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video editing, playing, codecs, ripping, encoding, copying, converting - Avi, Xvid, 3ivX, DivX, DV
  • I've just grabbed InPeace's post from Baseboard (r.i.p.). Couldn't let it die.

    This is a collection of links related to playing, converting and editing Avi, Xvid, 3ivX, DivX, DVD, VCD, MPEG, and so on on Mac OS. There's also some PC stuff, most of which has been included because they work with Virtual PC. All descriptions in speech marks are from the makers, not my own.

    UPDATE 2 Feb 08
    Have updated a few things. Will get around to tiding up the place a bit soon(ish). Will get rid of some of the dead stuff and see if there is anything new and exciting out there. Perhaps even sort out the categories a bit.
    Some of the old stuff removed. Still some more to get through but slowly, slowly catchy monkey.

    UPDATE 14 April 09
    At home sick today so I thought sort this thread out a bit. Ditch some of the old, add some new tasty bits.

    Playing

    VLC media player 0.9.9
    "The VLC Media Player is a multi-platform multimedia player. It can read DVDs, VCDs, MPEG and files." OS X

    Seriously, is there anything else out there nearly as good?
  • Codecs

    These codecs allow you to watch a variety of formats, some allow encoding too.

    Perian 1.1.3
    "Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional media:
    * File formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW
    * Video types: MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, Sorenson H.263, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Snow, NuppelVideo, Techsmith Screen Capture, DosBox Capture
    * Audio types: Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), and MPEG Layer I & II Audio, True Audio, DTS Coherent Acoustics, Nellymoser ASAO
    * AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3
    * Subtitle support for SSA/ASS and SRT"
    Requires 10.4.7 OS X

    3ivx MPEG-4 5.0.2
    "3ivx is the best, fastest and highest quality way to view 3ivx, DivX and other supported MPEG4 variants on MacOS. NOTE: Is no longer free, downloads a 30 day demo" OS 9 OS X

    DivX 6.7.1 (not sure what the latest version is)
    "DivX for Mac OS is a QuickTime component that runs on Mac OS X." Now includes an encoder as well as the decoder. There is a free version and a pro version. (No longer requires validator.) Minimum 10.3.9 - older versions available. Part of the DivX 6.6 package. OS X
  • Encoding and Decoding

    Converting files on the Mac OS seems to have matured. Now there seems to be the killer app. Handbrake. Bullet proof conversion from DVD to mp4 ripper/converter.

    HandBrake 0.9.3
    "HandBrake is no longer limited to DVDs: it will now accept practically any type of video as a source. This massive enhancement was achieved by tapping into the power of libavcodec and libavformat from the FFmpeg project. HandBrake is a GPL'd multi-platform, heavily multithreaded DVD to AVI/MPEG-4 converter." An offshoot of Handbrake, called MediaFork can also be found at Handbrake's site. Requires minimum 10.5 OS X

    VisualHub 1.3
    "VisualHub is now dead RIP."

    MacTheRipper 2.6.6
    "MacTheRipper is a DVD extractor for MacOS X. It removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, sets the disc's region to '0' for region-free, and has the ability to disable RCE region checking. It does not depend on the drive to retrieve the keys to unlock the DVD, so therefore, it is unnecessary to play the DVD with DVD Player to unlock it, making it easier to backup DVDs from other regions." There is a beta version of 3 available through a small donation on the forum. Can rip some of the newer copy protection. Requires 10.2. OS X

