One thing you might have to know before 0.12.0 – LadioCast Development Notes No.89

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LadioCast has been overlooked about not being sandboxed for a long time until the end of version 0.11. But on the next release, version 0.12.0, as Apple’s review requested, LadioCast will go into the sandbox. Fortunately, as a result, LadioCast wouldn’t be negatively impacted by sandboxing …​ except for one thing.

MP3 encoding.

LadioCast links Lame MP3 encoding library named libmp3lame.dylib only if it’s found. And in that case LadioCast shows MP3 option among the encoding formats.

But now from the inside of the sandbox, any local library would not be found and linked, so MP3 option would be gone.

Solution to this MP3 user’s problem is simple, copy the file into the LadioCast’s sandbox. The sandbox folder will be placed as ${HOME}/Library/Containers/com.kawauso.LadioCast/Data/, so it should be done with like:

$ cp (ex./usr/local/lib/)libmp3lame.0.dylib ~/Library/Containers/com.kawauso.LadioCast/Data/

The file name libmp3lame.0.dylib is better but if you have only libmp3lame.dylib and have been working well with it, copy in the same way.

Though it’s so simple with, I show another way for lovers:) with the MOVIE!!.

LadioCast 0.12.0 will be released in a few days on MAS.

Thank you for reading.

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iPhone SE用純正ケースをiPhone 5用純正ケースと比べよう

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現時点でApple iPhone SEは予約注文が開始になったばかりの段階ですが、iPhone SE用の純正ケースは本体の発表と同時にAppleオンラインストアで発売が開始されているのを発見しましたので、注文して入手しました。 注文したのは iPhone SE レザーケース です。

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ではさっそく長年愛用してきたiPhone 5 につけてみましょう^_^。 まずはこれも愛用してきたiPhone 5用Apple純正レザーケースをはずして、

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iPhone SE用のケースに入れて、

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せっかくですのでiPhone 5用と重ねて四面から見てみましょう。

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Figure 1. 上面
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Figure 2. 左側面
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Figure 3. 右側面
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Figure 4. 下面

全く同じ仕様のようですね^_^;。 カメラ穴の形状も同じですし装着感にも特に違いは感じられません。

純正ケースでこの一致ですからiPhone SEの形状デザインはiPhone 5の形状デザインと双方向に互換であると考えてよいでしょう。 新SEユーザーには既に多様な対応品の選択肢が用意されているということになりますね。


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Soundflower-2×4 2.0b2.0 Released

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Many years ago I wrote an entry to customize Soundflower, the OS X virtual loop back audio driver, to be equipped with more than 2 audio devices. This customization was easy but recently turned to be no longer available because OS X kernel extensions must be signed with approved kext developer’s certificates and local changes without them should be rejected by System Integrity Protection.

To be honest, I’m not a big fan of Soundflower:) but believe this kind of customization is still useful. So I decided to fork the original Soundflower on GitHub to release customized and also signed version, which is named Soundflower-2×4. As named, instead of the 2-channel and 16-channel devices, it has four 2-channel devices.

You can get the released packages, currently version 2.0b2.0:
Soundflower-2×4 Releases .

As always, any reports or suggestions, by comments, emails etc. will be greatly appreciated.



The Installer and Uninstaller are also code-signed.

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LadioCast 0.11.5 Released – LadioCast Development Notes No.88

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LadioCast Version 0.11.5 has been released.

Changes from version 0.11.4 to 0.11.5 are as follows:

  • Changed the way to save connected audio device settings.

Though just a little improvement, seemed worth a short update.


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LadioCast 0.11.4 Released – LadioCast Development Notes No.87

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LadioCast Version 0.11.4 has been released.

Changes from version 0.11.3 to 0.11.4 are as follows:

  • Added Ogg PCM (32-bit Float) encoding format to the Icecast 2 streamer.

  • Updated libopus library to the latest version 1.1.1.

Specification of the Ogg PCM encoding format in LadioCast follows with the exception that numerical values are expressed in little-endian (according to other specifications of Ogg [1]).

