Saturday, February 27, 2010


Winamp is a free multimedia player made by Nullsoft. It supports numerous audio and video formats. It also plays streamed video and audio content, both live and recorded, authored worldwide. It has an extremely customizable media library, and allows you to rip and burn your favorite music CDs.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Windows 7 Write Protection

I was Having problems with Windows 7 telling me that my Multi Media Card was write protected, and only on My Windows 7 machine, I tested it on other PC with Windows XP and Windows Vista and it worked fine. I could not change ANYTHING on the drive, not security attributes not even the owner anything i did to interact with the drive ( write) would give me the " This drive is write protected, Remove write protection or try another device.

I tried some of the registry fixes on the Internet while i was scouring for and answer to fix this problem but none of these worked, I was ready to just call it a day and give the drive to my brother, then I remembered something from a couple years ago doing IT work, DiskPart. So I tried it out and MIRACLE IT WORKED.

Go to Start > and Type "cmd" (without quotes) in the run box at the bottom

When the Prompt Comes up type "diskpart"

This will open a new command window after a few seconds with the Diskpart program running.

From there you need to find out which drive volume your write protected drive is. Type "list volume"

This will list all the drives on your computer and give them all volume numbers.

Next you want dispart to set focus on the write protected drive mine was volume 5 so i type in "select volume 5"

Now diskpart is focused on the drive you can check the attributes no by typing " attributes disk" and "attributes volume"

Disk is for the actual physical disk volume would be for partitions.

My particular situation was the actual DISK was Write protected so look at both Volume and Disk attributes to find out where your write protection is set. By looking at the "Read-only" setting .

To remove the write-protection you then type in "attributes disk clear rea donly" or if it is the volume that the attribute is set on then you can type "attributes volume clear read only"


Start > Run "cmd"
type< diskpart
type< list volume
type< select volume #
type< attributes disk clear read only


There are other things you can do in Diskpart, just type HELP to see.

Quicktime Pro 7.6

The QuickTime 7 family of digital media creation, delivery and playback software lets you deliver live or pre-recorded video and audio to an audience of any size. When combined with QuickTime Player and QuickTime Pro, these applications work together to provide the industry first end-to-end, standards-based digital media delivery system.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winrar 3.92

WinRAR is a 32-bit / 64-bit Windows version of RAR Archiver, the powerful archiver and archive manager. WinRAR's main features are very strong general and multimedia compression, solid compression, archive protection from damage, processing of ZIP and other non-RAR archives, scanning archives for viruses, programmable self-extracting archives(SFX), authenticity verification, NTFS and Unicode support, strong AES encryption, support of multivolume archives, command line and graphical interface, drag-and-drop facility, wizard interface, theme support, folder tree panel, multithread support and Windows x64 shell integration. WinRAR provides complete support for RAR and ZIP archives and is able to unpack and convert CAB, ARJ, LZH, TAR, GZ, ACE, UUE, BZ2, JAR, ISO, Z, 7-Zip archives.

link: 3.92.rar

Saturday, February 20, 2010

HJSplit 2.4

File splitting program for Windows XP, Vista, 2000, NT, 95, 98, ME
HJSplit is able to split files of any type and any size.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

How to Disable Windows 7 Media Player Network Sharing Services

By default, Microsoft has configured Windows 7 to enable and turn on background services when needed. However, some of these background processes are not always in use or required. When they are constantly running, they will consume a large amount of resources and slow down the system’s performance. One of these background processes that many users have highlighted is the wmpnetwk.exe file. The “wmpnetwk.exe” is the key executable for the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service and it is used to share Windows Media Player libraries (Windows 7 is using Windows Media Player Version 12). Windows Media Player may not be your preferred player and you may not want to have wmpnetwk.exe running to free up some memory, reduce RAM usage and CPU resources. In that case, Windows 7 offers you an alternative to disable and turn it off.

To disable and turn off wmpnetwk.exe, users just need to type “services.msc” in the Windows search box to open Windows 7 Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. MMC allows users to manage and configure Windows services that are running on the computer.

Select “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service”, right click, and click “Stop” to disable it.

Users can go to the Resource Monitor to check and confirm that wmpnetwk.exe is no longer running. Even though users have successfully disabled wmpnetwk.exe and turned off Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, this process will be restored every time users restart the computer.

To permanently disable this process, users can go to MMC again, select and right click “Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service”, in the shortcut menu, click “Properties”. Look for “Startup type” item, select “Disabled” so that this process will be permanently disabled even when users restart the computer.