Hi, I am Stanley Huang, the author of MediaCoder.
Thanks for using MediaCoder or just being here. This blog contains
news, information and updates about the software and some of my thoughts and ideas.
Time goes so fast and 8 years have passed since I started writing the first line of the MediaCoder. I have been keeping improving it through the years and implements new features whenever new ideas coming into my mind, and this has become an important part of my life. It's also a great enjoyment to me to see my ideas turning into something that works and being useful to other people all over the world. That's what encourages me and supports me to stick to the job for so long time.
Here is something about myself. I started learning programming at the age of 9
in year 1990. I got great fun from LOGO language on an Apple-II. It wasn't long since then before I got my first computer, an IBM PC with Intel 8088 processor, 640KB memory and two 360KB diskette drives. With the emerging of computer multimedia in 1995, I was deeply attracted by audio and video technologies. Though as a middle school student at that time, it was impossible for me to create outstanding masterpiece like XING player and encoder, the first audio and video software that impressed me so much, I was just so fond of playing with them to see different results of audio and video contents compressed and played back on the computer. What I have developed at that time was a media player with playlist function on Windows 3.1.
I graduated from Tongji University in 2004, where I spent one and a half year developing and maintaining a micro-controller emulator project.
when I was working in Eastman Kodak, I was having enough free time to develop my first encoding software. I first named it MENC and it was an audio transcoder at the first time which used MPlayer to decode audio from audio/video files and encode the PCM into several audio formats on-the-fly. Soon I found it becomes popular and it was used by more and more people after making it able to encode into HE-AAC which was going hot at the time. Later I added video transcoding feature into it and re-named it to MediaCoder. In late 2006, after I could be supported by user donations and revenue from website ads, I made a decision to quit from my job and started to develop and maintain MediaCoder full-time.
If you want to raise any questions or discuss with other users for better using the software, please post them the MediaCoder Forum. I am sorry that in most time I am too busy to reply every single post on the forum but I think people are there ready to help others.