Someone posted software for accessing your families computers remotely but it got deleted, anyone remember what program it was ?
Since there is numerous software threads asking for types of programs I figure we can list everything into 1 thread. I know there is a lot of sections missing atm
Ninite - A quick way to install some of the programs listed below
- Recovery and Cleaning
- Isolinux/Hirens BOOTCD
- EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard
- Converting Movies/Shows
- Any Video Converter Ultimate
- Audio Editing
- Video Players
- Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
- Music Players
- Graphic Design
- Adobe Photoshop
- Video Editing
- Adobe Premiere
- Sony Vegas
- Final Cut Pro
- Google Chrome
- Torrent Clients
- Gaming Console/Media Server Software
- PS3 Media Server
Last edited by Homsar; 12-18-2012 at 10:13 PM.
Someone posted software for accessing your families computers remotely but it got deleted, anyone remember what program it was ?
Just a note to any Safari users -- addblock sucks royal butthole on Safari. Totally fucking broken and forces you to refresh every page when going 'back'.
Makes it painful to browse anything
I still think waterfox is the best browser out there by far, only things is add-ons which I dont use and its 64 bit. Everything is so much faster than Chrome or Firefox
Handbrake for video conversion is great and free.
For the Photographers out there... Lightroom 4 is pretty essential.
For my music player I'm a huge fan of MusicBee. Its not perfect, but it is very well made, lightweight, highly configurable, has audiophile features such as ASIO output, and best of all totally free. Love it
I was having issues installing Photoshop CS3, so I actually downloaded PS 7.0.
It's actually still fucking awesome.
Music Players - Still rocking Winamp with a classic skin. Less is more!
Will 2nd Waterfox. It's quite legit.
Last edited by Homsar; 12-08-2012 at 09:22 AM.
FL Studio is much more advanced than Audacity for editing audio. For simple voice tracks, compression/equalization Audacity is free and easy -- while FLStudio has a pretty high learning curve but better performance. There are a bunch of audio mixing warez out there, I just mentioned the two I have the most experience with.
I'll second Handbrake, good for OSX and Windows.
If you're looking for a light weight program, WinFF has been around for a number of years. Basically just a GUI for FFMPEG.
There are some advanced options if you need, but if you straight up just want to convert from one format to another, it's my go to program.
The best available are Logic Pro (Mac) and Pro Tools (PC). If you want more power than the freemo Audacity, but aren't running a proper studio (Logic/Pro Tools), go with Ableton Live. One of my friends uses this to record a lot of our music and it's very easy use and hit the ground running.
So, Audacity > Ableton Live > Logic Pro and/or Pro Tools.
Last edited by Tmac47; 12-09-2012 at 04:54 AM.
No more unicorns.
OP Needs formatted like a MoFo...
Gaming Console Software (Rename to Media Server Software?)
Fork from PS3 Media Server, picks up where the guy leaves off since it was a small time project. The developer is now working with the people who make MEncoder and is pushing out updates very quickly. Also has a strong showing on his support forums and works with people individually to solve issues and sometimes pushes a custom build for people to solve issues.
It's a Linux distro that'll work out of the box. Most linux distros don't include any non-open source software like flash, drivers and video codecs, so you're limited in what you can do. Personally I don't give a shit if something is open source or not, as long as it's free. This distro comes with all that good stuff already in it.
Installed smoothly on my old PC that I want to use for downloading/previewing. Only software I installed extra was sabnzb+ which was easy to do with the software manager. Sharing folders works with my both my WinXP and Win7 boxes.
I'm about a 2/10 as far as Linux knowledge goes so I really like this, because it just works.
A hearty "yes" to Linux Mint. It's a great distro.
The only question is, Cinnamon or MATE? I prefer Cinnamon myself.
The program I use is Logmein. You simply install it on the computer of interest with your account and then you can access it from any computer/tablet/phone that has access to a web browser or app. It's fantastic: https://secure.logmein.com/
Another program I use that I consider a 'must have' is Dropbox (Cloud Storage): https://www.dropbox.com/
A nifty trick I found when you combine the two: If you travel a lot and need something off of your home computer. Simply use Logmein to login to your home computer and put the file in Dropbox. If you have Dropbox on your device the file will automatically sync to your other device.
