vb.net 2010 Windows Pro 7 ## Create a Video Library with an Embedded Windows Media Player ## I have close to 400 video clips in my home movie library. In order to quickly locate any given video I have added certain words into the file names. Even so, locating specific files is clumsy from the Explorer window and playing a clip requires starting an external application and flipping back and forth between Explorer and the media player. That's why I decided to embed the media player directly in the application. Given a choice, I would have preferred to embed [vlc …

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Sometimes there are functions you want your program to perform in the background while you are busy doing other things. For example, if you are building a picture viewer application you may not want to wait until thumbnails are generated before getting on with the business of viewing the pictures. If you have ever used the [FastStone Image Viewer](http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm) you will have noticed the progress bar at the bottom of the screen when browsing to a new folder. That bar shows the progress of a background thread which is busy scanning the current folder. If you try to change the …

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##How to set up file synchronization using BitTorrent Sync (part 1) There are a number of services that offer file sharing/syncing via the "cloud". The free versions come with limitations on file size. As well, DropBox suffers from security issues in that encryption is done at the server meaning that any files you upload can be made available to the authorities by court order. SpiderOak encryption is done at the client which is more secure, but again, storage space is limited. In all cases, you are dependent on the availability of a server over which you have no control. You …

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