The old 1.6 up to 1.7.6 versions were sufferable to a remote crash attack so they encouraged everyone to upgrade to v1.7.7+ So, I encourage you to get Peer Guardian with this program and it will alleviate your concerns that v1.6 is the best. It's a good version of utorrent, but if your concerned with privacy I say go with Peer Guardian along side this.
Product reviews by 'edsrouter'
This is important to note. Extracts but doesn't archive. Haven't actually tried it yet.
As of v1.5, UniExtract uses TrID to determine the filetype of any given file. If this detection fails, file extensions are used as a backup identifier. The table below is a reference of known-supported filetypes and common extensions; any supported archive types should work regardless of actual extension.
Archive Type Common File Extension(s)
7-zip archive .7z, .exe
ACE archive .ace
ARC archive .arc
ARJ archive .arj, .exe
ASpack compressed file .exe
BIN/CUE CD-ROM image .bin, .cue
bzip2 archive .bz2, .tbz2, .tar.bz2
CPIO compressed file .cpio
Debian package .deb
Encoded files .b64, .uu, .uue, .xx, .xxe, .yenc, .ntx
Gentee package .exe
gzip archive .gz, .tgz, .tar.gz
IMG floppy disk image .img
Inno Setup package .exe
Installer VISE package .exe
InstallShield Cabinet archive .cab, .1, .lib
InstallShield package .exe
ISO CD-ROM image .iso
KGB archive .kgb, kge, .exe
LZH compressed file .lzh, .lha
LZW compressed file .Z, .tz, .tar.Z
LZO compressed file .lzo
MHTML file .mht
Microsoft Cabinet archive .cab, .exe, .imf
Microsoft Compiled Help file .chm
Microsoft compressed file .??_
Microsoft LIT e-book .lit
Microsoft Windows Help file .hlp
NSIS package .exe
Outlook Express mail archive .dbx
PEA archive .pea
RAR archive .rar, .001, .exe
RPM package .rpm
SetupFactory package .exe
SIS (SymbianOS) packages .sis
StuffIt packages .sit
TAR archive .tar, .tbz2, .tgz, .tz, .tar.bz2, .tar.gz, .tar.z
UHARC archive .uha
UPX compressed file .exe, .dll
Windows Installer package .msi
Windows Installer patch .msp
Wise Installer package .exe
ZIP archive .zip, .jar, .xpi, .wz, .exe
Zoo archive .zoo
This software does improve immensely with each version.
To Jaguar God: This program is a one-click DVD authoring program similar to WinAVI. It will transcode practically any media file from .flv to .avi to properly DVD authored files and setup the VIDEO_TS/AUDIO_TS folders for you all in one click in a nice easy-to-understand GUI. There's a bar that calculates how much "space" is left so you can easily tell if your project will fit on your desired DVD disc before any encoding occurs. It even has menu authoring (Although it may not be perfected) The encoder produces excellent quality and uses two-pass encoding. I haven't tested this latest build, but previous versions had sound sync (buffer related) problems when played on a standalone DVD player. However, I believe this has been addressed and mostly corrected by now. But hey it's free, and at this point the quality results are close to rivaling TMPGEnc's DVD author program.
In my opinion I would classify MediaMonkey as "Freeware" not "Shareware". Yes, there is an upgradeable version to a Gold version that will allow a user to convert from virtually any sound format to mp3 <-- Gold version's best feature (free version will only do that for a 30 day trial - but there's other freeware ways to get around that... see below) The free version also doesn't have "upgrade me" spyware. I believe it's a wonderful program that certainly is a much better alternative to anything that Real Player has put out. Like Real Player this player can create playlists (you can name name them whatever just like Real ... for example my heavy metal playlist is called "Harbinger of Night" - props to MTG: Battlegrounds) With MediaMonkey and the help of some easy to install Winamp and Real Alternative plugins you can play just damn near ANY sound format. You can even play different video format with help from plugins. It also plays video with the help of plugins. Here is a quote from their FAQ on their website:
If MediaMonkey is Freeware then why isn't MP3 encoding unlimited?
The philosophy behind MediaMonkey is to ensure that the Free version has all of the functionality that would be required by the average user (see: http://www.mediamonkey.com/product.htm ), and that satisfied users or more advanced users will upgrade to the Gold version that adds more advanced functionality. The one glaring exception to this philosophy is that MP3 encoding expires after 30 days in the free version.
Unfortunately, to legally distribute MP3 encoding functionality, per-user fees must be paid to Thomson for each MP3 encoder shipped, and in the absence of such fees, encoding must be limited to 30 days. In order to ensure MediaMonkey's long term viability, it was necessary to comply with these licensing regulations.
Fortunately, the free LAME MP3 encoder is available in a variety of locations on the internet, and users can switch to the standard version of LAME if they wish to avoid upgrading to the Gold version of MediaMonkey.
Last update: 2006-06-01 12:51