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Note: To save the programs right click on them and choose "Save as"...


Graphics

autostitch_panorama_foto Autostitch Panoramic image stitching by automatically recognising matching images. This allows entire panoramas to be constructed with no user input whatsoever.
For the best quality change these: Edit / Option: Output Size / Scale: 100%; Other Options / JPEG Quality: 100%
Download: autostitch.zip (Win32, freeware for individuals, 1 MB),
Website: www.autostitch.net


IrfanView Portable v4.30 Very fast, small and innovative graphic viewer. Probably the best freeware graphics tool. It is simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Ideal to write pictures/videos into DVD/CD and for scanning paper pictures too. All pluggins are attached, so just unzipp and use it...
Download: IrfanView.zip (Win32, freeware for non-commercial use, multilingual, 9 MB), Olvassel_IrfanView.txt
Website: www.irfanview.com


With IrfanView, a sample CD/DVD disc for storing and sharing pictures, videos.
Just copy the pictures, videos and musics into the "kepek" folder, then write it to DVD/CD, that's it! When you insert this disc into a PC DVD/CD player the slideshow starts automatically. It does not need to be installed, just unzipp it and use it. minta_Fotoalbum_CD1_egyszeru.zip (Win32, freeware, 9 MB)


CompuPic Pro v6.23 Practical picture manager program.
The strengths of this tool: fast and lossless 90° rotating, collective rename (not only picture files), collective resizing of pictures in high-quality and web page making...
Download: cpro32.exe (6,4 MB), futures.txt, CompuPicPro_beallitasa.txt
Website: www.photodex.com


ACDSee Pro Stay organized in every step of your photo management. You can assign photos to one or more categories for powerful browsing. It is easy to find individual photos or groups of images quickly by image metadata and properties with powerful search capabilities. It is easy to create professional presentations, print and e-mail your photos.
(Win32, Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon XP and 1 GB RAM recommended, 130 USD)
Download the trial version: acdseepro.exe (34 MB)
Website: www.acdsee.com


Video editing, converting...

VLC Media Player VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, mp3, ogg, mkv, mp4, flv, mov, wmv...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also convert and capture video and be used as a server to stream video.
Website and download: www.videolan.org (Win32, Linux, Mac, Unix... freeware, 30 MB)

VLC Media Player Portable Portable version of the VLC Media Player, e.g. you can run it from USB pendrive.
Download: portableapps.com (Win32, freeware, 25 MB)



DVD Shrink v3.2 Software to backup original Video DVD. DVD Shrink will shrink the original VideoDVD to fit a single DVD-R disc (7,5GB -> 4,3GB). DVDShrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have installed the latest version of Nero or output from DVDShrink can be saved as files on your hard drive, which you can then burn with software of your choice.
Protect your expensive DVD collection by letting the children use a backup copy while the original discs stay in a safe place.
DVDSrink_3.2.zip (Win32, freeware, 1,8 MB)
Website: www.dvdshrink.org; and a guide: www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink


Fair Use Wizard Easily creates backup from original Video DVD movies that will play on your standalone player with the DivX and XviD codecs. Also the H264, XviD, or the ffVFW codecs are supported suite.
DVDtoDivX-FairUse_Wizard_1.0.zip (Win32, freeware, 5 MB)
Website: www.fairusewizard.com


ffdshow - DIVX and XVID CODEC ffdshow is DirectShow and VFW codec for decoding/encoding many video and audio formats, including DivX and XviD movies using libavcodec, xvid and other opensourced libraries with a rich set of postprocessing filters.
ffdshow-rev1448_20070831_xxl.exe (Win32, freeware, 4 MB), ffdshow.txt
Website: sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow


XviD codec It is a great codec to compress movies up to 1:15 ration in good quality. To play XviD videos you first need to install the XviD codec on your computer. It is recommended for VirtualDub.
Website, download: www.xvidmovies.com (Win32, Mac OS, freeware, 1 MB)


VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms. It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.
Download: virtualdub.sourceforge.net (Win32/Win64, freeware, 2 MB)
Website: www.virtualdub.org



AviDemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. It is including all necessary codecs!
Download: fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/download.html (Win32, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, freeware, 17 MB)
Website: fixounet.free.fr/avidemux


QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt, .3gp and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages. (freeware, 13 MB)
Website, download: www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm
QT Litewill allow you to play QuickTime files without having to install the official QuickTime Player. (freeware, 10 MB)
Website, download: www.free-codecs.com/download/QT_Lite.htm


VOBSUB v2.23 VOBSUB is a filter for Media Player, which can load subtitles into movies being played (vobsub, ssa, srt, sub...). Works with ALL players.
Download: vobsub_223.exe (Win32, freeware, 1 MB), vobsub_223.txt


AVIcodec is a free multimedia file analyser for Windows. AVIcodec will tell you the codec required for movie and if you need it will show where to download it from.
Download: AVIcodec_1.2_b113.exe" (Win32, freeware, 1 MB)
Website: avicodec.free.fr


AmCap v8 This is a basic utility for video capture. This application demonstrates the following tasks related to audio and video capture: Capture to a file, Live preview, Allocation of the capture file, Display of device property pages, Device enumeration, Stream control
Download: AmCap.exe (Win32, freeware, 52 KB), AmCap.txt


Audio - voice recording, MP3...

CDEX - MP3 v1.7 CDex can extract the data directly from an Audio CD, which is generally called a CD Ripper or a CDDA utility. Useful for making compilation audio CDs or the ripped audio data can be compressed using an audio encoder. Many encoders are supported e.g.: Lame MP3, APE, Ogg Vorbis, NTT VQF, FAAC...
Download: mp3_cdex.zip (Win32, freeware, 2,3 MB)
Website: cdexos.sourceforge.net/


Exact Audio Copy is a audio grabber program for Audio CDs using standard CD and DVD-ROM drives. Based on a special technology, it could read audio CDs almost perfectly. Check the "secure" mode!
Website, download: http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/ (Win32, freeware, 3 MB)


Winamp media player, allows you to manage and play audio and video files, rip and burn CDs (MP3, AAC, WMA, Audio CD, movies)...
Website, download: www.winamp.com/player/ (Win32, freeware, 15 MB), Olvassel_Winamp.txt


mp3 DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files for audio editing. The built in recorder creates mp3 on the fly from your audio input.
Download: mp3DirectCut download (Win32, freeware, 0,3 MB)
Website: mpesch3.de1.cc/


RecAll 2.5 sound-activated tape recorder. Handy for dictation, voice notes, radio scanners... Starts recording when sound is detected from the microphone input. Wav data segments may be time-stamped. Controls are available for different sampling rates and resolutions, maximum file size, sound activation threshold, and real-time compression.
recall25.exe (Win32, trial, 0,6 MB)
Website: www.sagebrush.com


HTML editor, photo album maker, mail and FTP programs

Skype is an application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system. Additional features are instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing.
Mobil phones are supported too (e.g.: Apple iPhone, Nokia 5320 5530 5800 6210 6220 E51 E52 E63 E66 E71 E72 E75 E90 N78 N86 N95 N96 N97, Sony Ericsson Satio Vivaz)
Website, download: www.skype.com (Win32, freeware, 20 MB)
- Skype-OUT costs

Similar services (discount international phone calls)are available at www.voipbuster.com and www.voip.com.


Dictionaries

jDictionary v1.8 Java based, multiplatform, freeware dictionary.
jDictionary is able to upgrade itself, upgrade its plugins (dictionaries). Downloading and installing a new plugin is just one click.
Languages: English-Hungarian, English-Hungarian Expression, German-Hungarian, French-Hungarian, English-Spanish, Interlingua-English, Swedish-Interlingua, English-German
jdictionary.zip (Win32, freeware, 15 MB, inc. Java Runtime Environment-t), Olvassel_jdictionary.txt Website: jdictionary.sourceforge.net


MoBiMouse Plus English-Hungarian dictionary at your cursor. The comprehensive dictionary contains more than 117,000 English headwords and 100,000 expressions, and nearly 120,000 Hungarian headwords and 112,000 expressions. The IT dictionary belonging to the package contains 5,475 English and 6,696 Hungarian headwords and expressions.
(Win32, 60 EURO)
Download the trial version (47 MB)
Website: www.morphologic.hu


