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WinX DVD Ripper: Convert / Play DVDs on Windows 10

Infopackets Reader Steve G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just upgraded my PC to Windows 10 and I noticed that Windows Media Player no longer plays DVDs in Windows 10 . In Windows 7 it worked without a problem. I researched this issue and it appears that ... this 'feature' was removed on purpose because newer PCs and laptops do not have DVD players. As such, Microsoft has dropped all support for Windows 10 DVD playback in Windows Media Player. I plan on purchasing a thin ultrabook laptop (with no DVD player) soon. As such, I'd like to convert my DVDs into AVI or MP4 (for example) so I ... (view more)

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iPhones, VLC Player Both At Risk

Users of both Apple devices and the VLC media player should watch out for potentially serious security bugs. The former is a particular embarrassment for Apple. It turns out the company fixed a security bug in iOS 12.3 in April, then accidentally ... removed the fix in iOS 12.4, which it released last month. It now plans to fix it imminently in an emergency update to be titled iOS 12.4.1. The bug is very serious as it potentially allows a rogue app to "execute arbitrary code with system privileges." That effectively means malware could have complete control over an iOS device, something that's ... (view more)

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'VLC Media Player 2.1.0', and 'Zoner Photo Studio Free'

VLC Media Player 2.1.0 This free, open-source cross-platform multimedia player allows you to play virtually any type of multimedia file as well as DVDs, audio CDs, and various streaming protocols. The maker of this software, VideoLAN, is a ... non-profit organization. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ Zoner Photo Studio Free Edit all of your favorite images with the newest version of Zoner Photo Studio. This program allows you to get creative with images, giving you a wide variety of tools to add flair to your favorite photographs. Features include quick filter, tilt-shift effect, and easy ... (view more)

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'VLC Media Player 2.0.5', and 'AutoHotkey'

VLC Media Player 2.0.5 The free and open-source VLC Media Player allows you to play most multimedia files and streaming video protocols on your computer. In addition, you can also enjoy DVDs and audio CDs. This program is available for both Windows ... and Mac OS X. http://www.videolan.org AutoHotkey AutoHotkey allows you to create your very own computer shortcuts, thereby saving you time when doing frequent tasks. Using this tool you can create hotkeys for a keyboard, mouse, and even a joystick. Virtually any key, button, or combination you like can become a hotkey. http://www. ... (view more)

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'LibreOffice Productivity Suite 3.3.0 Beta 2', and 'VLC Media Player 1.1.4'

LibreOffice Productivity Suite 3.3.0 Beta 2 LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software to use and distribute. The following software packages ... are intended to give you a first impression of what LibreOffice is. http://www.documentfoundation.org VLC Media Player 1.1.4 VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is simple to use, yet very powerful and ... (view more)

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