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HBO demands Google take down VLC torrent listing

HBO demands Google take down VLC torrent listing

It's not uncommon for media companies to send in DMCA takedown requests to Google in order to have it removed from search listings and indexing, but sometimes it can get a bit ridiculous. Case in point: HBO is demanding that Google remove a link to a torrent listing of a version of VLC, the popular open-source media player.

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VLC adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kickstarter campaign

VLC adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kickstarter campaign

Late last month, VideoLAN launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring its popular media player, VLC, to Windows 8 and Windows RT in app form. Since the project will more herculean than past projects, the team has taken to Kickstarter to raise money in order to bring the apps to users for free. Today, the company posted an update, announcing that they're also planning to work on a Windows Phone 8 app, and they're also getting support directly from Microsoft.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 29, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - we received some pretty big news this afternoon, so let's just jump in! Microsoft announced today that we'll be able snag a Surface Pro starting in January, with the 64GB model demanding $899 and the 128GB model going for $999. Apple launched iTunes 11 today, complete with a brand new user interface and iCloud at every turn, so get those updates going. We also heard that Google is looking to deliver information to you before you even search for it, which is pretty cool but also a little bit creepy.

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VLC Beta for Android hits the Play Store

VLC Beta for Android hits the Play Store

Looks like the VideoLAN team is busy: this morning they updated the OS X desktop client to support the Retina display on the MacBook Pro, and now a beta version of VLC has landed in the Play Store. The team stress that this is a very early version of the software with basic functionality, with lots of work still needed before it will work on the wide range of Android devices available.

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VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support

VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support

VLC, the popular cross-platform media player, has received an update to version 2.0.2 that adds a plethora of new features. Most importantly, it adds HiDPI support for the new Retina MacBook Pro. Visual elements in the app will now be rendered correctly on the Retina display, with buttons, toggles, and menus appearing sharper and crisper. Other features in VLC 2.0.2 includes Growl 1.3 support, media key functions for keyboards other than Apple’s, and various crash fixes.

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Unofficial VLC beta available for Android

Unofficial VLC beta available for Android

If you’re trying to watch video on your Windows or Mac OS machine and don’t want to go to the hassle of installing pesky codec packs, chances are you’re using VLC. The popular media player hasn’t quite managed the jump to mobile devices, instead only seeing various remote control apps. There’s finally a version of VLC for Android devices, even if it is an unofficial one.

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