2 little things

Have changed:

  •  Output Volume control range is now from -20 dB to 0dB. 0dB Corresponds with the maximum volume in the Windows mixer.
  • Chosen station name is now displayed in the window’s title bar also, but only in the PC version. Comes in handy when using Live2 as a server and you have multiple Live2 instances running and minimzed.

Download V 1.3.19 on the right.

Import station list

You now have the ability to import a station-list from a file. File-format is csv (comma seperated values), this is a common format for simple lists which can be made and edited with any spreadsheet or even text-editor. On the right you can download an example list. The first line of the csv-file must be the same as the first line of this example.
All entries are not case-sensitive while the is optional. Each line beneath the first line represents a different server-profile. Here’s a picture of a spreadsheet with the example loaded, click on it to see full size:

Entries are self-explaining, for the encoder format use the same words as in the drop down menu’s of Live2Setup.

Other small issues solved in this version :

  • The total available recording time was not displayed correctly when you choose to record as wave-file.
  • The Battery-indication did not work correctly on PC versions.

Download v1.3.17 on the right.

Registration on sd-card

V1.3.16 now is able to register to an sd-card for PDA, so you can use Luci Live2 on any PDA of your choice. We will install and register the software on the sd-card, so it runs from the sd-card. When inserted the necessary shortcuts are put in your programs folder for easy launch of the programs. When the sd-card is remove these shortcuts are also removed again. It’s that easy.

Also 1 bug fix:

  • A small bug is solved on the PC version, if you had it installed on the USB drive and switch computers the program would sometimes start outside the screen, because the former computer had a higher resolution screen.

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.