Media Player

RealPlayer for Android released from Beta for media supremacy

RealPlayer for Android released from Beta for media supremacy

It's time for the folks at RealNetworks to release their most recognized brand, RealPlayer, for Android devices around the globe. While this app relies on the surface on its brand name, once we got our hands on it this week (just a bit earlier than the rest of the Android universe) we found it to be surprisingly well-rounded and worth the effort, so to speak. You'll be working with one player here for music, video, and all of your photos all at once - and it's easy to use!

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Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 ready for the USA

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 ready for the USA

In a reveal that comes alongside the just-released Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6, here comes the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 with no monthly data fees, Gingerbread, and connections galore to the other devices you've got on hand. This device comes to the USA with a lovely low $199.99 price tag - this compared to the full price of the rest of the Galaxy S devices comparable to this one (complete with mobile data and monthly fees) being downright reasonable. What you've got here is Samsung's baby running an experience relatively close to what we've seen on Galaxy S II devices for software, Galaxy S devices for hardware, and more Bluetooth functionality than you'll be able to handle.

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Ematic eSport Clip MP3/video player launches

Ematic eSport Clip MP3/video player launches

If you're in the market for a new MP3/video player that's cheap and small, Ematic has a new player called the eSport Clip you might want to check out. The new player has 4 GB of onboard storage for MP3 audio and video files. It has a small 1.8-inch color display for playback of video content. It also has an integrated clip for attaching to clothing for hands-free use.

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Panasonic reveals pricing for 2012 Blu-ray players

Panasonic reveals pricing for 2012 Blu-ray players

Panasonic has announced the pricing and availability of its 2012 lineup of Blu-Ray players, which were first introduced at CES. The lineup includes four Full HD 3D models and two Full HD 2D-only models, most of which have begun shipping already. Only two models will begin shipping later in May. Pricing for the new lineup ranges from $90 to $350.

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VLC reaches version 2.0 with major new update

VLC reaches version 2.0 with major new update

If you're a fan of open source media players, you may be familiar with VLC. This open-source media player has received major new update bringing it to version 2.0 also known as "twoflower." The new version has major improvements with faster decoding on systems with multi-core processors, GPUs, and on mobile hardware. The player also now supports more media formats.

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Samsung unveils 2012 Blu-ray players with WiFi and Disc to Digital

Samsung unveils 2012 Blu-ray players with WiFi and Disc to Digital

Samsung today announced two new Blu-ray players, the BD-E6500 and the BD-ES6000, at CES 2012. The company introduced a new feature for the players called Disc to Digital and also added WiFi capabilities to the flagship BD-E6500 model, allowing the player to connect directly to other devices over a WiFi network without the need for a PC or other central access point.

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The AeroDream One offers tons of power and compensation for manly shortcomings

The AeroDream One offers tons of power and compensation for manly shortcomings

Jarre Technologies has unveiled a gigantic media player that has a massive amount of power. The device is called the AeroDream One and it has a dock up on top of the spire that supports the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. You have to climb up the tower by connecting the shiny metal ladder to the hoop around the top. The ladder is included with the purchase of the AeroDream One.

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Creative Zen X-Fi3 Hands-on [Video]

Creative Zen X-Fi3 Hands-on [Video]

This week at IFA 2011 we've been able to get our hands on more than a couple devices, taking lovely videos as we go - this particular device is certainly not like the others in that instead of a smartphone, tablet, Ultrabook, or pair of earbuds, we've got an odd little music player. This is the Creative Zen X-Fi3, and as Creative shows us, it's meant to be a competitor in the currently iPod-dominated portable music player market. It's got a several features that are sure to turn your head including X-Fi Crystalizer audio enhancement and the ability to play FLAC files, but are they enough to get past the fact that this device does not have a touchscreen display? We've come to expect as much from basically every little portable device like this on the market - does it need to be in tact in order for us to love a product?

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Samsung reveals Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 music player

Samsung reveals Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 music player

Samsung has announced a new portable media player called the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. It follows after a long list of IFA 2011 announcements this morning from the South Korean company but doesn't fall into the smartphone or tablet category. Instead, it appears to simply be a 3.6-inch addition to Samsung's existing 4- and 5-inch Galaxy S Players.

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Creative ZEN X-Fi3 media player is packed with cool features for under $100

Creative ZEN X-Fi3 media player is packed with cool features for under $100

Creative has trotted out its latest media player today and the little thing is pretty cool looking. The player is called the ZEN X-Fi3 media player and it has a 2-inch screen and measures 65 x 45.5 x 12.5mm. The little player has a microSD card slot to add more music and video when you get low on internal storage. The player uses the X-Fi Crystallizer to make your tunes sound better.

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iRiver P8 PMP breaks cover with slick interface and more

iRiver P8 PMP breaks cover with slick interface and more

iRiver has been around for a long time making some interesting PMPs and other devices for music and video fans to take with them wherever they go. One of the last items that we talked about from iRiver was the small T9 MP3 player back in May. The new product that has surfaced from iRiver is much more interesting than the low-end T9. The P8 has a big 5-inch touchscreen and a very slick interface with widgets and more that looks like it came from Cupertino.

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