(Sunday) 26/11/2000 - Congratulations to Thomas Johansson who today won Stockholm Open (Tennis).
"The Florida chick-fight" And they are still fighting on who won the elections in the State of Florida (USA). George W. "Major asshole" Bush - VS. - Al "I invented internet" Gore. I really dont care on who will win and I still dont get why they cant do a revote using computers to avoid the "chad" problems they currently have (like if the stamp really is pressed and if not - how much and so on). While they are fighting I have noticed that more then 450.000 visitors have found their way to this site - a special thanks to all of you :-)
(Thursday) 23/11/2000 - Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth.
Avi Revolution 2.0 This is an alternative to those who wants the stuff that Project DivX does - but doesnt like the look or feel of Project DivX.
AviUtil 0.96f english This is yet another avi/VFAPI tool. Kinda VirtualDub but still not. Give it a try ;-)
DVD Decrypter 2.0 The new good stuff in this release: Fixed a 'potential' problem by adding another Key-Search option, M2V Stream Information, Fixed an almost invisible problem with the 'Intelligent Key Search' feature, MultiAngle Processing function totally re-written, Implemented Key-Search by Vob / Cell ID, Destination folder now visible whilst decrypting, A couple of other minor changes / bug fixes.
M4c 1.9 A new "mpeg2avi" like software from Japan. Havent tried it that much - but looks promising.
M4c e output 001119 0.1 This is a plugin for AviUtil (above) to use the capabilities that M4c offers.
Morgan Multimedia MJPEG 2.00 RC1 This is (as the name tells you ;-) a MJPEG codec. This version contains following updates: 50% to 100% faster decompression speed without any quality loss, Better decompression quality, Better YUV to RGB color conversion for decompression, SMP support for decompression, Some bug fixes and improvements in compression core, DirectShow filters (Decoder/Encoder), One field (Half width/Half height) decompression option (DirectShow filter/YUY2 mode only), Common .inf installation file for all Windows versions (9x/me/NT4/2K), OEM logo, text, URL and seamless installation capabilities.
Sorenson Video Developer 2.1 By public request! I hope this will be useful for all of you who have requested it over time. To be able to use this codec you need either QuickTime 3.0+ or MovieCleaner 4.0+.
Sorenson Video Userguide 2.0 This is a complete userguide for Sorenson Video version 2.0. Its in pdf so you need something like acrobat reader to be able to read this one.
Sorenson Video Userguide 2.1 Same as above with the change that its for version 2.1.
SurCode cdpro DTS 1.09 This is the software for all of you who wants to create your own DTS streams. I hope it can be useful for you since many people requested such a tool :-)
And the saga continues I dont know if I should smile, cry or care less about the votings in Florida, USA. Come one - dont you think this starts to get silly ?
(Sunday) 19/11/2000 - Prodigy - Breath with me!
Anyway, here comes today's updates...
DVD Genie 3.81 The new stuff in this version: Added support for WinDVD v2.3, Modified the WinDVD region reset button to work with future versions, To combat the new region code protection on such disc as "The Patriot" and "The Perfect Storm", DVD Genie will default to Region-1 when auto-region is enabled. The new protection works by making the disc appear to be Region 0 (or rather supporting all regions) and when a player complies with that, the disc will refuse to play. If such a disc is auto-set with DVD Genie, the region will default to Region #1 as currently it's the only region that supports this new protection scheme. If at some point this silly protection becomes pro-active in other regions, I will add a feature to manually select a region when such a disc is encountered, I have added code to detect Region #7 and Region #8 DVDs, so far they can only be detected, no region can be set. I'm not even entirely sure the detection code works as I have no access to these regions (Region #8 is airlines!), Rearranged the Tab order to make a bit more sense.
PIC Video 22.214.171.124 This version is one point newer then the version that was posted at Oleg's site 20/11. No idea whats the difference between them both - but here you go ;-)
vStrip 0.6d css This release fixes some stuff concerning invalid MPEG-2 streams. Also the synch error should be gone now. A small warning: this version doesn't seem work with the GUI that are out on the market (at least the IFO parsing part doesnt).
Wow What a week! Passed 425.000 visitors, doing PIC programming in school, soon to get 2.4 mbit ADSL AND the MTV European Music Award just around 1000 meters from where I live :-) Go MTV, what a party! :-)
(Wednesday) 15/11/2000 - Long time, no see...
