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DVDx 4.1 Beta 5.0 with free converter

[DVDx 4.1 Beta 5.0 ][1] is available with free converter:

What's new in Beta 5.0 :

DVDx 4.1 is now the only copier to copy titles from P90X3 discs as well as other DVD
discs with weird structure and protection scheme. All tracks are copied at once then
loaded in the converter (helpful for DVD with broken stream analysis).

Features:
+ New 'Rip current title (experimental)' menu to rip DVD title as-is before converting
+ Display information when DVD loaded in player different from same path loaded in ripper
+ Improved handling for DVD with partial identification (like P90X3 discs)
+ Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
+ Better handling for partially damaged streams
+ Use unique player backend for Blu-ray and other sources... read more

Posted by Starbuck 6 days ago

DVDx 4.1 Beta 4.0 with free converter

Download installer: dvdx-4.1.4.0-win32.exe

DVDx 4.1 Beta 4.0 is available with free converter:

What's new in DVDx 4.1 Beta 4.0 :
+ Fix transcoding issue with several audio tracks (introduced in 4.1.3.1 release)

Build:
+ Windows only

Posted by Starbuck 2014-08-06

DVDx 4.1 Beta 3.1 with free converter

Download installer: [dvdx-4.1.3.1-win32.exe][2]

[DVDx 4.1 Beta 3.1 ][1] is available with free converter:

What's new in DVDx 4.1 Beta 3.1 :
+ Subtitles language can be changed when converting video
+ Pictured-based subtitles (DVB/DVD/Blu-ray) are resized to video size
+ Fix audio filtering with multi-audio output transcoding
+ Fix burnt-in subtitles resizing and letterbox cropping
+ Updated FFmpeg libs... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2014-07-26

DVDx 4.1 Beta 3.0 with free converter

Download installer: dvdx-4.1.3.0-win32.exe

DVDx 4.1 Beta 3.0 is available with free converter:

New features:
+ Removed (temporarly) video editor menus to avoid confusion
+ Updated support for AACS v47
+ Updated BD+ support
+ Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
+ Better handling for partially damaged streams
+ Updated FFmpeg and MPlayer

Build:
+ Windows only

Posted by Starbuck 2014-06-20

DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.2 with free converter

Download installer: dvdx-4.1.2.2-win32.exe

DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.2 is available with free converter:

New features:
+ Updated H.264 and VPX transcoders

Fixes:
+ Installer is now complete with all new Qt5 DLLs

Build:
+ Windows only

Posted by Starbuck 2014-05-22

New patch for DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1

Qt5 plugins are missing in DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1 installer, a patch installation is required afterward:

DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1 patch Q5 installer

Posted by Starbuck 2014-05-22

DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1 required patch

OpenGL DLLs and ICU DLLs are missing in DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1 installer, a patch installation is required afterward:

DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1 patch GL installer

Posted by Starbuck 2014-05-21

DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1 with free converter

Download installer: [dvdx-4.1.2.1-win32.exe][2]

[DVDx 4.1 Beta 2.1 ][1] is available with free converter:

New features:
+ Decrypter improved handling for discs with mastering errors
+ Improve disc auto-loading to handle data disc rip request

Fixes:
+ Fix 'Unexpected title progress data' message in DVD/Blu-ray ripping jobs
+ Fix no disc auto-loading detection (introduced with Beta 2.0)
+ Fix job manager windows positioning with dual-screen (Windows 8.1)... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2014-05-20

DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.2 with new ISO backup and free converter with H.265/HEVC

Download installer: [dvdx-4.1.1.2-win32.exe][2]

[DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.2 ][1] is available with free converter:

New features:
+ Add Blu-ray/DVD/HD-DVD 1:1 ISO copy and decryption
+ Converter button now opens converter with current file

Transcoding profiles:
+ Add QuickTime (MOV format) support to H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC profiles
+ Add new video profile:
h265.ini : H.265/HEVC (HDTV)

