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1 hour 24 min ago Best Free CD-DVD Burning Software Anupam

Seems like OpenCandy is no longer being bundled with CDBurnerXP. The latest version is clean. There is also no such notification on the download page about bundled software. There used to be one earlier.

I downloaded and installed the latest version and can confirm that it's clean.

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1 hour 37 min ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used Remah

PicPick is the top pick (no pun intended) in Best Free All-in-one Design Tools.

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2 hours 41 min ago The Best Free Screenshot Tool I Have Used a_quester

The best free screen-grabber I have used is "PicPick." It includes an image editor, color picker, color palette, magnifier, pixel ruler, protractor, cross hair, and whiteboard.

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3 hours 5 min ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

SafeKeep is a centralized and easy to use backup application that combines the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup. It sets up the appropriate environment for compatible backup packages and simplifies the process of running them:
http://safekeep.sourceforge.net/

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3 hours 21 min ago Best Free PC Games Panzer

Starpiecer - "... You are a trans-galactic ripper assigned on the impossible mission of saving our unique fragile world which has been compromised by the aggressive intrusion of alien forces though the hole in the space-time continuum. That's why you find yourself slipping from one dimension to another either fighting enemies or preserving friendly environment. Beware: destructions in your home world brings only pain and suffering for you while demolition of enemies boosts your energy and helps to carry on your journey ...":
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=39357

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5 hours 56 min ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer MidnightCowboy

This applies to any program of this type and also to registry cleaners which is why we include a warning advisory in the introduction. MC - Site Manager.

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9 hours 19 min ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Remah

There are many reasons why people might need the space and might not be because there is not enough space on the hard disk.

I just had a temporary problem on one of my partitions (logical drives on one hard disk). There was only 2 of 100GB free even after cleaning up all the files. So I did what this article instructs to free up some space. This allowed me to complete the testing I was doing. After I finished I uninstalled all the programs I no longer needed and had about 25 GB free again.

It was easier to delete the files than to repartition the hard disk, which would have affected five partitions just to expand that one logical drive.

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9 hours 41 min ago Best Free Download Manager George.J

Thanks for the info. I'll review it.

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10 hours 33 min ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole sewerurchin

I don't mean to be rude and I understand that some people are working under severe restrictions. But for the most part, I think that if you are so tight on disk space that you are trying to squeeze out an extra few gigs of storage then you would be better off just upgrading your hard disk or adding another. Disk space is cheap and I doubt that this sort of cleanup is going to have any significant positive effect on the system. Maybe you just like to tweak your system - that's fine. Just my two cents...

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12 hours 16 min ago Best Free Media Center Software ccrocker

Hi George. I'm one of the MeediOS developers. I'd be interested in any feedback you had. Always working to make MeediOS better. You indicated you could not manage your libraries which is actually one of MeediOS strengths compared to other options. Could you provide some more color? Thanks!

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15 hours 24 min ago Stitch MP3 Files Together Or Extract Audio From Video ehorwitz1

Interesting and something I was looking for. I had some unexpected results and haven't yet checked with the website's people, but here's what I found:

I started with about eleven small-ish MP3 files created with a variable bit rate (VBR), maximum of 128. These are audio book sections. After using the website, the resulting single file was twice the size I expected. Turns out the file had a fixed bit rate of 256. Not sure why, but that's what I got.

I'll post when I have more info, or if anyone prefers to look into it themselves, have at it.

Still, a very good, easy to use site that is quick with good results.

Thanks, Rob!

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16 hours 3 min ago Best Free Tune-up Program For Computer spaarks

Toolwiz Care. This procuct is dangerous. After using the default cleanup I got "Resource file C_PsdRsDll" error appears when I start the computer.

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16 hours 12 min ago 600 Free e-Books, Including A Physics Classic AJNorth

For many, the Feynman, Leighton and Sands set (with their bright red covers) is a treasured part of their library.

