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VidCoder -> Version History

This is the version history page for VidCoder, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.

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Version 9.19 Version 10.1 Beta
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2024
  • Download(s):
    • Updated from Clowd.Squirrel to Velopack installer
    • Changed installer move to copy, since the .exe is considered a Velopack asset.
    • Separated the update check and download statuses, and hooked up the download progress UI update.
    • Updated Velopack version and moved Velopack run to app start to satisfy the validator.
Version 9.18 Version 9.17
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2024
  • Download(s):
  • First v9 Stable release, that brings all of the v9 Beta work over to the Stable track.

    • HandBrake core changes:

      • Added AMD VCN AV1 encoder
      • Added NVIDIA NVENC AV1 encoder
      • Added support for SVT-AV1 multi-pass ABR mode
      • Full list of changes: https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/releases/tag/1.7.0
    • Enabled NVDec hardware decoding, supported only when using an NVEnc encoder and with the right hardware.

    • Added an option to remove the cap of 3 simultaneous NVEnc encodes. Only those that have custom NVidia drivers that remove the cap should choose this.

    • Increased the maximum simultaneous encode setting cap to 16.

    • Added log window virtualization. This should greatly reduce memory use and prevent hangs when using Extended logging.

    • Added the option to use a polling folder watcher (Global options -> Advanced -> Watcher mode). This is a slower, less efficient way of detecting files in watched folders, but is a good option if you find the regular watcher is not functioning.

    • Updated Global Options to immediately apply changes.

    • Added shortcuts to the Encoding Settings and Picker windows from the Global Options window. It includes desriptions to help people find settings they are looking for.

    • Added more checks around the file save dialog, retrying without an initial directory or file name when it fails. This fixes a potential crash on an invalid folders.

    • Added a Picker ability to choose titles based on the width or height.

    • Changed to delay the allow sleep operation until after the post-encode triggers have had a chance to execute. This should fix an issue where the system would sleep instead of shutting down as configured.

    • Added option to restart on encode/queue complete.

    • Removed restriction on setting another subtitle as Default when a track is burned in.

    • Added "None" option for automatic audio track selection.

    • Added checkbox in Global Options to quickly enable or disable auto-pause on process.

    • Added "pause" and "resume" commands to VidCoderCLI.exe.

    • When editing a queue item, the original preset name is now shown first, "Old preset - Restored from Queue" rather than just showing "Restored from Queue".

    • A bunch of bug fixes

Version 8.26 Version 9.10 Beta
  • Release Date: Aug 8, 2023
  • Download(s):
    • Added "None" option for automatic audio track selection.
    • Added a log message to General if the Stable -> Beta settings copy does not work.
    • Speculative fix for hang on dragging the encoding settings window.
    • Updated HandBrake core.
Version 8.25
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2023
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed HandBrake issue where the completion % would jump past 100% for a short while and create errors in the logs.
    • Fixed issue where the source subtitle name would not be passed through for the last subtitle.
    • Stopped generation of x264 preset string when other encoders are selected.
    • Updated translations.
Version 8.24 Version 8.23 Version 8.22
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2023
  • Download(s):
    • Made it possible to check for updates manually when automatic updates are disabled.
    • Increased maximum resolution allowed for width/height dimensions.
    • Updated HandBrake core to 1.6.1.
    • Updated translations.
    • Fixed an issue where the completed encodes list would have an incorrect elapsed time if it was over 1 day.
    • Fixed issue where the {source} and {quality} naming placeholders were populating from the current preset rather than the watcher configured preset.
Version 8.21
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2023
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed Watcher behavior on systems that double-fire on FileSystemWatcher events.
    • Fixed incorrect preset name in queue for items added by the Watcher.
Version 8.20 Version 8.19 Version 8.18
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2023
  • Download(s):
    • Updated HandBrake core to 1.6.0
      • Added AV1 video encoding with SVT-AV1 (software) and Intel QSV AV1 (hardware)
      • Added high bit depth and color depth support to various encoders and filters
      • Added Bwdif deinterlace filter
      • Many other fixes and library updates
    • Added the ability to watch a folder for new video files and automatically encode them. (Windows -> Watcher) This is available in both the Installer and Zip modes, but not Portable.
      • Can run while VidCoder is closed
      • Tracks the status of all files in the watched folder. Items removed from the queue are marked as cancelled, but can be retried from the Watcher window.
    • Changed the scan dialog on queuing multiple items into an inline, non-blocking progress bar.
    • Added "Conservative" crop option.
    • Now when the Picker chooses audio or subtitle tracks based on language, it checks the track name as well as the language code, to catch tracks that have not been correctly coded.
    • Added Greek language, thanks to Almis and JIMIS K_21
    • The CLI now accepts folders when encoding, and will enqueue multiple files from within the folder.
    • Changed encoder bitrate range calculation to be automatic based on the HandBrake core library. This allows choosing bitrates up to 6144 kbps for E-AC3.
    • Various other bug fixes
Version 7.15
  • Release Date: May 15, 2022
  • Download(s):
    • Increased maximum number of picture previews to 60.
    • Added Croatian translation, thanks to Mario Toth.
    • Added additional guard around playing encode complete sound to address reported crash.
Version 7.14
  • Release Date: Apr 11, 2022
  • Download(s):
    • Fixed potential crash if a drive is missing the RootDirectory property.
    • Fixed an issue where the portable version would crash if the Temp folder contained a file named Update.exe .
    • Updated translations.
Version 7.13
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2022
  • Download(s):
    • Added Vietnamese translation and updated other translations.
    • Lowered the max number of scans done on one scan instance to 35, as some were reporting problems with 40.
Version 7.12
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2022
  • Download(s):
    • Picked up fix from Clowd.Squirrel package to allow specifying a specific version of the .NET Framework. Changed to specify 6.0.2 so the right framework version is installed on systems where 6.0.1 is installed. This fixes the hung install issue on those systems.
    • Updated translations.
Version 7.11
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2022
  • Download(s):
    • Added checks around uninstaller execution to make sure it only runs for the Squirrel install type and continues when the uninstaller is not present.

