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Commercial Programs

Commercial Programs. In general, this includes both shareware and conventional retail programs. Stuff you have to pay for to use. There is obviously some blurring of the lines, (for example some shareware is free for individual use), but when there is doubt, I usually err towards classifying a product as commercial.

WinMPG Video Convert

This is another Swiss-Army Knife converter, letting you move back and forth between AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, and SVCD formats.

Version 6.7 is shipping as of June, 2007.

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Posted in June 30th, 2007


This is the current home for the DivX encoder and decoder. DivX ships in three different versions which offer varying levels of features for varying prices (including free.) Shipping DivX Video 6.6 as of May, 2007.


Posted in June 29th, 2007

MainConcept H.264 SDK

This SDK decodes and encodes H.264 AVC (Advanced Video Coding) frames, making it easy to add support for this exciting new format to your applications. The MainConcept H.264 Codec will offer ultra-high quality encoding to and decoding from H.264 material at exceptional speeds in all profiles and levels supported by the standard.


Posted in June 29th, 2007

Home page of MPEG2/MPEG4 Audio on Fraunhofer IIS site

Here Fraunhofer IIS institute provides description of it`s AAC related technologies.


Posted in June 25th, 2007


Yet another Windows archiving program. PowerArchiver comes with a nice long list of supported formats: ZIP, CAB, LHA (LZH), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, BH, RAR, ARJ, ARC, ACE, ZOO, GZ, BZIP2, XXE, and UUE. Plus a built-in viewer for JPG, GIF, and a few other formats.

Release 9.0 of PowerArchiver shipped July, 2004.

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Posted in July 16th, 2004


PicoZip is an award winning file compression utility that runs on all 32-bit Windows platforms such as Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP. It is extremely easy to use, yet contains many advanced features that helps you create or unzip ZIP files, as well as most other popular archive formats like RAR, ACE, LHA, JAR, etc.

PicoZip 3.0 shipping as of July, 2004. user Derek P. had this to say: This is one of the best Zip Utilities out there! The Batch Testing of Archives tool is fast and accurate!!! Other Zip Utility Makers need to take notes!.

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Posted in July 16th, 2004

WMA To MP3 Converte

WMA To MP3 Converter was written for converting WMA to or from MP3/WAV files. So, with WMA to MP3 Converter, you may convert WMA to MP3, convert WMA to WAV, convert WAV to WMA, convert MP3 to WMA.


Posted in July 10th, 2004

PNG/MNG Construction Set

Published in Commercial Programs, PNG

PNG/MNG Construction Set represents the state of the art in animation software. It will assemble your original animations effortlessly through its Animation Wizard, squeeze them down to as close to nothing as possible with its Supercompressor; create eyecatching banners and animated transitions; manage your MNG files; add transparency to existing PNG graphics and a lot more.

Version 2.0.25 is shipping as of June, 2004.


Posted in June 20th, 2004

ZipEnable for IIS

Unlike the compression built into IIS 4 and 5 (Windows NT/2000), IIS 6.0 offers out-of-the-box compression embedded into the core Web server code itself, allowing for extremely fast HTTP compression with minimal resource penalties.

Version 2.0 is shipping as of May, 2004.


Posted in June 20th, 2004

Self-Extracting Archive Utility

This program from Gammadyne is used to create a professional quality installation program out of an archive file.

Version 11.3 was shipping as of June, 2004.

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Posted in June 20th, 2004


Published in Commercial Programs, Zip

Does everything you want, and costs a lot less than the two market leaders!

Version 3.0 is shipping as of June, 2004.


Posted in June 14th, 2004

PKWAre Self Extractor (SFX) and Secure Data Distribution Licenses

PKWare lets you create secure SFX files for distributing data. However, they aren’t going to tell you how much you have to pay on this page - you have to fill out an inquiry form and send it to their sales team.


Posted in June 13th, 2004


PECompact compresses Windows executables significantly, while allowing them to be run as normal. You can compresses code, data, import/export table, and selected resources. Section merging and resource data restructuring are also supported. It trims, optimizes, and realigns the PE structure while preserving shell icons and version information, or any other resources you chose to leave uncompressed. Uses its own JCALG1 compression, which offers decent compression speed, great compression ratio, and extremely rapid decompression.

Version 2.28 is shipping in June, 2004.


Posted in June 13th, 2004

Petite Win32 Executable Compressor

Petite is a Win32 (Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP) executable (EXE/DLL/etc…) compressor. The compressed executables decompress themselves at run time, and can be used just like the original uncompressed versions. Petite also adds virus detection to the compressed executables - they will check themselves for infection every time they are executed.


