Items tagged with VLC

  If you’re a regular user of media player apps like VLC, Kodi and Popcorn Time, now is the time to grab the latest update from your software’s developer. Researchers for Check Point has uncovered a new exploit that allows hackers to use subtitles as a sneaky way to take over your device. How is it even possible for hacker to use malicious subtitles to gain access to your PC or tablet? According to Check Point, media player developers haven’t really devoted a lot of time to ensuring the safety of subtitles, and subtitles in general are available in a wide number of formats, which can make... Read more...
We’ve all heard about Wi-Fi — the ubiquitous wireless networking standard is commonplace in just about all of our gadgets (smartphones, tablets and notebooks) and even our cars, as well as some home automation and IoT products. It’s hard for most people not to go a day without using Wi-Fi at some point, and with technologies like 802.11ac, we’re transferring data over the air at fantastic speeds (or so we thought). However, Professor Harald Haas, hailing from the University of Edinburgh, has invented Li-Fi, which uses visible light communication or VLC, to transmit data wirelessly at high... Read more...
Go home, HBO, you're drunk. That's the message we hope Google sends HBO in response to the media company including a link to a copy of the popular VLC media player as part of a DMCA takedown request. Judging by the other links in the request, HBO is primarily trying to remove illegal copies of Game of Thrones from the web, and in all likelihood, the inclusion of VLC was a lazy error. Sorry, but HBO doesn't get a free pass for its simple mistake. In just the past month, companies like HBO and other copyright holders have asked Google to remove nearly 15 million URLs from its search results. It's... Read more...
You can't very well call yourself a power user if you don't have VLC installed on your desktop system, the popular media player that will play anything nearly anything and everything you throw at it. Wouldn't it be rad if VLC was available on Android? The answer is 'yes' and, to an extend, VLC for Android has arrived. It's an unofficial build, and it's also currently in beta, but it's available to download, provided you're rocking a rooted Android device with one of the supported chipsets. There are three main build variants available: ARMv6/ARM11 ARMv7a/Cortex-A8/NEON ARMv7a/Cortex-A9 To break... Read more...