Some may recall a saying from the 1960s (the halcyon days of science education in the U.S.), "At Caltech, we treat our undergraduates as graduate students, and our graduate students as faculty." One brief shining moment...

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18 hours 26 min ago Best Free Download Manager Naveen D

EagleGet v2.0.1.6 Stable was released on 13th september

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20 hours 33 min ago Best Free Desktop Search Utility Baskinghobo

What is faster? windows 8/7 search or locate32?

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1 day 4 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Aninnymous

I would backup your files on the current boot partition and then install a new boot partition & Win 7-64 in the larger 217 Gb partition, wipe the old one / turn it into a non-bootable partition.

Some partition tools may allow you to use non-contiguous media but probably not worth the time messing with it. I quite like the free MiniTool Partition Wizard.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

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1 day 4 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Aninnymous

Yes. Run the Disk Cleanup program after installing the update as described here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/10/07/breaking-news-r...

The "Windows Update Cleanup" line will show you how much ...\winsxs file space will be freed. You checkmark this line to remove the dupes.

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1 day 6 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] MidnightCowboy

There is still a backlog of codes for applications made before the official start time. These are currently being sorted by MiniTool. If yours, or anyone else's issues are not resolved, please send another mail directly to MiniTool. MC - Site Manager.

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1 day 12 hours ago Best Free Outliner CASD

No word count...on cherry tree..So doesn't work for me...
When are developers going to learn that writers want a Word Count...

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1 day 14 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Chiron

Were these messages you saw in the lower-right corner of the screen in a small popup window? If so, then I just added advice on how to disable these advertisements to the article. I apologize, I had meant to mention this previously, but forgot to include it in a previous revision.

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1 day 15 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software Krieg C

Well, I tried it, I'm sure it's a wonderful program, BUT, even after a careful installation, it nags the devil out of you to sign up for the stuff you didn't want. Have been using Bitdefender for a year, no problems. Before that, was using Avast, my favorite, but Avast changed something in their detection rules and it would not allow me the see my security cameras for remote sites. I have income properties in other states.
So, ran a scan with the Comodo antivirus, O (zero) detection. This tells me that the Bitdefender is doing its job, and I am ALL OVER the internet.
Sorry, I can't for the life of me see why anyone would rate this as their number 1 source for protection. It's intrusive, and it nags the heck out of to sign up for the add ons you didn't want in the first place.

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1 day 15 hours ago Wallpaper of the Week: Rusted Old Lock with Mystery Background rhiannon

@Nosmo
Thanks for the ID, mystery solved. :)

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1 day 21 hours ago Grab this Text Editor with a Grammar Checker and More Amanda Hanks

I guess I will be getting this app soon. Not for anything but unintentionally, my grammar must be checked once in awhile. But I need a similar one for my email account as well.

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1 day 23 hours ago 600 Free e-Books, Including A Physics Classic Former Physicist

The newly released material are not the seven Cornell lectures of 1964, but a two-year series that Feynman delivered over (about) 1963 through 1965 to freshmen and sophomores at CalTech. (For the final year, I was a teaching assistant for the course. We graduate students learned much more than the undergraduates.)

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2 days 3 hours ago Best Free Homebrew (Beer Recipe) Software headbrewer

Hi, a while back i created my own beer recipe calculator and have been recently putting some trial recipes through it. It isn't as feature rich as the ones mentioned above but it suits me fine.
Anyway you are welcome to try it, it's totally free and can be found at http://www.brewengine.co.uk

Any constructive comments would also be appreciated.

Thanks

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2 days 7 hours ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With Jojo Yee

You're welcome kennym and it's great that you find it useful.

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2 days 7 hours ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With Jojo Yee

This app works on Android version 4.0 and up. If your Android version is older, it probably won't show up, Maalaoshy.

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2 days 7 hours ago 600 Free e-Books, Including A Physics Classic pvilan

Rob:
Nice to know you are feeling much better and, to proof it, you are back to work!

Many thanks for the excellent two links you shared today.

