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Flashing Firmware on Scishion V88 TV Box

To flash the firmware of Scishion V88 TV Box and V88 mini TV Box, both use Rockchip RK3229, there are basically two main methods. The first one is to prepare a microSD card with the desired firmware using a utility

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Swap the audio tracks without re-encoding

Many video file formats allow you to have multiple sound tracks (e.g. karaoke videos) where the first audio track is treated as the default by many audio-visual editing applications. Many of those can only handle one audio track which is

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TeamViewer Won’t Start

If you experience problems starting TeamViewer in Windows, one the possible causes may be that the communication stack WINSOCK has been corrupted. Uninstalling and reinstalling TeamViewer, tweaking the Firewall settings and rolling back to previous software version will not resolve

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VMware Bridged Network

If you use Bridged Network in VMware Workstation Player and experience network problems after software upgrade (either VMware or Windows), resetting the network configuration to its default settings usually resolves the problems. Since there is no network configuration tool in

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Screen Resolution of an Android on Virtual Machines

It’s been quite some since one can install Android on Windows-based systems, whether through an emulator or through virtual machines (such as Virtual Box or VMware Workstation). When running Android on virtual machines, there is one common adjustment which is

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Converting PDFs Using ImageMagick

There may be situations that you would like to convert a coloured PDF document to black-and-while (monochrome or greyscale) for whatever reasons. One of the methods that can accomplish this is to use ImageMagick, free command-line software that can perform

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How to increase volume in a video without re-encoding the video

I needed for a reliable, fast and non-destructive way to increase gain on a video’s audio track. I found it in using the ffmpeg tool, which is a swiss army knife for dealing with video and audio files. It’s conveniently

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VMware Workstation Player – Shared Folders

After you upgraded to Windows 10 in VMware environments, the shared folders feature may not work any more. Follow this link to resolve the problem.

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Problems Connecting Portable Devices to a PC

When you encounter problems connecting your Android phones/tablets to a PC, the cause could be that Windows is not selecting the proper driver for the device. Normally you would connect your portable device to a PC using Media Transfer Protocol

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Fix Blurry Fonts in Windows 10 with This Utility

If you have a high-resolution display, you’ve probably noticed that some apps have blurry fonts when scaled up. Even stranger: some apps that used to scale well are blurry in Windows 10. Here’s a fix.

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