    DVD2oneX 2.3.1
    "With this tool you can make movie-only and full disk copies for personal use on a single DVD-Recordable. World's fastest video compression engine. Process a movie to fit on a single recordable in a matter of 15 to 30 minutes (depending on the speed of your computer). Makes movies-only copies. Why waste space and image quality on unnecessary intros, menus and language tracks?
    Makes also full disk copies. For those who want to keep those fancy menus and intros."
    Requires 10.3 OS X

    ffmpegX 0.0.9y
    "It can decode MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 (aka DivX4/5), VOB, ASF, AVI MS-MPEG4 V3 (aka DivX 3), WAV, Real Audio, H263(+) (aka RealVideo 1.0), PGM, YUV, PPM, AC3, PCM8/16 bits, mulaw/Alaw, SUN AU format, MPEG audio layer 2, MPEG audio layer 3, MJPEG. This GUI provides quick transcoding to DivX, MPG1, MP2, MP3 & AC3. You can convert DVD video to DivX, DivX to VCD or XVCD, or DVD to VCD or XVCD." The website also has a growing number of conversion guides. Requires 10.3 with BSD subsystem installed. If you want to use ffmpegX with OSX 10.2, use the last 10.2-compatible version 0.0.9k. OS X

    forty-two v1.6
    "forty-two v1.6 is the easiest way to convert a DVD into either an AVI movie , a folder of ready to burn bin/cues for VCDs and SVCDs or a ready to burn .iso DVD disk image on Mac OS X.. It is designed to be simple to use, easy to learn and give quality, in sync results. Please read the easy to follow guide to start converting your DVDs right away.

    Version 1.6 brings: DVD Folder processing, Autobitrate calculation for (1 CD) mode, new Multithreading code for improved encoding time and an inline MPG video previewer (requires QuickTime mpeg playback capability). Also, Addresses the bin/cue creation bug."
    Requires minimum 10.2.3 OS X
  • Encoding and Decoding cont.

    MovieGate 2.66
    "Encode and create your DVD with chapter support. This app can also encode non QuickTime supported video files (rm, wmv)." The manual is in French. OS X

    MPEG2 Works Advanced 4.2
    "MPEG2 Works 4 Advanced can convert input movie file to an MPEG2/MPEG1 DVD/SVCD/VCD ready movie and export MPEG1/MPEG2/VRO/VOB/TiVo/Hitachi VOB and VRO to QuickTime format of your choice." Needs 10.3 or higher. OS X
  • Encoding and Decoding cont.

    DVD2Pod
    A stripped down version of Handbrake No longer in development but very simple to use. This is the only place I could find it. Claims to be faster than Handbrake. OS X

    OpenShiiva 0.8.9
    "OpenShiiva is a fast and simple, single pass, video and audio, vob to mp4 converter. Completely free and open source." OS X

    EasyWMA 2.7.2 Appears to be defunct
    "EasyWMA allows you to convert wma audio files to mp3." Needs 10.2 or higher. OS X

    AIFF from PCM 1.0b11
    "AIFF from PCM is a freeware tool to convert files containing stereo or mono PCM sound data into AIFF format." Needs 10.3 or higher. OS X

    MPEG Streamclip 1.9
    "Converts MPEG1 or MPEG2 files (including transport streams) into muxed, demuxed, QuickTime or DV files." Also note: "For MPEG-2 playback and conversion, you need the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component." Needs 10.2 or higher. OS X

    mpeg2decX 0.20
    "This is the software which converts a MPEG2 file being used for the image of DVD-Video into a QuickTime movie." OS X

    a52decX 0.25
    "This is the software which converts an AC-3 file being used for the sound of DVD-Video into an AIFF file." OS X

    mAC3dec 1.6.3
    "Decodes AC-3 audio from DVDs, or QuickTime audio, and spits back AIFF or MP3 files." OS X

    AACelerator 1.0.2
    "AACelerator is the quickest way to easily encode all of your audio files into MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) audio files." OS X

    MacMPEG2Decoder Appears to be defunct
    "MacMPEG2Decoder will decode .m2v files to any quicktime codec with options to scale, change framerate, resize, some blurring. Useful for DVD ripping." OS X

    RNC's Guide to SVCD on Mac No longer with us. May have moved
    "35 to 45 minutes of DVD Quality Video on CD. Works for VCD & X(S)VCD too!" OS 9 OS X
  • Editing, VCD, SVCD, XVCD

