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Version 4.72 Version 4.71
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2008
  • BugFix TW >>Automated mode>>Selecting/adding wrong menu (IE Sleepwalking)
Version 4.7
  • Release Date: Jul 4, 2008
  • Please refer to this forum thread for a full list of changes
Version 4.671
  • Release Date: May 14, 2008
  • BugFix:Ver 4.67 MakeMenu >> Preview Main and Setup menus will now be shown properly
  • Added MakeMenu>>Chapter Thumbnail editor -- A brighten and contrast adjustor
Version 4.67
  • Release Date: May 9, 2008
  • Added MakeMenu -- You may now select which VTS sub menus are created
  • Added MakeMenu -- Chapter Thumbnail editor -- Selectable Images from the Movie chapter or import .bmp, jpg, .vob images
  • Added MakeMenu -- All Chapter Pages can be Previewed
  • Fixed MakeMenu -- Small foible -- Thumbnail text was being converted to Uppercase
  • Minor tweaks
Version 4.66
  • Release Date: May 3, 2008
  • Modified DVDTEXT Paste option will now use first entry into selected Title Name (As opposed to just Chapter Names)
  • Added I Have Started a database containing Movie Chapter Names -- Access Via RCLK on DVD_TEXT area
    Chapter Name Info can be saved into selected title DVD_TEXT
    Caution: If you completely remove the first chapter the names will paste in off by 1
    Can be Useful when creating MakeMenu Generic Menus or for Players that display/use the chapter names (Like my Pioneer)
    Users may Upload Movie-Chapter Name Info to the database from their compiliations
    Pls Use Clean commercial Movie names (As you see on the DVD) in Title name if you Upload into the Database
    There are currently over 200 movies with chapter names in the database
  • Added /DOTOOL to command line parser
    Executes tool loaded into tw tools as last step in automated mode
  • BugFix -- MakeMenu generator error when character "-" was used in compiliation name Oops
  • Bugfix -- Tw Crash when opening Underdog (What A Mess -- A very badly authored compiliation)
  • Bugfix -- TW --Happyface -- Again the Movie Underdog -- Chapter Menu class will be properly fixed
  • Added -- Make Menu -- Chapter Menu -- Option not to generate thumbnails for chapters
    (More room for text in list mode)
  • Added -- HappyFace -- Advanced -- A More comprehensive way to fix any Intra page Navigation between Chapter Pages
    (See Help >> Happyface) Rarely needed
  • Added -- Make Menu -- Preview -- Will Now Generate/Display Vts (Movie) Menus (Main, Chapter, and Setup) in viewer
    Note: Create Chapter ... must be checked
  • Added -- Happyface -- Advanced -- Option to link a button in "Main/Play" menu to next titleplay
    (Got tired of creating a vmgm switcher menu to reach bonus/alternate scene or extra content created in DVDShrink as a seperate title
    when readding original menus especially since theres usually a "bonus" button available)
  • Added -- Option -- Add Dummy Menu Pgc to Vmgm or Vts menus
Version 4.65
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
  • Added -- HappyFace (Simplify Menu) Option to Fix Intra Chapter Page Navigation (IE the movie Rendition)
    Notes: This will only work on Chapter Pages where the Intra page Navigation buttons are in sequence
    And there are individual selector buttons for each page
  • Chapter Pages -- Main Menu button can also be simplified (0 means to skip it)
    Do not use for Chapter pages using Next or Back buttons to select new pages
  • Fixed -- Some Small foibles
Version 4.64
  • Release Date: Feb 1, 2008
  • Bugfix-- TW was wrongly handling certain paths when "IFO", "VOB" text strings were part of the path (As in c:California) Oops
  • MakeMenu -- Bugfix Removed annoying black outline that sometimes appeared around text
  • MakeMenu -- Added Widescreen Support
  • MakeMenu -- Added support for more thumbs per page
  • MakeMenu -- Added Option -- Display Thumbnails as List (9 Per Page Limit -- More room for Name Strings in this view) default is Matrix
  • MakeMenu -- Added Option -- Thumbnail Text may now be set as the buttons
  • Added support to close Tool Program when a certain Window text string is detected
Version 4.62
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2007
  • BugFix: Remove All Menus (Occasional crash)
  • Tweak: MakeMenu -- Cell Width for Chapter Thumbnail Text has been widened
  • Bugfix: Tw was crashing when opening Hot Rod Dvd in Automated mode
  • DvdText: Opened Search Link to via movie/title name to get chapter names for a dvd
    If found -- To Copy/Paste into TW simply highlight the chapter names In DVDChapters >> Copy(Ctrl-C) then choose the Title In DvdText (Highlight a NAME: Within Title) RClick and select Paste Option
  • Changed the Dvd Title Paste function to only transfer Chapter names (The first line is no longer the Title Name)
  • Beta testing submission of Movie DVDChapter names/info to (Temporary storage) directly from TW's DVD_TEXT area
    Note: English Charsets Only (DvdChapter requirement)
    Your firewall may ask for permission to allow TW to access the site (On your first submission -- Norton does) if the submission seems to be drawn out look for a window asking if TW is allowed (simply click allow in all cases) You should only use the original dvd compiliation (Not a reauthored version of the compiliation) for submission as the times for the first/last chapters durations, entry times would probably be wrong. To Submit highlight a Name entry within the title (That contains the chapter names) RClick and click Submit ...

