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Software updates and additions for 5th - 8th February

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2006 10:49 User comments (6)

Software updates and additions for 5th - 8th February We thought it would help if every few days or every week we list the latest software additions and updates to the AfterDawn.com software section & Filepedia.com. This news item will list updates and new additions to our selection complete with descriptions, changelog, download links and homepage links (and we're open to suggestions). Every now and then we'll also add an item to a recommended list for particular reasons (a major update, excellent new tool etc.) Click on any of the items in both lists below to see a short description and the changelog.
Updated List:
Advanced X Video Converter v3.9.45
alltoavi v2.1.18
HC v0.17
Azureus Java BitTorrent client v2.3.0.7 Beta 47
MyTheatre v3.33.8
”Torrent v1.4.1 Beta (build 419)
Nero Burning ROM v7.0.5.4
x264 full rev. 416
Aud-X 5.1 surround codec v1.11


New Additions List:
AVI ReComp v1.1.0
WinMPG Video Convert v6.2
Cole2k Media - Standard Codec Pack v6.0.4
Cole2k Media - Advanced Codec Pack v6.0.4
Submagic v0.55
StaxRip v0.9.2.9
CUE splitter v0.6 beta 2
Free iPod Video Converter v1.26
DGMPGDec v1.4.6
Mpg2Cut2 Beta Build 6205
MediaCoder v0.3.5
VobBlanker v2.1.0.0
FixVTS v1.24 Beta
Dr. DivX v2.00 Beta 6
BitLord v1.1


Filepedia.com Updated List:
Internet Download Manager v5.02 build 5
Opera for Mac OS X v9.0 Technology Preview 2
CCleaner v1.27.255 Beta
Opera for Windows v9.0 Technology preview 2
7-Zip v4.33 Beta
Total Commander v6.54


Filepedia.com New Additions List:
CPU-Z v1.32
FireTune v1.1.0


Updated Software


Advanced X Video Converter v3.9.45

Advanced X Video Converter is a comprehensive video conversion software that makes it easy to convert, join and split video files. It's able to convert all known AVI formats, including DivX, XviD and MPEG-4. All older MPEG formats are also supported, along with WMV/ASF files and DVD, VCD, and SVCD formats.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/advanced_x_video_converter.cfm
Homepage: http://www.aoamedia.com/rn/index.htm


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alltoavi v2.1.18

Alltoavi is a tool that can convert OGM and MKV files to AVI, with subtitle and audio track selection, video resizing, Bitrate selection and codec selection. It is centered around mencoder, with a commandline tool as well as a GUI for Window.

Changelog:
  • Name of button changed from "Save" to "Open"
  • the new .bat file only has C:, not CD C:
  • sid_txt default now is -1 (no Sub)
  • All path of bat files now set to $TEMP
  • Height is rounded to nearest no decimal
  • in the new scritp.bat, only 1 C: is included
  • in the new scritp.bat, only 1 CD $PATH_TO_alltoavi is included
  • main window buttons resized and aligned
  • shame Donate to me text removed from Title XD
  • .mif files in the wrong place error fixed
  • Wrong extension now generates a warning instead of crash
  • The user may now choose the extension of external sub or audio
  • audio codec for external sources changed from copy to mp3lame
  • more resumes added
  • added set driver dir to avoid error
  • Main window Icon fix
  • Pause wrong place fix (used to pause between jobs)
  • Extension dot (".") check
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/alltoavi.cfm
Homepage: http://alltoavi.sourceforge.net/

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HC v0.17

HC is a simple to use MPEG2 video encoder and is meant for creating MPEG2 video streams with a strong focus on DVD-compliancy. Input can be a d2v project or input using Avisynth. HC expects as input YUV-planes (YV12 color space 4:2:0). During the encoding process there are no color plane conversions, the encoder keeps the color planes in YV12 color space.

Changelog:
  • more options for CQ encoding
  • added gop, frames and chapter command as parameters for HCenc
  • create a chapter list based on scene changes
  • frame count starts at 0
  • GUI bug fixes
  • frame serving bug fixed
  • memory error bug fixed
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/hc.cfm
Homepage: http://hcencoder.bitburners.com/


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Azureus Java BitTorrent client v2.3.0.7 Beta 47

Azureus is a BitTorrent client which provides a bittorrent protocol implementation using Java language.Azureus offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents. Azureus features an embedded Tracker easily set up and ready to use.

Changelog:
  • FEATURE: UI | Added Average Peer Completion percentage column to MyTorrents view and Details view
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/p2p_software/p2p_applications/azureus_bittorrent_client_jar.cfm
Homepage: http://azureus.sourceforge.net/


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MyTheatre v3.33.8

MyTheatre is a modern multimedia application for end user, which allows to watch Satellite TV and Radio, playback multimedia files (mpg, MP3, DivX and many others) and DVD. MyTheatre is highly integrated application and it's main purpose is to turn your PC to Home Theatre PC (HTPC).

