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Video compressor for windows phone 8 : easiest method to compress your videos

Hey buddies!

                            We hope you guys are having good time in our site. Well we recently started Windows Phone section so we will be covering some important stuff here. Today we will introduce you guys to a handy tool which is great reducing size of your videos without actually needing a PC.
We recently posted :

The name of this tool is Video Compressor, it is available in store for free. This is really important and must have utility on your windows phone. So what does it do? Simple we always have high resolution video and sometimes we wanna share them over whatsapp or other messengers or any other place but size of video bothers a lot. This app will simply compress the video reducing it's size for easier sharing. It have plenty of options to choose from. you can select resolution, size, bitrate, etc. 
As you can see in below screenshots, it has a clean and tidy UI which is very easy to use. First of all you have to select a video file by tapping on choose video button.


SpaceSniffer: a handy and lightweight tool to know about your disks

Hello guys,

                    Well i guess you are all PC users, obviously that's why you are here. Have you ever wondered where the space in your disk gone? Well it happens a lot of time. we think that we have installed so less softwares or games but where all the space gone? Well no worries we have a solution for this problem.
We recently posted :

Well this problem can be easily solved by a tool called SpaceSniffer (with the capital S). This tool will show you a complete graph of things that are eating your disk space. This tool is handy, portable and lightweight around 1.5 MB only. But don't go on it's size, it does show a  proper design of every component and the space it is taking in total. It shows unused space, it shows unknown space taken by unknown factors. All in all it gives a systematic representation of your disk. It also show multipartition reports in multiple tabs and even can show detailed space representation of your DVD and usb. More on it its a freeware but donations are always welcomed. For further information and downloads you can visit their Official Site.

Well this seems to be the smallest post i am posting :P anyways we highly recommend you guys to try out this software to know actually what happening with your space on disk. We will be back with some interesting stuff and soon a new segment of  "introduction with Linux distro" is coming so stay tuned. Till then, Ciao.


How to create a bootable DVD easily?

Hello guys,

                   We hope you are having fun. Well today we gonna teach you how to create a bootable DVD. This is not a big task but some people can get confused in nero or some people don't even know how to do this. So we gonna explain How this thing works actually.
We recently posted :

In past we explained about how to create a bootable USB with and without dos. So let's start with how to make a bootable DVD. For this purpose all you need is a lightweight software called ImgBurn. It is a very lightweight software and can be used to burn DVD, HD DVD, Blue ray, CD, etc. Furthermore you can visit their official site for downloads and more information. This software can also be used on Linux using Wine.
As you can see in below screenshots it have an interactive user interface for easy use. You can see options like write image to disk, create image from disk, etc.
  • By using the Write image to disc option you can make a bootable DVD using an ISO file. It is way too simple to do that. As you click on that option you will be proceeded to next screen where you have to choose image file to burn which you can see in second screen. You have to brows for you desired ISO file and make sure it is of proper size so it can fit in disk. After you selected the iso file all you have to do is click on proceed button. The software automatically detects inserted DVD and starts the burning process. Now you have to wait until the process completed which will take not more than 5 minutes and there you got your bootable DVD.
  •  The second option is of creating image file i.e. ISO from the disk. This option is used for ripping data from the disk. It can be anything like OS or media, etc. This option will create a copy of it in an ISO container.


How to convert file format easily on a windows PC?

Hello everyone,

                          Once again we are here with something very important in our day to day life. Well we usually watch videos, listen music, etc on our PC. The PC is very mighty when compared to phones, consoles, etc. We can easily play almost every type of video, audio, image files on PC. But in case of phones or consoles it's not possible to play every file file format and at all bitrate also. So here we gonna help you in solving that problem.
We recently posted :

So it is quite simple to convert files to your desired media formats and to desired bitrates and FPS too. We can do it with a software called Format Factory. It is indeed a lightweight software to start with. Along with it's lightweight characteristic it is very easy to use and very versatile software in converging processes.
 As you can see in above screenshot. There are 5 tabs in the software which are very well categorised for formats and converting specific types. You can convert any of image to any format. All you need to do is select the format you want to convert your desired image to and then choose the files you wanna convert and just click on start.

 It can also convert audio files. So if you ever got audio files in suppose .ogg format and your phone can't play ogg format then no worries, all you need to do is convert those files and transfer them to your phone.
 It also have some unique features like video joiner, Audio joiner, mixing of video and audio, etc. which are very handy. As this software can do it in mass amount too.


How to take screenshots and video captures in games?

