Free Sound Clips

Royalty free sounds with PdSounds.

Pdsounds volunteers record free sounds for the public domain. Browse the Catalog or use the search. Catched a good sound? Hunted a weird noise? Went discovering with your recorder? Share your finds with the public and upload them.

The mission PdSounds is to record and share recordings of everything that we can hear. This will only be limited by what personally struck us to record it, and by common sense.

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Free Simple Virus Protection

AMPAWsmasherX, a simple virus protection application that can be very useful.

AMPAWsmasherX protects your system from autorun viruses. You may also use it as removing known and unknown malwares "manually" with the tools included. It will give you some protection on registry that some malwares changes as they files is being hijack which is not included when you use those tools standalone which will end your system useless.

Trojans usually add startup entry to registry and run their programs everytime windows start. It will also disable editing registry and common tools like taskmanager preventing users to remove and kill the process of these Trojans.

AMPAWsmasherX is a simple to use tool that can give offer you protection over the latest malware. It will also ask you if you want to delete programs included on the syntax of the autorun.inf. Automatic remove some known viruses and enable taskmanager, run, regedit incase disabled by viruses.

Compatible: Windows XP, Windows Vista. Download 3.8 MB.

Freeware to transfer pictures from digital camera

WIA-Loader transfers pictures from a camera or flash card to the PC. It offers many options to name image files and folders and give you the possibility to geocode pictures with gpx-files.


    * Fast and easy transfer of images to your computer
    * Brings structure to your photo collection
    * Uses different profiles for different tasks
    * Automatically rotates images (depending on EXIF data)
    * Embeds GPS data in your images
    * Creates HTML galleries for imported images
    * WIA-Compatible cameras can be 'remote' controlled:
          o Take pictures with a mouseclick
          o Exposure bracketing

To run WIA-Loader under Windows, you need .NET Framework 2.0 or better.  To run WIA-Loader on Linux and MacOS X, you need the Mono-Framework 2.4 as a replacement for .NET.

Compatible: Win 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3/Vista. Download 3.01 Mb.

Open Source Video Capture

VirtualDub is a video capture / processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. It is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images. 

Compatible: Win 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3/Vista/7. Download 1,63 Mbyte. There is no native version for Mac OS X or Linux.

VirtualDub helps you get video into your computer.

If your capture device is Video for Windows compatible, then VirtualDub can capture video with it.  But VirtualDub isn't your average capture program:
  • Fractional frame rates.  Don't settle for 29 or 30 when you want 29.97.
  • Optimized disk access for more consistent hard disk usage.
  • Create AVI2 (OpenDML) files to break the AVI 2GB barrier and multiple files to break the FAT32 4GB limit.
  • Integrated volume meter and histogram for input level monitoring.
  • Real-time downsizing, noise reduction, and field swapping.
  • Verbose monitoring, including compression levels, CPU usage, and free disk space.
  • Access hidden video formats your capture card may support but not have a setting for, such as 352x480.
  • Keyboard and mouse shortcuts for faster operation.  To capture, just hit F6.
  • Clean interface layout: caption, menu bar, info panel, status bar.
VirtualDub lets you clean up video on your computer.

There are lots of programs that let you "edit" video.  And yet, they're frustratingly complex for some of the simplest tasks.  VirtualDub isn't an editor application; it's a pre- and post-processor that works as a valuable companion to one:
  • Reads and writes AVI2 (OpenDML) and multi-segment AVI clips.
  • Integrated MPEG-1 and Motion-JPEG decoders.
  • Remove and replace audio tracks without touching the video.
  • Extensive video filter set, including blur, sharpen, emboss, smooth, 3x3 convolution, flip, resize rotate, brightness/contrast, levels, deinterlace, and threshold.
  • Bilinear and bicubic resampling -- no blocky resizes or rotates here.
  • Decompress and recompress both audio and video.
  • Remove segments of a video clip and save the rest, without recompressing.
  • Adjust frame rate, decimate frames, and 3:2 pulldown removal.
  • Preview the results, with live audio.