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Old 3rd November 2006, 12:08   #1
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Utilities, tune-up, maintenance & useful PC information
1-4a Rename - batch, mass file renamer & other useful utilities (2/18/04)
Active@ Kill Disk - free powerful hard drive eraser (11/7/04)
Add/Remove Pro - useful Add/Remove Programs utility
AnswersThatWork.com - ultimate online HelpDesk for PC problems (5/17/04)
AutoPatcher - install all the updates & registry tweaks (6/22/04)
BartPE - Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD (10/6/04)
Batchrun - create batch files Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000
Batchrun XP alternative - create .cmd files (using Notepad) (6/21/04)
Black Viper's web site - Windows configurations, setup, tweaks...
Black Viper archived - archived site (5/10/05)
Black Viper archived - archived site for XP SP2 (5/10/05)
Boot Log Analyzer - looks at your Windows BOOTLOG.TXT file for startup issues (5/21/05)
Boot Log XP - the best Windows boot analyzer (5/21/05)
BootVis - performance trace visualization tool for faster boot-startup times (8/1/04)
CDCheck - utility for prevention, error detection & recovery of damaged files (6/30/04)
CodeStuff Starter - view & manage all the programs that are starting
ComputerUser.com - very complete and updated high-tech dictionary for computer users (9/20/04)
Darik's Boot and Nuke - self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers (11/7/04)
ExplorerXP - innovative FREEWARE file manager for Windows 2000/XP (5/20/05)
File Management in Windows XP - a lot of info & tips from The Elder Geek (5/20/05)
FileAnt File Manager - Windows file manager on tabs, FTP client (5/20/05)
Filex - complete reference on File Extensions & associated applications
freeCommander - dual pane, “swiss army knife” replacement for Windows Explorer (12/17/04)
freshdevices - excellent utilities like Fresh Download, Fresh Diagnose, Fresh UI, Fresh View... (5/21/05)
HDD Scan and Restoration Program - free HDD repair & data recovery software (11/7/04)
Help2Go - committed to offering free computer help & tutorials (6/23/04)
Lavalys - freeware system diagnostics & benchmarking solution (6/30/04)
Lockergnome Tips - “Your Top Technology Information Resource”
Low-Level Format, Zero-Fill & Diagnostic Utilities - info on HDD (Hard Disk Drive) utilities & formatting (11/7/04)
Low-Level Format, Zero-Fill & Diagnostic Utilities - manufacturer links for HDD utilities (11/7/04)
How to permanently erase data from a hard disk - site about permanently erasing data on a hard drive (11/7/04)
Motherboard Monitor - manage your fans, resources & alarms
MSFN's Unattended XP CD - create XP CD with Critical Updates, tweaks, drivers... (5/27/04)
MyCoolTools - real useful tools: VisualRoute, MySpeed, Visual IP Trace, eMailTrackerPro... (8/20/05)
nLite - excellent free Windows Installation Customizer, remove unwanted Windows components (8/28/04)
PC INSPECTOR File Recovery - data recovery program for FAT 12/16/32 & NTFS file systems (6/30/04)
PC INSPECTOR smart recovery - File Recovery companion for digital camera media... (6/30/04)
PowerToys - Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP, TweakUI...
PrcView - explore & debug, process viewer for Windows (7/1/04)
Process Explorer - advanced task manager (6/26/04)
Regcompact.NET - registry compaction program that cleans empty values (5/3/2004)
RegEditX - unsurpassed RegEdit productivity
Registrar Lite - powerful & flexible freeware registry editor
Registry Guide for Windows - (formerly RegHelp, RegEditX, RegEdit.com)
RegShot - small & open-sourced registry compare utility
Restoration - restore files that are deleted accidentally & not in recycle bin (6/30/04)
SiSoftware Sandra Standard - The Diagnostic Tool
SpeedFan - monitors fan speeds, temperatures & voltages in PCs...
Startup Control Panel - easily configure which programs run when your PC starts
StartupList - WAY better than msconfig lists all auto starting programs (5/17/04)
Sysinternals Freeware - free very professional/quality system utilities (6/26/04)
Sysinternals RegMon - Registry monitoring utility
Textractor - captures text from screen
The Elder Geek on Windows XP - very useful free information site like Black Viper's
ToniArts EasyCleaner - very useful program to clean PC & registry (5/20/04)
TreeSize - tells you where precious space has gone to
TweakHound - Super XP tweaking guide (1/31/04)
TweakTown WinXP Tweaking - From Reformat to Relax (1/31/04)
TweakTown WinXP Tweaking - From Relax to Righteous (1/31/04)
Ultimate Boot CD - boot CD for any OS, also WinUBCD & other free apps (10/6/04)
UnH Solutions - free excellent system utilities (6/26/04)
User Profile Deletion Utility - Delprof.exe - get rid of old User Profiles that are no longer needed (5/14/05)
Windows MultiEnhancer - remove Windows DialogBox, Outlook Express & Internet Explorer annoyances (12/8/04)
Windows Registry cleaners, downloads - search, delete & cure invalid references to Windows Registry (5/6/05)
Windows service packs & updates - OS and application patch repository, no need for Windows Update! (8/16/06)
Windows Services - a list of all standard Windows Services for NT, 2000 & XP (6/22/05)
Windows update driver site - latest secure Windows certified hardware drivers (6/30/04)
Windows XP Home Edition Utility - setup disks for floppy boot install (6/30/04)
Windows XP Installation - Step-by-Step Windows XP install
Winuscon -unearths many Windows's most useful features (6/30/04)
Xteq X-Setup Pro - 1 of most powerful free tweakers, utilities in 1 program
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Tweaks & overclocking
ABXZone.com - Windows XP tweaks (1/31/04)
ClubOC.net - the original overclockers club (1/31/04)
Extreme Overclocking - tweaking PC hardware to the max (1/31/04)
Overclockers Club - XP Services removal guide (1/31/04)
Overclockers Online - news, reviews & the kitchen sink (1/31/04)
OverClockers.com - push system performance to limit (1/31/04)
TweakTown - overclocking, tweaking... site (1/31/04)
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Security, adware, spyware, spam, cookies, pop-ups...
