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Last year for KVCD.net - by Phil 08/31/2011 @ 15:59

The site is living its last year. On August 15th 2012, it will be over (not the world, just the site biggrin).
Members of the forum can have more informations here. If you have interest in saving something from here, do it now

CQMatic and CalcuMatic now Open Source! - by Kwag 12/09/2006 @ 08:50

Hello everyone,
It's my pleasure to announce the availability of CQMatic and CalcuMatic as Open Source software Smile
As I don't have time (at this moment) to maintain and expand the programs, I decided to release them to the world so anyone may enhance and expand them.
You need "PureBasic" version 3.x to compile. Visit http://www.purebasic.com for more information.
The license model I chose, is the new and standard "3-clause" BSD style: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_license
This basically permits it's use in any commercial or private programs, and the only requirements is that the copyright notice is maintained on the sources that are released, and any binary release must also attach the notice to any documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
You can read the license text on the program sources.
IP (Intelectual Property) code is not required to be released by any developer who would like to modify the sources and create new versions, unlike the GPL !!*viral*!! effect, which forces every programmer to release every drop of code they create.
So, here you have it Exclamation
CQMatic Sources: http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CQMatic-1.4.08_src.zip
CalcuMatic Sources : http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CalcuMatic-1.1.16_src.zip
Have fun, and excuse some of the sloppy code Exclamation Embarassed
Remember that these programs were basically "cooked" overnight, so functionality was selected before code dressing, so feel free to "Dress-it-up" if you like Cool

KDVD Compatibility Checking Disks - by Phil 09/11/2006 @ 10:19

You will find new version of KDVD sample discs here :
KDVD samples - NTSC (9.4 MB)
KDVD samples - PAL (9.8 MB)
These discs allow you to verify the compatibility of your standalone player with following DVD compliant and non DVD compliant materials (the samples permit also to verify the overscan values of your display for each resolution) :
NTSC; 352x240; 352x480; 480x480; 528x480; 544x480; 704x480; 704x480 - long GOP (24)
720x480; 528x480 - 16:9; 544x480 - 16:9; 704x480 - 16:9; 720x480 - 16:9
PAL; 352x288; 352x576; 480x576; 528x576; 544x576; 704x576; 704x576 - long GOP (24)
720x576; 528x576 - 16:9; 544x576 - 16:9; 704x576 - 16:9; 720x576 - 16:9
The samples were encoded with TMPGEnc using a MIN bitrate of 64Kbps and a MAX bitrate of 4,500Kbps. It was encoded in CQ mode at a value of 85 and using KVCD's "Notch" matrix.

DVB-S - by Karl 05/24/2006 @ 09:52

Want a cheap and superb satellite TV receiver?
Get hold of "dvbdream" (free!) and get a cheap Twinhan DVB-S card (~$**75.00) and enjoy satellite television (and you can also record to HDD and later compress to KVCD/KDVD )

GeexBox - by Karl 05/24/2006 @ 09:41

Want a media player (Music, Video) that looks like a set-top-box, runs o*n an old Pentium or a PowerPC, and it's o*nly about 6MB in size?
Then go grab GeekBox

Media Converter update - by Karl 05/24/2006 @ 09:37

Media Converter has been updated to 0.3.9 build 1862
1. fixed audio delay option no effect bug
2. added playback with MPUI (get latest Full Pack to get MPUI.exe)
3. fixed WMA encoding breakage
4. improved Time tab
It just keeps getting better

Excelent Media Converter - by Karl 03/11/2006 @ 23:02

Supported Inputs:
MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, AAC+/Parametric Stereo, AMR NB/WB, MusePack, WMA, RealAudio
FLAC, WavPack, Monkey's Audio (APE, APL), OptimFrog, WMA Lossless, WAV
H.264, Xvid, DivX 4/5, MPEG 1/2/4, H.263, 3ivx, Windows Media Video 7/8/9 DV video
AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, RealMedia, ASF/WMV, Quicktime MOV, OGM
CD, VCD, DVD, CUE Sheets
Supported Outputs:
MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, AAC+/Parametric Stereo, AMR NB/WB, MusePack, WMA
FLAC, WavPack, Monkey's Audio (APE, APL), OptimFrog, WMA Lossless, WAV
H.264, Xvid, DivX 4/5, MPEG 1/2/4, H.263, Flash Video, etc.
AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, PMP (PSP Media Player Format)

Happy New Year 2006! - by Karl 12/31/2005 @ 19:53

We wish you all a VERY happy new year 2006
May all your dreams come true, and first of all, I hope the new year brings you good health and joy.
Best wishes to all from KVCD.Net!

