VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility. It has batch-processing
capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with
third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files,
although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.
Now you can record Internet Radio broadcasts. Record up to 300 streams at once.
It allows you to buy the music you are ripping, it keeps track of the songs you've
already recorded and only keeps the songs you don't have. You can easily find
stations to record, via the StationRipper Portal, Shoutcast, or other web sites.
It also lets you keep a list of the music and stations you've recorded,
allowing easy playback and re-recording of stations.
SpamBayes helps you fight the battle with spam by attempting to classify incoming
email messages as spam, ham (good, non-spam email) or unsure. This means you can
have spam or unsure messages automatically filed away in a different mail folder,
where it won't interrupt your email reading. You must first train SpamBayes by
indicating which current emails are spam and ham. SpamBayes will then analyze the
emails for clues as to what makes the spam and ham different.
If you are going to get rid of a computer you will want to completely remove
any traces of the files you currently have on the hard drive. Darik's Boot and Nuke
is a self-contained boot floppy (there is also a CD version) that securely wipes the
hard disk of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents
of any hard disk that it can detect.
Detect a multitude of spyware, adware, trojan, keylogger and trackware components.
The program will find them on your system and then direct you to the website for a
detailed set of directions for removing the unwanted parasites from your computer.
I have used it several times and it works well.
If you have a large list of Favorites/Bookmarks then this Internet Explorer plug-in
is a dream come true. It adds a convenient explorer bar to search for keywords in
your Favorites file and then lists any it finds allowing for quick and easy access to
A free picture cataloger for building digital photo albums.
It runs under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000 and XP, builds self-running all-in-one albums,
supports JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, animated GIF, TIFF, TGA, PCX and WMF files and
AVI, MOV (QuickTime), MPEG (all the video formats supported by the Windows Media Player) files.
called Widgets. Widgets can do almost anything you want them to. They can be alarm
clocks, calculators, tell you your WiFi signal strength, fetch the latest stock
quotes and even give your current local weather.
PhotoFiltre is a nice image editing program that allows you apply simple or advanced
effects to your photos. The web site claims there are over 100 filters available. I've used
it and it is a great program. Just another option for people who want to edit images and
photos but don't want to shell out serious money for Photoshop.
A nice information manager that makes it easy to search your computer for typed and
handwritten memos, webpage excerpts, emails, phone messages, addresses and passwords.
You can even link these items to each other to make it easier to find what you're
looking for. The current version only works on Windows 2000/XP/XP Tablet PC's.
Another skinable multimedia player that can rip and burn music CD's. It plays all major file
formats and supports various visualization effects. It can access the internet CD database
and has some other nice features such as cross fading and equalization. Plus, it has a
good-looking, clean interface.
This free software from Google will help you find, edit and share pictures stored on your PC.
Picasa will automatically locate your pictures, sort them into albums by date and then allow
you to customize your folders. One nice feature is the ability to create folders that share
several photos without having to actually have numerous copies of the same picture taking up
space on your computer.
Microsoft has documented (Exploit MS04-028: GDIPlus JPEG Vulnerability) a buffer overrun
vulnerability which could allow someone to gain control of your computer, simply by looking
at a specially created JPEG file. JPEGScan searches your JPEG files and repairs any
bad JPEG's it discovers.
Use this program to make backups of the drivers installed on your system. Select the
piece of hardware for which you want to locate the drivers. The program then searches
your computer and makes copies of them in another folder.
If you routinely resize photos, whether for a web page or to email to friends then
PIXresizer can make the process much quicker and easier. Select a custome size or a
preset percentage of the original. The program can also convert between several common
Volumouse is a simple program which lets you control the sound volume coming from
your computer's speakers. Simply configure the program to your liking and then use the
scroll wheel on your mouse to increase or decrease the volume.
This free Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro plugin is getting rave reviews. It allows you to
apply numerous photographic effects to digital photos. Check out the website for a
complete list of features and some sample photos.