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Software updates and additions for 5th - 11th June

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2006 12:10 User comments (4)

Software updates and additions for 5th - 11th June Here is a list of all the software updates and new additions to the AfterDawn software database and Filepedia.com database for the week Monday 5th -> Sunday 11th June. We decided that an article that covers the updates is much easier for the user than having to browse through both sites individually. This is just the second of such articles but we got such good feedback from the first that we will make this a regular addition to the site.
Our software guys have been hard at work, between new software added to filepedia and updates added to both sites, there are 45 for you to browse through. Additionally, AfterDawn currently has two special offers on commercial software discounts you can take take advantage of (see link below). Here are the software items complete with descriptions, download links, homepage links and changelogs (where available)...

AfterDawn.com Updated List:
Xilisoft AVI MPEG Converter v3.1.6.0602b
Xilisoft MP4 Converter v3.1.6.0519b
Xilisoft Video to Audio Converter v3.1.6.0519b
Xilisoft DVD Creator v2.0.10.0526
Xilisoft Video Converter v2.1.6.0519b
Mpg2Cut2 Beta Build 6419
Azureus Java BitTorrent client v2.4.0.3 Beta 37
MediaMonkey v2.5.3.968
VSO ConvertXtoDVD v2.0.13
Dr. DivX v2.00 RC1
Arial Audio Converter v2.3.28
Arial Sound Recorder v1.3.5
Foobar 2000 v0.9.2
MediaCoder v0.3.9 (20060607)
Wondershare PPT2DVD v3.8.4 Trial
BitTorrent for Linux v4.9.8 Beta
BitTorrent v4.9.8 Beta
Winamp Full v5.23
Arial CD Ripper v1.4.9
µTorrent v1.5.1 beta (build 463)
Quintessential Media Player Build 111
GX::Transcoder v3.0.13.3213 Beta 2
BSplayer v2.0
Mp3tag v2.36c
DGMPGDec v1.4.8 Beta 2


Filepedia.com Updated List:
FlashFXP v3.4 RC 3
ZoneAlarm v6.5.700.000
Miranda IM v0.4.0.3 build 57
Hamachi v1.0.0.56 Beta
FileZilla v2.2.24b
AntiVir Personal Edition v7.0 (6.35.00.16)


Filepedia.com New Additions List:
Bandwidth Monitor Pro V1.30
Desktop Wallpaper Calendar v3.0.2 (build 87)
LookInMyPC
SnIco Edit v2.2.8
Picture Resizer v1.4
Atomic Clock Sync v2.7.0.3
Google Earth v3.0.0762
Servant Salamander full v1.52
WinIso v5.3
iBrowser 1.4
Screamer Radio v0.3.8
TuneUp Utilities 2006
WackGet v1.2.2
MiniShare v1.5.4


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Updated Software


Xilisoft AVI MPEG Converter v3.1.6.0602b

Xilisoft AVI MPEG Converter is a video conversion tool tha is able to convert video files from avi to mpeg1,mpeg2,mpeg4 and mpeg1,mpeg2 to avi. Software also supports multithreading, so you can convert some files at the same time, all conversion processes are easy and fast. When converting files, you can pause, stop and continue at any moment.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/xilisoft_avi_mpeg_converter.cfm
Homepage: http://www.xilisoft.com/


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Xilisoft MP4 Converter v3.1.6.0519b

Xilisoft MP4 Converter is powerful, easy to use MP4 video conversion tool which helps you convert all popular video formats to MP4 (MPEG4). MP4 converter has a comprehensive support for video formats including AVI, MPEG, DivX, MOV, RM, WMV, 3GP, VOB, VCD and DV. It also supports various number of different portable videoplayers, such as Acrchos Archos AV500, Archos AV700, Archos Gmini402, iriver PMP-100, Creative Zen Vision, etc. In addition, the MP4 video converter provides a way to convert different audio formats to MP3, AAC, M4A.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/xilisoft_mp4_converter.cfm
Homepage: http://www.xilisoft.com/


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Xilisoft Video to Audio Converter v3.1.6.0519b

Xilisoft Video to Audio Converter is a video to audio converter. It can extract audio from MPEG, MOV, WMV, AVI, DVD, VCD, SVCD, 3GP, AVI and save to popular audio formats such as MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, WMA, m4a, MP2, Ogg, au. It can also rip between different audio formats. All codecs are build-in, so you can keep the default setup, select certain audio codec, and set the parameters of output. It also supports batch conversion and multithreading.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_encoders/xilisoft_video_to_audio_converter.cfm
Homepage: http://www.xilisoft.com/


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Xilisoft DVD Creator v2.0.10.0526

Xilisoft DVD Creator is a fast, easy to use DVD maker, which you can use to convert almost all popular video formats and burn them on DVD. It allows you to specify NTSC or PAL format, adjust 4:3 or 16:9 video aspect, and burn either DVD disc or ISO file. The DVD Creator also provides many different DVD menus for your DVD authoring and it supports DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW. It supports comprehensive list of video formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, DV, DivX, XviD, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, MP4, etc.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/xilisoft_dvd_creator.cfm
Homepage: http://www.xilisoft.com/


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Xilisoft Video Converter v2.1.6.0519b

Xilisoft Video Converter is a good video conversion tool. It can convert video files between various formats including DVD, VCD, SVCD, MOV, RM, AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, 3GP etc. In addition, the software provides a power way to convert video formats to all popular audio formats, including MP2, MP3, AC3, RA, M4A, etc. Supports multithreading, you can convert some files at the same time, all conversion processes are very easy and fast. When converting files, you can pause, stop and continue at any moment. You can select the default setup or you yourself select the video and audio codec, setup the parameters of output.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/xilisoft_video_converter.cfm#
Homepage: http://www.xilisoft.com/


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Mpg2Cut2 Beta Build 6419

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).

