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VCS 1.13.3 released

The latest version of VCS is available to download. It's been a good while since the last release, but there aren't a lot of changes this time around, apart from the usual bugfixes there's better handling of errors and unsupported files. The most important bug fixed is obviously the one I already previewed some days […]

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Quick fix for cropped media info in VCS

Just a quick note for those encountering this bug where the codec information is misaligned and cropped, you can download a pre-release of the next version now. There's a couple more bugfixes and minor changes, and hopefully not much breakage. This issue has been there for months (first pointed out, together with the fix, by […]

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Unofficial Ruby version of VCS

For anyone interested, Thomas has contacted me to let me know he wrote a "Video Contact Sheet Ruby" which reuses part of VCS' code and outputs contact sheets in the same style. Being written in Ruby, its code will be less of a mess and, even more interestingly, it can run on Windows with less […]

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Relevation 1.3 released

I've just published an updated version of Relevation. The main addition is support for the newer format of data files used by Revelation, plus a slightly better handling of international characters in the data file. This is, however, a somewhat rushed and unpolished release to support the newer file format as soon as ready. As […]

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VCS 1.13.2 released

Next release (1.13.3) announcement A new update of VCS with a couple bugfixes is available to download. Once again, if you had problems with the previous versions there's nothing new. It fixes a bug when using MPlayer as capturer that could produce one more capture than expected. Thanks to Miya for reporting it. See the […]

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VCS 1.13.1 released

Next release (1.13.2) announcement A minor update of vcs is available to download. In short, if you don't use Arch and you had no problems running it there's no need to update. It fixes an uncommon bug and updates the build script for Arch Linux. Thanks to Eris Belew for reporting these. See the full […]

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Rooting a Minix

Index Introduction Setting up the device ADB access Enable normal users to access the device Enable ADB to recognise the device Rooting procedure Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Sources Introduction This article is about rooting a Minix set top box (a Neo X5 mini in my case), although it may be applicable to similar […]

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Relevation 1.2.1 released

Next release (1.3) announcement I've just published a very minor update to Relevation. It just fixes the previously broken minimal-GUI and adds support to build RPMs directly from the tarball. Relevation 1.2.1 http://p.outlyer.net/relevation/files/relevation-1.2.1.tar.gzorhttp://p.outlyer.net/relevation/files/relevation-1.2.1.zip (zip includes PDF and HTML manpage) pre-packaged http://p.outlyer.net/relevation/files/relevation_1.2.1-pon.1_all.deb Debian users can use my apt repository located at http://packages.outlyer.net. Instructions are provided there.

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Copying EXIF metadata between files

This tip might be useful for those cases when an editor ignores a photo meta-information (which seems fairly common in phones). $ exiftool -TagsFromFile source.jpg target.jpg or $ exiv2 ex -e e source.jpg  # Extraction. Also $ exiftool -exif -b source.jpg > source.exv $ mv source.exv target.exv  # Names must match $ exiv2 in -i e target.jpg  # […]

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Relevation 1.2 released

Next release (1.2.1) announcement I've just published a new version of Relevation. The biggest change is that it can now combine search terms, useful to reduce the number of results when you've got multiple similar logins alike. Check the updated man page for more details. There's also a couple of small but important bugfixes. See […]

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