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Version 1.28.2
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2008
  • Made numerous changes to make DVD-RB more sensitive to the security environment of Vista.
  • Made changes to make DVD-RB more compatible with some windows emulators.
  • Added support for the HC adaptive quantization (*AQ) function.This setting can improve picture in flat parts.A default value of "2" is used, but can be changed by setting "HC_AQ=n" in the "[Options]" area of REBUILDER.INI."n" can be any integer value between 0 and 4."0" disables AQ and "4" results in lower quants. Note: Keep in mind that due to virtualization associated with VISTA, your most current INI may be located in the VISTA VirtualStore.One easy way to get to it (if you are using VISTA), is to create a shortcut on your desktop that points to it.
  • Added a parameter to the HC SETTINGS menu that enables and disables LOGGING when encoding with HC encoder. The log will be written to a file named "HCLOG.TXT" in the working directory.
  • Included HC Encoder v0.23 in the installation packages. This version includes extended features and bug fixes.
  • Added ability to have different 1st and 2nd passes when using MOBILE encoding (see the MOBILE.INI template under the AVCHD beta for an example.
  • Added a "hidden" option called "ImgBurnDest" that, when added to REBUILDER.INI will force the write to a specific drive.This is expecially useful when working on a computer that has more than one writable drive.As an example, to force output to the "F:" drive you would add "ImgBurnDest=F:" to REBUILDER.INI.
  • Modified the TEMPLATE commands so they automatically look in the VirtualStore for templates.
  • Corrected "35601" error that could happen (very rarely) on sources with no audio.
  • Added a parameter to the REBUILDER.INI file so that an alternate AVISYNTH resizing algorithm can be used for certain functions (e.g. converting from 4:3 widescreen to 16:9 anamorphic).The default is "LanczosResize". Example usage: "RESIZE=Spline36Resize"Note: Adding an incorrectly spelled resize parameter will cause your encoding to fail.
  • Other minor and cosmetic c
Version 1.27.3
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2008
  • Added a "Use *LOSSLESS Parameter" option to the "HC OPTIONS" menu which will add that value (useful for speeding up certain scripts) to the INI files passed to HC encoder. Note: Only works with HC v0.22.1 or greater.
  • Updated the ISO creation module so that now the ISO will be created by ImgBurn rather than MKISOFS if ImgBurn is installed and is of a high enough version to support it.
  • Modified the HC calling module so that encoder priority is set explicitly (based upon the option) in the HC.INI file (HC v0.22 and higher).
  • Corrected so that REDISTRIBUTION doesn't take effect when "MOBILE Only" encoding is selected (it is not used in that situation).
  • Changed the "CORRUPT SOURCE" error message to a warning and removed the annoying popup message.Some rippers remove CELLs as needed from the VOB (usually junk cells related to protection) without removing the reference to the CELLS in the IFO(s).
  • Built a workaround for movie-only PGC selection in discs that have incorrect information in PGC tables.
  • Corrected an error in which the batch shutdown had stopped working since v1.27.0. Note also, that the setting for batch shutdown is also now saved in the INI and will "stick" between runs.Older version required setting it before all batch runs.
  • Corrected an issue related to Vista in which running in "Multiple Encoder Processes" mode could cause HC and other encoders to fail with "Failed to find and run encoder..." This was caused by Vista's "improved" security.
  • Modified loop checks during ILVU extraction in MOBILE encoding so the extraction stops more quickly if "Abort" is selected.
  • Changed the actions for unload queries to make DVD-RB a bit more robust in the event of problems.
  • Added additional checks to ensure CCE paths are correctly configured.
  • Updated the codes so that NICAUDIO.DLL doesn't have to be explicitly called out in the REBUILDER.INI file for use in MOBILE encoding.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.27.2
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
  • Added a new hidden setting called "HC_NOSMP" to the REBUILDER.INI file.Setting "HC_NOSMP=1" (the default setting) disables the use of SMP when multiple instances are used. "HC_NOSMP=0" will allow SMP to run. Generally the default (No SMP) is faster when run with multiple processes, the parameter is provided to let the user make the ultimate choice.
  • Added a "Use *AVSRELOAD Parameter" option to the "HC OPTIONS" menu which will add that value (useful for certain scripts) to the INI files passed to HC encoder.
  • Reversed the v1.27.0 implementation that waits for an encode to complete before extracting.It appears to slow down encodes on some systems.Go figure.You can still enable this feature, however, by adding the hidden option "WAIT_FOR_EXTRACT=1".
  • Corrected an error in which the new matrix types were not being saved in template files.
  • Made adjustments to the sizing mechanism for Movie Only encodes to prevent certain circumstances from resulting in undersizing on seamless branching sources.
  • Updated the SCR insertion routine to handle exceptionally high SCR values.
  • Updated code to make it more compatible with emulation such as running under Linux/WINE.
  • Adjusted build options to correct for a "crash" that was reported by some users on the previous release.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.27.1
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2008
  • Corrected an error introduced in version 1.27 that would cause serious audio muxing problems.
  • Fixed a source of a possible "Runtime Error 6"
Version 1.27.0
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2008
  • Fixed an error in which the path for NicMp4Box.exe was not being automatically detected.
  • Updated routines so that when DVD-RB is running multiple instances of HC Encoder the "*NOSMP" setting is used.This has been tested to show faster processing on DVD-RB -- as it already takes advantage of multiple processors.
  • Update the HC interface so it specifically indicates whether a file should be encoded as "*PROGRESSIVE or "*INTERLACED".
