On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk.
Not every app of the week is always new–sometimes even updates to apps are deserving enough for some fresh attention. This week there are a few updates to old goodies in the Windows Phone world, Android users can choose to take a step back in time to the days of analog video recording, and iOS has a newbie that lets…
Here’s some good news for anyone planning to buy an Apple TV: VLC, the company behind the best video player for OS X and Windows (and arguable iOS) will be supporting Apple’s new set-top box.
Windows 10 doesn’t ship with the software to play DVDs. If you want to make that happen, Microsoft thinks you should spend $15 on a Microsoft DVD-playing app from the App Store. Don’t do that.
Hey now! VLC, the bestest fastest sweetest codec-iest easiest to usiest and every positive -est adjectie there is video player around, is now available (again) on iOS. If you're looking to play videos on your iPhone and iPad, VLC is probably going to be your best bet.
Good news! VLC is back on iOS tomorrow. It had been pulled by Apple back in 2011, but VideoLAN thinks it's got everything worked out with copyright holders this time. Hopefully it's here for good this time around. [TNW]
VLC is not a TV show. Nor is it a movie. Nor is it a music album. Nor is it anything but open source software that the entire Internet knows as the greatest video player in all the lands. HBO, however, apparently doesn't know that. The It's Not TV TV company recently sent Google a takedown request for VLC citing…
VLC used to be the premo app for anyone who wanted to play any sort of video (movies, tv shows, etc.) on their iPad. Sadly, it was pulled from the app store. Luckily, there's It's Playing. It's like VLC except you can download it RIGHT NOW.
What's great about Android is the talented devs who use the platform. Case in point: CVPCS, an Android dev, wanted to use VLC on his Android phone since he used VLC all the time on his desktop. So he built a pre-Alpha version for everyone to use.
No sooner had Apple allowed VLC's video-playing app onto the App Store, and the developer wants to yank it, claiming Apple's "violating GNU public license under which VLC is released by applying DRM to it".
Want to watch videos encoded with crazy codecs on your iPhone without converting them? VLC's now a universal app. It got a speed boost in the process, and you can delete videos directly off your iPad or iPhone. [iTunes]
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
Hey! Everyone's favorite video playing software, VLC, jumped to 1.1.0 today and added some GPU decoding for Windows and Linux users as well, giving your CPU a break when you're trying to play those gigantic HD files you've been feverishly torrenting. One caveat: the Windows version only works with nVidia GPUs, as…