Plex Media Server 1.0 is now available for download. The latest version of the popular cross-platform media server application is mostly a bug fix release but still noteworthy due to the version bump. Plex Media Server enables you to run a media server on a computer running Windows, Mac or Linux, or on various NAS […]
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.
SMPlayer 16.6 is the latest version of the popular media player for Windows that introduces a new touch screen mode, options to send video signals to external screens, and support for high DPI screens. The media player SMPlayer is one of the two programs that I use for the purpose of playing media files on […]
VideoLAN, the company behind the powerful cross-platform VLC Media Player, revealed on Wednesday that VLC Media Player 3.0 will ship with Chromecast support. Chromecast is a device created by Google that allows you to stream media from a device to another. While it is certainly not the only device for the job, Chromecast makes it […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]