    Tools of varying degrees of usefulness

    SimpleMovieX v3.0
    "The QuickTime Pro replacement that does MPEG. Features: Imports and Exports files from many types, Imports also DAT (VideoCD), MPEG-2 is supported (QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component required), Exports to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats, Supports additional codecs like DivX or 3ivx, Basic editing covered by Cut, Copy, Paste, Add, Add Scaled and Trim operations, Frame-accurate editing and more." Is not free $35. Requires 10.2 or higher OS X

    AviDemux 2.4
    "Video editor and encoder. It can edit, encode, requantize AVI, DivX, XviD, MPG, MP4, MOV, MKV, DV. Very much like VirtualDub, but can also encode to VCD/SVCD/DVD mpg." OS X Needs X11

    Gumby 1.0 b50C
    "Gumby is an image file converter and patcher. It is split into 17 modules:
    * VCD Jelly: Extracts an MPEG-1 film from a file.
    * SVCD Jelly: Same thing as above but for MPEG-2 files.
    * SVCD Fixer: Fixes SVCD's so they work on some players.

    * Binchunker: Converts an image file to a proper ISO image.
    * SFV Checker: Performs checksum verification on files.
    * PS2 Patcher: Patches PS2 images (CD or DVD) for the Japanese swap trick.
    * PPF Patcher: Applies PPF patches to images.
    * MPEG Cutter: Cuts or trims MPEG documents.
    * Unrar Extractor: Extracts files from RAR documents.

    * PAR Checker: Fixes RAR documents using parity files (PAR).
    * PS2 PAL: Converts PAL PS2 games so they run on NTSC TV sets.
    * GI to ISO: Converts Primo DVD images to standard ISO.
    * S/VCD Builder: Creates VCD or SVCD images from mpeg documents.

    * MPEG Fixer: Demuxes, Remuxes, Tweaks and gives info on MPEG files.
    * Subtitle Lab: Converts subtitle files so they can be used in DVD Studio Pro.
    * Audio lab: Converts audio files so they can be used in DVD Studio Pro.
    * Batch Processor: Automates multiple functions to work with one click."
    OS X

    mpgtx 1.4b4
    "Mpgtx is a mpeg editor. You are able to split mpegs in chunks by count, megabytes or minutes, join chunks to one file or demux a mpeg. Mpeg formats supported include mpeg1, mpeg2, mp2, mp3." OS 9 OS X

    MissingMpegEdit 0.3
    "Load mpeg2 or vob files, cut & paste, adjust sync, export to mov, mpeg2, mpeg4 & more." Requires 10.1.5 or higher, QuickTime Pro and QT MPEG2 playback component OS X

    MissingMpegTools 0.9.3
    "This is a full feature graphical interface, with all options selectable by the user, no command line, no compiling. Can be used for Mpeg 1 & 2, VCD 1 & 2, SVCD, and X(S)VCD creation. Build Pipelines for mpeg encoding with MediaPipe. Multiplex audio and video into MPEG program stream, split to multi tracks. Generate XML file containing instructions on how to build videocd. Build Toast ready disk image or cue/bin tracks. Generate VIDEO_TS and DVD disk image files." OS X

    Explicit 1.3
    "Explicit is a Cocoa application for splitting AVI (DivX, xviD, etc) video files." Requires 10.2 or higher OS X

    VCD Builder 1.1.3
    "VCD Builder is a free program for Mac OS X for creating VCD and SVCD disc images from pictures and MPEG movies." OS X

    VCDGear 1.7.7
    "VCDGear is a tool written to effortlessly extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert VideoCD files to MPEG, correct MPEG errors, create (Super)VideoCDs and more!" OS X

    iVCD 3.0.0
    "iVCD is a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows you to easily make Video CDs (MPEG-1) and Super Video CDs (MPEG-2) on Mac OS X. Using the bundled command line tools, iVCD creates Video CDs from iMovie or Quicktime movie files." Requires 10.2 or higher. OS X

    Paul Hagstrom's VCD subpage
    "MPEG, VCD, Digital Video, and Mac OS X." OS X
  • General sites

    These sites contain advice, downloads, forums, and so on. Some of them will be for Windows, but don't let that put you off!

