User Guide - ACD Systems!

Contents
Welcome to ACDSee Video Converter
2
Adding and Converting Videos
3
Adding Files to the Input Video List
3
Convert One or More Videos to a Different Format
4
Viewing Video Details
7
Saving Detailed Settings
8
Viewing the Conversion Log
9
Stopping Video Conversion
10
Removing Files from the Input Video List
11
Previewing Videos
12
Adjusting Video Output Volume
13
Taking Snapshots
14
Clipping Videos
15
Setting the ACDSee Video Converter Options
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Changing the ACDSee Video Converter Skin
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Burning a DVD Disc
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Creating an ISO
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Ripping a DVD
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Uploading Your Videos to YouTube®
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Supported Formats and Devices
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Welcome to ACDSee Video Converter
ACDSee Video Converter is a simple-to-use HD video converter that can convert video files between most popular media formats at
high quality and speed. Its smart video aspect ratio algorithm helps you get rid of distracting black borders and make full use of
your mobile media player screen. You can also use it to extract your favorite MP3 audio from downloaded video files.
Set and Forget
Designed to be used with your mobile media player, ACDSee Video Converter lets you create a to-do list of videos to convert, and set
the program to shut down after conversion is completed, or pause/re- start the conversion at your convenience.
Convert Videos and Audio Among All Popular File Formats
Convert between all kinds of video and audio formats, including AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, MOV, VOB, MPG, PSP, M4V,
VCD, DVD, ARM, ASF, AVS, SWF, MPEG, MTV, OGG, H261, H263, H264, MP3 and more. See a complete list of supported formats and
devices.
Adding and Converting Videos
You can queue a list of files to be converted to a number of different file types to be played on a variety of devices.
Adding Files to the Input Video List
You can add files to the Input Video List in preparation for conversion.
To Add Files:
1.
Click the Add Video Files... button.
To add a folder, select Add Folder... from the drop-down menu.
2.
Select one or more files from the Add Video Files dialog box. Use CTRL + click to select multiple files.
Press Open.
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CPU Performance Graphic:
At the bottom of the window, you will see a CPU performance graphic. This reflects the current usage of your CPU and will help you
decide if your CPU has the resources required for converting videos.
If You Have an NVIDIA Graphics Card That Supports CUDA:
If you have an NVIDIA graphics card that supports CUDA, you can select it to handle your conversion, thereby freeing up your CPU
for other tasks. Select to use your NVIDIA graphics card by clicking the CUDA graphic on the left side. You can also make this
change on the Performance tab of the Options dialog.
Please note that if your video card does not support CUDA, this option will be disabled.
Convert One or More Videos to a Different Format
After you have added your files to the Input Video List, you can convert them to a wide variety of formats.
To Convert Videos:
1.
Select the video you would like to convert. If you would like to select multiple files, do one of the following:
Drag your cursor over the files.
Press CTRL while clicking the specific files you want.
2.
Your files display an icon of their current format. Ex.)
Click this icon to open the Choose Format dialog box.
Configure your format settings as described in the table below.
Choose Format Dialog Box
Output Type
Select the output type you would like to convert your files to from the drop-down
menu according to the device you would like to play your video on.
Output Format
Select the specific device from the drop-down menu of options available for the
output type you selected. Next, select from the drop-down menu of parameters for
that device.
Format Details
This section displays the format details of the output you have selected, including:
Video Frame Size
Video Bitrate
Video Codec
Audio Codec
File Format
This section also includes the Detailed Settings button. Click the Detailed
Settings button and configure the options as described in the Detailed Settings
Dialog Box table below.
Split
Split By
If you would like to split your video, check the Split By checkbox and select
whether you would like to split your video by:
Size (in MB)
or
Time (in minutes)
Apply to all
3.
Check this box to apply the above settings to all of the files in the Input Video List.
Once a new Output Type has been selected, the Detailed Settings button becomes enabled. Click the Detailed Settings
button to alter additional video and audio parameters.
