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Rox Player streams torrents, IPTV, DHT, and other online video in real time

Streaming internet video straight into a desktop player is not new, but if you ever thought about streaming torrents in real time then we’ve got great news: Rox is a free media player that can make this as easy as clicking a link. In addition to streaming torrent, Rox can stream many other online videos

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Portitle: right-click to look up movie and TV show information, trailers, and subtitles

We like to showcase right click functions that are unique and/or useful, and in fact have published a series of collections of interesting right click functions. This time around we would like to feature Portitle, a free utility that can look up movie summaries, reviews, trailers and download subtitles for your media files via right

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How to easily transcribe audio or video recordings into text (update)

I recently had to transcribe a number of video interviews into text. This turned out to be much more of a labor intensive project than I thought, and it quickly dawned on me that the process can be vastly improved via a few technological tweaks. This posting aims to present a step by step tutorial

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How to Stream Videos From Your Home PC to your Android: an Odyssey

Do you have videos stored on your PC and want to view them on your tablet or other Android device without the hassle of copying and possibly converting them? Well look no further. I too wanted this and I set out to find out how to do it for no cost. What I found was

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EagleGet: an impressive download manager and video downloader in one

Download managers seem to have gone out of fashion, for reasons that I cannot put my finger on, while ‘video downloaders’ have became commonplace. Enter ‘EagleGet’, a FREE download manager that combines both functions. It promises to (a) greatly increase your download speed, and (b) to let you to download videos from ANY video sharing

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Find movies and shows you can stream, with ‘CanIStreamIt’

These days, you can watch all sorts of TV shows and movies online, legally, and on demand. If you’re looking to find a particular show or movie but don’t know where to start, then check out ‘CanIStreamIt’. ‘CanIStreamIt’ is a free service that will search and find streaming movies and TV shows across multiple media

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Record motion-detected video while you’re away, with iSpy

Ever wonder what your cat is doing while you’re at work all day? Is she sharpening her claws on that priceless bust of Ben Franklin in the hallway, or throwing wild feline parties with the neighbor cats and getting hopped up on the catnip? Well now you can find out, using iSpy and the built

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Tubalr streamlines YouTube for a pure music video experience

YouTube is a great source for finding music videos. If I hear a song on the radio and want to check the lyrics or hear it again, I’m more likely to head straight to YouTube than trying to Google it since so many lyric sites are questionable. Music videos can also be fun or give

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Edit and upload your Android videos with MovieAid Free

Do you like making videos for your friends to watch? Do you love capturing life’s little (but important) moments on your Android’s video camera? If so, you may want to take a closer look at a handy little ‘droid app called MovieAid, which allows you to do all of that directly on your Android powered

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Download YouTube videos as podcasts with ‘RSS Handler’

Are you the kind of person who watches YouTube videos 24 hours a day, or even just one particular channel on a regular basis? If so, RSS Handler could become your best friend. It is meant to take YouTube URLs and turn them into podcast feed links that you can use to get your favorite

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‘Media Hint’ is the easiest way to access Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix from anywhere in the world

Many sites are Geo-restricted, these days. There are several options available to you if you’re outside of the US and looking to access US-only sites such as Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix, but none of them are as easy and straightforward as this one. ‘Media Hint’ is a free browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. Once

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How to download videos from Hulu: a step by step guide (updated)

Here’s a step by step guide to downloading videos from Hulu using free software Freemake Video Downloader. This post updated Oct 23rd 2012. Note that while other tools were mentioned in previous versions of this article (e.g. Streamtransport), Hulu had changed their encryption since, and at the time of writing this article Freemake Video Downloader