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ffmpeg 6.1 released 2023-11-11

2023-11-13 19:26:52 by Porcus | Views: 1147 | Comments: 0

ffmpeg version 6.1 is out:
It promises a faster FFT/MDCT/DCT/DST processing through a new libavutil/tx library (more information "coming soon").

Other major news items can be found
6.1 has been "overdue for at least half a year" according to the development team; 7.0 is still planned for a February 2024 release.

Sonos Lose Multiroom Patents

2023-10-11 23:59:39 by spoon | Views: 1990 | Comments: 2

A California judge has thrown out a $32.5 million verdict win for Sonos against Google after two of Sonos' patents were deemed unenforceable and invalid. As a result, Google has started to re-introduce software features it had removed due to Sonos' lawsuit. In a decision dated October 6, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said that Sonos had wrongfully linked its patent applications for multi-room audio technology to a 2006 application in order to make them appear older and claim that its inventions came before Google's products, as first reported by Reuters.

"Sonos filed the provisional application from which the patents in suit claim priority in 2006, but it did not file the applications for these patents and present the asserted claims for examination until 2019," the decision (PDF) reads. "By the time these patents issued in 2019 and 2020, the industry had already marched on and put the claimed invention into practice. In fact, in 2014, five years before Sonos filed the applications and presented the claims, accused infringer Google LLC shared with Sonos a plan for a product that would practice what would become the claimed invention."

The decision states that the two companies were exploring a potential collaboration, but that it never materialized. Alsup goes on to note that Google began introducing its own products that featured multi-room audio technology in 2015, and also that Sonos waited until 2019 to pursue claims on the invention. "This was not a case of an inventor leading the industry to something new," Alsup wrote. "This was a case of the industry leading with something new and, only then, an inventor coming out of the woodwork to say that he had come up with the idea first — wringing fresh claims to read on a competitor's products from an ancient application."

[OPEN SOURCE] cyanrip (release candidate 1)

2023-09-20 13:35:05 by | Views: 5049 | Comments: 11

Release v1.0.0-rc1
For those who don't know cyanrip project, it's a "Fully featured CD ripping program able to take out most of the tedium. Fully accurate, has advanced features most rippers don't, yet has no bloat and is cross-platform."
  • Automatic tag lookup from the MusicBrainz database
  • Encoded and muxed via FFmpeg (currently supports flac, opus, mp3, tta, wavpack, alac, vorbis and aac)
  • Drive offset compensation and error recovery via cd-paranoia
  • Full pregap handling
  • HDCD detection and decoding
  • CD Deemphasis (TOC + subcode)
  • Multi-disc album ripping
  • ReplayGain v2 tagging
  • Able to encode to multiple formats in parallel
  • Cover image embedding in mp3, flac, aac and opus
  • Automatic cover art image downloading
  • Provides and automatically verifies EAC CRC32, AccurateRip V1 and V2 checksums
  • Accurate ripping verification of partially damaged tracks
  • Automatic drive offset finding

Linux installation:
Automated Windows builds
Latest release Windows build
Latest Windows build

If the latest build is broken, you can find older ones in the nightly release page