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Offline cianjo

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2007, 01:38:54 pm »
Someone earlier in the thread mentioned foobar2000 for Windows. It rocks.
Unfortunately there seem to be no plans for a *nix version.
Instead, there's gmusicbrowser.
It also rocks. It's pretty close to foobar in terms of philosophy, being nice and lightweight on the memory.
What I've also found is that it's pretty fast when you have a lot of music.
Not to mention its scrobblingness and songlyricsfetchingness and other happy plugins.
If you like it, send Quentin an email; he's most likely to reply. :)

If you want to go console-based, try cplay and cmus. Pytone looks good as well, but I haven't managed to get my head around its interface.
Cmus also seems to have issues with some id3 tags. Think of cplay as winamp in a terminal. ^^

For reading comics and stuff, there's comix. It has a special manga mode too ^^
« Last Edit: May 13, 2007, 01:48:54 pm by cianjo »

Offline Daedalos

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2007, 12:51:54 am »
Foxit PDF Reader 2.0, lightweight (~2MB) PDF Reader with annotation features (much faster than Adobe's reader, in my opinion)
GX::Transcoder, great tool for transcoding any kind of media
WinDirStat, used for viewing disk usage statistics
Speedfan, tool to monitor voltages, fan speeds and temperatures
Floats Mobile Agent, a powerful phone editing tool that allows users to easily manage all of the personal data stored in their phones (currently for SE phones only)
DosBox, Dos emulator for Windows / Linux and FreeBSD (emulates an Intel x86 PC, complete with sound, graphics, mouse, modem, etc.)

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2007, 10:21:32 am »
@cianjo: you might also want to take a look at Muine or Sonata too!

Some new downloads worth checking out are Quizo's QTTabBar (add tabs to windows explorer) and QTToolbar (some other nifty features for windows explorer.)

:) well worth the download.

And of course, an application i can't do without: Launchy ... launchy is a keyword launcher, like quicksilver for mac ... it's very nice

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Offline staticity

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2007, 06:10:02 am »
another good mac torrent program

Transmission: Lightweight, and not half bad. There's a Linux version, too!
I need more upstream bandwidth...

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2007, 06:22:12 am »
Did they get the kinks worked out of transmission?  Last I heard it was banned on a bunch of servers for spamming the server.  There were also reports of it corrupting downloads so it might be a good idea to crc stuff after it finishes. 

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2007, 08:26:49 am »
does anyone here knows any program that saves frames from AVI files (frame by frame) which you can then use to make a GIF? thanks.

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Offline Daedalos

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2007, 11:56:43 am »
does anyone here knows any program that saves frames from AVI files (frame by frame) which you can then use to make a GIF? thanks.
You can use VirtualDub for this kind of job.
Just open the file you want to strip and go to "File" > "Save Image Sequence".
If you don't want to export the whole clip, simply add some keyframes to your movie with VirtualDub before you save it as an image sequence. (By clicking on the "Mark in" and "Mark out" buttons at the bottom)

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Offline ZenOfBelan

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2007, 03:11:54 am »
Useful for people who have Windows desktops and Linux or Mac servers ... Xming
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Offline JBL

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2007, 05:37:55 pm »
most of the applications posted here can be downloaded at FileHippo

for free Old versions of applications visit OldVersion Website/
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Offline Cosmosis

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2007, 03:12:07 am »
Some for the Ubuntu crowd(Note: Using Ubuntu 7.10):

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full
Integrates with Archive Manager, so you can right click a .7z file and select "Extract here"

sudo apt-get install exaile
Very nice music player, similar to amaroK

sudo apt-get install mplayer
mplayer's my prefered movie player, when used with...

sudo apt-get install smplayer
...the smplayer frontend.

sudo apt-get install vlc
Another nice movie player, though not quite as nice(for me) as mplayer

Automatix, while a neat idea, is apparently rather..messy...with its install routines and other things.(Or was, last I heard)

Can also check out for .deb files for various programs that might not be in the repositories. You can select from 32/64 bit 7.04/7.10 packages.

Offline Cosmosis

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2007, 07:30:37 am »
While killing time waiting for a certain site to come up, so I can grab some Bleach manga(first manga I'll be reading on Ubuntu. Fun times.), I searched Synaptic Package Manager and came across:


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    * » Fullscreen mode.
    * » Double page mode.
    * » Fit-to-screen, fit width and fit height modes.
    * » Zooming and scrolling.
    * » Rotation and mirroring.
    * » Magnifying lens.
    * » Changeable image scaling quality.
    * » Image enhancements.
    * » Can read right-to-left to fit manga etc.
    * » Caching for faster page flipping.
    * » Bookmarks support.
    * » Customizable GUI.
    * » Archive comments support.
    * » Archive converter.
    * » Thumbnail browser.
    * » Standards compliant.
    * » Comic book library.
    * » Available in 17 different languages.
    * » Reads most common image formats.
    * » Reads ZIP and tar archives natively, and RAR archives through the unrar program.
    * » Runs on Linux, *BSD and virtually any other UNIX-like OS.
    * » More!

