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Old 2nd May 2004, 04:20   #1  |  Link
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DVD ReBuilder Versions 0.98.2(free)/ 1.28.2 Pro - Jul 12th

In order to make it a little easier for everyone to find the newest version, and read about any changes, I am creating this thread as a "single source". The thread itself will be locked -- but you can subscribe to it and, as a result, will be automatically notified each time it is updated with a new version.

The latest Professional Edition (VIP) version is v1.28.2, released on July 12th 2008.
Released only to VIP contributors. The Professional Edition includes numerous improvements over the freeware version and a newer modernized interface. Read about the Pro Edition here. See the changes for this version here. If you are a registered (paid) user you can download the new version from this link. Note: This version of the software is only for VIP users (donators) and will not function unless you are a registered user!

The latest Public Release (freeware) version is v0.98.2, released on December 15th, 2006. You can get it here (jdobbs.net). Read about it here. The freeware version is now being distributed complete with the Rockas Installer. This distribution includes all associated apps, includings the recommended versions of the HC and QuEnc encoders (total 4.5MB). If are using a dialup connection and want to download just the Rebuilder executable in an "Update Only" zip file file -- you can get it here (about 591KB).

Note: Some browsers may need to "Refresh" to get the most current version.

Thank You Beta Testers!


A heads-up to all: I continue working on the "Professional Edition" and will also continue to release copies to VIPs. It includes many additional features that will never be in the freeware version -- the Pro version is only distributed to those who contribute at a certain level (see REBUILDER.TXT for more info). VIPs will get automatic upgrades for the life of the product. Freeware versions will continue (normally including only bugfixes) but will never include the extended features.

A special thanks to wmansir for this great idea.
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Version 0.46

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Added support for Button-Over-Video. Imbedded menus and user actions should now work correctly. This also sets the stage for possible menu size reductions.

- Found and fixed Runtime Error '9' that occured during REBUILD phase. This should end most if not all of the '9' errors. It will be especially noticable in removing them in Half-D1/Half-Bitrate extra selections.

- Fixed a source of Runtime Error '9' in PREPARE phase.

- Found a situation in which bad MPEG editing in the original DVD (in which trailing B frames were deleted leaving an out of temporal sequence I or P frame) could cause error #0006 in REBUILD during transcoding (using ReJig). A workaround was implemented in which the temporal sequence was adjusted.

- Changed code so the "PREPARE" button doesn't change to "Process" after running it the first time. It wasn't supposed to.

- Made a modification to the monitoring of CCE as it is running in an attempt to get it to apply less processor time to DVD-RB when running on multithreaded processors. On my Athlon 2400+ processor it has dropped to consistently less than 1% processor usage for DVD-RB while CCE is running.

- Reset the DVD Compliant flag to "off" in the ECL files to bypass a new "feature" associated with CCE's 2.69 version. If it is set "on" CCE tries to outsmart you and add frames to a 23.976fps source.

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Version 0.47

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Updated code so subtitle support is more properly implemented. This should fix most (if not all) of the problems associated with non-displaying subtitles.

- Again tweaked the monitoring of CCE to try and improve performance on multi-threading processors. The parameters posted with 0.46 were too conservative.

- Added automatic addition of the -interlaced or -nointerlaced command line option to QuEnc. The determination is based upon data found in DVD-RB's PREPARE phase.

- Added an option under the AVS advanced menu setting MPEG2SOURCE("source",idct=7) as a possible default.

- Fixed an error that caused incorrect calculation when Half-D1/Half Size option is selected. This generally resulted in undersized output.

- Fixed an error in which the "TargetSectors=" INI command was not being used to establish a default when targets were not established for the selected encoder.

- Other minor corrections and optimizations were made.

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Version 0.48

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Corrected an error related to fast forwarding and rewinding through chapter points. The first entry in any Cell's first DSI was not correctly flagging time offsets that had no prior VOBU. My thanks to Sir Didymus for finding and pointing out this error. Extraordinary beta testing!

