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Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By badcrc
I'm guessing that the main bottleneck in your...

I'm guessing that the main bottleneck in your system is the final video rendering stage. This is mainly down to cpu power. That old i5 hasn't enough horses IMHO. Here's a couple of more modern chips...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By badcrc
I'd imagine that anyone who can mod Windows 7...

I'd imagine that anyone who can mod Windows 7 could easily insert a hidden keylogger, or other such malware to steal your data.

Caveat emptor ...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 May 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By badcrc
They - 123xxx - are pirate movie sites. These...

They - 123xxx - are pirate movie sites. These sites often install malware, and nowadays even run bitcoin miners (use punter's cpus to generate cryptocurrency). The pirate sites are probably lower...
Forum: Network & Sharing 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By badcrc
All entries in Hosts should point to 'home'...

All entries in Hosts should point to 'home' 127.0.0.1 eg

127.0.0.1 http://www.somesite.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.someothersite.com
127.0.0.1 etc

anything on the RHS is resolved to 127.0.0.1
...
Forum: Network & Sharing 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By badcrc
re 127.0.0.1 - well spotted

re 127.0.0.1 - well spotted
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By badcrc
Do you have Photoshop or some other Adobe CC...

Do you have Photoshop or some other Adobe CC software ?

na1r.services.adobe.com is something to do with their activation - Adobe products 'call home' to check your product is legit.
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Mar 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By badcrc
I have my doubts whether an XP HDD from a...

I have my doubts whether an XP HDD from a different computer would even boot in the 'new' pc. The XP install is expecting to see particular hardware. I've seen HDD swaps give nothing but a BSOD.
...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 20 Feb 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By badcrc
Mux refers to combining video and audio into one...

Mux refers to combining video and audio into one file. File extensions eg avi, mov, mp4 are just containers for the audio and video (which can be encoded with various codecs). I think the word mux is...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 14 Feb 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By badcrc
Download Avidemux...

Download Avidemux (https://www.fosshub.com/Avidemux.html)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Feb 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By badcrc
Can I just point out that only commercial...

Can I just point out that only commercial anti-static wrist bands should be used - don't be tempted to make your own DIY version. There's always a danger of a chassis becoming 'live' (esp a broken,...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 01 Feb 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By badcrc
'how a site could monitor visits I've made to it...

'how a site could monitor visits I've made to it ... would "know" I'd hit my page limit view in Firefox'

They log your IP - you could be on a different pc, but they'd know it was you.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 25 Jan 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By badcrc
If you are building a website that is visible to...

If you are building a website that is visible to the general public, you should make it work for all recent versions of all the common browsers - IE, FireFox, Chrome etc, including Edge on Win10.
...
Forum: Sound & Audio 12 Jan 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By badcrc
3.5mm audio jack is analog, usb is digital -...

3.5mm audio jack is analog, usb is digital - conversion is needed to go from one to the other. That device looks like it's just an adapter ie a wire.
Forum: General Discussion 26 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By badcrc
2. Clear Event Viewer errors & warnings ...

2. Clear Event Viewer errors & warnings

Event Viewer does not need clearing. Although it might look like there's a whole bunch of errors and problems, this is how Windows works. In fact, the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Jul 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By badcrc
Here's...

Here's (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=1&cmp[]=2874&cmp[]=793) a comparison of i5-2400, i7-2600 and a more recent i7-7700K. The scores give a good indication of processing power ie a...
Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By badcrc
That iobit nonsense is just a skin - like a...

That iobit nonsense is just a skin - like a theme. It makes Windows 7 look like Windows 10, but doesn't provide the software platform to run apps.

3rd party coders have been doing this for years...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3,348
Posted By badcrc
We're at cross purposes here - the SB Z does...

We're at cross purposes here - the SB Z does exactly what I want ie low latency for Cubase recording. I don't need most of the bells n whistles it comes with. I was pointing out that although you...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3,348
Posted By badcrc
Melchior - I have the 2nd soundcard you linked -...

Melchior - I have the 2nd soundcard you linked - the Soundblaster Z -and it doesn't have any of the 'crazy' Realtek sound effects I think the OP was referring to such as sewer pipe, underwater etc....
Forum: Chillout Room 22 Mar 2017
Replies: 118
Views: 28,973
Posted By badcrc
Even better than Windows 10 Enterprise is Windows...

Even better than Windows 10 Enterprise is Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB - long term service branch. It's not what it's got, more what it hasn't - no Cortana, no Edge, no tiles, no Store, no Candy Crush,...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 20 Jan 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2,299
Posted By badcrc
I've been using Handbrake for video conversion...

I've been using Handbrake for video conversion for years. You can set the output framesize and bitrate. Later versions are not XP compatible, but you can find XP friendly ones at OldApps -

Old...
Forum: System Security 19 Jan 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By badcrc
There's quite a few Linux firewalls to choose...

There's quite a few Linux firewalls to choose from eg -

10 Useful Open Source Security Firewalls for Linux Systems (http://www.tecmint.com/open-source-security-firewalls-for-linux-systems/)
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Jan 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By badcrc
Recursive or self-referential photos are a genre...

Recursive or self-referential photos are a genre in graphics eg Pink Floyd's Ummagumma album sleeve.

Droste effect - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droste_effect)

How to create a...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Jan 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By badcrc
There's a link on this page that takes SP1 up to...

There's a link on this page that takes SP1 up to April 2016

Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 – Windows for IT Pros...
Forum: Software 06 Dec 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By badcrc
You are not going to get a nice sharp black image...

You are not going to get a nice sharp black image unless you use a trace program such as Illustrator, but I managed to get a darker image of the fish as follows -

original fish (enlarged)
...
Forum: Software 06 Dec 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By badcrc
Rectangular shape tool, zero or white fill, black...

Rectangular shape tool, zero or white fill, black stroke. Is this a trick question ?
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