Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Record your IM chat videos

Have you ever wondered if therewas some way you could recordmemorable video chats you’ve hadwith your friends or family? Whatabout important video conferenceswith clients? Check this outSTEP 1: WHAT YOU NEED
To be able to record your videoconferences—irrespective of the chatclient you are using—you need todownload a free utility called‘Bulent’s Screen Recorder’. Download it by google, you can have free version of the software. you canfind the latest,paid version ofthe software.
STEP 2:STARTUP
Starting thesoftwareafter installationwill get you to thedefault window, andthe default settingsare more or lesssufficient formost recordings.
STEP 3:CONFIGURATIONThe software offers a prettycomprehensive list of tweaksfor your recordings.Click on the configuration button,and you will be presented with arather haphazard configurationwindow where you can manage thevarious settings for your recordings.The default capture quality is setat 10 frames per second (fps), whichyou should change to the value youwould like—most movies areencoded at 30 fps.Apart from the capture rate, italso lets you select the compressionyou want to use, as well as set thecompression rate using a simpleslider. You can also set hotkeys totake screenshots, and set a file sizelimit for recording—wherein therecording will stop as and when thefile size is reached.
STEP 4:RECORDINGFirst of all, you need to choosethe source from which youwill record. Click the ‘Select Source’button on top, and then select fromamongst the options of ‘Entiredesktop’, ‘A full window’—which canbe any open window on your desktop,‘A specific region’ which can be set byyou, or your handycam.The last mode, ‘Watch it’, puts thesoftware into a monitoring mode andwill start recording when a changeoccurs in the source. It will otherwisepause and wait for any change in thescene. This is great for securityrelated capturing—as soon assomeone enters an otherwise emptyroom, the software detects the scenechange and starts recording.To record video chats, select thesource as ‘A full window’, set windowas MSN or Yahoo! video chat window.
STEP 5: CONTINUES RECORDINGOnce the source has beenselected, you can startrecording by clicking on thehandycam button. This is the manualrecord and you need to keep thebutton pressed (by holding down themouse button) to keep recording. Themoment you release the button, it willstop recording. To keep recordingcontinuously, you should first clickthe handycam button, and then clickthe arrow on the top left. This willmake your recording continuous untilyou press the ‘Stop’ button.
STEP 6: PLAYBACKOn pressing the ‘Stop’ button,you will be provided withvarious options of ‘Save’, ‘Play’,‘Photo’, or ‘Studio’, the last of whichlets you edit your AVI file. Clicking‘Play’ will open your default AVIplayer and play the file.
STEP 7: IMAGE CAPTURINGThe button next to thehandycam button that lookslike a still camera is just that! Onceyou stop your recording, you can viewthese snapshots by clicking on thegreen button labeled ‘photo’.That’s all there is to it. You cannow have video chat logs and saygoodbye to boring old text—providedyou have broadband, of course!

THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT UR COMPUTERS

AGP: Short for Accelerated Graphics Port,this is a port made exclusively for graphicscards and is significantly faster than PCI.There are different AGP standards based onspeed, such as 1.0 (1x/2x), 2.0 (2x/8x) and3.0 (4x/8x). The AGP 1x interface operatesat a clock speed of 66 MHz, AGP 2xoperates at 133 MHz and so on—themultiple of the AGP device can be used tocalculate the clock speed of its interface.

BIOS: The Basic Input Output System is aprogram located on the CMOS chip locatedon the motherboard. The BIOS controlsthe primary functions of the hardware andfacilitates low-level communicationbetween the OS and the hardware.The BIOS can be upgraded to provideadditional functionality.

SDRAM: Short for Synchronous DynamicRAM, this is a type of memory that issynchronised with the FSB of theprocessor. It is available in various speedssuch as 66 MHz, 100 MHz and 133 MHz.

DDR RAM: Double Data Rate RAM is atype of memory that handles data at twicethe speed of the older SDRAM. DDR RAMtypically operates at 266 MHz, 333 MHzand 400 MHz effective speeds, whilethe actual speeds are 133, 166 and200 MHz respectively.

DDR2 RAM: Double Data Rate 2 RAM is amemory type based on chips designed torun at speeds higher than that of DDRRAM, such as 533 MHz and 667 MHz. Veryfew motherboards right now supportDDR2 RAM. In our tests this month, onlythe Mercury PI915GVM supported it.

Dual Channel: When two RAM modulesare plugged into two slots marked for twodifferent memory channels, then,theoretically, the data flows at twicethe normal rate through the RAM.This is known as a dual-channelmemory configuration.

FSB: The Front Side Bus speed is the clockspeed at which different components in acomputer speak to the CPU. The CPU’s FSBis very important, and changing it candramatically affect the overall performanceof the computer. Increasing it can improvesystem performance but will also void yourCPU's warranty, and may sometimes causedamage to the CPU due to excessive heatgenerated at higher clock speeds.Decreasing the FSB reduces performance,but may be necessary when the highestFSB supported by the motherboard is lowerthan the default FSB of the CPU.

IDE: IDE stands for Integrated DriveElectronics, and is a standard interface forhard drives, optical drives and otherphysical storage devices. It is also knownas ATA, which stands for AdvancedTechnology Attachment. ATA33, ATA66,ATA100 and ATA133 are its various typesbased on the transfer speed. For example,ATA100 means that the theoretical datatransfer rate of the interface is 100 MB/s.It uses a 40 pin connector cable that mayconsist of 40 or 80 conductors.

Multiplier: This is the ratio between theCPU speed and the FSB speed. As anexample, a CPU with an FSB of 200 MHzand a multiplier of 18 will work at 200 x18 = 3,200 MHz.