- Added support for the "-maxbitrate" option to all QUEnc encode command lines. The value is set to the DVD-RB default of "9000" unless changed via the "max_bitrate=" INI option. This might fix some of the stuttering errors seen when using QuEnc.

- Enabled checking that disallows mismatching of modes between the PREPARE and ENCODE phases.

- Fixed an error in which "IDCT7" was not being properly applied when selected. Thanks to djan for discovering this error.

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Version 0.49

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Fixed an error that could cause audio drift over time, cell audio moving out of sync, and also was responsible for some (rare) "freezing" chapters. Thanks to Djuby for pointing out a disc through which it was repeatable.

- Fixed a minor error in which during save the wrong extension is shown (".RBD" showed as ".RDB").

- Corrected processing of Project Files. When loading the status (such as noting that PREPARE is complete) was not retained and updated. Thanks to maksa for pointing these last two out.

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Version 0.50b

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Corrected an error in which the maximum bitrate could peak higher than that set in the max_bitrate setting when working with interlaced sources. This is highly likely to have been the source of infrequent frame stutters at high demand points in encoding. The problem is the result of DVD-RB's inherent method of feeding frames to CCE and QuEnc. Please note that if you browse the .ECL files for interlaced sources, they will now show a vbr_brate_max= value that os 80% of the default setting -- do not change it. It is right, and the resulting stream (after processing) will still match the max value. Excellent observation by Trahald.

- Added a One Pass VBR mode for those who are using CCE SP. It performs sampling pass(es) during PREPARE phase that predicts an appropriate Q rating based upon the space available. That Q is then used for a one pass encode. Total time for an encode is reduced dramatically while quality is maintained at a known level. This is the first iteration of this set of routines and its still being tested, so some level of sizing error is expected. Please provide feedback in the DOOM9 rebuilder forum. Note added: It seems to be oversizing consistently. I will do some mods and post a fix soon.

- Fixed an error in which answering "No." to "Continue" in the PREPARE phase would result in the encode and rebuild buttons remaining disabled (regardless of their previous state). Thanks to wgw for finding this one.

- Added more timestamps to the Status messages to make it easier to determine the lengths and times of different activities.

- Fixed an error in which having "Shutdown at One-Click Completion" selected while using batch mode would terminate Rebuilder after the first batch job. Added a "Batch Shutdown" option to the "File" menu that now the system can be set to shutdown following a batch run. The setting is NOT saved to INI and will not be persistent across program runs (purposefully).

(0.50a)
- Did some tweaking on the One Pass VBR. Should be closer, still needs work.
(0.50b)
- More tweaking of the One Pass VBR. It's starting to look good.

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Version 0.51b

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v0.51
- Added Subtitle removal to the SETUP dialog. You can now make a global choice as to which subtitles remain or get removed. Space recovered from removed subpictures is reallocated to the main movie (as is true with audio). In this version the subtitles will still exist in the IFO files -- but are removed from the VTSs. Future versions may remove them from the IFO as well.

- The bitrate fix in v0.50 was incorrectly implemented. Progressive and PAL sources were getting maximum bitrate reductions while those that should have been receiving the reduction were not getting it. It has been corrected. Thanks to Brikin and The_Flash.

- Enabled the "Steal Space from Extras" option. This option allows you to improve your main movie quality by reducing the quality of extras. It works by taking storage space (25%, 33%, or 50%) from whatever is in use by the extra and then reallocating it to the movie. Please be careful in using this option -- as it can very easily degrade the quality of extras to an unacceptable level. It is really meant to be used when extras take a LOT of space on the original disc. Also please note that the reallocation of space happens BEFORE other options -- so, for example, if you choose Half-D1/Half-Space and also choose 50% reduction, the Half-D1 size will be halved twice -- resulting in a Half-D1/One-Quarter space. This option is only valid when the "Dynamically Assign Cell Bitrates" option is enabled.

v0.51b
- Modified One Pass VBR mode so it recovers sectors associated with ReduceBy and Half-D1/Half-Size options. The recovered sectors are now added to the target sector size associated with the main movie VTS.

