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Version 9.3 Version 9.2
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2009
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Version 9.1
  • Release Date: Jan 4, 2009
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Version 9.0
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2008
  • Please refer to this forum thread for a list of what's new
Version 8.6
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2008
  • Please refer to this forum post for a full list of changes
Version 8.5
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2007
  • Please refer to this forum post for a full list of changes
Version 8.4
  • Release Date: Jun 26, 2007
  • Please refer to this forum post for a full list of changes
Version 8.3
  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2007
  • Please refer to this forum post for a full list of changes
Version 8.2.1
  • Release Date: May 27, 2007
  • Fixed bug: Trace mode was broken when called from the Trace menu.
Version 8.2
  • Release Date: May 26, 2007
  • Please refer to this forum post for a full list of changes
Version 8.1
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2007
  • A. File -> Menu Buttons & BOVs -> Import/Export All Menu Buttons and BOVs. Can be used to save and restore all menu button and BOVs definitions of the current DVD. A "menubuttons.but" file is also automatically created in the backup folder each time a new backup is created.The BOVs are NOT saved if the VOB files are not automatically scanned at load time.This file is NOT restored automatically when the backup is restored. It is possible to load the buttons file even if the VOB files are not present in the DVD folder. Note: If you change the file type in the Import buttons dialog, you can also import a buttoninfo.txt file created by a well known program. However, as some important info is missing in this file, so DO NOT SAVE the buttons!
  • A. Added Help -> Check For New Version and Options -> Startup -> Check For New Version At Startup? to automatically check if a new PgcEdit version is available.
  • A. Added DVD -> Delete Uncalled TitleSets.This function is a lot faster than Delete Uncalled PGCs, but less efficient.Use it before Delete Uncalled PGCs when there are many uncalled Titlesets in the DVD.
  • A. Added Title -> PTT (Chapter) Editor, a new editor suitable to edit the chapters of not-one_sequential Titles (with chapters in several PGCs belonging to the same TTN.)The old editor is still available via the PGC editor, but cannot be used on not-one_sequential Titles any more.
  • A. Added Info -> Jumps from VMG to all VTSs.Basically, this new function is identical to Jumps from VMG to current VTS, but is habdy to find all jumps to all VTSs, and to locate the VTS that are called only once.
  • A. Added Info -> Find jumps to void PGCs.A PGC is considered void when it has no commands, no buttons, and no NextPGC link (or when it is out of range.)When a void PGC is played, the navigation stops.
  • A. Added a check when loading the DVD to be sure that at least one Title is defined per TTN, and to create a new Title in VMG_TT_SRPT if necessary.
  • E. When a DVD is opened, PgcEdit now checks if the IFO, BUP and VOB filenames are in upper case, and offers to rename them if necessary.
  • E. The menu of the command editor is now context dependant.The illegal commands for the current domain and current pre/post/cell/button/BOV area are now greyed out.The last menu contains now only the valid jump commands for the current context, and has been renamed to "Jump to...".
  • E. The illegal commands for the current domain and pre/post/cell/button/BOV area are now highlighted in pink in the main listbox and in the menu button viewer and editor. (The jumps to a non-existing PGC and the invalid GOTOs are now highlighted in orange instead of pink.)
  • E. In the PGC Editor, the Prev/Next/GoUpPGCN links are now also highlighted in pink when they point to another TTN.
  • E. Replaced the default system Yes/No/OK/Cancel dialogs by custom dialogs. This is needed primarily as a workaround for a display problem under Vista, but the new method has several advantages.The user can now hide selectively some dialogs.As a consequence, the Expert Mode option has been removed, and is now replaced by two new options in Options -> User Interface: Display Hidden Dialog Boxes During Current Session? and Restore All Hidden Dialog Boxes. "Open yes/no/cancel dialog boxes under the mouse pointer?" allows you to open those new dialogs with the default button under the mouse pointer. The content of the dialog can be copied to the clipboard via a right-click context menu.
  • E. Save IFOs as: Now, the user can chose to compute the VTS sector pointers using the VOB files from the source folder rather than producing wrong pointers because there are no VOBs in the target folder.
  • E. PsKill.exe is no longer necessary for Win9X users to abort the creation of the ISO image during the burn process.PsKill has now been replaced by the kill command of the TclX package.The (erroneous) warning about "potentially unwanted program" displayed by some picky antivirus should not occur any more.
  • E. Added shortcut key CTRL-Q on Info -> Jumps from VMG to Current VTS.
  • E. Changed the presentation of File -> Recent DVDs menu.
  • F. Kill PGC Playback: Some cell or button commands copied in pre-commands area were illegal in that area.They are now replaced by a legal suite of several commands.
  • F. Some uncalled PGCs were not found by Find Uncalled PGCs and not deleted by Delete Uncalled PGCs.
  • F. Clone PGC: When cloning a Title PGC and NOT creating a new Title number, the TTN number of the new PGC was increased, and the one_sequential flag was not set in VMG_TT_SRPT.
  • F. Fixed some rounding errors in Rebuild Time Map on long NTSC Titles. Too many entries were created in the table.
  • F. Fixed a little problem in Rebuild Time Map.The time map was not rebuild for PGCs shorter than 1 second.Now, the time map is rebuilt anyway, but is empty if the PGC is really shorter than 1 second.
  • F. Rebuild Time Maps: Added a check for discrepancies in the SCR time stamps (sometimes caused by VobBlanker when a single cell is replaced by several cells with different VOB IDs.)
  • F. Trace: The Break command in post-commands area was not handled correctly.
  • F. Little bug fixed in Trace mode: SPRM(4:Title in volume) was not modified when a not-one_sequential Title was entered via a non-entry PGC.
  • F. Little PGC comments bug fixed:The quotes of the PGC comment were not removed when a comment was erased from the PGC Editor window.