New version of DVDREasy released! - by Karl 11/13/2005 @ 20:34

Thanks to DVDREasy for the new update.
Changes 0.7.1:
- Correct "run time error 5" that sometimes occurred when a second audio was chosen
- DGMPEGDEC (DGINDEX.EXE and DGDECODE.DLL) will be use instead of DVD2AVI
- Add the possibility to use custom AVISYNTH script for CCE and HC
- HC binary update to 0.15 beta
- Code Optimization
Discussions in the forum area here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=90

KVCD MPEG files that test the overscan blocks on your television - by Karl 10/28/2005 @ 19:40

Thanks to Shibblet for making these KVCD test MPEG files.
When played on your TV set, you will see what is the actual overscan boundaries of your picture tube.
Excelent for calibration and determining the actual visible area of the picture.
NTSC and PAL files are available on the "downloads" link here: http://www.kvcd.net/portal/download.php?lng=en
Discussion on the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16256

Announcing PARanoia! - by Karl 10/08/2005 @ 09:53

Thanks to "Incredible" for his wonderful tool PARanoia.
PARanoia lets you create correct targets from your d2v (DVD) sources. AVI file support will follow soon incl. taking into account the individual capture window specs. of diff. capture card brands, to maximize your encoding by properly calculating target aspect ratio, cropping, resizing and adding AviSynth filters. It generates AviSynth scripts, which can be used by TMPGEnc, CCE, HCENC or any other encoder capable of processing AviSynth scripts. The program provides movie preview from .D2V files, so you can see the result immediately when making interactive changes. Even though the program is still in a early development stage, it's already way past ALPHA stage, and completely usefull. You'll LOVE the results! More information and download links in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16158

Announcing Kutter! - by Karl 09/03/2005 @ 15:21

Kutter! is a command line VOB, MPG, M1V and M2V cutter. It will correctly cut at header points, and produce multiple files with numbered extensions. A picture will be more clear. If you type "kutter" at the command line, this is what you'll see:
For example, if I want to cut a file named "k19.m1v" which is in my "C:\download" directory, in chunks of ~500KB, I would type this: kutter c:\download\k19.m1v 500000
And this is what you get:
Created files are tagged with the same extension as the original, and appended ".kutter.X.ttt, where "X" is an incrementing number and "ttt" is either vob, m1v, m2v or mpg.
The program features colorized text, extremely fast processing, and best of all, fully compliant MPEG cut parts.
Also the files produced are stored on the current working directory, so you can process a file like "C:\myvideos\test\program.vob", and the results will be stored on your current directory and not on the source directory.
Future versions will have a GUI with other options, when time permits.
Discussions and download links in the forum area.
Enjoy! -kwag

The Matrix Trilogy - All 3 DVDs on ONE KDVD - by Karl 08/14/2005 @ 09:03

Thanks to gamma for the screenshots. This is the way all three movies look on a single DVD, when encoded with KDVD techniques.
More screenshots and information on the process in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16073

[Guía] K-Encoder-HC: script de apoyo para hacer KDVD - by Karl 06/22/2005 @ 19:45

New script/GUI in the Spanish forum, K-Encoder-HC. Supporting HC Encoder.
Thanks to Maurus and Prodater64.
More information in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15862

Excelent explanation by "Incredible" about a logic on how to remove artifacts. - by Karl 05/29/2005 @ 10:48

Build a mask using a low Threshold.
Build a mask using high Threshold.
Subtract the Low- from the High-mask.
And the result is to apply these masks to AviSynth filters to remove the visual artifacts.
More information o*n the thread here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15847
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DVDREasy 0.6.2 - by Karl 05/15/2005 @ 17:06

