VLC Media Player 2.0.5 improves encoding, fixes bugs, tweaks Mac interface
December 17, 2012 – 12:39 | Comments Off on VLC Media Player 2.0.5 improves encoding, fixes bugs, tweaks Mac interface
VLC Media Player 2.0.5 improves encoding, fixes bugs, tweaks Mac interface

Open-source, cross-platform VLC Media Player 2.0.5 has been released for Windows and Mac. Although a relatively minor update, it fixes a number of regressions from previous releases, plus improves overall stability and performance. Mac users …

CD Burner XP 4.5 promises better drive support, performance
December 10, 2012 – 11:09 | Comments Off on CD Burner XP 4.5 promises better drive support, performance
CD Burner XP 4.5 promises better drive support, performance

German developer Canneverbe Limited has announced the first stable release of popular Windows freeware disc-burning tool, CDBurnerXP 4.5.0.
Once the freeware burning tool of choice, the latest update of this powerful and versatile data, audio and …

Winyl: an appealing, well-designed music player
December 6, 2012 – 07:49 | One Comment
Winyl: an appealing, well-designed music player

Creating a great music player is a tricky business. You’ll need to provide plenty of features, but also make sure the interface is simple, unobtrusive, lightweight, and never gets in the user’s way. Very few …

Troubleshoot audio and video dropouts with DPC Latency Checker
November 29, 2012 – 07:09 | Comments Off on Troubleshoot audio and video dropouts with DPC Latency Checker
Troubleshoot audio and video dropouts with DPC Latency Checker

You’ve got a speedy, modern PC and a fast internet connection – so why is it that you can’t watch streaming videos without regular dropouts and interruptions?
These kind of problems can be frustrating, and they’re …

FlicFlac: a free, portable FLAC/ WAV/ MP3/ OGG/ APE audio converter
November 13, 2012 – 06:39 | Comments Off on FlicFlac: a free, portable FLAC/ WAV/ MP3/ OGG/ APE audio converter
FlicFlac: a free, portable FLAC/ WAV/ MP3/ OGG/ APE audio converter

Converting audio files from one format to another can sometimes feel like rather a complicated process, where you need to browse device profiles and codecs, bit rates, encoding methods, sample rates and more.
If you’re more …

Ashampoo Snap 6 brings better performance, live previews and video capture
October 29, 2012 – 04:37 | Comments Off on Ashampoo Snap 6 brings better performance, live previews and video capture
Ashampoo Snap 6 brings better performance, live previews and video capture

There are many circumstances in which you may need to capture an image of what is happening on your screen at any given moment. Hitting Prt Scr will do the job, but apart from the …

Roxio Toast Titanium 11.1 adds full Mountain Lion compatibility, web-video improvements
September 3, 2012 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Roxio Toast Titanium 11.1 adds full Mountain Lion compatibility, web-video improvements
Roxio Toast Titanium 11.1 adds full Mountain Lion compatibility, web-video improvements

Roxio has released a major update for its Mac disc-burning product. Roxio Toast Titanium 11.1 (1063) is supplied as an updater for existing Toast 11.0 users, and is the first fully Cocoa-ized build, boasting full …

Identify and resolve media playback issues with MediaInfo Lite 0.7.59
August 22, 2012 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Identify and resolve media playback issues with MediaInfo Lite 0.7.59
Identify and resolve media playback issues with MediaInfo Lite 0.7.59

One of the most frustrating aspects of dealing with media files is that seemingly identical files are anything but. Why is it you’re able to play one AVI video file, but not another? How come …

Software roundup – 36 of the most exciting software downloads from the past week
July 21, 2012 – 06:58 | Comments Off on Software roundup – 36 of the most exciting software downloads from the past week
Software roundup – 36 of the most exciting software downloads from the past week

This has been another action-packed week for software releases, but it is one that has be dominated by one name – Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview. The latest version of Microsoft’s office suite has received …

VLC 2.0.3 adds Mountain Lion support, promises interface fix in Windows 8
July 20, 2012 – 10:24 | Comments Off on VLC 2.0.3 adds Mountain Lion support, promises interface fix in Windows 8
VLC 2.0.3 adds Mountain Lion support, promises interface fix in Windows 8

VideoLAN.org has released VLC Media Player 2.0.3, the latest build of its popular open-source media player software for Mac, Windows and Linux. Although a minor refresh, version 2.0.3 contains two notable updates in adding support …

Play almost any media file on your Android device with VLC Beta
July 2, 2012 – 12:08 | Comments Off on Play almost any media file on your Android device with VLC Beta
Play almost any media file on your Android device with VLC Beta

Android users who have been enviously eying up the iOS version of VLC can stop being so green-eyed. An Android version of the popular media player has been released, albeit in the form of an …