AnalogX Script Defender - intercepts all requests to execute a variety of script types (.VBS, .JS, .WSH...) (5/15/05)
Anti-Virus freeware - free anti-virus software from TheFreeSite.com (8/11/04)
avast! 4 Home Edition - free antivirus software
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - free antivirus software
bartdart.com - “freeware for you” site, apps like Toolbar Chest, 2 tools below... (6/30/04)
CachePal - dump your IE cache files, browser history, & cookies quickly (6/30/04)
ScrubXP - cleans out temp files, cookies, history & Windows XP opened/searched files (6/30/04)
Bazooka Adware & Spyware Scanner - detects a multitude of spyware, adware, trojan... (2/11/04)
Browser Hijack Blaster - stop anyone from hijacking your home page + other features (6/30/04)
CastleCops - formerly ComputerCops, security professionals (9/5/04)
Cookie Viewer - discover info that websites leave on your computer (5/7/05)
CWShredder - small utility for removing CoolWebSearch & associated spyware apps (9/7/04)
Eraser - secure data removal tool for Windows (6/22/04)
Eraser - SourceForge open-source site for Eraser (6/22/04)
HijackThis! - powerful spyware tool, many other useful downloads (5/17/04)
IE Privacy Keeper - simple & fast browsing history cleaner for Internet Explorer (6/26/04)
IE-SPYAD - Restricted Sites block list file download, Registry entry (5/14/05)
LeakTest - test for any leaks in your Firewall (6/22/05)
MVPS Hosts File - Restricted Sites block list file download, Registry entry (5/14/05)
MVPS Hosts File - info & help for Restricted Sites block list/Hosts file (5/14/05)
Junkbusters home page - dedicated to fighting junk inside the PC (7/1/04)
Lavasoft Ad-Aware - useful adware/spyware scanner removal program
Microsoft Windows XP - site for latest updates, Service Packs & utilities (5/23/04)
Microsoft Security FAQ - FAQ about Microsoft Software & Internet Security
PGP Freeware - encrypt messages & keep e-mail confidential (6/30/04)
Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition - pop-up blocker with history, cookies... "privacy report" (6/30/04)
Privoxy - proxy web filter download & choice of OS's
Privoxy home page - web filter home page (based on Internet Junkbuster & updated)
Privoxy sources - IE6 enhancements, future versions...
Proxomitron - proxy web filter, similar to Privoxy - not sure of updates (5/7/05)
RegistryProt - compact, low-level realtime registry monitor and protector (5/15/05)
Sam Spade - network-query tool that can help you locate bulk mailers, spammers... (6/30/04)
ScriptSentry - specify which scripts/files should be allowed to run, like AnalogX Script Defender (5/15/05)
SECRETMAKER - handle spam, plus 6 other useful tools (2/23/2004)
SpamAssassin - excellent e-mail SPAM filter that's very flexible... (6/15/05)
Spy Sweeper - free Spyware removal tools & info (9/5/04)
SpyBot - Search & Destroy - powerful spyware/adware... detector & remover
Spyware Doctor - new version very effective for spyware detection (7/6/05)
Spyware Warrior Forums - help with Spyware, Hijackers & other Internet nuisances (9/7/04)
SpywareBlaster - + SpywareGuard, MRU-Blaster... prevent spyware from installing
SpywareInfo - online spyware remover, doesn't scan cookies (5/31/04)
StartupMonitor - notifies you when any program registers itself to run at system startup (5/15/05)
Sygate Personal Firewall - excellent secure Firewall, user friendly (5/12/05)
SwatIt - scans your computer for Trojans, Worms, Bots and other Hacker programs (9/30/04)
Trend Micro - online virus scanner (2/21/2004)
Wilders.org Security Advisors - website is totally devoted to security
WinPatrol - spyware program launch alert (6/30/04)
ZoneAlarm - excellent free firewall
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Internet browsers & other web surfing software enhancements
AltaVista Toolbar - toolbar w/Google like features + Babelfish translator button (6/30/04)
Avant Browser - versatile tabbed browser using IE engine (5/29/04)
Copernic search engine - allows you to search ALL search engines at once (11/9/04)
Gaim - multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows (6/30/04)
Google Deskbar - search using Google without opening your browser (6/30/04)
Messenger Plus! - the most popular add-on for MSN Messenger (6/30/04)
Googlebar - search bar plug-in for Mozilla (6/30/04)
Mozilla Firefox - Mozilla's next generation browser (5/28/04)
Mozilla Firefox Extensions - Most popular Firefox Extensions (5/13/05)
Mozilla Firefox Extensions - Free Download Manager: FULL of features, works w/FlashGot Extension (5/16/05)
Mozilla Firefox Extensions - Download Manager Tweak: still adds features, but smaller alternative (5/16/05)
