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DSpeech v1.61.1 Updated

Checker on 9 Apr 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2015
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices eg. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML, and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new?
  • Added the ability to download an internet link every 30 seconds (before the minimum was a minute).
  • Now, if you turn off the Tracking you can scroll the text at will during playback of the same.
  • Transfer some options related to certain settings in locations most appropriate.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented proper synchronization between spoken and selected text, if the text in question presented quotes of various kinds.
  • UI tweaks and minor fixes.
Latest comments
Onesimus Prime on 2010-05-27 08:23

According to VirusTotal (http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/1ad2e6f8cf28c870a6779947df6e2e7f6a50c22fda41fa57d25e718c7fe171e1-1274782233 ), only TrendMicro (1 out of 41 A-V scanners) had any problems with this.

caroline on 2011-03-16 13:59

I'm trying to add new voices, how do I do that, plus I'm trying to link with web, has anyone managed to do that?

smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

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IrfanView v4.38

Checker on 28 Jul 2014

IrfanView is a fast and easy-to-use viewer with support for a wide variety image, audio and video formats. The program includes batch processing, creation of panoramic images, editing of multi-page TIFF files, lossless JPEG rotate/crop, and effects such as sharpen and blur. Other tools such as screen capture, scanner, slideshow, plugin support, and ability to capture icons from EXE or DLL

Alternatively, IrfanView Portable is also available and updates drive letters and handles registry keys.

Category:
System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView]
Unicode support: Partial. There is a dll that can be activated from the setting window. But it doesn't cover everything.
License: Free for non-commerical use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete iv_uninstall.exe
  3. Optionally, download the plugins ZIP package and extract the contents to the Plugins sub folder
  4. Launch i_view32.exe
Note: Plugins adds 10 megs to the size and support for more graphics, audio, video, and more. Plugins for OCR and PDF tools are available separate download -- see thread in forums on how to enable them with portable installations.
Similar/alternative apps: XnView
FastStone Image Viewer
What's new?
  • New Options menu/feature: Export image tiles (split image).
  • New Options menu: Hotfolder (Watch folder and show new images).
  • New view modes in Thumbnails window: Tiles, Details and List mode.
  • New feature: (new) "IrfanView Shell Extension" available on PlugIns website (= adds Context menu with some IrfanView operations to Windows Explorer).
  • New options in the "Adobe 8BF filters" dialog.
  • Improved speed in the LCMS (Color Management) PlugIn.
  • Added support for old formats like: Amiga, Atari, C64, ZX Spectrum etc. (RECOIL support in Formats PlugIn).
  • New Print dialog features: Borderless print, Negative positions, better preview.
  • New command line option: /makecopy, a flag for /convert
    => if destination file exists, save new file as copy: (1), (2), (3) etc.
  • Option to add max. 10 external editors (for advanced users): Properties->Misc.
  • Option to Drag&Drop current file to other programs: SHIFT + left mouse + drag.
  • New Print dialog option: Always use default printer at dialog start.
  • New hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + N = Negative image (all channels).
  • Better support for high resolution screens (high DPI).
  • Several PlugIns are changed/updated, please install the newest versions http://www.irfanview.com/plugins.htm
Latest comments
Checker on 2013-12-21 16:39

@ billon
@ AndTheWolf
Thanks ... and updated.

smaragdus on 2014-06-24 18:59

IrfanView version 4.38 is out.

Checker on 2014-06-25 10:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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MobaXterm v7.7 Updated

Checker on 1 Apr 2015
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Mar 2015
  • Suggested by Mobatek

MobaXterm provides a basic set of Unix commands (GNU/Cygwin) in a single file. The program integrates an X server and some network clients such as SSH, telnet, rlogin, SFTP, etc. accessible through a tabbed terminal.

Key features:

  • X server fully configured (based on Xorg)
  • Tab-based terminal with anti-aliased fonts and macro support
  • Easy DISPLAY export from any remote host
  • X11-Forwarding capability in OpenSSH
  • Numerous plugins including the GNU C/C++ compiler, GIT, SVN, MPlayer, and more.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes. Passwords are saved to the "ini" file by default (this can be a security risk if someone else has access to your USB drive). If you already have passwords in the registry, passwords will still be saved there.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and paste the following:

