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FILE ANALYSER


CONFUSED WITH UNKNOWN FILE EXTENSIONS?
AFTER A FEW GOOGLING I HAVE FOUND A PROGRAM WHICH CAN EASILY
FIX THE ISSUE OF UNKNOWN FILE FORMAT. I THINK IT WILL BE A HANDY
APP FOR SOFTWARE ENTHUSIAST.

(NOTE FROM THE AUTHER “Marco Pontello” )
TrIDNet – File Identifier

TRIDNet is the GUI version of TrID, probably more practical to use than the CLI version, especially for those not very familiar with the command line prompt.

In addition, with a simple double click, it have the ability to display a series of information about every match listed: the definition’s file name, its author & e-mail address (if provided), a clickable link to a reference URL, remarks, etc.

At the moment TrIDNet is able to load only the filetype’s definitions in XML format. Soon, it will be updated to support also the new single file .TRD package. Anyway, it’s sufficent to download the archive with the XML defs and unpack it into the same folder.
There’s nothing special to do for the installation and the registry isn’t altered in any way.

Upon start TrIDNet load all definitions at once from the file TrIDDefList.TRS. If that file doesn’t exist, or a Rescan is requested, TrIDNet will in turn load all the defs one by one from the original XML files; once the loading and parsing is completed, the entire TrIDDefList.TRS file is (re)written. This way, next time TrIDNet is started it will load all the defs in an instant.

When running TrIDNet, it’s possible to specify the file to identify as a parameter. This way, TrIDNet can easily be integrated with various filemanagers, or even with Explorer itself. See forum for some examples.

TrIDNet use the TrIDEngine as its “core”, and can also be considered a demonstration of the features that the library can provide. The same is valid for the Online TrID.

.NET FRAMEWORK IS NEEDED.

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