Mozilla Firefox Extensions - fireFTP: cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox (6/8/05)
Mozilla Firefox Installation Guide - very useful simple guide & tips for Firefox browser (5/13/05)
Mozilla Suite - web browser, advanced e-mail... all-in-one Internet application suite (5/13/05)
Mozilla Thunderbird - Mozilla's e-mail & newsgroup client (6/30/04)
MyIE2 - tabbed interface solution for browser Windows filling taskbar (6/30/04)
Opera - full-featured web browser - surf the web faster, safer & easier (5/14/05)
SeaMonkey - from Mozilla.org, all-in-one Internet application suite (4/25/06)
Toolbar Chest - for OE - save window positions, layout & many more settings (6/30/04)
Trillian Basic - multi-network IM client - IRC, AOL, ICQ, MSN, or Yahoo... (6/30/04)
w00t! - counter-strike search engine (11/14/04)
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Useful software & links for freeware
100best FREE web space Providers - The Truth About Free Web Hosting
7-Zip - versatile zip extractor
AceFTP 3 - FTP client for creating/exchanging web pages
AceHTML 5 - web page creation, validation (6/19/04, no more updates)
AceMoney Lite - freeware manages your finances (6/30/04)
Adobe Acrobat Reader - useful Internet .pdf file viewer, other features... (6/30/04)
AnalogX - free Network utilities (8/12/04)
André Bacard's Privacy Page - Protect Your Computer, Financial, Internet & Political Privacy (11/29/05)
AutoHotKey - create Macros, automate tasks (6/11/04)
Bart's Network Book Disk - professional network boot disk (2/12/04)
Blogger.com - create your own blog/web page
Blowfish - The Blowfish Encryption Algorithm, useful for SFTP server transfer... (5/20/05)
CadSoft Online - Eagle Light Edition: free circuit board, electronics... CAD (7/3/04)
CORE FTP LE - FULL FEATURED FTP, SFTP... client for PC... website file transfer (5/17/05)
Cryptainer LE - award winning encryption package is totally free & never expires (11/29/05)
CYCAS - CYCAS CAD 2D + 3D + ARCHITECTURE (8/9/04)
DC++ - free ultimate file sharing client for Direct Connect Network (5/5/05)
Dir to HTML Wizard - Advanced Directory Manager (2/10/04)
DNSstuff - useful tools for network administrators, domain owners, users of DNS hosting services, etc. (6/23/05)
extendedPDF - make your documents much easier to read w/PDF's navigation (11/29/05)
FileZilla - FTP client for web pages, lots of useful features
Foxit Reader - free reader for PDF (eBook) documents, small <1 MB download size (10/22/05)
Free Download Manager - FULL of features, also works w/FlashGot Extension in Firefox browser (5/16/05)
FREE DOWNLOADS CENTER - free utilities download site (8/12/04)
Free SSH and SCP - secure transfer protocol for Windows 9x, NT, ME, 2000 and XP (5/20/05)
FreeBSD - FreeBSD makes an ideal Internet or Intranet server (5/7/05)
FreeDNS - Free DNS, Dynamic DNS, subdomain and domain hosting (5/7/05)
FreeCAD.com - The one site for all free CAD, CAM and CAE programs (6/19/04)
FreewareFiles.com - your free software resource - utilities (8/12/04)
Freeware Home - collection of free software & Internet services (8/11/04)
Freeware World Team - International Freeware Database (8/11/04)
FreeWorld DIALUP - uses a broadband Internet connection to make phone calls (6/30/04)
Ghostscript - PDF engine, 3 similar links right below... (3/11/05)
GnuPG - a complete and free replacement for PGP encryption (11/29/05)
GSview - display & print PostScript and PDF files, requires Ghostscript (3/11/05)
RedMon - Redirection Port Monitor - redirect Ghostscript .pdf to a file (or printer) (3/11/05)
Creating a free PDFWriter using Ghostscript - step by step on how to create a PDF Writer (3/11/05)
Hamachi - organize 2 or more computers w/Internet connection into secure virtual network (5/24/05)
HTML-Kit - web page creation, Multiple Validators
HTML-Kit Plugins Generator - very useful additions to HTML-Kit (6/19/04)
Internet Download Manager - handle your downloads & increase download speeds... (6/30/04)
IrfanView - free compact powerful image editor (6/30/04)
IZArc - the ultimate archive/compression utility supports many archive formats (1/21/05)
JXHTMLEDIT - excellent easy browser-based HTML/XHTML authoring tool based on Java 2 (5/17/05)
KeyNote - multi-featured tabbed notebook (6/30/04)
Microsoft Typography - free font tools & utilities site (8/12/04)
Moochers Freeware - your home for free software on the 'net (8/11/04)
NetLeech - excellent versatile download manager
NoteTab Light - Notepad replacement, MS Word alternative, handy ASCII MDI, HTML editor (2/19/04)
OnlineConversion.com - convert just about anything to anything else (7/18/04)
OpenOffice.org 1.1 - free open-source alternative to Microsoft Office (Excel, Word...)