Version 7.10
  • Release Date: Feb 13, 2022
  • Download(s):
    • Changed to use .NET 6.0. The installer should automatically install this, and the portable version should have all necessary files embedded and not need the install.
    • Switched to Squirrel installer package.
      • Install is now 1-click and auto-launches without an install wizard.
      • Auto-updates no longer require a UAC prompt.
      • Auto-updates now happen silently on next program launch. There is an optional setting to be notified of new versions on startup.
      • A single click can restart VidCoder with the new version, similar to Chrome or Edge.
    • Added zip of binary files to GitHub releases, for those who want to install a specific version of VidCoder or customize their install.
    • Added the option to immediately recycle or delete source files after a successful encode.
    • Moved source recycle/delete options from Global Options to the Picker window under the Post-encoding section.
    • Added ability to constrain cropping to a single axis (whatever is cropped the most).
    • Added ability to set a minimum cropping threshold, to prevent small changes to the picture size.
    • Changed cropping type selection from radio buttons to a dropdown box.
    • If immediate source file removal is enabled in the Picker, (Encoded) will no longer be appended when the source path is the same as the destination path. This means that you can set it up to re-encode a file in place instead of creating a copy elsewhere.
    • Updated to determine if an encoder supports two-pass by calling into the HandBrake core.
    • Removed pastebin functionality for logs, and replaced with a menu option to report a problem with an completed encode.
    • Added option in help menu to request a feature.
    • Updated "report bug" menu item to auto-fill the VidCoder version and install type.
    • Added tooltip for Chroma Smooth filter.
    • Fixed video encoding Tune value not updating correctly when switching encoding presets with different containers.
    • Added app manifest to declare us as per monitor DPI aware, which fixes window maximization in some multi-monitor setups with different DPIs.
    • Changed beta info update check to happen only when switching to the update tab in options.
    • Only show the "duplicate" button when an audio/subtitle track is already selected. This should make it less likely that it's mistaken for the button to enable the track.
    • Changed handbrake temp file cleanup to not use regular expressions. This should stop a mysterious intermittent issue caused by not being able to find System.Text.RegularExpressions.dll.
    • Fixed issue that caused a delay in cleaning up old HandBrake temp files on exit.
    • Changed beta info update check to happen only when switching to the update tab in options.
    • Added fallback logic to pick a valid audio encoder when the one in the encoding profile is not available.
    • Fixed issue with out-of-order initialization that caused a crash on startup while upgrading presets.

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