Category Archives: Media Content

DownloadBuyer.com adds new PC and Mac games to content catalogue

Now available the Latest and Greatest Games from Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Square-Enix, Eidos, Ubisoft, Capcom, Rockstar, Atari and many many more. All At Competitive Prices and Backed by Downloadbuyer’s Outstanding Customer Service

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer.com, the online software superstores, have just added over 1,000 new gaming titles to their gaming download store!

“An extensive games catalogue has always been planned at DownloadBuyer.com, and now it is a reality – it’s fair to say we now have one of the most extensive retail software catalogues in the world, covering Windows and Apple Mac, at very competitive prices and available within minutes of purchasing.” Said Jon Silvera, Managing Director of Downloadbuyer.com. Continue reading

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Flickr Killer? FSF backs MediaGoblin for free media sharing platform

Part of the official logo from the Free Softwa...

FSF backing MediaGoblin and StatusNet

FSF rallies support for GNU MediaGoblin to make media publishing free “as in freedom”

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ The Free Software Foundation is backing the GNU MediaGoblin project’s fundraiser at http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html – a community-developed free – as in freedom – software that enables users to share their experiences through photos, videos, and audio in a decentralised way.

MediaGoblin ‘sidesteps’ current media-publishing gatekeepers, FSF said. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Honestech Audio Recorder 3.0 Plus with USB Cassette Player

By ECM PLUS REVIEWS LAB

ECM Plus +++ With just a few clicks convert your analogue audio content into digital with the Honestech Audio Recorder 3.0 Plus.

Convert all of your music, including cassettes, LPs and 8-track tapes, into MP3s, WAV files, audio CDs and MP3 CDs, and listen to them on your portable music players, preserving and backing up your audio. Continue reading

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Belgian DAM doyen bolsters SDL links in CXM move

Image representing ADAM Software as depicted i...

Belgians bolster DAM efforts

Retail client content project spurs firms in joint operations for customer satisfaction

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ Ghent-based ADAM Software and SDL have just reaffirmed their partnership to offer customer experience to companies with large-scale e-commerce operations.

According to the two firms, the move builds on a national retail chain where SDL and ADAM Software carried out a seamless deployment of an online store containing hundreds of thousands of pieces of content. Continue reading

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New muzak model is music to the ears of British retailers

English: Stratford Shopping Centre.

EngIish shopping centre in Stratford

Licence-free background music service MusicStream claims millions in saving for retailers

By ECM Plus Staff

ECM Plus +++ MusicStream, a royalty-free music operator has just launches a new service which boasts to be an exclusively rights-free digital background music service.

According to the company, the music and management control features have been designed specifically for retail, leisure and hospitality business use. Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: CES – Gadget glut betrays storage setbacks

Consumer Electronics Show

CES show portends cost conundrums

No more gimmickry please, just give us the skinny

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Bullshitometers are very much in evidence at this year’s annual CES bash for boffins of all things tech gadget enslavement. Continue reading

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Filed under Data storage, Digital asset management, Digital Media Management (DMM), Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Storage, Information Management, Media asset management, Media Content, Mobile Content, NAS (Network Attached Storage), SAN (Storage Area Networks)

Christmas cracker for content apps at Downloadbuyer.com

SFX Magix Samplitude Music Studio.
Image by NilmaBoston

Magix, Content Watch and other software discounts at online software emporium

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Online software superstore DownloadBuyer is offering 50 percent discounts on its wide range of software products throughout December 2011.

According to the company, the range with the discounts includes apps from mediAvatar, Xilisoft, Wondershare, Magix, O&O, eJay, Innoheim, MacPhun, ABBYY, UpdateStar, Emsisoft, Serif, Abylonsoft, BitDefender and Content Watch. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Magix Rescue Your Videotapes! 4.0

SCART connector, photo taken in Sweden

Wave goodbye to dusty old tapes and bulky cases

by ECM Plus Labs

ECM Plus +++ When it comes to valuable digital assets, few would argue that old family videos and precious moments from our cultural heritage, birthdays, Christmas morning, family weddings, first steps, proud father, Mother’s Day, and so on and so forth, are those moments that many families have made Olde Worlde tape-based videos of, but are in large part, currently languishing in a dusty box in the garage or in the attic. Continue reading

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Money and votes behind House Bill easing sharing of video rental information

English: Vector art of a VHS tape on a diagona...

