Save streaming video for offline access with RealDownloader
July 20, 2011 – 13:17 | Comments Off on Save streaming video for offline access with RealDownloader
Save streaming video for offline access with RealDownloader

Streaming videos need an active internet connection to play and even then you can get stuck with buffering problems. Not all videos play on mobile devices either, but if you can download the video you …

Downloads roundup: 17 of the most important releases from the last week
June 24, 2011 – 13:27 | Comments Off on Downloads roundup: 17 of the most important releases from the last week
Downloads roundup: 17 of the most important releases from the last week

Font managers are not so readily available on the Windows platform. Possibly because the Mac was the de facto choice for DTP back in the 90s and that’s remained to this day. There are times where you …

Freemake Video Converter 2.2 converts video up to 50% faster than before
May 26, 2011 – 11:12 | 2 Comments
Freemake Video Converter 2.2 converts video up to 50% faster than before

Ellora Assets Corporation has released Freemake Video Converter 2.2, an update it terms “major” due to the fact it promises vastly improved conversion speeds on suitably powerful machines. The improved performance is made possible by …

Miro 4 released, expands music management capabilities
May 23, 2011 – 11:24 | One Comment
Miro 4 released, expands music management capabilities

The Participatory Culture Foundation has released version 4 of its popular cross-platform, open-source audio and video player. Miro 4.0 sees the application transform from a powerful video player into a more all-purpose media management tool.
Miro …

Featured download: aTube Catcher 2.3.570
April 28, 2011 – 13:46 | 4 Comments
Featured download: aTube Catcher 2.3.570

Here’s the rub: there’s lots of great video content on the web, but you can’t always rely on being online to access it all. There are plenty of free tools for downloading and converting video …

Nero Kwik Media offers free organisation and sharing tools for media
April 20, 2011 – 09:33 | Comments Off on Nero Kwik Media offers free organisation and sharing tools for media
Nero Kwik Media offers free organisation and sharing tools for media

Nero Software has released a free tool, Nero Kwik Media that promises to give users greater and easier control over their media files: photos, video and music. The program boasts a number of headline features, …

VLC Media Player 1.1.8 released – offers facelift for Mac users
March 24, 2011 – 09:37 | Comments Off on VLC Media Player 1.1.8 released – offers facelift for Mac users
VLC Media Player 1.1.8 released – offers facelift for Mac users

Non-profit organisation VideoLAN has released a minor update to its open-source and acclaimed cross-platform media player, VLC Media Player 1.1.8. This release is notable largely for the fact the Mac OS X version sports a subtly …

Quickly convert videos for free using Media Converter for Mac
March 18, 2011 – 14:02 | Comments Off on Quickly convert videos for free using Media Converter for Mac
Quickly convert videos for free using Media Converter for Mac

With so many video codecs to choose from, there will invariably come a time when you want to play back a media files on a particular device, or use it in a certain way, only …

Sky launches news app for iPad – free for a limited time
March 17, 2011 – 07:46 | Comments Off on Sky launches news app for iPad – free for a limited time
Sky launches news app for iPad – free for a limited time

To accompany its various other iOS apps, Sky News has released a dedicated iPad news app that provides access to the 24 hour news station and a range of other content. The app is currently …

Skype 5.2 released for Windows
March 16, 2011 – 07:48 | Comments Off on Skype 5.2 released for Windows
Skype 5.2 released for Windows

Skype has released version 5.2 of the Windows version of its chat messaging application. Skype allows users to make free voice, video and text-based chats to other Skype users, plus call phones at discounted rates …

Review: Roxio Toast 11 Titanium
March 15, 2011 – 09:35 | Comments Off on Review: Roxio Toast 11 Titanium
Review: Roxio Toast 11 Titanium

When it comes to disc burning tools, you could be forgiven for believing that there is little more to think about that simply copy files from your hard drive to a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray. …