Virtual Clone Drive - Virtual disk drives for mounting .iso's and .bin's
Recently bought a second TV for the bedroom, and wanted to figure out some way to connect it to my pre-existing networked media, while buying as little additional materials as possible. Didn't really want to hook it up to my desktop (would've needed a 20ft HDMI or DVI cable), and definitely didn't want to build a whole new HTPC for it just yet... Ended up hooking my 360 to the TV and have been streaming/transcoding to it via the network. I haven't attempted to push my PC's processing power yet by trying to transcode HD video, but at standard (which is just fine for normal TV), it runs without a hitch. Essentially, your PC can stream any media to most connectable devices (360, tablet, phone) and handles the entire load.
Which, I guess, is exactly the same as the universal media server already listed. Oh well.
Last edited by Kinkle; 12-13-2012 at 08:47 AM.
And, are there good recommendations for cataloging and sorting mass quantities of photos at once?
www.joinme.com (www.join.me) for remoting onto systems without previously installing software. For contract customers we use www.Logmein.com
I've got all my personal home computers on my own logmein account, and my dad has his along with my grandmothers. It allows you to login with no action on their end, REALLY good for old people.
I've been using Plex Media Server running on headless Linux Mint server that I access using NX Client for Windows. It is also home to Sabnzb, CouchPotato, and Sickbeard. I can't say enough good stuff about this setup. It's non-trivial to get running, but it requires almost no maintenance once you're off the ground. I have Plex clients on all my mobile devices and the server will transcode all my video on the fly and stream anywhere, any time I have an internet connection. I watched a couple of movies off my home sever when I was in South America last month and the experience was flawless. Super awesome for people who want media in places other than their living rooms.
Also, decisive seconds on both Handbrake and Calibre. I use them constantly.
Last edited by Captain Suave; 12-17-2012 at 06:33 PM.
I'm assuming the built in ads, which can all be disabled.
http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/ => real time traffic monitoring
http://shellscape.org/#gnp => gmail notifier with w7/8 taskbar integration
http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/...df-reader.html => best pdf reader evah
http://windirstat.info/ => pie charts of how much hdd space your shit is using
http://imgur.com/apps => imgur stuff
http://www.1014.org/code/nullsoft/netmon/ => small latency checker. been using this for the last 7-8 years.
Last edited by gogusrl; 12-20-2012 at 01:43 PM.
I wouldn't recommend it for graphic designers or anyone else that needs color accuracy, but I've been using f.lux (http://stereopsis.com/flux/) for several months now and have noticed I've had less trouble sleeping following late night computing.
It essentially adjusts the display based upon the time of day. The screen gets a sort of orange hue that takes a little getting used to.
I'm using it as well but they need to make it smarter as in disable it during (fullscreen) video playback and games. I always disable it when I'm watching a movie and then forget to turn it back on. An option to disable it for more than 1h would be pretty awesome as well.
My own personal list would be:
Teamviewer with app on iphone - Whenever my WoW server overflows with queues I log myself on before I go home from work, effectively skipping the queue.
f.lux - changes monitor brightness based on the time of the day. Really really nice and after you get used to it, switching it off will really hurt your eyes. Lovely tool
Chrome. I love the browser, but I am a bit interested in trying Waterfox
uTorrent. Whether legal or not, very nice tool to help you manage what you download
LMMS - Open Source alternative to FL Studio
Inkscape - Vector graphics editor
Not sure what category to put these in:
Blender - 3D Software Suite
Sculptris - free very easy to use 3D sculpting application
LibreOffice - Office Suite (forked from OpenOffice, but where most of the devs went)
I need a music player that doesn't take version juggling and 15 plugins + a skin to be good (foobar).
an understated ensemble that puts the "b" in subtle
Sublime text 2, best text editor for web development imo since textmate is dead in the water. Best of all you purchase one license and you can install it on any computer no matter the os. I have it on my mac, win 7, and linux machines. It is written in python so it is not for the feint of heart especially if you are looking to add plugins and mods.
TextExpander for OSX only unfortunately =(. Easy to record text macros so you don't have to keep retyping shit.
Cygwin on windows cause PUTTY just doesn't cut it.
