Misc Software articles

0Quizdom LogoQuizdom tablet “video capture” not working

I was asked to invest­ig­ate why some video cap­ture util­ity which is part of the soft­ware pack­age for the Quiz­dom Tab­let wasn’t load­ing cor­rectly on a par­tic­u­lar laptop. Invest­ig­a­tion revealed that quiz­dom used the XviD codec and installs it as part of its setup routine. The laptop in ques­tion already had a video codec installed… Read more »

0GATSO Speed Camera LogoTomTom speedcam alerts — inc eurozone

Like many people I use a TomTom sat nav, and I’m a big fan of the speed cam­era data­base provided by Pock­et­G­PSWorld.  It is also pos­sible to down­load some nice alerts from PGPSW, but I find the beeps are rather annoy­ing, and the max­imum speed sup­por­ted is 70, which is fine for the UK, but… Read more »

0Juice Podcaster LogoProblem with Juice — solved

For a while I’ve used the pod­cast man­ager Juice. I’ve been very happy for a while, but the other day it sud­denly stopped run­ning for no obvi­ous reason. Unin­stalling and rein­stalling didn’t resolve the issue, but after some dig­ging I dis­covered the unin­stall­a­tion pro­cess wasn’t delet­ing the set­tings file. On Win­dows XP this is loc­ated… Read more »

3BBC HD LogoATI BBC HD Fix!

Fur­ther to my post yes­ter­day, I dis­covered, via Nigel Dessau’s blog (closed by AMD since this art­icle was pub­lished), that ATI will be releas­ing a fix for this issue in the Cata­lyst 10.2 (Feb­ru­ary 2010) release. This is fant­astic news, thank you ATI!

0Flash Flv LogoPlaying downloaded FLV’s

I recently had a prob­lem with 2 PCs which appeared to be con­figured identic­ally, but whilst one would play a FLV down­loaded from you­tube, the other would fail. Some other FLVs played OK on both sys­tems. After much fur­ther invest­ig­a­tion I dis­covered that the act­iveX ver­sion of flash player on 1 of the PC’s was… Read more »

0GigaByte Dynamic Energy Saver LogoAudio issues with gigabyte power saver

I’ve been suf­fer­ing from audio dis­tor­tion issues when play­ing back movies on my recently rebuilt HTPC. After much test­ing I dis­covered a solu­tion — dis­abling (in my case by unin­stalling) the giga­byte dynamic energy saver util­ity. I am not sure if this tool only causes prob­lems because of my spe­cific con­fig­ur­a­tion of codecs, but it… Read more »