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Month: February 2019

The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB-C 3.1 Enclosure

The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB-C 3.1 Enclosure

Hi everyone, Today, I’m going to show you the UGREEN 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Disk to USB-C 3.1 Enclosure. This is, as the name states, a Hard Disk Drive enclosure for 2.5 inch drives. It also works with Solid State Disks. What’s different from this enclosure to others is that this uses a USB-C connector rather than the USB 3.0 Micro or USB-A connector that most enclosures have. This is an advantage if you have other USB-C…

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Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield announced for the Nintendo Switch

Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield announced for the Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone, Today morning was very exciting! Since yesterday, when I heard of today’s Pokémon Direct, I said myself that we would get either a core Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch or the next iteration of the new Pokémon Let’s Go series. Today, we got a whole new generation of Pokémon. What I saw in the trailer is really good. The starter Pokémon looks really nice! It will be a difficult decision to choose one of them. Also, the…

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rav1e GUI v1.9 released!

rav1e GUI v1.9 released!

Hi everyone, I’m very happy to inform that the latest rav1e source code fixed the issue where the encoding would get stuck. Because of this, I was able to successfully test my Graphical User Interface for rav1e and the encodes were successful. I have released this new version now. You can download it at the project’s repository release page here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/rav1e_gui/releases/tag/v1.9 The changelog for this version is as follows: Added Bitrate encoding Added 2-pass encoding option The software will now…

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PAQCompress v0.3.7 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.7 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.3.7: This new release adds support for the following PAQ versions: paq8pxd v64 paq8pxv v6 You can download this new release at GitHub here: PAQCompress v0.3.7 The source code, as usual, is available at the PAQCompress project repository: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress Technical notes: paq8pxv v6 provided only one executable, and it was not labeled either with their usual “jit.exe” ending nor with “vm.exe”. Because of this, I had to write a new function that will…

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Puerto Rico from the Sky (August 2018)

Puerto Rico from the Sky (August 2018)

Hi everyone, Today, I’d like to share some photos of Puerto Rico as seen from the Sky. These photos are from my August 2018 travel. Entering the island: The rivers from Bayamón: Part of “Isla de Cabra” and Old San Juan: Old San Juan: Here, we can see Santurce and the bridge Dos Hermanos: More of San Juan: Arriving at the airport: We can see a Pueblo Supermarket in the background: And I arrived at the Island. Photos were taken…

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Opus GUI v1.8 released

Opus GUI v1.8 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.8: This is an improvement release. It is now able to detect whenever opusenc and FFmpeg exists in your PC. It will also now show the FFmpeg version if it exists. Also since I didn’t made a post regarding v1.7, here are the details of the past version: You can now encode individual files by browsing for it or dragging and dropping it. The output should be a folder If there is…

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Programming Saturday: rav1e GUI

Programming Saturday: rav1e GUI

Hi everyone, Today, I spent the afternoon programming my rav1e GUI software. It’s been about a month since I last released a rav1e GUI update, and rav1e itself has improved by then. While I still haven’t released a new GUI version, I did some programming to it to add some of the new rav1e features. Unfortunately, the tests were not successful and I believe this has to do to some changed in the encoder itself. Don’t worry, I’ve opened an…

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Hidizs DH1000

Hidizs DH1000

The Hidizs DH1000 is a DAC/Amp that uses a balanced circuit, featuring Dual ESS ES9018K2M and Dual ESS amps, it provides balanced audio as each DAC decodes each channel. You also benefit from the Balanced 2.5mm audio jack to get the best, balanced audio quality, or you can use your current 3.5mm headphones or cables with it. The Hidizs DH1000 supports a sample rate of up to 24-bit/192khz. The Good: Awesome, balanced sound. Excellent channel separation. Extended trebles. Compatible with…

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PAQCompress v0.3.6 released!

PAQCompress v0.3.6 released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.3.6: This release adds PAQ8PXv v5. The previous release added PAQ8PX v4 and PAQ8P_PC. You can download this new version at the project’s GitHub page here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/tag/v0.3.6 Enjoy!

Fixing a problem in my DLNA software

Fixing a problem in my DLNA software

Hi everyone, Today, I applied a fix to my DLNA software that allows you to stream music via the DLNA protocol to your DLNA renderer devices. This fix applies only to the Opus and FLAC wav file access code, and is for a problem that happened if a temp.wav file is still in use. and the software tries to access the file. This caused a “File in use” problem and the software would throw an error. My solution was to…

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