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Please advise what you use for convert vob_ts or mpg files to mp4 while reducing filesize for mp4 ?


General Software Discussion / Pdf Editor 4.5 from
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:04 AM »

Found Deals and Discounts / Syncovery at 50% off - BDJ
« on: April 03, 2013, 06:43 AM »
Syncovery Pro @ USd 29.95 on BDJ now:

Anyone knows how it compares with Syncback Pro ?


General Software Discussion / Alternative to Linkman
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:45 PM »
In both IE9 and Opera12.11 Linkman/its toolbar does not save links,ie. nothing happens no add bookmark window shows up at all, and if it does its always empty (no URL is automatically copied in).

Only workaround (80% success) : I must first select-then-rightclick-copy each  URL in addressbar of each browser, then rightclick linkman icon in traybar, next left-click "add & edit bkmk from browser" -then it works , but only 80% of the time. I am now fed up of these extra steps to add just one URL.

With even one( or more than one) tab open in either browser, it never adds the correct tab link(it can't seize URL of tab in focus), and many times I keep seeing the earlier url that I manually copied, in the add bookmark window ie. in rare cases where I do see an add bookmark window its mostly blank or has the earlier URL copied by me persisting for ever.

Linkman's Opera addon toolbar(extension) in Opera at right top of browser window never works for me (inspite of reinstalling it so many times), what works is only rightclick from trayicon(80% of the time), same in IE9.  Have scanned & checked for malware with variety of tools - nothing detected. I have no other problems with any other software on this system.
Have reinstalled Linkman Pro many times, but no use.
My system : Vista Business 32bit with EsetAV 4.x latest ,MBAM with protection & web disabled, IE9 & all latest Windows updates.
Did email support with screenshots but never got any resolution to this.  

Can anyone suggest alternative bookmark software (not cloud) that works seamlessly with IE9, Opera and maybe Firefox & Chromium/Chrome ? Something similar to Powermarks would be great.

Thanks for suggestions,

Living Room / Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:06 AM »
Is Philadelphia safe ie. any looting, unsafe incidents reported ?



General Software Discussion / Win 8 password security review
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:08 PM »

Windows 8 stores logon passwords in plain-text:

Dan Goodin (at arstechnica) has this story, based on input from passcape, Adam Caudill, Brandon Wilson and Per  Thorsheim(author of first article above):


General Software Discussion / SmartSafe Vault
« on: September 19, 2012, 05:41 AM »
Is this useful - what do you think:  - a Free version, premium version is UKPounds 4.99/annum:

SSV - Smartsafe Vault

How it works:


Currently available for Mac+IPhone/Ipod/Ipad but  PC +Android/Blackberry versions under development.


General Software Discussion / How to save these videos to disk ?
« on: January 20, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Can any kind soul advise me how to save these videos to disk ?



Dont flame me for their content, I am just curious how these vids were made - what software was used etc .


General Software Discussion / Dot Net - a wrong step by MS?
« on: August 03, 2011, 11:03 PM »
Was .NET all a mistake?

Dumping .NET - Microsoft's Madness



If you set GoogleChrome as your default, and uninstall it later , your Outlook can get messed up, and you probably need a fresh Windows install. The author provides a reg file to cleanly remove traces of G Chrome left behind after uninstall.

The catch : Never set Google Chrome as default browser , if you  rely on Outlook/Word etc(MS apps) to work correctly.


General Software Discussion / How Apple “Lost” the PC Wars
« on: April 08, 2011, 09:27 AM »
How Apple “Lost” the PC Wars

Interesting take on Apple


General Software Discussion / Opera's secret weapon
« on: November 12, 2010, 08:48 AM »

Living Room / Secure big file service ?
« on: October 23, 2010, 11:03 PM »
Please recommend a big file transfer service(free or paid) that can help me do this:

I need to get large files ,eg 100-200MB max from an associate in Europe(I am in Asia).