Backends:
+ Add components to support ISO backup
+ Improve H.265/HEVC support in transcoder (not yet for player)
+ Updated H.264, VPX (VP8-VP9), Vorbis and ASS player libraries
+ Font cache update no longer required for MPlayer
+ Remaining time displayed for ISO backup can be much higher than reality (DVD only)... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2014-03-12

DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.1 with free converter

Download installer: [dvdx-4.1.1.1-win32.exe][2]

[DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.1 ][1] is available with free converter:

New features:
+ Add option to workaround picture-based canvas size issue with subtitles
+ Improve audio profile support in ripper
+ Improve audio profile support in converter
+ Support burnt-in subtitle text (srt/ssa) from video file input
+ Add new job menu in DVD/Bluray ripping job manager
+ Add new job menu in media converter job manager
+ Add save job report feature
+ Add new tutorials in help menu
+ Abort button in job window becomes magic button (abort/play/report/open)... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2014-02-11

DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.0 with free converter

Download installer: [dvdx-4.1.1.0-win32.exe][2]

[DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.0 ][1] is available with free converter:

Features:
+ New complete video transcoder to recode MKV rips or any other audio/video file
+ Add aspect ratio correction in video settings (to correct bad video files)
+ Add audio profile support to extract and transcode audio tracks (experimental)
+ Set default encoding profile to mp4.ini (both converter and ripper)
+ Option to resize or not (default) main window when loading new media
+ Abort during transcoding stops smoothly and output is shorten but readable... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2014-01-10

DVDx 4.1 Preview build for Windows

Download installer: [dvdx-4.1.0.1-win32.exe][2]

[DVDx 4.1 Preview][1] is available for registered users who can enjoy the brand new DVD and Blu-ray ripper and transcoder:

  • no need of addional decryption software
  • rip all DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs
  • rip Blu-ray 3D
  • super fast load and execution
  • easy and friendly to use
  • transcoding profiles completely tunable

Transcoding profiles:

  • 3g2.ini : 3G2/3GPP mobile phone
  • apple.ini : Apple (iOS-Based Devices)
  • avi.ini : Microsoft AVI (DivX/Xvid/MPEG-4)
  • bluray.ini : H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Blu-ray Disc)
  • copy.ini : copy in or strip out original tracks
  • dvvideo.ini : MiniDV/DV/DVCAM/DVCPRO recorders format
  • flv.ini : Flash Video (Adobe MPEG-4 video)
  • h264.ini : H.264/AVC (HDTV)
  • lossless.ini : lossless video (I Frame-only)
  • mkv.ini : MKV (Matroska video)
  • mp4.ini : MP4 (MPEG-4/QuickTime)
  • mpeg2.ini : MPEG-2 (CVD/SVCD/DVD)
  • p2p-avc.ini : Peer-To-Peer H.264/AVC file sharing
  • p2p-divx.ini : Peer-To-Peer DivX/MPEG-4/Xvid file sharing
  • postprod.ini : Post-Production (Video editing)
  • prores.ini : Apple ProRes video editing (I Frame-only)
  • webm.ini : Google WebM (licensing-free H.264 alternative)... read more
Posted by Starbuck 2013-12-09

Starbuck's FreePlayer 1.0.1.0 (Mac OS X and Windows)

I've started DVDx 4.1 coding to include full-featured player from Starbuck's FreePlayer, libSB is stable enough (available in libSB-src.tar within freeplayer-1.0.1.0-src.tgz).

[Starbuck's FreePlayer 1.0][1] is now stable on Windows and Mac OS X.

