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The Pirate Bay Now Let You Stream Movies and TV, Not Just Download 114 comments
In Japan, a Battle Brewing Over the Right To Record 4k and 8k Broadcasts 102 comments
Torrents Time Lets Anyone Launch Their Own Web Version of Popcorn Time 137 comments
iTunes Radio Is Now "Apple Music" (and You Need a Subscription) 105 comments
Spotify To Launch New Video Product This Week 9 comments
Hollywood Turning Against Digital Effects 232 comments
Why I'm a Defender of YouTube 138 comments
Netflix's Doomed Battle Against VPNs Begins 159 comments
BBC Confirms 50% Bitrate Savings For H.265/HEVC Vs H.264/AVC 110 comments
Entering the Age of Body-Worn Police Cameras 202 comments
For a Missouri Cassette Tape Factory, Obsolesence is Just a 12-Letter Word 169 comments
German Court Orders Man To Destroy Naked Images of Ex-Partner 263 comments
Facebook Replaces Flash With HTML5 For Videos 76 comments
WeMedia's Andrew Nachison Discusses the Future of Online Journalism 17 comments
What Is the Future of the Television? 235 comments
Another Giant xkcd Comics Experiment 48 comments
TV Networks Cutting Back On Commercials 242 comments
Sony To End Sales of Betamax Tapes Next Year 103 comments
Amazon Follows Through: Drops Apple TV, Chromecast 233 comments
FBI Chief Links Video Scrutiny of Police To Rise In Violent Crime 372 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's Your Media Setup? 236 comments
Rovi and Michigan State University Establish Largest US Library Media Collection 22 comments
Video Game Music Is Saving the Symphony Orchestra 111 comments
DRM In JPEGs? 301 comments
BBC Optimizing UHD Video Streaming Over IP 72 comments
Amazon To Offer Sneakernet Services: Data Upload By Mail 94 comments
TiVo's Latest Offering Detects and Skips Ads, Adds 4K Capability 85 comments
We Asked Doc Searls: Do Ad Blockers Cause Cancer? (Video) 116 comments
The Forgotten Tale of Cartrivision's 1972 VCR 92 comments
Hire a Developer, Watch Them Work In Real-Time 100 comments
Rupert Murdoch Buys National Geographic Magazine 286 comments
Four Year Sentence For Running Piracy Streaming Site 235 comments
Testing Old Tapes To Save Them 62 comments
Apple TV To Be Revamped 132 comments
Ask Slashdot: Storing Family Videos and Pictures For Posterity? 174 comments
Is There Too Much New Programming On TV? 307 comments
Sultan of Sound, Dr. James Flanagan, Passed Away Aged 89 13 comments
Police Body Camera Business All About the Video Evidence Storage 99 comments
Chrome 45 Launches, Automatically Pauses Less Important Flash Content, Like Ads 92 comments
Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Others Form 'Alliance For Open Media' 99 comments
Lights, Camera, Experiment! 14 comments
Ten Dropbox Engineers Build BSD-licensed, Lossless 'Pied Piper' Compression Algorithm 174 comments
Chrome To Freeze Flash Ads On Sight From September 1 190 comments
A Farewell To Flash 202 comments
Judge Rules That Inglewood, California Cannot Copyright Public Videos 67 comments
Two Arrests In Denmark For Spreading Information About Popcorn Time 244 comments
The Agonizingly Slow Decline of Adobe's Flash Player 220 comments
HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Targeting Kids 46 comments
CNN and CBC Sued For Pirating YouTube Video 222 comments
Cisco Developing Royalty Free Video Codec: Thor 145 comments
Anti-Piracy Firm Sends Out Wave of Takedown Notices For Using the Word 'Pixels' 224 comments
Maliciously Crafted MKV Video Files Can Be Used To Crash Android Phones 92 comments
EU May Become a Single Digital Market of 500 Million People 132 comments
HEVC Advance Announces H.265 Royalty Rates, Raises Some Hackles 184 comments
YouTube Is Adding VR Video Support To Streaming Videos 23 comments
Microsoft Edge, HTML5, and DRM 140 comments
Rumblefish Claims It Owns 'America the Beautiful' By United States Navy Band 97 comments
Aussie ISP Bakes In Geo-dodging For Netflix, Hulu 40 comments
How Television Is Fighting Off the Internet 194 comments
New Zealand ISPs Back Down On Anti-Geoblocking Support 50 comments
Turning Neural Networks Upside Down Produces Psychedelic Visuals 75 comments
Amazon Pulls Kodi Media Player From App Store Over Piracy Claims 122 comments
Ghost Towns Is the First 8K Video Posted To YouTube -- But Can You Watch It? 181 comments
Apple Music and the Terrible Return of DRM 260 comments
Chrome Beta Now Automatically Pauses Less Important Flash Content 98 comments
MediaGoblin 0.8.0 "A Gallery of Fine Creatures" Released 32 comments
Showtime Announces Subscription-Free Streaming Plan 84 comments
Cable Companies Hate Cord-Cutting, but It's Not Going Away (Video) 160 comments
Android, Chromecast To Get HBO Now 39 comments
Lily Camera, a drone that follows you 0 comments
Europe Vows To Get Rid of Geo-Blocking 114 comments
Verizon Tells Customer He Needs 75Mbps For Smoother Netflix Video 170 comments
YouTube Going Dark On Older Devices 129 comments
Google Rolls Out VP9 Encoding For YouTube 109 comments
We're In a Golden Age of Star Trek Webseries Right Now 71 comments
No Film At 11: the Case For the Less-Video-Is-More MOOC 87 comments
Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship 54 comments
Ask Slashdot: Building a Home Media Center/Small Server In a Crawlspace? 253 comments
Ask Slashdot: Video Storage For Time Capsule? 169 comments
Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement 62 comments
Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs 107 comments
VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release 85 comments
Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5 188 comments
