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Windows 8.1 expands video compatibility with app-based MKV support

By adding MKV, the de-facto open standard file extension for high-definition video, Microsoft makes it easier for users to stay within its Windows ecosystem when viewing videos. It'll also be native to Windows 10.

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VLC for Windows Phone enters beta, for old-school video viewers

VLC is legendary for being able to play pretty much any video. Now that streaming services are common, however, it's more of a niche app than it used to be.

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Unreleased Sony movies appear on filesharing sites after devastating hack

Sony Pictures said it's cooperating with law enforcement to address the incident

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Bah humbug: Redbox jacks rental prices by up to 50 percent

Bad news, Redbox fans: Renting movies and games is about to become more expensive.

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Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

USB 3.1 will support the MHL 3 specification, which can stream 4K mobile video transfers from mobile devices.

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Facebook will be mostly video in 5 years, Zuckerberg says

Video will appear more prominently in users' feeds over time, the CEO said

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Report: Xbox Entertainment Studios not quite dead yet

The Hollywood Reporter says that Microsoft is in talks with Warner Bros. to revive its shuttered business for developing original video content.

on techhive.com

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service to focus its attention on its popular site for streaming game play.

on techhive.com

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Premiere Pro CC 2014 review: New features allow video editors to do more

Adobe provides even more tweaks and features to its video editor -- all of which make for a better program.

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Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.