What's new in 1.0.1.0 release:

  • DVD menus with navigation and audio/subtitle control
  • support for non-western subtitles: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew
  • user settings for subtitle font style (font color, font size, bold, shadow, bottom margin)
  • deinterlacing video (switchable on-the-fly option)
  • option to turn on DVD/VOBsub antialiasing (-spuaa 4 -spugauss 0.5)
  • menu to associate audio/video/playlist file extensions to FreePlayer (every extension can be selected/unseleted and be restored to previous application associated with)
  • and more fixes (see FreePlayer changelog)... read more
Posted by Starbuck 2013-03-27 Labels: release

Starbuck's FreePlayer new project sharing DVDx 4 code

To prepare DVDx 4.1, I've worked for 1 year to a new project, a MPlayer/MPlayer2 GUI which I'll be able to use a lot of code for DVDx 4 future versions.

[Starbuck's FreePlayer][1] a simple and complete audio/video player based on the powerful MPlayer project. FreePlayer is gratis (free of charge) and its code is open-source. Starbuck's FreePlayer runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms:

  • play audio and video files (Xvid/DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, MPEG-2, FLV, MP4, WMV, AC-3, AAC, DTS, MP3...),
  • play DVD and Bluray discs, ISOs and folders,
  • play files from the network, using the HTTP, FTP, MMS or RTSP/RTP protocol,
  • play external subtitle files,
  • browse the internet to play media (Youtube, Dailymotion, Music Addict, CBS News, Fox News, Lego City ...),
  • save network medias to local disk.... read more
Posted by Starbuck 2012-12-21

Patch DVDx 4.0.1.0a for Mac OS X users

We've uploaded a binary patch for users who downloaded DVDx 4.0.1.0 for Mac OS X (both Open and Smart Editions).

The 4.0.1.0 packages for Mac OS X are screwed up (dyLib issues).

New 4.0.1.0a packages for Mac OS X are now available.

Posted by Starbuck 2011-12-14

DVDx 4.0.1.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

Version 4.0.1.0: Merge and split movie files

New smart feature:
- add movie merge (merge several movie files into one file)

New feature (all editions, input files must not have multi-audio or multi-subtitle tracks):
- add movie split to volumes (split one file into fixed-size volumes)
- add movie split into equal parts (divide one file into several ones)

Smart Edition:
- increase maximum video bitrate for H.264 HDTV and DivX Plus HD codecs from 4000Kbps to 20000Kbps
- set default video bitrate at 6000Kbps for H.264 HDTV and DivX Plus HD codecs
- no longer ask for activiation at every start... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2011-11-29

DVDx 4.0.0.7 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

I'm pleased to announce that DVDsx 4.0.0.7 Open Edition source code is available for download as well as binaries for all platforms:
DVDx 4.0.0.7 Open Edition for Windows, for Linux and for Mac OS X.

In the mean time, DVDx 4.0.0.7 Smart Edition binaries are also published for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Version 4.0.0.7 corrects the source code to compile on every platform.

Bug fixes in version 4.0.0.7:
- fix min limit for test frames
- fix MPEG-2 encoding preview if frame number less than 250
- fix AMRNB audio encoding (mono 8kHz)
- enable open file/DVD even if engines not ready but alert
user to check engine paths

Posted by Starbuck 2011-09-12

DVDx 4.0.0.7 Smart Edition for Windows

Version 4.0.0.7: Smart Edition fixes

Smart Edition (Windows):
- fix impossible activation with error Internet not accessible
- fix valid email address rejected for activation
- fix application error when closing DVDx 4.0


4.0.0.6: Smart Edition Beta1 public release

New features (Smart Edition):
- encoder user settings: rezolution, bitrate, audio sampling
- one-click 2-pass encoding DivX-Xvid to fit video movies in one 700MB CD
- one-click remux video files (correct bad index and bad sync.)
- better process monitoring: display remaining encoding timed
- better process monitoring: display real-time encoding speed
- FFmpeg 64-bit engine... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2011-08-29

DVDx 4.0.0.5 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

Fix bug Player engine couldn't get DVD title number.

