Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Clementine - modern music player and library organizer

Clementine is a multiplatform music player, inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.



Main Features:

ü  Search and play your local music library.
ü  Listen to internet radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, SKY.fm, Digitally Imported, JAZZRADIO.com, Soundcloud, Icecast and Subsonic servers.
ü  Search and play songs you've uploaded to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive
ü  Create smart playlists and dynamic playlists.
ü  Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX.
ü  CUE sheet support.
ü  Play audio CDs.
ü  Visualisations from projectM.
ü  Lyrics and artist biographies and photos.
ü  Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC.
ü  Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music.
ü  Fetch missing tags from MusicBrainz.
ü  Discover and download Podcasts.
ü  Download missing album cover art from Last.fm and Amazon.
ü  Cross-platform - works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
ü  Native desktop notifications on Linux (libnotify) and Mac OS X (Growl).
ü  Remote control using an Android device, a Wii Remote, MPRIS or the command-line.
ü  Copy music to your iPod, iPhone, MTP or mass-storage USB player.
ü  Queue manager.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Double Commander – Open Source Enhanced variance of Total Commander

Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.

Main Features:
ü  Unicode support
ü  Tabbed interface
ü  Multi-rename tool
ü  Custom columns
ü  Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
ü  Internal text editor (F4) with syntax highlighting
ü  Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
ü  All operations working in background
ü  Extended search function with full text search in any files
ü  Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
ü  Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Dopamine - cool media player for Windows

Dopamine is a chemical in the human body, which plays an important role in defining human behavior. It is a chemical released by the brain when we experience pleasure. And it is also released by our beloved brain when we enjoy music.

There are tones audio players, competing for the space on the market, there are hundreds of them free to the public. However, through this variety of the provided features and interface design attributes, there are software utilities, which are unique, cool, and attractive. Dopamine is one of the few players, having a special space in this group.

Dopamine’s main goal is make organizing and listening to music as simple and pretty as possible. It has no intention to replace existing full-featured audio players. Dopamine is for those that seek simplicity and functional eye-candy. It supports wav, mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, wma and m4a/aac.

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System requirements

Windows 7, 8.x, 10
.NET Framework 4.5.1 or higher


Dopamine is a lightweight piece of software that allows you to play music from your local disk drive and find albums, artists or track that you want to listen to seamlessly.

The utility comes with an appealing interface that displays a list of songs, albums, genres, artists and playlists in alphabetical order. Therefore, if you want to listen to a song you have in your head, but you can only remember the name or artist vaguely, you can find the track by searching the lists at the corresponding letter.

While most of the UI is dedicated to music organization, the player is located in the lower section of the screen and comes with the basic play, forward, backward, pause, loop and stop options. It is necessary to mention that you can minimize the interface so that you can only view the track that is currently playing.

The highlight of the application stems from the multiple methods it displays the data. In fact, it includes a separate tab for all metadata information, a feature that can come in handy when you are searching for a particular artist or song.

On the other hand, the application could use a few editing options that would permit you to equalize the sound, CD ripping for the basic video formats or have plugin support. In addition, it would be nice if the program permitted you to synchronize your music with your mobile device, let you subscribe to podcasts or find and download new artists, albums and music.





Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Video Cache View – One More Useful Freeware Utility from NirSoft

Video Cache View is a freeware, tiny, but very efficient portable utility, weighting just 222k and helping you to save cached videos from your browsers.

When you may need it? After watching a video in a Web site, you may want to save the video file into your local disk for playing it offline in the future. If the video file is stored in your browser's cache, this utility can help you to extract the video file from the cache and save it for watching it in the future.


It automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer, Mozilla-based Web browsers (Including Firefox), Opera, and Chrome, and then finds all video files that are currently stored in it. It allows you to easily copy the cached video files into another folder for playing/watching them in the future. If you have a movie player that is configured to play FLV files, it also allows you to play the video directly from your browser's cache.

Notice for users of Internet Explorer 10.0 and 11.0: In order to get videos from these versions of IE, you have to press F6 (Advanced Options) and choose the 'Internet Explorer 10 Cache' option in the 'Load video files...' section.

Installer and portable versions are available for downloading from the developer’s website.


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