Best PC applications

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  1. azndragonguy115
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    I love google and all but it leads me to some crappy programs sometimes so I would ask you guys since you have user experience

    what is the best in

    DVD: Backup, burning, iso, compression, ect
    Video/Music Convertor : MP3 WMA OGG WAV MIDI MMF WMV AVI DIVX MP4 ECT
    Virus Scan
    Emulators
    Vista GUI on XP (i currently have a transformation pack)



    and any other nifty programs you guys have that simple me never heard of [​IMG]
     


  2. nintendofreak

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    For Anti-virus, I use avast! [​IMG] I think theres a free version.. My PC's been running w/o any viruses ( i think) since ive got it [​IMG]

    Ive got Trend Micro anti spyware, no slowdowns yet
    Zone Alarm Firewall...
    Ace utilities to optimize performance
    Tune Xp for some tweaks (like faster boot up!!)

    For video, i use "total video converter" (also lets me convert between sound files)

    If i think of any more, ill post it up

    EDIT: XP btw
     
  3. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    I use Nero 7.5.7 for burning, poweriso for isos
    avast for antivirus, kerio personal firewall for firewall
    and vista, no xp at all0
     
  4. Kyuzumaki

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    DVD Decrypter and AutoGK to encode (XviD or DivX)

    AVG antivirus works perfect
    (Don't use a firewall cuz they slow everything down router plus windows firewall is plenty just monitor your ports [​IMG])

    For themes use a patched uxtheme.dll and skin of your choice that will keep resourse usage to a minimum

    Objectdock is a nice program to keep your desktop clean

    Unlocker, great program that will detect and kill processes which have locked up a file you are trying to move or delete

    7zip great open source compression/decompression tool

    Alcohol 120% best drive emulator out there and alos a formidable cd writer
     
  5. Codemasterflex

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    DVD related things: DVD Decrypter for ripping and sometimes burning, though Alcohol 120% and Nero are also good for burning. DVD Shrink is okay for compression.
    Music: foobar2000, which is also an excellent audio player. I use Tag&Rename for tagging I don't want to do in foobar2000. And Exact Audio Copy is the only audio ripper you should ever use.
    Video: I don't really convert video unless it's to DPG, then I use BatchDPG. For playing video: Media Player Classic and ffdshow.
    Virus scanner: NOD32
    Emulators: Mostly matters on the platform you want to emulate: N64 - Project 64, GBA - Visual Boy Advance, SNES - ZSNES, Scumm - ScummVM (duh [​IMG]) etc.
    Vista GUI: The best one I know of is Windows X's VTP. [​IMG]
    Images: IrfanView is an excellent image viewer and can also edit images slightly too.
    Torrents: uTorrent and PeerGuardian
    Download manager: FlashGet
    Text editor: Notepad++
    Web browser: Either Opera or Firefox
    Mounting images: DAEMON Tools
    SVN updater: TortoiseSVN
    IM: Either Gaim or Miranda IM
    Compression: 7-Zip
    Unlocker: Unlocker _>
    FTP: SmartFTP
    Anti-Spyware: Ad-Aware, Spybot: S&D

    I could keep on going, but I'm lazy. [​IMG]
     
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    IRC Chat = mIRC
    Compression = WinRAR
    Downloading = Flashget
    Internet Radio = Last FM
    Timed Shutdown = Autoshutdown
    Mp3 Tagging = Mp3tag
    Burning = Nero and Clone CD
    Startup Management = Codestuff Starter
    Media Player = VLC (Videolan)
    Audio Recording = ARWizard
    FTP = FlashFXP
    Web Browser = Firefox


    HATE!

    SONY SONIC STAGE

    AOL Software
    Adobe Reader
    Realplayer
    Any kind of software which you are forced to use with an mp3 player
     
  7. azndragonguy115
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    if you dont like ADOBE READER what a good pdf reader
     
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    foxit reader
     
  9. fischju_original

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    foxit pdf, get it at download.com
     
  10. FAST6191

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    An alternative (an infinitely superior) pdf reader is foxitreader without question:
    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php

    real and quicktime alternatives exist here:
    http://www.free-codecs.com/

    Trillian:
    http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/

    While it is not exactly the same Codemasterflex and I share the same views, search for ripit4me if you need a decent way to get around corrupted sector protection for DVDs and I use avisynth coupled with megui (.net I know) for all things video. Then I use a muxer for whatever container I want. I use CCCP for basic video playback:
    http://www.cccp-project.net/

    I will force myself to stop here though as this could go on for a long time,
     
  11. azndragonguy115
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    what is the best way to get streaming audio ripped


    i had totalrecorder and although it was goood, i didnt like that i cant rip quicktime
     
  12. agentorentz

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    what do you guys use to convert video to dpg?
     
  13. azndragonguy115
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    batchdpg
     
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    DVD: DVDDecrypter for ripping & burning images, DVD Shrink for compression.
    CD: EAC for ripping & burning.
    CD/DVD burning: Nero.
    Image mounting: DAEMON Tools.
    Music conversion/playback: foobar2000.
    Video playback: VLC.
    Virus scan: AVG Free.
    Torrent: uTorrent.
    Compression: 7zip.
    Emulators: see EmulatorZone.
    Task manager: Process Explorer.
     
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    Best program ever : Linux
     
  16. azndragonguy115
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    um i want to ask this again :x

    and i cant embedded videos working with WMP is there an alternative for firefox?
     
  17. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    DVD: Backup, burning, iso, compression, ect:
    Nero (and Alcohol 120% just in case) with Daemon manager for mounting images.

    Video/Music Convertor:
    SUPER

    Virus Scan:
    Nod32. I use it to scan for viruses, since I never have an anti virus app running. Ever.

    Favorite app;
    winroll @ www.palma.com.au/winroll/

    Irfan for image viewing/conversion
    KDiff3 for comparing files
    CCCP/Media player classic for video playback
    Miranda IM for chat
    SmartFTP
    Notepad2
    Flashget

    edit-these kinds of thread ARE VERY BAD. This list could go on forever.
     
  18. Zaraf

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    You guys know a good program to rip VCDs into avi or other video formats?
     
  19. juggernaut911

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    VTP hurts computers!!! [​IMG] (and is ghetto'er then Paint...)
     
  20. azndragonguy115
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    i actually love VTP and it looks great too me