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I think the recommended hcpc FAQ needs an update

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Tim Cooper, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. Tim Cooper

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    Anyone else agree? i would be willing to re-do the list if the powers that be agree.
    Ideas, configs, etc etc post in this thread (if Spectre agrees) if not delete the thread.
    Tim
     
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    I agree entireley, which is why on Sunday I started compiling a new one, using the old sticky as a guide, updating links etc. and trying to put some more in as well. I havn't got a great deal done yet, as I've been pretty busy. How about we use this thread as a suggestions thread, I'll start by putting what I've got so far:

    I've only really collated the links I can think of so far, need to fleash it out with a brief description of each one etc.

    I can continue to do this, or if you'd like Tim, you can jump in :)
     
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  4. Tim Cooper

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    What about splitting the software section into a shareware/freeware list.
    What about a hint's-n-tweaks section..
    What about a recommended hardware list? low end, mid range, high end, obviously you'll have to ask for peoples configs to gauge what's hot & what's not.
    Just a few to be going on with got loads more, will post later.
    Tim
     
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    Excellent, if I get time tonight (off to lakeside and finishing up a headgasket change!) I'll do a bit more.
     
  7. Rob.Screene

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    Don't forget two more for those of us who don't like judder!

    DVDautorefresh (For multi-region CRT projector users, http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rob.screene/DVDautorefresh)

    ReClock DirectShow audio renderer (replaces microsoft audio renderer to stop judder/stutter for TheaterTek, Sonic, ZoomPlayer or DIVX users, http://ogo.nerim.net/reclockfilter/)

    Plus four for music:

    WinAmp from classic.WinAmp.com (Most 2.8 over 3 which is apparently bloated)

    MAD mp3 winamp input plug-in (allows mp3 decoding at 24-bit http://www.mars.org/home/rob/proj/mpeg/mad-plugin/)

    SSRC upsampling winamp output plug-in (allows up-to 24-bit music to be upsampled to 48-96KHz with highest quality, see http://www.blorp.com/~peter/zips/out_ds.exe for WinXP or
    http://www.blorp.com/~peter/zips/out_wave.zip for Win9x/ME users)

    ASIO winamp output plug-in (to allow WinXP users to bypass windows 48KHz WinXP kmixer's poor re-sampling http://www.aikis.or.jp/~otachan/out_asio.html) Not needed for Win9x/ME users.

    regards,
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    Rob,
    Already got dvd auto refresh in my list:smashin:
    Are you using reclock? do you get very occasional audio dropout?
    Mines dropping occasionally.

    Nut,
    We going to divvy up the list between us or nominate 1 to write all?
    Cheers.
    Tim.
     
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    Excellent links Rob, I'd forgotten Winamp etc. and I was just reading about that reclock in the other thread.

    Tim, how about I do the equipment manufacturers and benchmark proggies. You do utils and software (dvd player etc. ) links? Does that sound 'fair'? :)
     
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    Yo Nut,
    Sorry i forgot to repy to this thread m8ty......your ideas fine by me i just need to know the maximum size of individual threads so as i can make a start, gonna take quite a time i guess:smashin:
    Cheers..
    Tim.
    Nut what is your name BTW? nothin too embarrasing i hope:laugh:
     
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    Tim et. al

    If this works out as too large to be a post and you want to compose it as an rtf file, pdf, HTML etc., I'd be happy to host that on my servers and a link could be provided from the sticky.

    Also, if you need any assisytance with additional writing, proofing etc., give me a shout.

    Peter
     
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    Hi Peter,

    The more the merrier i'd say the more "experienced" HTPC'ers we can get on board the better the FAQ will turn out IMHO.
    Thanks for generous offer of hosting....top man:smashin:
    Tim.
     
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    For my side of things I'm progressing slowly, as I've been figthing internet explorer for the last few days, depserately trying to avoid a reinstall (made lord of the rings look like a playground scrap :p)

    But touch wood things are back to normality!

    meep, thanks for the offer there, but I think that it is probably best to keep the piece on the same hosting, so if it does get too big I think to split it into smaller subject chunks. Thinking about it, it may be an idea to create a downloadble version in PDF? Something to think about...

    As for my name, well it is Richard. Tim should be able to guess my surname. It has something to with a barrelmaker...
     
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    Another Cooper :D & judging from your head gasket woes a mechanic perchance?
    Right as far as i'm progressing the software section i'm writing is mostly links with a description of what the software's about/does.
    Anyone else have any ideas of what else i could put on the list to "bulk it out a bit".......what have let myself in for :rolleyes:
    Tim
     

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