New Internet Video Standard to Allow Twice-as-Fast Movie Downloads

Rejoice, because there's a new MPEG video standard coming. It's called High Efficiency Video Coding and it will be twice as efficient as current standards. This means downloading movies twice as fast. Or doubling their quality. HEVC will arrive next year. » 8/14/12 4:50pm 8/14/12 4:50pm

Giz Explains: Every Video Format You Need to Know

Once upon time, video codecs and formats were really only the concern of AV nerds, anime freaks and hardcore not-so-legal movie downloaders. Now, even the most part-time of geeks has to deal with them, whether they're trying to stream a flick across their house with an Apple TV, dump some video onto their phone or… » 11/20/08 2:15pm 11/20/08 2:15pm

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

Creative Zen Vision W Unofficially Unveiled

A shiny picture of the Creative Zen Vision W found its way into the latest issue of Popular Mechanics, marking yet another time that a Create portable media player had its premature unveiling in the print press (we're looking at you, Maxim). The "W" stands for widescreen, and the 4.3-inch display is a nice upgrade… » 8/23/06 9:18am 8/23/06 9:18am

Rover TV Portable Media Player

Promising to "change the way we watch TV," Doghouse Electronics has released the RoverTV, a portable multimedia recorder and player that does something the company claims has never been done before: directly record TV without the use of a computer in a pocket-sized player. The RoverTV is available in two… » 6/22/06 5:49pm 6/22/06 5:49pm