Changelog:
  • hot-fix release. Some debugging code remained in 3.33.7 which prevented to see subtitles.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/mytheatre.cfm
Homepage: http://www.dvbcore.com/MyTheatre.html


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”Torrent v1.4.1 Beta (build 419)

”Torrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients.

Changelog:
  • Fix: diskio.read_cache_size crash bug
  • Change: Remember if torrents have errored when you restart
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/p2p_software/p2p_applications/utorrent.cfm
Homepage: http://www.utorrent.com/


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Nero Burning ROM v7.0.5.4

Nero Burning ROM is probably the best all-in-one CDR/DVDR application on the market. Nero Burning ROM is probably the best all-in-one CDR/DVDR application on the market. Nero combines huge amounts of features in a compact and easy to use package. It handles disc dublicating and pre-mastering with ease, supported by a cover designer and even an audio file editor. The excellent GUI desing keeps all the functions handy and guarantees that simple tasks can be done quickly.

Changelog:
  • It was impossible to edit an audio file anymore once the audio file has been added to a compilation
  • When ripping tracks, it was not possible to create a new folder from within the save dialog
  • In rare cases Nero crashed when getting free drive space
  • Encoding of single tracks was not possible - only all tracks of the compilation
  • Burn process may have failed in case a saved project is used and if the process will be started within 4 seconds. The error: 'unspecific recorder error' was displayed
  • Last position of the window is not saved before closing the application
  • Video CD menu entries were readable in preview, but not on the burned Video CD
  • Virus scan did not work with ZIP files
  • Nero did not detect any CD/DVD device if 3 or more devices are connected, but the virtual 'Image Recorder' only
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_software/cdr_applications/nero.cfm
Homepage: http://www.nero.com/


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x264 full rev. 416

x264 is a free library for encoding H.264/AVC video streams. x264 is one of the most advanced publicly available AVC encoders. It is also the only publicly available High Profile AVC encoder.

Changelog:
  • x86 mmx for some intra pred functions
  • cosmetics: reorganize intra prediction dsp
  • too many systems don't have off_t; use uint64_t instead
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/x264.cfm
Homepage: http://www.videolan.org/x264.html


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Aud-X 5.1 surround codec v1.11

Aud-X 5.1 surround codec is a completely new surround sound encoder and decoder. For a long time people converted DVDs to Divx/Xvid with mp3 stereo sound. The main task of Aud-X project is to bring an easy technology for encoding Divx/Xvid movies with 5.1 sound, with the same way they used to do it with the simple mp3 stereo encoders. Since Aud-X 5.1 sounds great at 128 kbps and is compatible with AVI, you can reencode DVDs the same way you are used to, but with full surround sound.

Changelog:
  • Fixed problems with FFDshow compatibility for 48 kHz mp3s
  • Ampliutude autonormalization (causing problems) removed.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_encoders/aud-x_5_1_surround_codec.cfm
Homepage: http://aud-x.com/


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New Additions


AVI ReComp v1.1.0

AVI ReComp allows you to recompress your AVI files. The application supports not only the files containing audio streams but AVIs without any audio as well. For the time being the program uses only XviD codec to recompression process (versions: 1.0.3 or newer). The installation pack contains all required components (VirtualDubMod, AviSynth and XviD).AVI Recomp contains a feature of embedding subtitles into video. So if you want burnt in subtitles, you can use this software.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/avi_recomp.cfm
Homepage: http://www.videopedia.pl/avirecomp/en/main.html


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WinMPG Video Convert v6.2

WinMPG Video Convert is a complete solution for video file conversion. It supports conversion between following formats: AVI to Mpeg1, AVI to Mpeg2, AVI to DVD, AVI to VCD, AVI to SVCD, all media file to DivX, and all to AVI.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/winmpg_video_convert.cfm
Homepage: http://www.winmpg.com/


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Cole2k Media - Standard Codec Pack v6.0.4

Cole2k Media - Standard Codec Pack features a large number of playback codec's/filters and a small number of encoding codec's. The package will enable you to playback most major formats currently available. Installation of the package is made easy for users through the informative menu's.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/cole2k_media_codec_pack_standard.cfm
Homepage: http://www.cole2k.net/?display=Codec-Pack-Standard


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Cole2k Media - Advanced Codec Pack v6.0.4

Cole2k Media - Advanced Codec Pack features a large number of codec's/filters and also some additional tools. The package will enable you to playback and encode most major formats currently available. Cole2k Media - Advanced Codec Pack is mainly for use by encoders. Installation of the package is made easy for users through the informative menu's.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/codecs_and_filters/cole2k_media_codec_pack_advanced.cfm
Homepage: http://www.cole2k.net/?display=Codec-Pack-Advanced


