Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Spider Player

Spider Player is a free light weight Audio Player for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Now Spider Player supports the Real Time Streaming Protocol also. At present 8 more skins are available to this player. You can download the skins from Spider Player website. Spider Player available as Basic and Pro editions. Basic edition is free. Pro edition has many features.

Spider Player supports MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, M4A, MPC, AAC, aacPlus, AC3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Ogg FLAC, TTA, APE, WavPack, Speex, WAV, CDDA, WMA, MID, RMI, KAR, S3M, XM, MOD, IT, MO3, MTM, UMX formats.

You can rip CDs at full speed to MP3, WMA, OGG or WAV (Pro edition only).

Spider Player has Ten-band Equalizer with Preset Editor, Powerful tag editor, CD-Text support, CDDB support, Full Unicode support, Internet Streaming support, Multilingual interface support. It also supports Multimedia keyboards.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Watch the little Super Star's funniest dance

Organize your photos by Free VSO Image Resizer

With this free Image Resizer software, you can create copies of your photos, resize your photos, move your images from folder to folder, convert your picture formats, change the resolution of your images very easily. You can add your own watermark file also.

VSO Image Resizer is the best tool for people who store their digital pictures and images on their PC and who want to resize, compress, convert, create copies, create thumbnails, import or organize photos.

It is very easy to use this software. After installing this software, just right click on an image then choose VSO Image resizer. Then it opens as shown below.

Now you can easily do all the above things. It supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Open source MPEG4IP package

MPEG4IP is an open source package designed to explore streaming multimedia. MPEG4IP package provides live MPEG-4/H.261/MPEG-2/H.263 MP3/AAC/AMR broadcaster and file recorder, MP4 file creator and hinter, and a player that can both stream and playback from local file.

Mp4live supports video encoders like mpeg4 (xvid, xvid-0.9.2 or xvid-1.0 series with seperate download, ffmpeg with seperate download), H.261, mpeg2 (with ffmpeg download), h263 (through ffmpeg), h264 (through x264). It supports audio encoders like AAC (faac, with required download), MP3 (lame, with required download) Mpeg2, layer 2 (with ffmpeg), AMR NB and WB (through ffmpeg), G.711 alaw and ulaw, Mpeg1, layer 2 (with twolame). It supports de-interlace (Y only), decimate video filters. It supports recording options like H.263, H.264, Mpeg4 video, Mpeg2 video, Mp3 audio, AAC audio, AMR audio, raw audio (PCM) and video (YUV). It supports transmission options like mpeg4 video (RFC 3016), mpeg2 video (rfc 2250), h261 video (rfc 3551), h263 video (rfc 2429), h264 video (RFC 3984), G.711 audio (RFC 3551), aac audio (rfc 3460), mp3 audio (rfc 2250), amr audio (rfc 3267). Mp4live is only available on Linux.

The mpeg4ip player supports avi, mp4, limited .mov, .mpg, .wav, raw aac, raw mp3, raw mp4v, raw .h264 file formats. The mpeg4ip player supports video codecs like mpeg-4 (xvid, xvid-1.0, ISO reference), mpeg1/2 (libmpeg3, mpeg2dec), H.261, YUV (i420 raw). It supports audio codecs like aac (faad, faad2 with seperate download), mp3, celp, ac3 (with seperate download), raw PCM, G.711 alaw and ulaw.

This package has been tested with Red Hat Linux 6.1, 6.2, 7.0 and later, SuSe 9.0, FreeBSD, BSD/OS and Mac OS X. A crude Windows version is also available.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Microsoft has released latest Service Pack 3 for Office 2003. Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 contains security enhancements and stability improvements. Some fixes are already released in separate updates. Now Office 2003 SP3 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

In this recent service pack so many issues are fixed in Excel 2003, Office 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003 and Word 2003. Office 2003 SP3 also includes updates for the Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack.

Download Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Download Office 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack

Microsoft announced .NET Micro Framework 2.0 SP1

Microsoft announced Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework 2.0. The new features of Service Pack 1 provide precision-engineered functionality and tools that streamline the manufacturing process and ease the burdens often associated with the deployment of updates to devices in the field. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original device manufacturers (ODMs) can use the new tools to create their own customized deployment software for their unique manufacturing environments.

With SP1, developers and device-makers gain the ability to help prevent unsigned firmware or application code from being installed on a device. SP1 also provides a new tool for generating bitmap fonts for applications, giving application developers increased flexibility in interface design and providing increased localization support.

Download .NET Micro Framework 2.0 SP1

FireFox is Released

Mozilla corporation released FireFox security update. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. A security bug regarding Quick Time Media Link Files appears in the previous versions of FireFox. This security bug allows the attacker to run script commands with the full privileges of the user. The attackers can use this security hole to install malware, steal local data, or corrupt the victim's computer.

Mozilla corporation has fixed this Quick Time issue in their latest FireFox version.

