Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
Give Your Broken Video Files a Second Chance with Video Repair
Our phones have, over the years, become so much more than just a way to communicate with others. They are our gates into the Neverland of cyberspace, they are our trusty companions, reminding us that we need to get up for that important meeting, they are our way to ford downtime when we can do nothing else than wait. However, of all the aforementioned, the two things that people use the most are the camera and camcorder capabilities. Selfies, precious family moments, and video are but some of the on board tools that our devices offer. The latter capability, video, is a great tool to have in such a small form factor.
With all of this said, video recording on our mobile devices, unlike their full fledged counterparts, has a major Achilles heel: If the device dies while recording, you can kiss the moments goodbye. The issue is that the file becomes corrupted when the process suddenly stops, and like any other corrupted file, it cannot be opened–unless of course, it can be fixed. If you have ever found yourself in this situation, XDA Forum Member iwobanas has something that might be able to aid you.
Video Repair is an application whose main objective is to, as its name properly describes, repair video files in your Android device. It does this by using other video files as reference. The only real requirement is that the reference video must be taken with the same exact settings as the one being repaired, which is not that hard considering that most folk won’t really mess with video settings in their devices. The dev has, so far, implemented this to work with video files of H264, AAC and MPEG4-SP formats. However, he does state that if there is enough interest in other video formats, that might be added at a later time.
As per the dev’s own admission, the app’s UI needs some TLC, but the app itself is functional enough to deem a release. Aside from that, the dev is looking for feedback on new features, bug reports, or really anything that pops into your head (regarding his app, of course). Have fun recovering all those long lost or forgotten video files and enjoy your trip down memory lane. You can find more information in the Video Repair app thread.
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Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...