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How To Install Installous From Cydia

A friend had me jailbreak their iPhone 3G the other day and once that was completed he later asked if I could install Installous as well. Installous is an application on a jailbroken iDevice that will allow you to search and install applications similar to the Apple iTunes store. Follow the directions below to install Installous from within the Cydia application.

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Dell Latitude D630 USB Device Driver, Latitude D630 Unknown USB Device Driver

Recently I was working on a Dell Latitude D630 laptop computer that came into the computer shop and needed to have Windows XP reinstalled on it. After reinstalling Windows XP Professional on the Latitude D630 and attempting to reinstall all of the drivers needed there was still a device that did not have the proper drivers installed. The device displayed under Other Devices as USB Device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it. The article below describes the USB Device driver error as well as how to resolve the problem on a Dell Latitude D630.

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How To Install ACELP Audio Codec, Install ACELP.net Audio Codec

There are times when it may be necessary to install video or audio codecs on your computer to play videos that will not play with the default video codecs or audio codecs supplied with any of the media players on your computer. You can verify what codecs are necessary using AVIcodec as noted in this article. One of the audio codecs that may be required to play certain video files could be the ACELP.net audio codec. Use the information below to install the ACELP.net audio codec on your Windows computer.

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Analyze A Video File To See The Codec Needed To Play The Video

Earlier today I was asked by a user via a Question Defense comment on how to play a WMV file that would not play by default via Windows Media Player. There are numerous tools available that will provide information about audio/video files and the codecs needed to play them but I have found that AVIcodec works really well in most situations. Below is information on how to install AVIcodec and how to analyze video files once AVIcodec is installed.

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