Sunday, September 28, 2008

Avidemix - Free Portable Video Editor

Avidemux offers simple video editing for your PC, but packs many more features than that. This open source project is great for DVD/DivX converting and editing. Avidemux also has scripting support for automation - and even offers DVD authoring (this requires 3rd party, but still open source software e.g. dvdauthor).

It is an ultimately free portable video editor designed for cutting, filtering and encoding tasks for your video projects. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Software is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. It is a completely stand alone program that does not require any other programs to read, decode, or encode video files other than itself.

The software can be considered as valid freeware alternative to the following commercial products: Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Microsoft Movie Maker 2.1, Final Cut Pro 5, and Apple iMovie.

Developers Web Site:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Free software for site backup and offline browsing

HTTrack is a free and easy-to-use offline browser utility, copying Web sites from the Internet for offline browsing.

It allows you to download the entire World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the "mirrored" website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system. The interface is very simple and is characterized by a high degree of functionality.

The software can be very useful as by beginners as by experienced computer users.

Developers Web site:

Downloading page:

The software is highly recommended. I am using it personally for offline browsing and full web sites backups. It has the highest rating 5 of 5 on the list of the freeware download managers:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

xVideoServiceThief - All-in-One Portable Downloader and Converter

xVideoServiceThief is an Open Source freeware all in one downloader and converter, allowing to download videos from many popular sites and to convert the video files to any format without having to use any other programs.

Websites supported:

General Video Websites:

* 123video * 5min * aBum * Aniboom * Bebo * Blip * Boingboing TV * Break * Broadcaster * Caught On Video * Ceknito * CinemaVIP * Clip4e * Dailymotion * Dumpalink * GameSpot * GameTrailers * Glumbert * Google Video * LiveVideo * Lulu TV * Metacafe * MySpaceTv * MySpass * Sclipo * Spike * Stage6 * * Tudou * * VideoLeak * Yahoo Video * Yikers * YourFileHost * YouTube * YouTubeIslam * Zaable * ZanyVideos * ZappInternet * Zedge * ZippyVideos * Zuuble

Adult Video Websites: * Badjojo * DaleAlPlay * DesiSexTube * PornoTube * Shufuni * TuPorno * XTube * YouPorn * Yuvutu

Music Website: * Mp3Tube

General Features:

Cross-Platform: Available for multiple platforms: Microsoft Windows Vista™, Server 2003, XP, 2000, NT 4, Me/98, Mac® OS X, 10.3 and 10.4, Linux®, Solaris®, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX, many other Unix variants.
Multi-format conversion: Ability to convert each video in most popular formats: AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MP3 file formats.
Simultaneous downloads: Download more than one video at same time.
Pause and resume your downloads (some servers do not support pause/resume functions, for example YouTube).
Drag & Drop functions: Drag and Drop the video link directly to the software interface.
Session Manager: Save and Restore your download lists.
Download’s Log: Save a list with all downloaded vide (Date + Title + URL).
Children protection: Disable adult website support.
Customizable websites: Select which websites are allowed and which websites must be blocked
Tray Icon functions: xVideoServiceThief can work in background mode.
Portable: Does not require installation.

Video Presentation and Tutorial:

Developer Website:

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Your Boss Will Never Find Out!

Dexpot is simple, free for personal use, portable virtual desktop manager. The idea behind dexpot is clear and straightforward. Your desktop became too small for you, or you want organize your different activities by choosing different desktops. For example, as a blogger, I need one set of icons and programs, readily available for my use, as MBA student, I need another set of utilities, and as weekend relaxed computer user, I would need completely different applications.

Huge advantage of creating virtual desktops even more visible if you share your computer with other family members, and you do not want to create different access accounts.

Dexpot offers up to 19 additional work spaces to spread out your work. Instead of one desktop you get 20! And it is without changing any computer settings, and with no additional load on the computer resources.

Platforms: Windows 95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista Beta (incl. x64).

Implementation environment: Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 SP6.

Product is Free for Personal Use only.

Developers Web site:

One more advantage of using Dexpot in the office is presented in the clip below:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Portable Synchronizer for Files and Directories

SyncEXP is a small and powerful piece of Windows application that can synchronize files and folders within a LAN or a single PC on the fly. It works fast and provides multiple synchronization options. It is free from dll and can be run from USB disk. No installation to the client computer is ever required. It works even if software installs are prohibited. When USB disk is pulled out, the synchronizer detaches from the computer.

Software is characterized by functions of checking existence/time/date/size of items, optimized file comparison algorithm, automatic activity log, progress report window, and ability to preview of the action. And, as you understand, the software is ultimate freeware.

Operating system supported for SyncEXP include Win9x, ME, 2000 , NT and XP.

Visit Developer Website:

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Safe USB Drive Removal with EjectUSB

I am in love with portable applications, and I use them whenever available. However, there is one inconvenience in their use. You cannot just remove your USB drive from the computer; you need to disconnect it first. And this small step occasionally causes headache, especially if you have multiple USB devices connected to you computer. First, you need to identify which one you need to request from Windows to be disconnected. And than you might get refusal by ask you “to come later”. It is annoying and unpleasant step.

EjectUSB is a simple utility that can be used to quickly close all running programs from a USB device and then eject the drive for safe removal. Eject USB will automatically attempt to close all running applications on the drive it was launched from. In addition EjectUSB will close explorer windows and remove registry entries and recent document shortcuts referencing a specific USB device or folder. This tool makes for a great way to ensure your drive is safely un-mounted and programs are completely closed before physical removal.

Watch Flash Video, demonstrating the utility operation here.

Get more details on the newly released software version 1.3 from the developer Website:

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