PAQCompress v0.3 and cmix_gui v1.6 released!

  • Posted on: 13 January 2019
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Today, I have released PAQCompress v0.3.

This release allows you to drag and drop a file into the software executable and it will pre-fill the input and output textboxes, saving you time from browsing for an input and output location.

You can download this release at GitHub here:

I've also released CMIX GUI v1.6.

Introducing the new, better PAQCompress GUI

  • Posted on: 10 January 2019
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

I started this year being productive and have coded for the past couple of days, hence my absence of posts in this site. I've worked on updated a graphical user interface I wrote several years ago for the PAQ Compression software. At the time, I had limited skills writing code, and my GUIs were not that great. Hence, I took that software and rewrote it from scratch to provide a better user experience. I also updated the software to support the latest PAQ versions, including the latest PAQ8PX and PAQ8PXd releases.

The GUI now looks like this:

Using the Hidizs AP80 as a Micro SD reader

  • Posted on: 26 December 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

It comes a time when I have to update my Windows devices manually because sometimes, on my Intel Atom machines, Windows Update fails to install a Windows Insider build. I know I'm not the only one who have had this happened. One thing one can do to solve this is to go ahead and download a Windows Insider ISO and then create a bootable micro SD card, with tools like Rufus. Now, the bootable part is not important, as I'm upgrading my Windows install rather than doing a clean install.

rav1e GUI v1.4 released!

  • Posted on: 9 December 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Today, I've released rav1e GUI v1.4. This new release adds several new options and improvements.

First, the GUI has been updated to provide a logging text area, where you can see the rav1e encoding progress:

Main Window Screenshot

You can also see there is a new CPU Threads option, a check box to enable PSNR output in the log and a new Advanced Encoder Options button that will bring the following new window:

rav1e GUI v1.2 released!

  • Posted on: 20 November 2018
  • By: moisesmcardona

Hi everyone,

Today, I've released a new version of rav1e_gui:


This version adds a piece seconds parameter that you can modify to split the video file into the specified seconds amount part. This gives you greater control on how long should the parts be to encode them to AV1 using rav1e.