Your Must Install Programs

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by bseos, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. bseos

    bseos MDL Member

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    Would be interesting to see what peoples consider their "must have" programs to be.

    The following list includes my most crucial programs
     
  2. Ancestor

    Ancestor MDL Novice

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    What the he77 is all that for?

    VLC
    Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
    K-lite COdec Pack
    -Quicktime Lite
    -Real Alternative



    VLC can play anything you throw at it!

    U just wanna install $hit don't you?
     
  3. Ancestor

    Ancestor MDL Novice

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    And why the heck would you install 7zip and WinRar on one system n00b? :rolleyes:
     
  4. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    #4 burfadel, Mar 10, 2011
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    Media Player Classic - Homecinema has lots of good features about it that make attractive to use, selectable renderer tweaks and pixel shader image optimisations for example. Some extra great pixel shaders are being developed by a user currrently, they work really well. It does require a bit of setting up, but the image quality achievable can be better than VLC, not to mention better playback on TV's etc.

    The latest pre-release versions would be a better bet, there is a long time between official releases. There are a few different people that compile it.

    Edit:
    Just tried the latest VLC, and no matter what I did with the settings I could not come close to the quality I get with MPC - HC (tweaked settings, latest version of course) especially when output to a HDTV. Cheap LCD's (even HDTV ones) may hide image quality flaws, and video un-smoothness (especially if they suffer from motion un-smoothness themselves), but good screens there is a very noticeable difference.

    VLC may look pretty and play everything, but in output quality MPC-HC I think is far superior! (it plays most things anyway). AC3filter 1.63B is a good directshow codec in conjunction with MPC-HC, although you need to add it to the external filters list and set merit high in Windows 7. AC3filter has a very nice stero enhancement (surround slider, I set it around 4), and Stereo-->different sound modes. I use 3/2 + SW 5.1 channels for output to an external amplifier. SPDIF outputs as stereo, then using DTS Neo:6 in cinema mode you get far better 2ch --> 5.1 ch sound than Pro Logic II :)
     
  5. bseos

    bseos MDL Member

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    #5 bseos, Mar 10, 2011
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    cause you're the noob.
    7zip is able to uncompress/extract certain exe's and installation files. Something which winrar is unable to do.
    However winrar is total pwnage in the uncompressing speed of rars. Big plus when dealing with alot of scene releases that follow strict packaging/release rules

    Vlc sometimes does not play certain files as they are intended to.

    And as i said already, everything on that list is Necessary, not optional.
     
  6. Ancestor

    Ancestor MDL Novice

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    Incorrect n00b...

    WinRAR can uncompress any EXE, ISO, etc.

    Go figure
     
  7. bseos

    bseos MDL Member

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    #7 bseos, Mar 10, 2011
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    do you code for Rarlabs do you? Do you know for fact that winrar has no limitations and does eveything that 7zip can do? twat. Go figure.

    Ps: WinRAR CANNOT uncompress any EXE. Speaking from experience. I would have no reason to bloat my PC with unnecessary s**t otherwise.
     
  8. Ancestor

    Ancestor MDL Novice

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    ok sorry thanks bye
     
  9. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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    #9 CRA2YHAVOK, Mar 10, 2011
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    *7-Zip
    *Revo Uninstaller
    *CCleaner
    *Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
    *Hitman Pro (Free version)
    *Malwarebytes (Free version)
    *MSE
    *Microsoft Office Starter 2010
    *Trillian
    *Google Chrome (Includes Adobe Flash Player)
    - AdBlock
    - Web of Trust
    - FlashBlock
    - LastPass
    - WidgetBlock
     
  10. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    MSE
    ĀµTorrent
    Winrar
    Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    Firefox
    • TinEye
    • Scipscrean (doesn't work with FF4 anymore)
    • Torbutton
    Adobe Reader
    Adobe Flash player
    Java
    Silverlight
    Vidalia bundle
    Itunes (includes quicktime)
    MP3Gain
    Imgburn
    Ultraiso
    VMware
    Visual studio 2010 (with sp1 since short), this also includes .net framework 4 of course
    Ramdisk (any good one)
    WAIK
    Samsung New PC Studio, just for phone driver (unfortunately I bricked my phone last week :( needs to be recovered with JTAG)
    Filezilla

    Portable tools:
    HxD (hex editor)
    Resource Hacker
    WinDiff
    WMI explorer
    Nero Discspeed

    Actually it's a lot when you look at it...
     
