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LiaoMi

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2019, 08:01:11 PM »
My contribution of the day, sorry I mean the year, is the most valuable piece of software in my computer.

Everything - Locate files and folders by name instantly.

Use it and forget about the Windows Indexing Service.

Hi AW,

great program, I have a huge question, where is the database located ?! Searched all hard drives, program settings dont work, it does not save the database in the specified location.

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2019, 08:50:10 PM »
Hi LiaoMi,
You can select the place for the database in Options/Indexes/Database Location (I don't remember where is the default place for it).
The DB small size is a surprise as well, in my system it is less than 130MB and I index not only the computer I usually use but also external USB drives and even some shared devices and a cloud.

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2019, 01:12:17 AM »
 :tongue: already tried, there is no database, it is not saved .. Thank you, I will look for a solution! :thumbsup:

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2019, 01:16:55 AM »
:tongue: already tried, there is no database, it is not saved .. Thank you, I will look for a solution! :thumbsup:

It is caching things somewhere  :shhh: and don't want us to find out.   :biggrin: May be a memory mapped file with an unsuspected name.
But it will surface soon or later, don't dispair.  :nie:   I just had a look at my database and it is dated 26th June while I have changed lots of things since then and it always catches every change immediately.

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2019, 01:56:17 AM »
 :biggrin:

Usually when Windows wants to make something hard to find, they bury it way up a directory tree. I wanted to put a batch file to clean out a directory that one of my video tools fills up and I found the startup directory here.

C:\Users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup>

Bury a file somewhere and keep changing the name to something random. It can be found but it will be no joy to do it.
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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2019, 03:04:25 AM »
What database ?
Everything.exe background process read NTFS disk directly and user Everything.exe use that information.
May the source be with you

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2019, 03:14:18 AM »
:tongue: already tried, there is no database, it is not saved .. Thank you, I will look for a solution! :thumbsup:

It is caching things somewhere  :shhh: and don't want us to find out.   :biggrin: May be a memory mapped file with an unsuspected name.
But it will surface soon or later, don't dispair.  :nie:   I just had a look at my database and it is dated 26th June while I have changed lots of things since then and it always catches every change immediately.

That's right ... in my case, I need to know for sure. My system resets all changes after restart, in such situation the work of the program is not saved  :undecided:

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2019, 03:16:00 AM »
What database ?
Everything.exe background process read NTFS disk directly and user Everything.exe use that information.

https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/indexes/

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2019, 03:28:35 AM »
This comes from the horse's mouth:
https://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=844

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 03:45:26 PM »
For the Video Re-encoder enthusiasts (for media you own of-course) is MakeMKV beta (free) for trans-coding video media
to something your smartTV can handle or PC-box can stream - get it here : https://www.makemkv.com/download/
You might need the beta key as-well: T-MmuN1W@@T6vy42grojtx0fRmmLJdV7@@ZfJ7pyjyi6a8IeXHWjtZedMR8tDG7QCu_D

EDIT: actually you need to get right away - as the beta will no longer be available after end July 2019
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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2019, 07:41:52 PM »
For the Video Re-encoder enthusiasts (for media you own of-course) is MakeMKV beta (free) for trans-coding video media
to something your smartTV can handle or PC-box can stream - get it here : https://www.makemkv.com/download/
You might need the beta key as-well: T-MmuN1W@@T6vy42grojtx0fRmmLJdV7@@ZfJ7pyjyi6a8IeXHWjtZedMR8tDG7QCu_D

EDIT: actually you need to get right away - as the beta will no longer be available after end July 2019

Hi Raistlin,

my favorite is https://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html, completely free product  :eusa_dance:

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2019, 09:07:33 PM »
I don't claim to properly understand what this software does but something that I have in a MovAvi video collection is a screen capture utility that can copy anything that runs on a screen. If there is something that I want that cannot be downloaded, I can just start the screen capture utility and record it as MP4. What does this stuff do that is different to being able to record any stream video ?
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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2019, 11:13:57 PM »
@hutch - Scenario: your smart tv only supports "X" and "Y" encoded codec formats. How do I get
my favorite movie that I bought, into that supported format without quality loss ?
These tools allow conversion between codec encoding formats, including things that have
DRM protected content. (for full removal of DRM content meta-data from your media see
Requiem as alternative add-on
)

@LiaoMi: nice one mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2019, 02:02:20 AM »
This comes from the horse's mouth:
https://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=844

Indeed, everything is as described, pressing the exit button, the program saves the results, in memory it takes 1.2 gigabytes, 300 megabytes on the disk. Backup is better to do manually ..

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Re: My contribution of the day.
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2019, 05:27:32 AM »
Something I have only recently re-discovered is a tool called Handbrake. I own a mountain of DVDs and while I can play them with any of my computers, there are advantages in being able to store them in MP4 format, both in size and the capacity to do some enhancements to improve the image quality. Conversion between most video and audio formats is no big deal these days and I have a wide range of tools to do that.

Over time you get a set of favourites, FFMPEG is a very powerful tool for video, even though its a pig to use, in audio, AUDACITY is an amazing tool for doing audio work and can convert audio most formats with ease, it can also extract MP3 audio from video footage which is really useful if you want sound effects or background ambience.

At a regular flea market near where I live I found a tiny Panasonic video camera that was about 10 years old and in really good nick but it saves video and audio in an old format that is very hard to convert as it has the wrong aspect ratio. The Windows media player will play it with the correct aspect ratio but to get it into a format that can be edited properly, I would have to run it on a player, screen capture it as MP4 them edit the results which is very tedious to do.

The main gain in playing with old toys like this is it really improves your post processing.
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