Posts tagged free software
It’ll encode a good range of audio and video formats and will encode to MPEG-4, H.264 and WMV. It also supports encoding to the latest smartphone screen sizes.
The app is free for personal use and works on any Windows XP, Vista or 7 computer, 32-bit or 64-bit.
Grab it at www.pcuser.com.au.
Load with lots of audio and video codecs, VLC is the one media player that doesn’t really need a codec pack to make it work. Not only that, it also has other tricks up its sleeve including DVD playback and even DVD playback with menus direct from ISO rips. (No need to rip and convert DVDs any more! yay!)
Also comes in Windows, Linux and Mac OS X flavours. It doesn’t have the slickest interface in the world but what it lacks in looks, it more than More >
OpenOffice.org has a reputation for being the premiere office suit for the Linux platform. Maybe so but these days, it’s not exactly a lean slab of software anymore, particularly if you just want to try a component and don’t actually want the whole box and dice. Netbooks are one device category that comes to mind, for sure.
But what are the alternatives? The reality is, for better or worse, the world is still dominated by Microsoft’s Office so any alternatives must have at least .doc (Word) and .xls (Excel) support. You More >