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SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. With SpeedFan you can change your computer's fan speeds, read the temperatures of your motherboard and your hard disk, read voltages and fan speeds and check the status of your hard disk using S.M.A.R.T. or SCSI attributes. With SpeedFan you can change fan speeds according to the temperatures inside your pc. This reduces noise and power consumption. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware also.

You can configure Temparatures, Fans, Speeds, Voltages etc by clicking Configure button in the above figure. For help file on how to configure above things, just start SpeedFan program then press F1. Now in the help file you will find “how to configure” information and other related useful information.

Please note that SpeedFan is an extremely powerful tool. Changing the FSB is an advanced option. So try it only if you know what you are doing.

SpeedFan supports Win9x, WinME, WinNT, Win2k, WinXP and Vista.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Free Lossless Audio Codec

FLAC(Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio format similar to MP3. Audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. FLAC is the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio codec.

FLAC supports tagging, cover art, and fast seeking. FLAC supports Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris, OS X, IRIX, BeOS, OS/2, and Amiga. Recent FLAC release now supports all RIFF/AIFF metadata, including Broadcast Wave Format (BWF). Now so many applications support FLAC format.

Download FLAC

How to install a game from a CD/DVD with corrupted game files?

If some game files are corrupted in your favourite game C.D, then you can not install that game in your P.C. When you try to install the game, errors will come and the game won't install at all. But with free TeraCopy program, you can successfully install your corrupted game. I am explaining in detail about Teracopy now.

Basically TeraCopy is a program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. At the time of copying, if any copy error occurs then TeraCopy will try several times and recover the corrupted file. In the worst case if TeraCopy unable to recover that file then it simply skips that corrupted file and continue the remaining copy process. So you can utilize this feature in installing a game from a C.D with corrupted game files.

Simply install TeraCopy program in your P.C. Now insert the corrupted game C.D in CD Drive and open the contents of C.D. Now select all the files of the C.D then right click on them and choose Copy command. Now Paste all these files to a folder in your computer. Then Teracopy will automatically copy these files to the folder specified by you. If TeraCopy encounters any corrupted files, then it will try several times and recover those corrupted files and copy all the files of the C.D to the folder specified by you. TeraCopy will automatically do all these things. After copying is over, simply go to that folder and double click the game setup file and install the game.

TeraCopy is available as free edition and pro edition. Free edition is enough for us.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

How can you know whether your processor is operating at the rated speed or over clocked?

You can easily determine whether your processor is operating at the tested and rated speed or over clocked, with the help of Intel Processor Identification Utility.

The Intel Processor Identification Utility was developed by Intel Corporation. This utility is used to identify characteristics of the processor inside a system. This tool will display all the details of the processor inside a system.

Intel Processor Identification Utility is available in two versions. One is Windows version and second one is Bootable version. The bootable version of the Processor Identification Utility is operating system independent. You can create a bootable disk with Bootable version. If you boot the system with that disk then it will load the utility and identifies the processor.

The Intel Processor Identification Utility - Windows version supports the following Microsoft operating systems:

Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server (all servicepacks)
Windows XP Home/Professional (all service packs)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (all service packs)
Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise (all service packs)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions (all service packs)
Windows Vista (all versions)

This utility supports the following Intel processors:

Pentium 4 and later desktop processors, Celeron processors based on the Pentium 4 and Pentium M processor cores, Mobile Pentium M processors, Pentium dual-core processors, Xeon processors, Core processors and Core 2 processors.

Download Intel Processor Identification Utility

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Try the 2007 Microsoft Office system

You can try the following Microsoft Office 2007 suites and applications for 60 days. They are

Microsoft Office Professional 2007
Microsoft Office Standard 2007
Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Microsoft Office Publisher 2007

Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007
Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
Microsoft Office Live Groove 2007

The first time you run the trial version, you must activate it. Otherwise, the Trial version runs in Reduced Functionality mode. In Reduced Functionality mode, you can not use all of the features of your product. You cannot even save modifications to documents or create any new documents. You can get full functionality when you activate the software.

During the download process, you will receive the 25 character trial product key. You may also find the product key in your Thank you e-mail sent immediately after the download completed.

Try the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Windows Vista Hotfixes for GeForce 6, 7 and 8 series cards

Before applying the following Hotfixes, You must update your Nvidia Drivers to the latest ForceWare Release 163 drivers

Download Windows Vista 32 bit Forceware Release 163 drivers for GeForce 6, 7 and 8 series

Download Windows Vista 64 bit Forceware Release 163 drivers for GeForce 6, 7 and 8 series

The following are Windows Vista Hotfixes for GeForce 6, 7 and 8 series cards

1. Hotfix for GeForce customers running DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 applications
This Hotfix is very useful for games like Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, Civilization IV, Company of Heroes, Half-Life 2, Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II, Supreme Commander and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas. This Hotfix resolves abnormal application behavior such as crashes and extremely low frame rates when running some 3D applications at very high graphics settings.