    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 8.0
  • Release Date: Jan 23, 2007
Version 8.0 beta 15
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2007
Version 8.0 beta 14
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2007
Version 8.0 beta 8
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2006
Version 8.0 beta 7
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2006
Version 8.0 beta 6
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2006
Version 8.0 beta 3
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2006
  • E. Cell Table: The misleading "Layer Break ?" flag has been replaced by the more standard "Seamless Joint" flag.It's now a direct shortcut to the Seamless Joint flag in the cell type editor.Its value is the inverse of the old flag.Therefore, now, the new Seamless flag should theoretically be CLEAR at the LB position and always clear on the first cell of the PGC.
  • A. New function Domain -> Remap PGCs in domain, to reorder the PGCs of the current domain.The VM commands and the Next/Prev/GoUpPGCN links are automatically renumbered to preserve the navigation. Removed Menu -> Swap or Copy Menu PGC, since this function is now useless.
  • A. New function Title -> Re-order TTNs in domain, to renumber the TTNs of the current domain in increasing order.The VM commands are renumbered to preserve the navigation.This function might be needed to be able to delete the last PGC with Domain -> Delete last PGC in domain.
  • A. New function DVD -> Delete uncalled PGCs, to delete automatically (almost) all useless PGCs in the DVD.The navigation is preserved. Note: Since this function is potentially dangerous, use it with care!
  • A. Added the User's PGC Comment field in the PGC editor, to easily type it.
  • A. Pgc Editor -> Remove Cells:New "Shorten the chapter table if needed" option, to silently remove the chapters at the end of the chapter table when they are not assigned to an existing program any more after the operation.Use this option with care!
  • A. Removed Info -> Find Unused GPRMs and added Info -> GPRMs to open the new GPRM Labels Editor and to list the usage count of all GPRMs. The labels are displayed in the VM commands and the Command Editor exactly like for the SPRMs. The GPRM fields in the Command Editor are now replaced by a dropdown menu button. Right-clicking on a GPRM menu button calls also the GPRM Labels Editor.In Trace mode, added also Watch -> GPRM Labels. Clicking on a GPRM label in the Watch window calls also the Labels Editor. The GPRM labels are saved in the backup folder, with the User Comments, when the DVD is saved.The menus File -> "Import/Export/Clear user's PGC comments" has been moved to the "Comments and Labels" sub-menu.
  • A. Added File -> Recent DVDs submenu, with up to 25 entries.The invalid paths are removed from the list each time PgcEdit is started.
  • A. Added View -> Show Log and View -> Clear Log.Currently, only the Load DVD operation is logged, to help discover the origin of a problem when loading a DVD.All status bar messages are also logged. Clear Log clears the internal log buffer, but doesn't modify the contents of the Log viewer window. Opening or reopening a DVD clears also the log. Note: Double-clicking on the status bar opens also the log window.
  • A. Trace: Added Log -> Log Filter -> PUOs Details to log each PUO separately.
  • E. Trace Watch Window: it is now possible to close any sub-window from the watch window, and to toggle the SPRM labels and the (new) GPRM labels. New Watch -> All menu to enable all sub-windows and labels at once.
  • E. The File menu, too big, has been reorganized with new sub-menus.
  • A. Added File -> Backups -> Undo last Incremental Backup to automatically return one step back in the backups.In some cases, you MUST use this function instead of restoring the files manually, or your DVD might be totally messed up.This function checks also for FixVTS and VobBlanker backups, and offer to restore them manually.Shortcut: Control+Alt+N The shortcut for New Incremental Backup has been modified: Control+N
  • E. Restore Backup (and Restore Last Incremental Backup): The VOB files in the backup folder can now be copied or moved back automatically.
  • E. Tools -> FixVTS: the FixVTSBackup folder is now renamed automatically when FixVTS is launched from the Tools menu, so that the new Undo Incremental Backup function works as expected when FixVTS has been used several times.
  • E. Save DVD: When there are modified buttons or BOVs, the confirmation dialog is no longer displayed.The buttons or BOVs are saved anyway.
  • E. Title Play Map table: The user can now modify the Not-One_Sequential_Title flags.Added also a button to compute automatically those flags, based on the characteristics of the titles (random, shuffle, more than one PGC...)
  • E. Not-one_sequential_title flag in VMG_TT_SRPT:Added checks in several functions to be sure that this flag does not need to be modified.Now, the not-one_sequential flag is modified automatically (or in some cases after a confirmation of the user) to match the Title characteristics. The affected functions are Edit PGC, Rebuild Time Map, Delete last PGC in Domain, etc...Thanks to Jsoto for the idea!
  • E. After deleting or blanking a PGC, the streams attributes of the domain are now checked, and the user is prompted to fix them if some streams are no longer needed.
  • E. Added Copy/Paste buttons in Domain Stream Attributes -> Audio type dialog.
  • E. Added error messages in the status bar when the user types illegal characters in an ISO639 Language Code field.
  • E. When the option to start PgcEdit in trace mode was on, the plugins were initialized only after the trace mode was closed by the user.Now, the plugins are loaded and initialized before the trace mode is started.
  • E. Improved method to load severely damaged IFO files. (Silent Hill zone 2)
  • E. Info -> Menu Button Commands: Added the BOVs as well in the output. VOB cells without buttons or BOVs are not listed any more.
  • E. Info -> PGC (in title domain), and PCG Params and Cell Tables: Added the number of BOVs per cell in the output.
  • E. Miscellaneous little GUI enhancements.For example, it is now possible to switch the focus back and forth between the PGC selector pane and the cmd editor pane with the cursor left and right keys.
  • E. Uses Tcl/Tk 8.4.12 and freeWrap 6.2 for the wrapped version.
  • F. Open DVD: Crash occurring when a VTS without VTS_C_ADT table was read.
  • F. The Title number of a multi-pgc Title was not assigned to the right PGC when the entry PGC is not the first PGC of the TTN. (Very rare situation.)