    MacDivX.com
    Limited info and links.

    VideoHelp.com
    Very useful site. Most of the software and how-to's relate to PCs, but Mac stuff is included. Excellent conversion guides. Forums too.

    Digital-Digest.com
    Includes DVD and DivX digests. Some Mac stuff.

    DVD FAQs
    Updated every month, lots of info about DVD formats and just about everything DVD.

    Afterdawn forums
    DVD and DivX forums, also Mac software section.

    Doom9.net
    "The definitive DVD backup resource." News, Guides, Downloads, Links, FAQs, Glossary, DVD Basics, Forum.

    Video Media Guides
    Quite interesting in a video media kind of way.
  • Guides

    Some How-To's

    http://webpages.charter.net/ernsta/macvideo.htm

    http://www.recipe4dvd.com/toast.html

    There's some new conversion guides at the ffmpegX website, including DivX to SVCD and Final Cut Pro to VCD, to add to the VIDEO_TS to DivX guide already there.

    VCD and SVCD to DVD guide

    There are several Mac specific guides at the Videohelp website:

    http://www.videohelp.com/guides.php#1;59
    This site has guides for MacTheRipper, SVCD to DVD and more:

    http://www.mrbass.org/mac/

    DVD to iPod guide

    Convert Video/DVD to Apple TV
  • I think that's everything. If I missed something let me know.
    If anything is out of date drop me line and I'll update it.

    Bunks off for a well earned rest
  • hehe, well done! but... i think that inpeace was going to carry it over here - that way, he could edit it easily ;)

    nevertheless, here's a nice cold virtual beer :)
  • Indeed, well done! But as sock rightly implies, I can't edit it now - unless he gives me a big fazy admin gun. ;)

    So, to simplify matters, I'll just hand over the baton to crankyboy, who can have fun colouring it, keepign it up to date, and maybe even put it into a more organised order, while I grab that cold virtual beer from sock ~swipe~ and sink into retirement and senile bliss. :)
  • No bowing out IP - the video thread rawks. You need to give us 3 months notice first :p

    Maybe Cranky and IP run this together?
  • Apologies if I jumped the gun a bit. Was a bit concerned after basboard went down. Didn't want to lose my favorite thread.

    Happy to keep this one ticking over as and when I can.


    swipes beer back and takes a long, cold swig.
  • …and then there was one
    HandBrake and MediaFork have now officially joined as one.
  • VisualHub updated to 1.23
    Apple TV Support! Convert video for the Apple TV all the way up to 720p resolution. Way faster than QuickTime Pro
  • Forty-Two Plus updated to 3.0.9 and Forty-TwoDVD-MPPlus updated to 2.3.2
  • HandBrake 0.8.5b1 Released

    A number of bugs have been fixed as well, including the restoration of multiple audio tracks. Still, keep in mind that this is a beta, and no particular level of stability or usability is guaranteed; don’t delete your copy of HandBrake 0.7.1 just yet.
  • VLC's also been updated to 0.8.6b. :wink:
  • Where's my email updates????
  • crankyboy:HandBrake 0.8.5b1 Released

    A number of bugs have been fixed as well, including the restoration of multiple audio tracks. Still, keep in mind that this is a beta, and no particular level of stability or usability is guaranteed; don’t delete your copy of HandBrake 0.7.1 just yet.


    A number of bugs have been fixed...? lol. This also happens to be a very stable release. 0.7.1 just crashed on me in the middle of rips most of the time

    WHAT'S NEW
    Version 0.8.5b1:

    * Added: iTunes-style chapter markers.
    * Added: 5.1 AAC surround sound.
    * Added: Dolby Pro Logic I and II downmixing of discrete surround sound.
    * Added: 1-channel AAC sound from monophonic sources.
    * Added: Advanced x264 options. (including High Profile support)
    * Added: B-frames in x264 + .mp4
    * Added: PPC Linux Support.
    * Added: Preserve language IDs from the DVD in .mp4
    * Added: Snapshot build method.
    * Added: Anamorphic video display in QuickTime.

