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Version 2.3.1 Version 2.2.2 Version 2.2.1
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2011
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  • Fixed ffmpeg compiling issues due to changed ffmpeg API.
Version 2.2.0
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
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  • BUGFIX: Fixed issues with UINT_64
  • BUGFIX: Fixed issues compiling ffmpeg
Version 2.1.0
  • Release Date: Jan 10, 2010
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  • BUGFIX: Slideshow creation, Fixed audio transcoding for slideshow vids if the audio format is SAMPLE_FMT_U8.
  • BUGFIX: configure script, had issues using the -j switch ( instead of the --cores )
  • BUGFIX: Slideshow ialog, Some audio files caused the [Edit] dialog not to return to the calling function.
  • BUGFIX: suppress "Not JPEG: /tmp/01.png" message.
  • BUGFIX: Slideshow creation, properly init audio-output-sample_fmt.
  • BUGFIX: Clone ButtonObjects would not clone the modifiers.
  • BUGFIX: Configurator, Fixed the graphical configurator tool.
  • BUGFIX: Crashing bug for ButtonObjects with shadows and overlay objects.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed StructureItem when creating a ButtonObect.
  • BUGFIX: Crashing bug when changing colors on MaskObjects after using the button-dialog.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed rendering of MaskObjects on Images with OverlayObjects.
  • Added possibility to modify multiple objects in the TemplateWizard ( required for the ReflectionPond template )
  • BUGFIX: Crashing bug when using MovieObjects.
  • Added context menu items to a ButtonObject whose main object contains a ShadowObject or an OverlayObject.
  • BUGFIX: HDRCreme does no longer work.
Version 2.0.0
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2009
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  • Please refer to the changelog for a full list of changes
Version 1.11.1
  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2009
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  • BUGFIX: QRender: Fixed ffmpeg version information for new API calls so qrender will compile on all versions of ffmpeg.
Version 1.11.0
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2009
  • QRender: replaced deprecated function ffmpeg calls.
  • Added support for Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V.
  • Added support for Del.
  • Added support for cursor keys in the DVDMenu.
  • Added "--omit-qdvdauthor" to he configure script. This way qrender and qdvdauthor can be built separately.
  • Display message in DialogOverlay if mask - directory does not exist or is empty.
  • Added OverlayObject class.
  • - Handle drawContents
  • - Handle setting slider when MouseMove
  • - Handle Color
  • - Handle Transparency
  • - Handle Reset
  • - Implement NoOverlay - button
  • - Handle AnimationAttributes
  • - Check functionality
  • - Change cursor shape according to Zoom, Move, or shear
  • - Implement StructureItem attributes
  • - Handle Init static variables ( Colors only )/usr/bin/qrender
  • - Handle Init existing OverlayObject setting values
  • - Add "Add Mask" Context menu for ImageOjects and MovieObjects.
  • - OverlayObject::clone ()
  • - Implement reading/writing to/from project file
  • Add picture frames as masks.
  • Add version info file to libraries
  • Add menu item to check for latest resource versions
  • - When Q is started for the first time, run the check.
  • - Display if libraries etc are cmpletely missing
  • Masks: add 1 single heart mask
  • Masks: add a plain rectangle with frame
  • Add slideshow aspect ratio 16:9.
  • Rework the Undo-stack dialog.
  • - Move the action to the very left side
  • - Implement the multiple undo functionality
  • - Update the UndoStack dynamically if the dialog is opened.
  • BUGFIX: ButtonTransition: Video parameters for ButtonTransitions in the dvdauthor.xml file.
  • BUGFIX: ButtonTransition: scale start image to have same size as end image.
  • BUGFIX: ShadowObject rendering is wrong for images with OverlayObjects.
  • BUGFIX: DialogMovie: MenuBackgrounds: TransitionsFeature: The duration of the transitions is lost.
  • BUGFIX: qrender crashes if no AlphaMasks are present in SystemDir.