Northbridge: This is a chip on themotherboard that controls the FSB andmemory. This is the largest chip on themotherboard and is normally covered by aheat sink, and sometimes actively cooledby a fan.

PCI: Peripheral Component Interconnectis a standard that defines the connectionbetween the motherboard and expansioncards. The data transfer rate of PCI buscan be up to 133 MB/s.

PCI-Express: Peripheral ComponentInterconnect Express is a new PCIstandard that transfers data at speedsequivalent to AGP 16x, which is roughly4.3 GB/s.

RAID: Abbreviation for Redundant Arrayof Independent Disks, RAID is a softwareor hardware configuration that employstwo or more drives in combination forfault tolerance and performance.Fault tolerance is a method used tosafeguard data by writing the same datato two different partitions or differenthard drives so that a redundant copy isavailable in case the first gets corruptedor destroyed. This involves two writeoperations at a time, so naturally, systemperformance suffers. RAID 0, 1 and 0+1are the commonly used types of RAID.

RAID 0: This involves striping only, andthere is no data redundancy. It has thebest performance but no fault tolerance.Striping is a technique in which the drives'storage space is partitioned into unitsranging from 512 bytes to severalmegabytes. These stripes are interleavedand addressed in order.

RAID 1: This type of RAID implementationis also known as disk mirroring, whichinvolves at least two drives to duplicatedata. Striping is not involved here. Thisoffers the best ratio of performance tofault tolerance.

RAID 0+1: This combines the bestfeatures of RAID 0 and 1. In this type ofRAID, two pairs of striped drives aremirrored together to provide faulttolerance. Thus, it requires four harddrives to implement.

Matrix RAID: This is a technologydeveloped by Intel, which achieves whatRAID 0+1 achieves using only two harddrives. It does so by creating two separatevolumes in an array of two hard disks. Itenables you to separate the two-diskArray into two volumes, as if there weretwo separate sets of hard disks.

SATA: Also abbreviated as S-ATA, SATA isshort for Serial ATA, which is an interfacefor physical storage devices such as harddrives. SATA uses a serial technology inwhich data is moved in a single stream,which is done much faster than a parallelinterface because unlike the parallelinterface, a serial interface is not tied to aparticular clock speed. The transfer ratesfor SATA begin at 150 MBps, and for SATAII it is 300 MBps.

Southbridge: This is the chip on themotherboard that controls all the onboarddevices including the IDE bus and PCI bus.This is the second-largest chip on themotherboard and is sometimes covered bya heat sink.

CNR slot: CNR is an abbreviation forCommunications/Network Riser, and theCNR Slot was developed by Intel. It is aslot on the motherboard that allows audioand modem devices created for thisstandard to be plugged into it.

OpenGL: Short for Open GraphicsLanguage. It is a vendor-neutral, multiplatformprogramming language usedmainly to create 3D applications andgames. It was developed by SGI.

Underclocking: Reducing the clock speedof the CPU. It is achieved by eitherreducing the FSB speed or the multiplierof the CPU.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

REGISTRY UNPLUGGED..PART 3

EXTRACTING THE WINDOWS PRODUCT KEY

The product key of the windows is sometimes forgotten or misplaced.after the windows installation.this serves as a blockade during re-installation of windows.IN case of windows 98, the product key can be obtained by

STEP 1: navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion".

STEP 2: in the right pane the value of "entry product key" is the key of your windows.


CHANGE THE WELCOME SCREEN WITH YOUR OWN PICTURE

Windows XP displays three types of screen during boot up.the 2nd screen is one that says "Welcome". to change this

STEP1: navigate to "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop"

STEP 2: under this key,click on entry named "wallpaper"

STEP 3: double click on it and enter the path of the image file you want to display. the file can be of extension BMP or JPEG.

STEP 4: if you want to tile the wallpaper,set the value of "tilewallpaper" entry to 1. if you want to stretch the wallpaper,set the value of the "wallpaperstyle" to 2.

KNOW YOUR REAL WRITING SPEED IN NERO

while writing a CD,only the average speed is displayed in the burn status dialog box.to force NERO to display the actual writing speed.

STEP 1:navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\ahead\nero-burningrom\recorder.

STEP 2: under this,open or createthe DWORD entry "showsinglerecorderspeed"

STEP 3: change the value of this entry to 1,to display the actual writing speed,and 0 to display the average writing speed.

START BUTTON CONTEXT MENU

using this, you can open applications from the context menu of the start menu, i.e. by right-clicking on the start buttom.openthe registry:

STEP 1:select HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

STEP 2: create a new sub-key named with the program you want to associate it with,say,NOTEPAD.now select this key and create another sub-key named "command" and set its "default" entry value as the path to the executable for example," C:\windows\notepad.exe"for the notepad.

STEP 3: now,right click on the "START" and see you have the desired link of the program like "notepad" as shown.

REGISTRY UNPLUGGED.. PART 2

START MENU SCROLLING

when your start menu overflows,it isn't possible to list all the entries in a single column.then, windows either creates a second column or a scrolling menu.you can control this through the registry

so,here goes the steps to make
STEP1:navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced


STEP 2: select the entry called "StartMenuScrollPrograms",if it is not present than make a entry with the name "StartMenuScrollPrograms"

STEP 3: specify the value as "yes" if you want to have scrolling columns and "no" if you want to have multiple columns.

BROWSER'S TITLE BAR TEXT

check out this one,it is very interesting.
IN Internet explorer (the web browser),installation which might be distributed
by other companies than Microsoft might have their own name.also,you may want to have your own name on the title bar.
STEP 1: navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main"


STEP 2: edit or create the string value entry "Window Title"

STEP 3: i have changed the value with "my life,my way!!!!!!!!!! kaushal rocks:)";

as shown in the figure.you can do the same and enjoy!!