OpenOffice Calc Tips - spreadsheet resource page & plug-ins (9/18/05)
osalt.com - find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software (10/26/06)
Xnumbers - OpenOffice plugin, many features - improves on 15 significant bit calcs... (9/18/05)
Xnumbers - Excel plugin, many features - improves on 15 significant bit calcs... (9/18/05)
PC--->MAC - link page to MAC to/from PC utilities (3/11/05)
POV-Ray - free tool for creating stunning 3-D graphics (8/9/04)
PureText - copy text from Web pages, remove formatting... (6/30/04)
Python - powerful object-oriented programming language, like Perl, Tcl, Scheme, or Java (5/20/05)
Ramsinks - The Free GOOD Software List, another excellent site for free apps (12/10/05)
RoboForm - free password manager, form filler, password generator... (6/30/04)
StatCounter - invisible web tracker, hit counter, real-time web stats... (5/6/05)
SimpleServer:WWW - set up your own webserver... (2/10/04)
SmartFTP - like CORE FTP LE, free feature rich file-web transfer app (5/17/05)
SnapFiles - huge free software repository (8/16/06)
StatCounter - invisible web tracker, hit counter, real-time web stats... (5/6/05)
SystemTools.com - all free utilities (8/12/04)
Tech Support Alert - The 46 Best-ever Freeware Utilities (8/12/04)
The Exhibit Engine - PHP/MySQL application for smooth and versatile online photograph display (11/29/05)
The FreewarePC - run your PC all on FREEWARE (except OS) (8/11/04)
the GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program: photo, image composition & image authoring (6/30/04)
The International PGP Home Page - resource for PGP encryption program & the OpenPGP standard (11/29/05)
The Official Free Web Hosting Guide - the best free web hosting sites on the web (5/6/05)
The R Project - free software environment for statistical computing and graphics (9/18/05)
thefreecountry.com - Free Encryption/Cryptographic Software (11/29/05)
TheFreeSite.com - home of the Web's best Freebies (8/11/04)
Tripod - one the best free web hosting sites on the web (5/7/05)
TUGZip - provides support for a wide range of compressed, encoded and disc-image files (9/7/04)
Ultimate CAD Directory - free CAD viewers, reviews & great site for CAD (9/23/04)
web-based news aggregator - create your own custom newspage for your website (5/20/05)
Web Wiz Guide - site for web design & development
WinKeySim - create Macros, automate tasks... (5/21/05)
WinSCP - open source freeware SFTP client for Windows using SSH (5/20/05)
xe.com - The Universal Currency Converter (7/10/04)
Zip Central - free & easy smart zip file compression manager (6/30/04)

A.P. Lawrence - Unix, Linux & Mac OS X Help site (1/31/04)
Fedora Linux - free open-source alternative operating system
FreeBSD - advanced OS for Pentium, Athlon & other compatible architectures (5/21/2005)
FreeSBIE - FreeBSD-based operating system that works directly from a CD (5/21/05)
FRESHMEAT - vast Linux free resource site (7/1/04)
IntelliCAD 2001 - 3D CAD (might not be free anymore)
Java - download from Sun Microsystems
Knoppix - a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software (5/21/05)
LinuxHardware.org - Linux hardware/software resource site (1/31/04)
LiveCD - create your own LiveCD from a currently installed Linux distribution (5/21/05)
SLAX - small bootable CD containing the Linux operating system (5/21/05)
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Useful links for other great freeware download sites
DOWNLOAD.COM - useful vast free download resource site (7/1/04)
DriverFiles.net - excellent free “search for the device driver you need” site (6/30/04)
FreeByte - freeware programs created by Freebyte (7/1/04)
MajorGeeks.com - super tools & utilities download site (5/21/04)
NONAGS - the original & best genuine freeware site (7/1/04)
Nu2 Productions Website - free Utilities, BootCD & Disk, Multimedia apps... (7/19/04)
OnlyTheBestFreeware.com - pretty self explanatory (7/1/04)
PC World download - vast PC download resource site (7/1/04)
Pricelessware - the best of the best in Windows freeware (2/18/04)
Tucows Downloads - vast download site for Windows, Mac, Linux... (7/1/04)
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Audio/Video
Absolute MP3 Recorder - record PC sound directly to MP3 file
AnalogX - 30 different DirectX utilities & plug-ins for audio files (7/1/04)
ASIO4ALL - Universal ASIO Driver For WDM Audio (6/13/04)
auCDtect - audio CD authenticity detector (4/22/05)
Tau Analyzer - audio CD authenticity detector - updated version of Aucdtect (4/22/05)
Audacity - wav sound file editor, audio recorder... (1/6/04)
AVIcodec - multiple info on movies, particularly video & audio codecs (11/12/04)
BumpUp.exe - small useful filtering/edit tool for audio recordings (5/21/04)
Cdex - CD ripping & converting...