  • Modified the REDISTRIBUTION and OPV prediction code for HC Encoder.It should now take fewer passes for prediction in most cases.
  • Added a check for illegal characters in VOLUME_ID.This condition could cause a failure to create an ISO image.
  • Updated the "Close DVD-RB at batch completion" function soit "sticks" between runs.Now the setting remains ineffect until reset.
  • Wrote code to circumvent a source of "Runtime Error 52"errors during the file copy section or "Buffer Overflow 0003" in the REBUILD phase on certain types of corrupt sources.
  • Made handling of certain sources that fall outside standards more robust.
  • Updated D2V creation routines to assume BT.601 colorimetrywhere no SEQUENCE_DISPLAY_EXTENSION is present.Added a"hidden" option called "BT601_DEFAULT=0" to the "[Options]"area of REBUILDER.INI.This option can make DVD-RB assumeall unspecified streams to be BT.709 instead.This ismainly for non-DVD sources.The default value is "1"(BT.601 is the assumption).
  • Added an additional filter prefix.When prefixed by "b:" a filter is added only when the source colorimetry is BT.709 (including SMPTE 240M).This enables cases where you wish the output to be converted, for example to BT.601.This option is similar to "c:" but has an opposite effect.
  • Corrected an error in which One Pass Encoding could, under certain rare circumstances, select an incorrect Q/CQ value and as a result over or undersize.
  • Corrected an issue that could slow processing considerably when a combination of encoding and extracting is occurring.
  • Cleaned up a cosmetic glitch in which sometimes the "Overall Progress" bar didn't correctly show status during ENCODE.
  • Fixed an error in which Final_Q could not be calculated with QuEnc or a command line encoder (that supports CQ).
  • Improved the interface for CMDLINE encoding -- now the CQ is passed as a floating point variable for more accurate sizing during one-pass and REDISTRIBUTION.
  • Modified the default values for PFactor and BFactor when running HC Encoder in One Pass CQ mode.
  • Improved the CMDLINE encoder interface so that it now alsopasses "Closed GOP" (for ILVU) and "Bottom Field First" (for interlaced encoding) information to the encoder.
  • Made some small changes to the QuEnc interface to restore FreeEnc compatibility.
  • Added multiple threading capability to the MOBILE encoding command line.This will speed up processing substantially for those with multiple processors (e.g. dual/quad cores).
  • Added additional checks to for encoders.Prevents encoders from being enabled when they don't really exist.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.26.6
  • Release Date: Jan 6, 2008
  • Corrected a bug in which the MPEG2DEC_OPTS parameters were not being applied during Q analysis.This could, in some cases, result in an error.
  • Added code to MOBILE encoding to prevent identical PGCs from being reencoded redundantly (duplicates).
  • Added more granularity to the matrix selections.Now you can choose matrices for High (4000Kbs), MedHigh (3500), Med (3000) in addition to those already selectable.
  • Corrected an error in which having CCE SP2 installed by itself did not activate the "CCE Mode" under the ENCODERS menu.
  • Fixed an error in which loading a project file would not reset the "HC_FOR_REDIST" flag.
  • Fixed a bug in which the OPV subroutine could cause a size error caused by an incorrect maximum bitrate.This could also cause anomalies in REDISTRIBUTION passes.
  • Added code to adjust for an issue in which audio sync could be off for MOBILE encoding for some oddly formatted discs.
  • Changed the MOBILE settings so that any specified bitrate less than 50 is considered a Q value rather than 31 (for compatibility with H264 Q values).Illegal values on codecs that accept no more than 31 are automatically limited.
  • Added NicMP4Box.exe to the full (MOBILE) installer package. This allows DVD-RB to create H264 files (using FFMPEG) in the MOBILE encoding mode that are compatible with the IPOD. NicMP4Box is called automatically when the IPOD_H264 codec is selected.
  • Added two new profiles to the MOBILE.INI file.These allow you to take advantage of the H264 (high quality) format when creating output for the IPOD.Say "yes" to overwriting your MOBILE.INI file in order to see the new profiles.
  • Updated the installation package to include HC Encoder v0.22 which includes several improvements over previous versions.
  • Updated the installer to include ECLPRO v1.11.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.If you are a registered user of DVD Rebuilder Pro you can always download the latest version at this link.
Version 1.26.5
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2007
  • Added a REDISTRIBUTION threshold test that limits the amount of low-side deviation allowed in the calculation of redistribution.The default value of .5 limits a bitrate reduction (in redistribution) to half what would have been given in a standard DVD-RB encode.This dramatically reduces the likelihood of getting values that are too low in dark scenes.The threshold can be adjusted via ahidden setting in the OPTIONS area of REBUILDER.INI. The value (REDIST_LOW_THRESHOLD=) must fall in the range of 0 to 1.Any other value results in the default of .5
  • Added a "hidden" setting called "REDIST_USE_FINAL_Q".If set to 1 (REDIST_USE_FINAL_Q=1) in the "[Options]" area of REBUILDER.INI, a set of prediction passes are run on the main-movie VTS (largest) to determine a Final_Q value that is used for REDISTRIBUTION rather than the standard Base_Q.This will add a little time to the PREPARE phase and some reports have been made of improved quality based upon subjective analysis.
  • Corrected an error in which pushing the ABORT button could, under certain circumstances, leave an encoder executing inthe background until it completes its current task.It might also result in a "Could not clear output..." error if an attempt to restart encoding happens too soon.
  • Updated "Batch Mode" so that it will, when appropriate, write to blank disc.Note that you must (obviously)change discs between writes in order to write more thanone during the batch process.
