The new year is upon us, and with it comes a sparkling new group of freeware and shareware treats for your Windows PC.
The new year is upon us, and with it comes a sparkling new group of freeware and shareware goodies for your Windows PC.
TV viewing made better
Honestech’s HT TV Plus 4.0 Gold offers an integrated suite of seven MPEG video applications for digital TV experience on your Windows PC: HT TVR 2.0, Internet Electronic Program Guide, HT VideoEditor 6.1, HT MPEG Encoder 7.0, HT Burn DVD 3.2, Photo Editor, and Digital Album. Launched from an integrated shell, TV Plus 4.0 Gold brings TV viewing, video recording, video editing, video conversion, VCD/SVCD and DVD burning, and video organization and archiving.
So what does all that mean to you? If you have your television hooked up to your PC, you can use this software suite to gain even more control over how you watch, what you record, and what you decide to burn to VCD or DVD. You can even burn copyrighted material to your discs, though we’d never encourage or condone such illegal activities–your need to own every episode of Conan O’Brien on DVD notwithstanding.
There’s a bit of a learning curve, but most of the simpler features–say, changing channels and recording programs–are easy enough to master, and there’s enough fun stuff here to make learning how to use it enjoyable. Spend a few hours playing with the software and there’s not much you can’t accomplish. The suite can be downloaded from Honestech’s site >www.honestech-e.com