A New Version of Handbrake is Out!

Handbrake is Open Source, and AWESOME! And, a new version, that is even MORE awesome is out!

New Version of Handbrake

Built-in Device Presets
Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimised for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions. Simple, easy, fast. For those that want more choice, tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.

Supported Input Sources:
Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

Outputs:
File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV
Video Encoders: H.264(x264), MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 (libav), and Theora(libtheora)
Audio Encoders: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis
Audio Pass-thru: AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 tracks

Even more features
Title / Chapter selection
Queue up multiple encodes
Chapter Markers
Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling
Live Video Preview

License
All of HandBrake’s source code is covered by the GNU General Public License, version 2. A copy of which is included with every release in the COPYING file.

Raspberry Pi Free Software for Noobs!

Noobs should have fun with the Raspberry Pi as well! So, introducing “NOOBS!”

Raspberry Pi offers free software for newbies

“The Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced free software designed to get people using the tiny Linux-based computing more quickly.

New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) has been developed with first time users in mind.

‘We don’t want people to put their Raspberry Pi down in horror after five minutes,’ says the team.

Partners will ultimately start offering SD cards pre-installed with NOOBS, but the download link at http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads exists for now.

The Pi makers recommend installing NOOBS onto a 4GB (or larger) SD card.

Upon first boot up users have a choice of operating systems to install, including Raspbian, Pidora and two flavours of XBMC.

NOTE: Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimised for the Raspberry Pi hardware. The Raspbian teams says that it provides ‘more than a pure OS’ as it comes with over 35,000 packages of pre-compiled bundled software.

According to the development team, when you boot up for the first time, you’ll see a menu prompting you to install one of several operating systems into the free space on the card.

‘Afterwards, the NOOBS remains on the SD card and allows the user to switch to a recovery interface (hold shift during boot up) if things go horribly wrong. Users can also opt to switch to a different operating system, or overwrite a corrupted card with a fresh installation,’ says the team.

Last month the Foundation announced its first official Raspberry Pi camera board. In February it revealed an even cheaper version of its low-cost, ARM-based miniature computer, priced at $25 (£16), excluding tax and shipping.”

Dr. Bill.TV #293 – Video – “The Luddites Use Old Tech Edition”

WordPress is 10, a new Opera browser, Luddites use old tech, GSotW: Synergy IP-based KVM, a demo of Synergy recorded on my tablet, is the desktop OS war over? A new NVIDIA GPU! A brief demo of my Nexus 10 tablet, and is Microsoft ‘Big Brother’ after all?

Links that pertain to this Netcast:

TechPodcasts Network

Blubrry Network

Synergy – Free and Open Source IP-based KVM!


Start the Video Netcast in the Blubrry Video Player above by
clicking on the “Play” Button in the center of the screen.

(Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your “format of choice”)
Streaming M4V Audio





Streaming MP3 Audio

Streaming Ogg Audio

Download M4V Download WebM Download MP3 Download Ogg
(Right-Click on any link above, and select “Save As…” to save the Netcast on your PC.)

Available on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/uNdnZ9LuOeI

Available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/67471504


Dr. Bill.TV #293 – Audio – “The Luddites Use Old Tech Edition”

WordPress is 10, a new Opera browser, Luddites use old tech, GSotW: Synergy IP-based KVM, a demo of Synergy recorded on my tablet, is the desktop OS war over? A new NVIDIA GPU! A brief demo of my Nexus 10 tablet, and is Microsoft ‘Big Brother’ after all?

Links that pertain to this Netcast:

TechPodcasts Network

Blubrry Network

Synergy – Free and Open Source IP-based KVM!


Start the Video Netcast in the Blubrry Video Player above by
clicking on the “Play” Button in the center of the screen.

(Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your “format of choice”)
Streaming M4V Audio





Streaming MP3 Audio

Streaming Ogg Audio

Download M4V Download WebM Download MP3 Download Ogg
(Right-Click on any link above, and select “Save As…” to save the Netcast on your PC.)

Available on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/uNdnZ9LuOeI

Available on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/67471504


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