Anyway, updating the site today. A combination of short of time, lazyness and server problems got this site on hold for a couple of days - but as you can see I'm back! Enjoy! :o)
aMPEG2avi GUI 1.45a update Thats new in v1.45a update release: Added "DebugMode" for MPEG2AVI, so possible errors are visible (greetz Taz2k :-), Removed bug in "DivX Auto Configuration Dialog", Removed bug in "Preview" that caused MPEG2AVI PX3 to create AC3 streams, Some cosmetical fixes...
Avi2vcd 1.36 This version is just a hotfix containg some minor bugfixes.
Dvd2Avi 11.18 Since last version following updates have been made: Fix bug of < (I-frame backward), slower but more accurate, Modify D2V structure for field sequence decoding of VFAPI Plug-In.
Dvd2Avi VFP 11.18 This is the VFAPI plugin for the above software. This version also contains following fixes: Support field sequence decoding, Since I don't have such kind of DVD, I only test a short VOB, If it still not works with your DVDs, please report to me. Thank you.
DVD Decrypter 1.8 Here is what's new in this release: Fixed a bug whereby DODSRIP authentication wouldn't work after a failed 'Built-In' attempt, Implemented 'Intelligent Key Search' for files where both algorithms fail to find a key, Fixed a 'window update' problem that occurred when attempting to close the application whilst it was busy, Re-wrote the 'Select Main Movie Files' function because it didn't always select the right files, Added an 'About' box, Minor GUI changes.
And changes between 1.6 -> 1.7: Built-In DVD Drive Authentication (NOT Compatible with all drives), Added a 'File Information' box, Once a file's key has been found, it is remembered for the entire ripping session, Ripped AC3 is now compatible with Soft Encode, Bugs in 'AC3 Stream Info' function have been fixed, Moved all of the 'Options' off the menu and into their own form called 'Settings', Fixed numerous (about a million) bugs to do with the the 'Intelligent Context Menu' code, Added the option to Delete the Incomplete File when canceling the ripping process, Added/Fine-tuned loads of 'little' features, Fixed loads of other problems you probably never knew existed!
Easy VD GUI 4.0 update Use this only for an update of your existing installation! Extract all files in your existing EasyVDGUI installation directory and replace the old files! This update contains: New menubar item -> DVD player tweaks (to change the default dvd drive of the ATI DVD Player V6.x), Speed optimized macrovision removing function with vb code, Added *.ifo/*.bup file selection, Fixed bugs caused by spaces in the install directory and more, Now all (most) functions are working under windows 2000 too.
Mpeg2avi/ac3dec/vStrip GUI 0.20b Danni Din has released a new version of this excellent tool: Restored VirtualDub's Job List Location to c:\ to Avoid 'File Not Found' Error
Added Support to MPEG2AVI++ PX3 Fix v0.0.5, vStrip 0.6c CSS, VirtualDub 1.4c and 123 Process Uses MPEG2AVI++ PX3 Fix v0.0.5.
MPEG2AVI GUI: Now comes with 31 new profiles provided by doom9, Fixed section 2 setting according to doom9's profiles.
vStrip GUI: @ (Stream List) is autoadded when choosing *.lst files, -! (Strip Everything) is autoadded to -d (enable demux mode), Removed 'Map to', 'Frame Rate' and 'Aspect Ratio' options, 'List of Streams' is shown in a DOS window under Win2K.
VirtualDub GUI (Audio Coversion): Removed sampling rate Under 22500hz (), Precision = 16-Bit, Channels = Stereo, Removed video color depth options (24-Bit is used).
AC3DEC GUI: Pressing 'Play Source' starts playing at 20% of the file.
Dont forget to erase 'Sylia' DIR before running!
Project DivX 1.5 This tool is handy when you will merge your DivX :-) MPEG 4 AVIs (encoded in DivX-Low and DivX-Fast) very easily. You can also cut big AVIs into smaller parts. Give it a try!
Project DivX 1.5 unicode This version is same as above - with the change that it supoprts unicode fonts like chinese and more.
PullDown 0.1a This tool allows you to insert rff/tff flags into a 23.976fps MPEG2 stream. Now you no longer have to encode at 29.97fps in CCE. This tool can possibly also be used for other encoders if they support frame based encoding at 23.976fps.
Vob Sub 1.21 This is a DVD subtitler plugin for VirtualDub. It can extract subpics and put them on avi directly. Now has CSS support based on VobDec sources.
Vob 2 Avi 0.452 This program will allow to convert VOB file into AVI file using the Microsoft DirectShow Engine. This version have added a Help and a Tutorial.