  • BUGFIX: TextShaddows no longer working.
  • BUGFIX: Videos are not removed fromt he video list after a slideshow is rendered.
  • BUGFIX: Slideshow does not detect 16:9 or 4:3 when returning
  • BUGFIX: When closing the app QDVDAuthor crashes on the StructureItem
  • BUGFIX: Delete a MovieObject and press Ctrl-Z will crash QDVDAuthor.
  • BUGFIX: ButtonDialog: The list of avail bttons needs to be that of the target DVD Menu.
  • BUGFIX: Crashes for undo a deleted button.
  • BUGFIX: Can not undo 'add Shadow'
  • BUGFIX: Can not undo 'edit Shadow'
  • BUGFIX: Can not undo 'delete Shadow'
  • BUGFIX: Can not undo 'add OverlayObject'
  • BUGFIX: Can not undo 'edit OverlayObject'
  • BUGFIX: Can not undo 'delete OverlayObject'
  • BUGFIX: Can not undo when creating a new object.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed unicode issue in libjhead.
  • BUGFIX: QDVDAuthor crashed when closing DialogFiles while creating thumbnails.
  • BUGFIX: QDVDAuthor crashed when trying to create a slideshow without audio files.
  • BUGFIX: QRender crashed when trying to create a slideshow without images.
  • BUGFIX: libjhead did not like umlauts
  • BUGFIX: QDVDAuthor could not handle ` in directory names.
  • BUGFIX: Previewer resizing issue in full-screen mode.
  • BUGFIX: QRender could not handle 11025Hz sample rate audio/video files.
  • Added file dialogoverlay.h
  • Added file dialogoverlay.cpp
  • Added file uidialogoverlay.ui
Version 1.10.0
  • Release Date: Jul 4, 2009
  • Added ButtonTransitions
  • Added transition between menus and SubMenus
  • Added transition between menus and VMGMenu
  • Added transition between menus and Videos.
  • Added simple Drag'n Drop support for videos to the SourceToolbar from anywhere.
  • Added icons to the structure elements
  • Combine Structure Toolbar and Sources toolbar into one.
  • Added capability to store temp images of a render animated menu as jpegs instead of a pngs
Version 1.9.0
  • Release Date: Jun 11, 2009
  • Improved Subtitles to handle / / / / /
  • Added auto detection of multiple audio / subtitle steams for video sources
  • Added RegionDialog to select DVD region code.
  • Added Slideshow default parameters to DialogSetup.
  • Added Zcech translation thanks to Pavel F.
  • DVDLayout: Implement context menu for DVDLayout objects.
  • DVDLayout: Add cursor keys handling, to move containers.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed DVD size calculations to be a better prediction.
  • BUGFIX: DVDMenu Menu item does not show up translated. Need to re-create the DVDMenu to have propper language.
  • BUGFIX: Language setting is not restored when re-starting QDVDAuthor.
  • BUGFIX: After slideshow is rendered update the image in DVDLayout.
  • BUGFIX: Initial thumb size in DVLayout is sometimes messed up, only showing the header.
  • BUGFIX: QRender stops with more than 3 slideshows to render. Why ?
  • BUGFIX: If the video length is adjusted it does not change the length in the AllSources tab. + DVDLayout does add more then 5 videos in one row instead of organizing it in multiple rows
  • Added re-render to context menu for slideshows
Version 1.8.0
  • Release Date: May 4, 2009
  • Added DVDLayout tab, to display current DVD layout structure.
  • Add Button to enable / disable DVDLayout, Subtitles, and XML - tab.
  • Implement Pan in DVDLayout
  • Added a ComboBox to change between Orthogonal, and Linear router.
  • Added print capabilities to DVDLayout.
  • Added PrintPreview - dialog
  • Added comment to Nodes in exportdvdauthor.cpp ( titleset and titles )
  • Subtitle positioning in DV generated timestamps ( Fix color, and style too )
  • CommandQueueDialog: Issue with resolvConvert. Wrong values set for subsequest commands.