How One Developer Got the Internet To Watch People Code 65 comments
Tim O'Reilly On Big Data, CS Education, and the Future of Print 26 comments
Watch Videos in Synch with Fellow iOS Users (Video) 71 comments
BBC Radio Drops WMA For MPEG-DASH 65 comments
The Revolution Wasn't Televised: the Early Days of YouTube 81 comments
VLC Acquiring Lots of New Features 121 comments
Kickstarted Firefox OS HDMI Dongle Delayed, DRM Support Being Added 106 comments
Does Showing a Horrific Video Serve a Legitimate Journalistic Purpose? 645 comments
The NFL Wants You To Think These Things Are Illegal 227 comments
YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default 225 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive? 251 comments
Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links 114 comments
UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice? 332 comments
The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge 60 comments
The Current State of Linux Video Editing 223 comments
Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone 93 comments
Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates" 437 comments
The Open Bay Helps Launch 372 'Copies' of the Pirate Bay In a Week 63 comments
Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better 37 comments
Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras 93 comments
Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot 106 comments
Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay 81 comments
Webcast Funerals Growing More Popular 70 comments
Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand 433 comments
Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge 250 comments
The PlayStation Turns 20 101 comments
Valve Rolls Out Game Broadcasting Service For Steam 92 comments
Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC 313 comments
Raspberry Pi-Powered Body Illusion Lets You Experience Parkinson's 38 comments
UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008 98 comments
Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years 206 comments
YouTube Opens Up 60fps To Everyone 152 comments
A Mixed Review For CBS's "All Access" Online Video Streaming 85 comments
2600 Profiled: "A Print Magazine For Hackers" 71 comments
EU Court Rules Embedding YouTube Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement 68 comments
Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal 204 comments
Redbox Streaming Service To Shut Down October 7th 64 comments
Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle 106 comments
Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures? 97 comments
Study: Multimedia Multitasking May Be Shrinking Human Brains 87 comments
Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation 324 comments
Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux 178 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes? 268 comments
Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android 77 comments
BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates 363 comments
Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans 108 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies? 130 comments
Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment 165 comments
Amazon's Plan To Storm the Cable Industry's Castle 85 comments
Ask Slashdot: the State of Free Video Editing Tools? 163 comments
RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake 89 comments
GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store 126 comments
Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video 300 comments
Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium 193 comments
A Movie of Triton Made From Voyager 2's Fly-by 25 Years Ago 34 comments
YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak 71 comments
At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 1 and 2 of 6) 11 comments
Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was? 197 comments
Broadband Subscribers Eclipsing Cable TV Subscribers 85 comments
Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League 226 comments
Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers 112 comments
Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome 201 comments
The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi 188 comments
Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay 50 comments
Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling 398 comments
Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264 194 comments
Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java 94 comments
Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same 354 comments
Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos 231 comments
Update Your Shelf: BitLit Offers Access To Ebook Versions of Books You Own 82 comments
Bye Bye Aereo, For Now 93 comments
YouTube Introduces 60fps Video Support 157 comments
CMU System Lets You Get To the Good Parts of Video, Fast 32 comments
Mozilla Is Working On a Firefox OS-powered Streaming Stick 89 comments
Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out 116 comments
SpaceX Landing Video Cleanup Making Progress 54 comments
The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes 339 comments
Virtual DVDs, Revisited 147 comments
Nintendo To Split Ad Revenue With Streaming Gamers 110 comments
How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML 361 comments
UK ISPs To Send Non-Threatening Letters To Pirates 93 comments
Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected 477 comments
Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy? 201 comments
SpaceX Looking For Help With "Landing" Video 110 comments
