Posts tagged ‘2012 London Olympics’

Top 3 Free Windows Screen Recorders Designed for Better Entertainment

What can we do when we have no time to enjoy our favored sports events? This is what had troubled thousands of sports fans during 2012 London Olympics. Though 2012 Olympic closing ceremony had ended, we may encounter the same embarrassing situations in the next Summer Olympics. When we have missed an excellent Olympic match, we have to wait for long before the replay is available. Therefore, we need to figure out a way to help ourselves out.

A feasible way to manage it is to record those sports events with powerful and free Windows screen recorders. For one thing, free Windows screen recorders can provide us videos with excellent quality. For another, free Windows screen recorders help us to flex time to enjoy those recorded Olympic competitions. Moreover, we can also convert those recorded matches to various videos for our portable devices. Therefore this post will present you top three free Windows screen recorders that can provide you better entertainment experience.

1. BB FlashBack

BB Flashback

BB FlashBack is an easy-to-use Windows screen recorder that can provide you decent and high quality movies. Three recording modes are provided naming “Full screen“, “Region” and “Window“. One can choose to record the sound from PC Speaker or Microphone. However, it is quite troublesome to record a certain regions because you need to trim the recording area with your cursor.

After the recording process, you can not only export the file as video in .swf/.mov/.wmv/.avi/.mp4/.exe formats, but also as a PowerPoint file. Consequently, you can play the recorded file with your portable devices easily. For example, you can play the exported Flash with HTC One X by converting the SWF file to AVI video with Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

2. Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic

Unlike BB FlashBack, Screencast-O-Matic is a Windows screen recorder provided with free version and pro version. In the free version of Screencast-0-Matic, the default size of recording area is provided ranging from 640×480 to full screen. Of course, you can crop the window size with the cursor. Press “Ctrl+P” to start the recording and then click “Done” button to end the recording.

Moreover, you can not only publish the recorded video to YouTube but also export the file as a FLV/MP4/AVI video or a GIF image. To use it as a free Windows screen recorder, the watermark will be added to the left corner of the video.

3. HyperCam 2

Hyper Cam2

As a free Windows screen recorder, HyperCam 2 only exports the recorded file as AVI video. Good news is that no watermark will be traced in the output video. You can only choose to record a specified region or a certain window. However, it provides you much simple operations on choosing recording regional area. A dashed box will be provided to enable you customize those regions you desire. To start recording, press F2 button and to end the recording, press F3 button before clicking F2 button again.

Those are the top three free Windows screen recorder for you to get better entertainment experience. Whenever you get no time for a favored program, you can record them with those free screen recorders. Then convert the recorded files to other videos for your portable devices like HTC One X, Google Nexus 7 or The new iPad.

4 Different Versions of Olympic Video Games to Enjoy London Olympics 2012

As the most ancient sports originated in Greek, the Olympic Games provides a good platform for all athletes to show themselves. Luckily, London Olympics 2012 not only brings us wonderful opening ceremony but also attractive and breathtaking matches. Nowadays, as London Olympics 2012 moves on, the world is indulged in a craze for the Olympics Games.

Of course, the great charm of London Olympics 2012 also extends to gaming field. Nowadays, various video games on Olympics especially on 2012 London Olympics are available in the market. To help people enjoy those video games better, the Olympic video games are designed for various game consoles. Therefore this post will display four different versions of Olympic video games that will help you to spend an impressive London Olympics 2012.

1. FC: Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92

Gold Medal Challenge 92

As an Olympic video game basing on 1992 Barcelona Olympics by Capcom for NES, Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge’ 92 reminded us the happy time in the childhood. In this 8-bit Olympic video game, players need to heavily rely on button mashing. Moreover, there are eight Olympic sports events provided for selection. Also two players can choose to compete with each other or with the CPU.

