Happy New Year. It took me a little longer to get back on the horse
than I anticipated, and I have to leave again for 3 weeks shortly,
but after that I should be around a lot more.
So let's recap what has happened in 2010 so far, hopefully in chronological
First of all, France's three strikes law went into effect - that
is, almost: Unless
the national privacy watchdog signs off, the party at RIAA/MPAA
central cannot start.
build 2000 fixes random access for MPEG-2 program streams and
fixes reversed fields in the info dialog.
Then we have the beta
test of a new input method for x264 - the new input method allows
to open almost any file without AviSynth and can handle variable
framerate content without timecode file.
Haven't we hard that being called managed copy before? Just before
CES opens its door, the MPAA members have come up with yet another
layer of DRM - the Digital
Entertainment Content Ecosystem, or DECE, should allows us to
play content on any device. That is, as long as it remains wrapped
in DRM and each device has to get authorization from the mothership
to be played. Now why does that remind me of DIVX? By the way, Disney
is not on board - they have their own little DRM party called KeyChest.
Rebuilder 0.31.06 now uses B-frames for the high speed option,
changes the default CRF values to approximate quality on extras,
updates to the latest build of x264 and fixes some bugs.
DivX hasn't been on top of things for quite a bit now - the advent
of cheap, AVC capable hardware came before they were ready for it.
Now they're trying to get back on top with DivX
Finally, plans for 3D Blu-ray have already been announced but here's
logo for it, and after adding support for BD-Live, online video
is also adding harddisks to their latest Blu-ray player lineup.
Will players soon dub as a small NAS?