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January 9, 2022

Linux DNS dig utility for Windows x64 (update)

Filed under: dns,Windows — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:10 am

This installer installs the dig utility in Windows directory by default.
Download installer : Dig-x64-9.16.24-setup.exe

December 12, 2021

A Free & Great Window Manager For Windows

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , — admin @ 12:50 am

Managing windows on an ultra wide monitor can be tedious task, an ultra wide full screen window is odious and useless, that’s why I have been using divvy from mizage to compartment my desktop for several years now, but yesterday I checked my windows startup list and saw that divvy has a “High” startup impact and I thought it is an easy program so lets rewrite it for fun, so I started to write it in C# and actually it was 80% done and I just needed the coordinates and the size of my preconfigured windows in divvy, so I went on a search spree to find a program to get the info that I need easily I found out something much better! an unknown free divvy alternative called Sizer from brianapps.net. So I abandoned my program and started using Sizer.
Unfortunately the domain brianapps.net is expired right now and I managed to get the app from another source, but in order to keep this useful tool online and accessible, I wrote this post and will upload the latest file here, just in case ūüėČ

sizer4_dev640

August 20, 2017

E2Streamer – Easily Stream from any Enigma2 based STB to your PC

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 1:47 am

I have written a small C# program which makes it very easy to stream from any enigma2 based STB to your PC.
It retrieves the STB bouquets using the STB IP address and then you can stream the channels by double clicking on the channel names.
It uses VLC to stream the channels and VLC should be installed in the default location “C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe”.

20/08/2017 :
– Initial Release

05/09/2017 :
– Version bumped to 1.1
– Added “Zap to Channel” Checkbox
– Added “Minimize to Tray” Checkbox
– Added “UnZap !” Button
– Added Copyright info

06/09/2017 :
– Version bumped to 1.2
– Added OnScreen Icon
– Added Quit button
– Bug fixes

07/09/2017 :
– Version bumped to 1.3
– Added “Select Player” button
– Bug fixes

23/02/2018 :
– Version bumped to 1.4
– Bug fixes

26/09/2018 :
– Version bumped to 1.5
– Running the app twice, restores the app
– Bug fixes

Download links:
E2Streamer 1.5
E2Streamer 1.4
E2Streamer 1.3
E2Streamer 1.2
E2Streamer 1.1
E2Streamer 1.0

February 13, 2017

Excellent window manager for Windows/Mac OS X

Filed under: MAC OS X,Windows — Tags: , , , — admin @ 6:33 am

About 1 year ago I bought a 34″ LG ultra wide monitor (21:9). Ultra wide monitors are usually used as a replacement of multiple monitors and thus using a window manager is mandatory with them.
For the past year I was using LG’s crappy “Split Screen” software which comes with monitor until recently I found this great window manager called Divvy. It saved me from all issues I had with “Split Screen” and provides more features and flexibility, so I thought it is necessary to give them a shout-out.
If you are in need of a good window manager don’t hesitate to use Divvy and possibly support them by buying its license. It is worth every penny.
Here is the link :
DIVVY – WINDOW MANAGEMENT AT ITS FINEST

May 6, 2016

Intel XHCI USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 10

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , — admin @ 11:07 pm

Intel has not released official XHCI USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 10 and the one that comes with Windows 10 by default is a generic one provided by MS and buggy. Here you can check intel website : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/65855/Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver

Fortunately some people have managed to mod the driver provided by Intel for Windows 7 to Windows 10 : http://www.win-raid.com/t834f25-USB-Drivers-original-and-modded.html

May 5, 2016

Convert whole directory video/audio files using ffmpeg in Windows

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , — admin @ 9:05 pm

The following command converts all AVI files in a directory to H264 480p using ffmpeg :

FOR /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b *.avi') DO ffmpeg -i "%G" -codec:v libx264 -preset slow -b:v 500k -maxrate 500k -bufsize 1000k -vf scale=-1:480 -threads 0 -codec:a aac -b:a 128k "%~nG.mp4"

July 11, 2015

Fix Wireless lan lag/spike in Windows 7/8

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 12:25 pm

If you are experiencing regular latency spikes on your WLAN in widows 7/8, it could be because of windows “Auto configuration logic”. the solution is to disable it by following command :

netsh wlan set autoconfig enabled=no interface="NAME_OF_WLAN_INTERFACE"

Replace NAME_OF_WLAN_INTERFACE with your own WLAN interface name.

March 22, 2015

Linux dig utility for Windows x64

Filed under: dns,General,linux,Windows — Tags: , , , — admin @ 5:00 pm

I have created an installer for Linux DNS dig utility for Windows x64. it is extracted from BIND 9.10.2.x64.
It installs dig into system32 folder of Windows so it is already included in PATH and can be invoked from anywhere in command prompt.

Download : DIG_9.10.2.x64

March 11, 2012

Realtime mouse position monitor tool

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 5:26 pm

Sometimes very simple tools can not be found on Internet, for a project I needed to monitor mouse coordinates in real time, but I couldnt find anything useful on Internet so I wrote a small utility which displays mouse position (X,Y) on screen. It needs .net framework to be installed on your computer to work.
You can download it here : MousePos

March 28, 2011

Windows 7 32 bit PAE Patch

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , , , , , — admin @ 2:19 pm

A lot of people still prefer to use 32 bit version of windows 7 , but 32 bit version of windows¬†doesn’t¬†allow you to use more than 3GB ( 4GB¬†theoretically¬†, 3GB practically ) of your RAM.
In fact there is a workaround for this problem on 32 bit OSes , it is know as PAE ( Physical Address Extension ) which already exists on Windows too but Microsoft has disabled it on purpose, my guess is to push 64 bit OS and some incompatibility problems with some drivers.

By the way for the people who are still in love with 32 bit windows but have more than 3GB of RAM installed on their PC. they can use the PAE patch for windows 7.

it is tested on Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP0 and Windows 7 SP1.

Download it here : PatchPae

After you install it , it is how it looks like :

and resource monitor :

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