2. Hotfix for SLI customers running DirectX 10 applications
Low frame rates will occur on some DirectX 10 applications when SLI is enabled. This hotfix resolves this problem.

3. Hotfix which improves the compatibility and reliability of Windows Vista.

4. Hotfix which improves the performance and reliability of Windows Vista.

How to delay Startup applications when windows is loading?

When Windows loads it's Startup file, it attempts to load every application in there at the same time. If you have so many applications in the Startup file, Then each application will try and grab the CPU, RAM and HDD at the same time. Also each application tries to load at the same time. This in turn slows down your entire Startup Process.

Startup Delayer is a small program which allows you to setup how many seconds after Windows has started, to load each application. Suppose you have Yahoo Messenger program that startup when Windows starts. Then you can easily set this program to start some time after Windows startup with the help of Startup Delayer program.

How Startup Delayer program works?
Just run the program. It displays list of startup programs as shown below.

Now if you want to set a delay time for Yahoo messenger, then just double click on Yahoo. Then it will display edit window for Yahoo as shown below.

Now set the delay time as 40 seconds (for example) then click Save button. Now go to Actions menu of Startup Delayer then Activate Startup Delayer by selecting Use the Graphical Version. From this point Yahoo Messenger will start 40 seconds after Windows startup.

Download Startup Delayer

Note: When you run Startup Delayer, some machines complain about runtime files. You can download those files from here.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Digital Certificate & IKEY USB Token installation guide for Andhra Pradesh Contractors

This guide will help the Contractors of Andhra Pradesh in installing their USB Token and Digital Certificate. They can easily follow the instructions given by me.

IKEY USB Token Installation:
Insert the CD containing the iKey software in the CD Drive. Double-click IKEYALL.EXE to start the installation process. Follow the on screen instructions. The installation process prompts you to enter the ikey. Then insert the iKey token in the USB port of the machine and complete the installation.

Enabling AP eprocurement site as a Trusted site:
You have to enable eprocurement site as a Trusted site. For this open Internet Explorer 6.0( Minimum IE 5.5 version). Go to Tools menu then select Internet Options. Now click Security tab. Then click Trusted Sites. Now click Sites. Now Add the site to the list of trusted sites and then click Add button. Then click O.K and click O.K. Now you enabled eprocurement site as a trusted website.

Enabling the ActiveX Controls:
Now you have to enable the following ActiveX Controls. For this open Internet Explorer 6.0( Minimum IE 5.5 version). Go to Tools menu then select Internet Options. Now click Security tab. Then click Custom Level button.

Now keep the Security Settings to Medium.
Enable Download Signed ActiveX Controls option.
Enable Run ActiveX Controls and Plugins option.
Enable Script ActiveX Controls marked safe for scripting option.
Make Script ActiveX Controls not marked safe for scripting option as Prompt

Then click O.K and again click O.K.

Installing the Certificate Trust Chain:
Now you have to download Certificate Chain and install it. You can download the certificate from the site
Go to this site then click the link GoAP/APTS Trust Chain. Then click Download Certificate Chain. After you downloaded the 3.16 kb file then install it. Just right click on the file then choose Install Certificate and install it.

This completes all necessary things. Now contractors can do their work easily. Just go to then enter your username and password. You have to enter these details in Secure Mode only. Then contractors can do their online work regarding tenders very easily.

Note: During your work you must keep your iKey token in the USB port of the machine.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Intel launched industry's first quad-core processors

Intel launched quad-core Xeon 7300 series processors specifically designed for multi-processor (MP) servers. These new Quad-Core Xeon 7300 series processors can deliver more than twice the performance and more than three times the performance per watt over the company's previous generation dual-core products.

These 7300 series includes frequencies up to 2.93GHz at 130 watts, several 80 watt processors and a 50 watt version optimized for four socket blades and high-density rack form factors with a frequency of 1.86GHz. The Intel 7300 chipset with Data Traffic Optimizations provides a balanced platform design with several new technologies that enhance data movement between the processors, memory and I/O connections.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Free HardDisk Utility

HD Tune is a free Hard Disk Utility

HD Tune measures the performance of your harddisk

HD Tune shows detailed information about your harddisk supported features, harddisk capacity, partition sizes details, harddisk serial number, firmware version etc

HD Tune checks the health status of your harddisk

HD Tune displays the temperature of your harddisk

HD Tune scans the surface of your harddisk for errors

This is a very useful utility. HD Tune supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003 Server.

Download HD Tune

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

How to know whether an update is available for your installed application?

With a small application AppGet, you can get a list of installed applications in your computer. When an update is available for one of the applications, then it will be shown in AppGet. Then you can update that application very easily.

When you run AppGet then it will create a list of all your installed applications and their corresponding version numbers. Then AppGet will submit this data to the online AppGet database.

After this information has been processed, you will automatically be notified of updates of your installed applications. For some applications It will show the download link also. For some applications it will show the Google search link. With this google search link you can easily go to that application's website then download it easily.

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