Back

So I’m back in Denmark. Niagara Falls was really something. It was especially beautiful one of the nights when they colored the sky with fireworks 🙂 I also liked New York a lot. The city felt more international than American mostly because of all the different cultures living together.

New filter for MPlayer

There was some discussion on the MPlayer mailinglist about a new filter so I though I would check it out. I was in for quite a nice suprise. The filter is very effective in removing ugly artifacts from the mpeg family of codecs. The only downside is the massive CPU usage. You can try it with -vf fspp. The code is based on this paper.

Screenshots normal:

normal

normal

Screenshots filter:

nice

nice

Fixing mindless automaton

My friend Bo wanted to play magic online over apprentice today with me, so I installed mindless automaton to play with him. Apparently mindless doesn’t work 100% with amd64. It crashes when you either connect to another computer or wait for someone to connect to you. So I began investigating and came up with a patch. I had my old language patch applied to be able to write danish chars, but it didn’t work very well with an UTF-8 locale. So I had to redo the patch, which you can find here. It now works with UTF-8 and non UTF-8 locales 🙂