Hello buddies,

                        We hope you all are enjoying. Well we are here once again with something great for you. We were doing some maintenance to our site recently so won't be able to interact with you guys much but we are back now. For those who missed few things of our site can take a look at our recent posts.
Well there are times when you are playing game and want to take a screenshot and there happens the tragedy many screen capture software give a black screen in the screenshot. So we have a solution for this. There's a very good software named FRAPS. It is a very good and interactive software for taking screenshots while playing game. Not only that it also records video of your game in high definition. It is lightweight in size only2.2 mb. You can check their official website for more information and downloads. It is is easy to set up ss you can see in below screenshots.
 There are 4 tabs in software for setting it up. In general tab you can enable/disable automatic startup, monitor aero desktop, minimize to system tray, etc etc.

 On the next tab you can setup the benchmarking. You can setup FPS, frametimes, etc. You can easily view FPS while playing game. You can set on which corner FPS count should be shown or you can select to hide it also.


How to monitor data internet speed and usage in ubuntu?

Hey friends,
Whats going on everybody?
I hope you all are enjoying your stay on TECHPHYLUM.COM

Today we will show you how to monitor your internet data speed and also usage.
So there are many ways to do it but we will go much simpler and easier,as per our policy to keep Posts as easy as we can type for you :)
We will show few ways to do it so use the one easier for you.


Using 'System Monitor':

  So its a program preinstalled in your Ubuntu 14.04.
Just go to DASH and then search for System Monitor and launch it up.
So as you can see system monitor not only shows your internet speed and usage but also CPU,Memory,Process(From where you can manage running processes and also can end that process)


How to make a bootable usb drive using cmd?

Hey friends,
welcome back to TECHPHYLUM.COM

So today we are again back to add new post in our term 'How to make a bootable usb drive'
We have already posted two topics
How to make a bootable Usb drive in Ubuntu using Unetbootin ?
How to make a Bootable USB drive without DOS

So guys our list still extending.
Here we go!

=>Go to START then type cmd and run as administrator by right click on it.

=>Now follow this,


BleachBIt - a junk cleaner for Ubuntu and other Linux distros

Hello Guys,

                    We hope that you enjoyed your stay at So here we are again to show you something interesting Linux world. This time we gonna explain about a app called BleachBit.
You may also like :
Elementary OS-A brief introduction
How to install windows programs in Linux?
How to install Desktop Environments? part -2

So today we will learn about BleachBit. It is a versatile cleaning app available in windows as well as Linux. It does a good job when it comes to cleaning junk files, Internet cache, temporary files and those annoying thumb.db files, etc, etc.
It can be used to clean up the space in HDD as well as it can increase performance of Firefox without deleting anything by creating some vacuum thing. So let's see how it works.

Bleachbit available in Software Center


How to take screenshot in Ubuntu or any linux distro?

Hey friends,
whats going on?
I hope you are doing well and enjoying your stay here on TECHPHYLUM.COM
So recently a user asked me about taking screenshots in ubuntu or any linux distro with few better features and freedom.
So we are here to not only cover a screenshot program with basics but also with some versetile features which takes screenshotting to an another level.

We have little list of programs available.We all know the Ctrl+Print Screen works for instant screenshot but we are here to cover little more.

Screenshot(In Ubuntu):
So on ubuntu ( we are on 14.04 trusty tahr) its preinstalled and can be used for both basic and advance screenshotting.


How to install windows programs in linux?

Hey pals,
whats going on?
so today we are going to show you How to install windows Softwares/Games in linux.
It is really a important tool that every linux user should use,as we all know windows has a large variety of programs availability.
And sometime we dont have the required program available in our linux Distro,at this time we need a software called 'WINE'.

  • What is 'WINE' ?

Wine is a windows program loader,which can allow you to use any software or game of windows.It doesnt need cpu emulation and it runs applications at full speed.


How to install Desktop Environments? part -2

Hello Guys,

                   Once again we are here to show you or rather to say teach you about something interesting from Linux world. well by the time we start today's topic you should also see few of our older topics which which will increase your interest more.

Well we recently introduced first and second segments of  Linux Guide,

So what we gonna learn today? Let's check the topic title again! How to install Desktop Environments? We will be explaining you today's installing process with reference to this topic Best Desktop Environments part - 2 .
  • Openbox - As we explained earlier Openbox is very lightweight and configurable X window manager. To install it in you Debian or Ubuntu based system, simply fire up your terminal and type in below commands. 
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get openbox obmenu

  •  Fluxbox - Fluxbox is based on Blackbox and very lightweight in handling. It provides speed and stability. To install it in your Debian or Ubuntu based System, simply type in below commands in terminal
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -y fluxbox 

Linux mint 16 running on Fluxbox


How to make a bootable Usb drive in Ubuntu using Unetbootin ?

