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DVD Rebuilder Pro Updates to Version 1.26.6

Posted by: , 04:39 AEDT, Tue January 8, 2008

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DVD Rebuilder Pro is a DVD backup tool for making high quality DVD backups
DVD Rebuilder is a DVD backup tool for making high quality DVD backups. DVD Rebuilder only works with unprotected/unencrypted discs.

From the Readme:
Over the course of the past couple of years DVD back up techniques have changed dramatically. Newer "one click" programs have made backing up a DVD a fairly simple process... but there is a significant trade-off. The quality that can be attained by even the best of these programs is poor in comparison to original techniques that used Cinemacraft Encoder, TMPEGENC, or other top-notch encoders. The reason is simple. When using one of these encoders the picture is rebuilt from scratch and optimized for the resulting bitrate. One-touch transcoders usually drop DCT coefficients or change quantization info in order to lower the bitrate. This can result in pixelation and poor overall picture.

But, man, they sure are convenient.

That's where DVD ReBuilder (DVD-RB) comes in. This program was built to bridge the gap between the incredibly easy but limited "one-click" solutions and the incredibly complex but high-quality methods of DVD back up.

Another advantage of DVD-RB when compared to older methods is that it doesn't require access to an expensive authoring package. DVD-RB includes its own reauthoring engine that reconstructs the DVD in a way compatible with its original design.

During beta development (software testing associated with this new product) the Pro version is only released to those who contribute to the development through donations of either their time (extensive testing and reporting) or a monetary donation. These "VIPs" receive regular automatic updates via e-mail as new versions of DVD-RB Pro are released. When DVD-RB Pro is released as a final product (version 1.00), VIPs who have donated at least $10.00 (or equivalent time and effort) will become members of the DVD Rebuilder charter team -- and will receive version updates for the life of the product. Those waiting until official release will be required to pay the $29.95 commercial price (happening very soon).
For your DVD Rebuilder questions, feel free to post it in our DVD Rebuilder Forum and let our resident experts answer them for you.

The official change log for version 1.26.6 is as follows:
  • Corrected a bug in which the MPEG2DEC_OPTS parameters were not being applied during Q analysis.This could, in some cases, result in an error.
  • Added code to MOBILE encoding to prevent identical PGCs from being reencoded redundantly (duplicates).
  • Added more granularity to the matrix selections.Now you can choose matrices for High (4000Kbs), MedHigh (3500), Med (3000) in addition to those already selectable.
  • Corrected an error in which having CCE SP2 installed by itself did not activate the "CCE Mode" under the ENCODERS menu.
  • Fixed an error in which loading a project file would not reset the "HC_FOR_REDIST" flag.
  • Fixed a bug in which the OPV subroutine could cause a size error caused by an incorrect maximum bitrate.This could also cause anomalies in REDISTRIBUTION passes.
  • Added code to adjust for an issue in which audio sync could be off for MOBILE encoding for some oddly formatted discs.
  • Changed the MOBILE settings so that any specified bitrate less than 50 is considered a Q value rather than 31 (for compatibility with H264 Q values).Illegal values on codecs that accept no more than 31 are automatically limited.
  • Added NicMP4Box.exe to the full (MOBILE) installer package. This allows DVD-RB to create H264 files (using FFMPEG) in the MOBILE encoding mode that are compatible with the IPOD. NicMP4Box is called automatically when the IPOD_H264 codec is selected.
  • Added two new profiles to the MOBILE.INI file.These allow you to take advantage of the H264 (high quality) format when creating output for the IPOD.Say "yes" to overwriting your MOBILE.INI file in order to see the new profiles.
  • Updated the installation package to include HC Encoder v0.22 which includes several improvements over previous versions.
  • Updated the installer to include ECLPRO v1.11.
  • Other minor and cosmetic changes.If you are a registered user of DVD Rebuilder Pro you can always download the latest version at this link.

You may download this updated version here.


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