Changelog:

All:
- change settings id to Open Edition
- remove max limit for test frames and test position (for arbitrary slicing)
- fix MPlayer font cache update issue
- updated MediaInfo 7.45

Windows:
- delete useless registry key at installation

Posted by Starbuck 2011-06-16

DVDx 4.0.0.4 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

New 4.0.0.4 release provides no-error installers for every platform and corrected QuickTime profiles to ensure current Apple® QuickTime 7 player compliance, corrected Sony® PSP H.264 profiles as well; it improves DVD loading, VP8/WebM playing/encoding, H.264/MKV playback and comes with updated FFmpeg/MEncoder engines.

Changelog:

All:
- fixed large file analysed as invalid (MediaInfo time-out)
- new H.264 settings for Sony PSP (MP@L3.0, resolution and more)
- new H.264 settings for file input (H.264 baseline/main/high profiles)
- added On-line FAQ link in Help menu... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2011-06-09

DVDx 4.0.0.3 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

New 4.0.0.3 release provides complete error-free installers for every platform and corrected QuickTime profiles to ensure current Apple® QuickTime 7 player compliance ; it improves DVD loading, VP8/WebM playing/encoding, H.264/MKV playback and comes with updated FFMpeg/MEncoder engines.

Changelog:

All:
- add progress-bar while loading file
- set large time-out (10s) for MediaInfo and FFprobe
(required for large files and when loading DVD)
- fix H.264 playback issue with MKV files
- fix resampling multi-channel audio with FFmpeg (file input)
- correct QuickTime profiles (H.264 and MPEG-4) for file input
- remove QuickTime (MOV) and iPOD format for DVD input (do MKV first)... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2011-06-07

DVDx 4.0.0.2 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

Here we are! DVDx 4 is now available for all platforms with easy installers:
- classic Windows installer (NSIS)
- DEBIAN package for Linux distros
- disc image (.dmg) with pakage installer for Mac OS X (x86_654)

All platforms supports same video encoding formats:

AVI (DivX/Xvid)
WebM (Google's VP8 video/Vorbis)
Flash Video
Matroska (H.264/DivX Plus HD)
Apple QuickTime
iPod H.264/MPEG-4
PSP H.264/MPEG-4
3GP/3G2
MPEG-1/MPEG-2 (VCD, xVCD, SVCD, CVD, DVD)
Ogg Vorbis
and audio formats: AC-3, AU, LPCM, MP3, MP4 and WAV.... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2011-05-24

DVDx 4.0.0.1 for Windows and now for Linux!

We're proud to be announce the very first release of DVDx for Linux platforms!

Linux users were expecting DVDx for a long time and they had to wait the completely re-written DVDx 4 versions. DVDx 4 Linux editions offers same GUI with same features as the Windows versions. There's a limitation, due to FFmpeg/MEncoder, the Linux edition supports less output formats, we've to disable 3GP/3G2, iPod, PSP, MP4 audio files and MP4/AAC audio codec. Nevertheless Linux users are able to encode in a bunch of video formats;... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2011-05-03

DVDx 4.0 first public release

We're proud to announce the very first DVDx 4.0 public release, after 2 years of hard work, lab testing, rewritten from scratch.

DVDx 4.0 is based on the most popular and powerful encoders: x264, MEncoder and FFmpeg. It's open-source code iswritten for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms.

DVDx 4.0 is an audio/video encoder as well as a powerful DVD copier. You can read DVDs and quiet any audio or video files and encode them to quiet any popular video formats: VCD/CVD/SVCD/DVD, Xvid/Divx, MPEG-4, H.264, AVC, QuickTime, Flash Video, Ogg, WebM, AC.3, WAV, MP3, MP4/AAC, Lossless Audio, PCM, Vorbis etc.... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2011-04-15

DVDx 2.20 release

New DVDx 2.20 released on June 9th, 2009: fix memory leaks, added MPEG-2 profiles (China Video Disk CVD and DVD), SIMD (SSE2) optimizations, fix WMV encoding crash, new audio Lame MP3 encoder, Microsoft VC9 compilation, debug builds...

Posted by Starbuck 2009-06-09