US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks 481 comments
Hulu Blocks VPN Users 259 comments
How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM? 200 comments
MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features 22 comments
Linux Voice is a New Magazine for Linux Users — On Paper (Video) 72 comments
Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes" 140 comments
Amazon Launches Android-Powered 'Fire TV' For Streaming and Gaming 180 comments
New York Public Library Releases Over 20,000 Hi-Res Maps 25 comments
UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs 92 comments
Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube 162 comments
Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way 323 comments
Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose? 490 comments
Kickstarted Veronica Mars Promised Digital Download; Pirate Bay Delivers 243 comments
Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn 199 comments
VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8 170 comments
TrustyCon Session Videos Now Online 6 comments
Feds Now Oppose Aereo, Rejecting Cloud Apocalypse Argument 140 comments
ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops 289 comments
FLOSS Codecs Emerge Victorious In Wikimedia Vote 235 comments
Microsoft Building an 'Xbox Reading' App For Windows 8 52 comments
Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC 526 comments
US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online 578 comments
Chromecast Now Open To Developers With the Google Cast SDK 104 comments
Is Amazon Making a Sub-$300 Console To Play Mobile Games? 76 comments
Porn Will Be Bitcoin's Killer App 216 comments
Wikimedia Community Debates H.264 Support On Wikipedia Sites. 247 comments
Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server? 420 comments
Media Player Nightingale Reaches 1.12.1; First Release Since Songbird 79 comments
Japan To Tax Online Sales Of Foreign-Made Content 59 comments
Supreme Court To Hear Aereo Case 211 comments
How One Photographer Is Hacking the Concept of Time 124 comments
France's 'Culture Tax' Could Hit YouTube and Facebook 314 comments
Run Netflix On OpenSUSE 128 comments
Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player 80 comments
Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers 418 comments
Firefox Gains Support for VP9 Video Codec 129 comments
Google Makes Latest Chrome Build Open PDFs By Default 202 comments
Legislation Would Prohibit ISPs From Throttling Online Video Services 222 comments
Your Digital Life Will Only Get More Crowded... If You Let It 53 comments
Blockbuster To Close Remaining US Locations 419 comments
Meet Slashdot 'Super Submitter' Esther Schindler (Video) 53 comments
Billion Year Storage Media 204 comments
More From Don Marti About Why Targeted Ads are Bad (Video 2 of 2) 53 comments
Longtime Linux Advocate Don Marti Tells Why Targeted Ads are Bad (Video 1 of 2) 187 comments
VLC Reaches 2.1 127 comments
BitTorrent "Bundles" Create Cash Registers Inside Artwork 97 comments
Vimeo Held Covered By DMCA Safe Harbor 51 comments
Why Steve Albini Still Prefers Analog Tape 440 comments
GNU MediaGoblin 0.5.0 "Goblin Force" Released 42 comments
Google Breaks ChromeCast's Ability To Play Local Content 329 comments
Netflix Comes To Linux Web Browsers Via 'Pipelight' 303 comments
IPTV Providers To Pay Same Regulatory Fees As Cable Companies 97 comments
Bill Gates Seeking Patent To Make Shakespeare Less Boring 338 comments
The Pirate Bay Is 10 Years Old: 'We Really Didn't Think We'd Make It This Far' 177 comments
Comcast Working On 'Helpful' Copyright Violation Pop-ups 284 comments
YouTube Co-founder Calls For Global Access To TV Online 140 comments
Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Back-story of His Epic, 3,099-Panel 'Time' Comic 187 comments
Battle of the Media Ecosystems: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft 79 comments
Sony & Panasonic Plan Next-Gen 300 GB Optical Discs By the End of 2015 289 comments
Post Office Proposes Special Rate For Mailing DVDs 176 comments
Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount 128 comments
Ask Slashdot: Keeping Digital Media After Imaging? 122 comments
Next-Gen Video Encoding: x265 Tackles HEVC/H.265 104 comments
Former WaPo Staffer Rob Pegoraro Talks About Newspapers' Decline (Video) 79 comments
13 Years After DeCSS Case, Congressional IT Endorses VLC 106 comments
VLC For iOS Returns On July 19, Rewritten and Fully Open-Sourced 203 comments
Piracy Rates Plummet As Legal Alternatives Come To Norway 261 comments
HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player 364 comments
Ask Slashdot: Video Streaming For the Elderly? 165 comments
How DRM Won 221 comments
Boxee Sold To Samsung 128 comments
Why Automakers Should Stop the Infotainment Arms Race 317 comments
MagicPlay: the Open Source AirPlay 177 comments
Reject DRM and You Risk Walling Off Parts of the Web, Says W3C Chief 433 comments
Netflix Ditches Silverlight With HTML5 Support In IE11 337 comments
Next-Next Generation Video: Introducing Daala 86 comments
Google Enables VP9 Video Codec In Chromium 161 comments
Intel Streaming Media Service Faces An Uphill Battle for Bandwidth 82 comments
POTI, Creators of the Songbird Media Player, Call It Quits 67 comments
Debian Says Remove Unofficial Repository From Your Sources 159 comments
Kodak Ends Production of Acetate Base For Photographic Film 137 comments
UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies 82 comments
DRM: How Book Publishers Failed To Learn From the Music Industry 212 comments
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