Changes made within the Detailed Settings dialog can be saved as a User-Defined Profile.
Detailed Settings Dialog Box
Format
Video
Parameters
Codec
Video codec specifies the type of video data compression you would like ACDSee Video
Converter to use.
Size
Select the video image size.
Bitrate
Select the bitrate to determine how much data will go to the screen per second on
playback. A higher bitrate allows for a higher quality picture, however, it also
increases the file size.
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Audio
Parameters
Frame Rate
Select the frame rate to determine how quickly the picture refreshes.
Codec
Codec specifies the type of audio data compression you would like ACDSee Video
Converter to use.
Sample
Rate
Sampling describes the data rate of a sound recording. A higher sample rate allows
Channel
From the drop-down menu, select 1 to have the same sound come out of the left and
for higher quality sound, however it also increases the file size.
right speakers, or, 2, to have different sound come out of the left speaker versus the
right.
Bitrate
Select the bitrate to determine how much audio data will go to the speakers per
second on playback. A higher bitrate allows for a higher quality sound, however, it
also increases the file size.
4.
Click OK to close the Detailed Settings dialog box.
5.
Click OK to close the Choose Format dialog box.
6.
To specify further conversion and completion settings, such as setting where your completed files should be placed, see
Setting the ACDSee Video Converter Options.
7.
Click the Convert button to begin the conversion.
Once converted, you can locate the output video by right-clicking the file and selecting Locate Output Video.
ACDSee Video Converter converts all files in the Input Video List. If you have converted a file and then add another file to
convert, remove the previously converted file from the list, unless you would like to convert it to another format.
Viewing Video Details
To View the Details of an Added Video File:
Right-click the file in the Input Video list and select the Details option.
The details of the Input and Output video are displayed.
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Saving Detailed Settings
Changes made within the Detailed Settings dialog can be saved as a User Defined profile.
To Save the Detailed Settings as a User Defined Profile:
1.
Click the Detailed Settings button (if enabled).
2.
Modify the settings.
3.
Click OK.
4.
In the confirmation dialog that appears, click OK.
5.
Enter the name for the profile and click OK.
To Select Your Saved Detailed Settings:
1.
From the Main window, click the Choose Format button. Ex.)
2.
Click the Output Type drop-down arrow and select the User Defined option.
3.
From the Output Format drop-down, select your desired User Defined profile.
4.
Click OK.
Viewing the Conversion Log
After a file is converted, a log of the conversion details is generated. You can view the information and click the OK button to close
the window.
You can view the conversion log at any time.
To View the Conversion Log:
From the Main window, click Tools and select Conversion Log.
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Stopping Video Conversion
While the file is converting, a progress spinner is displayed around the Convert button, as seen below.
To Cancel the Conversion:
Click the Stop button, found to the right of the Convert button:
You can then choose to convert your file to another format, or remove it from the list and add another video file.
Right-click a file to view the context-menu.
Removing Files from the Input Video List
You can remove files that have been added to the Input Video list.
To Remove Files, Do One of the Following:
Select one or more files and click the Remove button.
Right-click the file and select the Remove option.
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Previewing Videos
This feature allows you to preview the selected video.
To Preview Your Videos:
1.
Select the video file you want to preview from the Input Video List.
2.
In the Previewer pane to the right side of the Main window, use the following buttons to play and control your video:
Play the video.
Pause the video.
Stop the video.
Return to the previous video in the Input Video List.
Advance to the next video in the Input Video List.
Adjusting Video Output Volume
This feature allows you to adjust the volume of your video files before converting them.
To Adjust Audio Track Volume:
1.
Select the file you would like to adjust the output volume of in the Input Video List.
2.
Click on the Audio tab.
3.
Adjust the volume slider to the desired volume.
4.
Play your video in the Previewer to check that the volume level is appropriate.
5.
Click the Convert button to begin the conversion.
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Taking Snapshots
This feature allows you to take screen captures of your videos.
To Create a Snapshot, Do One of the Following:
Click on the snapshot button in the Previewer controls.