  • Added a separator bar to the FILE menu to distinguish the "Shutdown on REBUILD" functions from those related to Batch.
  • Added code to limit the sample size to 1% when performing REDISTRIBUTE_FINAL_Q analysis.Any more is simply a waste of time.Note this does NOT affect the percentage used for determining REDISTRIBUTION -- only determining FINAL_Q.
  • Corrected two bugs that were introduced in v1.26.4 (which was released as a beta only).
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.26.3
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2007
  • Fixed an error in which the REDIST_ALL parameter was not being set correctly when selected. In the previous versionany change to the setting was not recognized until the nextprogram load.
  • Added Beta support for command line oriented encodes (e.g. Mencoder or FFMPEG). DVD-RB will call a preconfigured .BAT file that can be setup for the calls.An example .BAT file (for mencoder) is included as an example.In order to use it, you must edit it (it is normally found in the "c:\Program Files\DVD-RB Pro\Encoders" directory) and point ensure the path properly points to MENCODER.EXE.You must also add the line "cmdline=" to the "[Paths]" area of the REBUILDER.INI file. This new option should be considered inBeta test until it has been used more.My encodes (using M encoder) so far tend to be undersize -- but very goodquality.Try the "Good (fast)"mode, it gives very goodquality and is exceptionally fast.Be careful with "HighestQuality" mode -- it can be slow.
  • Added an option to the MODE menu in which you can choose toalways use HC as the encoder for REDISTRIBUTION.Thisprevents a rare CCE problem that can happen when highbitrate matrices are in use.
  • Updated REDISTRIBUTION so that any cell with 500 or fewer frames would redistribute using 100% sample.This prevents lower-than-required bitrates on small segments that have blackness or fade-ins that might undervalue the need.
  • Moved "Shutdown at REBUILD Completion" and "Close DVD-RB at REBUILD" completion from the MODE menu to the FILE menu. This makes it possible to change the state of these options while DVD-RB is executing.
  • Corrected a bug in which, under certain circumstances, it is possible to receive a "Runtime Error 53" message during REDISTRIBUTION.
  • Corrected an minor bug in which bitrates for single framesegments were incorrectly REDISTRIBUTED.
  • Corrected an error in which attempting to use the "No Compression" encoder option with REDISTRIBUTION enabled could cause DVD-RB to abort with errors (87/13)
  • Updated the response to errors resulting from a corrupt source (VOBID/CELLID not found errors) so you have the option tocontinue as opposed to a forced exit.Note however that it is not usually a good idea -- as this is an indicator of a pretty serious corruption in the source IFO/VOB combination.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.26.2
  • Release Date: Jul 8, 2007
  • Added additional routines to the REDISTRIBUTION code that corrects possible undersizing.Now, when a segment has been redistributed too many sectors(making it larger than the original) the size is adjusted and recovered sectors are reallocated to other segments.
  • Turned off HC VBV and scene detection (except for a 100% setting) during REDISTRIBUTION. This appears to have beenslowing down the speed of HC redist on some systems.Also set HC to fast mode during the REDISTRIBUTION passas it gives the same results.
  • Updated the REDISTRIBUTION menu options.You can now turn "Redist_All" on or off from the mode menu (formerly hidden).
  • Added code to perform REDISTRIBUTION for ProCoder and CCE Basic.HC (if installed) will be used for determining the bitrate redistribution pass.
  • Corrected an bug in which CCE SP2 could encode with the incorrect field order on BFF sources.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.26.1
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2007
  • Added a hidden setting in which you can instruct DVD-RB to redistribute bits across the entire DVD (including any parts considered to be extras and/or the feature).This can be useful for applying redistribution to episodic or series discs.You can enable the setting by adding "redist_all=1" to the "[Options]" area of REBUILDER.INI.
  • Updated the redistribution module so it follows the proper rules associated with PEAK_BITRATE
  • Added direct Luminance Gain adjustment to the HC Settings menu.
  • Added new code to the OPV prediction routines that should improve further improve Q selection and sizing.
  • Corrected a bug in which performing redistribution on ILVU sections could result in an error message.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.26.0
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2007
  • Added a new MODE called "Enable Bitrate Redistribution." It should be considered to be in Beta status (meaning it's there for testing -- bugs are possible). This feature is especially useful on sources that were not optimally encoded (such as CBR or on-the-fly broadcast encoding. It will perform an initial first pass using the OPV feature of CCE SP, HC, QuEnc, or AutoQMatEnc to redistribute bits across all segments using a constant base Q value, before doing the standard encode. This mode may also improve picture quality on sources that use a less than perfect bitrate distribution on the original source. Results of the redistribution can be reviewed by reading "REDISTRIBUTION.TXT" in the D2VAVS directory after PREPARE.
  • Added a hidden value for adjusting the size of the redistribution pass by setting the option "Redist_Percent=" in the "[Options]" section of the REBUILDER.INI file. The default value is 10.
  • Corrected a bug related to the implementation of matrices when using OPV and CCE SP2.
  • Updated several routines to better handle error conditions.
  • Enhanced the OPV routines to better select Q values under certain specific conditions.
  • Updated the multiplexing engine to better integrate audio when certain anomalies are encountered.
  • Fixed a rarely occurring bug related to closed captioning.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.25.0
  • Release Date: May 3, 2007
  • Added additional code to the OPV single pass prediction routines to increase sizing accuracy. This should reduce the probability of over/undersizing in OPV.
