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How to split, trim and join wmv video files with AsfBinWin?

AsfBinWin is one of the best splitters/trimmers/joiners for asf/wmv/wma files. It can look confusing at first, but it only takes a couple of minutes to understand how to use it.

Download it from here: http://www.radioactivepages.com/asfbin.aspx

Just unrar it. There is no setup, this is fully portable freeware.

 

Why use AsfBinWin instead of a regular video editor like Windows Live Movie maker?

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How to Find Out the Actual Quality of an Audio File?

 

There's a very simple principle when dealing with mutimedia files: Crap in, crap out. If you convert .mp3 files to .wav, it is not going to sound any better.

But some people believe it and they will send you .mp3 files converted to .wav swearing it is lossless quality. How can you guess the real quality of a file without even having to put your ears to the test?

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How To Extract Audio Out of Video Files Losslessly and Fast

 

When you want to save the audio stream from a video, there is only one way to do it right: demux. Demuxing means splitting up the different streams from a file. This way, you keep the streams in their original quality and it is very fast (less than a minute for 90 minutes of video).

So please, next time you want to save audio from a YouTube video, do not convert it to mp3 or use a website to give you a link. Download the video in the highest quality possible with tools such as Video DownloadHelper, then extract the audio.

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What Else Have You Just Downloaded?

Devil imageThese days, more and more programs are being bundled with extra components such as the Ask toolbar or Open Candy which Gizmo has written about here.

There are varying opinions about the nature of these add-ons, but without joining the argument about how developers choose to fund their existence, how can users ensure that what they download is what they get, and nothing more?

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Optimizing Deluge For Speed

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optimize-deluge-speed-deluge-iconThis guide shows how to speed up downloads in the freeware bittorrent client, Deluge. All bittorrent programs need to have their incoming and outgoing communications flow freely in order to achieve the highest download speeds and that is what this guide is about.

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Optimizing qBittorrent For Speed

Introduction

optimizing-qbittorrent-speed-qbittorrent-iconThis guide shows how to speed up downloads in the freeware bittorrent client, qBittorrent. All bittorrent programs need to have their incoming and outgoing communications flow freely in order to achieve the highest download speeds and that is what this guide is about.

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How to Stay Safe While Online

 

With the amount of malware currently prowling the internet it's very important to fully protect your computer from online dangers. This is important for everyone, not just the overly security conscious. Below I've compiled advice for both novice users and more advanced users. Trust me, there's something for everyone.

Recent Changelog:

5/23/2014-Fixed some links and added link to Best Free Antivirus Software article.

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How to add an Additional Layer of Security to Your PC

SuRun - A Security Tool For Windows

Recently, I installed Windows 7 and was quite impressed with the UAC tool. Unfortunately, due to lack of proper hardware, I was back to Windows XP within three days.

However the UAC option had impressed me already. I’ve always wanted a lightweight tool that can help protect your system without bringing it to a complete standstill. Was there such a program for Windows XP?

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