Flash Slideshow guide for Mac OS X users

Archive for June, 2011

How to download video from YouTube on Mac OS X?

YouTube Downloader Freeware

YouTube Downloader Freeware

How to download video from YouTube on Mac OS X?

Sometimes you want to download your favorite video from YouTube and watch them when you are offline.

It is very easy to download YouTube video with some free tools. I will introduce how to use the freeware named “Clone2go” to download YouTube video.

First of all, grab a free clone2go YouTube Downloader by clicking here. It is a freeware for YouTube Downloading.

Freeware YouTube Downloader

Freeware YouTube Downloader

Run the tool, you will see the main screen of the YouTube downloader:

Free Youtube Downloader Main Screen

Free Youtube Downloader Main Screen

Then you just copy the URL of the video you want to download from youtube.com :

YouTube Downloader Freeware

YouTube Downloader Freeware

and paste the Youtube link to the “Video Link” edit box of the free Youtube downloader tool main scree. You should let the “HD MP4 If it is available” option checked.

Then click the “Download” button and wait a few seconds, the video file will be downloaded and you can enjoy it without any ADs at the begining.

Youtube free downloader

Enjoy the HD Youtube video offline without any ADs

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How to share iPhone4 3G network for Wifi only iPad 2?

By Thomas Yuan

share iphone 4 internet access

share iphone 4 internet access with WI-FI only iPad2

If you have a WIFI only iPad2, Can you access the internet  when a Wi-Fi network isn’t available?

The good news is YES if you also have a 3G iPhone4.  One of the new feature of iOS 4.3 is the personal Hotspot.The Personal Hotspot update included in March’s iOS 4.3 update turns a 3G iPhone 4 into a portable wireless router that can share its Internet connection with other devices.

Here is the guide to let your wifi only iPad 2 share iPhone4 internet access.

1. Turn on the iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot from the Settings. you can set a password for the hotspot.

2. Your iPad2 should auto detect the iphone 4 hotspot, you just select it and input the password.

That’s all.  Enjoy it.

iOS hotspot feature  from Apple.com

Get online in more places.

On the road, in an airport, at the park — now you can bring Wi-Fi with you wherever you go.Download iOS 4.3 on your iPhone 4, and the next time you find yourself without access to Wi-Fi but in 3G territory, enable Personal Hotspot and share your cellular data connection with your Mac, PC, iPad, or other Wi-Fi-capable device. You can share your connection with up to five devices at once over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB — with up to three of those connections using Wi-Fi.4 Every connection is password protected and secure. And it’s power friendly, too. iPhone detects when your Personal Hotspot is no longer in use and turns it off to save battery life.

 

You may also interest in:

1> fantastic photo slideshow on iPad2

If you have lots of photos on your iPad, you may want to share with your family on HDTV or share with friends on Facebook, YouTube etc. please check out the greatest iPad slideshow app by clicking here.

Photo Gallery on iPad

Photo Gallery on iPad

iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App

iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App

2> watching DVD on iPad2

Clone2go DVD ripper - convert DVD to iPad

Clone2go DVD ripper - convert DVD to iPad

To watch DVD movie on iPad, you need first to rip DVD to iPad video files. For Windows, you can click here to download Clone2Go DVD Ripper.

It also has a Mac OS version, you can download it from this link.

Step-by-step Guide to Create Flash Slideshow on Mac OS X

By Thomas Yuan

Mac OS Log

Step-by-step Guide to Create Flash Slideshow on Mac OS X

To embed a dynamic slideshow on your own website or blog is a great idea to make your website or blog more attractive. In this guide, I will show you how to create your own Flash slideshow by yourself.

Create Flash Slideshow on Mac

Create Flash Slideshow on Mac

3D Flash template

3D Flash template

What you need:

  • Flash Slideshow Maker for Mac
  • Your own website FTP access
  • Some great photos or images

What you DO NOT need:

  • Adobe Flash software
  • Flash Actionscript coding
  • help from others

OK, Let’s go.


Step 1: Download Flash Slideshow Maker for Mac

Flash Slideshow Maker for Mac is a shareware, you can have a free trial with a watermark added to the photos. If you want to remove the watermark, it cost you $39.95.

Download link:

Download Flash Slideshow for Mac

Download Flash Slideshow Maker for Mac



Step 2: Add your photos

Add Photo to Create Flash Slideshow on Mac

Add Photo to Create Flash Slideshow on Mac

After downloading Flash Slideshow Maker, just run it, you will see the photo organizing interface, just select your photos and drag to the software.