Peter

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2 days 15 hours ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up halfbeing

Yes, it's when I move the mouse. I have a very cramped desk and I'm often accidentally nudging it. The only software available is the Logitech Connection Utility, which isn't relevant.

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2 days 15 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole dlh456

Running Windows 7 Pro. winsxs is over 9g but utility above says nothing to delete. Would using SymMover to move winsxs to another disk break Windows?

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2 days 15 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

Fine. This simply means that Windows has been taking care of things, and there's nothing remaining which is safe to delete.

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2 days 15 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

In theory, some recent versions of Windows 7 and 8 *should* be running an automatic regular timer job which cleans up some of the worst excesses of the winsxs folder. The DISM command that I wrote about is a way of forcing that job to run. Which is why, in some cases, DISM won't free up any space. It probably just means that Windows has already taken care of it.

Note that you SHOULD NOT delete any files from winsxs yourself. Apart from the ones that DISM may or may not delete, messing with anything else in that folder may result in a PC that doesn't work properly.

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2 days 15 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole rob.schifreen

Indeed. It would seem so.

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2 days 19 hours ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up v.laurie

Is it only when you move the mouse that the PC wakes up? I am not sure why that would be a problem unless the PC wakes up when you are not there. Did you check the settings in the Logitech software? Otherwise, I don't have an answer to your problem but maybe another member can help.

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2 days 19 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns Chiron

I would not say that either browser is insecure. However, as far as security extensions, I would have to say that more are available for Firefox. Thus, I suppose I would have to advise Firefox, although in terms of browser I really think that what's most important is what works best for you. The bulk of your protection layers should reside in your internet security software, with your browser just providing one layer of protection.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you.

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2 days 20 hours ago How to Fix a Computer that Keeps Waking Up halfbeing

I have this problem. It is definitely the mouse that is responsible, but I have disabled waking for all the mice, keyboards and HID devices listed in the Device Manager and it still wakes up when I touch the mouse. I have also made sure that all the wake-by-mouse and wake-by-keyboard options are disabled in my BIOS setup. I have a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard, if that makes any difference. What else can I do?

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2 days 20 hours ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With kennym

Installed on Android via Google Playstore. Visiting Fort William soon and like the look of the place already! Thanks!

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3 days 45 min ago A Travel App Worth Traveling With Maalaoshy

Pity. Doesn't seem to be available on my Android phone-tablet combo.

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3 days 1 hour ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Try copying the link and pasting it directly into your browser. MC - Site Manager.

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3 days 1 hour ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] nicdavdi

Have received the code but the download link in the email does not work.

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3 days 1 hour ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] yrralrellim

I received the first email asking to confirm my subscription: "MiniTool Newsletter (Gizmo's Freeware): Please Confirm Subscription". No second email.

In response to my direct email to MiniTool on 9/11, I received: "Hello Sir,
Thank you so much for your email. We will send the code to the email you used for subscription as soon as possible. It takes a little bit time to arrange the code and send it to the subscribers manually. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Any other questions, please feel free to tell."

So far I have not received a license code.

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3 days 2 hours ago How to Harden Your Browser Against Malware and Privacy Concerns RandyDoqa

Dear Chiron,

What do you think is better, Firefox or Opera?
I want to choose one of these browsers and I need your help, (sure I'm asking here about the latest version of both browsers).

Thank you so much.

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3 days 2 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Honestly performance matters to me. Here's my findings

360TS is much heavier on the system than IS version.

Idle Memory Usage
360TS - >150MB RAM
360IS - <40MB RAM

Scanning Memory Usage
360TS - 320MB RAM , high CPU usage touching upto 95% at times, Disk Usage is also very high
360IS - <60MB RAM, low CPU usage less than 25%, Disk Usage very low.

You can see the difference. :D It doesn't matter if 360IS doesn't get product updates, I think I'll continue to use it. Maybe I'll stick with TS version on my gaming system. Still it's too heavy.

