Author Archives: rbultje

WMAVoice codec dissection

Since my last post,I’ve completed my first version of a free (as in speech) WMA-Voice/Speech codec. The patch is available on the FFmpeg mailinglist. As described previously, the codec has some very interesting behaviour, e.g. related to integer rounding. At … Continue reading

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Codec woes

I’ve recently become interested in codecs. We all know the brilliant FFmpeg project, which has provided free (as per FSF definition) implementations of a variety of popular codecs, such as Windows Media or MPEG/H.26x. I’ve started to study one member … Continue reading

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My first publications

In daily life, I’m a Ph.D. student studying the development of the central nervous system. A few months ago, the first paper was released with my name on it (as a second author), and just yesterday, I received notification of … Continue reading

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A Real Shame

As Christian pointed out, Real Networks is an odd pea in our pot. They do Free Software at some level, but at other levels they appear to truly dislike “us” – the Free Software community. A friend of mine runs … Continue reading

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PowerPoint Remote for your iPhone

First, a short introduction to how this all came about. Lately, I’ve been interested in iPhone applications. The one thing that Apple did really well (after some initial crack) is to deliver a SDK and ecosystem to extend the iPhone … Continue reading

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Married

I tend to announce things late – but better late than never. I got married ~4 weeks ago, at least speaking in civil terms. We celebrated with lunch in Boqueria, drinks in Felix and dinner in Nobu. A true great … Continue reading

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Authentication over a network

I’m in the process of writing a pair of applications that allows two hosts to interact. The idea is that one application (the “server”) would run on any desktop computer, propagated by Bonjour/Zeroconf (?), and the other application would run … Continue reading

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FFmpeg and the Google Summer of Code

Are you proficient in C, interested in highly technical problems and do you want to learn more about multimedia and free software while earning $4500? Apply as a student for one of the FFmpeg projects in the Summer of Code … Continue reading

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FFmpeg release

The rocking guys at FFmpeg have just released version 0.5, the first release in eons! Congratulations! You don’t know what FFmpeg is? Go read about it on Wikipedia. For most people, FFmpeg is what provides the horsepowers to their media … Continue reading

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Firefox, GMail and content-type of attachments

Dear lazyweb, I – being a developer – like to send patches (“.patch” files) using GMail to a mailinglist. My peers will want to read these patches, and thus I’d like to associate a content-type (or mime-type, or file-type) with … Continue reading

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