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[27 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
MediaPortal – Free Open Source Media Center Software

Features Overview

Internal support for several remote control (streamzap, MCE, redeye, winlirc, hauppauge, FireDTV)
Supports analog TV, DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-S and ATSC
HDTV and AC3 support
Timeshifting,Watch, Pause, Rewind, FF, RW Live TV
Play any movie your PC has a codec for
Watch your pictures/photos
Sort your music in many ways like tracks, genre, filesize, artists, album
Listen to your favorite radio stations (FM, DVB or internet stream)
Show the latest weather information
Read and send mail within MediaPortal

Review
Media Portal is an open source program that can turn your PC into an advanced multi-media center. With this program you can …

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[15 Feb 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

Overview
Screamer Radio is a freeware internet radio player for Windows, lightweight, easy to use and featuring thousands of radio stations.

Review
I gave up listening to the radio years ago. As a matter of fact I don’t even own a radio, my last one broke down in 2001 if I remember correctly. I guess I thought that the radio stations in my area didn’t have much to offer anymore, because I get the news on my PC and about music, I can get it on the internet. And that’s the turning point: …

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[1 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Freeware Mission, it’s the audio day. After picking the best audio CD ripper I’m going to choose the freeware which will allow me to edit the audio files. Which is the best free audio editor? Well, there isn’t much competition, I’ll tell you that.
 

It’s Audacity, of course. It’s an open source program, powerful enough to suit my audio editing needs.

It’a available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms, and it’s one of the best freeware programs overall. While using it I kept asking myself: is it free, is it …

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[1 Aug 2008 | 16 Comments | ]

Welcome to another episode of the Freeware Mission. I’m going to choose the best free audio CD ripper, because I need my music to be “portable”, take it from my CDs to my MP3 player. Another reason is that mostly I listen to music on my PC rather than my CD player, so it’s more comfortable to have the songs on my hard disk. And the best free audio CD ripping program is…
 

Well, the choice was a little bit difficult. There were two freeware programs that grabbed my attention: CDex …

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[21 Apr 2008 | 5 Comments | ]

Handling the various range of audio and video file types can give you headaches every day. It happens very often to need a certain file type and you just go and google like crazy for a (free) transcoder. Media Coder promises to be the solution to your problems, a free universal audio/video transcoder. Let’s see if it can keep the promise.
 
I needed a quick wma to mp3 conversion and Media Coder solved the problem almost instantly. Now let’s see how it handles video files. I made a recording from my …