Software you find essential

vbimport

#1

Everyone has software they’ve learned to depend on. My list has grown alarmingly long, but thought I’d share it here.

Firefox (with Adblock and Flashblock)
Microsoft Security Essentials
Chrome (always need a backup browser)
7-Zip
Foxit Reader
ImgBurn
AnyDVD HD
VLC
Arcsoft TotalMedia Theater 3 (blu ray playback)
Slysoft VirtualClone Drive

And the video encoding/authoring/editing tools:
AVStoDVD
DVDRebuilder
BD Rebuilder (and the auxiliary programs ffdshow and AviSynth)
Handbrake
AviDemux
ClownBD

There are many others I use, like Audacity, foobar, DVDLab Pro VideoReDo, etc., but the list above is the core of what I have and use on my machines. Surprising how many on the list are free. They have proved to be extremely capable nevertheless.
What’s important for you?


#2

For new Windows installation i usually use a lot of programs defined at www.ninite.com. This website aids you to download a small file that will install all the products you selected. Very nice for updating as well.


#3

[ul]
[li]Opera
[/li][li]Open Office
[/li][li]Miranda IM
[/li][li]Media Player Classic HC + K-Lite Codec Pack
[/li][li]DVD Shrink
[/li][li]Ashampoo Burning Studio Free
[/li][li]IMGBurn
[/li][li]Ad-Aware
[/li][li]DVD Decrypter
[/li][li]7-Zip
[/li][li]IrfanView
[/li][li]DOSBox
[/li][li]CDex
[/li][li]Gimp
[/li][li]VirtualDub
[/li][/ul]


#4

[ul]
[li]Firefox
[/li][li]VLC
[/li][li]Quintessential Media Player
[/li][li]EAC
[/li][li]Auslogics Disk Defrag
[/li][li]Nero 8
[/li][li]ConvertXtoDVD
[/li][li]DVDFab
[/li][li]ImgBurn
[/li][li]Foxit Reader
[/li][li]iTunes (a necessary evil, don’t have much luck with the freebies…)
[/li][/ul]


#5

Oooh loads of things here.

In no particular order and off the top of my head:-

[ul]
[li]PgcEdit
[/li][li]ImgBurn
[/li][li]MenuShrink
[/li][li]FixVTS
[/li][li]DVD Rebuilder
[/li][li]DVD2One
[/li][li]DVDFab
[/li][li]Paintshop Pro v9
[/li][li]Microsoft Office
[/li][li]Spybot
[/li][li]Norton Antivirus
[/li][li]VLC Media Player
[/li][/ul]

[B]Wombler[/B]


#6

Quite a long list…

AdBlock Plus (can’t browse without it now!)
CCleaner
Notepad++
AviSynth
Adobe Photoshop
GraphEdit
VideoLAN
Media Player Classic Home Cinema
VirtualDub(Mod)
VMware Workstation
ESET Smart Security
foobar2000
Hex Editor Neo
WinRAR
CUETools (try it if you are still using EAC)
Xyplorer
IMGBurn
eac3to
XnView
NewsBin
StaxRip
ffdshow
MediaInfo
UltraISO
ProgDVB
Lavalys Everest
mIRC
LAME
QuickPar
RapidCRC
x264 Encoder
Microsoft Word
iZotope RX Advanced