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Star Trek Online Escort Ship Guide

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If you want to play the most fun ship in Star Trek Online, choosing an escort ship is probably a very good idea. Escort ships are different from both science and cruiser ships for a number of reasons.If you want to play the most fun ship in Star Trek Online, choosing an escort ship is probably a very good idea. Escort ships are different from both science and cruiser ships for a number of reasons.

Escort Redline - The Best Radar Detector?

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The Escort Redline is one of the top performing radar detectors available on the market today, but is it the best? It's excellent sensitivity, unmatched selectivity, and large feature set positions it at the top of the line, but it's not without flaws. Find out if the Escort Redline is the radar detector for you.The Escort Redline is one of the top performing radar detectors available on the market today, but is it the best? It's excellent sensitivity, unmatched selectivity, and large feature set positions it at the top of the line, but it's not without flaws. Find out if the Escort Redline is the radar detector for you.

Make Your Bathrooms Appealing With Kohler Toilet Parts

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These days, toilet parts have become very expensive. Along with that there is no guarantee on these products. Both of their guarantee and warranty depends on your luck. They may or may not last long. So it is better to consider toilet components that are being produced by a famous brand, just like Kohler. One thing that comes with the name Kohler is that they are market leaders in providing world class toilet components that can change the entire look of your restrooms. Kohler toilet parts are made of superior materials, durable enough and come with probably a long time guarantee which no other company can provide. Kohler is around for almost a century now and is the most reliable source of getting desired toilet components for your bathrooms. The brand of Kohler has been accredited with numerous modifications and inventions to the entire bathroom experience. You will find bathroom settings right from sinks, bath tubs, and the talk of the town- the upcoming Kohler toilet unit with enamel. This system works in an innovative manner, flushes out all the waste materials from the toilet by using fraction of the amount of water that other systems would probably use. Such systems can only be expected from Kohler. Some of the Kohler toilet parts can leave you astounding. These are high on style and designs. You would not find any single piece in the market that matches the elegance of Kohler toilet parts. Always consider buying certified parts from genuine Kohler dealers. A lot of authentic Kohler dealers are available these days from whom you can purchase the external toilet components like toilet tanks, handles, toilet seats and rims. What you need to make sure is that you are purchasing the right kind of components for your toilet for your bathroom settings. Some of the other toilet parts by Kohler include a filler valve, flush lever, or a float, a siphon candy and so on.

Before You Buy a Cookware Set

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Planning to Buy a Cookware Set? Do you own a cookware set? If you don't, it is probably in your standing wish list. Many people invest in cookware set this time of year (it is Christmas, after all!) so here are a few guidelines and questions for those of you choosing the cookware set. Whether you are buying the versatile All Clad Cookware or another brand name of cookware set, run through these questions and tips as you go about your cookware set shopping. 1. Do I really need to buy a cookware set? - The first question you should ask yourself is whether you really need a cookware set. Indeed, they are beautiful on the pot rack or in your cabinet and they are very handy for certain kitchen tasks. But we have found that a good skillet and a saucepan are just as useful for nearly every cooking task. If you don't make a lot of variety food, you don't really have to own a cookware set. But does a cookware set make everything a little easier? Sure. And if you make a lot dishes, it's very useful. 2. If I had a cookware set, would I work with each piece in the set more than once a week? - This is an arbitrary standard, but I probably wouldn't have bought my own cookware set if I didn't think I would use it about once a week, or frequently. 3. Do I have space for storing a cookware set? - Some cookware set consists of 2 to 14 piece in the box. It's difficult to store them in a narrow kitchen, so except if you have a built-in appliance lift or kitchen appliance garage, you will need a lot of room or space for them. But if you do have a narrow space but still want to buy a cookware set, why don't you buy a pot rack for addition, it helps you to solve storing problems and also protect your pots and pans much better than a kitchen cabinet. 4. Which kind of pots and pans do you need? - For a few people a skillet and a saucepan would be adequate for them, but for others like me, I need a lot of pots and pans. My advice has always been to start small. Cookware is one thing that really shouldn't be skimped on: cheap pots and pans are simply not worth it. That doesn't really mean you need to invest a lot of your funds, though; you could find great deals on good cookware at retailers like Amazon, Cooking.com or even at a garage sale. 5. What sort of cookware material that fits on your cooktop? - If you use a conduction stovetop, some cookware surface cannot be used. There are a lot of type of cooking surface available, such as stainless steel, iron, copper, ceramic, enameled iron, glass, and Hard-Anodized. 6. Is it easy to clean or not? - If you don't like to waste your time cleansing your cookware by hand, you better pick up a cookware set that features dishwasher safe. But for some cookware, even the manufacturer state dishwasher safe, you still have to wash by hand to avoid scratch on your pans, example like, All Clad Cookware, they are dishwasher safe, but due to the hefty price, you better wash by hand only. 7. How much can I afford to spend? - Once you have decided that you could afford the counterspace, and that yes, a cookware set is a great investment for your kitchen and your cooking style, it is time to decide how much you are willing to spend. Cookware set can be found for anywhere from about $100 to over $2000. Little Information About Cookware Materials Stainless Steel Positive: Nonreactive (meaning you can cook any kind of food in it, the food taste won't change), heavy, durable, dishwasher-safe, inexpensive for some basic models. Negatives: Poor heat transfer and distribution. A better alternative? You can solve this problem by buying much better quality (and higher priced) stainless steel cookware with an added inner core made of copper or aluminum, which improves the heat conductivity. It might be pricey, but it'll last a lifetime. All-Clad is a great model associated with high-end stainless steel cookware. Copper Positive: Excellent thermal conductivity, cooks food evenly. Negatives: Reactive with alkaline or acidic foods, which can result a metallic taste after being cooked in a copper pot. Light colored foods, like eggs, can also develop grey streaks when they pick up the copper compounds, which also means you'll ingest small amounts of copper. Not really a problem if it's an infrequent thing, but not so great for everyday use. Copper also requires routine polishing and maintenance, and it's costly. A better alternative? Consider copper pots with a stainless steel or tin layer so you get the best of both worlds: great thermal conductivity, with the safety and versatility of a nonreactive layer. Aluminum Positive: Excellent thermal conductivity, light-weight, inexpensive. Negatives: Like copper, raw aluminum is extremely reactive to alkaline or acidic foods. It's also very soft and is likely to warp in high heat and scratch easily, which leads to health concerns with long-term use. A better alternative? Anodized aluminum has been treated by an electro-chemical process that hardens it, as a result solving most of the issues with raw aluminum. It's more costly than raw aluminum, but also a far excellent cookware material. While anodized aluminum does take longer to heat up than other materials, it's an exceptional heat conductor (superior to stainless steel), scratch-resistant, and lightweight but still very strong. Cast Iron Positive: Sturdy, affordable, naturally non-stick if properly seasoned, distributes heat evenly and maintains heat well, imparts iron to foods (an added benefit for some), great for long, low simmering and browning. Negatives: Cast iron is also reactive, and doesn't take well to acidic foods. It's also fairly heavy, takes a long time to heat up, requires a bit more effort to clean and preserve. Another alternative? While we still prefer raw cast iron for skillets, enameled cast iron (cast iron coated in porcelain enamel) has most the advantages of cast iron without the extra trouble, so it's a great material for dutch ovens. It's non-reactive, easy to clean, and beautiful.

