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Jan
21
comment Delete Cached Windows Network Share Passwords
@HernánEche Use English only, please. As a Spanish speaker, I think you're just making us look bad and most people here speak English.
Jan
17
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
@PeterCordes Yes, menus, because that's the only thing missing in open standards. Even if you hack the already-existing formats, you'll need a custom player, and that sucks. But now I wonder, maybe (software) players that would run a normal BD would also run a BD with non-standard, better-compressed x264 streams. Because albeit closed it's a standard that supports menus.
Jan
16
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
@PeterCordes That's the problem. Since there's no open format that supports subtitles, you'd have to come up with a custom, proprietary one (even if open, or free); and really nobody would use it. Would you, for example, convert all your movies into a format that works but is obscure, nobody uses it, and requires installing software that may not be mantained in the next years? (because players would not support it as-is)
Jan
15
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
(hard as in nobody cares to do it, but actually simple in terms of most libraries for the hard parts already exist)
Jan
15
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
One important thing to note about this "statistics", though; if you recompress a JPEG you'll have negligible gains (or even slight overhead-related loss), but if you extract the DCT tables and recompress that, you can get to even 30% size reduction or more over the original JPEG. What is hard is not compressing the underlying data, but undoing the awfully simple compression used; badly compressed data is hard to compress even if there's little actual data entropy.
Jan
15
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
@PeterCordes Well, as I said it's some non-trivial work; but I'd also love that possibility. One problem is that there's no standalone format supporting that; MKV could in theory have menu support, but nobody has worked on it and if you take into account that MS has commited to supporting an MKV splitter in Windows 10, I think they also expect the format to be pretty much set in stone. Also note that MKVs support linking (like having consolidated opening/ending MKVs for a whole series in the same folder). Biggest problem is destination format.
Oct
7
comment Program to encode or mux h.264 streams in a SWF container
First time I vote to close my own question (as off-topic, 'cause I think this kind of question is not welcome anymore in this site and gosh, it's been 4 years, it's not even relevant anymore with HTML5's native support for MKV (.webm) files).
Oct
7
comment Program to encode or mux h.264 streams in a SWF container
@DavidPostill I'm guessing the name is "Free Video to Flash Converter" - from that name, I'd run the thing through VirusTotal, Anubis and still run it in a VM anyway lol.
Sep
18
comment Applocale alternative for Windows 7
Yes, but if you're running a VM, you can have it in the language you want...
Sep
4
comment How to monitor a folder for changes, and execute a command if it does, on Windows?
+1, but I wouldn't say it's a "common requirement" for anyone except us developers... And for that matter, there are system calls to monitor the filesystem, so that counts as "OS integration" I guess.
Aug
11
comment Software to back up application settings in Windows (including XP)
The problem with Windows Easy Transfer is that I'm sure it won't work if e.g., you want to take something from Windows 8 and put it on Windows 7. About the two alternatives you mention, they seem interesting; I wonder if you can customize them. I think that's important because if it can't automatically pick up one app, having a way to tell it which files and directories to pick (or, for that matter, which ones not to) would be an useful feature. Thanks for the answer, though!
Aug
3
comment How can I prepend a line number and tab to each line of a text file?
(Yay nitpicking!)
Aug
3
comment How can I prepend a line number and tab to each line of a text file?
Note that \n is line feed (commonly called just "newline", since its first widespread usage was in Unix), and \r is carriage return. Windows uses \r\n (also referred to as CRLF).
Jul
29
comment Lossless compression for movie ISO files?
This answer is not very correct. If the only thing you care for is the movie (not menus, extras, etc.) you can have excellent compression by re-encoding it into another lossy format (DVDs are lossy, even their audio is lossy-compressed).
Jul
14
comment How to monitor a folder for changes, and execute a command if it does, on Windows?
I like how that's an elegant API. Does it support folders recursively?
Jul
12
comment How can I create a non-login user?
@c4il But the only one that can login into them is root, right? I mean, they don't have a password, so I would expect only root to be able to log into them.
Jul
11
comment Display image over SSH, no X
It works fantastically well. But I still can't make sense of the images, lol.
Nov
17
comment Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Highlight Sticks
Aha! So it's not just on my machine! Sometimes I wonder if Windows was ever designed to be powered on for more than short periods of time.
Nov
16
comment How do I turn off the click sound when closing a tab in Chrome?
I closed and re-opened explorer and... WTF? It worked! What the heck is even going on here??
Oct
23
comment Change Thunderbird's quote format to use greater-than signs (“>”) instead of margin/border, and bottom-posting
That's what I did, and what I meant by "with or without [the extension]". In any case those tips should only help to remove the bar, right? The SmartTemplate and ReFwdFormatter extensions helped with that, but there doesn't seem to be a way to have >-quotes in HTML mode (as opposed to text mode) replies, right?