HTML editor, photo album maker, mail and FTP programs

PSPad Editor v4 programmer's editor for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Useful for people who: work with various programming environments, like highlighted syntax in their source code , need a small tool with simple controls and the capabilities of a mighty code editor , are looking for a tool that handles plain text
Download: www.pspad.com/en/download (Win32, freeware, 3,5 MB), Olvassel.txt, Website: www.pspad.com/


MAX's HTML Beauty++ 2004 is advanced HTML editor that can edit as many files at the same time. Main futures: customizable syntax highlighting, undo / redo, drag & drop editing, extended find & replace, template support, project management, auto updating code snippets, code library, tag case changing capability, spelling & grammar check and more... Built-In JavaScript Beauty Scripts (rollovers, slideshows, etc.), Built-In Support for HTML TIDY, Internal Preview using Internet Explorer and Mozilla and much more...
Download: bsetup.exe (Win32, freeware, 1,8 MB), readme.txt, FAQ.txt
Website: www.htmlbeauty.com


ThumbNailer 5.4 Quickly create image thumbnails and cerate a web page. (JPG, PNG, PCX, TIFF, BMP, GIF, AVI, TGA, WMF)
Download: thumb-55.zip (Win32, shareware, 840 KB), file_id.txt


HTML Help tutorial for those wanting to learn how to design Web pages using HTML. It can be used by teachers and lecturers as a resource for their students. It can also be used by independent learners.
Just open it: start.htm, readme.txt
Website: www.epublish-scotland.com


FOXmail v6 - Chinese e-mail client used by millions.
Download v6: foxmail6.zip (Win32, freeware, 5 MB), Olvassel_FoxMail6.txt
Download v5: foxmail5.zip (5 MB), Olvassel_FoxMail5.txt
Download the compact version: foxmail2.zip (Win32, freeware, 0,5 MB)
Website: fox.foxmail.com.cn


Core FTP LE 2 freeware FTP client. Features: SFTP (SSH), SSL, TLS, IDN, browser integration, site to site transfers, FTP transfer resume, drag and drop support, file viewing and editing, firewall support, custom commands, FTP URL parsing, command line transfers, filters...
Download: Core FTP LE (Win32, freeware, 3,5 MB)
Website: www.coreftp.com



Compression programs - Zip, Rar, Arj...

WinZip Very popular utility for file compression, encryption and data backup. (Win32, trial)
Website, download: www.winzip.com
(Winzip v8 download (1,2 MB), WinZip80.txt)



WinRar is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.
Website, download:www.rarlab.com (Win32, Shareware, 1 MB)
Suggested settings: winrar.txt



Arj 2.60 utility for file compression, best for batch processing.
arj.zip (DOS, Win32, 210 KB), arjintro.txt


Pkzip and Pkunzip utility for file compression, best for batch processing.
Pkzip.exe (42 KB), pkunzip.exe ((DOS, Win32, 29 KB)


Others: encryption program, PDF Creator, Java, Flash...

PDF Creator easily creates PDFs from any Windows program. Use it like a printer in any Windows application (Word, Excel...)
Website, download: sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator (Win32, freeware, 18 MB), Readme


PDF Split and Merge (PDFSAM) A simple tool designed to split and merge pdf files. Features of the basic version:
- split your PDF documents (into chapters, single pages, etc.).
- merge many PDF documents or subsections of them.
- extract sections of your document into a single PDF document.
- mix alternate pages taken from two PDF documents in straight or reverse order into a single document.
- rotate pages of the selected PDF documents.
- visually reorder pages of a selected PDF document.
Website, download: www.pdfsam.org (Win32, MAC OS, freeware, 13 MB, Java Runtime Environment is required)


Adobe Acrobat Reader is the global standard for viewing PDF files. Use Adobe Reader to view, search, digitally sign, print PDF files.
Website, download: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/ (Win32, freeware, ~20 MB)


Java Runtime Environment Must have a copy of the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on your system to run Java applications and applets.
Website, download: java.sun.com/javase/downloads/ (Win32, freeware, ~16 MB)



Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime that delivers viewing of expressive applications, videos across screens and browsers.
www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer


Copernic Desktop Search (CDP) enables you to instantly search content of the documents, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored on your PC's hard disc drive (like Google on Internet).
Download: CDP (Win32, freeware for non-commercial use, 9 MB)
Website: www.copernic.com


Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, 3D buildings and canyons of the oceans...
Website, download: earth.google.com (Win32, Linux, Mac, freeware, you do not need the Google Chrome)
On-line maps, satellite images: maps.google.com


Microsoft Tweak UI PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse, Explorer, taskbar settings, and CD/DVD and USB device behaviours...
Download: TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe (Windows XP / 2003 server, freeware, 150 KB), olvassel.txt
Website: www.microsoft.com...


