Pandora MHWaveEdit new release

Some days ago i released an updated version of my MHWaveEdit port (now in sync with the original author
at version 1.4.23).
In this release i changed params to enable the program to start in a more large window and made Pandora params default at start so no need to change much (but you still need to enable the mic on XFCE mixer panel).

I have tested it recording for more than 60 min and didn’t crashed.

As usual the download is at Pandora repo

Pandora – Simple Screen Recorder

In the last days i have spent some time on porting an interesting application for Pandora, a program that could record in a video what is currently showing on the LCD of Pandora.
Such application is called Simple Screen Recorder and is realized by Maarten Baert.
Is a QT based program that is usign FFmpeg/Libav to encode the video that is captured from the screen.
This is the main features taken directly from author’s page:

  • Graphical user interface (Qt-based).
  • Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv.
  • Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps on Windows).
  • Synchronizes audio and video properly (a common issue with VLC and ffmpeg/avconv).
  • Reduces the video frame rate if your computer is too slow (rather than using up all your RAM like VLC does).
  • Fully multithreaded: small delays in any of the components will never block the other components, resulting is smoother video and better performance on computers with multiple processors.
  • Pause and resume recording at any time (either by clicking a button or by pressing a hotkey).
  • Shows statistics during recording (file size, bit rate, total recording time, actual frame rate, …).
  • Can show a preview during recording, so you don’t waste time recording something only to figure out afterwards that some setting was wrong.
  • Uses libav/ffmpeg libraries for encoding, so it supports many different codecs and file formats (adding more is trivial).
  • Can also do live streaming (experimental).
  • Sensible default settings: no need to change anything if you don’t want to.
  • Tooltips for almost everything: no need to read the documentation to find out what something does.
  • In order to be able to encode in many format i have added to the LibAvcodec many libs like x264, Theora, Vorbis, ILBC, lame, Twolame, opencore, visualon, wavpack, the only missing codec is libvpx that i was not able to compile.

    Pandora version is missing an important feature, OpenGL recording, as it need a special injection library to work, that is not compiled because its using Elf Hacks thats is available for cpu i386 only.

    An example of how well recording is done on pandora is available in this video (by Ingoreis a Pandora user):

    Thread on Pandora forum for comments or suggestions: here

    And now some pandora shots about the interface of the program :
    fig 1

    fig 2

    fig 3

    Download at Pandora Repo

    Pandora – LeoCAD a simple CAD for Lego Models

    My latest addiction to Pandora software is LeoCAD a simple and lightweight and Open Source CAD program to create Lego Models. The Windows and Linux version is using OpenGL to run instead Pandora version runs with MESA-GL libs (so don’t use GLES libs for now) provided by Codeblocks PND (by Ptitseb) and running speed is not bad @600Mhz on my Pandora (first version with 256MB RAM). Maybe i could try to implement a GLES version of the code in the future.

    Some pandora shots:

    image 1

    screen 2

    Download the program here

    You can find some ready models to play with LeoCAD here

    Thread on Pandora forum if you have suggestions or comments about this.

    Pandora – Imagination 3.0

    This is my entry at the DragonBox Coding Competition all threads are here at Pandora’s forum

    My thread about this app is here

    Imagination is a is a lightweight and simple DVD slide show maker. From a bunch of photos and some music files you can assemble a slideshow with some fancy effects and than export all into a video.
    Original author is Giuseppe Torelli and his page is available here.

    Imagination at present features 69 transition effects, random function to automatically set a random transition on all the selected slides, cut/copy/paste ability on the slides, Ken Burns ability, text on the slides with some text animations, ability to add an empty slide with a gradient editor and export of the slideshow as OGV Theora/Vorbis, widescreen FLV video and 3GP for mobile phones.

    On Pandora (for now) exporting work only for VOB/MPEG2 (DVD size) and h264/mpeg4 (HD), FLV need more testing
    and OGV and 3gp are not working.

    Here a video i made to test the program showing all the entrys (category Application) of the compo

    music file is from

    Here some Pandora screenshot of the program:
    shot 1

    shot 2

    shot 3

    Download here

    If you like it and want to vote for my application visit this thread remember you need to register at Pandora forum first.

    Pandora – MHWaveEdit

    mhWaveEdit is a graphical program for editing, playing and recording sound files. It is lightweight, portable, user-friendly and handles large files very well.
    Original author page is here

    Some weeks ago i have ported this utility only to test my build of libSox for Pandora for another project, and so i discovered one good feature of this prog, the ability to record via the internal microphone of the Pandora.
    To work you need to enable (via XFCE mixer) the mic before starting the program, here is the dedicated thread
    with info on how to enable the mic click here

    Here some pandora shot:


    Download from the Pandora repository

    mhWaveEdit è un programma con interfaccia grafica (GUI) in grado di registrare, riprodurre ed editare file sonori. E’ leggero, user-friendly e supporta anche file di grandi dimensioni ( a seconda della dimensione della SD nella versione Pandora).
    La pagina dell’autore originale è qui

    Qualche settimana fà mentre cercavo di testare la libreria Sox compilata per Pandora, mi sono imbattuto in questo piccolo programma e una volta compilato ho scoperto che era in grado di registrare anche dal microfono interno del Pandora, cosa che prima era possibile solo ricorrendo al terminale ed usando arecord. Prima di poter registrare dovrete comunque abilitare il microfono interno (che di default è spento) attraverso il mixer di XFCE.

    Per tutte le spiegazioni ed informazioni vi rimando al thread in inglese disponibile sul forum Pandora
    clicca qui per visitarlo

    Naturalmente se avete qualche dubbio scrivetemi pure qui.

    Le immagini le trovate poco sopra invece il download è qui