Quoting DVDREasy announcement:
New version of DVDREasy is out.
Changes :
- BITRATE VIEWER is not used anymore.
- Correction in IFO parsing (in extremely rare situations DVDREasy detected wrong movie time)
- Corrected "dc_prec" setting for HC in DVDREasy.ini
- Added One Pass Variant Bitrate for CCE (beta stage !!!)
Thanks to hank315 who developed MPEGinfo -a small tool to get information from mpeg stream (m2v, mpeg and vobs). From now on, DVDREasy will use MPEGinfo instead of BITRATE VIEWER.
You can download it at http://pwp.netcabo.pt/dvdreasy
You can also visit our forum section here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=90
Thanks for the update Pedro -Karl

CalcuMatic 1.1.16 Released! - by Karl 05/08/2005 @ 19:38

Fixed bug o*n calculated averaga bitrate and calculated video stream size.
Grab it here: http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CalcuMatic.exe
Discussions in the forum.
Enjoy!, -Karl

Updated CQMatic and CalcuMatic - by Karl 03/04/2005 @ 11:26

Updated CQMatic to version 1.4.08
Updated CalcuMatic to version 1.1.15
Some code optimizations due to new compiler update.
Changed all tooltips to display as "Ballon" help, instead of old style square tooltips.
Minor internal code cleanups.
As always, discussions and links in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145
Enjoy!, -Karl

New Site Layout - by Karl 02/26/2005 @ 11:24
Hope you like the new site layout and upgrade -Karl

New HC MPEG Encoder Forum - by Karl 02/10/2005 @ 15:26

We've created a new forum section "HC Encoder Forum", and we welcome Hank who is the developer and designer of the encoder.
You can visit the forum section here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=89

Happy New Year - by Karl 12/31/2004 @ 18:59
!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! Best wishes to everyone from KVCD.Net May the new year bring you joy, health and happiness. -Karl

CQMatic 1.4.00 Released - by Karl 12/22/2004 @ 23:14

Here's a normal encoding session:
What's new in this version Question
1) Completely re-written prediction engine. Sampling now depends on movie length, so it's now dynamic. You should be able to throw anything at CQMatic, and it will know "how" to encode "whatever" material (PAL/NTSC, etc) Very Happy
2) Prediction is now done in "phases". Then, using a formula and some tricks (don't ask Wink ), it determines the correct target CQ.
3) Prediction is MUCH faster Exclamation On my Pentium 4 @2.8Ghz, I am averaging a full prediction cycle in about 20 to 25 minutes minutes, on a average movie of 1 hour, 45 minutes (on linear range, CQ=~50 to CQ=~85) Below CQ=~50, you all know it takes longer, and I can't do a thing about it Rolling Eyes The first phase, in theory, should be the longest. All subsequent phases uses the previous found CQ, which is closer to final value, instead of starting every phase at CQ=60, as in previous versions. Still, you should count on about 1/5 of your total movie time, for prediction time. Still, it beats the hell out of any multipass encode Mr. Green
4) Removed "Override CQ" option. It's now done automagically Wink
5) Added progress bar, to give you a visual idea where the process is.
Also the X3 option is gone, as it's no longer needed, and I also added a "seconds" field, which was really needed for small encodes.
Links and discussions here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15354

CQMatic updated to 1.3.10/CalcuMatic updated to 1.1.12 - by Karl 12/17/2004 @ 09:44

Changes to version 1.3.10
- Forced X1 (standard. X3 disabled) prediction, until further optimized with new algorithms I'm studying.
- Bumped version to 1.3.10, reflecting changes that it's now compatible with TMPGEnc Plus 2.524 (2.524.63.181) and should also be compatible with previous 2.5x versions.
- CalcuMatic updated to 1.1.12. Small cosmetic fixes.
Downloads and discussions here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145

Beautiful KVCD/KDVD/SKVCD Intro Logos by Seth_McCauley - by Karl 12/09/2004 @ 20:19

You can download the intros here:
Thanks Seth!, -Karl

Guide to converting your Audio CDs to high quality FLAC lossless format, followed by conversion to Ogg Vorbis format, for portability. - by Karl 11/15/2004 @ 01:17

Goals:Backup your music collection to a high quality, lossless format (FLAC), so you can preserve your original Audio CD tracks in almost half the space required if raw extraction was used. This way, you can store your precious music on CDs or DVDs , and encode to any present or future format. This is the method I use to archive my music, and I currently store all my music in either DVD-R or DVD-RAM. In the future, when new Codecs appear, I can always encode to new formats, because FLAC stores the files at almost half the size as an extracted WAV file. Also, FLAC is a multi-platform Codec, so your files can be read on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc. The step-by-step guide is available in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15136

