>> January 2002 - December 2002
>> July 2000 - December 2001
Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope that you all get what you wished for
X69 (owner of our sister site www.vcdquality.com)
has set up a new VCDGear forum so there is no need to use EZBoard
anymore. There are just too many popups there! Message Board
will redirect you to the new link but if you still wish to check out some
of the older messages, the EZBoard link is http://server5.ezboard.com/bvcdgear
Also forgot to mention, the *nix port is also underway and I'm aiming to release the updated version after the GUI gets out.
Added another German language pack
. Since there is another German language set already, I've put up a
second version. I will let you guys choose which set to use.
Wow! There has been a lack of
news for 2 months! Nothing to worry though...
First off, thanks to everyone who have helped to support VCDGear. Your donations have definitely helped me to cut a huge amount of development time off the next release that I'm working on (see below)!
Second, kennydeath sent a better written German language set. Thanks!
Third, all about the new VCDGear :-) Yes... so I've been saying that a new version will be coming out for the past couple months and still nothing (see August 16/02 entry hehe). I have been putting as much of my development time and now I'm happy to say the next version is nearing completion. Aiming for December release date so everyone please be patient. It's currently in the testing phase.
Main features and changes from v3.07b15 GUI
Update for MacOS
X console version. Thanks Mattias :-)
A little update on what's happening with the new GUI version in development: There has been a lot of code rewrites from the 3.0x GUI. Some bugs have been fixed, some new features, and more.. details will follow once it gets released. I won't give out much more... but I will leave you with one thing for now... SVCD support (ah finally) ;-)
BTW.. everyone who has submitted language packs, keep up the great work! I will be attempting to contact each author to make updates for the new version soon.
Updated v3.07b12 to v3.07b15
Sorry for the lack of updates.
Currently busy working on the new version of the GUI and at the same time,
testing and making sure 1.7 console is getting updated too.
Added Italian language pack.
Added Romanian language pack for v3.06 and 3.07b12
jcn50 has been so kind as to donate
some money to support VCDGear. Thank you! :-) I have put up a
donate button in case anyone else wants to donate.
Aubin has provided Debian package for version 1.6e. It's also built for Debian "Woody". You can grab this in the download section.
Updated v3.07b10 to v3.07b12
Updated v3.07b7 to v3.07b10 - a
number of problems that cropped up in b7 have been addressed in this
release. The changes are:
Updated v3.07b5 to v3.07b7
Fixes the broken writing code and the SCANDATA generation with the Video-CD imaging routine.
Updated VCDGear to v3.07b5.
Sorry for getting this out so late.. my education is getting in the way
This includes the fix for the CUE INDEX gap problem which caused previous versions of VCDGear to print out "Cannot find MPEG stream". Please report if you run into problems with this new fix.
Other fixes include some glitches in the Passive read/write MPEG option.
Added new single conversion option for RAR->CUE/BIN->MPG. NOTE: This conversion will *ONLY* work if the RAR file has the same name as the CUE file. There will be a fix for this in the future (hence.. the "beta" part of v3.07b5) :-)
Happy New Year to everyone!
Here are some minor updates:
Added French language pack.
Updated Turkish language pack to v1.01
July 2000 - December 2001
Merry Christmas! I hope
everyone has been enjoying the Christmas holiday so far. Here's a
new language pack before the end of the year rolls around :)
Added Indonesian language pack.
Updated VCDGear to v3.06. This version patches some problems from v3.05:
language pack to v1.56.
VCDGear has received the Wintotal Award from Wintotal - a popular German site for PC software. Thanks guys! :-)
Updated Norwegian language pack to v1.1.2.
Added German language pack!! Thanks to Megamacy for sending this in --- now I can start clearing up all the email requests for a German pack from my inbox :)
Added Portuguese language pack.
Added Chinese (traditional/simple) language pack.
oh.. something I'd like to mention. If you want a language file.. say for example, XYZ, that is currently not available, please do not email me asking for it because there is a huge chance that I do not know this XYZ language.
I am saying this because one-liner emails like "GERMAN!" won't help anyone at all. If you can write a language that is not listed then please do so. I will not use Babel Fish :-)
Apart from that... yes, someone needs to write up a German translation file :-).
for MacOS X (console). Thanks to Mattias for sending this in.
GUI is in the works.
Added Norwegian language pack.
version updated to 1.6e. Fixes some bugs and adds Passive read/write
feature -- which is already found in 3.05 GUI. Thanks to Matthew for
sending in a RedHat port with LFS support.
Added Spanish language pack.
IMPORTANT NEWS **
My ISP has decided to change hostnames so as a result I will be probably lose my existing e-mail address. Please send your mail to firstname.lastname@example.org instead. I have updated this in the v3.05 release.
