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Linux library software for videos and movies [closed]

I'm looking for a (hopefully) open-source movie library/database application to be able to navigate my 2000+ movie collection (all in digital files, ripped from owned DVDs). My platform is Linux (so ...
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What program can I use to paste a new face over another person? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a good and free image editor? (Alternative to Photoshop) I'm trying to paste the picture of a face over another person's face with a free program (i.e. not ...
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Simple, native replacements for Microsoft Paint? [closed]

Is there a simple, lightweight replacement for Microsoft Paint that someone non-tech-savvy (e.g. A grandma) could use on an old laptop with Windows XP on it for basic photo manipulation? I'm looking ...
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Small app to automatically download podcasts

Is there a small utility/app that will download podcasts automatically for me? I don't want to run iTunes all the time, since it takes up a lot of memory and I have an old laptop. I just tried Juice ...
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Simple dropbox client for windows

I am looking for a client for dropbox that doesn't have so much windows integration. Doesn't run in the background. Portable executable. Looks like an ftp client. I would just use the web ...
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Windows software to redirect console output to the cursor

It's not uncommon for me to have to run a command line program that gives me a unique code (kind of like an RSA SecurID token, but entirely software), and then paste that code into a web page or ssh ...
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Alternative to SSH on Linux

What software can I use to provide the same features as SSH (openssh-server)? I have a busy server that I am losing all SSH connectivity once in a while. I can't find a solution to yet, we are ...
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Realtime Twitter streaming on Linux

Tweetdeck has the ability to show messages in real time. I have not been able to find this capability in any other client that I've tried. The latest versions of Tweetdeck don't run on Linux. Is there ...
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Application to maintain a list of contacts with reminders and notes

What I am looking for is a computer application, preferably one which would sync with Thunderbird (but not required), that will maintain a list of my contacts (email, address, phones, spouse's name, ...
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Which program can open a .DJVU file?

I received a folder with a bunch of PDF files and one DJVU file. The PDF's open in PDF Complete but the DJVU does not. How do I open this type of file? Windows 7 64-bit. IE 8.
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Advanced Voice Command (From A Distance)

I've just bought a new wireless headset and found out, to my surprise, the signal is perfect even from upstairs in my bedroom. I figure, it has several hours of battery life, why not utilize it for ...
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Camera+ or Instagram Effects on Mac [closed]

Any photo editing software for Mac that has effects similar to those on Camera+ or Instagram on iOS?
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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Program for creating language syntax/grammar “railroad” diagrams?

I'm looking for the program that JSON, SQLite and other projects are using to create the diagrams used for their language syntax, if there is a particular program. All of the diagrams have a similar ...
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GUI Software To Compare Two Files, Get “Clean” Export of Differences?

Is there a way to do a "clean" export of the differences between files? Not a diff, or even a formatted report... just a clean .CSV/.XLS/etc export. This is for people that are non-technical; we have ...
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How to list and copy all images that a webpage uses automatically?

I have used the Photoshop slicing tool to create some HTML pages, but it has generated dozens of images, many of which are not used by the final pages. To delete all useless files, I need an utility ...
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I can not turn on the system configuration in Advanced option of Text Services and Input languages?

I cannot turn on the System Configuration in Advanced option of Text Services and Input languages. When I turn off this option, and apply it, then I close it and get back. That System configuration ...
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Indexed image search with advanced image dimensions selection in Linux

I am looking for an indexed search utility for Linux that can query images by their dimensions (width and height). I think nepomuk and tracker can do what I want, but I wasn't able to find any useful ...
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Looking for a virtual machine that supports 132x43 text mode or higher

I'm looking for any virtual machine that supports VESA text mode 132x43 or higher. Bonus points if it works on Windows, boots from floppy image and is free software. This may seem like a silly ...
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Auto analyze audio and rename ID tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I used several applications for iOS platforms such as: Soundhound, Shazam. They work like that: First records music from mic, then searches it over ...
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Program to keep windows always on top [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make window always on top? I want a utility which will keep a window always on top even though that program has lost foucs. Program must have a global hotkey to keep ...
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Is there open source software which is to Process Monitor what ProcessHacker is to Process Explorer?

Process Hacker is an open source alternative to the famous Process Explorer by Mark Russinovitch. Is there in the same vein a piece of open source software that can be a serious alternative to ...
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Download entire album from Google+?

Is there any software that can download all the full-size pictures of a publicly-shared Google+ album?
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Which software can view .torrent metainfo?

Looking for software which can show the content of .torrent including all files, folders and size of files. Preferable under windows, but OS X also should be fine. Update: The subject is not a ...
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Free software that shuts down a laptop when the power adapter looses power [closed]

I am looking for a free software or configuration settings in windows 7 that detects the power events in LAPTOP(AC power off) and forces shutdown or hibernate. Why do I need this ? I am from Nepal ...
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What software can be used to age a person's photo? [closed]

What software can I use to estimate / predict how I'll look in 10-15 years? On the news, pictures of missing kids have an estimated age progression of what they would look like because they have been ...
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SOCKS5 proxy with username authentification for windows

Can you suggest any SOCKS5 proxy server for Windows (ideally Windows 7) which supports SOCKS5 username authentification (rfc 1929).
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Delete locked file/folder from command line

It is easy to delete file or folder from a command line or a locked file or folder from a nice GUI tool like Unlocker. However is there a way to delete locked file/folder from a command line? Is ...
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Kids-friendly Windows shell replacement

I'm looking for a Windows shell replacement, which should have the following features: Kids-friendly and kids-proof. Just a list of icons for programs that can be executed, everything else should be ...
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Printing large set of images with captions and page numbers

I would like ot take a set of ~800 jpeg images, and print them one per page with the following details: 1) One image per page. 2) Page numbers that are consecutive all the way through. 3) Single ...
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Firefox right-click: easy support for the Firefox or the site's menu?

Many websites have started replacing the right-click context menu with one of their own. Firefox lets me choose whether a website can disable Firefox's menu, but not much else. Neither value of the ...
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Is there a way in Windows 7 to throttle a program's bandwidth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows program to limit bandwidth of other programs? In Windows 7, how can I limit the amount of bandwidth a program has access to? I am downloading a TV episode using ...
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Which free software can convert Serial to Ethernet?

I'm using Serial over Ethernet, but it's not free. Is there any free software that can do the same thing?
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View Big5 File in Text Editor

I have a file encoded in Chinese Big5. Is there a text editor that I can use to view the file in Chinese? I'm on Windows. If I view the file in Notepad++ I see it decoded with my 8bit locale.
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Print screen software to capture subsequent screens

i am looking for a print screen software which will capture subsequent screens/frames then save them all at the end. requirement: i have a movie and i want to capture subsequent frames of a scene. ...
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How to “clean” a PSD file before publishing?

I want to upload .psd (Photoshop CS5) files to a subversion repository, and since the format seems so comprehensive (or maybe just bloated and convoluted), I'd like to just publish the core of the ...
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Open Source alternative to Team Viewer or GoTo Assist? [closed]

Is there an open source alternative to Team Viewer or GoTo Assist? No VNC is not a viable alternative; VNC is more of an administrative tool.
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Screen recording software that creates Flash video [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best software for desktop recording? I would like to create some tutorial videos on my PHP framework, therefore I'm looking for a good screen recorder ...
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Is there Linux software that can read out times?

I have seen how Mac can tell (and say) time on hourly, half-an-hour, or quarterly basis. This is very convenient because you can hear the Mac telling you what time it is. I am looking for something ...
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Donating extra processor power to a worthy cause [closed]

Is there something better my computer can be doing then sleeping? I once heard of thousands of people using their excess computing power to help find a cure to cancer? Would donating processor time ...
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How do I check many RAR files for corruption at once?

I have more than 20 gigabytes of RAR files, of which some have been damaged. Can anyone tell me how to find out which RAR files are corrupt without trying to extract each archive?
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Backup DVD to External Harddrive on Mac

I used to use DVD Decrypter, and now very rarely use DVD Shrink. DVD Decrypter is my favourite of the two. However, DVD Decrypter is now woefully out of date, and I own a Macbook Pro now anyway. ...
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Can I install ubuntu studio on pendrive without boot device?

Can I install ubuntu studio on my stick within operating system? Without rebooting my computer to enter installation?
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syncable private RSS Reader with a nice GUI [closed]

I am currently searching for my perfect RSS reader. What my RSS Reader needs to be able to do: has a working Import and Export function. Runs on my computer or my server without storing stuff at a ...
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Cloud pdf reader with last position feature? [closed]

What document reading services exits today that can: Store a pdf file for me Be accessible on different machines (cross OS - even better) Keep last position / last page and synchronize it across ...
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Windows downloader with automatic speed throttle [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Download manager to replace GetRight? I've tried many download managers during the past years but haven't found any that can effectively offer an "automatic speed" ...
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Automatically analyse my work - time control on browser and other apps

I need some software that can analyze my daily time usage for application and browsing websites to be more productive and to see where I lose time. - For example: Monday: Office Word 2 hours ...
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Improve FN Keys and Touchpads on Windows Laptops

Is there software that improves the fn keys and touchpads on Windows laptops? I'm sick of the inconstancy and the bugginess. it'd be nice to have some open source software to make it a better ...
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What is a Windows text editor that will make it easy for me to have four text files open onscreen at once?

When brainstorming / planning I like to have four text files open onscreen at once: One for notes/stream of consciousness, one for action items to follow up on, one for a rough outline, etc.... What ...
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Is there any way to send messages from the command line in Vista?

I was doing some tutorials on batch scripting when I came across a command prompt messenger tutorial that explained how to message someone directly from their computer. I followed the tutorial and ...