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.

Xiaomi Launches Mi Water Purifier 2, Mi Router 3, and New Bluetooth Speaker

Xiaomi Launches Mi Water Purifier 2, Mi Router 3, and New Bluetooth Speaker

At a media event on Tuesday, Xiaomi announced its Mi Ecosystem sub-brand. The company also took the opportunity to unveil the first product in that lineup, the Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker. At the event, the Chinese technology conglomerate also announced refresh of many of its existing product categories, unveiling the Mi Water Purifier 2, a new Bluetooth Speaker, and Mi Router 3.

The Xiaomi Water Purifier 2 utilises reverse osmosis to remove impurities from water, at a rate of one litre per minute. The company says the advanced filtration technology in the purifier allows it to detect particles as small as 0.0001 microns. It’s smart too as it connects to your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to check the quality of water from your Android and iOS devices. The Xiaomi Water Purifier 2, weighing 11.8kg, is priced at CNY 2,000 (roughly $310, or Rs. 20,500).

The Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker is getting some attention too. The speaker now boasts of a 1200mAh battery, which according company’s claim, can last for up to 7 hours of continuous music playback. Measuring 60x60x93.3mm, the refreshed Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker offers 5W output. There are small LED indicators in the front that offer more aesthetic value before anything else, and the Bluetooth Speaker which also has a built-in microphone, supports up to 10 metres of distance. The Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker is priced at CNY 129 (roughly $20, or Rs. 1,320).

At the event, Xiaomi also announced the Mi Router 3. The new router sports four-antenna design, which according to claims, enhances the signal strength. The Mi Router 3 features support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. It is priced at CNY 149 (roughly $23, or Rs. 1,530).

New Nasa Launch Control Software Late, Millions Over Budget

New Nasa Launch Control Software Late, Millions Over Budget

Launch control software under development for Nasa’s deep-space exploration program is more than a year behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars above projected costs, according to an internal audit released Monday.

Nasa’s own inspector general conducted the audit at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, where the agency hopes to launch its next-generation rocket on a test flight in 2018.

The goal is to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s, using this supersize Space Launch System, or SLS, rocket and an Orion capsule. The 2018 SLS premiere will include an unmanned Orion; the first Orion with a crew should launch five years later.

Nasa has agreed to an independent review once software is delivered for the 2018 test flight. In the meantime, officials said they have instituted improvements. Inspector General Paul Martin deems that satisfactory and considers the matter resolved.

Software needed to support SLS and Orion is experiencing the same startup trouble as previous command and control software programs, the audit found. Development of this new launch control software is now projected to exceed $207 million, 77 percent above 2012 projections.

The software won’t be ready until fall 2017, instead of this summer as planned, and important capabilities like automatic failure detection, are being deferred, the audit noted. The system is vital, needed to control pumps, motors, valves and other ground equipment during countdowns and launches, and to monitor data before and during liftoff.

Nasa decided to write its own computer code to “glue together” existing software products a decade ago – while space shuttles still were flying and commercial shippers had yet to service the space station. Both delivery companies, SpaceX and Orbital ATK, rely on commercial software, the audit noted.

Commercial software products would be a better option for Nasa as well, according to the audit, especially given recent advances in the area.

The ground systems development and operations program’s “reluctance to change course reflects a cultural legacy at Nasa of over-optimism and over-promising what the agency can achieve in a specific timeframe,” the report stated.

A successful Orion orbital test flight, in 2014, used United Launch Alliance’s unmanned Delta IV rocket.

Isro Aims to Launch Record Number of Satellites in Single Mission

Isro Aims to Launch Record Number of Satellites in Single Mission

India is all set to script history by launching a record number of 22 satellites, including a number of micro and nano ones from foreign countries, in a single mission in May this year.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)’s workhorse Polar rocket PSLV C34 carrying India’s Cartosat 2C would also have 21 other satellites from countries, including US, Canada, Indonesia and Germany as co-passengers, a senior Isro official said Monday.

“We are planning to launch as many as 22 satellites on board PSLV C34. We had earlier sent 10 satellites on a single mission. Now, we are planning more than double. We hope that the launch will be in May,” Isro’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director K Sivan told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram Monday.

The launch would be made from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in the spaceport of Sriharikota, 100 km from Chennai.

It is the highest number of satellites ever to be launched by the space agency, which had earlier sent ten satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.

Nasa had sent 29 satellites to the orbit in a single launch in 2013, setting a world record.

The upcoming Isro mission would carry LAPAN A3 of Indonesia, BIROS of Germany, SKYSAT GEN 2-1 of US, MVV of Germany among the micro satellites, Isro sources said.