- Fixed error in which the maximum bitrate was not being set for PAL interlaced output. Thanks to Amenophis for finding this.

- Modified the rough order of magnitude calculation for beginning Q in OPV. It should take fewer prediction passes (on average).

v0.51c
- Corrected a problem in which, if you did not go into the setup screen and specifically choose default subpictures to remove, all were removed. Bad day.
- Added an Expert AVS option in which you can add text that will be added to AVS files. This is meant to support filters -- but can also be used to activate other AVISYNTH commands. This is an EXPERT OPTION. If you are not intimately familiar with AVISYNTH... leave it alone. It can make your encodes fail completely if incorrectly used. Note: Don't use blank lines.

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Version 0.52

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Corrected an error in NAVPACK processing that may be the source of at least some of the subtitle problems some have reported with certain players. The PTM of the first and last frame in a VOB was not being correctly updated.

- Implemented improvements to OPV algorithms. Now have more consistently accurate prediction of filesize and predictions are now made in fewer passes (2-3). As there are typically fewer passes now, the default sampling percentage has been increased from .5 to 1 for improved accuracy. Also added two INI entries: Q_sample_percentage=n (default is 1, can be set to any value from .1 - 25), and Q_ROM_constant=n (default is 256, with max/min of 300/200. You may be able to get better accuracy in some cases with Q_sample_percentage set to values higher than default -- but it will in turn add significantly more time to the prediction process and the PREPARE phase. Q_ROM_constant is used to estimate a Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Q value for the first pass using the formula:

Q = (framecount / targetsectors) * Q_ROM_Constant

A special thanks to tylo, author of D2SRoBa, for reviewing the DVD-RB algorithm and recommending some excellent improvements.

- Added an "Are you sure you want to abort?" prompt during encoding to help prevent accidentally aborting when doing other work while an encoding session is taking place.

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Version 0.53

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Corrected an error in which the prediction phase of OPV could get into a continuous loop when a change in Q of 1 might result in an output that was still not within 1% of the target.

- Changed logic so all still frames are output as Constant Bitrate (CBR) in an attempt to correct some persistent CCE related still/BOV problems.

- The "Quality_Prec=" value set in the CCE settings dialog is now also used to adjust the "pict_qchar" value that has been introduced to CCE Basic starting with version 2.69. Please note that (as in CCE SP 2.50) the value is scaled between 0-64 (to match newer versions of CCE SP) and will be converted to a value of 0-100 when written to the ECL file.


- Corrected an error in which the "Steal Space From Extras" options were showing as having an effect (messages were presented) when "Dynamically Assign..." was not selected. The "Steal" option only works with "Dynamic..." is selected.

- Set several "warning" messages so they would not display during batch mode encodes (follows the same logic as having the "No warning" flag set).

- Adjusted audio and subtitle language tables to account for apparent differences between the current ISO and DVD standards. Two types of codes (old and new) are accepted for Hebrew ("he" and "iw"), Indonesian ("id" and "in"), and Yiddish ("yi" and "ji"). Thanks to HARM for pointing out this inconsistency.

Version 0.53a

- IMPORTANT BUG FIX. Fixed an error in which original (unchanged) files were not being copied correctly into the destination directory. This could cause created directories to fail upon write.

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Version 0.54

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Corrected error in which the "all contents of VIDEO_TS..." message was not suppressed when "Suppress Warning Prompts" was selected. Thx to jhmac.

- Changed output to .ECL files so "seq_endcode=1" is set for still frames this has been reported to fix problems associated with stills and BOV. Thanks to wmansir and Sir Didymus for researching, finding, and testing this fix.

- Corrected an error associated with CCE Basic that caused a "cce encoding failed: MPVA ... qsv 112 > 112" -- caused by an average bitrate that was calculated to an exceptionally low value.

