Posts Tagged ‘DVD’

7-Zip Vulnerability Affects Security Software

Friday, May 13th, 2016

This might be a tricky problem to deal with, especially when you consider that other third-party programs that use 7-Zip libraries are also vulnerable.

7-Zip is a popular open source file compression program that supports all major compression formats and support for a variety of other features. Talos, a Cisco company, discovered a vulnerability in 7-Zip that allows attackers to run code on computer systems that has the same rights as the underlying process. To be precise, the vulnerability was found in the code that handle Universal Disk Format (UDF) files in 7-Zip.


How to Share an Optical Drive in a Local Network

Monday, April 7th, 2014

In most cases, this trick would generally be more useful in home applications rather than business applications, but it’s still a handy trick none the less.

Most desktop PCs ship with an optical drive, usually either a DVD drive or a Blu-Ray drive while mobile PCs may not always ship with one. Especially tablets, netbooks and other low cost or small form factor devices do not ship with one usually. If you need to access files stored on a DVD, drivers for example, tools, or media then you have two main options to achieve that.


How to Play Blu-Ray Movies on Windows 8

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Evidently, the stock version of Windows 8 doesn’t support the DVD or Blu-Ray formats … but here’s a Windows 8 media pack that will add support for video playback (better hurry though, it’ll cost you $20 after 1/31/2012!)

It feels kinda strange that Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 comes without options to play DVD or Blu-Ray movies out of the box. It may make sense from Microsoft’s perspective, as the company has to pay licensing fees to include the technologies required to play DVD and Blu-Ray discs in Windows 8, and that it can drop the cost of the system which may or may not be also beneficial to consumers.


Bye Bye Blockbuster

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Most people have been expecting Blockbuster to go under for the last couple years. I don’t really miss Blockbuster, but I’ll be seriously bummed if Border’s Books goes under …

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

That Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection isn’t surprising. Holding out for so long is the real shocker. I expected today’s filing at the beginning of 2009. This outcome was inevitable and may yet foreshadow future bankruptcy filings from other dinosaurs of the retail analog age, such as Borders Books.