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How to Play Apple iPhone Videos Format(.MOV) in Android Devices

iPhone remains unique among it rivals around the market, and there are people who go insane to buy the latest iPhone releases every time even without knowing the features and facilities that it contains and fall just for the brand name. However, it's not just the Tag/brand name which grasps its users and other device users attention to its side, iPhone maintains a certain standard which hasn't compromised and equated by its rivals yet.
In a mobile world, iPhone is considered as an alien to other smartphones. We call iPhone as an alien because its operating system and features are not universal. So if you're an Android user and want to play .MOV(Quick Time Multimedia) videos which are an Apple iPhone video format in your android device then you'll end up seeing "format is not supported" to play .MOV files message prompts in Android which could be an exasperating thing when you're curious to watch a video with no time.

Error prompt when iPhone videos played directly in Android
So here in this article, we will list two simple ways which you can use to play iPhone videos in Android mobiles. Though we have two different ways but it can also be achieved with the same tool itself.
  • Way 1: Watch .MOV videos directly in Android Device using Multimedia player
  • Way 2: Convert .MOV iPhone Video Format to Android supported formats.
Here in this article, we are not going to introduce any unknown third party tool/players which you've not used/heard off. The most familiar tool called VLC is what going to do magic.

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Watch .MOV iPhone Videos Directly in Android Device using Multimedia Player
Android devices are preloaded with a list of video encoding parameters, therefore videos that match these parameters are only playable by default. However media player's like VLC were built in such a way to play even videos that are not in the default parameters listed in the Android Developers Homepage.

VLC is a multimedia player with which you can play almost anything If we say anything then it is obvious that you can play apple iPhone .MOV video format also with VLC media player.
  1. Go to Google play store and install VLC media player on your Android phone.
    Google Play store - Install VLC media player for Android
  2. After successful installation of VLC, now tap on the .MOV(iPhone Video) file and select VLC from the list of media players to open the videos.
    Select VLC from the list to play .MOV videos in Android
  3. And you're done. now you can play your iPhone videos directly in android devices without any issues.
Note: If the .MOV video still opens in the same default media player which doesn't support such file format then reset the option(clear the defaults) in Android apps settings and tap on the video file to open the video and then complete the action using any of the two option Just once(Play once in VLC) or Always(Play always in VLC).

Convert .MOV iPhone Video Format to Android Supported Formats.
For some reason, if you don't want the videos to be in .MOV file format which is not a compatible format for Android devices by default, then you can also convert iPhone videos to any format with VLC media player.

How to Hide Windows Drive Partitions Without Third Party Tools

We all have some secrets that we don't prefer to share even with our besties, And if you're a guy then you might be having some folders kept hidden and blended between some other folders to keep it invisible from anyone else using your computer.

Even though protecting important secret files in folders with passwords is necessary, but sometimes you may be forced to reveal your passwords to unlock secret folders to protect your valuable relationship from breaking. So here we come with a new technique that will keep your secrets as secret without let anyone know that you too have secrets, sounds good isn't it.

Don't Just Protect Disk Drives with Passwords Better Hide From Others
Stopping anyone from accessing your secret files with passwords is good. However, they know that you have secrets and they might attempt to crack your password in your absence with the traces left around. So don't give anyone the chance to peep into your secrets.

Also Read: How to Format Write Protected USB Disk Drive and SD Card

In windows hiding a disk drive on any user account can be done in several ways, but here we will share the easiest way among them.
  • Way 1: Hide Disk Drive Using Command Prompt
  • Way 2: To Hide Windows Disk Drives Using Disk Management Console(Recommended)

