Category «Digital Entertainment»

XBMC – Open Source Media Centre

Today I just heard about XBMC, an open source media centre. It looks pretty cool. I’ll have to check it out! XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with …

Get more out of VLC Media Player with these tips

I use VLC for all of my media playing. It is amazing. It plays almost any file, and the various startup and playlist options just can’t be beat. In fact, I just recently ran a 1 1/2 hour meeting where there were a couple of different videos played. I used VLC to play various segments …

Splandoo – Download streaming videos from popular media sites

I’ve posted before some links to sites that help you download videos from the web. Another one is Splandoo. The dropdown box lets you choose from over a dozen different video providers. Note: The video providers are often changing their web sites, so some videos may download correctly, but others may not.

How to Capture Screenshots from Windows Media Player

I don’t do them much anymore, but over the years I’ve done quite a lot of software reviews. I’ve tried several different screen capture utilities with varying degrees of success. Sometimes I find myself using a computer that doesn’t have any such utility installed, so I use the old PrintScreen button to take a screenshot. …

KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!

Last night I wanted to download a YouTube video. I don’t have any utilities on my computer that will do this. My normal option is to use Zamzar. The one problem with this, is that sometimes it takes a while to get the email notifying you that the download/converstion is done. While I was waiting, …

FormatFactory Kicks Media Conversion

From Download Squad: What could be better than a program that will convert audio, video, and image files from and to just about any format you can think of? How about one that does it all batch-style with minimal clicking? FormatFactory doesn’t care what files you want to swap in what order, just feed it …

Toshiba quits HD DVD ‘format war’

From CNN: Toshiba said Tuesday it will no longer manufacture HD DVDs, effectively ending the long-running battle with the rival Blu-ray for a dominant high-definition format. Toshiba said it made the decision to cease developing, manufacturing, and marketing HD DVDs after “recent major changes in the market.” It promised to continue offering support and service …

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