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DVDx 4 CHANGELOG ================ Updated by Starbuck <starbuck@labdv.com> March 12th, 2014 version DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.2 with new ISO backup and free converter with H.265/HEVC 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) Build: - Windows only ______________________________________________________ version DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.1 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) Transcoding profiles: - Add selection to show/hide audio profiles - Set Android VisualOn as AAC encoder for 3G2/3GPP (3g2.ini) - Add VP9 in WebM profile (webm.ini) - Improved guessing to set video deinterlacing Backends: - Change load process to avoid all crash at start (and speed up start) - Improved ripping for discs with mastering errors - Improve AVC and PCM support in MKV muxer - Improve VC1 transcoder - Improve AC3 decoder - Enable Google VP9 encoding - Enable AAC 7.1 encoding - Improve HEVC detection - Improve WMV player support - Updated VPX, ASS and DVD player libraries Fixes: - Fix crash when video streams aren't the very first ones in files (MKV) Build: - Windows only ______________________________________________________ version DVDx 4.1 Beta 1.0 with free converter New 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 Transcoding profiles: - Add new video profiles: wmv.ini : WMV (Windows Media Video) - Add audio profiles: ac3.ini : AC3 (Audio Dolby Digital) aiff.ini : AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) caf.ini : CAF (Core Audio Format) dts.ini : DTS (Audio Digital Surround) m4a.ini : MP4 Audio mp3.ini : MP3 Audio ogg.ini : Ogg Vorbis (Google WebM Audio) wav.ini : WAV (Microsoft Audio) wma.ini : WMA (Windows Media Audio) Backends: - Update support for AACS v46 - Improve compatibility of produced MKV files Knowledge base: - Audio TrueHD -> AAC is not supported (use TrueHD -> AC3, MP3) Fixes: - Correct letterbox filter to support anamorphic output resolution - Skip a useless zoom change which made bad resize on load media - Change backend manager start to fix start crash bug Build: - Windows only _______________________________________________ version DVDx 4.1 Preview build release Features: - Start much faster than DVDx 4.0 (new backend manager) - Include latest DVD and Blu-ray disc decryption schemes (no need of additional decryption software) - Decrypts Blu-ray discs even with latest versions of AACS and BD+ - Decrypts almost any DVD-Video disc - Switchable transcoder interface with Rip/Transcode/Edit buttons - Full-featured media player (complete FreePlayer integration) - Colorful-text process console with switchable stdIn/sdtOut/stdErr - Links to access related process console from many helpful windows 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) New backend manager: - User-friendly backend consoles - Interactive console to input user command to test backend engines - Very fast application start (all initialization processes are started in parallel and font cache update is done in background) Code: - Complete rewriting based on Starbuck's FreePlayer and Starbuck's C++ Library including Console, Media, MediaPlayer, Process, Transcoder and Widget classes. Starbuck's C++ Library project is the framework (based on Digia Qt) for software products edited by labDV.com team. Build: - Windows only ____________________________________________ version 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 All: - change H.264 HDTV and DivX Plus HD bitrates for medium and high profiles - limit job manager window width (too large with too long file names) Windows: - updated FFmpeg engines to 32-bit N-34031-ge403a97 and 64-bit - updated MediaInfo to 0.7.51 - upgrade to Qt 4.7.4 libraries Mac OS X: - fix job title display in job manager window (first job title vertical display was shrinked) - upgrade to Qt 4.7.4 libraries Linux (Ubuntu): - back to Qt 4.7.2 libraries for compile platform (Ubuntu 11.10 libmenu issue with Qt 4.7.4) - Ubuntu Unity notes: a) to remove Global Menu: sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt which is revertible: sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-qt b) to run DVDx 4 with the menu inside the application window and not on the Unity panel (which is not a regular Gnome Panel!): UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 dvdx4 c) to run DVDx 4 with the menu in both the Unity panel and the application window, like so: APPMENU_DISPLAY_BOTH=1 dvdx4 Developpers (Open Edition): - introducing new encoder and media analyzer interfaces (much faster and easier to manage) ____________________________________ version Smart Edition fixes Smart Edition: - fix impossible activation with error Internet not accessible - fix valid email address rejected for activation - fix application error when closing DVDx 4.0 Mac OS X and Linux: - updated MediaInfo 7.48 ___________________________________________ 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 All: - corrections to ensure Open and Smart editions compliance - 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 Windows: - updated MediaInfo 7.48 ______________________________________________________________________ version fix bug `Player engine couldn't get DVD title number` 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 ______________________ version fixes 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 Windows: - fallback to previous MPlayer/MEncoder builds (r33216, VP8 playback not regressed) - new libfaac.dll Mac OS X: - fixed MediaInfo path - fixed dyLib issue (added iconengines plugin in application Frameworks) ____________________________________________________ version improve DVD loading and VP8 support 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) Windows: - add player-dvd.exe (Sherpya-SVN-r30369-4.2.5) for subtitle preview - new MPlayer/MEncoder builds (r33488, better VP8 playback support) - new FFMpeg build (git-N-30344) - uninstall silently previous version Linux: - added libdvdcss2_1.2.10-0.4_i386.deb available as extra download, libdvdcss2 is required to read encrypted DVD movies - added DVD authentication (may not be needed but not sure) Mac OS X: - fix uncomplete installation bundle - add DVD authentication (no more needed to play DVD before opening in DVDx 4) - new MEncoder build to fix DVD encoding issues (AAC audio, Xvid/DivX and H.264/AVC) - new FFmpeg-dvdx4 build to support AMR-NB audio encoding (3G2/3GP/MOV) - set default player latency started/finished to 5000ms instead of 3000ms - restart after installation to display icon in /Applications _______________________________________ version first Mac OS X release Features: - added Google/On2's VP8 video codec and WebM (HTML5 video) format for file input Code: - set Linux paths to use ffmpeg-dvdx4 build and MPlayer/Mencoder installed pakages - set Mac OS X engine paths to MacPorts (/opt/local/bin) - cosmetics (reduce size of encoding progess windows) Build: - set Debian package to install MPlayer/MEncoder distro packages if not installed - Qt framework libraries updated to 4.7.3 - all platforms buildable: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X - released binaries for Windows (x86), Linux (i386), Mac OS X (x86_64) Engines: - use MEncoder/MPlayer distro (upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 recommended) - new FFmpeg build on Windows and Linux (r30023) - update FFmpeg on Mac OS X (0.6.2 MacPorts) - update MEncoder/MPlayer on Mac OS X (1.0rc4-4.2.1 MacPorts) - update MediaInfo to 0.7.44 (all platforms) ________________________________________________ version bug fixes & display improvement Features: - reduced AAC bitrate (better quality alignment with MP3 half bitrate) - added AAC HQ profiles with high bitrates to HD movies - added MP3 Low Rates to replace AAC Low Rates on Linux Code: - change preferred audio codecs for 3GP/3G2 formats - add mp3_flv virtual codec for 44.1khz high profile in FLV format - disable AAC audio and 3G2/3GP, iPOD (M4A/M4V) formats on Linux - add source name display in encoding progress widget - apply QProcess::close() method to all Qprocess on stack (avoid segment fault in linux/macx) - use -vframes and -aframes FFmpeg options for encoding preview Build: - main.pro fixed to compile on Linux Engines: - fix (Windows) mixing subtitle display in player (change MPlayer to Sherpya-SVN-r30369-4.2.5) _______________________________________ version initial public release Build: - Windows only
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