What is MPEG-DASH 🎬? How to download MPD video files 📺?

Nowadays many sites start using the MPD manifest instead of well known M3U8 and F4M.

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH,  is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high quality streaming of media content over the Internet delivered from conventional HTTP web servers.

The multimedia file is partitioned into one or more segments and delivered to a client using HTTP.  For the client, aka video player, to know each segment position, a media presentation description (MPD) file describes segment information: timing, URL, media characteristics like video resolution and bit rates.

How to download MPD manifests?

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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.

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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.

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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