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comment Windows Taskbar - Prevent some applications from grouping?
Haven't tried it yet, but looks like it does exactly this. Thanks!
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accepted Windows Taskbar - Prevent some applications from grouping?
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comment Recursively resize images from one directory tree to another?
This looks like it'll do the trick. Sadly it doesn't have any option to run the conversions in parallel, meaning it'll take approximately 4x as long as if it took advantage of my quadcore. But I can just run it overnight or something.
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comment Recursively resize images from one directory tree to another?
@Shinrai I have 52GB of high resolution image files. They're already stored on a RAID-1 drive, as well as a separate external storage. Downsizing the 3 megapixels is more than enough quality for viewing or event printing at 300 DPI (considered photo quality) at 5"x7". I almost never print anything larger. Uploading 50 GB over a home internet connection would take ages, and the online storage while cheap, is not free. The online backup is the worst-case scenario backup, such that it would cover 98% of my needs, and the images would not be lost.
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comment Recursively resize images from one directory tree to another?
Why I want to do this: I want to backup my collection of digital photos online, but storing the full resolution would take too much space & time to upload. I want to be able to do it all in one go, and then use something simple to upload the files all at once as well.
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asked Recursively resize images from one directory tree to another?
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answered Best PNG Compression Software?
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comment Downmix surround to Dolby Pro-Logic at the OS/driver level in Windows 7?
I doubt you need a license, it's a very simple matrix encoding, from like 20+ years ago. It's right there in wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Pro-Logic#Dolby_encoding_matrices . I've done it before with mplayer on linux, it could downmix 5.1 audio from DVD, or mkv files or whatever. It's likely what I want to do is not possible, but that's why I'm asking, because not sure if it is. Finally -- what about when I play video games? Obviously DVD player codecs wont solve the problem there, which is why I was looking for a lower level solution.
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comment Are there any 5.1 surround audio switches on the market?
Wouldn't a stereo receiver imply that it's 2 channel audio? I think you need a surround receiver for 5.1.
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asked Downmix surround to Dolby Pro-Logic at the OS/driver level in Windows 7?
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accepted Automatically delete old files from a specified folder?