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Balabolka v2.12.0.661 Updated

billon on 20 Jun 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 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?
  • Improved the code page detecting for plain text files.
  • Resources for Czech language were updated.
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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FileOptimizer v12.90 Updated

billon on 19 Jun 2018
  • 194MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

FileOptimizer is a broad format file compression tool used to reduce file size without changing the quality, known as "lossless." This is done via wide variety of optimization and recompression tools and techniques. Original files are sent to the recycle bin for restoration in the event the uncompressed version is preferred. A long list of supported formats include audio/video (MP3, OGG, M4A), image (GIF, JPEG, PNG), office formats (DOCX, XLSX, ODT, PDF) and system files (DLL, EXE).

Supports drag-and-drop of files into the window or onto the program icon. Note that by default the program removes metadata for many file types. This information reduces overall file size and protects privacy but is important to some users (e.g. photographers) and file search tools.

A 64-bit version is available within the folder, the author reports the program is functional in WINE, and can be used on the command line.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU AGPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FileOptimizer32.exe or FileOptimizer64.exe (for 64-bit OS).

Optionally, to save space:
  • 32-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer64.exe and the \Plugins64 folder
  • 64-bit systems: delete FileOptimizer32.exe and the \Plugins32 folder
  • Delete unnecessary language files
Similar/alternative apps: ArcThemALL!, PngOptimizer, RIOT
What's new? See:
https://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.io/static.php?page=FileOptimizer
Latest comments
nikkho on 2017-11-26 09:27

@Special do you mean that even if ads are not shown they are loaded?

nikkho on 2017-11-26 11:15

@Special. Fixed!
https://sourceforge.net/p/nikkhokkho/code/1124/

Special on 2018-05-23 14:52

Hmm no Change log/History for v12.80, this is a first.

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FastCopy v3.51 Updated

JohnTHaller on 15 Jun 2018
  • 599KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by pplknownothin

FastCopy is a file copy and synchronization tool with a variety of available extras. It uses different strategies (multi-threading, buffering) to help ensure maximum device throughput, as well as optional verification to make sure data is transferred correctly. It does not use the system cache, so other processes do not get bogged down during the copy process and a speed setting is also available, including pause. It supports Unix-style include/exclude wildcards filters.

Alternatively, PortableApps.com's FastCopy Portable is stealth.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Writes a registry key when running the installer and selecting 'Extract' to create a portable copy.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Installer" inside the ZIP package based on your OS ("32bit" or "64bit"), extract it and run
  2. Select "Extract only" during process
  3. Copy FastCopy.exe and FastCopy.chm to a folder of your choice
  4. Launch FastCopy.exe
What's new? See:
https://fastcopy.jp/help/fastcopy_eng.htm#history
Latest comments
ammandaaaaaloriiiii on 2018-03-28 14:41

I've was able to copy about 10 GB of files from an aging and extremely noisy and slow hard drive via a USB adapter -- Would have gotten a head ache had I copied from windows explorer, or tried to. PS. 0/42 flagged by virus total, it's clean. PSS. Development seems to have slowed down but there's a beta floating that adds some features / fixes some issues...some other tools are better than TC like gsrichcopy 360/fast copy/robocopy

JudyGarland on 2018-04-08 07:06

It's fast and solid, but it doesn't check file content. It compares files size and date but NOT the actual content.
For example, it happens that you have a file with same age and size but different/updated content (some applications are able to generate such containers, with constant dimension and untouched last modified date).
This way, I lost my data. After several years, I file like described upon suffered a sort of corruption. Not a big problem, I thought, and I overwritten it with the backupped copy. I discovered later it wasnt never updated, the file was just like I copied at first time, original state lets say. Also, since the file was overwritten there was no way to recover even the faulty one.
OK, my fault. The author specifies the rules correctly, size and date. But not everybody is aware about that. So, if you have such files, be carefull and use another app, like winmerge or similar.
Furthermore, FC is able to verify the backupped files hash, but it doesnt verify in any way the actual files in source/destination folder or partition.

zorro on 2018-06-15 14:36

The newly introduced installer writes to the registry when choosing "extract only" (key: HKCU\Software\HSTools)

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Resource Hacker v5.0.42 Updated

billon on 4 Jun 2018

Resource Hacker is an utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). The program can modify program icons as they appear in the taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop, among many other things.

It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResourceHacker.exe.
What's new?
  • Added:
    • A new menu resource designer;
    • An optional binary view for every resource type.
  • The dialog resource designer has had a major update.
  • Improved searching (with more context sensitive dialogs).
  • Many bugfixes.
Latest comments
rbon on 2016-10-06 12:05

Resource Hacker version 4.4.26 released at October 6, 2016.
What's New in this ver. 4.4.26:
- Bugfix: The toolbar state wasn't being preserved between sessions
- Bugfix: Minor bug decompiling some version info resources
Downloads:
- Setup executable: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/reshacker_setup.exe
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker.zip

MIKLO on 2016-10-09 14:10

Have been using for quite some time and really like this program. Thanks for a good program.
MIKLO

rbon on 2016-10-15 12:20

Resource Hacker new Beta in 'Portable' zip format.
Changes in 4.5.28
- Update: Numerous changes and improvements to command line support.
- Update: Filenames in resource scripts are no longer required to be enclosed within double quotes unless they contain
spaces.
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker_beta.zip

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Avidemux v2.7.1 Updated

billon on 4 Jun 2018
  • 62MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by Netgirl

Avidemux is a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Cross-platform (Linux, BSD, OS X).

Alternatively, X-Avidemux and Avidemux Portable are also available.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Qt keys saved to registry
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download either the 32 or 64-bit installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename avidemux.exe to avidemux_portable.exe
  3. Launch avidemux_portable.exe
Similar/alternative apps: VirtualDub Portable
What's new? See:
http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/news.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2017-03-31 23:47

@MoisheP
You are totally wrong. False positives should be addressed by crappy anti-virus vendors.

MIKLO on 2017-04-29 16:52

I gotta agree with @smaragdus its up to the anti-virus developer to correct their mistake naming something as malware or anything bad when in fact it is not! I have used this software for quite some time and really like and its easy to use & works great.
MIKLO

gbrao on 2017-07-16 12:17

There is a v2.6.21, only for x64.
"same as 2.6.20 with x265 encoder fixed on win64"

https://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.6.21/

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