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The excellent VLC media player had been updated to version 2.1.0.

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With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.1 is a major upgrade for VLC.

Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better efficiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support.

It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.

Rincewind fixes around a thousand bugs, in more than 7000 commits from 140 volunteers.

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The excellent VLC media player had been updated to version 2.0.7.

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VLC media player 2.0.7 is an update for bug fixing. It notably improves some lossless decoders, and bring updated and new translations. It also fix problems with encoding.

2.0.7 is a small update that fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.

2.0.7 fixes track selection for PowerPC machines.

2.0.7 also fixes an important regression in decoding numerous audio file formats and when encoding in MP3 and AAC.

2.0.7 closes a couple of security issues and fixes regression in our ActiveX plugin for Internet Explorer.

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FireCore have updated their Infuse app to version 1.2.4.

Infuse for iOS is a new way to enjoy media on an iPhone and iPad. Gone are the days of bland gray layouts, Infuse wraps your favourite videos in a warm bath of artwork along with pertinent video details for a truly visually engaging experience. Designed for film buffs and casual users alike, Infuse provides a powerful set of features that are drop-dead simple to use.

Infuse lets you:

  • Browse videos in a visually engaging layout while artwork and movie info are added automatically
  • Play synced iTunes content, as well as other popular formats such as AVI, MKV, and WMV
  • Enjoy videos with enhanced mobile surround sound, powered by Dolby
  • Download and add subtitles to videos with ease
  • ‘Scrobble’ all plays back to trakt.tv

Device Requirements:
iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with iOS 5 or later.
Pricing and Availability:
Infuse is now available on the iTunes App Store for $4.99.

Here’s what’s new in 1.2.4:

  • Pause or resume videos using headphone controls
  • Updated movie search for recent TMDb API change
  • Improved support for embedded metadata
  • Re-enabled access to synced music videos
  • Minor visual improvements to cover art on iPad
  • Minor performance improvements

Have you tried it yet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Infuse for iOS is a new way to enjoy media on an iPhone and iPad. Gone are the days of bland gray layouts, Infuse wraps your favourite videos in a warm bath of artwork along with pertinent video details for a truly visually engaging experience. Designed for film buffs and casual users alike, Infuse provides a powerful set of features that are drop-dead simple to use.

Infuse lets you:

  • Browse videos in a visually engaging layout while artwork and movie info are added automatically
  • Play synced iTunes content, as well as other popular formats such as AVI, MKV, and WMV
  • Enjoy videos with enhanced mobile surround sound, powered by Dolby
  • Download and add subtitles to videos with ease
  • ‘Scrobble’ all plays back to trakt.tv

Device Requirements:
iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with iOS 5 or later.
Pricing and Availability:
Infuse is now available on the iTunes App Store for $4.99.

Have you tried it yet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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I noticed yesterday that the excellent VLC media player had been updated to version 2.0.6.

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2.0.6 is an important update that fixes some regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.

2.0.6 introduces support for Matroska v4 files.

2.0.6 also introduces an important number of fixes for MKV, Ogg, AVI, WMV, HTTPS and subtitles support. Fixes FLAC 6.1/7.1, ALAC, and Intel HD 2000/3000 GPU decoding on Windows are also present.

2.0.6 also improves the Mac OS X, the D-Bus and MPRIS2 interfaces.

2.0.6 uses a new compiler for Windows version, done by the MinGW-w64 project.

With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.

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Twonky have just updated their Twonky Beam Browser for the iPhone and iPad.

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Twonky Beam Browser provides you with a simple and familiar way to discover and enjoy Internet videos with your tablet or phone and beam them to your TV or other media players on your home network.

When you visit your favorite websites, or discover new ones, Twonky Beam Browser will display a Twonky Beam button over the media files that you are able beam to your TV or sound system. The home page of Twonky Beam Browser contains links to popular websites with great content you can beam. Browse many pages at once through tabs, with the home page always available to you as the main tab. You can also create and manage bookmarks, so that you can easily find your favorite sites.

A simple tap of the screen will beam the chosen content to your selected player, such as your Airplay enabled, UPnP or DLNA certified device. The beaming mode in Twonky Beam Browser can be toggled on and off, allowing you to use the application to discover and enjoy content locally on your tablet or phone.

One of the best ways to use Twonky Beam Browser is with Internet video, but it also works with audio and photos. You can also create playlists with a queue of multiple selections that will play continuously in the order you added them, or you can change the order and delete items from your queue. It is always possible to continue browsing, either on the current site or another site, while your media plays on the device.