CDisplay Sequential Image Viewer - Windows image viewer for JPEG, PNG & GIF formats (8/11/04)
dBpowerAMP Audio Player - complete audio player (2/18/04)
dBpowerAMP Music Converter - Swiss army knife of audio (2/18/04)
Digital Sound Planet/Quartz Audio Master - audio recording software (5/21/04)
Etree Wiki - award-winning leader in lossless digital audio distribution (7/1/04)
EvilLyrics - view the lyrics of song that's playing, automatic search (7/1/04)
Exact Audio Copy - new audio grabber for CD-ROM drives
FLAC - audiophile lossless encoder
foobar2000 - excellent free useful “audiophile” audio player..
foobar2000 plugins - R1CH's foobar2000 Plugins, Winamp API Emulator (6/13/04)
iTunes - digital jukebox for Mac & Windows (7/1/04)
jetAudio Basic - jukebox, burner, recorder, many features (6/11/04)
KRISTAL Audio Engine - audio recording software (5/21/04)
LAME - open-source LPGL MP3 encoder
Media Player Classic - non-bloat replacement for Windows Media Player
MediaMonkey - free versatile music manager
Monkey's Audio - lossless compression
MPEG Home Page - Official site for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP3... lossy compressed formats (7/18/04)
MPEG.ORG - home page of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) (7/18/04)
mp3DirectCut - a small tool for editing MPEG audio directly
MP3Trim - clean up & improve your MP3 collection (7/1/04)
MusicBrainz - community music metadatabase & comprehensive music information site (6/17/05)
Nero DriveSpeed w/ASPI manager - control DVD-ROM speed (2/3/2004)
Nullsoft Winamp - excellent versatile free audio utility (3 popular plugins below)
ASIO plugin
CDReader plugin
Monkey's Audio plugin
Kernel Streaming output plugin for Winamp2 - info & help @ Hydrogen Audio Discussion Forum (11/11/04)
Kernel Streaming output plugin for Winamp2 - direct download link (11/11/04)
Quintessential Player - free full featured audio utility
Shockwave Player Download Center - the standard for viewing rich media Web content (7/1/04)
Shorten - (SHN) lossless audio encoder (3/21/04)
System Tray Audio Card Switcher - switch default audio device via click on system tray icon (11/3/05)
Trader's Little Helper - for converting & trading lossless compressed audio files (5/30/06)
VLC media player - the cross-platform media player and streaming server (6/24/04)
Windows Media 9 HDTV Encoding Guide - Windows Media 9 HDTV Encoding Guide @ AVS Forum
Windows Media Encoder 9 - take advantage of Windows Media 9 Series
Windows Media Player - excellent popular free audio/HD video player
WMSnoop - free WMV frame-by-frame anaylsis tool (4/27/05)
Zoom Player - simple audio/video player, but gives Power Users all the tools & interfaces
ZynAddSubFX - opensource software synthesizer capable of making a countless number of instruments (8/20/04)
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HTPC setup...
3DChipset - ATi Radeon BIOS Flash Programs & Utilities
AC3Filter - DirectShow filter for AC3 decoding/real-time encoding (6/25/04)
AC3Filter - new improved release candidate (6/25/04)
AC3Filter - link that will self update w/each new AC3Filter release (7/18/04)
Ant Movie Catalog - manage your collection of CD/DVD movies (1/31/04)
AntennaWeb.org - antenna setup & resource site
AVI_IO - for supported video cards, capturing w/scheduling solution (6/14/04)
AVI_IO - WDM Video Capture Driver for XP (6/14/04)
AVS Forum Search Page - search forum(s), normal search (3/1/2004)
AVS Home Theater Computer - HTPC meta FAQ thread (6/20/04)
AVS Home Theater Computer Forum - thats THIS forum!
Beyond Remote Client and Server - view remote computers, transfer files/clipboard, chat, & power on... (8/21/05)
Bobyte Software - freeware AVI splitter & combining utilities (3/11/05)
BootXP - Windows boot screens
Chameleon - HTPC front-end framework with a very customizable interface (7/7/04)
CheckHD - CheckHD tells you all about high definition (HD) at your house (3/1/05)
CTpvr & CTtv - free PVR for Hauppauge PVR 250/350 TV tuner cards (7/7/04)
Dead Pixel Buddy - program for testing LCD screens for dead pixels (6/7/05)
Digital Theater Interface - HTPC user interface (2/8/04)
DirectShow Filter Manager - utility to help list, sort, find, add or remove DirectShow filters (7/21/05)
Filmerit - freeware application for cleaning and managing DirectShow filters (7/21/05)
RadLight Filter Manager - open-source tool allows you to change merit of DirectShow filters (7/21/05)
DirecTV - Control your DirecTV® satellite receiver with your computer
Dscaler - very useful, versatile free video scaler
DVArchive - Virtual Replay TV for your PC
DVD Profiler - catalog DVD collection
DVHSTool - read/write HDTV transport Streams to/from a D-VHS VCR
FCCHandler VirtualDub-MPEG2 - handles MPEG2 content
ffdshow - DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DIVX & XVID movies
ffdshow - Free-Codecs.com alternate download site (6/23/04)
ffdshow - softpedia.com alternate download site (6/23/04)
Ffdshow FAQ - AVS Forum ffdshow FAQ thread
