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foobar2000 v1.6.2 Updated

billon on 22 Oct 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Oct 2020
  • 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 customisable. 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 users can download the last compatible version: 0.9.4.
Windows XP and Vista users, download last version from 1.5 series.

Category:
Runs on: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? See:
https://foobar2000.org/changelog
Latest comments
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
[2]http://www.head-fi.org/t/447089/5-1-headphone-experience-foobar-configuration-for-all-stereo-music-files

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.

Emka on 2019-09-21 07:29

v1.4.7 has been pulled down quickly due to bugs, v1.4.8 soon after that

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NexusFile v5.3.3.5532

webfork on 17 Oct 2015

NexusFile is a dual-pane, tabbed, skinnable file manager. Features include advanced rename tools, built-in ZIP/ARJ/RAR/ACE archive support, FTP client, file join/split, folder list export, folder comparison, and shortcut keys

The interface uses different colors for files to distinguish file types (customizable).

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
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 NexusFile.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? · Fixed: File time was wrong in archive file
· Fixed: FTP encoding problem fixed
· Fixed: Add to archive caused an error in a single pane mode
Latest comments
roujri on 2012-03-01 04:40

Just to clarify my previous query, deleted files goes to recycle bin but the directory/folder is lost. It does not go to the recycle bin. Why it is like that and what is mklink deleted all files/folders ?

hamasaki on 2013-11-07 16:32

I regularly have issues selecting a drive from the drop downs for each pane. On both sides the panes do nothing. It never selects a drive.

smaragdus on 2015-10-12 22:21

My main problem with NexusFile- it is 32-bit and cannot 'see' Windows 64 shell.

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Universal Extractor v1.6.1

webfork on 8 Jul 2016
  • 11MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 May 2010
  • Suggested by DigeratiPrime

Universal Extractor allows you to extract files from a wide variety of archive files, including ZIP, ARJ, LZH, as well as MSI and EXE files created using various installer packages (such as Nullsoft, Wise, Inno Setup, etc). Useful for testing apps for portability because you can extract files directly from installer packages without having to go through the installation process. Note that the original developer no longer updates the program so some manual updates may be required.

Alternatively, an unofficial version with the latest-and-greatest internals is available (on Lupo's PenSuite site).

Commercial use note: license restrictions are present on included files UHARC02.EXE and UHARC04.EXE, but can be deleted without dramatic impact on the software. See website for more information.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Included libraries may write to the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Main program: GPL, Included libraries: various, see note about commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the RAR "UniExtract Binary Archive" package and extract using PeaExtractor or a similar tool to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch UniExtract.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Universal Extractor 2
What's new? Added support for environmental variables (eg., specify %temp% for debug dir)
Added support for XZ compressed files and txz/tlz archives via 7-Zip
Added support for Windows Installer merge modules (.msm) via MsiX
Added support for NBH files via NBHextract
Added translations for Armenian, Czeck, Persian (Farsi), Serbian, Swedish
Changed 7-Zip unpacking behavior;
now attempts brute force extraction only after External PEiD scan;
change due to aggressive .exe resource extraction in new versions
Changed Windows installer support (.msi, .msp) to use MsiX instead of msi2xml
Changed LZMA support to use 7-Zip for extraction
Changed FEAD support to use PEiD rather than TrID for detection
Changed following formats to call 7z by name (also see 7-Zip debug comment):
bz2, chm, gz, tar, Z
this is mostly for code cleanup; functionality should be the same
Fixed InstallShield 5.x regression in 1.6 preventing successful extraction
Fixed bug in extraction of non-TAR LZW compressed files
Fixed bug that prevented picking files after toggling history option
Fixed bug in display of history combo boxes when no items listed
Fixed cosmetic bug in Visual C++ SFX status dialog
Fixed cosmetic bug in status dialogs due to extra padding by AutoIt
Removed lzma helper binary
Removed msi2xml helper binary and MSXML download link on MSI selection page
Removed Windows NT 4.0 support from installer
Removed debug output for 7-Zip, arj, hlp;
buffers output, preventing proper user feedback and input prompts
Updated success/fail detection to check output directory timestamp;
can detect cases where files are overwritten, which old method missed;
will still consider failed if user chooses not to overwrite files,
or if all files are written to a subdirectory of the output directory
Updated RPM and DEB support to extract interim CPIO and TAR files
Updated FEAD support to workaround read-only permission issue
Updated Zip support to log unzip output and permit minor reported unzip errors
Updated PEiD detection of Microsoft SFX cab files for more reliable extraction
Updated some UniExtract window sizes for better internationalization support
Updated translations for Italian, Korean, Russian
Updated 7-Zip to 9.13 beta
Updated AutoIt to 3.3.6.1 and replaced deprecated _ArrayCreate UDF
Updated InfoZip unzip to 6.0.0
Updated Inno Setup to 5.3.9
Updated innounp to 0.31 (supports Inno Setup 5.3.9)
Updated InstallExplorer WCX to 0.9.2
Updated MSI WCX to 1.2.1
Updated PEiD to 0.95
Updated UnRAR to 3.93
Latest comments
Numanoid on 2014-08-29 11:57

It's a bit OTT calling this an universal extractor, as many EXE files I try to extract with it, leads to error messages that the so-scalled universal extractor can't extract them.

Numanoid on 2014-11-01 14:32

This programme is in fact pretty much useless, there hasn't been one exe I have tried to extract over the last couple of months, where the so-called Universal Extractor has failed me :-(

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Starter v5.6.2.9

Midas on 11 Feb 2016
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2009
  • Suggested by Enrico Galli

Starter allows you to view and manage all the programs that are started automatically at system startup. You can temporarily disable selected entries, edit them, create new, or delete them permanently. It also lists all running processes with the ability to view extended process information such as used DLLs, memory usage, thread count, priorities etc. You can terminate selected processes or services.

Languages: Supports 22 including French, German, Italiano, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian,

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Application only" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file and name it Starter.ini
  3. Launch Starter.exe

Alternatively, after running the application, select Configuration, Options, General. Then under "Location to store settings", select "Program directory".
What's new?
  • Enhanced Windows Vista compatibility.
  • Fixed too aggressive settings saving while swithing between main tabs (Startups, Processes, Services).
  • System memory graph was limited to 2 GB. Fixed.
  • Made large annoing tooltips for startup and service items to appear only at first column of the list.
  • Psapi.dll-related changes.
  • Updated supplied web links (Help\Useful links and context search menu items)
  • Updated NSIS-based installer to the latest version.
  • Other miscellaneous changes.
Translations update
  • New: Japanese
  • New: Serbian (Latin)
  • Updated: Greek (Hellenic)

Further changelog at http://codestuff.obninsk.ru/news.html.
Latest comments
portafreeuser on 2011-01-10 03:46

Still loving this program. It worked well on Vista, and it still works great on my upgrade (yes upgrade) to XP SP3. I just recently used it to disable some unneeded stuff launching with my partition backup program. thanks.

Emka on 2013-12-17 19:36

website down

webfork on 2013-12-29 02:31

Emka: entry updated. This is one of my favorite system programs so I was very happy to get this back online. Although it doesn't list support for it, I had no trouble using it successfully in Windows 7.

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