multimedia archive

VLC 1.1.0 adds GPU-decoding, WebM support

VLC, the Swiss army knife of multimedia viewing, has released a new version. Already a top-class video player VLC 1.1.0 adds a number of new goodies, including WebM support and GPU-decoding. The highlights: GPU decoding on Windows Vista and 7, using DxVA2 for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 GPU decoding on GNU/Linux, using VAAPI for H.264, […]

FFmpeg improves H.264 video, adds WebM support

June 17th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

Google’s royalty-free multimedia format WebM is getting more love. This time from FFmpeg, which has released version 0.6 with WebM support.

AmaRadio: A free online radio player from SA

March 10th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

The guys over at AmaRadio last week released the first version of their free online radio player. Over the weekend they updated the release to include live recording of radio stations. Switching on recording streams the feed directly to your hard disk and saves it in an MP3 format. Unfortunately AmaRadio is only available for […]

First Gnash beta released

March 10th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags: ,

Free software Flash replacement, Gnash, has just released a beta version. Gnash, for those not in the know, is a GPL-licensed SWF movie player and browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, and Konqueror.

Convert video for phones, iPods, DVDs

December 18th, 2007 | 1 Comment » Tags:

Need to convert a video file to a DVD template? Or your favourite song to a ringtone? WinFF is a graphical front end for FFMpeg and converts just about any multimedia format to another, including to phone ringtones, DVD formats and Flash files.

Google previews Picasa 2.7 for Linux

December 11th, 2007 | No Comments » Tags: ,

[1]Google[/1] has released a beta of its free photo software Picasa 2.7 for [2]Linux[/2] machines. As a beta, the Linux version is not complete yet, and the developers have asked for feedback from users.

SA YouTube competitor targets niche content

March 5th, 2007 | 1 Comment » Tags:

MyVideo.co.za is a new South African video portal that hopes to give local film makers, musicians and designers a chance to expose their work to the public. MyVideo CEO, Rowan Polovin, says the motivation behind the site was to offer a place for South Africans to post South Africa-generated content. Comparing the site to the […]

Passive entertainment with Democracy TV

January 26th, 2007 | No Comments » Tags:

When it comes to bandwidth eaters, there’s one kid on the block that will have you biting off more than you can chew – especially in South Africa. It’s fun. Its addictive. It’s open source. It’s Democracy TV. At its heart, Democracy TV is a video player and web browser rolled into one. You can […]