I need to own the account & control their access to it eg by give them a username/pwd, valid for a limited time period etc.   Files must be virus scanned (can pay for this).

In short I look for a service (free or paid) that allows others to upload my account, so I can retrieve the files later

Thanks for all ideas !

Found Deals and Discounts / Oops!Backup @USD 18.50 -BDJ 11 Oct'10
« on: October 09, 2010, 08:08 PM »
Oops!Backup on BDJ 11 Oct'10 - @USD 18.50


PS. Oops indeed - Darwin already posted this here on 05Oct'10 :

Living Room / Alternative domain host (parking)
« on: August 20, 2010, 07:16 AM »
I have 3 domains parked with Network Solutions, which becoming costlier to renew.

Any reliable host to whom I could transfer/renew these domains to - any ideas?
I dont have any websites yet, I just need the domains parked with private registration/similar security.

Is it easy to transfer my domains out of Network Solutions' clutches ?

Grateful for any tips


General Software Discussion / fsekrit 1.40 released
« on: December 05, 2009, 11:35 PM »

For those who missed it , DC's f0dder has released v1.40 of fsekrit:



General Software Discussion / Google steals the Web
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:16 AM »

Google Chrome Frame boosts IE speed up to Chrome levels

A reader comments under thsi article :
"Microsoft may even be a little happy about this
    Google has developed a solution that:
    1. allows IE to maintain support for existing, IE-dependent apps/sites.
    2. brings all versions of IE into full compliance with the latest web standards.
    3. brings blazing-fast JavaScript performance to all versions of IE.
    4. brings the latest HTML5 functionality, to all versions of IE.
    5. reduces web development & support costs (no more IE "customizations").
    6. reduces/eliminates the need for Flash/Silverlight (devs can use HTML5 audio/video/canvas, etc.).
    7. reduces/eliminates the need for users to change to another browser, to get these enhancements.
    8. reduces the need/urgency for Microsoft to do it.

    I think Google deserves a lot of credit, for figuring this out."

But: MS warns that Chrome Frame makes IE more insecure/trojan-susceptible ?

Has Google done the impossible(bested MS where others like Netscape/Mozilla couldn't) ?


Dear All

I use PGOffline -an offline Yahoo newsgroup downloader/database which recently stalled due changes at Yahoo's end, plus lack of developer(s) - the original guy left.
I could not find any other product like it on the web.  Its current status reported here:   http://www.personalg...ndex.php?topic=718.0

I wonder if any experienced programmer(s) may be willing to help Wilson Logan (contact him at


Transmute : free utility helps you to try out different web browsers, synchronize bookmarks between systems, organize bookmarks, convert bookmarks for use in bookmark managers, share bookmarks with others and more. And best of all, it's free!

Transmute is the first and only bookmark converter to export bookmarks between all of the major formats:

Google Chrome : Transmute supports the new Chrome browser, including dev channel releases.
Mozilla Firefox : Firefox 1 & 2 are supported as well as Firefox 3, with its new database model.
Microsoft Internet Explorer : Internet Explorer favorites can be imported and exported with ease.
Opera " Opera browser hotlists are also well supported for easy importing and exporting.
Apple Safari : Safari is the web browser from the people behind the iPod, iPhone and iTunes.
Chromium : Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome.
Language:       English
Supported OS:   Windows
Requirements:   Microsoft.NET Framework v2.0 or newer
Compatibility:  Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Chromium.
Has portable version and installer version.


Found Deals and Discounts / SuperAntispywarePro- 25% off
« on: September 28, 2008, 08:28 AM »
Enter code FRIEND to get 25% off on SAS pro at:


PS: Unsure how long this will last

fSekrit / Version 1.3 ?
« on: September 05, 2007, 05:38 AM »
Apologies to f0dder if this query is inappropriate:

I see only beta 1.3 mentioned in discussions - any chance that a new version fsekrit would be released ?


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