California-101 Radio - by Karl 11/14/2004 @ 16:12

If you like to listen to great music, and you're tired of listening to your local radio stations, take a look at California-101 Radio
They have excelent music, 24/7, streaming in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis format. You'll hear songs from the following bands and singers: The Eagles, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, The Doobies, The Doors, Christopher Cross, Huey Lewis and The News, The Beach Boys, Phil Collins, Sade, ZZTop, Dire Staits, etc.
Enjoy, -Karl

New site policy - by Karl 10/27/2004 @ 21:54

Starting on November 1'st, KVCD.Net will start doing some forum cleanups from DivX/XviD (MPEG-4) related topics. This site has recently been flooded with just too many DivX related topics, and too many users talking about downloaded DivX movies, and this is not acceptable, and it's also illegal. We try to moderate the forums, but some users just don't read, and we keep getting posts related to this every day. We understand that DivX quality is good, if done properly, and if the sources used for encoding are good, just like DVD backups to KVCD/KDVD. The problem is, that many users expect great quality converting their downloaded, bad quality DivX files, into KVCDs. Then we get complaints that KVCD quality is not good! Well, from now on, we will maintain our highest standards by simply discussing everything about advanced encoding methods and algorithms (as we have always done), which have produced the best KVCD/KDVD encodes, but no DivX related topics. KVCD.Net goals are (and have always been!) to produce the BEST quality in the smallest possible footprint, from your original personal DVDs, or from your high quality TV Receiver/VCR/VHS/Satellite captures.We will continue to focus, and advance our ideas in this directions, as we always have.
Thanks, -Karl

CalcuMatic 1.1.10 Released! - by Karl 10/23/2004 @ 19:03

New! Supports up to 4 different audio bitrates, so when authoring (K)DVDs, you can calculate each track with different bitrates. (Thanks to rds_correia for the idea.) Downloads and discussions here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic....5145&start=656

Forum Membership - by Karl 10/16/2004 @ 20:00
Forum access now requires a very small "One Time" fee. Click on the left Main Menu, under: KVCD Permanent Member Passport - Instructions

KVCD.Net Chat Room now open! - by Karl 09/05/2004 @ 00:55
http://www.kvcd.net/cgi-sys/mchat.cgi?channel=kvcd.net .. Enjoy, -Karl
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KVCD.Net now running on new host. - by Karl 09/03/2004 @ 00:20

I want to thank bluehost.com for their EXCELENT support and hosting services.
kvcd.net is now fully operational, and with very good resources for expansion and future growth.
I would like to thank Shawn and Matt at bluehost.com for their support.

New Mencalc released - a Movie resizing Engine with Mencoder commandline output - by Incredible 08/03/2004 @ 02:41

New Version released. Now supports pre-cropping to Active Movie Pixel area and resized overscan.

La Biblia del KVCD - Parte 3 - por Onajebos - by Karl 07/09/2004 @ 17:38
- Spanish Guide - Conversion de varios KVCDs a KDVD. http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/kvcd_a...y_Onajebos.pdf

CalcuMatic 1.1.00 Released! - by Karl 05/26/2004 @ 13:48

Fixed: Movie preview wouldn't display until screen was moved.
Added: Animated spinner on "Preview" button, indicating that preview playback screen in active.
Added: IMDB (Internet Movie Database) quick movie search browser. Just type your favorite movie title, and a pop-up web browser will immediately display all matching titles. From there, just copy&paste movie time into "Minutes" field of CalcuMatic. Note: The idea is for a future version to automatically pick the movie runtime, and automatically fill in the minutes field
Added: Animated spinner on "IMDB" button, indicating that IMDB search screen in active.
Startup Screen:
Search the IMDB:
Discussions here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=34775
Download here: http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CalcuMatic.exe

CalcuMatic 1.0.11 - Now supports IFO and MPG files - by Karl 05/23/2004 @ 16:45

The following changes were made to this version:
Added support to open file types VTS_01_0.IFO, VTS_01_1.IFO, etc.
Added support to open .MPG files.
Added unknown file type (not supported extension) box: "File not supported".
Download here: http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CalcuMatic.exe
Discussions here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145&start=0