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3 days 4 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Puppet, an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems, performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification:
https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet

pinkerton is a standalone tool for working with Docker images:
https://github.com/flynn/flynn/tree/master/pinkerton

Mustache is a logic-less templating system for HTML, config files, anything:
http://mustache.github.io/mustache.1.html

Chaos Monkey:
https://github.com/Netflix/SimianArmy/wiki/Chaos-Monkey

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3 days 4 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux Panzer

Mail-in-a-Box turns a fresh cloud computer into a working mail server:
https://mailinabox.email/

MEGASync:
https://mega.co.nz/#blog_29

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3 days 4 hours ago Best Free PDF Tools Anupam

UnityPDF: http://www.unitypdf.com/

Merge, split, divide, rotate, extract, etc.

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3 days 7 hours ago Lightweight Web Browsers Remah

The article format has been updated to match the other articles and a Quick Selection Guide added. I'll be updating the discussion and adding screenshots over the next week.

Remah - Editor

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3 days 8 hours ago Best Free Web Browser Remah

The updated article was released a little bit early - my own mistake. So I'll be making further changes over the next week.

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3 days 9 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole gruff

My winsxs folder is 9.3 gigs and I'd be okay with that except the preinstalled Win 7 Pro (64bit) won't let me expand the partition. My drive C is partitioned into *:System, C:Windows, *:Recovery image and E:New Volume. I want to expand the meager C:Windows (59 GB) to include all of E:New Volume for a total partition space of 217 GB. But that little 15 GB partition called *:Recovery blocks me from doing it because the space I want to include in the expansion is not contiguous.

Any ideas?

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3 days 9 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] budchekov

Worked as advertized!
Was Emailed Activation code and granted personal license, thanks again to the MiniTool folks and MC :)

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3 days 10 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] ozmike

I have received the confirm subscription email and replied and confirmed-twice-but no second email with any download link or license.

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3 days 10 hours ago Wallpaper of the Week: Rusted Old Lock with Mystery Background Nosmo

The thing in the picture is an old fashioned mailbox for a dorm or apartment. Each numbered thing is the cover of a mail slot.

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3 days 10 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] Remah

See my comment above. It is unclear from your comment whether you confirmed the subscription by following the link in the first email.

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3 days 10 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] Remah

Can you be more specific about what emails you have received?

The first email asks to confirm your subscription: "MiniTool Newsletter (Gizmo's Freeware): Please Confirm Subscription"

The second email provides the license code and the download link: "MiniTool Newsletter (Gizmo's Freeware): Subscription Confirmed".

Note that the download link was incorrect on mine. The text was correct but the hyperlink details were wrong so I copied the text and pasted into my browsers address bar.

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3 days 10 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] ozmike

I like you and others have 'registered' twice - once when this offer was sent out and again yesterday . I have received confirmation of subscribing but no license as yet [and I don't think I will be getting it somehow!].
What a great way for them to p**** off a lot of would be customers for their products.

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3 days 12 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole dlh456

Interested in the forum.

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3 days 14 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole cheesemonkeyboy

Nichols - thank you for the info! The trouble is, I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, not Windows 8.1... Is there a way to see what effect the running of "dism" would have on a Windows 7 system WITHOUT making any actual changes?

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3 days 18 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

Not yet it's not, but their plan is for TS to replace 360IS, although they haven't said when. MC - Site Manager.

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3 days 18 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

360IS isn't discontinued. It just had an update today :D

It's just that they are concentrating more on the TS version.

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3 days 19 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software MidnightCowboy

I agree with your findings although with an i5 and 8G in my dual booted desktop I'm not too bothered about resource use for anything. Unfortunately, 360IS is being discontinued in favor of 360TS so I'd rather use something that is being fully supported. MC - Site Manager.

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3 days 20 hours ago Best Free Antivirus Software George.J

Well am back to using 360IS again. The reason is 360TS requires more resources on my system. The TS version uses around 150MB RAM while the IS version is very lightweight, using only around 30MB.

