A new version for VLC media player

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VLC media player – the cross-platform media player and streaming server

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

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YouTube Desktop is NOW iDesktop.tv

  idesktop-tv-lYouTube Desktop has a new name – iDesktop.tv! The relaunch of the website comes not only with a new name but with plenty of cool new features that will make your browsing and downloading videos even more fun!

The only purpose of our team is to bring satisfaction to all our users and that’s why we tried to fulfil all your wishes in this new version of our website. iDesktop.tv offers you the same design and possibilities as YouTube Desktop but we added many more features that will bring you an even more pleasant experience.

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With iDesktop.tv you can make a list of your favourite videos and browse them easily any time you want. When you download a video, you can choose from a great variety of formats to convert it to – AVI, MP4, 3GP, 3GP2, MOV, WMV, FLV, EXE or ZIP. These are a lot more than before and now you have the chance to play the downloaded video with almost any player on your PC, mobile phone, iPhone or iPod without using any other convert program.

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Mediadefender hack costs company 825,000 USD. Pirate Bay’s Secret Sourse?

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Those 6000 Mediadefender emails that leaked onto the web in September cost the anti-piracy outlet dearly: A recent SEC filing of Mediadefender parent ArtistDirect reveals that the company lost at least 825,000 dollars due to the hack – enough money to eat up all of ArtistDirect’s profits for the third quarter. The biggest chunk of the money was apparently spent to keep Mediadefender’s clients on board.
A hacker group that called itself Mediadefender-Defenders managed to get hold of a vast email archive in September that contained nine months of internal correspondence. It looks like the hackers were able to hack into one of the employee’s GMail account. The SEC filing shows how serious the breach was:

"These e-mails contained confidential information and communications covering a wide variety of internal issues, including personal data, customer data and pricing information, and other sensitive information."

Part of the "other sensitive information" were also passwords that seem to have given them access data for various servers. The source code of some of Mediadefender’s anti-piracy software and a transcript of a phone call appeared online soon after.
The SEC filing also details why this breach was so expensive:

 

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