Archive | Music and Video

Music and Video is one of our larger categories here on Ghacks Technology news. We cover music and movie industrry news here, websites that make available music or video contents free of charge or for a price, programs that help you download, convert or manage media collections, and of course programs that you can use to listen to or view media on all of your devices.

As far as Internet services go, we cover video hosting services like YouTube, Dailymotion or Gametrailers here, music streaming services like Spotify, databases like IMDB or Last.fm, and services that let you conver, download or identify media online.

We also review programs that you can use to download music or videos legally from the Internet, use to manage your media collections, and applications that let you convert, modify or share media in any form imaginable.

netflix firefox linux

Netflix announced on Tuesday that Linux users may use the Firefox web browser on their devices now to watch video streams on the website. Netflix started to work on HTML5 compatibility almost four years ago to improve the service's compatibility. The video streaming service relied on the use of plugins, most notably Microsoft Silverlight in […]


sxsw music

The SXSW music festival is a long standing event at which hundreds of artists perform each year to festival goers. Music is also made available on the SXSW website, and it is also made available as one huge torrent package each year. We talked about this back in 2012 in Download More Than 35 Gigabyte […]


kodi 17

Kodi 17 is the latest version of the popular cross-platform media center software that enables you to play media on all devices that it supports. Kodi's main features are the ability to play media streams from local and network storage, or from the Internet, adding information from various sources to media collections that you add […]


A report on Cnet suggests that 3D TV won't be the next big thing after all, as the last two major TV makers of 3D TVs announced that they would stop producing 3D TVs in 2017. The revival of 3D in home entertainment began with the release of Avatar back in 2010, but the technology […]


handbrake 1.0.0

HandBrake 1.0.0, a new version of the popular open source cross-platform video converter, was released on December 24, 2016. I reviewed HandBrake for the first time in the year 2007 here on Ghacks as a program to convert video DVDs. The program is capable of more than that however. Basically, what it allows you to […]


vlc 2.2 uwp

VideoLAN, makers of the popular VLC Media Player program for various desktop and mobile operating systems have released VLC 2.2 for UWP today. VLC 2.2 for UWP, what is that you may ask. When Microsoft released Windows 8, VLC ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a VLC app for that operating system. […]


microsoft holiday album giveaway

If you are in need of a bit of music for this Holiday -- read Christmas -- season, then Microsoft has you covered. The company has just launched the Holiday Album Giveaway on Windows Store. What you get? Nine Christmas themed albums for you to enjoy, or not. The enjoyment question depends on whether you […]


vlc 360

VLC 360 is a preview version of VLC Media Player, a popular cross-platform media player for Windows, Linux, Mac and mobile devices. The preview version is labeled as VLC 360 to indicate that the core feature of the preview is 360 video and photo playback. VLC 360 is provided as a technical preview for Windows […]


export vine videos

Twitter announced last week that it plans to shut down its "six seconds or less" video service Vine in the coming months. The company is going through financial turmoil currently, and as part of the restructuring of Twitter, it made the decision to put Vine to rest. Twitter confirmed that it won't delete any Vines […]


screamer radio

Screamer Radio 1.0 has been released a couple of days ago as a portable version and installer for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows. We have reviewed Screamer Radio back in 2007 for the first time and again in 2013. Back then it shipped with functionality to record streams which is not supported anymore. Probably […]


netflix error unblocker

Netflix appears to be winning the fight against so-called unblocking services and VPN services that allow Internet users to access Netflix in different geographical regions. Netflix's catalog of shows and movies is quite different from region to region. While all customer gain access to most of Netflix's originals series and productions, things are not equal […]


amazon music unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited is a new music streaming service by Amazon that the company pits against established services such as Spotify and Apple Music. While it shares similarities with those services, it is offering something unique as well. For instance, instead of offering just one tiered pricing, Amazon Music Unlimited is available in three different […]


spotify free

If you are running Spotify Free on your desktop computer you may have noticed that advertisement is suddenly being launched in the default web browser when the software is running. Spotify Free is the advertisement driven limited version of Spotify. You can use Spotify more or less as you see fit -- within certain limitations […]