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VideoProc: a very fast way to edit and convert video files, audio and more, including 4K with GPU acceleration

If you’re like me, you still have a huge collection of DVDs, but in this era of large storage and streaming media, you can give your discs a new lease of life with WinX DVD Ripper.

Published in Software
Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:17

Finally you can convert your DVDs to the cloud

As the great debate over who should stop piracy in Australia continues to rage, a new player has emerged offering consumers digital copies of their BluRays and DVDs, stored in the cloud.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 25 July 2013 13:01

Ashampoo Movie Studio - iMovie for Windows?

Ashampoo's Movie Studio aims to make it easy to edit, dress up and convert videos.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 17:14

Is Cupertino planning to kill the DVD?

In case you hadn't noticed, Apple is phasing out the use of optical drives. The current iMac and Mac Pro lines are shaping up to be the last of their kind with DVD drives.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 14:01

Demand for digital gadgets holding up, says Canon

Australia's love affair with digital technology isn't fading, despite our reportedly reduced appetite for spending.

Published in Home Tech

While some people would like us to think everything digital can and should be distributed online, there's still a place for the optical disc. Epson has expanded its Discproducer range to help those who need to churn out moderate runs of CDs or DVDs.

Lite-On's latest Blu-ray burner gets an ultra-fast 12x rating for data writing, resulting in what's claimed to be 'the shortest possible time to easily burn high-capacity, high definition content'.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 13:19

Facebook video rentals coming from BBC

The BBC is about to start offering TV show rentals through Facebook. First off the block will be a collection of classic and new-look Doctor Who stories.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 07 July 2011 09:57

Blu-ray player arrives for Mac

It's been a long time coming, but there's finally a program that will play Blu-ray movies on a Mac. It's unimaginatively - though aptly - named Mac Blu-ray Player.

Published in Entertainment

Although the death of DVD rental stores was predicted long ago and saw bookstores fall and fail in a far more spectacular fashion, Telstra's sale of its BigPond DVD movie rental business may well be the last nail in the DVD's coffin.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 23 June 2011 13:56

Toast 11 Titanium

The venerable disc burning tool is evolving into a media conversion utility.

Published in Software
Tuesday, 22 February 2011 18:10

Imation introduces FIPS-validated secure storage

Imation has launched a a range of secure removable storage products with FIPS certification. The Defender Collection includes solid state, magnetic and optical media.

Published in Cloud Computing
Monday, 22 November 2010 18:01

JCVD's new role as interactive DVD salesman

Meh or moolah? Martial-arts, sci-fi and action movie star, Jean Claude Van Damme (JCVD) is using his ongoing fame, acclaim and some B-Movie shame to offer a $5 bounty on unneeded DVDs, but to get this 'generous' offer, you have to buy a new Sony movie, fill out a form and wait for a $5 EFTPOS card. Whoop-de-doo.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 17 May 2010 20:54

Super Mario Galaxy 2 to include a dvd, too

Australia has Vegemite, kangaroos and now a bonus DVD with every copy of the upcoming Wii title Super Mario Galaxy 2, all things America is missing out on.

Published in Entertainment
Last week, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel “Dismissed with Prejudice” the case brought by Real Networks against The DVD Copy Control Association and several movie studios.  This means that Real is liable for all costs in the case.

Published in Market
Thursday, 07 January 2010 06:03

Disney pushing KeyChest DRM barrow

Disney is trying to interest the video industry in its KeyChest technology that promises a 'buy anywhere, play anywhere' model for DRM protected content.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 19 October 2009 11:23

Free DVD rentals from the oovie machine

Renting DVD movies from a vending machine is already a cheap alternative to the traditional video store.  But from today Instant DVD is rebranding to oovie and promising not only an expansion on the number of DVD dispensing machines, but also free rental on a Wednesday.

Published in Entertainment
Sunday, 02 August 2009 16:12

Why can't I just play DVDs in Linux?

One deterrent to switching operating systems is the inability to perform tasks with a minimum of fuss. Unfortunately, for Linux, doing something as natural as playing a movie on DVD doesn’t just work out-of-the-box. The reason why not is the same reason the Nintendo Wii doesn’t play DVDs either.

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