  • Summer2004: The last menu did not go to any videos. Seemed like all buttons were pointing to lala land.
  • Fixed local_ffmpeg.sh script to conform with the latest ffmpeg build system.
  • QRender: See if we can get video and audio in a slideshow with vids into synch.
  • Slideshow information being lost between FewClickWizard and main app.
  • Slideshow information being lost between DialogImages and main app.
  • Fix all dependency issues with SYSTEM_PATH vs INSTALL_PATH
  • Check for QPixmap handling in background thread. This can cause crashes.
  • when adding audio to the menu, a dialog could ask me, to set the menu duration automatically to the audio length.
  • MovieDialog: Add ( Loop[x] ) after ( Pause after movie is finished )
  • BUGFIX: Fixed PREFIX issue with libraries.
  • BUGFIX: UTF-8 support in dvdauthor, and spumux xml files.
  • BUGFIX: DialogAlign does no longer function propperly.
  • BUGFIX: QRender: Can't get ogg to work as background audio.
  • BUGFIX: When looking at Subtitles in the XML tab before the subtitles were renderd.
  • BUGFIX: When loading a project, "Main Menu VMGM" is not the active tab
  • BUGFIX: For multiple subtitles per SourceFileEntry, the numbering sequence gets out-of-synch
  • BUGFIX: DialogMovie: Geometry - tab for DVDMenu. Change Size will always warn about the background size even if correct.
  • BUGFIX: VisibleRegion to init file.
  • BUGFIX: Crashing bug, when cancel ButtonDialog for objects with shadow.
  • BUGFIX: Crashing bug, ahen deleting Button right after it has been dragged over from the AllSources tab.
  • BUGFIX: After changing the Project path, the temp path is not changed in the objects, which causes build failures.
  • BUGFIX: ExportDVDAuthor: Movie shows up multiple times if pointed to from different menus.
  • BUGFIX: Assigning multiple SourceFileInfos to Subtitle[0].
  • BUGFIX: ./configure -c : The option of install is not functional.
Version 1.7.0
  • Release Date: Jan 18, 2009
  • It fixes some bugs, adds the ChapterDialog to SourceFileEntries and adds AlhaTransitions to the SlideshowDialog.
Version 1.6.1
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2008
  • Added --system-path to confiure script
  • Added Sytem Path to configurator.
  • Prepare and present NOVALUG presentation.
  • BUGFIX: QRender. Newer version of ffmpeg changed which caused QRender to core-dump.
  • BUGFIX: remove ffmpeg link in the qrender directory.
Version 1.6.0
  • Release Date: Dec 1, 2008
  • The focus for this release has been the major improvements to the Slideshow parts and propper handling of VIDs as part of the slideshows.
  • The FewClickWizards functionality is now complete and overall slideshow generation is now fully integrated in QDVDAuthor.
  • Simplified build process through command line, and GUI.
  • Added Audio Support for Slideshows
  • Added Support for short VIDs to Slideshows
  • Added Previewer to DialogFiles, so that you can now preview videos from within the Dialog instead of opening an external player.
  • Added ffmpeg to all possible creation steps
  • Improved SubtitlesGui.
  • Many bugfixes.
Version 1.5.0
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2008
  • Added DialogImages.
  • Added Previewer to DialogImages.
  • Added libjhead source to project.
  • Added image cache handling.
  • Added QRender to handle slideshow rendering through ffmpeg as a separate process.
  • Remove DialogSlideshow from the QDVDAuthor executable.
  • Added new context menu items for ButtonObjects ( To Text, To Frame, To Image, To Movie ).
  • Fixed and enhanced SimpleDVD, and ComplexDVD plugins.
  • Many more bugfixes and smaller improvcements all around.
