Monday, March 1, 2010

Technobrief #10

Summary: Recent findings of software, articles, and more.

  • EncodeHD
    Re-encode all types of video files for use on your home media player or portable device.
    This article explains how to use Visio for rapid prototyping of the web pages. It includes a reference to the GUUUI Web Prototyping Tool and sketchy interface widgets.
  • iWisoft Free Video Converter
    Converts videos between all popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, XviD, MP4, H.264/AVC, AVCHD, FLV, MKV, RM, MOV, 3GP, and audio MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG; directly converts video for playback on your PSP, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PS3, Xbox, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, and other digital multimedia devices; supports cropping, trimming, merging, adding watermark and special effects to videos.
  • MP3 Diags
    A GUI-based application that allows end-users to identify issues with their MP3 files, fix some of the issues and make other changes, like adding track information.
  • multiAVCHD
    A tool for authoring VCHD, Blu-Ray, HD DVD, and SD-Video videos.
  • Mute on Lock
    A tiny utility that mutes the sound of the speakers when the Windows workstation is locked.
  • Quick Sound Switch
    A small system tray tool, which allows you to switch the default sound device with only one click (it is useful for PCs with more than one sound card, or a sound card and a headset).
  • Selenium
    A suite of tools to automate web application testing across many platforms.
  • Ultimate Windows Tweaker
    A freeware utility for tweaking and optimizing 32-bit & 64-bit Windows 7 & Windows Vista (similar to TweakUI for Windows XP).
  • 1-800-FREE411
    Allows callers from the continental United States to place free five-minute international calls after listening to two short advertisements. There is no limit on the number of calls they can make in a day, and many countries are supported.
  • Mockingbird
    An online tool that makes it easy for you to create, link together, preview, and share mockups of your website or application.
  • VoiceMeMe
    Provides a personal voicemail box for your web site, classfieds, auctions, blog, social network profile (see tutorial and alternative).