What’s New in Version 3.4.1

• Download media from Internet or home media servers
• Download DTCP-IP protected media from DTCP-IP enabled recorder or media server
• In-app purchase
• Bug fixes and stability improvements

[button link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twonky-beam-browser/id445754456?mt=8" style="download"]Download now from the Apple App Store[/button]

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I noticed yesterday that the excellent VLC media player had been updated to version 2.0.5.

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This is a minor update that fixes a couple of regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC and improves the overall stability.

▪    Improved reliability for MKV, Koreus and SWF playback
▪    Resolved system sleep issue on OS X 10.5
▪    Resolved potential security issues in HTML subtitle parser and AIFF demuxer
▪    Fixed MPEG2 audio and video encoding
▪    Various minor fixes and improvements
▪    Updated translations

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The excellent VLC Media Player for the Mac has had an update, taking it to version 2.0.4.

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2.0.4 is a major update that fixes a lot of regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.

2.0.4 introduces an important number of fixes and improvements for all playback, notably for Blu-Ray, DVD, HLS, Ogg and MKV files; but also for Youtube, Vimeo, Koreus and Soundcloud.
2.0.4 adds Opus codec support, including multichannel ones and streams, and MSS playback through DMO libraries.
2.0.4 fixes numerous issues, including audio device selection, Qt and Mac OS interface, security issues and Windows wallpaper mode…
With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.
2.0.4 fixes around a hundreds of bugs, and adds more than 300 commits on top of 2.0.3.

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Twonky have just updated their Twonky Beam Browser for the iPhone and iPad.

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Twonky Beam Browser provides you with a simple and familiar way to discover and enjoy Internet videos with your tablet or phone and beam them to your TV or other media players on your home network.

When you visit your favorite websites, or discover new ones, Twonky Beam Browser will display a Twonky Beam button over the media files that you are able beam to your TV or sound system. The home page of Twonky Beam Browser contains links to popular websites with great content you can beam. Browse many pages at once through tabs, with the home page always available to you as the main tab. You can also create and manage bookmarks, so that you can easily find your favorite sites.

A simple tap of the screen will beam the chosen content to your selected player, such as your Airplay enabled, UPnP or DLNA certified device. The beaming mode in Twonky Beam Browser can be toggled on and off, allowing you to use the application to discover and enjoy content locally on your tablet or phone.

One of the best ways to use Twonky Beam Browser is with Internet video, but it also works with audio and photos. You can also create playlists with a queue of multiple selections that will play continuously in the order you added them, or you can change the order and delete items from your queue. It is always possible to continue browsing, either on the current site or another site, while your media plays on the device.

What’s New in Version 3.2.1

• Improved address bar (provides visual cue that address bar can also be used for entering Google search terms)
• Improved accessibility of side panels (configurable option to show buttons at the edge of the screen for accessing side panels)
• Automatically select “This Device” as the renderer when it is the only renderer available
• Improved reliability playing long DTCP-IP encrypted videos
• Resume playback automatically when interrupted by screen lock/unlock
• Added support for more languages (in addition to English and Japanese): French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), and Chinese (traditional)

[button link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twonky-beam-browser/id445754456?mt=8" style="download"]Download now from the Apple App Store[/button]

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Twonky have just released an update to its Beam Browser app for Android.

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Twonky Beam Browser provides you with a simple and familiar way to discover and enjoy Internet videos with your tablet or phone and beam them to your TV or other media players on your home network.

When you visit your favourite websites, or discover new ones, Twonky Beam Browser will display a Twonky Beam button over the media files that you are able beam to your TV or sound system. The home page of Twonky Beam Browser contains links to popular websites with great content you can beam. Browse many pages at once through tabs, with the home page always available to you as the main tab. You can also create and manage bookmarks, so that you can easily find your favourite sites.

A simple tap of the screen will beam the chosen content to your selected player, such as your Airplay enabled, UPnP or DLNA certified device. The beaming mode in Twonky Beam Browser can be toggled on and off, allowing you to use the application to discover and enjoy content locally on your tablet or phone.

What’s in this version:

• Improved address bar (provides visual cue that address bar can also be used for entering Google search terms)
• Improved accessibility of side panels (configurable option to show buttons at the edge of the screen for accessing side panels)
• Automatically select “This Device” as the renderer when it is the only renderer available
• Improved reliability playing long DTCP-IP encrypted videos
• Resume playback automatically when interrupted by screen lock/unlock

[button link="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pv.twonkybeam&feature=more_from_developer#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwMiwiY29tLnB2LnR3b25reWJlYW0iXQ" style="download" window="yes"]Download from Google Play[/button]

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