Click on the drop-down arrow of the snapshot button
in the Previewer controls, then select Snapshot.
To Locate Your Snapshots:
To locate your snapshots, you must open the snapshot folder.
1.
Click on the drop-down arrow of the snapshot button.
2.
Select Open Snapshot Folder.
To Change the Snapshot Format:
1.
Click on the drop-down arrow of the snapshot button.
2.
Click Snapshot Format and choose a format.
Clipping Videos
This feature allows you to clip out segments you want from the source video file. You can then convert or perform any other action
with that clipped segment.
To Clip a Video
1.
Select the file you want to clip in the Input Video List.
2.
Check the Select clip to convert box on the Clip tab of the Previewer pane.
3.
Slide
4.
Click the Convert button to begin the conversion.
and
to cover the segment of the video you want to convert.
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Setting the ACDSee Video Converter Options
Settings include options you can configure to customize and automate ACDSee Video Converter's functionality.
After making changes, you have the option of returning to the original default settings.
To View the Options and Make Changes:
From the Main window, click Tools | Options.
You can view and change the settings as described in the table below.
To Save Changes and Close the Options Window:
Click OK.
To Close the Options Window Without Saving Changes:
Click Cancel.
To Return to the Original Default Settings:
Click Reset.
The Options Dialog Box
General Tab
These settings affect the basic operations of ACDSee Video Converter.
Application
Behavior
Conversion Tab
Automatically
check for
updates.
ACDSee Video Converter will automatically ensure that you are
When exiting,
prompt will
show if it's still
executing.
ACDSee Video Converter will warn you if you are trying to close
Show <Getting
Started Guide>
on startup.
This displays the Getting Started instructions in the Main
Prompt when
removing tasks.
When you remove files from the Input Video List, ACDSee Video
Prompt when
adding
unsupported
files.
ACDSee Video Converter will notify you when you are trying to
running the latest version.
the application while an action is still being performed, such as
burning a DVD or converting a video.
Window each time you open the application.
Converter double checks that you want to continue this action.
add files to the Input Video List that are not supported by the
program.
This tab includes options for converting your videos.
Video
Aspect
Ratio
Aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of the video to its height.
Keep input video When trying to convert a file with an inconsistent input video
aspect ratio.
and output video size, ACDSee Video Converter will maintain the
aspect ratio of the video zoom. In other words, the picture will
not be stretched or cropped.
Fill space
around input
video to fit
output video
aspect ratio.
When the input video and output video size are inconsistent,
Automatically
clip the edges of
the input video
to fit output
video aspect
ratio.
ACDSee Video Converter will clip the picture to fit the screen
Executing when
CPU is normal.
ACDSee Video Converter will run your conversion tasks when
ACDSee Video Converter will fill the empty areas around the
picture.
when the input video and output video size are inconsistent.
CPU
your computer is in normal operation mode. This may have a
negative impact on how fast other programs run at the same
time.
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Executing when
CPU is idle.
ACDSee Video Converter will run your conversion tasks when
your computer is idle. This will ensure that the conversion
process will not have a negative impact on how fast other
programs run.
Performance Tab
These settings control CPU usage.
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit
Enable GPU
Acceleration
This option will be enabled if your computer has an NVIDIA
graphics card that supports CUDA. The encoding will be
processed by your NVIDIA graphics card, rather than your CPU.
This will free your CPU up to run other programs quickly during
the conversion process and will accelerate conversion,
particularly for output videos with an H.264 encoder. Select this
option to convert faster.
Converting
Quality
Fast
Select your video's conversion speed. The Fast setting will
Medium
convert quickly, but will not preserve video quality as well as the
Slow
Number of
Tasks
Slow setting.
You can select up to three concurrent conversion tasks.
Completion Tab
These settings define how the program responds after conversion is complete.
Conversion
Completion
Settings
Output Directory You can select the location where you would like the converted
files to be placed.
Show
notification for
... seconds when
all tasks are
completed.