    Dvd chapter names are available from a variety of sources -- Ecl (In tool folder)may help as it can reach into other Windows programs and pull info from inside them(Even though Copy/Paste may not be implemented) Sometimes such info is available in certain Dvd Software Players
    And some sites (Such as will support copying
    Note: ECL cannot "reach" into Internet Servers Classes -- No way am I allowing that
    Or it can be copied from the Chapter Selection menus by hand
    To view info contained in other programs Start Ecl>> Drag Findit Box to the control of interest>> Release Findit box>> and look under in Ecl's Control Content tab
    There is an option to copy ECL's control content to clipboard under RUN menu
    Paste into word processor -- Edit at will --copy and use TW's Paste Title Chapter Info...
  • Reworked -- Remove Dvd_Text to Replace Dvd_text with dummy entries Created by TW
  • Added Options DVDTEXT RClick menu
    • Add Chapter Numbers to Name Entries
    • Remove everything After first [ found in entries
Version 4.61
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2007
  • Reworked DVDTEXT editor a bit
    Delete entry,Copy To Clipboard,Paste Title Info from Clipboard and Rebuild DVD_Text Options Menu now via RClick
  • Make Menu -- Added warning/trap if computer is set at < 32 bit color
    And option to set color for session to 32 Bit
  • Automated Mode -- Added Ask for Genre Checkbox in Settings
    TW will ask/add genre to Compiliation (If Settings -- Sony and/or Pioneer Jukes Second Line checked)
    Note: Selector options Drama,SciFi etc
    You can always change later in DVD_TEXT editor
  • BugFixes Minor Foibles
  • Releasing ECL.exe (E)xtended (C)ommand (L)ine (Titlewriter>>Tools>>ECL.exe)
    ECL focuses on a control by Drag/Dropping the Findit box to the control you wish to study

    This is an advanced diagnostic (Spy) proggie with the ability to execute command line script file Allowing Other windows programs to be run -- buttons clicked -- Control content altered/accessed/copied ECL can "Look for" controls system wide by either Handles/Id/Content in script mode Conditional branching/loops are supported If-Then is supported Window size, position can be manipulated Mouse position/Clicking is supported It also can copy controls content to clipboard Various Flavors of controls can be accessed using Alias The Script language somewhat resembles C Control content can be copied to and from ECL Memory registers (Strings) Essentially this is a programming language that can dig into and manipulate other programs at very deep levels I won't be providing much support -- If you don't "Get It" and what this proggie does you should probably avoid using this proggie
Version 4.6 Beta
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2007
  • Added -- Rebuilt whole application to support Unicode
  • Major BugFix -- Rebuilt DVD_TEXT from scratch
  • Added -- Now supports filling in second line (Artist) on Pioneer DVD jukeboxes
    (Click -- Volume -- Select ACTOR (In pulldown selector) then edit the name)
    or use the next added option
  • Added >>Settings
    When creating Dummy DVD_TEXT
    2 selectors to create Dummy entries for Sony/Pioneer Jukeboxes

    This change may also reopen the second line on the newer Sony Jukeboxes
    (untested) for all compiliations using Ver 4.6 (Pls Feedback)
  • Added -- DVD_TEXT/Make Menu now Displays/Supports other Languages
  • Added -- DVD_TEXT creation -- Saving DVD_Text in Languages other then English (Settop must support other character sets)
    Language Code, Character Set, and Code Page are now selectable
    (Default English, ISO 646, Current Ansi Codepage) (these were TW's old presets)
  • Added -- DVD_TEXT Font Selector
  • Added /PV (command line) -- Create entry to fill in Pioneer Jukeboxes second line Artist
    (Caution: Having Second line option vhecked in Settings
    & /SV or /PV will result in multiple entries)
  • Bugfix/Tinkered -- Remove All Menus --TW will now create viable navigation to reach the first movie
  • Updated -- All MakeMenu rendering routines to current build (DVDAuthor)
  • Updated -- PgcEditPreview to current build