- Fixed an error in which only the last two digits of the segment number were displaying in the status window. Thanks to jptheripper for catching this.

- Fixed error in which the the "Shutdown" options were not working correctly with Windows 2000 computers (stopped at the "SAFE TO REMOVE POWER" prompt). Thanks to archaeo for pointing out this error.

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Version 0.55

Below are a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Fixed an error that made DVD-RB fail to run in Windows 98 and SE versions. It should now work properly on all versions of Windows. Thanks to turbodpv for catching this -- and to wmansir for his help in identifying the cause.

- Adjusted the OPV calculation so that it better predicts size.

- Fixed an error in which the reallocation of recovered space associated with "Half-D1/Half Space" and/or "Steal Space from Extras" was not being allocated correctly with certain combinations of the switches. This was the cause for reported oversizing/undersizing.

- Added informational parameters to the REBUILDER.INF file related to original DVD overall and VTS sizes (in sectors) for use by helper applications.

Version 0.55a

- Corrected an oversight that has been in the program since v0.36. Subtitle streams were not being updated in the IFO PGC tables when converting from 4:3 to 16:9. The result was the inability to view any but the first subtitle (when a 4:3->16:9 conversion was done).

Version 0.55b

- Implemented code that corrects the way selected audio streams are saved and recovered in project files. Now any non-standard (different from that recorded in the setup configuration) audio choice is recalled on project load. This also works in batch mode.

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Version 0.56

Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Fixed an error in which VTSs with very few frames could result in Error Code '6' when using OPV mode. These now default to a Q Factor of 10.

- Changed the size of the "Source Path" and "Working Path" areas so longer filenames can be viewed.

- Fixed an error in which the PTM of the last frame of the last GOP of a VOB was sometimes incorrectly calculated and placed in NAVPACKS. This, very probably, was the cause of reported "freezing" on some Sony players.

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Version 0.57

ILVU processing has been delayed at least one more version. Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Updated code for compatibility with QuEnc 0.52 and above. The KVCD commandline logic has been replaced by the QuEnc Lower Bitrate (QLB) Matrix option. Older versions of QuEnc will no longer be supported and will get an error if use is attempted. QuEnc 0.52+ is free and is easily found on the net.

- Corrected an error in which the progressive flag was not being set correctly during rebuild when "Deinterlace with Decomb" is selected. Also please note that if the input stream is already identified as progressive, the deinterlacing filter will not be added to the associated .AVS file.

- Modified SCR algorithm to more accurately reproduce the SCR/PTS structure of the original disc.


- Made a timing correction that may affect possible audio dropouts. It also may reduce (but not eliminate) the liklihood of encountering an error #0003 or #0004 on preprocessed (3rd party edited) streams.

- Fixed an error in which the "Disable Interlaced" was correctly reencoding the as progressive -- but was incorrectly reinserting the original flags on rebuild.

- Add a "Status Logging On" switch to the file menu. When checked, anything that is output to the status box is also echoed to the log file. The file, called "rebuilder.log" is created in the directory specified in "Working Path" -- it no path is specified it is created in the root of the C:\ directory. The file location is changed whenever a new working path is specified (for example when running a batch job). This should be helpful in debugging problems that might cause DVD-RB to exit abruptly.

v0.57a

- Corrected a buffering problem associated with the "Status Logging" output

- The fix related to audio dropouts in v0.57a seems to have made the problem more pronounced. It has been reversed until it can be more accurately studied.


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Version 0.58

I decided these changes were important enought to post in a maintenance version. Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Found and fixed a source of Error code '9' that can occur immediately at the start of an encode.

- Made changes to the output ECL formats so CCE SP version 2.67.xx.xx retail versions are supported. Please note that SP 2.67.xx.xx Trial version will only work with ECLCCE.EXE. Do NOT attempt to use ECLCCE.EXE with the retail version of 2.67.xx.xx -- it isn't needed, and doesn't work. Note: I don't have a copy of the retail version to test -- but I believe it will work.

