Today, I have released rav1e GUI v1.11:
This new version adds support for tiles. It allows you to encode a video using rav1e’s multithreading. When Tiles are enabled, rav1e GUI will not split the video files into segments. Rather, it will use a single rav1e instance but it will utilize the amount of threads specified, which is passed as an argument to rav1e.
The Advanced Options window was updated to include the tiles row and column options:
This version also fixed a bug with the Low Latency option, and it is adjusted for how the option now works with the newer versions of rav1e. Also, the Speed setting was adjusted from speed level 3 to 5, which is now the default speed level in rav1e.
Lastly, Opusenc is no longer needed and the audio will now be encoded using ffmpeg, by using the libopus library. This reduces a step and saves a couple of megabytes of space.
You can download this new release at GitHub by clicking here.
Today, I finally managed to install Windows 10 Insider Preview, build 18875. Previosuly, I was getting an error with code 0xca00a000.
After reading around the Feedback hub, it seems that disabling the Windows Search service and deleting the content of the Windows SoftwareDistribution folder fixes this, and the update is able to be installed succesful. Here, I’ll show you step by step how to do it.
Disabling the Windows Search service
First, press the keys Win + R and type services.msc, then press OK:
The Windows Services management console will open. Go down and right click on the Windows Search service. You’ll click on Properties:
Once you are in Properties, go to the Startup type drop down and select Disabled. Then, press OK:
Right click on Windows Search again, and click on Stop:
You may be prompted to disable other services. Press Yes:
The Windows Search service should now be stopped.
Cleaning the SoftwareDistribution folder
The next step involves navigating to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution and deleting everything inside:
You may be prompted to give administrator permissions in order to delete the contents. Press Continue:
The contents will be deleted:
And the folder will be empty:
Now, on Windows Update, press Retry:
It will begin getting ready, downloading, and installing the update:
Finally, you’ll be prompted to restart your machine. Click on Restart Now:
Everything should run smoothly now and the update should install fine:
Once the installation finishes, you’ll be on the 18875 build of Windows 10:
That’s it! Hope these steps were useful in getting you to install Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18875!
UPDATE 4/13/2019: Yesterday, I published how to install build 18875. Click here to read the post.
Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18875, but I’m unable to install it on my machines. For some reason, it fails at 7% when it’s configuring the update when attempting to restart, and then, if I try to download the update again, it returns a 0xca00a00 error.
I removed the contents in C:\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and it seems to be able to download the update again, but it still fails at 7% when restarting.
Hopefully, Microsoft will release an updated build sometime this week. Downloading the ISO also didn’t worked, as it fails at 100% giving an installation error…
Today, I released Opus GUI v1.10:
This new version adds support for ffmpeg’s native Opus encoder. I also included the latest x64 release of opusenc.
As to what ffmpeg encoder to use, I recommend sticking to ffmpeg libopus, as my own tests revealed some artifact issues using ffmpeg opus. A difference between these 2 is that libopus encodes using variable bitrate while ffmpeg opus encodes only with a constant bitrate. Since libopus use variable bitrate, it can allocate more bits to those complex audio sections, hence having a better quality.
You can download this new version at the project’s GitHub release page by clicking here.
I also posted the latest opus-tools build:
You can download it here.
I’ve been working on a brand-new software called TIFF Recompressor:
This is a tool that allows you to recompress TIFF files by using different compression methods. It also allows you to store them uncompressed so that you can use another software to further compress the files.
The following compression methods can be used in the software:
Try it out! You can download this new tool here:
More information about the software can be found at the software page by clicking here.
Today, I updated PAQCompress and released version 0.3.8:
This new release adds support for the newly released paq8pxv v8
You can download this new release here: https://github.com/moisesmcardona/PAQCompress/releases/v0.3.8