  • Added two more "hidden" options to REBUILDER.INI for adjusting OPV actions related to HC encoding. The values "HC_CQ_BFACTOR=" and "HC_CQ_PFACTOR=" allow you to set the related HC settings for one pass VBR encoding. More information can be obtained in the HC documentation.
  • Updated the "Close DVD-RB at REBUILD Completion" option in the MODE menu. It is now persistent and the setting will carry-over between sessions.
  • Added a popup window to show status when DVD-RB scans at startup or after source selection. This is necessary to show progress when encountering an exceptionally large VIDEO_TS.VOB.
  • Corrected an issue in which, under certain circumstances, when colorimetry changes between two segements, the flag ("c:") in the filter editor might get incorrectly tripped.
  • Corrected a bug in which under very rare circumstances the last GOP of a cell could be flagged with incorrect colorimetry information.
  • Updated the Installer to include ECLPRO v1.00 Final, which fixes some "exit" related issues.
  • Modified colorimetry interpretation so that receiving a "2" (unspecified) as the matrix_coefficient would default to actions for Rec.709.
  • Added code to clean up the temporary encoder directories that are created for muliple encoder processes.
  • Updated OPV processing to allow an alternate matrix. Now OPV will use the specified as "Main Feature Matrix." In OPV the matrix will not change based upon bitrate -- as it is necessary for predictions to be made using a single matrix and quantizer/Q value.
  • Added HC v0.21 to the standard installation package. This corrects a rare "hang" issue and can now encode slightly faster in BEST mode. Also added support for the new luminance gain (LUMGAIN) parameter. You can now set the value using "HC_LUMGAIN=" in the REBUILDER.INI file.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.24.0
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2007
  • Added an additional filter prefix "C:".If the "C:" is present as a prefix in the filter line, the line will be added only when the colorimetry of any part of the original source is anything other than Rec.709.
  • Added an additional "M:" filter prefix.If the "M:" is present the filter line will only be added when a segment associated with a menu.
  • Changed algorithm so that filters are now also applied to menus.Please note, though, that filters using the "E:" or "F:" prefix will (naturally) not be applied to menus.
  • Added a new hidden option.Now you can add additional parameters to all MPEG2SOURCE() entries in the AVS files by adding a "MPEG2SOURCE_OPTS=" to the "[Options]" area of REBUILDER.INI.For example: MPEG2SOURCE_OPTS=info=3 This entry will tell the option to output hints that might, for example, be used by the ColorMatrix() filter.
  • Updated Q prediction routines (OPV) to prevent an odd condition in which the Q value may jump strangely causing a need for additional prediction passes.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.23.3
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2007
  • Optimized code to reduce the startup scanning time on discs that have large numbers of VTSs.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause "Runtime Error 55" on a small number of sources that contained unreferenced material.
  • Corrected a bug in which setting or resetting the "Menu Encoding" option did not refresh the Selection Settings. As a result, a "Runtime Error 9" could occur under certain cir*****stances.
  • Updated error handling routines, making them more robust.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.23.2
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2007
  • Added code to further enhance unreferenced VTS removal.
    This should correct remaining problems with certain types of source oddities.
  • Corrected a condition in which creation of ISO images may fail when unreferenced material was removed.
  • Corrected a bug in which, under certain circumstances on oddly formatted discs, titles be executed incorrectly.
  • Note: The new unreferenced removal routines can be disabled by adding "DISABLE_COMMAND_REFERENCE_CHECK=1" to the "[Options]" area of REBUILDER.INI.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.23
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2007
  • Corrected a bug in which a few certain oddly formatted source discs could cause "...ISO Write Error" and"... ISO Image was NOT successfully created" errors. The output IFO files could be corrupted. Note: this error would result in no files being written to disc -- so it is unlikely a "bad disc" could be created.
  • Added code to check and correct VIDEO_TS.IFO files that incorrectly count/list unreferenced title sets.
  • Added code to make DVD-RB accept certain sources that are output by AnyDVD without a need for preprocessing with 3rd party packages.
  • Corrected an error in which the "CCE SP" option under "SETTINGS/CCE SETTINGS" can be incorrectly checked during the encode phase. This can, under certain circumstances, cause an error related to "incorrect ECL file format".
  • Added routines to look at source structure and adapt to inconsistencies.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.22
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2007
  • Improved program robustness in several areas, it now recognizes more oddities in the source and compensates to reduce likelihood of output glitches.
  • Added detection and auto configuration for multiple core processing. Now the "Multiple Encoder Processes" setting is automatically set to match the number of processors at startup or when clicking on the "Multiple Encoder Processes" option. If you only have one processor and select the option, DVD-RB will assume a "fast" system and will set the process count to 2. You can, however, manually override the setting by changing the "Encode_Processes=" parameter in REBUILDER.INI (for instance if you want to use only 2 processors for encoding on a 4 processor system).
  • Made the new style editor the default.
  • Updated code to make DVD-RB less likely to run into security issue when running under Windows Vista.
  • Added an "Auto" setting to the MOBILE settings dialog for "GOP Size" -- this will let FFMPEG decide the size.
  • Added parameters to hold constant Q when used with H264 for MOBILE encoding. The parameter wasn't being honored with previous versins. Constant Q is enabled by entering a video bitrate of less than 32 (interpreted to be a Q value).
  • Corrected "Runtime Error 461" that can occur when attempting to drag entries in the "Batch" list box.
  • Changed the way in which rate control parameters are passed to FFMPEG when doing MOBILE encoding.
  • Corrected "Error attempting to close DVD" that occured when MOBILE encoding attempted on a source that wasn't PREPARED with MOBILE options.
