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Balabolka v2.15.0.754 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Sep 2020
  • 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 built-in Windows speech tools, but lets you fine tune voices, 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.

The program can save to a variety of audio formats and quality levels, and can include 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).

The program 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. Command-line functions also supported.

Category:
Runs on: 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?
  • Added the option "Save current sentence to text file during reading aloud" (the window "Settings", the tab "Broadcasting"). It allows to display closed captions in streaming/broadcasting software.
  • Fixed small bugs.
  • Resources for Chinese (Simplified) language were updated.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

FireRabbit on 2020-03-29 22:26

After years of using to use Balabolka I officaly gave up and bought textaloud a couple days ago.

Balabolka has for years had a strange bug where the longer it runs in the background the longer the delay it takes when you hit the "read selected text" hotkey.

TextAloud doesn't have this issue and not having to restart Balabolka every hour feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

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IsMyLcdOK v4.22 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 80KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

IsMyLcdOK checks for dead/paralysed/stuck pixels on LCD monitors.

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create a blank text file and name it IsMyLcdOK.ini
  3. Launch IsMyLcdOK.exe or IsMyLcdOK_x64.exe (for 64-bit OS)
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyLcdOK/History
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-12-15 01:59

Works as adverised,at least it does not claim to fix dead pixels,I like it!(found 1 dead pixel)BooHoo

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Kid3 v3.8.4 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 44MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Midas

Kid3 is a customizable audio tag editor that supports a broad list of audio formats. The program functions with a variety of ID3 tags and convert between them. The program can also edit tags of multiple files, generate tags from filenames and from the contents of tag fields, generate filenames from tags, rename and create directories from tags and create playlist files. The program can also import from several sources including gnudb.org, TrackType.org, MusicBrainz, Discogs and Amazon, as well as export tags to CSV and HTML files.

Formats supported include MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF and APE. ID3 tag versions include v1.1, v2.3 and v2.4.

Cross-platform with versions available for Android, Linux and macOS.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice. Launch kid3.exe --portable.
Similar/alternative apps: TagScanner, Mp3tag
What's new? See:
https://kid3.kde.org/#history
Latest comments
vmars316 on 2019-06-26 00:06

This app Rocks !

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pestudio standard v9.07 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

pestudio shows details about applications and other system files (.exe, .dll, .cpl, .ocx, .ax, .sys etc.) without starting them including:

  • Libraries that are used by an application
  • Functions that are imported by an application
  • Functions (also anonymous) that are exported by an application
  • All functions that are forwarded to other libraries
  • Obsolete Functions that are exported and imported by an application
  • If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) Windows security mechanism is used
  • If Windows security mechanism Structured Exception Handling (SEH) is used
  • Whether some sections are compressed

pestudio standard lacks some features of pro version.

Category:
Runs on: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Free for personal use/Liteware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete AddToShell.reg and RemoveFromShell.reg. Launch pestudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, PE Anatomist
What's new?
  • Add Sections > Characteristics field.
  • Show Relocations and Exceptions.
  • Extend support of MUI files.
  • Fixed bugs:
    • When retrieving executable hidden in data section;
    • About > Check update;
    • GUID pdb.
Latest comments
Midas on 2017-11-26 19:37

Like noted elsewhere, unless significant for the comment exchange, program changelogs are best posted to the forum topic (or entered at the appropriate field), my dear _phillipe. B-)

__philippe on 2017-11-26 21:39

All righty,... next time round,

the undersigned hereby pledge to abide by the recommendations, protocols,
procedures and regulations set forth by my Right Honourable Friend Midas,
the Member for TPFC's constituency,... cross my heart and hope to die... ;-)

__philippe

Special on 2019-09-14 18:16

Looks like with 8.98 they've removed even more features from the previous 9.87 free version (detect well-known whitelisted libraries/blacklisted resources), funny they don't mention that in the changelog.

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StressMyPC v4.22 Updated

billon on 26 Sep 2020
  • 132KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by guinness

StressMyPC allows you stress testing processor, graphics card and hard drive.

Warning: Unstable and overclocked systems can be crashed.

Category:
Runs on: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file called StressMyPC.ini within the application folder
  3. Launch StressMyPC.exe
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/StressMyPC/History