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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ScreenToGif screen recorder update brings usability improvements

ScreenToGif is a popular screen recorder for the Windows operating system designed to record part of the screen on Windows. The program's name may suggest that it can save recordings as animated […]

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How to clear and disable the YouTube Watch and Search history

The video streaming site YouTube keeps track of your activity on the site. If you are signed in to an account, it keeps a record of all videos that you watched, all […]

SimpleScreenRecorder for Linux

SimpleScreenRecorder is a user friendly video capturing app for Linux

Video recording tools can be complex for many users. Besides requiring users to configure plenty of options, they often make use of technical terms such as bitrate, fps, codecs, sample rate and […]

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Video Combiner: join multiple videos on Windows

Video Combiner is a free portable software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system that you may use to merge multiple videos easily. Windows users have plenty of options when it comes to […]

Metatogger is a great way to manage your music library

Metatogger is a great way to manage your music library

A properly categorized music library is important for music lovers who listen to music on their electronic devices. The best way to manage your collection is by tagging your songs and albums […]

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Glow is a settings generator for mpv CONF files

Back in July 2019, we told you how to customize the settings in mpv which involved setting up a CONF file from scratch with the options that you want. Though it is […]

LyricsReloaded is a plugin for Musicbee that adds a lot of lyrics sources

LyricsReloaded is a plugin for Musicbee that adds a lot of lyrics sources

Musicbee and Foobar2000 are -- in my opinion -- the best music players available for Windows. But if there is one issue with the former, I'd say it is the built-in lyrics […]

Audacious is an open source music player for Windows and Linux

Audacious is an open source music player for Windows and Linux that supports Winamp skins

Once upon a time, the world of Windows music players was ruled by Winamp. It was resurrected a few months ago and works quite well even though it has not received much […]

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Jellyfin is an open source alternative for Plex, and here's how to setup a server on Windows

v and tech savvy users may be aware of what a media server is. Here is a brief explanation for those who are new to the concept. When you install a media […]

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Here is what you can do against auto-playing trailers on Netflix

If I had to name one thing that I really, really dislike about Netflix I'd pick the auto-playing trailers on the site. Netflix calls these video previews, and they play automatically whenever […]

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Enhancer for YouTube is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome which offers a ton of customization

There are a lot of quirks in YouTube, but we have plenty of workarounds for most issues. Most of these are possible thanks to add-ons. Today, we take a look at Enhancer […]

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VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is a security update

VideoLAN, the organization behind one of the most popular media players VLC Media Player, released VLC Media Player 3.0.8 today. VLC Media Player 3.0.8 is a security update that patches a total […]

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YouTube is testing large thumbnails on the homepage

If you have been to the streaming video site YouTube lately you may have noticed that the design of the homepage changed. Google is apparently at it again with yet another test […]

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Subtitle Edit is an open source subtitle editor and converter which supports 200+ formats

Subtitles can be invaluable when you watch movies, especially if they have some commentary or if the video is in a foreign language that you don't understand. Do you know how to […]

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ShanaEncoder is a versatile video and audio converter

ShanaEncoder is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to convert and process video and audio files effectively. The program supports Windows XP and newer versions of Microsoft's operating system including Windows […]

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How to make sure that AIMP remembers the last playback position

The media player AIMP is my favorite application for music and audio playback on Windows. It is an incredible application with a rich feature set and all the features that I could […]

Media Player Classic - Black Edition

Media Player Classic - Black Edition is a lightweight video player for Windows

Media Player Classic - Black Edition has been around for a long time, and I'm quite certain some of you maybe using it. Some of you may prefer Media Player Classic - […]

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Paint.net 4.2 is out with a huge list of changes

The developer of Paint.net released a new version of the image editor for Microsoft's Windows operating system on July 13, 2019. Paint.net 4.2 is an update for the desktop version and Microsoft […]

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First Look at Spotify Lite a resource-friendly Spotify app

So-called lite apps are quite en vogue right now. Lite apps are designed for low-end mobile devices or regions with slow Internet speeds. The apps are streamlined, use less resources and work […]

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A look at mpv.net, a mpv frontend with Everything integration