Air Purifier Buying Guide

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The tight seals that make your home comfortable and energy efficient also make the indoor air more polluted. The air inside your home is five to ten times dirtier than the air outside, and Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors. Quality air purifiers have never been more important for good health. Shopping for the right air purifier can be confusing and frustrating. Some air purifiers on the market today actually pollute the air with harmful levels of ozone, a powerful lung irritant that can be especially dangerous to asthma sufferers. Learn about air purifiers and find a safe, effective unit that's right for your needs with this air purifier buying guide. Common Household Air Pollutants Different air purifiers target different pollutants, so it's important to identify the pollutants you want to eliminate from your home before you buy an air purifier. Airborne Particles include pet allergen, dust mite allergen, pollen, plant spores, fungi, mold, and tobacco smoke, and they are the most common cause of indoor allergy and asthma attacks. A HEPA air purifier is the best method of eliminating airborne allergens. Household Odors and Gases include cooking odors, kitty litter, tobacco smoke, various toxins, and gaseous pollutants like indoor pesticides or aerosols. Activated carbon filters are ideal for adsorbing gases and odors that are too small to be trapped by a HEPA filter. "Adsorb" is not a typo; "adsorption" occurs when materials attach through a chemical reaction. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are found in a wide variety of common household products: paints, varnishes, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, glues and adhesives, and even new carpet and building supplies. Look for ingredients like benzene, chloride, formaldehyde, ethylene, and toluene. VOCs can cause the following symptoms: irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, nausea, and even severe chronic health conditions such as damage to the nervous system. The presence of VOCs can also exacerbate asthma. Microorganisms include antigens, pathogens, bacteria, and viruses. They're the everyday germs that make us sick. Mold is also considered a microorganism. Air Purifier Filter Types Different air purifier filters target different types of air pollution. HEPA air purifiers are the most popular, and they're perfect for eliminating household allergens such as dust, animal dander, and pollen, but they're not very good at capturing ultra-fine particles like viruses or eliminating foul odors or chemical fumes. Because different air purifier technologies have different strengths and weaknesses, many modern air purifiers combine two or more filter types in the same unit. For example, the Austin Air Super Blend Healthmate utilizes a HEPA filter along with an activated carbon filter to help eliminate odors and fumes. Let's take a closer look at the different types of filters: HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filters set the standard for air purification. By definition, a HEPA filter removes at least 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns. HEPA air purifiers were originally developed by the Atomic Energy Commission to capture radioactive dust particles. HEPA filters allow only very small particles to pass through them. Allergens such as pollen, animal dander, mold spores, and dust get trapped in the filter. The main disadvantage of the HEPA air purifier is that you have to periodically change the filter. The main advantage: If it's HEPA certified, then you know it works well. Not all HEPA filters are created equal. Size matters: the more square feet of HEPA filter, the more particulates it will be able to remove. The size, material, and construction of the actual filter media all play a role in the air purifier's performance and may account for why one HEPA filter is more expensive than another. Ion Generators and Ozone Generators create charged particles (ions) and emit them into the surrounding air. These ions combine with impurities (like dust) in the air, forcing the impurities to cling to a nearby surface. Consequently, ion generators often produce dirty spots on nearby walls and floors because they do not eliminate impurities; ion generators simply force impurities to cling to a surface (in the same way that static electricity can make a sock cling to a shirt). Ion generators are the second most popular type of air purifiers, but they both emit ozone, a powerful lung irritant that is especially dangerous for people with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, children, and the elderly. Electrostatic Precipitators work on the same principle of electricity as ion generators and ozone generators, but electrostatic precipitators capture impurities rather than simply forcing them to cling to an external surface. Electrostatic precipitators, such as the Friedrich C90B Electrostatic Air Purifier, use electronic cells to charge particles within the purifier and immediately trap the impurities on collector plates. The main advantage with this type of air purifier is that the collector plates never have to be replaced; they can be easily washed in the dishwasher. Be aware that some electrostatic precipitators also generate ozone. Charged Media Filters work the same way as electrostatic precipitators, but they collect particles on fiber filters instead of plates. The advantage of these filters is that they are able to collect very small particles, sometimes as small as 0.1 microns, through a combination of a filter and an electrostatic charge. The disadvantage is that, like the electrostatic precipitator filters, charged media filters lose their efficiency fairly quickly, and they can require more frequent filter replacements compared to a HEPA air purifier. These types of units can produce ozone, but the better ones on the market do not. If you are going to purchase this type of air purifier, make sure that it does not produce ozone. The best air purifier in this category is the Blueair air purifier. Activated Carbon Filters are rarely used alone to purify the air, but they are often used in conjunction with other filters. Activated carbon and charcoal filters excel at adsorbing odors and gases and neutralizing smoke, chemicals, and fumes. "Adsorb" is not a typo; "adsorption" occurs when materials attach through chemical attraction. Activated carbon has been treated with oxygen, opening up millions of pores in the carbon. There are so many of these tiny pores that one pound of activated carbon has a surface area of 60 to 150 acres. This huge surface area makes it ideal for adsorbing gases and odors. These chemicals and gases are too small to be trapped by a HEPA filter, but they bond to the enormous surface area in the activated carbon. The bigger the carbon filter, the more chemicals it will be able to absorb and the longer it will keep on working. When it's full, it can't adsorb any more and has to be replaced. Impregnated carbon filters contain an additional chemical (a "chemisorbent") to eliminate certain chemicals like VOCs. Antibacterial and Germicidal Filters eliminate bacteria and germs. The IQAir Clean Room H13 HEPA Air Purifier, for example, utilizes a HEPA filter treated with agents to kill airborne microorganisms. Other air purifiers, like the AllerAir 4000 EXEC UV Air Purifier, use a UV lamp to kill germs. As antigens and pathogens pass over the lamp, it emits ultraviolet waves which alter their DNA, making them sterile and harmless. Air purifiers with UV filters are often used in sterile environments such as hospitals, kitchens, daycares, and labs. In residential use, they are great for controlling mold. If you are someone who gets sick often, an air purifier with a germicidal filter may be just what you need to give your immune system that extra boost. Pre-Filters remove large particles prior to primary filtration and come with nearly all air purifiers. Other Factors to Consider Before Buying an Air Purifier Area Coverage - Make sure the square footage listed for the air purifier is about the same or slightly greater than the square footage of the room where you intend to use it. Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) - This number, also known as the ACH rating, tells us how frequently the air purifier can exchange all the air in a given room. For example, if the purifier has a ACH rating of 6 for a 20' x 20' room, then it is capable of exchanging all of the air in that room 6 times every hour. If you have allergies or asthma, you want an ACH rating of at least 4 and preferably 6 or 8. Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) - The CADR, calculated by AHAM (The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers), tells us not only how much air is purified, but also how well it is purified. Air purifiers that have been tested by AHAM should have the AHAM Certified seal and CADR numbers for three pollutants: tobacco smoke, pollen, and dust. The higher the CADR rating, the more effective the air purifier is against that pollutant. CADR ratings are calculated impartially and recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency and American Lung Association. Price - Air purifiers range from affordable $100 air purifiers for small spaces to fully loaded $1,000+ air purifiers for large rooms. Filter Replacements - If you're buying a HEPA filter, don't forget to check and see how much replacement filters will cost. If your unit includes both a HEPA filter and a carbon filter or other combination filtration media, they will probably need to be replaced separately, and may last for different periods of time. This can be a hassle, particularly if they are difficult to access. Noise Level - Some air purifiers, such as the Blueair units, are extremely quiet, while others can be quite loud when operating at high power. If possible, ask for a demonstration before you buy your air purifier. Energy Usage - Like all appliances, different air purifiers use different amounts of energy for operation. Unlike most appliances, air purifiers run continuously, so you'll want to consider your utility bill before buying an air purifier. If only volts and amps are listed, simply multiply the two: volts x amps = watts. Typical mechanical air filters can use anywhere from 50 watts on low to 200 watts on high. (For comparison sake, a typical lamp uses about 60 watts, while a typical computer uses about 365 watts). Air Pollution - Some air purifiers pollute the air with ozone, a powerful lung irritant that is especially dangerous for asthmatics, children, and the elderly. Extra Features - These are the bells and whistles. They can make your air purifier a lot easier to use. On the other hand, they can also significantly up the price on an air purifier that isn't really all that much better than the next one. You simply have to decide which features will make your life easier and which ones just aren't worth the extra cash. For example, a filter change indicator light lets you know when to change the filter, and handles or casters are important if you plan on moving your air purifier around a lot. Manufacturer's Reputation - A manufacturer's reputation and the experiences of past customers deserve consideration in your decision. Certain manufacturers and products are highly respected in the industry for a reason - and the same goes for products which have garnered less respect. Check out customer reviews to get a sense of the reputation. Warranty - A five-year warranty is a good one. A ten-year warranty is even better! Take into account what the warranty covers - motor, fan, electrical components? Also, find out if certain customer actions will void the warranty. Some manufacturers will void the warranty if the customer does not purchase replacement filters over the recommended time period; this can be inconvenient if you plan to run your air purifier less often or if the air in your home is cleaner than average.

