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Convert mp4 videos to mpg format !

At times, you will want to convert the mp4 videos to mpg format, which the common DVD players and the older TV’s support directly.

To do this, you can use the FFmpeg for Windows.

Download the program from :

https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/win64/static/ffmpeg-20161104-b4e9252-win64-static.zip

Extract the zip file and copy the bin folder in the zip folder to your preferred drive, let it be C.

You may give the path like C:\ffmpeg\bin

Once done, copy the mp4 file to be converted  ( sourcefile.mp4 ) to this path, ie C:\ffmpeg\bin.

Open command line and run the following commands :

cd C:\ffmpeg\bin

ffmpeg -i sourcefile.mp4 -target pal-dvd -ps 2000000000 -aspect 16:9 targetfile.mpg

You will find the converted video file in the same path, ie C:\ffmpeg\bin

 

Enabling PHP ImageMagick extension with IIS !

Prerequisites:

IIS 8.5 Installed

PHP 7.0.X ( 64 Bit) installed to C:\Program Files\PHP via WPI.

O.S :-  Windows Server 2012 / R2

We are about to  enable PHP ImageMagick extension with IIS

ImageMagick is free Open source software for displaying, editing image files in an easier way. It supports more than 200 image formats.

Step 1. Download ImageMagick

Go to http://imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#windows and download ImageMagic exe file.

Step2. Installing of ImageMagick exe

Run the setup file (ImageMagick-6.9.3-7-Q16-x64-dll.exe ) .

Click I accept the agreement button & Click Next.

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In the next window, click next and move on. You will be asked about the installation location.

 

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It is recommend to change the default path ( C:\Program Files\ImageMagic x.x.x\ ) to any other folder in C drive. Otherwise it may not work properly.

Here I have created a folder call ‘IM’  in C drive &  is going to install ImageMagick into that folder.  Click Next after selecting the path.

Do not change the Options in the next window ( Select Additional Tasks). Leave it as default & click Next,

 

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Click install in the next page and finish the installation.

Step 3 :- Adding proper DLL files into PHP extension folder.

Go to https://pecl.php.net/package/imagick and Download the proper DLL files forPHP.

From PHP 7.0.0, it supports 64-bit architecture. To find if your PHP is 64- bit or not, open PHP info window and search for Architecture.

Also it will be Thread safe OR Non-Thread safe. We can use phpinfo for this one too. Check for thread safety in phpinfo window, If thread safety is disabled then your PHP is Non-Thread safe.

Once you determine the correct PHP Type, download the appropriate dll files from the above mentioned link. Copy and paste it to PHP extension folder. ( In default – C:\Programfiles OR Program Files (x86) \PHP\v7.0\ext )

Once completed, restart your web server.  

After restarting, open IIS manager and look for PHP Manager in it. Double click on PHP Manager and open it. Then in right pan you can see a new window called PHP Setup.

If you are opening  PHP manager for the first time, then you will see a message. ( red circle in the following image )  . Click on that and enable all.

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Then click on  ‘Enable OR Disable Extension’ tab and find for php_imagick.dll . Click on it then click Enable button in the right side panel to enable  ImageMagic Extension.

 

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Once enabled, restart IIS.

Once completed, open phpinfo page. You will be able to see that imagick module is added with php.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10074 (April Update) is available now: Let’s see what’s new

Microsoft made some pretty cool Windows 10 announcements at the Build 2015 happening at San Francisco, with it came latest Windows 10 insider Preview Build 10074. This new build is available to both the Fast and Slow ring of Windows Insiders (The Windows Insider program by Microsoft allows users to sign up for early builds of the Windows operating system.), which also means that ISOs are too available for those who like a clean install. According to the blog post by Microsoft this version of early build comes with lot of subtle changes and improvements, along with some more evolved features. Many of the changes were influenced directly by Windows Insiders feedbacks. One of those changes is the reintroduction of some Aero Glass elements in the UI. Also Microsoft promises to use insider feedback directly to shape how their feature teams operate, and they hope that Windows 10 will be the best version of Windows yet because the public have a direct hand in its creation.One other subtle change is that Microsoft has renamed its “Technical Preview” to “Insider Preview” to reflect the importance of the Windows Insider community in how they’re building Windows 10.

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