E-Utilities

Freeware Video Convertor

To Windows users this utility can be what HandBrake is to Mac users. Freemake Video Converter can convert virtually any video file or dvd movies to avi, mp4, mkv, wmv, mpg, 3gp, swf, flv, tod, avchd, mov, qt, ts, and mts.  Videos can be downloaded from Youtube,  Facebook, or Vimeo videos by a quick copy/paste of video URL into the program. You can also rip DVD, burn Bluray / DVD video discs, convert videos to devices: iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Android. Turn photos & MP3 into slideshows. Edit videos (cut, join, rotate). Using this utility videos, photos, and MP3 can be uploaded to YouTubem directly. Freemake Video Converter supports CUDA technology which enables quick video conversion, say its developers. The latest version offers full support of Blu-ray video creation and burning, any input content: video files, audio files, photos, URLs. The 12.58 MB Freemake Video Converter v2.0.0 (16 Dec 2010) for Windows 7, Vista, and XP can be downloaded at http://www.freemake.com/downloadid=FreemakeVideoConverter.exe
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 required.

Duplicate Photo Finder

This utility can remove duplicate or multiple resized or similar versions of the same image cluttering the hard drive.  The Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder can identify both duplicate and similar photos and present them visually side by side. It does not merely find identical files, it ferrets out images that “look” similar as well!  The utility can measure how likely it is that the images are indeed duplicates by using a similarity percentage tool, a very useful feature indeed.  Simple to use - to view a list of dupes or potential dupes add a folder or folders that contain images to the list and run, that's all to it. It can find duplicate image files located in different folders or having different names, different-sized versions of the same image, as well as “similar” images that have slight differences between them. Un-identical images: some images that arent dupes, like two images taken in quick succession, are flagged as well.  The Awesome Duplicate Photo Finder for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/Windows 7 can be downloaded at http://www.duplicate-finder.com/download-photo.html

SharpKeys

SharpKeys can be used to make certain keys on a keyboard act like other keys. For example, if you accidentally hit Caps Lock often, you could use this utility to map it to a Shift key or even turn it off completely.  Product Features: Map up to 104 different keys to other key or disable them altogether; exhaustive list of supported keys; no drivers are every loaded as it’s a part of Windows; Includes options for extended keys including Windows, Application, Internet keys and more. A “Type Key” option to help when managing mappings. As it relies on internal support within Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista you must be running one of these OS's for this Registry hack to work. Getting Started: Launch SharpKeys, by selecting it's icon from the Start menu; Add a new key mapping or edit an existing one; Click “Write to registry” and wait for a confirmation that the registry was successfully updated; Close SharpKeys and either log out (and back in) or reboot to enforce the new mappings. SharpKeys v2.1.1 at www.randyrants. com/sharpkeys2.exe. FAQ at www. randyrants.com/sharpkeys/faq.htm

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