Free software, smack my gob again! (24 May, 2018)

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Re: Free software, smack my gob again! (24 May, 2018)

Postby Perry » Thu May 24, 2018 7:43 pm

Agree with the previous poster: Lightshot is amazingly great screen capture software. Hell! They even answer emails.

The only improvement I'd suggest would allow screen captures to be uploaded to the users own web host server.

IrfanView is great for image file management, including batch conversion for format and file name changing. XnView, is similar.

SI Covert Lite for measurement conversions such as pounds to kilograms, metres to feet/yards, etc.

Can anyone point me to a tool that I can use to downsize a huge (267Mb) MP4 file down to something that youtube can handle? This is likely a one-off exercise for me, so buying a program for the job isn't realistic.
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Re: Free software, smack my gob again! (24 May, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Thu May 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Handbrake might do it. I have not explored all the options but it's designed for transcoding so there should be a way to change the bitrate and/or resolution to give you a smaller output file.
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Re: Free software, smack my gob again! (24 May, 2018)

Postby Mike23545 » Thu May 24, 2018 10:15 pm

Hi Guys 'n' gals,
I have a few that I use & have had absolutely no probs with.

I see that Faststone (their Image viewer), was mentioned but I use this one, as it has a multitude of features...
> FastStone Photo Re-sizer > http://faststone.org/
Another is...
> Unlocker > http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
For those "sticky files that Windows won't release."
Then there's...
> JustZIPit > http://justzipit.en.downloadastro.com/
That's all it does...zips things up & UN zips them.
along with...
> Personal App Scanner > http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
As well as...
Icon Restore > http://users.rcn.com/taylotr/icon_restore.html
(Be sure to get their UN-installer...JIC. Windows does get messy, at times.)
Almost done...(This used to be free & I'm not sure if the "Trial Version" has any "issues", such as time limiting, Watermarks etc.)
> Auto Stitch > https://autostitch.en.softonic.com/
A couple for video editing/converting...
This one is excellent for those, exclusive projects...
> https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/d ... verter.htm
Everyone knows this one...
> http://www.any-video-converter.com/prod ... ideo_free/
Nearly there...
Should be self-explanatory.
> http://camstudio.org/
Tony Britton has a heap of YT help videos if you get stuck.

& lastly, well not really but close enough...
> Mail Washer free > http://www.mailwasher.net/
(Please note, that I use the PRO version & have done for years. Never had any kind of nasty in/on my M/C.)

Lotsa great free programs out there.
Have fun but be careful.
(I know you all are.)
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Re: Free software, smack my gob again! (24 May, 2018)

Postby ffirman » Fri May 25, 2018 7:25 am

And to add to them...


VirtualBox for all your VM needs. https://www.virtualbox.org/

Digikam for photo editing and categorizing. https://www.digikam.org/

And for a very easy to use package manager for windows (like what Linux has), https://chocolatey.org/

That one has the advantage you can install Libreoffice, digikam, blender 3d etc, and with one command "choco update all" upgrade all the software that it is managing. It downloads and installs.. The whole thing.

F.
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Re: Free software, smack my gob again! (24 May, 2018)

Postby Malcolm » Fri May 25, 2018 8:58 am

aardvark_admin wrote:Handbrake might do it. I have not explored all the options but it's designed for transcoding so there should be a way to change the bitrate and/or resolution to give you a smaller output file.

VLC can do it to, under media->Convert/save. But you will need to work with the options somewhat as it is primarily a player and not fully optimised for this task. Otherwise a tool like Handbrake will do it as well.
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