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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.

HEIC to JPG v0.1

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 tool.

Before deciding to write this tool, I was using CopyTrans HEIC for Windows, but for some reason, it failed to convert some files to JPEG. With my tool, which makes use of ImageMagick in the backend, it is now possible to convert all of my HEIC files while also retaining its metadata.

Another advantage of this tool is the ability to choose how many CPU threads to use. Converting HEIC files to JPEG is costly and sometimes even using all of the CPU threads may cause your PC to freeze momentarily. CopyTrans HEIC for Windows does not allow me to setup the amount of CPU threads to use, but with my tool this is entirely possible.

You can give this tool a try by downloading it from GitHub. Click here to download.

I really hope this tool works well for all of you. I tested it with HEIC photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and S21 Ultra.

Google Drive Uploader & Explorer Tool v1.15 has been released!

Google Drive Uploader & Explorer Tool v1.15 has been released!

Hi everyone,

Today, I have released Google Drive Uploader & Explorer Tool v1.15:

Google Drive Uploader & Explorer Tool v1.15 (English)

This version has the following changes:

  • Can now add items to download to the Queue. Right click and select “Add to Queue” or press CTRL + Q.
  • Fixed download bug introduced in v1.14.
  • “Send to Trash” added to the right-click menu.
  • Updated Google APIs.

You can download it on GitHub by clicking here.

Enjoy!

Re-releasing PAQCompress v0.5.9

Re-releasing PAQCompress v0.5.9

Hi everyone,

Yesterday, I released PAQCompress v0.5.9:

PAQCompress v0.5.9

This release added paq8pxd v102. Unfortunately, the executables included in that release were built as a shared executable, rather than a static one. This meant that for some people, it failed to run, with messages saying it needed the following DLL files: zlib1.dll, libwinthread-1.dll, and libbz2-1.dll. Today’s release fixes this.

You can download this new version on GitHub by clicking here.

Enjoy!

Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hi everyone,

It seems Hidizs released today a firmware for the Hidizs AP80 and AP80 Pro Digital Audio Players (DAP). The only improvement here seems to be the addition of MQA support.

Hidizs AP80 and AP80 Pro MQA update

The new firmware version is 1.5 for the AP80 Pro and 2.3 for the AP80

The official changelog for both firmware states the same:

Update Content:

1. Add MQA support.

You can download the firmware for these players at the following links:

This update comes as Hidizs will start to sell their DH80/DH80S DAC and Amp which can render MQA files.

The AP80/AP80 Pro is the first MQA DAP from Hidizs, joining the Hiby products of family, which also use the same Operating System, Hiby OS.