|hcff free software archive|
site contains information on free/opensource software and programming
that are outlawed by the coprorations and e-businesses. it is not so
often updated, but still, it is sort of mirror of some important software
is sometimes quite hard to find on the net.
it is also a quick software download section for helping you see and hear work released by kosmoplovci network.
- ogg vorbis audio codec [latest update: 12-FEB-2004]
- flac lossless audio codec [latest update: 10-FEB-2004]
- xvid video codec [latest update: 10-FEB-2004]
- opendivx / divx v3.x video codec [latest update: 08-JUL-2001]
- freenet filesharing [latest update: 06-JUL-2000]
- DVD decoding sources [latest update: 24-MAR-2000]
- The Breaking of CyberPatrol® 4 [latest update: 21-MAR-2000]
OGG Vorbis audio codec
said, OGG Vorbis is an opensource replacement for MP3.
FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
another Xiph.org opensource
audio development project, FLAC, provides free lossless
audio compression. in simple words, this compression will downsize
files WITHOUT ANY SOUND LOSS. it works
similar to archive utilities like RAR or ZIP, but unlike archive
files, FLAC files are still
playable in sound players. what is most important, FLAC provides better
compression ratios than RAR media compression and additionally support
ID3 tag information the same way as OGG or MP3...
that the specification of the stream format is fully open to the public
to be used for any
purpose (the FLAC project reserves the right to set the FLAC specification
and certify compliance), and that neither the FLAC format nor any of
the implemented encoding/decoding methods are covered by any known
patent. It also means that all the source code is available under open-source
XviD video codec
quite some time, DivX video compression has become just another
internet product, with more and more features conditioned with money
and/or advert-terror. it has come to our attention that DivX, as we
know it today
has even slowed down it's development just to squeeze more and more money
out from the uninformed people who don't now more than to click on
divx.com, believing it is the only high quality video encoding option.
OpenDivX & DivX ;-) v3.x
powerful video compression was developed during last few years but seems like DVD industry didn't like the fact that DivX has prospects of generating DVD quality and make movies fit on ordinary cd-rom. like many similar projects, DivX is pushed underground, although it's intentions are to improve the online video distribution. with extensive propaganda and witch hunt, DivX has become widely known as a tool for pirating DVD movies, but it is far from truth.
DivX's intelligent implementation of Mpeg4 video technologies produces results with quality superior to all 'standard' codecs like indeo or cinepak or mpeg, while making the files even smaller and providing full 25 fps frame rate even on common home computers, using small bandwidth which makes it usable on existin TCP/IP connections.
latest DivX incarnation is OpenDivX initiative which is developed as open source project under GPL and is aimed to provide support for several platforms. at this stage it promises to offer even more than original DivX, but at this moment DivX ;-) still is better in many ways, especially in encoding speed, and is therefore widely used...
here are some usefull online resources and download for easier entering the world of DivX...
[zip archive, 679,512 bytes]
interesting concept of 'rewiring the net' how authors call it, with improved
security, shared netspace and implemented anonymity. server software
available as open source release with precompiled binary releases for
linux and dos/windows.
Open Source software for DVD playback
The Breaking of CyberPatrol® 4
Written by Eddy L O Jansson and Matthew Skala
Breaking of CyberPatrol® 4 [text file, 129,156 bytes]