- Found and fixed an error in which certain circumstances could cause illegal System Clock Reference (SCR) values near the end of some cells. This could very possibly have caused audio problems and/or video problems on some standalone units. Special thanks to Sir Didymus for identifying this problem.

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Version 0.59

Sorry about the slow release of ILVU/Angles -- been busy fixing bugs. Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Found an additional System Clock Reference (SCR) error that caused some NAVPACKS (immediately following a sound or subpicture packet) to not comply with the DVD minimum spacing standard. This, depending upon the player, could theoretically cause any of a number of audio, video, or timing problems. This has the potential of being a very big correction. A special thanks again to Sir Didymus and the Doom9 beta testers.

- Fixed an error that was responsible for random but rare #0003 errors depending upon original source timing characteristics).

- Added code that forces GOPSIZE to a DVD standard when using QuEnc.

- Fixed a problem in which version update checks were not being recorded when changed in the SETUP dialog (only on startup).

- Fixed an error related to PES headers in which the P-STD Buffer size data was not being properly set at the beginning of each data stream.

- Corrected an error in which stuffing bytes at the end of a stream could overwrite PES header data (a million to one -- but possible).

- Added two more choices to the "QuEnc Options" menu. You can now choose to enable High Quality Mode (slow but very impressive quality) and "Use Scene Detection" which makes intelligent decisions as to where to break GOPs. For those who haven't tried QuEnc... it has become the highest quality encoder available as freeware -- and outdoes most of the costly alternatives. Hats off to Nic and dragongodz.

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Version 0.61

Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- IMPORTANT FIX: Corrected an error in SCR/PTS computation for audio and subpicture streams. Likely symptoms of the problem that was fixed is audio dropouts, and stutter. It may also have and affect on Error #0003, and Error #0004. My thanks to fritzdis and Sir Didymus for helping find this. Note: Do not simply try to "REBUILD" old sources, this fix includes a change in the "PREPARE" phase.

- Corrected implementation of version checking for CCE. v0.59 made an assumption that new CCE ECL changes applied to all 2.67 SP Retail versions. It has been modified to now only apply to CCE SP Retail v2.67.0.27.

- Corrected a problem in which reopening DVD-RB after receiving a "..multiangles" error would allow it to process the selected fileset -- even though it would always result in an error.

- Fixed an error in which the last audio pack within a VTS was not being written to the output stream. This could cut a very tiny (~40ms) from the very end of a movie. Thanks to totya for pointing this one out.

[Change for v0.60a & b]

- Fixed an error in which users of CCE v2.67.0.27 Trial/ECLCCE were getting the wrong ECL settings.
- Fixed my fix.

[Change for v0.61]

- Found and corrected a cause of Error #0003 and #0004. This should fix most reports associated with these errors. Note: Remember some are caused by invalid source files.

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Version 0.62

Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Added an option under the "Help" menu that will display the versions of support software you are using. This should be useful in debugging problems.

- Inserted code to modify the sequence header extension on NTSC telecined titles so that the progressive flag will set to 0 -- this was noted as a problem associated with QuEnc. Please note that this DOES NOT mean progressive streams will not be recognized and played as progressive. This should fix reported "stuttering" on some players when using QuEnc as the encoder.

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Version 0.63a

Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Corrected rebuilding code to prevent "runt" VOBUs (less than .4 seconds). This will bring the newly authored stream more tightly into compliance with DVD standards. This is KNOWN to have caused audio/video stutter on some DVDs.

- Added support for Canopus ProCoder through Robot1's EclPro utility. Nice work Robot1, you continue to provide outstanding support to the DVD community! Please note that this feature needs testing.

- Modified the maximum bitrate on output so it lowers to accomodate large and multiple audio tracks. This should help to keep the bitrate bursts under DVD maximums. Maximum bitrate is now set to MAXBITRATE - AudBitrate -- so using the default it would be 9,000Kbs - AudBitrate. Note that DVD standard is no greater than 9,800Kbs for video and no more than 10,008Kbs total audio/video/subs.