Mpv.net is a frontend for the popular cross-platform media player mpv that features the same great media format support and adds unique features and improvements on top of that. Interested users may […]

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VLC Media Player 3.0.7 released: security updates and improvements

A new version of the cross-platform multimedia application VLC Media Player hast been released today. VLC Media Player 3.0.7 is a minor update that fixes security issues and includes some improvements and […]

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IrfanView 4.53 Image Viewer released

IrfanView is one of the most advanced image viewers that is available for Windows. IrfanView 4.53 was released last week; it is the first release of the program in 2019 and one […]

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PCRADIO Internet Radio app that works with low speed Internet

Mobile users have several options when it comes to listening to Internet Radio on their devices. Some like to stream directly from the Radio station's website, others prefer music apps with radio […]

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Counterpoint: Why I’m keeping my subscription services

Recently my colleague, Martin Brinkmann, wrote why he was getting rid of streaming services. That’s fine, he’s entitled to do what he wants, and if he doesn’t watch them, then, by all […]

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2019: the year I dropped all entertainment subscription plans

This is somewhat of a personal story but it is probably one that is of interest to many out there. For the past couple of years, I had Netflix and Amazon Prime […]

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A preview of VLC Media Player 4.0

VLC Media Player 3.0 was released in 2018; the non-profit organization that is behind the program, VideoLAN, revealed information about the upcoming VLC Media Player 4.0 recently in a presentation at FOSDEM […]

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Amiga Music Tracker and Player in JavaScript

BASSOON Tracker is a free web application that gives you full control over an Amiga music tracker and player. The Commodore Amiga, the successor of the Commodore C-64 home computer, was a […]

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Kodi 18.0 Final has been released

Kodi 18.0 has been released. The new version of the media center is already available on the official download page on the project website. Kodi is one of our top Windows Media Center […]

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Changes to Windows Media Center and Player Metadata service

Microsoft revealed plans on Friday to turn off the metadata service for certain media product and operating system combinations. The company maintains two media products right now that ship with various versions […]

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Nuclear is a free Spotify alternative for the desktop

Nuclear is a free Electron-based program for desktop operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X to stream music from popular free sources on the Internet. The music app is […]

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Winamp Community Update Project releases first Winamp Preview

WACUP -- the Winamp Community Update Project -- released a preview version of the music player to the public yesterday. WACUP is a third-party modified version of the music player Winamp that […]

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How to block endscreen video recommendations on YouTube

Whenever playback of a video on YouTube ends or is about to end, video recommendations may be displayed; these recommendations are based on the viewing history and display thumbnails of videos picked […]

VLC Media Player 3.0.5 is out

VideoLAN released VLC Media Player 3.0.5 to the Stable channel earlier today. The new version of the cross-platform media player is a bug fix update for the most part; it fixes minor […]

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Handbrake 1.2.0 video transcoder released

Handbrake 1.2.0 is the latest version of the cross-platform open source video transcoder. The new version is available for all supported operating systems -- Windows, Linux and Mac OS X -- and […]

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Remove Backgrounds from Photos automatically

Remove.bg is a new free online service that you may use to remove the background of photos automatically that you upload to the service. Sometimes, you may want to remove background noise […]

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YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 224 million comments in Q3 2018

Google owned YouTube published the YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement report for the third quarter of 2018 yesterday. The report highlights that YouTube removed 7.8 million videos, 224 million comments, and 1.6 million […]

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TV and Movie streaming is heading in the wrong direction

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Now, YouTube TV, and many others; soon, Disney's entry into the market with its own service while other companies consider entering the TV and movie streaming […]

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Paint.net 4.1.5 released with performance improvements

The developer of the image editor Paint.net released version 4.1.5 of the application for Microsoft's Windows operating system today. The new version of Paint.net is available on the Microsoft Store and as […]

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YouTube now with free ad-supported blockbuster movies

Most YouTube users don't associate the site with blockbuster movies, probably, even though it is possible to rent movies on the site just as it is possible to do the same on […]

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How to download all Flickr Photos

SmugMug, the new owner of Flickr, announced plans recently to limit free accounts to 1000 photos or videos on the site instead of the previously used threshold of 1 Terabyte of storage […]


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