    * Changed: Renamed back to HandBrake.
    * Changed: Libraries updated.
    * Changed: Enabled Update Checker.
    * Fixed: Multiple Audio tracks.
    * Fixed: Sped up DVD scanning time by being nicer to libdvdread.
    * Fixed: .dmg is now mountable in Mac OS X versions older than 10.4
    * Fixed: Proper output size from x264 in target size mode.
    * Fixed: Allows output sizes larger than 2 gigs in Linux.
    * Fixed: Several small memory leaks have been plugged.
    * Fixed: Fixes for 64-bit systems.
    * Fixed: Keep Aspect Ratio is no longer forced, so user-set height values are respected.

    CLI Interface Changes

    * Added: Customize maximum width and height while keeping aspect ratio
    * Changed: Much prettier help screen
    * Changed: HBTest/MediaForkCLI renamed to HandBrakeCLI
    * Fixed: Better display of audio and subtitle ids

    Mac GUI Changes

    * Added: Presets! Includes initial ones for AppleTV, iPod, and PS3.
    * Added: Preference option to auto-name output files with the DVD name and title number.
    * Added: Preset support for x264 options.
    * Changed: Remembers last destination path.
    * Changed: Remembers last source path.
    * Changed: Copy and paste in text fields.
    * Changed: Updates target size more quickly.
    * Changed: Mac GUI no longer retains target size values between enqueued jobs. (http://HandBrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=249)
    * Fixed: Preview frames are no longer distorted in anamorphic mode.
    * Fixed: Mac GUI no longer floats above other windows.
    * Fixed: Browse by file no longer dims the browse button preventing you from changing browse locations without switching back and forth between it and drive selection. (http://HandBrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=342)
    * Fixed: Makes sure destination directory is valid.
    * Fixed: Fills in the file save field with the current output name instead of leaving it blank.
    * Fixed: Update destination field with the current path instead of using the last one, which could have been a DVD.
  • Perian beta 2
    * Resolved issue with installation not removing previous version.
    * Resolved issue with installing into a non-existent ~/Library/QuickTime
    * Resolved other random issues.

    linky

    Thanks blues.
  • The beta of handbrake now includes presets for ipod, Apple TV and PS3. Very handy.

    edit: I find the iPod preset with 2 pass looks almost DVD quality on a CRT screen.
  • iPod video guide
    Info drawn from the apple website.

    iPod can play the following video formats:

    H.264 video
    up to 1.5 Mbps
    640 x 480, 30 frames per sec.
    Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile audio up to 160 kbps
    48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

    H.264 video
    up to 768 kbps
    320 x 240, 30 frames per sec.
    Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps
    48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

    MPEG-4 video
    up to 2.5 Mbps
    640 x 480, 30 frames per sec.
    Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps
    48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

    This is a touch misleading
    The video size is not quite so rigid. "640 x 480" is the total number of pixels which is 307,200 pixels. So a file of 720 x 400 (288,000 pixels) is well within the specs. of a mp4. Looks better on a widescreen too.

    The frames per second can be lower, 30 is the maximum so 25 fps is fine for all us PAL people.

    Also be careful of the Mbps setting. These are the maximum values, if you use an average bitrate setting of 2.5 Mbps you will excede 2.5 Mbps in areas of high action. Drop it down to 2 Mbps or less for mp4 and 1-1.25 Mbps for H.264.

    Hope this helps. May be incorrect, I've pulled some of this from memory and experimentation. :wink:

    Here is an excellent guide to the specs for the ipod
  • amazing thread!
    thanks to all that contributed :happy:
  • Sweet work Cranky (& Chicken)
  • Sorry if I'm not keeping too up-to-date here. Am still waiting for internet at home.

