Finally using the feature is nice and all but why the heck set to default and don't tell anyone?
Because he is an **bleep**. But why use the new ones at all, use the old ones - the work fine.
The word for the human posterior starting with an A and followed to by a s and possibly another s requires censorship? What a strange concept.
I disagree. I think he's doing it to try and force a change and I don't know if I have a problem with it. As of today, compression saves very little space, but who knows where it might go? Imagine if it managed to save 15-25% in a year or two and your old WDTV Live wouldn't support it.. you'd be pissed AND you'd be running out of space faster then you would need to be. On top of that no one would be implementing it in firmware because everone thought it was "no big deal". Do I think it is or will be a big deal? Probably not, but I'm often wrong about these things - mostly because people like Graeme Devine come along, invent a new type of compression and show me just how stupid I really am in the grand scope of things.
I do think the author went about it in a very sneaky way, but it is his software AND he's giving it away. If you have a real issue with it download the source code, fix it yourself and give it away to others yourself. I would, but I honestly don't feel like spending the time to fix it when all I have to do is remux or change a couple of options when muxing the first time.
Bruce "Keepin' it REAL" Arnold