Why Choose a Red Electric Kettle?

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People spend loads of money to decorate a house. They buy all those items which make their home look unique and classy. For this they keep all the intricacies in mind from the tiles of the floor to the type of wallpaper on the kitchen walls. This is not for others but for themselves. No one would like to live in the home which is not tastefully done. That is the reason people pay even lots of attention to the type of crockery one uses at home. Some time back there was the era in which people only used the cut glass or melamine crockery. But the time has changed and the type of appliances we used in kitchen are also become high tech and the era of glamorous appliances is in vogue. The best example of this is red electric kettle. The red electric kettle is different from the stainless steel kettles. The stainless steel kettles are the traditionally fabricated stainless steel fabricated kettles. The stainless steel kettles are available in two variant - electrical and non electrical. They were good in their style and usage but they look to odd in usage for the current tend of glamorous kitchens. On the other hand the red kettle is making news. This is the kettle which does the same thing as the stainless steel kettles but it has the glamour quotient in it. The red electric kettle is different with other electric kettles. This has many advantages over other types of kettles. And the best quality of this is its convenience and easy to use features. This is especially designed to heat water. The red kettle is much more efficient than stove top kettles that are also available in red or stainless steel kettles. The electric kettles concentrate most of its energy in heating water. But the stove top kettles or stainless steel kettles present a varying amount of electricity waste caused by escaping heat that doesn't come into effective contact with water. This is the extra usage of electricity consumption. The electric kettles are the gift for the tea drinkers and especially for those who drinks green tea and flavored teas. This is because some kettles come with water temperature settings allowing you to boil water at lower temperatures for pleasant brewed tea. In these kettles specific temperature settings can be adjusted. And this will give you the type of tea you always wanted to drink. The red kettles look smart, elegant, unique and stylish in your kitchen, even when they are not in use. In this there is variant of cordless option also. This is the kettle which breaks the jinx of boring colorless stainless steel kettles. This is the kettle which is available with the cool touch handle and lid, boil dry safety cut out and non-slip feet as basic features the red electric kettles.

Restaurant Supply Stores Offer Commercial Fryers

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In a restaurant, the back line can be a hellish place to be. Cooks move quickly between the tools they use, the cutting board they slice on and the refrigeration system employed by the store. One of the largest pieces of equipment in the back house can be the commercial fryer. The commercial fryer is an essential tool in most restaurants because many foods are in need of a good deep frying. But which fryer will you choose? Commercial deep fryers come in a variety of sizes. An affordable counter top sized fryer is available from many brands, but these are used mostly by the home chef for special cooking projects. The most commonly seen size of deep fryer is the full size floor model commercial fryer. No matter where you get your french fries or hash browns from, they must first go through four hundred degree oil for three and a half minutes in a full size commercial fryer before reaching your mouth. Do you know what brand of commercial fryer may be the most popular? I have no fear in saying it is the brand with its purpose in its name: Frymaster! Frymaster makes the smaller single fryer that requires you to have a timer and lower the basket into the oil yourself; Frymaster also makes the monstrous three pit fryer which has a built in timer and lowers the fry baskets for you! That's not all. These fryers tell you when they need to be filtered and have earned an ENERGY STAR rating! The masters of their niche? With a name like that, they ought to be! A restaurant supply that doesn't offer commercial fryers can't possibly be a restaurant supply. Considering my earlier statement (the commercial fryer is an essential tool in most restaurants...) you may need to double check that you're actually on a restaurant supply web site. When you do find the restaurant supply you're looking for, don't forget that commercial fryers have many necessary accessories. One of these accessories is the gas connector. That's right. These bad boys run off propane or natural gas. Without a gas hose you won't be frying much of anything! Another important accessory are fry baskets! Sure you can throw something in the fryer and fish it out with your unprotected fingers (bad idea) but why do that when the convenience of a stainless steel basket is ready to make your frying experience one hundred times easier! Another valuable tool a restaurant supply store should offer is an oil disposal tool. Small pieces of fried food are always left behind in the fryer. To maintain your fry oil a daily filtration regimen should be implemented and followed. Unfortunately, despite your efforts, your fry oil is going to go bad, and you will need a method of getting hot fry oil from the fryer to the disposal site outside (I'm assuming you have a shortening disposal box close to your dumpster). A shortening disposal unit is important for safe and efficient disposal of low quality oil. Generally, a disposal unit "plugs" into your fryer and accepts the bad oil. The unit is then rolled outside and the bad oil is pumped into a certified container. Ta-da! No more bad oil and handled like a pro!