    Will be sweet when it's finally up and running. 24 Mb (up to).
  • crankyboy:24 Mb (up to).

    bastid :smile:
  • We'll see chicken. Am 1-2 k's from the exchange so I'm expecting more like 4-6 Mb.
  • Oh... so I'm not too bad off with my 16mbit then =)
  • Much better off than me with my 0 Mb right now. Why do these things take so long?
  • DVD2oneX updated to 2.1.2

    * DVD name is not converted to ISO compliant name anymore.
    * Improved batch mode burning sequence (eject).
    * Fixed batch mode warning if only a single disk is processed.
    * Fixed 4:3/16:9 images and pal/ntsc images per title.
    * Updated Italian and Portuguese languages.
    * The "DVD name from source" option now reads the volume name if there is no parent folder.
    * Mac: Fixed problem that only 1 DVD writer is shown when you have 2 (or more) exactly the same type of drives.
    * Mac: Fixed possible crashes on cancel and quit. Added exception handler pool release in main and implemented new thread handling.
    * Mac: Changed wave file input for AudioRemaster from QuickTime to own wave library to support 96kHz files.
  • DVD Remaster now 3.4.0

    ...is the result of several bug fixes, including a crash when converting some DVDs with wixed resolutions, better compatibility with third party tools and DVD players, improved support for newer DVD titles and improved compatibility for DVD
  • Small DVD now v0.8

    - changed the remultiplexing utility to use ffmpeg. This also enables the input video to be converted to an appropriate format if necessary. See file formats for more details.
    - changed the batch processor to use Growl notifications to deliver status messages. If Growl is installed, it will display a notification for the start and finish of each DVD being created. If you haven't got Growl installed, you won't see any messages.
    - major code restructure, which you can't see, but was definitely necessary!
  • MovieGate now 2.6.2
    * Fix a bug where encoding did not start
    * Fix some bugs with buttons
    * Fix an error of rendering when navigating between menus
    * Fix some rendering issues in the created DVD
    * Fix some errors with PulpMotion and Theme1
  • MPEG Stream Clip now 1.8
    * added compatibility with DivX 6.5-6.6
    * improved AVI and DivX playback, encoding and editing
    * added an internal AVI importer
    * improved iPod compatibility
    * added the Open URL command with the Download button
    * added an internal audio resampler
    * added support for MPEG-1 in VOBs and transport streams
    * the Fix Timecode Breaks command has been improved
    * added 90 and 180 degree rotation
    * many bugs have been fixed
  • AviDemux Now 2.4 beta 1
  • Sorry the updates have been few are far between. Real world getting in the way.

    Did I miss anything? Anything new and exciting?
  • Added a DVD to iPod guide using Handbrake. This guide is for viewing on the iPod screen.
  • Added a Guide for converting video/DVD to Apple TV

    edit: uses commercial software. I prefer using handbrake.
  • Handbrake updated to 0.9

    This is a major release. The changes cannot really all be summed up, but here's a try:

    * User experience is improved through a re-envisioned Mac interface and a Windows interface that’s been rebuilt from the ground up.

    * Picture quality is improved through better image scaling, better deinterlacing, new filters for denoising, deblocking, inverse telecine, and new presets devoted to high quality settings.

    * Speed improvements due to updated copies of x264 and ffmpeg. This includes improved multi-threaded encoding for the iPod.

    * Compatibility is improved through new presets for devices like the iPhone and PSP. As well, HandBrake now supports DTS as an audio source and has limited support for .VOB and .TS file containers as input. Most excitingly, HandBrake can now output to the Matroska (MKV) file container.

    * Stability has been improved due to countless bug fixes. (Including audio drop and mp2 issues). Handbrake also has optional support for MP4 files larger than 4 gigabytes.

    Thanks chicken
  • Added a link to the ipod guide.
  • Terrific guide by Dan Frakes regarding how to use HandBrake 0.9 to rip DVDs to files usable on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPods.