Posted in June 13th, 2004


This is reportedly a Win32 exe packer. However, this is a Chinese langauge site so even that is just a guess.


Posted in June 13th, 2004

PeX home page

This is reputedly the home page of the PeX executable cracker. However, the fact that the page appears to be in Polish keeps me from saying more than that.


Posted in June 13th, 2004

MP3 To WAV Converter

MP3 To WAV Converter is designed for converting MP3 to WAV and converting WAV to MP3. It converts batches of MP3 to WAV or WAV to MP3 on-the-fly. Play MP3/WAV files, edit Mp3 file’s ID3 text, and search MP3 or WAV files from a folder or the whole disk.


Posted in June 6th, 2004


Published in Commercial Programs, Zip

JIMZip is an easy-to-use, yet powerful, zipping and unzipping interface for MacOS X. Using JIMZip you can compress your files with a simple drag to either the JIMZip dock icon, or dragging window. JIMZip is compatible with programs such as: WinZip, PowerArchiver, PKZip, ZipIt, Aladdin Expander, Stuffit DropZip, and more..

Version 1.42 is shipping as of May, 2004.


Posted in May 31st, 2004


An archiver that manages the usual gamut of archive types. Wizards and stuff.

Release 7.02 was shipping in May of 2004.


Posted in May 31st, 2004


Pack all your files into a single executable with MoleBox or MoleBox Pro.


Posted in May 24th, 2004

12Ghosts Zip

This package includes 12Zip and 12Zip2. The first version uses Zip compatible compression, and the second uses a BWT variant.

Version 7.0 of the package is shipping as of May, 2004


Posted in May 14th, 2004

Argentum Backup

This backup program stores your data in standard Zip files, created either manually or automatically. The usual host of backup features are supported, such as the ability to backup the registry, E-mail messages, your address book, and so on. You can download a 15-day trial version of this commercial program.

It appears that version 2.10 of this program shipped in January, 2004.

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Posted in May 13th, 2004


Published in Commercial Programs, Zip

AutoZIP Backup is professional software that lets you automate the backup of your precious files to a ZIP archive.

Version 1.0 of this product is shipping as of April, 2004.


Posted in April 19th, 2004

WS:Compress Out

Published in Commercial Programs, Zip

WS:Compress Out is a member of Websetters family of Microsoft Office Add-Ins. This Add-In extends the functionality of Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002 and 2003. Every time you send an email that contains attachments, WS:Compress Out will automatically compress the attachment and resave in the mail item. This reduces the amount of storage used by you in your Outlook storage, reduces the time online and network bandwidth used, reduces the amount of storage used by your recipients - all saving you money.


Posted in April 11th, 2004

Zipey Pro

Another archiver that supports ACE, ARJ, RAR, ZIP and perhaps more.

Version 3.0 is shipping in March, 2004.


Posted in March 28th, 2004

SFX Creator

This program creates a very high secure AES /Serpent/Twofish 256 bit/Blowfish 448 Bit, Mars 1248 Bit and RC6 2048 Bit selfextracting file. The SFX-Header is 41kb-49kb great. This SFX cipher checks whether the decrypting password is correct with a highly secure method, never compromising the key: while a 64 byte random number is created and also encrypted. While decrypting these two numbers are compared to test for the correctness of the password. Very simple, yet as safe as the algorithm itself. The license covers Multicrypt too. One license for two programs.


Posted in March 28th, 2004


Published in Commercial Programs, PNG

2PNG is a graphics converter allowing you to convert images to png format from 50+ image file types including conversions from jpeg to png, from gif to png, from tiff to png and so on. (See the full list of supported formats here.) The program has no windows interface and is fully optimized for working in background mode


Posted in March 28th, 2004


2JPEG is a graphics converter allowing you to convert images to jpeg format from 50+ image file types including conversions from bitmap to jpeg, from gif to jpeg, from tiff to jpeg and so on. The program has no windows interface and is fully optimized for working in background mode.

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Posted in March 28th, 2004


A commercial MPEG video compression library written completely in Pascal (Borland Delphi, source code included). A demo version and the documentation can be downloaded.


Posted in March 27th, 2004


WinHki is an archiving tool that understands the usual gamut of formats - compresses 9, decompresses 12, and one of this is its own proprietary HKI format.

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Posted in March 27th, 2004