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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Universal Viewer

Universal Viewer is an advanced file viewer with wide range of formats supported. Implemented view modes and corresponding file formats are:

* Text, Binary, Hex, Unicode: any files, of unlimited size (even 4Gb+ sizes are allowed)
* RTF, UTF-8: RTF and UTF-8 encoded texts
* Image: all general graphics formats: BMP JPG GIF PNG TGA TIFF... plus all formats supported by IrfanView/XnView external viewers
* Multimedia: all formats supported by MS Windows Media Player: AVI MPG WMV MP3...
* Internet: all formats supported by MS Internet Explorer: HTML XML DOC XLS...
* Plugins: all formats supported by Total Commander Lister plugins

The following table lists some of Total Commander Lister plugins which you may find very useful in conjunction with Universal Viewer.

Office files viewers

Graphic viewers

  • Imagine - All major graphic formats (JPG GIF BMP PNG TGA ...)
  • SGViewer - All major graphic formats (JPG GIF BMP PNG TGA ...)
  • ICLView - Icon files (ICO ICL EXE DLL ...)
  • FlashView - Flash clips (SWF)
  • SWF Lister - Flash clips (SWF FLV)
  • 2D CAD View - Vector graphics: AutoCAD etc (DXF DWG HPGL SVG CGM ...)

Text editors with syntax highlighting

Font viewers

  • TTFViewer - TrueType fonts (TTF)
  • Font - All major font formats (TTF TTC OTF FON PFM)

Miscellaneous viewers

  • xBaseView - All major database formats (DBF DBC DB MDB MDF XLS CSV TAB BDE UDL DSN ...)
  • LinkInfo - Windows link files (LNK)
  • FileInfo - Applications and DLLs (EXE DLL SCR ...)
  • PE Viewer - Applications and DLLs (EXE DLL SCR ...)
  • AnyTag - Audio clips (AAC APE FLAC MP3 MP4 MPC OFR OGG WMA ...)
  • TxQuickView - Multi-purpose: images, media, internet, executables, fonts (AVI MPG MP3 RA RM MOV HTML EXE DLL TTF ...)
  • NFO View - NFO text files (NFO)

Note: only small amount of plugins is selected for the list above. For more complete collection of Total Commander plugins please visit the following two sites:

There are two application versions available:

  1. Universal Viewer Free:

    • License is freeware, and source code is open.
    • Doesn't contain several functions (listed below).

  2. Universal Viewer Pro:

    • License is shareware. You can use the application during a test period of 15 days. Following this period, if you wish to continue to use application, you must register.
    • Contains several additional functions:
      • Function "Navigation panel" and better support for folder plugins (such as VisualDirSize)
      • Command "File -- Rename"
      • Command "File -- Copy to folder"
      • Command "File -- Move to folder"
      • Option "Show hidden files"
      • Option "Resolve .lnk files targets"

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How to integrate Universal Viewer into popular file managers?
Q2: I can't view DOC/XLS, ODT/ODS or PDF files...
Q3: What are the limits for files sizes?
Q4: What are security concerns when a link is opened in HTML page?
Q5: Can the Flash animation be played not in the full window?
Q6: Why some UTF-8 encoded texts are not shown?
Q7: Word/Excel documents are sometimes opened in a new window...
Q8: How to change the look of WMP 6.4 control?
Q9: When images are get from IrfanView/XnView, the animation doesn't work...
Q10: Does the program have issues with Unicode filenames?


Dowload UVViewSoft Universal Viewer Pro v3.8.5

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