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Fix Your Broken AVI Files For Free With FIX PLAYER from Movie Toolbox

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Just a quick note.  One of the the things you can spend days researching is HOW TO FIX BROKEN VIDEO/AVI FILES?  I tried various utilities.  For those new to to this topic let share what my experience has been:

  1. DivFix and VirtualDub (NanDub) are the venerable standbys that folks in the know have been using for a very long time.  They are either free or shareware.  There are some known bugs in both of these but basically DivFix used to hang and crash on certain file types and VirtualDub is easy to use once you’ve figured it out.  It helps to follow tutorials and RTFM.  If you are new to Video editing software, VDub is not very intuitive.
  2. DivFix++ –> I have used this.  It is the updated version of DivFix, and seems to have resolved many of the bugs –> no issues with hanging.
  3. I tested Video Fixer.  It was a trial edition (10 days).  Last update was in 2006!  It said that it fixed several avi files, but when I tried to run the with VLC, VLC reported that the file was still broken.  VERDICT:  Video Fixer is garbage.  Don’t even bother.
  4. Fix Player –> I was able to consistently repair broken AVI files with this software today (MAY 6, 2013).  It has a simple interface.  I can’t tell you if there are any bugs, because I didn’t run into any.  All I can say is it worked for me all day long today. 🙂

Ultimately, I recommend you check out Fix player.

Hackers vs audiophiles: which headphone do they prefer?

August 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Hackers vs audiophiles: which headphone do they prefer?.

Headphones for Hackers

– Anonymous Hacker

Headphones are ingrained in startup culture. If you visit a startup office, more often than not, it seems like everyone is wearing headphones. The same workplace norm doesn’t appear to exist at law firms, medical practices or anywhere else really.

A hacker needs to concentrate without interruption for long periods of time and yet has almost no quiet personal space at work. A pair of headphones is a great solution to the contradiction inherent in this situation.

Beyond the practicalities, hackers seem to be personally invested in their choice of headphones. Headphones are a tool of the trade, and like many craftsmen, programmers like to talk about their tools (what other professions could have lively debates about Text Editors?). Ask a programmer about his headphones and you’re likely receive a more detailed response than you care to hear.

At Priceonomics we became curious about what types of headphones programmers actually … (Read more here)