How to record your desktop screen or gameplay on Windows ? How to use ChrisPC Screen Recorder v 2.00 ?

On many occasions, as an internet computer user or computer geek you need a set of programs that make your life easier, more enjoyable and smooth: a kind of a toolbox. We all have such a toolbox on our desktop PC, laptops and nowdays even on our smartphones or tablets: from a favourite MP3 player, to your photo viewing and processing app, a movie player, your file browser or back-up software, a YouTube file downloader, a screen recorder and so on.

ChrisPC Screen Recorder will make your day-to-day private and/or professional life more simple and practical while using a Windows PC or laptop.

This is not only a useful tool to make screenshots or save videos like its name says, but think of all possibilities. With Screen Recorder, there is a safe and easy way of saving video streams from sources you cannot save/download directly, from your computer’s browser for example.

Furthermore you can record tutorials for your friends, family, employees or students. Why explain to your remote colleagues from the East Coast how to operate a spreadsheet or a word processor hidden feature in an email or by phone when you can upload a video on YouTube with the steps recorded in a clip on your laptop? It’s faster, right? And re-usable. It’s an easy way to help your friends, students or parents.

Easily share and spread your know-how and computer skills with the desktop recording features of ChrisPC Screen Recorder. Your recordings of the desktop screen are available for editing and publishing after recording is finalized.
Screen Recorder has the options to edit out parts from the beginning and/or ending of the recorded clip so you can decide on the final version.

You can simply add custom text or a picture watermark to your recordings with the PRO version. Watermarking can be your best option to avoid being copied or to indicate the source of the recording and have your personal/professional touch like a text or logo image with the attributes font, color desired, and position.

ChrisPC Screen Recorder is a freeware software for non-commercial use. Some features of the software may be limited or unavailable in the free version. To enable all the features you need to upgrade to the ChrisPC Screen Recorder Pro version.

To find out the differences between the two versions, check the feature comparison page.

Tomb Raider Movie is out and Shadow of the Tomb Raider Game announced! How to improve your game experience and your internet connection?

Tomb Raider movie was just premiered a few days ago.  Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.

Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

Also the new action FPS game Shadow Of The Tomb Raider release date announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC on September 14.

How to improve your game experience and your internet connection?

Many of us relax by reading books, listening to music and most of us by playing games. And yes, Chris-PC Game Booster is a software tool meant for those who want to get the utmost from their PC hardware in order to play their favorite games.

Windows is built for generic usage and therefore has average to poor performance for specific programs like games that use intensively specific parts of the hardware.

Chris-PC Game Booster goes in action setting different Windows parameters in registry and configurations files in such a way that it allows faster access to RAM memory, CPU/GPU, storage disks and cache memory. Furthermore it tunes the Windows network parameters in such a way as to obtain the slim setup needed for an online gamer profile.

Chris-PC Game Booster tunes Windows to use the CPU more efficiently, gets the most of your graphics card GPU, improves the network connection usage of your PC and decreases reads and write access times for your storage drives.

Improve your game experience and internet connection speed with Chris-PC Game Booster software.

What is HLS M3U8 ? Learn how to download M3U8 video stream 🎞️ and how to download YouTube live event ✨?

HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) is an HTTP-based media streaming communications protocol implemented by Apple Inc. as part of its QuickTime, Safari, OS X, and iOS software.

It resembles MPEG-DASH (MPD) in that it works by breaking the overall stream into a sequence of small HTTP-based file downloads, each download loading one short chunk of an overall potentially unbounded transport stream. As the stream is played, the client may select from a number of different alternate streams containing the same material encoded at a variety of data rates, allowing the streaming session to adapt to the available data rate. At the start of the streaming session, HLS downloads an extended M3U8 manifest playlist containing the metadata for the various sub-streams which are available.

How to download HLS – M3U8 video stream?

ChrisPC VideoTube Downloader Pro version 10 has improved detection for M3U8 Recorded video stream and also for Live events. Depending on your Internet connection, the download speed is up to 15x times faster than watching your favorite show in your browser.

While browsing and playing the desired video content in the embedded browser, Link Finder engine detects and displays all URLs to video content, indicating the video type and the URL where the video content is located for each video found. You have then the option to add the URLs to the download list and start the download.

Beside M3U8 HLS manifests, Video Link Finder also detects other popular streaming protocols like RTMP,  HDS (HTTP Dynamic Streaming – F4M), MPEG-DASH (MPD), HLS (HTTP Live Streaming – M3U8) and VOD files (Video-On-Demand files like MP4, MP3, FLV, AAC etc).

Windows 10 version 1803 – Redstone 4 – April 2018 🚀 Next release 📆

Windows 10’s Redstone 4 (version 1803) is the next major release set to deliver a new wave of features and improvements. Although we’re still 1 month away from the final release, there has been a number of previews unveiling a number of changes coming to the platform.

There are already confirmations that Window 10 Version 1803 will be followed by Version 1809 & Version 1903. Which simply means that after the release of Window 10 Version 1803 in March or early April, Microsoft plans to release next feature updates in September 2018 and March 2019.

