Installing OpenCV on Windows 7 Professional x64

Many of us, who are currently doing research in the field of image processing or video processing, must have heard of the software library OpenCV. It is a great tool for video and image processing and well suited for practical implementation. However, the installation of OpenCV is not quite straight forward. If you are using a 32-bit operating system, then you are in luck. You will find 32-bit executables ready for deployment. But if you happen to use a 64-bit operating system, you might need to build the OpenCV from scratch. It should be noted that, you can build OpenCV whilst using a 32-bit OS as well. But for 32-bit OS users, there are easier solutions. I will write step-by-step instructions for installing OpenCV 2.1.0 on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

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iTunes Internet Connection Problem in Windows 7

Many of you must have used or are using iTunes. Its a cool software for music management and MP3 ripping. I use iTunes mostly for the Podcasts. There are several useful and entertaining Podcasts out there in iTunes Store which are free. I can’t help myself mentioning the name of NASA video Podcast, Discovery Network video Podcast and English as a Second Language (ESL) Podcast. Anyway, if you are behind a proxy, that is, if you have to connect to the internet through a proxy server, you might experience some problems connecting to the iTunes Store and downloading the Podcasts. iTunes might show you an error message like “Cannot start secure connection” or “error -9808” or something like that. The solution to these problems is written below:

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