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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]


27 Apr 2012   #71
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yep. I agree.

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28 Apr 2012   #72
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It could also be useful also in the free program list - maybe with a reference to the tutorial.
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02 May 2012   #73

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit at home and Windows 7 professional at school.
 
 

I downloaded 4 of these programs! This list is great! Can't wait till you add more to it lol
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06 May 2012   #74

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Browser Bunch 1.4.2.0

Browser Bunch 1.0.0.0 is a launcher used with a file full of Urls. The file is specified on the command line. This can be done conveniently using SendTo Menu. Windows Seven Jump List is even better. Pin the program to Taskbar. Drag plain text files full of Urls onto the Taskbar Icon.

If the program is run with no params, it displays usage info.

Here's a screen shot of the Gui Window that pops up allowing you to select your preferred browser for this group of Urls:

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As you can see some of the buttons are blank(they are all blank on first run.) If you press a blank button a File Open Dialog will allow you to associate a browser exe with that button. Or you can cheat and just add the paths to your browsers to the .ini file.

The program also has an option to use a filter. Say as example I saved 500 IMDB search Urls to my Urlfile. But I only want to show those that have "wind" in the name like Windstruck or Gone With The Wind. I type wind in the InputBox and only those Urls will be added to the command tail.

As you can see in the screen shot, the label gives the stats on the length of the command tail, and the number of tabs that would open if you launch a browser. Just press Esc Key or click on the 'x' in the corner of the window to abort the launch.

It doesn't have any fancy mechanism to collect urls. But as I noted in the Readme.txt EditPadLite7 will handle the drop of the address bar text from most browsers. Worked with chrome, MaxThon and Firefox. Didn't like Opera. But select then copy and paste works with everything.

Edit: Please update to 1.2.0.0. It has several bug fixes. Also when no browser is assigned to the default button, it offers to assign the default browser. Saves you from hunting down the browser exe to start using the utility.

edit: update 1.3.0.0 added a /setup command line switch. Use it to assign multiple browsers to buttons all at once.

edit: update 1.4.0.0 added Glass on Vista and later OS.

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edit: Browser Bunch program is the same. But the zip includes a hotkey macro program BBSS.exe (browser bunch session save) to "automatically" collect the URLs from browser tabs in either Firefox or chrome. Use Firefox or chrome to open a set of tabs. Then hit the hotkey to save the tab set to a text file. Then you can use Browser Bunch to open that set with any supported browser. Much easier than dragging address bar icons one at a time or copy paste.

edit: 1.4.2.0 Now has .ini file option for each of the six browsers to set command line switches. Also includes a marcro program to capture the urls and optionally titles, from the open tabs for Chromium or Firefox.

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10 May 2012   #75

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i have been trying this out for a few days and i can say it is better than WMC, which up to now, was my fav

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Free Splash Lite - Next Generation Player homepage


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10 May 2012   #76

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@Splash Lite - I was using that player when it first came out. I still have it installed. But they put me off by vowing never to include PGS subtitle support in the free version. VLC (if you can keep it from crashing) and WMP 12 both support PGS subs now. You have to buy Splash Pro to get PGS subs support.

Also they actually updated the software of the free version to remove some of the features. I don't like to download free downgrades.

Although I must admit it was the first player where I could move the slider on MKV files without a glitch. That's what attracted me to Splash Lite in the first place. But SPlayer does it just as well now. I can't write in Japanese or I'd lobby the author of SPlayer to add PGS subs.
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11 May 2012   #77

Win7-64
 
 

Looks like deceptive advertising to me - they say Splash Lite is "HD" capable, but the comparison chart shows it can't play AVCHD files or Blu-Ray disks. That's a deal-breaker for me.
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12 May 2012   #78

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Is that file format or a decryption issue? If the latter you may be able to use it with one of those PassKey programs. It's been awhile since I used Splash Lite. I just remember it played mkv fine.
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12 May 2012   #79

Win7-64
 
 

Well I'm not sure what terminology to use, but the comparison chart says it will not play either AVCHD files or BD disks. My videos are all 1920x1080 MTS files from my camera, which are AVCHD format, and I edit these into Blu-Ray format ISO files which I then burn onto a BD-R/W disk. Consequently this software is of no use to me.
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12 May 2012   #80

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

That's surprising. I could have sword I used to play .m2ts files with it. But maybe they "downgraded" some features during one of their "updates" as I mentioned. Other than lack of PGS support I really like SPlayer portable. I still have VLC on my system. Don't know why really. It's pretty much unusable for me. Starts playing then disappears as soon as I mouse over it. Used to be a great player. It's a shame.
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