Thursday, March 26, 2009

Download and Stream Online Videos Faster

Bywifi is a free program for downloading, transcoding and accelerating video streaming. It supports downloading, transcoding and P2P accelerating videos from all video websites, such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, MySpace, Yahoo,, etc. Lots of advanced network technologies like P2SP (peer-to-server-and-peer), multiple tasks, web sensitive, intelligence caching are used in the software. The bitrate of video streaming is 3-5 times faster with bywifi than without it. Moreover, it can transcode videos into mobile formats for mobile phones and PDA.

All you need to do is just install Bywifi, restart your web browser and it’ll automatically speed up the video streaming whenever you view an online video. If you want to download the video, just move your mouse cursor to the video and a small bywifi toolbar will appear on the screen.

The first button is speedup. You only need to use this button if you’ve turned off automatic speed up. Second button is download where you can manually download the video and save on your hard drive. The third button is for you to transcode. Meaning you can convert the FLV video format to 3GP, MP4, AVI, ASF, MP3 and etc.

Download ByWifi

Rapidshare HappyHours For Premium Customers

Rapidshare premium users were very disappointed when the leading file-hoster decided to cut heavily on premium users daily download bandwidth. To provide some relief to heavy-downloaders the service has now announced Rapidshare Happy Hours for Premium customers, during HappyHours only 10% of data downloaded will be counted to your traffic balance for example if you download 500 MB during HappyHours, only 50 MB will get deducted from your daily traffic-limit, same applies to use of RapidPoints and TrafficShare for your downloads.

Currently HappyHours will be effective from 2 A.M. to 10 A.M. Central European Time, daily unused traffic accumulation limit is also relaxed to 15 GB from earlier 12 GB.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

How to Install Windows Media Player 11 Without WGA Validation

Windows Media Player 11 is available for free download officially at Microsoft website, However, If you are having trouble installing Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 because of Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) check failure here is an simple trick to bypass the WGA installation.

  1. Download Windows Media Player 11 installer from official website here.
  2. Download and install Winrar.
  3. Right-click the downloaded file wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe and choose Extract to wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu.exe/ from Winrar/Winzip shell context-menu.
  4. Now, open the extracted folder - wmp11-windowsxp-x86-enu, and delete the WGA file LegitLibM.dll.
  5. Now, launch wmfdist11.exe and install the media player runtimes.
  6. Once runtime setup is completed launch the WMP11 setup wizard by executing - wmp11.exe and complete the setup process.
  7. Enjoy, using your Windows Media Player 11.

Unlock iPod Volume Limit Without PIN Code

Apple iPod allows setting maximum volume limit with support for PIN code locking to prevent unauthorized changes, However, if you forgot your volume limit unlock code here is a little trick you can use to remove the lock without restoring your iPod :-

  1. Connect your iPod to your computer.
  2. Open "My Computer" and navigate to folder "iPod_Control" and then go to "Device" folder.
  3. Delete the file _volumelocked located inside "Device" folder.
  4. Now, Eject your iPod and restart it.
  5. You can now change the iPod Volume limit without unlock code by navigating to Settings -> Volume Limit on your device.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ABC Amber NBU Converter

ABC Amber NBU Converter is a useful tool that converts messages from your NBU (Nokia Backup) files to many document formats (PDF, MS Word, HTML, RTF, TXT and others).

All you have to do is select the messages to convert, choose the desired document format and click a button to save the message(s) in the new format. You can choose to convert and export single messages, or multiple, combining them all into a single file. 

Features List
  • reads NBU (Nokia Backup) files
  • exports selected messages to a single file of any document format: PDF format (Adobe Acrobat doesn't need to be installed), RTF format (also doesn't require MS Word to be installed), hypertext HTML format, text format, MS DOC format, popular CHM format, 
  • supports column sorting (Tel, Subject and Date columns) in ascending and descending order. It is important to sort the messages if you wish to get a well-readable document
  • supports multiple PDF export options (document information, 40/128 bits PDF encryption, advanced PDF security options, page size, page orientation and page margins, resolution mode, compression mode, viewer options)
  • HLP format, email EML format, and many more
  • generates contents with bookmarks and hyperlinks in the output file
Download ABC Amber NBU Converter

How to read / open .nbu files

Friday, March 06, 2009

Find Any Files on Local Area Network Shared Folders

LAN Search Pro is a powerful utility for fast file searching across your LAN. You can search for specific file names or for specific file types (e.g. all MP3 files). It comes with a built-in password manager to store your network logins for resources with restricted access. Besides the file searching capabilities, LAN Search Pro offers features that allow you to perform actions on the found items - copy, move, rename etc. Additional features include result sorting, filtering, export, search within results, minimize to tray, and more.

LAN Search Pro Features:
  • Search according to the specified criteria, search filters
  • Ability to search the hidden resources, IP subnetworks, LAN FTP servers
  • Ability to search the resources with restricted access (the ones you need a login and password to access)
  • Ability to ignore some computers (e.g. slow servers) when performing the search. You can also search for specific servers only
  • Ability to search specific network folders and much more
  • Save, load, sort, navigate, and perform any other actions on the search results
  • Fast multithreaded search engine
  • Support of large amounts of data - the list can now contain up to 2,000,000 files! 
You can run LAN Search Pro on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 (32bit and 64bit). There are two version of LAN Search Pro, the installer and portable.

Download LAN Search Pro

How to Fix Google chrome.exe The application failed to initialize properly 0xc0000142

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google. It is fast and supposed to be stable. But if you are getting The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142) message try these workarounds.

You can either use the --no-sandbox or --in-process-plugins switch when launching Google Chrome. Both should fix the crashing problem but there is a huge difference between this 2 switches as each has its own pros and cons, so you should decide yourself which option is more important for you.

You can either use the --no-sandbox or --in-process-plugins switch when launching Google Chrome. Both should fix the crashing problem but there is a huge difference between this 2 switches as each has its own pros and cons, so you should decide yourself which option is more important for you.

By default Google Chrome enables Sandbox security. Using the --no-sandbox option leaves your computer more vulnerable to flaws or security exploits on those pages.

As for the --in-process-plugins, by default, Chrome runs plug-ins in separate processes from the browser itself. An advantage of doing this is if a plug-in crashes, it won’t cause the entire browser to crash. So the --in-process-plugins switch tells Chrome to run plug-ins in the same process as the browser. This switch is more suitable for users who is not able to determine if the website they visiting is dangerous or not.

Here is how to run Google Chrome with these switches.

1. Make sure you close all running programs.

2. Right click on the Google Chrome icon at your desktop or Start Menu and select Properties.

3. Go to the Shortcut tab if you’re not already there, add the switch at the end of the target. By default the last character is double quote, so you’ll need to add a space then followed by --no-sandbox OR --in-process-plugins. Do take note that there is two dashes.