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 »
Misc Software articles
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 »
One of the best things about the Internet is that one can find almost anything. Sadly, there are some things that can’t be found (at the time of writing). Below is my personal list that I’m hoping to eventually find…
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 »
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!
Just a quick update on a about problems with BBC HD in Windows 7 Media Center when using ATI video cards.
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 »
–update– This issue has now been fixed by a driver update from ati. For more info see the on the issue
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 »
I got my copy of windows 7 via digital purchase, and after running the downloaded EXE was left with the contents of a setup CD in a folder. Now i want to do a clean install so I need to create a bootable DVD. A bit of googling revealed the way to do this. Download… Read more »