How to Convert FLV videos for Free

So you’ve downloaded an FLV file, and now you’d like to convert it to another format, to view it on another device, edit it, etc? I’d like to share with you some great open source software I’ve found for converting FLV videos. I recently tried to convert an FLV file to another video format that … Read more

Free File Synchronization Utilities


I've recently been looking at a number free File synchronization utilities. I'd previously used SyncToy from Microsoft. It worked well for me for a little while, but then I ended up loosing a number of files because it removed files that I didn't actually want to delete. The horror of loosing precious files made me … Read more

Free Media Player Released – Open Source VLC

The best open source media player we’ve found, has finally been fully released (version 1.0). The VLC Media Player ( ) can play just about any kind of media file you can throw at it. Even FLV files. If you’re tired of not having the right codec to play video and audio files, you … Read more

Free Font Viewer

There are a multitude of free fonts out there now! How do you manage them all? How do you see them all to select one to use? I have found this Font Viewer software from AMPsoft, to be very helpful. Plus, it’s free! So it can’t hurt to give it a try…

Free Backup Tools for Windows

I recently saw a recommendation for some free backup tools for Windows, and I thought I’d pass them along. The following can be useful in different circumstances, over the regular Windows backup: For full drive backups: DriveImage XML Backup Software For backing up individual files to another drive:SyncToy from Microsoft When a hard drive fails, … Read more

Free 3D Models Compatible with Blender

Some links to free 3D models, that are compatible (.blend file, or can be imported) with Blender: The Official Blender Model Repository Blender Architecture related 3D models: Cars: Sci-Fi (starwars, star trek, etc): General: 3D Models of Various Formats, some of which can be imported into Blender Motion Capture

More Blender Tutorials for Beginners

I came accross some more Blender 3D tutorials, that I thought were pretty good for beginners (they show pretty well how to use the interface): Also, here are some more Blender video tutorial links: And another good place to start: (archived)…aterial/366743

Open Source Video Editor Comparison Review

I found this little comparison review of Open Source Video editing programs. The top three came out as KDENLIVE, OpenMovieEditor, and… Blender. Actually, the reviewer claims that those are the only ones he found really usable on Linux. I found it interesting that Blender was on the list, even though it’s primary purpose is 3D … Read more