  • Faster HC encoding speed (especially SSE2 supporting processors. Updated the installer to include HC Encoder v0.20
  • Improved rate control on QuEnc. Updated the installer to include QuEnc v0.72
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.21
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2007
  • Made several improvements to the authoring engine that should improve accuracy and hold more robustly to standards when sources have oddities detected.
  • Per request from several users, modified the browsing routines for source, working, and destination paths so that browsing starts at the last selected (legal) path.
  • Updated the IMGBURN calling routine for direct disc writes to explicitly specify the type of file system.
  • Corrected a bug in which, under certain cir*****stances the NAVPACK of a still menu may not be updated with the correct "End PTM of VOBU if Sequence_End_Code" value.
    This could result in odd behaviour and/or response to menu items on some players. Many thanks to Geekman and Zeul for some great support in capturing this very elusive bug.
    Thanks also to abysas, kbello, Geekman, and Sharc for assisting in testing.
  • Corrected a bug in which the ISO burning options may not save/load correctly from project files.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.20.5
  • Release Date: Jan 8, 2007
  • Added a menu item to the "Mode" menu for selecting the audio stream desired for MOBILE encoding.
  • Added code to accept non-AC3 audio sources as selections using the "Substream=" command. They can also now be selected from the "Mobile Audio Source" menu item. This feature should be used with the understanding that the new formats (LPCM, MPA, and DTS) are in beta status.
  • Added code to recognize out-of-sequence playback in a PGC during MOBILE encoding and correct audio. This should prevent out-of-sync playback on certain titles.
  • Optimized routines used for MOBILE audio extraction during the PREPARE phase. This should improve PREPARE speed slightly when MOBILE is selected.
  • Corrected an error in MOBILE encoding in which the second pass of XviD encodings (when selected) was not being properly executed.
  • Added a PRESET parameter to the MOBILE.INI file. Now those familiar with FFMPEG can pass additional command line parameters to the encode with "cmdline=".
  • Added a PRESET parameter to the MOBILE.INI file. The "ConvertFPS=" setting will convert the framerate to that specified. Note that this can result in some degradation in the fluidity of the picture.
  • Added several more parameters to the custom settings listboxes for MOBILE encoding.
  • Corrected a calculation in resizing (for aspect ratio) during MOBILE encoding might result in a "Not a multiple of 4" AVISYNTH error message.
  • Corrected an issue in MOBILE encoding in which odd RFF patterns (resulting from hybrid sources) might cause a frame to be lost between segments.
  • Corrected a "testing" issue in which the second pass for MOBILE encodes was never executed when "FrameLimit=" was set in the REBUILDER.INI file.
  • Modified the MOBILE code so that the output path is not cleared before writing. This now makes it possible to use the same output path for more than one encode.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.20.4
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2006
  • Added support for writing several new output formats. Generally for MOBILE encoding (such as iPod), DVD-RB can now output MP4, AVI, and other video and audio formats. A new "MOBILE (iPod) Output" option can now be set under the "Mode" menu. Currently DVD-RB Pro uses FFMPEG (included in the installer) to create the output using XviD, H264, and a large spectrum of other possible video/audio formats (via FFMPEG). FFMPEG is a fast and powerful video format encoder that is provided under the GNU Public License Agreement. Read the file "License.txt" for more information. Support for other encoders may be included in future versions. (v1.20.0)
  • Added a new feature for prefix recognition to the filter processor. These are meant to help descriminate on the usage of filters. Now you can add "E:", "F:", "I:", or "P:" as a prefix to a line added in the filter editor. The prefixes represent "Extras", "Feature", "Interlaced", and "Progressive" respectively. When specified, the prefix will limit that filter to usage only when the source to be encoded matches the prefix. For example, if specifying "E:filter1()" the filter "filter1()" would only be applied to segments that are determined to be extras. Setting "e:i:filter2()" limits use of "filter2()" to segments that are extras -- and are also interlaced. (v1.20.4)
  • Added text to the LOG that identifies the source being processed (v1.20.4)
  • Implemented code to save the summary line from PREPARE to the INF file. In prior versions the summary at the end of a batch encode set could be incorrectly reported when the PREPARE phase was skipped during batch. (v1.20.4)
  • Corrected an error in which the incorrect PRESET may be used when selecting "Custom" from the MOBILE encoding dialog. (v1.20.4)
  • Corrected a problem in rate control buffer sizing for MOBILE encoding. This may have caused "jerking" or other odd behaviour during playback. (v1.20.3)
  • Inhibited the "Already Small Enough" message when MOBILE encoding is the only thing being done. (v1.20.3)
  • Added a setting in the REBUILDER.INI file for setting the minimum PGC size when doing MOBILE encodes. This sets the minimum size (in frames) for a PGC to be encoded. This new "hidden" setting is called "PGC_Minimum_Frames=" and it can be added to the "[Mobile]" section. The default value (if none is set) is 22500. This comes out to about 12.5 minutes on NTSC and 15 minutes on PAL. (v1.20.3)
  • Corrected an issue in which the "Custom" settings under the MOBILE dialog were not being properly used at encode time. (v1.20.3)
  • Fixed an error in which BATCH encoding was not correctly applying selected PRESET to MOBILE encodes as they were saved in project files. Instead the "last selected preset" was being applied. (v1.20.3)
  • Corrected an error that would cause AVISYNTH errors in countries that use the "," as a decimal. (v1.20.2)
  • Added specification for the audio output format to the MOBILE settings dialog (v1.20.1)
  • Fixed a bug where no default PRESET was being selected the first time entering the MOBILE dialog. (v1.20.1)
  • Corrected a processing problem during the PREPARE phase for "Movie-Only" encodes. The problem could cause PREPARE to take significantly more time than is necessary. (v1.20.0)
  • Added code to test and correct for corrupt streams in which garbage are at the start of a cell, and are followed by the orphaned remains of a GOP. This condition has been seen to cause incorrect writes of frame flags and the error condition "Corrupt Stream Detected" during REBUILD. (v1.20.0)
  • Made adjustments to the sizing algorithm in order to prevent oversizing on oddly formatted DVDs that have huge numbers of very small segments. (v1.20.0)
  • Corrected a bug in which ILVU segments might receive a lessor bitrate than they should based upon the analysis.