Updated VCDGear to v3.05. Fixed a possible memory leak, minor interface glitches, and a bug in the SVCD extraction routine (thanks to tangx for bringing this problem to my attention)
VCDGear to v3.01. Added English language fallback if the language
file is missing. This should fix the blank buttons issue.
don't forget to extract the lang directory and the language files with
v3.0. If you don't, you'll end up with blank buttons :)
Turkish language pack added for 3.0.
v3.0 GUI is available for download!
I'm glad to finally say that this new version replaces the aging 2.0 GUI, fixes a ton of bugs, and updates it to the newest 1.7 engine. Many thanks go out to MACKerMD for doing *MAJOR* testing and contributions on this. If you ever see him on Efnet, give him a warm greeting :)
I'll copy out what's listed in the manual (yes, I actually made some documentation!)
Engine v1.7 -
VCDGear v3.0 GUI -
Grab version 3.0 from the download area!
Interested in making a language file for 3.0? Modify the default English language file and email it to me.
Other news... ports to MacOS 8-9 and OSX are currently being worked on with the help of a new developer =). We are trying to iron out as many bugs as we can find on this platform. Please submit any new ones that you might run across. We are currently aware of:
1. Toast 4 sometimes accepting certain MPEG files and sometimes not
2. Sometimes cue/bin files need to both be placed in the desktop folder in order for it to work.
|8·04·2001||Just wanted to let everyone know about a new site that I'm working on.. its address is www.vcdquality.com Its a vcd news site with samples and a quality rating.|
to QNX has been provided by Akhilesh in the download
And for those who are wondering what has been happening with VCDGear, I've been working on a new GUI to replace the current 2.0 release. Still need to fix up some routines and add multilanguage support :) The console releases will get an upgrade to 1.7 once the new routines are in.
released in the download area - now available
for Unix users as well.
Fixed a lot of the problems associated with the mpg->bin
|12·31·2000||Amiga port of 1.6c now online.|
|12·30·2000||12-31-00 UPDATE: Windows
link to 1.6c is now online!
Windows link to 1.6c temporarily offline. Has a minor problem that needs to be fixed. Will be up shortly.
For those who have already downloaded the 1.6c Windows version, please redownload the fixed version later on.
version 1.6c now up in the download section!
Fixed a bug in the conversion to DAT, CD image generation, and RAW->MPG/MPG->MPG.
and for those running MacOS.... Toast support has been implemented :) even for those who do not have a Mac, Toast compatible MPEG files can be generated with the "-toast" option.
NOTE: This option is only valid when the conversion method creates an MPEG file.
wish everyone out there.. Happy Holidays!
First I'd like to thank Psychosis for deciding to hosting the website. This should thankfully take off the considerable load on X69's server :)
I've been quite tied up for the past while but now that Christmas is coming, I'm happy to say that there'll be more time to spend with working on more updates.
Toast support is being incorporated so expect a new version soon.
|Thanks to CISC, AmigaOS port of 1.6b is available!|
|10·01·2000||CISC has provided an
AmigaOS port of 1.6b!
Some things to note for AmigaOS users:
1.6b to the following operating systems available:
SunOS 5.6 / FreeBSD 4.1 (Alpha/Intel) / RedHat 6.2 (Alpha/Intel) / SuSE 6.4 (Alpha)
|Darrell Walisser has
completed the port of VCDGear 1.6 to MacOS!
Additional note: The MPG->RAW issue still needs to be worked out so hang in there.
|Fixed a bug in the @file.lst option where it only accepted four letters of the filename.|
|Only removed -nocut because I'm afraid that most people won't
know how to use this option and might complain about movies like The Cell being chopped off too early.
Just remember to use -fix to correct the errors.
Go download version 1.6a for the new modification.
|Official release of
VCDGear v1.6 (console) for Win9X/NT/2000. *nix ports coming
soon. Thanks to liquidmtl and Link Phoenix for testing on such short
New features and bug fixes include:
Some Nice Things to Know Before Using
If you want to create a CUE/BIN with multiple MPEG tracks, create a text file which lists all the MPEGs you want to write. Run VCDGear with the text file as the input file. Don't forget to add the @ symbol in front of the list file.
Writing a VCD after MPG->CUE/BIN works fine. Tested to be readable on PC and a video CD player. Took a lot of time reverse engineering but it was well worth the time :) Not aware of endian issues so I am interested in those with Macintosh systems to let me know how they write VCDs. Then making a VCD writing solution could be worked out for MacOS platforms.
|VCDGear v1.1 Released for BeOS. VCD playback can now be achieved on the BeOS platform with the help of VCDGear and a few other files! Download the files now -- additional information within.|