Wednesday, March 26

Software (useful applications)

Java Runtime Environment
Java software allows you to run applications called "applets" that are written in the Java programming language. These applets allow you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D. Many cross platform applications also require this to run.

Adobe Flash, previously called Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash, is a set of multimedia technologies developed and distributed first by Adobe Systems and earlier by Macromedia.
Flash can manipulate vector and raster graphics and supports bi-directional streaming of audio and video. It contains a scripting language called ActionScript. It is available in most common web browsers and some mobile phones and other electronic devices (using Flash Lite). Several software products, systems, and devices are able to create or display Flash, including the Adobe Flash Player.
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The Shockwave player allows you to play dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations and online learning applications. Shockwave Player displays Web content that has been created by Macromedia Director.
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Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. By using Expression Studio and Visual Studio, designers and developers can collaborate more effectively using the skills they have today to light up the Web of tomorrow.

K-Lite Codec Pack s a collection of codecs, DirectShow filters and tools. Codecs and DirectShow filters are needed for encoding and decoding (playing) audio and video formats. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play all the popular audio and video formats and even some rare formats.This download is for the Full package and contains all the codecs a normal user would ever need.The K-Lite Codec Pack has a couple of major advantages compared to other codec packs:

  • It it always very up-to-date with the newest (and/or best) versions of the components.
  • It is very user-friendly.
  • The installation is fully customizable, meaning that you are able install exactly those components that you really want.
  • Uninstallation removes all files and registry entries created by the pack.
  • It is extremely easy to make a fully customized unattended installation.
  • It has been very well tested, so that the package doesn't contain any conflicting or buggy codecs.
  • It tries to avoid potential problems with existing codecs and even fixes some problems. The pack is able to detect broken codecs and filters on your system, and remove them for you.
  • It is a very complete package, containing everything you need to play your movies.
  • There are different packages. From small to extra-large.
  • Suitable for both novice and expert users.
***Don't install if you already have a codec pack***

DVD Shrink v3.2.0.15 DVD Shrink is a versatile freeware tool for fitting a DVD-Video disc on a single DVDR disc.

DVD Shrink is capable of both re-authoring and re-encoding the movie. It features an intuitive user interface which makes it easy to choose what to keep, and what to lose.

DVD Shrinks allow the user to select compression level for each video track separately to obtain the desired disc size (which is usually below 4.38GB). The software is capable of producing either an ISO image of the ripped DVD, or a VIDEO_TS folder for further processing, viewing or burning.