  • F. The target PGC of the SetNVTMR command was ignored by the function to find the target of a command.
  • F. Fixed some video standard and frame rate mismatches when creating a new VMGM or VTSM menu or the FP-PGC.
  • F. Set DVD-Text General Name:Bug when there are more than 30 characters in the label and the VMG_TXTDT_MG table was not defined in the original DVD. This bug caused ImgBurn to ignore the label.
  • F. Trace: The PUOs Watch window was not refreshed after a Restore State. A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 7.4
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2006
  • E. Cell Table: The misleading "Layer Break ?" flag has been replaced by the more standard "Seamless Joint" flag. It's now a direct shortcut to the Seamless Joint flag in the cell type editor. Its value is the inverse of the old flag. Therefore, now, the new Seamless flag should theoretically be CLEAR at the LB position and always clear on the first cell of the PGC.
  • A. New function Domain -> Remap PGCs in domain, to reorder the PGCs of the current domain. The VM commands and the Next/Prev/GoUpPGCN links are automatically renumbered to preserve the navigation. You can preview the PGCs from within the GUI. Removed Menu -> Swap or Copy Menu PGC, since this function is now useless.
  • A. New function Title -> Re-order TTNs in domain, to renumber the TTNs of the current domain in increasing order. The VM commands are renumbered to preserve the navigation. This function might be needed to be able to delete the last PGC with Domain -> Delete last PGC in domain.
  • A. New function DVD -> Delete uncalled PGCs, to delete automatically (almost) all useless PGCs in the DVD. The navigation is preserved. Note: Since this function is potentially dangerous, use it with care!
  • A. Added the User's PGC Comment field in the PGC editor, to easily type it.
  • A. Pgc Editor -> Remove Cells: New "Shorten the chapter table if needed" option, to silently remove the chapters at the end of the chapter table when they are not assigned to an existing program any more after the operation. Use this option with care!
  • A. PgcEditor -> CellTimes.txt: It is now also possible to save the celltimes file in Womble MPEG Video Wizard .MLS format. A .MBS file can also be generated when necessary (when there are several VOB files in the domain.)
  • A. Removed Info -> Find Unused GPRMs and added Info -> GPRMs to open the new GPRM Labels Editor and to list the usage count of all GPRMs. The labels are displayed in the VM commands and the Command Editor exactly like for the SPRMs. The GPRM fields in the Command Editor are now replaced by a dropdown menu button. Right-clicking on a GPRM menu button calls also the GPRM Labels Editor. In Trace mode, added also Watch -> GPRM Labels. Clicking on a GPRM label in the Watch window calls also the Labels Editor. The GPRM labels are saved in the backup folder, with the User Comments, when the DVD is saved. The menus File -> "Import/Export/Clear user's PGC comments" has been moved to the "Comments and Labels" sub-menu.
  • A. Added File -> Recent DVDs submenu, with up to 25 entries. The invalid paths are removed from the list each time PgcEdit is started.
  • A. Added View -> Show Log and View -> Clear Log. Currently, only the Load DVD operation is logged, to help discover the origin of a problem when loading a DVD. All status bar messages are also logged. Clear Log clears the internal log buffer, but doesn't modify the contents of the Log viewer window. Opening or reopening a DVD clears also the log. Note: Double-clicking on the status bar opens also the log window.
  • A. Added the keyboard shortcut Control+A to call Domain Streams Attributes.
  • A. Trace: Added Log -> Log Filter -> PUOs Details to log each PUO separately.
  • E. Trace Watch Window: it is now possible to close any sub-window from the watch window, and to toggle the SPRM labels and the (new) GPRM labels. New Watch -> All menu to enable all sub-windows and labels at once.
  • E. DVD -> Remap Titlesets and Title -> Remap Title Numbers: Added a preview, available also in the new Domain -> Remap PGCs in domain function.
  • E. Jump To PGC Upon DVD Insert has been enhanced so that the target title and the resume target are no more blocked when they are entered directly from the exit domain with the player function to call a Title by its number.
  • E. Jump To PGC Upon DVD Insert: Also, the original VM commands are completely removed from the First-Play PGC whenever possible, to leave a chance to delete the skipped PGCs with the new Delete Uncalled PGCs function.
  • E. Kill PGC Playback on a menu with buttons (or BOVs) but with a non-infinite still time: added a "No Button!" button to kill playback without selecting a menu button to be simulated, to continue the navigation normally at the end of the playback. DO NOT USE THIS OPTION ON A LOOPING MENU, or you will probably create an endless loop!
  • E: Kill PGC Playback improved to avoid infinite loop in some circumstances.
  • E. Menu button viewer: When the user clicks on the big button to edit the command and the commands are identical in all groups (or there is only one group), the user is not prompted any more to modify the command in all groups. It is still possible to edit the commands independently when the original commands are different in each group, or with the menu editor.
  • E. Improved warning messages when there are several set of buttons in a menu.
  • E. The File menu, too big, has been reorganized with new sub-menus.
  • A. Added File -> Backups -> Undo last Incremental Backup to automatically return one step back in the backups. In some cases, you MUST use this function instead of restoring the files manually, or your DVD might be totally messed up. This function checks also for FixVTS and VobBlanker backups, and offer to restore them manually. Shortcut: Control+Alt+N The shortcut for New Incremental Backup has been modified: Control+N
  • E. Restore Backup (and Restore Last Incremental Backup): The VOB files in the backup folder can now be copied or moved back automatically.
  • E. Tools -> FixVTS: the FixVTSBackup folder is now renamed automatically when FixVTS is launched from the Tools menu, so that the new Undo Incremental Backup function works as expected when FixVTS has been used several times.
  • E. Save DVD: When there are modified buttons or BOVs, the confirmation dialog is no longer displayed. The buttons or BOVs are saved anyway.
