iRivo – Rewrite 2014

After too long a period iRivo has had some significant background changes. It no longer uses the windows player to play streams, it now uses the BASS 24 library from This now opens up the possibility of a port to Linux 🙂 and also a step closer to the ability to pause and record live streams 🙂 Also the installer has been completely rewritten and now uses the standard installshield process :). The latest iRivo is available on the iRivo page, please go and download the latest version now and please let me know of any annoying bugs…

I am also working on a version of iRivo that will work on windows phones (if you are lucky enough to own one)

iRivo and the BASS 24 sound API

I am currently rewriting the parts of iRivo that deal with the playing of the audio stream. Currently the program just uses the media player library (WMPlib). The code simply sends signals to this module and everything works 🙂 However, it doesn’t record, so I have been forced to look at other solutions. The answer would seem to be the BASS 24 library which plays and records audio streams I am currently looking into the efficient coding of threads and incorporating the BASS 24 functions, to allow for some neat features in the playback of radio streams. The next version of iRivo will include this new library, so there may be a little wait while I get my head round the way  the library works. Also hopefully, by moving away from media player, I will also be able to compile a version that works on Linux… stay tuned to the continuing story of iRivo 🙂

The Gimp

Currently I have been playing with a piece of photo manipulation software called “The Gimp”, for the new fireboy and watergirl game. This is open source software and I am told that it has some decent features, that can almost match Photoshop. If you want to learn some photo manipulation techniques, then I recommend this software. The banner on this website was designed from scratch with this program. It may not be the best example ever, but it took hours to create and I had a huge amount of fun creating it 🙂

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Welcome to the Hellhouse !! :)

Welcome to my Blog/Website, where I plan to showcase my hobby software and websites. Everything you see here is experimental and has been created for my own enjoyment. If you use any material or software gleaned from this site, then you do so at your own risk. Hellhouse Software has been created as a hobby venture, who knows where this journey may lead. If you do wish to make a donation to Hellhouse Software, it would be very much appreciated. Please use the “make donation” link coming soon on the main page 🙂

Current software projects are iRivo (An internet radio player) and Applauncher (A simple application launcher program). I have created several WordPress Websites and intend to make several more. Check out the projects page for complete details of my projects.

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