Troubleshooting Your Non-Printing Printer - Five Things to Check

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Has your printer stopped printing? This always seems to happen as you try to print the boarding pass for your Caribbean cruise. Please try these five checks first before you kill your printer. Several things can fix printing. Some are easy simple checks and others are more complicated. This article presents the five things you can do to repair printing. After that, you are free to get a hammer, take out your frustration on your device, and buy a new cheaper one. We begin here with a simple easy checks and then progress to the more complex issues to resolve. Check 1: Printing devices must be powered-on to print. Please make sure that the power is turned on and that the power-on light is lighted. At this time it is best to make sure that all cables are plugged into the device and that there are no error indicators lighted. A quick check of the paper tray and paper hopper is in order as well. These should have a sufficient supply of fresh paper in them. Check 2: Please make sure that you are using the printer you are expecting. To verify this when using Microsoft® Word, please click on the upper left menu item "File" and then "Print" from the drop down menu. This reveals the printing panel to the right of the drop-down menu. In the printing panel on the upper left is the print button. Immediately below that the printer is identified. If the name of this device is not the printer you are expecting to use, there is a triangle pointing down on the right-hand side. Clicking on this triangle reveals a drop-down list of printers to which your computer can send the document for printing. Please make sure you have selected the printer that you expect. There are similar selections another computer programs that permit you to verify and to select the printer you wish to use. You can print on a different printer as a test. When the document prints on the other printer, your printer has the problem. This helps you identify precisely the problem hardware and software components. Check 3: Please verify that the documents waiting to print are not stopped. When a printer encounters any problem printing a document, it just stops printing. Any document that is subsequently sent to the printer cannot be printed until the previous document is completely printed. Printers print one document at a time. This is similar to cows crossing a stream. If the first cow comes the stream and does not cross, all remaining cows wait in line to cross the stream behind the first cow. If the first cow does cross the stream, the other cows follow. When one of the other cows refuses across the stream, the cows following it stop and do not cross the stream. Similarly, printers print all documents in the order that they are sent to the printer. If the ink runs out, if there is a paper the error, or if there is some other malfunction that stops a document from printing, that document and all remaining documents stop printing. After the error is corrected, the document may or may not automatically start printing. Sometimes you must restart the document printing for that document and subsequent documents to print. The printer document waiting line on Windows 7® is found by clicking on the "Start" button and opening "Devices and Printers". In the "Devices and Printers" window you select the printer you are using. Clicking the right mouse button opens a pop-up menu from which you select "See what's printing". This opens the printer queue. If there are no documents listed, then Windows® believes that all documents have been sent to the printer and printed. Sometimes a printer is set to work offline. In this event nothing can print because the device is offline. When a printer icon is colored light grey, the printer is likely set offline. In the "See what's printing" window, clicking on the "Printer" menu item produces a drop down menu. The "Use Printer Offline" selection appears about three lines from the bottom of this menu. Since Windows 7® is context sensitive and displays only the possible menu selections appropriate, the "Use Printer Offline" menu selection is often not visible. To place the device online, please un-check the "Use Printer Offline" menu item. Check 4: Many printing problems are caused by the loss of connection between the computer and the printer. To check the printer connection on Windows 7® you again click on the "Start" button and open "Devices and Printers". In the devices and printers window you select the printer you are using, click the right mouse button to open a pop-up menu, and you select "Printer properties". The printer properties window should open on the "General" tab. In the lower right should be the "Print Test Page" button. Clicking on this button is a quick way to test whether the computer is connected to the printer. It should immediately print a test page on the printer. If it does not print a test page, then the link to the printer may not be functioning properly. To verify the computer's connection to the printer you select the "Ports" tab. The "Ports" tab identifies the port that connects the computer to the printer. When the printer is connected by a USB cable to the computer, the port label identifies a USB port. Sometimes unplugging a USB cable and plugging it into a different USB port re-establishes the connection between the computer and the printer. Driver programs connecting Windows to the printer port may not be functioning properly with Windows. In this case reinstalling the latest printer driver programs can resolve this issue. The driver programs must typically match exactly the version of Windows on the computer. Often separate driver programs are used for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows®. The latest driver programs are found at the printer manufacturer's website. If the printer is a network printer, a standard TCP/IP port is checked. A TCP/IP port connection can be broken when the incorrect printer IP address is used. To reconnect the printer to the computer, make sure that the IP address on the computer is the same as the IP address assigned to the printer. When the printer is a wireless printer, verifying the connection becomes more difficult. Similar to any other network connected printer, a wireless printer must have the IP address match the address used by the TCP/IP port on the computer. Sometimes the printer may be identified by name and not by IP address. If the name is correct, a test page should print on the printer. When a test page does not print, the most direct resolution of the problem may be re-installation of the printer. This would require the original printer installation CDs or a download of the installation software from the printer manufacturer's website. Check 5: Wireless printers often lose their connections to the network. This can be verified by going to the printer and selecting from the printer menus a print out of the network configuration. An alternate test is to use a different computer to print a test page to the wireless printer. When a wireless printer has lost its connection to the network, the simplest and most direct solution may be to reinstall the wireless printer on the network. This again would require an installation CD or a download of the installation software from the manufacturer's website. Wireless printer installation differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some printers require an active USB connection into the printer to complete wireless network installation. Other printers can be installed without such a USB connection. Wireless installation requires knowing the network key or password. Sometimes the latest Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security must be used for the printer to connect into the wireless network. The older Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) does not permit some printers to connect to the network properly. Performing these five checks should at the very least identify where the problem lies. You should be able to then zero-in on the root of the problem. If a printing problem is caused by physical damage, it is not cost-effective to repair the printer. In this case it is best to get out a big hammer and take out all your pent-up frustration on the device. Next go to the store and buy a newer, faster, and better one.