  • BugFix -- 4.52 -- MenuEditor wasn't allowing access to ttn pre/post commands or the vob/cells
  • Tweaks -- MakeMenu to improve rendering speed
  • Updated Help HTML's
Version 4.52
  • Release Date: Aug 15, 2007
  • Added --Installer Note Most Registy Options will be set to Defaults
    Tw will now Install in C:\Program files\TitleWriter
    Desktop shortcut will be created and entry in Main program group
  • Added -- Settings -- Option to disable "Confirm Action MessageBoxes"
  • BugishFix -- More commas in strings converted to spaces
  • BugFix -- Happyface wasn't saving certain changes in some fields when other fields were edited
  • BugFix -- Make Menu -- Back and Next were not being Displayed properly on Switcher
Version 4.51
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2007
  • BugFixBroke The Pgc Command editor -- Fixed
  • And tweaked a couple of GUI foibles
Version 4.5
  • Release Date: Jul 13, 2007
  • Many Thanx to Tetsuro_ja, Jinjin_jp, and Dirio49 for the unending testing and ideas

  • Added -- Fix for WinAvi compiliations -- Via Delete all Menus
    (Note: Make Menu MUST be used to complete the fix)
  • Added -- Allow user to select folder containing bitmaps for buttons
    Note: Only "English" filenames recognized
  • Added -- MenuEditor View/Edit "No Menu Selected title Pre/Post commands
  • Updated -- Make Menu -- Save/Load to cover new options
    This renders old (Saved Pre 4.5) templates useless (sorry)
  • Added -- Optional To Recolor Buttons To System color
  • Tweaked "Blend Mode" for recoloring buttons
  • Added -- Support for creating Menus in Other languages via Translation file
    Currently -- English, Japanese (Author Japanese Files -- Tetsuro_ja)
    (If anyone wishs to create Other language support files I'll add to TW's Language Support folder on subsequent releases)
    You may also "customize" say English Menu strings at will via the same method
  • Added -- Support for "Remote Control Buttons" >| and <| buttons various Remote Control tricks can be played on Movies without menus with these buttons
  • Many Tweaks, minor buglets
Version 4.32
  • Release Date: Jun 12, 2007
  • Added Compatibility with output of GUI for Dvdauthor/Muxman
  • Added -- Option --Globally Set Menu Puo's
  • Added -- Option -- Remove all Menus/dummy pgc's related to menus
  • Reworked -- Menu Editor -- Access/Edit All Vts ttn pre/Post commands
  • ReWorked -- FixVts Sectors -- Fixes more "Iffy" Ifo's
  • Added: TW will now recognize and handle more "Iffy" designed Pgc's (Where cell info does not quite match IFO)
  • BugFix: Add Menu Links to Movie selector Menu Fixed
  • BugFix: Add New button Fixed
  • BugFix/Tinkered with VMGM Fp Set to Movie or Vts Menu
  • Changed --On Import Menu -- Set PUO = 4 Titlewriter will now Disable Title button on remote To many problems if Remote Title button bypasses TW GPRM sets (mainly with "Generic" menus)
  • Changes Make Menu
    • Added Cute Auto Seek to Last chapter played in Scenes (Thanx to Tetsuro_ja, Dirio_49)
    • Fixed Spumux/DVDAuthor crashing if Compiliation Path contains spaces
    • Menu Support for Extras (Up to 5) -- (Multi Ttn compiliations --Play Only)
    • Compiliations will be treated (Per Vts) as Movie + extras
    • BugFix: TW Now kicks error if size of Chapter Menu thumb height computes to < 5 pixels
    • BugFix: TW Now kicks error if Setup Menu can not be drawn at current Font size (Before TW was drawing "Interesting" menus when extremely large Font sizes are selected -- Legal/And Somewhat Usable but Interesting)
    • Option Use Text To Draw bottom Buttons (Now default) as opposed to using .Bmp files Play, PlayAll etc as "Icons"
    • Added: Oversized Text/Font Strings will now be Squished to Cell Display size
    • Changed: TW will display a Warning Window only once -- If Make Menu is Adjusting Text to make it fit (During Create Menu)
    • Log will show all Text TW adjusts
    • Removed Font Color Selector -- Menu System Color used to draw text/Icons
    • Had to rearrange GUI yet again
    • Button softening will now be applied to all menus (including Vts Menus)
    • Adjusted Initial vts play selector to Start with Menu