2. PC: London 2012The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games

Released earlier than the opening ceremony, The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games contained a virtual opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. In this Olympic video game, player can act as an athlete who strives for the golden medal. Over thirsty sports event are provided to help players fully experienced the atmosphere of London Olympics 2012. One advantage of this Olympic video game lies in its vivid video quality and lifelike operations. With a wrong click, the athlete won’t swim forward.

3. iPhone: London 2012 – Official Mobile Game

London 2012 – Official Mobile Game

As an Olympic video game designed for iPhone, London 2012- Official Mobile Game was released a month earlier than the London 2012 opening ceremony. Though this 143MB Olympic video game provides players nine Olympic sports events, players are able to train the athletes in over 220 sports events. Also three modes are provided for players to enjoy this Olympic video game including training mode, Olympic mode and challenge mode.

4. Flash: Olympic Flash game

Small in storage and simple in operations, Flash game plays an important role in the gaming field. Due to London Olympics 2012, various London Olympic Flash games are now available on the Internet. Actually, besides those Flash games for London Olympics 2012, various other Olympic Flash games are designed so far. Therefore, players can download the Flash from the Internet on the premise that they are interested in those Olympic Flash games.

Therefore those are four different versions of Olympic video games. As a FC video game, Capcom’s Gold Medal Challenge ’92 has brought us much pleasure. The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games and London 2012 – Official Mobile Game are released as official games for London 2012. As for Olympic Flash games, they enable players to experience almost all the Olympic sports events.

2 Essential Apps to Watch Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony on Android Mobile

As the sport event held every four years, Olympic Games never failed to draw the world’s attention. Just like the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 several days ago, the opening ceremony of each Olympics can always bring the world fantastic innovations and splendid performance. As the city with three successful Olympic bids, London successfully surprised the world with its opening ceremony.

However, due to time difference between different regions, many people failed to enjoy the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony. They might even fail to watch the rebroadcast of London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony. Therefore, YouTube video becomes their only way to get access to opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012.

Since the rapid development of mobile phone, watching the opening ceremony on android mobile becomes their favored choice. Android mobile users need five apps to watch Olympics matches in real time while two apps to watch the opening ceremony of Summer Olympics 2012 on YouTube.

I. Adobe Mobile Flash

Adobe Flash APK

Though the downhill Adobe Flash is rejected by Jelly Bean, it is still the supported by most android systems. As a necessary plug in for enjoying YouTube videos, Adobe Mobile Flash is an essential app for android users to watch opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 online. Adobe Mobile Flash also permits users to watch YouTube videos with full screen mode.

However, Adobe Mobile Flash can be merely applied to android mobiles with systems ranging from android 2.3 to android 4.o. What’s more, it is not as powerful as its computer version. Plus, watching 2012 Olympics opening ceremony online is date consuming which means users need to have appropriate data plans.

II. Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter

An easier and more economic way to watch London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony is to download the YouTube video and then convert the SWF file to MP4 video for android mobile. Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter is an app for PC, not for android mobile.

1. Find the YouTube video for the opening ceremony, then click “Share” button and choose “Embed” button. Check “Use old embed code” and then copy part of the URL address behind “value=” parameter.

Select URL

2. Download and launch Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter, click “Browser…” button and then choose “From URL” in the drop-down menu. After that, past the URL address to download the YouTube video.

Import SWF file

3. Click “Export” tab, check “Video” and then set the output file as MP4 video in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

Choose MP4 as output

4. Check “Settings” button in “Export” tab, then customize video parameters including video size, video codec, audio code, etc. for the android mobile.

Customize video

5. Click “Convert” tab, then choose “Play and Capture” to start capturing. When the video finishes, click “Finish” button to start the conversion process. After the conversion, android users can enjoy 2012 Olympics opening ceremony on mobile now.

Convert SWF to MP4

Those are the two apps to help android users to take pleasure in opening ceremony of 2012 London Olympics. Adobe Mobile Flash enables users to watch the opening ceremony on video websites like YouTube while Moyea SWF to MP4 Converter allows them to watch the ceremony offline.