Additionally 360TS adds other features like SpeedUp, Junk CleanUp etc, which aren't actually required for me, although it might be useful for others. While 360IS is clean as a whistle, guess it's the best antivirus I've ever used. Sadly the product isn't updated frequently like 360TS version. :(

For a comparison betweeen 360 IS and TS in detection check this video review.

If you want to watch various community video reviews, you've got
360TS MazaiTest
360IS Review
360TS viktik
360TS without BD and Avira engines>
360TS yigido

Overall excellent results from all sides :)

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3 days 20 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Sgluber

Good tip, rob... tks! :-)

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3 days 21 hours ago Best Free Media Player skan

Hello and thank you for your advises.

I already tried the overlay mixer setting before, and in fact is the best option so far, though not enough for all videos.

I will also try the "reset video" option you suggested. ¿Are you sure that won't need even more resources to make an extra conversion?

It's my girlfriend's laptop, an old Samsung R20, Celeron M dual core 1.7Ghz.
with a Radeon Xpress 1300M.
The dxva setting doesn't make any difference. I guess this card is not powerful enough.

And I don't know why the task manager only shows one core even though the computer is supposed to have 2.

So far the best option I have found is SMPlayer. It allows to skip some frames to allow better synchronization. Does Potplayer (or the LAV filters) have this option too?

regards

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3 days 22 hours ago Best Free Media Player George.J

It would be better if you could post the system specifications too.

Do you have an external graphic card? In that case you may turn on DXVA acceleration by going to Preferences->Filter Control->Video Decoder->Built-in Codec/DXVA settings (bottom)->Use DXVA (enable checkbox)

Try a different video renderer, Overlay Mixer is best suited for low-end systems, but there will be a drop in quality. Right click on Interface->Video->Video Renderer->Overlay Mixer.

Finally you can try to reset video size, to force video to a lower quality. Go to Preferences->Video-Resize. For the Method dialog under Video Resizing, set it to 'Resize if input video size is larger than the specified size'.

Now you can see here, that if you input a video size for instance a 720p video has a native resolution of 1280x720, the second factor represents the pixel height. Set this in 'Condition', so any video larger than 720p is set to 'Specified size'. Here's a list of common resolutions you can set to.

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3 days 23 hours ago Other Web Browsers Remah

The article has been overhauled with a three sub-categories (multi-engine, secure, child), Quick Selection Guide, product images, and a rewrite.

Remah - Editor of this category

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4 days 1 hour ago Best Free Screen Session Recorder wozie

I have tried Jing and it forces you to signup for an account with them before you can use the software, what a load of rubbish, they dont even give you the option to trial the software without signing up.

I quit and uninstalled straight away.

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4 days 1 hour ago Best Free Media Player skan

Hello.

What program/settings is the best option to play high quality avi or mkv videos on an old computer (with Windows)?
Now I'm using a old laptop. Potplayer, VLC or mediaplayer work well with movies up to 1000kbps.
But if I try to play anything aboce this or 720p all I get is image problems, interruptions, pixelation and desynchronization, no matter the settings I use (even with lav filters...)

Is there any program able to play 1080p movies in a old computer?
I don't mind not having special effects, perfect image... only need to get a lower resolution image without problems

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4 days 1 hour ago Best Free Screen Capture Tool wozie

I have just tried Jing, bit disappointed because after the install I had to "log in" to the program to be able to use it which meant signing up for ANOTHER account on another website, more usernames and passwords to remember, there isnt even an option to try the program without "logging in". Needless to say I have quit the application without signing up and logging in and have uninstalled the program, a bit of a waste of time so wanted to let everyone else know its not very good.

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4 days 3 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole bnjohanson

Find the winsxs file either by your local "Search Program and Files" via your Start menu or another search program, i.e., "Everything" and right-click, "Properties". You will then see the size count-up the space...