1: Hide Drive from Windows Explorer using Command Prompt
Third party tools are used by windows user to accomplish a certain task which is complex using command prompt, despite facilitation of third party tools in complex windows events, it has a higher risk of security threat. So it is better to type few commands by referring the below procedure to stay safe and secure.
  1. Step: Open "command prompt" window by typing CMD in start menu search field of windows and tap on Enter Key.
  2. Step: In the command prompt window type Diskpart and tap enter key. Immediately a User Account Control(UAC) window prompts, Click yes to continue with the process.
    Windows Command Prompt - Disk Part - User Account Control
  3. Step: After clicking on yes another new window prompts to proceed  with further process. In the new window type "list volume" and hit enter to list all the drives partition connected with the system(includes External & Internal drives).
    List of all disk drives connected to the system
  4. Step: Once the drives are listed, select any drive that you want to hide from windows explorer. To select a drive Just type "Select Volume E" (replace E with the drive letter (or) drive volume of the disk you want to hide) and hit enter. For Example: Select Volume 3(Here 3 denote the volume number)
    Select the drive that you want to hide from explorer
  5. Step: After the drive is selected, Just type "remove letter E" and tap on Enter key(here E denotes the drive letter which has to be hidden from the windows my computer list)
    Windows drive successfully removed from explorer
  6. Step: And you've successfully removed a drive from the windows explorer, now close the command prompt window and you will not see your disk drive E listed in windows explorer.
To display the removed drive back in windows explorer ?
By following the above procedure we have successfully hidden the drive from explorer if you feel the wrong drive has been removed from the explorer (or) want to show it back again on my computer, just follow the below steps.

Note: Since the drive letter assigned to the drive has been removed, only volume number can be used to select the drive.
  1. Just redo the above procedures from step 1 to step 4 (procedures explained below in SHORT for quick remembrance)
    • Open cmd prompt window, type Diskpart and click enter.
    • click yes to continue in UAC(User access control).
    • In the new window type, list volume to list all drives.
    • Type select volume 3(replace 3 with the drive volume to show the hidden drive)
  2. Once the hidden drive is selected, type Assign letter E(replace the drive letter with the drive letter you want to unhide) and then tap on Enter key to see the hidden drive back in explorer.
    Assign the drive letter to the drive to make it visible again in Explorer
  3. And you're done, the drive that you have deliberately hidden from windows explorer is now visible to everyone.
2: Hide Windows Disk Drive Volumes Using Disk Management
You don't need to be a techie to enable and disable disk drives from windows my computer using windows "Disk Management". Just follow the below steps.
  • Step 1: Open disk Management console window by typing "diskmgmt.msc" in start menu search field of windows (or) in run window then tap on Enter Key to open the console to load the disk management configuration information.
    Type the command  in start search or RUN then tap on Enter
  • Step 2: Here all drives attached to the computer will be loaded and listed here.
  • Step 3: Target the mouse pointer on any drive that you want to hide from windows explorer then right-click on it and select "Change drive letter and Path".
    Right click on any drive and select change drive letter and paths
  • Step 4: Immediately another new window prompts, here click remove to clear the drive letter assigned to the volume.
    remove the selected drive and click on OK
  • Step 5: After clicking on "OK" in change drive letter path, a warning message appears as below to confirm the action, Just click "Yes" on both the warning message prompts to complete the process.
    Warning message prompts to confirm the action to hide drive
  • Step 6: And you're done, the drive that you have selected has been successfully hidden from the windows explorer.

To show the hidden drive back in windows explorer just repeat the above step from step 1 to step 3 and in step 4 instead of selecting remove option just click on Add option and  Assign any drive letter to the hidden drive to get listed in the windows explorer.

How to Change WhatsApp Default Font Style and Format

WhatsApp was initiated as a platform to correlate people digitally without vocal communication. Like verbal communication, non-verbal communication can also be expressive, For example in verbal communication adding variant sounds and pressure to the word will add a different meaning to the word. whereas, in non-verbal communication like texting the same word can also represent several meanings with the fonts and styles used to form the word.
No doubt that smileys/emoticons are the best way to convey emotions via text to someone in messengers, but yet there are few emotions and expression that cannot be attained even by these emoticons.

Read Also: How to recover/restore deleted WhatsApp chat conversation

Why to USE font style in WhatsApp ?
Each type of fonts has its own history & representation and the most common type of font style that can be appended within any other font types are BOLD, ITALIC, and Strike Through.
  • Bold Text: Usually making a word or line in a phrase bold is to stand out from other words.
  • Italic : It is the most appealing font style in any article. To emphasize a word in a sentence using bold style is fine, but making several word bold in an article will be disruptive to the person reading the text, so to avoid such situation Italic styles are used to emphasize one or more words in a sentence.
  • Strike Through : This one style itself has several hidden meaning, For example in some sentence when it is used, it'll denote the mistake which should not be considered for inclusion. In some other case, it is used to denote that the word is recently edited or deleted.
How to Customize Fonts in Whatsapp ?
Changing WhatsApp font is not a rocket science, just tapping on few symbols before and after your words/text will do the magic.
  • Bold Fonts > To make your font bold, just add the symbol * (Asterisk) before and after the text which you want to highlight in bold.
  • Italic Fonts > To make your font Italic just add the _(underscore) symbol before and after the word or sentence you want to highlight in Italic.
  • Strike Through > To add a strikethrough in WhatsApp font, just add ~ (tilde) symbol before and after word that you want to mark.
  • Fixedsys Font > To change the default font to fixedsys font format, just add three ```(back quote) symbol before and after the text that you want the different font to applied.
Whatsapp font format and style 
Note: Left single curly quote symbol for fixedsys font format will not be available in the 1st tab of the number keypad in WhatsApp mobile, tap on to the next tab in number keypad to find the single curly quotes symbol.

