Fade in and out features added for playing files.

V1.3.15 adds some nice new features for fading in and out the Mic signal. Cross-fades are possible also. You can set the type to use in Live2Setup , 5 types of muting or fading in and out are possible :

  1. Auto Mic mute. This is behaviour like before.
  2. Manual Mic mute. The Mic is not muted automatically you can manually mute it during play.
  3. Auto Mic fade. Behaviour is like before, but the Mic is faded in and out with the fade-times you set. You can set different fade in and out times, from 0 to 10 seconds.
  4. Manual Mic fade. Like 2. but with fade in and out.
  5. Auto Cross fade. Like 3. but with a cross-fade between played file and Mic.

AAC-HE fully unleashed !

V 1.3.14 now unleashes full potential of the AAC encoders of Coding Technologies with the addition of 2 new stereo profiles:

  • AAC-HE v2 . This enables better stereo quality with lower bitrate, adviced bitrates are from 16 to 56 kbps.
  • Oversampled SBR. In case highest bit rate efficiency is not the most important requirement but instead highest possible audio quality is aimed for, AAC-HE offers the so-called oversampled SBR mode as an alternative to plain AAC. In Luci it’s abbreviated to HQ SBR. Adviced bitrates are from 96 to 256 kbps.
  • We increased maximum bitrate for all AAC profiles to 256 kbps.
  • Useful bitrates for different profiles are: AAC mono 32 to 160 kbps, AAC Stereo 64 to 256 kbps, AAC-HE mono 16 to 64 kbps, AAC-HE Stereo 16 to 128 kbps, AAC-HEv2 Stereo 16 to 56 kbps, AAC-HE HQ SBR Stereo 96 to 256 kbps.

Download here at the right, set the new profiles in Live2 Setup and enjoy !

Server time-out adjustable

New version 1.3.11 uploaded with extra feature and 2 bugs solved:

  • When Luci runs in server-mode, you can now set a time out. Up until now this was set to 2 seconds: if no stream comes in for 2 seconds the return stream was stopped also. Now you can set the time to any value between 1 and 999 seconds. If you fill in 0, the time-out will be 1 day exactly. This way a reporter can mute the Mic but still receive the return-stream up until the time that is set as time-out at the server.
  • We found a tiny memory-leak of 60 bytes each time a connection was made. It is now resolved.
  • Playing wave-files at different sample-rates as the I/O sample-rate now works ok.

Maintenance update

Several bugs are resolved in the new version 1.3.8:

  • Save as Wave does not work yet correctly, please don’t use it. Will be resolved this week.
  •  “Try to minimize I/O cross-talk” option didn’t work for AAC-HE streams.
  • Changing the Windows mixer-gain was not possible when the “Windows default device” was chosen as Input.

An extra download option is on the right: “Windows zip” enables you to download the executables only, for easy updating the USB-stick installations.

More sample-rates on I/O

In the latest version you can set the sample-rate of the audio I/O to 48 KHz also. Luci Live2 used to use always 44.1 KHz at the audio input and output, but streamed at 48 KHz always using high-quality sample-rate converters. This was done to ensure that the audio input and output works with all soundcards or PDA’s.

Now you can set the sample rate for the Audio I/O to 48 KHz also, for the case where you have a controlled and known soundcard.

This version 1.3.7 can be downloaded from the download section on the right.

Save as Wave, v1.3.6

  • Luci Live used to record only in the same format as the RTP-stream was in. You can now record in uncompressed wave-format also. Go to Setup and New project tab and choose the option there. Important! Be aware that recording in wav-format consumes much more processor power. So, if you use a PDA, be sure it has enough processing-power and fast memory to do so.
  • A “Force mono” option in the RTP/UDP tab in Setup allows you to convert any incoming stereo stream to mono.
  • It is now possible to buy Luci Live2 installed and registered on a USB memory stick. This way you can use Luci Live2 on any computer.

Gain knob

New version at beta-site (see right at the blogroll) has new features:

  • Gain knob to adjust input-gain.  Like in Luci, you can use the up/down key to adjust.
  • Uses Windows Mixer to adjust microphone-gain below 0dB(attenuation). If no Windows-mixer is available, the gain can not be adjusted below 0dB. This should work on a PDA also, but not all PDA’s have the Windows Mixer inside, the newer WM6 ones mostly do however. So, finally we can make some decent gain-control from within Luci on a PDA !

Bug solved:

  •  Default ports in Live2 Setup now work correctly. Used to NOT work when you have not typed in :portnr after the URL or IP-address.