Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Turn Windows Movie Maker into the best HD video production software for free.


Microsoft Posts Windows XP Movie Maker 1.2.1

Good writeup on Windows Movie Maker


Here is how to make it work:

Creating your own Windows Movie Maker custom export profile:
You need the free Windows Media Profile Editor, which is installed as part of the Windows Media Encoder download.
Get Windows Media 9 Series codecs.

You can download the encoder from Microsoft:

From Windows Media Encoder:
open Profile Editor from Start > All Programs > Windows Media > Utilities > Windows Media Profile Editor. You are going to create a custom profile.
Name your profile and give it a description. It will be easier to identify in the Windows Movie Maker Save Movie wizard.
Check off Audio and Video boxes and use the default Windows Media Audio 9.1 and Windows Media Video 9 for the codecs.

You now need to set a target bit rate. Click the Add button to get started. Select a target bit rate type of either K (kilobits), M (megabits) or G (gigabits).
Kilobits would be used for portable devices or Web downloads.
I set video at 30fps, 15fps is the default. Change the keyframe interval to 3-4 seconds from the default of 8.

Click the Save and Close. Name your profile and be sure to save it in the :\Program Files\Movie Maker\shared\profiles folder. The next time you step through Save Movie Wizard, select your new custom profile from the Other Settings drop down menu before saving the final project.

Windows Media Encoder has pre-built profiles you can use as a guide, click the Import button and select a profile from the listing in:
:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Settings

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

More cool site managers


AnyPortal Site ManagerFreeware web site management tool from the ANDMORE Companies
Out on the road and need to quickly "tweak" one of the pages on your web site? Find a typo while surfing your site and want to fix it while you still remember?
AnyPortal Site Manager is a web site support tool that lets you view the directory structure of your web site and then add, change or delete files using only your Internet browser. (AnyPortal Site Manager is exclusively for use on web sites based on Microsoft's Active Server Pages technology.)


AnyPortal(php) provides file-system browsing of your web site from anywhere via the web. You can upload, download and modify pages as well as get information about the files on your webserver. It is perfect for maintaining a collection of small pages, e.g. personal information, or for fixing typos.


Welcome to Zope.orgThe Web Site for the Zope CommunityZope is an open source application server for building content management systems, intranets, portals, and custom applications. The Zope community consists of hundreds of companies and thousands of developers all over the world, working on building the platform and Zope applications. Zope is written in Python, a highly-productive, object-oriented scripting language.


ASP File Management Applications: WebExplorer

This is completely free. It allows you to manage your web site or server remotely using ASP.
It has some nice features.

I will be posting some nice ASP file manger code once I get all the features I want integrated.

I have a free SSH terminal emulator the blows the doors off PUTTY.