Music and Video

The music and video industries are massive, and there’s plenty of online resources for enjoying them. In this section, we’ll cover various applications for downloading or streaming, the latest brand or tech news, and managing your huge collections.

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Chrome and Edge support NVIDIA RTX Super Resolution

NVIDIA unveiled a new technology in January 2023 that is capable of upscaling videos to 4K resolution on the company's most powerful graphics cards. Called RTX Video Super Resolution, it is designed […]

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Streaming Wars: How Netflix wants to prevent account sharing

Devices with Netflix will soon have to log into the local home network of the Netflix account to avoid being blocked. Netflix explained in an updated account sharing FAQ how it plans […]

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A New Era of Villains: The Rise of Tech Billionaires in Cinema

Villains in movies have always reflected the contexts they’ve been made and shown. Take Die Hard for example with its Eastern European bad guys. It made sense in the late-80s, but you […]

'The Last of Us' with Malware and Phishing Attacks

Scammers Target Fans of 'The Last of Us' with Malware and Phishing Attacks

HBO released the first episode of its highly-anticipated series The Last of Us last week, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Apart from the HBO Max app crash we reported on […]

Netflix Founder Reed Hastings Steps Down as CEO

Netflix Founder Reed Hastings Steps Down as CEO

Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix, announced that he will be stepping down as CEO but will continue to serve as chairman. Co-CEO Ted Sarandos will retain his position, while Greg Peters, […]

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Kodi 20 Home Theater Software has been released

Kodi 20.0, codename "Nexus", has been released. The final version of Kodi 20.0 includes major new features and improvements, smaller changes and fixes. Highlights include support for AV1 hardware encoding, support for […]

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Open Source recording and streaming app OBS Studio 29.0 released

The OBS Project released OBS Studio 29.0 today for Windows and Mac OS devices. The Linux version of OBS Studio 29.0 is not yet available at the time of writing on the […]

Netflix reveals the trailer for the AI sci-fi thriller Jung_E

Netflix reveals the trailer for the AI sci-fi thriller Jung_E

Netflix has recently released the intriguing trailer for the latest Korean AI sci-fi thriller Jung_E written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho, also known for his supernatural Netflix series Hellbound and zombie film […]

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Radio Garden: tune into local and remote radio stations in your browser

Radio Garden is a free online service that provides radio stations that users may listen to from any browser they use. The service is free to use and does not require an […]

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Handbrake 1.6 video converter released with AV1 video encoding support

The developers of the open source video converter Handbrake have released Handbrake 1.6 to the public. The new version is available 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11, as well as […]

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Winamp 5.9 Final Released after years of development

Two months ago, the developers of the audio player Winamp released a first release candidate of Winamp 5.9. The player, which many thought dead and buried, came back to life and users […]

Opinion: Disney+ with Ads pricing disappoints

Disney unveiled upcoming price changes to its streaming service Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN this week. The company announced plans to increase the price of a Disney+ subscription by $3 to $10.99 per […]

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Opinion: Cheaper Media Streaming tiers support by advertisement is a good development

A new streaming service is launched every other month it seems. With more and more streaming services competing for customers, it is not only the customers that need to adjust to the […]

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VLC Media Player 3.0.17 out with fixes and support for DAV and DTS LBR

A new version of the popular VLC Media Player application is available. VLC Media Player 3.0.17 is a cross-platform open source media player that derives much of its popularity from the fact […]

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Intel's dropping of SGX prevents Ultra HD Blu-Ray playback on PCs

Intel removed the security feature SGX from processors of the 11ths generation and newer generations. Problem is, the feature is one of the requirements to play Ultra HD Blu-Ray discs on computer […]

Handbrake 1.5.1 changes Windows requirements to Windows 10 or 11 and .NET 6

Handbrake 1.5.1, released a day after Handbrake 1.5.0 was released, is a major new release of the open source video transcoder. Among the many changes are new system requirements for the Windows […]

Widevine Dump: scripts to download from Netflix, Disney+, Amazon and other services

A user on GitHub has published code in several repositories that allows anyone to download video content from several popular streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. The repositories, created by […]

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MediaMonkey 5.02 Final has been released

MediaMonkey 5.02, a new version of the powerful music management software, has been released. New and existing users may download the version from the official website, or by selecting Help > Check […]

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Winamp is set for a comeback, you can sign-up for the beta now

