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Balabolka v2.14.0.675 Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, including rate and pitch and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka can also save the synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

Also includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new? Updated:
  • The window "Replacement Statistics".
  • Resources for Slovenian language.
Fixed:
  • The applying of rules.
  • Small bugs.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-08-07 20:37

@Checker:
I did something far better.
I uninstalled the flawed ver. 2.10.0.572 portable and installed desktop ver. 2.9.0.565 of Balabolka. My Avast AV doesn't complain anymore.

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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PotPlayer v1.7.14804 Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 57MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Oct 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.

Alternatively, PotPlayer Portable is also available.

Category:
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:

    [Settings]

  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:
  • The ability to output image subtitles to subtitle browser.
  • The ability to move window only on the title bar.
  • AV1 video codec decoding function.
Improved:
  • Online subtitle download/upload function.
  • Online subtitle translation processing.
Fixed:
  • A problem where cover image of FLAC file was not shown when playing seamlessly.
  • An issue where new PotPlayer was running when adding a playlist to browser.
  • An issue that can't save some settings of the built-in WASAPI audio renderer.
  • An error when decoding MJPEG in certain files.
  • A problem that no sound while playing certain TS files.
  • An issue that can't play certain AVI/OGG files.
  • An issue where playback on the rotated monitor was not smooth.
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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\DAUM\PotPlayerMini
ServiceCount
0x00000000(0)

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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Vivaldi v2.0.1309.40 Updated

billon on 16 Oct 2018
  • 157MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract it using 7-zip to a temporary folder
  2. Extract the resulting vivaldi.7z archive with 7-zip to a folder of your choice
  3. In the Vivaldi-bin folder, create an empty text file with the following contents:

    // Vivaldi Standalone

  4. Rename the text file to stp.viv
  5. Rename the Vivaldi-bin folder to Application
  6. Launch Application\vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) v0.6.1 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by ashghost

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) presents a before-and-after image compression view that allows you to reduce file size of an image into JPG, PNG, or GIF format. Includes optional metadata removal, batch operations, compression to a target file size, transparency options, and other common editing functions (flip, rotate, zoom, pan). Notable versus similar software in the ability to gradually reduce the available colors one-by-one (7, 8, 9, 10...), not just milestones of 16, 32, 64, etc.

The program is also available as a plugin for XnView, GIMP, or Irfanview (see website).

Functional in Linux using Wine. Many of the official entries here on PortableFreeware have used RIOT for compression. Note that the installer version of this program is considered adware.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files: Riot.ini and Riot-external-tools.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Riot.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new? Fixed:
  • A bug in batch mode where in certain conditions optimized files don’t get written.
  • Memory leak when opening the batch window, which also caused Access Violation in host applications if used as plugin.
  • Issue with saving of zoom factor.
  • Default batch window size not showing Settings button in certain situations.
  • Compress to Size button not always enabled when needed.
  • Minor UI fixes.
Removed:
  • Feature to toggle “Report file size changes” from batch settings. It is on by default.
  • Menu item for Help Context. Docs will be moved to the website.
Latest comments
Ruby on 2013-08-19 22:15

@Checker The zip download is for 0.5.0; it appears 0.4.6 is only available as installer

Checker on 2013-08-20 17:22

@ Ruby: I changed to v0.5.0 again, but added a note.

juvera on 2013-10-11 23:40

Fortiguard running on their web server blocks all downloads.

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Database .NET v25.9.6862 Updated

billon on 15 Oct 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2018
  • Suggested by s630417

Database .NET is a powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. The program allows the administration of local or remote databases to browse objects, design tables, edit rows, export data, create new databases and run queries with a consistent interface. The program includes table/data editor, index editor, syntax highlighting, SQL profiler, code manager and multiple query tabs.

Supported databases include SQL Server, SQL Azure, Firebird, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, IBM DB2 and Informix, Sybase ASE, MS Access and Excel, dBase IV, FoxPro, Data Sources, ODBC DSN and OData. Can export to CSV, XML, TXT, XLS, or SQL Print Query Results.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Stealth: ? No. Creates an empty registry key [HKCU\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\fishDatabase].
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal or non-profit use
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch Database4.exe
  3. Select "Portable mode" under "Tools->Options->General"
Similar/alternative apps: Database Browser Portable
What's new? See Chinese changelog here.
Latest comments
MxW on 2015-10-22 15:58

I like it allot, it is just what I have been looking for. The interface is like MS Management Studio but better. My experience with support was great, I sent in a question via e-mail and received an answer in under 15 minutes. I HIGHLY recommend it especially to anyone who likes working with Management Studio.

DarkShadow on 2016-02-16 18:43

v17.7.5890.1 released !

LonerD on 2018-09-21 12:43

NET Framework isn't necessary for this program (even despite the .NET in name)

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