    Clicketyclick
  • Added DVD2Pod. A stripped down version of Handbrake but very easy to use. Doesn't seem to be in development anymore.
  • VLC Media Player updated to 0.8.6d

    What's new in this version:

    * Mozilla plugin: supports a reasonable amount of MIME types on Windows
    * Automatic recovery on unexpected stream discontinuity (clock gap) occurrences in input
    * Use field order (top/bottom) for correct bob/linear deinterlacing
    * Fix invalid free in bookmarks loading code
    * FLAC Security Update (CVE-2007-4619) to prevent multiple integer overflows
    * Security update (VideoLAN-SA-0703)
    * Apple Remote support on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with enhanced functionality
    * Improved Video Output compatibility for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    * Improved behavior of the Fullscreen Controller and mode changes between Fullscreen and Windowed Video Output
    * Softened the white flash artifacts that may appear during the transition of two different movies
    * Support for current Ogg file formats NOTE: This release requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. Mac OS X 10.3.9 is not supported anymore.
    * Improved H.264 encoding speed on Mac OS X
    * The automatic updating facility was removed
    * You now need to append --m3u-extvlcopt to your command line to enable EXTVLCOPT options parsing in m3u playlists.
  • DivX Player updated to 2.1 and DivX updated to 6.7.1

    What's new in this version:
    New Versions:

    * DivX Player 2.1

    Changes:

    * DivX Player 2.1:
    o Leopard Support
    o Now supports registration of DivX certified devices.
    o Support for DivX file with XSUBs
  • Perian Updated to 1.0

    What's new in this version:

    * Added support for Matroska/mkv
    * Integrated a52codec
    * Added subtitle support
    * Added support for .gvi (avi wrapper from Google Video)
    * Changed distribution to a Preference Pane in order to make installation simpler and configuration possible in the long term.
    * Changed installation directory from /Library/QuickTime to ~/Library/QuickTime.
    * Fixed avi/flv over http
    * Added support for Windows Media Audio in AVI
    * Added support for MPEG-1 layer 2 audio
    * Added support for the ADPCM audio codec in FLV
    * Added Vorbis decoder
    * Added support for Fraps FPS1
    * Added support for VP3
    * Added support for i263
    * Added support for HuffYUV
    * Added support for MPEG-1/2 video in AVI/MKV
    * Fix opening AVIs with VBR audio for which there is no available decoder
    * Fix crash with DVI ADPCM
    * Fix multichannel audio descriptions in AVI
    * Faster opening of AVI files
    * High profile H.264 support
    * Full MPEG-4 video support in .mp4
    * Altivec & SSE2 colorspace conversion
    * Fix DV in type 1 AVIs
  • 3ivx Updated to 5.0.2

    A whole bunch of improvements. Call me slow (valid) but I just noticed it's no longer free but a 30 day demo.
  • XviD updated to 1.1.3

    Changes since 1.1.2:
    xvidcore library

    * Fixed a potential vulnerability in mbcoding.c reported by Trixter Jack at Secunia

    Changes since 1.1.1:
    xvidcore library

    * Fixed typo in xvid.c
    * Updated bitstream.h to fix the previous faulty non-aligned bitstream buffers fix

    Plus a bunch more.
  • Visual Hub updated to 1.30:

    * Fixed strange "Out of memory" error on Traditional Chinese systems.
    * Adding .eyetv or .iMovieProject bundles via the Plus button or the "Add..." menu item now behaves the same as dragging them to the file list.
    * If the "Save To" location either stops existing or is read-only, the Desktop is now used instead of ungracefully throwing an error.
    * VisualHub now identifes/diagnoses some common fatal missing or corrupt system file situations.
    * Various other small fixes and tweaks.
  • ffmpeg updated to 0.0.9y

    What's new in this version:

    * Fixes for Leopard compatibility
    * Added iPhone preset
    * Added metadata in FLV encoding (to enable progress indicator in Flash video playback)