Other Freewares and useful site

ADrive(Web site)
Blender
CD Recover
ffdshow(Freeware)
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition(Freeware)
Microsoft SkyDrive(Web site)
Virtualdub

Why Installer showed errors!?!?

ADrive

ADrive is free online storage site.
Someday, your HDD will be broken, and if you don't backup it, your important data, photos etc..are all disappear.
ADrive can use back-up site. And if you want, a part of data can share all over the world.

First, you should resist this site. Use password include big and small chars, and number(Example : 1234aaAA).
After resisted, you can use this site to log in. When this site logged in, all time site required number input two times. And then, you can upload 50GB files!
(I recommend if your data is very private and secret, you should encrypt before upload your data.)

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How to use?
  1. Click "Create Directory", and made a folder.
  2. Double-click made folder and click "Upload Files/Directories".
  3. This site use Java, so you set to enable Java.
  4. Dorag and drop upload file to white zone. All upload file total size is less than 2GB.
  5. Click "Upload", and upload start.
  6. If upload suceeded, your folder views your uploaded files. Occasionally, upload failed, and file name doesn't view.
  7. If you try to download, right-click on the file, and click "Download" button.
Unfortunately, this site can't download whole of folder. If you'll upload so many pics or datas, you should combine into one(For example, use zip compress).
Or use Microsoft SkyDrive.



ffdshow

Freeware codec soft.
When you wanna watch some kind of movies, ffdshow will help to watch many movies!

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Doub-click "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ffdshow", and set options.

Example :
  1. When you try to change movie's format to use one soft, sometimes movie required codec.


  2. Click "Start" - "All Programs" - "ffdshow" - "VFW Configuration".
    Or doub-click "VFW Configuration" shortcut in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ffdshow".
  3. Missing codec is "MJPEG", so change "MJPEG" setting "disabled" to "libavcodec".


  4. Read movie again, this soft can read it.




Microsoft SkyDrive

Free online storage site like ADrive.
ADrive can upload 50GB, SkyDrive can upload 25GB. And Skydrive limited one file size 100MB. You can upload ADrive 500MB file, but SkyDrive can't upload it.
Instead SkyDrive can download many files, it can't do on ADrive

If you wanna use SkyDrive, first you should create "Windows Live ID".
Next, sign up Windows Live. You can use SkyDrive.

How to use?
Create folders and click one folder. Drag and drop upload files in the red square zone, upload is start.



Macrium Reflect FREE Edition

This software can backup whole of C or D drive. And if OS is running, this can backup system files.

How to use?
Backup
  1. Click "Create an image..".
  2. Check you wanna backup and set backup folder, then click "Next".
  3. Click "Advanced Options" and set compression ratio and image file size(This time I set to create each 500MB images).
  4. Click "Finish" and next, click "OK".
  5. Backup start. If you work another job, set slide at the lower left "High proprity" to "Low priority".
  6. When backup end, click "Close".
Restore
  1. Click "Restore" tab.
  2. Click "Open an image or..".
  3. Created Drive(For example H Drive). Double-click H drive, and you can copy backup file contents.
  4. After, don't forget to click "Detatch a backup image.." in "Restore" tab.



CD Recover

If someday you try to copy CD-R or DVD-R etc, and showed message, "Cannot copy ***. Data Error", use this soft.

If data isn't damaged, CD Recover can copy it.
How to use?
  1. Click "Input file" and choose copy file(For example, iso file, rar archive).
  2. Click "Output directory" and choose output directory.
  3. Serect "Skip on read error", choose "Skip 4kb" and click "Copy".
I used this soft to copy an error DVD-R, that content is I recorded TV program. About 2 hours movie, this soft can copy 1 hour 40 minutes movie!


Virtualdub

Free Video Editor. Using plugins, various format movies can read!


How to create fast-forwarding movie or slow-motion movie?

From this site(Language : Japanese) Create movie2 Editing by VirtualDub

This time I explain about create slow-motion movie.
Start, this movie. I'll use their movie :)

Prepare for something beforehand
Virtualdub can read and create to use ffdshow, but movie's sound can't change.

This movie codec is "AAC", so at first download codec from here. Download "AAC ACM Codec(AACACM.zip)" and extract. If your PC is 32bit, use x86, if 64bit, use x64's batch file.


No double-click, right-click and choose "run program as an admnistrator". If command prompt window showed and no error occured, install is success.

The main subject
  1. Run Virtualdub and read movie(Drag and drop).
  2. Click "Audio" in menu, and choose "Full Processing mode".
  3. Next, choose "Use Advanced filtering" in Audio. And after you can choose "Filters..."
  4. Choose "Filters...", this window showed.

    Click right-side "Add" and double-click "input" - "pitch shift" - "stretch" - "output".
  5. Window changed like this. Double-click "pitch shift" and "stretch", and change their number. This time I'll create one-and-a-half times slow-motion movie, so I set both number "1.5"
  6. Next, set "Frame Rate" in Video. Choose "Frame Rate", the window showed. Watch "current :" number and change number.(Create one-and-a-half times slow-motion movie, so set "Frame rate" number divided 1.5. And set "Convert to -" number near "current :" number).
  7. Choose "Compression" in Video and choose encode format, and set bitrate in Configure. I use "ffdshow Video Codec" and set bitrate "3000kbps".
  8. Choose "File - Save as AVI", input file name and click "Save". Encode started.
Completed!
Completed movie(only 1 minutes 47 seconds)

If create fast-forwarding movie, "pitch shift" and "stretch" number set lower than 1. And "Frame Rate", if you wanna create one-and-a-half times, set one-and-a-half times number, if create double, set double number. ("pitch shift" can set over 0.5).
Created fast-forwarding movie


blender

High quality modeling and rendering freeware.

How to use blender version 3.77 or later version

  1. Download Opengl32.dll from this site. (If this site can't open, download this.)
  2. Copy Opengl32.dll to installed blender folder.
  3. Run blender.
From Blender requires a graphics driver with OpenGL 2.1 support.

First time rendering

  1. Start Blender.
  2. Push F12 key. Rendering is started.
  3. If you wanna back, push F11. If you wanna save this image, click left-bottom "Image" and choose "Save as Image".

Tutorials

Gallery

I created from watching Blender Guru etc.





Why Installer showed errors!?!?

Sometimes installer showed errors.
For example,




If "Failed to load DLL : InstallDll" showed, maybe this installer is broken or lacked files. So, try to download installer again. I resolved this problem.




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