The official website of Winamp has been updated. It says that a new version is coming. We have heard this before, so if you are a fan of the classic music player, […]

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Music Player AIMP has reached version 5.00 final

The Windows music player AIMP has recently been updated to version 5.0 final. We have followed AIMP development here at Ghacks for a long time. Our first tutorials, recording Internet radio with […]

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Manage, download and convert Audible Audiobooks with OpenAudible

OpenAudible is a cross-platform open source desktop application for managing, downloading and converting Audible audiobooks. Note: a license is required to use most program features. It is available for $16 and includes […]

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Audacity 3.0.3 introduces error reporting and update checking functionality

A new version of the open source audio editor Audacity has been released. Audacity 3.0.3 introduces support for automatic update checks and error reporting among other new features. Project ownership of Audacity […]

Audacity publishes updated Privacy Policy and an Apology

MuseGroup, the owner of the open source audio editor Audacity, published an updated privacy policy and an apology today. The company became the owner of the Audacity repository back in May 2021 […]

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Open Source video converter Handbrake 1.4.0 released with many changes

The developers of the open source cross-platform video converter Handbrake have released Handbrake 1.4.0 just a moment ago (if you are reading this on July 18, 2021). The new version updates many […]

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The best free Audacity Alternatives

Audacity is a popular open source audio editor that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux devices. It is free to use and supports a wide range of editing features. It is […]

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Audacity Controversy continues with newly published Privacy Notice

The last couple of months have been anything but pleasant for the new owners of the open source audio editor Audacity. It all began in May 2020 with news that Audacity was […]

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HomeCinema: media cataloging software for Windows

If you happen to have lots of media files on your system, you may sometimes have troubles keeping an overview. On which hard drive was that movie again that you wanted to […]

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Media Player Classic Home Cinema 1.9.12 released with improvements

Media Player Classic Home Cinema, or short MPC-HC, is a popular open source media player for Windows. The developers have released Media Player Classic Home Cinema version 1.9.12 this week that introduces […]

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Audacity is introducing Telemetry, but in a good way

Future versions of the open source cross-platform audio editor will make use of Telemetry to improve development of the application. Imagine the following scenario: the ownership of a popular program changes and […]

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Open Source audio editor Audacity is now part of MuseGroup

Audacity is one of the most popular free cross-platform open source audio editors. It can be downloaded and used on Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux machines, and is regularly updated and quite […]

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Cross-platform audio editor Audacity 3.0.0 released

Audacity 3.0.0 has been released on March 17, 2021. The new version of the open source cross-platform audio editor is available for all supported platforms -- Windows, Mac and Linux. Compatibility notes […]

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New Winamp Community Update Project (WACUP) preview released

Back in early 2019, a first preview of what the developers called Winamp Community Update Project was released; designed to improve the original Winamp music player through its extensive plugins system, WACUP […]

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Kodi 19 "Matrix" Final has been released

The final version of the multimedia application Kodi 19, codename Matrix, has been released to the public. The new version is available on the official project website for all supported operating systems. […]

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First PotPlayer 2021 release removes Flash playback support

A new version of the media player PotPlayer has been released just a few days ago. The first PotPlayer release of 2021 does away with Flash playback support among other things. Ashwin […]

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How to browse hashtags on YouTube

Google introduced a change to its YouTube video site this week that brings dedicated hashtag pages to the site. Hashtags are used by video publishers to label content; a tech video could […]

Download videos from Twitch with Twitch Leecher

Twitch Leecher is an open source application for Windows to download videos from the streaming service. The program supports downloading broadcasts, highlights, uploaded videos, and pretty much any content that is available […]

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Looking for YouTube's Autoplay option? Google moved it!

Google released updates for the company's YouTube application for Android and Apple's iOS operating system recently. One of the changes of the update moved the autoplay toggle; it is now displayed in […]

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Watch YouTube without Ads on your Fire TV

Google revealed plans this week to monetize videos from publishers on YouTube that have not joined the partner program. The change takes affect in the United States first but will roll out […]

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Expect even more ads on YouTube soon

YouTube visitors may see more ads in the future as Google changed the terms of use on the site this week in regards to displaying video ads on videos that are not […]

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VLC 3.3 for Android introduces a massive list of new features

VideoLAN, the maker of the popular VLC Media Player, has released VLC 3.3 for Android today. The new version is a massive improvement over previous versions. Most of the work went into […]


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