MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin
May 4, 2017 – 14:57 | No Comment
MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin

Team MediaPortal has released a major update of its open-source media server and centre for Windows. MediaPortal 2.1 opens with completely reworked media management tools, with a wide array of content now automatically scraped for …

Kodi 17.0 “Krypton” unveils major facelift alongside suite-wide improvements
February 6, 2017 – 07:45 | Comments Off on Kodi 17.0 “Krypton” unveils major facelift alongside suite-wide improvements
Kodi 17.0 “Krypton” unveils major facelift alongside suite-wide improvements

The XBMC Foundation has unveiled Kodi 17.0. Codenamed “Krypton”, the new release is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and (jailbroken) iOS devices.
The new release unveils new default skins for both regular and touch devices. …

Plex Media Player 1.2 is now free to all users
December 1, 2016 – 10:19 | Comments Off on Plex Media Player 1.2 is now free to all users
Plex Media Player 1.2 is now free to all users

Non-Plex Pass holders rejoice – Plex has made its desktop-friendly media player app for Windows and Mac completely free with the release of Plex Media Player 1.2.
Version 1.2 also introduces a major new feature – …

Nero 2017 adds HEVC support, 4K templates/ effects, 256-bit encryption
October 5, 2016 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Nero 2017 adds HEVC support, 4K templates/ effects, 256-bit encryption
Nero 2017 adds HEVC support, 4K templates/ effects, 256-bit encryption

Nero AG has unveiled its 2017 multimedia range, including Nero 2017 Platinum ($129.95), Nero 2017 Classic ($99.95), Nero Burning ROM 2017 ($49.95) and Nero Video 2017 ($49.95).
Top-of-the-range Nero 2017 Platinum gets support for playing, editing …

VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
June 22, 2016 – 11:33 | Comments Off on VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements
VLC for Android 2.0 merges Android TV and mobile builds together, offers network disk browsing and performance improvements

VideoLAN has unveiled VLC for Android 2.0, a major new version of its mobile video and audio player. The app is renowned for being able to play most multimedia files as well as many streaming …

How “fake” video downloads can install malware
January 19, 2016 – 13:07 | Comments Off on How “fake” video downloads can install malware
How “fake” video downloads can install malware

It’s been a common Windows malware trick for years: you download some dubious video, it claims it won’t play unless you install a “codec”, but the file you’re offered is a Trojan or virus. Oops.
You …

Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support
November 25, 2015 – 06:06 | Comments Off on Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support
Freemake Video Converter 4.1.9 adds drag and drop support

Freemake Video Converter is a great media conversion tool with a pile of features, and just one small but annoying omission.
No drag and drop support meant you had to click the Add button and manually …

Kodi 15.2 unveils bug fixes and improvements across desktop and mobile
October 20, 2015 – 06:50 | Comments Off on Kodi 15.2 unveils bug fixes and improvements across desktop and mobile
Kodi 15.2 unveils bug fixes and improvements across desktop and mobile

The XBMC Foundation has unveiled Kodi 15.2, a maintenance update of its open-source, cross-platform media center. This is the second release since version 15 debuted back in July.
The major focus of the new release is …

CyberLink launches Media Suite 13
July 22, 2015 – 11:17 | Comments Off on CyberLink launches Media Suite 13
CyberLink launches Media Suite 13

CyberLink Corporation has released Media Suite 13, its comprehensive do-everything collection of multimedia software.
Highlights include the leading consumer video editor PowerDirector 13, PowerDVD 15 for media playback, and an excellent image editor in PhotoDirector 6.

Stream video torrents instantly(-ish) with Ace Stream Media
April 23, 2015 – 07:16 | Comments Off on Stream video torrents instantly(-ish) with Ace Stream Media
Stream video torrents instantly(-ish) with Ace Stream Media

Ace Stream Media is an easier way to play video and audio torrents. You don’t need a separate client, or have to wait for the file to be downloaded before it can be played – …

CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is smarter, smoother, even more powerful
April 16, 2015 – 08:15 | Comments Off on CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is smarter, smoother, even more powerful
CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is smarter, smoother, even more powerful

CyberLink has launched CyberLink PowerDVD 15, a worthwhile update of it’s do-everything media player for Windows Vista and later.
CyberLink’s playback-improving TrueTheater technologies are smarter than ever. TrueTheater Color enhances hue and vibrancy but leaves skin …