Select how long you would like to receive notification for once
Play sound ...
when a task is
completed.
Select a sound to be played as notification once your conversion
Close ACDSee
Video Converter
after completing
all tasks.
Check this option to have ACDSee Video Converter close when all
your conversion tasks have been completed.
tasks have been completed.
conversion tasks have been completed.
Changing the ACDSee Video Converter Skin
You can change the look of ACDSee Video Converter by choosing between various skins.
To Change Skins:
1.
Select the Skin drop-down from the Main toolbar.
2.
Choose a skin from the drop-down list.
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Burning a DVD Disc
You can burn your video files onto DVD to watch on your TV or computer.
To Burn Your Video to DVD:
1.
Insert a blank DVD into your disc drive. Your operating system may prompt you about what action you would like to take
with your blank DVD. Close these dialogs.
2.
In ACDSee Video Converter, Click the DVD Operations icon and select Burn DVD Disc from the drop-down menu.
3.
The Burning Disc dialog box will open. Configure the settings as described in the table below.
4.
Press the Convert button to begin the burning process.
5.
Click OK.
Burning Disc Dialog Box
Drive
Info
DVD Title
Type a name for your DVD.
Drive drop-down
menu
Select the drive where your blank DVD is located.
File Path
Browse to find the video you would like to burn.
Television System
Choose the Television System settings,
Televisio
n
NTSC
or
PAL
to set the video standard for your DVD based on your region.
Video Scale
Choose between a
4:3
or
16:9
width to height ratio, depending on the size of the screen your DVD will be played on.
Disc Type
Set DVD5 (4500MB) for a single-sided disc.
Set DVD9 (8500MB) for a double-sided disc.
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Creating an ISO
You can create a packaged ISO file.
To Create an ISO:
1.
In ACDSee Video Converter, click the DVD Operations icon and select Burn DVD ISO from the drop-down menu.
2.
The Burning ISO dialog box will open. Configure the settings as described below.
3.
Press the Convert button to begin creating.
Burn ISO Dialog Box
ISO Name
File Name
Press the Browse button, select the location you would like to put the packaged ISO file and enter
a name for the file in the field.
When entering the file name, you must append .iso to the end of the name.
If you are typing in the ISO file name without browsing, you must ensure that the ISO
Name field contains the complete path.
Video Files
File Name
ISO
Format
Browse and select the video files you would like to package.
Specify the ISO file package type.
UDF
The preferred disk format, UDF (Universal Disk Format) allows an operating system to read, write
and modify data stored on optical media created by a separate operating system.
ISO9660
This is the original file system for CD data discs and is recognized on most operating systems.
Choose:
Level 1
Level 2
Level 1 offers the most interoperability, but requires file names that are upper case and limited to
eight characters with a three-character extension, similar to a DOS file name, but only alpha,
numeric and underscore may be used. Level 2 supports longer, more unique file names, but may
not be supported on every drive. Another disadvantage is that files may only be stored in a
directory structure no more than eight levels deep.
ISO9660
+ Joliet
UNICODE
name
extension
This file system acts the same way as ISO9660, but does not have the same restrictions on file
names. This file system allows for a file name up to 64 characters long and can include nonRoman characters. It also supports a deeper directory structure. This format should be selected if
there may be any concern about compatibility on the devices the disc will be used with.
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Ripping a DVD
You can extract the files contained on a DVD.
To Rip a DVD:
1.
Insert the disc you would like copied to your computer.
2.
In ACDSee Video Converter, select the DVD Ripping button.
3.
In the Ripping Disc dialog box, select the Source Disc, (what drive your DVD is located on), from the drop-down menu.
4.
Under Output Directory, click Browse to specify where you would like the copied files to go.
5.
Press OK.
6.
Press the Convert button to begin copying.
Uploading Your Videos to YouTube®
You can upload your video content to YouTube to share privately with friends or publicly with the YouTube community.
To Upload Your Videos to YouTube:
1.
Click the Upload to YouTube button
2.