Freevo - home theater PC platform based on Linux
GB-PVR - fully featured Personal Video Recorder (5/3/2004)
GotTV PVR - all in one PVR for TV, movies, music, photos... (7/1/04)
GSpot - audio/video codec information appliance (1/26/05)
HDD - Intel Application Accelerator - support for hard drives >137 Gigabytes, <= Intel 860 (5/23/04)
HDD - Maxtor Big Drive Enabler - support for hard drives >137 Gigabytes, > Intel 860 (5/23/04)
HDTV Card Buyer's Guide - AVS Forum thread (V2.5 -updated on 4/11/04) (6/19/04)
HIP from ByRemote - Human Interface Programmer - simple & versatile minimal screen keyboard remote (9/29/04)
HTPCnews.com - HTPC news, reviews, gaming, guides... (6/8/04)
HDTVtoMPEG2 - AVS thread on HDTV to MPEG2 file conversion (10/5/04)
HDTVtoMPEG2 - download - HDTV to MPEG2 file conversion application (10/5/04)
HDTVtoMPEG2 description-download - (5/21/05)
How to record via 1394/Firewire to WindowsXP - AVS Forum thread - 2 download links below (10/5/04)
CapDVHS zip file - capture software for 1394/Firewire to Windows XP download (10/5/04)
HT core driver zip file - device driver for 1394/Firewire to Windows XP download (10/5/04)
iuVCR - universal video recording program (2/8/04)
Karnis' Custom Resolution Guide for PowerStrip - AVS Forum thread for 1080i HDTV-HTPC-POWERSTRIP-RADEON
LCD Master - LCD/VFD screen manager (pay version Girder required) (2/10/04)
Media Engine - HTPC front end - audio/video interface (7/7/04)
MediaPortal - PVR & many other useful features (5/16/04)
Meedio Express - access digital photos & music using your TV and remote control (11/3/05)
Mimic - HTPC front end - build complex, flexible user interfaces (7/7/04)
Moonlight-Elecard MPEG2 Player - excellent tool for viewing, e.g. SVCD streams (6/24/04)
MsDVR 2000 - digital VCR for personal computers (5/3/2004)
Multi-Median - HTPC front end - new standard for Home Theater PC (7/7/04)
My Movies - remote operated DVD index, free add-on app for Media Center Edition users (2/1/05)
My Settop Box - assemble your very own settop box using Linux (7/7/04)
MyHTPC - excellent free front end software
Got TV (at myHTPC) - can be used as integrated TV solution for myHTPC system
MythTV - PVR project, one of best HTPC front ends out there
NetRemote - remote control for HTPC
Nimo's Codec Pack website - A/V codecs & DirectShow filters (2/8/04)
Nokia Monitor Test - the best way - by far - to find stuck or dead LCD pixels (6/7/05)
OpenMC - Open Source Multimedia Center
OpenHTPC - Home Theater PC (HTPC) front-end software (5/16/04)
PCI Latency Tool - utility to set PCI latency & possibly improve stutter or FPS (1/26/06)
PowerStrip - advanced, multi-monitor, programmable hardware support for graphics cards
RadLight Filter Manager - allows you to change registered merit values of DirectShow filters (12/11/05)
Rage3D - ATI utilities site (6/18/04)
Rage3D Tweak - custom resolutions for ATI cards (6/18/04)
ReClock DirectShow Filter - get rid of jerky playback of AVI and MPEG material (6/24/04)
RefreshForce - permanently fixes the Windows 2000/XP refresh rate problem (8/14/06)
RefreshLock - enjoy higher display frequencies w/o hassle of installing special drivers (8/14/06)
RivaTuner - powerful tweaking utility for NVIDIA & ATI display adapters (4/25/06)
Server Elements NASLite - a simple dedicated file server using old hardware (12/5/04)
SME Server - Linux file server: versatile, simple, secure, cross platform (9/25/04)
Sony DVP-CX777ES RS232 controller - Windows program for Sony DVP-CX777ES 400-disc DVD player
SuperNudelist - CD/DVD megachanger for Pronto remote (2/8/04)
Surround Sound formats - surround sound formats explained with diagrams (7/18/04)
Test Patterns - test pattern apps for setting up a CRT projector with/PC (6/24/04)
TheaterTek - free demo version of TheaterTek, top rated DVD player (12/25/05)
TightVNC - HTPC network remote control
Titan TV - the most definitive source for what is on TV
TV tuner card drivers - WDM Video Capture Driver for XP
TV-Cards.com - information on TV tuner cards & PVR software (6/12/04)
Ultr@VNC - HTPC network remote control
VideoLan - video streaming solution for every OS (2/6/04)
Vidomi - plays TV quality XviD and DivX™ MPEG4 video (2/8/04)
Virtual VCR - DirectShow video capture application
VirtualDub - video capture/processing utility (2/8/04)
VobSub - can load subtitles (vobsub, ssa, srt, sub, ...) into movies being played (6/25/04)
VobSub - Home of VobSub, Media Player Classic (MPC) & other utilities (7/19/04)
Windows Media High Definition Video - watch stunning HD movies on your PC (7/1/04)
WMV HD Playback Tool - analyze your HTPC for WMVHD file playback & bottlenecks (2/4/06)
Xlobby - excellent free front end software
XMLTV - utilities to manage TV viewing (2/8/04)
XONE MEDIA CENTER - HTPC interface front end software (7/7/04)
YXY - aspect ratio for DVD players, like Zoom Player (2/8/2004)
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Links for backup & copying CDs, DVDs...