Hey pals,
whats going on?
Hope you are enjoying your stay here on TECHPHYLUM.COM!

So today we are back with something interesting!
So now we are in Linux!
So here we go!

So the software we are using is "UNetbootin",this is a very easy to use with a simplified UI.
The benifit is that you can directly download from many linux distro directly from this softwre and even number of versions are listed like in Ubuntu,!4.04,13.10,12.04 etc are already listed you just need to select them and done,not only that if you have .iso file of any linux distro then you have option to use it too!
Interesting uh?

Install UNetbootin:
Remember our three ways to install software in ubuntu?
Yup that goes here too!
  • Using Ubuntu Software Center: Just fire up Software center and search Unetbootin and install it!
  • Using SYnaptic Package Manager:So another way is to install it from Synaptic Package Manager,just search for UNetbootin and mark it up for Installation and click on apply and let it get installed.
  • Using Terminal:So Just fire up terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T simultaneously and then type the following command
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unetbootin
  • Now after installing Unetbootin just launch it.


How to convert DEB to RPM?

So today we are going to learn something very interesting today. What is it? as you can see the title! its how to convert DEB to RPM and vice versa.What we need for that? ofcource a PC running with Debian or Ubuntu or any other Debian based OS, Internet connection for one time only, a little bit terminal knowledge and a deb package or rpm package to convert that's all.

We recently posted :

So here's the deal if you have multiple Linux distro installed and wanna install a rpm package in Debian or a deb package in Fedora. You can use this method to convert deb to rpm and vice versa. So let's get started.
  • Open the terminal in your Debian or Ubuntu or any other Debian based OS and we need to install alien first. so type in the below command.
# sudo apt-get install alien
  • Once you done installing alien you are all set to convert your files. Now let's put a deb package in home folder and type below command in terminal
# sudo alien -r filename.deb after entering this command you will get result

filename.rpm generated

example -

# sudo alien -r curlew_0.1.20.3.deb

Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package curlew: postinst postrm
Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
curlew- generated

  • Now let's see how to convert rpm to a deb package. Open terminal and type in following command
# Sudo alien filename.rpm press enter and you will get result.

filename.deb genetared

example -

# sudo alien curlew-
curlew_0.1.20.3.deb generated

  • You can also use alien for converting deb and rpm to slackware packages or slp packages, etc. you will get all the command lines related to alien by typing this command in terminal.
# sudo alien -h

Example :
h30@H3O:~$ sudo alien -h
[sudo] password for h30:
Usage: alien [options] file [...]
  file [...]                              Package file or files to convert.
  -d, --to-deb                         Generate a Debian deb package (default).
     Enables these options:
       --patch=<patch>          Specify patch file to use instead of automatically
                                           looking for patch in /var/lib/alien.
       --nopatch                      Do not use patches.
       --anypatch                    Use even old version os patches.
       -s, --single                    Like --generate, but do not create .orig
       --fixperms                     Munge/fix permissions and owners.
       --test                            Test generated packages with lintian.
  -r, --to-rpm                         Generate a Red Hat rpm package.
      --to-slp                          Generate a Stampede slp package.
  -l, --to-lsb                          Generate a LSB package.
  -t, --to-tgz                          Generate a Slackware tgz package.
     Enables these options:
       --description=<desc>   Specify package description.
       --version=<version>     Specify package version.
  -p, --to-pkg                         Generate a Solaris pkg package.
  -i, --install                          Install generated package.
  -g, --generate                     Generate build tree, but do not build package.
  -c, --scripts                        Include scripts in package.
      --target=<arch>            Set architecture of the generated package.
  -v, --verbose                       Display each command alien runs.
      --veryverbose            Be verbose, and also display output of run commands.
  -k, --keep-version          Do not change version of generated package.
      --bump=number             Increment package version by this number.
  -h, --help                            Display this help message.
  -V, --version                        Display alien's version number.

            We hope This was helpful to all of you. We will back with more interesting information and tricks from the Linux world till then stay tuned with us and subscribe to our feeds to keep updated. Ciao.

How to install OpenSUSE 13.1?

Hello Guys,
            We are here once again with something interesting for you. We gonna explain you how to install OpenSUSE 13.1 in you PC (not dual booting it will replace windows completely). If you want to dual boot openSUSE along with windows as a dual boot then you should follow This guide.
                 So first of all we will need a PC and a iso of OpenSUSE which you can download from HERE. After you got the iso, you need to make a DVD of it or a Bootable USB. We have already explained how to make a bootable USB. Now we are all ready to start installation but first backup all of your data from hdd as this process will erase all the hdd. After that you need to reboot PC and tweak bootloader to boot from DVD or USB you created.