Click OK.
3.
Click the Convert button.
Your video will be uploaded to YouTube as soon as the progress spinner is complete. If
you have opted to share your video on Facebook or Twitter, they will now open in your browser and prompt you to enter your
and fill in the fields in the Upload dialog box, as described in the table below.
user name and password.
4.
Navigate to YouTube.com to see or share your video.
Upload Dialog Box
Upload video information
Account
Enter your YouTube user account name.
Add: saves your user account name.
Delete: deletes your user account name.
Password
Enter your YouTube account password.
Upload Video
Select Add File to locate the video you would like to upload.
Title
Enter a title for your video.
Description
Enter a description of your video.
Category dropdown
Select the category you would like your video to be listed under on YouTube.
Tags
Enter tags you would like to assign to your video. These tags will help to determine when your video shows
up in searches on YouTube.
Private
checkbox
Check the Private checkbox if you want your video to be only visible to you.
Share on
Facebook
checkbox
Check the Share to Facebook checkbox if you want to share your video on Facebook. After you have
Share on
Twitter
checkbox
Check the Share to Twitter checkbox if you want to share your video on Twitter. After you have uploaded
uploaded your video to YouTube, Facebook will open and you will be prompted to enter your Facebook user
name and password.
your video to YouTube, Twitter will open and you will be prompted to enter your Twitter user name and
password.
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Supported Formats and Devices Supported Input Video Formats
3g2
mtv
3gp
mve
4xm
mxf
asf
nsv
avi
nut
avs
pva
cpk
r3d
dif
rm
dv
rmvb
dxa
roq
f4v
rpl
flic
seq
flv
smk
h261
str
h263
swf
h264
thp
m1v
ts
m2ts
vqa
m4v
vid
mjpg
vob
mjpeg
vro
mkv
wc3
mov
webm
mp4
wmv
mpg
y4m
mpeg
yuv
mts
Supported Output Video Formats
3gp
mpeg1
asf
ogg
avi
TS
dv
vob
flv
wmv
m4v
mkv
mov
mp4
Supported Output Devices
Apple
Apple TV
iPhone 4S
Apple TV2
iPhone 5
Apple TV3
iPhone 5S/5C
iPad
iPod Touch
iPad 2
iPod Touch 4
iPad 3
iPod Touch 5
iPad 4
iPod Classic
iPhone
iPod Nano
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
Nokia
700
Lumia 820
808
Lumia 900
2730
Lumia 920
2700 Classic
C5
3000
C6
5000
C7
5130
E7
5230
E63
5233
E71
5235
E72
5530
E75
5630
E90
5800 ExpressMusic
N7x
6000
N8 10 Internet Tablet
6300
N8x
6700
N9
7000
N9x
7230
N73
8000
N76
Asha 201
N79
Asha 302
N82
Asha 306
N86
Asha 311
N95
PureView
N96
Lumia 520
N97
Lumia 610
N900
Lumia 620
X3
Lumia 710
X6
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Lumia 720
X7
Lumia 800
Samsung
Ativ S
Galaxy Pro GT-B7510
Behold
Gusto
C3010
Gravity Touch
C3303
GT B7722
Captivate
I7500
Corby
I900 Omnia
Epic 4G
Intensity
Fascinate
Intercept
Focus