    [Misc]
    HomeDir=%CurrentDrive%:\{YOUR_APP_DIR}\{YOUR_MOBAXTERM_DIR}\home

  3. Save the file to the application folder as MobaXterm.ini
  4. Launch MobaXterm_Personal_[version number].exe
What's new?
  • Bugfix: apt-get (MobApt) has been updated for compatibility with the new Cygwin checksums.
  • Improvement: MobaXterm is now compatible with Windows 10 build 10041.
  • Improvement: MobaXterm can now import PuTTY Connection Manager (PuttyCM) sessions.
  • Improvement: MobaXterm now keeps folders structure when importing Mremote, PuTTY and SCRT sessions.
  • Improvement: You can now choose between X11 server version 1.16.3 and 1.14.5 for better compatibility with your environment.
  • Improvement: Recompiled Xorg version 1.16.3 with latest OpenGL libraries.
  • Improvement: Selected a more compatible list of ciphers by default for SSH.
  • Improvement: Added CP1251 (Cyrillic) codepage to terminal sessions.
  • Bugfix: The "bc" command was not working correcly when launched from interactive shell in version 7.6.
  • Bugfix: The "List running process" tool was not working when launched from the sidebar button.
  • Bugfix: Some users were shown an "Unknown+user" prompt instead of their standard username.
  • Improvement: Protocols which have been disabled from the customizer are no longer available in interactive terminals.
  • Bugfix: The main menu bar is now correctly repainted after maximizing the main window with a skin.
Latest comments
Nat on 2013-05-30 20:38

I use this software daily in all my network admin duties. It's a wonderful piece of software and I will gladly recommend this to all my friends.

__philippe on 2013-07-25 12:58

MobaXterm alternative: For a much more compact suite of Native Win32 port of stand-alone GNU utilities, *provided an X-Server is not required*, consider also
http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/

package download (3.36Mb):
http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/

The classic, finely honed, single-purpose Unix tools "cat | grep | head | tail ..." are all in there,
(all 118 of them), including the perennial soul-searching 'whoami' operator...;-)

Tested and found to be running fine under winXP. Recommended.

__philippe

hamasaki on 2015-02-15 12:01

Absolutely terrific software.

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TeraCopy v2.3 Updated

Checker on 25 Mar 2015
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Dec 2013
  • Suggested by AntBond

TeraCopy lets you copy/move files at the maximum possible speed. It uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times, as well as asynchronous copy to speed up file transfers between two physical hard drives. When an error is encountered during copying/moving, TeraCopy will automatically retry and skip the files that cannot be transferred instead of aborting the entire operation. It also shows failed file transfers and lets you recopy only problem files.

Once the destination directory is selected, files can be dragged-and-dropped onto the window, even while a transfer is in progress.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and open with Universal Extractor to a temporary folder
  2. Move the contents of {app} to a folder of your choice
  3. Rename Portable.txt file to Portable (just remove the .txt)
  4. Launch TeraCopy.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Fastcopy
What's new?
  • Minor bugfixes and UI improvements.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-07-27 19:55

finiderire: "why not providing the program as a Zip file already "prepared" ?"

We are just listing this; we didn't develop it. Feel free to contact the developer at the "website" link and ask. The method that we have is a trick that enables portability on a great many terrific apps. Please see the site FAQ.

BottleOfWater on 2015-03-24 21:26

I feel as though the size of this application is incorrect. Even after deleting all unnecessary items the size of my TeraCopy is still 3.35MB. Is there something that I am missing?

Checker on 2015-03-25 03:26

@ BottleOfWater: Thanks ... and corrected ;)

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DNS Jumper v1.0.6

freakazoid on 30 Dec 2014

DNS Jumper is a management program to easily define and apply customized DNS server profiles on your computer. The program comes bundled with over 50 free server profiles to choose from. With the "Fastest DNS" option, DNS Jumper will ping all the DNS profiles and select the fastest one to use in your area.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. If you use the DNS backup function, the backup data is stored in Windows registry.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DnsJumper.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: QuickSetDNS, Public DNS Server Tool
What's new?
  • Fixed: Dns Jumper enables CheckBalloonTips registry enrty Automatically (REG_DWORD=1) (If you want to disable it , Just edit DsnJumper.ini and change CheckBalloonTips=True to False).
  • Fixed: Updates messages are only in English language.
  • Fixed: Languages doesnít sorted in alphabetical order.
  • Fixed: Minor corrections of codes.
Latest comments
webfork on 2013-05-19 03:40

klon: Need proof ... please post in forums.

bzl333 on 2014-12-30 21:24

great program. i wish it can select the port (like 5353 etc) to defeat ISP's hijacking.

freakazoid on 2014-12-30 23:29

bzl333 - Try QuickSetDNS or Public DNS Server Tool and see if they offer such functionality. Both are listed in the Similar/alternative apps section above. I haven't tested either program to see if it matches your needs though.

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