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Submagic v0.55

Submagic is an application to convert, edit sync, create movie subtitles. It supports several formats, has a lot of features and functions, is easy to operate and best of all, it's free.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/subtitle_tools/submagic.cfm
Homepage: http://www.submagic.tk/


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StaxRip v0.9.2.9

StaxRip is a software that can easily convert your DVD's, DVB, DV captures or almost any other source format into the popular video formats DivX, XviD, x264, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/staxrip.cfm
Homepage: http://www.planetdvb.net/staxrip/index.htm


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CUE splitter v0.6 beta 2

CUE Splitter is a freeware tool that can split a single big audio track, mostly an album or a compilation, into the relative individual audio tracks, using informations contained in the associated "CUE" file. Sometimes you can find a big compressed audio file equipped with a small "CUE" text file that contain informations about tracks title, artist and length. Usually these couple of files are generated by programs like EAC (Exact Audio Copy), CDRWin, BPM Studio, GoldWave or similar. With CUE Splitter you can obtain splitted audio track files without burning any CDR or decode/re-encode any audio data.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/cue_splitter.cfm
Homepage: http://enfis.it/


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Free iPod Video Converter v1.26

Free iPod Video Converter provides an easy and completed way to convert all popular video formats to iPod video. You can enjoy DVD/VCD and AVI, MPEG, WMV, RM, RMVB, DivX, ASF, VOB video files in your iPod with few clicks.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/free_ipod_video_converter.cfm
Homepage: http://www.ipod-video-converter.org/


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DGMPGDec v1.4.6

DGMPGDec is an MPEG decoder suite with a Frame Server, based on and MPEG2Dec. It is used to Decode MPEG1 or MPEG2 streams from such sources as DVD VOBs, captured transport streams, *.mpg/*.m2v/*.pva files, etc. Most commonly it's used when decoding VOBs from DVDs.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/dgmpgdec.cfm
Homepage: http://neuron2.net/dgmpgdec/dgmpgdec.html


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Mpg2Cut2 Beta Build 6205

Mpg2cut2 is a fault tolerant, GOP level, binary editor for basic cutting of Mpeg2 Program Stream files. It can handle very large files (64bit) captured from Digital Television broadcasts (DTV), including High Definiton (HDTV).

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/mpg2cut2.cfm
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/rocketjet4/


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MediaCoder v0.3.5

MediaCoder is an audio/video batch transcoder, putting together lots of excellent audio/video codecs & tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution. It's capable of Transcoding among different audio/video formats with many extra features. MediaCoder supports all typical video and audio formats, plus support for containers include AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, matroska & MP4.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/mediacoder.cfm
Homepage: http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/


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VobBlanker v2.1.0.0

VobBlanker is a tool that is able to blank, replace, cut and strip VTS video titles. It has some special features like reducing to still (with or without audio) the complete PGCs or single Cells.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/voblanker.cfm
Homepage: http://jsoto.posunplugged.com/vobblanker.htm


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FixVTS v1.24 Beta

FixVTS is a very tiny tool that allows you to adjust your DVD files into better DVD compliance, so they can be opened in DVDShrink or VobBlanker. FixVTS does a similar job as what's called an IFOEdit Mock Strip, but only adjust as little information as possible in the VOB and IFO files to allow it to open in a other appication while keeping the DVD as original as possible.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/fitvts.cfm
Homepage: http://www.videohelp.com/~FixVTS/


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Dr. DivX v2.00 Beta 6

Dr. DivX is the first and only official DivX Encoding application. Just as DivX Play have enabled anyone, anywhere to watch and distribute great looking digital video, this now makes the act of creating DivX video as easy as the act of watching it. It lets you create an awesome DivX video from almost any source right on your computer in just few easy steps.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/dr_divx.cfm
Homepage: http://labs.divx.com/DrDivX


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BitLord v1.1

BitLord is a P2P file-sharing program, fully compatible with Bittorrent, which is the most popular p2p protocol designed for high-speed distribution of large files. BitLord is a powerful, clean, fast, and easy-to-use bittorrent client. It supports simultaneous downloads, download queue, selected downloads in torrent package, fast-resume, chatting, disk cache, speed limits, port mapping, proxy, ip-filter, etc.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/p2p_software/p2p_applications/bitlord.cfm
Homepage: http://www.bitlord.com/


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Filepedia.com Updated


Internet Download Manager v5.02 build 5

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.