Also Read: Hide WhatsApp photos & videos from gallery and music apps

How to change the font size in Whatsapp ?
Changing the size of the font in Whatsapp will not deliver big or small size text to the recipient, changes in size are applied only for better vision for different human eyes.
  • Open WhatsApp messenger and tap on the settings.
  • Click on chat option and tap on font size.
  • Select your preferred size from the 3 option either small,medium or large.
increase/decrease WhatsApp font size

How to Highlight Matching Values By Comparing Two Columns In Excel

Searching for the existence of similar values between the excel worksheet columns manually is fine when we have few values in a column, but if you have thousands of values in a column which has to be compared with another column for identical values, it may take a decade to do so.
Microsft's Excel is a powerful tool which can be used efficiently to do such a complex task in no time.

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How to Find Duplicate Values In Excel by Comparing Columns:-
For example, in the below image representation, In an Excel worksheet, we have values in two columns A and column C.
In order to identify and highlight the values of column A which are also available in column C, the Microsoft's Excel tool has several built-in functions and techniques to do so, whereas not every option is simple and efficient, so here we share one of the easiest ways among them.
Sample Data With Employee ID's in Column A and Column C
  1. Step: Click on column header to select entire column values and Tap on "conditional formatting" on the menu bar and click on New rule option.
    Select Column to be highlighted and tap on conditional formatting
  2. Now select rule type as "use a formula to determine which cells to format".
  3. And in "format values where this format is true field' enter the formula as =countif($C:$C, $A1).
    New formatting rule window
    • $C:$C = denotes the column to be compared.
    • $A1 = selected column (column values to be highligted for same entries in the column C.)
    Note: change the alphabet in the above formula according to the column used in your excel sheet, here in this article, I have used column A and column C.
  4. Then click on format on the same(New Formatting rule) window to open "format cells" window, here select any color of your choice to be highlighted when matching values found in the compared column.
    Format Cells - Fill Tab
  5. Now click on OK to confirm the chosen color.
  6. And the final result will look something like the below image representation.
    Result - highlighted matching values
Also Read: How to customize Windows Sticky Notes fonts, color, text etc.

Additional Note: With the above steps we found the matching values by comparing a column with the other column and to segregate the highlighted and non highlighted values, use filter options in Excel itself to do so, follow the below steps. 
  1. Select the column to be filter out.
  2. On the menu bar Tap on Data -> click Filter and a drop down arrow icon appears on the top of the selected column, click on it and select Sort by Color and select the color which is used to highlight the matching values.
Sort By Color

How to Change or Reset Always Settings In Android

Complete Action Using - Default Setting
Every Android app developers wish to attain the maximum number of users for their app. To achieve this developers will append extra features into their application, making it capable to do multitasking, so an application which you downloaded for a specific task may do several others task as well, As a result of two or more application installed in the device, which will essentially do similar task, hence when a file/link attempted to open, Application's capable of processing the file/link will be categorized and prompt to make selection between two choice either Always or Just Once.
When "Just Once" is opted then each time it will prompt to make choices between applications which one to choose with under which category either "Just Once or Always". But if Always is selected, from then on the file/link will be opened in the same application every time without pestering for selection from the list of applications.

