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1. Songs Renamer


We all have downloaded songs from the internet or ripped songs from CD/DVD and stored on our PC or music player. Whenever we do that, the songs are named as xxx01.mp3, xxx02.mp3 and so on, where 'xxx' stands for the album name. The song's actual name is hidden away in its Advanced Properties -> Title. This is really frustrating because we cannot identify the song. The tool 'Songs Renamer' which I have created helps you solve this problem. It automates the process of renaming of songs by picking up the text available in Title property and applying it in the file name.


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2. Smart Playlist Creator

I was thinking that wouldn't it be nice if I had something which will automatically generate a playlist for me with no artists repeated. Also, it would be nice if I could block those artists which I really hate (like Himesh Reshammiya!). Since I couldn't find anything already available, I decided to code it myself. Here is the outcome -

This application is created entirely in .NET Framework 4/WPF and uses Windows Media Player Library as its source of information. So you have to keep your Windows Media Player Library updated for this to work. It is tested only on Windows 7/Vista.

For more information visit - http://www.mayanklive.com/2010/10/creating-smart-playlist.html

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3. Bhagwad Gita Reader

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This application divides Bhagavad Gita into chapters and verses. Then each verse and its translation is shown. There are no extra "interpretations to clutter up your mind."

This application is built on WPF/.NET 4.0 with MVVM Light framework - A great framework with a very small learning curve as compared to Prism albeit with less flexibility.

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4. OrkPic - Orkut Photo Downloader

OrkPic lets you download yours and your Orkut friends Orkut photo albums onto your system in a flash (depending on the speed of your internet connection, of course).

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OrkPic lets you choose the albums you want to download and stores them in your "My Pictures" folder. OrkPic is built on .NET 4/WPF and uses DotNetOpenAuth library.

Download the tool and liberate your Orkut photos.

UPDATE - You have to install .NET 4.0 Full Setup before installing OrkPic. Please download and install .NET 4.0 from here.

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