Rovi aims for consumer digital video with $720M Sonic Solutions buy

Seemingly out of nowhere, the content guide and copy protection specialist Rovi announced tonight that it intends to acquire digital media company Sonic Solutions, maker of the popular Roxio media creation software, for $720 million.

VLC Media Player lets you play any video file on your iPhone

Forget about the slog of converting video files to play on your iPhone. The VLC Media Player app, which was first released for the iPad in September and lets you play practically any video file, has been updated today to support the iPhone and iPod Touch.