Changelog:
  • Further fixes for bug in Default System Header. Mainly impacted DTV / SAT files with no System Header, since mid-January 2006. Program should now correct any such file during save, including Unmux.
  • Fixed bug in Recycle action. Was causing "insufficient storage" message.
  • Faster Snapshot. Converted BiCubic Floating Point calculations to Integer.
  • New option for Default Output Folder handling. Now allows 3 different options instead of 2. See TXT file for documentation.
  • Fixed MPEG-1 Elementary Stream parsing crash.
  • Upgrade to API for Plug-Ins.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/mpg2cut2.cfm
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/rocketjet4/


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Azureus Java BitTorrent client v2.4.0.3 Beta 37

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 now 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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MediaMonkey v2.5.3.968

MediaMonkey is an easy-to-use music manager / media jukebox for music collectors. It catalogs CDs, Ogg, WMA, APE, MPC, and MP3 files, and looks up track data via Freedb and the web. It includes a tag editor & file renamer to organize your music library, a CD ripper & audio converter to save music, and a playlist editor to create music mixes. Plus, it levels volume, supports Winamp plugins, burns CDs via Nero, and synchs with portable audio devices.

Changelog:
  • Added username/password support for secure streams (e.g. via slim Server)
  • Updated online help
  • Fixed iPod synchronization/auto-conversion can cause tracks to stop prematurely (when size of auto-converted track > size of source track)
  • Fixed connected MTP devices can prevent MediaMonkey from shutting down correctly
  • Fixed CD/DVD burning on some burners (update to burn engine v1.98 )
  • Fixed DVD burning doesn't show accurate available burn speeds
  • Fixed Album Art tagging can fail if initiated when track is already in tagging queue
  • Fixed streams from Slimserver don't always display metadata on track change
  • Fixed regregression with Preview functionality
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/all-in-one/mediamonkey.cfm
Homepage: http://www.mediamonkey.com/


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VSO ConvertXtoDVD v2.0.13

VSO ConvertXtoDVD (formerly known as DivXtoDVD) is an easy-to-use tool that allows converting any video file format (including DivX, WMV and XviD formats) to a DVD-Video -compliant format. Program also supports converting audio files into 2-channel AC3 format, supports NTSC and PAL formats and also 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. Program's encoding engine is pretty fast and produces good-quality results (of course it can't be compared to multipass encoding with CCE, but the easiness and the speed of the software makes it up), considering that the source material is typically already heavily compressed with lossy encoding methods.

Changelog:
  • 0000145: [Feature Request] change positioning of "change settings for this subtitle"
  • 0000159: [Bug] Russian characters in the title show up as ???
  • 0000167: [Bug] SRT parsing bug when time contains points instead of comma
  • 0000086: [Bug] Stutter at chapter points
  • 0000112: [Bug] Subtitles only appear in the first chapter.
  • use latest burning sdk ( 2.0.20 )
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/vso_divxtodvd.cfm
Homepage: http://www.vso-software.fr


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Dr. DivX v2.00 RC1

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.

Changelog:
  • What's new
  • Display an error message when trying to run the Dr. twice on the same computer
  • Allow keeping the AC3 track even if no DirectShow decoder is available
  • Add call_app, copy plugins
  • Allow per-job plugin configuration
  • What's fixed
  • Support for uncompressed (RGB) format in the Video Preview
  • Replace invalid characters in output filenames (<>|*"?:/) (windows)
  • Avoid crashing when selecting same setting for all audio tracks but only a few are selected
  • Avoid cropping the whole picture (cropping is reset in that case)
  • Analyze inter-frames when the source file doesn't have enough key frames
  • Handle +ve audio delays in VOBs correctly
  • Reconfiguring a job reset the status (when saved it becomes Waiting again)
  • Fix audio delay detection for TS files
  • When using AC3 output, use the correct Bitrate to compute the final filesize
  • Calculate AVI overhead size correctly
  • Recalculate video bitrate after audio and subtitle files have been generated
  • Keep mono sources as mono on output by default
  • Don't allow to start a job that is marked as finished
  • Disable the Resume/Stop button if there is no runnable job
  • Make default profiles selected in Preferences be effective (regression bug)
  • Make watch folder profiles selected in Preferences be effective (regression bug)
  • Fix cli to work with custom profiles
  • Fix flv file encoding
  • DrFFMPEG
  • Better handling of mono sources when using DirectShow filters
  • Fix decoding via DScaler when stereo output was selected in DScaler
  • Fix a seeking issue when multiple files are selected
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/dr_divx.cfm
Homepage: http://labs.divx.com/DrDivX


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Arial Audio Converter v2.3.28

Arial Audio Converter is a professinal audio conversion tools. It can convert audio formats between MP3,WMA,OGG,MP2,WAV(PCM,DSP,GSM,ADPCM),G721,G723,G726,VOX,ALAW,ULAW. Conversion is performed directly without any temporary files, and thus enables high converting speed and economy of hard disk space.

Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_tools/arial_audio_converter.cfm
Homepage: http://www.xrlly.com/audio-converter.htm


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Arial Sound Recorder v1.3.5

Arial Sound Recorder is a is a sound record software that can record any signal played through your sound card into Mp3 WMA or WAV format. Supported inputs include: microphone, line-in audio , streaming audio from the Internet, or music played by Winamp, Windows Media Player, Quick Time, Real Player, Flash, games, etc.

Changelog:
  • Fixed the error "List out of bounds" when input recording device is changed.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_tools/arial_sound_recorder.cfm
Homepage: http://www.xrlly.com/sound-recorder.htm


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Foobar 2000 v0.9.2

Foobar2000 is an advanced audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include ReplayGain support, low memory footprint and native support for several popular audio formats. Foobar 2000 is developed by Peter Pawlowski, a well known developer of Winamp plugins.

Changelog:
  • Native support for new free Nero Digital AAC encoder
  • New Advanced Preferences page
  • More compatible MP4 tagging scheme
  • New CD ripping UI
  • Added directory context menus feature to file type associations
  • Support for realtime DSP preset editing through DSP Manager page
  • Fixed various networking issues
  • APL support (no longer maintained) moved to a separately downloadable component (Monkey’s Audio support)
  • Various cosmetic changes
  • Various other bug fixes
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_players/foobar2000.cfm
Homepage: http://www.foobar2000.org/


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MediaCoder v0.3.9 (20060607)

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.

Changelog:
  • MediaCoder updated to build 1902
  • re-added option buttons in Audio tab
  • fixed aspect ratio not specified issue in MPEG encoding
  • fixed a blocking issue when transcoding cue sheet
  • updated portable FireFox
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/mediacoder.cfm
Homepage: http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/


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Wondershare PPT2DVD v3.8.4 Trial

PowerPoint2DVD is a PowerPoint to DVD software that can convert your PowerPoint to MPEG or burn PowerPoint to DVD or miniDVD and view them on your TV, complete with separate configuration of background music, video, slide duration, narration record, and templates. With this program, you don't have to have a computer to do your presentations with your Powerpoint files. Just a TV and a DVD player will do the job.

Changelog:
  • Fixed: some bugs.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/powerpoint2dvd.cfm
Homepage: http://www.powerpoint-to-dvd.com/


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BitTorrent for Linux v4.9.8 Beta

BitTorrent client is an application used for downloading torrents -- specific files or directories shared by Internet users. This client alone cannot be used for sharing your own files. It's intended for opening downloading so called .torrent files.

Changelog:
  • all bugfixes and improvements from BitTorrent 4.3 Beta
  • memory leak fix
  • adding Hebrew and Icelandic to the list of complete languages
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/p2p_software/p2p_applications/bittorrent_linux.cfm
Homepage: http://bittorrent.com/


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BitTorrent v4.9.8 Beta

BitTorrent client is an application used for downloading torrents -- specific files or directories shared by Internet users. This client alone cannot be used for sharing your own files. It's intended for opening downloading so called .torrent files.

Changelog:
  • no longer violates Windows hardware DEP
  • Windows installer no longer says "Could not initialize plugins directory"
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/p2p_software/p2p_applications/bittorrent.cfm
Homepage: http://bittorrent.com/


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Winamp Full v5.23

Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity media player for Windows. Winamp supports playback of many audio (MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc) and video types (AVI,ASF,MPEG,NSV). Winamp has a nice, sleek interface, a handy media library, and lots more.

Changelog:
  • Improved: [gen_jumpex] jump-to-file speed improvements
  • Fixed: playlist saving with network share files
  • Fixed: Media Library preferences not loading in correct order
  • Fixed: main window not hilited when restoring from minimized state in classic skin.
  • Fixed: slow loading of playlists with URLs
  • Fixed: CD burning using third party input plugins
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] Wasabi XML font-related fixes from Martin Poehlmann
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] Map.getHeight() maki script function returning width instead
  • Fixed: [gen_ff] winshade global hotkeys broken w/ modern skins
  • Fixed: [gen_jumpex] 'Add to Queue' issues
  • Fixed: [gen_jumpex] NT4 incompatability
  • Fixed: [gen_jumpex] misc bug fixes
  • Fixed: [gen_ml] icon changes on drag+drop items
  • Fixed: [in_mp3] playback of AAC streams
  • Fixed: [in_mp4] seek bug when using right arrow key
  • Fixed: [in_wm] Playback restarts from beginning when editing tags of a currently playing .wma file
  • Fixed: [in_wm] protocol/extension reversed in config > filetype > edit
  • Fixed: [in_wm] 'Audio only' always checked for ASF/WMV in config
  • Fixed: [in_wm] seek bug when using right arrow key
  • Fixed: [ml_bookmarks] 'Edit Bookmarks' menu item not working when Media Library is hidden
  • Fixed: [ml_local] crash while rearranging media library views
  • Fixed: [ml_local] crash on close
  • Fixed: [ml_local] sort arrow reversed in some columns
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] Import Playlists uses containing dir for title instead of filename
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] No "Recurse" checkbox in Import Playlists From Folder
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] Add Dir adds all filetypes (not just all-supported)
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] rt-click enqueue not working & other issues
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] Not saving playlists in some situations
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] crash when loading badly formed WPL playlists
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] drag&drop into playlist not adding to correct position
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] root playlist screen not updating when adding new playlist
  • Fixed: [ml_playlists] reverting changes on send-to: playlist
  • Fixed: [ml_wire] some podcasts only display one item
  • Fixed: [out_ds] stop with fade (shift+v) issue
  • Updated: [in_cdda] CDDB 2.0.1.25
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_players/winamp_v5.cfm
Homepage: http://www.winamp.com/