CalcuMatic update. Version 1.0.10 - by Karl 05/22/2004 @ 20:44

This latest update now supports all the following targets:
DVD-5 (SS/SL): 4.38 gig (4.7G)
DVD-9 (SS/DL): 7.95 gig (8.5G)
DVD-10 (DS/SL): 8.75 gig (9.4G)
DVD-14 (DS/ML): 12.33 gig (13.24G)
DVD-18 (DS/DL): 15.90 gig (17G)
DVD-RAM (SS/SL): 2.40 gig (2.58G)
DVD-RAM (DS/SL): 4.80 gig (5.16G)
Grab it here: http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CalcuMatic.exe
Information in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145
Enjoy, -Karl

CalcuMatic updated to version 1.0.9. - by Karl 05/21/2004 @ 18:18
Added 9.4GB DVD to target selection. All links/references same as previous news post.

CalcuMatic 1.0.8 Released! - by Karl 05/19/2004 @ 13:31

Main thread and links here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145
This new version now takes into consideration DVD/VCD/SVCD multiplex overhead. A button, which defaults to "No Mux Overhead", can be toggled between that, "VCD/SVCD Mux Overhead" and "DVD Mux Overhead". I also added "Tooltips" to all items. Download here: http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CalcuMatic.exe
Enjoy, -Karl

PackShot - Mencoder GUI incl. AC3 Audio Multichannel - by Karl 05/14/2004 @ 13:05
The title says it all. Thanks to "Incredible" http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10915

MEncodeME for Windows and Linux! - by Karl 05/08/2004 @ 08:27
Availability and information here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=81

MovieStacker's current state - by Karl 04/27/2004 @ 20:24

MovieStacker is currently being revised, due to some licensing mis-interpretations.
Please check our site regularly, as we will have an update soon.
I'm sure that everyone will be pleased with the next version, and the results.

MovieStacker 2.1 Released! - by Karl 04/16/2004 @ 19:52

Thanks muaddib
Screenshots here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10349
[MovieStacker 2.1.0] - 16/Apr/2004
- MovieStacker now support AviSynth 2.5
- All filters updated to support AVS 2.5
- Fixed the incorrect D2V frame count method inherited from FitCD.
This was noticed especially with some hybrid material with repeated field.
Now it should report the exact frame number as AviSynth and VirtualDub.
- Title bar now shows the source file name (or movie name if one was provided).
- "Preview" feature is working. You can choose to preview with the internal
frame render, or choose an external application.
- "Compare" feature is working. By default it will compare the current script
and the source material, but you can choose to compare any 2 scripts you want.
- "Dust" filter (AVS 2.0 filter) is still usable through
"LoadPluginEx2.dll" and color conversion.
- Removed support of the following filters:
* TemporalSmoother
* LegalClip
- Added support for the following filters:
* TemporalSoften
* SpatialSoften
* Limiter
* Undot
* Trim (multiple instances)
* Linear Motion Adaptive Filtering
- Added a field order checking routine.
- Added color conversion to the filters that need it.
- Added a simple Compressibility Test, where you just choose
a percentage of the movie you want to encode/test.
- You can add a header to your script, containing the following
information: movie title, movie length, frame size, frame rate,
destination aspect ratio, average bitrate, audio rate and audio size.
Get it here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10346

New Portuguese DVD to KVCD Guide - By Alex Matrix - by Karl 04/04/2004 @ 08:26
The guide is available here: http://www.jltoca.uaivip.com.br/file...lex_Matrix.pdf

A little Guide for better capturing - By Incredible - by Karl 03/03/2004 @ 01:06
Excelent Video Capture Guide! http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9380

Newbie guide for Mencoder with Avisynth support - By rds_correia - by Karl 02/28/2004 @ 11:32
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TMPGEnc DVD Source Creator - by mfb 02/10/2004 @ 05:30

TMPGEnc DVD Source Creator allows you to convert your movie files to DVD MPEG file. It is based on the newest TMPGEnc engine with a new improved interface which puts everything into logical workflow. Easier batch encoding, add multiple inputs files.

Site is fully operational. - by Karl 01/31/2004 @ 12:07
The site and forum are on line. All data was 100% restored to a new host, and the system is fully operational.

