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Transcoding Feature Now Available 2008-03-01

As always – it’s been way too long since the last release, but finally it is out. A new version with numerous fixes and the “main event” feature – transcoding.

We decided to implement transcoding via external processes, meaning that you can use any application to convert the data. You have the choice if you want to use vlc, ffmpeg, mencoder or anything else – it’s really up to you. It’s so flexible, that you can even setup transcoding profiles to listen to your text files using a text 2 speech application, stream content that is available via mms or rtsp even if your player does not support it, or plug in a script that will create thumbnails for your movies and more. We provide some examples, but you will probably have to finetune the transcoding options to achieve best results with your player.

Please read the ChangeLog for a full list of changes.

The 0.10.0 version is now available in Debian sid which means that it should also appear in Ubuntu. Packages of the new 0.11.0 version will follow shortly.

So what’s next? We’ll lift the mystery later, for now – enjoy the new release and stay tuned for more.

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