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How to Undo Always In Select Home App as In Android 
Have you downloaded and Installed a new app from google playstore which is crammed with great features than the default/OLD app, but found your files still opening in the default app instead of the newly downloaded phenomenal app, this might be because of your selection that you opted during "Select home app" or "Complete Action using" as while opening link or any file. Thereby every time it opens with the same application which is no longer your preferred one to open with.
  1. Go to settings in your android device
    Android Settings
  2. Navigate to Apps Menu or Application Manager
  3. Here in this section you will find all downloaded and installed app in your device as section like Downloaded, Pre-Loaded, Running, Moveable and All. Swipe and Tap on All section
    Apps ->ALL
  4. Select the app from the list that opens by default whenever you tap on a file/link, which you want to reset.
  5. In App Info swipe down you'll find launch by default, Now click on "Clear defaults"
    Tap on Clear Defaults
  6. And you're done.
Now open the file or link that you want to open with the preferred application, since the application settings for the app has been reset, hence it will prompt again to select your preferred application, then select your preferred application and Tap on Always to set it as default.

Also Read: Know how to hide whatsapp photos and videos from Music app 

How to Delete Sent, But not Delivered WhatsApp Messages

Texting is easy and comfortable than speaking because you will have enough time to think what you want to send (or) sometimes you may find it creepy to speak straight looking into their eyes, because when you are not sure, what you're about to talk is right or wrong, we may face lot of inconvenience to stay in a position to talk, so most of the people opt for texting rather than speaking.

Perhaps even texting can also lead you to embarrassment when you text wrong message to a right person (or) the right message to a wrong person. If you realize immediately that either the message was wrong or the recipient was not the appropriate one to receive before it reaches to their device, then it's not too late to recall it back in WhatsApp.

Read Also: Know How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Chat Messages

What is the meaning for the Whatsapp Check Marks ?
Whenever a message is typed on WhatsApp and enter key is pressed, then the message will go through 4 different stages at a significant time interval and each stage were denoted with different check marks symbols. Listed below are the 4 check marks appear during the message transaction on WhatsApp.
  1. Clock Symbol -  The clock symbol denotes that the message has been posted but not delivered to either WhatsApp server or to the recipient.
  2. One Tick Check Mark - The one tick check mark denotes that the WhatsApp message has been successfully posted on to WhatsApp server but not yet delivered to recipient mobile device.
  3. Double Tick Check Mark - It denotes that the WhatsApp message has been successfully delivered to the respective recipient
  4. Double Tick Check Mark in blue color - It denotes that the sent WhatsApp message has been successfully delivered and seen by the recipient.
How to Stop Wrongly Sent WhatsApp Messages From Delivering to The Recipient

1: How to Delete WhatsApp Message when Clock Check Mark Pops up.
At this stage the message that you have typed and sent is not yet gone to the second stage (i.e. it has not yet moved from your device). Hence deleting the message from your device at this stage will prevent the message from delivering to the recipient.
Clock Check Mark
But this will happen only when your mobile internet connection is poor enough to send instant messages on WhatsApp. Slow internet connection will take time to move the message from one device to another. In that mean time before the migration of your messages from your device to the recipient mobile device and Whatsapp server, when you delete it immediately during the clock sign check mark existence, the message will be deleted and no longer will be sent to the recipient.

2: How to Delete WhatsApp Message After One Tick Check Mark is Visible.
Most of the WhatsApp users think that whenever a message has been sent from their device, deleting the Whatsapp message from the sender's mobile will automatically block the message from getting delivered to the recipient device.
Single Tick Check Mark 
But do remember the message that persists in your device after the one tick check mark is just a copy of your message that you sent to the recipient, the actual message has already been sent to the Whatsapp server and will be delivered to the appropriate recipient once he/she switch on WhatsApp on his mobile. However, since the message has not yet reached the recipient mobile device, blocking the message from the WhatsApp server itself will obviously block it from delivering to the recipient mobile device, to do so just follow the steps below
  • Open your WhatsApp account
  • Now open the contact's WhatsApp profile of a person whom you sent the wrong message by mistake and want to stop it before getting delivered into their account.
  • Block the contact immediately on Whatsapp temporarily, Keeping them blocked for 30 days (or) till they switch on Whatsapp on their mobile device will automatically block the message from delivering into their account. 
    Temporarily Block the Whats-App Contact
  • If the recipient opens his WhatsApp Account while it's still blocked by you, then your message will never/ever be delivered to him even if you unblock him later on. Caution : Unblocking the recipient before he opens his Whatsapp account (or) before 30 days will deliver the message sent to the recipient. 
  • Note: Undelivered WhatsApp messages will be automatically deleted after 30 days from WhatsApp server(i.e: If you send a message on WhatsApp for a contact if the recipient is unavailable and not switched on WhatsApp in their device for the past 30 days, then the message will be automatically cleared from the WhatsApp server, hence it will not reach the recipient account).
  • Don't have the patience to wait for a 30 days period, then once you know the contact has opened his WhatsApp profile through their last seen notification, then Unblock the contact on WhatsApp, and conclude that your wrong message wasn't delivered. 
Now you know that the message which you sent by mistake will never be a mistake, since it wasn't delivered and read by the recipient to whom you accidentally sent.