Mesmerize
Galaxy 5
Metro 3530
Galaxy Ace
Moment
Galaxy Ace 2
Tocco Icon
Galaxy S
SGH-E1XX_E7XX
Galaxy S2
SGH-F480I
Galaxy S3
SGH-F488E
Galaxy S4
SGH-F-J
Galaxy S Advance i9070
SGH-F-X
Galaxy SII
SGH-G/I/U/D/W/E8XX
Galaxy Spica
SGH-M/L
Galaxy Note
SGH-P
Galaxy Note 2
SGH-W-U-I
Galaxy Note 3
Solstice
Galaxy Tab
Star S5230
Galaxy Tab 10.1
Strive
Galaxy Mini
Transform
Galaxy Mini 2
Wave723
Galaxy Mini 2 GT-S6500
Wave II GT-S8530
Galaxy S3 Mini
YP Q1
Galaxy Young
Galaxy Fit
RIM Blackberry
8520
Pearl 8120
8700
Pearl 8220
Bold 9000
Pearl 8800
Bold 9790
Pearl 8830
Bold 9900
Pearl Flip
Bold Series
Playbook
Curve 8300
Storm 3G
Curve 8310
Storm 9500
Curve 8500
Storm Series
Curve 8900
Torch 9800
Curve 9360
Torch 9810
Curve 9320
Torch 9860
Q10
Tour Series
Pearl 3G
Porsche Design P'9981
Pearl 8100
BlackBerry 10
Huawei
Ascend D Quad
Ascend P1 LTE
Ascend D1
Ascend P2
Ascend D2
Ascend P6
Ascend G300
Ascend W1
Ascend G330
Blaze U8510
Ascend G350
Vision
Ascend G510
Virgin Media VM720
Ascend Mate
Y 100
LG
Ally VS740
KS360
Arena GT950
Neon GW370
Banter AX265
Optimus
Banter UX265
Optimus Vu
Bliss UX700
Optimus 2x
Google Nexus 4
Optimus 4X HD P880
Ego WiFi
Optimus One P500
Prada 3.0
Optimus L3
Spectrum
Optimus L7
Chocolate Touch VX8575
Optimus G Pro
Dare VX9700
LGOptimus 3D
enV Touch VX11000
P500
Fathom VS750
Prime
GB210
Quantum
GD510 Cookie Pop
Spyder 2 LG840
GM200
Tritan UX840
GW820
Versa VX9600
Incite CT810
Vortex
KM900 Arena
VU CU915
KP500
VU CU920
KP500 Cookie
Xenon GR500
HTC
8X
Magic
8S
MyTouch 3G
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7 Mozart
MyTouch 4G
7 Pro
One
Aria
One S
Arrive
One SV
ChaCha
One V
Desire HD
One X
Desire C
One X+
Desire S
One XL
Desire X
Pro 7
Diamond
Radar
Dream
Radar C110E
Droid Eris
Rhyme
Droid Incredible
Salsa
Droid Incredible 2
Sensation
Evo 3D
Sensation XE
EVO 4G
Sensation XL
Explorer
Surround
Flyer
T-Mobile G1
Gratia
Tattoo
HD2
Thunderbolt
HD 7
Titan
Hero
Touch HD
Incredible S
Vivid
Imagio
Wildfire
Inspire 4G
Wildfire S
Legend
Motorola
A/E/Q/VE/V/U Series
Milestone
Atrix
Motoactv
Backflip
Motorokr E6
Bravo
Motoluxe
CLIQ/CLIQ XT
Motosmart
Defy+
Pro+ MB632
Defy Mini
Quench
Devour
Razr
Dext
Razr HD
Droid2
RAZR i
DroidX
V3 Series
Droid 4
V3X
Droid Series
W270/W50
Droid RAZR XT910
XOOM
Droid Razr Maxx
XT720
EM
Z/ZN/L Series
Flipout
Z3
i1
Sony Ericsson
Cedar
Xperia Arc
Equinox
Xperia Arc S
Vivaz
Xperia Neo
Mix Walkman
Xperia Play
Walkman
Xperia ray
W518A
Xperia x8
W580I
Xperia x10
W700I
Xperia Active
Sony
Xperia Go
Xperia T
Xperia Ion
XperiaTipo
Xperia J
Xperia U
XperiaMiro
Xperia Z
Xperia P
Xperia ZL
Xperia S
Microsoft
Zune
Game Consoles
PS3
Wii
PSP
Xbox
PS Vita
Portable Media Players
Archos
Archos 5 Internet Tablet
Archos 101 Internet Tablet
Creative
Archos 70 Internet Tablet
Iriver
Archos 43 Internet Tablet
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