Thursday, August 27, 2009

WinFF 1.1

WinFF 1.1 is released today. The Windows Installer is available. Linux too follow shortly.

Thanks to Alex Klepatsch for the new icons and logo.

Each preset now remembers the output folder last used, so your Ipod files can always go to one place and your Neuros OSD to another. Fixed importing presets from the command line.

Added a nice new chunk of presets including Nokia, Iphone, Google's Andriod, Sony Walkman, high quality mpeg4, and others. Thanks to the Synthgunt Project, JNavas, and others for the new presets.

Updated the Windows installer to FFmpeg svn r18709

Thanks to Chung Yu for Updated Chinese

Download WinFF 1.1

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Viruses in "Hacked", "Cracked" WinFF

I have been finding site that say they have serial numbers, cracks, full version, etc.. of WinFF, and every one of them especially on P2P networks are viruses.

There is no such thing. There is no serial required or nags screens to be removed in WinFF. WinFF is Free and Open Source Software. A copy of winff can't be stolen, because , it's free.

Clean virus free versions can be obtained from Google Code and If you don't download from these, at least use a reputable source.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Test version for international characters

The test executable for international character in windows didn't work.

So, it has been removed.

and Ofcourse linux still does not suffer from this problem

Thursday, July 30, 2009

WinFF test version for utf8 and 16 char conversion

Here is a test version of winff 1.04 updated with a better character translation of multiple byte characters. It should work better with Cyrillic and other character sets.

unzip winff.exe and copy it to c:program fileswinff

This is for windows only as linux does not have this problem.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

WinFF 1.0.3

Another quick update. Added Slovenian. Thanks to Martin Srebotnjak.

also added a check for gnome-terminal to linux for non-debian gnome systems. On debian based system, winff will still use x-terminal-emulator.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

WinFF 1.0.2

A quick update to winff.

Added Hebrew and Greek Languages. Thanks to the translators.

Added the hashbang to the linux script (#!/bin/sh). How did I ever miss that? let alone for a long time.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Windows 7

I installed the windows 7 rc1 yesterday. It's a lot faster than vista. Seems to be working very well. I had a couple hiccups with the sound driver, and some program installs, but all in all I like it a lot.

WinFF seems to run just fine it. I'm running the 64 bit version and it runs in 32bit mode just fine. Well, so far anyways.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WinFF Version 1.0 Released

Today, after 2 years of tinkering, WinFF 1.0 is released.

I never dreamed a little cheesy program I wrote to write scripts for FFmpeg would be in the top 5 of video converters for the windows platform and linux at the same time.

I would like to thank Paul Gevers for making it into Debian and Ubuntu, and he has done so much more than just packaging. Ian Stoffberg for really cleaning up the user interface, the most important thing in a GUI. Thanks to all the translator's for their support in making winff available in 14 languages.

Thanks to all the users for using WinFF.

Ubuntu Intrepid and Juanty, Debian, and the RPM's will be available in the next 48 hours.

The WinFF Website

Added Priority for the conversion script to the general preferences
The Document menu now looks for translated docs (WinFF.xx.pdf, where xx is the language code)
Majorily Revised and New Presets
Uses the sensible-browser command on Debian/Ubuntu based systems
New Documentation
The doc and website menus don't tie up the main window after launching the brwoser/pdfreader
Added file association for preset files in windows installer

Hand Drawing of me giving a speech

A friend drew a picture of me when I was giving a speech for a Grow Training weekend.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

WinFF 1.0 Coming in a late March.

We are preparing for the upcoming release of WinFF 1.0. It is coming along with more and easier presets, more stable code, less annoyances, and lots of bug fixes.

We hope to have the new version ready for the official launch in late march.

Prelease of WinFF 1.0

Here is a pre-release of version 1.0 of the windows installer.

Not all new presets are included. Not all translation is done. There certainly will be some bugs. Well, that's the whole point.

Please report back any problems you have in this topic in the forums

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Author's Guild cryies a foul over Kindle's text to speech

I was reading today about the how the Author's Guild was complaining they had their right's violated by Amazon's Kindle 2 text to speech function, and how it will destroy the Audio book market.

Maybe it will, maybe it won't. Although history has shown right, wrong or other wise, technology always wins.

You either embrace it and move forward, or reject it and get left behind.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Go Steelers!

Blagojevich Ousted

Good Bye Blagojevich!

I think Senator Dan Duffy (R 26th District) said it best when he said, "... while all this corruption was going on, this congress voted for three pay raises for the governor.."

That says a lot.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hardy Update

We are asking for people to test the new hardy version of 0.45.1. Here is the file

If it works we will update the repositories with it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hardy and 0.45 problems

The latest 0.45 of winff is having problems on hardy. The Repositories have been set back to 0.43 for the time being. It has to do with the newer Lazarus will not run on Hardy, and the older lazarus will not compile the newer winff correctly. Hopefully a newer version of lazarus will fix this problem. It usually ends with an error like:

Error reading Form1.LCLVersion: Unknown property: "LCLVersion".

Friday, January 2, 2009

FFmpeg svn r15896

FFmpeg r15896 has problems decoding wma3 audio. Which i guess is nothing new considering wma has been a continuing problem. Which I am sure is no accident on M$ part.

AMR audio has been removed because of patent problems from ffmpeg, so ofcourse it isn't in winff anymore either. All though you can downgrade to an older version.