Recommend 5 simple and powerful win10 easy to use local software

Time:2020-9-13

In our daily use of PC, we must have more or less such experience: the default software of windows is not easy to use!

The default applications under Windows 10 are divided into the following categories: email, map, music player, photo viewer, video player, web browser, etc. E-mail, map applications and web browsers will not be discussed for the moment. Local viewing and playing of music, pictures and videos is a basic requirement for many people. But these viewers and players that come with the system always want to add online functions, sometimes too many online functions make it inconvenient for users to use. This paper will introduce several free / open source software that can replace the system’s own software.

1. Compression software – 7-Zip

Software name:
High compression ratio compression software 7-Zip v18.06 multi language Chinese installation version 32 bit
Software size:
1.12MB
Update time:
2019-02-12
Software name:
7-Zip decompression software v19.0.0 64 bit multilingual official installation version
Software size:
1.37MB
Update time:
2019-02-23

7-Zip is an open source data compression program, mainly running on Microsoft Windows operating system, UNIX like operating system such as Linux and FreeBSD, there are 7-Zip porting versions under p7zip can be used. It provides programs with command line interface or graphical user interface, and can be combined with resource manager. 7-Zip is a free software, which was developed by Igor Pavlov in 1999, and the main body is released under GNU LGPL; the encryption part uses the code of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and publishes with BSD license; the RAR part is decompressed, and the RAR specific license agreement is used.

The main features of 7-Zip are as follows:

The 7z format using LZMA and lzma2 algorithm has a high compression ratio

Supported formats:

Compress / decompress: 7z, XZ, bzip2, gzip, tar, zip and WIM

Decompression only: ARJ, cab, CHM, CPIO, Cramfs, Deb, DMG, fat, HFS, ISO, lzh, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, rar, RPM, squashfs, UDF, VHD, Wim, Xar, Z

For zip and gzip formats, 7-Zip can provide 2-10% higher compression ratio than using PKZIP and winzip

Provide more perfect AES-256 encryption algorithm for 7z and zip

The 7z format supports the creation of self releasing compressed packages

Windows Explorer integration

Powerful file manager

More awesome command line version

Support for far manager plug-in

Support 87 languages

As an old brand open source compression software, the latest version (19.00 x61) is only 1413k in size. The interface of 7-Zip is very simple, but its function is very powerful.

Skills: select the right-click menu option in tool options 7-Zip; select the file type associated with 7-Zip in tool options system

2. Music player dopamine

Software name:
Dopamine v1.0.0.65
Software size:
5MB
Update time:
2016-05-18

Dopamine is a uwp style audio player using ffmpeg code licensed by lgplv2.1.

It makes the interface of listening to music as simple and beautiful as possible. It can play music files in WAV, MP3, Ogg, Vorbis, FLAC, wma, ape, Opus and m4a / AAC formats.

Friendly setting interface:

main interface:

Large, medium, small and simple interface:

Main window

Medium mode

Mini mode

Minimalist mode

Taskbar tray:

Unfortunately, dopamine 2.0 is still in the beta preview stage, but that doesn’t prevent it from becoming my favorite local music player. No matter from the interface or operation, it is the best music player I have used so far.

3. Picture viewer nomacs

Software name:
Official free installation of nomacs v3.7.0.1144. B
Software size:
23MB
Update time:
2017-08-04

Nomacs a malicious name (no MACS) is a free open source image viewer that supports multiple platforms. You can use it to view all common image formats, including raw and PSD images.

Nomacs supports the adjustment of brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, gamma and exposure parameters. It has pseudo color function and can create polychromatic images. A unique feature of nomacs is the comparison of multiple images. With this feature, you can zoom or pan in exactly the same position and easily compare images by overlaying them with different opacity.

Nomacs is licensed under the GNU General Public License V3 and is available for windows, Linux, FreeBSD, MAC, and OS / 2. It can be used for private and commercial purposes free of charge.

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Nomacs is competent for simple image viewing, clipping and compositing. The rich plug-in support also makes this open source image viewer more possible!

