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Save videos from your internet cache files (Windows Users)


Everyone is familiar with playing videos over internet. Most of you are aware these videos are being played with the use of flash player. But are you aware that these files are being saved to your hard disk while you watching it!  These temp files will be automatically deleted once you close the browser. Some may remain undeleted until you perform a disk cleanup . These files are downloaded to a temperory folder which keep all temp browsing data. You can view these temp files by running the command %temp% in RUN box. If you are unsure of RUN box, press Windows key and R together which will launch Run box.  Run this command and you can view the temperory files there. Search for files beginning with name fla.

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You can see a Save option on tool bar. But this will save the file in txt format which you can’t be played. Instead of saving, you can copy this item to some other folder. A simple logic, if this same file can be played over flash player in browser, can’t we play it again in our hard drive with a player which support flash player. Well, no need to think more, what you need to copy this file to somewhere else other than temp folder! You can do this by clicking on the button next to green play button. Define the location and save the file.

So, you have saved the file. Now you need to play it, no?! See if the saved file is recognized by any video players in your system. If no, right click on the file and select open with. Select the player to Real Player/GOM player/VLC player.

One of the best advantage is that, you dont need to download any video again. If you liked the video you watched, you can save it otherwise sweep it! This will help you to control your data usage until and unless you are on an unlimited broad band plan.

Well, hope this tip help you. Why are you waiting for? Try it right away.

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Save Flash Videos From Internet Cache Files


Everyone is familiar with playing videos over internet. Most of you are aware these videos are being played with the use of flash player. But are you aware that these files are being saved to your hard disk while you watching it!  These temp files will be automatically deleted once you close the browser. Some may remain undeleted until you perform a disk cleanup . These files are downloaded to a temperory folder which keep all temp browsing data. You can view these temp files by running the command %temp% in RUN box. If you are unsure of RUN box, press Windows key and R together which will launch Run box.  Run this command and you can view the temperory files there. Search for files beginning with name fla.

This is the video file you are watching on browser. You can view this file on this temp folder, however, these files cannot be copied to any other folder directly since it is locked by the browser. You need to have a utility installed on your system to save these videos for further viewing. You can download this utility from here. Download and install this software. This software will automatically search for videos saved in your cache. You can use this software as below. 
Play the video on your browser. Open VideoCacheview, and it will automatically search for video files on cache. You can view the website from which video is being downloaded, its size(If you are streaming a video, you can view the file size is increasing), browser used to play the file, last used date etc..You can play the files from this software. (You may need to install GOM player for playing flash videos. Moreover it is a powerful video player which support almost all support and it compete with VLC Player. You can download GOM Player from here. ). 
You can see a Save option on tool bar. But this will save the file in txt format which you can’t be played. Instead of saving, you can copy this item to some other folder. A simple logic, if this same file can be played over flash player in browser, can’t we play it again in our hard drive with a player which support flash player. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002Y27P3M&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWell, no need to think more, what you need to copy this file to somewhere else other than temp folder! You can do this by clicking on the button next to green play button. Define the location and save the file. 
So, you have saved the file. Now you need to play it, no?! See if the saved file is recognized by any video players in your system. If no, right click on the file and select open with. Select the player to Real Player/GOM player/VLC player. 
One of the best advantage is that, you dont need to download any video again. If you liked the video you watched, you can save it otherwise sweep it! This will help you to control your data usage until and unless you are on an unlimited broad band plan. 
Well, hope this tip help you. Why are you waiting for? Try it right away. 
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ReadyBoost- Speed up your system


ReadyBoost is introduced by Windows. Its main aim is to speed up Windows by means of using USB drives. It helps a system when it run or low memory. Using ReadyBoost capable flash drives allows Windows for cashing to service random disk reads with more performance provided by a typical hard drive. I dont want to explain more complex functions in background which may not be easy to digest. In a short, a ReadyBoost means a USB drive which is used for increasing the performance of Windows. Note, only Windows, not Ubuntu or Mac!

Before setting up a ReadyBoost, we can check the features and importance of a ReadyBoost device. According to Microsoft, a ReadyBoost device store cache data in 2:1 ratio. That is if Windows is storing 2 GB cache data in your USB drive, it is worth contain a data of nearly 4GB! One of the main ideas behind ReadyBoost is flsh drives has a very fast seeker time while comparing with hard drives. If you are using a laptop http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003NE5K50&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifror notebook ReadyBoost can help you in two ways. Performance and Energy management. A typical laptop flash drive is of 4200-5400 RPMs. Allowing USB drives to cache, flash drive access can be reduced. Since this helps to spin down drive, battery power can be conserved.
ReadyBoost works with Windows 7 and Vista. Windows 7 allows to use upto 7 USB drives as ReadyBoost and to a maximum of 256GB in total. Now we can see how to setup a ReadyBoost device. A USB falsh device of minimum capacity 256 MB(250MB after formatting) and a maximum of 256GB can be used for this. However, if you are unsure of the capacity, no worries! Windows can help you in deciding whether your device is compatible. 
Plug in your USB drive to your system. If you have an Autoplay you may see a dialogue box with an option to “Speed up my system”.
 If you are not getting any messages, go to My computer. You can see your plugged device listed under “Devices with removable storage”. Right click on it and open properties. Select the tab “ReadyBoost” if available. Otherwise, your device is not supporting ReadyBoost.
If you are planning to use this drive for speeding up alone, you can select “Dedicate this device” option. Also, you can see the amount of memory Windows recommends to use. Select any of these option and press OK. At any time if you want to free up your USB from being used as ReadyBoost , you can chnage the option to “Do not use this device”
You can experience the performance of ReadyBoost while using using resource hungry utilities such as Photoshop. 
Please note, do not remove USB drive without stopping the device. Otherwise it can either damage the system or USB drive.