VMWare and Oracle VirtualBox.
Spotify, duh! And it's available on win, linux, and osx.
Daemon tools lite, for mounting iso's. Small install and easy to use.
Kingsoft office writer. For those too cheap to pony up for MS Office this is a pretty decent free alternative.
Hydra IRC client. It's a free IRC client for windows. Best of all no fucking adds or annoying messages when you leave a room.
Teamviewer. For when you need to remote to another computer pc or mac in a hurry. Free as well
Media Player Classic easy to use for watching most video formats.
Anyone know of a good free drive cloning program? I got a nice big new SSD and would rather just clone my current drive onto it rather than doing a fresh install.
I've had good luck with Dive Image XML. Moved A 100gb partition with games installed, off of my 1tb Movie/TV drive, to a dedicated 500gb drive, everything worked without issue. Can't say I've used it with the active OS drive.
Take KMplayer off the list. It's a piece of shit now. Anyone able to recommend an alternative?
Last edited by xrg; 01-02-2013 at 09:15 AM.
Clonezilla is an excellent tool. Just pay attention during the process or you could accidentally fuck everything.
Yeah, you wouldn't want to clone your boot/windows drive from a mechanical HD to a SSD, you want a fresh install of windows so it can default to the correct settings on an SSD. It would work, but you won't get optimal performance.
For Windows 8, if you dislike the Start Screen but want to retain the ability to run Metro apps if required: Pokki. It's a Start Menu with some sort of App Store built in. Even if you ignore the apps entirely, it's a really decent start menu replacement.
My only complaint about it is the lack of ability to right-click on things that would be context-sensitive in Win7, like say, Computer.
Winamp for audio listening
Maybe not for everyone, but I am in love with PushBullet. Absolute best way I've found yet for getting files on to a PC to your phone.
The tl;dr is it's a web interface that pushes a file to the notifications on Android devices, from where you can just download it directly from phone.
ya it freaking is!
Anyone have recommendations for secure storage of accounts and passwords? I've looked into LastPass, which seems just to work with your web browser. And I've heard using KeePass with an encrypted database stored in Dropbox folder is a good way to keep the data local while maintaining portability. Any others?
I use KeePass with Dropbox. It can be a little awkward at times, especially if I update an entry without syncing dropbox on one machine, then make a change on another. It's a good enough system that I haven't bothered to look for alternatives though.
Ok, keepass it is. Does it encrypt the database itself, or should I get a different program to encrypt? Haven't even poked around in the program yet, so might be a dumb question. Now, to only convince my wife to use it too.
From what I understand the database should be. You have to type in a "master" password to access all the rest of your stored passwords, so if it weren't encrypted I'm sure someone would have hacked it by now.
I guess one other question: should I be worried about someone getting a hold of the database file(dropbox has been breached before) and decrypting it eventually? Yes, I could use the key file, but that seems like too much of an inconvenience.
From the KeePass features page:
Someone who knows far more than me about this stuff can tell you how secure that is, but it sounds pretty good. I'd probably change all my passwords if dropbox got broken in to and there was a chance my database was copied anyway.KeePass supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael) and the Twofish algorithm to encrypt its password databases. Both of these ciphers are regarded as being very secure. AES e.g. became effective as a U.S. Federal government standard and is approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information.
The complete database is encrypted, not only the password fields. So, your user names, notes, etc. are encrypted, too.
SHA-256 is used as password hash. SHA-256 is a 256-bit cryptographically secure one-way hash function. Your master password is hashed using this algorithm and its output is used as key for the encryption algorithms.
In contrast to many other hashing algorithms, no attacks are known yet against SHA-256.
Protection against dictionary and guessing attacks: by transforming the final master key very often, dictionary and guessing attacks can be made harder.
In-Memory Passwords Protection: Your passwords are encrypted while KeePass is running, so even when the operating system caches the KeePass process to disk, this wouldn't reveal your passwords anyway.
[2.x] Protected In-Memory Streams: When loading the inner XML format, passwords are encrypted using a session key.
Security-Enhanced Password Edit Controls: KeePass is the first password manager that features security-enhanced password edit controls. None of the available password edit control spies work against these controls. The passwords entered in those controls aren't even visible in the process memory of KeePass.
