Freeware Files: Five July Upgrades Worth Downloading!

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Cabal468

Does anyone have any opinions on the performance of Auslogics defrag vs. Mydefrag?

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blindhorizon

hey Murphy, all ways love your list of freeapps especially VLC it opened my eyes to a new way of viewing videos been usingit since the first time you recommended it to me thanks.  but what haveyou got for Video editing that’s free, I like to record TV shows from time totime and want to edit out commercials but M$ video editor and pinical are hellahard to work with and cost a small fortune to use. 

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MofoMcMiah

try out virtualDub. it's perfect for what you want to do. setting up things in a direct stream will make the process super-quick.

http://www.virtualdub.org/

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TheMurph

Yeaaaah.  That's a tough one.  I've avoided the subject because, at least in my casual searches, I have yet to find a video editor that's as fully functional and enjoyable to use as one of the paid-for alternatives.

I'll keep my eye out a little more this week and see if I can't find something to report for next Monday. Until then, enjoy your "M$ video editor!"

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K0BALT

Seems like a nice app. I've been using GOM Player for my videos forever, but I think im gonna try VLC for the hell of it.

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TheMurph

Let me know how it goes for you!  I enjoy the increased configuration options myself -- makes Windows Media Player look like, uh, Baby Media Player.

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AntiHero

Great article Murph. I use(d at some point) all of these. VLC is the ultimate solution on Ubuntu. Since my Samsung phone is lame, and i need to short all ringtones (which custom is hard to do) to 30 seconds or less, I've found Audacity to help bring stereo sounds to monural.Not a fan of Opera, but it's decent, beats Safari, that's for sure. My Defrag is sweet, I used it just the other day.

I don't like Microsoft, I associate with it.

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DBsantos77

MyDefrag is amazing, I used to use Defraggler from Pirisoft, but I thought I'd give MD a try and it really did speed my PC more than Defraggler did, Keep in mind that if you are on a Laptop, it has to always be plugged in to defrag, or you'll get a "finished" status when it actually did nothing at all. Good list!

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TheMurph

Good tip, DBsantos77!

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comptech08

Hey Murph so what would you suggest, Virtual Box or Microsofts virtual PC? I like using open source but I also like using something that works well.

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wolf17

I'd would recommend you try out VirtualBox, it's extremely easy to use and is not bad on resource usage :) Virtual PC is okay, I've tried it before but I think VirtualBox is great.  Try it out, it's free (there's an open source edition aswell) :)

 

"Life is about living, not stressing" - a very smart girl :)

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TheMurph

Well, what are your feature requirements?  What OS / OSes will you be installing?

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comptech08

Probably some linux distros and XP.  I don't know if i have much requirements right now.  Just like playing around with different OS' and learning about them.

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TheMurph

Ahh.  Virtual Box is your best option then!

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Kurgan

How would you rate VLC media player compared to Media Player Classic? I am trying to decide between the two.

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