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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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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A Look at Kdenlive Libre Video Editor for GNU/Linux

I have done my fair share (or more) of video editing in my life, primarily using Adobe Premiere Pro as I was taught in college. However, I try not to use Windows […]

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A look at the Amazon Prime Video app for Windows 10

Amazon launched its Amazon Prime Video for Windows application this month officially for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 users may download the application from the Microsoft Store and use it […]

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YouTube app experiment adds Google Search results to YouTube searches

Do you use Google's YouTube application on your device (if available) to browse YouTube and watch videos? If you do, you may have noticed the insertion of Google Search results when you […]

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Google Play Music is dead - YouTube Music Transfer tool released

Google announced the release of a new transfer tool to move the Google Play Music library to YouTube Music on Tuesday. Google Play Music customers may use the online tool to transfer […]

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YouTube is rolling out chapters support

YouTube appears to be rolling out a new feature currently that brings chapters support to the video streaming platform. I use YouTube regularly to watch new videos published by some of the […]

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You can now Pin protect Netflix profiles

Netflix announced improvements to the service's parental controls yesterday that introduce new options for parents to control Netflix viewing. While Netflix did support a profile feature already that allowed parents to create […]

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Disney+ Review

Disney launched its streaming service Disney+ in 2019 in the United States and launched it in select regions and countries since then. A Disney+ subscription is cheaper than the cheapest Netflix subscription […]

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How to reduce YouTube's Bias for Mainstream Media

De-Mainstream YouTube is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers based on Firefox or Chromium code, that reduces the bias of the YouTube algorithm in regards to mainstream […]

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You may save up to 20% of data when watching Netflix on Android now

If you like to watch Netflix on your Android devices, you may have noticed that streaming has become more efficient recently. The company started to use a new video codec on Android […]

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Google accidentally includes videos of other users in data exports

If you need another reason why it is wise not to put too much trust in "the cloud", this may be it. Google is mailing users of the company's Google Photos service […]

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Mp3tag 3.0 released with improvements

The developer of Mp3tag has released version 3.00 of the application for all supported versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. Mp3tag is a long-standing music tagger for Windows; our first review of […]

Qmmp is a freeware music player that looks like Winamp

Qmmp is a freeware music player that looks like Winamp

If you like Winamp and want something that resembles it and don't want to use AIMP, Qmmp may be right up your alley.  It is a freeware music player for Windows and […]

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A look at MovieMaker 2.0

MovieMaker is a video editing program by MiniTool for Microsoft Windows devices. It should not be confused with the retired Windows Movie Maker that Microsoft offered a decade ago to Windows users […]

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Media Player Classic MPC-HC 1.9.0 update brings dark theme support

The developers of the Media Player Classic application MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) have released version 1.9.0 of the media player for all supported operating systems. Downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit […]

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Audials One 2020 review

Audials One 2020 is a commercial multimedia application for Microsoft Windows systems to record practically anything that you can play on your devices. To name just a few core features: record music, […]

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Kodi 19 may break some add-ons

The development team behind the media player software Kodi have released the first Nightly build of Kodi 19, codename Matrix, recently. The new version of the application comes with a change that […]

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Twitch Studio Beta launches for Windows: streaming for everyone

Twitch launched the first public version of Twitch Studio, a new streaming application for Twitch designed to make things easier for anyone, this week. Up until a few years ago, setting up […]

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Musikcube is a terminal music player for Windows, macOS and Linux

Musikcube is a cross platform terminal based music player, music management application and a music server; it is open source and available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and as an Android […]

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Disney+ does not work on Linux devices

Linux users who plan to subscribe to Disney's Disney+ video streaming service may have a rude awakening when they are greeted with Error Code 83 when trying to play any TV show […]

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How to get your YouTube History deleted automatically

The video streaming site YouTube keeps track of every video that a user watches on the site and every search that is made. It uses the information for its recommendation engine that […]


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