data entry book Work From Home: The Real Score

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More and more people are lured into taking online data entry jobs. Earn easy money by typing data entry book, at home, with no experience required is their golden promise. Doesn't they sound like one of those work at home entry of data misleading offers? If you are offered a job, which puts you at the top of the chain without much requirements and documents to submit, would you be able to say no? If you could, say work at your own pace and still get decent pay, would you be able to resist? And who wouldn't want to take a job that would let you spend more time with your family, go out with friends anytime you wish, or watch your favorite daytime TV shows? I would think none. Data entry jobs are one of the hottest and most in-demand job items today. To think that this finding does not even include similar key phrases such as 'online data entry', and 'data entry jobs', and search hits record on Google, Yahoo, MSN, and many other search engines is totally mind-boggling. Like any curious Pete, I couldn't help but wonder how a seemingly sweat-free job like this gets all the attention it has. data entry book Logically I thought they are either work from home scams or real jobs. But there's only one way to find out. So I conducted my own research and started looking into the most popular data entry programs found on Clickbank's Marketplace. And from my research, I found several interesting discoveries. When I visited the sites of these data entry programs, I was greeted by a lot of E-books. These E-books or training materials contain tips and guidelines on how to make money by selling Click-bank products and other items using Google AdWord. To earn money you have to pay a registration fee. data entry book Once you avail of the registration payment, they will send you training materials in the form of readings or E books. You will of course have to read through the contents and then convince others to do the same. If you manage to seal a deal, you earn money. If you don't, you must try and try until you make a sale.data entry book Not only that, you also pay for every ad you put up. Unfortunately, they won't tell you any of these in the beginning. When I learned about these, I was shocked in disbelief. This kind of job is not data entry at all but affiliate marketing masking under the guise of data entry work from home misleading offers. Well, to show you the real score, I am not saying that all the typing jobs are bad. What ticks my temper is the fact that their job advertising is misleading and too good to be true. And dishonest advertising is the road on which scams tread.data entry book Nonetheless, I still believe that there are genuine data entry jobs out there; you just have to do your assignment the best that you can. How would you know if a program is a mere data entry work from home scams? I would have to say, look for client and business reviews on the program you are considering. Most of what you will find are from real people so you would have a platform to begin with.

Deadbolt Keyless Door Locks Reduce Your Insurance Rates

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Deadbolt door locks must be good because they are the types of locks looked for by insurance companies when they assess the security systems of a house for setting homeowners insurance rates. Keyless Deadbolt Locks So if you are looking for keyless door locks, choose those that are deadbolt. A deadbolt has a locking mechanism that cannot be moved unless the lock cylinder is rotated. This is in contrast to the spring-bolt mechanism which can be moved with application of force to the bolt. A deadbolt then is more resistant to forced entry. According to insurers, they prefer a Grade 1 rating for deadbolts, as rated by the American National Standards Institute. Based on a crime survey, most burglars enter through unlocked windows or doors, lock picking and lock bumping and they choose houses that have no deadbolts or secure locking systems. The deadbolt locking mechanism has been incorporated in keyless door locks, so now there are combination door keyless deadbolts, digital keyless deadbolts, and other types of electronic keyless deadbolts such as those with fingerprint and remote control options. Here are some types of keyless deadbolt door locks that you can choose from: Schlage Electronic Pushbutton Deadbolt Keyless Lock You can store up to 19 four-digit codes with this lock, which you can install on your front doors, patio doors or garage doors. It has a motor drive and its battery lasts up to 3 years. It also features a keyway for emergency key use. You can take a look at this lock at nokey.com. Lockey 2210 Deadbolt Combination Lock This lock is operated simply by turning the knob to input your code and can be locked from the inside or outside. It also fits right- and left-hand doors, is weatherproof and can work on any hinged door. You can get more information about this lock and other keyless locks at gokeyless.com. Digital Tag Keyless Deadbolt Lock This deadbolt lock uses electronic tag keys and features an automatic lock option and an alarm for intruders. It is also weatherproof and bullet-proof and it can withstand sawing, hammering, prying and sawing. The most important parts of the lock, including the power batteries, motor, latch mechanism and CPU, are encased in the inner portion of the lock and protected by heavy-duty casing. You can take a look at this lock and similar door locks at brickhousesecurity.com. To make your home and family more secure, install deadbolt keyless door locks. You can also get discounts on your homeowners insurance rates if your home security system is up to the standards of your insurer.

Backpack - For Adventurous Journeys

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For traveling in hilly areas, long travels, hiking, or tourism of any country and city, backpacks are very much essential items. When we go on such type of trips we can't carry a heavy burden in our hands or back so the best idea is each person carry his own load with the help of a backpack. Even you can give little backpacks to your children so they can also understand their responsibilities while traveling. Normally children love to take care of responsibilities if given to them. In Backpacks there are certain types like some are huge and spacious enough that you can have each and everything in it. The other one is designed like a mini Backpack. In this category again two types are there. One is like a food backpack, you can have your meal and water and other little things in it. The other one is like mini sleepover backpack. In these types different functional types are also available in the market like in zippers, double zippers, adjustable straps, straps with clips and with water compartment or without water compartment. Anyone out there can buy one which fulfills the need during journey. When you want to go on a long journey or for a staying trip then the huge size will be good choice for you. It can adjust many things like sleepovers and other essential things. But if you want to go on small trips or if you are planning for hiking then Sleepovers are best because they are not large and heavy and you can easily carry them. Even little kids can have them during journey with their essential things. It is also good for those kids who want to go on summer camps. They can enjoy their summer camps having their important things in them and at night they can use their own sleepovers.

Coffee - Different Types of Coffee Machines

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One definition for a machine is a mechanically, electrically, or electronically operated device for performing a task. Thus, a coffee machine can, for all intents and purposes, be defined as a coffee maker or coffee grinder. These coffee machines can be simple to advanced and inexpensive to very expensive. This article will cover coffee makers that make as little as a single cup or as much as 60 cups and are inexpensive to very expensive. The drip coffee machines are usually electric ones that heat the water and then pump it over the grounds. However, a stove top type is still used. The water is boiled in a tea kettle and poured into a top reservoir with holes in it. A smaller container below holds the coffee grounds, usually with a filter. When the water finishes dripping through to the bottom, the coffee is ready to drink. Both the electric and stove top makers come in many brands and in a wide range of prices. The less expensive ones require a filter, while others may come with a permanent gold-coated coffee filter or other permanent filter. Other similar coffee machines use a tube in the center to pump the water to the top where it drops back down over the coffee grounds. They are coffee percolators and coffee urns and come in varying sizes. Urns have greater serving sizes that go as high as 60 cups for home use. Another coffee machine makes coffee by putting coffee in the bottom of a cylinder, which is usually glass. A filter the size of the inside of the cylinder is then pressed down to the bottom producing the coffee. These coffee machines have names such as French press, water press, a press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger or cafetière. A common coffee machine is the espresso machine. These machines make coffee by using steam that is pumped through tightly packed finely ground coffee beans. The result of this process varies according to how the operator chooses to make it, which depends on the options available for their machine. These machines vary from one that simply pumps steam at Bar 15 pressure through a porta filter that holds ground coffee to programmable ones. Programmable machines will grind your coffee, make your espresso your way and even dispose the spent grounds and then sends a clean rinse through the machine. Some machines may have other attachments to make cappuccinos and lattes. Some machines similar to espressos use a higher pressure of 19 bars. One of the popular coffee machines used today is a pod machine or pod brewer. These machines use pods or K-Cups, which already have the grounds in a container. The machine creates very hot water or steam. When the pod or K-Cup is inserted into the machine it creates a hole for the pressurized water or steam to go through. Some espresso machines, which were just mentioned above, also have the ability to use pods or K-Cups. One that is not as popular as all the others is the vacuum machine. They come in many shapes and sizes, yet they are more alike than they are different. This system heats the water in the lower chamber creating a water vapor. This increases the pressure in the lower chamber and forces the water upward into the upper chamber that you add just before the water begins to rise. Brew for about 1.5 minutes then remove from heat, the gases in the lower chamber cool and draws the brewed coffee downward via suction caused by a partial vacuum that ensures accurate extraction of oils and caffeine for a cleaner unit without the bitter taste. No matter what kind of coffee maker you use, you are using a coffee machine. There are so many choices for a coffee machine that the above review only covers the most common ones. Whatever coffee machine one chooses it should make coffee your way and in the amount you want.

