crashes.
Sites including John Lewis, Argos and Tesco Direct have struggled with the traffic in previous years.
In some cases the websites have crashed but are still available on mobile or tablet, Mr Caffell said.
By having a page open across multiple devices, you are better protected from crashes, he said. It also gives you an extra place in online queues, which can be very long.
"The busiest time for people logging on is going to be around midnight and then 08:00 or 09:00 in the morning," Mr Caffell said.







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