Thursday, 27 December 2012

I'm at Chaos Communications in Hamburg

I'm at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg. There's not much to recognize me by, I'm just the guy dressed all in black (like that really narrows it down) who is using an ancient compaq laptop with bits missing off it, and who speaks no German.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Movgrab Popularity now 600

This week saw the release of version 1.1.14 of Movgrab, resulting in its 'Freecode/Freshmeat' popularity rating rising to over 600! Like all measures of popularity the freecode rating is... a number, that means... something. Maybe. Still, whether it's a meaningless figure of not, I still get a thrill out of watching it go higher.

This release adds support for files > 2GB on Gnu systems, adds support for downloading from Animehere, and fixes a problem with downloading 3gp files from youtube. All these changes/bugs were suggested or reported by movgrab users. Thanks to Karol Blazewicz, Deeice, Matthias B, Ndracs and others for taking the time to contact me, and thanks again to Abhisek Sanyal for his lifesaving patch to get youtube working again. Feedback from users is what will keep movgrab moving forwards!

My other projects languish with ratings well below 100. I've not had time to really work on them, and most of them are 'first releases' that have serious bugs. It's time for movgrab to take the back seat for a while I think, and for someone else to have some attention.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Movgrab Popularity Passes 500

I don't quite know what the 'Popularity' ratings on freshmeat/freecode really mean, but movgrab has passed a new level, reaching a score of 541. I think this means it's really quite popular. It's now included in a number of linux distros, and one 'extra programs pack' for the mac.

My other programs aren't getting anything like the same degree of love. I guess people don't need another FTP server, and Alaya, my dav aware webserver apparently still has too many bugs when run on other people's systems (hoping to solve those in a future release). Perhaps their time will come when they are more mature.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Got a Question? Just ask.

I'm seeing someone coming to this blog from the google queries:

movgrab commands size of file
movgrab record time

I get the impression that someone has some questions to ask about my 'movgrab' program. So, you can just ask me in the comments to this post, if you have!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Ready for my close up, Mr DeMille

I've been quiet on this blog recently, busy, you know how it is. But I've got to boast about this, someone has made a youtube video about my movie downloader program 'movgrab'.

It's at youtube:

Movgrab has been getting a lot of love recently, with people blogging about it all over the place. I've also had one or two feature requests that I'm going to try to implement sometime. But I must admit, I like the youtube vid best of all.