Changelog:
  • Fixed another bug in queue processing when IDM minimized full screen applications, for example, games
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/other_net_tools/internet_download_manager.cfm
Homepage: http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/


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Opera for Mac OS X v9.0 Technology Preview 2

Opera is a light-weight browser with many advanced features such as Notes: Write down notes about the page you are viewing, FastForward and Rewind: Opera tries to anticipate the page you want to go next and speeds up browsing by pre-loading the page and Skinning: Changing the look of a browser has never been easier with Opera's new one-click skin install. Just pick and click once on any of the many skins available at MyOpera community.

Changelog:
  • Tons of fixes and improvements.
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/web_browsers/opera_mac.cfm
Homepage: http://www.opera.com/products/desktop/


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CCleaner v1.27.255 Beta

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Currently CCleaner can clean up atleast the following software: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Windows, Windows registry and a long list of 3rd party applications.

Changelog:
  • Optimized secure file deletion.
  • Added optional IE toolbar.
  • Major updates to most translations.
  • Minor updated translations: German.
  • Fixed small font issue with symbolic languages.
  • Minor display fixes.
  • Various minor bug fixes.
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/desktop_security/ccleaner.cfm
Homepage: http://www.ccleaner.com/


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Opera for Windows v9.0 Technology preview 2

Opera is a light-weight browser with many advanced features such as Notes: Write down notes about the page you are viewing, FastForward and Rewind: Opera tries to anticipate the page you want to go next and speeds up browsing by pre-loading the page and Skinning: Changing the look of a browser has never been easier with Opera's new one-click skin install. Just pick and click once on any of the many skins available at MyOpera community.

Changelog:
  • Tons of fixes and improvements.
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/web_browsers/opera.cfm
Homepage: http://www.opera.com/


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7-Zip v4.33 Beta

7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. The program supports 7z, ZIP, RAR, CAB, GZIP, BZIP2, and TAR formats. Compression ratio in the new 7z format is 30-50 percent better than ratio in ZIP format. It also compresses to ZIP 2-10 percent better than PKZip and WinZip. It has an additional powerful command line version and FAR Manager support.

Changelog
  • Compressing speed and Memory requirements were increased. Default dictionary size was increased: Fastest: 64 KB, Fast: 1 MB, Normal: 4 MB, Max: 16 MB, Ultra: 64 MB.
  • 64-bit version now supports 1 GB dictionary
  • 7z/LZMA now can use only these match finders: HC4, BT2, BT3, BT4
  • Compression ratio in Zip/GZip/Deflate in Ultra mode was increased
  • Some bugs were fixed
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/compression_tools/7-zip.cfm
Homepage: http://www.7-zip.org/


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Total Commander v6.54

Total Commander is a file manager for Windows, a program like Windows Explorer to copy, move or delete files. However, it can do much more than Explorer, e.g. pack and unpack files, access ftp servers, compare files by content, etc. Total Commander has internal unpackers for ZIP, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ,CAB, RAR and ACE formats and also additional packers can be added as plugins. The build-in FTP client supports most public FTP servers and is able to resume aborted downloads, handle archives and can send files directly from one remote server to another. Total Commander has a lot of nice features that will help in file handling tasks as well.

Changelog:
  • Fixed: Ctrl+C in lister still copied a space too much in some cases
  • Fixed: Wrong cursor movement in WatchDirs=5 mode
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/ftp_software/total_commander.cfm
Homepage: http://www.ghisler.com/index.htm


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Filepedia New Additions List


CPU-Z v1.32

CPU-Z is a freeware tool that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. It can gather lots of different information from various different sources like CPU's, mainboards, memory and system. CPU-Z does not need to be installed. Just unzip the files in a directory and run the .exe. In order to remove the program, just delete the files, and that's it.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/other_tools/cpu-z.cfm
Homepage: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php


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FireTune v1.1.0

FireTune for Mozilla Firefox was developed for an easy and fast optimization of your browsing experience with Firefox. It is based on a collection of popular and well working optimization settings used and tested by the experts. Usually you have to optimize Firefox manually, which can be time consuming and difficult for the novice users.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/web_browsers/firetune.cfm
Homepage: http://www.totalidea.com/freestuff4.htm


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6 user comments

18.2.2006 11:28
Glitched
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:)

28.2.2006 12:13

Thanks Dela, on the ball as always :)

38.2.2006 12:31

That's ok, i actually didnt add in the software from filepedia yet, the software guys (krimu and waiski) have been kicking ass these past couple of weeks :-) this will be a frequent thing but im not sure they'll be all as long as this one ;-)

48.2.2006 16:34

This is nice. I can always expect aD for having the newest software (aside from the proggy's main sites:), and it's cool for them to give news updates like this for them. Great job guys!

59.2.2006 12:00

I found it useful already. I have been looking for a good *FREE* proggy to clean my registry, and found CCleaner very helpful. Good idea to post all new updates. Great Brainstorming aD!!! As always, I thank you.

611.2.2006 12:47

Wonderfull job.Iloveit

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