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MovieConverter -> Version History

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Version 1.6
  • Release Date: Aug 10, 2010
  • New:
    • Encoding module: New "secure" automatism: some broadcasters (on DVB-T) have the bad habit to tag some approximate information during broadcasting. Now MCS automatically avoid trouble even in case of bad tags. This special info -real or wrong - will be automatically handled without loss of quality. (More technically, it is about a wrong info included in videos about field order).
    • Encoding module: if your video includes chapters (eg: iMovie / FinalCut videos, MPEG4, MKV, ...), MovieConverter keeps them to affect them in the "DVD VIDEO module" (this feature is only available in Leopard and SnowLeopard, sorry for Tiger users).
    • Encoding module: first step to handle E-AC3 audio format, especially used on DVB-T (beta-feature only available in Leopard and snowleopard).
    • Encoding module: less alerts, some ergonomy more (eg: files for editing should not be normalized by default, but a files for broadcasting has to be, so -example- the normalization is automatically adjusted to each needs ;-)).
    • Multiplexer Module: The encoding of your subtitle file (.srt, .ssa) will be automatically detected and applied. You only need to click on "Go".
    • Any module: Improved recognition of the number of frames per second for .mov videos (like those from your editing software iMovie or FinalCut).
  • Bug fixes:
    • Encoding module: An error in 'calculation of the additionnal black borders with anamorphic some sources', most often with the aspect 4 / 3 (that an old nasty bug but I had not noticed it and no one notified it to me).
    • Encoding module: multiple corrections with the DV output (DV NTSC mainly). The bug occurred during the simplest conversions. I suspect that few people were using MCS to do these so simple conversions; so the reason why just few people noticed it ...
    • Encoding module: The loading of some MPEG-TS (not from EyeTv) could block the application when loading / parsing file.
    • Mux / Demux modules: subtitles are correctly extracted from your mpeg (Demux module), those subtitles could be reinstated with Mux module (so if you need to demux an subtitled MPEG, you could integrate them back ;-)).
    • + Some small errors (not really significant)…
    • And for the brave souls who have read the whole "what"s up" and wonder if this version deserved its 1.6 numbering and not 1.55, I would say ... I was tired of 1.5x numbering, it just too much lasted ;)
Version 1.54
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2010
  • Setup Wizard: When you first start the application, a wizard will help you set your preferences.
  • Encoding module:
    • The DVD preset "quality: superior" now produces a higher quality, while being faster and more compatible than previously.
    • Your HD editings (from iMovie or FinalCut) are better converted to DVD.
    • FinalCut nomore complains while giving to it a DV file from "DV output" (end of FinalCut's silly lament :-)).
    • Correction: Cut the beginning of a file could cause a very noticeable decline in quality (in some cases)!
    • Correction: The 5.1 audio from your .mkv will be no more converted to mono during standard conversions.
    • Correction: No more out-of-synch with DVB containing H264 video + AAC audio.
    • Correction: No more concerns with these same files captured via EyeTV and its Program Guide (audio extraction failed).
    • Gadget (?): Set up a new specific output for TiVo (recorder / broadcaster mainly distributed in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia). PS: Currently, this is only an output preset (without any future evolutions until somebody provide a sample to me and his associated Mac key :-P).
  • Multiplexing module: Multiplex elementaries streams usually failed (I made a typo in the code!).
  • All modules: Better management of audio and video starts within a single file (to keep them synchronized). A case has not yet run -in-theory (I have no example with this feature). If the start of your file is not handled yet, an alert will notify you and notify you the information necessary for my management (inform me about it, and your file will be managed in the next version ;-)).
  • All modules: Small corrections to the engine, internal changes that you will not even see but are more reliable to use, a lot of AppleScript code replaced by more robust code in Cocoa (PS: once replaced the remaining 56.000 lines of code in AppleScript, the application will be entirely written in Cocoa …estimate end in 25 years :-D).
  • … And everything I forgot to note.
Version 1.53
  • Release Date: Oct 3, 2009
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.51
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2009
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.5
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2009
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.41
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2008
  • Checking the version of Perian codec could prevent the launch of MC.
  • MC chose the wrong decoder with .mov from FinalCut.
  • "Cosmetics" improvements (one alert less, better font display).
Version 1.4
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2008
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.3
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2008
  • Please refer to this page for a full list of changes
Version 1.0
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2007

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