So, for example, such a parser extension as James Almer doing on ffmpeg FFmpeg-devel PATCH lavf/ogg: OggPCM demuxing should be rewritten like the following.

 * PCM parser for Ogg
 * Copyright (c) 2013 James Almer
 * This file is part of FFmpeg.
 * FFmpeg is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
 * version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 * FFmpeg is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 * Lesser General Public License for more details.
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
 * License along with FFmpeg; if not, write to the Free Software
 * Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

#include "libavutil/intreadwrite.h"
#include "avformat.h"
#include "internal.h"
#include "oggdec.h"

struct oggpcm_private {
    int vorbis_comment;
    uint32_t extra_headers;

static const struct ogg_pcm_codec {
    uint32_t codec_id;
    uint32_t format_id;
} ogg_pcm_codecs[] = {
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_S8,    0x00 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_U8,    0x01 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_S16LE, 0x02 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_S16BE, 0x03 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_S24LE, 0x04 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_S24BE, 0x05 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_S32LE, 0x06 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_S32BE, 0x07 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_F32LE, 0x20 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_F32BE, 0x21 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_F64LE, 0x22 },
    { AV_CODEC_ID_PCM_F64BE, 0x23 },

static const struct ogg_pcm_codec *ogg_get_pcm_codec_id(uint32_t format_id)
    int i;

    for (i = 0; i < FF_ARRAY_ELEMS(ogg_pcm_codecs); i++)
        if (ogg_pcm_codecs[i].format_id == format_id)
            return &ogg_pcm_codecs[i];

    return NULL;

static int pcm_header(AVFormatContext * s, int idx)
    struct ogg *ogg = s->priv_data;
    struct ogg_stream *os = ogg->streams + idx;
    struct oggpcm_private *priv = os->private;
    const struct ogg_pcm_codec *pcm;
    AVStream *st = s->streams[idx];
    uint8_t *p = os->buf + os->pstart;
    uint16_t major, minor;
    uint32_t format_id;

    if (os->flags & OGG_FLAG_BOS) {
        if (os->psize < 28) {
            av_log(s, AV_LOG_ERROR, "Invalid OggPCM header packet");
            return -1;

        major = AV_RL16(p + 8);
        minor = AV_RL16(p + 10);

        if (major < 1 || major > 255) {
            av_log(s, AV_LOG_ERROR, "Unsupported OggPCM version %u.%u\n", major, minor);
            return -1;

        format_id = AV_RL32(p + 12);
        pcm = ogg_get_pcm_codec_id(format_id);
        if (!pcm) {
            av_log(s, AV_LOG_ERROR, "Unsupported PCM format ID 0x%X\n", format_id);
            return -1;

        priv = os->private = av_mallocz(sizeof(*priv));
        if (!priv)
            return AVERROR(ENOMEM);
        st->codec->codec_type  = AVMEDIA_TYPE_AUDIO;
        st->codec->codec_id    = pcm->codec_id;
        st->codec->sample_rate = AV_RL32(p + 16);
        st->codec->channels    = AV_RL8 (p + 21);
        priv->extra_headers    = AV_RL32(p + 24);
        priv->vorbis_comment   = 1;
        avpriv_set_pts_info(st, 64, 1, st->codec->sample_rate);
    } else if (priv && priv->vorbis_comment) {
        ff_vorbis_comment(s, &st->metadata, p, os->psize, 0);
        priv->vorbis_comment   = 0;
    } else if (priv && priv->extra_headers) {
        // TODO: Support for channel mapping and conversion headers.
    } else
        return 0;

    return 1;

const struct ogg_codec ff_pcm_codec = {
    .magic     = "PCM     ",
    .magicsize = 8,
    .header    = pcm_header,
    .nb_header = 2,

Besides that, not mentioned in the change log, the maximum system sample rate of LadioCast has been raised up from 96kHz to 192kHz.

Any comment and suggestion will be appreciated.


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