Microsoft has recently been dribbling out news of the media functionality of Windows 8, and little has been surprising. But here's something weird: unless you buy the Media Center version of the OS, Windows won't offer any native facility for DVD playback.
If you've got an Android 2.1 or above device, a beta copy of media software legend Winamp has your name on it. But this isn't the bare bones MP3 player you probably knew way back—the beta boasts sophisticated features.
The University of Rochester has just devised a way of reproducing music in a file that's compressed 1,000 times smaller than an MP3 file. The way they do it—physically modeling an instrument in a computer and then feeding it input variables (breath, tongue, fingers) in order to generate the output tone—seems super…
Click to viewThe PlayStation 3 2.10 update is here, bringing with it not only Blu-ray Profile 1.1 support (which adds picture in picture among other things), but DivX and WMV playback as well. Unfortunately, DivX support means DivX support, and
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For those of you who managed to get your hands on a PS3 and not get shot in the process, you're probably itching to use that big ass machine to do some fancy media playback—like Sony's been hyping. The good news is that you can use your PS3 as a media hub, but the bad news is that you'll have to install Linux.