Picking the best build of the FFDShow tryouts can be tricky — we’ve found a range of issues but have settled on build 3949 for now.
Whilst setting up a new laptop with Windows 7 x64 recently, I was asked if I could get some old 16bit programs running. One of these was an educational piece of software called “Multimedia Motion II” by Cambridge Science Media. This is a windows program that has worked on all previous versions of windows up… Read more »
I own a couple of Humax PVT-9200T dual freeview PVRs, both of which are now quite full with recorded programs. Humax have provided a program called eLinker, but it isn’t very good. A good alternative is Humax Media Controller but unfortunately it doesn’t work with Windows x64, as Mike Dimmick explains. Thankfully, Mike has also… Read more »
A guide to several ways to get old scanners working with Windows 7 x64. Also relevant to Vista and Windows 8.
Adobe Flash Player 11 has been released. It finally brings official 64bit support in an all-in-one installer for both 64 and 32bit. Hardware acceleration is also now included. Good work Adobe, lets just hope there are less security issues than in the past.
Windows 7 (and Vista) include a search system that can search not just file names, but the contents of files. Microsoft Office documents are all supported by default, however PDF files are not. Adobe provide a plugin which is included with Adobe Reader 9 (and newer) which enables this functionality. However a 64bit plugin is… Read more »
MCEBuddy 2 Beta 14 has been released. It’s the first release in a long time that is a complete program. It also includes official x64 support. There are still some major issues remaining, but within those limits it should be an excellent solution for converting wtv files and stripping adverts from them.
Whilst my MediaPC setup can decode just about everything thrown at it, I have had problems decoding interlaced VC1 content. The problem is caused by the failure of ffmpeg to support interlaced vc1. Whilst there are other codecs (e.g. cyberlink or arcsoft) these are currently not available as x64. Cyberlink do have an x64 codec… Read more »
I am frequently given PCs to repair that require a reinstall of windows. These often don’t come with a full list of serial numbers for the software installed on them. To avoid the hassle of asking the owner to dig the serials out, it is easier to simply pull the serials from the old install… Read more »
I’ve been having various issues running Stark Covers ever since I switched to Windows 7 x64. Today, after exploring I’ve discovered the following combination of fixes.