Friday, July 10, 2015

Why is a glyph for the U+2010 HYPHEN still lacking in most Windows fonts?

After all these years, most Windows fonts still don’t have a glyph for the U+2010 HYPHEN Unicode character. Heads up, Microsoft!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MkTags, a simple Matroska tag editor in Perl

I have now added a ‘SetMkTag’ command line utility to my MkTags project that lets you edit several files at once. It does have several limitations, so please be careful.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

MkTags, a simple Matroska tag editor in Perl

There has been many changes to MkTags since I last posted here. Please get that latest version (currently 20150524).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MkTags, a simple Matroska tag editor in Perl

MkTags is a simple Perl application that lets you edit the tags in a Matroska file. It supports most of what’s in the official tag specifications. There is no fancy GUI; it simply launches a text editor. It could be viewed as a simplification of the XML that MKVToolNix uses, hence it is relatively open‐ended.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”

I recently got the European version of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas CD from a local store here in Sweden, cat. no. MCD 18226. I discovered that this version is different from the US one; the European version seems to be based on a 1963 LP release of Merry Christmas, which is in “simulated stereo” and which has added reverb, while the US version is based on the 1955 release, which is in mono with no reverb.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Escape Sequences in RIFF Files

I find it very interesting that although Microsoft states in their Multimedia Programming Interface and Data Specifications 1.0 that escape sequences like \r, \n, \370, etc. can be used in string chunks in a RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format) file like WAV and AVI, most programs, including Microsoft’s own Windows Media Player, will let these escape sequences pass through unprocessed.