Being a software reviewer, you learn to read between the lines. You can tell at first sight what an app does and little explanation is required to introduce it to the readers. Vimeo
for Windows 8 is exactly one such case. You might be living under a rock if you’re unfamiliar with this far-famed video streaming service. Although, YouTube has cleverly dominated the video sharing realm, there’s something interesting about Vimeo, which makes it stand out – and that is the indie filmmaker’s attraction. It’s not like any other website to share some random video clips, but rather targeted at auteurs around the globe. And might even help you go viral within a few hours. The Windows 8 app of the service looks equally appealing. It allows you to upload and watch videos, as well as browse a number of channels that suit your taste.
is an open source media player that claims to be (in a lot of ways) better than other popular free media players such as Storm player, QQ Player, Realplayer and KMPlayer. The application supports many file formats and also calls itself to be the lightest of all. Some of the key features of this player include auto-matching subtitles, GPU usage optimization, startup speed, optimized CPU utilization, ease of use and a simple yet elegant interface. The player uses various optimization engines to present fascinating picture and sound quality, such as ShaderEngine
Amplify technologies. The application is available as both installable amd portable versions for on-the-go usability. Does it live up to all the hoopla its creating? Let’s find out.
There was a time when one might have found it difficult to make high definition video slideshows, or might even have required hiring a professional for the job. Thanks to free applications, this task can now be performed by all kinds of novice and expert users in just a few easy steps. Slideshow Creator
is a free application for creating video slideshows from still images, with transition effects and background audio. Most of the options in this application are quite self explanatory, and make it easy to create picture slideshows for users who may not have any kind of video editing experience.
is a feature rich application that serves as an HD media player, torrent downloader, podcast client and a multimedia file manager. You can integrate any web service which offers audio, video or torrent downloading capability to Noow interface. For example, you can integrate MegaVideo by simply adding its URL to Noow sources and browse through the website via Noow. When a video is played from a source website, a option to download to your local drive automatically appears. Similarly, you can add podcast feeds and torrent websites, browse through them and download content. Although Noow is an HD media player, it plays back even lower quality videos quite well.
There are number of popular web browsers for desktop which have been developed keeping only desktop browsing (close-up viewing) in mind. When connecting your laptop or PC to a large HD LCD via HDMI cable, you will often find these desktop browsers difficult to use for reading and accessing most of the content because they are too small for a large screen. Heck, even typing the URL in the address bar is a pain and so is accessing all the options.
For movie junkies who like to keep up with the upcoming titles, watching movie trailers help a lot. HD-trailers.net
blog is one of the most comprehensive sources for high-definition movie trailers. They contain links to all the latest HD movie trailers and following them allows a movie fanatic to keep track of all the new titles. This tool, HD-Trailers.NET Downloader
, allows you to easily download all the new trailers automatically.
This software is a scheduler that will allow you to schedule runs and download all the newest available trailers at that time.
Have you ever wondered why your transfer speed is so slow when copying the files from an external hard disk, USB, or CD/DVD Drive? There could be a possibility that it is not working properly, recently, my old USB was given problems while reading and writing files. The best way to determine would be to perform a benchmark test. Another reason to perform a benchmark test would be to check whether the device you bought actually works like the way your manufacturer calm. I have found two tools that would help, HD Speed and HD Tune.
HD Speed is a free portable tool for Windows that can perform a quick benchmark test on any drive and is only 73Kb in size. Just select the drive from the list and hit Start. Read More
Ashampoo ClipFinder HD is a free software for Windows that lets you, find, browse, view, download videos in HD format easily. You can also convert the videos to HD or SD format. It was a paid software but now it’s free forever. All you need to do is register with them and they will send you the key via email. Enter this key during startup and click Check Code, as shown in the screenshot below. This software requires latest version of Adobe Flash Player, so make sure it’s installed. Read More
Some external hard disks automatically go into sleep mode after a few minutes of inactivity. This is definitely not the case with my latest Western Digital 3200ME external hard disk, but it does happen with majority of other external hard disks made by various manufacturers. Going automatically into sleep mode is a bit absurd, and to add further insult to the injury there is no build-in feature to prevent it either.
NoSleepHD is a free opensource and portable tool that writes an empty text file every few minutes to the external hard disk which prevents it from going to sleep. Just run the tool, select the external hard disk or any sub-folder, and click Start NoSleep Mode. Read More
Do you want to watch and download Movies, Music Videos and TV Shows in HD format but don't know where to get it from? This is where Vuze steps in. The interface of Vuze is a revamped version of the Azureus bit-torrent client with plenty of great new features including the support for HD content. While it works on the same principles of a bit-torrent client, the approach of sharing and downloading content has been changed. If you use utorrent or any other client and considering to try out new clients, its time to try Vuze. Read More