Step 3: Select Flash template

The software have more than 60 flash templates, you just select and you can review the flash instantly.

Flash template for slideshow

Flash template for slideshow

Another 3D Flash template:

3D Flash template for slideshow

3D Flash template for slideshow

Step 4: Customize Flash template

When you select a Flash template style, you may need to change the color, Flash width, height etc. This program has some preset theme for each template.

preset flash slideshow template

preset flash slideshow template

And you can click the customize button to change the settings to fit your website style.

customize flash template

customize flash template

Step 5: Publish the Flash and embed into your own website or blog.

After publishing, you need to upload all the output files and sub-folders to your website server, and copy and paste the code section then insert into your own web page.

publish flash slideshow

publish flash slideshow

How to Convert Apple iTunes Music to MP3

How to Convert Apple iTunes Music to MP3

iTunes to MP3

iTunes to MP3 Guide

Audio files stored in the iTunes music library are usually in AAC format, some music files are protected AAC, which are not compatible with softwares and devices which are not from Apple Inc.. Such files need to be converted to MP3 format to be played on Non-Apple’s product. The conversion is a three-step process. First, burn the music to a CD. Second, import the music from the CD, encoding it to MP3. Third, play the newly-converted files in any software ( of course, include Flash Slideshow softwares) or devices that you like.

If you have lots of iTunes music file to convert, there is a shareware named “TuneClone” which installs a virtual CD writer and can let you convert them automatically. You can download a free trial on http://m4ptomp3.tuneclone.com.

To Burn iTunes Music to a CD

iTunes to MP3 Guide

iTunes to MP3 Guide

Start the iTunes software, and navigate to the Library, using the Source list on the left.
Click the + (plus) button in the bottom left to create a new playlist, and type a descriptive name for the playlist.
From the list of songs in the pane on the right, select and drag the music you wish to convert to the playlist you just created.
Click on the playlist in the Source list, and verify that the correct songs appear in the list to the right.
Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW in your CD burner, and click the Burn Disc button in the top right of the window.
Allow the burn process to complete.
If you wish, you may discard the new playlist.

To Import the CD in MP3 Format

Convert iTunes AAC to MP3

Convert iTunes AAC to MP3

Using the iTunes software, go to the Edit menu, and select the Preferences item.
Select the Importing tab.
From the Import Using dropdown box, select MP3 Encoder. Leave the Setting dropdown at High Quality (160 kbps).
Click OK to close the preferences dialog.
Insert the newly-burned CD into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
iTunes should notice the presence of a CD, and may present a list of CD titles to choose from, so it can fill in the track titles.
The contents of the CD should be displayed in the right-hand pane. Click the Import button in the top right.
Wait while iTunes imports and converts the contents of the CD. Depending on the speed of your CD-ROM drive, this can take up to 30 minutes.
After the import is finished, verify that the imported tracks appear in the Library.

To play the music as you like

Play iTunes Music on BlackBerry

Play iTunes Music on BlackBerry

You can now play the newly converted mp3 in any way you like, on any devices that can play MP3.
Enjoy!

Some Useful Adobe Flash XML Slideshow

Using XML file to let the Flash slideshow loading external images is a good way to show photo gallery online. If you embed all photo files in a single SWF file, the flash SWF file will be very large and not suitable for presenting on your website.

While using XML, the Slideshow Flash can stream the photos one by one, and the end user or vistors of your website will get better experience while loading your webpage.

 

Here are some useful links to create your own Flash Slideshow by yourself.

 

Jquery and photo scrolling slideshow

Using Jquery to build a Javascript photo slideshow is an ideal way to show your photos on website.

Here are some Jquery Slideshow Demo :

#1

Top 20+ jQuery Slideshow and Image Gallery Tutorials

#2

37 Fresh jQuery Image And Gallery Display Solutions

#3

15 Amazing jQuery Image Gallery/Slideshow Plugins and Tutorials

From Wiki:

jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.[1] It was released in January 2006 at BarCamp NYC by John Resig. Used by over 43% of the 10,000 most visited websites, jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today.[2][3]

jQuery is free, open source software, dual-licensed under the MIT License and the GNU General Public License, Version 2.[4] jQuery’s syntax is designed to make it easier to navigate a document, select DOM elements, create animations, handle events, and develop Ajax applications. jQuery also provides capabilities for developers to create plugins on top of the JavaScript library. Using these facilities, developers are able to create abstractions for low-level interaction and animation, advanced effects and high-level, theme-able widgets. This contributes to the creation of powerful and dynamic web pages.