Monday, September 24, 2012

Youtube 360p buffering/preloading fix

You must have noticed that Youtube has changed the way videos load few months ago. They load some time, and they stop if you have paused the video, thus not letting you load the whole video for offline use. There are few ways of fixing that, one of them might do the trick for you.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Create ICO files with Photoshop

If you want to make a quality .ico file, download ICO file format for Photoshop. This is a small plugin for Photoshop which lets you create icons.
How to install:
First, download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the plugin, according to your Photoshop version. You can check it's version by going to Help->About.
Next, go to your Adobe Photoshop directory, usually
"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats" for 64-bit, and
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\File Formats" for 32-bit. If 'Plug-ins', or 'File Formats' folder doesn't exist, create it. Then paste the appropriate extension in the folder, and you are all set.

Now whenever you have an icon size (multiples by 8, like 16x16, 24x24, 32x32 and so on) you will be able to save the file as .ico.

If you have any suggestions, or problems, leave them in the comments.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fix for Chrome bookmark bar not showing

If Chrome only shows the bookmark bar on the "New tab" page, then you can fix it by right clicking on the bookmark bar when opening new tab, and clicking "Show bookmarks bar".

Detached bookmark bar.

Attached bookmark bar.

*Note: The images were edited because of private information.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Subtitle plugin for VLC - VLSub

VLC (VideoLAN) has a lot of customization features, it's free, supports huge variety of media formats, and so on, which makes it my most favorite video player.
Yesterday I noticed that BS Player offers automatic subtitle search when you play a file, so I searched the same for VLC, and I found a very good subtitle plugin.

It's called VLSub, and you may download it from:

Edited and fixed version by me:

How to install: 
Type "%appdata%" in Windows Explorer (without quotes), and go to "vlc", then proceed to "lua" and finally "extensions".

If any of the folders doesn't exist, create the missing folder.
Paste the "vlcsub.lua" file in the "extensions" folder.

Now, open some file with VLC, and go to "View -> VLSub".

 It will open a dialog where you choose your language. Select your language, and press OK. It will start searching for subtitles from "". Choose the one which you find most suitable, and press OK. The subtitle will be downloaded, extracted, and loaded in VLC.

I successfully edited the script, and now it's working flawlessly.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Transfer files from PC to Windows Phone

Windows Phone PC to phone transfer, can be a real pain. There are many ways of transferring your data to the phone, but they either require email usage, or Skydrive upload. This is the fastest and the best way to transfer your data.

HFS - HTTP File server is an application which creates a fileserver on your PC which is then used by PC File Download to display your PC Contents. You may download data from PC File Download to your phone then.

How it's done:

Install HFS.
Install PC File Server on your phone.
Open up HFS on your PC.
Right click in the Virtual File Server space, and select Add folder from disk....

Add your folder, and press Real Folder in the next dialog.
Open up PC File Server on your phone, give a name to the connection, and add the IP of the PC. (Note: You have to be on the same network.)

Now, click the name of the PC you just added on the phone.
Swipe left, and press the refresh button.
The files are sorted in folders according to their type. Choose the type, and click on the file. It will be downloaded and opened according to it's file type.

PC File Download:

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Magnet files won't download (uTorrent, Chrome, Windows 7)

If you are having a problem with .magnet files, which for some reason won't download or auto-start, then the best solution is to convert them to .torrent files.

You can do this manually, by going to magnet2torrent, or by installing a Google Chrome extension, magnet2torrent converter.
Both solutions offer cached .torrent files on their servers.

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