4. Video player MPC-HC

Software name:
Media player MPC-HC x64 v1.8.6 Chinese green free version
Software size:
16.4MB
Update time:
2019-03-24
Software name:
MPC-HC v1.8.6 32bit official green multilingual MPC player
Software size:
14.9MB
Update time:
2019-03-24

When it comes to video players, we have to mention the ffmpeg project, which is an open source computer program that can be used to record, convert digital audio and video, and convert them into streams. Ffmpeg is adopted by many open source projects, such as ffmpeg 2toora, VLC, Mplayer, handbrake, blender, Google Chrome, etc. Ffmpeg is also used in ffdshow (external project) of DirectShow / VFW and perian (external project) of QuickTime.

As ffmpeg is released under LGPL / GPL protocol (if some modules published by GPL protocol are used, GPL protocol must be used). Anyone can use ffmpeg freely, but the LGPL / GPL protocol must be strictly followed. Many player software use ffmpeg code, but they do not comply with LGPL / GPL protocol and do not disclose any source code. We should be ashamed of this infringement. If you are interested, you can check the stigma column on ffmpeg’s official website.

The software complies with LGPL / GPL protocol

As a film and television enthusiast, I have tried almost all the local video players. From 2011 to 2013, I used QQ audio and video more. From 2014 to 2015, I got into the pit of potplayer. Now I use MPC-HC (PC) and VLC (multi platform streaming). Almost all video players can be classified into three types: MPC-HC, Mplayer and VLC player. The rest can be understood as the shell version or modified version of the above three players. Only MPC-HC is introduced here.

Supported formats

Media player classic home cinema, referred to as MPC-HC, is a concise media player. The subsequent versions of media player classic have 32-bit and 64 bit versions. On July 16, 2017, after the release of version 1.7.13, the original author xhmikosr announced that due to the loss of developers, the project would be officially terminated if no other developers joined. Later, CLSID 2 took over and updated version 1.7.13.

MPC-HC characteristics: 1

Provides anti tearing options

Supports Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, windows 8.1 and windows 10, with 64 bit version

Complete ICC Color Management

Support for EVR renderers

Toolbar skin changing function

Subtitle support

Support TV signal playback and recording (when supported TV card is installed)

Create dump file when MPC-HC crashes

Support for OSD (English: on screen display)

Support multi display adjustment

Pixel shaders with conversion between bt601 and bt709

With yv12 chroma upsampling pixel shaders

multi-language support

Inherits all the features of gabest’s guliverkli MPC project

Remote control with free Android application software

Can play VCD, SVCD, DVD, Blu ray DVD

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5. Download software Motrix

Software name:
Motrix V1.4.1 Chinese free installation version
Software size:
77.5MB
Update time:
2019-06-25

According to the author, as a developer who is interested in it, he developed this desktop version download tool Motrix in his spare time after moving bricks. It supports HTTP, FTP, BT, magnetic link, network disk download (supported by browser plug-in), etc., which can basically cover all resource download requirements.

As a cross platform download software, it is not easy to make the use experience of the three platforms basically consistent, but Motrix did. Due to the adoption of Aria 2 as the core, the download of network disk resources is also rapid, and the support for Internet file download is good.

Screenshot of official website:

User interface:

Comparison with chrome Download:

Chrome on the top and Motrix on the bottom

As an extension of the browser Downloader, as well as used to download network disk resources, it is enough now, but the support for BT file and magnetic link is not very good, it does not support downloading only single file in BT seed. Nevertheless, the features of Motrix, such as unified multi platform, easy-to-use interface and support for online disk download, are enough to make us endure these small shortcomings.

summary

The above is the recommendation of open source software under Windows 10. Although 7-Zip, nomacs and MPC-HC do not have gorgeous interfaces, they have already met the requirements of “powerful and” However, dopamine and Motrix use the modern style interface, which is more beautiful. Although the functional level is still in the initial stage, it can meet the daily needs and make people look forward to the perfect performance of the official version.