Free Opener: Open many file formats

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Free Opener can “Open DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, CSV files without installing Microsoft® Office.
Watch video files including AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MOV and MP4 formats.
Listen to any music or sound file: MP3, WMV, MID, WAV plus others!
View your image files: PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, ICO, RAW and more!
Plus open 80+ other file types quickly and easily for free!”

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Go2Convert: Universal Image Conversion Tool

Posted on October 24, 2009. Filed under: Files, Graphics, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , |

Go2Convert: Universal Image Conversion Tool is a post on MakeUseOf for changing the format (and the size, if you like) of a photo or image.


  • Universal image converter.
  • Convert an image into more than 100 different image formats including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG,  PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG and others.
  • Convert images up to 5 MB in size.
  • Resize the output image for use as an avatar, as a thumbnail, for messages boards or other bigger sizes.
  • Free, no need to sign up or enter your email.
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Solving a DVD-burning problem with Vista

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: DVD, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Solving a DVD-burning problem from  The Kim Komando Radio Show.

“Vista introduced the Live File System. This is a new format for writing CDs and DVDs. It isn’t compatible with all burners. And it can cause problems with standalone players.

In comparison, Windows XP uses the Mastered format. All machines should read these discs. They also have fewer problems with standalone players.

Should you downgrade to XP? Nope! You can use the Mastered format in Vista. You just need to specify it. Live File System is the default format.”

Kim gives instructions on how to do this.

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Windows Essentials Codec Pack for media

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Windows Essentials Codec Pack is”one of the most comprehensive collection of Media Codecs, Filters, Splitters and other tools that will enable you to play 99% of all the movies, music and flash files you download off the internet. WECP also includes a set of powerful filters that can enhance the video quality as well as audio quality and it comes complete with an automatic update service that will keep your computer up-to-date with the latest software upgrades as soon as they become available.

WECP is clean and compact, it has no spyware / adware / or viruses, it’s easy to use and even easier to install / uninstall and it’s published under the GNU GPL open source license so it’s 100% free. But more importantly, it was especially designed to fix the many errors and software conflicts caused by other codec packs which routinely install obsolete or overlapping codecs, and it’s guaranteed to keep your to keep your computer up-to-date with the latest software upgrades.”

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FormatFactory media file converter

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FormatFactory “is a multifunctional media converter that supports video conversion from/to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF and audio formats MP3/WMA/MMF/AMR/OGG/M4A/WAV, JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO. MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.Version 1.48 adds “all to MP2” method, “5.1 Stereo” conversion option, “Source Audio Channel Select” conversion option…”

For Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista.

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FixPicture allows you to convert, resize

Posted on January 29, 2008. Filed under: File conversion, Graphics, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

FixPicture is a free site aimed at digital camera owners who want to resize or convert the file format of their pictures.


  • Resize, edit and convert your images online. No registration required.
  • Upload images from a hard drive or import them directly from a url.
  • Supports over 400 file format: pictures (jpeg, tiff, png, gif, bmp, tga, …), RAW files (crw, nef, raf, cr2, dng, …)
  • Basic functions: Resize, Crop, Rotate, Mirror, Adjust.
  • Effects: Auto Level, Auto Contrast, Detail, Focus, Blur+, Sharpen+, Grayscale, Sepia, Maximum, Negative, Emboss, Normalise.
  • Download and save ready images as jpeg, tiff, png, gif, bmp, or tga files.
  • Multilingual: English, Deutsch, Italiano, Español, Français, Português, and Svenska.

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