Download page has source and compile/install instructions as well as packages for:

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    *  » Gentoo
    * » Debian
    * » Ubuntu
    * » FreeBSD
    * » NetBSD
    * » OpenBSD
    * » DragonFly BSD
    * » Source Mage
    * » Arch Linux
    * » Linspire
    * » ALT Linux
    * » Fedora Extras
    * » Mandriva Linux
    * » SUSE
    * » Frugalware Linux
    * » Slackware

Offline pds1337

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2008, 08:48:26 pm »
does anyone here knows any program that saves frames from AVI files (frame by frame) which you can then use to make a GIF? thanks.

I got exactly what you want:

Something like this is the result:

Program: Fast Video Indexer
URL: (

Token from the website:

Find video scenes
Browse you entire video collection to find video scenes. Browsing is faster and easier than searching and you dont have to spend time trying to invent tags for your video clips.

Generate video web indexes
Generate html video indexes and share your video memories without forcing your friends to spend ages downloading large video files.

Stop wasting time
Batch capture frames automatically from all your video clips. Stop building your video collection into a large pile of work just waiting to be sorted and organized. With Fast video indexer you can keep your entire video collection indexed and browsable at all time.

Organize your videos with index pictures
Index picture gives quick overview of a complete videos.

Extract jpeg shots from videos
Fast video indexer creates a playlist with standard jpeg screen captures, ready to be viewed in the free inzomia image viewer or edited with your favorite image editor.
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Offline ElecNinja

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2008, 07:53:41 am »
Sorry to bring up a very old topic, but these are just some things I find useful that aren't mentioned here.

"Super Converter"
Super Converter is what it names says, a super converter. It has the ability to convert a wide number of audio/video files into other formats, such as .flc to .avi
It's only drawback is that it cannot include subtitles from .mkv files.

"All to Avi"
A program that can convert .mkv and other formats into .avi with the subtitles embedded. The only problem is that the text is a bit strange, and sometimes it can be mistimed.

No, this isn't a fat lady singing. It's a webbrowser that existed before Firefox. It has been proven it tests to be one of the fastest major web browser out there. It isn't bloated even though it includes many features that can only be found in Firefox through extensions. It has also been one of the major innovators in many of the things we love in web browsers today. Tabbed browsing, mouse gestures, and other neat little things originated from Opera.
The only aspect where it is under par compared with Firefox is adblocking. Adblock Plus is quite superior in it's capabilities and ease of use to the content blocking abilities of Opera. This can be remedied by using "Privoxy" which seems to be quite competant.
Many people don't use Opera just because it isn't open-source, but does open-source really matter? Opera has been noted to be very prompt in fixing security bugs in their browser. So it isn't as if it isn't any less secure that Firefox.
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Offline AnimeJanai

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2008, 08:05:55 am »
QuickSFV -- Generate or read lists of CRC and MD5 values to verify your files.  Can remember files that were checked in the past and skip rechecking them.   Can also generate an ".SFV" file which is one of the allowable extras types files you can add along with your torrent upload.

Offline Tatsujin

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2008, 02:10:32 am »
Web Designing -- Microsoft Expression Web. Started using it about a week ago. Results? -->;postatt_id=11844; and;postatt_id=11845;. This is my first time doing things like that, and EW gives me the options to create i-frames. The graphic themes were also done by me, the program I used, of course, is Photoshop CS3. (edit)

Dreamweaver is such a beautiful program, but doesn't offer me the options that EW does which is sad ... very sad. I have it and I like it, but not my taste.
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Offline Anomaly

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2008, 02:02:37 am »
Excuse me, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good dvd program that would enable me to burn soft-subbed video files? Thank you for taking the time to read this.  ;D

Offline Narco

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2008, 10:30:35 pm »
Taskbar Shuffle, Awesome app that allows you to reorganize items on your Taskbar, System Tray, and Quicklaunch.

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2008, 08:29:36 pm »
Half-open limit fix 2.9

I know most of you are familiar with the Lvllord half-open connections patch, and some with another similar utility called BIOT, however those are specially tailored for xp 32 bit and as many are making the transitions/downupgrades to 64bit and Vista then this supports the following systems; (currently)

Windows XP SP2(x86,x64)/SP3
Server 2003 SP1(x86)/SP2(x86,x64)
Server 2008(x86,x64)
Vista without SP(x86,x64)
Vista with SP1(x86,x64) addition, the site and project seem well maintained, so should previous patches stop working because of Windows Updates, there's likely to be a new patch ready soon...

If your Windows log displays Event ID 4226 and your torrents turn red within a short time and pages have difficulties to load while your p2papplication runs in the background, then you KNOW you need this :P...

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Offline moonspot

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2008, 07:39:57 am »
I'm surprised no one's mentioned these (I might have missed them)

spybot - search and destroy - spyware / security software
Avast - anti-virus / security (one year trial/free)
monkey audio - audio / ripper
7-zip - .zip .rar / File compression program
faststone - basic picture/Image editor
tversity - media center file sharing your anime on your PS3
Duplicate File Finder - as advertised. awesome when you need it
open office - productivity software / stick it to the man!

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Re: Useful software repository.
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2008, 01:08:20 am »
i dont Know why but i used this to recode some vids for my ipod and it did a really good job at it
Ultra MPEG-4 Converter

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as my buddy runs the site
anime need i say more....wait forgot Manga to lol