  • E. Title Play Map table: The user can now modify the Not-One_Sequential_Title flags. Added also a button to compute automatically those flags, based on the characteristics of the titles (random, shuffle, more than one PGC...)
  • E. Not-one_sequential_title flag in VMG_TT_SRPT: Added checks in several functions to be sure that this flag does not need to be modified. Now, the not-one_sequential flag is modified automatically (or in some cases after a confirmation of the user) to match the Title characteristics. The affected functions are Edit PGC, Rebuild Time Map, Delete last PGC in Domain, etc... Thanks to Jsoto for the idea!
  • E. After deleting or blanking a PGC, the streams attributes of the domain are now checked, and the user is prompted to fix them if some streams are no longer needed.
  • E. Added Copy/Paste buttons in Domain Stream Attributes -> Audio type dialog.
  • E. Added error messages in the status bar when the user types illegal characters in an ISO639 Language Code field.
  • E. When the option to start PgcEdit in trace mode was on, the plugins were initialized only after the trace mode was closed by the user. Now, the plugins are loaded and initialized before the trace mode is started.
  • E. Improved method to load severely damaged IFO files. (Silent Hill zone 2)
  • E. Find BOVs has now a new option to do a deep scan (every 1 VOBU) when at least one BOV has been found during the first pass and the number of VOBUs to skip is greather than 1. When this option is on, it is now almost impossible to miss a BOV, even if the number of VOBUs to skip is high.
  • E. Info -> Menu Button Commands: Added the BOVs as well in the output. VOB cells without buttons or BOVs are not listed any more.
  • E. Info -> PGC (in title domain), and PCG Params and Cell Tables: Added the number of BOVs per cell in the output.
  • E. Miscellaneous little GUI enhancements. For example, it is now possible to switch the focus back and forth between the PGC selector pane and the cmd editor pane with the cursor left and right keys.
  • E. Uses Tcl/Tk 8.4.12 and freeWrap 6.2 for the wrapped version.
  • F. Open DVD: Crash occurring when a VTS without VTS_C_ADT table was read.
  • F. The Title number of a multi-pgc Title was not assigned to the right PGC when the entry PGC is not the first PGC of the TTN. (Very rare situation.)
  • F. The target PGC of the SetNVTMR command was ignored by the function to find the target of a command.
  • F. Fixed some video standard and frame rate mismatches when creating a new VMGM or VTSM menu or the FP-PGC.
  • F. Set DVD-Text General Name: Bug when there are more than 30 characters in the label and the VMG_TXTDT_MG table was not defined in the original DVD. This bug caused ImgBurn to ignore the label.
  • F. Trace: The PUOs Watch window was not refreshed after a Restore State.
  • F. Jump to Calling Command and Find Jumps to Nowhere GUI: The Refresh button did not work.

    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 7.3
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2006
  • F. During the trace, when a menu was displayed, hitting the Prev, Next or GoUp button on the virtual remote had no effect.
  • F. PGC Editor -> Create New Cell -> Create New Blank VOB Cell did not create a new cell if a tiny blcak cell previously created by PgcEdit was already present at the end of the VOB file. Instead, the tiny cell was reused.
  • F. When using Create New Cell -> Use existing VOB/Cell ID, the cell ID number was always 1.
  • F. When using Create New Cell on a non-sequential Title PGC (with several PGCs in the same TTN) and the option to create a new chapter, the new chapter number was wrong.
  • F. When using New Dummy PGC on a Title PGC, the modified Title was not marked as non-sequential in the VMG_TT_SRPT table.
  • F. When using Delete Last PGC in the Title domain to delete the penultimate PGC of a non-sequential Title (played sequentially), the Title was not marked as sequential in VMG_TT_SRPT. Its time map is now also recomputed when the DVD is saved.

    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 7.2
  • Release Date: Jun 16, 2006
  • E. When the VMGM_VOBU_ADMAP table is present but has 0 entries, the table is now completely removed when the DVD is loaded. Previously, only the empty VMGM_C_ADT, VTSM_C_ADT and VTSM_VOBU_ADMAP tables were removed.
  • F. Burn DL DVD: When the new advanced option "Modify IFOs only" is ticked and PgcEdit cannot find a suitable cell for the layer break, the GUI was not updated correctly, and it was impossible to close the Burn window.
  • F. The highlight target feature and the Find Jumps to Nowhere function were unable to mark a JumpTT to an inexistant title as invalid.
  • F. It was possible to save the DVD or quit PgcEdit when a save operation was already in progress. Now, only File -> Kill can be used during the save.
  • F. PGC Editor: Remap Vob/Cell ID when using the Create New Cell option was broken in v7.1.
  • F. The dynamic version of the PgcEdit_preview executable was distributed with v7.x. To work correctly under Linux, the static version is needed.

    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 7.1.2
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2006
  • 7.1.2 (June 2, 2006)
    • F. The Kill Playback function was broken.
    • F. Burn DVD: The Creation of the ISO was broken on some systems.
  • 7.1 (June 2, 2006)
    • A. Burn DVD: New "Seamless Layer Break" option in the Layer Break selection dialogue, allowing to set the seamless flag of the LB cell. Theoreticaly, the Seamless flag must be clear, but it appear that it is possible to set it in most circumstances. However, this method can be incompatible with some old players, but is used on some commercial DVDs (among others, Sony Superbit DVDs.) A pink warning is displayed in the risky cases. Technical info: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=819669#post819669
    • A. Burn DVD: New option (under Linux and MacOSX only) in the layer break dialogue to modify the IFO files only, without creating the ISO image. This option can be used to burn the DVD files directly with growisofs.
    • A. New function to recompute the VTS_TMAPTI table (Time Map) of the current Title PGC, or all time maps of the current title domain or of the DVD. This function is called automatically when a time map needs to be modified but can also be called on demand via the "DVD" and "Title" menus to fix bad time maps, or to build the time maps of non-sequential titles.
