What to watch after Orange is the new Black?

This is it, you’ve binged-watched  Orange Is The New Black, and the thought of waiting another 10 months for Season 5 is unbearable? Well, good news, there are some other great (even better!!!) female prison drama for you to indulge on.

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Wentworth

Coming straight from Australia, Wentworth will be your next favorite show, and not just because of the aussie accent.

Bea is incarcerated for the attempted murder of her violent husband. Her daily fight for survival and her adjusting to the rigours of prison will have you sitting at the edge of your sofa.

It’s violent, sexy, dark, gritty and very realistic…. with incredible, gripping story lines, some say it surpasses OITNB in many ways, despite some similarities … and I can’t agree more!

Catch up on the 4 seasons here: http://www.watchseries.ac/serie/Wentworth

Get your free VSO Downloader ready, play each episode for a few seconds: our software will have detected it and downloaded it in no time!

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Locked Up

An immediate hit with audiences in its native Spain,  this women prison drama is a real thriller, far from the “comedy drama” OITNB.

Macarena is framed by her lover for corporate fraud and ends up in jail. She insists she is there by mistake, but within 48 hours of her arriving, her bunkmate is found murdered… and trouble begins.

The series gives a real insight into the bleak reality of incarceration with its fair share of violence and brutality. You will get addicted by its complex and fast paced action, with a touch of dark humor.

Yet unaired in the US, here is your chance to stream it now: http://projectfreetv.us/internet/locked-up

Dead Boss

This British comedy is about a woman being stuck in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. While she thinks she’ll be out very soon, those around her want to keep her inside at all costs…

Funny and entertaining, (and full of cameos by famous british actors), Dead Boss lacks a proper ending, but will still bring a smile on your face.

Download the 8 episodes here: http://www.watchseries.ac/serie/dead_boss

 

How HBO saved the summer

With the end of Game of Thrones, and not one good show in sight to go through the summer, things were looking pretty grim for us TV series lovers.

But HBO came to the rescue with two great new series to make us look forward to Sunday nights again!

The Night Of (HBO, Sunday, 9pm)

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Meet your new obsession:  a tense, dark, gripping masterpiece!

The Night Of is not a simple whodunnit, but a slow, tragic tale with mesmerizing actors (John Turtutto is simply perfect) and an attention to details that will  put you at the edge of your seat.

Vice Principals (HBO, Sunday 10:30pm)

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Two vice principals, one vacant principal position…No holds are barred!

A word of warning: you will not enjoy this show if you’re not a fan of  Danny McBride. But if you are, then get ready for a dark, funny,  politically incorrect, brilliant  comedy… and some fine creative cursing!

If you do not have HBO, you can still watch both series in streaming and download them legally on your PC in seconds with our free VSO Downloader

Watch The Night Of

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All you need to know about 4k

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4k TVs are the new craze, and they’re here to stay… Good news! Because our ConvertXtoVideo can now convert to 4k!

With four times the resolution of standard HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible.

Here is all you need to know about it.

What is 4K?

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Almost 20 years ago, people started watching DVDs (which have a resolution of 720 pixels). Then Blu-ray arrived, with 1080 pixels (official in 2006).  The more pixels, the bigger the size which explains why optical disks sizes have also increased from DVD 5 and 9 GB to Blu-ray disk 25 and 50 GB. And now, we’ve moved on to 4K!

That there are different 4k resolutions but the two major ones are  4096 x 2160 pixels and 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. Cinema industry has opted for 4096 x 2160 pixels whereas Television (UHDTV) and YouTube have a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

Where can I get/watch 4k video? 

4k videos are available for buy, rent, and stream from various free and paid services. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon both provide 4k streaming content, and more will follow!

You can watch 4k videos online, (see YouTube example below), but you might not get the full effect unless you have 4k screen resolution, the image might seem sharper to you nonetheless:

(make sure to click on the settings button in the bottom right of video and switch to  get YouTube to display in 4k)

Should you convert to 4K ?

A 4K display reveals so much more nuance and detail – the difference can be astonishing, but ONLY if you own a MASSIVE screen (at least 65 inch)…  Without a screen that big and the resulting room needed to sit back and watch it, the human eye will not see the difference with HDTV. That’s because, as the screen size shrinks, the advantage of having such a pixel dense display starts to diminish.

Video  professionals and photographs will however definitely enjoy the enormously enhanced resolution, as you can see from the exemple below (from 4k.com)

4k comparison

What do you need to play 4k videos?

To play 4k videos you need at least 2 things: 4k videos + Ultra HD TV (also called UHD TV, otherwise the contents will be downscaled to the real resolution of your TV)

4k and VSO products:

4k videos are supported as input files in all of our products.

If your files are already in 4k, you can convert to 4k resolution by using any of those generic profiles: avi, mp4, mkv.  (those will keep the same resolution as the input file).

With ConvertXtoVideo, Blu-ray Converter and DVD Converter) you can convert non 4k videos to 4k resolution! You will need to create  a custom profile, see below.

1: Select “Custom Profiles” in the list of output formats, then “Click here to add a custom profile”

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2: Name your custom profile (you will save it and use it again whenever needed, once created!), then select any of those three formats: Avi, Mkv, Mp4, then click Next.

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3: In this window, you need to select   4k in “Video Resolution”

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You’re done, click on “next” until you reach the final window and save your profile. Then insert your video and click on “Start”. That’s it!  (more info on custom profiles in this guide).

To play your resulting file on your TV, you can stream it from a media center or transfer it to a USB stick (make sure your 4k TV accepts 4k videos through USB and check which video format (Avi, MP4 or Mkv).

You can download 4k streaming content with VSO Downloader. Nothing special to do, just open the software and play the streaming content in your internet browser.

We’ll add more support for 4k in the future!

Check out http://4k.com for more info, TV guides, etc.

How to transfer videos or music to an Ipad/Iphone

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Anyone who has an Ipad knows how nightmarish it can get to simply put a video on their device…. But it’s vacation time, and these videos need to go onto your Apple tablet /phone if you don’t want to get bored… we’re here to help!

 Here is how to transfer your videos to your Ipad/Iphone in two steps.

 

1- First you need to make sure your video is in MP4, which is the only format accepted by those devices. If it’s not in MP4, then yes you can use our (awesome) ConvertXtoVideo to convert it: insert the video, select the Ipad or Iphone profile, and click “convert”.new ConvertXtoVideo

2- Then, you’ll need to transfer the video. That’s when it can get tricky if you’re using Itunes and if you’re not a rocket scientist.

Instead, you can use the FREE CopyTrans Manager. This lightweight iTunes alternative allows you to quickly drag and drop music and videos from PC directly to your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

Copytrans is a great idea if you’re away from home and need to put some videos on your tablet from someoneelse’s  PC/Mac, as it takes seconds to install, unlike Itunes!

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Simply plug in your phone/tablet, open the program and drag and drop all your videos/music into the main window, then click on “Update”. That’s IT!

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NB: you can use both Itunes and CopyTrans alternatively, simply know that the content transferred by CopyTrans will not show up on Itunes.

Now go and download those series you need to catch up on and transfer them straight onto your Ipad!

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