Forum in place and operational. Will be on-line later today. - by Karl 01/30/2004 @ 10:46

The full kvcd.net site and forums have been completely restored to a new server.
It is fully functional, but won't be visible until later tonight, when the DNS (Name Server) records update the old address (kvcd.net) to the new address where "www.kvcd.net" now resides.
If you access www.kvcd.net/forum and you get the message: "Sorry, but this board is currently unavailable. Please try again later.", it means you are still accesing the old server.
Simply try later, until you get the regular full screen, where you can log in.
I will do a mass E-Mail message to all users later tonight, when I see the domain records pointing to the new server.
Thanks, -Karl

Forum is DOWN! -> UPDATED! - by Karl 01/29/2004 @ 15:09

@10:44PM AST
Current database and full site being transfered to new host.
Again, we have problems with our current provider.
Hopefully, we will be moved to another server some time tonight, and after I verify that all data and databases are transfered correctly, the forum will be turned on again.
Stay tuned.. -Karl

SVCD/CVD subtitle guide for KVCD - by GFR - Now mirrored - by Karl 01/23/2004 @ 08:10
The guides are now mirrored locally, and available in English and Portuguese here: http://www.kvcd.net/portal/articles.php?lng=en&pg=37

Merry Christmas! - by Karl 12/31/2003 @ 13:23
Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR, are the best wishes to all, from us at KVCD.Net. Have a wonderful and happy new year 2004 -Karl

Nero Digital released - by mediator 12/12/2003 @ 22:47

Yesterday Ahead released the first version of the long awaited Nero Digital-MPEG4 codec and Recode2, the front-end for creating Nero Digital files. The codec and the program are available as part of a major upgrade for the Nero package. Nero Digital is said to have the highest speed of all MPEG4 codecs while at the same time offers a very high quality.

YMPEG Video codec - by Karl 11/24/2003 @ 04:27

YMPEG is a first and only Freeware MPEG Codec which can integrate itself with Windows and offers seamless encoding from your favorite application.
Now supports native KVCD encodes
Thanks Yusuf

DivX 5.1.1 released - by Dialhot 11/21/2003 @ 06:20

DivX.com has released the new version 5.1.1 of the DivX-Codec now. Improvements are the doubled speed and support of the MP4 FourCC-code in the basic version. Also some (?) bugs were fixed...
(news taken on http://www.codec-download.com/)

CQMatic 1.2.03 Released! - by Karl 11/10/2003 @ 18:36
New prediction option. Standard (X1) and Higher (longer, more accurate) precision (X3). Read here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145

DVD-lab Version 1.3 BETA 6 is out - by Krassi 11/03/2003 @ 08:34
Mediachance has released version 1.3 BETA 6 of DVD-lab. Find it here: http://www.mediachance.com/dvdlab/history.html

KnoppMyth - A Knoppix-based MythTV distribution. - by Karl 10/31/2003 @ 13:21
KnoppMyth is an attempt at making the Linux and MythTV installation as trivial as possible. Read here: http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html

New Spanish Guide - DVD2KVCD - By Fabrice - by Karl 10/27/2003 @ 13:18
http://coutadeurf.en.telepolis.com/m...2kvcd_new.html - Thanks Fabrice

Alparysoft VideoLock for Webcam has been released - by Elena 10/13/2003 @ 02:08

Alparysoft VideoLock for Webcam has been released.
Alparysoft Company specializing in video processing, surveillance security and image analysis systems has launched new product line based on image identification technology. Alparysoft VideoLock for Webcam is a new video surveillance security system recognizing computer owner with help of webcam and adapted for PC users.
The product is designed to provide stealthy protection of the computer and space around it from unauthorized access and inform computer owner about the unsafe events happening at the workplace or home during his/her absence. In comparison to other security systems Alparysoft VideoLock identifies human face on the webcam video and after the recognition analysis either gives or denies user access to the computer. The computer owner can set the warning level wishing to be notified only if an unauthorized person has been detected at the computer, not just any movement.
The program automatically unlocks computer and disables screensaver if the user is recognized as a computer owner. Alparysoft VideoLock does not only protect the computer from unauthorized access, but also from those “who just wanted to look at your screen” during your even short absence taking picture of the intruder with date. The program constantly learns to recognize the computer owner, progressively improving the result.
Alparysoft has released the first version of the product and next versions are expected be functionally enriched providing multiple user access (recognizing several people), notification of the computer owner about unauthorized intrusion by e-mail or sms with picture or video of the event, etc. So far webcam owners can be also interested in Alparysoft HandsFree Screensaver which removes screensaver reacting to user presence.
You comment, questions or suggestions please mail to info@alparysoft.com
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So anyone who had another theme, would cause an error when trying to log in. We have fixed the problem, and everyone should be able to log in, and we have set the theme to "SubSilver" as default. It's the only theme available at this moment.
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All forums are now available. - by Karl 10/09/2003 @ 07:21
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Database transfer succesful! - by Karl 10/08/2003 @ 22:54