  • Updated the calling/checking mechanisms used to invoke encoders. This should make the processing more robust as well as (slightly) improve encode times. (v1.20.0)
  • Made several changes to the way the PREPARE phase records information. (v1.20.0)
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.12.1
  • Release Date: Nov 8, 2006
  • Corrected a bug in the new audio detection, selection, and removal procedures in which some DTS or LPCM streams may not be properly kept even though selected.
Version 1.11.0
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2006
  • Several improvements in the authoring engine. This also corrects a bug in which, under certain circumstances, it was possible for the REBUILD phase to create runt VOBUs.
  • Added code to support drag & drop capability for adding files to the batch processor. Please note that only .RBD files will be accepted for dropping.
  • Added code to automatically recognize, adjust, and correct for certain types of corrupt streams.
  • Updated the CCE Path detection code to verify the collected path names and look for variations.
  • Added code to retry certain open statements when O/S calls return before the operation is truly completed. This should correct the occasional "Could not open ... file" errors that seems happen when Kaspersky antivirus in in use on the host system.
  • Corrected a condition in which the VOBU_1stREF_EA NavPack setting could be set incorrectly. Note: This could have happened only under very unusual circumstances.
  • Corrected a bug in which audio remapping may not correctly work when used in conjunction with Movie_Only mode.
  • Fixed "Runtime Error 35600" that can sometimes occur when selecting "Show Extras Only" from the Viewer/Editor menu.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.10.9
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2006
  • Fixed a bug that could cause erroneous "Corrupt Stream Detected" message to occur during REBUILD.
  • Corrected an issue in which settings saved before a batch process may not be restored correctly at batch end.
  • Corrected an oddity in which unreferenced cells may not be included in the sizing calculation -- resulting in output undersizing.
  • Fixed error in which bitrate values from use of the beta Viewer/Editor are not being written correctly to the ECL file when using CCE SP2.
  • Modified the default bitrate for segments that contain less than 60 frames. Discs with huge numbers of small segments could cause some oversizing.
  • Fixed a rare bug related to loading of Project files.
  • Further improved ReJig sizing algorithm. This should prevent undersizing that was previously observed.
  • Adjusted code related to the processing of .ECL files.
  • Improved sizing algorithm so that it can properly account for some oddly formatted discs.
  • Added code to more accurately predict sizing when working in "Movie and Menus Only" mode.
  • Updated the installer to include HC Encoder v0.19.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.10.8
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2006
  • Corrected an error in the beta Editor/Viewer in which the updates made by "Allocate Saved Space to Feature" may not be saved when exiting.. resulting in undersizing.
  • Added code to reduce the likelihood that network layer delays might cause timing errors.
  • Fixed an issue in which blanking a segment might result erroneous bitrate values.
  • Corrected an bug in which a certain sequence of starting, stopping, and resuming the ENCODE phase could skip one or more segments and result in "Error in UpdateIFO" due to missing M2V file(s).
  • Corrected code so that space related to unreferenced cells that have been removed is returned to video. This could have caused undersizing when backup up certain dics.
  • Added code to help alleviate "slow closing" that seems to happen when using AutoQMatEnc on network drives and the resulting "Cannot open ITEM.ECL" error.
  • Corrected the display of "Est Size (total)" in the beta segment editor/viewer. Previous versions failed to account for NAVPACKs in this value. The "DVD Output Size" display was not affected and remains correct.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.
Version 1.10.7
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2006
  • Corrected a conversion error in the SP2 beta code. This could cause several possible problems during PREPARE or ENCODE.
  • Added a check that forces ConvertToYUY2() into AVS files that are destined for use in ProCoder. In previous versions deselecting this option could cause ProCoder to stop functioning properly.
  • Corrected functioning of the "" buttons in the new beta Viewer/Editor. In some countries' numeric formats the "," decimal separator wasn't being properly interpreted.
  • Corrected several minor slider positioning errors in the beta Viewer/Editor.
  • Corrected a ReJig sizing error.
  • Corrected an error in the new beta SP2 support. The maximum bitrate value was not being properly set. Note that SP2 support continues to be considered "beta".
  • Corrected a bug in the ECL generation for the beta CCE SP2 feature. Previous video for the PAL system when using SP2 could result in blank sections at the end of each video segment.
  • Added settings to the SP2 ECL file that could prevent sizing problems in the event that default values were incorrect.
  • Corrected ECL updating routines in the Segement Editor/Viewer for SP2 files.
  • Other minor fixes/enhancements.
Version 1.10.6
  • Release Date: Sep 9, 2006
  • Multiple instance encoding is now supported for AutoQmatEnc as well as HC, QuEnc, and ProCoder. Note: This requires AQE version 0.33 or greater. You can download it from
  • Corrected an issue in which a non-zero value in a RESERVED section of the DSI_GI table of a NAVPACK could erroneously cause cells to be flagged as unreferenced. This condition doesn't seem to occur in any commercial discs -- but does appear in discs authored using "ULEAD DVD MovieFactory".
