Archive for July, 2007

A closer look to Ares P2P


Ares P2P is a free peer to peer, open source and a java based software that allows you to share digital media like images, audio, video, software and documents. What I like most about Ares P2P are it’s support for bitTorrent protocol and shoutcast radio stations, and of course the multi source downloads for faster downloading. It also comes with a browser, an integrated audio/video player, a file-sharing chat room, a windows vista inspired theme and is spyware free. File size is less than 2 MB and very easy to install.


Here are some of the screenshots.

All In One Codec

Are you looking for a codec that will suit up all your media requirements? Well If you’re tired and too lazy to download each and every codec for your preferred media application, then this is the codec that you’ve been looking for.

Storm Codec is an addon & enhance of Windows Media Player, Storm Codec provide a solution to most popular media files, streams and VCD/DVD, it can play RealMedia, QuickTime, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (DivX/XviD/3ivx, MP4, AVC/H264…), AC3/DTS, ratDVD, VP3/VP6, Indeo, XVD, Theora, Subtitles, OGG/OGM, Matroska, APE, FLAC, TTA, AAC, MPC, Voxware, 3GP/AMR… without any other Media Player (But latest Windows Media Player it recommend for the new Windows Media format).

Storm Codec 7.02.01 includes :

- RealPlayer 10.5 decodings cores & ActiveX 6.0.12.1698
- RealMedia Splitter 1.0.1.1
- QuickTime 7.13 decodings cores & ActiveX (contains AMR/3GP & H264 in the MOV support)
- Flash Player 9 r16
- Kopei’s XviD Codec 1.10 (Build 20.05123 million)
- Ffdshow MPEG-4 Codec 20.060526 million (contains realaac, liba52, libdts, libtremor and so on)
- On2 VP7 Codec 7.0.10.0
- On2 VP6 Codec 6.4.2.0
- Ligos Indeo Codec 3.2 – 5.2
- GV Codec 1.2
- CyberLink Video/SP Filter (ATI) 6.0.0.1625
- NVidia PureVideo Decoder 1.02-223
- RatDVD Decoder 0.78.1444
- OGG Splitter 1.0.0.0
- AAC Parser 1.1
- CoreFLAC Audio Decoder & Source DirectShow Filter 0.4.0.46
- DS Monkey’s Audio Filter 1.0 + APE Audio Lib 3.99u4
- SHN to WAV Filter 20.051008 million
- TTA DirectShow Splitter 1.0.0.203
- RadLight MPC DirectShow Filter 1.0.0.3
- OGG Vorbis MSACM Codec
- Voxware Metasound & Metavoice ACM Codec
- Haali’s Splitter 20.060707 million
- PMP Splitter 1.0.0.8
- VSFilter (Direct VobSub) 2.37
- Media Player Classic 6.4.9.0
- G.Spot 2.60 B00

What are you waiting for? Download NOW!

Free Internet TV

There is one more reason to keep you glued on your seat while surfing the internet. Enjoy watching free TV broadcast using P2P technology from SopCast. I have used this before to watch a boxing game of our very own Manny Pacquiao Live! without commercial breaks. Enjoy!

 Free Internet TV

SopCast is a simple, free way to broadcast video and audio or watch the video and listen to radio on the Internet. Adopting P2P(Peer-to-Peer) technology, It is very efficient and easy to use. Let anyone become a broadcaster without the costs of a powerful server and vast bandwidth. You can build your own TV stations comparable with large commercial sites with minimal resources. Using SopCast, you can serve 10,000 online users with a personal computer and a home broadband connection.

SoP is the abbreviation for Streaming over P2P. Sopcast is a Streaming Direct Broadcasting System based on P2P. The core is the communication protocol produced by Sopcast Team, which is named sop://, or Sop technology.

Features:

  • State-of-the-art P2P technology. Share the data among all viewers, make the channel more available and stable.
  • Minimal delay in the P2P streaming market.
  • Fast buffering. 10-30seconds.
  • Firewall and NAT traversal technology to pass 90% P2P barriers.
  • Build your own channels and broadcast it over the Internet.
  • Streaming real time streams. Support for many streaming transport protocol. mms, http, etc.
  • Streaming media files. Many file types: asf, wmv, rm, rmvb, mp3, etc.
  • Support for loop file playing.
  • Extremely low memory footprint and CPU load
  • Standard channel URL: click on any sop:// URL to play.
  • Real time monitor of broadcasting source quality and network quality to help viewers to select a appropriate channel.
  • Record the clips when you are watching it.
  • Can play the stream with your favorite player, such as Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, VLC, etc.
  • Memory buffering, no harm to the hard disk.
  • Support for authentication for both the broadcasters and the viewers. The broadcaster has full control on his channels.
  • End-to-End security, encrypted messages, hi level P2P security, no hijack.
  • Support multiple channels broadcast on the same server. Normally, you can run 5-10 channels on one PC.
  • The Sop Player can be embedded into a webpage or any software applications. It works just like Windows Media Player.
  • The Sop Server and Sop Player can be run both on Windows and Linux. The whole system can be ported to embedded Linux.
  • Freeware, not ad/spy ware

Mozilla Firefox user’s worry no more, initially sopcast works only in IE because of it’s Windows Media Player. Now you can download a firefox plugin to have windows media player run in firefox.Links:

Mozilla User’s Manual – Firefox v 1.5

If you’re using a different version of firefox, you can get the plugin here.