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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation 313 comments
Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux 172 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes? 267 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 Debian-Multimedia.org 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
Canon DSLR Hack Allows It To Shoot RAW Video 171 comments
WeVideo Helps You Edit Your Videos Online (Video) 48 comments
Over 100 Hours of Video Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute 83 comments
Google's Nexus Q Successor Hits the FCC 56 comments
Anti-Infringement Company Caught Infringing On Its Website 135 comments
DRM In HTML5 — Better Than the Alternative? 268 comments
Microsoft YouTube App Strips Ads; Adds Download 381 comments
Realtime GPU Audio 157 comments
Copyright Squabble Threatens Accessibility Boost for the Blind 61 comments
How Netflix Eats the Internet 303 comments
Campaign Raises Funds To Send Wikipedia Readers To Kids Without Internet 97 comments
Today Is International Day Against DRM 256 comments
A Critique of the Boston Bombing News Coverage (Video) 175 comments
OpenShot Close To Funding Final Stretch Goal: Video Editing Server 32 comments
Netflix Wants To Go HTML5, But Not Without DRM 394 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Preserve a "Digital Inheritance"? 191 comments
Apple Near Deal For Radio Service 143 comments
Fox, Univision May Go Subscription To Stop Aereo 306 comments
Video Editor Kdenlive 0.9.6 Released 95 comments
Ask Slashdot: Linux Friendly Video Streaming? 147 comments
BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Porn 104 comments
Roku Finally Gets a 2D Menu System 80 comments
KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0 22 comments
The Real Purpose of DRM 213 comments
Golf Channel Testing Out New Octo-copter Drone To Film Golfers This Weekend 97 comments
Internet Defense League To Be Deployed Against CISPA 71 comments
The Largely Unknown Success Story of Afghanistan's Television Network 78 comments
Video Inpainting Software Deletes People From HD Video Footage 124 comments
'Freedom of Information, Finally Made Easy' by MuckRock (Video) 43 comments
Netflix Using HTML5 Video For ARM Chromebook 232 comments
Google and MPEG LA Reach VP8 Patent Agreement 112 comments
Apple Patent Describes iTunes Reselling and Loaning System 97 comments
Xiph Episode 2: Digital Show & Tell 50 comments
NASCAR Tries To Squelch Video of Spectators Injured By Crash 359 comments
Software That Flagged HBO.com For Piracy Will Power U.S. 'Six Strikes' System 292 comments
Why Australian Telco's Plan To Shape BitTorrent Traffic Won't Work 84 comments
Sony To Make Its Last MiniDisc System Next Month 263 comments
Wall Street Journal Hit By Chinese Hackers, Too 92 comments
XBMC 12.0 'Frodo' Released: PVR-Support, HD Audio and More 146 comments
Public Library Exclusively For Digital Media Proposed 90 comments
Ask Slashdot: Keeping Your Media Library Safe From Kids? 307 comments
What Could Have Been In the Public Domain Today, But Isn't 309 comments
A Peek Into the Business Side of Online Publishing (Video) 43 comments
VLC For Windows 8 Reaches $65,000 Funding Goal On Kickstarter 210 comments
Redbox Set To Compete With Netflix On Video Streaming 119 comments
VLC Running Kickstarter Campaign To Fund Native Windows 8 App 252 comments
Using Multiple Forms of Media At Once Correlates With Depression, Anxiety 174 comments
Disney Switching To Netflix For Exclusive Film Distribution 124 comments
Orphaned Works and the Requirement To Preserve Metadata 129 comments
The Promo Bay Blocked By UK ISPs 132 comments
A Tale of Two Companies 70 comments
Users Abandon Ship If Online Video Quality Is Not Up To Snuff, Says Study 155 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Console For the Kids This Holiday? 267 comments
Ask Slashdot: Which International Online Music Stores Are Legit? 166 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant? 547 comments
The Shumway Open SWF Runtime Project 99 comments
Director General of BBC Resigns Over "Poor Journalism" 214 comments
Ask Slashdot: Finding Legacy UnixWare Installation Media? 193 comments
