Amazing ways to compress videos by using Movavi Video Converter

If you wish to transfer any large files to someone, it, unfortunately, finds your size is too large to transfer further. This is, of course, the fact that, most people are having this common issue while transferring large files to others. Most videos are in high quality format but unfortunately it does not allow transferring it. To overcome this, you need to compress MP4 video files by using this Movavi Video Converter. Luckily, it is probably to reduce the file size of your videos by just compressing it. But, the user thought that it is complicated one to compress video files. To do the compressing technique, the Movavi Video Converter is available and easy to compress mp4 video files quickly. If you wish to get started, then you need to follow the below steps to do it so.

  • Add the video to Movavi Video Converter
  • Just click on ‘Add Media” and then add it
  • Choose the format as you want to compress video and go to devise tab
  • Now, select the current device where you want to compress
  • Click the file size which opens in new dialog box on the screen
  • Then, adjust file size slider to resize the video file and bitrate of the video
  • Enter Apply when you are done
  • Click convert button to continue converting video

Features of compressing Mp4 with Movavi Video Converter

 

Adjusting resolution and frame rate

When you are working with the Movavi Video Converter, the advanced features let you to start compressing video files. If you wish to reduce the file size of the video, then adjust resolution and frame rate naturally.  So, no need to worry about resolution and frame rate, you can adjust it by using Movavi Video Converter.

Simple compress process

This Movavi Video Converter is good when compare with other converters. If you wish to compress MP4 then, this Video Converter enhances the quality of video without affecting it. You can use advanced option to compress and thus get a right technique for compressing video files without trouble.

Gives flexibility

When you use this Movavi Video Converter, then it offers so many options that enable you to do it. However, this makes the users grab flexibility when it chooses to compress mp4 without meeting troubles. It easily trims your video within few moment and ready to transfer it.

Compressing Videos to Free Up Space with Movavi Video Converter

It is no secret that videos can take up a lot of space. Even if you just keep short clips that you find interesting or recorded yourself, over time it will add up and begin to take a serious toll on your storage space. While you could try to delete some of the videos that you no longer need, another alternative is to compress them so that their file size is smaller.

By compressing videos you can still keep them around while at the same time freeing up space on your PC or mobile device. While there are several ways in which you can compress videos, one of the easiest is by using Movavi Video Converter and following these steps:

  1. Launch Movavi Video Converter.
  2. Click on the ‘Add Media’ button then select ‘Add Video’ and choose the video that you want to compress.
  3. Choose a video format by clicking on the ‘Video’ tab near the bottom, or choose a preset under ‘Devices’ instead.
  4. In the file list, find the file size in the output information and click on it.
  5. Move the slider to adjust the file size (it will automatically adjust the bitrate accordingly).
  6. Click ‘Apply’ then ‘Convert’ when you are satisfied.

That is really all it takes to use Movavi Video Converter as a video compressor. If you want you can also adjust other parameters such as the frame rate and resolution which may affect the file size too.

Additionally Movavi Video Converter has features that will let you tweak your video in other ways as well. It can be used to cut and join video segments, improve the video quality, crop or rotate the frame, and insert customizable text as captions.

If you want you can also use Movavi Video Converter to convert image and audio files to different formats. In fact you could even create animated GIFs from your video clips, extract audio tracks from videos, and grab screenshots from individual video frames.

As you can see there are numerous ways in which Movavi Video Converter will let you free up space while still keeping the bits that you want in your videos. Aside from compressing them, you could even cut out short highlight clips, crop unnecessary segments, or even extract audio tracks if that’s really all you’re interested in. Be sure to explore all your options, as you may be able to free up more space than you realize.

Microsoft, Nasa Partner to Bring You Closer to Mars With HoloLens

Microsoft, Nasa Partner to Bring You Closer to Mars With HoloLens

The US space agency and tech giant Microsoft have teamed up to create “Destination: Mars”, a guided tour of Mars using the same HoloLens headset technology that helps scientists plan the Curiosity rover’s activities on Red Planet.

It will offer people a guided tour of an area of Mars with astronaut Buzz Aldrin this summer in an interactive exhibit using the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset.

“Mixed reality” means that virtual elements are merged with the user’s actual environment, creating a world in which real and virtual objects can interact.

The “Destination: Mars” exhibit will open at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center’s visitor complex in Florida this summer, the US space agency said in a statement.

