/* Template Name: Archive Index */ 2007 September - the freeware review
why pay?
the freeware review  


Recent Commenters



2007 September

WZCook – Recover the Windows Zero Configuration WEP Keys and WPA PSKs

Published on September 29th, 2007
Category: Hacks, Utilities

Imagine this scenario, you buy a new laptop and you fire up Mozilla Firefox to check your email. “Server not found?” How can that be? You then see a friendly little bubble notifying you that there are networks available. Why doesn’t your new notebook automatically connect to your usual network?
Read the rest of this entry »

TMPGEnc – Easy *.avi to *.mpg Conversion

Published on September 26th, 2007
Category: Audio and Video, Utilities

(Note: Caleb, this is for you. 🙂 )

With the rise of online file sharing, we’ve been introduced to a wide plethora of file formats. For pictures, you have *.gif, *.jpg, *.tif, and *.png as the major contenders. With documents, you mainly deal with *.pdf, *.doc, and *.rtf. However with video, you face several formats competing in compression, quality, price, speed, and compatibility factors.

Several Video Format Choices

It’s hard to even begin naming the top 5 video formats without assistance! You’ve got Real Media *.rm, MPEG4-wrapped *.avi, MPEG2 *.vob, Windows Media *.wmv, Flash *.flv, and Apple *.mov. AVI alone branches into several subgroup formats since it is a wrapped format extension! Often, people just want an ideal, common format that works with most software, compresses with a high ratio, looks decent, and costs nothing. (Sigh) If only there is such a format!
Read the rest of this entry »