  • Improved the sizing slider for the beta Viewer/Editor. Added a "" for small upward and downward sizing. This should help get the value to exactly what you might decide is perfect.
  • Made several processing improvements to the Viewer/Editor.
  • Added a menu item "Allocate Saved Space to Feature" to the beta Viewer/Editor. This will take any unused space recovered through lowering bitrates, setting "Blank" etc. and allocate it to the feature VTS.
  • Added a menu item "Reset to Default" to the beta Viewer/ Editor. This will remove all actions and reset to the state before any blanking, etc. has taken place.
  • Added a "hidden" setting, "DISABLE_UNREFERENCED_REMOVAL". This allows you to keep unreferenced cells and VTSs if for some reason it becomes necessary. By default DVD-RB removes any video/audio that, based upon the IFOs, is not actually used on the DVD.
  • Fixed an inconsistency in the IFO's VTS_PTT_SRPT table that could happen during movie-only encodes.
  • Added support for CCE SP2 (Trial). This feature uses settings that are only moderately tested and should be considered "Beta" -- it is not recommended that it be used except for testing. In order to activate the feature for testing you must add the line "SP2_Support=1" to the "[Options]" area of the REBUILDER.INI file.
  • Added VTS_MIN_SIZE and VTSM_MIN_SIZE checks in the REBUILD module. In previous versions changing this value between PREPARE and REBUILD (which is something that could only be done manually and should never be done) could result in "Runtime Error 6".
  • Added code to find default paths for CCE that will be used if not overridden by those in the INI file.
  • Changed the shell call for execution of encoders in a minimized state to not receive focus.
  • Improved the layer_break recognition routines to more judiciously decide whether to change cell settings in the IFO.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes..
Version 1.10.5
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2006
  • Corrected an error introduced in Pan & Scan support that could cause "...error getting MPG start code. [02:53:59]00070 00006"
  • Corrected an issue in which writing directly to disc using ImgBurn would create a "Pause" for display of image details and required user intervention in order to continue.
Version 1.10.4
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2006
  • Added a new "ImgBurn Directly to Disc (No ISO)" option under the "Mode" menu. When selected this option will, at then end of DVD file creation, automatically burn to disc using the newest version of ImgBurn. Note -- the option is only enabled if you have ImgBurn v2.0.0.0 or greater installed on your computer. No ISO file will be created on your hard drive when using this option. ImgBurn is highly recommended and can be downloaded at
  • Modified the "Check Latest Version" option under the "Help" menu. It now brings you to a "Download" page. This is meant to make it easier for registered users to check for and obtain the most recent version.
  • Corrected an error that prevented OPV mode from working correctly for AutoQMatEnc. The result in previous versions would have been multiple passes regardless of the setting.
  • Added code for checking and adjusting for Pan & Scan mode in menu creation. This should correct the problem on certain players where menu video appears horizontally compressed and button placement appears off.
  • Added code to recognize and exclude unreferenced cells. This can improve picture quality by reallocated wasted space to referenced cells. In addition it can prevent processing confusion and audio missynchronization that can occur as a result of insertion of unreferenced cells.
  • Updated the AutoQMatEnc Advanced settings dialog so it supports enabling/disabling automatic bias. The bias now affects the outcome (before AutoBias was always in effect).
  • Made prediction improvements in calculations for one pass (Q and CQ) encoding. Note: Setting higher-than-standard target sizes increases the likelihood of oversizing. This new OPOV algorithm targets more closely.
  • Modified code to provide greater compatibility with newest version ( of ImgBurn.
  • Other minor/cosmetic changes.
Version 1.10.3
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2006
  • Added routines to recognize and ignore extraneous files in the source directory -- including unreferenced VTSs that serve no purpose except to occupy space. - Fixed "Runtime Error 6" that can occur during rebuild when dealing with very small M2V files under specific conditions. - Corrected a problem in which, under specific circumstances, ILVU segments for angles that are encoded with CCE may not be encoding with necessary GOP restrictions.
  • Fixed an error in which pointers in the SML_AGLI table could incorrectly set some block pointers to NEXT_ILVU + 1 rather then NEXT_ILVU. This could cause a momemtary audio or video "jump" when switching angles.
  • Tweaked several ILVU settings to ensure strict compliance.
  • Added code to verify paths in INI. This will prevent the occurance of Runtime Error '52' and Runtime Error '76' when invalid paths are manually entered into the INI file.
  • Fixed a bug in which the completion status bar may not be updated to reflect 100% at the end of PREPARE.
  • Updated the installer to include AVISYNTH v2.5.6. It will NOT, however, overwrite your existing AVISYNTH installation so it it recommended that if you want to upgrade to this newer version -- you must first uninstall AVISYNTH using the Windows Control Panel.
  • Added Rebuilder version information to AVS, INF, and LOG files to make debugging easier.
  • Corrected a bug in which detection of the AutoQMatEnc path may not have worked properly on some non-English systems.
  • Corrected an error in which "Runtime Error '52'" may occur at startup on systems that use drives other than "C:" as the root.
  • Fixed a command line incompatibility issue with early versions of QuEnc.
  • Added an optional alternate output path for ISO creation. By adding "ISO_OUTPUT=" (and a path) to the "[Paths]" area of the REBUILDER.INI you can redirect output to a path or drive other than the output directory.
  • Updated the installer to include the latest QuEnc v0.71.