Note : If the recipient has set privacy settings for last seen notification, then you never know whether the recipient has opened his whatsapp account or not.

3: How to Delete WhatsApp Message, After Double Tick Check Marks ?
If you are at this stage, then you're unlucky, because the message that you typed has been already delivered to the recipient, hence it is impossible to recall it from the recipient mobile device in WhatsApp.
Double Tick Check Mark
However, there are several other messengers that are alternative for WhatsApp which has the feature to recall the sent message from their device such as GoSMSPro for Android and blackberry's BBM messenger's which has retractable message and message with counter.
Double Tick Check Mark In Blue Color
There is no point in recalling the message At the 4th stage (i.e Double tick Mark in blue color), since the message has already seen and read by the recipient. Hence the damage is already made, now we need to face the consequences of what we did without thinking, So be very careful to whom and what you are texting, because unlike words that are thrown in air, which doesn't have physical records as evidence of our sin, messages transferred on WhatsApp have records for all your mistakes.

How to Format Write Protected USB Disk Drive and SD Card

The main intention to append the write protection switches in USB flash drives and SD cards is to prevent accidental file deletion and to avoid suspicious files such as malware/trojan etc. from un-authorized sources delivering/storing into the USB disk.

If the USB disk is in read only mode, any attempts to create (or) edit file into the USB disk will be denied, But when you really want to make changes in the USB disk to add some more information (or) to edit the information that is already present in it, the restriction that you added on your computer initially will now prevent you from making changes such as adding new files or deleting existing files from any USB disk drive plugged into it. However, you can still read the files available in it, but you'll not be allowed to make changes and format the disk.
The disk is write protected -  You cannot format
Having a flash drive/ SD card which is not completely accessible even by the owner of that device, is like having a lock without the appropriate key, although you're the proprietor of the house.

Read Also: How to use USB drive as RAM to increase computer Speed in Windows

How to Remove Write Protection to Format USB Flash Drives and Memory Card
Initially, these kind of logic's was applied to protect your valuable information on USB disk's from someone who can handle your device but cannot access it. He may abduct your device but cannot make changes to make you believe it was you the one who edited the files on the disk. For instance: In Business environment, an anonymous who is trying to modify the quotation amount quoted for a project in intent to uproot a company from the competition among several other companies who were trying to acquire the project.

But in USB disk drives and SD cards these logic's are used to block un-authorized contents from storing and making changes in the contents present in it, by making it in read-only mode. Hence, any USB disk or SD card connected to your computer is now write protected, so even if your computer is affected by harmful viruses such as trojan, malware etc. will never affect the USB drives connected to it.

There are several ways to format a write protected USB flash drive and SD card, and here in this article we would like to share a few more that works on most of the available devices, in an efficient and simple way.
  1. By Using DiskPart - A Command Prompt Utility
  2. By Using Registry - RegEdit.exe
1. Disable Pendrive Write Protection Using Command Prompt Utility - DiskPart
This is an another simple method to disable the write protection from USB disk drives such as pendrive and memory card by using window's command prompt utility called DiskPart.


Note: To disable write protection by using this method you should run the command prompt window as an Administrator, else the access will be denied.

