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Opera v50.0.2762.58 Updated Adware

billon on 11 Jan 2018
  • 137MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Specular

Opera is a fast and secure web browser with tabbed, customizable interface. Features integrated searches, themes, device sync and mouse gestures. Also available is a service that includes a bookmarks and password sync along with an "off-road" mode that uses server-side compression to speed up browsing especially for low speed internet connections (account signup required). A variety of add-ons are available to extend functionality.

Based on Google Chrome, the program is available for Mac, Linux, Android and a variety of mobile phones and tablets. Opera v12 (Presto) is also available and includes many features not present in the newer version.

Alternative Portable versions:

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Opera Software, HKCU\Software\MozillaPlugins, HKLM\Software\MozillaPlugins.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch Setup.exe
  2. Select Options and choose Stand-alone installation (USB)
  3. Set Install path to a folder of your choice and click Accept & Install
  4. Launch launcher.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Vivaldi, Google Chrome Portable
What's new? See:
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-05-30 20:14

Deleting "Add site" button on start page will stop ads being added. Use address bar icon to add to speed dial, or bookmark.

PAFuser on 2017-09-07 00:12

Download directory: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/ Go to bottom of page for newest version, select win, then select your download:

PAFuser on 2018-01-03 12:12

Opera 50 is available. Not Beta. https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/50.0.2762.45/

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PotPlayer v1.7.7150 Updated

billon on 9 Jan 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Ruby

PotPlayer is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats without any dependency on installed codecs, as well as streaming media and DVD video. The program includes configurable subtitles, audio and subtitles delay adjustment, video equalizer, 3D capabilities, playlist support, bookmarks, audio visualizations etc.

The program can also capture video sequences and record audio, split video and add processing filters. It can sleep or shut down the computer after a timer finishes or at a set time.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file named PotPlayerMini.ini (PotPlayerMini64.ini for the 64-bit version) and paste the following contents:


  3. Launch PotPlayerMini.exe

Optionally, remove the following folders: $COMMONFILES, $PLUGINSDIR, and $SYSDIR
Similar/alternative apps: Media Player Classic - Home Cinema, VLC Media Player
What's new?
  • Added subtitle upload feature.
  • Improved seeking speed with TS files.
  • Fixed:
    • Sync problem with files containing Real Cook Audio;
    • An issue where downloadable subtitles were not auto sorted by preferred subtitle languages.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-02-22 19:48

x32 version- 1.7.461
x64 version- 1.7.456
fire version for both- 1.7.456.0

stisev on 2017-03-19 08:02

Not stealth? Can anyone confirm?

I am seeing following key created repeatedly:

gbrao on 2017-04-13 14:22

Yes, confirmed with v1.7.1915.

creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
and/or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DAUM\PotPlayerMini64

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Types 2.6.5 Updated

billon on 7 Jan 2018
  • 112KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by Ameri-CAIN

Types allows you to customize how Windows handles different file types. Includes changing program associations, icons, context menus and other settings.

Supports many world languages.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0 or higher
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Types
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Types.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: FileTypesMan, ExtMan
What's new?
  • Reverse combo box history.
  • Fixed crash on deleting an action while renaming it.
Latest comments
Peter202 on 2014-03-17 16:33

Where can i find list of the command parameters that can be used when creating association? I am talking about parameter like this "%1" which is used with the Open action.

lautrepay on 2014-03-17 20:44

@Peter202: You will have to take a look at each program documentation (help files, wiki pages, even forums).

Midas on 2014-05-23 14:01

According to Softpedia, which rates it with 4 stars, current Types version is v2.1.6.10711, but I couldn't find a changelog anywhere, or any program info for that matter (see http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Types.shtml).

Softpedia also indicates DotNET requirement is v2.0, but the framework pointed to by the program site (see ahead) is v3.5. As user Tertius noted above, the new Types site address is http://izt.name/apps/types/ -- the old page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/types/ is now mostly blank...

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foobar2000 v1.3.17 Updated

billon on 24 Nov 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Barrette

Foobar2000 is an audio player with low memory footprint and native support for most popular audio formats. It includes CD ripping, format conversion, replay gain, audio normalization, equalization and more. Playlist display and keyboard shortcuts are both very customizable. Additional functionality available via a wide variety of plugins.

The program can edit song tags (album and song name, number, year etc.) based on the FreeDB Internet database and even rename the original songs based on these tags. A file format conversion tool is available, but must be enabled with external downloads. Can even fix some MP3s with corrupted file headers.

Windows 2000 is no longer supported but users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Select "Portable installation" and choose the destination folder
  3. Launch foobar2000.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 1by1, Boom, Winyl
What's new?
  • Fixed horrible, horrible bug with Ctrl+A “select all” handler in edit boxes stealing altgr+a making it impossible to type “ą”.
  • Made possible to retag MP4/M4A files without 'ftyp' header.
  • Prevented decoding of broken MP3 frames that overlap with apparent file tags.
  • Allowed decoding of WAV files with sample rates above 1MHz.
  • Converter: Made format list sorting remembered.
  • Fixed tags not being read from certain WAV files.
  • Internal fixes to allow foo_input_exe/foo_input_ffmpeg decoding of HLS & RTMP streams.
  • Added internal IMA ADPCM decoder for specific WAV files that system codec refuses to process.
Latest comments
hamasaki on 2016-02-20 11:36

@Emka, sorry for the delay. No, I didn`t post on the forums.

shnbwmn on 2016-07-22 12:25

Great player, especially with a few tweaks. I use Meier crossfeed[1] together with Dolby surround emulation[2]. What this does is it spreads the sound out, as if you're listening to a live performance, and greatly reduces ear strain when listening with headphones (which I do 99% of the time). Other pluses are that it uses my own music directory structure, is very fast (opens in a snap), and it uses windows native look instead of someone's idea of a great skin.

[1] http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_dsp_meiercf

Midas on 2016-07-22 15:49

@shnbwmn: FYI, Viper4Windows is a free general purpose Windows sound processor that includes similar tweaks, among many others... (V4W homepage appears to be having issues currently, but Softpedia has it: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/ViPER4Windows.shtml). Also available as Viper4Android.

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Hourglass v1.9.0 Updated

Specular on 14 Nov 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by Lare2

Hourglass is easy-to-use, customizable, and feature-rich countdown timer. It offers smart input, supports pause and resume and can run multiple timers simultaneously. All used timers are saved automatically for easy re-use. The interface includes optional timer title, themes (with the ability to create your own), colour customization.

You can minimize to tray and control from the tray, have the window stay-on-top, go full screen, pop-up, close or shutdown computer when expired, add sound notifications, keep computer awake, loop timer, loop sound, open saved timers on startup and more.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Stealth: ? No. HourglassPortable.exe.log in AppData (starting at least from Windows 8)
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download HourglassPortable.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: SnapTimer, XgD's Countdown, XNote Timer, TTclock
What's new?
    * Fixed outer whitespace -- such as "4pm " -- causes the timer to not start
    * Added option to show both title and time left in the window title
Latest comments
Specular on 2017-08-29 14:27

Been looking for a desktop program like this. It uses virtually the same interface as e.ggtimer.com, which I've been using for while.

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