Watching DivX Movies With VLC Video Player for iPad

If everything goes well, every iPad user would be able to play movies and shows in DivX, Xivd and many other media format not supported by Apple's native QuickTime player. All thanks to the free VLC Media Player » 9/10/10 11:54am 9/10/10 11:54am

VLC for iPad Submitted to Apple, Now We Just Have to Hope

While it hasn't been granted approval by the almighty Apple gods, VLC's media player for iPad will be free from next week, the devs are claiming (perhaps too hastily.) I like their confidence. Mind you, CineXplayer is still available on the App Store... [Mac4Ever via Macrumors] » 9/09/10 6:13am 9/09/10 6:13am

Samsung's Android-Running Answer to the iPod Touch Spotted

Given the model number YP-MB2 and looking like the Galaxy S, the Samsung Galaxy Player will run Android OS, have a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1 GHz processor, a 3MP camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity. [Samsung Hub via Tech Radar] » 8/16/10 8:58pm 8/16/10 8:58pm

DoubleTwist's Android App Looks Like the Best Media Player Yet

DoubleTwist, that desktop media manager which syncs to a variety of phones and gadgets, has just added a very tidy Android app to the Marketplace. It looks like the best media player app for Android yet. » 6/03/10 3:27am 6/03/10 3:27am

RealPlayer SP Update Brings Video Trimming

In addition to ripping, sharing, and converting videos, the most recent update to RealPlayer SP allows users to quickly trim clips without affecting video quality. The player is still bloated, unfortunately, but most folks will find the new tools easy to figure out. [Real] » 2/18/10 9:00am 2/18/10 9:00am

Cowon Preparing V5 HD PMP With 720p Video Playback

Unless you've been sucked into the iBubble, you'll probably know by now that Cowon makes some pretty terrific PMPs, like the S9. Its latest model, the V5 HD, has just been outed and promises 720p viewing on its 4.8-inch screen. » 12/22/09 11:00am 12/22/09 11:00am

Giant Patio Heaters With Tiny Media Players Are Finally a Reality

Don't get me wrong, the Poseidon is probably the coolest looking patio heater I have ever seen, but the media player? The unit is 6.5 feet tall, and It looks like someone duct taped an iPhone to it. » 11/09/09 6:20pm 11/09/09 6:20pm

Mysterious Cowon W2 Is an Atom-Equipped Something or Other

It's a bit of a stretch in reasoning, but some leaked docs seem to hint, subtly, that media player manufacturer Cowon is dipping a toe into the world of tablets with the Atom-powered W2. » 11/01/09 1:30pm 11/01/09 1:30pm

Samsung M1 Media Player Confirmed, May Use Nvidia Tegra

Samsung Korea has teaser up for its YP-M1 media player (pictured to the right of the pink R1). Notably, the site mentions an Nvidia chipset…could it be Tegra? That would match recent reports, and make the M1 a worthy successor to the P3. » 8/04/09 3:00am 8/04/09 3:00am

VLC, the Internet's Favorite Media Player, Hits Version 1.0

With "many new features," like AirTunes streaming, support for new HD codecs and formats and a ton of bug fixes, VLC—the most versatile media player around—is officially worthy of 1.0 status. Download it here. [VLC - Thanks Chris!] » 7/07/09 9:34am 7/07/09 9:34am

Dell's First Android Smartphone Ain't a Phone

The Wall Street Journal chimes in on talk of Dell's Android smartphone with the bit that it's not a smartphone (yet), but a media player with Wi-Fi, a la iPod touch or Zune HD. If Dell doesn't kill it. [WSJ] » 6/30/09 12:40pm 6/30/09 12:40pm

Cowon S9 Curve 16GB Touchscreen Media Player Available Now

The fun to look at but nightmare to touch Cowon S9 Curve that we thought was arriving in 2009 is now available at Amazon. If form over function is your thing, it's yours for $240. » 12/21/08 10:30am 12/21/08 10:30am

Zune PR Head Says Babies Will Choose Zune

In a recent interview, Zune PR head Adam Sohn told the New York Times that "babies are born every day without an iPod. We will get there." There being, presumably, more than the measly 2% market share the player holds now. But babies? Really? Microsoft, I think I've figured out your problem-you're going after a… » 9/11/08 11:30pm 9/11/08 11:30pm

Cowon's S9 Curve PMP Looks Exactly Like it Sounds it Should

Cowon's stealing a march on the imminent IFA show by teasing with some info on its new S9 PMP ahead of time: and you know, it's an attractive beastie. The S9 Curve looks to take its name quite literally, having sleek metallic-looking curved edges, and possibly even a curved rear-end if that photo's anything to go by.… » 8/25/08 4:45am 8/25/08 4:45am

Low-End Korean GPS is Basically High-End 7-Inch Screen PMP, for $190

The normally navigation-focused guys over at Navigadget » 8/15/08 9:40am 8/15/08 9:40am have spotted something interesting: The "low end" Easycar U7 GPS system heading for Korean drivers at the moment is basically a pretty high-end media player with a 7-inch touchscreen. As well as helping you navigate, the 0.75-inch deep gizmo plays audio and video…

Zvue's Custom Elvis Theme PMP Comes with Pre-Loaded Presley Vids

Screw the Journey-themed PMP, this custom Zvue player has real music aboard: from Mr Presley himself. Ten video clips to be precise, and Elvis's signature and photo engraved on the back shell. Part of Zvue's Premier Artists Series, it's got 1GB (expandable to 5GB with microSD,) a 2.4-inch colour TFT screen, FM tuner,… » 8/06/08 6:56am 8/06/08 6:56am

Sarotech's Abigs DVP-260X Media Player Holds 320GB, Does 5.1 Audio and…

Sarotech's' 2.5-inch ABigs player seems to be designed by an engineer with a gigantic budget. Why? Because it's got a 2.5-inch display, H.264 and MKV support, 1080p over HDMI and 5.1-channel out, a built-in FM transmitter, a photo viewer, an e-book and both PAL and NTSC compatibility. The 160GB version is available… » 7/24/08 2:20pm 7/24/08 2:20pm

Brando's New Cartridge-Style HDD Dock Goes Full Multimedia Player

Clearly one to take a good idea and run with it, Brando has just come up with this new cartridge-style HDD dock that also acts as a media player. So via its s-video and composite sockets you can stream audio, pictures, and video (including divx, with subtitles) to TV and it even has a remote. It takes 2.5-inch or… » 7/10/08 5:31am 7/10/08 5:31am

VLC Media Player Now Available For iPhone and iPod Touch

Thanks to Zottd, iPhone users can now port the popular VLC media player to their iPhone or iPod touch, making it possible to drag, drop and play MPEG/MPG, AVI and MP3 media formats. He is also in the process of researching playback for VCD, DivX, WMA, and WMV, and he notes that FLAC and OGG are coming soon. The… » 6/04/08 1:50pm 6/04/08 1:50pm

GameStop Squashes Its Bad Zune Habit

It was always strange seeing a video game retailer peddling MP3 players, but nevertheless GameStop has ceased selling Microsoft Zune portable media players. The breakup puts a small speedbump in Microsoft's path to wrest marketshare away from Apple's iPod line, and could slow the progress Zune made against Creative … » 5/25/08 12:00pm 5/25/08 12:00pm