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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Flickr limits free version to 1000 photos

Flickr announced plans to limit free accounts of the photo community severely in the coming months. The photo hosting service offered 1 Terabyte of photo storage to free users since 2013. Yahoo, […]

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SoundFixer fixes sound issues on YouTube

SoundFixer is an extension for the Firefox web browser that attempts to fix sound related issues on YouTube and select other sites with audio. Internet users who watch videos with audio on […]

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Radionomy plans to release a completely new Winamp version next year

Radionomy, the company that bought the Winamp application, web services, and technology from AOL in 2014, revealed that it is working on a brand new version of Winamp that it plans to […]

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A look at a preview of the music player Dopamine 2.0

The developer of the music player Dopamine work on the next major release, Dopamine 2.0, at the time of writing. He released two previews of Dopamine 2.0 so far and we are […]

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Internet Archive releases Winamp Skins Collection

The Internet Archive published a huge collection of skins for the media player Winamp the other day which anyone may browse and download. Winamp is still a popular media player despite the […]

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YouTube Miniplayer first look

YouTube Miniplayer is a new YouTube feature on the desktop that users of the video streaming site may activate to play videos in a smaller player on the page. Eagle-eyed YouTube users […]

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Winamp 5.8 Beta leak appears on the Web

A beta version of the upcoming Winamp 5.8 media player found its way to the darker side of the Web where it is now being distributed heavily. Winamp, which was once a […]

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How to enable AV1 support on YouTube

AV1 is a new media codec that is being integrated into various web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome at the moment. The codec is developed by a consortium of […]

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fmedia is a lightweight audio player, recorder and converter

The cross-platform program fmedia (fast media player) is an audio file player, recorder and converter. All modern computer operating systems come with at least one program or app to playback media files. […]

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Skype update introduces call recording

Users of Microsoft's Skype messaging application for desktop and mobile operating systems can use a new call recording feature that Microsoft built into the application recently. Call recording functionality has been a […]

YouTube pushing non-skippable ads

YouTube revealed in a new video for content creators recently that it plans to push unskippable video ads on the video hosting site. The video "Want to earn more money from ad […]

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GIMP 2.10.6 launches with major improvements

A new version of the popular cross-platform image editor GIMP was released yesterday. GIMP 2.10.6 features a number of important changes and improvements including new filters and other enhancements. While the new […]

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Add Support for Flac, Ogg and other formats to Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a native multimedia player that is available in all versions of Windows that Microsoft supports. While Microsoft did create special editions for use in the European Union and […]

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Netflix Smart Downloads explained

Smart Downloads is a new Netflix feature that makes available the next episode of a TV show on your devices and deletes the watched episode. Netflix is available for all sorts of […]

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Netflix tests Ultra plan

Customers of the streaming service Netflix can choose between three plans right now: basic, standard, and premium. The plans determine the quality of the streams, the number of screens customers can watch […]

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How to repeat (loop) YouTube Videos automatically

If you like a particular video on YouTube very much, you may want to play it over and over again using some sort of repeat functionality. Problem is, most users don't know […]

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How to watch YouTube videos on your desktop (without browser)

You have plenty of options when it comes to watching videos hosted on YouTube: you can use a web browser, an application on mobile devices, or watch the videos on your Television. […]

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Why you should always use YouTube's Privacy-Enhanced Mode

YouTube launched a new feature on the site recently that it called Privacy-Enhanced Mode. You find the option when you open the embed options on the site to embed video code on […]

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What is YouTube Music, Youtube Music Premium and YouTube Premium?

YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium are new services that Google announced yesterday; they are Google's next, and maybe final, attempt at establishing a free and paid streaming service to […]

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Flickr is no longer a Yahoo property: acquired by SmugMug

When you visit the Flickr or SmugMug website today, you are informed that the photo storage service SmugMug has acquired the photo hosting community site Flickr from Yahoo / Oath / Verizon. […]

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Handbrake 1.1.0: major video converter update

Handbrake is a popular open source cross-platform video converter that you may use to convert video files and DVD and Blu-Ray media without encryption from one format to another. We reviewed Handbrake […]

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How to disable being included in tests and previews on Netflix

The online streaming service Netflix changes things constantly on the site and monitors carefully what users do and don't do when they interact with the service. You may have noticed that Netflix […]

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Washed out colors in VLC Media Player? Try this fix

When you play videos in VLC Media Player on a system with a Nvidia graphics adapter or improperly configured video output settings, you may get washed out colors. Different black levels of […]

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How to protect individual shows or movies on Netflix with a PIN

Netflix announced plans to improve the built-in parental control functionality of the streaming service to give parents more control over what minors may watch on the service. The service's parental controls are […]

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Nemp Music Player for Windows

Nemp is an open source music player for Microsoft Windows PCs with a rich feature set that runs on very old versions of Windows as well as all supported versions of the […]

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DTube is more than a YouTube alternative

YouTube is the world's largest video hosting platform but will it keep its position or will it drop in user popularity? And if it does, which service will pick the number one […]

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How to change the Netflix video quality on your computer

As a Netflix customer, you may know that the stream quality on Netflix depends on a number of factors. Your subscription plan may give you access to HD or Ultra HD streams, […]

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Watch Netflix in 1080p on Linux and unsupported browsers

The Netflix video quality that streams are delivered in depends on a number of factors. There is the customer's Internet line which may affect it but also the device, operating system and […]

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Play audio only on YouTube to save bandwidth

Audio Only YouTube is a browser extension for Google Chrome to play the audio stream of YouTube videos only. The video hosting site YouTube offers no option to play only the audio […]

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Winamp2-js is a web-based version of audio player Winamp

Winamp2-js is a web-based version of audio player Winamp which you can access directly or host locally or on your own web space to play audio files using it. Winamp is still […]

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VLC 3.0 Media Player release

VideoLAN, maker of the popular VLC Media Player for various desktop and mobile operating systems, plan to release VLC 3.0 final to the public soon. Update: VLC 3.0 is out. The new […]

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Noisli generates background noise that helps you focus or relax

Noisli is a web service and a mobile application that you may use to generate background noise that helps you focus or relax. There are quite a few cases where background noise […]

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AutoplayStopper stops autoplaying videos everywhere

Autoplaying videos are surely one of the biggest annoyances that you may run into on the Internet. They suck up bandwidth, may use CPU, and are distracting. If you add sound to […]

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Google to block YouTube on Amazon Fire TV

Google will block access to YouTube on Amazon's Fire TV from January 1, 2018, and on Echo Show effective immediately. If you fire up the YouTube application on the Fire TV right […]

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How to zoom YouTube Videos

Most video players that you run on desktop PCs and even many mobile media players support zooming. You can zoom any video that you play in these players using built-in controls, no […]

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How to access age-restricted content on YouTube

YouTube may place age restrictions on content, for instance if the content includes violence or disturbing images, nudity, vulgar language or the portrayal of harmful activities. This age restriction flag is placed […]

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AIMP 4.5 music player released

AIMP is a popular music player that looks and behaves in many regards as Winamp, one of the most popular music players of all times for Windows. AIMP 4.5 was released on […]

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VLC 2.5 for Android is a major update

Videolan released a new version of the media player VLC for Android yesterday. VLC 2.5 for Android is a major update to the media player for Google's Android operating system that introduces […]

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Tip: You can watch free IT training videos on Amazon Prime

If you are prepping for an IT exam right now, or are just interesting in expanding your skills without taking exams, and are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can watch a number […]

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YouTube launches new design to a worldwide audience

A new design is being rolled out to YouTube's worldwide desktop audience right now that brings Google's Material Design style to the video portal. This new design has been available to select […]


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