Silicon Valley News

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Editor's Choice: Open source media app in beta for Mac

A new file-swapping media application that lets you share photos, movies and music has been released by startup company doubleTwist. The startup was co-founded by "DVD Jon" Lech Johansen, notorious for his involvement in developing software that allowed the bypassing of DVD copy protection. A public beta for Mac allows you to share  media with your contacts, doubleTwist friends, or seamlessly export to Facebook, YouTube or Flickr. The application supports many devices, including Android and Blackberry phones. Moving photos, music and videos to and from these attached devices will seamlessly convert the media to the appropriate formats. A future update will include support for the iPhone and iPod.