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Jan
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answered How do I find the codec I just installed?
Jan
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comment Conclusively stop wake timers from waking Windows 10 desktop
Thanks! I especially appreciated the robust rugged ruthless resolve to take ownership of the Reboot task definition file at the NTFS level and reduce the sneaky snaky sordid SYSTEM (ab)user to mere read & exec permissions. An appropriate no-nonsense approach to keep in mind should Microsoft decide to roll out further harmful hostile hand-holding machinations. As in the Boss' great song, this morning I awoke to an empty sky where the night before had been unsaved clouds of data in notepad and IE tabs. An OS sacrificing user data on the altar of Update & Reboot clearly fails its mission.
Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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comment Correct aspect ratio without re-encoding video file
@LordNeckbeard, using -aspect does work for playback in ffplay, but not in WMP or MPC-HC. It adds an additional SAR/DAR item to the Stream #… info line in FFmpeg/probe/play but doesn't seem to be solution for general playback. Stretching the video with the window seems like the easiest solution for MPC-HC playback.
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Oct
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comment How can I check the integrity of a video file (avi, mpeg, mp4…)?
If, as the OP states, "download breaks in the middle of the uhm ... download", it's very likely that all streams will be disrupted, so you can detect this error by restricting decoding to just one audio track (using -map), which will significantly speed up operation: ffmpeg -v error -i in.mkv -map 0:1 -f null … If there is an error, it'll log the byte position, which you can use to truncate the file (a megabyte or two earlier to be safe) and then resume downloading.
Oct
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answered War on ads: Stop IE11 from even requesting Javascript files
Oct
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comment War on ads: Stop IE11 from even requesting Javascript files
ABP is an extra extension to install. While you think that it "resolves the problem", it does not even answer the question, which is about Microsoft Internet Explorer and HTTP request. … This is getting absurd. Will try StackOverflow directly next time … because a Super User seems to be a rare bird around here …
Oct
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comment War on ads: Stop IE11 from even requesting Javascript files
@Clearquestionwithexamples, thank you for these suggestions. I know Fiddler, but it's an extra program to install, and it feels like overkill (and overhead) for a simple requirement like not requesting JS files. Flashblock and Noscript are for Mozilla and out of the question here, this is only about Microsoft IE. Thanks for suggesting Adblock Plus for IE - didn't know, will try. But so far I really like the JS-less browsing mode, it's troublefree and great for performance. Now let's focus on my question, please.
Oct
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comment War on ads: Stop IE11 from even requesting Javascript files
Quoting myself, last paragraph: »Is there a way, in IE11, to prevent HTTP requests for Javascript files … from being executed?« - I realize that technically, »yes/no« would constitute a valid answer, but of course the intent is to know how it can be done. (Obviously, my question presupposes that the reader know what an HTTP request is, and that they are fired by the browser executable, and that there might be a registry config or an API to hook into how requests are fired … but I had taken that for granted.)
Oct
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comment War on ads: Stop IE11 from even requesting Javascript files
@Ramhound: My question is precise and on topic, not broad as you bizarrely claim; looks like you didn't read the title, nor the last paragraph. I fear you do not know the answer because you don't know IE well enough (which is perfectly okay) and hence elect to act against a question that a more knowledgeable user may be able to answer (which is questionable demeanour). As a rule, if you don't have anything useful to contribute, then don't. - @Andrew, HOSTS.TXT won't prevent requests (but yes, it can defeat them to 127.0.0.1); another problem is it cannot single out Javascript requests.
Oct
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asked War on ads: Stop IE11 from even requesting Javascript files
Oct
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comment What does “Legacy USB Mouse” support in a BIOS mean?
How does the BIOS figure out the OS needs USB mouse/kbd as PS/2 emulation? Or does it remap USB mouse/kbd to PS/2 signalling purely based on the BIOS setting "legacy USB", regardless of whether the OS understands USB input devices?
Oct
11
comment Windows Equivalent for lspci?
Just to give an example, you can list your Audio devices using wmic sounddev list /format:list.
Oct
4
comment Restrict Windows CBS.log verbosity, set log level, stop hectomegabyte info madness
Thanks, that seems to work. After making the edit, I stopped the TrustedInstaller service, and then installed an update (KB3078667). Not a single character has been logged, yeah! In order to make the edit, you need to take ownership of the Component Based Servicing key; by default, only TrustedInstaller may write to it and its underlings. See the screenshot attached to my question.
Oct
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accepted Restrict Windows CBS.log verbosity, set log level, stop hectomegabyte info madness
Oct
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revised Restrict Windows CBS.log verbosity, set log level, stop hectomegabyte info madness
registry permission issue
Oct
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answered How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?