Artikel in Kategorie "Multimedia"

Creative E-MU 1616m PCIe on Windows 10 64bit

On a PC running Win10Pro64 that has no Firewire port i needed a 4in4out audio solution functioning as an ASIO device. So i dug out my E-MU 1616m PCIe, and – fearing that it would show severe compatibility issues – installed the most recent driver (EmuPMX_PCDrv_US_2_30_00.exe, July 15th 2011). To my surprise, the device started […]

xdraw 1.1

I was very pleased to notice that my small Xlib-utility xdraw has made it across the years unscathed. It compiled after 11 years of complete lack of code or build system maintenance. Hail to the stability of the X Library! However, i found the visual quality of the drawing results a bit lacking – the […]

 MyPlayer Update

New: Options for „Autoplay“, „Loop“ and „Shuffle“. TAR Download: http://tk-sls.de/ref/myplayer.dist.tar.gz SVN: svn co svn://tk-sls.de/myplayer (ViewVC) Project Website: http://tk-sls.de/ref/myplayer

Stabilize Shaky Video With ffmpeg and vidstab

Overview On my walking and hiking tours i often do not carry my camera but only my Android phone. Unlike the camera, the phone features no image stabilization mechanism whatsoever. In the past i have used the option offered by Google’s YouTube to apply a transformation that compensates for the most unfriendly effects of my […]

„jack-autostart“ – Setup and Start Scripts for jackd

„jack-autostart“ is essentially a start script (I use it for my XFCE sessions) that starts „jackd“ with appropriate command line parameters and configures as many applications as possible to route playback to the JACK service. For this purpose, redirect all ALSA playback to JACK, and set JACK as default audiosink/-source for GStreamer.

DTP With Free Software?

In case anyone is wondering how to produce documents with complex structure, multiple pages and professional quality using free software, the answer is of course: with LaTeX. Consider the alternatives: Office (Libre, Open, the KDE stuff) are a nuisance when it comes to properly customized sectioning, and for larger documents or 100% precise positioning they […]

Determining The Playtime In Seconds from an OGG Vorbis File

Problem To determine the runtime in integer seconds (not including a fractional amount) of a given audio file in format OGG-Vorbis. This value is required, for example, in the EXTM3U syntax. Solution 1. Install package vorbis-tools 2. Define this shell function: ogglength() { LANG=C ogginfo „$1“ | perl -ne ‚ BEGIN { $rv = 1; […]

Mobile Version 1.0: jQuery Mobile

As an experiment, I have implemented a „mobile version“ for my website with jQuery Mobile. The downside of that framework is that even the customized (stripped-down), minimized format that I am using still consumes about 200 kilobytes, and that is more than the entirety of my desktop-version start page altogether. This excessive network traffic consumption […]