    • E. Kill Playback: The first cell command that is normally executed is now included in the pre-commands to minimize the risk of navigation errors (but only if this command is useful and legal in the pre-commands.)
    • E. PGC Editor's cell list: When a cell command is defined and the seamless joint flag of the next cell is set, the "Layer Break?" checkbox is now highlighted in pink, to warn the user that the cell command is executed only when this seamless flag is clear (ie, layer break checkbox ticked.)
    • E. When a titleset is present on disc but not referenced at all in the IFOs, it is now possible to move it automatically to a special backup folder. Previously, the user had to do it manually.
    • E. Improved the VOB desynchronized error check to identify the tiny black cell added by PgcEdit at the end of the VOB files but not referenced in the IFOs. (This situation can happen when the IFOs are not saved by the user after the creation of a new cell.) It is now possible to reuse this cell with the PGC Editor functions "Create new cell" and "Reassign VOB/ Cell ID" with the option to create a new blank VOB cell. Previously, a VOB Desynchronized error message was issued.
    • E. Burn DVD: The Shutdown Computer option is not remembered any more from session to session. That was too dangreous.
    • F. After an Import VTST Title, Import FP Clip or Import Title intro/closing clip, the number of BOVs were not initialized correctly, which caused some other functions (notably Clone PGC) to crash.
    • F. Clone PGC function did not update the TTN internal variables correctly.
    • F. Trace: A warning is now issued if a cell command exists, but the cell that follow the current cell has its Seamless flag set. The cell command cannot be executed in this case.
    • F. Blank Out all Title PGCs: The cells table was wrong when this function was applied to a Title domain without VOB files present on HDD.
    • F. Replace VTST Titles: The streams attributes of the current menu domain were copied from the imported IFO. Now, the table is left untouched.
    • F. Remove cell in PGC Editor: When removing the last Program, the PG number was kept in the table, and forced to 0. Now, it is correctly removed.
    • F. Info -> Jumps from VMG to Current VTS: Some menu buttons or BOV commands were wrongly included in the output.
    • F. Fixed a bug occurring in very rare circumstances: The number of BOVs of the PGC was sometimes wrong after a delete cell from the PGC Editor.
    • F. Tools configuration didn't work if FixVTS was not used before calling it.
    • F. When a titleset was removed or imported, the parental management table VMG_PTL_MAIT was not updated.
    • F. Some minor GUI bugs fixed.
    • F. The Download Daemon Tools link was dead. Changed to current one.
    • W. Workaround for a little bug in the faster mkisofs.exe program provided with PgcEdit. This exe doesn't set the error level like the original one, and therefore PgcEdit was unable to discover if it has failed.
    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 7.0.1 beta 4
  • Release Date: May 2, 2006
Version 7.0.1. beta 3
  • Release Date: May 1, 2006
  • A. Burn DVD:New "Seamless Layer Break" option in the Layer Break selection dialogue, allowing to leave the seamless flag of the LB cell as it is. This method is theoreticaly forbidden by the DVD Standard, but appear to be compatible with most players, and is even used on some commercial DVDs.
  • E. Improved the VOB desynchronized error check to identify the tiny black cell added by PgcEdit at the end of the VOB files but not referenced in the IFOs.(This situation can appen when the IFOs are not saved by the user after the creation of a new cell.)It is now possible to reuse this cell with the PGC Editor functions "Create new cell" and "Reassign VOB/ Cell ID" with the option to create a new blank VOB cell.Previously, a VOB Desynchronized error message was issued.
  • E. When a titleset is present on disc but not referenced at all in the IFOs, it is now possible to move it automatically to a special backup folder. Previously, the user has to do it manually.
  • F. After an Import VTST Title, Import FP Clip or Import Title intro/closing clip, the number of BOVs were not initialized correctly, which caused some other functions (notably Clone PGC) to crash.
  • F. Clone PGC function did not update the TTN internal variables correctly.
  • F. Fixed a bug occurring in very rare circumstances:The number of BOVs of the PGC was sometimes wrong after a delete cell from the PGC Editor.
  • F. Some minor GUI bugs fixed.

    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 7.0.1 beta 2
  • Release Date: Apr 28, 2006
  • A. Burn DVD:New "Seamless Layer Break" option in the Layer Break selection dialogue, allowing to leave the seamless flag of the LB cell as it is. This method is theoreticaly forbidden by the DVD Standard, but appear to be compatible with most players, and is even used on some commercial DVDs.
  • E. Improved the VOB desynchronized error check to identify the tiny black cell added by PgcEdit at the end of the VOB files but not referenced in the IFOs.(This situation can appen when the IFOs are not saved by the user after the creation of a new cell.)It is now possible to reuse this cell with the PGC Editor functions "Create new cell" and "Reassign VOB/ Cell ID" with the option to create a new blank VOB cell.Previously, a VOB Desynchronized error message was issued.
  • E. When a titleset is present on disc but not referenced at all in the IFOs, it is now possible to move it automatically to a special backup folder. Previously, the user has to do it manually.
  • F. After an Import VTST Title, Import FP Clip or Import Title intro/closing clip, the number of BOVs were not initialized correctly, which caused some other functions (notably Clone PGC) to crash.
  • F. Clone PGC function did not update the TTN internal variables correctly.
  • F. Fixed a bug occurring in very rare circumstances:The number of BOVs of the PGC was sometimes wrong after a delete cell from the PGC Editor.
  • F. Some minor GUI bugs fixed.

    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2006
  • Version number bumped up to 7.0. I'm tired of this leading "0."!
  • A. Added a preview checkbox in the upper left corner of the main window. When ticked, selecting a PGC manually starts the preview automatically.
  • A. Menu Editor: New function "Edit -> Copy button position only" to copy the current button position. Paste it with "Paste Current Button".
  • A. Menu Editor: New functions "Button -> Increase / Decrease Button Number" to move the current button in the list of buttons.
