Plex Media Player 1.2 is now free to all users
December 1, 2016 – 10:19 | No Comment
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 – …

VLC Media Player previews 360-degree video support
November 25, 2016 – 09:25 | No Comment
VLC Media Player previews 360-degree video support

VideoLAN has released a technical preview of VLC Media Player 3.0 with 360-degree video support.
The new build handles videos following the Spatial Video format, and photos and panoramas following the Spherical spec (the official test …

Restart your graphics driver instantly with this hotkey
November 13, 2016 – 15:50 | No Comment
Restart your graphics driver instantly with this hotkey

Your PC suddenly locks up. Nothing responds. The screen turns black. It looks like disaster…
But no. There’s a beep from the speaker, your screen comes back to life, and a message explains that your display …

Prisma-like NeuralStyler 1.2 brings more creative control
November 7, 2016 – 09:29 | No Comment
Prisma-like NeuralStyler 1.2 brings more creative control

Open-source video-to-art creator NeuralStyler has hit version 1.2 with some handy new features.
A simple video trimmer allows selecting the scene you’d like to transform. It’s not precise – you choose your start and end points …

Analyze and compare video quality with QCTools
November 1, 2016 – 10:14 | No Comment
Analyze and compare video quality with QCTools

QCTools is an open-source cross-platform tool for analysing and objectively measuring video quality.
The program is aimed at helping professional users identify problems with digitized footage, but it could also help to compare video codecs, conversion …

Screen recorders for Chrome: ViewedIt vs Openvid
October 28, 2016 – 11:39 | No Comment
Screen recorders for Chrome: ViewedIt vs Openvid

Recording what’s happening on your desktop can help you create presentations, share ideas, troubleshoot problems, or just impress others with your gaming skills.
Getting started is surprisingly easy. There’s no need for complex native clients, just …

Camtasia 9 license now gets you Windows and Mac versions
October 11, 2016 – 16:43 | No Comment
Camtasia 9 license now gets you Windows and Mac versions

TechSmith has unveiled Camtasia 9 ($199), a major release for the comprehensive video creator.
License changes don’t usually top the “new features” list, but this one is big: buying a single license now allows you to …

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 …

Record or stream games, videos, your desktop and more with OBS Studio
September 30, 2016 – 09:39 | Comments Off on Record or stream games, videos, your desktop and more with OBS Studio
Record or stream games, videos, your desktop and more with OBS Studio

OBS Studio (formerly OBS Multiplatform) is a powerful open-source streaming and recording package, crammed with high-end features, yet also with something to offer almost every level of user.
There’s support for a wide range of sources, …

NeuralStyler: Prisma for the desktop?
September 14, 2016 – 04:14 | Comments Off on NeuralStyler: Prisma for the desktop?
NeuralStyler: Prisma for the desktop?

The popular mobile app Prisma has been making headlines recently with its ability to transform images into works of art using the styles of various artists.
Now the open-source NeuralStyler is claiming to deliver similar results …

CyberLink unveils PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8
September 13, 2016 – 13:13 | Comments Off on CyberLink unveils PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8
CyberLink unveils PowerDirector 15, PhotoDirector 8

CyberLink Corp has launched the latest versions of its Director multimedia software.
Video editor PowerDirector 15 (from $69.99) gets end-to-end support for 360-degree videos: importing, adding titles, effects and transitions, and producing the finished movie.