Version 1.2.0
  • Release Date: May 13, 2008
  • Added the FewClickWizard dialog
  • Added plugin system for DVD creation.
  • Added plugin : SimpleDVD. If you want to create your own plugin you should look at this code
  • Added plugin : ComplexDVD. This plugin will pull random background images off the internet.
  • Added support for ECC ( Error Correction Code ) through DVDisaster.
  • Added support for transparent images.
  • Added support for utf8 char video files.
Version 1.1.0
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2008
  • Fixed broken QSlideshow Dialog
  • Updated to dvd-slideshow 0.8.0
  • Implemented micro button functionality.
  • Improved the CommandQueueDialog to put all Subtitle creation into one Group
  • Lots of bug fixes.
Version 1.0 Final
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2008
  • Implemented a new caching system for thumbnails.
  • Implemented a new dialog to organize, sort, rate and group videos.
  • Implemented a star rating system.
  • Implemented a system for Virtual Folders.
  • Added capability to import chapter markers from a text file.
  • Fixed issues with the resizing of docking windows.
  • Fixed the DVD Structure such that changes no longer reset the tree.
  • Fixed issues with the created dvdauthor.xml file.
  • and of course a whole lot of bug fixes.
Version 1.0 RC3
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2007
  • Improved the dvdauthor.xml generation.
  • Added capability to [Play Multiple] files with one button.
  • Added SemiTransarent colors to the masks.
  • Added MaskObjects and integrated it with the ButtonLibrary.
  • Added support to manually assign a menu or video to a titleset.
  • Improved color assignments of the masks in the ButtonDialog.
  • ThumbnailDialog creates now MovieObjects with the right length/offset.
  • Fixed rendering of multiple MovieObjects per DVDMenu.
  • many more ... and of course a whole lot of bug fixes.
Version 1.0 RC2
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2007
  • Added capability to add multiple audio tracks to a DVDMenu.
  • Added capability to assign language codes to the audio tracks.
  • Enhanced MovieDialog->Audio-tab. Added [Edit] button to Audio and Subtitles. o When adding a new sound file under [ DVDMenu->properties->Audio tab->Add Audio ], nothing happened.
  • transcoding audio, set default for all to -b 0.192 instead of -b 128
  • transcoding audio, concat multile audio files into one file
  • transcoding audio, use transcoded file to create menu / video instead of the original.
  • Add multiple audio to Video file was broken.
  • Auto transcode audio from multiple audio tracks for video files.
  • Auto transcode audio files for DVDMenus.
  • BUGFIX: When using ThumbnailDialog, selecting Text as "None" will create empty TextObjects.
  • BUGFIX: jpeg2yuv and jpegtopnm do not take menu lenth into account ( -n XX ).
  • BUGFIX: mpeg2enc requires -a 2 ( 4:3 ) or -a 3 ( 16:9 )
  • BUGFIX: buttons are now always on even line numbers.
  • BUGFIX: Static menus are now created according to their duration and are no longer hardcoded to 50 frames.
Version 1.0 RC1
  • Release Date: May 14, 2007
  • Translated into Esperanto.
  • Reorganized the main window.
  • Added library of frames / buttons.
  • Fixed issues with 16 bit color depth
  • Some improvements to QPlayer.
  • Improved ShadowObjects.
  • Added MenuSlide - dialog.
Version 0.1.5 Beta
  • Release Date: Feb 4, 2007
  • Implemented support for multiple Subtitle tracks.
  • Implemented support for multiple audio tracks.
  • Complete redesign of the Subtitles GUI.
  • Improved Subtitle rendering. You can now specify a border around the letters which looks much nicer.
  • Added auto generation of subtitles for DV material (Date / Time stamp). Note you have to have dv2sub installed.
  • Added DialogThumbnail to allow an easy creation of a chapter menu.
  • Added flash animation to show 'Q'DVD-Author's functionality.
  • Improved the transcoding functions / commands.
  • Added a [Delete] button to QSlideshow.
