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Ongoing Updates to the paq8px_script.py script to compress files using PAQ8PX

Ongoing Updates to the paq8px_script.py script to compress files using PAQ8PX

Hi everyone, Over the past few days, I’ve revisited my old paq8px_script.py Python script that I wrote in order to compress files using the paq8px compressor. This script builds a file list that we can feed to paq8px so that it can compress multiple files and create an archive. I wrote an introductory post of this project back in 2018. An update I did in 2020 was to add multithreaded compression by making a paq8px archive per file. This is…

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Releasing ResultsForm, a .NET 6 Component to display Output and Results log

Releasing ResultsForm, a .NET 6 Component to display Output and Results log

Hi everyone, Today, I am releasing ResultsForm. This is my first .NET 6 project. ResultsForm is a .NET 6 Windows Forms class that you can use to pass a List(Of String) object to show your software output or results in a nice, simple form. It can save its output as a log file and the form can be customized. To use this form, you can simply call it like this in VB.NET This will have the following output: You can…

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Google Drive Uploader & Explorer Tool v1.15.2 has been released!

Google Drive Uploader & Explorer Tool v1.15.2 has been released!

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Google Drive Uploader & Explorer Tool v1.15.2: This version has the following changes: Changed “Uploads Finished” text to “Queue Items Processed!” as the queue can be either upload or download items. Updated Google APIs. You can download it on GitHub by clicking here. Enjoy! Post Views: 1

Releasing PAQCompress v0.5.15

Releasing PAQCompress v0.5.15

Hi everyone, Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.5.15: This release adds the new compressor version paq8px v205fix1. This compressor update provides the following change: On some files, paq8px v205fix1 may compress better than paq8px v205, and vice versa. For some benchmarks, you can check the results at the encode.su forum here. Starting with this release, PAQCompress will be released on a 7-zip Self-Extracting Archive. The reason for this change is to keep the download file size low. Compressing with ZIP…

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PAQCompress v0.5.14 now available

PAQCompress v0.5.14 now available

Hi everyone, This morning, I have released PAQCompress v0.5.14: This version adds the new PAQ8PX v205 compressor, which was released yesterday. PAQ8PX v205 brings the following enhancements: You can download this new version on GitHub by clicking here. Enjoy! Post Views: 0

Development progress on DLNA Player – September 2021

Development progress on DLNA Player – September 2021

Hi everyone, It’s been a long time since I’ve shared some news on my DLNA Player software. Truth is, I’ve been taking a break on working on personal projects. I’ve been mostly watching movies and resting, but these days I’ve decided to start working on some software again. In this post, I’d like to tell you what have been integrated in the software. In terms of the user interface, not much has changed. There’s now a new Options menu where…

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DLNA Player can now play back Audio CDs!

DLNA Player can now play back Audio CDs!

NOTE: This post was originally posted in Spanish on August 11, 2018. I’m posting the English language translation today. Hi everyone, Today, I’ve took some time to improve my “DLNA Player” software, which is capable of streaming music tracks to DLNA-Enabled players. Up to this point, the software was able to play back local files as well as music files stored on Google Drive. It wasn’t able to play Audio CD tracks. Because I have a bunch of Audio CDs,…

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Introducing HEIC To JPG Converter

Introducing HEIC To JPG Converter

Hi everyone, Today, I’m pleased to announce the first version of my HEIC To JPG Converter tool. This is a simple tool that will convert your HEIC images and photos to the more common and supported JPEG format. In today’s world, newer phones can take advantage of the HEIC image codec that will save you space, theatrically, but it’s also true that JPEG is still the dominant format whereas HEIC still have limited support. This is why I wrote this…

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