Guests will “visit” several sites on Mars, reconstructed using real imagery from Nasa’s Curiosity Mars Rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet since August 2012.

Aldrin, an Apollo 11 astronaut who walked on the moon in 1969, will serve as “holographic tour guide” on the journey.

Curiosity Mars rover driver Erisa Hines of JPL will also appear holographically, leading participants to places on Mars where scientists have made exciting discoveries and explaining what we have learned about the planet.

“This experience lets the public explore Mars in an entirely new way. To walk through the exact landscape that Curiosity is roving across puts its achievements and discoveries into beautiful context,” said Doug Ellison, visualisation producer at JPL.

“Destination: Mars” is an adaptation of OnSight, a Mars rover mission operations tool co-developed by Microsoft and JPL.

A pilot group of scientists uses OnSight in their work supporting the Curiosity Mars rover’s operations.

“We’re excited to give the public a chance to see Mars using cutting-edge technologies that help scientists plan Curiosity’s activities on Mars today,” added Jeff Norris, project manager for OnSight and “Destination: Mars”.

“While freely exploring the terrain, participants learn about processes that have shaped this alien world,” he added.

Abigail Fraeman, a Curiosity science team member at JPL, uses OnSight to make recommendations about where the rover should drive and which features to study in more detail.

Recently OnSight helped her and a colleague identify the transition point between two Martian rock formations which they would like to study in further detail.

By utilising the same technologies and datasets as OnSight, “Destination: Mars” offers participants a glimpse of Mars as seen by mission scientists.

“By connecting astronauts to experts on the ground, mixed reality could be transformational for scientific and engineering efforts in space,” Norris said.

As Nasa prepares to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, the public will now be able to preview the experience the astronauts will have as they walk and study the Martian surface.

Shadow of Mordor 2 Leaked, Possible E3 2016 Announcement?

Shadow of Mordor 2 Leaked, Possible E3 2016 Announcement?

A sequel to Shadow of Mordor, a 2014 video game based on The Lord of the Rings universe, is in the works. Its existence has been discovered on the resume of a stunt actor and it’s at this point of time, predictably called Shadow of Mordor 2.

The news comes via NerdLeaks, a site specialising in leaks about movies, TV shows, and video games. It found stunt actor Lauren Mary Kim’s resume which had a mention of the game. Specifically a line that states “Shadow of Mordor 2 – Stunts/Acting – Blur”. It probably refers to the Blur Studio which is responsible for Deadpool, and a host of CGI trailers for games like Batman Arkham Knight, Dishonored 2, and The Division.

According to the site, Kim is a stunt actor who worked numerous AAA film project like Fast & Furious 7, Transformers 4, Suicide Squad and Daredevil (TV show). She also worked for various video games CGI trailers including Bioshock Infinite, Batman Arkham Knight, Assassin’s Creed Unity, God of War Ascension, the upcoming Mafia III and now, Shadow of Mordor 2.

“Looking at her physical aspect and stunt abilities she could play the Lithariel role,” a post on the site speculates.

A follow up to Shadow of Mordor should be expected considering how well the first game did. It sold around 1.9 million copies on PC alone and a performed strongly on consoles as well. Throw in the fact the developer Monolith Productions has been working on an unannounced game and been on a hiring spree makes this all the more likely. Given that Kim’s work has been on the stunts and acting pertaining to the game, we won’t be surprised to see an E3 CGI announcement trailer for Shadow of Mordor 2. Until that happens, we can rest easy knowing one of the finer titles this generation is getting a sequel.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Paid $100.5 Million for First Year at Helm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Paid $100.5 Million for First Year at Helm

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million (roughly Rs. 667 crores) pay package in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet Tuesday.

Pichai received $99.8 million in restricted stock that will vest in full by 2017. He also received a $652,500 salary. The stock award hasn’t previously been disclosed in filings.

The former deputy of co-founder Larry Page was named to run the search engine unit following the reorganization into a holding company last year. Following that promotion, Alphabet in February awarded him restricted shares valued at $199 million (roughly Rs. 1,321 crores), the largest grant ever given to a Google executive officer whose pay has to be reported in filings.

The two grants have brought Pichai’s holding of unvested restricted shares to $635 million (roughly Rs. 4,216) as of Monday’s close in New York, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. He also holds unvested stock options valued at $11.6 million (roughly Rs. 77 crores).

Alphabet typically grants equity awards to executives once every two years, a strategy it has said “encourages executives to take a long-term view of the business.”

Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt received $8.04 million (roughly Rs. 53 crores) for 2015, including a $1.25 million salary and $6 million (roughly Rs. 39 crores) cash bonus. Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat was awarded $31 million (roughly Rs. 205 crores), including $25.1 million (roughly Rs. 166 crores) in restricted stock.

An Alphabet spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jay-Z's Tidal Music Streaming Service Hits 3 Million Subscribers

Jay-Z's Tidal Music Streaming Service Hits 3 Million Subscribers

Tidal, the streaming service led by Jay-Z that launched to a mixed reception a year ago, said Tuesday it has climbed up to three million subscribers.

Tidal, which last revealed its subscription base at one million in September, said in a statement marking its one-year anniversary that it now has three million members in 46 countries.

Aimed at taking a slice of the booming market for streaming, which offers unlimited, on-demand music, Tidal has sought to differentiate itself from rivals led by Spotify by offering exclusives, higher-quality audio files and video content.

Among its successes, Tidal exclusively released the latest album by rap superstar Kanye West and has become the primary online home for Prince, who has delighted in the newfound artistic control.

But Tidal was widely derided for the optics of the March 30, 2015 press conference that announced the relaunch of the service, which Jay-Z bought for $56 million (roughly Rs. 372 crores) from Swedish-listed company Aspiro.

Tidal vowed to change streaming to benefit artists, although the press conference was led by some of the richest names in music such as Madonna, West and Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce.

Whatever the public relations struggle, Tidal insisted it has made good on its promises and that it has featured 1,000 tracks by unsigned artists.

Tidal offers music on more advanced Flac files, but at $19.99 a month in the United States, the subscription for the high-end tier is twice the cost of most streaming sites.

Spotify, based in Sweden, is by far the largest streaming site and last week said it had reached 30 million paying subscribers worldwide.

Spotify has previously said it has more than 75 million users when including its advertising-backed free tier, which is controversial among artists.

Apple Music, launched in June by the tech giant, has quickly become the second leading force in streaming, and said last month it had 11 million subscribers.

Paris-based Deezer, which is strong in continental Europe, says it has six million paying subscribers while Rhapsody, the streaming pioneer established in 2001, had 3.5 million as of December.

Foxconn Ready to Seal Deal With Sharp

Foxconn Ready to Seal Deal With Sharp: Reports

Taiwan’s tech giant Hon Hai applied Tuesday for a halt in share trading, suggesting it is ready to finalise its multi-billion-dollar takeover of Japan’s electronics maker Sharp.

The Taiwan Stock Exchange said trading in shares of Hon Hai Precision and its affiliate Foxconn Technology would be suspended due to a “major announcement”.

A Hon Hai spokeswoman was not available for comment but local media said the two companies would hold board meetings Wednesday to discuss the huge deal.

Hon Hai was fined early this month after the Taiwan Stock Exchange said it violated trading rules by failing fully to explain the deal it has been negotiating with Sharp.

Local media said Hon Hai was likely to sign an agreement with the Japanese firm Thursday to seal the takeover.

It would be the first foreign acquisition of a major Japanese electronics firm.

Sharp has teetered on the edge of bankruptcy for years and Foxconn’s colourful billionaire owner Terry Gou has long been pushing for a takeover.

The two firms have worked together for years on large-screen technology, including for televisions, and jointly operate a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel plant in Japan.

Still, the Japanese government had reportedly been concerned about Sharp’s key technologies falling into the hands of a foreign firm.

Sharp is still a leader in LCD technology and remains one of Japan’s best-known corporate brands overseas.

But the century-old company piled up eye-watering losses after the 2008 global financial crisis and a restructuring plan has yet to pull it out of the red.

Soccer Legend Pele Sues Samsung Over Image in Newspaper Ad

Soccer Legend Pele Sues Samsung Over Image in Newspaper Ad

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has sued Samsung Electronics Co for at least $30 million (roughly Rs. 199 crores), alleging the Korean company improperly used a look-alike in an advertisement that ran in the New York Times without permission.

According to the complaint filed this month in federal court in Chicago, Samsung placed the October ad for ultra high-definition televisions after breaking off negotiations in 2013 to use Pelé’s identity to promote its products.

Pelé, 75, whose given name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player ever and among the world’s most famous athletes.

Although the ad does not mention Pelé, it includes a portrait-sized image of a man who “very closely resembles” him, and a small photo of a soccer player making a “modified bicycle or scissors-kick, perfected and famously used by Pelé,” the complaint said.

Pelé relies on endorsements for much of his income, and the ad will hurt the value of his endorsement rights and confuse consumers into believing he endorses Samsung products, the complaint added.

“The goal is to obtain fair compensation for the unauthorized use of Pele’s identity, and to prevent future unauthorized uses,” Pelé’s lawyer, Frederick Sperling, said in a phone interview.

Samsung spokeswoman Danielle Meister Cohen declined to comment.

The lawsuit was filed by Pele IP Ownership LLC, which owns Pelé’s trademark and publicity rights. It is dated March 16.

Sperling has also represented former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, and helped him win a $8.9 million jury verdict last August against the former Dominick’s Finer Foods over the grocer’s unauthorized use of the basketball Hall of Famer’s identity in an ad in Sports Illustrated.

Jordan later settled for an undisclosed amount.

The case is Pele IP Ownership LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd et al, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, No. 16-03354.

Amaya's CEO Takes Leave Amid Insider Trading Probe

Amaya's CEO Takes Leave Amid Insider Trading Probe

The chair and chief executive of the world’s largest online gaming company has stepped back from the company after being charged with insider trading and stock manipulation, Amaya announced Tuesday.

David Baazov, 35, “is taking an indefinite paid leave of absence from the company,” it said in a statement.

He was charged last week along with two others with using privileged information and attempting to influence stock market prices in the months prior to Amaya’s 2014 takeover of Oldford Group, the owner and operator of sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, for $4.9 billion (roughly Rs. 32,520 crores).

The two sites have nearly 100 million registered players on desktop and mobile devices, according to Amaya.

Thirteen people linked to the insider trades, including Baazov’s brother Josh, have also been ordered to cease trading while authorities investigate their involvement in the case.

Quebec’s Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) alleges Baazov’s family, friends and associates pocketed nearly CAD 1.5 million using insider information. The securities watchdog claims Baazov was the “main source” of the information about Amaya acquisitions, including the purchase of Oldford Group in June 2014 that turned the Montreal-based company into the world’s largest online poker firm.

According to AMF, they purchased shares in Amaya or its takeover targets, which were identified to them in advance, and realized large profits by selling their stock after the deals were announced and the share price spiked.

Baazov, who is seeking to buy back Amaya shares and take it private, has denied the accusations.

He said in a statement, “I believe that stepping down in the short term will help to avoid distraction for the company and its management while I vigorously contest all allegations made against me and pursue my bid to acquire the company.”

Director Dave Gadhia has been appointed as interim chairman, and Rafi Ashkenazi, who currently runs Amaya’s website operations, was named interim chief executive.

Voot Video-on-Demand Service Launched in India

Voot Video-on-Demand Service Launched in India

Media and entertainment major Viacom18 Tuesday launched its advertising-led video-on-demand platform Voot.

Voot, a 50:50 joint venture between Viacom Group and the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, will have a large repository of original content and roll out shows in both long and short formats across genres like comedy and drama.

The platform will have kids characters from across networks, from Nick characters like Dora, Spongebob, Motu Patlu to external popular characters like Chhota Bheem and Pokémon.

It will also move its content library including Colors, MTV and Nick to be digitally available only on Voot.

“This market is at the cusp of a digital boom with over 400 million Internet users and over 200 million smartphone users spending significant amount of time online with entertainment and allied content being the prime driver,” Viacom18 Group Chief Executive Sudhanshu Vats said.

“As more people move towards consuming content online, it is time for Viacom18 to move into the world of connected screens, hence Voot,” Vats added.

Voot will be among the dozen or so similar services such as Hotstar, Sony Liv, Ozee, ErosNow, Spuul and YuppTV, already operational in the country.

With the digital advertising led video-on-demand category set to develop into around $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,640 crores) business opportunity by 2020, Viacom 18 has lined up an aggressive mix of business content and marketing strategies.

“From a business standpoint, we are following the advertising led video-on-demand model. As the market matures in the next 12-24 months, we will be evaluating both freemium and subscription led models,” Viacom18 Digital Ventures Chief Operating Officer Gaurav Gandhi said.

Voot will have over 17,000 hours of content across languages and genres and comes with pin protection to ensure children don’t watch anything except the kids content. It also has a shake feature.

Once a child shakes the phone, the screen displays the next four videos on the list, which can be accessed simply by tapping on it. It will launch four original web series and then look at having an original content show every month.