Time Saving and Money Saving Data Entry Services

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If you have an organization than data-entry is definitely the section with which you have to deal. The main concern for any organization which hires data entry services is flexibility and value for money. People need services which provide fast accurate entry of any form of hand-written data. Data entry is very straight forward work but requires enough man force. As a result, many companies prefer to outsource data entry services to offshore countries. Company just have to find reliable data-entry partner from offshore countries which provides accurate data-entry services at most affordable prices. As competition grows, many data-entry firms from offshore countries gives the most competitive prices for data-entry services. Outsourcing is not a new concept and having vast market doing outsourcing work. If you are looking for outsourcing data-entry work than India is the best outsourcing destination. Many firms in India has enough experience with data entry projects which gives the best possible data-entry solutions from advanced data-entry tools. Daily, number of companies wants to move their paper documents into electronic format. All these firms in offshore countries give data entry services from qualified and well trained data-entry professionals. Their experienced and professional team of data-entry is highly trained in handling and obtaining large quantities of data in the minimal time possible. Outsourcing data entry and document processing work will save your valuable time and money. Utilizing this time and money you will be able to concentrate on your more important parts of your business leads you to high profit in best time. Effective policies leads business to continue progress and survive them in today's highly competitive market. As in many cases, non-core activities are creating headaches in the path of progress, it is also an essential to finish them accurately as they provide assistance to core business. So with choosing outsourcing less important data-entry work as a business strategy, allow you to create more attention on your core business activities.

Build Your New Home With Natural Wood Cedar Garage Doors

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Natural wood garage doors are aesthetically very pleasing and add value to any home. Redwood, oak and cedar garage doors are very popular with many new home builders. Natural wood is really great at accenting your home. In terms of garage doors pricing wood doors are relatively cheap to build and install however they are obviously not as durable as conventional metal or composite garage doors. Wood garage doors will weather quickly and expand and contract with temperature and humidity changes. As such frequent up keep will be required to keep them in good condition. Many of the new wood care products do a very good job of protecting wood products including wood garage doors. If you live in area with long winters and deep snows where the snow will lay against the doors for an extended period then you will need to conduct maintenance more often. Also if you live in an area with long periods of heat and humidity such as the Southeast US you will also have to do a good job of regular maintenance to protect your investment. The lowest priced wood garage doors are constructed of redwood while oak and cedar garage doors are normally about twice as expensive. A 16 x 7 redwood garage door will average about $600 to $800 depending on the type of door construction. Tilt-up garage doors are especially adaptable to using wood for construction. Cedar garage doors have an additional advantage of being lightweight and very rot resistant. In addition white cedar garage doors do a fairly good job of insulating as well. If you decide to use a flush fit roll up garage door construction you should make sure the panels are constructed of one solid piece of wood. Failure to do so will mean that there is a good chance that glued and stapled seams will begin to show after weathering. Finding redwood and cedar material that is straight and clean can be expensive. Thin wood panels will have a higher risk of warping than larger dimensions. However it you are installing an oak door with long solid panels then door weight may become a concern. For obvious reason you would not want to install cedar garage doors or any wood door in areas of high wind risk. However you can apply a wood door covering to a high wind rated door that will protect your home from hurricanes and meet local high wind building codes. In some case local building codes will not permit the modification. It probably be best find a conventional high wind garage door manufacture that has a very good artificial wood finish embossed on it if you live along the Southeast Coastal areas. When building your home there is no doubt that natural wood garage doors do look very nice. The look of an oak, redwood or white cedar garage doors that are well maintained will certainly enhance the value of your home. It really is hard to beat the natural look of real wood.

Cleaning the Bathroom Toilet and Sink

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Two of the most commonly used bathroom fixtures in any house are the bathroom toilet and sink. Since these fixtures are usually repaired by professionals, homeowners would benefit from keeping their bathroom toilets and sinks in tiptop shape. Here are a few steps that will help you to properly maintain your sink and toilet. Like a car engine, the basement bathroom toilet or other toilets in the house should always be cleaned to prevent the accumulation of dirt and grimes. Remember that they are the major cause of leaks and clogs. To prevent that from happening, make sure that the bathroom toilet is cleaned regularly. Do this with the aid of a mild disinfectant and toilet brush. It is important to gently scrub the toilet from inside and out to effectively remove the dirt. However, cleaning the bathroom toilet is not enough. Whether you are maintaining your bedroom bathroom toilet, or the basement bathroom toilet, sanitizing is important. The presence of germs and bacteria in the toilet seats, for instance, can pose serious health problems. To disinfect the toilet, place a drop of disinfectant liquid and thoroughly wipe it on the seat and rim. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wipe the seat with a clean cloth. In disinfecting the toilet bowl, flush the toilet to rinse off the solution. Use a non-wax polish to introduce a shiny and spanking new appearance to the toilet's surface. The same goes for the bathroom sinks. Always clean, disinfect, and polish them. In cleaning the sink, use cold water and soap. Stainless steel sinks can be cleaned with a scrub and mild detergent. Using harsher washing solutions however can damage the sink's surface, so a mild detergent is always the best option. For porcelain sinks, a warm water and vinegar solution should do the trick. When disinfecting the sink, the use of a commercially available disinfectant would already suffice. Put a drop on a piece of clean cloth and wipe the entire sink. The use of baby oil can aid in bringing back the sink's luster. Meanwhile, vinegar can help in restoring the appealing look of a porcelain sink. Take note of these easy-to-follow steps and you'll surely be able to enjoy the use of your bathroom fixtures for a long time.