  • I added silence.mp2 to the project. This way you can simply use this file for a DVD menu.
  • ... and of course many more bug fixes.
Version 0.1.4 Beta
  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2006
  • Changes:
  • Implemented Cut / Copy / Past for MenuObjects
  • Convert the whole project from NTSC to PAL[ File->Convert ...]
  • Convert the whole propject from PAL to NTSC [ File->Convert ...]
  • ConvertDialog: If 'keep original Videos', then ln -s to tmp, rename fileName in sourceFileInfo, adjust buttonobjects.
  • Create Chooser menu.
  • Implement Clone Menu
  • Implement Convert Format on a per menu basis.
  • Added DialogAlign to align multiple objects.
  • Apply/Edit Shadows to multiple objects
  • The DVD does now keep the last active button when jumping to a video.
  • The DVD does now remember the last active button when a movie menu starts over again (after the end of the movie)
  • Added capability to set system register through ButtonDialog.
  • Add capabilities to set audio / subtitles for a button. (After advanced)
  • Removed "No time left" - dialog when creating a DVD. Does not need to show up at creation process to block the execution !
  • Disable auto transcde when getting the thumbnail in the MovieDialog.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed broken autosave functionality.
  • BUGFIX: If button has manual modif, then preserver (dvdauthorexport.cpp)
  • BUGFIX: If loading from dvdauthor.xml, then every command before call or jump is to be stored in the qsPreAction variable. ( remove {}-brakets )
  • BUGFIX: replace all occurences of "aofile" with "pcm:file=" for mplayer / mencoder.
  • Added File dialogconvert.h
  • Added File dialogconvert.cpp
  • Added File uidialogconvert.ui
  • Added File dialogalign.h
  • Added File dialogalign.cpp
  • Added File uidialogalign.ui
  • Added File doc/html/en/system_register.html
  • Removed File dvdinfo.h
  • Removed File dvdinfo.cpp
Version 0.1.3 Beta
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2006
  • Add MirrorObject.
  • Re-write of the ImageDialog, to get rid of code complexity and to support Shadows.
  • Store sound files in templates.
  • Added [Edit Movie ...] or [Edit Image ...] to the Button context menu.
  • Added [Movie Properties ...] or [Image Properties ...] to the Button context menu.
  • Added a [Analyze] button in the CommandExecutionDialog.
  • Implement Assign to titleset on a per SourceFileInfo ...
  • If user sets titleset number, then keep it clear off automatically assigned video streams
  • - I.e. only add those videos that were assigned by the user.
  • Improvement of the dvdauthor xml - file creation logic.
  • DVD movies do now return to the SubMenu instead of the VMGM after finishing to play.
  • TemplateCreationDialog, take care of Thumbnail position ... I.e. if dragged from the left side, use the thumbnail instead of first frame.
  • BUGFIX: Delete-temp-folder displays negative total.
  • BUGFIX: Add multiple audio files in one SourceFileEntry messes up header.
  • BUGFIX: DVD spec requirement, modify exportdvdauthor.cpp such that in case here is an empty titleset, we need to add <menus><pgc/></menus> to it.
  • BUGFIX: MenuObject handling. Dragging an Image over does not put it in the right space.
  • BUGFIX: Redo the image dialog for QDVDAuthor (leave as is in QSlideshow)
  • BUGFIX: ShadowDialog If ShadowDialog no longer shadow exist then delete shadow ...
  • BUGFIX: Core if textobject is unbuttoned, text changed and then again created as a button. Crashes when pressin OK in the Button dialog.
  • Added Template Blue Planet
  • Added Template Peace
  • Added Template Hammock (animated)
Version 0.1.2 Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 27, 2006
  • Added shadows to MenuObjects.
  • Added capability to use any frame of a movie for a MovieObject / ImageObject [As Thumbnail].
  • Added capability to add an intro movie to a DVD menu.
