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MPlayer WW SVN-r37356

billon on 20 Oct 2017
  • 35MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Jan 2015
  • Suggested by the_watcher

MPlayer WW is a feature-rich media player that plays hundreds of different video and audio formats, including DVD and DivX without additional codecs. Includes a native UI, options dialog (MEditor, MEditor2) and skin support.

Even more codecs and tools are available in the MPlayer Extra Package. MPlayer WW is a code fork of mplayer.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DirectX is required if running in Direct3D mode on Vista+.
Stealth: ? No. DVDs cause %APPDATA%\dvdcss.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch mplayer.exe
What's new? See:
Latest comments
Allen on 2013-01-29 23:20

Anyone know how to install the "Mplayer extra package" listed above?

smaragdus on 2015-01-20 02:26

The latest version of MPlayer WW is SVN-r37356

Checker on 2015-01-20 16:00

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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MiniBin v6.6.0.0

Checker on 23 May 2015
  • 71KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MiniBin provides a recycle bin for the system tray area that can be customized with user-defined themes. Microbin is a lightweight fork of this program.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Public License
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract
  2. Run the installer (requires admin privileges), accept the license, de-select "Full System Integration" option, and install (extract) to a folder of your choice
  3. Uncheck "Run MiniBin [version number]" and click on "Finish"
  4. Launch minibin.exe
Alternatively, download the package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete $PLUGINSDIR folder. Launch minibin.exe.
What's new?
  • Added "configUpdateSpeed" to INI [Tweak] section..
Latest comments
Emka on 2014-12-06 18:29

v6.6 available, seems to need Win7+

Specular on 2015-05-23 03:38

I could have sworn I installed MiniBin correctly for portable use, however months later I saw it created a Start Menu folder. Nothing in the registry, however so it could just be a mistake on my end.

Checker on 2015-05-23 18:53

@ smaragdus: MiniBin and MicroBin have been added by ChemZ.
Klick on the little grey "!" (right beside the update date), than scroll down till the bottom and see ;)

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PeerBlock v1.2 r693

webfork on 10 Feb 2019
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Jan 2014
  • Suggested by guinness

PeerBlock filters Internet connections from addresses of organizations and corporations that may harm user privacy while using the Internet and P2P networks. The program also contains a "Block HTTP" feature for use with web browsers that blocks advertisements, sites associated with spyware, and more. PeerBlock is a fork of the popular but inactive PeerGuardian, adding features and fixes as well as Windows Vista/7/8 and 64-bit versions.

Alternatively, Peerblock Portable is stealth and automatically selects the proper Peerblock variant for the current PC.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? No. Leaves registry entries: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_IPFILTERDRIVER and HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IpFilterDriver\Enum
License: GPL and zlib/libpng
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package for your operating system and extract to a folder of your choice. Note that there are four variants: standard WinXP 32-bit & 64-bit, and Vista+ 32-bit and 64-bit
  2. Launch peerblock.exe
  3. When prompted, select types of organizations you would like to block
Similar/alternative apps: SterJo Netstalker
What's new?
  • Port Allow List - The new "Port Settings" tab allows you to unblock ports (incoming and/or outgoing). This means that PeerBlock will not filter any connections from/to those ports. This can for example be used if you're running PeerBlock on a public FTP server, or if you want to ensure that outgoing SMTP mail communications are never blocked. Many thanks to night_stalker_z for his hard work on this feature!
  • First-run Update Message - When you first run PeerBlock after upgrading, you will see a notice explaining why lists are only updating once per week. Hopefully this will help to alleviate people's confusion about this.
  • Better Weekly List-Updating - We've made some improvements that should help ensure that free users continue to get their free weekly list-updates.
  • I-Blocklist Subscription Settings - To make it easier for you to configure PeerBlock to use an I-Blocklist Subscription, new I-Blocklist Username/PIN fields have been added to the bottom of the "Settings 1" tab.
  • Separate Settings Tabs - Instead of having one Settings tab with those silly "Next" and "Prev" buttons on it, we've broken that out into two separate "Settings 1" and "Settings 2" tabs.
  • Improved List-Update Error Handling - We've worked with I-Blocklist, who hosts the vast majority of the lists people use, to create improved error messaging for the various problems that may occur when updating lists. If something occurs during update-checking, the error message displayed should be much more meaningful.
  • Improved List-update Error Window - Should you hit any errors while updating your lists - 429 or otherwise - we will now pop up a more informative error window, along with a button you can click to jump straight to our site to check for more information.
  • Updated Error Windows - If you encounter a catastrophic error, the message that appears will now tell you to go visit This will redirect you to a forum-post on which the most common error-messages are displayed, to help you figure out what has gone wrong, and what can be done to fix it.
  • (Re)Load Previously Downloaded Lists - Previously, there was a problem where if you disabled and then re-enabled a list in the List Manager, that list wouldn't be reloaded until it successfully downloaded an update. Now, if it can't update that list it will still load the last version you did successfully download.
  • Removal of Windows 2000 Support - Windows 2000 is quite old by now, we hope that nobody's still running it; if you are, you can continue using the previous PeerBlock version. This release does support all Windows variants from Windows XP through to Windows 8.1, including server variants. (But not Windows RT.)
Latest comments
giulia on 2014-01-13 17:04

