Media server Serviio 2.0 released, adds multi-user streaming
May 22, 2019 – 10:04 | Comments Off on Media server Serviio 2.0 released, adds multi-user streaming
Media server Serviio 2.0 released, adds multi-user streaming

When we think about streaming a movie, our first thought is Apple iTunes, Netflix or Amazon Prime. We rush to sign up to these services, pay our monthly fee, and then search through old movies …

Emby Server 4.0 adds live TV guide data, boosts performance across the board
January 17, 2019 – 12:11 | Comments Off on Emby Server 4.0 adds live TV guide data, boosts performance across the board
Emby Server 4.0 adds live TV guide data, boosts performance across the board

Anyone who’s got a load of digital media lying about needs a media server, and while the obvious solution is to install Kodi or Plex, you might be missing a trick.

Although it’s still overshadowed …

Universal Media Server 7.0.0 adds Movies and TV Show library options, improves scanning performance
March 27, 2018 – 11:52 | Comments Off on Universal Media Server 7.0.0 adds Movies and TV Show library options, improves scanning performance
Universal Media Server 7.0.0 adds Movies and TV Show library options, improves scanning performance

The Universal Media Server Project has released Universal Media Server 7.0.0, a major new release of its open-source, cross-platform media server for Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
The server, which works with a wide range of …

Get just about any media file on to your iPhone using WALTR
September 19, 2017 – 06:09 | Comments Off on Get just about any media file on to your iPhone using WALTR
Get just about any media file on to your iPhone using WALTR

iTunes has to be the marmite of applications. Essential for getting content onto your iPhone, but frustratingly bloated and slow. Worse, iTunes is designed for the lazy user, making it super-easy to purchase your content …

Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer
July 10, 2017 – 11:33 | Comments Off on Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer
Preview and explore multiple videos at once with HamMultiPlayer

HamMultiPlayer is an interesting media player with some unusual features, including the ability to preview and work with multiple videos simultaneously.
The program doesn’t require any installation, and it doesn’t even arrive in an archive. It’s …

MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin
May 4, 2017 – 14:57 | Comments Off on MediaPortal 2.1 adds automatic media-scraping, WMC-inspired skin
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 …