Server problems fixed Hi all! As you noticed this site havent been updated for some days now. This was caused by server problems where I couldnt login to my account and update the html structure. That has now been fixed (as you can read this text ;-) and I will try to get this site in sync with the rest of the world as soon as possible. You cant imagine how much stuff have been released in just 10 days :P
(Sunday) 05/11/2000 - It seems like flashback.se is now back online :-)
Happy news Now all browsers can download files off this site. I have corrected the netscape bug with rar files that I had earlier. Enjoy! :-)
(Wednesday) 01/11/2000 - Happy Halloween (I know I'm late, but hey ;-)
aMPEG2avi GUI 1.45 This version features following updates: Added "Check Values" button to verify resolution and crop values, Added "Half-Size" option for halfsize video outputs, Added great "WinGoGo LAME MP3 Encoder" for wave to mp3 conversion, Added "AC3 Bitrate Pre-Info" button for audio + video muzing feature, Added "PX3's AC3 to WAV (converter)" quicklink, Added "DivX-Auto" support (greetz to Wimpy :-), Removed "Advanced" tab and made complete window always visible, Added some simple presets for audio + video muxing feature.
Dvd2Avi 11.02 Sorry - I posted wrong version at this site last time I updated. This have now been corrected. This version contains: Fix bug of 44.1KHz WAV header (thank bug report from Luigi), Change 'Dynamic Normalization' to 'DRC' and modify the algorithm, 'DRC' stands for 'Dynamic Range Compression', Implement 'Dynamic Normalization', If you feel the volume is too small averagely even turning on 'Maximum Normalization', try this option, Be careful, it may cause burst noise if original volume is loud enough.
Easy VD GUI 3.6 update This update (you need to have the 3.5 installed) contains: Faster key detection if file is undecrypted, Added DVD Region Code Info Panel to status bar, Now using VB code to remove the DVD region code (instead of vobdec.exe), IFO files are checked for number of chapters, Added "Refresh file list" to menu bar, Some code improvements (Thanks Nautilus for some essential vb code infos!).
Dvd2Avi 11.01 Fix bug of 44.1KHz WAV header (thank bug report from Luigi), Change 'Dynamic Normalization' to 'DRC' and modify the algorithm, 'DRC' stands for 'Dynamic Range Compression', Implement 'Dynamic Normalization', If you feel the volume is too small averagely even turning on 'Maximum Normalization', try this option, Be careful, it may cause burst noise if original volume is loud enough.
Dvd2Avi VFP 10.30 This VFP plugin for above version must be placed in same directory as the main exe file.
FlaskMpeg SubTitle FIX 0.594 This unofficial FlaskMpeg fixes some out of order subtitle pixel values, but the IFO parsing fix (to display the missing subtitles or wrong language) has yet to be done.
FlaskMpeg CSS 0.594 H1 This unofficial adds CSS support (you have to supply a key, no keysearch is being done - mostly for legal reasons), the output pad offers some new features and it seems like the aspect ratio is finally being kept, unlike in the official FlaskMpeg where you have to compensate for an incorrect resize.. as described in the bitrate & resolution guide, the processing dialog has changed and an installer has been added. The package comes with both the original and the modified sourcecode, which I'm sure will be highly useful for all the programmers around the world :-)
vStrip 0.6c Changed CSS detection (now only using one bit), Added only keep GOPs option (producing small VOBs), Improved SPLIT option, Parsing vob-/cell-id as words now (not bytes anymore), Completely changed argument parsing (using - for options now), Renamed 'r' option to 'a', Completely changed argument parsing (using - for options now), Added output file splitting support (-$N, where N is the size in megs), Output-file is an option now (-oOutName), Ifo-parsing (-i option for filename, -p for program-chain-selection), Added 'l' option to print cell-list (when ifo parsing).
vStrip 0.6c css Changed CSS detection (now only using one bit), Added only keep GOPs option (producing small VOBs), Improved SPLIT option, Parsing vob-/cell-id as words now (not bytes anymore), Completely changed argument parsing (using - for options now), Renamed 'r' option to 'a', Completely changed argument parsing (using - for options now), Added output file splitting support (-$N, where N is the size in megs), Output-file is an option now (-oOutName), Ifo-parsing (-i option for filename, -p for program-chain-selection), Added 'l' option to print cell-list (when ifo parsing), Improved keysearch (now using DeCSSPlus as second algorithm), Added -mX, -nX and -qY flags to configure the decryption algorithms, Added -rX (X = 1,2,3) for keysearch on VOB id / Cell id level.
LINKS section I have added a link to MpegX.com where you can read about mpeg related news.