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  • Now that you have booted from DVD or USB, you will get the welcome screen of openSUSE installer. Use arrow keys to navigate on option "installation" and press enter to proceed.        


How to install .deb files?

Hey guys whats going on?
Have you downloaded or gotten any .deb file but you dont know what is it and how to install it?so all questions are answered here!
so today we are going to show you "How to install a .deb file?"

  • What is .deb?
So basicly .deb is an extentition of file format.It is a Debian package of softwares,mostly an installer file.

  • How to install .deb files?

So pals,I will tell you two ways to install a .deb files.So here they are,

Using Terminal:
So first way by using the powerhouse Termainal!

You can easly install .deb files using dpkg command.
  • To install:
                          dpkg -i Filename.deb
 Here -i is to install the package.Filename should be changed by the name of the .deb file you have!
  •  To uninstall:
                        dpkg -r Filename.deb
Here -r is to remove/uninstall package.


How to install Desktop Environments in linux?

Hello buddies,
          Well we are here again to show you some cool things in Linux world. What are those cool things? Well there are lots but for now we will be telling you about Desktop Environments.

                     Now we gonna explain you how to install Desktop Environments mentioned in this post. So all we need is PC!!!! and a Linux distro installed in it and network connection plus a little patience if you have slow Internet speed. We will be explaining you how to install these DE in Debian based distros i.e. Ubuntu, Lubuntu, etc. Okay you fire up your PC, establish Internet connection and look below for any of your personal choice :P
  • Gnome - This is the one of the coolest and heaviest DE. so for installing it in Ubuntu, hit ctrl+alt+tab to bring out Terminal. Once you opened terminal, we have to add PPAs to the system. Calm down and just follow the below steps :      
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

How to install Desktop Gadgets in Linux using screenlets?

Hey pals,
whats going on?
we are trying our best to give you the best!
with a easy and understandable cover on all posts.

So,today we are going to show you how to install gadgets in Linux(Ubuntu has been used for demo).
If you are new to Linux or you moved from Windows recently,then this post is going to be liked by you for sure!
In windows vista,windows 7 you must have seen the desktop gadgets,you must be missing those cool gadgets on linux,so we are here to guide you to how to get back those cool gadgets.

So here we go!

So as you can see a bunch of Screenlets(Gadgets/Widgets) in the above screenshot.
Screenlets not only allows us to take advantage of awsome Gadgets/Widgets but also provides customization on it,like some screenlets have themes to select for new look and feel,without getting borred.
we have option to launch many screenlets simultaneously and also the variety of screenlets is the most amazing part for me.I didnt get any thing skipped from the list of my needs.
whether it was data monitering Gadgets or it was my cpu,ram and background running files indicators or say sensors,all were there.
List is filled according to users need,i think so.As types of screenlets were consisting a good variety.
Features covered by screenlist is as:
  • Clocks-Digital & Analog
  • Calendar


How to Install Ubuntu Trusty Tahr along with Windows OS (Dual Booting)

Hello Friends..!!!
           Today we are here to learn how to do a dual boot means two OS in same PC. We are going to learn how to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr along with Windows OS. 

Okay, there are some basic requirements. First of all we will need a PC. Then ISO file of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr, you can get it from here. After you got the ISO, you have to make a bootable DVD or USB. We have also explained How to create a bootable USB? and we recommend you to make a partition from Windows that can be used to install Ubuntu.

After we got the above things, we are all set to go. Now let's fire up the PC and tweak the boot loader to read from USB or DVD you just created. once we did this, the installer of Ubuntu will pop up.

1. As you can see in below screen snap the installer of Ubuntu is opened up. There are few basic requirements that should be completed and don't forget to check on Third party MP3 plugin. Now let's continue to next step.

2. Now as per below screenshot my Ubuntu installer not detecting the Windows 8 OS but it's there. You can choose the option

“Install Ubuntu along with Windows” to reduce the pain of partitioning, etc. But we not 100% sure about this method. So will be explaining in more detail how it works. Check on “Something else” and proceed to next step.

3. WARNING: Now as you can see in below screensnap, I have marked where exactly my windows is located. We don't have to touch those drives otherwise say bye-bye to Windows OS. 

4. Now we didn't touch the Windows drives, let's move to other normal drive. And let me remind you once again keep A data back up of the drive in which we gonna install Ubuntu. Now after this we need to delete that partition by clicking on '-' sign or if you have already made a partition from windows then follow the same to delete it.


5. Now we got the free space, we have to create a new partition from that free space by clicking the '+' icon. After that a new window will pop up. We have to leave around 2gb free space and create a partition from remaining space. Choose disk as primary partition. The file system must be EXT4, as maximum Linux distro supports this file system. And in the end there's the mount point, make sure to select only '/' from the options. Don't choose any other mount point.


6. Now we have created a partition for installing Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. If I remember properly then we have left around 2gb of free space in previous step. We gonna use that 2gb space to create a new partition. We gonna use the file system as Swap area, as the swap area will help in painless installation and keep away the troubles.

7. Here comes the most tricky step. Many user (even I in the beginning) mess up here. We have to choose the proper position for the boot loader i.e. Grub. Remember as for the beginners we shouldn't mess up here because it can brick your system. We have to select the whole HDD means the root of the HDD (/dev/sda) as the place for boot loader. It's the first option and by default selected. So don't mess with it.

                             After the above steps completed, the tricky and hard part is finished. You will proceed to select your location, preferred language, Set up username and password. After this the installer will automatically install Ubuntu Trusty Tahr in your PC. Now you are just a restart away from using the newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.
Follow the processes properly as any mistake may cause major problems, so if you are confused or having problem then comment below.
Make sure you give us a like :) and comment below!


How to highly compress a file?

Previously we posted:

Previously we posted:
I hope you liked it.

So today I am going to show you "How to highly compress a file?"
After searching from weeks,i finally got a tool to compress a file highly.
so by highly i meant to say more than Half of its original file size.
The one i tested,i got 93.7MB from a 245MB file isn't it really amazing?
And and...we have still a more surprising thing for you,it is that the result is for a VIDEO FILE,no Pals,i am not kidding at all.



MORE DETAILS:Freeware,open-source.




So according to the hompage of FreeArc,it uses 11 compression algorithms and filters,which is higher(Even double compared to few,more or less) than most of available file compressing tools/achiever.
Even I felt that this software is not only fast in compressing but also high in performance.
we can call it one of the fastest and most efficient file achiever available!
It gave me much fine results,around 2-3 time lesser time period than few i have used.
It also provides "convert to SFX" which is self extracted archives and installers.
And so on many features they have.....check on their Homepage.

One thing i liked that they also pointed out their lacked features,what i really liked about them!
Accoding to them in the present FreeArc(0.666)
"Compared to RAR and 7-zip, FreeArc at this moment lacks the following: multi-volume archives, 64-bit version, storing of file attributes/extended timestamps/NTFS streams in the archive, bcj2, data segmentation. These are planned to be fixed in subsequent versions"
Source:Official Homepage

So Now Its Time For A Tutorial:

  • Download these files from here
1.Windows installer(or Portable Windows package)
2.Add-on: FreeArc PowerPack (standard set of external compressors).                                 
  •  Now install both of them,now you can either directly compress Files/Folders or Even by going to the main software and selecting files/ i will just Compress directly!
  • Here is the file i have compressed

  • Now right click on the desired file and go to FreeArc
    and now you can see three options,so both of top options are preset with default settings and will give normal results like I got 138MB after compression.So if you have good configuration in your system then follow the next,select "Add to archive".
  • Now choose these settings in two screenshots below,for best results.
     (The Make EXE will convert it to SFX in .EXE than .ARC,by which you can extract the compressed file even in a system in which FreeArc is not installed.)

    (You can also set password in "Encryption" tab and can add any comment in "Comment" tab)
  • Click on "OK" and compression will be started.

  •  Here is the result
See the result its 93.7MB from 245MB in first screenshot.

So I hope you all liked this post so please share with your friends and share it.


How to Install Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr?

Hey guys,
So Today we are going to show you “How to Install Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr?”

How to Install Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr in your PC?

We are here to Guide you with processes as easy as possible. First of all you will need to download Ubuntu Trusty Tahr from Here

Then you have to create a bootable DVD or a bootable USB from “Downloaded .ISO Image File”.
  • We have already explained you how to create a bootable USB check it here.
                            Now once we are ready with our bootable USB or DVD, we gonna play with our PC a bit. Now restart your PC and while it's restarting step in your BIOS. Once you are into BIOS, select your primary booting device as your USB or DVD (whichever bootable media you have created) and save. Let the system boot and it will automatically take you to the Linux distro installer.

(As for now we are showing you how to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. But this procedure is almost same for most of the Linux distros.)
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1. Select your preferred language and click on continue to proceed.

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