Media file manager Konvertor FM goes freeware
April 12, 2015 – 15:14 | No Comment
Media file manager Konvertor FM goes freeware

Logipole has announced that its Windows 7+ media file manager Konvertor FM is now freeware.
There are so many media managers around that you might be wondering why you should care, but this one is a …

Twitter’s live video streaming Periscope app now available
March 26, 2015 – 13:49 | No Comment
Twitter’s live video streaming Periscope app now available

Twitter has launched Periscope, a Meerkat-like iOS app which broadcasts live video to your followers.
Going live sends an instant notification to your friends, who can tune in via Twitter or the app, see what you’re …

Turn videos into self-playing EXEs with Audio/Video to EXE
March 7, 2015 – 10:14 | No Comment
Turn videos into self-playing EXEs with Audio/Video to EXE

When creating media files to share with others, it’s normally best to save them in a standard format, maybe MP3 or MP4, something you know just about everything in the world can play.
Audio/Video to EXE …

Cut video file sizes in half with IFME
January 6, 2015 – 09:33 | Comments Off
Cut video file sizes in half with IFME

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding, aka H.265) is an amazing video standard which is just as good as its name suggests, routinely producing videos half the size of their H.264 equivalents.
It’s becoming more widely supported, …

Light Alloy is an ultra-configurable media player
December 4, 2014 – 10:09 | Comments Off
Light Alloy is an ultra-configurable media player

At first glance, Light Alloy looks and feels much like any other free media player. Drag and drop your source files, open discs, play and pause individual tracks, manage playlists, all the usual core basics.
The …

Build full HD animated video slideshows with Cofeshow
December 3, 2014 – 05:13 | Comments Off
Build full HD animated video slideshows with Cofeshow

Cofeshow is a free Windows and Mac program for converting your chosen images into full HD animated video slideshows.
It’s a familiar idea, but Cofeshow is a little different, and that became obvious from the moment …

Handbrake 0.10 adds H.265, ends XP support
November 23, 2014 – 18:28 | Comments Off
Handbrake 0.10 adds H.265, ends XP support

Popular open source video transcoder Handbrake has been updated to version 0.10 with some major additions and improvements.
New encoders include Intel Quick Sync Video, a speedy hardware-based H.264 encoder. Basic H.265 support is provided by …

Lightworks 12 brings new content manager, colour correction
September 27, 2014 – 13:03 | Comments Off
Lightworks 12 brings new content manager, colour correction

EditShare has announced the release of Lightworks 12, its powerful non-linear video editor for Windows, Linux, and – at last – Mac.
The hugely extended Content Manager is a highlight. Everything is immediately accessible, there’s easier …

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 released, focus on more automatic features
September 25, 2014 – 07:40 | Comments Off
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 released, focus on more automatic features

Adobe has released Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13, brand new versions of its consumer-level photo-editing and video-editing suites.
Version 13 remain standalone tools – allowing users to purchase them outright – and …

Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultimate
September 24, 2014 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultimate

CyberLink PowerDirector has long been one of the most powerful consumer video editors around, packed with functionality, yet still remaining very usable for just about every level of user.
PowerDirector 13 doesn’t bring any radical changes, …

TEncoder 4.4 adds DVD ripper
September 22, 2014 – 08:23 | Comments Off
TEncoder 4.4 adds DVD ripper

Versatile video converter/ downloader/ editor TEncoder has expanded its range even further with the addition of a DVD ripper.
Point the program at your disc video folder (\VIDEO_TS, probably), and you’re able to choose the title, …