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Arial CD Ripper v1.4.9

Arial CD Ripper is a versatile and easy to use tool for CD grabbing and audio conversion.It can extract all your favourite CD's into MP3 ,WAV, OGG,FLAC,APE. You can convert a track in a minute and the whole CD within a few minutes without losing the audio quality. Arial CD Ripper can also convert audio formats from one to another with as simple as a click. Software also includes CDDB support and ID3 tag editor is provided.

Changelog:
  • Fixed some minor bug.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_tools/arial_cd_ripper.cfm
Homepage: http://www.xrlly.com/cd-ripper.htm


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µTorrent v1.5.1 beta (build 463)

µTorrent 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. Features: Multiple simultaneous downloads, Smart bandwidth usage, File level priorities, Configurable bandwidth scheduling, Global and per-torrent speed limiting, Quickly resumes interrupted transfers, UPnP support (WinXP only), Supports popular protocol extensions, Localized to different languages, Typical memory use less than 4 MB, Incredibly small: 94 KB.

Changelog:
  • Change: More dialogs are non-modal
  • Change: Changed connections for the 384k speed
  • Change: New UPnP code (works on all OSes)
  • Change: Graphic progress bars enabled by default
  • Change: Increased length of editbox for new labels
  • Feature: Removing torrent will remove partfile
  • Feature: Added "Completed On" column
  • Fix: Don't allow blank filenames for single-file torrents (uses default name instead)
  • Fix: Bug in add dialog diskspace computation when selecting an item from the list
  • Fix: Couldn't use Unicode characters with search box
  • Fix: Fixed run-time-error 226 when using "Open containing folder" with !ut enabled
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/p2p_software/p2p_applications/utorrent.cfm
Homepage: http://www.utorrent.com/


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Quintessential Media Player Build 111

Here's another eye candy -filled MP3/digital audio player. Quintessential Player is not just about looks though; besides all the normal functions of a common digital audio player, it has many new features not seen in other players before, such as the quick track option - a fast way to find a song in a big playlist. The skin support is great too. An internal skin browser makes it very easy to search, download and install skins. No need to mess with files and archives. CDDB-queries are also supported very well indeed. A popup window appears filled with info about the song/album currently being played. This option can be disabled if you find it annoying :)

Changelog:
  • fixed Core - play queue logic fixups
  • fixed Core - Pruning Mode delayed in removing previous track
  • fixed Core - streamed playlist loading fix (bug# 1420)
  • fixed Core - vis plugin config access (bug# 1407)
  • fixed Core - skin extNdefaultsize setting fix
  • fixed Core - playlist folder being set to root fails (bug #1355)
  • fixed Core - screensaver not starting when QMP running (bugs #1189, #1430)
  • fixed Core - player initialization issue that causes CDRoms to not initialize (bug #1363)
  • fixed Core - play queue tracks not being updated on tag edits (bug #1438)
  • fixed Plug - mono MP3 encoding fix (bug #1159)
  • fixed Plug - encoded mp3 tagging issues
  • fixed Plug - ID3 tag parsing crash fix (bug #1380)
  • updated Core - moved CD insert action settings out of CD plugin and into player
  • updated Core - play queue loading speed-ups
  • updated Core - lots more fixes and tweaks
  • updated ML - lots more fixes and tweaks
  • added Core - Pruning Mode 'keep N previous tracks' setting
  • added ML - TreeView auto-expand option
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_players/quintessential_player.cfm
Homepage: http://www.quinnware.com/


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GX::Transcoder v3.0.13.3213 Beta 2

GX::Transcoder is a flexible audio converter software, which is able to convert in a batch mode between a lot of audio formats. Additionally the Transcoder uses plugins to add more functions for transforming and playing audio files. The GX::Transcoder in it's standard version is able to en- and Decode MP1, MP3, MP2, MPC, Ogg Vorbis, PCM up to 7.1 Channel, G.721, G.723, G.726, G.729, ADPCM, GSM, VOX, DSP and RAW files as well as decoding QuickTime MOV and QT files. There are also AddIns available, which extends the Transcoder to handle the formats AAC, LA, LPAC, WMA, TTA, OptimFrog, WavPack, FLAC, rkAudio and Shorten. There are plans to support even more audio formats.