IExpress 2.0 - Tool to convert a BAT file to an EXE file (Windows). In Windows, a file with the BAT extension is essentially an executable text file containing a list of MS-DOS commands. When you double-click the file, Windows executes the commands.
Download iexpress.zip (Win32, 390 KB)
More information about How to make a Bat file EXE


CD menu 1.5 is supposed to add a comfortable menu to your self-made CD/DVDs. It can be launched via the Windows autorun.inf mechanism.
Download: CDmenu.zip (Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, freeware, 230KB), CDreadme.txt
Website: tobyspages.shacknet.nu


EVEREST PC Info EVEREST Ultimate Edition is a complete PC diagnostics utility that provides all the information you can think of about your system – from hardware devices to installed drivers, the operating system and applications.
Website and download: www.lavalys.hu


TrueCrypt Open-source disk encryption software. Main features:
- Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
- Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.
- Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).
- Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.
Website, download: www.truecrypt.org (Win32, Linux, freeware, 3 MB)


Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility Pack for Office 2003 If you use MS Office 2003 and would like to open files in Word/Excel 2007 format, you will need it.
Information and download.
Important: after the installation, run Microsoft Update.


Unit converter On-line unit converter, e.g. Temperature, Heat Index, Pressure, Altitude Variation, Distance, Speed, Weight, Volume, Solar/Lunar Rise/Set
Just open it: mertekegysegvalto.htm



Practical mini programs: Backup automation, IP address changer, Temp file deletion...

BATCH (*.bat)- most simple and practical programming language, it is editable with wordpad too.
Onto the automation of tasks being repeated often, e.g. for copying data, for setting the IP address. I have prepared a couple of practical sample scripts:

Robocopy - For fast and automated backup Robocopy is a 32-bit command-line tool used for file replication. Robocopy helps maintain identical copies of a directory structure on a single computer or in separate network locations / external hard disk drive / pendrive. It is similar to xcopy but more robust and has more features.
Download robocopy, user guide and sample script: robocopy_backup.zip (Win32, freeware, 0,1 MB)
Website: Microsoft
Guides: on Wiki, and on blogspot


Backup with xcopy (a sample script): DocuSync_MINTA.bat, including a guide how to customise it.


Beep - A practical mini program to have audio feedback from the stage of the running batch program. Download: beep.exe and a sample script


Command window and IPconfig with one click
Download CMD_ipconfig_all.bat


Mapping network drive with one click. If you need to connect to network drive(s), you will enjoy this tool. It uses the NET USE command to associate a local drive letter with a shared network drive or device.
Download a sample script: net_use_MINTA.bat
If you no longer need the connections, it is a good idea to disconnect from it so that it does not drain system and network resources. You can do so with this script (net use * /delete): net_delete.bat


IP address configuration with one click. If you need to set a fix IP address and change it or change it to DHCP frequently, you will love this script: IP_set.bat
Notes: Tested on Windows XP - admin right is required. On Win7 you need to run it as administrator.
The "Local Area Connection" should be renamed to "LAN".

If you need to set proxy for the Internet Explorer too, you will need this script: IP_set_proxy.zip
Note: parameters in the script should be preset before you can use it. Just open the IP_set2.bat and IEproxy_set-Csak_egyszer_kell.vbs with notepad or wordpad and you will see what to do...


Delete temporary files with one click.
Removing temporary files is a quick and easy task that can help save disk space and keep your PC fast.
For MS Windows 7: TEMP_fajlok_torlese_Win7.bat,
For MS Windows XP: TEMP_fajlok_torlese_WinXP.bat and
For MS VISTA: TEMP_fajlok_torlese_Vista.bat
Notes: Tested on Windows XP/Vista - admin right is required. Put the batch file in an empty subdirectory. You may receive several Error Deleting File or Folder messages, but do not worry. This just means that one of the files is in use by a program right now.
Use it monthly.



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