Category: Reviews

Rip DVD BlueRay and Transcode Videos with VidCoder

If you want to save your DVD and BlueRay movies into MP4 or MKV video files or just want to convert a video from one format to another, then you can use the free tool VidCoder. VidCoder is a DVD or Bluray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It does not support ripping encrypted DVD or Blueray disks. It uses HandBrake, that we have posted about before, as its encoding engine. Unlike Handbrake, the VidCoder interface is very easy to use and offers many more options.

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Search Wi-Fi Networks with Homedale Wi-Fi/WLAN Monitor

Wi-Fi networks have quickly gained popularity in the past few years for accessing the publicly available Internet. For using public Internet through you Wi-Fi, you need a computer equipped with a Wi-Fi adapter. If you have more than one Wi-Fi networks available in your area, then you should connect to the one with better signal strength. You can search for Wi-Fi networks and view their signal strengths using the free software called Homedale Wi-Fi/WLAN Monitor.

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CDInfo Gives Information About Your CD, DVD and BD Media

Sometimes we download an ISO that claims to be a bootable CD image but it does not seem to work. That makes us think if the ISO is really bootable or our system is not properly configured to boot from a CD. Instead of rebooting your PC and checking your system BIOS for settings, it is quicker to check if a CD or DVD is bootable or not. The freeware program CDInfo helps you find such information about your optical media (CD, DVD and Blueray disks).

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Put Your System Under Stress Test with HeavyLoad

Some men love to to brag about their automobiles, while others love to talk about how powerful their computers are. If you think your system is loaded with power, then you might want to put it under the stress test of freeware program HeavyLoad. It puts your workstation or server PC under a heavy load and lets you test whether they will still run reliably.

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Install Flash, Java, .NET, C++ Runtimes, Silverlight, DirectX using All in One Runtimes

After a fresh install of Windows, it needs many different types of plugins and runtimes in order to properly use the computer. You can go from one website to another, download these runtimes and install them manually, or you can use the All in One Runtimes package which can install all these runtimes automatically. It contains all versions of .NET framework, Java, Flash, Shockwave, C++ runtimes libraries, DirectX, Silverlight and more.

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Win32 Disk Imager : Create and Restore Bootable Disk Images to USB Keys and SD Cards

Win32 Disk Imager is for USB keys and memory cards, what ImgBurn is for the CDs and DVDs. More and more people are now using USB keys in place of the older and slower CDs. Many linux distributions like Ubuntu are now offered in a bootable USB key. Fortunately, there is an open-source program called Win32 Disk Imager that lets you create disk images from USB keys or memory cards and restore them later.

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How to Find Which .NET Versions Are Installed in Windows

Some programs downloaded from the internet are programmed using the Microsoft .NET technology and require the .NET framework to be installed before you can run them. Microsoft .NET has many versions starting from 1.0 to the latest 4.5. Fortunately, there is a free program called .NET Version Detector which finds and tells you which versions of .NET are installed on your PC. If a version of .NET is not found on your PC, then it also displays a link to download and install it.

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Light Image Resizer : Batch Resize Photos

When you hang out with friends regularly, it is a nice idea to keep a digital camera with you to save those precious moments. All these modern digital cameras capture these moments and save them in form of high resolution large size images. Often you have to resize those images into a smaller size for everyday use, sharing, printing and uploading on social networking sites. You can use Light Image Resizer for batch resizing, converting and online sharing your collection of photos.

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Audiggle : Identify Which Song is Being Played

When we listen to a song that we have never listened to before, then we want to know more about that song – when that song came out, what is the name of the album and artist etc. This happens to all of us especially when listening to the radio. Earlier I used to try to memorize the lyrics to later google them and hoping to find some information. But now I have found an amazing application called Audiggle which can identify any song or music being played on your PC, Radio or TV.

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Carroll : Set Different Screen Resolution for Every Windows User

I remember when I was a school kid, I had to share my computer with my sister. She used to change desktop wallpaper, Windows fonts and screen resolution to her like and it was a headache for me to use computer with her settings. If you share your computer with other users, then you can have different screen resolutions for every Windows user using the free tool called Carroll. It lets you select and change the screen resolution for any user and change it every time Windows starts.

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