The forums and the complete database has been transfered to our new provider.
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DVD Plus Identifier 2.4 - by jorel 10/03/2003 @ 05:11

VD+R and DVD+RW discs. The ADIP contains a variety of parameters such as disc manufacturing information and supported write speeds. All this information is especially useful for uniquely identifying discs when comparing the quality of different discs. Since the packaging of a disc is not a reliable way of identifying it (e.g. different brands can still have the same manufacturer and some discs don't even have any labeling whatsoever). It now offers a 100% reliable method to distinguish between discs. free.

CQMatic and CalcuMatic updated. - by Karl 09/29/2003 @ 15:15
Information here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145

Main Concept 1.4 Mpeg Encoder Released - by Markymoo 09/27/2003 @ 05:43

MainConcept, a world leader in codec and video editing technology.
Version 1.4 adds several powerful new enhancements.
Info http://www.mainconcept.com/mpeg_encoder.shtml
Get the Demo http://downloads.mainconcept.com/fdl...oderv1.4.0.exe
Manual Advanced Settingshttp://downloads.mainconcept.com/advanced%20encoder%20settings_en.pdf
New features include:
Two-pass encoding
Realtime MPEG capture from analog and DV sources
QuickTime import
WAV audio export
Smart rendering
4:2:2 support
Powerful cropping and scaling
Image flip
Mac and Linux versions are planned for release before the end of 2003.
Theres a little help to use MainConcept with KVCD in the kvcd forum.

New TMPGEnc Plus 2.521 (2.521.58.169) - by Karl 09/26/2003 @ 13:12

1] The new version of "CRI sofdec MPEG decoder" is included. Now, it is possible to open a maximum of 20 sequences instead of 8.
[2] In the project wizzard, for the setting concerning the bitrate, the file size in MB will be shown instead of the duration for "CD-R 74min (VCD/SVCD)" and for"CD-R 80min (VCD/SVCD)".
[3] When error occurs during "Prefetch Video", the details will be shown.
[4] When using "DirectShow Multimedia Reader", from now on only Linear PCM, 8/16 bit, 1/2 will be accepted for the audio input.
[1] When "CRI sofdec MPEG decoder" was chosen in the VFAPI plugin, errors could occur to open sequence files via "DirectShow Multimedia File Reader"
[2] Problem occuring when using an external MP2/MP3 encoder. For certain settings, the CRC value or the error protection could be changed .
[3] When the audio was re-sampled in high quality mode, if the input was monoral, errors could occur.
[4] During the encoding, some "Drag and drop" files could be accepted from the Explorer.

Another great Spanish manual: De DVD o DivX a KVCD Tirandose al rollo (v.1.0) - Courtesy of vialhue. - by Karl 09/22/2003 @ 22:05
Thanks to vialhue. The manual is available here

ffmpegX 0.0.8c released - by Karl 09/15/2003 @ 14:00

What's new:
- The DVD > DVD4GB tool now takes into account the "Keep elementary streams" checkbox, letting you retrieve the compressed .m2v and .ac3 elementary streams (useful if you want to author in DVD Studio Pro or Sizzle and add chapter markers or other audio tracks / subtitles before mastering).
- Renumbered the 'audio track' popup menu of the DVD > DVD4GB tool so as to match 0SEx audio track numbering.
- Fixed bug preventing automatic authoring to .bin/.cue when creating a VCD with mpeg2enc engine.
- Merged the four installers into a single installer package.
- Added french localization (thanks Michel Pansanel, Antoine Préveaux, Donald, fraxx).
- Added german localization (thanks Matthias Unterhuber, Gerritt van Aaken and David Dauer)

