Category: Video Contact Sheet

VCS 1.12 released

VCS 1.12 is ready to download As with 1.11 many of the changes are pretty radical and might break but it's been working fine for me so far. The changes are quite a few so I'll try to explain as best as I can. Documentation for the new stuff is on the way. New in […]

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VCS 1.11.2 released

A new small update to vcs is available to download. This should be the last update before 1.12 (which will take a while to be ready) but the massive changes in 1.11.x still need more testing so who knows. Changes in 1.11.2: Some Real Audio codec names (v4, v5 and v6) Bugfix/Feature: Fallback for default […]

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VCS 1.11.1 released

Here's a very small bugfix release, nothing too fancy this time around: – A name for the FLV1 codec (used in older flash videos) – Warnings about the DEFAULT_* configuration variables accidentally removed in the previous release (and temporarily accept them) – A check of ImageMagick's version that should work in all systems Also new […]

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numcaps in configuration

After a user report I noticed I should clarify: If you add, e.g. numcaps=10 to your configuration file you're changing the default number of captures but the default mode of operation is to capture at fixed intervals so to actually use this value you also have to add timecode_from=$TC_NUMCAPS to your configuration, which the changes […]

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VCS 1.11 released

In this post: Release notes A note for everyone (but specially for porn aficionados) BTS and Documentation Release notes Finally a new version of vcs, and it brings a truckload of changes. So many in fact that it will probably break in new and unexpected ways but so far it has been working quite fine. […]

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Documentation wiki is live

I've finally open access to the documentation wiki for vcs (and also mp3plot and nautilus-follow-symlink). It's far from complete, with a lot of stuff to add, but I'm moving there all documentation progressively so there's the place to look for help. I started using MediaWiki but later scaled back to DokuWiki.

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VCS 1.0.100a released

I've published a snapshot of VCS in the state I commented in the last post, i.e. it works on FreeBSD and possibly more OSes than before, but output is less refined there. But since I've been a bit sidetracked I've opted to publish now and update later on 😛

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VCS working on FreeBSD

As I wrote on the last update, I've been working on making vcs work on FreeBSD (and hopefully other non-GNU systems), there were quite a few problems that made it unusable outside GNU variants, but it's already working. Sort of: There's still some wrong details: Like instead of or instead of But that's definitely better […]

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VCS Beyond Linux

Before the next release I'd like to make VCS work better in other OSes beyond Linux. Linux is my (current at least) OS of choice and the one I'm not familiar with so it's also obviously the OS in which I develop and test VCS. Thanks to virtualisation gaining a lot of momentum I'm now […]

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VCS 1.0.99 released

New version released, finally implementing DVD support (both ISO and DVD devices should work). Also JPEG 2000 output, a more Polaroid™-like polaroid mode 😉 (the older one has been renamed to photos); the timestamp is now reduced for smaller captures plus the usual batch of fixes/tweaks. DVDs Capturing from DVDs is a bit tricky, the […]

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