What non-security software are you playing with currently?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by bberkey1, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Posts:
    2,838
    Sure, No problem :thumb:
     
  2. Sordid

    Sordid Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Posts:
    235
    Loving Autosizer:

    httpX://www.southbaypc.com/autosizer/

    "AutoSizer automatically resizes programs for you, keeping them at a specific size or keeping them maximized."

    It also has a KB shortcut to order windows.

    Pretty lean: (Task Manager at 28:14:00 Sys Idle/Kernel: 21:20)

    0:00 cpu usage / 3000K Mem
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,738
    Thanks for that, even works on windows I can't drag (strangely the program only allowed maximize).
     
  4. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Posts:
    1,272
    Location:
    UK
    Does uranium do exclusion by file type for compression?
    I dont really want to compress jpgs or avi since they are fairly well compressed already.

    I cannot see the feature on their site.

    Currently using syncback but it is a pain and doesnt have this feature.

    Martin
     
  5. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Posts:
    2,838
  6. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Posts:
    1,411
    Location:
    Lancashire
    does it work well with windows 8?
     
  7. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Posts:
    2,343
    Location:
    USA
  8. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Posts:
    2,343
    Location:
    USA
    Thanks :thumb:
     
  9. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    10,634
    FWIW, scanning the url at VirusTotal only results in one scanner (ParetoLogic) flagging it.
     
  10. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Posts:
    2,343
    Location:
    USA
    I will check this one out, thanks
     
  11. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Posts:
    2,838
    Sure, No problem
     
  12. Overkill

    Overkill Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Posts:
    2,343
    Location:
    USA
    I'm enjoying this software, do you know of any others similar?
     
  13. starcraft

    starcraft Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2013
    Posts:
    26
    Image Converter:argh:
     
  14. guest

    guest Guest

    Currently having an eye on Vidiot. Still in alpha stage and I haven't tried it myself. But looks promising.
     
  15. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,738
    MKVTooNix and X-Avidemux are very useful, I hate re-encoding unless necessary. Freemake Video Converter is the best if you need conversion (CUDA+DXVA, output file size, etc.)
     
  16. guest

    guest Guest

    I gotta disagree about that one though. Not much control the last time I tried it. And no manual cropping.

    BTW, were you replying to me or you just stated what are you playing with currently? Because if it's the former, I'm looking for a simple video editor with timeline where I can place the videos, audios, and images to create sequences of movies. WLMM has failed me.
     
  17. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,738
    I did say conversion instead of editing right? What do you mean by manual cropping anyways, how is that different from the "Cutting" provided?

    Not specifically replying to you, but your post reminded me of which multimedia programs I'm playing with.
     
  18. majoMo

    majoMo Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Posts:
    993
    Same here. f.lux is nice and useful - and it seems unique.
    I use also:
    LeDimmer: "Focus on your task"; "dims the screen apart from the active window."; using parameter "-alpha 30 -hideOnDesktop"
    'Night Mode' in Maxthon.
     
  19. guest

    guest Guest

    Yup, which then you answered my little question:

    Not related to the above, I'll reply about this:

    There are 2 manual cropping methods that I know of, well okay, 5:
    1. A rectangle you can adjust as you wish.
    2. Entering values of pixels you want to remove, with the ability to enter values of all sides (top, bottom, left, right).
    3. Same thing with #2, except only be able to enter values of 2 sides (usually bottom and right).
    4. A combination of #1 and #2, with all sides are available for you to enter the values.
    5. A combination of #1 and #2, with only 2 sides available for you to enter the values.

    Simple, because the auto-cropping mode in FVC (or other video converters/editors) is crappy. Crappy, because it's very inaccurate and often cut too much or too little. That auto-cropping feature is more like an auto-zooming feature.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 6, 2013
  20. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,738
    Oh, I thought you meant cropping the timeline. MKVToolNix supports that without re-encoding. You can input any video file, but the output file container is always MKV.
     
  21. guest

    guest Guest

    Nuuu. The timeline was about video editing. Well, cropping is editing anyway. But when it's about conversion, FVC is not adequate enough for me. No CRF mode is probably the most irritating issue.

    Yeah, I remember about that one. It worked great but the input is limited. But when I was still using it, no joined videos got out of sync.
     
  22. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,738
    By "MKVToolNix supports that" I meant video cropping, not the timeline which I haven't tried. I always use Avidemux for the timeline.

    Another great multimedia software is MediaInfo. I use the 64-bit portable version and add a shortcut to my "Send to" menu.

    Then there's MusicBrainz Picard and VideoCacheView. I use the latter with YouTube Center (disable DASH) to grab virtually all my online music and videos.
     
  23. guest

    guest Guest

    MKVTooNix doesn't have a timeline mode a la WMM or WLMM, I know about that. For basic editing (like cropping) and conversion tasks I have XMR.

    Hold it, Avidemux has a timeline mode now? You know, like in WMM or WLMM.
     
  24. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    8,738
    By timeline I mean the long bar where you can select which part of the video to go to. Editing that to me means shortening the video to specific scenes or lengthening it by adding data, or maybe even changing the playback speed. Avidemux should do that without re-encoding, although without the pretty thumbnails.

    MKVToolNix can crop the video you see itself without re-encoding. That includes changing the aspect ratio, display width/height, etc. I love these tools due to the time they save me and zero loss in quality.

    More software I'm using include FastStone Image Viewer, jPdf Tweak, and XnConvert. I combine all three to save manga onto my Kindle 3. First, XnConvert is used to rotate all horizontal pages to vertical so I can better see the text. Then FastStone Image Viewer batch convert/resize them to medium quality PDF. Finally, jPdf Tweak is used to combine them into one compressed file.
     
  25. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    9,777
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)

    Yea, nothing in that URL is going to page jump to your system, but ya gotta luv Norton's aggressiveness.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.