- Corrected a bug introduced in v0.61 related to audio/video sync. This could have caused stutter and audio dropout on some DVDs. An option has been added to the "Options" menu called "Special Error Avoidance" for special cases in which certain #0003 or #0004 errors are encountered -- this is temporary and will be removed in future versions. It is recommended that this option only be used as a last resort after you've encountered one of these errors -- and not before, as it can cause other unpleasant effects. This option ONLY affects the rebuild phase. It is meant to counter what appears to be bad source timing parameters.

[v0.63a]

- Disabled runt VOBU code for more testing. It appears to have caused more problems then it solved.

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Version 0.64

Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version:

- Added support for DGDECODE.DLL. This is a newer, more accurate, and faster version of MPEG3DEC3DG.DLL. In order to use it, download DGMPGDec from the Doom9 site (the only required portion of the .ZIP file is DGDECODE.DLL. You must point to the file from DVD-RB's "Setup" dialog. The MPEG2DEC3 path area name has been changed to "DECODER". NOTE: In order to use DGDECODE.DLL you MUST point to it in the DECODER area of the setup dialog and it must not be renamed (from DGDECODE.DLL). DVD-RB will default to MPEG2DEC3DG.DLL. Hats off to Neuron2 (Donald Graft) who is an MPEG Maestro.

- Removed the "Add to AVS" checkbox from the setup screen. It was a source of confusion and probably should never have been implemented. If you enter a path in the "Path to Decoder" box -- it will be loaded in every AVS file.

- Created a new option under the "Mode" menu that allows you to use a different "Output" path. When selected, the output of VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders will be sent to that path rather than the "Working Path." This allows users who are low on drive space and have more than one drive to write to two different areas. It also cleans the output up a little -- reducing confusion as to which directories should be burned. You burn only what is in the output directory. If may also increase the rebuild speed. If the option is deselected, DVD-RB will work as it always has -- writing all output to the "Working Path."

- Fixed an error in "Batch" mode in which some parameters from the saved .RDB file were being loaded and set incorrectly.

- Note: It continues to be my intention to provide this package as freeware. But it is my belief that I should somehow reward those to took the time and effort to contribute to this project, either through donation or extraordinary testing support. In the future all new releases will be made to a list of VIPs/donators first. After some period (maybe 30 days) that version will be released in a "public" version. Those who helped through donations and special beta support deserve recognition. This is my way of saying "Thanks." THE FIRST DONATOR RELEASE (IN A COUPLE OF DAYS) WILL SUPPORT MULTIPLE ANGLES AND ILVU (I've completed it and am testing it now).

[v0.64a]

- Fixed an error in which the "Transcode" button disappeared when selecting/deselecting the alternate output directory while in one-click mode. Silly mistake.

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Version 0.65

Below is a summary of the changes/updates associated with this version (VIP release until 17 Nov):

- Integrated an exciting new visual interface designed by Rockas. Thanks, my friend. May the road rise up to meet you, and the wind be always at your back. This interface is the first step in enabling "skin" capability for DVD-RB.

- Multiple angles and ILVU (Interleaved VOBU Units) are now supported. The method used has worked successfully on all multiangle and seamless branching discs I've tested to date.

- Note: The greatest challenge I've run into with multiple angles and ILVU is that they are already pretty tightly bitrate bound -- and any smaller sizing at all seems to noticably degrade the quality. So for this version I've decided to not further compress the ILVU portion of a film. In my testing it has shown to not be worth the quality loss -- the largest ILVU portion of a film I've found is the Matrix, and it is too small to have any significant impact on available bitrate. I can readdress if anyone finds a DVD in which this isn't the case.

- Fixed an error in which the "Steal Space From Extras" settings were notloading properly from .RBD files during batch encoding.

- Added a new selection list to the main screen so subpicture streams can now be individually selected. Be careful when removing subpictures, especially when they are shown as "Unk" -- some special features (e.g. "follow the rabbit") rely on subpictures.
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