Warning: During this process, the selected USB drive will be hidden after the clean process initiated. And the USB disk should be formatted for re-use after removing the write protection of the device, hence we urge you to create Back Up's of file in USB disk, before proceeding with the below steps.
  1. Plug in USB drive into computer and Run command prompt as an Administrator (To open command prompt type cmd.exe in windows start menu search and right click then select run as administrator)
    Run as Administrator - To remove write protection through CMD
  2.  In the command prompt window, type the following commands and press enter after each command.
    1. diskpart [Press Enter]
    2. list disk [Press Enter]
  3. All disk including external and internal disk drives will be listed, look for USB drive with the storage capacity it holds, usually USB drives are smaller in capacity, so it will in MB size.
    List of Disk Attached - List Disk
  4. To select a disk from the list type the command "select disk 1" and press enter you'll get a message "Disk 1 is the selected disk".
  5. Now type "attributes disk clear readonly" and press enter, immediately after the inputted command a message prompt's the "disk attributes are cleared successfully".
  6. Now all the attributes that are appended in the disk such as read/write protection's are removed completely.
  7. Hence you can either stop and close command prompt form here and format the USB disk manually in the windows Explorer (or) continue to format directly in command prompt through the following command and specify the format type. 
  8. Note: Formatting via command prompt is a slow process, since the write protection is removed, hence we recommend you to stop here and close the command prompt and open the windows explorer and try to format the USB disk manually in My computer(Windows Explorer) by Right click->Format.
  9. To format the USB disk directly in command prompt, following the above steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 then continue to type the below commands.
    1. clean and [Press Enter]
    2. create partition primary and [Press Enter]
    3. format fs=ntfs (If your USB drive capacity is lesser than 4 GB, we recommend you to replace ntfs with either FAT or FAT32 )
  10. And EXIT you're done, now your device is free from write protection and ready to go.
  11. For more information on the above process, refer below image for detail on CMD utility command order.
    DiskPart - Write Protection Removal and Format Procedure
Note: After formatting through Command Prompt utility, if the USB disk is not visible in My computer Just change the drive letter in disk management for the USB disk plugged in. Know how to make your detected USB disk visible in MyComputer(Windows Explorer)..


2. Remove Write Protection From USB drive using Registry Service - RegEdit.exe
We list the way's in the order of highly recommended methods without using any other third party tools to remove write protection from your USB disk drives. So here you go, follow the below steps to do so by using the highly recommended process.
  1. Goto Run and type Regedit to RUN regedit.exe Editor utility
  2. Once the Regedit Editor is opened, Navigate to the following. 
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->CURRENTCONTROLSET->CONTROL->STORAGEDEVICEPOLICIES
  3. Now look for writeprotected value at the right hand side of the window, then double click on it and change the value data from 1 to 0. 
    Note: If you don't find something like STORAGEDEVICEPOLICIES in the above navigation, 
    1. Create a new one by right click on control->New->Key and name the key as StorageDevicePolicies.
      Creating Storage Device Policies Folder
    2. Now right click on the created folder StorageDevicePolicies->New->DWORD (32 bit) value then name it as "WriteProtect" and set it's value to 0. Click OK and Save Changes.
      Create DWORD(32-Bit) Value in Storage Device Policies Folder 
      Enable Write Protection Change the Value to 1 and to Disable Change the Value to 0
  4. Changing the DWORD(32 bit) value from 0 to 1 will enable write protection on the plugged in USB disk, and changing the value from 1 to 0 will disable the write protection and allow's you to make changes on the disk.
  5. Then close the regedit.exe editor and restart your computer.
  6. And you're done, now your USB disk drive password is disabled, hence you can format USB flash drive without any hassle.
Are you struck anywhere in the above steps ? Feel free to comment in the comment section below for instant answer for your query and proper guidance. And don't forget to do share this trick with your friends, families and the world. 

Check Whether IRCTC Waiting List Ticket Will Get Confirm or Not

Predict Your Train Travel  - Confirm Or Not

Several apps, booking schemes, e-wallet and services were created by IRCTC to make Indian Railway passengers train ticket booking hassle free and with all these efforts carried out by IRCTC, it somehow managed to make the train ticket booking fast and easy.

With crores of investments made on the escalation of bandwidth, IRCTC has rectified the problem of login at the official IRCTC ticket booking portal in peak days such as weekends, festival times and Tatkal hours, In the past, during these days/hours passengers were not even allowed to do a login to IRCTC to check PNR status ormake enquiry for travel.

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Why Online Train Ticket Booking Was an Hassle Before ?
Before the online ticket booking scheme, people have to stand in a serpentine queue at the appropriate ticket counter to book railway ticket's. And then come's online booking system, in which travelers had a choice of booking their travel ticket online by themselves specifying the FROM and TO location in the portal then make the payment with either debit/credit/internet banking system and complete the booking.