At the time of writing this, the current Windows 10 version is 1709 a.k.a Fall Creators Update released last year, October 2017.

How to check your Windows 10 computer score?

It’s quite simple, just install ChrisPC Win Experience Index software and you will get back the Windows interface that you are already familiar from Windows 7 and Windows 8.

ChrisPC Win Experience Index is a free software for non-commercial use.

You can improve your computer graphics, gaming performance, internet connection speed with our software: Chris-PC Game Booster

Manage your computer memory and pagefile usage more wisely than before by changing Windows default behavior with our new software: Chris-PC RAM Booster

What exactly is a DNS? How to change your DNS?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network.

Simplifying DNS mechanism one can say that DNS is an intelligent phonebook where network entities (computers, servers, printers etc) have a human readable name associated with their technical unique Internet address which is a sequence of numbers. 

In the end, computers connect to each other on the network by their technical internet addresses called IPs: IP (v4) or IP (v6).

A DNS server has the capability to quickly serve the IP of the named computer/entity that is accessed from your PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone. Therefore it is necessary for the functioning of your Internet browser when using URLs (Uniformed Resource Locators) and also when you send emails, since you use email addresses (which are in human readable form). Hence DNS is vital for browsing on the Net.

Why should I change the DNS?

By default the IP address of the DNS server used by your connection is set most of the time automatically by your computer, which queries this data directly from your Internet provider.

Sometimes the connection is slow or you just want to protect your privacy, or your children from harmful websites like adult ones, or those that encourage violence, drugs and/or indecent behavior.

How to change my computer DNS?

ChrisPC DNS Switch provides you a simple but effective graphic user interface to select the network adapter/card and change its corresponding DNS with the selected DNS from the preset lists or with a custom DNS. Features are diverse and give you the possibility to maintain your DNS database.

DNS Switch will make your life easier: You may want to protect your anonymity in which case you can select a server from the Anonymous DNS preset group list. Or you may choose to use Secure DNS servers that filter out websites that are potential threats to your PC (avoiding viruses, malware, trojans etc).

Furthermore with your children browsing the internet you might choose to switch to a Family Safe DNS server to steer clear of harmful websites like adult ones, or those that encourage violence, drugs and/or indecent behavior. In the end it might be that you just want a faster DNS than the one your internet provider has, in which case you might use one of the Regular DNS preset group or one from your Custom DNS group.

Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) score on latest Windows 10 using free software

ChrisPC Win Experience Index is a free software that brings bag the Windows Experience Index on your Windows 10 OS.

Totally convenient, ChrisPC Win Experience Index runs on any Windows version on 32 or 64 bits, but aims to be used mainly for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

On some computer configuration the Windows System Assessment Tool – WinSAT might fail to calculate the WEI score so no ratings will be shown by ChrisPC WEI. In this case click on “More details” button and see where the assessment fails.

You can improve your computer graphics, gaming performance, internet connection speed with our software: Chris-PC Game Booster

Manage your computer memory and pagefile usage more wisely than before by changing Windows default behavior with our new software: Chris-PC RAM Booster

What is the Windows Experience Index ?

The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer’s hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.

Ever wonder how a PC you own or want to buy, stacks up against others? The Windows Experience Index is one way to find out.

When you’re shopping for a new PC, the Windows Experience Index can help you find the model that suits your needs. Scoring a PC you already own can help pinpoint slower components worth upgrading. A PC with a score of 2 is typically sufficient for basic tasks like text processing or web browsing. Running the Aero desktop experience on Windows 10, requires at least a 3, while graphics-intensive software frequently requires a 4 or higher.

Source: Microsoft Windows Help Files

All mentioned trademarks Windows and Windows 10 are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

9 YouTube Facts You Didn’t Know About

Everyone nowadays has heard of YouTube. Want to search for a tutorial? You go to YouTube. Want to watch and listen to some music? the answer is the same: YouTube.

But I guess you didn’t know about these facts:

1. YouTube started as a Dating Site 🙂

Crazy, right? It’s true! They have started YouTube as a Dating site back in 2005, you can check this by yourself using the Wayback Machine.

2. You can create YouTube Playlists

This is one of the powerful feature of YouTube. You can create as many YouTube Playlists as you want with your favorite videos, TV show, news videos and so on.

3. First Video was uploaded in 2005

The first ever YouTube Video was uploaded on april 23rd, 2005 by Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube.

4. You can download YouTube videos to watch them offline

There are moments when you want to download some nice videos either music video clips, news, tutorials, cartoons, documentaries and/or even (old) good movies.
Why? Because you want your favorite collection of videos with you when you are offline: on the beach on a remote island 😉 or when flying.

Now how to do that? Simple just download this Free Tool.

5. Every minute, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube

6. YouTube has over a billion users and rising each day.

7. YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal

8. Google bought YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars just 18 months after YouTube’s creation

9. 60% of YouTube’s 1000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany