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#1 bomkata

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:31 PM

ok guys i have a few questions...

1. i need a really good mp4 converter that is "free" or ez to get free if ya catch my drift. unless its an awsome one and im more than willing to support the author just as long as it does not cost an arm and a leg.

.2 i would like to know if there is a way to monitor my traffic to make sure im not haveing my bandwith stolen or not giveing what im supposed to get.

3. lastly is there a way to check my procesess to see what is needed and not a program that will get ride of the ones that is not needed.

oh one more thing any other software you can recamend to just maintain my pc and keep it running safe and to its max performance would be great.

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thanks in advance guys i love you all and your so smart it makes me look like an idiot.,

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#2 Jeff Campbell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:36 PM

1. try this one:
http://www.maniactools.com/soft/m4a-to-mp3...converter.shtml

i havent used that particular convertor but their m4a to mp3 converter works great.

2. do you have a wireless router setup?

3. i use ccleaner from time to time to clean things up. http://www.ccleaner.com/

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:30 PM

lastly is there a way to check my procesess to see what is needed and not a program that will get ride of the ones that is not needed.

Process Explorer
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
You need to research [Google] the entries first. You do not want to randomly disable items that you may need

would like to know if there is a way to monitor my traffic to make sure im not haveing my bandwith stolen or not giveing what im supposed to get.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freemeter/

software you can recamend to just maintain my pc and keep it running safe and to its max performance would be great.


Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

• Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

• Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

• The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.
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#4 Jeff Campbell

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:10 PM

1. try this one:
http://www.maniactools.com/soft/m4a-to-mp3...converter.shtml

i havent used that particular convertor but their m4a to mp3 converter works great.

2. do you have a wireless router setup?

3. i use ccleaner from time to time to clean things up. http://www.ccleaner.com/


i should have mentioned i do NOT use the registry cleaner in ccleaner. just the file cleanup, startup options and add/remove programs.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:10 PM

the main issue i am haveing is converting mp4 files to play on my xbox 360 :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:50 AM

the main issue i am haveing is converting mp4 files to play on my xbox 360 :thumbsup:


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:48 AM

1. i need a really good mp4 converter that is "free" or ez to get free if ya catch my drift. unless its an awsome one and im more than willing to support the author just as long as it does not cost an arm and a leg.

Awesome and free: Super
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

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