MediaPortal 1.7.0 FINAL adds Wake On LAN support, boosts stability
April 18, 2014 – 05:30 | No Comment
MediaPortal 1.7.0 FINAL adds Wake On LAN support, boosts stability

Team MediaPortal has released a major update of its open-source media center for Windows. MediaPortal 1.7.0 FINAL comes with a number of beneath-the-hood changes that will affect the program going forward, including future plans for …

CopyCD is a straightforward CD, DVD and Blu-ray copier
March 8, 2014 – 09:50 | No Comment
CopyCD is a straightforward CD, DVD and Blu-ray copier

Download a program called “CopyCD” and you’re probably not going to expect very much. Copying discs is a very basic task, after all, and limiting itself to CDs makes the program seem even worse.
CopyCD’s extremely …

MediaPortal 1.6.0 FINAL improves stability, offers better TV performance
December 31, 2013 – 08:48 | Comments Off
MediaPortal 1.6.0 FINAL improves stability, offers better TV performance

Team MediaPortal has released a major update of its open-source media center for Windows. MediaPortal 1.6.0 FINAL comes with the promise of increased stability thanks to a MySQL update, better TV performance on selected live …

Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 released: adds encryption, mobile device backup
November 27, 2013 – 09:57 | Comments Off
Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 released: adds encryption, mobile device backup

German utilities developer Ashampoo has announced the release of Ashampoo Burning Studio 14, the latest incarnation of its disc burning suite.
Top of the new features list is support for AES-256 encryption. The “Crypted disc” project …

Free Any Burn is a portable, easy-to-use burning tool
November 23, 2013 – 13:41 | Comments Off
Free Any Burn is a portable, easy-to-use burning tool

Finding the right disc burning tool for you can sometimes be a problem. The big commercial suites are expensive, but smaller freebies are often buggy, unreliable, sometimes weighed down with adware. So it’s good to …

MediaPortal 1.5.0 FINAL integrates PowerScheduler++, improves support for IPTV
October 2, 2013 – 11:13 | Comments Off
MediaPortal 1.5.0 FINAL integrates PowerScheduler++, improves support for IPTV

Team MediaPortal has released MediaPortal 1.5.0 FINAL, a major update to its open-source media center for Windows PCs. Version 1.5.0 sees the functionality of the PowerScheduler++ plugin incorporated directly into MediaPortal, and comes with the …

Freemake Video Converter 4.0.3 adds Fraps support, improves audio conversion options
July 31, 2013 – 13:16 | Comments Off
Freemake Video Converter 4.0.3 adds Fraps support, improves audio conversion options

Ellora Assets Corporation has announced the official release of Freemake Video Converter 4.0.3, its ad-supported video conversion tool for Windows. The new build adds full support for Fraps files, which are popular among gamers who …

DVDStyler 2.5 implements subtle redesign, supports videos with no audio
July 15, 2013 – 10:02 | Comments Off
DVDStyler 2.5 implements subtle redesign, supports videos with no audio

Alex Thuring has released DVDStyler v2.5, a major new version of his open-source, cross-platform DVD authoring tool. DVD Styler makes it possible to create video DVDs from a wide range of movie formats, including most …

VLC Media Player 2.0.7 squashes more bugs, updates language support
June 10, 2013 – 08:33 | Comments Off
VLC Media Player 2.0.7 squashes more bugs, updates language support

The VideoLAN Organization has released VLC Media Player 2.0.7, a minor refresh of its popular open-source video player and streamer. VLC 2.0.7, which is also available for Windows users as VLC Media Player 2.0.7 (64-bit) …

HandBrake 0.9.9 makes transcoding to MP4 or MKV video easier than ever
May 20, 2013 – 07:00 | Comments Off
HandBrake 0.9.9 makes transcoding to MP4 or MKV video easier than ever

Popular cross-platform, open-source video transcoder HandBrake 0.9.9 has been released, and despite the version number increment is actually a major update. HandBrake allows users to convert video from a wide variety of formats – including …

BurnAware 6.2 Free adds new file manager, handles timestamps better
April 24, 2013 – 10:42 | Comments Off
BurnAware 6.2 Free adds new file manager, handles timestamps better

Burnaware Technologies has released BurnAware 6.2 Free and BurnAware 6.2 Premium, the latest builds of its free and paid-for disc burning products for Windows.
BurnAware 6.2 adds two new features to its roster: the first allows …