Troubleshooting

Reduce apps & services on startup to speed up your PC with ‘Autoruns’

Autoruns is a tiny portable app by SysInternals for all versions of Windows. It is an essential free tool that lists everything that happens during a fresh boot of Windows. And it allows you to enable/disable items with the tick of a box. Download Autoruns here. Thorough optimization of the boot process is delicate, but …

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Extract subtitles from .MKV files to .SRT – The FREE & EASY way

Many video players don’t support embedded subtitles in MKV files. Few people know it’s quite easy to extract one or many subtitles as .SRT files. The search for this solution gave me quite a headache, so I’m happy to share it with you. The right combination of MKV TOOLNIX + gMKVExtractGUI, both free tools, works …

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Play your iTunes (smart) playlists on Android and/or DLNA network devices

All my ratings and (smart) playlists are configured to perfection in its library and the files are all stored on my Synology NAS. I like iTunes, but it hasn’t been easy combining it with Android and streaming the library all around the house via UPnP DLNA devices (like LG WebOS, a Telenet Digicorder, and the …

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Browse safer and bypass local web-blockades by changing your DNS

Whenever you enter an URL in your browser, your internet provider will translate it to its specific IP-address. Then you’ll receive the requested content. This translation is handled on their DNS (Domain Name Server). This usually works just fine, but certain countries or geopolitical zones have a tendency to block or redirect specific websites, and …

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