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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

DVDx 2.x Ultra Edition

As of DVDx 2.5 release, the binaries avaialble from Source Forge are "ripper free", called Standard Edition.

You can build an Ultra Edition with DVD ripper feature with Visual Studio 2005 Pro, Directx SDK and WMFSDK.

The DVDx 2.x Ultra Edition binaries and installers are available for dowbload from DVDx web site.

Posted by Starbuck 2007-03-05

DVDx 2.7

Following on the success of DVDx 2.6 release, we're proud to announce the availability of DVDx 2.7 release, uploaded on labDV server and DVDx web site (soon on Source Forge server, but Starbuck needs to reconfigure its SF access). What's new in 2.7:

Third-party DLLs

  • nLame.dll 3.97 Final (Intel 9.1 compile)
  • libmmd.dll 9.1 (Intel 9.1 compile

GUI enhancements

  • Changed Open DVD root menu behavior, now display a Windows XP new syle file explorer dialog, initialized with last directory used by DVDx. Thus it's no longer annoying to change DVD drive for multiple drive computers or multiple DVDs ripped on hard drive.
  • Now display MPEG (VOB) file name without path in the MPEG2 file scanning progress window (required for long path current for DVDs ripped on hard drive).
Posted by Starbuck 2007-03-05

New in DVDx 2.6

We're proud to announce that we succeeded in migrating the whole DVDx project to the latest Windows development platform: Microsoft Visual C++ 2500 Professional with Intel C++ 9.1 Compiler.

This has immediate benefit for the end-user by fixing bugs introduced by previous compiler, such as when DVDx silently crashes when exiting Input Settings with 44.1KHz or 48.0KHz (no conversion) option.

This will have great benefit for developers, so end-users, by providing new productivity features such as navigation across C++ objects declarations and definitions with one right-click. Intel 9.1 C++ compiler will provide latest greatest Hyper-Threading and Multi-Core optimization. And x64 cross-compilation will be facilitated. ... read more

Posted by Starbuck 2007-03-05

New in DVDx 2.4

Now you can encode a SVCD in real time (25FPS) with DVDx 2.4 running on a Pentium 4D 830 (Dual Core 3GHz) and encode a DivX at 75FPS. So you can encode a 1h30 movie in 30 minutes, including the DeCSS process, which makes DVDx likely the fastest DVD ripping solution ever!

Performance:
- Release executable is optimized for Intel Pentium 4, Intel Pentium M, new Intel
  Pentium 4 with Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (SSE3) and compatible Intel processors
  (new AMD Athlon 64 support SSE3)
- Internal encoders not changed, but now compiled by new Intel 9.0 compiler for the
  official binary release, likely more reliable and faster (DVDx 2.4 is faster than
  DVDx 2.3: VCD +15%, SVCD +10%, DivX +5% on SSE3 processors and VCD +12%, SVCD +5%,
  DivX +5% on SSE2 processors)      ... [read more](/p/dvdx/news/2006/03/new-in-dvdx-24/)
Posted by Starbuck 2006-03-26

New in DVDx 2.2

GUI:
-4/3 correction (custom zoom mode)
-Monitoring improved

Decoders:
-Wrong NTSC time repported fixed

Avi:
-New codec management
-AVI settings are now saved
-Various 2Pass AVI fixes

Internal mpeg encoder:
-New rate control algorithm for best vbvUnderflow/overFlow prevention
Posted by Jean Luc PONS 2003-02-20

New in DVDx 2.1

Skins and gui:
-changed buttons to single bitmap
-added 'file' button to select output file name
-changed order of buttons
-Selectable preview aspect ratio

Avi:
-added 2 pass encoding
-YUY2 export now works for Xvid codec
-AviSetStream failure for Divx 5.0.3 fixed

Internal mpeg encoder:
-faster motion search (20% in high motion search)
-quantization done in double (iDCT/DCT setting)
-occasional less frames than premiere plugins fixed
-'normal' calculation mode haze fixed
-picture quality improved... [read more](/p/dvdx/news/2003/01/new-in-dvdx-21/)
Posted by Jean Luc PONS 2003-01-30

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