DFX Audio Enhancer 12.021
A plug-in that improves the sound quality of Winamp, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, iTunes, VLC, J.River Media Player.
"The easiest way to use DFX is to simply turn it on with its standard settings. You will immediately be amazed at the added clarity and punch that your audio player now provides." Users can also make fine adjustments to any of the following effects: Harmonic Fidelity Restoration ("eliminates the 'muffled' sound that is an artifact of the data compression algorithms used in Internet audio formats"); HyperBass ("adds deep, rich bass sound to your audio by compensating for the bass limitations of almost all PC-based audio systems and data-compressed audio formats"); Dynamic Gain Boosting ("increases the perceived loudness of your audio while minimizing distortion levels, particularly when using Internet audio systems"); Ambience, Stereo Imaging ("compensates for the lost or diminished stereo depth that is the result of closely located speakers, poor listening environments, and sonic losses due to data compression of Internet audio formats"); 3D Surround Sound ("adds amazing depth and body to your audio, compensating for monitoring limitations and sonic losses due to data compression").
"Download" links to the DFX Downloads page.
RunIT 2.1 beta 6a
Description by the Software Developer:
"Yet another launchpad? Yes - but this one is different, this one is great, no one who has ever tried it could live without it anymore! (at least without reformatting the harddrive - a bug in the uninstall part of the program...)" -- such is the rather lengthy slogan of RunIT, a simple yet powerful launchpad for Win95/98 and NT (4.0 and above). RUNit gives you quick access to applications, documents, folders, and shortcuts. Unlike many other launchpads, RUNit doesn't occupy any space on your screen - you only see it when you actually use it. RUNit defines a "hot area" on your screen where a click of the right mouse button makes the RUNit launch-menu appear. The "hot area" can be any border of the screen or even the whole screen (you have to hold down the CRTL or SHIFT key while right-clicking in the "whole screen mode").
"Search for your own MP3 music using your own criteria. MP3Detective searches simultaneously all your set music folders or drives with MP3's therein. Choose your own search phrase within the MP3's song or artist name. A powerful program, with a simple user interface. Click the results to play the song." The MP3Detective List Maker function enables you to list and sort all your MP3's, no matter where they are located on your hard drive. Search multiple drives and directories for MP3 music using the Complex search with 2 items of text (e.g. qu+bo to find 'Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody'), plus the Option to ignore commas and apostrophes. There is also an ID3V1 tag editor.
Evaluation period: 30 days.