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Version 4.2 Version 4.1.10.0 Oct 2016 Patch
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2016
Version 4.1.10.0
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2016
  • Download(s):
  • Features:
    - Update decrypter with new AACS/BD+ decryption schemes support

    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.10.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 28, 2015
Version 4.1.9.0 Beta
  • Release Date: May 29, 2015
  • Features:
    - Update decrypter with new AACS decryption schemes support
    - Update transcoder to latest libavcodec (ffmpeg) version
    - Update internal video player
    - Improve ISO maker

    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.8.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2014
  • Build:
    - Windows only (some code clean-up)
Version 4.1.7.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Nov 11, 2014
Version 4.1.6.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Features:
    - Support DVD titles with multi-angle
    - Support Blu-ray titles with multi-angle (not tested)
    - 'Rip all titles' selection rips default angle for multi-angle titles
    - Output files are now named with disc name (eventually with title number and angle)
    - AAC encoder is now Fraunhofer AAC Encoder (fdk-aac) 

    Fix:
    - Fix automatic folder name for folder disc

    Backends:
    - Updated FFmpeg libs and MPlayer (libvpx, x264, x265, dvdnav)

    Build:
    - Windows only

Version 4.1.5.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Features:
    - New 'Rip current title (experimental)' menu to rip DVD title as-is before converting 
    - Display information when DVD loaded in player different from same path loaded in ripper
    - Improved handling for DVD with partial identification (like P90X3 discs)
    - Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
    - Better handling for partially damaged streams
    - Use unique player backend for Blu-ray and other sources

    Fixes:
    - Fix 'transcoding failed' issue when burning subtitles permanently on video from subtitles text file

    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.4.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Fixes:
    - Fix transcoding issue with several audio tracks (introduced in 4.1.3.1 release)

    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.3.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Features:
    - Subtitles language can be changed when converting video
    - Pictured-based subtitles (DVB/DVD/Blu-ray) are resized to video size

    Fixes:
    - Fix audio filtering with multi-audio output transcoding
    - Fix burnt-in subtitles resizing and letterbox cropping

    Backends:
    - Updated FFmpeg libs

    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.3.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Jun 20, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Features:
    - Removed (temporarly) video editor menus to avoid confusion

    Backends:
    - Updated support for AACS v47
    - Updated BD+ support
    - Improved handling for discs with mastering errors
    - Better handling for partially damaged streams
    - Updated FFmpeg libs and MPlayer

    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.2.2 Beta
  • Release Date: May 22, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Features:
    - Updated H.264 and VPX transcoders

    Fixes:
    - Installer is now complete with all new Qt5 DLLs
     
    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.2.1 Beta
  • Release Date: May 20, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • Features:
    - Decrypter improved handling for discs with mastering errors
    - Improve disc auto-loading to handle data disc rip request

    Fixes:
    - Fix 'Unexpected title progress data' message in DVD/Blu-ray ripping jobs
    - Fix no disc auto-loading detection (introduced with Beta 2.0)
    - Fix job manager windows positioning with dual-screen (Windows 8.1)
     
