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Twitch streaming from your PC guide: Getting your hardware together

Before you even sign up for a Twitch account, it's a good idea to round up some equipment.

By January 26, 2016


New Mac malware disguised with right-to-left encoding trick

Signed with a valid Apple ID, Backdoor:Python/Janicab.A uses a Unicode trick to pass as a standard document instead of an application.

By July 15, 2013


Encode videos with a single click

On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to convert movies straight from Finder in OS X Lion without fussing with extra programs.

July 2, 2012


Correction: Google and VP8

The caption beneath the graph incorrectly identified the top performing encoder shown in the graph itself. That encoder is Google's Foxtail VP8 encoder.

By March 28, 2013


How to encode movies to play on your Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1's beautiful 1,280x800-pixel screen is great for watching movies. If your movie isn't already in one of the supported formats or it's still on a DVD, you'll need to encode/re-encode it first. We'll show you how.

By August 10, 2011


Convert videos to Flash with FFMPEG

FFMPEG, the open-source, command-line encoder, can produce some excellent results. If you need to convert one video type to another, it can be exceedingly useful.

By April 15, 2012


Google ratchets up VP8 video quality--but so do video rivals

The "Duclair" release brings Google's royalty-free video encoder software to version 1.0.0. But a sequel to rival H.264 is waiting in the wings, too.

By January 30, 2012


Microsoft awarded patent for graphics chip video encoding

Microsoft awarded patent for already common practice of graphics chip video encoding.

By October 12, 2010


Apple's lossless audio format goes open source

Apple's lossless encoder and decoder has gone open source, 7 years after it was introduced to let users rip CD-quality music into files that could be archived.

By October 28, 2011


Netflix tells all about video encoding process

Netflix explains its process for encoding movies for the company's streaming movie service.

By November 19, 2008