Gimp – A substitute for Photoshop


GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a software for advance image editing. Its functions are almost similar to the popular image editing tool, Photoshop. But the main difference is Photoshop is a paid utility where as Gimp is open source. Gimp was initiallyhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1605041513&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr supported in Linux. Later it extended its support to Windows and Mac. It also provides a detailed user manual of how to. It can be used either installing on your system or view online. 


Gimp is designed to work with a lower ram of 128 MB! But when you are dealing with larger images, you may face issues. If you are using Windows 7, you can overcome this memory issue by adding a ReadyBoost device.


You can read more on ReadyBoost and how to set up from here

Gimp is free to download from the following website.

Minitube- the YouTube player


Guys, today I am introducing you a nice application. Are you fed up viewing YouTube on your flash based websites? Have a try with Minitube. This is an amazing application to search and play YouTube videos. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1569757194&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrOne of the best features of it is no flash player required.

Minitube is available for Mac and Linux. Windows users need to wait a little to experience this “light weight” YouTube viewer.

Minitube is available to download from here

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How to remove ubuntu from windows


Ubutnu is one of the finest OS and easy to install in windows. But it is not so easy if you have a rethink and wanted to remove. You may be required your windows installation package or CD for reinstalling your windows for removing Ubuntu. You may even lose your data! So what to do? Here I am giving you one of the safe and easy step to remove Ubuntu from your system.

While installing Ubuntu, windows’ native boot loader is overwritten with GRUB, which is the boot loader for Ubuntu. So if you delete the disk partition of Ubutnu, you will not be boot your system. So DON’T DELETE PARTITION blindly. Follow the below steps.

Go to google and search for EasyBCD, or you can download this software from here. It is an utility to create a boot loader, MBR(Master Boot Record), for windows. You can see a button in it to install windows 7/ windows vista boot loader. There is an option available for windows XP too. Select your windows version( XP/ 7/ Vista) and press on write MBR. Now windows boot loader is rebuilt! Not finished! Ubuntu is still there in your system. Now you can delete this partition as you have created Windows boot loader. Open Run and type diskmgmt.msc , which will open Disk Management window. You can see your disk partition here. Select the windows partition and right click on it. Then select delete volume. You can see an alert showing “this partition is not created by windows……”. Press OK. Now Ubuntu partition is deleted and that part is showing as free space. Right click on the partition left to that free space and select extend volume. Press next and finally finish it. You need not change any option or select anything. Now, restart your system and see your windows alone loading!!

Sometimes while you create your MBR using easybcd, there is a chance to lose your product id. Hence you need to activate it again. If you have the product id with you, enter it. Otherwise no worries. I will be explaining how to by-pass your windows activation without a product key.

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How to increase netbook performance in windows 7


Recently netbook sale has increased rapidly as everyone is using netbook instead of laptops. But netbook is comparatively slower. Todays most of the softwares are resource hungry. As netbooks are designed to perform basic net surfing documentation, presentation etc., they are not powerful enough to run resource hungry OS and softwares. However here is some tips for increasing your netbook performance.
1. Upgrade your memory
Most of the netbooks are shipped with 1 GB memory. It is advisable to upgrade it to 2 GB to get better performance.
2. Adjust your windows for best performance
There is an option inside windows to adjust performance settings. Adjust it as below. Right click on My computer icon and select properties. Then select advanced settings. There you can see advanced tab as shown in below picture
Then select settings under performance. 

Here select the option adjust for best performance. In this mode, all special features will be turned off. If you need any special kind of features, you can select the check boxes below.

3. Use CCleaner

CCleaner is a utility which helps to fix registry errors. Registry errors are generated after installing/uninstalling a software. Also it provide an option to take a backup before you fix registry errors.

4. Do not use antivirus

Antivirus is something which is highly resource utilizing softwares. In windows 7, windows defender is preinstalled which will take care of spywares. Also run CCleaner, which will delete temporary files. Also, avoid browsing sites which you are not familiar with.

5. Use ReadyBoost

This is a feature in windows 7, which enables to use your USB drive as an additonal to your memory and will help to speed up your device. Once you plug in a USB drive, an option will be shown in auto play whether you like to use it as a ready boost. If you choose, windows will show you how much memory in USB will be used for ReadyBoost. Always use this device plugged in your netbook.

6. Do not install too many softwares

If you are not using a software, uninstall it immediately. Because most of these softwares will be running in background, which will reduce the sysytem performance.

7. Turn off unnecessary system startup

Some programs will be starting up along with windows. If you dont use those softwares, turn it off. You can do it by type msconfig in run box. Also, if you are using CCleaner, there is an option to delete/modify startup values

8. Plug your netbook to AC supply whenever possible

Always try to use netbook with AC power supply. While on battery, some services will be turned off to save battery.

9. Turn off Media options

In windows 7, you can see media center software, which is high resource utilizing one.You can turn it off in control panel > Programs and Features > Turn off windows features

10. Use linux

Linux is super fast OS. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, is such a powerful OS that it boot in 3 or 4 seconds where windows 7 takes nearly a minute to ready to use. Also, there are many softwares are provided for free of cost. For more info go to www.ubuntu.com