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  1. there's a Greesemonkey script that makes VLC the default player for Flash videos on YouTube. when compared to the standard Flash plugin, the difference in performance is HUGE. playback in fullscreen is great! the Flash plugin sucks balls. there must be a way to make VLC the default player for **all** Flash videos online.
  2. try to find "older" versions of the MS tool. it was not a .Net prog originally. i think it was called XML Notepad 1.0.
  3. i've noticed that some of the Flash players embedded in websites support the LOW QUALITY playback mode (if you r-click the video and choose it from the contextual menu). www.Hulu.com is an example of a site where low quality mode is an option. the advantage of said mode is that it puts very little toll on the CPU and playback is very smooth. is there a way to make Flash always default to LOW QUALITY playback? i tried using 2 different Greasemonkey scripts but the result isnt constant. Flash in some sites default to Lo-Q, but in other sites it doesnt.... (!) one example of a site where Flash is very heavy (and the Greasemonkey extensions have no effect) is the History Channel site. i've tried to watch an episode of "The Universe". is there a way to tweak Flash, the Flash Players, Firefox or Windows so that Flash playback is less CPU-intensive? maybe there's a way to get the Flash stream to play on VLC or Media Player Classic? that would solve the problem too as those programs handle Flash very well. any suggestions welcome.
  4. that doesnt fix the problem. those Flash videos dont play on Firefox or IE but they do play on Opera.
  5. i've tried to watch Star Trek on www.cbs.com/classics/star_trek and failed miserably. nothing happens on Firefox or IE. on Opera it does play but CPU utilization goes to the roof and the playback is very choppy. i tried it on PuppyLinux too and it doesnt work either. is there a way to get those CBS.com videos to play properly? videos from YouTube, Hulu and TVShack play fine in all my browsers!
  6. i havent used Thumbs in 10 years. right now i'm using XnView, which i dont consider memory or CPU intensive. not only it shows images as thumbnails (of whatever size you set) but it also allows you to rename, rotate, resize, brighten, saturate, etc your pictures. one by one or in batch (mass-editing).
  7. you need to setup ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on your laptop. you do it from the Network applet on the Control Panel. i've never done so i cant help you anymore. it's simple though. search for "Windows XP ICS" on Google.
  8. what's the problem with saving files in "My Documents" or its subfolders?
  9. i dont know what is causing it, but if you install Microsoft's TweakUI utility, you can use the "Reapair Icons" command to refresh all icons used by your system. more info on the link below. http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/repair-i...using-tweak-ui/
  10. if you want to backup the Windows partition and save it somewhere for future re-installations, the guide below can help. it's easy. it uses the freeware SystemRescueCD. Backup using SystemRescueCD: http://www.nordloewe.com/tips_srcd.html
  11. start the installation of the SP version. if it requires the existence of anything else in your system, you will be told so and the SP wont install.
  12. just an update to my own post.... according to a thread at the VMWare Forum, it's not possible to run VMWare Server as a Restricted User because the program needs unrestricted access to the Host OS's hardware. here is more info on this issue: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/135163
  13. everytime i launch VMWare Server 1.0.5 while logged as a Restricted User i get the following error: VMware Server unrecoverable error: (vmui) Cannot get temporary directory for log file. on the other hand, VMWare opens fine if i use Run As > Administrator. note that i'm not talking about the VMs.... those are fine. it's VMWare -- the program -- which refuses to load under non-Administrator accounts. is that normal? my guess is that i have a permission problem, but i cant find it. i've tried re-installing VMWare Server several times, but it's been pointless. any suggestions? btw, my Host OS is Windows XP Home.
  14. he knows his stuff. http://www.theonion.com/content/news/cgi_t...realistic_oscar
  15. @scmartindale: Did you try the Registry hack? Did it work? You can find more detailed instructions here.

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