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VidCoder -> Version History

This is the version history page for VidCoder, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.

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Version 6.35 Beta
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2021
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed issue that stalled batch scans after 46 items.
    • Suppressed warning dialog for unrecognized subtitle file encoding when loading in a batch, to prevent duplicate warning dialogs.
Version 5.21 Version 6.2 Beta
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2020
  • Download(s):
    • Updated HandBrake core.
    • Reverted ManagementEventWatcher change as it caused shutdown after encode complete to stop working.
    • Fixed a startup error when the toast notification service is unavailable.
Version 6.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Jan 4, 2020
  • Download(s):
    • Changed window title bars to use custom UI. This makes dark mode look much better.
    • Added ability to automatically pause encoding when battery or disk space is low. (Global Options -> Process)
    • Added shortcut buttons to go to audio and subtitle picker options.
    • Added desktop shortcut option to installer.
    • Fixed app hang when Windows ManagementEventWatcher call hangs.
Version 6.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Dec 29, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • First v6 Beta release. A few minor fixes to start with.
    • Changed to take container/subtitle type compatibility into account when choosing multiple subtitles via the picker.
    • Added support for preserving an audio track's name during encoding. We now show the name in the track list in the main window.
    • Removed the advanced option to edit the audio track name; now it is always visible.
    • Removed some unused resources.
    • Fixed the (none) placeholder text not appearing when max width/height is not set.
    • Fixed missing DRC label.
    • Fixed a problem where the pause and stop buttons could get disabled at the end of an queue with simultaneous encodes.
    • Fixed crash on trying to apply current preset to queue when the only items in queue are encoding.
Version 5.13
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Releasing v5 to Stable!
    • Updated HandBrake core to 1.3.0. This brings many new features, including:
      • Support for encoding to WebM container format
      • Support for reading Ultra HD Blu-ray discs (without copy protection)
      • Updated Intel Quick Sync Video to use Direct3D 11 API
    • Overhauled log system
      • Each scan and encode has its own separate log, and general app messages are put into the General log.
      • Logs for past scan and encode events are visible on the Log window.
      • Added button to upload the log to Pastebin and copy a link to it.
      • Added option to copy logs to a custom directory.
      • Removed in-memory log copy which should reduce VidCoder memory consumption.
    • Added support for importing SSA/ASS subtitles.
    • Improved behavior for dragging imported subtitle files: It pops up a non-blocking status message rather than opening a dialog.
    • Removed Advanced tab. It had not been updated in years, is missing a ton of options, bad defaults, inaccurate tooltips and no protection from invalid settings. The recommended way to alter these settings is now through the More Settings box and referring to up-to-date documentation on the settings: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/MeGUI/x264_Settings
      • The full x264 parameter list is now displayed side-by-side with the "More Settings" box to let you know exactly what you're getting.
    • Added option to keep failed and stopped output video files. Global options -> Advanced -> Keep files from failed or stopped encodes .
    • Updated to disable move/remove/edit context menu items for jobs on the queue that are currently encoding.
    • Picker changes:
      • Added ability to automatically select chapter ranges.
      • Added ability to drag/drop rearrange them.
      • New picker will always open beside the picker it was based off of, rather than the end of the list.
    • Added shortcut buttons to source panel to change audio and video encoding settings.
    • Added keyboard tips to the ribbon when pressing Alt.
    • Added F5 keyboard shortcut to Encode or Resume.
    • Added context menu option to remove all items from the queue.
    • Added options to clear succeeded or clear failed from the completed items list.
    • Changed "Delete" menu option on queue to "Remove from queue" to make it less ambiguous.
    • Replaced worker process communication with a new .NET Core compatible library.
    • And many bug fixes and other small improvement.
Version 5.12 Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Updated subtitle file picker to support *.ass files.
Version 5.11 Beta
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Updated HandBrake core.
    • Fixed crash on encountering files with unknown length (GIF).
    • Updated to disable move/remove/edit context menu items for jobs on the queue that are currently encoding.
Version 4.36
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed crash that could happen while parsing corrupt window placement data.
    • Fixed issue that could freeze VidCoder while switching pickers with associated presets.
    • Fixed issue with audio/subtitle summary being incorrect after opening a completed item.
    • Fixed Queue Multiple Titles not respecting the "output to source directory if possible" config setting.
    • Additional check for 0 length titles
    • Added logging and fallback behavior for issues with initial directory when opening a file.
    • Updated translations.
Version 5.10 Beta
  • Release Date: May 20, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Added ability to drag/drop rearrange pickers.
    • Changed new picker to always open beside the picker it was based off of.
    • Added option to cancel the encode complete action (sleep/shutdown) when there are errors in the completed items list.
    • Fixed crash that could happen while parsing corrupt window placement data.
    • Fixed issue that could freeze VidCoder while switching pickers with associated presets.
    • Fixed issue with audio/subtitle summary being incorrect after opening a completed item.
Version 5.9 Beta
  • Release Date: May 18, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Added ability to import SSA subtitles.
    • Added ability to automatically select chapter ranges with the Picker.
    • Updated HandBrake core.
    • When an encoding preset is chosen by a picker, we now correctly disable changing the encoding preset from the ribbon.
    • If "Keep failed files" is enabled, it is now possible to right click on a completed item and open the containing folder to see the failed file.
    • Changed to allow decimals in the target size field.
    • Fixed preset getting marked as modified when switching to a preset with a different container.
    • Fixed long launch time caused by hanging registry watch setup for the Windows theme.
    • Fixed Queue Multiple Titles not respecting the "output to source directory if possible" config setting.
    • Fixed crash due to negative padding. Changed to log an error with sizing details when this happens.
Version 5.8 Beta
  • Release Date: Apr 25, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed WEBM container support.
    • Added a "Clear finished" button to the log window to clear away logs for finished scans and encodes.
    • Updated HandBrake core.
    • Fix crash on drag and drop multiple videos
    • Fixed crash on closing a secondary instance of VidCoder.
    • Fixed crash on non-positive widths.
    • Changed to refer to System.Net.Http by NuGet and include DLL. This should fix a crash on some systems.
    • Fixed missing encode logging regression.
    • Fixed hang while trying to exit or close the preview window with an encode running.
    • Changed to give a better error when encountering zero or negative length files.
    • Fixed CLI to remove timeout for connecting to the main process. This prevents multiple encodes from getting started from one command.
    • Added logging and fallback behavior for issues with initial directory when opening a file.
Version 4.35
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed some items staying selected in queue after selecting a lot and clicking on a different item.
    • Fixed Turbo First Pass option not showing up for 10 and 12 bit encoders.
    • Fixed keyboard shorcuts not working immediately after clicking on the "Global options" ribbon button and closing the dialog.
    • Updated translations.
Version 5.7 Beta
  • Release Date: Mar 26, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Replaced WCF named pipe worker process communication with a new .NET Core compatible library.
    • Fixed crash on batch scan.
    • Fixed some items staying selected in queue after selecting a lot and clicking on a different item.
    • Fixed Turbo First Pass option not showing up for 10 and 12 bit encoders.
    • Updated HandBrake core.
Version 5.6 Beta
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Behavior changed for dragging in an SRT subtitle. Instead of popping up a dialog box, it gives a status message and scrolls the main window the the added subtitle.
    • Fixed keyboard shorcuts not working immediately after clicking on the "Global options" ribbon button and closing the dialog.
    • Changed "global options" hotkey to Ctrl+G.
    • Added keyboard tips to the ribbon when pressing Alt.
    • Added F5 keyboard shortcut to Encode or Resume.
    • Added context menu option to remove all items from the queue.
    • Added options to clear succeeded or clear failed from the completed items list.
    • Changed "Delete" menu option on queue to "Remove from queue" to make it less ambiguous.
    • Updated HandBrake core.
Version 4.34
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed video settings getting stuck in less-capable "Advanced" mode on non-x264 encoders. If stuck in this mode you can change your video encoder to something else then change it back to fix it.
Version 4.33
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • 4.33:
    • Updated HandBrake core to 1.2.1 stable.
    • Fixed crash on scanning sources with very high audio sample rates.
    • Updated translations.