  • A. New function Info -> Jumps from VMG to Current VTS to find out the global references to the current VTS. (This function doesn't show the references from the current VTS to itself.) Useful to verify if the last VTS is still referenced and to reroute the references before removing it.
  • A. Preview: In trace mode, it is now possible to blank the current cell from the preview window. In addition, when all cells of the current PGC are blanked, the user is prompted to kill the playback of the PGC.
  • A. Kill Playback: When killing the playback of a Title PGC, the user has now the option to blank all cells of the PGC, to easily strip the original cells later with FixVTS or VobBlanker. This function is similar to the option to remove the cells of a menu PGC and convert it to a dummy.
  • A. Added the menu Options -> Functions -> Kill PGC Playback -> Always remove or blank the PGC cells, to eliminate the dialog asking if the cells must be removed (for a Menu PGC) or blanked (for a Title PGC.)
  • A. PGC Editor: Added a function to delete all multi-angles cells, keeping only one angle. The Angle flags and First ILVU end value on the remaining cells are removed as well. It is then possible to strip the unused ILV cells from the VOB files with VobBlanker. It is necessary to remove all angles from the DVD or the domain that will be processed with VobBlanker, and to enable the "Fix Always VOB SYNCI/SRI Pointers in Titles" option! The same function can be used to remove the ILV flags and First ILVU End value in interleaved (mono-angle) PGCs.
  • A. PGC Editor -> Remove Cells: Added an option to keep the program numbers in sync with the original cells. However, when this option is enabled, it is possible that several PGs are pointing to the same cell. A warning is issued in this case, since this situation might be illegal.
  • A. Added the menu Tools -> FixVTS, to launch FixVTS with the first VOB of the current domain already loaded. Useful to strip the blanked cells from the VOBs after a cells blanking from the preview.
  • A. Domain Streams Attributes: It is now possible to remove the audio and subpic streams selectively in this dialog. The streams assignments in the PGCs of the current domain are also deleted automatically. The subsequent streams are automatically shifted if necessary. The SetSTN commands are NOT modified! (Note that this dialogue is now read-only when it is called from the PGC Editor.)
  • A. Changed the maximum number of chanels to 8 in the Audio parameters of the Domain Streams Attributes dialog, to take the new formats into account.
  • E. Calls Cross Reference and Go To Calling Command: A Root menu (that is normally callable with the remote) is now considered as unreferenced if all titles of the same VTS are unreferenced, or if all titles have the PUO to prohibit calling this menu. For the Subpic, Audio, Angle and PTT menus, all non-dummy PGCs of the same titleset are checked, including the menus. For the Title Menu, all non-dummy PGCs of the whole DVD are checked.
  • E. Burn DVD: Support for the new /TESTMODE option of ImgBurn 1.2.0.0 (for DVD-R only!)
  • E. Burn DVD: Added a button in the burn setup dialog to use the faster version of mkisofs.exe, now provided with PgcEdit (under Windows only.)
  • E. Burn DVD: Added a check to ensure that mkisofs.exe is properly configured in the Burn Setup dialog. Some guys used ImgTool.exe instead!
  • E. Burn DVD: Added an option to save automatically the Graph Data file for DVDInfoPro. The file is saved with the same name as the source ISO file, but with the .IBG extension. Requires ImgBurn 1.3 or more.
  • E. Burn DVD: Added new burn speeds in the speed selector dropdown menu.
  • E. Burn DL DVD: When a suitable cell cannot be found for the layer break, PgcEdit displays now in which cell the layer break should be. You can therefore easily use VobBlanker to split that cell.
  • E. Remap Title Numbers: Now, this function searches for SPRM(4:Title Number in Volume) in the VM commands of the DVD. If SPRM 4 is used, a warning is displayed, as it is dangerous to remap the title numbers in this case.
  • E. Menu Viewer/Edit Command button: In expert mode, the "Modify the command for the 2 (or 3) groups?" prompt is not displayed anymore, except when the original commands are not identical in all groups.
  • E. Read DVD: Added a check for illegal entries in VMG_TT_SRPT table (Title assigned to a non existing PGC or 2 Titles assigned to the same PGC.) If the bad Title is the last one in the table, it is optionally removed, but the user must still fix the VM commands, if needed.
  • E. When loading a new DVD, the Fix number of streams in VMGM/VTSI_MAT tables function do not prompt the user any more to fix the Menu domains with one subpic stream defined but never used by the menu PGCs, because it's legal and frequent on commercial DVDs, and this warning confused some users. However, this check is still made when the Fix number of streams is called from the "DVD" menu, and when opening the Domain Streams Attributes GUI.
  • E. When loading the DVD, the End Byte pointers of the tables are now verified whenever possible to avoid stupid crashes with badly authored DVDs.
  • E. PGC Editor: When editing a menu PGC, only one audio and one subpic stream is now displayed, since more streams in the menu domain is illegal.
  • F. PGC Editor - Create New Cell: Disabling the option to create the backup of the VOB file did not work.
  • F. The "New 'Play All' PGC" function was broken. Also, there is now a check to warn the user if the number of programs in the new PGC is greater than 127 or the number of chapters greater than 99.
  • F. The target of some Jump_VTS_TT and Jump_VTS_PTT was not found by the find target routine. This caused some bugs in the Go to calling command, Calls cross references, Find jumps to nowhere, Jump to target and Highlight target functions.
  • F. Trace: When the Title Menu button is pressed during playback of a VTSM menu PGC, the Title menu is now called. Previously, a Resume to Title was made. The correct behaviour in this case is uncertain, because the specs are not clear on this subject, but this behaviour seems logical and many players (though not all!) are doing this. A resume is still issued when the Title menu is pressed during playback of a VMGM menu PGC.
  • F. Trace: Small bug fixed: when a cell command was reached, it was necessary to execute it twice, and the command was logged twice as well. However, the cell command was simulated only once.