Changelog:
  • Contains the tagger with the cover art module
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_tools/gx_transcode.cfm
Homepage: http://www.germanixsoft.de/


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BSplayer v2.0

BSplayer is a Windows player that plays back all kinds of media files ( avi / mpg / asf / wmv / wav / mp3...) and specialises in video and divx playback.

Changelog:
  • 2.0
  • Playlists support
  • The playlists support is great. They may be imported from BST and M3U (Winamp) records, saved, edited and added new files from any folder, as well as URLs.
  • Display subtitles
  • Beside the basic functions such as font type and size selection, the program supports many others: shadows, outlines, subtitle location on the screen, etc. Bad subtitle timings can be fixed within the program itself.
  • BS.MediaLibrary
  • All multimedia files on your computer's hard drive will now be listed in the BS.MediaLibrary™. From now on they will always be within your reach.
  • Multilingual
  • BS.Player™ 2.0 is an international product, targeted to all and any user worldwide. With its multilingual support it is greatly helpful to those who cannot speak English.
  • Resizable movie window
  • Want to experience the cinema feeling in the comfort of your home? Here are the instructions: choose your favourite movie, make some pop-corn and adjust the movie window size to whatever you want. A full-screen movie is only a click away.
  • Fully skinnable
  • Though the BS.Player™ 2.0 proudly bears a modern look that sets new standards in this field, we have added an easy skin selection option and the option of adding your own custom skins. You may create your own dream look or choose from the many pre-prepared ones found at www.bsplayer.com.
  • Drag & drop support
  • Are you looking for a way to avoid the timely multimedia file opening? BS.Player™ 2.0 enables you to drag and drop your file your file from any location on your computer to your player and the fun can begin.
  • BS.MediaLibrary
  • All multimedia files on your computer's hard drive will now be listed in the BS.MediaLibrary™. From now on they will always be within your reach.
  • Resolution changing
  • Use the resolution changing feature and avoid the oversized picture if you wish to watch your movie on your TV screen, projector or plasma screen. The feture will adjust the TV resolution and optimize the quality of movie reproduction.
  • Frame capture
  • Would you like to keep a photo of your favourite movie scene? Use the Frame Capture feature to do that easily. Now it depends on you alone whether the picture will find its way to your wall as well.
  • AVI files with more than 2 audio streams supported
  • This feature supports the use of two or more audio stream channels. AVI files with more than two channels, i.e. multilingual files are supported. The BS.Player™ thus offers you the choice of the laguage of your playback.
  • Supports embedded subtitles/chapters
  • BS.Player™ 2.0 also supports embedded subtitles/chapters), not only for OGM but for all formats. This means that also the subtitles, embedded in the file itself can be played.
  • External audio file support
  • Do you wish to merge your favourite music with your favourite video? Next to the normal movie playback you can now load an external audio file and enjoy a secondary audio along with your movie. This feature offers the playback of background music, even though a movie is already being played in your BS.Player™ 2.
  • S/PDIF output supported for AC3 files
  • The feature enables the digital AC3 file output with an intervideo audio reader. The settings for the pre-installed modules such as Winamp and Equalizer can be found here. This means that the audio reproduced by the BSPlayer is the original unconverted sound.
  • INI files
  • Using an INI file you can set all the movie parameters of your choise. The BS.Player™ 2.0 will play them just the way you set them. Do you want to watch your movie full-screen with white subtitle text? No need to adjust the settings each time, your favourite setting will be saved in the INI file.
  • Custom playback modes
  • BS.Player™ 2.0 offers different playback modes, such as hidden mode and VMR-9.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_players/bsplayer.cfm
http://www.bsplayer.org/


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Mp3tag v2.36c

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit Tags of MP3-, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack, Monkey's Audio, FLAC and WavPack files. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for your files.

Changelog:
  • NEW: last modified date for local freedb index now displayed on options dialog.
  • CHG: ID3v2.3 with UTF-16 is default for writing ID3v2 now.
  • CHG: default focus is on tag list at extended tags dialog now.
  • CHG: special case handling for certain comment descriptions at ID3v2 tags (iTunes and MusicMatch fields).
  • FIX: runtime error on exporting to already existing read-only export files.
  • FIX: runtime error with $filename keyword on wrong position in export configuration.
  • FIX: fixed some bugs introduced in v2.36b
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio_software/audio_tools/mp3tag.cfm
Homepage: http://www.mp3tag.de/en/


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DGMPGDec v1.4.8 Beta 2

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.

