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Quartz RC1 Official Release

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Quartz is a media player that will let you play almost any file. It uses the codex that are on you computer already, or you can download the free codex pack from K-lite. Quartz utilizes the windows areo that is in windows vista/7. You can still uses quartz on xp but the background color will be black. Quartz has a skin able UI, with it's base objects, and up to 10 different "elements" can be added in, for additional graphics. We have also put in an Update System; it will ask if you want to check for an update, when you start.

We have put in a DesignShop. The DesignShop is a place where you can let you inner designer be free. It is a fast and easy way to make skins. With its drag able inter face you can easy make a skin with out ever having to code a config file, unlike other media players like win-amp.


"I have to thank all of my betas for testing this app out for two months before it was good and stable enough for it's RC1 release. There will be updates, often, so make sure that atleast once a week you allow the updater to run." ~ Ron Murphy


 

 

Free DVD ripper, mpg, avi file converter

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PCModer saw the need by our readers to take a DVD and publish it on the Web for their friends to see. The software to do this can be very expensive and the steps complicated to figure out so we put together a series of articles to first rip your DVD to a file, put that file to a format you can put on the Web, and finally place your video on your own web site. Our goal was to do this using only Free software (which you can download here). When we say free we do not mean free to download but Freeware that will cost you nothing to use. This article will focus on ripping your DVD to a file format you can manipulate and use on your PC.

There are a lot of programs out there that will take your DVD and turn it into an MPG, AVI, MOV etc. but many are very expensive and only offer limited functionality. After comparing various programs we found DVD Ripper from Softwaredepo.com fit the bill.

 

dvd ripper

This software is totally free, has no spyware or unwanted adware and has many great features. Basically the program takes your DVD and formats it to various file types. It offers MPEG1, MPEG TS, MPEG TS, ASF, MP4, MOV, AVI, and OGG. You can select various codecs, bitrates and scales to adjust the quality of your video to suit your needs.

We wanted to push the software hard so we decided to use it to create a full screen 16:9 video which we would then publish to the web with near DVD quality. If the software can do this it should be able to do anything you need. This program does not offer direct to Flash which is the format we wanted for the web but we converted to MPEG first and then to Flash....that will be the next article!

The DVD Ripper software is simple to use and self explanatory. If you want to create a high quality video from a DVD it will take some time to do and have plenty of storage on your hard drive as the file can get very big. Of course if you lower the quality the video the file will be smaller.

You can download the Free DVD Ripper from us by clicking the link below:

Free DVD Ripper Download

If you want to publish your video on the internet you can do so directly by converting it to MPEG or AVI but if you want the majority of the Web to be able to see it you will want it in Flash format. Look for the article right here on PCModer.com for great free software to do just that!

 

Free Flash File Converter How To

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PCModer saw the need by our readers to take a DVD and publish it on the Web for their friends to see. The software to do this can be very expensive and the steps complicated to figure out so we put together a series of articles to first rip your DVD to a file, put that file to a format you can put on the Web, and finally place your video on your own web site. Our goal was to do this using only Free software (which you can download here). When we say free we do not mean free to download but Freeware that will cost you nothing to use. This article is the second in that series and focuses on conversion of your original file from format to Flash. This could be MPEG2FLV, AVI2FLV, MOV2FLV, etc. Flash is available to 98 percent of computer users on the internet and therefore of you want to put a video on the internet you want to use flash. You could use MPEG or AVI but that will seriously limit who can easily see your video.

There are a lot of programs out there that will take your  MPG, AVI, MOV etc. and convert it to Flash .flv format but many are very expensive and only offer limited functionality. After comparing various programs we found Free Video Converter from Koyotesoft.com fit the bill.

Free video_converter

This software is totally free, has no spyware or unwanted adware and has many great features. Basically the program takes your file and converts it between various formats We used it to convert MPEG to FlV but it offers MPEG1, ASF, MP4, MOV, AVI, and etc. You can select various codecs, bitrates and scales to adjust the quality of your video to suit your needs.

We wanted to push the software hard so we decided to use it to create a full screen 16:9 video which we would then publish to the web with near DVD quality. If the software can do this it should be able to do anything you need. We took our MPEG file and converted it to Flash .flv and although it was a 1 gig file it was indeed near DVD quality.

If you also need a Flash viewer in order to see your file we have a free one we recommend. Wimpy is a simple straight forward Flash view which you can download for free here

Wimpy Free Flash Viewer

The  software is simple to use and self explanatory. If you want to create a high quality video from a DVD it will take some time to do and have plenty of storage on your hard drive as the file can get very big. Of course if you lower the quality the video the file will be smaller.

You can download the Free Video Converter from us by clicking the link below:

Free Video Converter Software Download

Our next article will explain how to publish the flash video on the web so everyone can see your hard work! Look for the next article right here on PCModer.com for great free software to do just that!

 

AeroWorks Free

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AeroWorks FREE is now released.
There will be three versions, FREE, Basic, and Ultimate.

This version of AeroWorks, the Free edition will only Skin/Texturize the Taskbar. You can load from the included skins, and make changes, but you can not save to a skin folder. The app will remember what changes you have made.

This app works only under Vista and Windows 7.


Sorry, XP users. you can still download and use Texturized Taskbar but it wont be updated or supported.


Prices are not final, but Basic should run between $3-$5 USD, and Ultimate will be $10 USD.

 

AeroWorks

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PCModer in partnership with Solo-Dev is working on a new program called AeroWorks.

 

What is AeroWorks?

AeroWorks is a next generation, Windows skinning application that makes use of Vista's and Windows 7's special display modes, known as Aero, also commonly known as the "Glass" look.
This application will allow you to specify a base image that will sit behind the Aero enabled task bar, and then an "FX" layer that will display in between the base layer and the task bar, giving the task bar a new, customizable look and interface.
Also, a new feature that will be coming soon is a 100% customizable Aero start panel. Registered users will be able to then make use of the new Aero Start widget. They will be able to actually change/design the layout of the Aero start Widget, and make use of the new widget, instead of using the old fashioned Start Menu.
As of now it is still in development, watch here on PCModer for updates on the release date.

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