This page contains links to sites that you may find useful.
Relevant information from other members are also included on this page.
Graham Ackland’s Useful Tools
http://www.resplendence.com Who Crashed (A Comprehensible Crash Dump Analyser)
http://fsl.sytes.net/ An IconRestorer
Malwarebytes Anti_malware Premium Version. Get rid of your malware and stay protected.
Shows what processes are running and the likelyhood they may be malware or other undesirable processes.
All About Matroska (MKV)
Find out all about MKV files and tools to manipulate mkv files
MKVtoolsnix The premier software for working on MKV files
Sound Files Conversion Tools
To get you started.
eac3to This is the premier sound file conversion programme. (command line only).
eac3to gui A graphical user interface (GUI) to use with eac3to.
eac3to User guide
tsMuxer Programme to Demux and Mux sound files.
Multi Channel Sound Test Files
Demo Test Sound Files This is an excellent site to find the various types of multi-channel sound files that you can dowload to test your home sound system.
Personnel Video Records (PVR)
IceTV : The premier site for EPG’s (Electronic Program Guides) for most brands of PVR’s and has a wealth of information about setting up most of the popular PVR’s brands and models and connecting to your home network.
Communications – Broadband – ISP’s – Modems – Routers
Whirlpool : Comprehensive site providing news about the Australian broardband network, a comprehensive directory of ISP services and plans, routers and modems and a very active discussion forum on all these topics.
Media Centres – Home Theatre – Windows Home Server
Windows Home Server
Get a free beta copy of Windows Home Server here.
Wegotserved.com: An excellent site for anybody wanting to get started with WHS.
Microsoft Windows Home Server : The Microsoft forum on WHS.
Sony Playstation PS3 All about Sony PS3.
Microsoft X-Box All about Microsoft X-Box.
Video Editing and DVD Backups
Doom9 : A great site for up-to date news and free software to prepare and modify video files and to create your own DVD’s.
VLC : A very good media player (free) that will play most of the video file formats.
Editing Recorded PVR Files
VideoReDo: One of the best programs for editing your PVR files and creating DVD’s . It does a lot more than this. Get a free evaluation copy and try it out.
Video Conversion Programs
Xilisoft Video Converter : Excellent program for converting you video file formats. Easy to setup and use.
Special useful in converting files obtain from IViewNapper to DVD’s
Note this program is not free but 15% discount is available to 30th Dec 2010. Use coupon code xva7261997
Similar to Xilisoft- Free trial version- $35 to purchase.
Stop Motion PRO All about StopMotion as discussed by Ross Carter
Foxtel on T-Box
Find out more about Foxtel on T-Box from Telstra – URL outdated – previously: http://www.telstra.com.au/tv/tbox/foxtel-tbox/?red=/foxtel-tbox
Also ADSL@ Coming Soon
Samsung – URL outdated, previously – http://www.samsung.com/au/tv/my-hub/tech-talk/smart-tv.html
Problem connecting your Media Player to your Lan Network ?
Checkout this following Site for possible fix here – URL outdated – previously http://www.tannerwilliamson.com/2009/09/windows-7-seven-network-file-sharing–fix-samba–smb/
J-River Media Center
Download a free trial version of J-River Media Center as described by Graham Acland
Build Your own NAS Box
Download a free limited version of UNRAID