Trans-Atlantic 8K/UHDTV Streaming With UltraGrid and Commodity PCs 58 comments
Canadian Spying Case Proves Floppy Drive Isn't Dead Yet 148 comments
FFmpeg 1.0 MultiMedia Library Released 82 comments
XBian's Koenkk Replies To the XBian/RaspBMC Flap 63 comments
Neil Young Pushes Pono, Says Piracy Is the New Radio 361 comments
The Implications of Google Restricting Access To Anti-Islam Film 727 comments
World's First Color Moving Pictures Discovered 105 comments
Apple Reportedly Planning Streaming Music Service 95 comments
With 'Access Codes,' Textbook Pricing More Complicated Than Ever 400 comments
Bruce Willis Considering Legal Action Against Apple Over iTunes Collection 570 comments
BBC Keeps Android Flash Alive In the UK 102 comments
Going All-Google To Replace Your PC and TV Service 134 comments
Creative Commons Urged To Drop Non-Free Clauses In CC 4.0 223 comments
Will Your Books and Music Die With You? 248 comments
MplayerX Leaving Mac App Store 225 comments
The Olympic Live Stream: Observations, Recommendations, Predictions 82 comments
BitTorrent Tries To Appease Users By Making Torrent Ads Optional 215 comments
Mozilla Adds H.264 Support To Android Firefox 77 comments
BBC Delivered 2.8PB On Busiest Olympics Day, Reaching 700Gb/s As Wiggo Won Gold 96 comments
Ask Slashdot: Personal Tape Drive NAS? 268 comments
Ouya Teams Up With XBMC 92 comments
The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents 180 comments
Why Internet Pirates Always Win 360 comments
Should Journalists Embrace Jargon? 184 comments
If You Lived In Riga, You Wouldn't Bother To Cut the Cord 195 comments
XBMC Ported To Android 121 comments
DirecTV Drops Viacom Channels 378 comments
YouTube-MP3 Ripper Creator Takes On Google 141 comments
Valve Hands Over Its Own Movie-Making Tools To Gamers 68 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Add New Tech To Old Van? 212 comments
ADA May Force Netflix To Provide Closed Captioning On Content 694 comments
MIT Research Amplifies Invisible Detail In Video 114 comments
RIAA Goes After CNET For Media-Conversion Software 257 comments
Another YouTube Conversion Site Clipped 94 comments
Mono Abandons Open Source Silverlight 336 comments
Dolby's TrueHD 96K Upsampling To Improve Sound On Blu-Rays 255 comments
Brazil Retailer Using Facebook Likes On Its Clothing Hangers 112 comments
Windows 8 Won't Play DVDs Unless You Pay For the Media Center Pack 734 comments
Microsoft Invests $300 Million In Nook e-Readers 197 comments
Sci-Fi Publisher Tor Ditches DRM For E-Books 280 comments
Chasing Federal Government IT Stories the Old-Fashioned Way (Video) 17 comments
30 Blu-ray Discs In a 1.5TB MiniDisc-Like Cassette 247 comments
Mozilla Testing Click-to-Play Option For Plugin Content 124 comments
MythTV 0.25 Released, New HW Acceleration and Audio Standards Support 144 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Make My Own Hardware Multimedia Player? 140 comments
SJVN Tells How Reporting on Linux Has Changed in the Last 10 Years (Video) 79 comments
Tensions Between Archivists and 'Occupy' Protesters Over Preserving the Movement 153 comments
Nano-SIM Decision Delayed 117 comments
Adobe Releases Last Linux Version of Flash Player 426 comments
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to SlashdotTV! (Video) 203 comments
Apple vs. Nokia, RIM and Motorola On Nano-SIM Standard 144 comments
Mozilla To Support H.264 249 comments
Wikipedia Didn't Kill Brittanica — Encarta Did 288 comments
Ruling Prohibits Kaleidescape From Selling, Supporting Movie Servers 136 comments
Third-Generation Apple TV Lands With a Thud 222 comments
Google Unifies Media, Apps Into Google Play 146 comments
Warner Bros: New Program To Digitize Your DVDs 371 comments
Why Distributing Music As 24-bit/192kHz Downloads Is Pointless 841 comments
The Fallout From a Flickr DMCA Takedown 170 comments
Your Next TV Interface Will Be a Tablet 210 comments
Eternal Copyright: a Modest Proposal 184 comments
VLC 2.0 'Twoflower' Released For Windows & Mac 299 comments
Amazon Blocks Video Streaming On BlackBerry Tablet, Blames Apple 128 comments
Tapeheads and the Quiet Return of VHS 446 comments
Tenative Ruling Against Kaleidescape in DVD CCA Case 150 comments
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