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January 2007 - Posts

  • A new vt

    There was a new addition to the family around midnight last night...

  • EA01212007 Available

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    - DvrmsCutOutCommercials action will discover and release file handles if unable to delete file
    - Added ConvertToMp3 action to AdvancedActions, requires lame.

  • ShowAnalyzer updated.

    Jere just released a new rev of SA.

    0.8.5 - 21 January 2007
    - audio.csv is no longer created.
    - Completely rewrote logo detection (yes, I call it logo detection now).
    - Fixed nasty cyclic shared pointer reference (causing bad, bad things).
    - Add hack to deal with TS files with more than one User Private Stream mapped to a single program.
    - Fixed problem when first program map isn't complete in TS files.

  • Is this a good receiver?

    I've been thinking about getting a new receiver for my home theater setup.  Right now I'm leaning towards a Pioneer VSX-816-K/S; it's got a good feature set and the price is right.  The reviews I've seen on the web are positive, but if anyone has any personal experience pro/con leave a comment or send me an email.  Also, if anyone has a recommendation on a different <$300 receiver let me know.

  • Motherboard saga continues

    I've done some stupid stuff with computers, but this is the dumbest thing I've ever done.  I bought a GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 to replace my MSI K9 Platinum while it was away getting fixed.  Being the kind of tinkerer that I am, I had to update the bios (it was several version behind the current one); problem is I flashed it with the GA-M55SLI-S4 bios.  As a tip, never flash the bios on your board before you've had your coffee; trust me, it can wait :)  If anyone knows how to unbrick a motherboard (I tried the obvious stuff) let me know.

    It's not all bad because while I was kicking myself, I discovered the GA-M59SLI-S5 (I really wish Gigabyte would get a little more creative with their naming), a Nforce 590 based board with two huge advantages over both the GA-M57SLI-S4 and the K9N Platinum.  The first, and most important, is that it does Dolby Digital Live encoding; a feature that made me hang onto my Nforce 2 based board far past it's prime.  And the second is that it uses a heat pipe to connect to a heat sink right under the exhaust fans in my case, which has made a huge difference in the system temp. 

  • EA01012007 available

    EA01012007:

    - Added ConvertWithDvr2Wmv which allows preferred decoders to be specified
    - Actions can now specify methods to call to build a list of allowed values
    - MigrateMetaData action uses WMVIndex action instead of implementing indexing functionality internally
    - FileIO action will discover and release file handles if unable to delete
    - DeleteFile action will discover and release file handles if unable to delete

@2008 andy vt
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