Archive for September, 2014

How to Convert Your Downloaded Videos to Play on Sony TV

September 6th, 2014 by Admin

Have you downloaded some favorite videos from YouTube and want to play them on your Sony TV? What format should I convert the videos to? Though Sony TV like Bravia enables us to enjoy video files from a USB flash drive, it only supports videos in MPEG-1 / MPEG-2. Here is a simple way to convert all your downloaded videos (*.mp4, *.flv, *wmv, etc.) to Sony TV supported format!

How to Convert Your Downloaded Videos to Play on Sony TV?

  1. Use a Windows PC to download the Video Converter Assist program. Double-clicked the downloaded setup file to install it.
  2. Launch the Video Converter Assist program. Click on Add File button to import your downloaded videos which you want to play on Sony TV.
  3. Under the Output settings section, choose the Video mode and select the required video format: MPEG-1/2 Video Files (*.mpg). Click on Advanced button.


  4. In the popup dialog box choose one of the predefined presets from the drop-down list, and click OK. This predefined presets is designed to help you convert directly without going through the technicality of choosing and setting up video format.


  5. Click on the button to select a folder to save the converted video. Everything is done now! Just click the Convert button to begin converting your downloaded videos for playing on Sony TV. It will take a few minutes depending on the file size. Wait for the process to be done, and then you can copy the converted videos to a USB flash drive. Connect the USB drive to your Sony TV for enjoying your favorite videos.

How to Bypass Windows 8.1 Pro Password on Microsoft Surface Pro 3

September 2nd, 2014 by Admin

If you forgot your password for logging into Microsoft Surface Pro 3, here is how you can bypass Windows 8.1 Pro password so you can sign into your local or Microsoft account again.

Just like Surface Pro or Pro 2, Surface Pro 3 also uses 64-bit UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware and it can boot into native UEFI mode only. This makes old-fashioned password cracking bootdisks obsolete, including Offline NT Password & Registry Editor. In this tutorial we’ll explain how to bypass Surface Pro 3 password with PCUnlocker, which supports both UEFI booting and password bypass for local/Microsoft account.

How to Bypass Windows 8.1 Pro Password on Microsoft Surface Pro 3?

To get PCUnlocker to work, you need to use a spare PC to download the Enterprise edition of PCUnlocker which comes as a self-extracting ZIP file. Unzip the downloaded file and you’ll get a CD image called pcunlocker.iso.

Burn the ISO image to your USB flash drive using the freeware ISO2Disc. Remember to choose the GPT partition style, because MBR-based bootdisk is unable to boot with UEFI mode.

Once you’ve create a PCUnlocker Live USB drive, insert it into the USB port of your Surface Pro 3 tablet. Make sure your tablet is powered off at this point. Press and hold the volume-down button (on the left side of your tablet), then press and release the Power button (on the top). When the Surface logo appears, release the volume-down button. Surface will boot from your USB drive.

After loading the Windows 8 PE from the USB drive, you’ll be taken to the PCUnlocker program. It shows you a list of local accounts that is extracted from your Windows 8.1 SAM registry hive. If you use an email account for signing into your tablet, you can see your email address in the “Description” column of the associated local account.

Select a local account and click on Reset Password button. It will bypass / reset your forgotten login password in no time. If you’ve chosen the local account associated with your email address, the program will assign a new password for your Microsoft account login (Note: this new password can be used to log on your tablet locally).

Now you’ve successfully bypassed Windows 8.1 Pro password on your Surface Pro 3. Restart the computer and disconnect the USB drive, you can then log on your Surface without a password!