Bill passed that allows for VSPs to obtain consent on an "...ongoing basis..."

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill (HR 2471) that would amend the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 to ease restrictions on sharing of video rental information.

The bill is supported by Facebook, Netflix, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Digital Media Association. The measure is opposed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Continue reading

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Software giveaway brings Yuletide cheer

A stachue of santa clausYo-ho-ho! ‘Tis the season of goodwill to all men.

DownloadBuyer.com has over ten grand’s worth of software to give away throughout December

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer, the online software store, is to give away £10,000 worth of software for Windows and Mac OS in their ‘Christmas Lucky Dip’ promotion.

Jon Silvera, managing director commented: “DownloadBuyer.com continues to see strong growth. To celebrate, we pulled together a massive prize pot donated from participating vendors and are both proud and excited to pass these on to our customers as a thank you over the Christmas period. So along with many half price offers over Xmas there’ 50/50 chance to pick up a totally free product on top”. Continue reading

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Media mashup toolkit proffers content ubiquity

Various Blu-rays at Barnes & Noble, The Shops ...

Disc ripperama - for 'backups' of precious content

BinaryDistribution launches mediAvatar media toolkit

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ BinaryDistribution has just launched its latest version of mediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate and Media Toolkit.

According to the company, mediAvatar Media toolkit Ultimate for Windows and Mac OS X based computers is the quintessential toolkit for backing up* DVDs and Blu-rays protecting the original discs from scratches and general wear and tear. Continue reading

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StarForce updates audio and video content protection app

The original logo.

Plus ca change: Media copyright issues have been around for years

Updated version for audio/visual content protection and licensing

By ECM Plus staf

ECM Plus +++ StarForce has just released an updated version of FrontLine Audio/Video, the professional software app for protecting audio and video content from unauthorised copying and distribution. Continue reading

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Filed under Content Monetization, Content Protection, Content Security, Data protection, Digital asset management, Digital Media Management (DMM), Digital rights management, Document asset management, Media asset management, Media Content, Vendor News

Free video content downloader app hits the streets

YouTube's current headquarters in San Bruno, C...

Get the picture: Users' YouTube vids and others now grab-able with new app.

Version 1.20 can download video files from online service for free

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Click-2U has just released YouTube Downloader, afree software app that enables users to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Metacafe, GodTube, Veoh, Vevo, Vimeo and others and convert them to other video formats. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Verbatim Executive 500GB USB3.0 External HDD

Verbatim Executive 500Gb HDD

Portable drive with encrpytion, backup and power saving functionality

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ With the rise and rise of private cloud, NAS boxes and SSD portable media, the role of localised storage will always be as important if not more so than entrusting one’s priceless personal data to the vagaries of a remote public cloud, where one’s data may be lost, deleted, or simply vanish forever as happened to Flickr in recent times. Continue reading

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Filed under Data privacy, Data storage, Digital Media Management (DMM), Disaster Recovery, Hardware Reviews, Media Content, Mobile Content, Reviews

Image bank proffers freebie pix content for creatives

Photo album

Image: For Inspiration Only via Flickr

Kiosked image bank to monetize online content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In-content online ad platform provider Kiosked has launched a ‘free’ Image Bank that the company said can enable online publishers and creatives to earn on the acquisitive ‘impulses’ their content may engender.

According to the company, the free app can can be freely downloaded and creators get paid for their images. Apparently, the Kiosked Image Bank is free to use without infringing any copyrights, the company said. Continue reading

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IBC 2011 PREVIEW: Content recommendation becoming a big turn on

ThinkAnalytics - content recommendation and targeting advertising - ECM Plus - www.ecmplus.com

People switching on to content recommendations – ThinkAnalytics

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Over the past year, ten major operators have switched on to using the ThinkAnalytics Content Recommendations Engine, the company said.

According to ThinkAnalytics, customers, including BSkyB and Virgin Media, have chosen ThinkAnalytics for personalised viewing with the roll-out of ThinkAnalytics’ complete recommendations engine. Continue reading

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