Exterior House Painters - Hire the Best

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Planning to redecorate your home is not just about adding rooms or changing the furniture. There are many things you can do to your home that can be categorized under home remodeling. One of the most economical ways to create big changes in how your house looks and feels is to change the exterior paint. By just changing your house's exterior paint, a whole new look and feel can be created without spending too much. Now, instead of doing the job yourself, you can also consider hiring the best exterior house painters. Hiring the best painters do mean money but why is it a practical option to take? Do-it-yourself home remodeling has always been popular especially in the recent years. With the many DIY videos, guides and possible projects, remodeling and redecorating the home has become one exciting challenge many homeowners take. While you may be a DIY person who seeks for the challenge as well as the fulfillment of creating the changes yourself, hiring exterior house painters can be a practical option to take. The reason behind this is the fact that your house's exterior paint is not something to experiment on. Making mistakes and blunders can make you end up in a house that looks funny or totally out of sync in the neighborhood. It is also practical to hire the best exterior house painters because you would not want to bungle up the job and give yourself additional expenses. House paint is not cheap as we all know. One can of paint can go wasted and not cause a dent on the budget but since an exterior painting job can mean gallons and gallons of paint, making mistakes can end you a lot poorer. Investing in the best painters, therefore, can mean money to put out right now but it can also assure you of having controlled expenses. Hiring the best exterior house painters also assure you of expertise and professionalism. Most house painting companies hire not simple workmen but craftsmen who have years of training and experience with them. From being knowledgeable about the types of paint for different surfaces to the best color schemes suitable for your home, the best exterior house painters can assure you of a well-remodeled home. Before you get excited and pick up your house brushes, you must first consider hiring professionals to do the job. Of course, it is important that you choose your exterior house painters carefully. Do not hire someone who simply knows how to paint as this can be one dangerous pitfall that can cause your house remodeling plans to go berserk. Look for someone who has a reputable background and one who has the proof to show his expertise so that you end up with a great looking home in the right budget. Aside from hiring the best exterior house painters, be sure to also invest in quality paint. Plan color schemes carefully as this can add character to your house. Also consider durability because you would not want the job to be repeated more than necessary. Also, the quality of the paint you will use also has a lot to do with your home's protection not just from time but also from the natural elements

Exterior House Painters - Hire the Best

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Planning to redecorate your home is not just about adding rooms or changing the furniture. There are many things you can do to your home that can be categorized under home remodeling. One of the most economical ways to create big changes in how your house looks and feels is to change the exterior paint. By just changing your house's exterior paint, a whole new look and feel can be created without spending too much. Now, instead of doing the job yourself, you can also consider hiring the best exterior house painters. Hiring the best painters do mean money but why is it a practical option to take? Do-it-yourself home remodeling has always been popular especially in the recent years. With the many DIY videos, guides and possible projects, remodeling and redecorating the home has become one exciting challenge many homeowners take. While you may be a DIY person who seeks for the challenge as well as the fulfillment of creating the changes yourself, hiring exterior house painters can be a practical option to take. The reason behind this is the fact that your house's exterior paint is not something to experiment on. Making mistakes and blunders can make you end up in a house that looks funny or totally out of sync in the neighborhood. It is also practical to hire the best exterior house painters because you would not want to bungle up the job and give yourself additional expenses. House paint is not cheap as we all know. One can of paint can go wasted and not cause a dent on the budget but since an exterior painting job can mean gallons and gallons of paint, making mistakes can end you a lot poorer. Investing in the best painters, therefore, can mean money to put out right now but it can also assure you of having controlled expenses. Hiring the best exterior house painters also assure you of expertise and professionalism. Most house painting companies hire not simple workmen but craftsmen who have years of training and experience with them. From being knowledgeable about the types of paint for different surfaces to the best color schemes suitable for your home, the best exterior house painters can assure you of a well-remodeled home. Before you get excited and pick up your house brushes, you must first consider hiring professionals to do the job. Of course, it is important that you choose your exterior house painters carefully. Do not hire someone who simply knows how to paint as this can be one dangerous pitfall that can cause your house remodeling plans to go berserk. Look for someone who has a reputable background and one who has the proof to show his expertise so that you end up with a great looking home in the right budget. Aside from hiring the best exterior house painters, be sure to also invest in quality paint. Plan color schemes carefully as this can add character to your house. Also consider durability because you would not want the job to be repeated more than necessary. Also, the quality of the paint you will use also has a lot to do with your home's protection not just from time but also from the natural elements

How to Identify Authentic Casino Poker Chips

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If you are a poker chip collector, it is important to learn how to identify authentic casino poker chips. Not knowing what to look for and how to identify it can result in your losing hundreds, even thousands of dollars. This how-to guide is intended as a basic source of information on how you may accomplish this task. Step 1: The first step to identifying authentic casino poker chips is to know and understand as much as you possibly can about the chips, and the casino that you have taken an interest in. While it is true that many casinos are owned by large scale companies, each one has a set of chips that is specific and unique to them. This is basically due to the fact that there is a certain amount of funding per casino that backs each chip that is part of that casino. This is why most casinos do not honor chips that have been issued at other casinos. There are rare exceptions to this rule, and casinos in Nevada, Las Vegas are generally the exception. Step 2: It is important to understand that authentic casino poker chips are created in such a way that security features are incorporated into the actual chip. If artwork is integrated into the design of the chip, it will be of the highest quality. In addition to this, there are usually many different combinations used in the way of colors on the edges of the chips. These are referred to as "edge spots". In order to identify whether or not poker chips are authentic to a particular casino, it is absolutely vital to ensure that you know the artwork and edge spots that are unique to that particular casino. Step 3: When in the process of learning as much as you possibly can regarding poker chips that are specific to one casino, you must learn as to whether or not there are UV markings on the piece. These are typically visible on the inlay of the product. Many of the poker chips that you will be able to collect will have been used in conjunction with a technology that is referred to as "RFID". This stands for "Radio-Frequency Identification". There are machines that can place a tag that is common to this technology onto poker chips for the sake of securing and ensuring that they are authentic. If you are determining if a chip you are dealing with is authentic, you can attempt to determine if there is a "RFID Tag" associated with it. If there is, special equipment can be used to identify it. Step 4: There are casinos that released limited editions and special themed poker chips throughout the year. If you are a collector, it is in your best interest to ensure that you are familiar with these releases. This will help to ensure as to whether or not you are dealing with poker chips that are authentic. If you would like to learn more about authentic casino poker chips, be certain to check out the "Resources" section below for some valuable and highly informative links.

