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New blog (again)

Hi all,

Today I’m going to re-launch my blog, because I feel like that this is the right time to restart blogging about one of the thing that I like most: programming. Remember that you can find my personal website at where you can find my cv, my competences and a biography.

I imported some of the old posts and some pages (in Italian, probably I’ll start translating them soon).

Why all this? Well, right now I’m doing an internship while I study for my second level degree in computer science. As you may know I took my first degree in cs in december 2012 and here in Italy we have a two level system: a first degree after 3 years and a second one after other two years.

So since, right now,  I’m working in a web agency I’ll post here the best solutions to some not-trivial problems that I encountered in my daily life as a programmer.  So expect posts about php (zend, magento, …), java (spring, hibernate, …),  android and so on.

The posts level will be mid-high, since I don’t have the time to do basic tutorials.

Obviously I have not forgotten that during the past three years I created some utilities, such as x264Gui (over 30000 downloads :)  ),  so expect some updates and maybe some new projects… not that my free time will allow me to start new projects… but who knows :)

At the end I want to apologize for my English, I know that it’s not that perfect but I’m trying to improve it (by practise :))

Daniele Canciani aka croma25td

x264Gui 0.9.6 beta1 – update

Now you can use a 8 bit input video with the “high444_8b” AVC setting. This will produce a 10bit video using high444pp. The other AVC setting “high444″ will produce the same video but with a 10bit input video.

I also added the support for “high422″ and “high444″ into the profile system: now when you create a profile with “–high444″ or “–high422″ the GUI select the 10bit x264 binary; so you can do what you want with the “–output-csp”, “–input-csp”, “–input-depth” and not only the two things provided with the “high444″ and “high444_8b” setting.

As always you can download this beta build from: download x264Gui 0.9.6 beta
Take in mind that this only the executable: so replace your local x264Gui.exe with this.

x264Gui 0.9.6 beta1


Just a small update regarding x264Gui. Due to some requests I added the option “high444″. Take in mind that this very first implementation is very simple and so you must know what you are doing.

To use “high444″ you *must* use e 4:4:4 10bit input! If you don’t have a input with these characteristics the only way to use “high444″ is by passing to x264 an avisynth script (with the needed filters…).

The “high444″ implementation is done by adding this command:
“–profile high444 –input-csp i444 –output-csp i444 –input-depth 10″
As you can see you *must* use a 4:4:4 10bit input file.

I also added the “chroma-qp-offset” option, useful when you are using the “high444″ profile.

You can download this beta build from: download x264Gui 0.9.6 beta
Take in mind that this only the executable: so replace your local x264Gui.exe with this.

Release x264Gui 0.9.5


after 6 months, today I bring you a new release of x264Gui: 0.9.5 that cames with only one change:: the new codec (rev 2245) released today.

At this moment I’m porting this application to C++/QT so you’ll be able to execute it on Linux, MacOS and Windows. This is a long work and I’m looking for some help.

Now the download links (sourceforge at the beginning of the new week): Download V0.9.5 from this site

ps: x264Gui was downloaded approx. 20000 times, this is a nice news for a very small project like this.

A small update about me and x264Gui


sorry for the silence during this months but I was really busy with my real life problems.

At the end of September I started to write the thesis for my degree in computer science and in December I graduated with a 104/110 mark. Now I started to study for the other and final degree in computer science.

Regarding x264Gui, I plan to completely port the program to QT/C++ (maybe Java) since I’m not a Windows user anymore. But I need some help to do it. Otherwise I don’t know what to do, I can’t maintain a C# code…

Anyway the x264 codec devolpement it’s strangely slow this year (only 5 major release) and I don’t know why…

Bye and I wish you an happy new year (too late for Christmas).

ps: I started a new blog about anime at and I’m searching for writers.

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