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Mercutio

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#9
Pornzilla

Pornzilla (link is safe for work, unless mere mention of the word "porn" is unsafe. In which case I am sorry to have gotten you fired).

This is a collection of doodads that can help the unfortunates who are inexperienced at the joys of surfing for naughty things on the Internet using a proper browser.

Actually, a lot of the stuff is generally useful for anyone who downloads pictures.
 

LiamC

Storage Is My Life
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#12
Looks like Windiz isn't an option anymore. Pity, I thought it was a good site. And with the shutdown of AutoPatcher (another shame)...

WindizUpdate said:
The End of an Era
There's so much work to do on the site -
  • support for more operating systems,
  • total redesign of the online scanning application,
  • localization,
  • ongoing maintenance to the database, etc
But we've been short-staffed for the last 6 months, and the workload has finally taken its toll.
It's not "Good Bye" - we haven't been shut down by MS; and we have no plans to sell the domain name, or turn it into one of those cybersquatter search pages.
But we have to move on. The site will still be operational, but no new updates will be added. We will still answer email.
You are needed. If you have the skills, we have several interesting and complex projects waiting for you to be involved with. The PHP and Delphi positions we have advertised are still waiting to be filled!
We wish to thank you all for your support over the last two years, and we plan to be back again, as soon as our workload is reduced to something manageable.


Regards,
Thomas, Phil, Jesse and Mahamoud
WindizUpdate Development Team
 

Mercutio

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#15
Xrecode is a Windows program for sound file conversion and for processing .CUE + Bigfiles into individual tracks. It supports MP3, Ogg, AAC, Flac and APE, which seems to cover about everything I regularly run in to.

It's free and seems free of spyware.
 

Mercutio

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#19
.NET Cleanup tool.


Maybe it's just me, or maybe Microsoft totally sucks, but .NET 3.5 installs seem to fail about two out of three times I do them. I've found this program to be helpful in dealing with that.

People who bitch about Linux being dependency hell have clearly never had to put up with the crapfest that is fixing borked .MSIs.
 

timwhit

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#21
I have. I used the cleanup tool. It still errored out. Then I tried it again and it worked. I love how I have to install 3 different version of .Net.
 

Handruin

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#25
I believe .Net 3.5 contains .Net 2.0, but if you have applications that require 1.1 that requires a separate install.
Dot net 3.0 and 3.5 use that of 2.0. They all use the common components of dot net 2.0 as a kind of extension. When you install them, think of them as add-ons or expansions to the base 2.0 CLR.
 

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#39
And also, Handbrake, a pretty neat-looking DVD Shrinking and Recoding App (supports H.264) has been ported from its Mac-y original to Windows. It doesn't support deCSSing, so use it with AnyDVD or DVD Decrypter or something.
The newest version of Handbrake apparently supports BluRay ripping though AnyDVD is still necessary.
 

Clocker

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#40
Pretty neat. It's easy enough to have Windows point to an alterate location for My Docs, My Pictures etc. w/o it but this appears to move Everything.... Since I'm already having My Docs, My Pics, My Vids on a separate drive, if I run this thing will the data already on my other drive get messed up? Or....should I just plan on using it the next time i happen to reinstall Windows?
 
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