  • F. Small bug in the Jump To PGC Upon DVD Insert function, introduced in 0.6.3 fixed: the resume cell of the CallSS command inserted in the beginning of the pre-commands of the resume title was wrong.
  • F. Fixed a bug in the Info -> Jumps from VMG to Current VTS function. The Prev/Next/GoUpPGCN links of the current VTS were wrongly displayed.
  • F. Burn DL DVD: When burning a DL DVD saved by DVD Remake v3.4 (without first resaving it with PgcEdit), the computation of the layer break position was wrong. To fix this problem, the DVD (including single-layer DVDs) are saved automatically when the burn function is started.
  • W. Added several workarounds for a (possible) bug in TitleWriter: TitleWriter assigns several Title numbers to the same PGC. Now, PgcEdit should support this strange (if not illegal) way to use the VMG_TT_SRPT table.
  • W. Under Windows XP, the Windows command TSKill.exe is now used instead of PSKill.exe (which caused false positive warnings of some picky anti-virus programs). However, PSKill is still used when TSKill is not found. (The kill executable is used only by the Burn DVD function to abort the creation of the ISO image when the user clicks on the Cancel button.)

    A. = Added feature
    R. = Removed
    E. = Enhancement
    F. = Fixed bug
    W. = Workaround
Version 0.6.4 beta 9
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2006
  • A. Added a preview checkbox in the upper left corner of the main window. When ticked, selecting a PGC manually starts the preview automatically.
  • A. Menu Editor:New function "Edit -> Copy button position only" to copy the current button position.Paste it with "Paste Current Button".
  • A. Menu Editor:New functions "Button -> Increase / Decrease Button Number" to move the current button in the list of buttons.
  • A. New function Info -> Jumps from VMG to Current VTS to find out the global references to the current VTS.(This function doesn't show the references from the current VTS to itself.) Useful to verify if the last VTS is still referenced and to reroute the references before removing it.
  • A. Preview:In trace mode, it is now possible to kill the playback of the current PGC from the preview window.
  • E. Calls Cross Reference:A menu that is normally callable with a remote button (menu type = RootM, SubpicM, AudioM, AngleM or ChapterM) is now considered as unreferenced if all titles of the same VTS are unreferenced.
  • E. Burn DVD:Support for the new /TESTMODE option of ImgBurn 1.2.0.0.
  • E. Burn DVD:Added a check to ensure that mkisofs.exe is configured in the Burn Setup dialog.Some guys used ImgTool.exe instead!
  • E. Burn DVD:Added new burn speeds in the speed selector dropdown menu.
  • E. Read DVD:Added a check for illegal entries in VMG_TT_SRPT table (Title assigned to a non existing PGC or 2 Titles assigned to the same PGC.) If the bad Title is the last one in the table, it is optionally removed, but the user must still fix the VM commands, if needed.
  • E. Menu Viewer/Edit Command button:In expert mode, the "Modify the command for the 2 (or 3) groups?" prompt is not displayed anymore, except when the original commands are not identical in all groups.
  • E. When loading a new DVD, the Fix number of streams in VMGM/VTSI_MAT tables function do not prompt the user any more to fix the Menu domains with one subpic stream defined but never used by the menu PGCs, because it's legal and frequent on commercial DVDs, and this warning confused some users. However, this check is still made when the Fix number of streams is called from the "DVD" menu, and when opening the Domain Streams Attributes GUI.
  • F. PGC Editor - Create New Cell:Disabling the option to create the backup of the VOB file did not work.
  • F. The "New 'Play All' PGC" function was broken.Also, there is now a check to warn the user if the number of programs in the new PGC is greater than 127 or the number of chapters greater than 99.
  • F. The target of some Jump_VTS_TT and Jump_VTS_PTT was not found by the find target routine.This caused some bugs in the Go to calling command, Calls cross references, Find jumps to nowhere, Jump to target and Highlight target functions.
  • F. Small bug in the Jump To PGC Upon DVD Insert function, introduced in 0.6.3 fixed: the resume cell of the CallSS command inserted in the beginning of the pre-commands of the resume title was wrong. W. Added several workarounds for a (possible) bug in TitleWriter: TitleWriter assigns several Title numbers to the same PGC. Now, PgcEdit should support this strange (if not illegal) way to use the VMG_TT_SRPT table.
Version 0.6.3.1
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2006
  • F. Burn DVD: If the user cancels the layer break selection dialog, the dialog is closed, but the OK and Cancel button of the main burn dialog are still disabled. There is no way to close this dialog, and the user must kill PgcEdit. This problem has been introduced in v0.6.3, and is now fixed.
Version 0.6.3
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2006
  • A. It is now possible to bypass a menu with buttons with Kill Playback. The user is prompted to select the button to simulate.
  • A. Pgc EDitor -> Create new blank cell: New interface. It is now possible to insert the cell at the beginning of the PGC.
  • E. Pgc Editor -> Create New Blank Cell: The GUI has been revamped completely. It is now possible to use an existing and referenced Cell from the original VOB file, or, as before, to create a new blank cell. The button to call this function has been renamed from "Create a new blank cell" to "Create a new cell".
  • A. Pgc EDitor -> Create new blank cell and Reassign VOB/Cell ID: Option added to reuse the last tiny blank cell at the end of the VOB file (available only when that cell has been created previously by PgcEdit.)
  • E. Pgc Editor -> Create new blank cell and Reassign VOB/Cell ID: There is now a Preview button in the GUI to show the selected replace cell.
  • E. Jump to PGC upon DVD insert: When the target PGC is in a menu domain, the last title played before the target PGC is now always called (but not played) just before the target menu PGC so that a valid resume point exists when the menu is reached for the first time. This method should fix the (rare) problem caused by the usage of a RSM command in the menu to call the main title. Previously, the title PGC was called before the menu only when it was in the same titleset than the target menu.