Changelog:
  • For streams that specify 1088 as the vertical height for both the encoded and display sizes, a pop-up appears once on file loading (not done for CLI invocation) asking if the video should be treated as if it has a height of 1080.
  • Completely rewrote the PAT/PMT parser. Syntactically, it now a) correctly handles sections that cross transport packet boundaries, or that start in the middle of a transport packet following a previous section, b) correctly handles streams with multiple PAT sections, and c) correctly handles streams that put all the program information on one PMT PID. The parser is now fully correct syntactically. Semantically, it now a) correctly labels private stream video, b) labels all scrambled streams so that user can avoid crashing DGIndex by selecting a scrambled stream, and c) properly distinguishes between AC3 audio streams and Teletext streams.
Download: http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_tools/dgmpgdec.cfm
Homepage: http://neuron2.net/dgmpgdec/dgmpgdec.html


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Filepedia Updated List


FlashFXP v3.4 RC 3

FlashFXP is probably the best GUI-based FTP program ever made. Supports virtually all FTP features, including direct FTP-2-FTP (=FXP) transfers, SSL connections, has an excellent site manager (that includes upload/download stats for each site) and tons of other features.

Changelog:
  • Queue right-click menu > Expand Folder. (Only downloads are supported).
  • Added URL highlighting to Status Window.
  • Improved queue <> site manager relationships to prevent an invalid queue by renaming or moving a site.
  • Added Retry Failed Site to Site Transfer Setting.
  • TCP/IP Download Packet Size setting.
  • Multi-Proxy Server Manager.
  • Added new compare folder option "Don't Size Compare ASCII Files" this option excludes ASCII files from the SIZE compare, when Compare Name & Size is selected.
  • Added SSL Option to "Turn Off Fingerprint checking on Data Connection" some ftp servers that do virtual ftp sites (multiples sites within a site need this off).
  • Added "Copy Site to Site Manager" right-click option to for quick connect sites in Site Manager Dialog.
  • Added MODE Z support.
  • Added new INI only setting to adjust the MODE Z Compression level for uploads, under the "[main]" section add "Zlib_Level=value" where value is between 0 and 9.
  • New bug report wizard, bug reports are now sent via http to our website rather than over email.
  • Synchronized browsing (On the menu - Directory > Synchronized browsing) or hold ALT while double clicking a folder. Synchronized browsing is only supported in the file listing.
  • Improved Drag/Drop within the local browser.
  • Updated the ftp list parser to detect UNIX:L8 and override MVS list format when SYST returns MVS.
  • The raw command dialog (ctrl-r) now shares a command history with the raw command line.
  • Restructured the Compare Folder option menu, Added Submenu under Tools for changing options.
  • Separated Retry Failed Upload/Download Transfer Settings.
  • Removed "Bypass proxy for this connection" option, now obsolete.
  • Removed "Restore broken transfers" option, now obsolete.
  • Command line param -restorequeue has been changed so that the temp queue that's loaded is re-used, rather than creating a new temp queue. otherwise you could end up with many temp queue files.
  • Now when a file is skipped the status message displays "Skip [reason]: filename" reason could be smaller, larger, equal, manual, skiplist, skipall.
  • Auto fallback on PROT P or PROT C failure with error 534 as defined in RFC 2228.
  • Implicit SSL now allows the user to turn off SSL for data connections, some ftp servers allow this behavior.
  • Calculate free space on ftp now allows you to use the current folder selection.
  • Updated openssl dll’s to 0.9.7e.
  • Improved drawing for status console window.
  • While the notes window is focused press alt+enter to show the notes in a larger window.
  • Fixed Drawing issue when moving the mouse over an unchecked checkbox.
  • A/V when performing "local browser > right click > explorer menu > rename" on the parent directory item.
  • In the FTP File Search dialog the selection size / count weren't being calculated correctly.
  • In some instances the Stop/Transfer Queue buttons weren't toggled properly.
  • In some cases enabling the transfer graph appeared below the statusbar, it should of always appeared above the status bar.
  • Double clicking the splitter/sizer for the transfer graph will now resize the graph to the default size.
  • In some rare instances a race condition occured in the socks5 engine causing FlashFXP to lock up.
  • Fixed a socks5 proxy bug when connecting to a site with Implicit SSL.
  • While FlashFXP is locked to the tray there was a way to circumvent the lock and show the main window, the main window remained locked only allowing view access.
  • Send/Recv buffer sizes have been fixed, and reset to default values of 8kb/32kb. If you customized these settings, they will need to be reset.
  • Other minor fixes.
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/ftp_software/flashfxp.cfm
Homepage: http://www.flashfxp.com/


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ZoneAlarm v6.5.700.000

ZoneAlarm is easy-to-use firewall that blocks hackers and other unknown threats. ZoneAlarm is free for individual and not-for-profit charitable entity use. This program includes four interlocking security services: a firewall, an application control, an Internet lock, and Zones. The firewall controls the traffic from and to your computer, with application control you can define which applications can connect to Internet, with Internet lock you can define which software can connect to Internet while your computer is unattended and Zone monitors all activity on your computer and alert''s when new application tries to access the Internet.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/firewalls/zonealarm.cfm
Homepage: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/catalog/products/zonealarm/znalm_details.jsp#firewall


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Miranda IM v0.4.0.3 build 57

Miranda IM is a light-weight, open-source instant messenger that can connect to tons of IM networks, including ICQ, AIM, MSN, Jabber and Yahoo. In addition to IM networks, Miranda also supports IRC.Software supports all the basic features available on any IM nowadays, but its true beauty is in its range of plugins -- there are over 120 open-source plugins available for Miranda that extend its capabilities when necessary. Having said that, most users never need those plugins -- just like they don't need most of the features bundled with proprietary IM tools, such as MSN or AIM.