At the initial period when the booking was made online, there wasn't any hassle booking, ticket online, since internet user's were less and people had not much trust in online booking, due to the security reason. However, due to the mass evolution of internet, Internet user's were increased gradually and eventually Overloaded the portal with infinite request each second.

Since several requests plunges into IRCTC server at a particular time period, it got clogged with n number of login request. So the server allowed only few requests following First Come First Serve Algorithm, hence the remaining people who are trying to login at the same time, has to wait in a queue, and once the traveler complete his transaction, then the next person in the queue was allowed to do login. This algorithm has affected not only the person who is trying to book tickets, but also the traveler who is trying to do login to check the status of books ticket, print the confirmed ticket (or) to do enquiry.

Even today the IRCTC follows the same FCFS i.e First Come First Serve methodology, but this curb is only for Ticket booking and not for the Login to check PNR status, Print Ticket or Enquiry.

Why to Check for Ticket Confirmation, Before Booking ?
When all the ticket's of the train, have been sold-out for a journey, then the upcoming bookings done, were made as Waiting List. Since booking can be done one or two month's before a journey, For some reason if the traveler opt to cancel the ticket, Then the traveler who is 1st in the waiting list queue, will get a chance to travel and then the next one in the queue 'vice versa'.

When a confirmed ticket was cancelled by the traveler, the amount will be refunded back to the traveler's account, and the traveler will be levied minimum amount for cancellation of confirmed ticket. Whereas, if you have booked a Tatkal ticket, no amount will be refunded back to travelling in case of cancellation, however, if the booking was not confirmed after the chart preparation, then the amount will be refunded back by levying service charges.
Even though the amount will be refunded, if the booking is not confirmed for waiting list passengers, But the refund amount excludes service charges, online transaction charges, etc., only the original ticket amount will be refunded back to the customer. So it's better to know whether your Booking against waiting list IRCTC tickets will get confirmed or not, before booking.

How to Know IRCTC Waiting List Train Ticket Will Get Confirm or Not, if Booked
IRCTC has gone digital, but still travelers are struggling to know whether booking will get confirmed or not. So here we present you an website tool that predicts the chances of ticket confirmation against your booking and check PNR status, ticket price, timings etc.

"Trainman" is an online predictor tool for Train Booking's made through IRCTC website, which predicts the chances of getting the ticket's confirmed by matching the current status of booking information with the history of bookings and confirmation. Follow the below steps to know how to use this tool to predict the booking confirmation.

Note: Trainman.in tool is available to use both as a web service and also as an app such as windows, Android and Iphone
  1. Go to www.trainman.in in your web browser (or) download for mobile platform
  2. Type your FROM and TO location, it will automatically suggest the list of station matching with your Inputted text, select the exact location, Preferred Class Type, Quota, Travel Date etc.
    Required Travel Input Fields
  3. And then click Find trains.
  4. Then it will list all the trains thru that route and the available trains on that day will be highlighted(Grey Color).
  5. Click on Status to the know the current status of that train bookings, along with the feasibility percentage. Three color combinations represents the ticket confirmation.
    Available trains and their status and trends in trainman.inGreen - Very Likely to Confirm
    1. Green - Very Likely to Confirm(Recommended)
    2. Dark Red - Not Likely to Confirm
    3. Light yellow -  Difficult to say if this will confirm or not
  6. Note: we recommend you to continue booking, only if the color is Green, if the status is represented in Green color, most probably booking will get confirmed.
  7. Trends - > This button will display the previous booking details and its final status from the history, You can also use this analytics report from the past, to proceed with your booking.
  8. Hide Fare - Show Fare -> Hide and display the exact fare of the train for taking travel.
  9. Now you know whether to book (or) not, If the status for your train is Green, go to the official IRCTC website then Book your ticket and enjoy the journey.
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Additional Note: With Trainman predictor tool you can also check the PNR status, Train Running status, and the Ticket Current status either confirmed or not.

Hope you like this article, do like and share this article with your friends and family to let them enjoy hassle free travelling.

How to Add Image Tag, Album Art & Playlist Cover in Mp3 Audio Files

You might have seen pictures while playing mp3 audio files on media players, and also these pictures appear as a thumbnail icon in all intended devices(if thumbnail (or) icon view is enabled). But sometimes you may find that pictures are irrelevant in some of the mp3 files played on the media player. For instance: You will see Justin Bieber pictures, hearing Miley yrus "It's a party in a USA" song.

