rav1e encoding test - commit f032557

  • Posted on: 15 January 2019
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Today, I'm sharing yet another AV1-encoded video using rav1e. As usual, it was encoded with parameters -q 175 -s 0. This video started encoding at 7:29:10 PM yesterday and concluded at 5:01:07 AM today. Enjoy and let me know what do you think of the quality:

I've also updated rav1e_gui to include this rav1e build. Download at the rav1e_gui page.

rav1e encoding test - using rav1e 0.1.0 commit 3caefbd

  • Posted on: 14 January 2019
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Yesterday, I started encoding one video I recorded in 2011. The encode started at 12:39:28 PM yesterday and finished at 9:50:41 AM today. Encode settings where -q 175 -s0 and the audio is encoded using opus at a bitrate of 64kb. The resulting size of this video is just 12.9MB! See it below:

The video was encoded using my tool, rav1e_gui

PAQCompress v0.3 and cmix_gui v1.6 released!

  • Posted on: 13 January 2019
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.3.

This release allows you to drag and drop a file into the software executable and it will pre-fill the input and output textboxes, saving you time from browsing for an input and output location.

You can download this release at GitHub here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/tag/v0.3

I've also released CMIX GUI v1.6.

Introducing the new, better PAQCompress GUI

  • Posted on: 10 January 2019
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

I started this year being productive and have coded for the past couple of days, hence my absence of posts in this site. I've worked on updated a graphical user interface I wrote several years ago for the PAQ Compression software. At the time, I had limited skills writing code, and my GUIs were not that great. Hence, I took that software and rewrote it from scratch to provide a better user experience. I also updated the software to support the latest PAQ versions, including the latest PAQ8PX and PAQ8PXd releases.

The GUI now looks like this:

The Hidizs AP80 just got support for Sony's LDAC bluetooth audio codec!

  • Posted on: 28 December 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

UPDATE 12/29/2018: Video here: https://moisescardona.me/hidizs-ap80-ldac-video

Hi everyone,

Today morning, it came to my attention that there was a new firmware update for the Hidizs AP80 Digital Audio player. I downloaded and installed it, and surprise! We have LDAC support now! This means that it can be used as an LDAC bluetooth receiver and should also work as a transmitted, altough I haven't tested this mode yet.

Using the Hidizs AP80 as a Micro SD reader

  • Posted on: 26 December 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

It comes a time when I have to update my Windows devices manually because sometimes, on my Intel Atom machines, Windows Update fails to install a Windows Insider build. I know I'm not the only one who have had this happened. One thing one can do to solve this is to go ahead and download a Windows Insider ISO and then create a bootable micro SD card, with tools like Rufus. Now, the bootable part is not important, as I'm upgrading my Windows install rather than doing a clean install.

Photos of the Hidizs DH1000 DAC/AMP Circuit Board (Teardown)

  • Posted on: 25 December 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Today, I'd like to show you some pictures of the Hidizs DH1000 Circuit Board.

We need to take out the top and bottom glass first. You can remove the top glass if you want to see the main chips, and you can remove the bottom glass to take a look at the battery. Please note that the glasses are completely glued, not just the borders, so you'll need something that you can use to carefully remove the glue behind:

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