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How to Create an Internet Radio Station

by Barbara J. Feldman August 27, 2008

Using free tools, Tinkernet’s Daniel Davis explains how to create an Internet radio station that all your friends can listen to. The tools needed are Winamp, Shoutcast DSP Plugin, Shoutcast Sever, and a supply of digital tunes to play. Sorry, today’s tip is for Windows users only.

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How to Download YouTube Videos onto your iPod

by Barbara J. Feldman August 5, 2008

Ever wonder about downloading YouTube videos onto your iPod? The problem is that YouTube (and most other video sharing sites) uses a Flash format, and your iPod needs a QuickTime format such as MP4. The solution is a piece of software that will assist with the video download, do the format conversion, and place the […]

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How to Convert an iPod from Windows to Mac

by Barbara J. Feldman December 4, 2007

There are a variety of ways to convert an iPod from Windows to Mac, depending on how much metadata (such as playlists, album art, ratings, and date added) you want moved, and how your Windows iTunes library is configured. To transfer with CDs or DVDs, use iTunes Backup. To transfer a lot of music quickly […]

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iPod Notes

by Barbara J. Feldman September 4, 2007

Did you know that you can put notes, text files, ebooks and webpages on your iPod for portable reading? And you don’t need to worry about how to convert them, because iPodNotes does it for you. Simply name a URL or a local text file, and iPodNotes creates iPod Notes files. Make sure that “Enable […]

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What is a Video Codec?

by Barbara J. Feldman July 23, 2007

Codec (short for compressor/decompressor) is a compression format used in video, such as MPEG-4 or DivX.. Your computer media player (for example, Windows Media Player, QuickTime or iTunes) should recognize the codec required for a particular video, and play the video automatically. If it does not, you will need to find and download the correct […]

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How to Choose Headphones

by Barbara J. Feldman March 18, 2007

Although your portable music player may have come with earbuds, there’s a whole world of headphone choices that provide better acoustics than the usual freebies. Before you buy, learn headphone lingo and the difference between technologies such as noise-reducing and noise-canceling at these buyer guides: CNET Headphone Buying Guide and HeadRoom Selection Guide.

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