    Build:
    - Windows only
Version 4.1.2.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2014
  • Features:
    • Prevent closing application while processing jobs
    • Full integration of decrypter and transcoder
  • Fixes:
    • Prevent crashing on close (nicely closing internal processors)
  • Build:
    • Windows only
Version 4.1.1.2 Beta
  • Release Date: Mar 12, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • 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)
Version 4.1.1.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • 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 4.1.1.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2014
  • Download(s):
  • 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 4.1.0.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Dec 8, 2013
  • Download(s):
  • 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:
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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 4.0.1.0
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • 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 fine 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
Version 4.0.0.7
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • fix impossible activation with error Internet not accessible
  • fix valid email address rejected for activation
  • fix application error when closing DVDx 4.0
Version 4.0.0.5
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • version 4.0.0.5: 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 4.0.0.4 Version 4.0.0.3 Version 4.0.0.2
  • Release Date: May 25, 2011
  • Download(s):
  • Release 4.0.0.2 is the very first public release for Mac OS X platform, and updates Windows and Linux versions.
Version 4.0.0.1 Version 4.0 Version 2.20
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
  • Download(s):
  • Please refer to the release notes for a full list of changes
Version 3.0.0.923 Experimental
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2008
  • Windows Vista compatible
Version 2.10
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2007
  • Shutdown computer when job is done:
    • added this option in Settings menu so it can be changed during encoding
    • added a count-down dialog that allows the user to cancel within 30 seconds
    • added a checkbox option to get a shutdown count-down silent or beeping
  • Input settings dialog window:
    • a little enlarged vertically for more readability and to add the new option to get a silent or beeping shutdown count-down
  • WMV encoding:
    • added volume splitting feature (which wasn't done yet for WMV format)
    • fixed encoding by chapter feature (each volume was limited to 5 seconds)
    • added new widescreen profiles for Archos Generation 4- added more explicit error messages when begin writing the WMV output file
  • AVI codec settings:
    • fixed the 'wrong settings block for AVI video codec' warning message on DivX 2-pass encoding when using video tab codec parameters
    • headers file added in AVI_LIB from Xvid 1.1.3 vfw module (config.h, xvid.h and vfwext.h)
    • change output estimation for Xvid
  • Multilanguages:
    • added some menu items in language files: Preview aspect, 4/3, 16/9, Free, Shutdown when finished
    • modified RefreshLanguage() method of main window (CMpeg_encodeDlg)
Version 2.9
  • Release Date: May 17, 2007
  • Improved AVI (DivX/Xvid) multipass GUI behavior:
    • now Estimated size is also available for AVI (DivX and Xvid only) and is accurate, if multipass is set: the DivX 2nd pass bitrate or the Xvid desired size is used.
    • if audio is Lame, audio bitrate is correctly taken into account to compute the Estimated size.
    • now correctly set 1st and 2nd pass with appropriate settings display (formerly settings where stored and used correctly but display was messed up).
    • when checking/unchecking Enable 2nd pass button, the codec dialog window is opened once for one-pass and twice for 2-pass encoding (with message helpers displayed).
    • ensure DivX or Xvid is selected for multipass (so avoid setting multipass for codecs which don't support multipass encoding).
  • Compilation:
    • update compilation platformwith DirectX SDK February 2007 and WMSDK11 which provides Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile codec compliant with the published SMPTE VC-1 standard and Windows Media Audio 10 Professional codec quality improved at lower bit rates.
    • hack shobjidl.h in Platform SDK R2 to skip SHCOLSTATE, SHCOLUMNID and LPCSHCOLUMNID on __shtypes_h__ definition (newer definitions in WMSDK11), it's required to compile ProfileObject.cpp successfully.
Version 2.8
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2007
  • release notes
Version 2.7
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2007
  • 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, initiliazed with last directory used by DVDx. Thus no longer annoying to change DVD drive for multiple drive computers or multiple DVDx 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).
  • Packaging:
    • For some obscur reasons, my new compilation configuration failed to link Debug and DebugP4 object files because of their debugging data ; so Debug and DebugP4 binaries bundled with 2.7 Ultra Edition are 2.6 builds.