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4 days 6 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] Jbox

I wrote to jenne@minitool.com as the MiniTool special offer page told. Jenne told me they will send a free code to the subscribers who applied it before the offer started. But it will take a while because of the codes arranging and manual sending. so let's wait for the code.

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4 days 11 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Bruce_Fraser

To try this out, I simply pasted the text into a Command prompt window, "run as Administrator." The program worked, no question about that.
But the result I got was -- I forget the exact wording, but something like "Program ran successfully. There are no setup files, so nothing was done."
I've done this on both a Windows 8.1 system and Windows Server 2012 R2. Same result with both; and both have been running, and updating, for months.

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4 days 11 hours ago Best Free Virtualization Solutions Bruce_Fraser

VMWare Server is no longer free.

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4 days 13 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Nichols

If you are using Windows 8.1, this command --
Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
will do what you want.

See --
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251566.aspx

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4 days 13 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole cheesemonkeyboy

I understand I can run this command as stated above:
dism /online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded /hidesp

But I want to just see what "dism" will do as far as space savings WITHOUT making any actual changes on my system. Or at the very least, see just how much "dism" will change if I actually tell it to run. Is this possible?

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4 days 14 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole abrandt

Rob - Just a quick thank you for this article. My WIN 7 gave up the ghost on 1.17 GB... which I'll gladly take. Appreciate. :)

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4 days 15 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Jorpho

Is it not the case that the WinSXS folder uses hard links and that it thus may appear much, much larger than it actually is – since it's effectively counting numerous files more than once?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251566.aspx recommends using
Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
but that only works for Windows 8.1 and not earlier versions.

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4 days 16 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] yrralrellim

Promise was to give license to those who subscribed yesterday or the day before. I confirmed my subscription but I received no license via email. I registered and confirmed my registration on 9/9. I tried to re-register today but could not do so. Thank you!!

Per the previous post, "I am informed by MiniTool that as a gesture of good faith they will also be issuing licenses to anyone who applied before the offer officially started and were rejected at that time. MC - Site Manager."

I sent an email today to MiniTool support but got no reply.

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4 days 16 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] jimcarter1959

I signed up a second time (today) and still no code. I get the confirmations back like lightning, but never a code. Nothing in spam either.

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4 days 16 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] clas

yep, you are right...thanks

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4 days 17 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] MidnightCowboy

Check your spam folder. I tested the process myself and it's working fine. MC - Site Manager.

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4 days 17 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] clas

tried today and got confirmation but no code or whatever...chauk it up to email gathering.

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4 days 18 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] myudis

I have downloaded the Minitool file. I was mailed a license number. The file will not execute. I went to Minitool site and downloaded another file that was free. That one also will not execute. Need help.

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4 days 19 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] gkramer

Seems to be a limited offer: "Free to recover 1 GB data"

Also, I don't see a subscribe button on the link provided. Am I missing something?

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4 days 21 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole beergas

Same here Nichols on Win 8.1 x64 SP1. Guess nothing to find.
Used the Cmd Prompt Admin. dism /online /Cleanup-Image /spsuperseded /hidesp

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4 days 21 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole eugenedcohen

I could be mistaken, but Microsoft has an add-on for its Disk Cleanup Wizard that more easily does the same cleanup for winsxs. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2852386 Again I could be mistaken, but I thought I first learned about this from the Gizmo newsletter.

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4 days 21 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Bluesmanuk

This is a great find :-)

Ran the commands from one of the links on my 8.1 machine and it cleared 3Gb of space.

Followed Robs instructions for a Windows 7 machine and it worked a treat too.

I do hope that Microsoft do a little more thinking about this folder for the next iteration.

Big thumbs up for this article.

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4 days 21 hours ago Best Free Software for Linux George.J

Double Commander is easily the best file manager for Linux :D Very similar to Unreal Commander.

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4 days 22 hours ago Best Free Outliner jet005303199369...

Rob,

I'm actually using the paid version of treedbnotes and am migrating some stuff to CherryTree for four reasons:

1) The search feature in treedbnotes is INCREDIBLY slow, I have a few thousand coding scripts and it takes too long to search, CherryTree is way faster. I just did a text search in each with the same data.