Besides relevancy,customizing your favorite mp3 songs album pictures is really a great fun. You can prank your friend with irrelevant pictures on mp3 files, add your favorite celebrity image in audio playlist etc. Here in this post we have described two ways to add album cover/image tag for your mp3 files, they are.
  1. Add Image to Mp3 Files Using Windows Media Player(WMP)
  2. Customize Mp3 file Album cover and properties using Mp3Tag(Recommended)
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How to Add Pictures in Mp3 Audio Files using Windows Media Player
Windows still retain its position, because of its adequate enough resources for its end-user needs. It's a great success not only for business needs, but also for entertainment purposes. These successes comes from efficient apps that were pre-installed along with the windows operating system, and one such app is Windows Media Player a proprietary of Microsoft.
Add Album Art, Cover Photos to Mp3 Files
With "Windows Media Player" we enjoyed playing and sharing music files, streamed audio/video files(Both Online and Offline), and also used it for ripping and burning CD/DVD's. But it's features doesn't stop with this, still much more there to be mined from its core. Many of us will use WMP only to play media files, but here we will show you, how to customize image tags or album cover for mp3 audio and video files in windows media player(WMP).

Note: select visualization mode as album art in WMP to view the image tags when the mp3 files are played on. to do so Right click on WMP ->visualization->Album Art.

Follow these steps to customize mp3 files using WMP:
  1. Open your mp3 file using Windows Media Player then switch to the library, if you are into playing mode. Note: By default, only media's in the C Disk(OS Disk) partition will be listed in WMP, to add media files from other partition and directories into WMP add it manually.
  2. To add music files from other partition manually Goto ->Organise->Manage Libraries->Music and Include directory containing mp3 file into WMP library.
    Add Music Files into WMP library
  3. After adding the Music files into WMP library, Copy the picture from your computer that you want to add to your mp3 file, then Goto->WMP library and select the mp3 file then Right click on the album category and paste the copied image into it.
    Paste the album art into mp3 file
    Note: Changes cannot be restored back to its original detail, but you can modify it manually.
  4. And you're done, now you will see images of your favorite star while playing their mp3 album in your PC/Mobile/Tablet.

How to Add Album Cover and Mp3 File Properties Using Mp3 Tag
And for those who find customizing pictures of mp3 files in Windows Media Player a Bit difficult and tedious process to change one by one, we would like to present you an software application called mp3 tag, that makes your customization even more easier with additional customization features.

Note: As of now mp3 Tag is available to download only for windows operating system. For MAC, Linux and Unix operating system mp3 tag app release were expected in the future.

Mp3Tag allows you to add and edit details of your mp3 file such as Title, Artist, Year, Directory, and most importantly album cover arts, etc, and also lets you customize your mp3 file either one after another (or) by changing the whole album at a time with the same details, For instance: list of songs from the same album with different file/track names.
  1. Download Mp3tag(3mb) exe file by visiting this link then install and run it in your system
  2. Go to File -> Add directory (or) add directory icon menu underneath the link menu. Note:  Only directory such as folder or partition can be added in mp3 tag, hence adding audio files by direct access is not possible. To add an mp3 file in mp3 tag, add the folder containing the mp3 file.
    File - > Add directory to add your mp3 files contained folder
  3. Once the mp3 files are loaded from the specified directory, right click on the mp3 file that you wish to change the details and select extended tags.
    Right Click on mp3 file to add/edit its detail.
  4. Immediately a new window pop-up. In this window you can add Album cover, fields (or) remove existing details. To add album cover, click the album cover button and browse for the image that you wish to add as an album cover and select it.
    Add details in extended tags.
    Note: Make sure that the image which you are trying to add as album cover are in any one of these formats JPG, JPEG and PNG, other image formats are not supported.
  5. To add more basic details such as Title, artist, year, etc, just input your details in the left Tag panel of the window by selecting the mp3 file and save.
  6. If the mp3 file already contains album cover, then it will appear as a thumbnail in the left Tag panel. You can also drag & drop pictures into panel to include image tag (or) right click on the thumbnail, which is displayed on the left panel to add/edit album cover pictures.
    Tag Panel - to add basic details of mp3 file
  7. Eventually save tag once everything is done. 
Additional Note: Mp3Tag can also be used to customize playlist cover/album photo for mp4 video file format
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