  • Unbutton a ButtonObject will now automatically delete the Selected, and Highlighted layers.
  • You can now modify MenuObjects through simple mouse interaction.
  • Added image / movie preview to the FileOpen dialogs.
  • Fixed some minor issues in the Template related dialogs.
  • I also added 13 new templates
  • And much, much more ...
Version 0.1.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Jul 5, 2006
  • Added dialog to download templates off the web.
  • Added dialog to create, install and upload a template.
  • Added dialog to manually adjust auto detected values of a media stream.
  • Added static MessageBox::html ( ... ) to start implementing some help buttons.
  • Added image/video preview to the fileOpenDialogs.
  • Added Videotrans to the possible transcoding options.
  • Added detection of VOBUs in Mpeg2 streams. If not present the file will be marked for re-multiplexing.
  • Improved color scheme of SourceToolBar.
  • Transcode All does not change the background color.
  • Fixed some issues with transcode command.
  • Change cursor shape for active objects
  • Implemented multiple selection in the Menu editor.
  • Implemented doublebuffering for the DVDMenu.
  • Implemented simple help in the CommandQueueDialog.
  • Implemented Help buttons in TemplateDownload, and the TemplateDialog.
  • Fixed DVDMenu 2 pixel border offset. (Clckin on an object does not 'lift' it anymore.)
  • Fix ImageObject rotation etc, to complete dynamic modification of objects.
  • Improve Frame's name assignement. Currently all have "Frame (255, 255, 20)"
  • Handle Author/Contact/Header/TemplateComment fields from the generated templates. o Store and Read Author/Contact/Header/TemplateComment info in qdvdauthor init file.
  • Check if buttons overlaying each other. This is causing problems in some DVD players.
  • Only allow selection of [DVDMenu->Store as Template ...] if the menu has a background.
  • Init video streams with post command ( call vmgm menu 1; )
  • HOMEPAGE: Add description for KXineWidget/QXineWidget/QMPlayerWidget.
  • HOMEPAGE: Added Treeview control to the web page.
  • BUGFIX: Changed the default command for creating the empty .mp2 from 48 to 48000.
  • BUGFIX: if I try to generate a slide show with no sound, dvd-slideshow creates a .wav file of infinite length (which, of course, never finishes...) and crashes when the device is full.
  • BUGFIX: If no background is checked, then dvd-slideshow - preview does not work.
  • BUGFIX: FIxed an issue with the first-time scan.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed issue with autodetected aspect ratio.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed crash when deleting object while selected.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed templates basic3 / basic6 and movie_line.
  • BUGFIX: Fixed typo in xml project files. Note: To fix an older project file use the script http://qdvdauthor.sf.net/fixit.sh
  • BUGFIX: Only the last project directory was deleted if [Delete all old project dirs] was selected.
  • BUGFIX: Issue with 4 colors and fonts crept up again. QFont::NoAntialiasing is being ignored. Found workaround.
  • BUGFIX: under certain ciurcumstances some of the video streams would disappear after clicking CreateDVD.
  • BUGFIX: QDVDAuthor would crash with more then 12 menus created.
  • BUGFIX: the paths were no longer added to the tools.
  • BUGFIX: static Qt functions on SuSE 10.x under KDE deviate from documented behviour.
  • BUGFIX: crashing DialogMovie for Xine-Lib, when xineStream is not yet defined.
  • Added file filepreviewdialog.h
  • Added file filepreviewdialog.cpp
  • Added file messagebox.h
  • Added file messagebox.cpp
  • Added file dialogmediainfo.h
  • Added file dialogmediainfo.cpp
  • Added file uidialogmediainfo.ui
  • Added file uitemplatedownload.ui
  • Added file templatedownload.h
  • Added file templatedownload.cpp
  • Added file uicreatetemplate.ui
  • Added file dialogcreatetemplate.h
  • Added file dialogcreatetemplate.cpp

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