  • Fixed other minor/cosmetic bugs.
Version 1.10.2
  • Release Date: Jul 5, 2006
  • Fixed a problem with the new editor in which automatic blanking and slideshow that is executed when "Movie and Menus" or "Move, Menus, and Slideshow Extras" was not reallocating saved space to the feature. This only happened when "Use Beta (test) Viewer/Editor" was selected. Extreme undersizing of output could occur.
  • Corrected a bug introduced in v1.10 that was related to the new Viewer/Editor. This bug could result in "Corrupt stream" message when using one of the "Movie and Menus" or "Move, Menus, and Slideshow Extras" modes was selected. It could also cause these modes to fail.
  • Corrected an error in which clicking on the MENUS option when no menus were being reencoded could cause a "Runtime Error 13". (v1.10.1)
Version 1.10
  • Release Date: Jul 3, 2006
  • Newly updated and improved Segment Editor/Viewer. You can now adjust reduction percentages using a slider. The new viewer also improves the viewability and ease of use for editing and makes several other future features possible. Note that the editor is BETA. It is meant to be tested (only) in this version. For that reason you must manually select "Use Beta (test) Viewer/Editor" under the "Settings" menu to enable it.
  • Corrected an error in menu reencoding in which some STILL menus might show momentarily (on certain specific players) and then exit.
  • Changed defaults in the Viewer/Editor so that "Show Extras Only" is no longer the default.
  • Fixed a bug in which extraction of ILVU sections when a source requires no encoding might receive "corrupt" source warnings and report other unpredictable errors.
  • Corrected an error in which the AutoQMatEnc version many not be collected when the path is obtained from the INI file.
  • Removed the "Special Error Processing" option. It no longer serves a purpose.
  • Corrected an error in which some small VTSs may not be blanked or stilled when selecting "Movie and Menu Only" or "Movie, Menus, and Slideshow Extras".
  • Fixed a bug in which the value set into vobu_se_e_ptm could be incorrectly calculated and might possibly result in odd menu behavior on some players.
  • Corrected a bug in which the number of passes selection in the AutoQMatEnc advanced screen was disabled when CCE Basic was checked.
  • Improved the method for inserting NAVPACKs related to STILL processing.
  • Added a horizontal scroll bar to filter editor so long filters are kept on one line during editing.
  • Added code to prevent a very rare cell transition timing anomaly that can occur when the source contains an irregularity.
  • Updated QuEnc version included in the installer to v0.70
  • Other minor bug and cosmetic fixes.
Version 1.09.3
  • Release Date: May 2, 2006
  • Added direct support for AutoQMatEnc. Please note that DVD-RB only enables support when it can determine the application path. It will assume the default path "c:program filesautoqmatencautoqmatenc.exe" unless overridden via registry entry. AutoQMatEnc can be downloaded from
  • Updated the installation package to include the latest HC Encoder version (v.18).
  • Fixed a bug in which cells that contain no video data might result in "VOB/CELL not found" during rebuild.
  • Fixed an error in which ILVU video segments that are extracted (because the disc will fit) can become corrupt and cause strange playback behavior.
  • Corrected an error in which "garbage" data following null or padding sectors could result in unpredictable timing and/or desynchronization.
  • Fixed "Error 53" that could occur when no M2V file was created during the ENCODE phase after three tries. The error was typically caused by an incorrect encoder path and should have issued a more informative "Failed to Create an M2V" file and exited gracefully.
  • Corrected sizing calculations on discs containing null or padding sectors (usually inserted by a decrypter) to help prevent possible (slight) undersizing.
  • Added code to reduce the likelihood of "Error #0006" on streams that contain embedded MPEG garbage. Also, as investigation showed that these only happen in "orphaned" MPEG sections (following "null sectors" created by a decrypter) that are never actually decoded, the error has been removed and replaced by a warning in the STATUS window/log.
  • Added code to remove DVD-RB from a minimized state just before executing a shutdown sequence. There are reports that the shutdown dialog "freezes" with the "5 seconds" text showing when attempted while minimized.
  • Implemented a change that can reduce the likelihood of "Error #0003, buffer overflow" on oddly formatted source streams.
  • Fixed an error in which it is feasible (but rare) that logging of a start code at the very end of a VTS might be missed during PREPARE.
  • Corrected an error in CC processing that could cause an error "0068 0005" when a new GOP with CC data starts at at the very end of a video packet.
  • Made several process improvements to the handling of sequence_end_codes and associated end actions.
  • As closed captioning support appears to be stable, it has been removed from "beta" status and can now be enabled/disabled from the "Settings" menu.
  • Added code to avoid confusion by disabling menu selection of encoders for which no path is present in the setup.
Version 1.09.2
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2006
  • Fixed an error in the closed captions code that could corrupt the MPEG stream causing blocky video playback. Please note that the closed captioning code should still be considered "beta" and should only be enabled by those wishing to test and verify its integrity.
  • Fixed a bug in which closed captions were not being enabled in the IFO file for movie-only encodes.
  • Fixed a problem that could make Closed Captions play haphazardly when used against a telecined source.
  • Corrected an error in which Closed Caption data was being incorrectly inserted for "No Compression" and ReJig modes.
  • Corrected a problem in which an IFO that has no PGCs defined could cause DVD-RB to stop with an error message ("0032 0009").
  • Corrected the syntax of the status output when setting for DVD-9. The log incorrectly says "DVD-5".
Version 1.09
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2006
  • Added support for Closed Captions.
  • Also improved sizing in "no compression" applications.
  • Several bug fixes.

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