Forum is up. - by Karl 09/12/2003 @ 21:53
Please read here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6201

Forum Backup - by Karl 09/12/2003 @ 12:26
Forum being backed up at this moment. Forum is now closed, until we restore database on new host. -kwag

Forum up again - by Karl 09/11/2003 @ 23:12

I've returned the forum to operation, because we cannot backup our current database!
We're questioning our current provider as to WHY??
So the forum has returned to regular operations, until we can proceed with a full backup. -kwag

Forum Transfer - by Karl 09/11/2003 @ 22:02

While we're in the process of transfering the forum to another host, please feel free to use the WebChat, available on the Main Menu on your left.
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Mainconcept Encoder 1.4 released - by Krassi 09/10/2003 @ 08:16
Mainconcept has released version 1.4 of Mainconcept Encoder. http://www.mainconcept.com/mpeg_encoder.shtml

ffmpeg for Windows - by Karl 09/10/2003 @ 05:50
I've compiled ffmpeg, to run under Windows. You can get it here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6136 -kwag

La Biblia del KVCD. Del Screen al KVCD. Por Onajebos - by Karl 09/09/2003 @ 21:38
The Spanish guide "La Biblia del KVCD. Del Screen al KVCD" has been updated, and now available as a PDF file (Right panel, under articles).
Thanks Onajebos -kwag

kvcd manual predictor v1.1 by irshliquor (Spread Sheet) - by Karl 09/06/2003 @ 21:53

Use this spreadsheet for manual prediction of your kvcd encodes. Source total is the total amount of seconds in the source that you are encoding. Sample total is the amount of seconds created by your sample encode. Audio file size is the size of the separate audio file that you have encoded prior to prediction. Video budget is the optimal file size needed to create a kvcd as close to 800mb as possible (this amount will pack a 700mb cd to it's limit. To reach optimal cq, you will want to compare the target sample size with the file size created by your prediction encode and adjust your cq in tmpegenc up and down accordingly until you are very close to this number but not over. Happy encoding!

ffmpegX 0.0.8b released. - by Karl 09/06/2003 @ 18:23

Added super-fast DVD > DVD4GB compression tool (registered version). Twice as fast than dvd2one, it uses the M2VRequantiser engine (with kind authorization from Metakine.com), achieving compression of a VOB file larger than 4GB into 4GB without reencoding. To use this tool, simply choose the non-encrypted source VOB file in the first Browse.. field, select the AC3 audio track number to keep in the pulldown menu, and click the DVD > DVD4 button. The output of this tool is a DVD folder ready to burn with Toast in DVD mode. For now only AC3 audio tracks are supported. (If you select a non-existent audio track or a track which is not in AC3 format, the process will stop with the error "Unable to read filename.ac3").
The "Mux as.." and "Author" tools now use dvdauthor instead of ifogen/tocgen for better compliance of VIDEO_TS folders and proper handling of AC3 audio tracks.

ffmpeg heavy testing started! - by Karl 09/05/2003 @ 16:13
Please join the party. WARNING: Heavy material to follow! http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=68

Sep 3, 2003 - ffmpegX 0.0.8a released. - by Karl 09/03/2003 @ 12:41

What's new in 0.0.8a:
Added KVCD, KSVCD and KDVD presets. These formats allow to store more video on a single CD with good quality, than their VCD/SVCD/DVD counterparts. You can store on a 700MB CDR media about: VCD: 80 min of video at near-VHS quality CVD: 52 min of video at near-SVHS quality SVCD; 45 min of video at near-DVD quality KSVCD: 63 min of video at near-SVCD quality KVCD: 108 min of video at near-VCD quality You can store on a 4GB DVD media about: DVD-hi 145 minutes of video at DVD quality DVD-lo 4 hours and 10 min of video at near SVCD quality KDVD: 5 hours of video at near SVCD quality Note: the option "Use mplayer to decode" is not currently supported for kvcd presets. Support of drag and drop of input files over the application icon. Fixed a bug of 0.0.8 displaying incorrect aspect ratios when selecting some Quick presets.

CQMatic/CalcuMatic current version screenshots - by Karl 09/03/2003 @ 12:39
Download links here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145

CalcuMatic updated to 1.0.3 - by Karl 09/03/2003 @ 00:23
Main thread and links here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5145
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