Version 2.6
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2006
  • Packaging:
    • Ultra Edition now contains a Tools menu with all DVDx binaries (Debug, DebugP4, NoOptimization and RipperFree), so any user will able to run a debug version to tackle bugs.
    • Ripper Free package has no change.
    • "No upgrade" package is deprecated.
  • Bug fix:
    • DVDx silently crashes when exiting Input Settings with 44.1KHz or 48.0KHz (no conversion) option. So now you can try these modes to workaround audio/video synchronization issues.
  • Debug builds:
    • thanks to the new compilation platform, both Debug and DebugP4 configurations can be built.
  • Compilation:
    • update compilation platform to Visual Studio 2005 Professional (VS8) and Intel C++ Compiler 9.1
    • new reference compilation platform is Visual C++ 2005 Pro with Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2, DirectX SDK October 2006, Intel C++ 9.1.28
    • Visual C++ Projects have been converted to Intel C++ Projects
    • all configurations compile successfuly (including Debug and DebugP4)
    • added a new open source project: BuildNumber to manage build auto-increment
    • removed VC6 build auto-increment macro
Version 2.5.1
  • Release Date: May 6, 2006
  • This is a patch release to fix the nLame DLL issues of the 2.5 release.
  • added libmdd.dll, version 8.1.8.2 from www.rarewares.org, the Intel
  • Math library required for the nLame DLL
  • changed the nLame.dll to the 3.97 beta 2, Dec 17 2005 from Rarewares
Version 2.5
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2006
  • Improved DVD Native IO Access:
    • Use SPTI for native IO access. Deprecating ASPI.
    • Added more compatibility and smoother DVD initialization.
  • Improved DVD Decoding:
    • Realtime dynamic framerate detection.
    • Adaptive framerate support.
    • Better NTSC DVD unregular telecine support.
    • Better audio, video synchronization algorithm. The above improvement will solve many a/v out-of-sync problem repeated reported by users since the version 1.0 release. 3. More Output Format Supported:
    • Added support for WMA 9.1 and WMV9. Compress videos up to 50% smaller than previous versions under the same video quality.
    • Added more options for mp3. 4. GUI:
    • Added WMV combo and configuration panel in Output Settings dialog.
    • Automatically switch off ASPI and use SPTI on Windows NT/2000/XP 5. Language files:
    • Added new item in lang_eng.txt
    • Translated new item in other language files. 6. Coding & Compilation:
    • Fixed some hidden bugs which cause unexpected behaviour during video decoding and conversion.
Version 2.4
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2006
  • 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)
  • GUI:
    • Changed File menu and added ? (help) menu in respect with usual Windows GUI standards and to add support and web site links
    • Added Guide, FAQ and Support Forum in help menu
    • Added "Check new version" in help menu
    • Use ASPI is now disabled by default
    • Changed display of disabled items in menu bar (nicer in default skin)
    • Fix hard coded "Skin &themes" menu item, now set to current language menu item
    • Enable contextual help on F1 key for Input and Output Settings, for Custom Splitting (chapters) and in main window to open the Guide
  • Language files:
    • Renamed two language files to lang_danish and lang_polski
    • Added some (english) items in all languages to be translated now or later
  • CVS:
    • Removed/Re-Added RES files with proper binary type to fix icons/bitmaps corrupted in Source-Forge CVS repository
    • Corrected all CRLF issues in text files
  • Code:
    • Corrected some bad afx_msg declarations (LRESULT instead of wrong 'void') which were reported by new VC8 compiler (return 0 for LRESULT as usual)
    • Added mpeg_encode.h as include for other VC projects in the VC worksapce to handle errors (errors.h) and for P4.h, malloc_16.h, Memory.h, resource.h
    • Changed some loop index variable declarations to fix variable scope errors reported by new VC8 compiler in some "for ()" statements
    • Added pragmas to disable some warnings in new VC8 compiler
    • Changed syntax sqrt(2) to sqrt(2.0) to force float casting in overloaded functions required by VC8 compiler
    • Changed coder info (jlp_38@yahoo.com) into contact info (jim@labdv.com)
  • Installer:
    • Added new Inno ISS script to create an installer for "no upgrade" versions which are installed in their own folder (to run several versions for benchmaking) however the separate versions share the same DVDx registry key to store settings (now requiring to activate Inno ISS scripting)
  • Compilation:
    • Update compilation platform to VC Toolkit 2003 and DX9
    • New reference compilation platform is Visual C++ 6.0 Pro with Service Pack 5, Visual C++ Processor Pack 5, DirectX SDK February 2006, VC Toolkit 2003, Intel C++ 9.0.28 (required for debug with DirectX 9)
    • Change compiler options (Win32 Release) to optimize for maximum speed
Version 2.3
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2004
  • Gui:
    • small changes

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