Missing Photo Sphere on CM11? This how you get it back.

Photo Sphere is great option to capture all the surrounding in a single picture, One of the best feature that is available on stock android ROM. But, what about Cyanogenmod users? They had to compromise. Not anymore, any one can now download a external app from market and start using Photo sphere.  Google has recently made “Google Camera” Available in market, it is new and improved camera app. It is a must have upgrade, and very promising performance.

 

Here are the Screen shots

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It also Video recording, Lens Blur.

Download it

 

 

[How To] RIP DVD or CD movies to smaller size.

You want to RIP DVD movies to just 500-800 MB and store them in computer? Well, it’s way too easy. You wont need any external hardware or any special computer for that, all you need is just a simple converter software. I am using MediaCoder HQ which is free and powerful as far as I know.
Today, We will learn how to convert a DVD or CD movie to a single compressed file while keeping its quality good enough.
First you download Media Coder from here http://www.mediacoderhq.com/download.htm
Choose the right edition for your computer, If yours is 64bit Version then download 64bit one or if it is 32bit one choose 32bit one to download. The selection of right version really matters. 
After completion of download install it as usually you do with any other applications, It must be easy.
Now Open the Media Coder and under the File Menu choose Add file, add all the files related to the movie in serially(I meant from beginning to end if the unordered file adding is done then the movie will really amaze you :D)
Here I have added two files of two CD in right order select the both files holding “ctrl” key, and then right click on them and select “Group” or press key “G” holding “ctrl” key.

Grouping files in Media Coder.
Grouping files in Media Coder.

Now select the “Video” tab and apply these setting.
Video Bit rate =>768 kbps. ( you can try lower bit rates if you believe you can get good quality with it, remember the lower the bit rate is the smaller the size if video and the more detail is lost.)
Format => H.264 (That is the format I use because it gives very good quality and is best in competition with others, You may try others but you wont get the same good quality at such lower bit rate.)
Video Setting For Media CoderOn the right side of it set these,
Profile => “auto
Level => “5.1“( The Higher the better quality you get and this is the highest at present I guess)
Preset => “Slow” (The slower it is the better quality is output)
B-Frames => “4” (3-5 recommended , the higher is the better)
Ref-Frames => “5” ( 3-6 recommended, higher is better)
Remember the more better quality settings you apply the more time it will take to convert video.
X264 settings for Media CoderNow Move to “Audio” tab,  and choose the settings as below.

Format => LC-AAC ( This format because audio sounds better even in small size or less bit rate to say.)
Rate Mode => Target Bitrate( This will keep bit rate under certain limit)
Bitrate / Quality => 76 kbps ( Believe me, The audio will still be sounding as good as it was even with such low bit rate)Audio Setting for Media Coder.Now Move to “Container ” Tab
Container => MKV or AVI or MP4.
Container setting for Media CoderNow to The “Picture” tab.
Color Space => “Original
On the Right
Auto Level => “Full Range”
Denoiser => “HQ 3D
Deblocking => Check both “Horizontal” and “vertical”.
Picture setting for Media Coder
Now we are done with editing conversion setting, click Start now to start conversion process, it may take few hours,it depends upon the file size, file resolution and length.

The output quality must be as good as the one before but with smaller size. Good Luck.

Android – AAC Audio files Info Tags aren’t Recognised Properly.

People usually convert their music files from MP3 to the AAC audio format ’cause it gives better quality at lower bit rate, it means almost same quality at lower file size. But the android users get disappointed when they see a bug in Android which doesn’t recognize the tags of the AAC audio files. This totally disorganizes the organized music library.

There is a fix for this problem, just download the MediaFix Application from the Google Play (Android Market) and scan all the media files in your phone storage which application does on ow and your Music Library will be as good as new. So that’s the solution for now, Hope Android fixes this bug in Upcoming Androids.

Link For application in market : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.gorgonloop.MediaFix&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImV1Lmdvcmdvbmxvb3AuTWVkaWFGaXgiXQ..

Creating Google compatible XML sitemap

Creating Google compatible XML sitemap

You want to create a sitemap on your own? Which is compatible with the Google? Then I will show you how to code your xml sitemap for your site.
The rules for the sitemap is, it must begin with <urlset> and end with </urlset> and rest of all code goes with in it. Include url in <url> tag, the location is given in <loc> which is child of the <url>.

And there are optional tags available you can use like <lastmod>, <changefreq>, <priority>.You can use them if you want to or else you can just skip them.

Here is example code for sitemap. Continue reading Creating Google compatible XML sitemap