VLC 1.1.6 update released
January 24, 2011 – 07:01 | Comments Off on VLC 1.1.6 update released
VLC 1.1.6 update released

VideoLan.org has released a minor update to its video playback tool, VLC Media Player. VLC 1.1.6 is a minor release that contains a few minor new features, plus consists mainly of bug fixes and security …

Download video from the web to your Mac with Grappler
January 24, 2011 – 05:45 | Comments Off on Download video from the web to your Mac with Grappler
Download video from the web to your Mac with Grappler

The web is chock-a-block with video: YouTube, streaming video, downloadable movies – the list is endless. Unfortunately, most of it is tied to the internet: you have to be online to access it and watch …

PowerDirector 9 (GM3) update boosts performance on second-gen Intel Core processors
January 8, 2011 – 06:29 | Comments Off on PowerDirector 9 (GM3) update boosts performance on second-gen Intel Core processors
PowerDirector 9 (GM3) update boosts performance on second-gen Intel Core processors

CyberLink has issued a major update (GM3) for its flagship video editor/creator, PowerDirector 9, that promises to dramatically improve performance on PCs running second-generation Intel Core “SandyBridge” processors.
CyberLink PowerDirector 9 is – according to CyberLink – the …

Group Video Calling leaves beta in Skype 5.1
January 7, 2011 – 07:02 | Comments Off on Group Video Calling leaves beta in Skype 5.1
Group Video Calling leaves beta in Skype 5.1

Skype 5.1 has been released for Windows users, with one headline new feature: Group Video Calling, which allows three or more Skype users to chat with each other over video, has lost its beta status …

Review: CyberLink Media Suite 9 Ultra
December 20, 2010 – 22:25 | 4 Comments
Review: CyberLink Media Suite 9 Ultra

Windows is crammed with media playback, editing and management tools these days, and if your needs are very simple then they may keep you happy for a while.
These freebies do have their limitations, though, which …

Freemake’s free video conversion tool now burns to Blu-ray
December 20, 2010 – 11:47 | One Comment
Freemake’s free video conversion tool now burns to Blu-ray

Freemake, developer of free alternatives to paid-for programs, has released version 2 of its free video conversion tool for Windows. Freemake Video Converter is capable of converting over 200 video formats for purposes of compatibility …

Review: SlingPlayer Mobile
December 20, 2010 – 06:40 | Comments Off on Review: SlingPlayer Mobile
Review: SlingPlayer Mobile

Every household is now home to countless multimedia devices from the humble radio and CD player to computers capable of streaming content from the internet and PVRs that can be used to record and timeshift …

iTunes 10.1.1 release: may crash certain systems
December 16, 2010 – 12:39 | Comments Off on iTunes 10.1.1 release: may crash certain systems
iTunes 10.1.1 release: may crash certain systems

Apple has released a minor update to iTunes, taking it to version 10.1.1. This minor release improves synchronisation performance with iOS devices, fixing an issue whereby video doesn’t sync to iPod, iPhone or iPad. It …

Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Ultra64
November 22, 2010 – 10:01 | 24 Comments
Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Ultra64

It’s the first law of home movies: no matter how good your camera, or how skilled you are in using it, your first raw footage of any event will generally be poor.
A good video editor …

CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Ultra64 released, more powerful and faster than ever
November 20, 2010 – 13:26 | Comments Off on CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Ultra64 released, more powerful and faster than ever
CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Ultra64 released, more powerful and faster than ever

Video editors require large amounts of RAM, ideally far more than a 32-bit operating system can provide. Which is a problem, as most consumer video editors are strictly 32-bit only.
If you’ve made the jump to …

Microsoft releases Messenger for Mac
October 25, 2010 – 21:08 | Comments Off on Microsoft releases Messenger for Mac
Microsoft releases Messenger for Mac

While most Mac users are still soaking up the news that FaceTime is available for the Mac as well as the iPhone 4, Microsoft has released a Mac compatible version of its own instant messaging …