AfterDawn.com - video players & other free downloads... (6/24/04)
Audiograbber - CD-Ripper for Windows (7/1/04)
AutoGK (Auto Gordian Knot) - create excellent quality backups of your DVDs (6/23/04)
burn4free - new free burning solution & DVD copy (7/1/04)
burnatonce - master data and audio discs, read/write image files and copy on the fly (2/18/04)
BurnWorld.com - everything you need for CD/DVD burning info (1/31/04)
CDBurnerXP Pro - burn CD-R, CD-RW DVD+R/RW DVD-R/RW discs, a lot like Nero but free (9/25/04)
DAEMON Tools - useful for mounting DVD images... w/DVD Decrypter (1/31/04)
Doom9 - The definitive DVD backup resource
DriveImage XML - easy reliable program for imaging & backing up partitions & logical drives (4/25/06)
DVD Region Patches - codefree region patches on the web for DVD-ROM players
DVD43 - very good app for use with ripper-free software
DVDShrink - excellent free software to backup DVD discs
Free-Codecs.com - download latest video & audio codecs free (6/23/04)
IfoEdit - solution to DVD Copy 1:1
PCWorld.com - Free Tools - Free Tools: DVD-Copying, Spyware-Free File Sharing (7/1/04)
Remote Selector - great free program removes Macrovision & region lock on software DVD players (11/1/04)
Ripping 101 - AVS Forum thread, DVD copying & burning info (10/9/04)
Smart Projects IsoBuster - the Ultimate CD & DVD data recovery software (3/11/05)
SmartRipper - DVD VOB file extractor/"DVD ripper"
softpedia.com - download audio & video codecs, software, games, drivers + news (6/23/04)
SVCD2DVD or HDTV2DVD - HDTV to DVD made simple (3/25/06)
The Firmware Page - firmware for optical CD/DVD drives (2/20/04)
vStrip - Descrambling/Ripping tool, hard to learn but guaranteed results (6/7/05)
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Removable storage & media
CD Media World - media resource & download site (1/31/04)
CDRLabs.com - removable media resource site (1/31/04)
DVD+RW Alliance - DVD+RW resource site
DVDplusRW.org - largest, independent, online source for DVD+RW (1/31/04)
Recipe for DVD - DVD resource site (1/31/04)
VideoHelp.com - also known as DVDRHelp.com & VCDHelp.com (6/23/04)
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I/O (Input/Output) info
EVERYTHING USB - USB I/O resource site (1/31/04)
FireWire-1394.com - FireWire I/O resource site (1/31/04)
Gary Field's SCSI Info Central - tons of info on the SCSI interface (1/31/04)
HDMI.org - catalyst for the DTV revolution (2/3/2004)
IR Remote - IR remote control article for HTPC (8/25/04)
IR Remote - IRAssistant - free alternative to Girder, remote control PC apps and actions (8/31/06)
IR Remote - JP1 Remotes Forum - main forum for JP1 remote issues (8/25/04)
IR Remote - Yahoo Group JP1 Users - IR.exe, Keymap Master, RemoteMaster for IR remote (8/25/04)
IR Remote - MiriServer - free software for IR remote control for HTPC (8/25/04)
IR Remote - WinLIRC - free software for IR remote control for HTPC (8/25/04)
IR Remote - LIRC - free software for IR remote control for HTPC - Linux OS (8/25/04)
PCI Express - introduction to PCI Express (6/23/04)
PCI SIG - PCI, PCI-X, PCI Express I/O site (1/31/04)
PDA Archives - resource site for older PDAs (7/1/04)
PDA - FreewarePalm - PalmOS & Pocket PC Windows Mobile PDA freeware (7/1/04)
PDA - FreewarePPC - PalmOS & Pocket PC Windows Mobile PDA freeware (7/1/04)
PDA - Handango - advanced search for many PDAs, sort prices for free downloads (7/1/04)
PDA - PalmGear.com - freeware for your versatile PDA (7/1/04)
PDA - Tucows PDA - lots of freeware for many different PDAs (7/1/04)
SCSI Planet - All the SCSI, all the time (1/31/04)
Wi-Fi - AvantGo HOTSPOT LOCATOR - JiWire for use w/Palm OS & Pocket PC devices (6/30/04)
Wi-Fi - JiWire - Wi-Fi Hotspot finder, product news, industry reviews (6/30/04)
Wi-Fi - NetStumbler.com - troubleshoot & shore up Wi-Fi security (6/30/04)
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Apple - Movie Trailers - Apple's site on movie trailers using QuickTime video (10/25/04)
Arkaos Visualizer - add visualization to music
Atnotes - drag & drop sticky Post-it like notes on your screen (6/30/04)
Atomic TimeSynch - synchronize with govt. Atomic clock (2/10/04)
BeyONdTV - showcasing features that the mainstream media ignores (5/3/2004)
BZ Hider - mouse cursor hider for Win32 (2/8/04)
CDCOVERS.CC - CD cover art, world's largest cover archive
Click-N-Type virtual keyboard - on-screen virtual keyboard
coverxp - print your CD/DVD covers in seconds... (6/23/2004)
Dave's Quick Search Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar - for search hounds with weary mouse-fingers (5/3/2004)
DeskColor - customize Icons on the Desktop
Desktop Icon Hider - hide your desktop Icons, Start Button (2/8/04)
DVDCOVERART.com Forum - DVDCOVERART.com currently down, alternative site (6/23/04)
ElmuSoft Download Page - many useful downloads like PTBSync, Atomic Clock Synchronization... (12/8/04)
EMS-Project - great free Internet surfing companion (6/26/04)
ESPN BottomLine - displays live scores & news on Windows desktop (7/1/04)
