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 improve video quality

If you are using Netflix occasionally when connected to cellular networks, you may have noticed a change of quality recently that may impact your viewing experience. Netflix announced last week that it has enabled a new default streaming setting for mobile devices connected to cellular networks. According to the announcement, cellular data is limited to […]


youtube unplugged tv

YouTube is without doubt the most popular video hosting and streaming website on the Internet, and even though that is the case, Google did not make any money from the service last year. That's probably the main reason why Google is looking to bring other revenue models to the video hosting site. The company launched […]


youtube modern design

Google tests a Modern Design refresh of its video streaming service YouTube currently that is going to be launched later this year if the test shows promising results. These tests, regardless of Google property they are run on, are limited to select testers or visitors only, and it is usually not possible to get in […]


vlc 223 media player resume

VideoLAN, makers of the popular media player VLC, have just released VLC 2.2.3 which can be best described as a bug fix release as it does not introduce new features to the client. When it comes to features that I like in video players, resume may not be at the top of my list but […]


foobar 2000 mobile

Foobar2000 Mobile for Windows 10 is a new mobile version of the popular music player for Windows designed specifically for Windows 10's Universal Windows Platform. The developer of Foobar 2000 held a fundraiser back in 2014 to port the music player to Android, iOS and Windows Mobile. The fundraiser was successful and the Windows version […]


netflix error unblocker

While most Netflix users are probably fine accessing content the service makes available to the country they are living in, some at least have used various means to access content only made available to other countries. The main reason for doing so is that Netflix content varies a lot from country to country, with content […]


smplayer

SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows operating systems and Linux that uses the free media engines MPV and MPlayer for playback. Like most media players nowadays, SMPlayer ships with built-in support for many popular and even lesser known video and audio formats so that it does not rely on installed codecs for playback. […]


kolor eyes watch vr videos

Kolor Eyes is a free video player for Windows, Mac, and mobile operating systems that you can use to watch Virtual Reality (VR) content on 2D screens. I'm interested in Virtual Reality, and 2016 seems to be the year the technology will come to the masses. While I'm interested in it, I have decided long […]


netflix remove continue watching

The following guide explains how to remove continue watching items on Netflix so that they don't show up anymore on the site's frontpage. As soon as you start watching movies or TV show episodes on Netflix, they are added to the continue watching listing that appears on Netflix's homepage. The main idea behind the feature […]


netflix activity

A hacked Netflix password can be purchased for as little as $0.25 on black market sites, and it is often the case that account owners or users don't realize that their account is being used by someone else. There are a handful of indicators that someone unauthorized may be using your Netflix account, but there […]


netflix parental controls

One of Netflix's most interesting features is the ability to watch shows using the service on multiple screens at the same time. That's great for families or shared apartments, as each household member gets their own profile with recommendations and settings. The account owner may create secondary profiles for other household members, and restrict the […]


netflix error unblocker

If you are currently using a virtual private network, unblocker or proxy to access Netflix, you have likely been greeted by an "whoops, something went wrong..." message on the site on stream start. The error is listed as a streaming error, and the description found underneath it reads: You seem to be using an unblocker […]


makemkv

Slysoft, makers of the popular DVD and Blu-Ray copying software AnyDVD has closed shop effectively immediately. The official homepage contains a short statement why AnyDVD is not available anymore: "Due to recent regulatory requirements we have had to cease all activities relating to SlySoft Inc." but no other content at this point in time. AnyDVD […]


flixed

Flixed is a free service that allows you to search across all Netflix regions to find movies or TV shows that you are interested in. While Netflix touts itself as a global entertainment provider -- it is available in most countries of the world at the time of writing -- what is offered in different […]