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Jun
26
comment How does Windows 7 generate thumbnails of files?
It's likely that Office embeds a thumbnail in the file as it creates it, and all Windows needs to do is extract it.
Jun
20
comment Run a .bat file upon logoff, windows XP, no domain controller
Remember that logging off is not the only way to leave a session, you can do a shutdown or simply lose power.
Jun
15
comment Does multi-platter hard-drive use all of their heads to read simultaneously?
Interesting quote, where's it from?
Jun
15
answered Does multi-platter hard-drive use all of their heads to read simultaneously?
Jun
5
comment Is it better to turn off computer or power continuously to keep ancient 1990 harddrive alive (MSDOS 6.22 )
My very first hard drive was a Seagate 110MB. I never got rid of it, I wonder if it still works?
May
24
comment Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg
Thanks for the suggestion. The documentation states it works with the DVB format, but I'll take your word that it can do VOB also. What would make it a better choice than ffmpeg?
May
24
comment Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg
@Turix, the documentation isn't the greatest. It says it supports the following video formats: RM, RMVB, AVI, MPEG1(VCD), MPEG2(DVD), MP4. It has been a matter of trial and error to see what works. The player is this one: diamondmm.com/MP800.php
May
24
revised Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg
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May
23
comment DVD Rip in 720p/1080p resolution
I think your video player will do a decent job of converting to the resolution of your display. I wouldn't try to upconvert it, just keep the full uncompromised rip of the DVD.
May
23
asked Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg
May
18
comment Microsoft Word-safe fonts
I'm not sure what Word does for substitute fonts. Adobe has a very clever substitute font that it uses for PDFs, maybe you should convert to PDF.
Mar
14
answered How do sockets deal with routers?
Mar
2
answered Installing 'Windows 8 Consumer Preview' on virtual Box
Feb
21
comment How can I compare percentage of a colour at different points in an image?
If you're willing to do some coding, the question might better be asked on StackOverflow. As you've put it here it's a little vague.
Feb
17
comment How to add a font to the Cmd window choices in Windows 7 64-bit?
@OliverSalzburg, no it's not a raster font - it's TrueType. The article merely explains why the window will be ugly, not why the workaround won't show the font at all.
Feb
17
comment Converting RGB to CMYK color profile in GIMP
A Tiff file can contain multiple images. Is it possible that it converted to 4 different images, one for C, M, Y, and K?
Feb
17
revised How to add a font to the Cmd window choices in Windows 7 64-bit?
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Feb
17
asked How to add a font to the Cmd window choices in Windows 7 64-bit?
Jan
19
comment excel time difference if a cell is not formatted as time
@barryhoudini, that works too. I wasn't sure when I answered whether the result should be hours or a time.
Jan
19
comment excel time difference if a cell is not formatted as time
@vulkanino, I just added a simpler method to my answer.