Monday, September 21, 2009

outlook email on the QTEK 9100

Sending attachments from the QTEK 9100 wasn't possible till now, since I got an error configuring the Outlook email for gmail. Googling gave this page which linked to this wiki for Windows Mobile 5 devices. My earlier mistake was to not check the 'use separate settings' for sending mail. For deleting the earlier misconfigured POP3 account,
Messaging -> Menu -> Tools -> Accounts tab -> tap hold on an account to delete.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

quickly view page source

To quickly view page source of potentially infected web-pages, we can use
in the Firefox address bar.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

cool edit pro limitations

Cool Edit pro on Sathya was supposed to route out each track to one of the outputs on the 8-out Darla card, and I was supposed to mix down using the Tascam TM-D4000 mixer. But CEP 1 was not up to the task - I thought it was due to the tracks being too long, 90 minutes each. Even restricting to just 4 tracks did not help. Thought Audition might be good - but it was not supported on Win98. CEP 2 was able to open the tracks, but while playing, gets MMSYSTEM errors if I put 4 long tracks. The fact that they are on a network drive adds to the mess. So, tried cutting up into 15 minute pieces. Even those pieces, even when copied to local drive, were too big for CEP2. So have currently suspended work on this. Will probably try mixing down in Studio using the Nuendo/Yamaha AW4416 combo, maybe in the summer or something.


Investigating latency for S, checked first on the Mandir celeron and US-144.

Changing the setting on US-144 control panel from highest latency to lowest, the output latencies seen in Device Setup of Cubase were, from highest to normal to lowest, 64, 29, 5 ms respectively. The 64 ms makes the lag quite audible. The 5 ms setting makes the system unstable. Testing with same signal being applied to digital and analog inputs, can discern a faint lag in the analog, audible as a sort of reverb-like sound. Measured to be approx 57 samples or 1.3 ms by comparing recorded waveforms.

S had a latency of 24 ms. That was disturbing for him when listened on headphones. Changed to lowest latency on US-1641 control panel - that made it 10 ms, acceptable for him. Of course, if this makes his system unstable, he would have to compromise...

Saturday, September 05, 2009

re-authoring DVDs without menus with IFOEdit

IfoEdit has a create IFO button at the bottom. So, if you already have VOB files and just want to create a playable DVD with a single title on it, just name the files as VTS_01_1.VOB, VTS_01_2.VOB and so on, put them in a VIDEO_TS folder, and point IFOEdit at the folder. You can choose to create the output in the same folder itself for this operation, it just creates the IFO and BUP files. Faster and quicker than any other way. Of course, more advanced stuff like menus and so on may be easier with other tools. Will explore dvdauthor and its gui later. As of now, noting that it needs de-muxed files - m2v and ac3 etc. Demuxing seemingly quick with BatchDemux - ten minuts for around an hour of video.