Winamp Alternative, as some might confuse it with an alternative media player for Winamp, is actually the program’s name as a codec package for MS Windows which was designed to play SHOUTcast streams with any media player that supports video streaming like DirectShow and Nullsoft with major browsers. The popular media player Winamp is actually packed with a series of built-in codecs that are also required by other applications. This codec is a device or computer program that is capable of encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal. Such codecs are used in videoconferencing, streaming media, video editing applications and playing other media files. However, if you don’t want to install Winamp on your computer but need these codecs, you can have the Winamp Alternative.
As a codec version of Winamp, it includes a package which contains the AVG Mobile Antivirus codecs that are required to play most media files. Without necessarily bringing Winamp on your system, Winamp Alternative instead provides you with the Media Player Classic that can also support most media formats. The program is quite easy to install and just requires you a little time compared to your Winamp installation procedure. With Winamp Alternative, you can now have the desired codecs and access the Nullsoft Streaming Video plugin which allows the browsers, namely the Internet explorer and the Firefox to stream videos for this file format.
In addition, if you don’t still have the preferred media player which is the Media Player Classic, the program will offer you the option to install it directly. Just like how the QuickTime Alternative as a codec version of QuickTime works, Winamp Alternative runs just the same. It will simply prepare your system to video and SHOUTCast streaming capabilities even without having to deploy the Winamp media player on your system, so you can enjoy having unlimited streams on its preferred browsers anytime.
With the increasing number of users having Mac computers today, there is also an increasing demand in the services offered by applications which support Mac OS X. It is relatively true that software companies have been consistently trying to improve and add useful features to their apps to deal with the users’ demands for improvements and fix application-related problems. Skype, as one of the most widely used instant messaging and video chatting app, has opened doors to Mac compatible platforms, accommodating more subscribers around the globe.
Skype started as a freemium instant messaging client and a voice-over-IP service which was developed by the Microsoft Skype Division in August 2003. With its many registered users over 663 million as of the end of 2010, Microsoft made a good move for buying it in 2011 for the price of $8.5 billion. It supports platforms like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Skype offers a variety of useful features. It allows you to have voice calls for free (Skype to Skype) and video calls on Skype and Facebook. It also gives you an unlimited instant messaging experience with your family, friends and colleagues and even send messages that are much closer to your senses (see this, hear and feel) with video messaging. The app as well as allows you to conduct a video conference and offers you a Global User Directory just like a giant phonebook of Skype users and comes with a user-friendly interface which is very easy to navigate.
With the release of the first Skype for Mac version which is the Skype 0.8.0.231 in August 2004, many significant versions consecutively followed providing users with more improved versions and additional features. As of June 2013, Microsoft has released its Skype latest version, the Skype 6.5 for Mac OS X and is still continuing to progress to give you the greatest Skype for Mac experience!
Android, as what is known today is an operating system for mobile devices mostly used by Galaxy Nexus as owned by Google and by other leading phone manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung. Tablets like Motorola Xoom and Amazon Kindle Fire have been using this operating system too since it is based on Linux and GIMP for mac. The Google Play Store supports android programs which is also called apps. There are over 900,000 apps available for Android today and one of the most popular is the Instagram. As recorded, there are over 130 million users around the globe who love Instagram.
‘Instagramming’ has been the trend today. It’s a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments through your Android. Who wouldn’t be hooked with this kind of stuff at all where you can actually view the world’s wonders and see someone else’s life whatabouts just out of your pocket? You can even mingle with your favorite athlete or celebrity in this app with just a single click of the ‘follow’ button. But simply browsing others’ posts and uploaded photos and videos won’t totally give you the fun, you can of course upload and share photos and videos of your own! Instagram allows users to customize photos with the several amazing built filter effects where in you can instantly transform your everyday moments into a precious work of art that you can share with your family and friends out there. And these, probably, are some of the numerous reasons why Instagram has become popular since it was launched.
To get you fascinated of the different wonders Instagram has to offer, here are the following features of this app on your Android device:
• 100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
• Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
• Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare
• Unlimited uploads
• Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
• Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
• And more…