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Switch Sound File Converter 2.03

Here is a nifty program that you probably wished you had at one point in time. Switch Sound File Converter is a very easy to use, lightweight, and good looking program. I mostly use it for converting .WMA files to .MP3 files, but it can convert many, many file types so that you can share your files with your friends easy or convert to a new media player.

The interface on this program is so simple, yet so elegant, it will make you wish all of your other programs that are harder to use looked and ran more like this program. There is a button to add a single file to the converter queue, or an entire folder. You click the “Convert” button and the program goes, just like that.

It runs on these operating systems:

Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008

In brief:

Switch can convert numerous audio file formats to mp3 and wav for free. It is light and easy to use. Just add the files you want to convert to the list, select the format you want to use, and then click the convert button. Converts a variety of audio file formats to mp3 or wav such as: wav, mp3, mp2, mpga, m4a, ogg, avi, mid, flac, aac, wma, dct, au, aiff, ogg, raw, msv, dvf, vox, cda, atrac, gsm, dss, sri, shn, dss, msv, wmv.



It Just Plays Everything

When I first started to download video files, I noticed no one ever uses the same file format, thus may computer was getting cluttered with various media players. Lo and behold, I found the solution: a little program called Gom Player.

Not only does this program play pretty much everything I have downloaded, it is light, uncluttered, and easy to use. My favorite feature of all? It plays broken .avi files, files which some other programs refuse to play because of indexing issues. It was annoying to try and use .avi’s which seemed fine but some other players had a problem with. Gom player has no problems at all and powers through everything.

If you come across some of the more obscure video file types and GOM doesn’t immediately have the codec to play it, it automatically searches for it and almost always finds it. Ah, and even better, if you have a TV series downloaded and all the episodes in the same folder, it will play through them all: once one episode is done, it will immediately start to play the next episode. That is only the tip of the iceberg for the enthusiast who will find many, many more features.

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista or Windows 7
  • Intel-compatible CPU P3 or greater Minimum amount of RAM recommended by the operating system in use 20MB Hard Drive Space.
  • Some videos may require the newest version of DirectX or Windows Media Player.
  • Recommended settings may change according to different types of video files.

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How to Split and Unite Files

G. D. G. Software Products offer a FREE program that I have found very useful as of late because I have been trying to manage many large files I have on my computer. The program is called GSplit. It has one main purpose and that is to allow you to split files into any file size increments you wish from kilobytes to gigabytes. At first, it may not be immediately obvious how one can use this program.

Sometimes one needs to send large files as attachments on emails but with today’s large file types it is hard to find an email provider which allows you to attach files 50 MB or larger. With GSplit, you can take a 100 MB file and split it into 2 50 MB pieces. It also creates a small executable file which will parse the files back together and make them usable again. This is useful because not many people have GSplit which also comes pcked with GUnite which also allows you to unite the files you split into pieces.

For those with Mac’s though, you are out of luck. According to the GSplit website, the minimum and operating system requirements are:

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000, ME, 98, 95 or higher.
  • 128 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater).
  • For Windows 95 users: you must have the COMCTL32.DLL update version 4.72 or higher; HTML Help 1.1 or higher; and Microsoft Tahoma and Verdana fonts. You already have these components if you installed Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0+.

In short: If you ever need to split large files into smaller pieces, download this program. It is small and easy to use, so it is probably a good idea to have it on hand anyway.

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More Useful Than You Think

Windows Vista does not seem to come with a program to unzip files. I don’t know about Windows 7, but I doubt it does either. So the first few times I downloaded a zip file or a rar files, I could do nothing with it, nor was I as versed with what the files even did as I am now.

Searching through the internet for the best file archiver (programs that put many files together into one file which can then be opened and the individual files then used again: think package) I found a file called 7-Zip which handles most type of archived files and has one of the better compression algorithms allowing you to make the archives smaller and easy to download. It is also very easy to use.

So if you are fed up with your archiving program, whether it be WinZip or some other program which is hard to use, download 7-Zip and don’t worry about it again.

I should mention that many of the files here are uploaded to MediaFire in archived files so if you wish to use this website extensively, an archiving file will come in handy.

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