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Best Free Online TV Viewer

Introduction

This area is still quite new, but in the last year it has 'exploded' with content and applications. There are still very few standards, so you will end up having several viewer programs if you want to access a wide variety of shows. 

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Best Free Streaming Media Recorder

 

Introduction

Sick of just watching streamed videos and audio tracks, and not being able to save them? So are many others, and this demand has given rise to nearly a dozen utilities that will record them to your PC.

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Understanding Codecs

According to Wikipedia, "A codec is a device or program capable of performing encoding and decoding on a digital data stream or signal."  In plain English I'd put it this way: a codec allows one to read and save audio and video files, often for the purposes of saving space.

The best known example of a codec is MP3. It compresses bulky audio files such as WAV to much smaller MP3 files.

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Best Free Audio Editing Software

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Back in the old days, recording and editing audio was not a simple task: mainly because not everyone had access to the required equipment and because of the limitations and high prices of the devices. Today, you can simply use a computer, audio editing software and a PC microphone (or the line-in on the sound card).

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Best Free Video Accelerator

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Tired of video getting stuck? If so, you need a video accelerator software. This type of software uses a multi-connection algorithm that increases the download speed of a video, providing a smooth and non-stop streaming.

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Best Free CD Ripper

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Introduction

There are lots of rippers available. All media players including Windows Media Player can rip. There are also some great freebies plus a host of commercial rippers. Most will rip to WAV, MP3 and usually several other formats.

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