    4.32:
    • Fixed external subtitles not showing up after drag and drop.
    • Fixed subtitle choices not restoring from queue properly.
    • Added more logging for failed FileInfo call on encode completion.
    • Fixed multiple simultaneous encode feature to immediately start a newly queued job if needed.
    • Fixed behavior when VidCoder is updated at launch. It no longer runs as Administrator, which allows drag and drop.
Version 5.5 Beta
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2019
  • Download(s):
  • 5.5 Beta:
    • Updated HandBrake core.
    • Added logging for scan JSON.
    • Fixed crash on scanning sources with very high audio sample rates.
    • Added note to DVDNav checkbox that it's needed to see multiple angles.
    5.4 Beta:
    • Changed full encoder parameter list from a tooltip to an always visible text box.
    • Fixed external subtitles not showing up after drag and drop.
    • Fixed subtitle choices not restoring from queue properly.
    • Added more logging for failed FileInfo call on encode completion.
    • Fixed wording for update download finished message when updates are installed on launch.
    • Fixed multiple simultaneous encode feature to immediately start a newly queued job if needed.
    • Fixed behavior when VidCoder is updated at launch. It no longer runs as Administrator, which allows drag and drop.
    • Marked program as requiring .NET Framework 4.7.1 to give a better error message for the portable version.

Version 4.31
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed "Foreign audio search" showing up on sources with no subtitles.
    • Marked program as requiring .NET Framework 4.7.1 to give a better error message for the portable version.
Version 5.3 Beta
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed full x264 options string getting cut off when too long.
    • Added required .NET framework version back to app.config to give better error message for portable version.

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