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Friday, November 5, 2010

Tech Help #3 File Formats

-:VB:-

Many complain about 'How to open a certain File?' There are various types of files that have come up today. I'll be mentioning some of the necessary ones.

So here it is:

01] ".pdf" - is a document file [Portable Document Format (PDF)] and usually used for eBooks - For this, use Adobe Reader.

02] ".iso, .mdf, mdf, etc..", use DAEMON Tools Lite

03] ".html. mhtml" - are webpages and can be opened directly in a web-browser that is installed in your PC.


04] ".txt" - are text files and can simply be opened in a Notepad. [for windows users]

05] ".jpeg, jpg, gif, tiff, raw, png, bmp, giff, etc." - are image files - use Picasa or Irfanview.



06] ".mp3, wma, ogg, wav, flac, vox, m4a, ra, rm, etc." - are audio files - use VLC player to play them.

07] "wmv, divX, Xvid, avi, mp4, mpeg, mpeg4, m4v, mkv, ogm, ogg, H264, etc." - are video files - use VLC player to play them.

08] ".rar, .cbr, .cbz, .zip, .7zip, etc.."  - These are Compressed file formats, and to get the file, they must be extracted. For this, use Winrar.

09] ".cbz, .cbr,..." - These are comic book archives [probably useful to comic-book fanatics like me]. You can use Comical, CDisplay, or ComicRack to view the comics directly without extracting from the archive.

10] ".001, .002, etc" - These are also Compressed file formats, but they need to be joined. For this, use HJSplit or FFSJ.

11] ".doc, docx" - are MS Office Word 97-2003, 2010 documents formats respectively.


12] ".ppt" - is a powerpoint presentation file, and can be viewed if you have MS Office 97, 03, 2007, or 2010.


13] ".azw, .opf, .tr2, .tr3, .aeh, .fb2 ..." - are other ebook formats - most of them do not require special softwares, they open directly in windows.

14] Many people complain about using a proper Office solution for their PCs - like MS Office, etc. but the problem is that, either the softwares are costly, or hard to find. In such cases you can use OpenOffice. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. It is just like MS Office, with a difference.


I think I have covered most of the common terms. Do comment on my post.
VB signing out..



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