Simple Way to Convert Flash SWF to MP4

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MP4 is a being widely used video format nowadays. A lot of devices support MP4 format ,Such as YouTube / iPod / itouch / iPhone / PSP / ARCHOS / Zune / Creative ZEN / mobile NOKIA / Sony Ericsson / BlackBerry...but not all of these devices got the same support with MP4 format. It is crucial that how to convert FLASH SWF into your own suitable mp4 format . Fortunately, a software, that can complete this professional task easily, is Moyea SWF to Video Converter pro. It provides different MP4 output preset scheme for most popular MP4 player. In this article, please confirm Moyea SWF to Video Converter pro has been installed. This is the most stable, powerful and professional swf convert software. Also it is a shareware, but the trail version offers the full functions. This tutorial is divided into two parts. PART 1 How to Convert Flash to MP4. PART 2 Customize your own FlashCorp ,add watermark. PART 1 How to Convert Flash to MP4. Step 1 import Flash SWF files. After installation, there will be two application icons on your desktop. Double-click the application icon "Moyea SWF to Video Converter Pro" on your desktop. The trial version will show the registration interface, click "try" to skip it. After entering the interface click "Browse", choose appropriate methods to input flash swf files on the popup menu. From Folder: input files from local folder Grab SWF : use the freeware Moyea Flash Download to download the online flash swfï then convert it (the guide of this method will be introduced later) From IE cache : input from IE cache. From URL : input the URL of the flash ((This method is particularly effective for those cannot download flash SWF) Flash Projector: input .fla files Step2 Output format setting for the MP4 Moyea Video Converter SWF to pro offers a generic MP4 output format. After inputting the target flash, click " 2 Export." Style: we can use this options dialog box to select the very MP4 format that we needed. Choose"MP4 Video (*.mp4) This software can convert Flash SWF to MP4 (MPEG-4), H.264 format, and convert Flash SWF to Xvid video for all MP4 players. If you don't know much about MP4 players, just select a format according to the name of your mobile player. For example, if you want to Flash \to the iPod MP4, just select "iPod Movie (*MP4)". Profile: This options dialog box can further accurate the MP4 formats that we needed. The picture above show us some different MP4 output with different quality, and the default output is the MP4 format coding by XVID. Step 3 Convert Video After video format setting, click "3 Converter", then click "play and capture" on the capture interface, flash swf movies start to play, and the software start to record at the same time. After the play, click finish.

Wav to MP3 Converter - Stop Spending Money on Converters

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It's commonly known that at times you're just in love with a song or a funny sound clip which you can play over and over again until it sounds in your head, and everything - all the world around - seems to move and live to this beautiful music. It happens to all of us when we find some song to match our moods and thoughts, be it blues or rock or R&B. Have you ever faced that? At times you're so mesmerized by a piece of music that you make it your mobile melody to hear it again and again. I love music, it accompanies all my actions and activities, I can listen to anything, the only criteria is that it must correspond to my mood and soul, so I've got loads of music stored at my HDD, which I download from the Internet. I try to make my own little music collections to match all the situations like rainy day, some date to celebrate with friends, Christmas, a long way to visit family. Yes, just like Melvin Udall from "As Good as It Gets". Perhaps that's not the worst human trait - to make one's life as comfortable as it gets and equip the space around you with all the facilities and conveniences possible. In this case music is just another way of making life sweeter and nicer to live. I usually do the following: 1. Find a composition which I associate with some mood, for example some Mozart when I'm melancholic. 2. Make a list of pieces of music alike and matching it harmoniously for example I love Celtic reels and Jigs when I'm driving a car. 3. Convert .wavs to mp3s so that your player could accept the format. 4. Create a folder with some mood name like "Melancholy Classics" and store mp3s there. 5. Just have the time of my life listening to it. But what if your player doesn't read .wav files, or you just want more space on your HDD? So you want to convert all your .wavs to .mp3s to make life easier and files smaller. Now you don't need to pay for the software to do that! Simply download a .wav to MP3 Converter and enjoy the increased space and all the sound files played in your earphones or even dynamics at any moods and conditions. Let your life never be sad, or in case it is, let music comfort you.

MKV to iPod MP4 Converter

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MKV - Stands for Matroska Video File, is the matroska container format. Nowadays it is the generally video files, as well those containing audio (movies) or video only. MKV is similar in conception to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF. Some famous movies may use mkv format as the following reason: Its open source software player/tools Support for almost any codec. Quality-wise, better GUI for muxing tools and more idiot-proof. Due to these reasons, MKV format became popular, especially on the movie download websites. Looking for the way to convert MKV to iPod MP4, you must already have this kind of video files. As the movie downloaded from iTunes are protected and appears in WMV format. I found a solution guide on ubuntuforums: First install mkvextract, mkvinfo, MP4Box, hexedit and mplayer $ sudo apt.-get install mkvtoolnix gpac hexedit mplayer Then you need neroAacEnc. Unpack linux directory, chmod +x neroAacEnc and copy it to a location of your choice (whitin the path) I've downloaded Heroes Season 2 episode 11 which as this filename: Heroes_S02E11_720p.mkv (and yes, this is legal in Norway!) Then you have to find out which tracks contains the audio and video. Run: $ mkvinfo Heroes_S02E11_720p.mkv Check out the printout to find the tracks. (in my mkv file video is on track1 and audio is on track 2. Change the numbers to fit you mkv file) Then demux the mkvfile by running: $ mkvextract tracks 1:video.h264 2:audio.ac3 Next to do is to change one byte inside the video.h264. $ hexedit video.h264 On the first line you should see this number combination: "67 64 00 33" change this to: "67 64 00 29" press ctrl-s to save and ctrl-z to exit Then you need to convert audio to aac format. $ mkfifo audiodump.wav $ neroAacEnc -ignorelength -q 0.20 -if audiodump.wav -of audio.m4a & mplayer audio.ac3 -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast This may take a couple of minutes. The only thing left is to mux the video and audio file: $ MP4Box -add video.h264 -add audio.m4a Heroes_S02E11.mp4 All should be finished within 5 minutes because no video conversion is done. Sounds complicated! I haven't tried it. I highly recommend using a MKV to iPod MP4 Converter, such as PQ DVD to iPod Video Converter Suite. It is ranked as NO.1 in Toptenreviews, can convert almost all kinds of the video formats including MKV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, DVD, YouTube etc. Toptenreviews said:" Each time we tested its output quality, PQ DVD converted video and DVD files with impeccable quality. The video and audio were in sync every time, the picture was clear and the colors were bright and vivid." Here's our recommended MKV Players for playing .mkv files and .mka files. o VLC media player - Free cross-platform media player. o BSPlayer - Windows player for playing back avi/asf/mpeg video files. o SMPlayer - Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs. o FantasyDVD Player - Stylish and well equipped DVD player. o Media Player Classic - Extremely light-weight media player for Windows.