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Free Video Encoding in Windows 7 Using meGUI

Free Video Encoding in Windows 7 Using meGUI

In my earlier post I talked about video encoding in Windows 7 using AutoGK. Lets now talk about meGUI. meGUI is a very simple to use tool with nice GUI for most of your video encoding work. It suports MPEG-4 ASP (xvid), MPEG-4 AVC (x264), AAC, MP2, MP3, Vorbis, AC3 audio and various common...

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Solution to Windows 7 Ubuntu 9.10 Share Problem

If you are here looking for solution to share multimedia (stream music/video) between Windows and Linux machine read this post instead. If you are trying to fix Samba share issue, read on. I had been struggling to get file sharing working between Windows 7 computers and Linux machines (Ubuntu 9.10 & Fedora 12). The...

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Free Virtual Drive Software for Windows 7

Free Virtual Drive Software for Windows 7

SlySoft Virtual Clone Drive is a free virtual drive software which supports all common image formats like ISO, BIN, CCD, etc. It also comes with a daemon which is compatible with MediaBrowser plugin for Windows 7 MC. This allows Windows Media Center to automatically mount ISO and BIN files inside your movie library, works...

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Free Video Encoding in Windows 7 Using AutoGK

Free Video Encoding in Windows 7 Using AutoGK

After you copied the DVD video to hard drive using DVD Shrink you might want to compress it further by converting it to avi or mkv formats. I would talk about the conversion to mkv format in the next post, lets first focus on conversion to avi using AutoGK or Auto Gordian Knot. AutoGK is...

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Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Update: Simplify Media would no longer be developed or supported by its developers. So instead consider Subsonic, which offers lot more possibilities than Simplify. Consider the situation around me; I have a Windows based PC in the office, a personal Mac running Snow Leopard and a Windows 7 based HTPC at home which primarily houses all...

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Free DVD Rip in Windows 7 Using DVD Shrink

Free DVD Rip in Windows 7 Using DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink offers an easy and free way to back up your DVDs in Windows (all versions). It automatically re-sizes the DVD content to fit a standard 4.3 GB which you can burn again on a DVD using any DVD authoring application. You can use DVD Shrink to do it for you if you...

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Merge Changes in Git without Discarding Local Changes

If you need to merge an updated branch which you just fetched from another repository but you have outstanding uncommitted  local changes. If the changes you have made don’t matter to you, you can easily go ahead and merge by first resetting the local changes with: git reset --hard But, if you want to...

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Add F90 Mode to Emacs

Emacs doesn’t load fortran mode (f90-mode) for files with .F90 extension. You can do it manually by M-x f90-mode i.e. Esc+x followed by f90-mode enter. If you want it to happen by default every time you open a .F90 file then add this line to your .emacs file which you can find in your...

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Easy to Use Version Control Software – GIT

If you deal with writing lots of computer program, whichever language it may be. You ought to use a version control software. There are plenty of good version control softwares out there. Let me list couple of popular ones for you:

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Best Partition Software for Windows and Linux (Free)

Best Partition Software for Windows and Linux (Free)

Gparted is easily the best partition software out there. Partition editing would have never been easier. It comes with all Linux distributions, and also comes as Live CD/USB option with which you can boot up to fire Gparted and create or modify your partitions. It has nice GUI and very easy to use interface,...

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Most Useful Emacs Shortcuts and Commands

Emacs is a very powerful and user friendly text editor for programmers, with support for auto indenting and syntax highlighting etc. I am listing out the commonly used keyboard shortcuts which should get you going with emacs. By the way if you haven’t installed emacs yet, then do so on Ubuntu 9.10 or Fedora...

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Maximize your Laptop Battery Performance and Life – Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo

Maximize your Laptop Battery Performance and Life – Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo

It is a very common query as to how the notebook batteries be handled to maximize their performance in terms of backup time as well as battery life. I recently researched for best battery usage habits. A few smart tricks and you can extract maximum out of your battery! hmmm…….Laptop battery? Laptop batteries...

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Free Audio Editing Software For Linux, Windows, Mac

Free Audio Editing Software For Linux, Windows, Mac

Audacity is the cross platform sound editing tool, which is free. It is a very good replacement of Goldwave which sells for $50. You can use it for editing mp3 or ogg or and sound clip. You can use it to make (crop) small clips from your music (mp3) files to use it...

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Install Apache php phpmyadmin MySql

Install Apache php phpmyadmin MySql

If you want to host a website on your computer, LAMP (Linux Apache MySql Php) or WAMP  (Windows Apache MySql Php) is the way to go. In addition you would need to install phpmyadmin as well to manage the database. Going for linux based web server is recommended if you are comfortable with it....

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Install Ubuntu inside Windows with VMware or Virtual Box

Install Ubuntu inside Windows with VMware or Virtual Box

This is probably the easiest and best way to get your hands dirty with linux without having to disturb your windows installation, and this has been made possible by the multi-core cpus that are now so ubiquitous. First, ahead download and install either VMware Player 3 or Sun VirtualBox, both of which are free...

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Transition from Windows to Linux Part 1: Using Cygwin

Many a people from the Windows tribe tend to be curious about all the fuss with Open Source and Free Operating Systems out there. The problem is the Window they have at their disposal is too small to see the outside world. Often these curious people are too scared to use the Window for...

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Free DVD ripping in Snow Leopard, Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

Free DVD ripping in Snow Leopard, Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

There are several video transcoding softwares available online and among the ones I have used, I have found Handbrake to be the best. Handbrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multithreaded, multiplatform video transcoder–you can use it on Mac, Windows and Linux. The conversion is quite fast–around 30 minutes for a full-feature film (around 1.5-3...

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Keep Your Computer Spyware, Malware Free

If your computer has become too slow and unresponsive, it might be due to spywares. Spywares are unwanted programs which get installed on to your machine without your knowledge. This can be done if you visit an infected website which is installing hidden content without your knowledge.

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Convert Any Document (Word) to PDF For Free (Windows 7)

You do not need Adobe Acrobat to convert a document (word to pdf, excel to pdf, text to pdf, html to pdf, web-page etc.) to pdf. CutePDF is a utility exactly for this purpose. Just install the converter (which is just the ghostscript utility), and then install the CuteWriter. This would add a pdf...

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Compare Difference Between Two Files (Ubuntu, Windows, Mac)

Compare Difference Between Two Files (Ubuntu, Windows, Mac)

If you are a computer programmer or web developer or anybody who needs to read or write a program or script longer than 200 lines of code, then this is what you must be aware of. This is a real lifesaver. We often end up with two versions of same files located in different...

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