FeedReader - supports major RSS formats - aggregate and organize online news (6/30/04)
Gotcha Covered - batch downloading of album & DVD covers (2/8/04)
HP photo tools & templates - personalized photo tool for T-shirts, mugs, calendars... (7/1/04)
IconHider - hides Icons, for Win32 (2/8/04)
Jet Toolbar - useful desktop toolbar - float or dock & many features (6/30/04)
KeyTweak - keyboard remapper for Windows 2000 or XP (2/6/04)
Kill Win - shut down, restart, or log off Windows at specified times (6/30/04)
MobyDock - an Apple-like dockbar (5/3/2004)
MobyDock - DOWNLOAD.COM alternative (6/21/2004)
MobyDock - MajorGeeks.com alternative (6/23/2004)
Movie Wallpapers - movie wallpapers sorted by movie title (10/25/04)
Movie-List - great site for movie trailers (10/25/04)
MultiPatcher - Patch Windows XP to use Unsigned Themes & Visual Styles (5/3/2004)
Nostalgic Screensaver - shows your images similar to documentaries and biographies
ObjectDock - great interactive application launcher (2/20/04)
OSXP.net - some beautiful themes, wallpaper & icons a la mac (6/26/04)
Picasa - instantly find, edit & share all the pictures on your PC (1/30/05)
Rainy's Rainlendar - customizable calendar displays current month (5/3/2004)
SAMURIZE.COM - desktop customization program (1/31/04)
Set Your Computer Clock - world animation display + official U.S. time (5/17/04)
Set Your Computer Clock - via the Internet NIST Internet Time Service (5/17/04)
SmartBarXP - best Windows Start Bar replacement bar none (2/20/04)
Smiley & images site - The Ultimate Pointless Website (5/31/04)
Smiley site - Best Smileys Page Index (5/31/04)
Smiley site - clicksmilies.com (5/31/04)
Smiley site - my Smileys, German (5/31/04)
Smiley site - Mysmileys.com (5/31/04)
The Open Video Project - interesting archival video - a shared digital video collection, open-source (10/25/04)
Theme Doctor - top rated site for themes & screensaver downloads (1/25/06)
ThemeXP - almost infinite amount of quality windows substitute themes (6/26/04)
ThePhoneBot - use PC as telephone answering machine with Caller ID (9/16/05)
Video filters - some useful tools & effects... (6/13/04)
WindowBlinds - fully control GUI (2/6/04)
World Time Server.com - atomic clock synchronization (5/17/04)
Xnews - excellent Usenet newsreader for Windows (6/30/04)
XPthemes - your headquarters on Windows XP customization (6/26/04)
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Audio information links, measurement & loudspeaker design software
ACXO - acoustic correction & digital crossover for PC (9/22/04)
AlmusVCU - Linux convolver for Auralisation, binaural, Ambisonics & ITU 5.1 (9/22/04)
Audio DIY Projects - various projects, some involving use of PC & components... (8/15/06)
Boston Audio Society links pages - many categories of informative & hi-end audio links (9/23/04)
BruteFIR - Linux versatile basic convolver for crossovers, equaliztion, Auralisation, Ambisonics... (9/22/04)
Convolver - convolver plug-in for Windows Media Player & DirectX for room correction (8/15/06)
Digital Crossover Filter Construction/Playback - digital crossover filters w/driver correction (2/6/04)
Digital Room Correction - Digital Room Correction software by Denis Sbragion (9/22/04)
Digital Room Correction - instructions by Jones Rush on how to setup & use DRC (9/22/04)
Digital Room Correction links + guide - links & guide for DRC software by Denis Sbragion (9/22/04)
ETF audio file reader - for reading .etf acoustic measurement files, also a demo (1/22/05)
FRD Consortium - acoustic design tools (2/6/04)
Function Generator - generates sine, square & triangle wave signals from 1 Hz to 20 kHz (6/26/04)
Liberty Instruments - Praxis loudspeaker measurement software - free download (5/3/2004)
Martin J. King's MathCAD models - Quarter Wavelength Loudspeaker Design (2/6/04)
NCH Tone Generator - excellent audio test tone generator (9/14/04)
RAL/Realtime Analyzer Light - measure & equalize sound system acoustics (need dB meter, 3-day trial) (8/19/04)
Room EQ Wizard - Java application for measuring room responses and correcting modal resonances (8/15/06)
SketchUp - powerful tool for quickly & easily creating, viewing & modifying your 3D ideas (4/28/06)
Speaker Workshop - freeware site devoted to creating loudspeakers (2/6/04)
The Edge - baffle diffraction simulator (5/3/2004)
The LDSG - a COMPENDIUM of recommended speaker drivers, crossovers, electronics... (5/16/05)
UniBox - excellent free speaker design software (2/6/04)
WinISD Pro - free speaker design software (2/6/04)
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Useful links for other great freeware download sites
DOWNLOAD.COM - useful vast free download resource site (7/1/04)
DriverFiles.net - excellent free “search for the device driver you need” site (6/30/04)
FreeByte - freeware programs created by Freebyte (7/1/04)
MajorGeeks.com - super tools & utilities download site (5/21/04)
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