The master key dialog can be shown on a secure desktop, on which almost no keylogger works. Auto-Type can be protected against keyloggers, too.
As far as the merging differences in the database, KeePass does that just fine. The problem is when Dropbox detects a conflict and creates a renamed copy of the database: Database(MachineX's conflicted copy).kdbx or somesuch. Then things get a little annoying but it's still easy to merge the two. Still far easier than trying to remember a ton of strong passwords and safer than reusing the same few over and over.
Also bare in mind that for an encryption algorithm to be considered "broken", that means someone has found a way quicker than brute forcing to decrypt it.
Even if in that "quicker" way would still take sixty thousand years.
Fuck me. Google is shutting down Google Reader.
Here is a bunch of tools for everyone. Be careful downloading some of them if you don't download through a virtual machine already. I'll add more later if the demand is high. I purposely left out like 30 more links because even the dumbest people could use them to attack their neighbors or learn how to DDOS their way to internet victory. This is for the WHITE Hats. Figured it was time to give back
Vulnerability Research Sites
Website Research Tools
DNS and WHOIS Tools
Proxy,Anonmyizer and Tunneling
Password Cracking tools
Thats all I'm going to list for now. Hope it helps the White Hats out here.
Last edited by SAIDIN; 03-28-2013 at 08:15 PM.
For text editing i highly recommend
Total Commander or UltraEdit. Cant live without either of those.
The latest Chrome update has given it turbo mode. It's faaaast.
Maybe it's the wrong thread for this, if so, I am sorry...
But please do recomend me a software or mozilla/chrome plugin for my following need...
I do like to browse Deviant Art site a lot, and I want to save hundreds or even thousands of pictures from that site, but I use the trackpad from my laptop, so right-click - save image as - save - is a hell lot of work. I do need a a software or mozilla/chrome plugin that would allow me to save a image with a single button press or mouse click, just one. Is there such a thing ? I dont need a automatic bulk image download, just a simple thing that would save me thousands of unnecesary clicks. Thank you.
For Firefox you can try Quick Drag and set it up so when you drag / click an image it will save it.
Yay, drag and drop is even more dificult on a trackpad. Thanks anyway.
Well, you gotta tell it somehow that you want to download said picture. Another option would be something on mouse over + key combo. I'm sure you'll find something if you google shit.
edit : first link https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...image-toolbar/
i really got to like Clementine - couldnt be happier. tried a few other audioplayers over the years, but this is the one i like most.
also wanted to second notepad++ for all your editing needs (at least on a windows platform)
and i noticed there is no mention of truecrypt? any reason why?
Before I resort to openVPN, does anyone know of a 2 factor authentication system for remote OSX access that doesn't make my eyes bleed when I read the install guide?
Openvpn works great, though all the walkthroughs leave out important details, you shouldn't mess with it unless you have a decent network and troubleshooting background. Cheap 2 factor authentication though, I was going to have my client cough up a grand for commercial software.
I'm trying to kick my Firefox habit with Chrome - any must have extensions, beyond AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, and DoNotTrack?
Chrome to Phone(if you have an Android phone). Instantly shoots any webpage or link to your phone. Awesome if you're looking up an address in your browser, or a phone number or something, can just shoot it straight to your navigation or calling on your phone without looking it up again.
Anyone here try out Apple's new iCloud? It blows Google docs out of the water imo. You do need to have an account on a mac(doesn't need to be yours) and have an iWork/mail/calendar app installed to on that computer to link to your iCloud acccount (even torrented apps will work). Once you do though you can log in via a browser on any OS and use the iWork apps in browser. The UI is slick and looks like an actual program ui and not just plain html.
Any simple .avi.img/.iso to DVD burning software recommendations? Not to make data discs, but DVD videos, for normal bluray/dvd playing.
Nero for XP is what I used to use and it worked great. You just drag an .avi file, click burn, and it converts it to a dvd you can watch in any player. The new version for windows 7 is a giant piece of shit with and you have to go through all kinds of hoops every time you want to burn to get it to work the way the old version was defaulted to. I don't want animated buttons, I don't want it to stop after every track is played, etc. I just want it to work.
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