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  11. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    #11 R29k, Mar 10, 2011
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    Google Chrome
    Digsby
    Acrobat
    Dreamweaver
    Flash Firestarter
    Photoshop
    Microangelo Studio
    e-on Vue
    Sound Forge
    Fruity Loops
    Power Director
    PowerDVD
    Easy CDDA Extractor
    Zune Software
    WinRAR
    UltraISO
    Virtual Clone Drive
    Burnaware Free
    ImgBurn
    Visual Studio
    VMware
    Office
    Comic Rack
    Picasa
    CCleaner
    PerfectDisk
    TweakNow Power Pack 2011
    Paragon Backup & Recover Suite 2011 Free
     
  12. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    MS Office (genuine)
    Adobe acrobat pro
    Nero
    Winrar (trial)
    Sharks codec pack
    Mu torrent
    CCleaner
     
  13. martincrow

    martincrow MDL Novice

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    AVG
    C Cleaner
    Winrar
    Real Player
    Adobe Reader
    Flesh Player
    F Cleaner
    VCD Cutter
    Nero
    VLC Player
     
  14. BoulderDash

    BoulderDash MDL Novice

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    Well, some of the programs mentioned I use, others I dont.

    But this the one program is a must have:

    Total Commander 7.65a, been using it since 1995 - replaced Norton Commander at that time.
     
  15. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #15 Tito, Apr 23, 2011
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    7zip
    Foxit Phantom
    Flash Player
    Chrome
    IDM
    Wondershare Video Converter Platinum
    MS Office Pro Plus
    CCleaner
    Defragler
    MSE
    uTorrent
    VLC
    K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
    UltraISO
    DAEMON Tools Lite
    ZUNE
    Easybcd
    Anolis resourcer

    To be continued.....
     
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    sebus MDL Guru

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    Neosmart EasyBCD
    MRU-Blaster
    MPC HC / Haali Media Splitter / CoreAVC
    HxD hex editor / XN Resource Editor
    PowerISO
    Pismo File Mount Audit Package
    TweakUAC
    Winimage
    VirtualCloneDrive
    CutePDF writer
    Filezilla

    sebus
     
  17. Antor

    Antor MDL Novice

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    Win 7 (32bit)
    - Foxit PDF Reader (Adobe sucks try this one)
    - Office 2007 with sp1 and pdf save add-on
    - PDF Sam (Merge-Extract PDF)
    - Winamp
    - GOM player and Klite Codecs (i don't like KM player and MP)
    - Winrar 3.9.3
    - Firefox (4.0 is crappy but still.. considering to use i.e 9)
    - Filezilla
    - Power ISO (I hate lates Nero, i used to be a fan of Nero)
    - MSN Messenger (I'm Turk I have to have MSN messenger)
    - Speed Fan
    - PSpad (As text, code editor)
    - uTorrent
    If counts
    -Shockwave, Java and Flashplayer

    As an ee engineering student ;
    - Autocad 2010
    - OrCAD 9.2
    - Multisim 10.1 (aka benchwork)
    - Matlab 2008b
    - Proteus 7.6
     
  18. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    Each program performs a specific task, or tasks, you want accomplished. Without programs all you have is a rather bulky boat anchor, a paperweight if your not a boater or a grossly underutilized web surfing box.
     
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  19. chyen

    chyen MDL Novice

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    Iconoid
    Taskbar shuffle
     
  20. andhrew

    andhrew MDL Novice

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    standard pack for installation is pdf reader, antivirus, codec pack, adobe flash player, office, cd writing program, and winrar that's all what ppl need for basic work with pc ;)