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7digital for Android now plays your local music library

The 7digital app for Android is a great way to listen to music you previously purchased via its service on your device. 7digital version 1.5 is even better, adding support for even more of your songs -- the ones stored in your local music library. To add your existing library to 7digital, just tap the menu button on your device and then tap the settings icon. Check the 'show local music' box, ...

Songbird 1.9 adds 7digital store and Mac CD ripping

Songbird has just released a new version of its desktop media player, and there are some key feature additions. Mac users who have been waiting for integrated CD ripping, your prayers have been answered -- it's included in Songbird 1.9! There's also a new music store built-in. Like Winamp, Songbird has tapped 7digital to provide its users with a catalog of downloadable MP3s. The store is offered ...

Flash Player 10.2 with Stage Video hardware acceleration out of beta

Flash Player 10.2 is finally out of beta! We've covered this upgrade before, and after three months of beta testing, Adobe feels ready to roll this one out as an official update. The key features that make Flash 10.2 a worthwhile upgrade are: Proper full-screen support for multi-monitor systems: At long last, users with more than one monitor would be able to play a full-screen video on ...

Motorola Connected Music Player for Android is packed with awesomeness

Motorola's new Connected Music Player isn't the first leaked audio app we've seen -- but it's certainly got a leg up on the one we saw from Google. CMP goes way beyond shuffling through your music and video library, building in a ton of (predictably enough) connected features. Let's start with the radio. CMP includes both SHOUTcast integration and the ability to tap into your phone's FM radio h...

Songbird app for Android goes beta, we go hands-on

Using Songbird on your desktop or laptop to listen to your cavernous collection of digital music? Good news -- the Songbird team has been working in "super seekrit" (their words, not ours) on bringing you a pocket-sized version for your Android device. Even better, they've announced the availability of the first public beta of Songbird for Android -- and we took it for a spin. Here's the quick ...

RealPlayer for Android gets an improved interface, landscape mode, and more

The RealPlayer app for Android has gotten a major update, and it's all because of user input! OK, so Real may be playing that angle up a bit in its official blog post, but it's clear from playing with the updated media app that it's taking suggestions and criticism seriously. In addition to a generally improved and more polished interface, RealPlayer for Android has added a landscape "now play...

VLC for iOS now available from Cydia

If you've been keeping up with the VLC for iOS saga, the cross platform media player saw its brief stint in the App Store come to an end yesterday. While VLC's outspoken frontman Remi Denis-Courmant seemed pretty convinced that this would happen as far back as October 2010, some on the VLC mailing lists figured that distribution via Cydia would be an option -- since it would allow for a fully GPL...

Updated Android Music app leaks out

Thanks to an eager (and extremely active) developer community, early access to upcoming Android bits has become somewhat of a regular occurrence. Recently we've seen the Gingerbread launcher and updated Market app, and now a user at xda-developers has released an early version of what will become the next Music app for Android. It's still a bit rough around the edges, but it looks like it's go...

Adobe offers device-agnostic HTML5 + Flash hybrid video player widget

There are plenty of people who just assumed Adobe and HTML5 would mix like oil and water -- thanks to the whole Flash Player thing. In truth, however, Adobe has been delivering Web development tools like Dreamweaver for quite some time -- so it stands to reason that they'd offer HTML5 goodies at some point. Illustrator and Dreamweaver already received add-ons which bring HTML5 kung fu, and now...

Amarok-based Clementine gets massive upgrade

Clementine is a great little audio player for Windows, and the recent update to version .5 has brought a lengthy list of new features. Not least among them is support for USB-connected MP3 players -- including iPods and iPhones! My iPod touch 3G was recognized, but I couldn't get Clementine to establish a connection. My wife's little Sony E344, on the other hand, worked flawlessly. What els...

Adobe releases 64-bit Flash Player 'Square' for Windows, Mac, and Linux

What better day for Adobe to finally make good with their promise of a 64-bit Flash player plug-in? I can't think of one -- well, apart from "a year ago," but still -- better now than never. With the arrival of Internet Explorer 9 today, I'm definitely pleased to see that Adobe has delivered a Flash player that will run in my 64-bit browser. At the moment, however, I'm also a little bummed -- ...

SPlayer is a lean, powerful video player for Windows

As far as video players go, I'm pretty much a VLC loyalist. (Maybe "hard-core fan" is a better title.) It seems as though VLC's simplicity is the gold standard for players, and its sensible keyboard shortcuts are embedded deep within my muscle memory. That's why I initially regarded SPlayer with a measure of skepticism. I mean, I don't know this player. I've never heard of it before, and still, i...

foobar2000 1.1 Beta introduces automatic updates for components

Foobar2000, the hard-core Swiss-army knife of the Windows music player world, has recently released version 1.1, which introduces a major new feature: Automatic component updates and removal, right from the UI. This is a big deal because Foobar2000 is extremely modular. There are components for just about anything, from playing files directly from within 7z archives, all the way to changing the e...

Internal Flash plugin now on by default in all versions of Google Chrome

A couple small but noteworthy changes happened to Google Chrome this week. Two days ago, the beta channel updated to version 5.0.375.86 -- bringing an assortment of security tweaks and bugfixes. Less than a full day later, that version moved from beta to the stable channel -- and brought one more significant change. The internal Flash plug-in is now enabled by default in all versions of Google ...

VLC 1.1 is here: hardware acceleration, WebM, extensions

It wasn't that long ago that VLC finally hit version 1.0. Since then, progress has been steady -- and today, version 1.1 is ready for download just two months after first going beta. So what's new in VLC 1.1? First and foremost, hardware acceleration has arrived for VLC users who run Windows Vista and Windows 7 or Linux. MKV HD support has been improved, and VLC 1.1 can now play VP-8 and MPEG-...