Changelog:
  • private messages in Jabber are almost fixed;
  • major changes to AimOscar;
  • some fixes for MSN protocol (HTTP gateway mode), timeout fixes are coming soon.
  • a lot of minor fixes, as usual.
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/messaging/miranda_im.cfm
Homepage: http://miranda-icq.sourceforge.net/


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Hamachi v1.0.0.56 Beta

Hamachi is a UDP-based virtual private networking system. Its peers utilize the help of a 3rd node called mediation server to locate each other and to boot strap the connection between themselves. The connection itself is direct. Hamachi is a verifiably secure P2P program.
With hamachi you can easily and safely access computers remotely, use windows file shraring, play lan games and do many other things. The user interface is very simple and intuitive, while still very much functional.

Changelog:
  • UPnP fixes mostly.
  • Added a code to recover Hamachi configuration in yet another way in a case of a hard shutdown that corrupts .ini files.
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/other_net_tools/hamachi.cfm
Homepage: http://www.hamachi.cc/


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FileZilla v2.2.24b

FileZilla is powerful Open Source FTP/SFTP client with many features. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable.

Changelog:
  • Local directory tree now displays "Desktop" and "My documents". (Patch #1492243 by cole945)
  • Fall back to local charset if login data contains non-ascii characters and login fails. Fixes compatiblity with non-UTF8 aware servers
  • Fix speed limits, limit could get exceeded if three or more files were transferred simultaneously.
  • Fix compability with non-standard desktop locations (2.2.24a)
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/ftp_software/filezilla.cfm
Homepage: http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/


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AntiVir Personal Edition v7.0 (6.35.00.16)

The AntiVir Personal Edition offers the effective protection against computer viruses for the individual and private use on a single PC-workstation. In order to make possible an easy operation, the AntiVir Personal Edition is developed to the essential points.

Changelog:
  • A complete redesign of the product
  • A complete new user interface
  • A new, even easier user guidance
  • A central control centre
  • A central configuration
  • A new quarantine management
  • An optimized scanner
  • Unicode ability
Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/desktop_security/antivir.cfm
Homepage: http://www.free-av.com/


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Filepedia New Additions List


Bandwidth Monitor Pro V1.30

Bandwidth Monitor Pro is a utility that displays and logs your network adapters bandwidth usage. It supports logging of all your network adapters at once and has a detailed transfer history. Included is an advanced alert system where you can set up rules to execute various actions like send e-mail, play sounds, execute files, shutdown, etc. when certain conditions are meet. You can let Bandwidth Monitor Pro run in the background and it will log all your incoming and outgoing traffic for you to view later in the transfer log, or in real time if you wish.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/network_software/other_net_tools/bandwidth_monitor_pro.cfm
Homepage: http://www.bandwidthmonitorpro.com/index.htm


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Desktop Wallpaper Calendar v3.0.2 (build 87)

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar is a dynamic semitransparent calendar on your desktop with an ability to add notes/reminders to each date. Your notes and reminders are always visible on your desktop and you can easily edit them by just triple-clicking on dates on your desktop image. Use your favorite wallpaper images in the background and let the program change them at selected intervals. Huge number of user definable options to tailor the desktop to fit your needs.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/other_tools/desktop_wallpaper_calendar.cfm
Homepage: http://www.zepsoft.com/wallcal/index.htm


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LookInMyPC

LookInMyPC generates a complete, comprehensive system profile that includes information on all installed hardware and software. Additionally it provides system diagnostic information such as details on running processes, installed services, startup programs, Windows updates and hot fixes, active network and Internet connections, TCP/IP port usage, event log detail, and much more. All this is provided in an easy to read, formatted report that you can view and print using your web browser.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/other_tools/lookinmypc.cfm
Homepage: http://www.lookinmypc.com/


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SnIco Edit v2.2.8

SnIco Edit is fairly simple to use. Start the program, select a new cursor or desktop icon, select dimensions and then either convert from existing file or start drawing one yourself. In contrast to most icon editing utilities, SnIco has a full range of drawing tools familiar to users from programs such as Windows Paint or GIMP. The finalized icons can be saved as static icons (ico), animated icons (ani) or as an image file such as bmp or jpg. Both icons and cursors can use transparency.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/graphics/snico_edit.cfm
Homepage: http://www.snidesoft.com/


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Picture Resizer v1.4

Picture Resizer is a ready-to-use utility for quickly resizing multiple JPEG-images. User can set up the wanted dimensions and other parameters as part of the executable file, then drag & drop either the images or the folder containing the images on top of the EXE-icon to quickly produce resized copies of the original JPEG-imagefiles. The program can also be used directly from command-line with command-line parameters. By default the application will resize images to 400 Pixels on width or height, depending on which one is larger. Picture dimensions are preserved in the default conversion.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/graphics/picture_resizer.cfm
Homepage: http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize


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Atomic Clock Sync v2.7.0.3

Atomic Clock Sync is especially useful to users with quirky Windows OS that cannot keep track of time. Whether the time is wrong because of faulty Windows or because the server time on workgroup is wrong, Atomic Clock Sync will re-adjust the time once a day (or more often) so that the time shown in system tray is as close to the actual time as possible. The program will inobtrusively contact a time server and adjusts the Windows clock if it is incorrect by more than 15 seconds. Atomic Clock Sync works in all time zones. Additional features include manual clock updating and manual selection of time server.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/other_tools/atomic_clock_sync.cfm
Homepage: http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/


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Google Earth v3.0.0762

Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris, as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, and schools. Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps, and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. With Google Earth you can fly from space to your neighborhood--just type in an address and zoom right in, search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions, tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings, save and share your searches and favorites and even add your own annotations.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/other_tools/google_earth.cfm
Homepage: http://earth.google.com/


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Servant Salamander full v1.52

Servant Salamander is a small and fast two-pane file manager with open plugin architecture. The ability to view content of files (text, html, over 40 picture formats, mp3), support for archives (zip, RAR, arj, cab, tar/gzip, etc.) and intuitive user interface that is easier to learn and use, makes it widely popular substitute for Windows Explorer.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/file_management/servant_salamander.cfm
Homepage: http://www.altap.cz/salam_en/index.html


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WinIso v5.3

WinISO is a CD-ROM image file utility that can convert BIN to ISO, extract/edit/create ISO files directly, make bootable CDs and as a BIN/ISO converter/extractor/editor. It can process almost all CD-ROM image file(s) including ISO and BIN. With WinISO, you can add/delete/rename/extract file(s) within image files. You can convert image files to the standard ISO format and you have the ability to create ISO image file(s) from a CD-ROM.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/alternative_platforms/beos_software/winiso.cfm
Homepage: http://www.winiso.com/


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iBrowser 1.4

iBrowser is an efficient image viewer and browser. It is optimized for fast thumbnail preview of folders with a large number of images. All popular graphic formats are supported.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/graphics/ibrowser.cfm
Homepage: http://ibrowser.fcodersoft.com/ftp/index.htm


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Screamer Radio v0.3.8

Screamer Radio is a is an Internet Radio Player that has a large preset-list for Internet radio stations, which you can listen and save if you like. You can also listen and save streams from any other stations and save the strem to MP3 Audio.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/audio_software/audio_tools/screamer_radio.cfm
Homepage: http://www.screamer-radio.com/


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TuneUp Utilities 2006

TuneUp Utilities lets you make your system faster, more comfortable and more secure. The complete package combines all important functions for system optimization, configuration, cleanup, and maintenance in a modern graphical user interface. You can: Delete junk files, clean your registry, view and edit your start up programs, adjust visual settings for best performance/appearance, view system information, free up memory, recover deleted files, manage running processes, edit and search the registry securely, uninstall programs, download boot screens/Logon screens/Skins from the Tuneup Styler internet database. Why bother downloading 4-7 different tools when 1 does it all.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/other_tools/tuneup_utilities.cfm
Homepage: http://www.tune-up.com/download/


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WackGet v1.2.2

WackGet is a download manager for Windows. It maintains a queue of files and downloads them using wget in the order you specify. WackGet is a small application, it doesn't tax system resources, doesn't require a lot of screen real estate, and doesn't include extraneous features.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/desktop_software/other_tools/wackget.cfm
Homepage: http://millweed.com/projects/wackget/


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MiniShare v1.5.4

MiniShare is a free web server software for Microsoft Windows. MiniShare is a quick and easy way to share files dependless of if you have web hosting or not. The files you share are located on your computer and can be accessed by anyone using their web browser.

Download: http://www.filepedia.com/p2p_software/p2p_applications/minishare.cfm
Homepage: http://minishare.sourceforge.net/


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Special Offers


Discount on SlySoft Products


With the release of AnyDVD 6, SlySoft has once again made a generous offer to AfterDawn.com users. SlySoft is offering a discount on all of its products (CloneDVD, AnyDVD, CloneDVD Mobile and CloneCD).

The discount for AfterDawn users can be obtained by entering code "afterdawn" (without quotes) to the promotion code field in the check-out page. The discount will expire on 22nd of June, 2006. Discount applies to all SlySoft products, at these rates:
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So, by purchasing all four SlySoft's products (CloneDVD, AnyDVD, CloneDVD mobile and CloneCD), you save $20.

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DimadSoft.com offering discount to AfterDawn members


For a limited time only, DimadSoft.com is offering all members of afterdawn.com a discount of 20% on the DvdReMake and DvdReMake Pro programs.

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, you will need to use the discount code "afterdawn0506" (without quotes) in the 'discount coupon' section of their order page. Alternatively, you can just use the following link in order to get your copy with the 20% off:

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If you want to get your discount, you will have to be quick, as this special offer only lasts until June 16th.


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111.6.2006 14:14

Thanxs for this article this would be good if we get it every three months or even a newslleter just focused on Software updated and articles etc....

211.6.2006 15:26
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My personal opinion isn't worth that much, but I don't think having an article on what software is updated is really necessary!

312.6.2006 7:11
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Yea, thanks for this page. Unfortunately I do not have the time to browse around and look for up-dates. This link frees up more time for me to do other things and I thank-you for that.

413.6.2006 9:47

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