    • More closely resembles a Standard/Commercial Dvd Navigation
    • Option in TW settings to Auto set selector to either Start with Menu or Play Movie
    • Myriad Changes/Fixes/tinkering
    Version 4.31
    • Release Date: May 25, 2007
    • BugFix -- DVDTEXT -- TW wasn't reading DVD_TEXT that utilized multiple lu
      Tw will now read DVD_TEXT for the first language encountered
      Note: On Save Changes Multi Lu text will be replaced by single LU DVD_TEXT
    • BugFix -- On Add menus TW wasn't remapping goto nowhere jumps to title 1 In Vmgm First Play
      (And when did that happen)
    • BugFixs/Tweaks
      • Make Menu
        • Fixed DVD player lockup/exit if Resume hit before a Movie is Played
        • Moved a few buttons around for "elegance"
        • And a few more Tweaks to increase rendering speed
    Version 4.3
    • Release Date: May 24, 2007
    • Added -- Make Menu -- Vts "Main/Root" menu -- more readily resembles a "Standard/Commercial" DVD navigation layout
    • BugFix -- Make Menu -- Scenes -- Cosmetic -- Removed Back and Next Chapter Page Links (when #Chapter pages =1 Duh)
    • BugFix -- Make Menu -- Tweaked alignment of TitleWriter resource bitmaps (Play, Movies, Etc) (They were just a little bit high or low -- not aligning with each other)
    • Buggishfix -- Titlewriter wasn't clearing Viewer Selector bar back to 0 when loading a new image in all modules
    • BugFix -- Make Menu -- Cosmetic -- Scenes menu / 6 thumb grid was a little too tight added spacing
    • Fixed Foible -- Make Menu -- DVDAuthor/TitleWriter was creating 99 Vts Menu program entries (to match dummy.vob) coerced to actual Number of chapters in movie
    • Tweaked -- Increased rendering speed a bit (but since I've added another Menu its probably an overall wash)
    • Added -- On Create Dummy DVD_TEXT segment -- Titlewriter will now auto add Chapter Dummy Entries to all titles CLI /ADDCHAPTERS eliminated and ignored
    • Added/Fixed HappyFace --Combined Fix chapters Macros/Options under a Selector menu (Just no room for more buttons under Chapters Listbox)
    • Added Macros --To Auto renumber chapter entries by patterns -- Common patterns I Have noticed (add sequentially,first cell duplicated ,all cells duplicated)
    • Smartened up -- adding new chapter entries -- TW will now fill in first,last chapter buttons using data from prior line
    • Many other minor GUI/code Tweaks
    Version 4.21
    • Release Date: May 20, 2007
    • Added -- Make Menu -- Tw will now Import from DVD_TEXT chapter Text (If present) for Chapter Thumbnails
    • BugFix: --Certain GUI windows were being clipped (Seems like it was only for Japanese users --Monkey Scratchs Head) Increased Rendering Speed a bit
    • BugFix -- Make Menu -- Preview -- Viewer was covering and intercepting clicks to Preview and Next buttons
    Version 4.2
    • Release Date: May 19, 2007
    • Added Chapter, Audio, Subtitles Menu Generator to Make Menu
      (Old TitleWriter Generic Chapter/Setup removed)
    • Option for # Chapter links per chapter page
    • Adjusted VMGM Movie Switcher for a "slightly cleaner" look
      (Bottom menu buttons on there own line)
    • Altered all Menu resource bitmap files for cleaner display
    • Added ac3 support for Menu Audio
    • Added Color Menu resources -- recolors "Menu Resource icon" buttons
    • Updated Make Menu help a bit
    • Increased Make Menu rendering speed
    • TitleWriter will now display DVDAuthor,Spumux shell windows if a menu rendering error was detected (If contacting me regarding rendering errors -- Pls Send me contents of the Window displayed)
      (RClick>>Select All>>Copy to place text in Clipboard)
    • Many Many Many code cleanups to make all this work
    Version 4.15
    • Release Date: May 10, 2007
    • BugFix -- Major -- Happyface wasn't cleaning up Code Name _The Cleaner properly
    • Added Make Menu >> Slider to soften Highlight and Select colors
    • Added Make Menu >>Movie Switcher -- Back button
    • Bugfix Make Menu >>Very minor >> Intra menu buttons drawn over thumbs/Movie text on smaller fonts

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