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, 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.

youtube community

YouTube Community is a new feature of the world's most popular video streaming site that allows content producers to interact directly with their community. One of the shortcomings of YouTube up until now was that interaction between video producers and users was severely limited. Users had options to leave comments underneath videos, and to send […]

amazon filter language

Amazon Video is an add-on service for Prime members that works in many regards just like Netflix. Amazon produces original series such as Bosch, Jean-Claude von Johnson or The Man in the High CastleĀ  that you may watch on the site, and third-party content that it licensed. Shows and movies may be offered in multiple […]

smplayer internet playlist

An update for the popular media player SMPlayer has just been released that brings the version of the multimedia player to 16.8. The major feature addition of the release is support for several new playlist-related features. The playlist feature of the media player enables you to queue multiple audio or video streams, or to group […]

force html5 video is a popular streaming site on the Internet with a strong focus on gaming related content. You can tune in and watch various people play games, talk about games, or watch gaming related events streamed live like the Dota 2 International Tournament. One thing that is holding Twitch back currently is that it only […]

dazn netflix sports

DAZN, a new live and on-demand online streaming service focusing on sports, launched today in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The main idea behind DAZN is very similar to what services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video offer, but for sports: provide users with live and on-demand sports content for a flat fee. DAZN customers may […]

netflix flixtape

Flixtape by Netflix is a new service by Netflix that enables you to create video mixtapes using Netflix's video archive that you can play or share afterwards. While you may add movies or television shows to your list on Netflix, it is more of an internal thing that you cannot share with others easily. Flixtape […]

livestreamer twitch is a popular destination to watch live streams of various video game and related broadcasts. Most Internet users tune in using a web browser, and that is working fine most of the time. Twitch used to use Flash exclusively on the site but has since then started to integrate HTML5 video streams on the […]

plex media server 1.0

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 […]

smplayer tablet mode

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 […]

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 […]