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 Last.fm, 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 video editor

Google plans to remove the two YouTube features Video Editor and Photo slideshows from the popular video hosting and streaming service. The company revealed the decision on two YouTube support pages. According to the information posted on the pages, both features will be removed from YouTube on September 20, 2017. The YouTube Video Editor provides […]


kodi 17

The developers of the free media player software Kodi announced that the upcoming Kodi 18 will ship as a 64-bit version for Windows. Kodi, which originated as a project to bring a better media player to Microsoft's first Xbox console, is a popular cross-platform media player thanks to its customization options and support for multimedia […]


youtube android old layout

Google launched a new version of the YouTube application today on iOS and Android which comes with major changes to the apps' interface. Changing the interface of an app that has been around for some time is always a daunting task. It is almost guaranteed that part of the user base will dislike the change. […]


splash

Splash is a video and audio player for Microsoft Windows that is developed by Mirillis, makers of the screen recorder Action!. The media player vertical is quite crowded on Windows. You got dedicated audio or video players, as well as media players that support both audio and video formats. Programs like VLC Media Player, SMPlayer, […]


netflix 1080p non-windows 10

The web browser and/or device determines the highest quality level (resolution) that you get when you play TV shows or movies on Netflix. You get 1080p and 4k playback only in Microsoft Edge currently when it comes to web browsers. This means, that you get that only if your computer runs Windows 10, Microsoft's newest […]


google photos video stabilize

Google Photos is Google's official photo management, storing and sharing solution for Android and iOS mobile operating systems. The company completed the roll out of a new video feature recently that lets you stabilize videos that you captured using the device, or that you have stored locally on it instead. All modern phones come with […]


youtube dark mode enable

Google runs a dark mode experiment right now on the YouTube video streaming platform that allows users to switch the light theme to a dark theme called dark mode. As is the case with all experiments that Google runs, anyone may join it provided that they are either invited, or add the cookie that distinguishes […]


netflix downloaded tv shows movies

Netflix enabled the downloading of -- some -- TV show episodes and movies in the company's application for Windows 10 recently. It allows you to download these shows and movies to the local device, and watch them at a later point in time. Ideal for adding some to your laptop before you spend the next […]


download netflix windows 10

If you use the Netflix application on Windows 10, you may have received an update already that allows you to download shows to watch them offline. If you needed another reason to use the Netflix app on Windows 10, and not a web browser, this is probably it. Netflix enabled the option to download movies […]


netflix firefox linux

Netflix announced on Tuesday that Linux users may use the Firefox web browser on their devices now to watch video streams on the website. Netflix started to work on HTML5 compatibility almost four years ago to improve the service's compatibility. The video streaming service relied on the use of plugins, most notably Microsoft Silverlight in […]


sxsw music

The SXSW music festival is a long standing event at which hundreds of artists perform each year to festival goers. Music is also made available on the SXSW website, and it is also made available as one huge torrent package each year. We talked about this back in 2012 in Download More Than 35 Gigabyte […]


kodi 17

Kodi 17 is the latest version of the popular cross-platform media center software that enables you to play media on all devices that it supports. Kodi's main features are the ability to play media streams from local and network storage, or from the Internet, adding information from various sources to media collections that you add […]


A report on Cnet suggests that 3D TV won't be the next big thing after all, as the last two major TV makers of 3D TVs announced that they would stop producing 3D TVs in 2017. The revival of 3D in home entertainment began with the release of Avatar back in 2010, but the technology […]


handbrake 1.0.0

HandBrake 1.0.0, a new version of the popular open source cross-platform video converter, was released on December 24, 2016. I reviewed HandBrake for the first time in the year 2007 here on Ghacks as a program to convert video DVDs. The program is capable of more than that however. Basically, what it allows you to […]


vlc 2.2 uwp

VideoLAN, makers of the popular VLC Media Player program for various desktop and mobile operating systems have released VLC 2.2 for UWP today. VLC 2.2 for UWP, what is that you may ask. When Microsoft released Windows 8, VLC ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a VLC app for that operating system. […]


microsoft holiday album giveaway

If you are in need of a bit of music for this Holiday -- read Christmas -- season, then Microsoft has you covered. The company has just launched the Holiday Album Giveaway on Windows Store. What you get? Nine Christmas themed albums for you to enjoy, or not. The enjoyment question depends on whether you […]