  • E. When importing titles in a DVD with parental managment, the user is now prompted to remove the parental managment of the original DVD, and when importing a menu, it is prompted to clear the parental managment IDs of the menu PGCs, if there are IDs in the menu.
  • E. Burn DVD: Interface revamped, and new option to close automatically PgcEdit after a successful ISO creation.
  • E. Burn DVD: The new ImgBurn 1.1 command lines options /CLOSESUCCESS and /WAITFORMEDIA are now used instead of /CLOSE (though /CLOSE is still used if the ISO image is burnt with DVD Decrypter.) Please note that you need ImgBurn 1.1.0.0 or the "Close ImgBurn" option will not work!
  • F Burn DVD: The layer break sector passed to ImgBurn or DVDD was wrong when burning a DL DVD-R. (No problem with DL DVD+R.)
  • F. Burn DVD: Changed the way the backup files are excluded from the compilation. In v0.6.2, the old method caused harmless errors when the DVD files were moved in the new VIDEO_TS directory.
  • F? Burn DVD: Changed again the syntax to exclude the backup files from the compilation to avoid the mkisofs "-m" bug.
  • F Burn DVD: A batch file is now always used under Windows to call mkisofs, and the mkisofs command line is split in environment variables to avoid the line too long M$-DOS bug under Win9X.
  • F? Burn DVD: Redirecting stderr to stdout doesn't work under Win9X! Workaround: the output of mkisofs is not well checked under Win9X. For this reason, the user should take care of the error messages in the log! See the warning under Win9X when the Burn Setup dialog is opened.
  • F. Burn DVD: Wrong error message when moving the backup folders in VIDEO_TS.
  • F. Burn DVD: Under Windows, it is now impossible to type foreign characters in the output ISO field, because those characters are not correctly translated by MKISOFS, and therefore the file cannot be opened by ImgBurn.
  • F. Kill PGC Playback: The Set, SetCLnk, CSetCLnk or CSetLNK command with a Link to a cell, program or chapter were not trapped. Now, a dialog pops up to warn the user.
  • F. PGC Editor: Fixed a bug in the Cell preview: A wrong cell was shown after a Vob/Cell ID remapping.
  • F. PGC Editor: Toggling the Layer Break checkbox did not change the seamless joint flag value. This bug has been introduced in v0.6.2.
  • F. Command Editor - CallSS command: The option to resume at the point where the title was interupted (resume cell 0) has been removed, since this option seems illegal in all cases.
  • F. Remap Titlesets: The modified JumpSS-VTSM commands in the menu buttons of the VMGM were not saved during the operation. W. Workaround for the pskill.exe problem with McAfee antivirus. It is now encrypted in the standalone executable, so that McAfee doesn't complain. McAfee may still complain when the real file is scanned in the bin folder.

  • DVD Shrink plugin v1.4
    • DVDShrink Remote Buttons: Added the options to use the Prev Chapter button and/or the Return button to go back to the beginning of the previous title
Version 0.6.2
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2005
  • E. PGC Editor's cells flags: The Access Restricted and the VOBU Still flags are now availables in the Cells Type Flags editor, rather than directly in the cells list. Previously, only the VOBU Still was available. The Type Flags button contains now two values, one for each byte. Also, some of the flags labels have been changed to reflect more closely the official terminology.
  • E. PGC Editor: Added tooltips on the cell command number fields to display the current cell command. The cell commands numbers higher than the number of cell commands currently defined are now highlighted in pink. Similarily, the Prev/Next/GoUpPGCN link values are highlighted in pink if the target PGC doesn't exist.
  • E. Enable All Operations now prompts the user if he wants to remove also the Access Restricted flags on the cells of the current PGC, when this flag is set on some cells. Warning: the Access Restricted flag is especially used by the Sony ARccOS protection. In this case, it should not be removed.
  • E. Changed the listbox/entry default color to use the Windows default. Added Option -> User Interface -> White Listbox Background also under Windows and Mac OSX.
  • E. Burn DVD: a new selector button has been added to select the DL media type from the main dialog. The Sectors in L0 value in the Burn Setup window is now ignored when burning a DL+R.
  • E. Since ImgBurn is now stable and doesn't require the layer break sector number in his settings anymore, the dialog asking if the user wants to copy the layer break value in the clipboard has been removed when ImgBurn is used, and when a DL DVD-R is used.
  • E. Burn DVD: when the log is displayed, the Save button uses now by default the same filename as the ISO, but with a _log.txt extension.
  • A. A new menu "Options -> Install -> Install a plugin" has been added to help the novice user to install a PgcEdit plugin.
  • E/F. The standalone version of PgcEdit now uses freeWrap version 6.1. This solves the problem of the mouse double-clicks being passed through the file open/save or folder selection dialogs to the underlying window.
  • F. The Kill PGC playback function now appends a LinkPGCN command at the end of the pre-commands when the NextPGC link is non-zero and doesn't point to itself. Without this command, the PGC was sometimes played.
  • F. Fixed the bug in Remove Cells function of the PGC Editor that caused the function to silently fail in some occasions.
  • F. The Prohibited User Operations window was sometimes pushed below the main window when the Input Value button was used.
  • F. Import Title Closing Clip crashed if the current PGC was a PGC without a Title number.
  • F. Fixed a problem on some Windows systems where the web browser executable was wrongly considered as not executable by TCL/TK.
  • F. Burn DVD: Workaround for a problem with mkisofs on some systems: Mkisofs reports sometimes an "Invalid node - -m" error when the backup folders are not deleted. Now, when this error occur, a dialog pops-up, asking if you want to delete the backups, continue w/o deleting the backups, or cancel.

  • DVD Shrink plugin v1.3
    • Added function to clear the Analysis cache of DVDShrink, to force it to recompute the analysis of the already processed DVDs, or to preserve disc space.

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