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Web browser benchmarks: Firefox vs. Waterfox vs. Pale Moon vs. Chromium vs. Chrome

I was curious how some browser perform and what kind of web browser benchmarks were available, so I ran Kraken, SunSpider, HTML5, JetStream, Octane 2.0 and Acid3 on Firefox, Waterfox, Pale Moon, Chromium and Chrome. Here are the results with my rig 2600k @ 4.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Kraken & Sunspider ->… Read more Web browser benchmarks: Firefox vs. Waterfox vs. Pale Moon vs. Chromium vs. Chrome

Using Intel’s QuickSync with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

So you’ve got an Intel CPU i3, i5, i7 with an integrated GPU HD3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 or whathaveyou? You can use that iGPU to offload your encoding work with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) be it for recording or streaming purposes. Obviously the newer your CPU the better the QuickSync will be at encoding. As… Read more Using Intel’s QuickSync with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

Streaming made easy with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)!

A little while back I began streaming my gameplay sessions because I didn’t always want to record, encode, upload. I’m a lazy bum, I admit. While searching the internet, I found a couple applications that allow streaming to sites like Twitch.tv, Youtube, Justin.tv, etc. However most of them are not worth mentioning but a single… Read more Streaming made easy with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software)!

Enhance your CCleaner with CCEnhancer beyond your wildest imagination!

Pretty sure CCleaner is an all-time favorite tool for many of you folks. What perhaps most of you might not know however is that there’s an itty bitty tool that enhances CCleaner even more! It’s called CCEnhancer. This tool downloads an up-to-date kept list called “winapp2.ini”. In this list there are other applications defined that… Read more Enhance your CCleaner with CCEnhancer beyond your wildest imagination!

Intel Core i7-2600K and encoding with VirtualDub

A couple weeks ago I retired my old 3GHz overclocked Q6600 and upgraded to Intel’s new flagship CPU i7 2600k. Now before I start writing up my very short opinion and review, those are the settings I still use in VirtualDub. Virtually nothing has changed. Even after more than 2 years, those settings are still… Read more Intel Core i7-2600K and encoding with VirtualDub

VirtualDub: How to use mkv, mp4, flv, mov and other file formats with VirtualDub

A lot of people keep asking me how to use VirtualDub with other files formats besides .avi. Like mkv, flv, mp4 or even .mov. VirtualDub, as stand-alone, cannot handle mkv, mp4, flv, mov or any other files besides avi. You need a plugin or plugins to load anything else besides avi. Mind you, VirtualDub still… Read more VirtualDub: How to use mkv, mp4, flv, mov and other file formats with VirtualDub