56 seconds for treedbnotes
8 seconds for CherryTree.

For that matter, Keynote was much faster at searching than treedbnotes in my memory.

2) CherryTree saves all its info in an sqllite database which is something that I'm familiar with, I trust, and I can access it via other means if needed. Not sure what treedbnotes uses, it may be similar but unknown to me.

3) The Treedbnotes interface is bloated and hard to use, I was looking something simpler.

4) CherryTree is part of the portable apps platform updates automatically. Treedb has to be updated manually as a portable.

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4 days 23 hours ago Best Free Music Player and Organizer Panzer

CloudTunes - open source, web-based music player for the cloud:
https://github.com/jakubroztocil/cloudtunes

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5 days 5 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] MidnightCowboy

I am informed by MiniTool that as a gesture of good faith they will also be issuing licenses to anyone who applied before the offer officially started and were rejected at that time. MC - Site Manager.

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5 days 6 hours ago Best Free Audio-Video Format Conversion Program MidnightCowboy

Thank you. We already highlight the bundled components in the Freemake product details. MC - Site Manager.

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5 days 7 hours ago Best Free Outliner crombierob

Have you tried DBNotesFree yet ?
What advantages does CherryTree have over DBNotesFree ?

I can tell you one massive advantage that TreeDBNotesFree has over CherryTree -
TreeDBNotesFree has Tabs

Rob

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5 days 7 hours ago Best Free Registry Cleaner Geekster

Personally I like Auslogics Registry Cleaner - it creates a backup of removed registry items and lets you delete old restore points - never had an issue with it

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5 days 11 hours ago Get A Free License for MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Edition [Expired] budchekov

Thanks MC!
MiniTool did this a while back With their excellent Partition Wizard, real human beings if you ask me. Thanks x 2 Guys.. As usual this place is par excellence.

Bud :)

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5 days 14 hours ago Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility Nichols

A hotkey feature that I would appreciate would move all open windows to the primary display. At one time, Matrox included that feature with its graphics drivers, but then Matrox stopped doing that and I lost that function due to a Matrox driver update. Presently I am using NVIDIA graphics cards, and while NVIDIA graphics drivers have many great features, that feature is not one of them. Does anyone know of a hotkey program with a "move all open windows to the primary display" feature? Or know of a hotkey program that allows such a feature to be programed by the user?

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5 days 14 hours ago Reclaim Some Of The Disk Space Which Windows Stole Nichols

On a fully updated Win8.1 system that has been used for 9 months, I ran --
Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
which I understand from --
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn251565.aspx
removes all superseded versions of every component in the component store.

DISM reduced used space on C: by 0.1 GB. So I conclude that Win8.1's automated winsxs clean-up is working well.

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5 days 14 hours ago Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility Hengist_Ludd

@zornestech - would your friend's problem be more appropriately solved by a keyboard remapper? E.g. something like OkayKeybees by JoeJoeSoft (maker of ArsClip and Rename Master, all free)?

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5 days 14 hours ago Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility Hengist_Ludd

Good though AutoHotKey is, it does as Nichols points out require at least minimal programming. Even if you're comfortable doing that, you may not have the time, and prefer GUI configuration for ease and speed. In which case, alternatives to WinHotKey might be HotKeyz (Skynergy site down, but should be around the Net) or HotKeyP by Petr Laštovička or maybe Clavier by Guillaume Ryder.

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5 days 14 hours ago Best Free Setup Builder George

Hi DM
I haven't had the chance to review InstallForge yet. But it claims to be absolsutely free and also obviously offer serial number creation as far as I can see from their screenshots: http://installforge.net/home/
Best regards,
George

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5 days 14 hours ago Create Your Own Custom Windows Hotkeys with this Free Utility zornestech

Is there anything out there that will hotkey a single key. I have a friend with CP and needs to remap a key on windows 7

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