i guess Magibon is right

Wolfghost on 2014-01-13 21:56

I only get this:

HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU\2\2\0

Andrew Lee on 2016-10-22 00:15

I have downvoted the entry because the updates have gone payware and I have not been able to update the database in a while.

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MicroBin v1.0.0.0

Checker on 23 May 2015
  • 10KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

MicroBin is the most minimal (10 KB) free recycle bin for your Microsoft Windows system tray area. MicroBin is a fork of MiniBin, but without all the extras.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Public License
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch microbin.exe.
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-01-11 04:39

@Midas, yeah i'm using Microbin but i think fullbug is referring to the other.

fullbug on 2015-01-11 15:45

Yeas, my mistake, was referring to Minibin, oops....

shnbwmn on 2016-03-16 06:43

If you just want the recycle bin in the systray area on your main PC, then another way is to add it via quick launch. Right-click taskbar, toolbars, add ... %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch ... Unlock taskbar, untick show text/titles, tick large icons under view, lock taskbar. You can now drag items to this and they'll be added to the RB; right-click lets you empty it, and of course clicking it will open it.

Then you're free to remove that damned icon from the desktop. I know this isn't portable and of course it doesn't have the extra functions, but again, this is just if you want it in your tray on your main PC.

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PureRa v1.7

I am Baas on 24 Sep 2013
  • 75KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

PureRa removes files from your computer that other mainstream cleaning programs tend to overlook. Some of the targets can simply be removed to create some valuable space while others are removed in an attempt to repair certain problems because they will simply recreate themselves. Targets that are currently removed by PureRa are: Config.msi, Thumbs.db, Iconcache.db, .sqm-files, Desktop.ini etc.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes. Writes a log file to the drive root by default.
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PureRa.exe.
What's new? [Added] CryptURLCache cleaning
[Updated] Format of 'total space cleaned' statistic in log
Latest comments
Gaxor on 2010-03-09 04:52

This is a great little tool, I do agree with Anonymous that some of the cleaning options are usually pointless as they will be recreated by the OS anyway, but it's always nice to have a tool that can do a deeper scrubbing than most other tools. I don't use PureRa often, but when I do, its because I want it done all the way.

ViperTech on 2010-03-09 09:56

@Anon Yes it Cleans files that are not used but Also It Cleans ALL of them off of your system. Some of the files olny are created WHEN the particular folder gets opened.

In this case there are very good chance that many of the files removed are for folders that are rarely accesed and therefor may not be made again. Also there is the matter of fragmentation and wasted inodes (yes Inodes is the wrong term but its the closest to what I'm thinking right now)

Over all this is a pretty good tool and very usefull.

Best use for this. Do a good disc clean then Defrag your system.

ChemZ on 2010-08-31 22:06

Who ever knew there was so much junk lying around!
Cleaned up good!

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