SVT-AV1 GUI v1.5 has been released!

SVT-AV1 GUI v1.5 has been released!

Hi everyone,

Today, I have released SVT-AV1 GUI v1.5:

SVT-AV1 GUI v1.5 Main Window
SVT-AV1 GUI v1.5 Main Window

This new version moves the HME options to a new Advanced Options window and adds a new setting for specifying the GOP type:

SVT-AV1 GUI v1.5 Advanced Options
SVT-AV1 GUI v1.5 Advanced Options

By default, the GOP Type will be Closed which allows seeking in the video. SVT-AV1 uses the Open type by default and the resulting videos in the previous SVT-AV1 GUI versions would have problems seeking. This is now solved by this new option.

Additionally, this version have the following improvements:

  • The First pass encoding will be skipped if the software was interrupted while performing the second pass encode.
  • A bug in the second pass where the additional arguments were not passed correctly has been fixed.

You can download this new version on GitHub by clicking here. The new version comes bundled with the newest SVT-AV1 release, which I’ve built yesterday using the media-autobuild_suite.

Enjoy!

The IFI IEMatch 2.5mm is on sale!

The IFI IEMatch 2.5mm is on sale!

Hi everyone,

Today is Black Friday, and it seems Amazon is having a sale for the iFi IEMatch 2.5mm Audio Attenuator.

This device usually retails for about $59, but today, you can get it for just $49. That’s the same price of the 3.5mm version!

IFI IEMatch 2.5mm on Amazon
IFI IEMatch 2.5mm on Amazon

If you’re an owner of sensitive IEMs, you may have experienced the problem where you hear some background noise, or the volume control stepping is really bad. It is either too low, or too high, with no middle point. This little adapter will reduce the hiss and noise from the audio source in which it’s being used, as well as helping you at having better volume control.

The IFI IEMatch 2.5mm is basically the same as its 3.5mm version, except that it is designed for use with 2.5mm sources. It has the same 2 operational modes: High, and Ultra. High reduces the audio volume by 12db, while the Ultra setting reduces the audio volume by 24db.

I’m an owner of the iFi IEMatch 3.5mm version, and use it with my Hidizs MS4 in the Ultra setting. It works wonderfully when used with some USB DACs that are way too loud when used with this sensitive IEM.

IFI IEMatch 3.5mm
IFI IEMatch 3.5mm

Since I now own a 2.5mm DAC, and another one is in the way, I’ve decided to take advantage of this sale to use it with my 2.5mm DACs and have better volume control.

I’ll write another post detailing the improvements of using this with my DACs. In the meantime, you can take advantage of this sale by clicking on the link below: