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(February 2014)

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Programs listed alphabetically

Baka MPlayer
Version 1.4.2, release date: February 7, 2014
Baka MPlayer is a free and open source, mpv based multimedia player that plays most multimedia files such as avi and mkv (Matroska) using internal codecs (codecs do not need to be installed on your PC). It's also fully compatible with playing 10-bit (Hi10P) encoded content. It's simple design reflects the idea for an uncluttered, simple, and enjoyable environment for watching anime. It's also portable and has built in voice command support.

Version 1.03, release date: February 26, 2014
DeviceIOView allows you to watch the data transfer between a software or service and a device driver (DeviceIoControl calls). For each call to a device driver, the following information is displayed: Handle, Control Code, number of input bytes, number of output bytes, the name of the device handle, and all the input/output bytes, displayed as Hex dump.

Far Manager
Version 3.0.3800, release date: February 8, 2014
Far Manager is a program for managing files and archives in Windows operating systems. Far Manager works in text mode and provides a simple and intuitive interface for performing most of the necessary actions: viewing files and directories; editing, copying and renaming files; and many other actions.

Version 0.8.14, release date: February 27, 2014
A text viewer application that has been carefully designed around its main task: viewing and presenting NFO files. It comes with three different view modes (Rendered, Classic and Text Only), export functionality and lots of options.

Version 2.9.5105, release date: February 21, 2014
MiKTeX (pronounced mick-tech) is an up-to-date implementation of TeX/LaTeX and related programs for Windows (all current variants). TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald E. Knuth, who says that it is 'intended for the creation of beautiful books - and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics'. This software will enable you to save time and energy when writing intricate formulas.

Version 1.6.4, release date: February 20, 2014
nomacs is a free image viewer for windows, linux, and mac systems, which is licensed under the GNU Public License v3. nomacs is small, fast and able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.g. schemes of architects to show the progress).

PeaZip Portable
Version 5.2.2, release date: February 25, 2014
PeaZip is a free, cross platform, Open Source (LGPLv3), file manager and archive manager utility that provides a free alternative to file compression software like WinRar and WinZip.
Features of PeaZip includes extract, create and convert multiple archives at once, create self-extracting archives, split/join files, strong encryption with two factor authentication, encrypted password manager, secure deletion, find duplicate files, calculate hashes, export job definition as scripts.
Portable version does not need installation, and does not modify the host system, so it is ideal for trying the application on the fly or to bring it in one's personal removable device.

Polyglot 3000
Version 3.76, release date: February 10, 2014
Polyglot 3000 is an automatic language identifier that quickly recognizes the language of any text, phrase or even single words.
- Recognizes more than 400 languages.
- Supports Unicode texts.
- Convenient user interface.
- True-Coloured icons in menu and toolbar.
- Quick and correct language identification.
- Can be set to only check for popular languages.
- Multilingual interface (English, German, French, Spanish and others).

Version 1.6.2, release date: February 12, 2014
ResEdit is a free resource editor for Windows programs. You can use it if you want to use dialogs, icons, version information or other types of resources. Output files can be compiled by any Windows compiler that includes a resource compiler, like MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++.

Version 3.8.0, release date: February 20, 2014
TEncoder is a multithreaded video converter that uses MEncoder, MPlayer and FFMpeg. It can convert almost every video type to each other. Subtitles with same name as video can be hard-coded into video. Up to 8 simultaneous encoders can be run. You can select between multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Extracting video or audio content is possible. Edit subtitle and audio delays and part of video that will be encoded. Effects like deinterlacing can be applied to videos.

January 2014

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