Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

VideoLAN Security Advisory

June 18, 2007

If you use VideoLAN’s VLC Media Player (and who doesn’t?) you should probably upgrade to the latest version.  Here’s the info from their site:


VLC media player versions 0.8.6b and lower suffer from a security vulnerability in the CDDA, Vorbis, Theora and SAP plugins. More technical details are available in our advisory.
An updated release of VLC is available which includes a few other fixes as well. The full list of changes can be found here.
We strongly recommend all users to update to this new version.”


Details of DivX’s Media Streamer Leaked

June 13, 2007

A post on the DivX Labs website announced the beta tester signup for a secret project for streaming media.   Though the post does not directly indicate the GejBox is part of the beta test, a posting on Engadget claims GejBox is indeed the secret project.

Engadget describes the GejBox as a hardware DivX media center, capable of wired or wireless video streaming across the network to a television. Images of the GejBox reveal HDMI, Ethernet, optical audio and composite interfaces.  A coaxial WiFi interface is also clearly visible.”


Apple Launching Video Rental Store?

June 11, 2007

“Financial Times is reporting that Apple is in “advanced talks with Hollywood’s largest movie studios” to launch an online video rental service. Flicks will cost $3 to rent for 30 days and can be moved to at least one other device, such as an iPod or iPhone.”


“Unbreakable” Encryption Works In Real Time Over Long Distances

June 9, 2007

“In the internet age, when 120,000,000 smart people on Digg can see an article about your technology, it takes some real courage to use the term “unbreakable”, but the guys at NIST are doing just that.They say they have built a prototype high-speed quantum key distribution (QKD) system that can perform a theoretically unbreakable “one-time pad” encryption, transmission and decryption of a video signal in real-time over a distance of at least 10 kilometers.”


DivX Pro, Free For A Limited Time

June 7, 2007


Mainstream Media Mashups From Mixercast

May 9, 2007

Solution: Let the audience play with the content. Big Media execs must come to grips with the fact that the audience is now able to entertain itself. Increasingly, content alone will have less value than what people can do with it.”

More Adds Music Videos

May 9, 2007

“Social music site is now adding music videos to its service.  The idea is that since knows your playlists and what you may like it can now surface music videos in addition to audio streams of just the songs.  Think of it as a personalized MTV that knows what’s in your music collection.  It’s just like what MOG TV does with music videos from YouTube, except that is promising better quality videos licensed directly from the music labels.”


NBA Playoff Downloads For $3 Each

May 8, 2007

“DESPITE the many treasures posted online, sports fans still can’t find videos of the first Yankee game they saw with their fathers, or download all of Pete Maravich’s behind-the-back passes.But Baron Davis’s recent demolition of the Dallas Mavericks is yours for the taking. The National Basketball Association said it would announce today a new video download store that it quietly rolled out at the start of the playoffs, allowing fans to download, for $3 apiece, playoff games from this season and last.”


Quad-layer DVD Technology Becomes the Third HD Format

March 12, 2007

Yep, you read that right.  A 3rd HD format.

The home entertainment market is still wrestling with having two HD optical formats, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc,  but soon it will have to deal with another. UK-based New Medium Enterprises (NME) has developed the Versatile Multilayer Disc (VMD), a new optical-based format capable of storing 20GB of data.”

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