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ExifTool v12.41 New

Package Tool

ExifTool is a command-line application for reading, writing and editing meta information in a wide variety of files. ExifTool supports many different metadata formats including EXIF, GPS, IPTC, XMP, JFIF, GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, PDF, Photoshop IRB, FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, Lyrics3, as well as the maker notes of many digital cameras by Canon, Casio, DJI, FLIR, FujiFilm, GE, GoPro, HP, JVC/Victor, Kodak, Leaf, Minolta/Konica-Minolta, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus/Epson, Panasonic/Leica, Pentax/Asahi, Phase One, Reconyx, Ricoh, Samsung, Sanyo, Sigma/Foveon and Sony.

ExifToolGUI is a portable tool for viewing/editing metadata.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL FOSS
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch exiftool(-k).exe to read the application documentation, drag-and-drop files and folders to view meta information, or rename to exiftool.exe for command-line use.
What's new? See:
https://exiftool.org/history.html

pandoc v2.18 New

Package Tool

pandoc is a command-line tool to convert documents from from one markup format to another (asciidoc, beamer, biblatex, bibtex, commonmark, context, creole, csljson, csv, docboo, docx, dokuwiki, dzslides, epub, fb2, gfm, haddock, html, icml, ipynb, jats, jira, json, latex, man, markdown, mediawiki, ms, muse, odt, opendocument, org, pdf, plain text, pptx, revealjs, rst, rtf, s5, slideous, slidy, t2t, tei, texinfo, textile, tikiwiki, twiki, vimwiki, xwiki, zimwiki). It includes a powerful system for automatic citations and bibliographies. There are many ways to customize pandoc to fit your needs, including a template system and a powerful system for writing filters.

Use cases: convert text
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Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
License: GNU GPLv2 FOSS
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
What's new? See:
https://pandoc.org/releases.html#revision-history-for-pandoc

cURL 7.83.1 New

Tool

curl is a tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP). The command is designed to work without user interaction. curl offers proxy support, user authentication, FTP upload, HTTP post, SSL connections, cookies, file transfer resume, Metalink, and more.

Use cases: download files download via ftp upload files upload via ftp
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License: Freeware/Open Source FOSS
What's new? Full changelog at https://curl.se/changes.html.

youtube-dl v2021.12.17 New

Package Tool

youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from YouTube and many other sites. It is very up-to-date and typically responds very quickly to changes on the YouTube website which causes trouble for other downloaders.

Use cases: download video
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Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
Stealth: ? Yes. Can save cache to the user's profile, see more here.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Unlicense FOSS
How to extract: Download youtube-dl.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/releases
Latest comments
Hangar0 on 2021-12-16 14:47

new version 2021.12.17 .. .. (https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/download.html)

Midas on 2022-05-30 12:26

"yt-dlp is a youtube-dl fork based on the now inactive youtube-dlc. The main focus of this project is adding new features and patches while also keeping up to date with the original project." See: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp

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scrcpy V1.24 New

scrcpy provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB (or over TCP/IP). It does not require any root access.

It focuses on:

  • lightness (native, displays only the device screen)
  • performance (30~60fps)
  • quality (1920×1080 or above)
  • low latency (35~70ms)
  • low startup time (~1 second to display the first image)
  • non-intrusiveness (nothing is left installed on the device)

scrcpy allows for screen recording directly form the desktop, which may prove really useful for tutorials and training.

Use cases: android mirror display android screen recording.
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Runs on:Win10
License: Apache License
What's new? See https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy/releases.